4 Articles = 2 Bestsellers For 2 Years

Written by Wayne Perkins

How many times have you groaned when you heard you need to publish articles in order to sell products onrepparttar Internet?

Do you really believe that writing articles will produce results?

A couple of years ago, after I published my fourth Rocketedition (now Gemstar) e-book, I was scratching my head thinking how am I going to market this these e-books? Nobody I know owns a dedicated e-book- reading device.

I found a website calledrepparttar 125172 Rocket-Library where I could post sample chapters, articles or complete e-books, offeringrepparttar 125173 information for free. (Note: it is now defunct)

Sincerepparttar 125174 only wayrepparttar 125175 information could be read was on a Rocketbook e-book reader, I felt this marketing strategy would present sales.

3 months after posting a total of 4 articles: 2 for "A Cheap and Easy Guide to Self-publishing E-books" and 2 for "How to Hypnotize People and Other Living Things, " I started getting incredible results.

"A Cheap and Easy Guide to Self-publishing E-books" becamerepparttar 125176 number one best-selling non-fiction e-book on Barnes & Noble.com.

Now it competes against print and is inrepparttar 125177 top 10 best selling "self- publishing" books sold on Barnes & Noble.com

"How to Hypnotize People and Other Living Things" has stayed up in repparttar 125178 top 5 hypnotism book rankings on Barnes & Noble.com, competing against print for almost two years. It competes against 706 print titles in that category.

The only marketing I ever employed for these two titles was spending a total of 4 hours at a keyboard hammering out 4 articles.

Overrepparttar 125179 last year I have been side tracked but inrepparttar 125180 last month I have submitted over 100 articles, (2 articles X 50 e-zines). I have had amazing results.

I have sold other e-books and sold reprint-resale rights to my e- books, booked a couple of speaking engagements, and sold my consulting services by phone and e-mail.

In addition I have had around 20 articles actually published in other's e-zines and newsletters which may present business opportunities for another 2 years.

It seems everyone is interested in a "cheaper and easier" way of getting Internet sales results.

Writing articles for other people's e-zines and newsletter isrepparttar 125181 way to do it.

Use Online Auctions to Promote Your Business!

Written by Ron Sathoff

When they first appeared onrepparttar scene, online auctions were used mainly by people looking to get rid of old heirlooms or collectors in niche markets (stuffed collectibles, etc.). Now, it seems like everyone is participating in online auctions. People are also beginning to realize that auctions can be a great way to promote a business and test products.

I have to admit it -- I'm an eBay junkie. I'm probably on their site at least 4 or 5 times a week, looking for items to add to my various collections, andrepparttar 125171 more I visit,repparttar 125172 more I'm seeing businesses using online auctions in creative ways.

For instance, there are many people who have started to make their living solely through online auctions. However, if you don't want to become one of these "full-timers," you can still use online auctions to help you with your business. Here are a couple of thoughts on ways to do that:

* Use auctions to gauge new products. If you are considering adding a new product to your business, auctions are a great way to see what kind of demand there might be for it. Do an experiment -- put one ofrepparttar 125173 products up for auction and see how many people bid on it (you might even be able to track how many people look atrepparttar 125174 auction without making a bid.) If you have good response fromrepparttar 125175 auction, it can be a good indication that you should addrepparttar 125176 product to your inventory.

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