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Barter Genius 500 Dollar Contest Winner Is…

January 13, 2008

The winner of our Barter Genius 500 dollar contest is Thom Rigsby of

Congratulations Thom!

Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to all of you who passed along the information.

Now to get to work on my new wordpress theme…

The Secret Make Money Online Project Launch And The Next Phase

December 12, 2007

Our first phase of the secret project (Barter Genius) has been released and I would like to share with you some information about our plans for the second phase of this project. Originally, we planned on creating something much bigger than Barter Genius, but instead we decided to launch our idea in phases.

Here are the two main reasons for the change in plans:

1. Interest
Not everyone interested in barter will be interested in the next phase of the project and vice versa. Our market research showed us that we needed to create a barter site that encompassed more than just online business services (our original idea). That, combined with the fact that the next phase of this project would not necessarily be interesting to those interested in barter, meant that separating the project into two separate projects was the best way to go.

2. Time
We wanted to release a product this year. Combining the barter site with the second phase of this project would have taken WAY too long to accomplish. In fact, I don’t expect to have the second phase done until the second half of 2008.

There were other reasons for the change in plans, but those were the primary reasons for the change. We also don’t currently have an affiliate program for the barter site and didn’t do a major launch. The second phase WILL have an affiliate program and WILL have a bigger launch. There are a lot of reasons that went into those decisions, but I am not going to discuss those right now. However, those decisions are allowing me to test the effectiveness of running an online contest, which I will discuss when the contest is over.

Future Plans
As for the future of Barter Genius. My wife Jill is going to promote it to other markets that have a strong interest in barter. I am going work on some other projects (including a new blog design for this blog), and then early next year I will be getting back to work on phase 2 of this project.

What Is The Second Phase Of The Project
The second phase of the project is totally focused on the make money online niche. Here are some key points about it:

  1. It includes a system to make money online
  2. It will save you time
  3. It helps you utilize your strengths
  4. It will include an option for personalized training
  5. I can’t tell you anymore or I would give away the secret ūüėČ

Final Thoughts

I learned a lot through the process of launching this product. I may discuss that in the future, but in my next post I am going to discuss some of the big changes I am making in my business in 2008.

One final note, I just wanted to remind you that the contest to win 500 dollars is still open through the end of the year. Click here for details.

500 Dollar Barter Genius Contest For Bloggers

December 9, 2007

Earlier today, we officially launched Barter Genius, and you can win money by telling other people about it on your blog. We will be randomly selecting one lucky winner from the entries to win 500 dollars (US).

Here are the two easy steps you can take to enter the contest:

  1. Write a blog post with a link to this announcement (this is how I am tracking entries).
  2. In the post, talk about the launch of our new Barter Genius site and how we are holding a contest for bloggers. Include a link to the Barter Genius site (

Here is example text you could use, but use any text you like:

Can I Make Big Money Online is holding a contest for the owners’ new barter site called “Barter Genius“. They are giving away 500 dollars to one lucky winner. This is an entry into the contest. For more details about the contest click here.

That’s all there is to it. Use any text you feel like to link to this post with the details about the contest and a link to the Barter Genius site. The purpose of this contest is to get the word out about our new barter site and to give you a chance to earn some quick money online.

The contest is open from today until the end of the month. A winner will be chosen at random from the entries. The winner will receive USD $500. The winner will be announced by January 15th.

We will be tracking links to this post in order to keep track of entries. However, we recommend that you also email us at with the URL of your post, along with a valid email address to help us keep track of your entries.

Now for the legal stuff:

By participating in this random drawing, you agree to be bound by the Drawing Rules below.


Winners will be selected by the owners of The judges shall have the sole authority and discretion to determine a person’s eligibility. The winner will be selected based on a random selection from valid entries. The owners of will have the sole authority and discretion on the selection of a winner.

Drawing Rules

To participate in the Random Drawing, you must be at least 18 years old. The Drawing is open to individuals, but not to corporate entries. Owners, Employees and Contractors of and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. To be eligible for the Drawing you must be a legal resident of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and at least 18 years of age on the date of entry. Void where prohibited.

You agree to abide by the Terms of Service of the website.

If you are selected as a winner, you agree that may publicize your name and likeness on our site. Apart from the prizes associated with being selected as a winner, and it’s owners shall not be obligated to compensate you in any way for such publicity.

A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the winning entry.

Each entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold the owners of harmless from any third party claims arising from or related to that entrant’s participation in the Drawing. In no event shall the owners of be liable to an entrant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the Drawing or that entrant’s participation in the Drawing. By participating all entrants release the owners of, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, employees, George Manty, Jill Manty, and all entities associated with the development and execution of this Drawing from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this promotion, acceptance or use of prizes.

Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received. All taxes, including income taxes, are the sole responsibility of winners. No prize substitution is permitted. Winner(s) may be required to verify their entry.



On December 31, 2007, 11:59pm CT the Drawing will close it’s doors. No more entries will be accepted at that point. The winning entry will be announced on the site on or by January 15, 2008. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Winners have 30 days from notification to claim the prize. Prize may be claimed by return e-mail. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

For further information contact us at george (at)

It’s Finally Here…

December 9, 2007

It’s finally here and, if you act now, you can join for half price!

Are there any online skills you lack but can’t afford to pay a professional to do?

Well, we have the solution for you.

Barter Genius!

Barter has been around since the beginning of time. Over 85% of Fortune 500 companies use barter and you can, too!

Just imagine being able to get the professional help you need without spending lots of money. So many new online business owners don’t have the money or skills to do everything they need to succeed. With Barter Genius you can trade your skills for the skills of others. Not only that, but if you want you can trade your skills for almost anything else imaginable (vacations, clothes, cars, hotel rooms…). You name it, it’s probably available to trade.

How exactly does this work?

Let’s say you have a blog. It’s badly in need of a redesign, but graphics is just not your thing. Your budget for the redesign is, well, non-existant. Do you have to just suffer along with your site’s pathetic look until you can save up enough to pay a graphic designer? Not if you’re a member of Barter Genius! You can log in to your account, offer your killer content creation services for hire and use the credits you receive from that to pay a great graphic designer to completely redo the look of your site, making you and your readers very happy. On top of that, the people who hired you are so thrilled with the content you created for them that you gain their loyal readership and the readership of their friends.

What about the graphic designer? She’s going to turn around and use the credits you paid her to hire someone to do some SEO for her, so that others can find her site (you only found her through Barter Genius, remember?).

Does this sound like a fairy tale? It can be a reality in your life. But you need to hurry and sign up now to get the discount price of $97/year. On January 1st the price will more than double (but it will still be a great value, considering what you get for your money).

So, what are you waiting for?

Visit the website and sign up now!

All the best,
George and Jill Manty

PS. If barter is not for you, don’t worry… we have some exciting new products planned to help you make BIG money online coming out in the near future. Sign up to be on the early waiting list, to keep up with our next secret project.

PPS. We will be announcing a contest very soon that coincides with the launch. Stay tuned for the contest details!