I first got to know of Laura Alter from PlanetAndrea (aka Andrea Schoemaker).
Laura attended the inaugural Elite Retreat and has been very successful in her brick-and-mortar computer business and is also owner of the popular NotebookForums site too.
Besides having 3 sweet kids (her 5 year old plays a mean game of warcraft), she’s pretty tech savvy.
Check out her blog:
Laura Alter’s blog
Laura’s got one of the prettiest WordPress templates I’ve seen (more…)
Well, not quite a date, but still how does an intimate 1-on-1 consultation with one of the world’s top search engine marketers/optimization experts sound?
I saw this in Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker’s post “Emom Holds Birthday Contest”
Wendy Piersall, owner of eMoms, is celebrating her blog’s one year birthday.
She’s roped in a number of the Elite Retreat faculty to provide prizes and all participants are eligible for a discount coupon for the next event.
The highlight, a phone consultation with Jeremy and Wendy on how to grow your business or blog.
The check Jeremy’s holding is for an Azoogle Ad.
Among the other prizes:
- Aaron Wall’s SEO Book (an excellent resource for Search Engine Optimization)
- A premium membership to Lee Dodd’s Earners Forum
And a number (more…)
It’s 1030am and on the sidelines of Jo Han Mok’s Warp Speed Internet Marketing workshop:
I was looking through my blog and got tagged by Dawud Miracle for the Goal Setting meme originally started by Alex Shalman and have gone through eMom Wendy Piersall (winner of the recent Elite Retreat ticket)
Having taught life skills and goal setting specifically, I’ve noticed that many don’t include the following criteria: goals have to be:
- Specific: Include a measurement, so you’ll know when you’ve achieved it (a net worth of $x million, rather than merely “really rich!”)
- Time Specific: You need a timeframe. Theoretically we could all be millionaires, even if we’re earning just $1,000 a month. The problem is that at that rate, you might need to work till 305 years to achieve it. So goals don’t mean much without the time factor.
- Realistic: I use a “reality check” factor. If you’re a complete computer idiot, and you’re gunning for $1 million in your first year in Internet Marketing and you can spend 30 minutes a week on this. You might get slammed hard against the wall when you meet Mr Reality.
There’re other criteria too, but I’ll spare you the gory details.
So here’re my goals: (more…)
Is this you?
I’ve had the chance to talk to a number of aspiring Internet Marketers (aspiring because they haven’t started yet) over the past couple of weeks and frankly, I’m shocked at some of the expectations.
“I want you to set up an online business, which will make me lots of money on a long term basis, and I don’t have to do anything. Oh yeah, and I’m not willing to pay you much for it”
I don’t know about you, but some people are seriously out of touch with reality…
If there are expectations that someone would spent time and resources creating online businesses which generate huge, long term income and do it on the cheap, there is a major disconnect with reality.
And we’re not even talking about the 15 minute worth of setup for niche research, traffic gen and monetization efforts Kris Jones alluded to during Elite Retreat which I mentioned in “PepperJamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Kris Jones Dishes Out Super Affiliate Marketing Tips” yesterday.
The expectations I am talking about are to have a complete, turnkey, self-sustaining business where all they have to do is to sit back and count their profits every day.
If you’ve every had these thoughts, or even worse still harbor them, please note, you could be setting yourself up for business suicide if these are your thoughts about Internet Marketing.
There’s an adage that goes:
If you do nothing, nothing will happen.
If you do something, something will happen.
“Something” may not always be what you want, or even what you expect, but “something” goes beyond earning your first $10 off an affiliate marketing, CPA or adsense campaign.
“Something” often translates into cold hard experience, which goes beyond what any ebook, system, seminar, workshop or coaching program can give you.
Obviously it’s helpful if you’ve (more…)