Is Warren Contreras a Hopeless Blogger?

I have to admit, at best I am a lousy blogger. Even after over a decade with more blogs than I can count, I have some I don’t even remember where they are until I find them in a search one day. But, then I get all excited with the potential someone else will find one too, so I make another post. Sometimes I even make two in the same year!

That’s why I decided to re-purpose this blog, with the hope it can improve my record. Instead of waiting for a random search result, I am relying on a notice that someone subscribed to one of my lists (which happens about every day) and reminds me that I need to supply some fresh content every few days to keep the machinery well oiled.

I have several closely related opt-in pages that feed the same list, so the content I need to supply fits them all. Rather than write autoresponder messages that could go stale, I send out a newsletter with a short tickler that then directs them to this blog, where they can read the latest post and get the fresh timely information they are all seeking.

No matter when they subscribed, they also have access to all the back posts they feel like reading and can pick the categories that interest them most. Everything is here waiting, whether they decide to read it, or not, at that moment, or later. If something does go stale, I can easily update it, or delete the post if that is called for.

If they prefer browsing occasionally to see if any new topics strike them, the can just bookmark The Feed in their browser toolbar and have a peek when they have a spare moment. The latest posts are at the top, so they will recognize it when they get to where they left off last time. I think this is easier than using a Feed Reader (it’s just bookmarks).


See you next time!

Warren Contreras Online Course

Warren Contreras Online CourseA Change In Course for me, literally!

The traditional strategy to build a list has been to give away any old product just to get people on your list. Now that gets harder each day, because people are not so gullible after having it happen a few dozen times. They want to know, like and trust you first.

So I decided to try skipping the squeeze page.

I use a splash page instead and if they click it, they go right to my course to read the overview and even take the first lesson for free.

My hope is, they will like what they read enough to want the rest of the course for only 97 cents. That’s right, less than a dollar. It’s not about the money I make, it’s about getting serious workers involved and try building a trusting relationship by sharing what I know and helping them.

So if you want to learn to build a better list and get ahead of your competition, click on Better List Building Course

If you think you can’t do this, please think again. If you can write a short report on a topic people want to learn about, do it five or six times and you have a course. If you can write (or get rights to) an ebook, break it up and make a course out of it. There is lots of help to learn how to create ebooks, so just adapt it to creating a course instead. Sure it takes a while, but now you have raised the barrier to entry for your competition, with a unique product you can use for YEARS TO COME!

Give it a try and let me know if I can help.

Unlimited WiFi Data Plans

karmaIf you have been using a smartphone or wanted roaming ability for your tablet or netbook, you have no doubt seen what the big carriers have done to unlimited WiFi data plans. The only ones left standing are so expensive only big corporations with expense accounts can afford them.

I looked at Hotspots a few times, but found pretty much the same thing, UNTIL NOW!

A friend of mine (just an everyday regular retired guy) had one and let me try it out. I didn’t use any of the data from his plan, but I did get online through his Hotspot to set up my own free account with 100Mb to play with.

To get unlimited data his way, there is a catch. I need to share my connection with others just like my friend did with me. When I connected through his Karma WiFi Device and opened my free account, we each got 100Mb of data as a bonus. Then when I purchased my own Hotspot while I was at it, we each got 500Mb more. With my casual usage, that should last me at least a month and it never expires. If I get more than one to sign up in a month, it banks the balance until I need it. That’s as close to unlimited as I need.

Since I have the lowest account available from my carrier ($19 with very little data), this really appealed to me. They offer unlimited mobile data too, but Social Security doesn’t give me an expense account. I can see this as a real door opener with those who want to save money the same way.

In fact, I set up another blog just to help at

It’s not as easy as letting people try it out in real time, but the reach is much better for potential prospects. Since they come with a money back guarantee, there is not a whole lot of risk to bag an extra 500Mb as a bonus. Let’s face it, it wasn’t a hard decision for me and might not be for a few others too.

The only thing I like as much as an easy way to make money online, is an easy way to save some. It all hits the bottom line with the same result.

See you at the Pizza joint where they don’t have free WiFi!
(maybe we can snag a couple more)

Marketplace Advantage

TswirlMy recently renewed interest in Traffic Exchanges has led me to another valuable discovery.

Unless you are simply not paying attention at all, you can’t help but notice that showing your pages for credits you earn clicking on most traffic exchanges, has not paid off for a long time. Sure you will catch an occasional newbie that hasn’t seen your page, but generally speaking, but no action takers.

The solution to this common problem is found on John Bell’s Traffic Swirl and specifically in the Marketplace that allows you to exchange features they use on the website, for Tokens. These Tokens are a form of currency used only in that Marketplace and for buying additional advertising that is far more effective than showing your pages in the exchange.

My favorite, is to submit a Task that other members complete to gain more Tokens to spend on their own promotions, or to buy features in the Marketplace. The demand is high, so if you structure your offers fairly you will get nearly instant action.

All it takes is a little trial and error to master this internal economy, but it is actually fun along with being quite lucrative. It’s free to get an account and give it a try! Just Click Here

If you do decide to give it a try, look for me in the Marketplace or on the Task Offers and add me as a friend.

I have another blog with additional tips and tricks called Why Traffic Swirl

See you there!

Authority Sites

authority-sitesOne of the terms you hear thrown around in Internet advertising circles, is authority sites. Most people will believe something they read on the Medline Plus website, over some remote obscure blog page.

The same trust issue prevails when you try to advertise online. They are skeptical enough, that they dismiss most of what they see without hesitation.

That’s why I started using a plugin for this website that lets you hijack the authority of any website to support your offer before people actually see it.

I know that must be confusing, so let me walk you through an example. I could rely on a blog post here to introduce people to my offer, but I am nobody important that they should listen to. So instead, I send them to an authority website that talks about the company I represent, then as they leave that website I show them an ad that leverages off of what they just read.

For instance, since most of my readers are interested in making money online and with that comes a desire to get more qualified traffic, it stands to reason I could interest them in ways to use Craigslist that actually work.

To see it in action, Click Here and watch what happens when you try to leave.

If that sounds like something you could use in your own promotional efforts and you have 15 minutes to watch a video that gives the whole story (not just a pitch or capture form) Click Here

Seriously you should watch the whole video, then it might start wheels spinning in your head just like it did mine.


sha_02The longer I apply myself to learning what really works to generate steady passive residual income, the more convinced I am that conversation is the key.

It doesn’t matter if you engage people online or in person, if you want to guide them to take a particular action, it can’t be easily done without open sincere communication. Advertising may get you the initial contact, but until you can get them to open up and discuss their concerns, you are not going to meet with much success. It’s that simple.

It takes alliances, not customers or prospects to achieve true success.

That is exactly why I decided to focus more attention on increasing my contacts with list building, so I can at least have a chance to share more ideas with them in a somewhat regular newsletter. As they learn that I am just an ordinary guy that puts his pants on one leg at a time (just like they probably do), it increases the odds that they will open up. Then I have a chance to help them individually to get to the next level.

I sincerely invite you to talk about it with me. No pressure, no hype, no obligations, just talk. Use the contact link on this website to get a dialog started.
Hope to see you inside!

Backup Solution

MyBackupI don’t know if this will help anyone else, but I would have felt a lot better if I remembered seeing a post like this before I started!

A few years ago I bought a Western Digital MyBook 500Gb backup drive. It was very sleek looking and simple to use, but I never thought about what would happen if it doesn’t work some day??? There are NO SCREWS and apparently no way for the end user to service it.

So you can guess what happened, the other day when I went to do my backup I plugged it in and NOTHING. I checked the power supply and it was putting out power, but the drive would not turn on. I have had bad experiences from not having a backup, so I was almost ready to buy another one when I had an epiphany! This thing came from Western Digital, so it must have a real hard drive in there someplace.

I’m not kidding when I say I had to RIP IT APART, but I finally got to the hard drive and removed it. Then I hooked it up to a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE combo adapter and I was right back in business. You can get these on Ebay for about $10 (if you look around) and hooking it up is simple. Plug in two cables and stick the USB plug in your computer, that’s it.

Another option would be to install the drive in a computer, which is not that hard to do. You just put it in an open drive bay and plug in the SATA data cable and Power, the computer does the rest.

Bottom line is, don’t give up hope if it happens to you, there are ways around it.

No Brainer

vomit“The Make Money Online Niche has degraded into one big web advertising board where everyone sees how much they can throw up on everyone else”

I hate to break the news, but it simply doesn’t work any longer. If you want people to even SEE what you have to offer, you need a better approach.

One of the steps I have taken is to provide real value by showing new ideas and actually providing support to those just getting started. The best part is, even if I don’t make a lot of money doing it, I feel a lot better when I face myself in the mirror each morning.

You just might find it worthwhile to stop by this blog and see what is new down the line.

Have Fun!

ZeekRewards Lesson

Will I Ever Learn?You would think that after having dozens of programs I put money in collapse and dissolve my balance overnight, I would learn to stop doing that. I’m not talking about trivial balances either, but fortunately I kept a strict policy of never using my own money if it was over $50. This time I grew that to over $2,000 (in about a year) and had it paying me over $300 a month. Life goes on.

The sad part is, I know friends that joined and put massive deposits up even after I told them my past experiences with the Internet. I had one program that vanished with my $11,000 balance and I stopped getting my $6,000 a month income abruptly. I think it was the feelings I had getting that massive income, that tempted me to try again.

I finally decided this time that it’s over. If my friends want to jump on another bandwagon, it will be without me. I am going back to the basics with a resolve to teach as many people as I can, how I make decent money online without risking a PENNY. I also get paid my full earnings every month, so it can’t vanish on me again.

I know lots of people online think clicking on ads for a penny is a JOKE, but I am going to keep doing it as I laugh all the way to the bank. I have already made it there with thousands of dollars and I am convinced that if I concentrate on what I already have experienced and work on how to magnify that instead of chasing rainbows, I can get back to making $500 to $1,000 a month easy. It’s simply a matter of wash, rinse and repeat.

Are you patient enough to walk with me?

New Sharing Idea

One of the major problems facing people I have met online trying to make extra money, is getting referrals. It’s the leverage that lets others do most of the work for you and leads to a LOT more income than you could ever make yourself.

For instance, if I do my regular routine on Fusioncash, I only earn about 27 cents for each day. But if I get one more referral to join me, I can earn $3 right away and $5 more every time they cashout for years to come. That’s how I managed to make over $3000 (edit: now over $4,000) from a penny ante program!

Free Money at FusionCash!

The difference between the two is obvious, but how you get there is not. I think the main ingredient most people are missing, is the belief that they can do it too. Without that, you are easily discouraged from even trying.

I can’t count the number of posts I read in the forum that tell how they tried telling someone about this and they just laugh out loud over the stupidity of working for pennies. Of course the rejection freezes even the most hardy and they give up trying.

There is the difference, I NEVER give up. I just politely say “that’s your choice” and try again later when the numbers are even bigger.

See you at the bank!

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