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Have You Ever Attended a Successful Business Networking Event?

I don't know that I've ever attended an event dedicated to business networking. But I've attended business events with the intent to do some networking.

From what I hear, my experience was pretty typical: most of the time, networking events just don't work.

It's not that networking is simply a failed idea. Most, if not...
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Yesterday over at Daily Blog Tips, Daniel Scocco shared a hint about the kinds of email requests he responds to:

...the requests I reply to always create a win-win situation. That is, the other part wants something, but she is also willing to do something for me, so everyone will be happy in the end....
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A few days ago, I had an idea for a new way to pick ClickBank products to promote. The usual methods are to look for products that are making lots of sales and jump on the bandwagon, or to try to identify up-and-coming products to promote before everybody else does.

Both approaches have problems. With...
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Today, let's learn from each other's mistakes. The Monday Question for this week: what are the 3 worst mistakes you've made in your internet marketing efforts?

I'll go first. The 3 worst internet marketing mistakes I've made are (in no particular order):

1. Waiting to build a mailing list. When I started off, I gave...
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I've been thinking a lot about collaboration between internet marketers recently. My impression is that most of us don't do nearly enough.

To learn more about how internet marketers do and don't collaborate, why or why not, and where we could focus attention to improve collaboration, I've put together a short survey.

Take the Survey...
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Business is a lot easier if you're not the only one who cares about your success. But in a "WIIFM" world (what's in it for me), how do you make that happen?

Here are a few approaches to consider:

Tie their success to yours

The secret of capitalism -- the key that makes it "the...
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A few days ago, I mentioned how important having a "mastermind group" is in learning internet marketing. It's one of the best ways to get quick feedback on the flaws in your marketing, and what opportunities you may have overlooked. I promised to share more about how to build a mastermind group in my next...
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A few weeks ago, I posted an article about the difference between internet marketing knowledge and skill. Today, I'll follow up with a few thoughts about how to develop both the knowledge and the skill.

1. Get The Big Picture

When most people first jump into internet marketing, they're like the proverbial blind men trying...
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I got this funny idea this morning that if you want something, you should ask for it, and be very clear about what you want. That much seems obvious, but what I haven't seen it applied to very often (if ever) is creating business partnerships.

It may be that the only partnerships some people are...
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I've been thinking recently that I need to start establishing contacts in the internet marketing community. I've made a short list of people I've had limited contact with a few big names before, but nothing very substantial or ongoing. Yesterday, reading Alex Jeffreys' "Post Launch Profits" (which you can get for free, by the way)...
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