Clickbank Merchants = Theft VictimsWritten by Shawn Pringle
Software piracy accounted for over $24 BILLION dollars in lost revenue over last two years*. Some of that was your money! Continue doing nothing and you'll lose more money this year. Why do Clickbank merchants put up with this? Their products are being stolen instead of bought. When Clickbank merchants sell their downloadable products, even when they use some download protection script ool, end product itself is being easily and freely distributed. This confirms that people want software, they just don't want to pay for it if they don't have to. 70% of them won't if they can get it for free*. Here's scenario virtually all Clickbank merchants are in right now. The Clickbank system requires every merchant to upload their digital products (e-books or software) to their web server and create a download page, or "Thank-You" page in order to automate entire order process. Merchants then set up a sales link to sell access to download their products. The customer places an order via sales link then is sent through Clickbank to download page automatically. This download page has link to download actual product. That's what's supposed to happen. But what is really happening? The uploaded product is easily downloaded for free by potential customers that have found a "back door". A "back door" either by locating download page without paying, or getting a copy of product from elsewhere via email, newsgroups, forums, eBay, whatever. For every ten e-books downloaded, 4 of those are stolen *. These are lost sales and income forgone. And merchants have no idea who is downloading their product, or what happens after it's downloaded. They lose total control of its distribution. Some thieves even go so far as to sell stolen software and e-books as their own for a greatly reduced price. Getting free software from Clickbank merchants is not very hard to do at all. All thieves have to do is find someone that has a copy of merchant's product and get them to provide download location. Or, simply get them to right-click, copy, and paste file in an email. Bing bang boom - software piracy. Then that friend sends copies to his friends, who sends copies to his family, who share it with their friends...BIG PROBLEM. The more popular product more it is being stolen.
Proof Reading-The in "Audible" Art FormWritten by Brian Holte
If you are a writer of an ebook you definitely get others to proof-read your work, right? Is proof-reading one of those tasks that if you had option you would rather take garbage out to bottom of driveway and tolerate stench then have to sit down for a session of proof reading (not unless it’s your passion of course)? Because of nature of business and reading required to provide this service those that are proof-readers are normally in great demand. By hiring a proof-reader you have advantage of having someone from “outside” looking over your work thereby increasing chances of your work looking professional, well written and helping make it an even better read. Proof-readers are troopers, long nights, blurry eye’s, a temporarily forgotten spouse...just kidding. So mentally focused on work at hand, seeking mis-spelled words like a heat seeking missle and placing exclamation marks where there should only be periods. Proof-readers are often sought for their services from virtually almost all industries, called on to create sales brochures or promotional pamphlets. Thanks to launch of internet they are more widely accessible. They are called upon from professionals from all walks of life, doctors, lawyers, accountants. If you think about it their like a literary first aid kit, they patch up your grammatical mistakes.