Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boxcar Millionaire

Visit the Profile for Tom Black Center for Selling at YouPublish
Tom Black lived with his family in a railroad boxcar that was set off the tracks and divided into two bedrooms and one tiny living space. He never realized he was poor until, in the seventh grade, kids at school made fun of his clothing. This was a turning point for Tom. He decided that he would never be poor again and wanted a better life.
Tom’s story is the quintessential “rags to riches” tale, a narrative that embodies the American Dream. Now it’s his turn to pass it along, to share his training methods and proven business models with you in his book, The Boxcar Millionaire.
By using YouPublish, Tom is making his system for selling affordable and usable for the world. The Boxcar Millionaire is available in e-book format exclusively at YouPublish. He is directing audiences to YouPublish using e-mail, newsletters, and his website.
Check out Tom Black’s works to achieve genuine sales success, find your turning point, and sell more than you ever thought was possible, at youpublish.com/tomblackcenterforselling.
We want to hear your success stories! Tell us how you’re making the most of YouPublish—and how YouPublish is making a difference for you. The most inspiring will be featured in our newsletter, on the blog, and elsewhere. Take a moment and drop us a line at success@youpublish.com.

Your Referral Link

Your Referral Link is the web address you send to your contacts to refer them to YouPublish:

youpublish.com/referredby/Your Personalized YouPublish Link

This link takes your referrals to your Public Page and when they register for a YouPublish account, automatically tracks their account as Referred By YOU.
When you refer other creators to YouPublish, you receive 7.5% on all referral sales for two years.
Surveys show 81% of Americans want to write a book, but haven’t published yet… That’s just Americans AND just books!
YouPublish allows creators of ALL stripes and backgrounds to share ALL types of creations—music, videos, audio recordings, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, sheet music, sewing patterns, multi-media study courses… Whatever!
And all creators can choose to sell their creations or share them for free at YouPublish.
Everyone you know will eventually learn about YouPublish… Why not from YOU?!

Google Ad Placement Targeting

Have you visited websites where you wish you could advertise to drive traffic to your works? Now it’s possible and affordable.
Google offers a new tool where you can create your ad and specify the websites where you want it to appear—If those websites are within the Google network, which most are.
Your ad can receive millions of views and you only pay for clicks on your ad—Saving you thousands of dollars!
To increase your clickthrough rate and spend less money, you can further target those websites with a list of keywords, so within those sites your ad only appears on pages that include your keywords.
You will have complete control over your ads and how much you’d like to spend. You can open an account with a credit card with no minimum deposit required.
Once you place your ad, it can begin running almost immediately. You can easily track your ad’s response rate and make adjustments instantly.
For further information, visit Google AdWords: http://adwords.google.com.

Editor’s Picks

Learn more about Harness the Winning at YouPublish
Intriguing Creation
Harness the Winning: The Definitive Book On How to Make a Living Wagering on Nothing But Harness Racing
By Randy W. Brown
With www.thetuttleway.com

Joseph Tuttle, son of a horse trainer, has been a horseplayer since age 12. Harness the Winning shares a Horseman’s perspective and over 25-years worth of experience in handicapping horse races. Gain insights to make your next experience at the track a winning one!
Check out Tuttle’s works, which include tips for betting on baseball and football as well, at youpublish.com/josephtuttle.
Learn more about Puzzled at YouPublish
Eye-Catching Cover Art
Puzzled
By Rick Canhan
Check out his works at youpublish.com/rickcanhan.
Learn more about Every Single Girl's Guide to Her Future Husband's Last Divorce at YouPublish
Check out her works at youpublish.com/chicklitmediagroup.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Author Urges Olympic Athletes to Have a Full Body Orgasm

Visit the Profile for Full Body Orgasm at YouPublish
Author and body-psychotherapist, Oscar Naval is urging our Olympians to tap into all their physical, mental and spiritual powers as they strive for gold. Releasing his book Full Body Orgasm: Your Energy to Love, Health, Wealth, and Happiness to coincide with the opening of the Olympic Games, Naval believes our elite athletes have an excellent chance of winning more medals than ever before if they draw on the power of the Full Body Orgasm flowing through their bodies.
Naval has coined the term ‘Full Body Orgasm Lifestyle’ or what he calls an ‘FBO Life’. An FBO Life is the most graphic description to explain what feeling unrestrained joy and pleasure in everything in life. It really is about feeling that good—it’s your birth rite.
Check out Oscar Naval’s works to claim your birth rite and go for the gold in your life at youpublish.com/fullbodyorgasm!
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Files and People… Activity Gets Noticed

Most Recent
By now, you’ve been with YouPublish at least a month, so your profile photo no longer shows on the YouPublish homepage… what to do? Publish a file and keep publishing to keep your works showing on the home page. A file a day keeps your products displayed.

Most Viewed
Drive traffic to your profile page and products so your profile photo and cover art show on the home page. Use your referral link everywhere!
E-mail signature, referral e-mails, website, blog, newsletters, articles, products, comments, social networking sites… Include:
youpublish.com/referredby/Your Personalized YouPublish Link
Most Discussed
Comment on other creators works and sign with your YouPublish link to make it easy for creators to comment on your works as well.
Comments have the added benefit of increasing views too, as a commentator views a product page and/or profile page prior to commenting.
Pay it Forward and Return Kindness
Start the process, make a comment today at YouPublish. And when someone takes the time to comment on your work, check out their YouPublish page and products, and write a comment… Build community, create fans.

Editor’s Picks

Learn more about Microwave Leadership at YouPublish


Intriguing Creation
Microwave Leadership: 50 Keys to Instant Action
By Rolland Todd


Todd’s lessons are simple, and delivered with the no-nonsense drive of a seasoned athlete and coach. This workbook delivers the actions for you to achieve powerful results.
A workbook of weekly exercises for anyone striving to be their best and inspire greatness in others. Apply tips first to yourself… be the person you want others to be and make a profound difference in the lives of others.
Todd’s lessons are simple, and delivered with the no-nonsense drive of a seasoned athlete and coach. This workbook delivers the actions for you to achieve powerful results.
Check out his works at youpublish.com/rolandtodd.
Learn more about City Lights at YouPublish
Eye-Catching Cover Art
City Lights
By Paul Findlay

Check out his works at youpublish.com/paulfindlay.
Learn more about Dirt an American Campaign at YouPublish
Check out his works at youpublish.com/marklaflamme.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Google AdWords


Google Ads are a perfect way to find your potential customers—they’re actively searching for what you’ve got!
When a Google visitor types in their keywords, they are instantly presented with their search results. On the right side of the results are colored text boxes containing targeted advertisements that match their search terms… Your Google Ad.
When you place your ad with AdWords, you will have the ability to select a list of tightly targeted keywords, including:
Keyword Matching: Shows your ad when a search includes your selected words.
Phrase Matching: Shows your ad when a search includes your selected phrases.
Exact Query Matching: Shows your ad when a search contains your exact keywords and no others.
Negative Keyword Matching: Will not show your ad if a search contains certain words you select. For example for an e-book about ‘goals’ a negative keyword would be ‘soccer.’
To increase your clickthrough rate and spend less money, be specific and avoid general words. For example, instead of using a general keyword like ‘book,’ use a keyword that focuses on a specific book such as ‘Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul.’ Or, a little less focused, ‘entrepreneur book.’
You will have complete control over your ads and how much you’d like to spend. You can open an account with a credit card with no minimum deposit required.
Once you place your ad, it can begin running almost immediately. You can easily track your ad’s response rate and make adjustments instantly.
Google AdWords provides Internet marketers with cost-effective advertising. If you want to increase your traffic and sales, give AdWord a try—you’ll be glad you did.
For further information, visit Google AdWords: http://adwords.google.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Got Journals? Got Poems? Got Content!

Visit the profile for Tharwat Fahoum Lovett at YouPublish
Tharwat Fahoum Lovett published poems she wrote as a teenager. Now 12 year older and a mother, she shares her developmental journey through confusion to individual realization—experiences that the world can relate to, benefit from, and above all be ignited by.
Any artists, teen, or adult who survived their teenage years, can connect with Lovett’s journey.
Creating was the outlet to make sense of confusing and sometimes exhilarating emotions, questions, and “mis-fit between how I felt and the supposed grain of status quo.”
Sound familiar?
What can you share for the world to relate to, benefit from, and be ignited by? What content do you already have that you may have forgotten about until now?
Writers, musicians, speakers, experts, philosophers… The world wants to connect with what YOU know, in your way.
Check out A Diary of Realizations: Snapshots from Collectivus Praestigium to be ignited to delve deeper, and share your forgotten content with the world.
We want to hear your success stories! Tell us how you’re making the most of YouPublish—and how YouPublish is making a difference for you. The most inspiring will be featured in our newsletter, on the blog, and elsewhere. Take a moment and drop us a line at success@youpublish.com.

One Piece, Many Products

Do More with Less and Give Buyers Choices
Whether you’re a prolific content creator or someone with just a few creations, you can create more products on YouPublish by:
  • Uploading ANY file type
  • Publishing combinations of files
  • Offering several products for sale and for free
Publishing each piece of content in multiple forms and combinations creates more products and choices for your buyers.
Create an audio-book from your e-book and buyers can listen to your e-book on an iPod.
Create an article teaser to your e-book as a free product. See this week’s Most Intriguing Creation for ideas.
Say you have an e-book, an audio-recording of your e-book, and an article… Those 3 files can easily be published as 7 products on YouPublish:
3, 1-file products (1 e-book, 1 audio book, 1 article)
3, 2-file products (e-book+audio book, e-book+article, audio book+article)
1, 3-file product (e-book+audio book+article)
Plus, more products means you appear more in search results… When you create effective Product Descriptions including search words that people may use to find your products.

Editor’s Picks

Learn more about Paper, Scissors, Death at YouPublish
Intriguing Creation
Sneak Preview of Paper, Scissors, Death: Scenes and Extras from the First Kiki Lowenstein Scrapbooking Mystery
By Joanna Campbell Slan
A fantastic marketing piece and use of YouPublish to promote Slan and her print book, Paper, Scissors, Death.
Sneak Preview delivers impressive testimonials from mystery critics, three engaging chapters to hook ya, scrapbooking how-to’s, yummy recipes for treats shared at “crops” (scrapbooker get-togethers), a discount coupon for anyone overwhelmed by the concept of scrapbooking… even charity plugs related to the story. Slan’s got something for everyone packed into this Sneak Preview.
Check out her works at youpublish.com/joannaslan.
Florida Bird Series at YouPublish
Eye-catching Cover Art
Captain: Florida Bird Series
By Images by Patrick
Check out his works at youpublish.com/otmbooks.
Learn more about What If at YouPublish
Compelling Title
What if… Two Simple Words, Ten Powerful Questions, One Great Life
By Corrie Woods
Check out her works at youpublish.com/corriewoods.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Love Never Dies

Visit the profile for Rev. Dr. Aliah Majon at YouPublish
Like so many YouPublish creators, Rev. Dr. Aliah MaJon navigates the process of print publishing, looking for a literary agent, and building her brand. All the while leveraging YouPublish for instant distribution to her target market… YOU, who will appreciate what she has to say!
Her new e-book From Grief… To Growth, doesn’t have to wait for print.
Offered easily and effectively through YouPublish, she introduces her enlightened approach to bereavement to help heal those grieving around the world… Now.
On July 2, 1994, Aliah received the awful call that her only child, Sean, had committed suicide. The baby boy she had given birth to only 24 short years before was suddenly gone from her life forever. For a parent, there is no news that can leave you more devastated than the reality of your child’s death… Yet, she was blessed to have a different experience, one that was full of miracles and learning!
What Happened? Check out From Grief… To Growth for miraculous lessons and proof that love never dies.
We want to hear your success stories! Tell us how you’re making the most of YouPublish—and how YouPublish is making a difference for you. The most inspiring will be featured in our newsletter, on the blog, and elsewhere. Take a moment and drop us a line at success@youpublish.com.

Killer Titles Boost Your Search Results

Grab Attention Then Explain
Look at titles with your heart. Look at subtitles with your head.
Titles cause the mind to open, pay attention, be perturbed, commanded, demanded, realize something, have an epiphany.
Subtitles elaborate on the title, clarify what’s inside the product, and are the perfect place to use keywords that will boost your search results.
A killer title includes a subtitle to inspire and compel entry into a story, theme, or plot. It  often answers a question or solves a problem.
Decide if your title is a How-to, Promise, Common Phrase, or Abstract Idea.
Check out this week’s Editor’s Pick for Best Title… Full Body Orgasm Your Energy to Love, Health, Wealth, and Happiness. This title grabs your attention, then the subtitle explains.
Without the subtitle, the search topics would be dramatically reduced… most likely to only one word, “body.” While the subtitle hits on five more words likely to be searched: energy, love, health, wealth, happiness. That increases search results by 500%!!!
Use subtitles in all your products and create titles that get you noticed!

Writing and Publishing Articles

Writing and publishing articles in your area of expertise is one of the most effective ways to get free traffic and build your credibility at the same.
Write informative articles and allow them to be freely published, in exchange for the publisher including your YouPublish referral link. Websites and newsletters always need great stories, and are happy to include a few lines of text about the guest author, and a web address.
Writing and publishing articles has a number of benefits:
  • You will develop a steady stream of web site traffic from those who read your articles.
  • All of those visitors will be tracked as your referrals at YouPublish.
  • You will receive inbound links to your web site, which will assist you in increasing your search engine ranking.
  • You will build trust and credibility, as your article will promote you as an expert in your field.
  • You can promote yourself, your business, and your YouPublish site completely free.
Publish your free articles on YouPublish and the many article announcement groups and directories on the internet that will enable you to post your article completely free.
By writing articles and allowing them to be freely published, your articles will have the potential to be viewed by millions of internet users.

Editors Picks

Learn more about Goddess in a Pinch at YouPublish
Intriguing Creation
Goddess…in a Pinch! How to be Heavenly When all Hell is Breaking Loose!
By Kelly Sullivan Walden, Firestar & Ruth de Sosa
The Goddess in a Pinch! series of seven e-books deliver quick, insightful solutions for busy women who want to enhance their spiritual life, but who scarcely have time to brush their teeth, much less sit down for a leisurely meditation.
Wit and wisdom to help you maintain inner peace when the hands of fate deal you anything from a tax audit to a flash flood, cheating mate to any other hellacious pinch!
Check out their works at youpublish.com/gip.
Learn more about Tropical Escapes at YouPublish
Eye-catching Cover Art
Tropical Escapes
By Dr. Davis-DeFoe
Check out her works at youpublish.com/anitadavisdefoe.
Learn more about Full Body Orgasm at YouPublish
Compelling Title
Full Body Orgasm: Your Energy to Love, Health, Wealth, and Happiness
By Oscar Naval
Check out his works at youpublish.com/fullbodyorgasm.