Archive for December, 2012

Happy & Prosperous New Year

Hello bloggers and friends and marleters. Here’s hoping that you all have a Happy & Prosperous New Year. I have decided that in the first instance will endeavour to finish any project I didn’t in 2012. Afterwards I will carry on selling prints on eBay. I am also going to engage in Public Domain materials. I am following a chap who is getting regular income from selling PD material. Let’s see how that goes….shall we.

I am looking forward to the launch coming in January. What I am looking for is what bonuses marketers are going to offer. Not that I am going to purchase anything……I did say in a previous post that I would limit myself but won’t be buying many products, if any. If I do I will keep tabs on them and if they’re of good quality.

Short post this time. Will be back in the new Year with another. Promise I will have more posts in 2013. Have a safe and Happy Hogmanay.


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My 2012 Purchases

For this post I decided to check out the products I bought in 2012. Not all products are mentioned, probably because I deleted the receipt. So here goes folks.  I am not saying that I should or should not have bought these products or that any of these were or were not a waste of money. In fact they are all good products, some better than others. There were one or two bought twice, why, to get a bonus I was looking to get. Is that daft or what, or is it reasonable that to buy a product twice because the bonuses were good. Well, one of the bonuses was the marketer was giving away his prize money to those that bought the product through his link. I never got my share, I sent in my receipt but I was probably too late. That’s the way the cookie crumbles, win some, lose some. Go to Dan Sumner’s Blog and see what his take is on buying more the same product more than once for decent bonuses.

I can say that some of these products have only seen the light of day a couple of times. I suppose that could be seen as a waste of money. Could I be seen as a hoarder..?lol, I have been renowned to keep stuff I don’t really need. “I might need it one day.” Well, you never know when that time will come about. I will now list the items I bought. The total approximately was $287.73. Had to convert some of the prices so give or take.

24/1/12 – Amir Rimer Flipcourse

06/2/12 – Fan Page Traffic System

19/2/12- Marketing With Alex

02/3/12- Timeline Pages For Business

03/3/12- CB Affiliate Master (WSO)

03/3/12- Digital Media Solution

16/3/12- Auction Classified Cash

17/3/12- Audio Membership Site Video

22/4/12- Speedy Profit Creator

24/4/12- Proof Guide-Natural History

26/5/12- List Building Avalanche

07/6/12- Product Development Control

28/6/12- Public Domain Treasure Hunter

29/6/12- Auction Profit Formula

15/8/12- Magic Affiliate Sales

21/8/12- Job Crusher: bought for a bonus

23/8/12- Job Crusher: bought for a bonus

15/9/12- Automatic Auction Traffic

25/9/12- Prints Make Profits – Mini Guide

8/10/12- Bloggers Road Map

29/10/12- List Building Class

29/10/12- Simple traffic Solutions   I joined the Inner Circle Membership

Well folks that’s just about it. I did buy into a membership in December but will be cancelling that shortly. I will now list the products I have bought in the last 3years. I think I’ll be able to list most of them. I could go back a wee bit longer but  not worth what I bought. I can’t remember how but I came across Dave Nicholson but I did and bought Your Software Website and this is my version: ebookmall . From then on in no particular order:

Profit From Plr Can get as a WSO

Affiliate Promo Formula

Boomerang List Builder

Total Web Traffic

Clickbank Ad Rotator

Free Monthly Websites

My FB Fanpage

One Month Mentor

Butterfly Marketing

30 Day Traffic

Pieces Make Profits

Print Sorcery

JT Masterclass Trial

Multi Profit Monthly  Month 7 you are given a free product to promote.

 

That’s it folks. I have missed out some products. I think that’s more than enough, don’t you think. What do you guys and gals think. Shiny object syndrome? Can’t help it syndrome? Is the best way forward unsubscribing from these marketers so as not to be tempted. I don’t know. I have started unsubscribing. If I don’t keep up with emails I get inundated. I sign up to a free report, enter email etc. Another mailing added to. I will continue to unsubscribe from a lot of marketers. The exception to the rule is the ones I want to keep. Saying that subscribed to same marketers more than once, could reduce that as well.

I know the ones I will keep as I am sure any readers will know who they want to hold on to. You have to be faithful as these are the guys that are helping you along the path to, hopefully success. What I would recommend pick the six marketers that help you the most, not with freebies but actually get stuck in when you are pulling your hair out. Recently I was stuck. I was talking to a certain gentleman about my problem. He says, “Don’t worry; I’ll shoot you a video.” He’s on my Christmas card list…for next year…lol. I was so grateful.

Another thought to ponder over. How many emails do you get from marketers promoting the same product? Quite a few, I know. I could name you a dozen in seconds. Do you get hacked off with all these emails? I did but now when you get the emails you usually know by the title what the product is as you have received so many. I usually just delete without opening….sorry people.

In 2013 I will change my mindset and move on. I have said that before but I need to otherwise I will have more products than you can shake a hairy stick at. I know there are a couple of launches looming, Thornhill, Nicholson, Cheney and Martin in January. I cannot wait for that launch to see the product. Be Strong Donald, Be Strong. I’ll guarantee there will be strong bonuses that will be hard to knockback. That mindset is changing. In the last few launches marketers are offering unbelievable bonuses to buy through their link whether you are going to use the product or not. You end up with tons of products and bonuses and a Hard Drive that’s bursting to the gunnels.

There are also prizes for affiliates which is a great incentive. I have had the pleasure of making a leader board on a product I was promoting for John Thornhill. It was Day 1 and I made No. 10 with 1 sale. Was I chuffed or what. I took a photo and I have that image stored somewhere on my Hard Drive.

I’m off. Hope you enjoyed this post and not too long. Please feel free to leave a comment.


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Aweber And Why I Love It.

Why do I love Aweber?  I have been with Aweber quite some time now, 2 years in fact. I have very little subscribers but still decided to stay where I am, and I am glad that I have done. I tried one free one but none will come any close to Aweber. I was following a video from Dan Sumner blog on adding an opt in form to your blog. I managed Part 1 ok. Dan supplied the graphics and ebooks etc. I followed the videos to the letter and completed with success. I have done this before but still need to watch a video to do it.

I had skipped video 2 on how to add a pop over. You set it up so when you visit a site the popover will appear after a few seconds. Anyway, starting watching the video and everything was going ok, followed what Dan was doing, pausing the video when required etc etc. I had to log in to Aweber, click on the list I needed for the popover, uploaded the graphic and then I got stuck. My graphic never_succeedhad name and email fields. The name field on Aweber cannot be deleted. This is what I got when I had completed this part. As you can see I have 2 name/email fields. Did look a tad stupid. I then tried to move the graphic where the Aweber name fields were to no avail. the graphic kept popping back up. I contacted Dan, Dan was not available so I contacted Aweber direct to see if they could help. I got a reply very soon after which read:

Hey Don,

Thanks for contacting AWeber support!
Nothing wrong with you but you’ve picked
a more advance use of our web form generator.

Since you’re image already had fields on it,
as part of the images it would make it really
difficult to line them up with your AWeber
fields for name and email.

So! I went ahead and cleaned that image up
and remove the fields there so that you could
use your AWeber one’s on their own.

I’ve created you a web form on donaldmacleodbl
saved as support copy with this all set up for you.
This wasn’t covered in the video so don’t beat yourself up!

Please check it out and let me know if that was
what you were looking for!

If you have any problems or need anything changed up
please don’t hesitate to ask!

Happy Holidays!

Regards,
Jessica W
Customer Solutions Specialist

AWeber Communications, Inc.

I asked her what she did to fix it by using a photo programme to clean the graphic by removing the name fields. She then uploaded to a site to create a direct link. Here is her reply:

Hey Don,

Sounds like a good time!

I’ll outline the steps below:

1. I used a photo program to erase out the
name and email from the photo and used
the following clean version after uploading it
to imgur.com to create a direct link

http://i.imgur.com/dGE6j.jpg

2. I created a new form and deleted the header and footer and cleared
out the “Email Privacy” and “Powered by AWeber”. Then I used the drop
down menu on the left hand side to choose Body and used the image
above as the background image for the body and then adjusted the
name and email fields using padding under the advanced tab found on
the right hand side. Check out the screen shot below:

http://i.imgur.com/12BHw.png

And that was it!

I hope that helps but if anything is unclear please don’t hesitate
to ask, I’m happy to help!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

 
Regards,
Jessica W
Customer Solutions Specialist
AWeber Communications, Inc.

 

I have to thank Aweber for their excellent service. I had the cheek to ask if she could do the same with another opt in form. It was no problem, she asked me to send the graphic and she fixed it for me. with the image that appears on the main page I need to add the submit button. I think I can manage that one myself. The last reply I received from Aweber.

Hey Donald,

Thanks for sending that over!
I’ve created that web form for you
under the connectebay as “Ebay Form”.

And that is AWesome and very flattering! Glad
to hear that you’ve been happy with the support
we’re providing!

If there is anything else I can help you with
please don’t hesitate to ask, I’m happy to do so!

Regards,
Jessica W
Customer Solutions Specialist
AWeber Communications, Inc.

I reckon Aweber is the way to go. Worth the $19.95pm. Totally happy with the way they gave support. I hope this might be able to assist someone somewhere. That’s it folks.


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Help When Needed

I started this caper in 1999, just dabbling. I tried a few things but didn’t really interest me. I was just happy to have had my first computer back then. It was probably 2008 I realised there was something. Again I just dabbled. I came across the Rich jerk, heard of him? I got a free website and paid over $100 for hosting. I learnt about links etc and adding your affiliate links to the site. But apart from that nothing happened.I bought my first domain then, liveyourlifelongdream.com. After the 12 months the hosting expired, I didn’t renew.I then bought a domain, getmeanmuscles.com. Don’t ask me why, it certainly is not me that’s for sure.

I can’t remember how I came across Dave Nicholson. I bought the software website of him. I then bought another domain for ebook site and hosting from D9. It was through dave I came across John Thornhill about three and a half years ago. The first product I bought from John was Profit from Plr. I watched every single video and did nothing. I was ‘frightened’ of the product creation. I did create some sort of product. John suggested to use as a freebie but I knew myself what to with it… I need not have worried I had a HDD crash…a fatal one at that. I do believe I might have burnt a copy onto disc…let’s leave that one there shall we.

Over the next couple of years I have been following John, Dave, Stuart Turnbull, Dan Sumner, Barry Wells, Paula Brett,Dan Thompson, looking after D9 with Paula, Randy and a few others. All these guys help me and a number of others I am sure to get ahead and ensure they get the training and confidence to get ahead.

Over the last few years I have purchased quite a number of products, the shiny objects people call them. I have to admit that earlier in this game I did think about products as being  shiny objects but I have moved on from that. I don’t think I have bought a product that I was not happy with. I did ask for a refund once, don’t think I had the product 10 minutes when I asked for the refund. I have been tempted for some, not because the product was of no use but the fact that I probably didn’t need it.

You always get the guarantee with products which is brilliant but I think most people wouldn’t or couldn’t be bothered about the hassle of asking for a refund. Again, there has been two or three times that I was going to ask for a refund but couldn’t get round to looking out the receipt or whatever else I had to do.

I think I have digressed a little. That’s it for now. I have another post to finish, started it last week. A different subject. Take care you guys.

Remember, when you need HELP these Marketers will assist you. One thing though, always help someone else if they require it. Look after your list and they will be there for you.


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Barry Wells

I recently was reading a post on Barry Well’s Blog. It is all about blogghopping where you go to someon’s blog leave a message, a message of usefulness. You leave a message that is useful to that person and his readers. You then leave your details and wait for a reply from the owner of that blog. That way you get other bloggers stopping by and if they like your contents they leave a messsage for you and so on and so forth.

Anyway, I was having a peruse at Barry’s Blog when I noticed 2 x2 banners ads, of the same size together, all regimented, in place. Wow, looks good. How did Barry do that?? There was only one way to find out….ask Barry. I did and he explained it to me. I went off to try out what Barry had told me and was totally confused. I went to Barry and conceded defeat. “Barry” I said, I am completely baffled. Barry then suggested to me he would make a video on how to do it. I was gobsmacked, didn’t know what to say and hurriedly thanked him for his kindness. He said it would take a few days before he completed it. Here’s the video for anyone wanting to do the same sort of scenario.

I was impressed with Barry’s attitude towards other marketers that are trying to make it at Internet Marketing. Now that I have mentioned Barry in a post I intend to write about other IM’ers that have helped me and others. I would never have known how to do that particular ‘chore’ if Barry had not mentioned it. You could say, Google or Youtube it which is fair enough. Could still be searching. At the end of the day there is no harm in asking. You can always say NO.

I have to say when I tried this first time I made an ass of it. At the time of writing as you can see I haven’t completed it yet. Getting ready for my second attempt. Please leave a comment. I hope that anyone who reads this and finds the video useful please let me know.


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