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Bum Marketing: What is it anyway?When I was a boy the bums came to our door almost everyday of the week. That was during the Great Depression. Folks were out of work. They needed work but while they were looking for work they needed food. They were not trying to sell anything at our door so it was not Bum Marketing.A funny thing was that these hobos passed two blocks of houses to get to our house. They usually skipped the neighbors. They knew that they were going to get hot beans and fresh hot bread at out house. Somebody down in the hobo jungle by the railroad tracks was doing a little Bum Marketing. He was marketing our house. He left his announcement in the jungle the other hobos read it. They came to our house.I looked for that message many a time. I could never find it. Bum Marketing is leaving a message hoping folks will find it.Bum Marketing was "invented" by the wife of an associate of mine. She watched what he was doing to make money on the Internet and decided that even a bum could do it. That is when folks started to call affiliate marketing, Bum Marketing.Actually Bum Marketing is Free Marketing. You receive commissions when you sell other peoples products. So writing articles giving information on a subject that folks are interested in can lead to a sell of a product. So using free marketing methods like article marketing and social networking can bring in the bucks. My friend is very rich but still has time to go fishing, his first love. Well, I like to fish myself. Which reminds me of something that happened to me the other day:A Fish Story My wife and I went to the Senior Center in Hagerman, Idaho just 25 miles or so up the road from us. On the way home, I said, "I wonder what is going on at the fish hatchery." They have several lakes there where you can fish. So we dropped in and I cast a lore. I immediately caught a six pound Golden trout which I decided I would give to a couple there. Then a pickup with two guys pulled up and I recognized those fellows. They worked for the state at the hatchery. One said, "Don't you know the fishing season is closed? That is why we have the sign up." I looked and there were actually two signs. I had cast right over the top of one of them. I said, "I better put this fish back in the pond." He said, "It might be a good idea." They drove off. It is hell to be old and senile.If you would like to earn more about Affiliate or "Bum Marketing" I will give you a free course to get you started. Just go to my web site:InternetBusinessToolCenter.com John T. Jones, Ph.D.