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Topics in this issue:
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Word from the Moderator

Continuing Discussions (4)
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1. Re: What happened to the Digest?
Sharon Bray-McPherson, Cathy Wagner

2. Re: Amalia’s Questions
Cathy Wagner, Amalia Sotiriadou


New Discussions (1)
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1. I own it and am offering it free to members.
Douglas Sutter

Site Review Requests (1)
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Site Review http://www.onestopinternetbusiness.com/CopyWriting.htm
From: Cathy Wagner

Site Review Responses (2)
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Web site review - www.findsomemoney.com 
Rick Hicks, John Hanevy

GUEST ARTICLE (1)
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Joke of the Day
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Your response to my call for Digest discussions was gratifying!
As a result, we are publishing issue #432 early :)
That’s the way to do it guys! I mean, how many weeks should I be boring you with
my own prattle? Let’s get back into the posting mood!

Posting in the AdlandPro Digest Forum is ONE way of beating spam filters!
The AdlandPro Digest Forum can be found here:
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Re: What happened to the Digest?
From: Sharon

Mireille Carrier asked,
"What happened to the Digest?"

I couldn't agree with you more Mireille. The lack of true gritty content in the Digest
lately has in my opinion made it no more than just another run-of-the-mill ezine, and
I've cancelled all of my subscriptions to those.

When I first subscribed to the Digest about 5 years ago it would be in my mailbox
when I awoke on Monday morning and was the first piece of mail I would open and
read while having my morning coffee. There were times I'd even get up at 4 or 5 in
the morning just to see if it had arrived yet because the continuing discussions were
so interesting and lively that they had me waiting for the "next episode".

I'm happy for Bogdan that the forums are doing well, but not all of us are forum kind
of people. Maybe I'm stuck in a time warp or something, but I still prefer having any
discussion I'm involved in, or interested in, sent right to my mailbox, in black and
white, where I can refer to it when I want to without having to log in to a forum and
search for what interests me.

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Re: What happened to the Digest?
From: Cathy Wagner

Hi Mireille,

I'm glad to see your post because I am disappointed in the lack of discussion in the
Digest lately too.

I have always loved the Digest because it comes right to my mailbox instead of me
having to remember and make time to go to a forum. Granted, I have been
extraordinarily busy lately, but I always read it and enjoy posting answers to
questions asked by other members. Lately, I don't really see any questions.

I've been to the Adland Community forums and I don't think they compare to the
Digest in the least. For one thing there are so many of them to choose from. For
another, when I tried to wade through the different discussions, I was amazed at how
little discussion is really going on.

Maybe I did not click on the right topics, but most of them seemed to be blatant
advertising trying to get others to join their program or business. I have always
appreciated the total information focus and strict policy of no blatant advertising in
the Digest. I am somewhat surprised that the same standards are not being
maintained with the forums. I couldn't find any discussions in which I would like to
participate.

Perhaps people are busy, like me, but honestly, I find it hard to believe that
EVERYONE is too busy. What happened to the newbies and those who are still
trying to learn the basics of online business? I am sure new subscribers continue to
join every week, just as they always have, perhaps they are not posting because they
don't realize what a wonderfully available and informative group we have.

Perhaps, now is the time for veteran Digest readers to set an example and try to bring
up the level of participation. Unfortunately, I cannot think of a topic that has not
been fully discussed in past issues. Could that be our problem? For me, I have
always relied on beginners asking questions that I could reply to.

Here's hoping this is not the end of our beloved Digest,

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What happened to the Digest?
From: Mireille Carrier

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Now, on to business... or lack thereof.

Maybe it's because I've moved away from the recruiting game and into true affiliate
marketing that I don't see things, or not interested in, the same way I used to. I opted
out of most newsletters about 2 years ago but the Adland Digest is one I definitely
kept and still enjoyed reading every week. Until recently...

I don't see much being discussed here anymore. Most issues are forum posts
reprinted in the newsletter. If I wanted to read forum posts I would go to the forums,
I wouldn't subscribe to the newsletter. The Digest has become "a forum in print" and
boring to death! Have people so little to say anymore that if it wasn't for the Adland
forums there would be nothing to add to the ezine? Or is the Digest slowly moving
towards a "forum only" discussion rather than sending out the newsletter?

There used to be many site reviews every week, now there are hardly any.
Sometimes the Digest was so long it seemed I was reading for an hour and had to
scroll forever to reach the end. Now I just scroll without reading much of it and get
to the end in less than 30 seconds.

It may possibly be the time of year since this has been taking place only recently
right around the Holidays. People are busy and have other things to do. I hope this
isn't a preview of what's coming in the future. Or it may be time for me to say
goodbye to the Digest newsletter I once truly enjoyed but that no longer exists.

Hopefully this will spark some new discussions IN THE DIGEST!

Mireille
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Site Review - http://www.findsomemoney.com 
From: Monique Bizzell

Hi Adland,

It's been a few years since I've requested a website review from the community.

The main site is up and ready for review.

This is a money search site. I’d like comment on layout and ease of navigation and
usefulness.

The website seems to load quickly; I changed the css for the link pages menu bar to
stand out more. But you know you need the comment from others on its design, etc.
The site is http://www.findsomemoney.com  

Thanks,

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Re: Amalia’s Questions
From: Cathy Wagner


Hi Amalia,

I would like to thank you for your continuing devotion to the Digest. I think you've
done a wonderful job as moderator especially by offering topics for discussion when
no one else is posting.

As far as goals for 2005, I think it is time for me to branch out into offline
advertising and publicity. I've wanted to do this for some time now, but just haven't
been able to get around to it with one thing and another. I can't tell you how many
times I have wondered in the last year if my web site would ever be completely
finished allowing me more time to do the stuff I really love, which is marketing
instead of web site maintenance.

(By the way, I would like to hand over some of the endless work that I can't ever
seem to finish. If there are any programmers out there who would like to barter,
please contact me through my site. I am sick of my cgi suddenly breaking down
without any kind of warning! I could also use a web savvy virtual assistant with
professional quality HTML editing software. :)

As for your second question: I do sell myself as part of my business because of all
the personalized services I offer. I do this through publishing articles and replying to
forum posts to display my expertise. In this way, I reach many people with high
quality information before they ever even see my site. I also provide fast, affordable,
quality services to customers to let them know that their work (and their budget) is
important to me. This results in customers recommending me to others who, in turn,
feel comfortable doing business with me before we even meet. Quality and service,
they never go out of style. :)

If you're looking for a pitch to sell myself to you directly, I will tell you that after
four years of doing business online, I have helped a variety of online business people
sell their offers more effectively without the expense, in terms of time and money, of
figuring it all out for themselves through trial and error. Whether you are just starting
or still trying to figure out why you're not making the money you thought you would,
I have been there and it is my business to help you profit on the Internet with a
minimum of financial investment and unnecessary loss.

Thanks again, Amalia. You are appreciated. :)

Cathy Wagner

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Re: Amalia’s Questions
From: Amalia Sotiriadou

Well, I DID promise that I would post my own answers to my own questions in this
issue, so bear with me.

Question #1 had to do with resolutions for the New Year and how they differ from
the last year…

You know, every year we make resolutions only to break them somewhere along the
line because “situations change”, This is the reason why I decided to make NO
resolutions for the New Year. Unless you can call a “resolution” my decision to keep
adapting to changes as they come along and to keep re-evaluating my work and my
progress at every turn. This is not a “resolution” but I have reached the point where I
have to pick and choose carefully on what projects I spend my time on, in order to
optimize the results. Juggling too many projects can be dangerous to your health and
your pocket and this is something I’m working on to restructure.

Question #2 had to do with how we are selling ourselves.

I asked this question on purpose because many people do not realize that unless I’m
buying pencils and see them in front of me and comparing them, then the only way
you can reach me (the customer) is by selling your credibility and your personality to
me. Let’s put this on a personal level. I’m not a very extroverted personality and
quite frankly, I failed the test that I took once, long ago, to become an insurance
salesperson! I won’t dazzle you with my presence and I feel uncomfortable bragging
about my personal achievements. I was doomed to failure unless I found another way
to approach the problem.
It seems that although I may feel uncomfortable with the pronoun “I”, I feel quite at
ease with the pronoun “we”. “WE” is a team – my own personal team – of internet
marketers, technicians, business people, who share common goals and are working
together to achieve them. “WE” as a group, are the cream of the crop because we
work hard to stay on top of things. I am very proud of “US” and I can bend your ear
telling you about “OUR” expertise, achievements, reasons to trust us, buy from us,
etc. “WE” are there to help you with just about every facet of your work and every
problem you may encounter.

Amalia Sotiriadou
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I own it and am offering it free to members.
From: Douglas Sutter

Hello Bogdan,

I own conference rooms in which folks can talk to their entire family, or church
group, or downline, etc., anywhere in the world, all at the same time. Because they
use their computers to log in, there are no long distance charges. If they have loved
ones in the military, this could really be special.

I am presently running a 'You Are A Winner' promotion where the first 500 to opt in
will be winners and scheduled for room use. A winner will be able to use the
conference room 24/7, for two full weeks, 100% free.

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From: Cathy Wagner


Hello Everyone,

After reading Mireille's lament that there are no site review requests, I've decided to
offer my own latest service for review. :)

I don't really need a full site review (although comments are always welcome), what
I would really like is for you to check out this page and let me know what you think
of the copy. http://www.onestopinternetbusiness.com/CopyWriting.htm 

Does it leave you with any questions? Do you think it is compelling or does it need
more to really inspire people to buy?

Looking forward to your comments,

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Web site review - findsomemoney.com
From: Rick Hicks

Well Monique, your web site intrigued me. I realize that the USA is the largest
market on the internet but us Canadians and I am sure other countries as well would
like to see something offered for them as well.
Just a little thing that has always bugged me about many web sites.
OK, now some more criticism, the links that were blue with a dark blue background,
I almost missed them. Maybe all your links should look the same unless there is a
reason that you want some links to be easier to see.
The background colour of all your pages is white; since your page is about money,
maybe a nice money green colour, keep it a light shade so text can be easily read.
Just a suggestion.
A couple of your links failed for me, the free identity theft protection, start a business
& start an e-business. Can't remember the others.
When using frames, try to keep all your links inside your frame. If this is not
practical then make the link open a new page, keeping your page open in behind.
Due to the number of failed links I take it the site is not complete yet.
One more thing, I liked your index page menu, try to keep your entire page menus
looking the same so customers don't have to search the whole menu to find what they
wanted to see next.
I hope this helps and that I wasn't too brutal.
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Site Review --Find Some Money
From: John Hanevy

I think this site tries to do too much--it needs to be more focused in my opinion.
Maybe separating the grants and loans from the affiliate network links would help. I
also didn't care for the horizontal menu layout. The middle blue bar (on my browser,
Netscape) is kind of hard to read. Just my opinion, but I think the site would look
better with a vertical sidebar-type menu, with submenus as appropriate. For example,
Find
Money>>Loans>>Grants and Start A Business>>Affiliate Networks>>Network
Marketing. Instead of having the separate links for all the books, have one menu
item, books, with several sub-items. Or, if you really want the horizontal menu, just
make it much smaller, so it doesn't spread across the entire screen.

I also checked out the advertising section. It might be better to have the headlines of
your descriptions linked to the appropriate page, instead of making the viewer scroll
up to the horizontal menu (which I would make a vertical sidebar).

Your newsletter needs to be promoted more! Put it on more pages--it should
definitely be on your content page at a minimum! Making the viewer click a link to
get to your subscribe link is not good, most web surfers are very lazy! Unless you
give them a "freebie", they're not very likely to click it--so it needs to be displayed
on your content section, and possibly in the "freebie" section of your site.

If there is anyway you can put the headlines of your content page on the home page
that would be a good idea. Gives people an incentive to go to that page to read a
story--then they can subscribe to your newsletter! All the marketing "gurus" I read
stress that you must build your list--and offering freebies in conjunction with a
newsletter is one method that is constantly used by them.

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Need to sell something? The answer is in the advertising; the collective word given
to attract public attention to an item, product or service for sale. Advertising can be
undertaken via many different medians. You can advertise in newspapers, on radio
and on television. You can even advertise on the World Wide Web. The sky is the
limit with advertising!

Advertising can be seen on everything from telephone poles to billboards to taxis.
With so many advertising options available to you, it pays to research the appropriate
type of advertising plans before you start promoting your item, product or service
especially if the end result is for there to be a sale.

Advertising can be walking and talking. How many times have you seen products
just walk out the door from referral advertising? Advertising does not need to be
costly, however it needs to fit the purpose and audience for which it is intended. For
example, if you are selling a piece of used furniture, your most likely choices would
be to seek advertising in the local classifieds or on the community bulletin board to
gain the attention of the general people. Should you want to sell some high value
new products, an advertising budget would need to be created in order to target the
appropriate prospects.

How about advertising over the internet? Performing a search via a search engine
will produce various listings of free online classified sites. While some sites may
promote free advertising, it still pays to look around the web for the most profitable
means of advertising.

Perhaps you might like to consider online auction sites where you pay a small fee for
the advertising of your product and people from all over the world can bid on your
item. When you choose an online auction site for advertising the opportunities are
endless!

Keep in mind that it does not just stop at advertising. A successful advertising
campaign is only one part of the sale of your item. Having a viable item, product or
service available is the first key to success with advertising there to spark the initial
interest. You need to make sure you can also back your item, product or service with
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================JOKE OF THE DAY==================

John invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help
noticing how beautiful John's roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a
relationship between John and his roommate, and this only made her more curious.

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to
wonder if there was more between John and the roommate than met the eye. Reading
his mom's thoughts, John volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I
assure you, Julie and I are just roommates."

About a week later, Julie came to John and said, "Ever since your mother came to
dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose
she took it, do you?" John said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write her a letter just to be
sure."

So he sat down and wrote "Dear Mother, I'm not saying you did take a gravy ladle
from my house, and I'm not saying you did not take a gravy ladle. But the fact
remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner."

Several days later, John received a letter from his mother which read: "Dear Son, I'm
not saying that you do sleep with Julie, and I'm not saying that you do not sleep with
Julie. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her own bed, she would have
found the gravy ladle by now. Love, Mom."

Lesson of the day... Don't Lie To Your Mother.


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