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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

AIS - misconceptions & advice

Misconception #1 AIS sites have Google Adsense plastered all over them. Wrong! My most successful AIS sites have never had Adsense or any 3rd party advertising on them. Misconception #2 AIS sites need regular updating. Wrong! A true AIS site will never need updating. The A in AIS stands for Automated. Misconception #3 All AIS sites are "spam sites". Wrong! Can a site with links, content, products to sell, amazon, ebooks, further reading, etc etc be considered spam? If so then the Internet should not exist. Misconception #4 All AIS sites are created using Automatic Site Generators. Wrong! My top 4 AIS sites were hand built by me. Misconception #5 AIS sites earn money straightaway. Wrong! Any site, AIS or not, needs visitors - if you have no traffic, expect no income. Is AIS right for everyone? Of course not - some people just don't have any spark. But most people are able to run AIS, even if they don't yet know it. So you want to give AIS a go? 1/ Try not to listen to "glass half empty" people. 2/ Try to forge your own path rather than copy someone elses blueprint. 3/ Remember that AIS sites are just that - automated - once you get traffic. 4/ Don't get sucked into the hype that people come up with "I earn $30k a month so I'm better than you". Go with your gut feeling. 5/ Remember that AIS is not a quick fix to money problems - it will probably take many months to get to even $10 per day. How to build an AIS site 1/ Think of a problem. 2/ Come up with a solution. 3/ Sell the solution. Easy! Example Problem: some people suffer with terrible dandruff. Solution: have someone you know (or a friend of a friend) write down how to properly wash hair and treat scalp problems. Most good hairdressers know this, and everyone knows a hairdresser, surely. Now sell it: Speak to the hairdresser. Create an eBook. Create a site. Sell the eBook. Easy! YOU CAN DO IT. I know you can, you know you can. What is stopping you from creating your own AIS site within the next month? Most likely procrastination.

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4 Comments:

At 1/18/2006 10:56:00 AM, Blogger HCG said...

Motivational stuff! Although I'm not quite sure how legal it'd be for me to start AIS'ing alongside a full time job!

x

 
At 1/18/2006 11:57:00 AM, Anonymous Aitch said...

Good stuff Gary.

I think it's an essential qualification to be positive in this game. A little bit of 'healthy' skepticism doesn't hurt sometimes though, as there's such a lot of hard sell out there among the genuinely good honest advice, and it’s not always easy to distinguish between the 2.

AIS is something I’ve been thinking about lately, but you're right, 'procrastination' gets in the way every time.

I'll start reading your blog a bit more in an attempt to get inspired and motivated.

Cheers and thanks for your latest piece as it’s cleared a few ‘misconceptions up for me.

Aitch

 
At 1/18/2006 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Chris H said...

Nice post G!

One thing that grates with me is the sites that say summat like "$25,000 a month for NO work!"

Billhooks! The real hard work comes in undertanding the systems, identifying opportunities, setting up processes and streams and, optionally, the continual monitoring and tweaking.

All worth it though!

 
At 1/18/2006 09:06:00 PM, Anonymous One Dollar A Day said...

Yes, good post burt. Everybody should try their hand at one AIS site at least!

tobz

 

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