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Are You YouTube Funny?

If you are YouTube funny you can make some relatively big bucks!  I haven’t heard of the most recent numbers yet but I can give you the 2009 – 2010 top ten numbers for regular people that earn over $100,000 per year part-time on YouTube.

In at #1 is Shane Dawson.  Shane pulled in a cool $315,000 in a single year with his videos.  You’re killing it man!

#2 is an animated fruit series by Dane Boedigheimer called The Annoying Orange.  Dane brought in about $288,000 in the same timeframe.

Coming in at #3 is Philip DeFranco.  Philip is a video blogger that made about $181,000.  Not too shabby…

At #4 we have Ryan Haga.  Ryan brought in $151,000 for his original brand of humor.

#5 is Fred Figglehorn.  All of the characters are created and portrayed by Lucas Cruikshank who took in $146,000 at the ripe old age of only 16.  Wouldn’t you have liked to bring in more money than most adults at only 16?

Now the #6 spot is by Shay Carl, an Idaho radio DJ and comic.  Shay made $140,000.  That’s a tune that a lot of people would like to play.

We’re up to #7 and that is Mediocre Films.  They pulled in $116,000 for parodies on what happens in real life.  The one about the happy endings cracked me up!

#8 is by Smosh; the comedy duo of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.  They cashed in at $113,000.

At #9 is The Young Turks.  Their current events discussions and satire pulled in a cool $112,000.

#10 is my personal favorite; Community Channel by Natalie Tran.  This very funny and pretty damn hot Asian girl lives in Australia.  Natalie rounds out the top ten at $101,000.

There you have it, the top ten funny people that make a killing by uploading videos to YouTube that get a ton of views.

So I’ll ask you again; are you YouTube funny?  If you are start uploading, become a YouTube partner, work part-time and make a killing!  What are you waiting for?


Friday, July 15th, 2011 Video Marketing Comments Off

Local QR Code Marketing Strategy

This is a great way to make money offline with the new QR code technology for mobile devices.  If you don’t already know, QR stands for “quick response.”

Think of a QR code the same way that you view a clickable picture link that will lead you to somewhere else on that same mobile website or to an entirely different mobile website.

QR codes are a great way to drive foot traffic into local businesses.  You have probably noticed that people’s faces are now firmly planted into their mobile devices like some kind of zombie takeover.  This used to be socially unacceptable behavior, but now everyone does it.

Now let’s look at the bright side; this behavior can make entrepreneurs a lot of money!  All you have to do is demonstrate what a QR code can do for a business owner.

Take a look at the example QR code below:

QR Code Example

If you use your mobile device that has a QR code reader on it to view this code, you will be taken to a specific place on a mobile website.  That is amazing because this little code can be placed on store front windows, on menus, table tops, etc.

One of many ways to get a business owner to hire you to create QR codes for them is to go into an establishment and talk to the manager or owner.  Have a pre-printed QR code that goes to a coupon that offers a discount on a customer’s next visit.  Scan the code with your mobile device and show him/her what happens next and they’ll be blown away.

The code can even be to a video of the establishment with reviews and a coupon at the end telling the person to redeem the coupon by presenting their mobile device to the person that helps you.  This will blow the business owner away because someone can just be walking by a window and by just scanning the QR code, get a real sense of how great that establishment is before they even go in.

At this point the owner will want to write you a check, but it doesn’t stop there.  Use this as a gateway to even more cash!  Now that you have the business owner’s ear, you can offer more services once you bring in more business using this new technology.

There is no set amount that you can charge for this service.  You can charge as little as $50 per month all the way up to thousands per month depending on that business’s individual customer value.  Think of it this way, a florist customer spends far less than a customer of a cosmetic surgeon.  Therefore you should price accordingly.

So go out there and make a lot of money offering QR code services to local business owners and get your piece of the Internet pie today!


Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 Mobile Marketing, Offline Marketing Comments Off

Good Affiliate EPC?

There is a lot of Internet Marketing terminology out there and today I’m going to focus on one in particular; EPC.

EPC stands for earnings-per-click.  It is the monetary amount that people will earn for each visitor that they send to a particular website.

The formula is just to take the total amount of money that you made, and divide it by the total amount of visitors that you sent to that offer.  The total will give you the offer’s EPC.

Why is this figure important?

It’s not just important, it’s vital!  It is important if you are a product owner because the higher this number is, the more affiliates that you will attract to promote your products.  If an affiliate sees that you have an EPC of $2.00, they will rush to promote your offers because they know that all they have to do is send traffic and they’ll make a lot of money!  What this does for you is huge.  More and more affiliates will promote your offers, which will greatly reduce your advertising costs and you’ll make even more money.

From the standpoint of an affiliate, you need to find good affiliate offers with a high EPC so that you won’t waste your advertising budget or your time getting a website to the top of the search engines for a particular offer that doesn’t have a good ROI (Return on Investment).  Even with free traffic your time is still worth money…

So in conclusion, find good offers to promote by finding out their EPC beforehand and make sure that their offers are offered by a reputable business that is already successful.  Then you can be relatively sure that you can trust that their EPC is not fabricated because trust me, a companies EPC gets inflated more often than the affiliate marketing industry would like to admit.


Monday, July 11th, 2011 Affiliate Marketing Comments Off

What Blocks Success?

If you know anything about me you know that I never listen to anything but what drives me.

Unfortunately, most people aren’t that strong!  Most will let the thoughts and feelings of others influence them so much that they will quit, and that is a real travesty.

What blocks success is negativity, and you must avoid it at all costs if you are going to succeed at anything that you want to do in life.

Below is a short video by Anik Singal.  He should know a thing or two about negativity because he was going to be a doctor but changed his mind to pursue his entrepreneurial passion of Internet Marketing.  So far he’s been in business for about 8 years, sold over 30 million dollars worth of products online and is about to break the 10 million dollar per year mark in 2011.  I didn’t even go into his other Inc. 500 accolades.

Check out Anik in the video below and then tell me what you think in the comment section.

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Friday, July 8th, 2011 Internet Marketing, Mindset Comments Off

Free Way to Speed Up Your Computer

Just like everyone experiences, you’ve probably seen an extreme slowdown of your computer’s speed after buying it.  It is very frustrating and can sometimes be costly when trying to fix it.

Today is your lucky day!  I’m going to tell you about a free software program that will not only speed up your computer’s boot up time but it will also speed up your browser speed when surfing the Internet.

The free software is called Soluto and you can download it by clicking on the screenshot of their website below.

Soluto.com Screenshot

When you visit their website, be sure to checkout the cool demo video for an overview of how it all works.  It is one of the best pieces of software that I’ve seen to speed up your computer and the best part is that it’s free…

If you try it out, be sure to come back here and let me know how you like it.

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 Software Comments Off
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