Learn How To Make Money With Cartoons

Would you like to be a cartoonist?

Are you one of those people whose cubicle is lined with cartoons? Do you love to make people laugh? Do you dream of someday escaping your cubical and making a living as a cartoonist? This article won’t teach you how to do that (sorry about that) but it will show you how you can get started and make a name for yourself while making enough money to pay a bill or two.

Cartooning On the Internet

There are virtually a million ways to get your cartoons published on the Internet but not all of them will make you money so be careful how you approach publishing in this medium. One thing you should do, whether it makes you money or not, is start a blog. Most successful cartoonists have found them an important part of their business so what does that tell you? The nice thing about blogs is that it is possible to make money with them by setting up advertisements on the blog. There are many people out there who make a pretty good living just through commercialized blogging alone but the catch is that you need to build up pretty good traffic before you can expect to make any money this way. If you set up your Internet cartoon presence properly, though, you may never need to bother with any of the following publishing possibilities. If you do find it’s taking a while to get the money flowing, then you may find the greeting card industry a nice place for a you, as a newbie, to get started.

Cartoon Greeting Cards

Greeting card companies have been a traditional money maker for beginning writers and artists for many years. This is a great way to make a little extra cash and start building your publishing credentials. To set about getting published just do a search for Greeting Card Publishers or order a book with artist’s market information (or writer’s market information) and read each companies submission requirements to find out how you need to submit your work. If this is something you think you could really get into then you could even start your own greeting cards company and self publish (just be sure to do your research before you start down this path). If, however, the thought of creating yet another birthday cartoon bores you to tears you may find some excellent cartooning possibilities right in your back yard with the advertising industry.

Cartoon Advertisements

If you are like most people these days, you are constantly being bombarded with advertisements. Business owners simply must advertise to get business (unless they are extremely lucky) and that creates a great opportunity for you. Keep your eyes open as you go about your day to day business. For example, say you drop off your dry cleaning at a dry cleaning store and you see that they have a uninteresting or badly drawn logo… offer to draw them a better one (for a fee of course or maybe even make a trade). Then the next day perhaps when you take your child to the dentist they hand you a brochure to teach your kids how to take care of their teeth and the brochure is so poorly done it could bore a patent examiner. You can then offer to help them create one with cartoons that will interest kids. The possibilities are virtually endless in this field and if you get good enough the income can go through the roof. If you really are not into commercial stuff, though, another great niche to consider is the book and magazine illustrations market.

Cartoon Book and Magazine Illustrations

The best category in book and magazine illustrations is, naturally enough, the children’s market but there are a few other categories (like politics) that usually make use of cartoons. When approaching this market be sure to make good use of your creativity since working for the large publishers can be very competitive. To get your foot in the door, look for smaller publishers and the internet e-zine publishers can also be a great place to get started. Yet another place you might want to consider looking are the self-publishing companies, it’s truly amazing how many people are getting into self publishing and never before in history have there been so many words being published yet most of the people publishing all those words can’t draw to save their life. These markets are just beginning to grow and I have even seen one or two low quality cartoon stock providers (sort of like stock photography) looking to cater to these types of markets. Now is the time to jump in before they start to get too saturated (like the stock photography markets is). If you decided to start a stock cartoon business you may not even need to know how to create cartoons yourself, all you need is the ability to judge what kind of cartoons your customers would like and then find cartoonists who can supply them.

Cartoon Dreams

Where there is a will, there is a way, but with all the opportunities that are available in the world today ‘the way’ shouldn’t be too difficult. A good sense of humor and the desire to draw cartoons is really all the requirements you need to get started. You don’t even need to know how to draw that well since great drawing skills have never been a really important requirement for the cartoonist (just look at some of the most famous cartoonists out there). There are also a lot of great tools available to help you learn how to draw. If you do happen to be one of those who is artistically challenged then check out my cartooning book and software [http://www.computer-graphics-haven.com/GraphicsHelpTopics/GraphicsResources/Beginning_Cartooning/BeginnerCartoonist.html] reviews to find some of the best resources to help you get started.

Understanding Max International: Can You Really Make Money With Max International?

Launched in 2007, Max International offers health enhancing products with a patented formulation called MaxGXL. In addition to their products, they offer a business opportunity for those that would like to make a career marketing their products. Anybody can learn how to succeed with marketing, but can you really make money marketing Max International products? Can you become rich, and if so, how rich?

The Thing: Currently Max International offers a total of 9 products all relating to health enhancement. Their products mainly relate to support of all cells in your body by nourishing Glutathione, which protects the nucleus of the cell and is the primary protector of the Immune Cell.

1. MaxOne – This is the most advance Glutathione support supplement they offer. Each bottle providing 60 capsules with instructions to take just two capsules a day. MaxOne gives your body the nutrients it needs to fight oxidative stress and strengthen your cells’ immunity.

2. Max N-Fuze – This product is an Antioxidant Defense. It begins by giving your body advanced cellular defense, strengthens the body’s antioxidant defense, supports glutathione functioning, and gives your body other vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin A and Vitamin B.

3. MaxATP – Designed to be the ultimate energizing glutathione supporter of all their products, served as a drink. MaxATP, replenishes energy reserves and helps fight fatigue, builds ATP in your heart and muscles, and increases vitality.

The Opportunity: Max International seems to have a good line of products to offer, but is their income business opportunity worth your time? Can you really make money through Max International affiliate marketing. They currently offer 9 ways you could get paid marketing their products including Retail Profits, Preferred Customer Bonus, FastTrack Bonus, Double FastTrack Bonus, Team Bonus, Unlimited Seven-Level Matching Check Bonus, Platinum and Diamond Leadership Pool, Global Bonus Pool, and Max Living Bonus. For most companies, multiple ways of getting paid is a great sign of a very lucrative business opportunity. We’ll discuss a few to see if the cash is there.

1. Retail Profits – This way of getting paid is pretty basic and usually comes with all affiliate companies such as Max International, in which gives members the ability to market their products and keep the remainder as personal profit. You are able to buy product as a lower cost, sell them for a higher cost, and keep the remainder. For example: If you buy Max N-Fuze for $15 a bottle, re-sell it for $35 a bottle, you keep $20 personal profit.

2. FastTrack Bonus – In order to get started in this company(we’ll discuss more later) you have to purchase some type of Product Pack. However, you can also earn money by referring a member into the business in your team. By doing this, that member has to purchase a Product Pack as well, allowing you to qualify for weekly FastTrack Commissions.

3. Max Living Bonus – To my understanding, in order to qualify for this Bonus you must achieve all other previous 1-8 payouts. When this happen, on-top of everything else you may be getting paid, the Max Living Bonus qualifies you to earn up to $1,500 each month of residual income.

The Cost: The first thing you have to do in order to take advantage of the income opportunity Max International has to offer is to pay $49 as an initial member fee. After you pay the starter fee, you must, obviously, buy inventory to market and re-sell.

To conclude, yes you can make money with Max International!

Final Thoughts: Max International has a good line of products relating to health enhancement. However, these products are generally overpriced, which make it difficult for members to buy them(even after the membership product price drops) and just as difficult for the general public to buy them. Plus, there isn’t any real evidence their products are the best. There’s plenty of other companies that offer the same types of products with the same types of results and/or complaints. All companies have complaints, but this one seems to have a little more for comfort. Max International is certainly not a scam, but it’s possible that their products certainly aren’t the best.

Network Marketing companies centered around health have a huge competitive playing field and they don’t seem to be doing the best job keeping up. As an easy example, there are a lot of companies that have started in the same year as Max International(2007) with much more than 9 products. In this industry, speed is the game and quality is the name. Lastly, their compensation plan is weak. The Max Living Bonus is the companies best payout up to $1,500 a month of residual income.

If you’re looking for a way to make a substantial amount of residual income from a business opportunity, there is a better way. Click on the link to get started with an opportunity that delivers real results, with payouts Starting at $1,500 a week!

*Dustin Hale is Not affiliated with Max International or their business opportunity.

What Goes Into Deciding a Name That Will Help You to Make Money With The Internet

If you have a gnawing sense that choosing a name for your new business is vitally important, you’re right. By tapping into your creativity and avoiding potential pitfalls, you’ll be able to create a name that works for both the short and long term.

Choosing the right name of your business is a daunting task for many new entrepreneurs because there is so much at stake. Like the original cornerstone of a building, it should support upward expansion as your company reaches new heights.

You should ask yourself, does the name stand out to prospects and customers, or get lost in a crowd? Does the new name communicate the right message or does it inadvertently keep prospects from calling?

When deciding a name that will help you to make money with the Internet, it’s a great idea to begin with a brainstorming session. To simplify the process ask yourself the following questions and put your answers down on paper.

Who exactly are my target customers? What problems do I help solve for them? What words or phrases appeal to them? What are the three to five most attractive benefits my business brings to customers? Does the name elicit pride and enthusiasm within me?

Are there word pictures or metaphors that communicate what I do that would be relevant to my customers? What names do my competitors go by? And what kind of name would differentiate me in the marketplace?

The answers to these questions will serve as raw data from which you can begin to formulate a beginning list. Once you have generated your list, then you should narrow it down to the names that possess the most potential.

You are half way there! Next, you need to evaluate the list of names you have chosen by asking the following: Is the name “too cute”? Does the name distinguish me in the market place? Does the name give me room to expand?

Since this is an important decision, it is a good idea to involve only the key decision makers that you trust and the people you feel have the company’s best interest at heart in naming your Internet business.

After you’ve shortened your list to one or two names, you need to find out whether the name is available or has already been taken by any other company. One of the first places to start is the US Patent and Trademark Office.

To check out available Web site domain names, log on to www.networksolutions.com or www.icann.org.