Monday, November 1, 2010

An Old, Familiar Friend

I was hunting around for a good series on traffic, having picked up a lot of useful information from ADC, Chris, Mike and some of the experts, but wanted to see more, current strategies since Facebook traffic seems to be spotty, like all free traffic can be...unless you figure out how to stay current, interesting, relevant and in the public eye, without posting inane daily spiritual quotes and clicheed self-help mantras posing as deep thoughts. Kind of reminds me of when everyone was first introduced to email and couldn't help but forward bad jokes to everyone they knew!

But...I digress! I have a bunch of stuff on traffic strategies, Traffic Ultimatum, The Last Traffic Secret, Hyper Facebook Traffic and apps like Mass Article Control, article spinners and all of the article submission directories and have been working my current niche through blogging at How To Barbeque, because I'm fully aware that driving free and low cost traffic today involves more than just putting up a squeeze page and trying to sell to the modern day equivalent of friends and family, which is really what your list starts out as, when you're using social and viral strategies like Facebook and Twitter. Not exactly targeted traffic...and it's time consuming, too!

Anyway, I'm going through some Tellman Knudsen series I'm less than impressed with and the Affiliate Silver Bullet Series, which is actually pretty good, when I pop on to a bonus page and see a Mass Traffic blah, blah, blah from a guy named Jason Cooper, whom I've never heard of, and I read some of his sales letter (with all of the standard Clickbank screenshots and hype stuff inked in red) and I decide to skip it, then Stay On This Page to see what kind of discount they're going to offer me...when the video starts to play...and I stop in my tracks.

I know that voice. I have everything this guy has done. This guy is a great teacher. I learned more through one series of videos he did in real time, in one week, than I did in three months of looking for answers everywhere else, and I miss this guy!

He doesn't say his name, but I know who he is. I go through everything I can find about the product, and I don't see his name anywhere. Why is he doing this for this Jason guy? Is the product really old? Out of date? I don't care. Maybe he only did the Intro video and the series is by someone else.

So, I got the series. The whole thing is by him, it's totally current and he never mentions his own name. If you have something by him, you'll recognize him immediately. If you don't, by the end of this video, you'll want the rest of the series and probably anything else he's done.

I uploaded the first video for you here. It's simple, straightforward, no bull and a content packed 40 minutes or so. If you want the rest of the videos, you gotta buy 'em.

I think you already know what I think of him, so for my money, this course is on the money!

Get the whole course, here:

It has a money back guarantee, just like anything I've ever referred you to, so sit back, relax and enjoy the voice, the style and the information...from an old, familiar friend.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Making Money Online: The Dilemma

If you're already in the business of Internet marketing, then you've probably already made some tough decisions, invested some (or a lot) of money, and you're head is swimming with thoughts and ideas and maybe you've hit the brick wall we euphemistically call the "learning curve" and have a case of the old, but familiar, "paralysis by analysis".

If you're thinking about going into the business, I applaud your decision because it's a revolutionary way to
earn an income from home. There a million ways to go about it, a million things to learn, a million mistakes to make and millions of dollars you'd like to get a piece of...if you can just figure out where to go and how to get there!

You could do what most newbies do,
like I did, and buy every product that promises you instant success on the web, or spend your money outsourcing all of your needs. Educational platforms like Carbon Copy Pro are a great place to start because they have all the resources you need: free webinars, seminars, audio training classes and a ton of products available for purchase in the Back Office. How much time you want to spend learning before doing something and how much money you spend to get there, is up to you. That's always the trade-off, right? Time versus money.

We all say that in this business, so let's take a minute and
discuss it. I know a lot of people in this business who lament that they constantly need to spend money on new training, technology and marketing methods, and shouldn't it be provided free for the price of admission? I know they wrestle with that question themselves, because they love the business and I tell them they need to come up with an answer for themselves that they're comfortable with, because someone they bring into the business is going to ask them the same question, and for the investment, they'd better have an answer!

The one I currently use, because I'm comfortable with it, is likening this business to buying a McDonald's franchise.
The investment in a new franchise is the same for everyone, because what you do with it is up to you. It's just the model. If you put it on a country road in the middle of nowhere, because that's where you can afford the rent and cost of labor, that's fine, but don't complain that your place is empty because nobody can find you! If you want to get a lot of people in there, you need to be on Main St. and it's going to cost more for maintenance and rent up front, but you'll make more because of the traffic.

So, where are you with your business?
What do you know, what do you think you know, and what do you know you don't know? What direction do you want to go in and who has the map? Should you spend more money on technology and buy the latest, greatest software? Should you download more courses, templates and Private Label Rights material because you know that you should have them, and then let them sit in your Download Folder until you can't remember what they're called any more? Should you outsource site building, SEO, email campaigns and auto-responders? Everything you can think of to be successful, without knowing what you didn't of? That's a long list...

The answer is
easy and
uncomfortable: start by doing something! Focus on one thing and see it through to the end, even if you don't know where the end is! Take it as far as you can figure out. Buy one or two courses and actually take the time to watch the videos all the way through, taking notes, then perform the steps that they talk about...and, yes, you're going to get confused and make mistakes! So what! Check your ego at door...

You'll learn more in the one or two weeks of your
spare time that it takes to actually do things (like register a domain name, configure hosting, open an auto-responder account, start a blog, make a squeeze page, do some FTP, copy and paste some html code, get a PayPal account, find some products to market, fill out some applications and a little keyword research), than you will in a year of outsourcing and letting someone else set up your business for you (make your opt in forms work, buy and monitor existing sites, set up your blog, write your articles, distribute them and get you traffic).

Plus, if someone else does it for you,
costing you a lot of time and money up front (waiting for your order, then pointing out their mistakes and waiting for them to fix them, then waiting for results), you still haven't learned anything in the process and will have to keep spending time and money just to keep what they did, going!

I could leave you here, wondering what you've gotten yourself into, or what you might be getting into, or I can help you out. I think I'm going to help...and contrary to most of what you're used to, it won't cost you a dime.

I'm going to do some
simple, real-time instructional videos to help get you started and hopefully get the"deer int headlights" look off your face!. If you fill out the opt-in form on the left, you can get instant, free access to my real-time video series. Every time I make a new one, you'll get it automatically.

I can't make it much easier than that! If you like the video and want me to do something else, that I actually know how to do, then leave me a comment and let me know.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Carbon Copy Pro: Happy New Year

And a
Happy New Decade!

Mark Ohlhaver with Carbon Copy Pro, again. If you're like me, last year was pretty awful, and I'm happy to leave it in the rear view mirror. I think we're all hoping that 2010 is not only a better year than last, but that it holds the promise of some new found wealth and happiness we've all been looking for.

To that end, I just wanted to write a short note to those of you who were looking at the
Carbon Copy Pro Internet Business opportunity towards the end of last year. By now, I think you know me a little, at least, if you've read any of my personal posts, and I hope you know that I'm a straight shooter and like to answer your questions and not give you a lot of hype.

There are a
lot of good reasons to get into Carbon Copy Pro, but for many of you, there are also a lot of obstacles, not the least of which is money. I completely understand that.

People who come into my business spend anywhere from
$500 to $10,000, and whichever end of the spectrum they are on, they quickly become overwhelmed and confused. Those on the low end have to work harder, because they don't have an advertising budget that can sustain results, so it takes a little longer. Those on the high end think they are smarter than the rest and that it will come easy, once they decide to do something with it. I'll let you in on a little's not easy!

Regardless of financial position, anyone can do this business if they have the tools, the work ethic and the time.

Since it is my
primary goal to help people achieve why they came into my business, I feel it is my responsibility to provide the best tools and a lot of my time to help them achieve that success. So, I thought I'd give you the opportunity to see what one of these tools looks like.

Once you've seen this video, you'll understand the power of Internet marketing. Perhaps, once you realize that joining Carbon Copy Pro involves the same principles as those in the video, you'll see why I'm so excited about this business.

Have a look at the video here

If you like what you see, you might want to download the course, with no obligation to me or Carbon Copy Pro. It costs a lot less than coming into the business and I would tell you to study this course anyway...along with a couple of others that have as much information and more resources.

If you think you want to
take another look at Carbon Copy Pro, after you watch this, and see that I'm serious about your success, come back to my site and fill out an Application.

From the financial side:

You all know it takes a credit card to run this business and I know money is tight, or if money isn't tight, credit scores are low. I hear you on that, too, so here are a few resources for you to check out.
  • Did you know that there is a 75% chance that there is a mistake on your credit report, hurting your score?
  • Did you know that if your last name ends in -son, there is a 95% likelihood that there is a mistake?
  • Did you know that even your young children may already have credit reports by mistake?
If you want to find out if there is a mistake, or don't know your score, go to any free credit reporting agency, or go to this site.

If you need to get a credit card, there are several resources available to you. Here are a few options worth checking out:

If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 408-386-8850, send me an email at, or post a comment here on the blog.

To your success in the new decade.