List Building – Free Giveaway!

When I first heard the phrase ‘The Money is in the List‘, I used to wonder if people were referring to some sort of secret list of tips and tricks for internet success.

Of course I came to realise that it means your list of customers who are email subscribers and over time, have come to trust in the information they receive from you. Its these people who are more likely to buy products from your recommendation.

I have to confess that this idea used to make me very nervous.
The concept that there are people who have never even met me yet want to know my opinion and listen to it, is a bit scary.

Firstly the internet seems like this overwhelming international marketplace where little old me would just be lost; one tiny voice in a sea of humanity…who would even care what I have to say?

And secondly, what would happen if they did listen to me? Just because a product is good for me, doesn’t necessarily mean that it suits everyone.
I used to have nightmares about people hating my products and demanding refunds from all over the world – such agony when I hadn’t even tried to sell anything at all!

Oh well, it all seems too hard – maybe I’ll just watch Breaking Bad and eat ice cream instead. Best not to get too far out of your comfort zone…just look what happened to Walter White

Now that was the old me. The 2018 me is all inspired to get started – yeah! Let’s make it happen; only…how do we do that?

Well, I’ve decided to fall back on keeping it simple…since no one knows me the one thing I can do is promote a free strategy that I am happy to use myself.

So here goes with the cheesy sales pitch:

Would you like to build your list using your very own, fully hosted , 100% FREE email list building web funnel?

It’s called the DualSqueeze Funnel Strategy.

The idea is pretty ingenious really; its part of a free system that gets other people to build your email list for you.

The initial optin where you insert your email means you’ll be on my list (yay!) and then the second optin means you’ll also be on the mailing list of the blogger I got this offer from! (He’s a great guy, a really brilliant IM professional and a cool dude, promise!)  No, its not Dean Holland, its a surprise…why don’t you sign up and find out who he is?

When you take up this fantastic offer, you actually get your very own DualSqueeze website that looks extremely professional. This is a site you can drive traffic to purely to build your list by collecting email addresses.

These subscribers then over time, could become your core audience  as they know, like and trust you. If they were to set up their own DualSqueeze offer, then all their subscribers also go on your list!

Mind bendingly brilliant isn’t it??

Now dear readers, this is one way we can all help each other build our community together in a respectful way. If you don’t like the emails you get from me or my fellow IM blogger,  you could always choose to unsubscribe from us anytime.

Like all free offers, there is an upsell (would you like fries with that?) but you don’t have to take it up if you don’t want to…its just to enable you to also receive affiliate commissions for your signups. That’s the icing on the cake really...check it out for yourself!

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Becoming An Internet Profits Certified Partner – My Review

January 2018 – my return to the world of online business.

Naturally, my first stop is Dean Holland’s IPro partner program.
I signed up to it back in 2014 and that’s how I made my first dollars online – what a rush that was!

Upon returning, I discover Dean’s program has gone from strength to strength. The membership has grown, coaches are on hand to help students as part of Dean’s team and, in short, it has had a dramatic transformation.

For starters, it has a new name: the Internet Profits Certified Partners Program. With the recent makeover, it also has a brand spanking new website accessible to partners only. Sorry! I’d give you a peek, otherwise.

With this program, the great thing is that once a partner, you’re a partner for life. If, like me, you take a misstep, get discouraged or sidetracked, you can always return to the program when you’re willing and able to give it another go.

The revamped program can best be described  in the words of Blaise Pascal:

Naturally, Dean Holland is the mind, heart and soul behind this site – every page starts with a video by Dean explaining his approach to the subject he loves ie. internet marketing with his trademark style full of energy and enthusiasm.

The new website is a calm, clear space for him to express his passion for this business through bite sized chunks of video, easy to absorb and flowing seamlessly from one module to the next.

The introduction to the new website makes it very clear that everyone who purchases a membership, regardless of how long ago they signed up, has to undergo the training program provided to become a certified partner.

At first, I was like, “This can’t be right – I’ve been a partner since 2014!”. But nope, I could not access the other areas of the site, such as affiliate links, traffic training etc., until I had undergone the certified partner course.

This seemed a bit like one step forward, two steps back. After all, didn’t I already know what could only be the basics of IM in this training?

Be that as it may, I quickly realised that if I still wanted to be a part of this business, I would have to swallow my pride and do the modules, yep, all eight of them, like it or not.

It was my very own Karate Kid experience…thaaanks, Dean!

Sooo…I suspended disbelief and surrendered to the inevitable. As Mr Miyagi said to Daniel: “…teacher say, student do.”

The course is laid out in the following eight modules:

The Sales Process
The Success Metric
Creating Your Number
The Six Figure Roadmap
Understanding Traffic

Each of these modules are broken down into several topics that form an overview to an in-depth understanding of the various moving parts of a digital business.

I started off thinking, “Yeah, this’ll be basic – I’ll cruise through this easy.”
However as I went through each topic I found there was a great deal to the sales process, for example, that I had never fully absorbed until now.

There is something about the well formatted layout of the course that is deceptively simple yet really allows you to gain a greater understanding of the internet marketplace and how it operates.

At the end of each module is a test. This enabled me to see if I’d grasped the main concepts outlined in that lesson.

I found I was looking at the world of making money online with fresh eyes – and it felt so clear and comfortable!

No anxiety about the mumbo jumbo of list building, SEO, Google etc.  Instead there is a feeling of being in control and in the driver’s seat for a change.

I always felt like I would have to become ‘a sales person’ or ‘IT geek’ and that I just lacked the skills to do either of these – it just doesn’t come  easily or naturally to me.

By going through the Internet Profits Certified Partner training, I could see I won’t have to do that at all. I simply have to share information that has helped me, and which others find enriching for themselves.

It has been quite the education and I’m glad I rediscovered my business partnership with Dean Holland.

The best part of this achievement is having a  plan of action to proceed with a clearly defined goal in mind. It is similar to the business plan in an offline business model such as a retail store. By setting out your road map to achieving your goal, you are forced to come up with a series of actions that take you in that direction.

Does this mean there won’t be roadblocks along the way? Of course there will! That’s the adventure we call life’s journey.

The trick is to find a support network which suits you as you develop your business.  For me, I’ve chosen Dean’s program. It lays out a step by step strategy to get to earning your first dollar online, progressing to your first $1,000 then your first $10,000 and eventually your first $100,000 or 6 figures online.  This is a program for those who want to start their own internet business with the focus and hard work it requires. No overnight jackpot here – if there ever was one.

What I like about it, is that Dean’s blueprint can be adapted to suit your individual strengths. For example, Dean explains how there are numerous ways to get traffic to your website or links and you can choose the way that suits you best.

The main thing is not to make it all too complex when starting off.

I will take it step by step and respect the journey.

I already tried the Shiny Object Syndrome method, which just resulted in massive credit card debt, so now I’m all for a business plan. Gotta learn from your mistakes sometime!

So what’s my goal?

Initially, I wish to earn $3,000 a month ongoing, which is the minimum required to quit my day job.  I’ve set myself a year to achieve this. Dean explains that this amount coming in as recurring income would mean you could concentrate on growing your business full time for ultimate financial independence.

If you’d like to see if I can reach my goal, then please subscribe to my blog.  I’ll keep you updated with my progress over the coming months.  I’d love your company along the way so thank you for stopping by!

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Happy 2018 – Is There Anybody Out There?

Dear Internet Readers,

It’s been three years and eight months since I last posted on my blog…why did I stop, oh why?

Quite simply, I stuffed up (if you speak Aussie) otherwise known as an Epic Fail.

So I guess if you were following my blog, you’ve long since abandoned me and who would blame you?

Not me anyways.

After earning my first dollar online back in 2014, I discovered I was broke myself. I had just enough to keep up with the minimum payments on my credit card, not much more.

So I didn’t have any money left to buy traffic and realised that free traffic methods were going to take a long time to deliver…that’s when it set in…the D word.

Yep, depression came on like a big black cloud and I gave up and gave in to the daily grind without so much as a struggle.

Pretty pathetic but that’s what happened.

Life, however, didn’t wait for me to get my act together…nope, it just went relentlessly on and I was barely there…

Finally I paid off my debts the hard way; with my day job and living on a very tight budget. Tight with a capital T.

Now that I’m debt free the relief is great, but what of the lost time?
This I can’t get back. I’ve lost the momentum I had and I’ve just got to start over.

I always meant to return to this blog which is why I kept paying for the hosting. Even though I’ve taken so long, I’ve finally begun.

So let’s take it from the top and learn about each other all over again, this time I’ll keep going, I promise…

Here’s a video from a great artist Laura Mvula…she sings it better than I can write it…

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