2014: My New Beginning!

This may sound like a strange title already talking about 2014 even though 2013 is not over yet! Well… 2013 was a tough year for me to try and build my online business.  I had some exciting and challenging things in my personal life that took me off track. All in all it was a very busy year where I lost some focus and traction. With 2013 coming to a close it is time to put the past behind me and focus on the future.  I am excited for 2014 as I have already taken steps to become successful. I have recently signed on as a student of John Thornhill!  John has mentored many successful Internet marketers and I plan on being his next success story. I think it is fitting that by taking this new journey that I use this blog to document my travel along this path.  The first part of my journey will include a major transformation of this blog.  I will be changing the theme and adding some cool things along the way. I look forward to having you on this journey with me as you follow...

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[Hangout] Why You Need Video For Your Online Business

So It was only a matter of time until I hosted my own Google Hangout. I decided to organize a hangout on why you need to use video in your business strategy. I was privileged to have John Paduchak and Mark Hughes join me for my first event. We talked about using video and how to best implement video into your marketing plan. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below… Trevor

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[Marketer Talk Live] Hot Tub Tuesday!

So have you seen the first two episodes of the Marketer Talk show I was in? If not check them out here… Episode 1   Episode 2 Now that you have seen what Marketer Talk is all about….Here it the third installment that I was privilege to be part of. I was very excited to be part of this hangout because I had the opportunity to meet and talk with one of my favorite marketers Erik Stafford. This Google Hangout covered so many different i can’t list them all here.  The one topic that I was very interested in was how e-mail marketing is NOT DEAD like so many others are talking about. Just because Google has changed how e-mails are delivered to their users does not mean that us as marketers cannot utilize e-mail any more… Any way…check out the show and leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

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[Marketer Talk Live] Mankini’s and Luchador Masks!

I hope you saw my last post about participating in my very first LIVE Google hangout. If not you can check it out here… I had a blast with being part of the conversation with Sterling Valentine and John Paduchak as we talked about so pretty cool things. Well….the next night I was invited to another hangout with sterling and John and their special guest was none other than Tom Beal! Not only did I learn a lot about video marketing and other advanced marketing strategies….I met a new business contact (networking is the ultimate business success tool). Tom relived his past when he wore a mankini during a presentation at an Internet marketing event and brought out a Luchador mask during out LIVE broadcast. Then all of a sudden Joel Comm popped into the chatroom and the event took an unexpected turn….You will have to watch the video to see how it ended! Check it out and let me know what you think. Leave your comments below…I would love to hear from you!

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[Marketer Talk Live] Special Guest Appearance

Well it’s been quite some time since I posted on the blog.  I have been busy with the family as we have had some exciting times and enjoying the summer months. I hope you are enjoying your summer with your family as well. I had some fun the other day when i was invited to do a live Google Hangout with my friends and fellow internet marketers Sterling Valentine and John Paduchak.  (if you have heard about Google Hangouts I suggest you check them out) I had a blast as we discussed mobile marketing, online video marketing and trends, the power of community and some other cool stuff! You can checkout a recording of our show here: Marketertalk broadcasts live daily and has a great line up of expert guests.  Check out Marketertalk.com for more great episodes! Talk Soon, Trevor

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[Plugin Review] BonusPress WordPress Plugin

As affiliate marketers making commissions from email promotions is vital. Industry experts say that a 1%-3% conversion rate is “acceptable”. THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! Talk to any super affiliate and they will tell you if you want to maximize each of your email promotions (while offering VALUE)… You need to be creating bonus packages. How Can I Offer A bonus? Well, it is possible with a WordPress plugin that was just released. It’s called BonusPress and it’s so simple to use. Check out my review (and bonus 🙂 ) right here: Watch the video and you will see how easy it is to set up bonuses for your customers. So, regardless of your list size you can deliver great service to your subscribers and MAXIMIZE the amount you can make from each promotion. Having a big list doesn’t mean a thing if you can’t convert the subscribers to buyers. BonusPress is your secret weapon that allows you to create bonus offers just like the six figure affiliate...

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[Review] Solo Ad Results For Rick Ling

Recently I built a new squeeze funnel and decided to purchase a solo ad to drive some quick traffic to my squeeze page and see how well it would convert. I was looking for sellers that could mail out immediately and Rick was available. I have used Rick before and he produced good results so I was more than willing to use his service again. I purchased a 100 click solo ad for $34. Squeeze Funnel Here is the link to the squeeze page I used: Here is a link to the OTO I used: Here I used a rotator that shows several different offers that I am promoting. My ad went live on October 8th.  Let’s review the results! [box type=”green”]Clicks Purchased: 100 Cost: $34 Unique Clicks: 113 Extra Clicks: 13 Cost Per Click: $0.30 Opt-ins: 42 Opt-in Rate: 37.17% Cost Per Lead: $0.80 Sales: 3 One Time Offer Sales @ $7 Profit: $21 OTO Conversion: 7.14% Total Cost Of Solo Ad: (Solo Ad – Sales) = $13 Overall Cost Per Lead: $0.30 Purchase A Solo Ad From Rick Here [/box]  

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[2 Minute Tip] Mini JV Giveaway Event

It has been a few weeks since I posted last but I have been busy testing a new method for generating FLOODS of traffic! I have spent quite some time learning about mini JV giveaway events. What the heck is a mini JV giveaway event you ask? A mini giveaway is where a host has a group of contributors (usually about 6-12) and they all agree to send a predetermined amount of clicks to the event.  All clicks are sent to the event main page where visitors can optin to the event and see the gift page. The leads that are generated from these events seem to be higher quality as contributors are required to send the clicks from their email list and not from sources of social media, adfly, traffic exchanges or other traffic sources that are thought to be low quality. What’s in it for the contributors? Well, like regular giveaway events the contributors submit 1 gift that they will use as a free offer.  As visitors come to the event they have to opportunity to see the gifts available. ...

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[Review] Solo Ad Results For Roy Fielding

Here is my review of the solo ad I purchased from Roy Fielding. I found Roy in a Skype group chat room dedicated to solo ads and adswaps.  I reached out to Roy to inquire more about his services. During our chat I was asking a lot of questions and Roy just called me through Skype to speak to me directly.  Roy and I had a great chat (lasting almost 20 mins!) about many things including solo ads.  I learned some quick tips from Roy about listbuilding and Internet Marketing. I really appreciate the time Roy gave to speak to me.  A big thank you To Roy! My ad went live on August 8th.  I had 17 subscribers on the first day and one of the subscribers purchased my one-time offer! This was the first time I had monetized this new list I am building so I was excited to see the OTO had been successful. Although the optin rate was a little low I thought the ad was successful. Roy thought the optin rate was low as well and has reached out to me to see how we can improve the optin rate. Roy is...

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[Review] Solo Ad Results For Rick Ling

Here is my review of the solo ad I purchased from Rick Ling. I found Rick through a recommendation from a fellow marketer in a community I belong to.  Rick sells his services through Safe-Swaps.com. I located Rick’s profile in Safe-Swaps and read the reviews and feedback from other members.  The reviews were positive so I decided to give him a try. My ad went live on July 24th and I started to see some optins in my autoresponder. Rick is great with his communication.  I thought the solo ad was going great and then I got a message from Rick apologizing for the delay in sending the clicks. Overall I thought this solo ad with Rick was successful and I would use his service again. If you have had any experience with using Rick’s service please leave a comment below and let me know your experiences. [box type=”green”]Clicks Purchased: 100     Cost: $27 Unique Clicks: 118     Extra Clicks:  18 Optins: 28     Optin Rate: 23.73% Cost per Click: ...

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