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The Language Perfectionist: A Metaphor to Avoid

By Don Hauptman | 02/11/2010

Consider these passages, found via online search: “Is it any wonder that there are so many problems in America today when there is such contradictory, schizophrenic behavior in our society?” “Any vote would take place in a state where attitudes toward marijuana border on the schizophrenic.”

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What You Know Can Make You Richer

By Bob Bly | 02/11/2010

I am constantly besieged by nice, well-meaning folk who desperately desire to be writers, consultants, coaches, speakers, and information marketers. Many of these people actually have a talent for writing, consulting, coaching, speaking, and authoring information products. Yet most will not succeed, because… They have nothing to teach, write, or…

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How to Get Paid for Interviewing Executives and Celebrities

By Marc Charles | 02/10/2010

Did you know that you can get paid for asking questions? It’s true! And in the process, you’ll meet interesting people, make powerful contacts in various industries, and, most important, be doing “work” that is fun and easy. In fact, I made more than $10,000 in my first three months…

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How Baby Boy Spencer Can Help Your Business

By Mary Ellen Tribby | 02/9/2010

“Hey Sam, how’s Spencer doing? And how does Holly like being a big sister?” As Sam, an industry colleague, answered my questions with a huge smile on his face, I could not help but notice the quizzical look on our fellow colleague Patty’s face. Later, Patty pulled me aside and…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed at Internet Marketing?

By Bob Bly | 02/8/2010

When you hear about all the folks who are making thousands of dollars a week in passive income by selling information products on the Internet… and “working” only a few hours a day… … it’s tempting to want to jump on the bandwagon. But before you take the leap, it…

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The Power of Trust

By Mark Morgan Ford | 02/6/2010

My friend “Roy” is a talented businessman and — in most respects — a natural-born entrepreneur. He’s made several fortunes in his life, but he’s lost them too. As I write this, he is starting over again — for the fourth time. “My life has been a roller coaster,” he…

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Stealing the Thunder

By Mark Morgan Ford | 02/5/2010

I’ve been working with our copywriters on a daily basis for about six months now. I have noticed that many of them make a lot of the same mistakes. Today, I will focus on one of them. I call it “Stealing the Thunder.” Here’s an example. The following is a…

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The Language Perfectionist: More Bloopers and Snappy Comebacks

By Don Hauptman | 02/5/2010

Here’s another batch of amusing mistakes gleaned from the media, each followed by a mischievous retort. If you’ve ever committed an embarrassing linguistic error, it may be comforting to know that even professional journalists and their editors can be guilty of blunders and howlers. Warning: In some instances, you may…

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Cancer-Proof Your Body

By Dr. Al Sears | 02/4/2010

If you don’t have enough oxygen in your bloodstream, energy production drops, and your cells lose their ability to repair DNA. A low oxygen level in the cells — chronic hypoxia — is a cause of chronic disease, especially cancer. Unfortunately, in our modern world, this low oxygen state is…

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Get Rich in Your Niche

By Bob Bly | 02/4/2010

The most important piece of advice I ever give anyone — whether they are a copywriter, consultant, writer, Internet marketer, or retail merchant — is to specialize. Find an under-served niche that needs what you are selling… and become the leader in that space. When I give this advice, the…

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How I Almost Made — and Then Did Make — a (Very) Small Fortune

By Simon Jerdon | 02/3/2010

As a regular reader of ETR, I am frequently reminded of my own entrepreneurial adventures. The earliest involved my brother Leo. Our first moneymaking idea involved automobiles.

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A Question for Michael Masterson

By Mark Morgan Ford | 02/3/2010

“We sell fresh seafood to 4- and 5-star chefs, primarily in central North America. We have seen a reduction of 20 to 30 percent in our sales over the past 16 months. Can you recommend anything to help us ‘ramp up’ sales without necessarily ramping up marketing expenses?” T.L. Apple…

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