Announcing a New Blog and Personal Focus

As I mention in the short video below, I have started a new blog and personal focus working with main street businesses in the Minneapolis – St. Paul Twin cities metro area.

I will continue to post here about internet marketing topics, affiliate marketing opportunities and related topics. After all much of what I will be bringing to my home town business friends is merely the local adaptation of these very topics.

As I learned with my home stagers and others, most small business people are just too busy getting their day to day product out the door to spend time learning and implementing the internet marketing techniques we discuss here. I hope to be the vehicle whereby many of them will grow.

As I look at the market, it’s clear to me that there is a very real opportunity for many businesses to absolutely dominate their local markets. It will take three things. A quality offering in the first place, effective internet marketing and the ability to manage their own growth.

I am satisfied that I can bring the middle element to many, I just need to find the right firms that also have the other two characteristics as well.

My new blog is a bit thread bare so far, but it will develop and grow over time. Check it out at

[tags]main street marketing, video, small business[/tags]

Guaranteed Online Success???

Is it possible to promise guaranteed online success?

No, not really. Unless the person making the guarantee actually also does the work for you. And why would they?

So I have a bit of a problem with this new promotion from several of my online friends, Shane, Sean and Roy.

That said, I still feel comfortable suggesting that you sign up for their mentoring program. We all need mentors, just which type of mentor depends on where we are in our own online education.

If you are relatively new to internet marketing, these guys may be just what you are looking for. You should definitely check out their offer. Even if you have made some significant progress online they may still be worth an investment.

The free bonuses they are offering, just to get you to sign up for their early bird list are well worth the time to download and use. You will get a very good idea from these freebies they are offering as to whether or not their main offer will be worth your time.

Go there now, by clicking on the click bank “proof” page below and sign up for the early bird notice and grab the freebies. You will have until next Thursday Oct 28th to decide if you want to pop for the product when it opens. If you don’t, you won’t need to do anything at all, so there is absolutely no risk at all. In the meanwhile spend some time on the gifts and make them work for you.

Afterall, if you really want guaranteed success online, you need to do the main part which is Taking Action. Do it now.

[tags]guaranteed online success, online success, internet mentoring, internet training, [/tags]

The Traffic & Income Getting Black Box


“The Traffic & Income Getting Black Box”

All hype, or true game changer? claims to offer a breakthrough new
way to generate ‘semi autopilot’ traffic and commissions,
with the launch of their new Software and accompanying

Further, they claim to offer a dead simple way for virtually
anybody to begin placing their oddly named ‘Amazing Widgets’
in hundreds of free spots around the web, as a foolproof way
to make money on autopilot once in place.

But does (AWS) live up to these claims?

The answer will definitely surprise you, with an even
bigger ‘viral shock’ awaiting as we dig deeper.

Once inside the member area, you’ll find that what AWS
offers – both in software and high quality training –
truly IS a refreshing change from all the rehashes and
copycat products, systems, and formulas we’ve been
pounded with lately…

And in fact, I’d venture to say you’ve never seen anything
like it. The owner claims that ‘widget marketing’ will
soon become a household term among Internet marketers.

And I’m on fully on board with that prediction…

Just as article marketing virtually EXPLODED in the
early 2000’s, ‘widget marketing’ is poised to replace
the old standby ‘text article’ as the ultimate high tech
traffic magnet for drawing people to your online offers.

It becomes a choice between writing and submitting an
article, or, placing a widget online within seconds.

While you don’t have to know what a ‘widget’ is in order
to succeed in a BIG way with the Amazing Widget System,
it’s basically a self contained little ‘program in a box’
that can be placed and shared on virtually any website,
blog or social page (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)…

There are widgets that display the local weather in real

There are widgets that enable you to play games directly
from within the widget.

There are widgets that play radio stations.

And then, there are widgets that are designed to do
nothing but make you money on autopilot once placed…

More specifically, AWS’s Amazing Widgets.

To the untrained eye, Amazing Widgets look like nothing
more than an attractive display ad or banner ad.

It’s what lurks beneath the surface that seemingly has
the whole web buzzing with excitement – and this was
the biggest shock of all..

An entire database powered, VIRAL rotation and tracking
system for every Amazing Widget generated…

SIDEBAR: Yes I said “every” Amazing Widget, being that
you can choose from AWS’s *1 click* Standard Widget that’s
instantly ready to start placing online with a built in
Share Tool…

Or, quickly generate your own *Custom* Amazing Widgets
ready to promote any of over 10,000 ClickBank products
using their slick web based software… Fill out one
quick form, and you have a new custom widget ready to
place online.

As I discovered in their video presentation and sales
material, by referring others to,
member-affiliates share equal traffic and commission
benefits produced by the Amazing Widgets THEIR referrals
create and place online!

So let’s say I refer ‘Joe’ to AWS, and Joe starts generating
and placing Amazing Widgets online like crazy using AWS’s free
Share Tool. My affiliate links literally rotate 50/50 within
Joe’s widgets, meaning I stand to make half the resulting
commissions on total autopilot (‘piggy back’ style as they
refer to it) doing nothing more than having referred Joe

Now, I could be a total deadbeat and still make money with
this system off the work of Joe. And what does he care?
He has the same benefit from the people he refers. But
I’d be a fool to sit back and do nothing, knowing that
the more Amazing Widgets I place online, the more my
income potential shoots up.

And what’s really slick is that referrals can come easily
through the Amazing Widgets I place (provided I choose to
promote itself within several of my
widgets).   Or, through a special external link that AWS
provides, called the ‘X-Factor’ link.

Each Amazing Widget promotes TWO products, one through
a top (image) ad, and the other through a bottom (text)
ad. So its conceivable that you could promote AWS in
every single widget you place, along with another product
of your choice.

Perhaps the best aspect of all, is the fact that this
system will probably never become saturated or outdated –
the fate of most other online traffic and money making
methods (and the precise reason why so many have failed

The simple reason for this is very simple, and that’s the
fact that Amazing Widgets can be placed on virtually any
of the billions of web pages, social pages and blogs online.
There is simply no limit to all the traffic hot spots that
you can place endless Amazing Widgets on.

Even at its basic core, the Amazing Widget System is a
system that can’t “not” work, precisely as they claim,
for the simple fact that people can’t NOT see the widgets
you place online. People WILL click on them if they are
interested in what’s being offered. And they WILL order
if they feel the product being offered will benefit them.

In this way it’s a system that is no different than
display ads in newspapers and magazines that companies
run time and time again (and have been doing so for
a hundred years) for the simple fact that they work.
People see the ads. If they like what they see, they
take action to learn more and go on to make a purchase.

It’s marketing in its purest and most effective form.

Bottom line, AWS’s traffic and income getting Software
and Blueprint is a major game changer. Not only will
lives be transformed through this opportunity…

The Internet marketing community as a whole will never
be the same again.

I’d strongly urge you to get on board and make this an
integral part of your online marketing plan immediately.
AWS’s software and system works easily in any niche, so
there’s virtually no reason this can’t work for you.

Make way for the onslaught of the ‘Widgeteers’.

This will not be available until next week on Thursday the 27th, but you can sign up to be on the early bird list.  You will then get a short training series by email that will help you better understand the huge potential this innovative product offers.   I found the short course very informative an frankly its helped spike my interest in getting this puppy as soon as it launches.

[tags]amazing widget, widget, widgets, amazing widgets[/tags]

Check Out This Week’s Special Offers

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Video continues to grow in importance. As it does you want the best tools to incorporate it into your blogs, products and other presentations. Fortunately this is getting easier and more sophisticated with tools like the easy video player.

Did you read Anik Singal’s free 158 Page eBook yet? He shows how you can build to $32 Million in sales and more.

Eventually, and the sooner the better, you want to build a virtual team to get stuff done. In this free video, you will learn how to select members of that team.

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Facebook is the rising to the top. There are ton’s of instant guru’s pushing products on the topic. I recommend James Noble.

He’s an actual expert on business use of Facebook, having done so for many of the top brands in Europe. He knows his stuff.

In this free video, he shows you mistakes to avoid and how to prevent your business Facebook account from getting banned!

Whether now or in the future, you will need to master Facebook. Take the time now to learn some of the don’t do’s so you will be better able to profit with the To Do’s when the time comes. This is Video 2 in a series.


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This is the keyword tool I use, but it is far more than a keyword tool. I use it to identify competition in a given market. It helps me determine whether or not to pursue the niche and gives me a good idea of what it will take to dominate that market.

Sign up for free and spend some time watching the tutorial videos so you can fully appreciate the power Market Samuari will provide you. It’s been particularly valuable to my “Main Street Marketing” efforts.

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Be sure to take the extensive tutorials so you learn it’s full potential.

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To learn how to create your own viral reports be sure to go to Viral PDF Generator.


Anik Singal – 0 to $32 Million Free Ebook

If you are going to set goals, and you should, it doesn’t hurt to set them high.

To many of us fall into the trap of setting “easy” or “attainable goals.”  These are easy to reach and we don’t have to sweat a lot.  Not the way to play the game.

Of course, if you set unrealistic goals, they are the equivalent of no goals. You don’t believe them possible so you don’t worry about failing.  In fact you may as well not even try.

This paradox is one reason you should grab this new eBook by Anik Singal.   He’s actually gone from 0 to $32 million in sales in about 6 years.  While $32 million may seem like an unattainable goal, he breaks his progress down into 6 steps.

Now his first step is a big one. Zero to $300,000 but as you will see, it’s not imponderable. He’s done it and shows how. Once you see that, and then watch as he assembled the rest of his empire, you will begin to see what is possible.  And that’s far more powerful than fearing the problems and issues that face your life today.

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[tags]Anik Singal, make money online, Goal Setting, Online marketing[/tags]

Make Money Online Fall Training Session Opens Monday

The school year is now in full swing and the kids are back at it, but should you be as well?

Education is a lifelong process, and it is especially important if you are looking for a way to supplement, or replace your current or lost income due to the economic realities of the day.

It’s been many years now since I made the decision to work for myself, and to do so at home in my basement dungeon office.  And while it’s been a struggle now and again, I’ve got to tell you,  I can’t imagine going back to the old routine of the typical JOB. (sorry for using profanity.)

Now I took the slow road to learning internet marketing.  I largely taught myself, and while cheaper, it took a lot longer than it should have.  It wasn’t until I started finding reliable mentors that I was able to make any real progress.  The first of which was Bob the Teacher.  I like Bob and highly recommend his training.  His C-panel course is one of my top affiliate products, because I constantly pitch it because it did so much for me personally.  These days I recommend his IM Success Library to newbies as a great way to learn the different key skills.

Bob’s big strength and in my opinion his biggest weakness is his step by step patient coverage of each and every detail.  This comes from his background as a high school teacher, and is great if you are really new to things and unsure of yourself.  After a while though, when you know a fair amount already it gets a bit too slow and plodding for impatient sorts like myself.

I eventually found Doug Champigny, whose approach is altogether different.

Rather than slow and steady, he is must faster paced.  Earlier this year he started his Power Start 2010 training sessions, and even though I had already mastered a fair amount of this internet stuff, I found myself gasping for air as he plowed through a ton of material in a 4 week course.  Now the great part of this approach is that you have the videos and can always go back to them. And you don’t need to waste a ton of time on the topics you already know.

I found myself reviewing one of the videos earlier this week as I set up a new blog. By now I’ve set up quite a few blog sites, but I found his walking through the set up of plug ins and settings to be valuable way to double check that I didn’t forget anything important.

I need to go back to spend time on the video and podcasting sessions as well, but that’s another story.

I mention all this because next week, Doug is starting up the last session of the course for 2010. He has mercifully stretched the material out to an 8 week course, and has also added a significant additional material on affiliate marketing.

If you have already gotten your feet wet and yet know you have some serious holes in your internet education, I would highly recommend you consider signing on with Doug.  He is my mentor of choice these days and can offer you a significant education in a short period of time.  You need to be prepared to dig in and be prepared for a teaching style that treats you as an adult.

If you are still tentative about your own ability to learn this stuff, skip Doug and check into Bob the Teacher.  His approach is also valid, and will get you where you need to go, but in a much gentler manner.

There is a ton of stuff to learn before you can really stand on your own online, despite all the easy button programs out there.  If you aspire to be an independent home based internet marketer, who can actually do much of this stuff without having to run to others to help you every other second, you will need to learn a lot of stuff.  Once you do, you will be able to write your own ticket.  And if you choose, you can still outsource it to others.

Next Monday starts the final session of his coaching program for this year – the 8 week course will run through October and November, and the students will most certainly be ready for 2011, ready to make major strides online.

During that 8 weeks you’ll learn everything you need to know to go from wherever you are right now to as far as you want to take it online…

You will llearn how to set up blogs, MRR products, PLR products,write articles, create e-books, drive traffic, do audio and video, social media marketing and more.  Not only will you know how to do them, you will actually have already DONE all that by the end of the course.

You’ll see by the video testimonials on the site, including one from me, that the classes benefit anyone from the complete newbie to those already doing OK online who want to do that much better.

There’s even an option to spread the tuition over 3 months, even though the course is just two months.

Doug and his wife Teri have been at this full-time for over a dozen years now. Prior to that they had their own ad agency.  They really ARE professional marketers, not some of the young kids who offer coaching after 6 months online themselves.

If you’re ready to get serious, ready to take your online biz to the next level, tired of struggling and getting nowhere and really want to make 2011 your best year yet, be sure to get enrolled today at: PowerStart Coaching Program

Remember, this is the LAST time this course will be offered this year – don’t miss out!

[tags]powerstart, Doug Champigny, Bob the Teacher, C-panel, Internet marketing coaching, internet marketing training[/tags]

What’s the Easiest Way to Make Money Online?

I recently got asked again about the easiest way to make money online. Now my feeling was the asker was looking for a sure fire, push button way to get rich quick for no investment on their part.

I’ve puzzled over how to advise newbies many times in the past, and despite my feeling that he wasn’t serious I took the time to answer and I am sharing it here. In the process I am introducing a new product by Ken Sar and Leon Klepfish called List Catcher. I think it may be a real shortcut for many starting out, and even established marketers.

Here’s my reply to my wishful thinker.

You need a product to sell, and a list to sell it to. It’s that simple.

To do it online you need to have an auto responder. There is no way around that. This is the tool that captures and allows you to automate emailing to your list.

Once you have an auto responder, you need a product, but more importantly you need to have a squeeze page. That’s the page you send people to. It is a very simple web page, but it must be hosted somewhere. Usually that means you must set up a hosting account with a hosting service. this is your second ongoing cost. Normally, it also means that you need to buy a domain name, which is cheap, but also an expense. These three ongoing expenses are essential. If you’re not willing to invest in these, there is no way you are ever going to be successful on line.

However, with the program I mentioned to you in my last email, you can avoid the second two for a while. You will eventually need to get all three.

The program I mentioned also costs, but it will save you a lot of time in getting started.

You will still need an auto responder.  I recommend you go to aweber and set up an account there.

Then go to the List Catcher Service and join there program.

They provide you with a professionally designed squeeze page that offers people a free product. When they get the free product they are offered a second paid product. Most will not buy it, but some will.

To make this work you will need to set up a free account with Clickbank. Once you join the list catcher program they will take you step by step through the sign up process. It’s easy.

To make this all work, you need to learn how to send people to your free offer on your squeeze page. There are lots of ways to do this, many of which are free. The easiest is using Twitter and Facebook. I also like to do article marketing, blogging and occasionally I will do Pay Per Click advertising. There are also a lot of free traffic exchanges which can be used to send people to your offers. Generating traffic is a key skill that you need to learn.

It’s easier to learn when you actually have someplace to send them. So as I see it, this program that gives you a series of products and squeeze pages makes a lot of sense. You can start promoting these and learn how to do traffic. Once you are successful here, you can spend time learning how to set up your own web sites, create your own products, etc.

Making money online is not easy. It takes time and you need to learn a lot of different skills. The most important part of the equation is the act of starting.

The List Catcher program allows you to short cut part of the learning curve, by not needing to learn how to do your own squeeze pages, and not having to create your own products. It does require you to get an auto responder, and then to learn how to generate traffic. But for now you can skip getting web hosting and learning how to manage your C-panel and create your own squeeze pages.  They also provide you with a series of profitable click bank products you can sell, so you have a constantly expanding inventory you can promote over time.

As the saying goes, there is no free lunch. It will take some monetary investment, a significant amount of time, and a commitment to persevere.

My only question is, do you have the willingness to take action?

[tags]Leon Klepfish, Ken Sar, List Catcher, aweber, make money online, getting started online,[/tags]