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The REAL Mark Wilson is a blog aimed at those interested in Internet Marketing or looking to make a full time income online. You will also find stuff related to my non-business interests, as well as general posts about what's going on in my life at any given time.

Free-Squidoo-GuideHave you been putting off using Squidoo in your online marketing efforts? Squidoo is one of the top Web 2.0 type sites for creating free web pages (Squidoo calls them Lenses), and Pot Pie Girl has produced a 50+ page FREE Squidoo Guide for you to download.

The guide walks you step-by-step through creating your first Squidoo Lens, from creating your account, right through to publishing the page. There are tons of diagrams and Jennifer’s clear and easy style of explanation means that you won’t get stuck along the way.

If you’ve been looking for a way to make money online, but don’t want to have to shell out your hard earned cash to get started, then this guide is perfect for you. The guide is free, squidoo is free, and if you follow Pot Pie Girl’s example you’re bound to end up with a Squidoo Lens that’s making you money in no time.

It really is as close as you can get to creating cash out of thin air! Download the Free Squidoo Guide here. Enjoy!


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If you’re in need of a domain name or three for your next niche marketing project, here’s a coupon that will get you a discount on the standard price of $9.69 from Namecheap.

Go to Namecheap and enter FLORESCENCE in the Coupon box when you are registering your domain name, the discount will be applied and you’ll get the domain for $8.81.

The coupon is valid for the month on May.


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The recession continues to bite hard for many people, despite politicians’ best efforts to assure us that the worst is over and that there are signs of recovery. Like most people, I take statements like that with just a little pinch of salt. It’s not all doom and gloom, however. Especially if you are an Internet Marketer.

There are still plenty of opportunities out there to make money online, but you may have to thinks differently to find them. People change their buying habits when they encounter financial difficulties and during recessionary times. They don’t stop buying. They just change what they buy, and how they make decisions about what to buy. If you can understand and adapt to that, you can buck the trend and make more money online.

Many restaurants, for example, are struggling at the moment, but a number of grocery chains have made huge profits as people forfeit eating out in favour of cooking at home. If something in your home breaks down, you might now look for a repair manual or a repair service instead of simply buying a replacement.

Adaptation is a unique and incredibly powerful benefit of pursuing an income through Internet Marketing. The vast majority of marketers are either one-person operations working from home, or they operate as small companies with just a few staff. And because we usually don’t have money tied up in infrastructure, this makes it possible for us to be promoting luxury car accessories today, and a guide to avoiding car repossession tomorrow.

That level of flexibility allows us to change direction any time we want to. We can ensure that we are marketing products or services that are currently in demand, not something that was selling like gangbusters at the height of the economic boom.

In a lot of cases, the exact same hot buttons that cause people to buy, remain unchanged by the economic climate. There are still plenty of desperate buyers out there to be found, you just need to think about what kind of things you would buy, even if you didn’t really have the money to. If you had a dodgy knee that gave you daily pain and needed to be stabilised, you would buy a knee support - no question. Pain is a great motivator. So is fear - just take a look in Google Insights for Search at the trend graph for Flu Masks!

Of course, it isn’t just negative emotions that drive people to buy. But it does make you think, doesn’t it?


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Not having a personal blog these days is almost a crime. It’s like not having bank account. You can get by without one, but why would you want to?  How I’ve managed without one for so long, I don’t know. So it’s time to rectify the situation with the launch of

Yes, there are other Mark Wilsons out there … apparently … but they’re all impostors. I’m the REAL one!

I expect to post a lot here about various Internet marketing topics. I have several websites in development that I will tell you more about closer to their launch. I am likely to talk about my passion for music and motor racing. And I will probably vent and rant from time to time, and generally express myself in a way that I wouldn’t to your face (’cos, I’m a nice guy really).

So welcome to my new blog. I hope you enjoy it.


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