In Get Rick Click, Marc Ostrofsky shares his techniques and strategies for making money (legitimately!) online.
The Internet is arguably the most powerful business tool in the history of mankind. It’s a vast resource through which anyone – from stay-at-home moms to small businesses – can make money easily and quickly, often without the need for startup capital. And at a time when thousands of people are still without jobs after being laid off two years ago, making money from home sounds more attractive than ever. But how does one navigate a frontier of endless possibilities, especially with little or no technical background?
Online entrepreneur Marc Ostrofsky was a pioneer in taking full advantage of the Internet’s business potential. In 1995, he purchased the domain name Business.com for $150,000, shocking industry insiders that anyone would pay so much money for a simple Web address. But four years later, he resold the domain name to eCompanies for $7.5 million, and landed in The Guinness Book of World Records. Since then, Ostrofsky has continued to excel in online businesses of all kinds, with his current companies, generating $75 million in annual revenue.
In GET RICH CLICK! The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet, Ostrofsky draws on his own success as well as hundreds of ideas and real-life stories from entrepreneurs of all ages to show how easily and quickly one can make money on a full- or part-time basis. Here are examples of folks who have made their fortunes auctioning on eBay, buying and selling domain names, arbitraging Internet traffic, selling leads or other products and services via the Internet, and many other ways. In the book he explains:
- How to make money online using just a photo – requiring no money up front
- How people are making money using blogs, e-mail, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
- How anyone can buy Internet “traffic” for a few cents per visitor and sell it for 5x, 10x or even 25x the upfront amount
- How to make a full-time living from home creating e-books that are sold by others
- What the “Lead Generation” business is and how to make money providing leads to other websites
Audience: Large Businesses, Small Businesses, Individuals – Anyone interested in using the Internet, Blogs and Social Media, to make money!
Tone: Conversational with a wealth of examples, case-studies, “Click Tips”, lists, and explanations.
Takeaways: Each chapter ends with “Putting Your Ideas into Action” with a variety of ways you can start making money today.
An excerpt from the book:
Making Money With Blogs
While some blogs publish to disseminate information, others intend to create that loyal following marketers crave. Your blog should provide some type of value to your readers. If you supply value, you ought to make money from the value you supply … Daily posting is critical to building a loyal following and a sense of community. Be careful not to post too often. It’s usually best to post one strong, focused topic ead day. Save your other ideas for a day when you haven’t got a topic in mind.
I couldn’t get enough of this book! Every chapter was full of resources and tips and it covered everything from content creation to advertising, to affiliate marketing, to social media and more. BlogWorld is even listed in one of Marc’s Top 25 Internet Conferences! Definitely pick up a copy today (it just came out this week) or you can even win a copy here! Here are the rules:
- Leave a comment below, saying what you’d hope to learn from the book, to receive one entry.
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