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A New Concept In Publishing is Born!

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by Uncle Alan

It’s time for a change in the publishing industry, and I’ve figured out the fastest way to bring it about. A press release is still in the works about this, but I wanted to tell you about it before the rest of the world hears.

I’ve decided to stop bitching about the state of the so-called “publishing industry” and, instead, I’ve launched my own new publishing company to lead the way. Today, I’ve launched Ink-U-Bator Media, a new publishing company focused on bringing new, exciting talent onto the new media stage under a media brand name that will quickly become recognizable for quality and value.

That “new, exciting talent” can be you, dear reader. If you’ve ever wanted to generate revenue and . . . → Read More: A New Concept In Publishing is Born!

Tell Me A Story…

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by Uncle Alan

I was in negotiations with a talk radio network recently. We explored the possibility of producing a weekly talk show featuring Uncle Alan. We couldn’t come to terms, so the deal fell through. But, I thoroughly enjoyed talking with the President of the network about radio and its future — and about talk shows, in particular.

Before negotiations were closed down, we spent a considerable amount of time time on the phone. The guy’s obviously forgotten more than I’ll ever manage to learn about the broadcasting business and I hung on every word. Despite his 35 years in the radio business, his business model, while flawed, didn’t fit the “dinosaur industry” image so often applied to over-the-air (terrestrial) radio.

He’s covering all . . . → Read More: Tell Me A Story…

“Old School” Free Traffic for Your Blog

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by Uncle Alan

Online publishing success, just like most marketing success, is all about traffic. You have to get enough pairs of eyeballs reading your posts and visiting your blog to gain the kind of momentum that attracts advertisers earns you money from other ads you place on your own.

You can always buy traffic, if you’ve got the money to spend and prefer spending money over making it — at least at first and possibly for a good long while as you build.

I prefer trading a bit of my time and talent to get those eyeballs, instead.

You can and should offer guest posts to other bloggers who cover your topic of interest. Offer them free of charge if they will include a . . . → Read More: “Old School” Free Traffic for Your Blog

Local Publishing for Profit

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by Uncle Alan

Everything you know about publishing online can be turned into ready cash by applying your skills to helping local businesses.

Online marketers have been yammering about local business marketing for the past couple of years now. Most are going about it all wrong, but they’re essentially right when they tell you that local businesses need your help and they’re more than willing to pay you for it – if it works.

Because of all the chatter – including dozens of courses being sold by several well-meaning but misinformed marketers – local businesses are now receiving postcards, phone calls and emails from people offering to elevate their SEO and super-charge their online marketing.

It’s become an entirely new kind of spam.

But, there’s . . . → Read More: Local Publishing for Profit

Print Isn’t Dead – Unless You Do It This Way

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by Uncle Alan

Back in the pre-Internet days, specialized newsletters were a highly prized medium. Printed with real ink on sheets of paper, they ran generally anywhere from four to 16 pages, folded up and mailed through the U.S. mail, either weekly, monthly or whenever the publisher decided to send one out the door.

Direct marketing experts, stock market masters, real estate gurus – they all mailed printed newsletters to their customers in those days. Some charged hundreds of dollars per year for 4 pages of wisdom in the mailbox per month.

I couldn't wait to devour every word of every issue of Gary Halbert's now-legendary marketing newsletters.

These newsletters contained no advertising. That fact – and the way they were generally designed to . . . → Read More: Print Isn’t Dead – Unless You Do It This Way

Ten Truths You MUST Know

I hope this report opens your eyes and puts you on the right path to success.

by Uncle Alan

I don’t think I’m the only person on earth who feels like the “Internet marketing” industry has hit the crapper.

Don’t get me wrong. Internet marketing is the bomb. It’s the most effective way to reach the largest audience of potential buyers there is. If you know what you’re doing, you can launch or build any business or sell anything you might want online.

Sadly, the industry has been heading into the tubes for quite a while now and no one seems willing to talk about the real reasons why – or what can be done to avoid falling over the edge with it.

I hope this report opens your eyes and puts you on the right path to success.

I . . . → Read More: Ten Truths You MUST Know

Q-Cards: Free Relationship-Builders For You

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by Uncle Alan

I just added something cool to the Info-Publishing and Marketing Portal.

Building online relationships is about the best way to make money online today. Unfortunately, this requires frequent contact with your email list, with followers in your social networks and with visitors to your blogs, Websites and social media sites. Often, more frequent than you or I would care or are able to keep up with.

Coming up with something new to tell everyone about or point them to can be a daunting task. That, of course, is what the Info-Publishing and Marketing Portal is all about! Uncle Alan’s here to help!

One thing that can really help you with is something I call Q-Cards – photos and graphics with funny, thought-provoking . . . → Read More: Q-Cards: Free Relationship-Builders For You

A Matter of Style

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by “Uncle” Alan R. Bechtold

How you say something is never as important as what you have to say. But, saying things the right way can make a world of difference in the weight that what you have to say carries.

I’ve always held that you don’t have to write anything at all to be a profitable social publisher today. It’s true. You don’t. But, if you do write, even just a little, it can add tremendous power to your efforts … unless you screw it up.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

Your someone special.

What’s wrong with the above sentence? If you see it, you know where I’m going with this. If you don’t – you need what I’m about to show you.

The . . . → Read More: A Matter of Style

Reviews Reviewed

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by “Uncle” Alan R. Bechtold

Far too many courses and e-books tell you to sell products or services by simply writing reviews, or by putting up quick YouTube videos raving about the product. Or,  they advise you to set up a site full of reviews slamming virtually everything…except for the only programs you’ve found that actually work.”

That last sentence is in quotes for obvious reasons. These don’t imply you actually have to try the programs you’re selling or even know anything about them … not even to review them. Many even offer you software capable of churning out dozens and dozens of reviews or entire review Websites at the push of a button.

Here’s a couple of examples to consider:

Scam Review Products – . . . → Read More: Reviews Reviewed

On A Totally Different Note…But Not Really

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by “Uncle” Alan R. Bechtold

So. It’s been a while.

Again.

I’ve looked into why I’ve been away so long and I realized…it was the book. That and perhaps 2,329 other things. But mostly the book. I had to churn out another worthwhile chunk before I could post, because I’d said I was going to write the book before your eyes. This seemed like such a great idea at the time — but it simply wasn’t happening. Not the way I wanted it to.

So — forget Time Bombs for now.

Well…don’t forget it completely.  Just tuck it back somewhere in your brain, in that special hidey-place in your head where, sometimes, sort-of-funny often-intriguing stuff pops up unexpectedly.

We’ll definitely get back to Time Bombs . . . → Read More: On A Totally Different Note…But Not Really