Joined: 23 Mar 2004
|Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:36 am Post subject: O/T: Amazing coincidences
Issue 103: July 2, 2005
Harvey Segal, Editor
Hello SuperTips readers,
Before I tell you about my amazing week of coincidences
I'm going to give you an IDEA for a tool.
I put forward the idea at my favourite forum - the Warrior
Forum - and was surprised that such a tool does not
currently exist. Maybe you could develop one and make your
fortune ? Then maybe you'll remember who gave you the idea
and slip me ten dollars.
Here's the idea:
If you want an affiliate to sell your ebook you provide
him with an affiliate link. All he has to do is promote
If you want an affiliate to distribute your free book you
provide him with a customized version branded with his
* He has to download a rebranding package and produce a
* He uploads the rebranded book to his site (and therefore
he needs his own site).
* He ideally needs to write some sort of 'sales' copy to
present the book.
* He will need to keep current with future releases of the
book (i.e to rebrand and upload each time)
All this work explains why you get lots of affiliates
promoting a paid book but few for rebranding a free book.
What I suggest is a similar situation for a rebranded
The book author should be able to provide an affiliate
with a link which would allow a visitor to download a book
rebranded 'on the fly' with his affiliate information.
The benefits for the book author:
1. It's now as simple for an affiliate to promote a free
book as it is to promote a paid one. He does not even need
his own site.
2. The visitor sees the original sales copy.
3. The author can capture email addresses - something that
he cannot do with a rebranded book at the time of
4. Once the author makes updates to his book the new
version is available to all visitors. No chance of
different rebranded versions still being downloaded
Could that idea be a winner ?
I'm sure it could.
I'll tell you what led me to come up with it.
I've been noting the current trends of generating traffic
to sites by automatically building lots of content and
using dubious cloaking methods and though this may produce
good revenue in the short term you are always at the mercy
of the latest and ever changing search engine rules.
For me a far better traffic generating strategy would be
producing free ebooks which affiliates can distribute. And
at the heart of this strategy is the purchase of resale
rights for products on specific topics so that you can
build ebooks around them.
So my main area of research recently has been all to do
with resale rights.
Which led to the first of the coincidences which I
mentioned at the start of this newsletter.
A superb book on this very topic suddenly appeared out of
the blue. I wrote a review of it in my last issue as you
may recall and sent a copy to the author Tuks Engineer.
With a name like that I assumed he resides thousands of
miles away in India.
Well coincidence number two - he lives just 2 miles down
the road from me here in London.
Even better he's a football fan (English football) but
alas the team he supports are the sworn enemy of my team -
Arsenal - so I won't mention their name in this
publication, but I will tell you the name of his
Resale Rights Empire
One very lucrative area that the book explains is the
acquisition of 'Private Label' rights which means you get
access to the actual raw source of products and can adapt
as you wish.
And sure enough coincidence number 3 - while perusing the
Warrior forum I found that a well known Warrior and
marketer Bryan Kumar was offering 'Private Label' rights
for his top products.
Easy decision - I snapped them up immediately.
It means I can, in Bryan's words, "break them up and rip
them apart any way you like and turn them into smaller
reports, articles, e-courses, or whatever you want. You
can edit and modify these products however you want. You
can also combine them all into one mega manual and sell
copies for a much higher price"
You can do the same
Now my strategy for ebook distribution also involves
writing articles which refer to these books.
TIP: if you allow the link in the article resource section
to be rebrandable you have a powerful viral traffic
The only snag is that submitting articles to directories
and publishers is such a laborious task.
So enter coincidence number 4.
I came across a new software product which submits
articles for you. It's called Article Announcer and you
may have (unfortunately) heard of it in the last few days.
I say unfortunately because nearly everyone promoting it
has simply used the same old ad copy with no originality
and I daresay without even trying it out. Before
recommending it to you I will be submitting articles and
reporting back the results. However I will tell you that
my initial read of the user guide has left me VERY
impressed. If you want to find out further visit
OK, I'm off now to that wonderful place of learning where
you will always find me.
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