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Oct
14

Starting Point Weekly Issue 8

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Issue 8

 

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***Starting Point Weekly

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Greeting and welcome to another action packed newsletter.

In this week’s training video we will be uploading your squeeze page, sales page and thank you or (download page) to the internet. This means that you will have a working site by the end of this week ready to start collecting subscribers and by the end of next week’s lesson you will be ready to start making sales as well. You should congratulate yourself as you will have achieved all this in less than 2 months which is quite an achievement.

If you have been unable to keep up don`t worry it`s not a race. I realize that everyone works at their own speed and these lessons are not going anywhere, they will be in the archives for years to come but please, for your own sake do try to put in at least a few hours a week otherwise you will lose interest and the chance to change your life.

I have already had some good feedback from people who have taken action and are following the lessons and making good progress. I can`t wait until I am getting regular emails from my readers telling me you have just got your first subscriber or sale.

So please don`t give up because it`s yourself you will be letting down, not me.  It will take time to build your list and to start making good money from it but if it was as easy as the instant riches brigade want you to believe, that you can push a button and cash pours from your PC like an ATM machine. If it really was that easy everyone would be doing it and that`s clearly not the case.

By subscribing and following the training in these newsletters you have raised your hand and shown you are in the minority of people who don`t just dream and talk about becoming successful.  You are willing to take some action and move forward each week to get nearer to achieving your goals and for that I applaud you, keep up the good work the rewards are well worth it.

Here is a short video on never giving up your dream, no matter how old you are. It doesn`t  matter about your education, what job you do, or if you have failed before you can do this. If this lady had listened to what others had told her and given up on her dream she would not be a millionaire now and world famous she would still be broke and unemployed at the age of 50 something.

This is one of my all time favorite videos as an ordinary looking 47 year old woman blows away all the competition to achieve her dreams. With over 100 million views to date, a truly magic television moment.

 

Let this be a lesson to all of us, never judge a book by its cover, enjoy.

Click here to watch the video

 

 

 

 

 

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Thought For Today

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The little bird walked along the branch of the tree it called home.

 

It saw bigger birds on other branches and in other trees, but it didn’t worry about them too much. It was happy on its own little branch. A few ants wandered up every day and the odd fly landed nearby, so it wasn’t starving.

 

Every now and again it saw a bigger bird swoop through the air to go somewhere mysterious. It didn’t think it could ever do that – even looking down from its little branch was scary.

 

Anyway, what would be the point – it had everything it needed right here on this branch.

 

Time passed. Lots of ants and flies visited and got eaten. The little bird had tried talking to them, but they never answered.

 

One day the little bird noticed two things. Its little branch was starting to bend rather worryingly and by the end of the day it was feeling hungrier and hungrier. Somehow there were never enough ants and flies to fill it up any more.

 

Then one day it rained.

 

The beads of water hung on the little branch and clung to the bird. The branch bent even more … until … crack! It snapped.

 

The bird found itself falling through the air.

 

By reflex, it opened its wings. At first the air filled its feathers and the bird started to glide. Then it twitched muscles that it hadn’t known it had and instead of falling, it found itself soaring.

 

A dragonfly was hovering nearby and without even thinking the bird snapped its beak and enjoyed a new and tasty snack.

 

Oh wow! The bird thought, why haven’t I done this before? It landed on another branch but there was nothing there, so it jumped off again and soared to the top of the tree.

 

A big bird landed on a leafy branch beside it. The rain had stopped and the sunshine was bright and warm.

 

‘So you finally made it – we were getting worried about you,’ said the big bird.

 

‘What do you mean?’

 

‘Some birds never reach the top of the tree. They’re too scared to leave their perch down below. We try to show them, by flying past every now and again, but they don’t always get the message.’

 

‘But it is so beautiful up here – why didn’t you just tell me?’

 

‘Would you have believed me,’ replied the big bird, ‘it doesn’t matter whether you get here by choice or accident; the only important thing is that you found the way on your own.’ With that, he opened his big wings and flew away.

 

The bird looked down through the tree. He could see lots of little branches from here, and lots of little birds pecking at ants and flies. He hoped he’d meet them up here on top of the tree someday, but for now, mysterious places beckoned.

 

 

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Quotation

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Joseph Addison said,

 

“Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.”

 

 

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The A-Z of Internet Marketing

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H is for hosting

Now if you have been following these newsletters you should all know what hosting is and already have an account, but for anyone who has missed it, this is what hosting is.

In a nutshell, web hosting or ‘hosting’ is a service provided by a vendor which offers a physical location for the storage of web pages and files. Think of a Web Hosting Company as a type of landlord, they rent physical space on their servers allowing webpages to be viewed on the Internet.

It is not possible to have a presence on the internet without someone to host your pages/content for you. This usually involves having your own hosting account with a company such as Godaddy.com for example.

You can get free hosting, for example a wordpress blog. Here wordpress host it for you but I would not advise going down this route as you have no control over the site. It can be closed down by your host provider at any time and for any reason and you would lose all your hard work.

As hosting is not very expensive and you can host hundreds of domains on the same account for the same monthly fee, typically around $10 per month it`s not worth the risk.

 

 

 

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A Moment’s Inspiration

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Redwood trees can grow to enormous heights – the tallest known is in California and measures over 117 meters tall (384 feet).

 

Yet, most Redwoods have very shallow roots. Typically, even a giant tree has roots that only go down about 6 feet.

 

How do they remain standing?

 

The answer is in cooperation.

 

Although their roots don’t go down far, they spread out wide. And whenever a Redwood’s roots encounter another Redwoods roots, they mesh together, like lovers holding hands.

 

That’s their big secret. they don’t try to stand alone.

 

Our downfall as striving, success-seeking human beings is that we so often forget that we can’t do everything ourselves. Our roots simply can’t go down far enough to support all of our dreams and ambitions.

 

That’s why, like the giant Redwood trees, we need other people to help us to grow.

 

We need to hold hands so that we don’t fall over in the first wind.

 

 

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This Week’s Quick Tip

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A hundred years ago in Japan, a musician named Suzuki wondered how birds could sing.

 

He studied songbirds and found that chicks only learned to sing when taught by a ‘Master Songbird.’ If raised in isolation, they never learned the skill.

 

We are like songbirds.

 

There are ‘Masters’ all around us. We just have to seek them out to learn new skills.

 

Before you seek out your own masters, think hard about the skills you really want to learn. Read all you can. Absorb the knowledge of the world. Ask questions. Think laterally. Write your questions down on paper.

 

Then, if you still need help, your master will find you. But sometimes, if you listen hard enough, you find that your master is already inside.

 

 

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     Useful Information

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Just a few lines you may find useful.  Now a days when you download free software it often comes with strings attached. By that I mean those annoying tool bars and browsers we don`t want, the Babylon tool bar for example. It takes over your browser, pushing good old Google out of the way and its difficult to get rid of.

Even uninstalling it from your control panel doesn`t get rid of it which I think is bang out of order, so what do you do ? Well go to whatever browser you have and type in Google.com or whatever browser you want as your default.

Then in the url box of the address line just before the www. there is a small globe to the left, left click on the globe and keeping your finger pressed drag the cursor over to the right of the address bar where you will see a symbol of a house.

Still with your finger pressed hover over the house symbol (which means home page) and release your finger. This now should bring your home page back to Google or whatever address you typed into the bar. Easy when you know how, but it took me ages to find this out. Next week I will show you how to get rid of all those toolbars the build up at the top of your screen for good.

 

 

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Just For Fun

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Next time you put your old blue jeans on, if they are Levis, take a moment to look at the zipper.

 

Levis have YKK on the zipper tag, which stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the largest zipper manufacturer in the world.

 

I bet you’re glad you know that.

 

 

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Parting Words

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We have come to the end of yet another newsletter, I hope you have enjoyed it and are getting something positive out of them. I hope after reading some of the articles you understand you are not in this alone. If you get stuck try watching the training videos again, have a look on youtube and if you are still stuck shoot me an email and I will try and help you.

I want you all to succeed and become great friends and who knows maybe we can all meet up at a seminar sometime and share our experiences and help each other.  Until next week watch the training video below and most importantly take action.

Click here to watch this week’s video

 

To your continued success

Mike

 

 

 

 

To contact me by email go to [email protected] any useful tips or information you may know that you would like to share with the readers just email me and if it gets included in a newsletter I will give you full credit by name.

 

 

 

Mike Rylance is the publisher of Starting Point Weekly your internet marketing weekly newsletter, for all back issues visit the archive at www.theinternetmarketingbusinessacademy.com

 

 

Oct
14

Starting Point Weekly Issue 7

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Starting Point Weekly Issue 7

 

 

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***Greetings and welcome back to another packed newsletter.

This week we will be looking at setting up a squeeze page for the product you selected last week. What is a squeeze page I here you say, well a squeeze page is a page you set up on the internet where you drive traffic (visitors) to.

The sole purpose of this page is to squeeze the email address out of your prospects (potential customers) in return for your free gift/offer. The reason you need to capture their email address is because you want to add them to your email list, as you need to make building your list a priority. As we have already said the money is in the list.

You can`t beat having a list of hungry buyers that you have built up a relationship with that you just send an email out to every time you want to earn some cash.  Then because they trust you, they buy in there droves creating you a push button income so to speak.

This is the nearest you will ever come to a push button income, but you need to put in the work first to build the list and the relationship. This is the secret to internet marketing success, not chasing traffic but to concentrate on building your list.

Building a list is not as difficult as you may think and we will be going into list building in greater detail later on in the training, but we need to set up a few things first.

 

 

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Thought For Today

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When we set our goals, it is natural to aim for the summit. We look for the highest point that we can imagine.

 

That’s wonderful – all achievers have a clear vision of their ultimate target – but it is only a part of the goal-setting process.

 

A true goal, one that has any chance of being realized, comes in two parts:

 

1. The top of the stairs

 

2. The next step.

 

Imagine a person with arthritis looking up at a flight of stairs. The task is immense. The flight of stairs may as well be a mountain.

 

But the first step isn’t so bad. Grip the handrail and haul – not too difficult, not too painful.

 

The second step is just as easy as the first one – and so on all the way up.

 

Pretty soon, the top is reached, but it wasn’t a mountain climbed – it was twelve simple steps.

 

Every goal that you set should stretch you beyond where you are right now. It should be something that is beyond your current abilities to reach IN ONE STEP.

 

But right underneath where you’ve written down that huge objective, you must also write down the first step that you will take on that journey.

 

It is like pulling on a rope. To begin with you can’t clearly see what is tied on to the other end. You know it’s there, because the rope is heavy, but all you can see is a shadowy outline.

 

With each pull on the rope the outline becomes more and more distinct until it is right there in front of you. All you have to do then is reach out and grab it.

 

So don’t forget when you write down your goals – they come in pairs: the big leap and the little step. And in many ways, the little step is the more important.

 

 

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Quotation

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Quintilian said,

 

“A great part of art consists in imitation. For the whole conduct of life is based on this: that what we admire in others we want to do ourselves.”

 

 

 

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A Moment’s Inspiration

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Take a minute to try this exercise today:

 

Think about everything you’ve done in the past week and write down one thing that was harder or less enjoyable than it should have been.

 

Now, under that one item, brainstorm five ways that you could have done it better, made it easier, enjoyed it more or generally have performed more effectively.

 

That’s it. You don’t have to go back and do the work over – just make yourself aware, on paper, of ways you could have improved.

 

If you make a habit of doing this every Friday, in time, all those ‘do it better’ ideas will form part of your awareness.

 

Every job you do will over time be easier, work out better and be much more enjoyable as you will subconsciously use the brainstormed ideas to give yourself a helping hand.

 

How about that – an easier life for just five minutes work a week.

 

I could make that into a best-selling book all on its own!

 

 

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How To Create A Squeeze Page Using Free Software

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As we have already said the purpose of a squeeze page is to drive visitors to it and squeeze their email address out of them so we can add them to our list. The reason they will do this is because we have offered what is known as an ethical bride by way of a free product or training, in exchange for their details.

So let’s get started. You need to download a free program called kompozer available at www.kompozer.net, download this and save it to your desktop where you can find it for later. You can also use a program called Microsoft expression which maybe already on your pc as part of Microsoft office; they both do a similar thing.

You can then either bring a squeeze page into the program that you have already been provided with or you can create one yourself, and you can customize it to suit your requirements. I have put together a video on using kompozer which you can view in this week’s video training at the end of the newsletter as I think showing you it in action is the best way to take this in.

Plus there are also many video tutorials on youtube. Just type in kompozer tutorials or Microsoft expression tutorials on youtube if there’s anything I missed or you don’t understand fully.

I am also giving you 10 squeeze page templates that you can download at the end of the newsletter and make use of. They are in a zip file and to open it you will need if it’s not already on your pc an unzipping program called WinZip. Just go to goggle and type it in and download it, it’s free.

 

 

 

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This Week’s Quick Tip

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What is your point of difference?

 

We all hear about how businesses should develop a USP (unique sales proposition) but how often do we develop one for ourselves?

 

Modern business is trending towards a numbing sameness. Visit almost any city looking at the shops you would be very hard pressed to identify where you are – the Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King, Next, Body shop, H & M stores could be anyplace. They are certainly everyplace.

 

Against this backdrop of increasing corporate sameness, it is becoming even more important to stand out.

 

Find a point of difference for yourself and your business and you are guaranteed to get noticed.

 

 

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The A-Z Of Internet Marketing

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G is for google analytics

Google Analytics (GA) is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website. A premium version is also available for a fee. The product is aimed at marketers as opposed to webmasters and technologists from which the industry of web analytics originally grew.

It is the most widely used website statistics service, currently in use on around 55% of the 10,000 most popular websites. Another market share analysis claims that Google Analytics is used at around 49.95% of the top 1,000,000 websites (as currently ranked by Alexa).

 

Google analytics can track visitors from all referrers, including search engines, display advertising, pay-per-click networks, e-mail marketing and digital collateral such as links within PDF documents. This is a really useful free tool for testing your campaigns as you need to know how well your squeeze page is converting for instance.

You can put up two different squeeze pages and set it up so the traffic is split between the two so you can see which is converting visitors onto your list the best, this is known as split testing. This is critical if you are paying for traffic as you want the biggest bang for your buck.

You can also use it on your site or blog to track visitors to see how long they stay on your site, what pages they viewed and you can look for patterns such as what page did people last view before they left your site, if a lot of visitors left your site after viewing a particular page for instance you might want to look at that page more closely to determine why and alter the page to make it more visitor friendly.

 

 

 

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Just For Fun

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Here is something I bet you don’t know:

 

Think back to your schooldays when your Math teacher talked about infinity. Do you remember the sign that is used to show an infinite amount?

 

It is a figure 8 on its side.

 

Now in my mind, ‘the infinity sign’ is a perfectly good name for it.

 

So how many people, I wonder, know that it is actually called a ‘lemniscate’.

 

 

 

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So by now you have hopefully chosen your product and registered your domain name, if not try to get it done this week as don’t want you to get left behind.  Although you will be able to access all the training indefinitely as I am not going anywhere, its better to try and keep the momentum up if possible to stay motivated.

The next stage as we have just covered is to create your squeeze page step by step and be ready to upload it to the internet next week along with getting your hosting set up if you haven`t done so already so we can upload your squeeze page live to the internet. Don’t worry its easier than you think and you can follow me step by step as together we upload to the internet together.

 

Don`t forget to watch this weeks free training video by clicking the blue link below and until next week take care and bye for now.

 

Click here to watch this weeks training video

 

Click here to download your squeeze page templates

 

Get an Aweber autoresponder account by clicking here

Click here for a GetResponse account

 

To your continued success

 

Mike

 

As usual your comments on this newsletter are valuable to me and any improvements or additions or even omissions will be taken note of if enough people share your opinion. This is your newsletter and I want you to have a say about what goes into it to get the most out of it.

If you have any information or comments or questions you would like to share with the readers please email them to the usual address below and I will give you full credit by name if they are printed.

Email me at mailto:[email protected] and I will reply personally as soon as I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
14

Starting Point Weekly Issue 5

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Starting Point Weekly Newsletter issue 5

 

 

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*** Greetings and welcome to issue 5

 

 

*** I went to the horse races at the weekend with the family for the first time in about 20 years and was amazed how busy it was considering the present economic climate although there was an added bonus if you can call it that.

The reformed pop group Steps were performing after the race meeting at around 9.00pm, hence the whole family going, as my daughters are/were fans back in the day.

If there was a prize for coming in the last three horses we would have won hands down, so that’s not a new career I will be perusing any time soon.

Everyone was dressed up to the nines quaffing champagne and strawberries at around $70 a pop and the footballer Michael Owen was swanning around as he owned a couple of winning horses that night, and I think there is a lesson to learn here.

No matter how bad the economy there are always some people who continue to do well, and it`s the same in internet marketing. Don`t think that because of the recession it will be hard to sell online, quite the contrary.

The more squeezed financially people become the more out of necessity they will try to find ways of making extra cash, and that is where you and I come in to satisfy their needs.

 

 

 

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Thought For Today

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Every goal, ambition, dream or target that you have in your life comes ready-made with a fixed amount of energy attached to it.

 

Once that pre-fixed energy is gone, you lapse into a state of flux: you neither have the power to carry on towards your target, nor do you have the will to forget the whole thing.

 

The result: procrastination. All you can do is think of other things that you’d rather be doing.

 

But, that unfinished task acts like a drain on the energy attached to all the other things that you do instead.

 

Each task’s energy CAN be boosted, but only if it is topped up before it runs empty.

 

The trick is to either plan your jobs so that you finish each one while its energy level is still sufficient to keep you going, or to deliberately stop before the tank runs empty – so that your enthusiasm can supply the needed fuel for you to start again another day.

 

Think of it like a car. All the time there is gas in the tank, you can go somewhere and get things done. If the needle says that the tank is running low, you can get to a gas station and fill up.

 

But if you ignore that needle and allow the tank to run dry, you grind to a halt. Odds are that you will come to a full-stop in the most inconvenient place possible, and getting more gas will be a major challenge.

 

 

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Choosing your product to promote.

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This week we will be looking at choosing your own product to promote. The video training lesson at the end of the newsletter goes into this in detail, but without something to sell and customers to buy you have no business. Therefore choosing the right product is very important,  because especially as this is your first product a failure now would be very disheartening. So study the video lessons carefully and make your choice and good luck.

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Quotation

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William Shakespeare wrote,

 

“Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.”

 

 

 

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The A-Z of internet marketing

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E is for email marketing

 

Email marketing is one of the most powerful methods of marketing available to you. You can use this effectively to keep in regular contact with your subscribers and provide them with useful information that will help them with their problems and ambitions.

You create good helpful content in your emails and use an autoresponder such as Aweber.com for example, and load them up and set them to go out automatically at whatever time interval you choose and put in the odd quality relevant promotion and you can make money on demand, while you are at the beach or sleeping. It really does not get any better than this.

By doing this you make a connection with them and build a relationship and gain their trust, if you treat them well. By treat them well I mean don’t bombard them with offer after offer, give them good helpful content.

When you do send them a promotion, and let`s face it that`s how we make money, make sure you don`t send them just anything to make some money because that will have them unsubscribing in droves.

You must look carefully at every product you recommend to make sure it is suitable and of good enough quality and value to keep your subscribers happy, and that should be your number one priority. All too many marketers now a days just send out rubbish promotions daily to their subscribers with no thought about anything but making some money, this is the way to ruin.

Treat your subscribers the way you would like to be treated yourself and genuinely try and help them as there is no better feeling than an email from a customer telling you how much you helped them, and that will be a customer for life.

 

 

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A Moment’s Inspiration

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This often quoted passage by Charles Swindoll is one of those basic truths that should be pinned to everyone’s wall.

 

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gifted ability, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

 

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. T

He only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, Attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you….We are in charge of our Attitudes.”

 

 

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This Week’s Quick Tip

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How is your confidence?

 

If you’re like most people, your confidence quotient could do with a bit of a boost. Here are three things you can do right away to do just that:

 

1. Learn to put the past in its place. The past may be gone, but it can leave a scar. It is okay to remember, but fatal to dwell. Learn from the past, live in the present and plan for the future.

 

2. Don’t believe negative people. We are all surrounded by two types of people – those who hold us up, and those who push us down. The negative ones are forever trying to tell us that we can’t do things, but what they really mean is THEY can’t.

Nobody has the right to tell you what you can or can’t do – that is for you to decide. Decide to be positive!

 

3. Celebrate your successes. Make a big thing of them – if only in your mind. Reward yourself for doing well and pretty soon it will come naturally.

 

 

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The Power of a Simple Idea

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Never underestimate the power of the internet. In this light hearted post I just thought I would show you another example of someone who thought outside the box and changed his life.

 

It only takes you to create the simplest idea and with the global reach of the internet you can go viral and end up being seen by tens of millions of people.

 

There are many people who have changed their lives just by uploading a cute video to YouTube and it going viral and make them celebrities allowing them to appear on TV and sell tee shirts and other merchandise such as “Charlie bit my finger”.

 

Just an ordinary family video uploaded to YouTube so it could be seen by a relative ended up going viral and getting nearly half a billion, yes half a billion views to date and it`s just an ordinary family video, see it by clicking  HERE

 

All it takes is some thinking out of the box and you could change your life too, just like Kyle MacDonald did. You may have heard about him on the news, he managed to swap a red paper clip all the way up to a house. Read all about his fascinating story and what the internet did for him by clicking the blue link below.

 

Click here to visit Kyle’s site.

 

 

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Just For Fun

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India is the world’s largest democracy.

 

The Indian election in 1984 was the largest of any country with over 379,000,000 voters eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations.

 

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system. It employs over 1.6 million people.

 

Almost 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year, and Bollywood produces over 800 movies a year to supply the demand (about double the output of Hollywood).

 

 

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*** Parting words

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Use the training I am giving you as it has taken me some time to create it and with you in mind. I really do want you to succeed and live the life we all deserve, but without effort you will never achieve anything. There is nothing better than being in charge of your own life.

You can get up when you want, take a day off or two and never worry about money or being made redundant again. But there is a trade off at least at first you need to put in the effort now to reap the benefits further down the road, as I have said if you are looking for push button success you will spend a lot of time and money and get nowhere.

 

Click here to watch this weeks training, and choose wisely.

 

Here is the link again to PLR Powerhouse. Its a great low cost product that will teach you all you need to know about PLR and the best thing is you also get the PLR rights to sell this product and it`s bonus to your list as your own. So you are killing two birds with one stone, you are leaning how to choose and rebrand PLR products as well as getting your first ones included for the same low price as the training.
Click here to learn more

To Your Continued Success

Mike Rylance

 

 

 

To contact me by email go to [email protected] any useful tips or information you may know that you would like to share with the readers just email me and if it gets included in a newsletter I will give you full credit by name.

 

 

 

Mike Rylance is the publisher of Starting Point Weekly your internet marketing weekly newsletter, for all back issues visit the archive at www.theinternetmarketingbusinessacademy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
14

Starting Point Weekly Issue 10

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Issue 10

 

 

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***Starting Point Weekly

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Greetings and welcome to this week’s newsletter, I hope you have had a good week and are ready to crack on with building your online business. Now that you have your site up and running its time to talk about getting visitors or traffic as it’s known to your site.

Traffic is the life blood of the internet, without traffic everything we have done is pointless because without visitors nobody will see your offers and therefore you won’t make any sales.

So how do we get some, well there are two types of traffic, free and paid for as we touched on last week.  The choice is yours but will depend on your budget and your spare time.

The paid route is much quicker and you could have visitors to your site in a few hours with just a few minutes work. But the free route will take much longer, weeks or months of work and will get fewer results.

Like everything in life there is no such thing as a free lunch, you are trading your time to save money therefore it is not strictly free and depending on how much you value your time will determine the cost to you.

However I will cover both methods so you can make up your own mind but what I will say is you are far more likely to carry on with this and succeed if you can afford to spend a little money on traffic as its easy to lose interest if you are spending weeks posting on forums and blogs and not getting many results.

The quicker you can get your first subscribers and sales the more motivated you will become to get more and this will give you the drive to take you forward.

When I first started I spent months writing articles and trying other free methods but became frustrated by the results and gave up for a while because I listened to the gurus and thought I would have overnight success.

Even with paid methods you will not have overnight success, if you have a good enough free gift and offer you will get subscribers quite quickly but it will take time to build your sales funnel and get it working properly and to get enough subscribers buying regularly from you to give you a decent living, but it is worth doing.

Once you have got it all right you will have the nearest thing to push button success there is. You will just send out an email to your list that you have built a relationship with offering them a quality product that will help them with their business.

Then because they trust you they will buy from you again and again as long as you don`t promote crap to them. So it is worth doing but you have to lay solid foundations first like anything in life.

So whatever you do don’t give up on your dream you can do it. Check out the short video below from actor Will Smith on why he is successful to give your confidence a boost.

 

Click here to view and enjoy.

 

 

 

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     Thought For Today

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Isn’t it funny how thirty people can listen to the same speaker and have thirty different responses.

 

I’ve done it myself – sat in a room listening to someone speak and thought how boring or irrelevant their talk was. But later on, comparing thoughts with others, find that they thought the speaker was wonderful.

 

We can all project our knowledge to the world at large – but the world isn’t always listening.

 

Some days I get emails that say how the writer felt that this newsletter was talking directly to them, and in the same inbox others say that they didn’t think much of the edition.

 

It isn’t in the speaker, it is in the listener.

 

There is no solution. We are all different and have different needs right now.

 

The only advice I can offer is that we all should take notes even if the subject matter doesn’t seem to be exactly what we want. Because, tomorrow it might be.

 

Our needs change. Sometimes we NEED a reminder of something basic, sometimes we NEED to be stretched.

 

Whoever you are listening to – whether a family member or a public speaker – pay active attention. there might just be something in what they are saying that you will NEED tomorrow.

 

 

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     Quotation

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Dwight D. Eisenhower said,

 

“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.”

 

 

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3 Important Steps To A Successful Business

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Follow these 3 steps and you won`t go far wrong in creating a successful online business.

 

 

1.) Focus – this one is tough with all the glamor and glitz and shiny objects in the

market today.  Once you have a project that you are working on,

Stick With It. – Like my one of my favourite movies – Focus Daniel Son!

 

2.) Give It All You Got.  – Immerse yourself in your project.  Make

it a goal to know it inside and out, and be an expert at it.  Then put all

you can muster behind it.  Don’t skimp out on things, put the effort in

and FINISH the project.

 

3.) Know When to Move On – Wait for it!

Move on when you have completed the task and you put it out there!

Don’t quit halfway through, even if you get stuck, just keep at it.

 

Maybe it will fail, maybe it will be great.  You will never know unless

you put it out there. Either way you will have gained TONS of

knowledge and experience.

 

 

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     A Moment’s Inspiration

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Listen to your thoughts because even though you may have had them a thousand times, each time they are original.

 

Each time you have a thought you bring to it all the experience of your life so far – and so each time, you can attach more to it. Until one day, all the pieces fit.

 

 

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This Week’s Quick Tip

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Every time you pick up the telephone, smile.

 

A smile is not just a movement of muscles. It permeates your whole being. Smiling changes the way you speak, and it changes the way you think.

 

The person on the other end of the line may not be able to see your sunny face, but they will surely notice your tone of voice and respond positively.

 

When you are smiling, your own brain tries to keep up by replacing negative emotions with positive ones. Your responses in the phone conversation will be coloured by positivity.

 

‘When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.’

 

 

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The A-Z Of Internet Marketing

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J is For Jing

What is Jing ? Jing is a program that allows you to instantly capture images and record video on your computer. It is a free but stripped down version of Camtasia which is used by most marketers to create videos and powerpoints.

Camtasia is what I use to create all your training videos but at around $300 it’s not cheap.  When you are ready to move into video creation Jing is a good place to start and work up to Camtasia when ready.

If you want to know more about Jing and Camtasia just go to good old youtube and type them in for a full tutorial.

 

 

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Just For Fun

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When a female elephant has been pregnant for more than 20 months, she goes in search of a boraginacaea tree. A chemical in its leaves can induce labour.

 

Perhaps Melanie in the movie ‘Gone With the Wind’ should have popped out to the jungle – according to the actual historical battles mentioned in the film, her pregnancy lasted 21 months!

 

 

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       Free Traffic

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Traffic is a huge subject that it is impossible to cover fully in this newsletter, but what I will do is list some of the free ways to get traffic to help you get started.

I will also create a training video as usual to help you learn more and in next weeks newsletter we will be discussing paid traffic.

I am also giving you the option to purchase a low cost video training course on traffic generation in depth at the end of the newsletter to really kick-start your business. I also comes with PLR rights so you can use this products yourself and add it to your sales funnel so it`s win- win.

1. Blog Commenting

Many people dismiss this but the truth is that blog commenting is one of the best ways to sow the seeds of future relationships with other marketers in your niche.

Plus in the short term you get a link back to your website.

You just go to Google and type in your niche, for example internet marketing and then the word blog or forum and you will find thousands. Before you post just check there is lots of recent activity by checking the dates of the last posts as it`s no use posting on a dead site.

You then just read some posts and try to interact with people by answering questions and being helpful to build up your reputation.

If you are thinking I am new to this how could I answer these questions just Google them and then provide the answers on the blog and maybe offer a link to some training you may have found on say YouTube or better still something you have created yourself.

I have used blog comments myself and in the past and it has hooked me up with some great joint venture partners.

2. Guest Posting

This is where you find active blogs or forums in your niche that accept guest posting and you simply write a short post providing some information that will be useful to the readers and have a link back to your site or blog in the signature box. Don`t whatever you do try to sell from this post or you will be instantly banned from the forum.

Imagine writing a 400 word article and then having it published on cnn.com or bbc.co.uk with a link back to your squeeze page or blog.

Do you think you would get traffic?

I should say so!

Of course, targeting these 2 sites is pretty difficult but there are many other high traffic sites in your niche that you can easily write guests posts for.

You can even outsource your articles if you don’t like writing.

You can generated an awful lot of traffic this way and I highly recommend it to you.

3. Offering Free Content

This is really a more generalised version of guest posting.

Instead of just offering articles to other marketers think about what else you can offer.

You can provide PDF resources lists, cheat sheets, videos and webinars in return for links back to your site.

This can be very powerful and if you leverage and repurpose the content you already have you can do this with virtually no effort. I’ve literally aggregated some old blogs posts or used a free gift I’d already created for a squeeze page and given this to other marketers for publication.

If you have no budget for paid advertising this is a great way to go. Especially when you start out because at that point you have less to offer in terms of doing joint ventures than more established web-business owners.

4. Forums

Instead of waiting for the traffic to come to you why not go where the traffic already is?

Forums are full of passionate people who are interested in the subject matter of your niche.

The simplest strategy is to put a link to your squeeze page or blog in your forum signature (the text that display below every post or thread you make) and get involved in the discussion adding value wherever you are!

However, many forums have promotional areas where you can offer your products (free or paid) and you might also consider advertising on the forum too (e.g., with a banner or text ad).

5. Interviews

Find experts in your niche, interview them on Skype, record the call with Pamela (PC) or Call Recorder (Mac), edit it with Audacity and publish it to your blog using the WordPress plugin audioPlayer.

In many cases the interviewee will promote the interview to their list. Also you are aligning yourself with experts which raises your status and this is a superb way of developing those golden relationship which can ultimately result in joint ventures.

6. Adswaps

Adswaps is a free traffic strategy and work like this: You promote my squeeze page to your list and I’ll promote your squeeze page to my list.

I don’t do this very much but many people do and it can be an excellent way of boosting your subscribers.

The only thing is that you shouldn’t get too carried away with them because if you do adswaps all the time then your subscribers will end up on multiple lists and be less attentive to your emails. So your open rates will decline and ultimately your list will just die!

This is a strategy you can use a little later on as you will need a list of at least a few hundred subscribers before you can swap with people.

7. Webinars

I realize this is a little advanced but something to keep in mind for the future. Putting on webinars for other marketers is an excellent way to network, gain more exposure and gain instant traffic.

On the webinar you can either:

1. Provide free training.
2. Sell one of your products (and split the profits with the other marketer).
3. Provide some free training on an affiliate product and then promote your affiliate link at the end (again split the profits with the other marketer).

8. Joint Ventures

Again for the more advanced among you. You create a product and approach other marketers to promote it to their lists. The trick is:

1. Create a great product that people actually WANT (quite important)

2. Warm up your relationship with the other marketers before you ask for the JV

9. 100% Commission Offers

Again you create a product but then offer affiliates 100% of the profits for them to promote.

It works REALLY well as the other marketers are extremely incentivized to promote for you and crucially you end up with buyers on your list which are so valuable as you can make your money by promoting other products to them on the “back end” of your business.

Also this is more about having affiliates than JV partners.

The difference being that JV partners have a much closer working relationship with you compared to affiliates. You can get affiliates that send loads of traffic and sales but you have  never even met, emailed or spoken to!

I could go on and on and there are a multitude of traffic strategies out there. But the ones above work and they will work for you to if you’re willing to put in some time and effort.

As I said earlier you can short cut traffic by paying for it to save yourself this time and effort but that will depend on your budget and will be covered next week. This is just a brief description of free traffic and I will provide you with more detail in the training videos at the end of the newsletter.

But in the meantime download this free book on traffic generation by clicking here.

If you would like to learn much more I am providing a low cost video course on traffic generation which you also get PLR rights to, so you can add this product to your sales funnel and get your money back with your first sale. Just click this link here to learn more.

 

 

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       Parting Words

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As promised here is the link to the 25 written for you emails for your autoresponder again, if this is the route you wish to follow. You just need to customise them a little by adding your own name and any links you might want to add. This is the way forward unless you really like to write things yourself, you can have them up and running in a few minutes from now.

Just click here to learn more and get instant access.

 

 

Don`t forget to watch this weeks video training just click here and I will speak to you next week.

 

To your continued success

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

To contact me by email go to [email protected] any useful tips or information you may know that you would like to share with the readers just email me and if it gets included in a newsletter I will give you full credit by name.

 

 

 

Mike Rylance is the publisher of Starting Point Weekly your internet marketing weekly newsletter, for all back issues visit the archive at www.theinternetmarketingbusinessacademy.com

 

 

 

Sep
18

Starting Point Weekly Issue 6

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Greetings, and welcome back, I trust you had a good week.

This week in the video training we will be looking at what a
squeeze page is for and how to rebrand the product you
hopefully selected last week.

What is a squeeze page I here you say, well a squeeze page
is a page you set up on the internet where you drive traffic
(visitors) to.

The sole purpose of this page is to squeeze the email
address out of your prospects (potential customers) in
return for your free gift/offer.

The reason you need to capture their email address is
because you want to add them to your email list, as you need
to make building your list a priority. As we have already
said the money is in the list.

Next week I will be giving you 10 free squeeze page
templates and showing you live on video how to edit them
ready for starting to build a list in a later lesson.

You can’t beat having a list of hungry buyers that you have
built up a relationship with that you just send an email out
to every time you want to earn some cash.

Then because they trust you, they buy in there droves
creating you a push button income so to speak.

This is the nearest you will ever come to a push button
income, but you need to put in the work first to build the
list and the relationship.

This is the secret to internet marketing success, not
chasing traffic but to concentrate on building your list.

Building a list is not as difficult as you may think and we
will be going into list building in greater detail later on
in the training, but we need to set up a few things first
which we will come to later at the end of this newsletter in
the training video.

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A Real Life True Story
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Now I would like to share a true story of my own with you
from when I was young and foolish. It’s a bit long but
absolutely true and with a good point to make.

Ever since I left school many, many years ago I have been
looking for ways to make extra money and have my own
business.

Long before the internet came along I had bought courses to
make extra money from the business opportunities sections of
the newspapers and a weekly magazine called Exchange and
Mart, maybe you have heard of it I think it’s still around.

I always had a dream of owning my own shop but at the tender
age of 20 there was no way I could afford one. So when I saw
an advert in Exchange and Mart for a wholesale warehouse in
Manchester, which is about 20 miles from where I lived, that
sold items you could sell on a market stall.

I got really excited and thought great, I will set up a
market stall on a Sunday so it doesn’t interfere with my day
job, make loads of money and save up and buy a shop, simple
right.

All I had to do was buy some cheap stock, add a big mark up,
sell it and buy more, easy money. So I drove to the
warehouse with no real idea of what I was going to sell I
just thought I would see what they had when I got there,
great plan, not.

When I got there I was like a child in a sweet shop, they
had thousands of items for sale. So I quickly decided to
just buy things that were cheap so I could make loads of
money. After about two hours in there and spending far more
than I intended because things were cheaper if you bought in
bulk.

The more I bought the more I would make, I thought, after
all everyone knows you have to speculate to accumulate,
right. I spent over £200 which back them was a fair amount
of cash with no research on what would sell at all.

When I got home I was all excited and started writing prices
out for each of the products I had bought and adding 100%
profit and there I was ready to launch my new empire.

Then I realized I had to find a Sunday market to sell my
products at. So I spent the next two weeks trying to find
one near enough to where I lived, no internet in those days.

Then luckily I found a flyer by chance, advertising a Sunday
market about 30 miles away that opened every Sunday
throughout the spring and summer.

Sunday came and I was up at 5.30am and off I went. I got a
little lost on the way there, no sat navs in those days, and
arrived just after 7.00am. I pulled up at the gate where two
men in yellow coats where standing and I told them I wanted
a stall.

Well the men looked at each other and started laughing and
one said you had to be there before 6 o’clock to stand any
chance of getting one as they go very quickly.

I was devastated and drove off. I parked around the corner
to think and decided to wait until it opened and have a look
around and see how much money I was going to make the next
week when I came back.

When it opened I went back and walked around and found to my
horror there were plenty of stalls selling the same kind of
things I had bought but at nothing like the prices I was
hoping to charge, again I was devastated.

I drove home realizing what a fool I had been, why had I not
visited the market first to see what was selling and at what
prices instead of just jumping straight in. I had let myself
get carried away without doing the research first.

The profit margin on my stock compared to what other stalls
were selling them for was quite small, nothing like the 100%
I was looking for and hardly worth my while.

So over the next few Sundays I grudgingly got up at the
crack of dawn and rented a stall until I had sold most of my
stock and really only covered my costs with a very tiny
profit not worth all those early Sunday mornings and that
was the end of my short career as a market trader.

If I had approached things differently I could perhaps have
made a success of it. But dejected I moved on to the next
shiny object, and that my friend is why 99% of people trying
to make money online fail miserably.

Like me they don’t do the research first to find a hungry
market for the products and quit at the first hurdle and buy
into the next big thing.

If I had taken the time to visit the market first and see
what was selling and for how much, and maybe found something
with less competition that I could source for a price that
would make me a reasonable profit, then they might have
stood a chance.

But by then I had had enough and moved on to the next get
rich quick scheme. The moral of my story is this, you find a
hungry market first and then find a product you can sell to
that market at a good profit, and you don’t give up until
you succeed.

That is what makes internet marketing so special, you can
create or rebrand an in demand product quickly and easily if
you know how, and sell it time and time again with no on-
going costs if it’s a digital product.

No buying stock, no delivery costs, you simply work once and
get paid over and over, the perfect business model. So if
you are planning to get into this business, and I highly
recommend you do.

You must focus on just one project and don’t keep jumping
from one thing to the next and plan out your strategy.

Don’t be a fool like I was and just jump in with both feet
until you have a plan. As the great Winston Churchill once
said “he who fails to plan plans to fail” don’t let this
happen to you.

If you are interested in avoiding all the start-up errors
and want a short cut to my training, there is a
comprehensive step by step plan to take you from where you
are now to where you want to be with your own online
business much quicker than my training will allow.

Do you want to learn more, if so who do you listen to?
Well who you listen to is someone who is actually doing it,
not just talking about it. Someone who has been making money
consistently online for over 10 years.

Someone who has created hundreds of products and made
millions of dollars, two of the internet good guys.
I have been mentored and worked personally with these two
guys and can tell you they know what they are talking about.

They have created a simple step by step blueprint you can
copy right now to create your own work from home internet
business in super quick time.

It`s ideal for newcomers, and the more experienced, to help
you build your profitable home business. It helps you get to
where you want to be, in an easy to follow step by step
blueprint, your guide through the internet jungle if you
will.

• Here are just a few things you will learn:

• How to start with and from nothing.

• How to grow a mailing list starting from scratch,
zero, no subscribers.

• How to generate sales without any big name guru
friends.

• How to create your own products without writing a
single word.

• How to set everything up even if you’re not a
technical ‘whiz kid’.

• How to advertise and market your business without a
massive budget and in most cases WITHOUT spending any money.

• How to overcome the new persons barriers to wealth.

• How to make money online even if you haven’t made a
penny so far.

What you need to realize is that all internet marketing
success stories started exactly where you stand now.
They didn’t have any of those things…including me, but I
didn’t let it stop me and neither should you.

Every journey no matter how long begins with just one step
and that is where you are now, you just need to be shown the
right path.

Unfortunately there are a lot of so called gurus out there
who don’t want you to find this path because then you won’t
need to continually buy their products.

They want to keep you in the dark and confuse you with all
the different products out there so they can keep selling
you the next shiny object that will deliver push button
success.

The only way you can succeed online is to break out of this
mentality and concentrate on a proven system.
Like anything else you do need knowledge to get started, you
wouldn’t get into a car for the first time and expect to be
able to drive would you.

You would pay for lessons from someone who knows how to
drive, well internet is no different. You need to invest in
yourself to learn how to do things the right way using a
proven system that works and you can understand, and stick
at it until you succeed.

That my friend is the secret of being successful at
anything. Don’t give up at the first hurdle and buy the next
shiny object that lands in your inbox and the next.

Stick with it and never give up. That’s why 99% of would be
marketers fail, follow this procedure above and don’t give
up and success will be yours.

You have chosen the right business to be in, with low start
up costs and big profits you just need to do it the right
way, so click the link below and take a look at something
that ticks all the right boxes from someone who has been
there and got the tee shirt as they say.

If you are serious about making money online then this is
definitely for you. I personally recommend this as a great
starting point on the road to your internet business success
check it out below with no obligation, and good luck.

Click here for the step by step blueprint

Just in case anyone is upset by me having a sales offer in
the middle of the newsletter let me explain. I would be
doing you my subscriber, a disservice and not be doing my
job as your mentor if I did not share with you good quality
products that can help you achieve your goals quicker or
easier.

You are under no obligation to buy, I am just trying to show
you how to fast track your success if you think you are
ready by introducing you to a quality low cost solution to
your problem, I do hope you understand.

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Thought For Today
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The book ‘The One Minute Millionaire’ by Mark Victor Hansen
and Robert Allen is filled with great ideas and ‘Aha’
moments. If you haven’t read it yet, I can heartily
recommend it.

One of the thoughts that it puts forward is that nobody gets
successful without a system.

While I guess there are a few lucky souls who muddle into
their success, most of us need a process to follow.

The book defines a system as

Save
Your
Self
Time
Energy
Money

Isn’t that a good mnemonic!

It exactly defines the reason why you need a system for
everything that you do.

One of the key way-points on your journey to success is when
you finally realize the power of systems and start to build
your own.

Because make no mistake – personal development coaches,
mentors and trainers can tell you about the systems THEY
use, but the only systems that will always work for YOU are
the ones that you have built for yourself.

Coaches and mentor’s personal development ideas can provide
you with a guide, but you have to do a little of the work as
well!

Many people make the mistake of thinking that buying the
latest ‘guru’s’ system will ensure their success. It
probably won’t, unless you are prepared to break down the
advice and then build it up again so it suits your own
personality.

Successful people tend to take a bit of this plan, a bit of
another, added a few wrinkles of their own and made a pretty
good profit.

Success is highly personal thing. My definition of it is
certainly different to yours. So why think that another
person’s system for achieving THEIR success will
automatically bring you YOURS?

Beg and borrow ideas from everyone around you. Look to see
what systems successful people do use, but then adapt them
for your own use.

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Quotation
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Admiral William F. Halsey said,

“There aren’t any great men. There are just great challenges
that ordinary men like you and me are forced by
circumstances to meet.”

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The A-Z of Internet Marketing
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F is for FTP

Now that’s fooled some of you hasn`t it, so what is FTP.
FTP: Stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP was designed to
support the quick and easy transfer of files to computers
connected by networks, either private networks and/or the
Internet.

Most applications that require the transfer of files such as
web development environments or content management systems,
support the FTP protocol.

That’s the technical term but what it basically means is it
allows you to upload files from your pc to the internet
using certain programs such as Filezilla.

If you are still not sure don`t worry you don`t really need
to know this. We will be using Filezilla later on in these
lessons to upload your squeeze page etc to the internet, but
for now that’s all you need to know.

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A Moment’s Inspiration
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Today’s inspirational thought is a rather long quote from
the excellent book ‘Psycho-Cybernetics’ by Dr Maxwell Maltz.

It talks about something that we all have to deal with once
in a while: the feeling of inferiority.

So many of us not only fail to achieve, but fail to even
think we CAN achieve because of an irrational and almost
always wrong feeling that we are not good enough. Read on to
see why it is so wrong:

“Inferiority and superiority are reverse sides of the same
coin. The cure lies in realizing that the coin itself is
spurious. You are not inferior or are not superior. You are
simply you.

You as a personality are not in competition with any other
personality, simply because there’s not another person on
the face of the Earth like you or in your particular class.

You are an individual. You are unique. You are not like any
other person. You are not supposed to be like any other
person. And no other person is supposed to be like you.”

Earl Nightingale said, “A person is living because he was
meant to live, and he has talents and abilities that are
totally his own, unique with him.

His job then as a person is to learn to know himself. If he
does, he’ll like himself or he’ll discover that he’s quite a
person after all.

He’ll recognize and accept the things that he cannot do as
well as some other people but he’ll also understand and
appreciate those things that have been given him to do
well.”

(Of course, for ‘he’ read ‘he or she’ – I wish we had a
better gender non-specific term!)

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The Awesome Power Of The Internet

Now I just wanted to show you how some people have made a
fortune on the internet just by thinking outside the box.

Sometimes the simplest ideas can make you millions, so
believe me the internet is the right place to make your
fortune online if you are committed and willing to spend a
few hours a week building your online business.

You can do this, it takes no special training or
qualifications it really is without a doubt the easiest and
cheapest way to start a business. Follow me and together we
will make it happen.

Never underestimate the power of the internet. It only takes
you to create the simplest idea and with the global reach of
the internet you can go viral and end up being seen by tens
of millions of people.

One such person is Alex Tew an English student you may have
heard about him on the news, he wanted to pay his way
through university by selling 1,000,000 pixels of ad space
on the internet for $1 a pixel.

Read all about his fascinating story and what the internet did for him and could do for you.

Click here to get the full story.

 

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One of the most important things you can do in your life is
to train yourself to be an active decision- maker.

Decisions are what make things happen, but too often we
sidestep the issue and put off reaching one. We
procrastinate in the hope that the problem will go away or
that someone else will take charge.

It won’t go away – and why should someone else determine
your fate?

Every time you are in a potential decision-making situation,
be positive! Make a decision to act one way or another. It
is okay to decide to seek more information – at least you
have
Committed to a positive action.

If at all possible, note down the decision on paper as a
private contract with yourself.

The more you do it, the easier it will become.

 

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Just For Fun
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The world’s highest waterfall, at 979 meters is Angel Falls
in Venezuela.

The waterfall, named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel,
whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching
for gold, is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls.

 

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How To Get Started With Clickbank
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Clickbank is an online market place for products that you
can promote as an affiliate and get up to 75% commission for
every sale you get.

Clickbank is home to hundreds of products in many niches not
just internet marketing and there is bound to be something
that interests you there.

I know what you are thinking, why would anyone give you 75%
of their profits. Well it’s because you are the one doing
all the work to send them visitors, known as (traffic) to
their offer.

Visitors they would never have had without your efforts, so
they make 25% for doing nothing and the icing on the cake is
they get to capture the email addresses of the visitors and
add them to their list.

Then in the future they can send offers to that list and
generate sales for years to come and keep 100% of the
profit, pretty clever eh. You are effectively building
their list for them and earning them 25% profit to boot and
all for no work on their side.

Right, back to Clickbank, I am going to give you a free
download I created that will explain all about Clickbank.
In time I will teach you how you can easily create a product
such as this as they are quite easy to create. You would be
surprised how easy it is.

In the mean time click the blue link below to download your
free copy of How To Make Your First Sale Online.

Click here to download

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Well we`ve come to the end of yet another newsletter that’s
been much longer than usual as I had so much to share with
you this week, as always I hope you are finding them useful.

As I said earlier if you want to short cut your route to
success do check out the excellent product I have lined up
for you this week.

It was created by two of the internets good guys that I have
worked with personally. Anyway enough said, if you think you
might be interested just click on the link below to learn
more.

Click here to learn more.

 

Don`t forget to watch this weeks free training video below
and I will speak to you next week.

Click here to view free training

As usual your comments on this newsletter are valuable to me
and any improvements or additions or even omissions will be
taken note of if enough people share your opinion.

This is your newsletter and I want you to have a say about
what goes into it to get the most out of it. If you have any
useful tips or information that you would like to share with
the readers just email me and if it gets included in the
newsletter I will give you full credit by name.

If you have any comments or questions please email them to
the usual address below and I will take care of them
personally.

Email me at [email protected] and
I will reply as soon as I can.

Take 5 Minutes To Do This And Save 10 Minutes Per Day, Every Day

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According to Wiki Answers we each spend between 1 and 4 years on the toilet during our lifetimes.

I have to say this doesn’t bother me particularly and that’s good because there’s probably not a lot I could do about it if did.
However, what does bother me is wasted time whilst sat at my computer working.

Whether you are making your living online or in a regular job we all know that there are many inefficiencies that just basically waste our time.

Recently been having a “regroup” in my business and one of the things I’ve been looking at is how I can identify and remove some of these bad habits and practices to increase my productivity.

One of these in particular I think applies to all of us and that is keeping track of usernames and passwords for different websites.
For me, this problem has grown continually since I started online in 2010 and I now probably have 80+ different account logins to keep track of.

Hosting accounts, WordPress logins, bank accounts, utility bills, C-Panel logins, training products I’ve purchased, social media services, internet marketing services I subscribe to, the list goes on and on!

My Old System

Whilst my browser helpfully remembers a lot of the logins this isn’t a universal solution as often I use different browsers (for testing) and also login on different computers.

So for years I had a password protected Word file which contained the URLs, usernames and passwords for my accounts.

In the last 12 months I would say that I’ve opened this file and looked up the login details I need at least 10 times per day. What a complete waste of time!

My New System

I’ve started using a system called LastPass.

The name is based upon the idea that your password for this system will be the last one you’ll ever need to remember. It’s free to use as well which is always good.

The login details are stored in encrypted format on their servers which means that they are totally safe (seriously, no one can see them except you). Plus you can use the system on any computer you like which is really good for me when I move between my desktop and laptop.

There have been many blog posts written about how you can increase your productivity but it seems to me that storing our username and passwords is something that most of us waste time with so I hope you find this resource useful.

If you are worried about security then I can tell you I felt exactly the same but the encryption and decryption is done on your local computer and not on the web.

In addition, Last Pass had been established for a long time now so you really can have peace of mind when using it.

Why not give it a try as I have done? Let me know what you think of this and any other productivity boosting ideas that you have found to work by emailing me at [email protected] and if used I will pass them on to all your fellow subscribers and give you credit by name for suggesting them.

Hope you find this useful, cheers Mike

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23

Starting Point Weekly Issue 4

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***Greetings, and welcome back, hope you had a great week. I start off with an apology, I received an email from a reader, Terry from Stafford in the UK who wrote “it’s all very well you beating me over the head to start a business but what if I don’t want to.

I started reading this newsletter more for entertainment and curiosity really but have found learning about internet marketing quite interesting but I am not sure it’s a road I want to go down at present so give us the great undecided a break”.

Again I apologise, as a reader of Starting Point you don`t have to start your own business or indeed do anything you don`t want to, I will be quite happy for you to be one of my valued readers, and I do value you.

The comments I made and will continue to make are for those of you who are, or think they are ready to try something but lack the get up and go or the means to get started, but I don`t value any other readers less. I hope that clears things up Terry.

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*** Thought For Today
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Get in the elevator.

There is a movie called ‘Get Shorty’. You may have heard of it.

In it there is a scene with John Travolta (playing a loan shark who want to get into the movies) and Gene Hackman (playing a third-rate Hollywood producer who is desperate to raise money for his favourite script.)

Hackman’s character wants to interest a big-name actor in the lead part and tells Travolta about how he is going to approach the actor’s psychotherapist’s personal trainer.

Travolta, whose character is bemused at the roundabout ways that Hollywood people operate says, “That’s the difference between you and me. If I want something from someone, I ask them straight out.”

How many times do we all act like third-rate Hollywood producers – skirting round the sides of problems, dealing through middle-men, and never really addressing the heart of the issue?

If you are in business, I bet you will do just that today.

How about taking a stand and elevating your problem higher to begin with.

Very often, the people at the top of departments and organizations have no idea about the real problems that are going on – and receiving your call may be just the wake up that they need.

It is lonely at the top – but it is even lonelier if nobody talks to you!

So today, stop messing around with agents, psychoanalysts and personal trainers (to continue the example), get in the elevator and take your problems up to the top floor.

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*** Blueprint To Success
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Moving on, I am committed to helping you achieve success so please watch the video training lessons each week I am sure you will find them very interesting.

I will show you the quickest cheapest and easiest way to start your own business selling other peoples products for up to 75% commission using several sites including clickbank.com or even your own if you have one.

So how to get started, I am going to break this down into bite sized pieces each week with just a few small tasks to do before next week, call it homework if you like. Although there is nothing stopping you reading it all and jumping ahead straight away if you like, it’s up to you.

I just find you are more likely to carry out a small task each week than be overwhelmed with the whole thing.

I know for some of you it is perhaps too basic but I want to cover everything from the beginner upwards so if you are more advanced please bear with me it will be worthwhile in the long term as we come to a detailed step by step plan.

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*** Quotation
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G.K. Chesterton said,

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

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Take a moment to pause in your busy life and bring to mind these things:

A beautiful sunset over a deep blue sea.

A white-capped mountain range.

A baby taking its first faltering step.

A rose.

The look on an old lady’s face when she first sees her grandchild.

The tears an athlete sheds when their national anthem plays.

How did each one of those things make you feel, deep down inside?

Now make your own list.

It’s true, isn’t it: the best things in life are free.

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*** The A-Z Of Internet Marketing
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D is for domain name
A domain name is for example www.google.com Google is the domain name. My domain name for this newsletter is www.startingpointweekly.com starting point weekly is the domain name I registered.

You register a domain name at sites such as dreamhost, or godaddy or hostgator, but there are thousands more. In my experience if you are going to require hosting which is basically renting a piece of cyberspace to have your own site on then its better and easier to use the same company for both.

At some point you will want your own site and choosing the right domain name for your site is of the utmost importance to get the best search engine rankings.

You should use the google keyword tool to find the keywords people in your niche are searching for and use them in your domain name. For example if you are in the make money online niche you would want ideally something like www.makemoneyonline.com incorporating some of the most searched for keywords in your niche.

If the keywords are not available as a domain because they are already registered as is most certainly the case with make money online you just have to keep trying different keywords or variations of those words until you find one that’s available.

I will go into this a lot more in the training video at the end of this newsletter and show you a great free tool to help you come up with some suggestions you would never have dreamed of.

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***This Week’s Quick Tip
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Don’t allow yourself to become a victim to negative thoughts. They will surely destroy you.

Your mind is so powerful that it will work to make every thought, when repeated often enough, come true. When you constantly see the downside of everything, that is exactly what you will get.

Karl Wallenda, the famous high-wire performer, fell to his death in 1978. His wife said afterwards, “All Karl thought about for three months prior to it was falling. It seemed to me he put all his energies into ‘not falling’, rather than walking the tightrope.”

Life is like a tightrope. Keep your eyes up and your mind focused on the positive outcome and you’ll avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.

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*** Just For Fun
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The first CD ever to be released to the public was Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”. It was launched in Japan in October 1982

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***Parting Words
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Well we have come to the end of yet another newsletter, please keep emailing in with any suggestions as this is your newsletter and it is important to me to give you what you want, and don`t forget to watch this weeks training video on choosing your product to promote.

So until next week take care and I will speak to you then.

Click here to watch this weeks training video.

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To Your Continued Success

Mike Rylance

Mike Rylance is the publisher of Starting Point Weekly your internet marketing weekly newsletter, for all back issues visit the archive at www.theinternetmarketingbusinessacademy.com

Any questions email me on [email protected]

Aug
23

Starting Point Weekly issue 3

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*** Starting Point Weekly

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***Greetings, I hope you had a good week and are ready for some money making ideas. Did you read last weeks newsletter and more importantly have you taken any action on it. Unfortunately it’s all too easy to make excuses on why we haven`t started yet, because secretly we fear change. Deep down we don`t want to move outside our own comfort zone so come up with excuses to make ourselves feel better, which leads on nicely to the next part of the newsletter.

 

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 *** When Is The Right Time To Get Started

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The simple answer to that my friend is now!!!

 

The thing that stops most people getting started is the excuse that they are not ready, they just need to learn a bit more, or to decide on a niche, or polish or tweak the project they are working on at present.

Another one is the time is not right, due to the recession nobody has any money to spend. Well, let me tell you all these are just subconscious excuses not to get started, let’s look at them one by one.

First, there will always be a reason why you are not ready and the time isn`t right, so when will it be, the simple answer is never, so just do it.

You need to learn a bit more, well, let me tell you that you will never know everything and you will be constantly learning new things in this ever changing market so just get on with it.

You need to decide on a niche, no problem just follow my training and pick one, job done. Don`t agonise over it, if you get it wrong all you have lost is a little time and you will learn valuable lessons to help you get it right next time.

I am working on a project that just needs tweaking, my first question to you is how long have you been tweaking it? If you are not careful you will use that as an excuse and never finish it, just get it something like and get it out there, your customers will be the best judge of if it needs any more tweaking and do it as necessary.

Finally nobody has any spare cash due to the present economic climate. This is total rubbish; the current climate actually works in your favour. As earning are squeezed and people lose their jobs, they are looking to find other ways of saving money by doing things themselves that they might have paid someone else to do previously.

Or alternatively they are looking for ways to start their own business to earn some extra full or time money, and again this is where you come in with your products to give them what they want.

Do you see all of these are excuses created by your subconscious mind to keep you within your comfort zone. Your subconscious mind, (and this is scientifically proven) is only happy in a state of flux, and is only interested in things staying the same.

As soon as you even think about moving out of your comfort zone to try something new, alarms go off in your head and chemicals are released to create fear and doubt so you will give up and return to your comfort zone so everyone can be happy again.

This is a fact, so it is not really your fault if you give up, but what you must do is fight it or nothing will ever change in your life which is just what your subconscious wants but it shouldn`t be what you want. If you are not happy with your lot then make a decision today to overcome your doubts and fears and get started. As you have already seen there is no better time.

Someone once asked me have they missed the boat with internet marketing, and my reply was the boat hasn`t even left the harbour yet. Internet marketing will be around as long as people are hungry for information.

I know you can search out a lot of it yourself for free, but humans are a lazy lot and people will always be willing to pay for someone else to do the searching and bring all the information together in one easy download or cd or dvd for them and that is where you and I clean up.

Stick with me and I will help you get started as easily and as cheaply as possible, I will give you my step weekly newsletter and video training to download to get you started at once.  So go one, no more excuses, get started today.

 

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*** Thought For Today

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Every goal, ambition, dream or target that you have in your life comes ready-made with a fixed amount of energy attached to it.

 

Once that pre-fixed energy is gone, you lapse into a state of flux: you neither have the power to carry on towards your target, nor do you have the will to forget the whole thing.

 

The result: procrastination. All you can do is think of other things that you’d rather be doing.

 

But, that unfinished task acts like a drain on the energy attached to all the other things that you do instead.

 

Each task’s energy CAN be boosted, but only if it is topped up before it runs empty.

 

The trick is to either plan your jobs so that you finish each one while its energy level is still sufficient to keep you going, or to deliberately stop before the tank runs empty – so that your enthusiasm can supply the needed fuel for you to start again another day.

 

Think of it like a car. All the time there is gas in the tank, you can go somewhere and get things done. If the needle says that the tank is running low, you can get to a gas station and fill up.

 

But if you ignore that needle and allow the tank to run dry, you grind to a halt. Odds are that you will come to a full-stop in the most inconvenient place possible, and getting more gas will be a major challenge.

 

 

 

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*** Quotation

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William Shakespeare wrote,

 

“Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.”

 

 

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*** A Moment’s Inspiration

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This often quoted passage by Charles Swindoll is one of those basic truths that should be pinned to everyone’s wall.

 

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gifted ability, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.

 

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, Attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you….We are in charge of our Attitudes.”

 

 

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*** A-Z Of Internet Marketing

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C is for content

 

Content is king, at least in Google’s eyes and the life blood of any site, without content your site would be empty and there would be no point in visiting it. But you can`t just put up any old content and hope to get visitors; you need quality content that will be of use to your visitors.

You can buy PLR content such as articles, but ideally these need rewriting to make them original as PlR articles will have been used by potentially thousands of other sites so Google will not see these as being a reason to raise you up the search engines and maybe even penalise you for having duplicate content on your site, although in my experience this is not usually the case.

But if you want your content to help with your search engine ranking it needs to be original and of good quality. This means either create it from scratch yourself, or rewrite PlR articles you have the rights to use, or go to article directories and find good quality articles on your subject and use them for ideas, but without copying them as this would be plagiarism which is strictly forbidden and could get you in a lot of trouble.

There is another option which is my preferred route and that is to either pay someone to have PLR articles rewritten for you so you don`t need to do any research or pay them to create brand new articles from scratch but this would be more expensive as there is obviously more work involved.

If you were to get someone to write them for you there are a number of sites such as freelancer, elance, and even fiverr where it is possible to get articles written or rewritten for as little as $1 each just be aware there is a minimum spend of $30 with freelancer and $50 with elance and $5 with fiverr.

So you would order 30 articles with freelancer if you only wanted to pay a dollar each and wait for writers to bid on your project, and then accept the bid you are happiest with in terms of price and feedback.

I am including a link to two short videos I have made that will quickly show you how freelancing works if you are thinking of going down that route which I can highly recommend as I don`t know about you but I would far rather spend $30 and get 30 articles done within a few days than spend weeks trying to do them myself, but that`s just me at the end of the day it`s your call depending on your time and budget and love of writing.

 

Click here to watch video 1

Click here to watch video 2

 

 

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How is your confidence?

 

If you’re like most people, your confidence quotient could do with a bit of a boost. Here are three things you can do right away to do just that:

 

1. Learn to put the past in its place. The past may be gone, but it can leave a scar. It is okay to remember, but fatal to dwell. Learn from the past, live in the present and plan for the future.

 

2. Don’t believe negative people. We are all surrounded by two types of people – those who hold us up, and those who push us down. The negative ones are forever trying to tell us that we can’t do things, but what they really mean is THEY can’t. Nobody has the right to tell you what you can or can’t do – that is for you to decide. Decide to be positive!

 

3. Celebrate your successes. Make a big thing of them – if only in your mind. Reward yourself for doing well and pretty soon it will come naturally.

 

 

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India is the world’s largest democracy.

 

The Indian election in 1984 was the largest of any country with over 379,000,000 voters eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations.

 

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system. It employs over 1.6 million people.

 

Almost 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year, and Bollywood produces over 800 movies a year to supply the demand (about double the output of Hollywood).

 

 

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I hope you are getting something really useful out of this newsletter and I make no excuses for constantly beating you over the head about your ability to take action. If you have already done so I commend you, if not shame on you. Each week I am giving you the tools to change your life, I can`t do it for you that is up to you.

But I ask you, and be honest with yourself here it`s just between the two of us, if the time is not right to get started now when will it be. The hardest part of getting started is making the decision to start and sticking to it, and with my help you will get there, so what are you waiting for.

Don’t forget to watch the training video below before next week and I will talk you through getting started with it. Until next week take care and be lucky.

Click here to watch this weeks training video.

 

To your continued success

Mike Rylance

 

As usual your comments on this newsletter are valuable to me and any improvements or additions or even omissions will be taken note of if enough people share your opinion. This is your newsletter and I want you to have a say about what goes into it to get the most out of it. If you have any comments or questions please email them to the usual address below and I will take care of them personally.

Email me at [email protected] and I will reply as soon as I can.

 

 

Aug
03

Starting Point Weekly Newsletter issue 2

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Starting Point Weekly

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Greetings

and a very warm Welcome back, I do hope you enjoyed last weeks launch newsletter. If you missed it for any reason, you can catch up at the Starting Point newsletter archive located under Starting Point WeeklyNewsletter archive in the categories section of this blog on the right of the page as with all our back issues.

 

Have you had a chance to look at last weeks free download Think And Grow Rich yet.  This is an awesome book that has sold over 30,000,000 copies and has been read and used by just about every successful person in our times. If you haven`t read it find the time and give it a look.

 

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What do you want?

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This week I thought I would get you thinking about what it is you want from life. What part of your life would you like to improve, think about it for a moment.

What

part of your life isn`t going the way you had hoped and what are you prepared to do about it. You see it`s no use going through life moaning about things if you are

 

not prepared to take action yourself to change things. Nothing is set in stone, with a little effort you can change anything in your life you just need to ready for

 

the challenge ahead. Take a piece of paper now and write down the biggest thing in your life you want to change right now, be it more money, better job, house, car, to

 

become self employed, work from home, you decide. Once you have decided you then need to plan how to get there, lets say for instance you want extra income and in

 

these trying times who doesn`t you need to think about how you are going to get it. Can you get a better job or promotion or work longer hours. Is your partner working

 

is so can they work more hours or get a job if they are not working. Failing that can you reduce your monthly out goings even slightly to give you more spare cash, you

 

see there are more ways than you think of getting more money. Have you ever thought of selling your unwanted items on ebay or even buying from a wholesaler to resell

 

on ebay for a profit. Before you dismiss the idea think about why you can`t do this, there are millions of people making a full and part time living on ebay. It

 

doesn`t involve giving up your job, at least until you are making enough to quit if that is your aim, and you can start with just a few dollars worth of stock and

 

perhapes make just a little money for a special treat yourself and once you see it can be done build on that. Alternatively, just sell your unwanted items and use the money to start your own internet marketing business, I will be helping you with that next week. Put it this way, only you can change your life, if you

 

take no action how can anything ever change. To help you out if you think this may be for you I am including a free guide to using ebay, why not download it and see

 

what you think, then look around your house, loft and garage and you will be amazed at some of the things you have lying around that you no longer need. Then gather

 

them up, photograph them and put them on ebay you have nothing to lose and it may be the start of a whole new life.  Download your report here.

 

 

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Thought For Today

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Become a child.

 

Children learn because they are always asking questions. Why this, how that, where is it, who did it, what can I?

 

Adults learn to NOT ask too many questions – and therein lies the problem.

 

By suppressing our inbuilt curiosity, we suppress our creativity as well.

 

Try this exercise.

 

Next time you walk along a street with shops in it, look in the windows. But unlike the way you usually do it, look with a question in mind: “why did they do that?”

 

And then worry about the answer!

 

Only by solving the question for yourself can you move on to the next one – make a game of it!

 

When you’re done with shops, move on to newspaper ads.

 

“Why did they do that?” “How is this supposed to make me feel?” “What would I have done to make that better?” “Who are they directing this message to?”

 

When the questioning habit gets fixed in your brain, along with it will come a massive boost in your creativity, general problem-solving abilities and love of life.

 

The world is a pretty spectacular place when you learn to see it in the full colour hue that endless questions paint it with.

 

 

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Quotation

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said,

 

“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.”

 

 

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A Moment’s Inspiration

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Lao Tzu said, “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.”

 

What did he mean by kindness?

 

Quite simply, he was referring to positivity.

 

Make a list of all the positive words you can think of, keep that list with you to add to all the time, and make a commitment to yourself to incorporate as many of

 

those words into your speech and thoughts as you can every day.

 

In no time at all you will be more confident and profound.

 

And all because of a few little words.

 

 

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The A-Z of internet marketing

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For those of you new to internet marketing I am continuing this weekly section to explain some of the terms used in internet marketing to help you understand how the business works and what you will need to start your online business. So without further ado lets get started.

 

B is for Backlinks

Backlinks are one of the most important ways of climbing to the top of google page rankings. Here is the official definition. Backlinks are incoming links to a website or webpage. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web node (web page, directory, website, or top level domain) from another web node.  Backlinks are also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links.

The search engines often use the number of backlinks that a website has as one of the most important factors for determining that website’s search engine ranking, popularity and importance. Googles description of their page rank system, for instance, notes that Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B.

Knowledge of this form of search engine rankings has fueled a portion of the SEO industry commonly termed linkspam, where a company attempts to place as many inbound links as possible to their site regardless of the context of the originating site.

Websites often employ various techniques (called search engine optimization usually shortened to SEO) to increase the number of backlinks pointing to their website. Some methods are free for use by everyone whereas some methods like linkbaiting requires quite a bit of planning and marketing to work.

Some websites stumble upon “linkbaiting” naturally; the sites that are the first with a tidbit of ‘breaking news’ about a celebrity are good examples of that. When “linkbait” happens, many websites will link to the ‘baiting’ website because there is information there that is of extreme interest to a large number of people.

There are several factors that determine the value of a backlink. Backlinks from authoritative sites on a given topic are highly valuable. If both sites have content geared toward the keyword topic, the backlink is considered relevant and believed to have strong influence on the search engine rankings of the webpage granted the backlink.

A backlink represents a favorable ‘editorial vote’ for the receiving webpage from another granting webpage. Another important factor is the anchor text of the backlink. Anchor text  is the descriptive labelling of the hyperlink as it appears on a webpage. Search engine bots (i.e., spiders, crawlers, etc.) examine the anchor text to evaluate how relevant it is to the content on a webpage.

Anchor text and webpage content congruency are highly weighted in search engine results page (SERP) rankings of a webpage with respect to any given keyword query by a search engine user.

Increasingly, inbound links are being weighed against link popularity and originating context. This transition is reducing the notion of one link, one vote in SEO, a trend proponents hope will help curb linkspam as a whole.

It should also be noted that building too many backlinks over a short period of time can get a website’s ranking penalized, and in extreme cases, the website is de-indexed altogether. Anything above a couple of hundred a day is considered “dangerous”.

Sorry I know all that sounds complicated but you do not need to understand it all. In a nutshell, a backlink is a link, or vote if you like from another site by linking back to yours. The higher the page rank of the site linking back to you the more weight in Googles eyes that link carries.

The more links you can get especially high ranking ones from such as .edu domains  or pr5 plus pages the higher up the search engine rankings your page will go. Don`t worry about any of this when the time comes to get backlinks I will either teach you with step by step instructions or show you how and where to outsource this work for just a few dollars.

 

 

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This Week’s Quick Tip

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Why discounts are disastrous and bonuses beneficial.

 

Giving a discount is a favour granted by you to the buyer. But a bonus has to be earned.

 

That is a huge difference.

 

Once you cut your price, you psychologically set a new cost position in the buyer’s mind. Next time the discounted price is the one they compare with.

 

A bonus has the opposite effect. The buyer feels good about the sale, having won the bonus, but your price base hasn’t been eroded.

 

Whenever possible, sell a sale with a bonus, to the benefit of the buyer, rather than accept a discount, to the detriment of your company.

 

 

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Just For Fun

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Once a Swift leaves its nest it remains in the air for between two and four years at a time – eating, sleeping and mating on the wing. It is estimated that a young

 

Swift travels non-stop for over 300,000 miles before making its first landing.

 

 

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Parting Words

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Please you owe it to yourself to take charge of your life. No one can do it for you but to do this you need to know what you want otherwise it`s like leaving the house on a car journey without having a destination.

 

You will just drive round and round but never get anywhere and it`s the same with life, know your own destination and then map out how to get there a little as a time. I will help you do this so stay with me over the coming weeks, as always feel free to email in any comments or suggestions on any improvements or additions etc as it`s your newsletter and I want you to get the maximum out of it.

That’s it for now I will speak to you next week and don’t forget this weeks training video below.

 

Click here for week 2 training video

 

To Your Continued Success

 

Mike Rylance

 

 

 

Jul
31

How To Make New Like Minded Friends Today!

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Starting out in internet marketing can be a lonely business. Locked away in a room, all alone for hours at a time, we have all been there. You feel isolated from the outside world, no one to share your ideas and problems and frustrations with.

It`s difficult at times, but how much easier would it be if you could meet up with new like minded people and make new friends. People who are all in the same boat as you with an internet marketing businesses for example, although there are many niches covered.

Some who are beginners like you may be, and more experienced ones who can offer advice and help, your own club if you like, well now you can.

There is a web site called meetup.com where you can select your niche and location and join up with like minded people on a regular basis. They meet up usually in informal locations such as quite bars or coffee shops.

This will be a massive boost for your moral to share your problems and experiences with. I don`t know if this is available in all countries but it is in the U.K. and if not in your part of the world I am sure there will be something very similar as it`s such a good idea.

So what are you waiting for, it`s totally free to join so get out there and meet new people and build your online business, don`t be shy, just go to www.meetup.com and sign up today.

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