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BeginnersGuideToInternetMarketing

ByAnnaMarieStewart

Hpresentedby:

RSTUnlimited,Inc.http://www.rstinternetmarketing.com

Copyright2008RSTUnlimited,Inc.

BeginnersGuideToInternetMarketing 2

Youvedecidedtotakethestep,orratherthegiantleapintotheworldofmarketingonline,huh?Thatsgreat!Sowherewouldbeagoodplacetostart?Wellbeforeweevenstartthinkingaboutmarketingonline,wellneedtomakesureyourpcisasuserfriendlyaspossibleforyou,sothatsprobablythebestplacetostart.Welllookatsomewaysofkeepingyourpcupandrunning,avoidingvirusesandspywareandbasicallykeepingyourcomputercleanandhasslefree.

Oncewevesortedthatwellmoveonandcoversomebasicsofemailandbuildingyourownoptinlisttowhichyoucansendyouroffers.Afterthatwelltakealookatthedifferenttypesofprogramsyoucanjoinandwellsharesomehintsandtipsontohowtoavoidscamsandshams.

Next,welllookintogettingyouawebsite.Wellalsocoversomebasicsofwebsitepromotion.

Almostattheend,wellseehowwecanbuildbig,activedownlines.Lets faceit,ifyoudonthaveyourownproduct,youregoingtoneeddownlinestohelpyoubuildyourincome,right?Finally,wellreadsomeinterviewswithreallifeinternetmarketersoftoday sothatyoucanseeitCANbedone,withabitofhardworkanddetermination~)

Thelifeofonlinemarketersisfilledwithupsanddowns.Somepeopleseemtohaveitall,andothershavenothingandgetburntbadly.Whichonedoyouwanttobe?

Thisbookisnotmeanttoscareanybodyoff,quitetheoppositeinfact.Theresalotofmoneytobemadeonline,butitcanalsobeadangerousplaceforpeoplejuststartingout.

Beinganonlinemarketerwhohaslostmoneyinthepast,IdecidedtoputthisbooktogetherinthehopesofhelpingYOUavoidallthescamsandshamsthatareoutthere.IfIcanhelpjust1personto"makeit"withoutgettingburnttoobadlyontheway,thenIlllivetherestofmylifeasaverysatisfiedperson!

Onceyoustartyouradventure,youllnoticethatyouspendalotoftimeonlinetryingtofigurethingsout.Youwillgethitbyawholelotofvirusesandspyware,butnoworries,Ivegotthatcoveredinthisebook.Youwill,atsomepoint,getyourselfawebsitetopromotefrom,whetheritsforyourownproductsorforaffiliateprogramsandproducts,andyouwillneedsomeideasonhowtomakeyourwebsitelookgoodandmakepeoplewanttostickaround.

Youllbelookingforplacestogoforanswerswhenyoureunsureofsomething.Beinganewinternetmarketeryouwillmostprobablyalsocollectawholelotoffreedownloadsandwonderwheretoputthemall.Therewillbecertaintimesoftheyearwhenyoucouldreallyusealittleextracash,bothfromonlineandofflineventures.DontworryIvecollectedawholebunchofinformationtohelpyoukeepthingsallshipshape.

Whenyoureonlineyouwillgetlotsofusefulhints,tipsandawholetonofebooksandsoftwaredownloads,mostlikelyleadinguptowhatiscommonlyknownasinformationoverload.Theaimofthisbookistohelpyoumakeinformeddecisionsandmakefulluseofeverythingthatspresentedtoyouonthenet.Sositback,takeadeepbreathandhavethatpinchofsaltready,becauseitstrue,noteverythingISplainsailing,anditsnotalwayseasytogetstartedonthejourney.

Alotofyouwillbeaskinghowtogetfreetraffictoyoursites,andyou'llbetoldagazilliontimesthatarticlesaremostdefinitelythebestwaytogetfree,targetedtraffic.Ihavetoadmitit,ItellpeoplethesamethingmyselfbecauseitDOESwork.

Beforeyoustartscreaming:

"ButIdonthaveasiteofmyown!Idon'thaveanyofmyownproducts!Givemeabreakhere,Imjuststartingoutasanaffiliateofthisorthattypeofprogram!Icantpossiblywriteanarticle!"

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Letmetellyoualittlesecret.YouCANwriteanarticleandpromotewhateveritisyouareapartof.Youmaynotknowmuchaboutinternetmarketinginitselfyet,butifyoudigdeepinsideyourself,youresuretofindsomething,evenifitsonlyONEthingthatyouknowlotsaboutandfeelverypassionateabout.

Whenyou'repassionateaboutsomething,thewritingcomesrealeasyyoucanworryabouttheeditinglater.Justpretendyourewritingamailtoafriendaboutsomethingreallyimportanttoyou.Tryitsometime,youllseewhatImean~)

Throughoutthisbook,youwillnoticethatIvementionedcertainthingsmultipletimes.Don'tworry,itjuststresseshowimportantthesethingsareintheworldofinternetmarketing~)

Pleasenote:therearethousandsofotherbooksouttherethatpromisetohelpgiveyouwaystomakemoney,someworkandsomedon't,butyoullfindthatmostofthemcomepreloadedwithtonsofaffiliatelinksinthem...

Youwontfindasingleaffiliatelinkinsidethisbook,andyouwontfindanypromisesofrichnessandwealth.

Theaimofthisbookistogiveyousomeideastoworkwiththatwontcostyouanarmandaleg.Astartingpoint,ifyouwill.

ImheretohelpyouSAVEmoney,andtoseethroughallthehypethatsoutthereBEFOREyougetburnt~)

Wishingyouafantasticandwonderfuljourney

Aboutyourcomputer.

GotSpyware?Tipsfordetection,removalandprevention

Spyware,alsoknownasadwareormalware,isgettingtobemoreandmoreofaproblemtointernetusers.Spywareisusuallyaprogramorapplicationthatisinstalledontoyourpc,oftenwithoutyourknowledgeorpermission.Itmaydisplayads,monitoryourWebsurfingpatterns,stealyourpasswordsorbecomeresponsibleforawholerangeofbadstuff.

Wheredoesspywarecomefrom?Whatdoesitdo?

Theseprograms/applicationscancomefromWebsitesthatdownloadmusicorofferfreesoftware,orevenfromcertainpopupadsifyouclickanywhereinsidetheadinsteadofhittingtheXbuttontogetridofit.

Cookiesarealmostinevitable(mostwebsitesusethem,andsomewontevenworkwithoutthem),andrarelyaproblemastheyareveryeasytocleanuporevennotaccept,butthethreatposedbykeyloggers,diallersandTrojansismuchgreater.

Akeyloggercanrecordanythingyoutype,includingyourpasswords,emailmessages,creditcardnumbers,andevenyouronlinechats.DiallerswillsecretlyhangupyourInternetconnectionandredialpremiumservicesthatcanrunupyourlongdistancebill.Trojanscanembedprogramswhichwillopen"backdoors"intoyourcomputertoallowhackerstostealdataormakeyourpcunusable.

SMILEDoNOTshutyourcomputeroffwiththePOWERBUTTON

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Thesetypesofspywarecanproveverycostlytopeopleunawareofthem.

Howdoyouknowifyourpcisinfectedwithspyware?

Well,fordefinite,ifyouvenevercheckedbefore,youcanbetyourbottomdollarthatyouWILLhavesomespywareonyourcomputer.

Herearesomecommontraits:

1.ChangedIEfavourites.2.Homepagechangeswithoutyouchangingit.3.Popupadspoppingupevenwhenyoureoffline.4.Newdesktopiconsappearforprogramsyoudidnotknowinglyinstall.5.SomeTrojanswillcausechangestotheiconsofyournormalprograms.6.ProlongedSystemstartupafterareboot(takesalongtimetoloadusersettings).7.Youhavetorefreshawebpagemultipletimesbeforeyoucanseethecontent.8.Yourpcmayseemuncommonlysloworsluggish.9.Aprogrammaynotoperatecorrectly.SomeexamplesofthisareWindowsMediaPlayerwillnotwork.Notepadwillnotwork,TaskManager,MSConfigorRegeditmaycloseimmediatelyafteropening.10.Unexplainedlossofinternetaccess(worstcasescenario).

Toeliminatespywareyoushouldkeepitfrombeinginstalledonyourcomputerinthefirstplace.Youcouldalwaysjustneverinstallanythingandnevervisitwebsites,butthenyoumightaswellthrowawayyourinternetconnectionaltogether,huh?AbetteroptionmightbetoturnOFFtheinstallondemandoptioninwindows.Thiscanbedonebyfollowingthesesteps:

1.Openanewbrowserwindow.2.Clickontools.3.Clickoninternetoptions.4.Clickonadvanced.5.ScrolldownthroughthelistofadvancedoptionsandUNCHECK"Enableinstallondemand".6.ClickOK.

YoucanalsomakesureyoucanstilldownloadthingsthatyouWANTtodownloadbyfollowingthesesteps:

1.Openanewbrowserwindow.2.Clickontools.3.Clickoninternetoptions.4.Clickonsecurity5.Clickoncustom6.Scrolldownuntilyoufind"Installationofdesktopitems"andsetto"prompt"7.ClickOK

Remember,ifyourInternetsecuritycontrolsaren'tproperlyset,justvisitingaWebsiteorclickingonaWebadcaninstallanapplication.Pleasenotethatifanyofyourprogramsaresettoautoupdate,youwillneedtheinstallondemandoptionenabled.

Howdoyougetridofspyware?

Beforerunningspywareremovaltools,cleanupyourpcalittlebyhandfirst,thatwaythescanwon`ttakeaslong.

1.Openabrowserwindow.2.Clickontools.

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3.Click oninternetoptions.4.Choosedeletecookies>ok5.Choosedeletefiles>deleteallofflinecontent>ok

HereisthesitethatwerecommendforFREEAntiVirus,SpywareandAdwareprogramshttp://www.dialisps.net/Security. ItispasswordprotectedUsernameisconnected,Passwordismyisp.

HijackThisisageneralhomepagehijackersdetectorandremover.Itdoesnottargetspecificprograms/URLs,justthemethodsusedbyhijackerstoforceyouontotheirsites.Asaresult,falsepositivesareimminentandunlessyouaresurewhatyou'redoing,youshouldalwaysconsultwithknowledgeablefolksbeforedeletinganything.Theabovementionedforumsaregoodplacestoaskforhelpwiththis.YoucangetHijackThisforfreeherewww.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

Makeitapartofyourregularmaintenanceroutinetoscanyoursystemforspyware,andrememberthatNOspywareblockerswillbefullyeffectiveunlessyoukeepthemuptodate,socheckforupdatesoften.

HowtoavoidvirusattachmentsinOutlookExpress

Iguessnobodyissafefromwormvirusesthesedays,atleastnotifweuseOutlookExpressandWindows.Wedontevenhavetobeinfectedourselvestofeelthepainofthereallybadonesthatautosendemailsusingvariousdomainnames,makingthemlooklikeYOUsentthem.

Wormslikethisareknownas"spoofers",andarepassedonviaattachmentsinemails.Agoldenruleis:Beextremelycautiousopeninganyattachmentsthatyouarenotexpecting.

Personally,IneveropenanyattachmentsunlessImeitherexpectingthem,orIconfirmwiththesenderfirstthattheyactuallydidsendone.Infact,IvegonesofarastosetupmyOutlookExpresstoneveropenattachmentsunlessIwantto.

Todothesame,setupOutlookExpresslikethis:

1.OpenOutlookExpress2.Clickontools3.Clickonoptions4.Clickonsecurity5.Checktheboxthatsays"Donotallowattachmentstobesavedoropenedthatcouldpotentiallybeavirus"6.Clickapply7.Clickok

Thenifandwhenyoureexpectinganattachment,gobackinanduncheckituntilyouveopenedtheattachment.Afterwardsimmediatelygobackinandrecheckthebox.Thiswillhelpcurbthespreadingofemailviruses.

Imyselffellvictimtoa"spoofervirus"lastyear,andevenendeduphavingtogetanewdomainbecauseofit