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Sports Handicapping

Sports handicapping is one of the most profitable investment opportunities around. So many people lose thousands and thousands of dollars sportsbetting every single day. There problem is they do not invest enough time researching sports betting lines, sports betting news, sports odds, and sports live odds. That is truly their weakness right there. For anyone working a full-time job of at least 40 hours a week, you really won’t have time to research sports picks to come up with the best and most profitable sports picks.

You are probably the average sports fan that likes to just bet on your favorite sports team. Well that’s fine, if you aren’t sports gambling for a living and just want to throw your money away year after year then go a head and keep on doing what you are doing. If you are serious about sportsbetting and want to make a stable income year after year and quit your day job to bet on sports you need to do the following:

Find the best sports handicapper out there possible. One that will guarantee you a winning month or your money back! Also one that will give you an 82% ROI or your money back. Also, you want one that has a sportsbooks direct connection to all the great online bonuses for signing up on a sportsbook. Many sportsbooks out there offer a 10% or better sign up bonus for new people joining the sportsbook. You can read many sportsbook reviews or checkout many sportsbooks online to find which one will suit you best.

Once you find your sportsbook, it will be time to move into betting online for a huge profit. Wagering online has been around since the beginning of the internet crave. Now it is so easy to wager online, you can even do it on your phone! Phones now today have the internet and within a few minutes you can bet on any game you’d like. Even vip sportsbook and vip sports cannot touch the sports handicapping picks I am receiving on a daily basis. I pay a flat fee of $50.00 a month for all the best sports predictions anyone could ever pick. One of the largest profit margins of the year so far has been on point spreads for college basketball and point spreads basketball. This month alone I have netted more than $10,000 in profit from these types of games. All thanks to my professional sports handicappers picks.

Now when you go the sports handicappers route instead of trusting your own losing picks, you should consider the following:

1. Look for a sports handicapper not in this type of business to rip you off. One that will charge you a flat membership fee per month, around 50.00 and no more.

2. Look for a handicapper that will guarantee you a winning month or your money back. This is HUGE right here. Guarantee you a winning month? What more do you have to lose if you are guaranteed a winning month? It is definitely worth a try.

I wish you the best of luck!

Online Marketing – Establishing Your Target Market

One of the most common questions that I have gotten over the past several years is “How do you successfully marketing your business online?” Establishing you target market is probably the most important thing you can do when getting your business started. The reason you want to establish your target market is to zero in on who your customers really are. If you do not know the make up of your customers, then you will be throwing money out the window when it comes to ANY type of marketing.

Let me give you an example. A few years ago, I had a client/business partner ask me about a few ways to marketing on the internet. After showing them exactly what to do and how to get their ads out there for their market to see they decided to take the easy road…or so it seemed. Instead of going out and doing their research and doing the due diligence on who their target was, they decided to cast a net over the whole ocean and see what they caught.

First of all, let me tell you that working any business like this will put you out of business very fast. Yes, you will get some prospects/leads that will come through your marketing efforts, and they might even be good prospects/leads. The problem is that you threw your marketing out for everyone to see. If you are doing any paid type of marketing you won’t be do it for long.

Marketing to the wrong set of keywords will KILL your business, produce a substandard leads, and will suck you bank account dry. You just don’t throw everything against the wall and see what sticks. On the other hand, marketing to the right set of keywords or the right target market will EXPLODE your business. Believe it or not, there really is a systematic approach to marketing a business online. So you might be to the point now where you are saying to yourself, “How do I establish my target market and how do I find the right keywords or key phrases in order to zero in on my potential customers?”

Well, the first thing that I do is get out a pen and paper and start to write down the top 10 words that relate to what my business, product, or service is all about. Remember that while you are thinking about words that relate to what you are marketing you should also be thinking about phrases. Here is an example of what I am talking about. Let’s say that you are marketing left-handed golf clubs. Your focus should not only be on keywords like golf clubs but the whole phrase “Left Handed Golf Clubs.” By having phrases that match exactly what you are offering will drastically increase the quality of your prospects/leads.

Establishing your target market is huge. Understanding your target market is the first step in internet marketing. Using Google is one of the easiest ways to find out who your target will be for your online business. There are some questions that you will need to ask yourself when researching your target market. You need to be able to answer the following questions:

- Who is your customer
- What do they do
- What is their age group
- Where do they live
- Where do they hang out

Think of as many of these types of questions as possible and answer them about your customers. This will help you establish the target market that you’re looking for. Think of as many questions as you can about your target market and write them down. The more you can know about your target market, the better you will be able to personalize your marketing to reach the segment of the population most likely to want your products and services.

Keywords and Their Impact on Target Marketing

Part of developing your target market is by understanding keywords and how they work for you. Keywords are the words search engines pick up from your web site that make it show up in internet searches on various search engines. When you are doing pay-per-click or targeted marketing, you’re going to have to have certain keywords that are targeted to the type of people that you’re looking for.

If you’re marketing on Yahoo, Google, MSN, etc., you need keywords to market to. Let’s say you’re in a home business, direct sales oriented, and you’re looking for people to market to, people who want to work from home. You need the right keywords, and the more of those keywords you have, the more of those people you will attract. Words like internet business, online business, home based business, home business, business opportunity. The more popular the keyword or keyword phrase, the more competitive it is going to be.

Keyword Tools

So as you establish your target market, try to get into some areas that might not be as highly competitive – a niche – and corner that market. Now you’re going to need a tool to mine these keywords, to find the keywords and keyword phrases you need, to put into your campaign that you’re going to be marketing to, you’re going to need a tool. This is your keyword research for target marketing. One of the tools that I go to first when I am looking into a niche market is a tool called Spyfu.com. Spyfu is a great tool to use when looking into the keywords and key phrases your competition is targeting. Not only can you research keywords and key phrases, you can type in a web address (maybe a competitors site) and research the exact keywords and phrases that they are marketing on. This tool is great research and will shorten your learning curve when working on finding your target market.

Another free keyword tool – probably one of the best free ones, because you can generate misspelled keywords – is goodkeywords.com. Let me explain what I mean about misspelled keywords. A lot of times, when people go to do a search on the internet, they are typing so fast that they type the search term in wrong. They misspell them. This site will help you come up with the most common misspellings of the keywords and search terms you want to use.

For example, with the word home business, one of the most common misspellings is o-m-e business. They are typing so fast that the “h” doesn’t work. Ome business becomes a legitimate keyword, one you can bid on. It’s very cheap and it’s a good way to get leads. If you want to use this keyword tool, you’ll need to download it to your hard drive, open up the program, and start using it. If you’re on a limited budget and want to use a free keyword generating program, Spyfu.com and goodkeywords.com are two of the best 3rd party tools that I have used.

If you want to use paid programs, adwordsaccelerator.com is about $37 a month. It’s a good program, the one I choose to use. It lays everything out for you. You can go to the website and watch a demo of their services.

Keywords, then, are the foundation of your business.

Marketing to the wrong set of keywords will suck your bank account dry!

I’ve seen people conduct internet marketing campaigns on Google and spend $1500 in about an hour and a half or two hours. They get discouraged and don’t want to do it anymore and they quit, because they can’t afford it. I’ve seen people have their bank accounts sucked dry from marketing the wrong way on the internet, so you don’t want to market to the wrong keywords.

Keywords are the foundation of your business. You have to make sure you’re marketing to highly targeted keywords and that you know exactly what you’re doing and how to manage your internet marketing.

Marketing to the wrong set of keywords will produce substandard leads!

When you produce substandard leads, you’re going to be wasting both time and money. Substandard leads lead to bad conversations with people who aren’t looking for what you’re offering. You’re going to be talking to people who aren’t going to convert.

Let’s say you’re marketing to dog grooming and you get a bunch of people from horse grooming, that’s a substandard lead. It’s not targeted to your business. They’re not looking for what you’re offering. You want to make sure that the leads you generate are ones really looking for your product.

If you’re in the sports industry and you sell sports-related equipment, you want to make sure that everyone who is coming to your site, everyone who is clicking on your ads pertains to sports industry and sports equipment.

Marketing to the wrong set of keywords will kill your business!

Over the last several years, I’ve seen this happen a number of times. People fall off because they do not know how to market and they market to the wrong target market. Learn to market to the correct target market. Find out what your market is and market to that target only. Don’t scatter your marketing efforts to all these different areas on the internet and expect to get good, quality leads. You need to have quality, targeted leads.

Another free tool that you should be using is Google’s keyword generator, at
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal?defaultView=2. This is Google’s keyword tool. It’s free and it is the one that I use most of the time. It won’t do misspellings, but if you’re marketing on Google, this is a great one to use, because it gives you a really great breakdown of the keyword searches.

The way this tool works is that you can enter a specific keyword phrase, like internet marketing. Enter the security code and then click “get more keywords.” Google generates a list of related keywords, the search volume, and the level of competition you will have with each keyword. Google’s keywords can help you find keywords you can use both with marketing on Google as well as marketing with other sites and search engines.

This is a great tool for mining for keywords that people click on. You can build campaigns around these keywords. You can copy and paste the list of words into a text or .csv file or paste it into a spreadsheet and then use the words in your marketing efforts.

You can use Google’s keyword tool to generate ideas for keywords. Try searching for other words related to internet marketing, like promoting, or marketing tips, or promoting your business. You’ll see that some of these other keywords are a little less competitive and can provide you with different alternatives for building your marketing campaigns.

Using these keywords is how you establish your target market. As you do this, make sure you remember to answer the questions about who your target market is. Then use the keyword generators to develop specific keyword tools around which you can build your marketing campaigns.

I have seen people over the past few years that have gone out of business or worse, gave up on marketing because of not focusing in on who they are marketing to. This is a very important step in you journey to becoming a great internet marketer. The people that set themselves up the right way in the beginning are the ones that end up being ultra successful and it all starts with knowing how to establish your target market.

Let the Open Golf Open Your Route to Online Profits

July 2008, and the 137th Open Golf Championship tees off at Royal Birkdale in North England, near Liverpool.

Golf is a huge market, both offline and online, and you can use The Open to grab your slice of the pie…

The Open was first played back in 1860, and is *the* tournament to win, so much so that the name The Open is enough to tell any golf fan what you are talking about.

Americans tend to call is The British Open, but the Americans call the Superbowl winners ‘world champions’, so we can just leave them with their quirks.

What we shouldn’t do though, is leave the available profits on the table.

Golf is a big business for 2 main reasons, people love to watch, and consequently love to find information about their stars.

If you can provide information about golf, you will have the attention of targeted traffic. What you can then do is tap into the main money avenue of golf – equipment.

Every golfer wants to play better, it’s the reason the game is so addictive, so it’s no surprise that the equipment manufacturers constantly seek to improve the science, to make it easier to hit longer and/or more consistent shots. It’s why the top players earn a fortune from endorsements, because those endorsements bring in millions to the equipment firms.

These firms are also shrewd in the world of business, and the online affiliate model has not passed them by. With this model, you send the web traffic to their site, and the software tracks it as referred by you. You have to register to do this, but it’s free to do so. Then if anyone buys, you get paid a commission, maybe 10%.

That may not sound like much, but if you consider a box of 12 balls can cost $120 in some cases, that 10% can soon add up to some serious money.

Apart from equipment, there is memorabilia. This is always popular in sports, from posters to books. Most top golfers write books at some point, and then you get the market of used gear and signed golf caps and so on.

All of these will have the affiliate model available. For example, a lot of people do not know that eBay has an affiliate program, so you can direct people to memorabilia items, and earn if they go on to buy.

So you can see that golf is great for profit potential, and the 2008 hosting of The Open is as good an opportunity as any.