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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Product Launch Alert! *Time Sensitive


Keith Wellman just launched the Easy Sales Formula for an insane price...

It's selling so fast that he is bringing the price back to $1,997 VERY SOON.

If you are at all interested, you need to grab it NOW while you can!

Keith Wellman's Easy Sales Formula

You'll want to let your friends and family know ASAP, too!

Connie Baum

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Art & Science of the Online Press Release?

As I recall, we were having a serious discussion regarding press releases when we were distracted by the exciting news generated by Keith Wellman...There are a few points I'd like to share with you, so today we'll get back on track!

We have already mentioned the Who, What, When, Where and Why in writing your press release. We want YOUR Next Big Thing to be successful and the more people who know about it, the better your chances will be. It's reminiscent of the old yaw about " the harder I work, the luckier I get." I have no clue who said that but it is a refrain that lives in my head.

All the information about creating your press release has been laid out so there is no point in revisiting is critical for you to understand exactly how to submit your press release once you have prepared it.

It is a fact that 98% of journalists go online every day, with an eye to research articles and points of interest they will bring to their readers or, in the case of television and internet journalists, viewers. 73% of those searching for material are looking SPECIFICALLY for press releases!

YOUR press release could be seen by media outlets, industry analysts, freelance journalists and newsrooms all over the world!
What might this do for your Next Big Thing?

SIDEBAR: Keith Wellman has his Next Big Thing, the Easy Sales Formula going on. Is it safe to assume that Keith prepared not only a series of email messages, but a press release? I think he'd want to be seen by everyone in Cyberspace...END SIDEBAR.

You'll want all the search engines to be able to find your press release, so it's important to include in your who-what-when-where-why all the key words that will optimize your piece. You'll want to target YOUR market. What I mean by that is that if you are into tennis rackets, you won't have much appeal to those who are ready to buy pet products. The wording of your press release will determine whether the search engines find you so YOUR targeted prospects will find you, too. As a matter of fact, you may even find Joint Venture partners with your press release.

A well prepared press release, coupled with good search engine optimization will net you the following benefits and potential profits:
  • High rankings in the engines of the 'big dogs'
  • Increased numbers of visitors to your site
  • More prospects who Opt In on your site's form
  • General publicity for your Next Big Thing
Where you will submit your online press release will be something you can decide after choosing from an impressive array of online submission places. If you search on Google, for example, you will be amazed at the dizzying array of selections you may make. Each of these submission sites will walk you through the process in easily understood directions. Just type "free-press-release how-to" into your search bar and see for yourself how the world opens to you!

We hope you have time to leave a comment here before you race away to promote your Next Big Thing! We deeply appreciate every comment that comes our way, so please do not be shy.

Connie Baum

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Crazy Niches?

Niches are important to Keith Wellman...

I just got off the phone with Keith and found out he has some crazy niches!


Just click here and see for yourself!

You are welcome to pop back here with your know the drill.

Connie Baum

PS/REMEMBER, we are not finished with press releases so check here bright and early on Monday morning to get the last word!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Easy Sales Formula?Does $5,000,000 Prove It?

I'm fairly new at the internet, so two years ago, if you were to tell me that video would sell online I'm not sure I would have believed fact, I would not have had a clue what you were talking about.

Today, however, it is a different story. Keith Wellman has been using
video to sell millions online and has been forced to share his
secrets with some big names in our field and even some crazy little
niches....I GET that. I don't know how to do it yet-I'm on a steep learning curve!

Check this guy out in the "barn plans" niche or the social media
guys in the social networking niche...

Over $5,000,000 in proof that Keith's Easy Sales Formula works...

Get the straight skinny here.

Don't worry, there's nothing to buy and you can opt in to get a
25 minute uncut interview Keith did with Mike Filsaime where
Mike reveals how to use Keith's formula to create a quick $3k.

Go here to see the interview.

You'll also get access to the "Video Skinning" secrets that Keith
has been using in niches as competitive as the golf niche to
triple conversions....

Grab it now while you can :-)

Enjoy! Prosper! Have FUN with your life!

Connie Baum
PS/I still have more to tell you about Press Releases! Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Liar! Liar! Pants On Fire?

When Keith Wellman started the live stream yesterday morning, he was FLOODED with questions from the audience, and from the looks of it, was having a blast, answering those questions LIVE.

I noticed it got a little crazy with Harris Fellman, Matt Bacak, Frank Sousa, Joe Lavery, Devon Brown and Marc Horne ALL stopping in to talk about video and traffic 'secrets.'

The most asked question was "Is this being recorded?" and the answer-all day-was 'NO.'

You can call Keith a liar but he really did not know that his video guy WAS recording it and he's got it replaying for you right now. In the VIP area. grin

Click Here and go directly to that VIP area!



P.S. If you missed the free video skinning secrets you can get
them as well...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You've Got Questions? Keith Wellman Has an Easy Sales Formula

I don't care WHAT you are doing...if you are an online marketer or a wannabe, you need to see what Keith Wellman and Frank Sousa are up to. He is answering every question LIVE NOW.

Here's the link:

Let us know what you know the drill.

Connie Baum

Press Release? Why Do I Need a Press Release?

In the offline world, press releases are commonly used to generate interest and excitement about a new grand opening, a public event and such like. When it comes to online strategies, press releases are equally important in generating traffic to your Next Big Thing.

To create a good press release, it's important to think ahead. You really cannot put out a press release announcing your Big Event on the afternoon of your Big Event. That would not be good timing.

So, as Stephen Covey suggests, we begin with the end in mind: What results are you jonesing for? What do you want to accomplish? Maybe you want to drive traffic to your website in order to convert Looky-Louies to customers. Maybe you want to show off the results you've had by using your Next Big Thing. Perhaps you would like to draw attention your affiliate link in order to make some sales.

Using the "5 Ws" of journalism you will create a press release, telling your audience Who, What, When, Where, and Why regarding your Next Big Thing. Here is a sample idea for you:

"Name of your town-Today's date-Let your first sentence tell your story.

Keep your paragraphs short, stating your Who, What, When, Where and Why. Be factual, not fluffy or flowery. Be wary of using too much hype. Never, ever do this: !!!!!!!!!! because if you do, your piece will lose all credibility and will not be used.

Make sure every word is correctly spelled and your grammar is flawless.

Wrap your press release up with a short statement about your company and offer contact information. "

This enough for you to chew on. In the next post, we can explore this in more depth. Meantime, you are cordially invited to put your comment into the comment box and we thank you for doing so...besides, it's a great opportunity to mention YOUR Next Big Thing, kids!

Connie Baum

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Product Creation: Have YOU Got What it Takes?

Product creation and list building are two elements of online marketing that are closely linked. The money is in the list and products that solve problems will always be in demand.

When you have a list of recipients, it is important to keep the lines of communication open by contacting the people on your list occasionally. You don't want to ANNOY, you only want to enlighten them. Aweber makes personalizing your email message very easy. Simply choose the option from their drop-down menu that fits your text and use your customer's NAME. Keep your messages brief and to the point.

The chances are good that I am a typical email recipient in that I like to get messages about new ideas, new products and updates. I do NOT like to be bombarded with several emails a day, touting this urgent product purchase or that next big thing by every internet marketer on the planet. IF I am interested to buy your product, I will buy it. If not, cramming my Inbox won't change my tune!

When it comes to creating YOUR Next Big Thing, it's critical to identify your niche. You will be wise to research and perform your due diligence because it will be your job to identify the problems there are to solve and come up with appealing solutions for your customers.

If you are a newbie, you might be fearful of the unknown. Boy, can I relate with THAT! But whoever said, "Face the fear and walk through it" was right on. You will never achieve success as a product creator or online marketer-or even as a human being-unless you learn some new things along the way and experience the taste of fear.

If your ideas and plans do not get your juices flowing and make you want to eat, sleep and breathe all the details with a spirit of fun, then you would be well advised to scrap success and abandon a great life. In order to be truly successful in whatever way is meaningful to YOU, you need to have an intense passion, a tremendous desire to bring your ideas into fruition. You can't wish that away. You cannot outsource desire and passion. You MUST act from true passion and sincere, deep desire. I heard Zig Ziglar once. He said, "You gotta get your wanter to wantin'!"

Another important point about creating products is to consider the VALUE you are giving your people and not the COST. Make sure they understand the benefits there will be for them. And don't be afraid to be generous with the benefits. Dare to over deliver. Dare to give people much more than they pay for and then surprise them once in awhile with more. The goodwill you create will be invaluable and will endear your people to you, creating loyalty and repeat business in the future.

If you think you've got what it takes, get after it! We wish you the best of the best! If you feel as if you could use some wise counsel and personal help to learn more about product creation, list building or any other facet of online marketing, please CLICK HERE.

Connie Baum

Friday, June 19, 2009

Internet Marketing: Bonus Conference Call

If you are a regular here, you know that I was totally jeeped about a BONUS conference call last night. You were all invited but since it was rather last minute, the chances are pretty good you weren't on the call. I did not hear you. Grin.

Here is the thing: I have permission from the Top Man to share this link with you!

Bonus Conference Call

Grab yourself a cup of coffee, gather up some freshly sharpened pencils and a pad of paper. This is a note-taking kind of conference call!

There are some super surprises, too. It will make you grin.

After you've heard the call, won't you please give us some feedback on your impressions? Just go to "comments" at the bottom of this post and click. A little box will pop up where you can type your comments. If you want to strut your stuff, you can leave your name and URL. If you are shy, that's all right. Just be anonymous. Your comments are deeply appreciated and we thank you.

Bonus Conference Call

Connie Baum

Product Launches: Can YOU Make an Irresistible Offer?

Product Launches should not be approached willy nilly. They must be carefully thought out and planned. Even "glitches" must be factored in.

One of the key elements of launching the next big thing is to take your good offer, improve it beyond a great offer and morph it into the irresistible offer no one can refuse!

I know a marketer who took his very first product to market-in three weeks!- and here is how he finished:
3 weeks to launch
6 figures in 30 days
THOUSAND subscribers
1 pink slip

Of course, that one pink slip was for his boss. He knew layoffs were coming his way so he dodged that bullet by presenting his boss with a bona fide pink slip! Can you even IMAGINE how good that must have felt?

SIDEBAR: He will come personally and make a video of YOU giving YOUR boss a pink slip if you like. I can put you in touch. END SIDEBAR.

How did he accomplish this? He was generous. He not only gave his customers value, he created PERCEIVED VALUE for them. He COMPELLED people to hit the "BUY NOW" button. He created a strong sense of urgency. He made sure these people were coming into his program WITHOUT RISK. He was so confident in his program that he knew for a fact he could make guarantees.

  • Any product launched must have relevance. It has to solve a problem in a unique and appealing way.

  • The marketer must have credibility and integrity.

  • There must be true value and NO RISK WHATSOEVER to the customer.

  • There must be a strong and very real sense of urgency. Don't claim this price will change in 20 minutes when in reality you don't change anything for 3 months! Remember, your credibility and integrity are on the line here!

  • You must have your targeted market in your sites. That is, don't make attempts to sell ice cubes to Eskimos, even if it is packaged in foil wrap! You will do much better if you sell biking gear to bikers, clothing and jewelry to women and cookware to foodies.
This topic is of such importance we will devote more space and energy to it, so stay tuned and see what else YOU can do to create YOUR OWN irresistible offer!

Until then, you are warmly invited to post your comments by clicking "comments" below this post. Wait for the box to pop up and type your comment in that box. Your comments will be moderated and published soon. We thank you for taking the time to share you remarks. If you are shy, you can comment anonymously. If you want to strut your stuff, you are welcome to leave your website address.

Oh, remember, I can put you in touch with the right people to be on hand, making a video for you as you hand YOUR boss his pink slip!

Connie Baum

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Internet Money-Making Alert: Webinars?

Our family has made up words ever since anyone spoke. Webinar sounds like something my mother made up to use as a code word so adults would be in the know but the children would be without clues.

If you have not yet learned about Webinars, I am happy to inform you that these are seminars conducted on the world wide web. Cute, huh?

Webinars can be long or short, entertaining or dry, and it's an effective tool for internet marketers, affiliate marketing people, and the public who wish to add to their knowledge.

Webinars, at least in this household, are a comfy way to learn about internet marketing at convenient times. I am fortunate to be able to participate in at least one Webinar daily. It's pretty nice to finish the dinner dishes in time to take a bubble bath, get into my jammies and park myself at the computer desk with my beverage of choice nearby and settle in for some serious note taking.

SIDEBAR: I don't mean to give you more information than you need. I'm only emphasizing the point that Webinars are much more accessible than driving to a community college to hear someone drone in a classroom, for example. END SIDEBAR.

Come to think of it, people who offer Webinars might drone, too, but usually the people who are presenting this way think outside the box and make the information appealing.

Most of the Webinars it has been my good fortune to encounter open the lines for questions and answers at the end of the material. Sometimes there are some real gems that appear during this time.

I am reminded of a call earlier this week where the participants interacted in a lively discussion about classified ads versus pay-per-click and Twitter! That was the Webinar that finished in an hour but the call continued for another 90 minutes. The organizer's wife intervened or we may never have gone to bed that night! WE WERE LEARNING STUFF!

Talk about OVER DELIVERING; these marketer should hold a trophy for the Overdeliver Division of Internet Marketing Materials. I wonder who's in charge of that division?

If you have been to Webinars that were helpful or if you have seen Webinars that were less than stellar, you might like to sign up for the freebie that's being held tonight. Here are some details: It is "Creating Your Signature Product" and you are welcome to join the fun. It is my understanding we'll be shown how to become the next hard-hitting Info-preneur, easily dominating any red hot niche. We will be able to understand what makes a TOP QUALITY info product, how to achieve the elements required quickly and do it right!

This webinar will be key to helping you understand how to gather endorsements and testimonials for your product, how to strategically price your product, and how to get your product to your prospects! Pretty heady stuff for ANY webinar!

Another thing this Webinar will offer: how to make them an offer they cannot refuse! No, this is not being presented by the Godfather...the matter of relationships will be discussed and no, it is not a therapy session! There will be a number of other HOW-TO items offered and I'm thinking they must be serving coffee and cake, the way it's being promoted. But don't place too high expectations in that regard! Grin

If you want to be included in all this fun and information, just click here: WEBINAR

Connie Baum

PS/We'd love to have your feedback. Just post your comment, won't you please? Thanks a lot! In case you don't know how to comment, just click below this post, where it says "comments" and a box will pop up. Type your comment, choose how you'd like to be identified or if you'd prefer to be anonymous. Hit "publish" and voila! Done! We appreciate your time and your ideas.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Affiliate Marketing?

Can Affiliate Marketing be de-mystified?

Every time I open my Inbox there is another message telling me how I can make giga-gajillions of dollars SIMPLY by signing up and sitting back, waiting for those ginormous checks to fill my bank account.

This defies even my own logic. But I think Affiliate Marketing can be a viable, honest way to earn a living online if you go about it properly.

The whole idea behind Affiliate Marketing is to "sell other peoples' stuff." But you can't just go about that willy nilly. You would be well advised to do your due diligence. The products you would market need to be in line with your niches, your own integrity and your own ethical code.

As a practical matter, if you have a niche and a list of people to whom you'd promote, you'd want to be sure those on your list would be likely to be interested in any promotion you'd support. If you have a website that offers waterless cookware, for example, you would not be likely to offer your list the opportunity to buy discounted pajamas or DVDs about hair care. Those don't "match" so it would be unappealing for the people in your circle of influence.

I know a famous marketer who found out the hard way-he lost people from his list-because the item he was promoting had a NAME that did not match the integrity people on his list expected from him. The product was a good one but the name of the product belied that fact. He was in the soup and he learned an expensive but valuable lesson.

Here's the deal: If you go to a movie and you want everyone you know to see this movie, you will recommend it to them without reservation. These are your friends and they like you, they trust you and they want to follow your recommendation so when they are ready to have a movie night, they are likely to see the movie you mentioned to them. It works the same way in internet marketing. If I have bought a program from an internet enterprise and I know, respect and like the people with whom I have had dealings, I am likely to trust them when they come to me with their Next Big Thing.

Conversely, if my trusted, likable peeps pop up with some cockamamie idea about a discounted cruise or some land scheme, I'd scratch my head and think, "HUH?"
But when they roll out the next product in their niche, I am going to be all over it like June bugs on a duck's back.

As a matter of fact, my peeps are coming out with their Next Big Thing. It's to be a wedding, after a fashion, with fanfare, celebration, and all manner of surprises for their faithful. It's all good, kids. You'd better be on the lookout.

Here is my best advice for you: If you want to be an Affiliate Marketer, find an affiliate marketing program who has a product that matches your passion and fits your personality. Create a lot of buzz around that product. Tweet about it, create a blog devoted to that and give your visitors CONTENT, CONTENT, CONTENT. Give them VALUE. Help the people on your lists in any way you can. They have issues; you can provide solutions!

Nothing happens in a vacuum. You must have desire, the belief to follow through on your desire; above all, you must decide to take action!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WOULD-BE AFFILIATE MARKETERS! Remember, the harder you work at it, the luckier you will become!

Connie Baum

Monday, June 15, 2009

Internet Marketing: IS YOUR KEY WORD 'Success'?

Can you put your internet marketing business on auto-pilot? Do you have the search engine optimization nailed down? Have you created your own product? Did you make arrangements for Joint Venture Partners and have they helped you create buzz about your Launch event?

It's important to be audacious about creating and maintaining an online presence. You need to educate yourself about the technical aspects, the nuts and bolts of doing commerce online and how to implement online marketing strategies.

As you know, I've been in the process of preparing for an impending "marriage." One successful existing online marketer will soon tie the knot, joining him to the group known by some as The Tremendous Trio. The result will be The Fresh Fab Four.

Jeff Wellman created Lay Off Your Boss 3 and he was joined by the Tech Queen herself, Dixie Brown. Those two were humming along when up popped Paul Counts who is renowned all over cyberspace for his incredible skills with search engine optimization. Together the three of them have regrouped themselves and presented the world with Rapid Cash Marketing. Now there are "wedding" plans in the works. I'd advise you to stay close to your Inbox so you won't miss a single detail in the upcoming weeks. When you find out how amazing their plans are, you will most assuredly want to be included.

Friday evening was spent in preparation for the Big Event. There was a Question and Answer call conducted and I filled 5 pages with careful, detailed notes of the information I gleaned. The call was two hours in length.

The reason I mention this activity is because last week I was to participate in a conference call and it did not go as planned. I expected to be the moderator and each participant would offer input, suggestions and ideas to all the others. Well, as it turned out, our conference line was one of those where you could call in and LISTEN, NOT PARTICIPATE. It was NOT an interactive line!

If you have ever been a call listener and could not ask questions or have information clarified or repeated you can clearly relate to my frustration level! I understand that many marketers provide conference calls that are NOT interactive. Furthermore, the calls are time limited.

It is understandable that marketers and gurus alike are busy and may not have the luxury of time to hear an entire call. But how disappointed would YOU be if you had a burning question and the call ended before you had a chance to speak up? Worse, what if you were not ALLOWED to ask questions in a live call? Oh, dear...there goes your freedom of speech! Because of this one factor, your online dreams could slide right down the drain!

Maybe having access to a Q and A session once a week would make all the difference in your being prepared to do business online, in an work-at-home scenario. You don't need me to tell you that times are tough and you could create some income IF ONLY you had the tools and felt prepared to work from home in your own enterprise. We all seek success. We certainly deserve as much. Who was quoted as saying something about the harder we worked and the more prepared we are, the luckier we get>

Make your key word SUCCESS, be as prepared as your local Scout troop and put more income into your family's resources! What will it mean to them when you make that a reality?

Connie Baum

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lay Off Your Boss and Wedding Plans?

Your mother probably told you, "If you have nothing good to say about someone, then be still." That stops gossip and rumors COLD in their tracks.

But rumors float and I have been on the receiving end of some really exciting stuff: I can confirm that there will INDEED be a marriage between two extremely successful internet marketers.

I'm of the opinion that this will be a marriage made in Heaven.

What's in it for you and me? BENEFITS, people, BENEFITS. More support, more training, more answers, more ideas, more guidance, more leadership and best of all you can understand how to have more income!

If you have been working from home with less than stellar results; if you have yearned for your own venture where you can work from home; if you have struggled with the technical aspects of your quest for success this marriage will help you in many ways.

Jeff Wellman, Dixie Brown, and Paul Counts will soon be partnering with another wildly successful enterprise. When this marriage takes place, it will help all of us achieve the goals that may have eluded us.

Now, boys and girls, I DO know a coupla details that I must keep under my hat. I would be happy to tell you about them but if I did that, you and I would have to be handcuffed so I'd be sure you did not tell the secret.

Meantime, we'd better find out the straight skinny about the wedding cake and what color the mints will be. I so hope serving coffee won't be problematic...

If you care to post QUESTIONS for this wedding party, you are welcome to do so by clicking on COMMENTS below this post and entering your question in the pop up box. We welcome all of you to participate.

OH...there is another rumor. Something about a contest. Who ever heard of a wedding contest? Are these people INNOVATIVE or WHAT?

Connie Baum

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to Make Money Online: Are You Getting the Support You Need?

If you have ever been stumped to understand the technical aspects of internet marketing in setting up your online business, you can readily understand how critical it is to have access to a support desk!

Have you ever wondered about the details of affiliate marketing but the only people you knew to talk with about it were others who were equally mystified? If you ever needed to know something about affiliates and could not readily demystify the process, then you fully GET how important support desks can be!

If your online experience has been anything like mine, you have often wished for an email address, a website or real live person to help you manage your issues. If you have technical glitches or don't understand how to accomplish something that requires a degree from MIT it would mean the world to you just to have some professional SUPPORT.

Whether you are a novice or a pro, you will always need help in some way as you conduct your affairs online.

No doubt you have heard and seen the buzz about an upcoming "marriage" which will offer TOP NOTCH support-and then some-for your home based business and online ventures. I must admit that I do know the back story for some of this buzz: I know who will be catering the affair, where the tuxes will be rented, what the colors will be, who is baking the cake and who will TAKE the cake. But I've been sworn to secrecy until the wedding party is ready to spill the beans.

I'm sure there will be an invitation coming to your Inbox before long...I would not worry about the gift or what you'll wear to the affair. All that will be a moot point.

If you think you might know just who is involved in these nuptials, you are more than welcome to post your comment on this page!

Connie Baum

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Do You Know About the Online Guru Merger?

I've had a flurry of emails flooding my Inbox today...seems folks are buzzing and Tweeting and chatting about the impending "arranged marriage" between the good people from Lay Off Your Boss 3 and...well, now THAT IS THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION, is it not?

As a matter of fact, I do know who the "groom" is but if I told you I'd have to tie you up and plug up your pie hole to keep you from telling others.

This news WILL knock your socks off, people, and toss them into the washer! Your head may explode, even. I do hope your insurance is up to date. We don't want any mishaps before the Big Event.

People who have struggled to make ends meet, online marketers who are challenged to make a profit, anyone who has almost given up on their dream of working at home in their very own online business, people who crave independence and freedom will be greatly assisted when this marriage takes place.

Rapid Review Rumor has it that there may be a CONTEST in the works and if that's true, I can promise you it will be a DOOZY. The Tremendous Trio* will be transformed into the Fresh Fabulous Four** and in the process we can expect very big and exciting adventures in success!

Stay tuned. As more information filters into my Inbox and my consciousness I will keep all of you in the loop!

Connie Baum

*The Tremendous Trio is made up of Jeff Wellman, Dixie Brown and Paul Counts.
**Fresh Fabulous Four? Comprised of Tremendous Trio + 1 Surprise Marketer!

Have You HEARD the Latest Internet Marketing BUZZ?

No doubt you have heard about the "arranged marriage" or merger between Chrysler and Fiat. But what you may NOT have heard yet is that one of the #1 internet marketers is joining forces with another MAJOR PLAYER!

What will that mean for you and for me? This new arrangement will provide more support, more training, more opportunity and, high on my list: more fun! If something is not fun, I am not interested.

One of the features of the Lay Off Your Boss 3 bunch is that they tend to over deliver. Take for example a recent webinar of theirs: the session was slated for one hour and they were still teaching and answering questions for more than an ADDITIONAL hour! That's how Jeff Wellman rolls and his business partners, Dixie Brown-a technical whiz-and Paul Counts-a search engine optimizer-operate the very same way. They give and give and give of themselves and all three of them take great pleasure in seeing their students learn and prosper.

As their merger with another Top Notch marketer evolves, they have pledged to give top value, and deliver even more resources! Now, this will be a marriage made in CyberHeaven!

I've always thought of Jeff, Dixie, and Paul as the Tremendous this business arrangement expands to include yet another talented, successful person I must begin to rethink that. Hm, how about we call them The Fresh Fab Four?

Stay tuned, folks. I have a feeling there is more good stuff coming down the pike!

Connie Baum

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How Many Internet Strategies ARE There?

When it comes to online marketing there is a PLETHORA of information, dis-information and mis-information. Now, please don't misunderstand me; I don't for a moment believe that internet marketers get out of bed thinking, "Today I am going to send something to all the people on my list and it is going to drive them nuts because I will withhold everything they need or want!" Nor do I think there is a vast conspiracy to sabotage the efforts of those of us who are beginning to build internet marketing empires.

I do think some promoters fancy we know things we have never heard of. I also believe they may forget how it was to begin any successful venture, not having certain technical skills or not understanding various aspects of internet marketing. The devil's in the details.

As I Twittered and handled my email messages this morning, I was delighted to find some resources others may find helpful. Here is one such item: . This Aussie has good ideas about preparing reports. I found her post helpful; maybe you will, too.

Another thing that came to me: I subscribe to a newsletter called "Early To Rise" and the people who put that together must get up in the middle of the night to get out all the content that appears there on a regular basis. They MUST have people who work the night shift-people who are smart, creative, and successful. Their URL is as follows:

It is patently obvious that there are many internet marketing strategies--I suppose as many strategies as programs. The secret to success, in my opinion, is to find the strategy or program that resonates with you. I have learned through experience that the most assistance that has come to me has arrived via a group I have learned to know and like, a group I have learned I can trust implicitly. You might want to have a look for yourself just to see another point of view. Perhaps you'll pick up a new or different strategy you can implement in your affairs. Here is where you can, in the privacy of your own home, peruse their offer and see what you think of it: CLICK HERE

If you decide to take a peek at this group, I would value your opinions. Are their ideas helpful? What do you like about the way they present themselves? What is it their program might help you with the most? Please let us know these things by placing your comment in the comment box. This will be greatly appreciated.

Connie Baum

Monday, June 8, 2009

Online Marketing vs Yard Sales

Online marketers can bring another stream of income by using good techniques. One marketer who keeps my Inbox full announced over the weekend that he created a ginormous 6 figure income by doing what he does. People who conduct Yard Sales declare they can boost their bottom line from time to time by editing their belongings and offering them to neighborhood shoppers at bargain basement prices.

Take your pick. I have been up to my eyeballs in a home based business by working online lately. This past weekend found me up to my ears in a Yard Sale. HANDS DOWN, online marketing wins.

The only thing that saved my sanity was the PEOPLE. I am solar driven and fueled by people, so that was the best part of the whole affair. I learned interesting things about my community and acquaintances' family ties; I discovered that someone is interested to join our Book Lovers Club. But deciding on pricing, setting up heavy tables, lugging boxes of "stuff" and being on the spot for hours on end is not my cup of tea.

Internet marketing, on the other hand, gives me unprecedented freedom. The income is not 6 figures at this point but I have not ruled out the possibility that six figures could happen when I have learned my lessons and am properly prepared.

When you conduct a Yard Sale, people take home the things they purchase. They may re-purpose the items, re-sell them, or use them within their household. Have you ever wondered what happens to an internet marketing enterprise? What happens to it when the networker goes to his Great Reward in Cyberspace?

It has been suggested that an attorney be invited to the table to discuss this very matter. You owe it to those you love to make sure all your accounts can be accessed and that any monies owed you for affiliate programs, PayPal accounts and such like be directed to the proper parties.

Did you know there is an internet TOOL that stores your online passwords? I was tickled to learn that such a thing exists: RoboForm is a secure service that keeps everything recorded for you. That's a marketer's dream come true!

Just like a doctor might advise, "Get your affairs in order." Your "stuff" might be arranged at a Yard Sale, but that is no plan for an online business!

Connie Baum

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Want to Lay Off YOUR Boss? Make it a JOINT VENTURE!

Let's suppose you have been working a full time job and it wasn't a good fit. Maybe it is too long a commute, the hours might be inflexible, or your skill set is more than what you are using in your 'day job.' Maybe there are whisperings about downsizing or closing altogether. In any case, you have been working on the weekends and late into the night to create your own online business. You have a product and he time is ripe for you to launch your baby enterprise. Hardly anything is as exciting as a new product launch!


Now has come the time for you to engage Joint Venture partners. These are people who have people to come visit your website and become your customers. But you must do your homework!

The first order of business is to find marketers whose program will complement your own. If you are selling birdhouses and you know of someone with a list of names who is selling pajamas, this might not work so well. If you are selling organic foods and you discover someone who sells cookware, voila`! You have a match.

These online marketers and prospective Joint Venture partners can be found by looking in search engines, social networking sites, and from your own Inbox. Surely you have subscribed to sites and have internet marketers sending you their offers on a daily basis.

When you learn where these prospective Joint Venture partners are, you need to establish a relationship with them. Find out everything you can about them. Establish who they are, where they are, what they are about, what their products and services are and figure out how to help them solve their problems. You may see that they need your skills to help in their delivery of support services. Could you create tutorial videos on your own time and at your own expense that your prospective partner could use, give away, or benefit from in some way? You might even be able to help people with graphics for their websites. Perhaps they need a copy writer or proof reader. Do you have some Private Label Rights products to offer? Be generous in helping people.

Become someone a prospective Joint Venture partner KNOWS, LIKES, and TRUSTS. You must have impeccable credibility and integrity.

You may be invited to BE a Joint Venture partner for someone else's launch. If so, be sure the product going out complements your own. If you sell bird watching products, you may not do much for the ski equipment crowd. Also, be generous in providing help for another launch. Send the person a physical copy of an ebook you have created or put your ebook onto a CD. This will be good for everyone and create a win-win situation for both the JV Partner and the Launcher. Come to think of it, the PEOPLE will also be winners, so it's really a win-win-win proposition!

Do not be concerned about COMPETITION because we all are interdependent and need one another. Think instead about becoming ALLIES. It's much more cooperative and less fraught with negativity.

Joint Venture partners will want to know what benefits there would be for becoming your JV partner. It might be as simple as a banner exchange for one another's websites; it is likely they will want a piece of the profit pie. And for helping you they deserve it.

For more complete information about getting Joint Venture partners or becoming one yourself, click here .

Connie Baum

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

When It Comes to Online Marketing: Are YOU Prepared?

As members of Toastmasters, International, a speech making and leadership club, we are admonished that to be good public speakers, it is imperative to be prepared. If we are to craft successful speeches we need to research our topic, create a good opening, a body with good content and the closing needs to have punch.

The goal of creating a great online business is not so different from what good Toastmasters do. To become an online marketer it is important to research your niche to see what problems you might solve. You will need a good sales page, you must provide excellent content and the whole point is to coax your prospect to become your customer.

SIDEBAR: Jeff Wellman, of Lay Off Your Boss fame and fortune; his partner, Dixie Brown who has three decades and more of corporate experience and Search Engine Optimization specialist, Paul Counts- ALL THREE AGREE THAT CONTENT IS KING! In my humble opinion, they are 100% correct. END SIDEBAR

There are a great many details to manage when creating websites, blogs, sales pages and follow up messages. It can be daunting to the novice. It becomes second nature to the people who devote themselves to learning and taking action.

Toastmaster members know that club meetings do not happen in a vacuum. There is a Toastmaster to conduct the meeting and he has helpers assigned to make the meeting complete and to give everyone a chance to participate and to be heard.

Online marketers have the same opportunities for conducting cyber business. They may run their websites alone but they do not do it by themselves. They, too, have access to helpers. There are programs and webinars, tutorials and live events to help people who choose to work from home to learn to make online marketing, affiliate marketing and web mastering work to become second nature.

We would be very interested to learn about YOUR internet marketing story. We want YOUR voice to be heard! We so invite you to post a bit about your online journey by placing a comment on this page. You may remain anonymous or toot your horn. We can all learn much from one another.

Connie Baum

Monday, June 1, 2009

Do Internet Marketers Need Support?

Oh, I'm not suggesting you'd need a Support Group, although I have wondered many times what would take place if I stood before a roomful of people and said, "Hi, my name is Connie and I am addicted to Internet Marketing." I fancy they would, in unison groan, "Oooh, we understand."

You would be more likely to need a support desk. I am intimately acquainted with
those, but not from the service side!

A MUST HAVE for internet marketers is a dependable
auto responder. This is a service that keeps track of the people who visit your website and leave their contact information so you can send them golden nuggets about your business, affiliate marketing offers and greetings from time to time.

Having an auto responder is of inestimable value. A good company will offer all the bells and whistles that make keeping in touch with your prospects and customers as easy as writing an email. When you have a special promotion or an
urgent message to dispatch, you can send a broadcast to everyone.

The provider of such a service is likely to have a support desk, a chat line so you can trouble shoot in real time with a real live person. They should even have a phone number so you can iron out any wrinkles with your service.

One of the best things about an auto responder is that it is affordable and it will become your favorite monthly business expense. For about the cost of dinner in a nice restaurant you can keep in touch with people and let them know they matter.

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Connie Baum