The Real Story of the Pink Ribbon

I know you’ve seen them on lipstick and cameras and cakes and soda pop bottles skis and snow jackets and popsicle sticks.  If you follow football (raise your hand if you do… what it’s just me??) you’ve seen them on helmets and jerseys.  They’ve even been on buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken!!!

Those little pink ribbons raising “awareness” for breast cancers have been just about EVERYWHERE!

And you know what, they weren’t even pink in the beginning!

They were peach-colored.

And they were hand made in the basement of Charlotte Haley.  A 68-year old grandmother and daughter and sister who would make these little ribbons by hand and sold them with the following note attached:

“The National Cancer Institute annual budget is $1.8 billion, only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention.  Help us wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon.”

Originally, it was peach and it’s purpose was entirely different than it is today. It’s purpose was… PREVENTION!

Self Magazine and Estée Lauder caught wind of her campaign they tried to adopt it and “work with her.”  She refused saying they were too commercial.

After Self Magazine and Estée Lauder met with their lawyers, the decision was made to turn the ribbon pink and run on their own.

And now here we are today.

With a big pink STINK on our hands and a whole lot of cancer awareness, but almost NO prevention.

A dear client and friend of mine is committed to raising a stink about pink.  She says:

Ms. Haley, wherever you are, we’ve got your back!

In honor of the peach ribbons cut in a basement with care…
And because we believe in self-care, not cancer…
Because we [...]

No Cost Training: Get More “Yeses” in 2013

If you’re like me, you set aside some time over the weekend to catch up on your reading or engage in other tasks that are more along the “business development” lines to keep current with new trends in your field or learn new skills.

Well have I got the ticket for you this weekend! This series of interviews is designed to catapult your ability to be a “Client Attraction Rock Star” in 2013. (And I’m all about being a Rock Star!)

Right now — more than ever before — people are actively SEEKING coaches, consultants, mentors, advisors, practitioners, and the like…

And statistics prove that they’re willing to pay top dollar for the help that will change their lives!

So… what’s the catch?

Well, it’s simple. To be successful, you simply MUST know how to effectively market your business and sell your services.

You must know how to consistently “Get To YES.”

That’s why I’m thrilled to tell you about this upcoming training! 24 highly sought after guest experts, are revealing ALL of their client attraction and sales secrets in a 100% FREE VIRTUAL MASTERY TRAINING.

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you may remember that last year, I was the Virtual Event Manager for this training series. I listened to the calls (and more importantly heard the feedback from attendees) and the training and feedback was fantastic! Attendees were really impressed by the calibre of speakers participating and the quality of the information they were sharing.

Get the scoop by clicking here.

Join renowned trainers such as Suzanne Evans, Pamela Bruner, Jeneth Blackert, Rich German, Maria Andros, Heather Dominick, Eva Gregory, Brandy Mychals, Christy Whitman, Mary Allen, Kathleen Gage, Sage [...]

FREE Webinar: 7 Steps To Success In the New Year

I was just invited to an exclusive marketing webinar titled: “Seven Steps to New Year’s Success” this Wednesday, and I know you’ll want to attend too.

The webinar is all about how to strategically grow your business in 2013 by automating your lead generation and follow up processes. During the webinar you’ll learn:

The secret to generating more leads with your existing website
How to consistently and automatically follow up with your prospects in a personalized manner
How to generate more revenue per client in ways that keep them coming back for more
What you can do to consistently get referrals from your clients

I’ve made it really easy for you to attend, just click here (BTW… This webinar is FREE):

Don’t forget, the webinar is on Wednesday, December 19 at 12:00 PM Noon Pacific/3:00 PM Eastern.

I’ll see you there!

Introducing The DotCom Mechanics Virtual Classroom

I have a special announcement for you today!

I’m ready to bite the bullet and let you in on something that I’ve been working on for the past couple of months. What I’m about to share with you is a goldmine of step-by-step training and tutorials to help you launch and grow your own online business and I’m so excited that you’re reading this message because I’ve designed these tutorials for you!

You see, I’ve been helping people just like you get past the technical hiccups that can stop them from launching a successful and profitable online business. Isn’t it interesting to learn that not only hundreds but thousands of entrepreneurs have thought of starting an internet based business but had their dreams disappear in a cloud of frustration, disappointment and defeat by the seemingly endless technical challenges along the way?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a steady source of simple step-by-step instructions that are so easy to follow, it’s not any more challenging than, say watching TV?

That’s what you’ll get when you become a student in the DotCom Mechanics Virtual Classroom.
Drum Roll Please…
I’m super excited to announce that I’ve just opened the doors to the DotCom Mechanics Virtual Classroom. Let me tell you a bit about how it all works.

Each month, and sometimes several times a month, you’ll receive a video tutorial that gives you easy to understand instructions on how to execute certain tasks in your online business.

Want to learn how to create an opt-in offer to help you grow your mailing list? There’s a video for that.

Or how about how to create, write and deliver an ezine? [...]

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    Mike Koenigs’ Teaches The 10x10x4 Market Domination Approach To Video Ideas

Mike Koenigs’ Teaches The 10x10x4 Market Domination Approach To Video Ideas

Mike Koenigs, the man behind the Traffic Geyser System, is sharing his secret 10x10x4 recipe for dominating online video marketing for so long.
The 10x10x4 Market Domination Formula
Here it is:

Mike shows you how the formula produces PAGES of ideas for your videos.  I’ve used the formula successfully for a few of my clients and it’s a great way to design a video series.

You can also use these videos as an online campaign to influence search engine results, and generate massive amounts of traffic and leads…fast and easy.

To make it even easier to generate massive amounts of traffic, you can get your hands on the same tool that I use to do it for my clients. Once you opt-in you’ll see how to access a special $1 trial of Mike’s online software, Traffic Geyser.

But back to the video I want you to pay particular attention to…

The video is called, “The 10x10x4 Market Domination Formula,” and it shows you:

what videos make you (and your clients) the most money
how these videos position you as an expert
how big your list can expand
insider content creation strategies that speed things up
lots more!

The formula is brilliantly simple: 10 FAQs + 10 questions + 4 mini-videos (watch the video, this will all make sense!).

You just need to opt-in here to get access to the 10x10x4 video plus three more videos designed to show you how to build an HD studio, create products quickly and discover how to communicate better.

And best of all, you’ll get to test drive the Traffic Geyser system for $1. It’s a great way to put the 10x10x4 Market Domination Formula to the [...]

Exactly How Disciples of Dan Kennedy Succeed So Well

Dan Kennedy and his crew just revealed a new, free video series called Renegade Millionaire.  I’ve been following the series (three videos released so far and a fourth one coming in two days – you’ll get access to the three that have been released instantly when you register) and it’s got me excited again about marketing.  I’ve been a subscriber of Dan Kennedy’s NO BS Marketing Letter for a few months now and am always impressed by what he delivers.  This video series is no different.  Below you will find an outline of the videos released so far.  I urge you to take note of what’s being shared as many who follow Dan Kennedy experience tremendous shifts in their business.  Enjoy!
How Recessions Make More Millionaires
Dan has used his decades of experience to study the past economic performance of the United States.

He was surprised to discover that most millionaires are made during, and right after, a recession.

In fact, because of the Great Recession, the number of millionaires is expected to almost DOUBLE 
in the next ten years.

Watch this video

Where Do You Go Wrong In The Pursuit Of Wealth?
According to Dan Kennedy, when you focus too much on selling stuff rather than getting customers, you 
lose your “raving fans.”

Trust me, you don’t want that to happen.

Your raving fans are your dedicated customers.

The ones you attract through smart marketing and 
truthful messaging.

The ones that listen and engage with your emails, text messages, etc.

When you have raving fans, they’re responsive.

When you watch this video, you’ll discover more about attracting buyers to your business.

Exactly How Disciples Of Dan Kennedy Succeed
In the third free video [...]

IM Faceplate: An Easy Way To Get Your Message Out

I just stumbled across a new service that I think will change the way online entrepreneurs communicate with their tribe.  It’s a new service from Logiscape that offers a refreshing advance in social networking.  I just created my free faceplate and urge you to get your free IM Faceplate today!

Many online entrepreneurs struggle to get their message out and with so many competing social messaging services, it’s easy to see why.  IM Faceplate is a different breed of social networking but with a twist.

IM Faceplate members have the ability to add articles, videos and special spotlights in addition to tying in their RSS feeds and Twitter feeds for automatic updates.

IM Faceplate enables you to easily integrate all of your social media accounts.  Within a few minutes of creating your free IM Faceplate account, you can have your feeds integrated and online ready to connect with your followers.

Get your free IM Faceplate

Like it’s social media counterparts, IM Faceplate is free but you do have the option of upgrading to a Pro account for $14.95 per month.  I haven’t upgraded my account yet so can’t comment on the features of the pro account.

A feature that I’m excited about is the facepoints.  As you and your visitors interact with your favorite faceplate, you earn facepoints.  Facepoints is a reward system and turn into a type of popularity rating.  The more facepoints you earn, the more exposure you receive throughout the IM Faceplate community.

IM Faceplate is a new service – barely only a few days old at the time of this post.  IM Faceplate is a new social networking service that launched on June 29, 2010.  [...]

Don’t Miss This: LIVE Broadcast from Nashville Coach Deb with Host David Cooper

I just heard about a special LIVE broadcast tonight that you won’t want to miss!  Join Coach Deb (@CoachDeb) as she is the guest on David Cooper’s (@askdavidcooper) Internet TV show from the Hopes, Goals & Dreams Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

7:58 pm CST
8:58 pm EST

Here’s a quick video with Coach Deb & David Cooper in the Hope, Goals & Dreams studio talking about tonight’s LIVE Broadcast’s Topic: Profit with Social Media!

Be sure to spread the word!  I know Coach Deb well and the broadcast is sure to be full of useful tips and information that will help you profit from social media.

Invite your friends – they won’t want to miss this either!  Please retweet this link invitation out, because the normal fee for this Webcast has been waived and it’s now easier than ever to join Coach Deb.  There are no reservation signups – just go to the following page & have this link open 10 minutes before the show goes LIVE, and that’s where the Broadcast will stream directly to your computer!

“Click here to watch LIVE WebCast with Coach Deb and David Cooper”
(No registration or sign up needed)

PS: Spread the word! and Profit with Social Media!

Claim Your New Media HubSite Today!

Success in the New Media Marketplace is all about connecting at a deeper level.  Sites like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we do business.  Gone are the days of static websites and salespages.

The social media consumer requires a higher level of rapport and trust.  If you’re not interacting with your followers, you’re missing out on sales.

People buy who you are before they buy what you’re selling.  That’s a basic truth of the new media marketplace.  People buy based on trust.  But a static website that never changes isn’t going to go a long way towards building trust.  The new media marketplace requires a new kind of website.
Introducing iQuanSite
iQuanSite is the world’s only site-building and online marketing software built to leverage the power of New Media for your business growth for pennies on the dollar.  It’s software that takes what used to take hours for you to do and reduces it to minutes.  Believe me, I’ve built websites and blogs the old way and the iQuanSite way and I guarantee that if you’re looking for a faster, simpler, less “techie”, less-costly and far-more effective way to grow your business online… iQuanSite is for you!
Take a look at some of the things you can easily do with your iQuanSite:
Want to distribute a video to YouTube? You can.  Upload it to any blog post or marketing pro page through the New Media Video PRO module and tag it for distribution via Heyspread and poof – it instantly appears on your site and the video sharing sites you’ve selected.

Want to share your blog [...]

Secrets From the QuanSite Launch

Well I made it!  Made it through to the other end of the launch.  It’s been a fun ride and a great learning experience.

Here’s what I learned:

1. No matter how much time you give yourself for a launch, it’s never enough. Expect many sleepless nights and last minute things that need to be taken care of.  You can minimize the impact of the little things by planning out your launch two or three weeks in advance.

2. Test, test, test and then test again! In addition to testing your product (if it’s a software product), you need to test the sales process from start to finish – many times in all browsers before you launch.  Make sure people can order and pay via credit card (or paypal if you offer that option).  Make sure they can reach the download page and can download the product.  Make sure they know how to reach support if they have a problem.  Test everything!

3. Minimize technical snafus by planning ahead. Nothing is more frustrating than having your sales site go down during a launch – especially when it means a loss of potential sales.  The launch team planned for the increase in traffic by installing additional RAM on the server and caching parts of the salespage, as well as ensuring the server admin was monitoring the server during high load periods and having a Plan B should something go awry.

3. Make sure support is on hand during the launch period. The support team should be on hand to deal with any issues as they arise.  Both technical support to manage server issues and the customer [...]