Ten Mistakes Most Lottery Players Make

Which Mistakes Are YOU Making?

Sure you can easily stroll into just about any store and buy a lottery ticket. It’s just that easy. That’s just as it should be. Playing the lottery can be a fun and easy diversion with the chance of a major payoff. You, however, are a more serious player. The fact that you are reading this shows that. You are motivated enough to wade through detailed information to learn how to cut out the bad habits and practices and find a better way to play the lottery in an intelligent manner. Here is a list of 10 too common mistakes that lottery players make. Every single one of these items could be costing you ticket money, time, frustration, and perhaps even millions of dollars. Read them, take them to heart, and then put them into practice.

1. Playing the Wrong Lottery Games

Have you ever really considered which games you play and why? How much money do you really need to win? What amount of winnings would make an impact on your life? Here in Texas we have many different choices. You can play a large multi-state game like Mega-Millions with HUGE multi-million dollar payoffs but the unfortunate odds of only 1 chance in 175,711,536 of taking home the jackpot! Wow, that’s one ticket for each of over half the population of the U.S.A.

On the other hand the Texas Two-Step lottery prize begins at $200,000 and has often reached a million dollars. The odds of winning the smaller game are only 1 in 1,832,600! By switching from the Mega-Millions game to the Texas Two-Step you increase your chance of winning a

prize by over 95 times! Put another way you would have to buy 95 Mega-Millions tickets to have the same odds of winning with one Texas Two-Step ticket.

In the area you live there are probably the same choices between small games with small prizes like pick thee games, five and six ball games with mid-range payouts, and the huge multi-state games with incredible odds against you.

2. Playing Birthdays as Lottery Number Picks

Trust me, I know. You have a series of numbers that you have chosen based on your children’s birthdays and the day you got married and your mom and dad’s wedding anniversary date. Bad move. Here’s why.

When you choose lottery numbers based on meaningful dates you limit your choices to the number of days in a month. In other words you are limited to numbers from a pool of 1 to 31. As an example of the problem in this method think about this. In the Texas Lotto game 6 numbers are drawn from a pool of 54 numbers. 54 numbers give you a whopping 25,827,165 possible combinations! When you choose from the pool of numbers ranging from 1 to 31, how many combinations do you think there are to choose from? There are a measly little 736,281. Think about that. When you choose between 1 and 31 you get 736,281 possible combinations BUT you absolutely, positively lose out on the other 25,090,884 possible combinations! Choosing birthday numbers decreases any chance of your having the winning combination by almost 97%. That’s insane.

I know, you read about several people who chose birthday numbers and won millions. I also realize that your string of birthday numbers has EXACTLY the same chance of being drawn as any of the other 25,827,165 possible combinations. It’s true, each combination has the same chance of being drawn. Still, are you willing to cut out almost 97% of your possible winning chances? I am not willing to give up almost all of the possible winning combinations simply to use sentimental choices. My goal is to play smarter than that.

3. Inconsistent Playing

Consistency pays. It is to your advantage to be a little fanatical about making sure you are in the mix for every drawing. Lottery corporations constantly chant the mantra ‘You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play’ as a sales tool, but they are right on the money. You can’t win if you don’t play! You should never miss playing the game of your choice, the one you have set your sights on winning. If you cannot afford to play some system you are fond of or as many tickets as you wish you could, if you have no partners to pool money with, whatever the reason, you should ALWAYS have at least one ticket in each and every drawing in your game.

Some lottery guides give the advice to stay out of certain overplayed drawings. Perhaps if the odds are extreme, the competition too fierce, or the payoffs too small, then yes. But in general there is no good reason to sit out. Think about this, what if the numbers you meant to play were chosen the one night you chose to watch that rerun of that sitcom rather than traipse out into the world to get your ticket? If that happens, don’t call me to cry, though I would like to hear the story. Just don’t expect a shoulder to cry on. You’ve been warned. Sitting out with not even one ticket is the same as saying you don’t want the chance of becoming filthy rich this week.

4. Playing Too Much or Too Little

You should first decide which game is the best one for you to play, than make a commitment to play it regularly. Next it would be wise to make a quick budget of what you can afford to play or what you are comfortable wagering. I once read about a young immigrant man in Houston, Texas who won several million dollars. Great news! Then I read that he played several hundred dollars worth of tickets each week for several years before winning. I actually worried a bit for him. Everyone has a budget they can live with but most could not and would not want to spend that much money on lottery tickets. Was he married? Was he neglecting his family? Did he have a gambling problem?

So please, spend on lottery only the excess small amounts you might normally spend on coffees or other treats. Do not spend money you cannot afford to lose. Make sure you can afford the game you play. But make sure you also play, at least once in every drawing. The one headline you will never see is the person that didn’t buy a ticket and still won the lottery.

5. Using Faulty Data, Math, or Systems

Many systems have better written advertisements than actual materials and plans, and others use cumbersome software or require endless hours of drudgery and record keeping. Many are some form of wheeling system that works best (and only a little better than simply chance) if you can afford to buy hundreds of tickets in a drawing. It is easy to lose interest when a lot of work is required and the chance of winning does not change much with the system. Seek out the best ways of playing, ways that create more winners, require little or no work on your part, and are easy to use.

6. Playing Common Combinations of Numbers

Read this carefully. It would be a good idea to avoid strange combinations of numbers. Examples would be 1-2-3-4-5-6 or 49-50-51-52-53-54. Avoid sequence choices such as 5-10-15-20-25-30 or 2-4-6-8-10-12 or 7-14-21-28-35-49. Never fill out a lottery slip by checking all of the boxes on the left, or right, or spelling out a number or letter or word with the darkened squares on the play slip.

Why? Because in every drawing there are dozens, sometimes hundreds, and even thousands of folks doing the same thing as you. Imagine going to bed after checking your numbers and knowing you had won a million dollars, only to wake up the next morning to discover 99 other folks are sharing your million dollar dream. Hey, any lottery win is better than no lottery win, but a million dollars will take you a lot farther in life than $10,000! Go for the big one, and if you have to share, hope it is with a lotto pool partner instead of 99 strangers.

7. Being Tempted By New Plans and Schemes

There are dozens if not hundreds of complicated plans and schemes out there that use slick ads and empty promises to sell the latest flavor of information on how to win the lottery. One mistake many players make is to fall to the temptation of the slick advertising and empty promises. Are you one of those people who always must try every new lottery “winning” system you see? Do you buy tickets one way for a few weeks and then totally switch your methods? Lottery games are mostly a losing proposition. The odds are HUGE and against you. Spending time and money on various faulty systems, plans, and software takes away from your goal of actually taking home the big one. Find one good method and stick with it for the long haul.

8. Giving Up On the Dream Too Soon

Have you ever heard of the ‘loser’s limp’? It is said that many a football player will make a stunning run down the field, magically skirting past opposing team members, only to slow and falter in the final few yards, being tackled, and failing to make that all important touchdown. You may have seen players do this very thing and wondered what in the world they were doing. At times it makes me even wonder if the darn game is fixed! Truth is though, loser’s limp is real and to be found not just in football but in every human endeavor. It’s always darkest before the dawn is what they say. Remember, if you don’t play you can’t win. That one drawing you miss might have been the one. Persistence pays!

Don’t give up on the dream. You CAN win the lottery! Someone will!

9. Spending Money on Less Effective Games

I am not a big fan of, nor can I ever suggest that you spend money on, ‘scratch-off’ style games. Lottery odds are bad enough but if you dig deep in the odds and payout figures on scratch off tickets, WOW, they are a major hole in the ocean in which to toss your hard earned cash.

I can almost hear you saying “But come on, they are a fun diversion”. Hey, it’s your money so spend it how you want to spend it but know in advance it is a losing proposition. Unlike the lottery where creative types have found a few ways that can significantly affect the odds making it a chance worth taking, scratch-off tickets are like shooting in the dark. Often the bullet will hit you!

If you are going to tell me about Uncle Louie who “always wins with those things,” well, I have dozens of friends and not one of them ever has returned from Las Vegas with tales of losing money. They ALL won. However do the casinos pay the electric bills on all of those neon signs? For the smart player scratch-offs are not an option.

10. Not Using Guaranteed Lottery Numbers

You have so many choices on how to approach lottery games. You can just blindly buy quick pick tickets and let fate have its way with you. How has that worked out over the years?

Or you can invest large amounts of cash into complicated systems, hard to figure out software, and keeping records of cool and hot numbers, number sums, wheeling choices, and a thousand other details, and in the end have just about the same chance of winning the lottery as when you began.

Or you can make a smart choice and use a proven method that uses a proprietary system to pick the most likely numbers to be drawn, so powerful that you are guaranteed to win lottery money!

Secrets to Affiliate Millionaires – 7 Steps to Place Online Classified Ads to Boost Commission

For affiliate marketing entrepreneurs, it is a great idea to use multiple affiliate marketing traffic strategies to drive a lot of high quality traffic to your affiliate website. One of the most effective affiliate marketing traffic strategies is to place the online classified ads in the classified ads directory website. With the direct-to-the-point classified ads and affiliate links (or affiliate website), the opportunities to earn more affiliate commission will be opened definitely and increased continuously.

You will discover and learn great tips and steps to write the high effective online classified ads to convert the readers to buyers and boost skyrocket your affiliate commission. Many studies reveal that those online classified ads directory websites are very popular and the most significant place where the sellers and buyers meet. However, without the proper techniques of writing great classified ads, it is obvious that you can not generate more sales and earn a huge of affiliate commission online.

1. Identify Your Own Target Audiences. The first steps before writing your own online classified ads is to identify your own target audience. You have to define the characteristic and the behaviour of the people in the market. Obviously, it has been proven that they will help you get better understand exactly the people and the market. Also, you have to find out the problem and propose the solution for what people are looking in the market.

2. Decide What Action You Want People to Take. The second step of writing the effective online classified ads is to decide what kind of action you want people to take. There are many actions such as subscribing the opt-in list, buying your affiliate products, downloading your free articles or downloading a package of reports. This is a great step to identify and decide the purpose of your online classified ads. With the precise target audiences and action you need people to take, you are in the great position to generate more sales and earn affiliate commission through the online classified ads.

3. Address Clear, Complete and Concise Benefits of Products. This is a critical step to convert the readers into buyers. You have to list all possible benefits of products toward to your readers (or potential buyers). Many experiences show that you can sell your affiliate products easily with the clear, complete and concise benefits, not product features. You can start thinking about how your product can help other people better. Perhaps, you can start with the following questions: (1) What do they get when they buy your products? (2) Do your products help them better? (3) What is inside for them? (4) Do your products solve their problems?

4. Include A Strong Call-to-Action Phrase. To success in writing the online classified ads and achieve the actions what you want people to take; you have to state clear and strong call-to-action phrase into your classified ads. With the call-to-action phrase, you are asking your people to do the action what you need. However, to write the strong call-to-action phrase, you have to keep in mind that you have to provide clear, complete and concise. With the clear, complete and concise call-to-action phrase, the opportunities for people to click through your affiliate links or visit your site are increased. Also, the opportunities to generate more sales will be increased.

5. Focus on the Online Classified Ads Layout. Many studies reveal that ignoring the proper layout is not a great idea for writing the effective online classified ads. It has already proven that the layout is one of the most significant elements for your success in writing online classified ads. There are many kinds of layout formats such as bolding, italics, underlining, colour and white space. You should focus on those layout formats for your online classified ads. However, the highest recommendation is that you should not overdo it. With the overdo action, your online classified ads will look like spam ads. Generally, there are no any rules for laying out the online classified ads. You have to test the layout and keep monitoring for maximize your benefits.

6. Test the Online Classified Ads Style. To maximize the benefits of your online classified ads, it appears that you should test extensively the style of your ads between plain text and HTML. Many studies reveal that you have to monitor, track and evaluate the style closely in order to ensure that you are maximizing the benefits of online classified ads. Also, you should monitor closely which style can generate more sales for your business. The highest recommendation for formatting the online classified ads is that you have to write effectively and format the online classified ads professionally and catchy.

7. Submit Your Online Classified Ads. The last step to boost skyrocket your affiliate commission, through the online classified ads with the embedded affiliate links or affiliate website, is to submit manually those ads to well-known and good ranking classified ads directory. Obviously, you should list all your ads in the classified ads directory website as much as possible. There are many online classified ads directory websites on the internet. You can start searching from the search engines. The highest recommendation online classified ads directory website could be Craigslist website.

Final thoughts, the online classified ads are great alternative ways to boost skyrocket your affiliate commission. You can increase your sales and profits dramatically when you place the effective and professional online classified ads and list those ads in the directory website. All you have to do are to: (1) to identify your audience (2) decide the action for your reader (3) place benefits (4) include strong call-to-action phrase (5) focus on layout (6) test the ads style and (7) submit the online classified ads. With these tips and steps, you will be in the great position to write high conversion rate online classified ads and increase your profits online.

6 Advantages of Pay Per Click Advertising

What are the main advantages to be had from marketing your business online via pay per click advertising?

1. Anything from a local to global audience at the touch of a button
The first top advantage of pay per click advertising is that worth nothing is the fact that you can easily select the focus and scale of your target audience at the click of a button in your account.

If you want to focus your online advertising on a small, localized area, within a few square miles of your business or store, you can choose to do so. If you want to advertise your products or services across more than one continent, you can choose to do so thanks to the technical advantages of PPC.

Being able to geographically target your audience is a huge pay per click advertising advantage, particularly because the boundaries that you set can be changed at any time. There are also lots of other ways to continue targeting your audience, such as their social or cultural preferences which can be gleaned from your audience’s social networking activities for example.

When using print advertising or other forms of online advertising, it is very difficult to get this kind of control over your target audience. The advantage is in the control and freedom that you have regarding geographical targeting.

2. Online advertising that is financially accessible to all
The second main advantage is the fact that you can advertise via pay per click regardless of your budget.

PPC is an effective form of online advertising that can be run on anything from a few dollars a month to millions of dollars a month. Regardless of the amount of money that you spend on your pay per click advertising, it can also still be highly successful, which is another advantage to bear in mind.

It is not how much money you spend that counts. It is how that money which you invest is spent which will start to bring in new clients and new customers to your business.

The advantage of paid search advertising as opposed to other kinds of online advertising or print advertising is the fact that you can achieve fantastic results from that advertising on any budget whatsoever.

3. Making changes is quick and easy
If you use print advertising to market your business, it is very difficult, expensive and time-consuming when you want to make changes to that advertising campaign. When you advertise, the third advantage is the fact that making changes to your campaign costs nothing (unless you are changing how much you are spending) and can be done at the click of a mouse.

You can make changes to the advertisement text within your advertisements, you can make changes to the times of day when your advertisements are shown, you can make changes to the landing pages on your website that your advertisements lead to. All of these changes can be made within a few minutes. It is that simple.

The list of what you can change is endless and therefore the advantage lies in the ease and speed at which you can market your business via this medium.

4. Development and improvement using advertising tools is never ending
The fourth advantage comes in the form of ppc tools which are under constant development and designed to make your pay per click advertising campaigns even more successful every time.

For example, if you need help optimizing your campaigns, you can use Google Analytics to make sure that you make informed decisions. You can also use other pay per click advertising tools to run a second campaign in secret for a period of time. In this way you can test out theories for that campaign to see what kind of results you might get from that campaign. All of this can be done as a test run without actually running the campaign for real and having to invest money into it.

Paid search experts are developing and improving these tools every day. These developments are never ending. The constant development behind the scenes is another clear advantage for all the advertisers who market their businesses using this medium.

Feeling constantly supported is nothing but a clear advantage to be had from marketing via this kind of advertising.

5. Online advertising that can be managed by advertising experts
In addition to all the advantages outlined above, one of the most important advantages is that you can outsource your needs to experts in the field. This then frees up your time to concentrate fully on running your business and you can also be safe in the knowledge that the best of the best are in control of your campaign from the very beginning.

People choose to outsource their pay per click advertising needs to our firm because they know that with our help their advertising is going to be more successful. We are trained, experienced and knowledgeable so that you don’t have to be.

6. Google AdWords campaigns and Google AdWords marketing
It is highly recommended that you choose to advertise your business via Google AdWords for the following reasons.

One of the advantages of Google AdWords relates to the fact that Google is the largest search engine in the world. Therefore if you want to make sure that your advertising is seen by your target audience, you have the best possible chance of doing so via Google.

Through AdWords the advantage is that you can either market your business via text-based advertisements or advertisements too. The Google Display Network is huge and full of effective image advertisements run by a whole host of advertisers all over the world.

If you really want to make the best success out of your advertising, the advantages to paid search and display network advertising via Google AdWords are clear and indisputable.