Your approach is what is wrong..
You are taking a very common approach.. Even a lot of pointy headed "smart" people will tell you similar things.. I am guessing you read a lot of blogs on how to make money online..
I have read them as well, just to see what they say.. Often, they are talking about "poor mans" techniques which don't often work..
TO GIVE IT TO YOU STRAIGHT:
I have been doing this 8 years with no job.. $250,000 a year..
2. Good products.
3. Good ads..
TRAFFIC is generally where most make the mistake.. They are cheap and not willing to pay for traffic.. Maybe, because they were burned or just cheap, who knows..
TRAFFIC.. Ebay = Traffic.. Adwords = Traffic..
EBAY = Algebra
ADWORDS = Calculus
Ebay is the easiest place to make money.. Everyone complains, but that is because they just don't know how to sell..
I use to pay them $4000 a month.. I make $15,000 a month there..
SO, WHAT DO WE DO:
1. Either, we sell the item you are refering to on ebay and using adwords, or we try other products.. And I can show you easily how to pick the right products..
2. Both.. Sell the item/service you are trying to promote and also other items.. Probably best approach..
--- On Wed, 1/7/09, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: E-Book Business
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 5:47 PM
Anthony: Thanks so much for responding. I am on disability and my husband was just laid off. I need a steady income. You promised 2,000 ebooks. Do you have them or not? I'm willing to work 24/7 which I do now but I don't make any money for being a good writer or having an interesting website with a lot of traffic. I also host other artists on my website. Right now I'm not advertising, I just can't figure it out. I also order the E-book Compiler but I haven't the slightest idea how to make my e-book pretty? Could you help me with this?
I'm thinking paper books will be obsolete at some time and e-books are the way to go. I am in the business of writing articles & poetry, I make art & music slides. Check my website out. I am a very hard worker but I need something to sell besides my book and ebook on my site.
Please write back soon. Thank you. Joyce White