Welcome to my Home on the Web!

buying-a-green-home-welcome-matThis is a sticky post to thank you for visiting my website! (My blog is immediately below). This website is an ever-growing repository of information that will help you learn how to make money online.

In the different sections you will find tools, resources, and techniques that myself and many other Internet marketers use or have used successfully to make money online. You can find out more about who I am in the “Meet Rafael” section.

The Internet Marketing industry is very fluid and is constantly evolving, and I update this website accordingly in order to offer the latest information as it becomes available to me. A marketing strategy that works great today may not work at all six months from now, and if you keep up with this site you’ll be able to stay on top of changes that may affect your business and your income.

Learning how to make money online is not difficult, but requires focus, patience, and most of all, perseverance! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, and let’s make some money!

Rafael  };-)



482692_591460737549175_109287518_nIf you’ve been around the online marketing scene for a while, chances are you have noticed that all the gurus and the heavy-hitters have their own sales and instruction webinars…

Most of the time these webinars give off an impression of professionalism and wealth, since they appear to be so well put together and so expensive…

Well, webinars are not just for the gurus and the heavy-hitters anymore, because now regular folks like you and me can put together professional, prestigious-looking webinars using Webinars OnAir, the all-in-one webinar suite for Google Hangouts!

This marketing tool is affordable, very user-friendly, and quite comprehensive in its capabilities…

It will allow you to create a webinar from scratch in 3 easy steps, without having to learn complicated techie stuff…

It will also allow you to use all the cool money-making features that the gurus use in their webinars, like redirecting your webinar attendees to your sales page once the webinar ends, and flashing clickable offers in front of your audience.

With Webinars OnAir you get all the professional features that invariably increase sales in a neat package that revolves around Google Hangouts, the premiere webinar platform used by every serious online marketer nowadays.

These features include the ability to use tracking pixels that embed in your webinar, (so that your attendees continue to be retargeted to your offer long after the webinar has ended), automation capabilities that will save you tremendous amounts of time, and a powerful communication system that will allow you to establish clear communication with your webinar attendees.

Webinars OnAir integrates easily with all the other platforms we use as online marketers, like Aweber, GetResponse, PayPal, etc., and to put it simply, provides the best opportunity for creation of professional webinars that will take your business to the next level.

Do your business a favor and get all the details… You can visit the Webinars OnAir website by clicking HERE.

Become Financially Independent Using The Traffic Authority System!

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What is the #1 thing online marketers need in order to be successful, (other than a high-converting sales funnel)?… If you answered with the word “TRAFFIC”, you are absolutely correct!

Do you think you could make money offering high-quality traffic to these online marketers who so desperately need it?


That is what the new Traffic Authority business system is all about… It was created by the same pioneering folks who conceived and started the highly rated CPC Broker system a few years back, which was really the first outlet to provide high quality, affordable traffic to the online marketing community. These gentlemen’s names are Greg Chambers, Doug Wellens and Chad Stalvey.

What is different about Traffic Authority is that on top of providing that same quality traffic, it also offers the opportunity to become a reseller of the various traffic packages that are available in the system’s Traffic Store, and make anywhere from $100 to an astounding $4,000 a pop

And the Traffic Store does ALL OF THE SELLING FOR YOU!

The system’s flagship product is the “Traffic Optimizer” suite of tools, which include a superb squeeze page builder, link trackers, rotators, and split-testing software that allows online marketers to do business online efficiently and cost-effectively. As a Traffic Authority member you get full access to all of these tools, of course.

The monthly cost for this product is $27, and the monthly commission you get paid for as long as your client has an active account is $20, which is quite generous!

The system also features something called the Traffic Academy, which consists of a comprehensive ‘A to Z’ course on online marketing, lead generation, and how to convert those leads into paying customers. The Traffic Academy will also offer live training via webinar, taught by actual 6 and 7-figure earners within the online marketing industry.

So, the combination of the Traffic Optimizer, the Traffic Store, and the Traffic Academy actually offers everything that is needed to make money online in one convenient package that was tailor-made for people who are new to online marketing, and also for folks who don’t want to deal with complicated technical issues like building sales funnels, landing pages, HTML, coding, etc.

The founders of this program are undisputed experts in traffic generation, and I’ve been involved with their businesses since they created CPC Broker back in late 2012. About 9 months ago they started a beta test for what would ultimately become Traffic Authority and I was involved with that as well, with good results. I am very much looking forward to this new phase and to the opportunity provided by Traffic Authority!

Do yourself and your online business a favor, and check out the details HERE… You can thank me later!

Raise The Money You Need To Make Money!

raise-money-doulas-150x150I am sure you have heard the saying “it takes money to make money” before, and that’s a good thing because it is absolutely true!

Some of the things that I hear most frequently from people who are trying to get started making money online is “Can I get started with no money?“, or “I never thought I would have to spend money on this!

Folks, starting a business online is just like starting a traditional brick-and-mortar business… You have to make an initial investment of at least some money, along with a lot of work, perseverance, and patience. And unfortunately, starting any business brings with it the risk that you might lose your entire investment due to factors that are beyond your control! Entrepreneurship can be cold-hearted that way sometimes.

However, the bright side to starting a business online and making it grow into a successful and profitable enterprise is that it generally requires a much, MUCH smaller investment in terms of money… You’ll still have to work hard, make intelligent choices and decisions, and you’ll still need patience, but you can get started with as little as a couple thousand dollars, (which is unheard-of in the brick-and-mortar business world).

It is exponentially easier to raise a couple thousand dollars than it is to raise a couple hundred thousand dollars, which is the bare minimum you’d have to come up with in order to establish yourself in a traditional brick-and-mortar business, (that could easily fail and cause you to lose everything).

Not only does it take much less money to start an online business, but you can run that online business without having to worry about the usual ongoing expenses that a traditional business owner must worry about, like rent, utilities, employee payroll, etc.

You can start an online business from your kitchen table with a laptop computer, with virtually no overhead to speak of, multiplying your chances of achieving success in a way that you just would not be able to find while opening a traditional business.

All you have to do is find a way to raise the initial seed money, and you will do it if being your own boss and walking away from an unsatisfying, soul-killing J-O-B is REALLY something you want and need to do.

Do you have credit cards? Instead of using them to pay for things you don’t really need and could do without, use them for seed money to start your business.

Have a checking or savings account? Ask your bank to give you a small loan using your bank account as collateral… I’ve been able to borrow up to $5,000 in the past doing this, with the added benefit that I was able to build a decent credit history when I paid the loan off.

Do you own a car that is less than 10 years old? You can get a loan using your title as collateral.

Or you could do as I did in 2007 and take a part time job on top of your regular, full-time job, in order to raise the money you need to start your business… I saved the money I made from my part-time job and used my full-time job income to pay my bills. At the end of the year I had about $6,500 saved up, and I used that money for business purposes.

There really are many avenues you can turn to in order to raise the money you need to get started, and if you are truly motivated I have no doubt that you will… Let me know when you do and I will show you the next step towards financial independence!

Announcing Upgrades to the Millionaire Marketing Machine Program!


This program was one of the first ones I promoted when I got started with online marketing about 4 years ago… It was great then, and the recent upgrades it’s received have made it even better!

The Millionaire Marketing Machine program is a top-tier, direct sales system that allows members to make anywhere from $500 to $20,000 per sale. It started life as the Automated Money Machine, has been around for almost six years, (a lifetime in the home-based business industry), and has nothing to do with Cash-Gifting or MLM.

This program provides a good opportunity to earn a six-figure income to anyone willing to make a serious effort to improve their financial situation, (regardless of background or experience), by following instructions and being willing to invest in themselves and their success.

The product at the core of the Millionaire Marketing Machine program consists of six different digital information packages that each come with their own Master Resale Rights license… This product is what makes the program legal. The digital information packages include updated training that comes in both video and audio formats, which cover every facet of online marketing, along with bonuses and tools geared towards enhancing the student’s ability to become an effective and successful online marketer.

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To become a program member, the costs are a one-time payment to purchase one of the six packages, and a one-time administrative fee to cover the costs of the replicated website, autoresponder, and hosting that each member receives.

There are no monthly or annual fees of any kind, or auto shipments or additional purchasing requirements. The only other expense would be to pay for promotion and marketing, just as happens with any other business.

The one-time package prices and admin fees are as follows:

Bronze Package: $500 plus $195 admin fee
Silver Package: $2,000 plus $196 admin fee
Gold Package: $3,500 plus $197 admin fee
Platinum Package: $6,500 plus $248 admin fee
Diamond Package: $12,000 plus $298 admin fee
Elite Package: $20,000 plus $485 admin fee

While these figures might seem high to some, they are actually what distinguishes this program from the rest and what determines the great success it has generated. As opposed to the typical MLM program, (where earnings are small due to the small entry fees and costs), a higher entry fee makes for a much higher and faster earning potential.

Membership in the Millionaire Marketing Machine program has been likened by many to owning a business franchise that you run from your home, for a much more affordable price and without any of the costs associated with actually owning one of the well-known franchises… (When I last checked on this, the smallest franchise out there required a personal net worth of at least $250,000 and a verifiable income of at least $75,000 per year).

With the MMM program you can own a profitable franchise and run it from your kitchen table, starting from scratch and without any of the overhead!

The system’s compensation model features a 1-up plan that has been proven to be successful over time… It consists on the first sale one makes being passed up to one’s sponsor in order to become qualified to receive 100% commissions for life afterwards.




The amount of money you make with each sale is limited to the level at which you are qualified…

For example, the most popular level at which people join is the $3,500 Gold level. If you are at this level, you can get paid 100% commissions if you sell Bronze, Silver, or Gold packages… But if you sell a Platinum package, you would only get the $3,500 that you are qualified to receive, and the other $3,000 would go to the first person above you who is qualified at the Platinum level or higher. You can upgrade your level at any time by paying the difference between your level and the higher one you want, and the corresponding admin fee.

This means that you don’t only make money on the sales that you make, but you also make money on pass-ups and upgrades! How’s that for recurring income?

In addition to all this, there is a phone marketing team option that was recently introduced into the program, where you can take advantage of the expertise and skill of phone marketing professionals who do your cold-calling, prospecting, and qualifying of leads for you… Unlocking this option is FREE and paid-for for members of my MMM team who come in at the Silver or Gold levels!

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further or in joining, please CLICK HERE for more info…

I provide tons of training and support to the folks who join my team, along with incentives designed to make them succeed and start making money as fast as possible… Let’s make 2015 our most prosperous year yet!

List Building Mistakes: Spamming Your List!

Life-Insurance-Mistakes-150x150About the worst thing that online marketers can do is drown their list subscribers with cheap offers that are irrelevant and useless to them!

I see it time and time again, because I make it a point to opt into different lists to see how the list owner is approaching the subscribers…

You can’t expect to have a list of loyal subscribers if you send them four or five sales emails per day, every single day!

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as spamming your own list, (even if every subscriber has opted in voluntarily), and it is one of the fastest paths to failure in this industry.

You have to treat your list subscribers with respect and consideration, and as I pointed out earlier, you need to provide them with all the training and support you possibly

Many of them either are now, or will eventually become, members of your team, and your success depends on theirs.

Send them two items involving meaningful training and support for every email offer you make to them, and when you do send them offers, make sure the offers are relevant
to the topic of the list!

I would not send you the same offers that I send to the subscribers to my Weight Loss list, and I would not send them the offers that I send you… See what I mean?

Treat your subscribers with the consideration you would like to have shown to yourself, and chances are you will be handsomely rewarded for it!

List Building Mistakes: Failure To Split-Test and Track Results

oops3-150x150This mistake is made by most of the people who enter the online marketing industry…FAILURE TO SPLIT TEST AND TRACK RESULTS.

Split testing is basically testing the same offer using two or three different squeeze pages to see which one delivers the best results. It also involves using different copy, different layouts, and different color schemes to advertise the same offer.

The purpose of split testing is to refine and adjust your efforts in order to produce the formula that yields the highest ROI, or return on investment.

As a general rule, the average online marketer shoots for a ROI of 150% or better, (recovering the initial investment plus 50% more in profits).

Once you find that formula, you can scale by reinvesting your profits on buying more advertising, and that will allow you to drive your earnings as far as you want them to go.

You have to split-test, and you also have to TRACK every little thing you do as far as advertising goes, in order to sort the advertising methods that work well for you from the ones that don’t.

There are several software solutions for tracking, and one that has worked well for me over time is AdTrackzGold, which makes it easy to track each advertising campaign you launch down to the last click. Other effective and user-friendly tracking solutions are ClickMagick and HyperTracker.

Failure to split test and track ad campaigns are a part of the reason why 98% of the people that enter the online marketing industry end up failing…Don’t be one of them!

List-Building Mistakes: Failing To Create Your Own Brand

Investment-Mistakes-150x1501There is a very wise saying about the Biz Opp/Affiliate industry that remains as true today as it was the first time I heard it years ago…PEOPLE DON’T JOIN COMPANIES, THEY JOIN PEOPLE.

That means that in order to become successful in the Biz Opp/Affiliate Marketing industry you have to focus your efforts on becoming a trust-worthy, competent and caring team-player and team-builder, who helps others succeed…You have to BRAND YOURSELF as such.

The mistake that online marketers make in this regard is that often they are unaware of the fact that their success online lies in their ability to build a list of subscribers that know, like, and trust them.

The best way to brand yourself is by building a list that is focused primarily on providing support and training to your prospects! There is no better way to gain a person’s trust and respect than by sharing with them the information that will help them become successful.

If you do this, your prospects will come to know, like, and trust you, because they will realize that you are not just out to make a fast buck and then disappear.

Have you ever opted into someone’s list just to be bombarded relentlessly with all kinds of offers for cheap gimmicks and useless crap? I have, and quickly realized that those are the people that give the online marketing industry as a whole a bad name.

There are excellent tools out there that can help you brand yourself while promoting your biz opp or affiliate opportunity, and I will share them with you as this conversation progresses.

For now, you may want to consider setting up a blog!

A blog like this one is a perfect platform to brand yourself, to establish a presence as a serious online marketer, and to promote the opportunities and systems that you may be involved with.

For some free video training on how to set up a blog of your own, click HERE and then click on “Start Here” on the upper left side of the page…

Talk to you later!

List-Building Mistakes: Using The Generic Squeeze Page/Autoresponder Your Company Gives You

9083765513_117ab533e2-150x150Some online marketing companies offer the possibility of using their own generic autoresponder in conjunction
with their generic squeeze page…

While this may seem convenient, relying on this kind of arrangement is a bad mistake for those who want to become serious online marketers.

The main reason why this is a mistake is this: YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR OWN LIST!

Let’s say you decide to follow my advice and design your own unique squeeze page to promote your online marketing company opportunity…You set everything up and start driving traffic to your squeeze page.

Leads start coming in, but you don’t have your own autoresponder, so the default generic company autoresponder captures them and starts following up with them…

Problem is, the leads you drove into that system become the company’s leads, and you can’t build a relationship of trust with them because you can’t control the messages that the generic autoresponder sends out to them…

For all you know, they are probably being bombarded every day with annoying high-pressure sales pitches!

The average business opportunity/affiliate offer survives only 6 months, so if the company you are promoting goes belly-up,  there go all the leads you got for them (since you were using the company’s autoresponder instead of having your own).

You NEED to have YOUR OWN squeeze page that you can connect to YOUR OWN personal autoresponder. You also need to have 100% control over your autoresponder so that you can build YOUR OWN LIST and create a positive relationship of trust with your list subscribers.

Remember I told you about my mentor that has a list of 40,000 subscribers that earns him $30,000 per month on average?


Having your own autoresponder does not require a big money investment…You can have yours with all the bells and whistles for  about $20 a month…

My autoresponder system of choice is here and I recommend it highly…

In my next email we will go into Critical List Building Mistake #3, which has to do with Branding…

List-Building Mistakes: Using Generic Squeeze Pages!

Life-Insurance-Mistakes-150x150This one’s a killer, and it can hamper your ability to build your list and your business in a bad way from the get-go…

Most online marketing systems nowadays give their affiliates a generic link or squeeze page to use in their marketing…That squeeze page may be tested and attractive, but the problem is that 99% of the other 40,000 affiliates promoting your online marketing system are using it as well.

There is a phenomenon called “banner blindness” that consists in people automatically ignoring a banner that shows up every two seconds everywhere they turn when they are surfing the Web, and the same thing happens with squeeze pages.

Your prospect will encounter the generic squeeze page for your online marketing company ten thousand times as he/she searches around the Web for a good income opportunity, and will shut it out and start ignoring it after a short while.

You need to design your own unique squeeze page featuring your own unique pitch, in order to attract your prospect’s attention and stand out above the the rest of the 40,000 other affiliates promoting your same system.

In past posts I talked about the definition of a Unique Selling Proposition, (or USP), and why it is so important for you to figure out your offer’s USP…

What is your online marketing system’s Unique Selling Proposition? Figure it out, and then tease your prospects with a hint of it on your own unique squeeze page to spark their curiosity and compel them to give you their email address!

You can CLICK HERE for an affordable and super-effective tool that will help you create your own outstanding and lead-producing squeeze pages in no time and with minimal effort.

In my next post I’ll give you Critical List-Building Mistake #2, which deals with the way in which your autoresponder works with your squeeze page…

Stay tuned!

List Building 101: Your Main List Building Tools!

list-building-350x332-150x150OK! The main tools you will need to start building your list are as follows:

* As we discussed in my last blog post, you will need a couple of landing pages, (or squeeze pages, as they are also known). If you recall, the purpose of a squeeze page is to provide just enough information to make your prospect curious, along with a free giveaway in exchange for his/her email address, (the free giveaway is usually information in the form of a video or a PDF report).

A squeeze page usually looks like THIS! The main resource I used to build that particular squeeze page is inexpensive and works beautifully… You can find it HERE!

* Your own autoresponder account. An autoresponder is an email management system that lets you send email to hundreds or even thousands of contacts in a specific sequence, at a frequency that you choose. Think of the autoresponder as your very own sales agent, that is online and working for you 24/7/365! It is vital for anyone thinking of doing business online.

The autoresponder I use is Aweber, and you can find it HERE!

* A hosting account for your squeeze pages! My hosting provider of choice is HostGator, because they have excellent customer service and are very reliable. You should go with the baby program in the beginning, and upgrade as you go if you need to.

You can find them HERE!

*  Lastly, you will need to purchase a domain name for your hosting account and your main squeeze page. I always recommend getting domain names from GoDaddy, because they provide great customer service and low prices.

For more info on how to use domain names, you can refer to this blog post that I wrote some time ago:

These are the main elements you will need in order to start building your list of subscribers…

In coming posts I will go into the way in which these tools work together in order to enable you to build your list, and I will also explain the most common mistakes that new online marketers make in regards to this vital activity, so you can avoid them!

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