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January 8th, 2014
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Set Your Intentions

If you’re not consciously occupied with positive thoughts, it’s likely that you’re unconsciously engaged in negative ones.

Change your thoughts and you can change your future

One of the biggest factors that has shaped my online career is this simple principle. You’re thoughts are powerful. They control and shape the direction that your life is going. Unfortunately for most people, their thoughts are consumed with negativity of things such as bills to be paid, arguments they’ve had, and past, future, and current struggles.

What if you set intentions instead of wishing for things to happen. Try this with me. What do you want out of life? Immediate you think to yourself “I wish I could make money online” or “I wish I owned my own house”. Instead of saying I wish, set those to intentions. “I intend to make money online” or “I intend to own my own house”.

By changing the word ‘wish’ to ‘intend’ you can begin to create a more powerful energy in a positive direction. Exerting energy towards things that you intend to happen will go a long way towards accomplishing things you set out to do. Try it! Write down a few things you want out of life and then change those wants, desires, and wishes into intentions.

I intend to _____ _____ _____ _____.

Whenever you begin a new project or a new activity try to consider what your intentions are at that time. This will help create a focus for what you are trying to accomplish.

January 2nd, 2014

A fresh start to a new year!

One of the hardest parts about blogging (if you don’t already know) is coming up with content to write about. It has been about 3 years since I was consistently blogging. My last good post was about Mobile Marketing. It’s hard to blog about good stuff when you don’t want to give away all your secrets… and it’s even harder to blog in general when you have so much stuff going on. Blogging takes time. More time then most people would think. You have to brainstorm a topic, research about the topic you want to write about, then you have to take the time to write it all up.

I’ve been asked quite a bit on Facebook and in email what I have been up too these last couple of years… And so below is a brief outline of what’s been going on marketing wise.

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1. I started XRev Media, LLC and sold the company 2 years later. XRev was voted into the top 20 networks for MThink.com for 2013. I’m hoping it can make that list again for 2014. While I do not own the network anymore, I continue to work with the new owner and the existing affiliate managers to grow the network. The network has had continual growth since day 1 and it is really exciting to see where it has come and where it is going.

2. My passion is and always will be profit funnels. I took some time over the last 2 years to do some private consulting for several companies. These were long term consultation contracts and so I was able to see and help the companies grow because of the efforts I put in. One company went from $3MM when I came on board to $7MM the first year I was with them and $25MM in my second year with them. I’ve done everything from landing page optimization to fulfillment center optimization. I am a firm believer in backend profits and maximizing the amount of money you can make from streamlining all funnels and processes.

November 1st, 2010

EliteClicksMedia is sending me to Ad-Tech

… That’s it.

Just got word that they bought me a ticket and I leave in 8 hours.  I’m off to pack!

Mad love to the ECM crew for flying me out to Ad-Tech and footing the room.

Click here to check out the EliteClicksMedia crew in action.

Mad love to my boys Justin, Greg, and Ryan

August 21st, 2010

Affiliate Summit East 2010 = Epic + Connections

Well… It came and it went.  Affiliate Summit 10′ was definitely one for the record books.  I don’t think I’ve made so many connections in my life.

Let me give you a brief play by play of what when on. I sat down to give you a play by play of what went on… But to be honest with you… I don’t remember too much about the order of events.  I just remember what we did…

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Saturday 14th

Arrived in NY around 2:30.  I was exhausted so I caught a cab to the hotel and crashed for a couple of hours.

Benny Tejeda was staying in the hotel with me so I called him up to let him know I was in the room.  He was mid transit to the hotel.

Benny ended up meeting up with me at Rue 57 with Brian (Winley) and his business partner AJ.  Brian I’ve known since December and has really taken off in his affiliate marketing.

At some point I met up with my buddies Ian Fernando and AdHustler.  We ended up heading on over to “Faces and Names”.  Somewhere along our little 2 block march we ran into some kid that… well… seemed to want to argue the whole night…Anyways, at some point, NickyCakes met up with us at “Faces and Names” and well… We took a picture for my mom.

Yeah… That’s for you mom… For some reason… My mom has an obsession with Nicky.  So when I saw him I had to get a picture with him… And boy does she love it. Here’s her comments left on the pic in Nicky’s Facebook account (Yes… They are FB friends…)

AdHustler hit that one on the head “This is getting weird”.

June 20th, 2010

The best IM List you will EVER See! and… An Update!

Gauher Chaudhry just posted one of the most EPIC lists of all time online!  This is 350 websites that will help you make the monies online!  So … Here’s a link for you: Gauher’s Epic List.

Now.  Many of you have sent me emails asking me what I have been doing for the last 2 months… And I’ve been getting alot of questions about the case study… Well… We’ve had 15 conversions… That means we’ve generated a total of $15×27 = $405.  On average we have generated just about 30 visitors a day from free online marketing methods.

So… What has caused me to stop blogging about it?  Well the main reason is that the site has been copied several times.  The copying has been soooooo bad that even the analytics have been transferred over to the doppelgangers. Unfortunately I can’t give an accurate representation of traffic statistics.  But… 15 sales off of 100% free traffic is better than nothing right?

So, where do we go from here?  Unfortunately I will not be continuing the case study. That should be apparent from my 2 months absence.  If I was to move into PPC on the case study then someone will copy the campaign.  Of I was to move into PPV then someone would copy the campaign… Some people have just ruined it for the rest of us…

Anyways, these last couple months I’ve been pretty busy with my coder while all of this has been going down.  We’ve been hard work tweaking a piece of software that we use on a daily basis.  I won’t go into too much detail about it. So… I hope now that I have a little bit of time I can start blogging with you about some extreme tactics that I have been using online.

March 12th, 2010

Interviewed by Volk

Hey CT readers. Jonathan Volk posted an Interview that I did for him.  You should check it out.  :)

Volks a good guy infact… He is such a good guy that he put together a 17 section book with tips and tricks for affiliate marketers.  I’m not lying to you when I say I even learned a trick from the ebook.  I suggest you pick it up and read what you can from there.  >>>CLICK HERE<<<

I don’t get anything for sending you off to Volks book.  You will see there is a referral tag there…. That is just so he can know he is showing him some love.

If you don’t know about Volk he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  I recently had the opportunity to meet with him at Affiliate Summit West in Vegas.  This guy knows his stuff.  He is young and very successful online bringing in around $300,000 a month in affiliate commissions.  Anyways, to make a long story short… Pick up his guide if you haven’t already!

February 8th, 2010

WEBINAR – Flipping sites for profit!

I’m pumped.

Here’s what I’ve got for you.

I was able to snag Ryan Moran (Flippa.com’s authority on site flipping) for an exclusive webinar THIS WEDNESDAY (2/10/10) at 9PM Eastern!

Here’s the Webinar link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861127474
Click that link and join in as I grill Ryan on how his $6,147 mistake turned into one of the best marketing lessons, even if it was the hardest to learn… We’ll also talk about:

  • How to skip most of the hard work in building online campaigns…
  • How to sell your websites for three times market value…
  • What a “Site Snowball” is and how it allows you to build momentum in any niche market…
  • The quickest way to infuse a website with a ton of cash…

Here’s what it will do for you.

Ryan will literally be sharing some of his secrets to how he makes a HUGE 6+ figure a year business buying and selling websites.  This is only going to benefit you as you will be able to learn new time saving and wallet padding tricks. Imagine if you could save hundreds of dollars and dozens of hours on website development.  Skip that step and go straight to buying a traffic generating website WITH the a functioning mailing list!

Here’s what I want you to do next.

Sign up to join us on the webinar. I won’t be recording this so you don’t want to miss out. Here’s the Webinar link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861127474

On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, I want you to log onto the webinar at 8:50pm (Eastern) with a coke in hand.  This is going to be GOOD!

Join us on the Webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861127474

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February 4th, 2010

Series Update and Other Things

Hey everyone. I just wanted to give you a little update on the series AND I wanted to talk to you about some other things I discovered this week.

The Series
We’re still developing the website. It’s going slower than I had hoped. It’s hard working online when you don’t have the time because your family, work, and other obligations that you may have. The two guys that are working on the site have decided to devote a couple of hours each night to completing the website. This of course is a little difficult because they are still learning basic HTML.

I’ve also found it difficult to teach things like good sales letters, persuasive headlines, and the basics of how a site should look.  These are things that come with time and experience.  So I set them off to look at several different website examples.  You should look at how other marketers are creating their websites.  Chances are you will begin to notice commonalities. Some things can’t be taught but are learned more by experience.  I say get out there and put your mind to work on creating your website.

The Other Things
So… while I was trying to work with these two entrepreneurs this week I got the thought of just purchasing the website.  I’m not talking a PLR website but one that has already been created and is beginning to generate an income.  These are available and they are abundant.  But you HAVE to know where to look and what to look for.

One great website to look at is Flippa.com. They are, in a sense, the ebay of websites and domains. While I was browsing Flippa I decided to take a look at their blog.  I ran across an article by my good friend… Ryan Moran.  Come to find out Ryan is an exclusive content provider for Flippa.  Which means he is basically the authority on buying and selling websites online.