The Alchemist's Dream Discovered on the Web

Written by Stephen Bucaro

Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 117500 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 117501 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- The Alchemist's Dream Discovered onrepparttar 117502 Web

By Stephen Bucaro

Two hundred years ago,repparttar 117503 alchemists dreamed about finding something that they could turn into gold. Today that something has been discovered onrepparttar 117504 Web. It's traffic. Every marketer knows that sales is a numbers game. The more eyes you put your offer in front of,repparttar 117505 more sales you make. But how do you get traffic?

Onrepparttar 117506 Web there is one thing that draws people like moths to a bug zapper. It's free information. The juciest free information is that which can be downloaded. When you download information, you don't have to worry about it moving or disappearing like what frequently happens onrepparttar 117507 Web. You don't have to be online to readrepparttar 117508 information. You take possession of it.

Writing your own ebook to offer as a free download will draw considerable traffic to your Web site. But I'm not talking about writing an ebook, and I'm not talking about "considerable" traffic. I'm talking about an explosion of traffic.

There are thousands of ebooks available onrepparttar 117509 web that give you free distribution rights. I propose that you create a free ebook directory.

How does a free ebook directory turn traffic into gold? Here are just a few ideas:

1. Sell affiliate products or services. 2. Sell general advertising. 3. Publish a newsletter. 4. Sell ebook promotion.

Here's how to create your ebook directory:

- Put an ebook submission form on your Web site. Ebook publishers will provide information about their ebook andrepparttar 117510 URL to downloadrepparttar 117511 ebook. You don't really need a CGI form. You can use an email submission form. (see "Submit Forms Without CGI" inrepparttar 117512 Web Design section.) This means you can put your directory on a free host.

- Don't host any ebooks on your website. When a publisher submits an ebook URL, you should download a copy. Make surerepparttar 117513 download URL works and thatrepparttar 117514 ebook is not just advertising, a scam, or worse yet - pornography. You have to accept a certain amount of advertising in an ebook. After all, that'srepparttar 117515 purpose of offering a free ebook.

Creativity as a treasure hunt

Written by Angela Booth

Itís not enough to be creative, you have to be creative at something.

Creativity is a doing, rather than a being. The doing comes from discovering goals, and achieving them. I say discovering goals, rather than setting goals, because weíre good at setting goals--- New Yearís resolutions spring to mind---but then forgetting all about them.

Usually we forget aboutrepparttar goals we set as New Year's resolutions becauserepparttar 117499 goals, although worthwhile in themselves, weren't "real" for us. We didn't explorerepparttar 117500 goals deeply, and therefore didn't have any deep motivation to achieve those goals.

Motivation is all-important for creativity. If you're highly motivated to achieve a goal, you'll shock yourself with how creatively you set about achievingrepparttar 117501 goal. For example, imagine you're atrepparttar 117502 beach. You watch a friend swimming out beyondrepparttar 117503 surf. Suddenly, you see a shadow onrepparttar 117504 water, and you realize it's a shark. You're highly motivated to get your friend out ofrepparttar 117505 water, and you'll be creative in your efforts to achieve that goal.

This kind of deep motivation is important for any creative task. The successful achievement ofrepparttar 117506 task has to matter to you.

To discover what your goals are, you need to ask yourself questions

The questions you ask arenít important. However, it is important that they be open-ended questions. That is, that they have more than one answer, and that they lead to other questions.

Asking yourself questions opens you to possibilities. Chances are, that unless you develop a program of systematically asking yourself questions, you will never discover allrepparttar 117507 possibilities your life holds.

Asking questions is a simple technique, yet itís immensely powerful. Itísrepparttar 117508 heart of creativity. Up torepparttar 117509 age of eight, all kids are creative. They ask all kinds of questions. Theyíre determined to findrepparttar 117510 answers, so they experiment in all kinds of creative ways to find them. To a kid, a question is a lot of fun.

To be creative, you need to constantly ask questions, and experiment withrepparttar 117511 answers you come up with. If you do this playfully, not only will you have fun, but you'll improve your life in all kinds of ways.

Your answers to your questions will surprise you. They may even shock you. Great! Ifrepparttar 117512 answers shock you, it means that you're accessing your subconscious, and your creativity lurks in your subconscious mind.

What questions (the treasure map) you wantrepparttar 117513 answers (the treasure) to?

Initially, you'll findrepparttar 117514 question-asking process difficult. As adults, we're not comfortable admitting that we don't know everything. It's important to get intorepparttar 117515 habit of asking questions, so that you stop feeling threatened by questions, and so that not knowingrepparttar 117516 answers stops bothering you.

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