Autoresponder: AWeber

Welcome back! I’ve just finished putting up a free trial promo from those masters of the autoresponder, AWeber. I found the info on their site’s affiliate page, so thought it would be a good idea to try out here on my Products page. AWeber give you the code to create a small opt-in box that allows your visitors to sign up for their free trial (it doesn’t count towards you list). They then promote themselves vis email which gives you a much better chance at gaining more affiliate sign-ups.

There should be plenty of takers, as all internet marketers need an autoresponder. And AWeber are the best in the business! If you haven’t set one up yet, take a look at AWeber and have a look for yourself.

Now, having given AWeber a nice plug, I’m going to deal them out a bit of a rollicking.

I’m a tad picky when it comes to clean html code. I’ve built what I belive is a damn nice site in The Honest Way and I’ve spent a fair amount of time and effort to ensure all my code is xhtml 1.0 compliant. So I really don’t appreciate third party code messing it up with gargoyles like nested tables. Yep, even the mighty AWeber are still giving out prehistoric html code for their opt-in forms that contain ugly nested tables, repeating <font> tags and other nasties.

So I had to spend more time modifying that code to work with a <div> tags using css to keep it all clean. But it’s worth doing it because it looks better and the w3c people prefer clean html/xhtml.

End of that minor rant.

Other News

The “other” Honest Way Blog is still hanging in there and I’m making sure it still gets regular updates (I put out a version of this post over there just now. It’s important to keep it on, as it provides extra exposure for this site and the all-important backlink too. Every little helps!

The Honest Way Forum is also enjoying a good start in life. We’ve got up to 20 members at the time of writing this and I predict that number to double by the end of the week. So if you haven’t registered there yet, now is the time if you still want to get in early.

Well, that’s all for today. Thanks for dropping by and poking your head round the door.

Terry Didcott
The Honest Way

How Did This Site Come About?

There’s an interesting but thankfully short story behind the creation of The Honest Way.

It all came about thanks to the inspiration gleaned from one Steven Wagenheim, a respected online entrepeneur and stalwart of top forums like Warriors and Whydowork as well as a long term MPAM member.

He had already released a short series of informational articles to the MPAM forum for the benefit of its members and these were an absolute mine of online marketing and promotional inspiration.

Before reading these articles, I’d been hooked on the idea presented by SEO 20/20’s “The Plan” which involved setting up a series of websites over a fairly gradual length of time and promoting them using unique articles submitted to article directories as well as posted on each site.

I’d already set up my first site at Hypnosis with Music CDs to sell hypnosis self-help CDs and provide informational articles about hypnosis. The idea was to use adsense as a monetising addition, but fell foul of their “invalid clicks” rule and got banned. So I needed another source of revenue.

Steven’s articles paved the way to increase traffic to that site, but more importantly showed me how best to set up a second site (then a third… etc) and market it to produce an alternative income stream. After all, I knew from MPAM that the way to earn a decent income online I’d need multiple income streams.

But the kick up the backside came when Steven released My Secret Articles. I knew I needed to promote that package and it told me exactly how to do it, so I knew I had to set up a new site to promote it – and fast. I already had the basic layout for The Honest Way, so I just needed hosting and to write some articles to go with it.

Here is teh result as you see it now. There are a total of 9 articles as I write this, a forum which is strating to grow with new members joining daily and finally this blog.

So keep looking in, I aim to keep it updated regularly as well as keep posting in the forum. My next site is on the drawing board and should be released soon – I’ll announce that here too.

See you soon,

Terry Didcott