[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] Optin Skin

WordPress Plugins are a great way to improve and optimize your blog in a variety of ways.  They can improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Automate the back of your blog and enhance the overall look and presentation of your blog. So, I thought I would let you in on the different plugins that I use here at TrevorMcHaffie.com.  I do use free and premium plugins on this site but I do think that these plugins enhance the overall experience here. OptinSkin is a premium plugin I use on the site.  Optinskin creates clean looking opt-in forms and social share boxes on your blog with simple steps. It helps draw attention to your opt-in forms with its 18 customizable templates and cool features like “Fade In” (which I use in my posts).  You can change almost every element of the template within the plugin settings.  You can also create your own custom designs using HTML and CSS. You can be creative and selective as to where your opt-in form is placed.  You can place it...

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[Diamond 360] First Month Report

Well, its been a month already since I started my year long Diamond 360 Challenge. I have been working on many different things and learning how track and refine my traffic strategies. This last month was a growing phase for my journey as I created my very own product! I am using this new product as my giveaway on my new squeeze page.  This new product is displayed in the sidebar optin and also the popup that appears on my blog. I had a great opportunity to record an interview style conversation with my mentor Sterling Valentine.  We discussed listbuiding in depth and recorded it!  It was a lot of fun for me as this was my very first interview and product. I plan on doing many more of these interviews as I learned a lot and had a great time doing it.  I think this is a great medium to deliver information to my subscribers. And if you haven’t already…make sure you get your copy of the call I had with Sterling. Now, Sterling provided the Diamond team a unique system that...

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[2 Minute Tip] Adswap Smarts

So I have decided to create a new feature here on my blog.  I am going to start giving quick little tips to my readers in my new “Trevor’s 2 Minute Tips” blog posts. I have been getting a lot of questions regarding adswaps and since I have been active with adswaps lately I thought I would start off by giving you some of the tips I use myself when looking for adswap partners and accepting adswap proposals. When looking for adswap partners you will want to look for partners close to the same list size as yours.  This will help when you are seeking out people to swap with.  The other person will be more inclined to accept your proposal rather than feel like you are trying to use their list with out offering much in return. Before requesting or accepting adswap proposals it is very important that you read the persons ad swipe that you are going to send out to your list.  You want to make sure that the style is something you would want to send to your...

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[Diamond 360] My Kick OFF Interview

  As I mentioned in one of my previous posts I am taking on a new challenge this year to take my Internet business to the next level. Things have been under way in the background and I am very excited to say that “Project Green” (like money 😉 ) is OFFICIALLY A GO! To start off I had to complete a baseline questionnaire where I discuss and talk about where I have been with my business, different strategies I have tried and some of the challenges that I feel that are going to be roadblocks for me this year. You can see my baseline questionnaire here:  Also on that page you can listen to an interview I had with Sterling Valentine. (I have sourced the interview so you can listen to it right here) [audio: 360 Baseline Interview|artists=Trevor McHaffie] I hope you enjoy the interview and please be sure to let me know what you think! To Your Success, Trevor  

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ListLaser.com 30 Day Challenge

I started to tell you in a previous post that I had some really cool excitement last year. As part of my Internet marketing adventure I took part in a 30 day list building challenge.  This contest was a little different than most others. It was not only how many subscribers you could add to your email list but also how creative you were throughout the contest in attracting these subscribers. The contest was organized by Sterling Valentine and he had attracted many Internet marketers to be the judges for the contest. Winners would win a trip to New York City to be part of the ListLaser Live event and also be part of a panel discussion. The contest was really cool because Sterling and many other marketers within his personal circle of influence were all part of “Daily Video Interviews”.  These interviews had all kinds of amazing tips to help build your list. The videos were located here: (Hopefully these videos are still available for you) So Where Is This Going?

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QUICK UPDATE: Favicon Changed!

I came a cross a great tip last week to make your new blog look a little less like a “newbie” blog… When starting a new blog most people concentrate their time and efforts on changing the blog theme…but one way to really make you blog look seasoned is to change the favicon. What’s A Favicon? A favicon is a little icon that appears next to the web address at the top of your browser.  So as you can see by the picture below I did not have a favicon for my blog before learning this little tip. How I Changed My Favicon The first this I needed to do was to turn an image in to a favicon.  The favicon is 16 pixels by 16 pixels. This great site will convert your images into the proper favicon format.  Check it out here: Once you have created your favicon all you have to do is install it into your websites root folder. Since I am using the Thesis Wrodpress theme I was able to upload my favicon directly through my theme. Here is what my favicon looks like...

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So Why Listen To Me…

So last week I told you a little bit about me and some of what drives me to build my online business. I have asked you to follow me and watch me through out this year as I build my business.  I want you to be part of my support cast and grow with me. Why Listen To Me? Well…My story is not unlike what you have heard from others in the sense that I want to have an online business, make money and spend more time with my family.  Sound Familiar? But…I have had some successes (I will explain in a bit) and also some pitfalls and roadblocks.  I want this year to be open and transparent to show you that this can be done by anyone who is willing to treat this like an actual business.  There is no push button solution to create a successful business. My Internet Marketing History… My Internet Marketing passion began in January of 2009.  A friend of mine had introduced me to the idea of affiliate marketing.  I began to explore the idea and find out what this...

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Interesting Email This Morning

I awoke this morning to an interesting LinkedIn notification in my inbox.  It was from a business friend of mine from my the corporate security world. The notification looked like this… I was very excited to see this notification for a couple of reasons. I have not been in touch with my friend in a very long time so it was nice to hear from him and wanting to re-connect with me. My friend is a very successful and respected person in the security industry and has been a big part of my success.  He helped get me my first job in Loss Prevention. Now when I called him I thought that he was only wanting to chat and catch up. Little did I now… He was very interested in what I was doing with my online marketing business.  He had seen my posts about taking the Diamond 360 Marketing Challenge and was interested in learning more about “Making Money From Home” This was very encouraging because I have only re-vamped my blog within the last week and have linked my posts...

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