Archive for January, 2010

My Inner Alphabet(a)

January 26th, 2010 1 comment

One of the first mentors I found in the online network marketing world was a guy named Mike Dillard. His book, Magnetic Sponsoring, was the first marketing-related product I ever bought online, and both was and continues to be a paradigm shifter for my way of thinking, and my path to success!

This evening, he blogged a very long quote of my 2nd favorite part of that book, Magnetic Sponsoring.

I’ve been trying fruitlessly to properly paraphrase the concepts he talks about in this post to my downline for years, but nothing compares to the original.

So if you’re at all interested, curious, or envious of my online success and you want it for yourself, go give it a read!

(To be honest, I think it’s part of a pre-launch to a product he’s launching this week, but this blog post is 100% affiliate-link-free.)

Categories: Informational

Why Buy?

January 25th, 2010 2 comments

I’ve been wondering lately what makes people buy. (I’m wondering that because my experimenting budget is running low and there’s a bunch of new stuff that I’m dying to try out, but need sales to pay for it).

I’ve been looking at what’s been working for me, vs what hasn’t, and the bottom line is that I’m still getting most of my sales from “organic” traffic.

That’s content about something that I want to sell that continually pulls traffic in over a steady period of time, and I pre-sell them on REALLY good preview content.

I’ve noticed that people who want to buy generally tend to take one small bit on the freebie content and bite on the paid offer almost immediately.

I’ve rarely seen anyone go for the long-term free content and convert later into a customer (although it’s hard to say that I have a statistically relevant sample to determine that), so I’m going to have to start re-focusing my effort (and marketing budget) on sending traffic to my free stuff and we’ll see how that affects my bottom-line conversion rate.

Stay tuned…

Categories: Informational

My Suggestion Tool, Powered By Skribit!

January 22nd, 2010 2 comments

I just wanted to wish a quick congratulations to Skribit on their official program launch. In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve got this funky Suggestions box over there on the right side of your page. Skribit’s been powering that for me and helping me organize the massive amounts of feedback I get…

Ok, so I’m exaggerating just a tad on the amount of feedback :) But the point was to congratulate the fine folks there on the launch.

Way to go, Skribit team!

Check them out at

Categories: Informational

Ready To Make Your Autopilot Income Dreams a Reality?

January 21st, 2010 No comments

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To iPhone or To Android? That is the question…

January 12th, 2010 2 comments

So iPhone and Android seem to be the hip cellular platforms that will be with us for the next few years (so much for Windows Mobile, eh?).  It kinda sucks, because I’ve been a huge Symbian fan for years and have been bitterly disappointed by the lack of the slick apps that the iPhone has been getting.  Meanwhile, Android is starting to pick up steam, and DOES get the cool apps (well, they’re starting to, anyway).

I have an issue with Apple.  I love the way that all of their hardware and software works seamlessly together, but the bottom line is that I don’t really plan to switch all of my PCs to Macs, and therefore will have interoperability issues between Apple and other devices.

That’s really basically the only reason that it looks like I’m going to go for Android which would, presumably, have better interoperability with my other Microsoft and Linux based devices (Symbian won’t be an issue to inter-operate with anymore, I guess).  Now I just need to find a phone – preferably with 2 SIMs…