Friday, April 01, 2005

"Is it true? Lets find out"

7 weeks and counting!! Tick tock..

First I want to say massive thanks to all those that have sent me advice, in emails, and on the forums, I very much appreciate it, it gave me a great boost, and some great ideas. :-)
Good people give us good times, moments, and THAT is what life is about, life is made up of "good moments" and it is these we remember later in life.
So thank you for the boost. :^)

Lets press on..
As I say I have had some ideas I will get cracking on, and I hope some are good for you as they are for me. No april fools here.. ;-)

Well I made a few alterations to this blog, as you see some plugs are here on the right, as well as the plug page, but I'll add more to the plug page so be sure to keep an eye on that.
I put some on here as some of you may not want to see the plug page, but if some are here, one may catch the eye, something needed maybe. ;-)
There is also (gasp) a"donation" button... well .. :-/ um... you know. :-) THANKS. ;-)
I have also decided to start a newsletter.. one with a difference!

But before you sign up.. ;-)

I want to share something with you, something that may just be what you are looking for, or something that may be the next perfect thing to add to YOUR site, business, niche, forum, whatever.. or it maybe something you heard of but not yet done, or tried but did'nt get anywhere... or maybe you dont THINK you need it.. :-)
Maybe you DONT have a website etc, but can STILL use this without one.

So "Is it true?"... well lets find out..
I have no doubt you have heard it before... but it also fits in nicely with my situation, as I can say...well lets experiment on it. :-).
And find out, then reveal the truth as it happens. :-)
Then we ALL know if it's true... a future ebook for me to write?? ;-)

Lets go........As you know TIME is the key for me here with the situation... so
The experiment will run for 4 weeks, so I will post the result as it stands 4 weeks from now.
But I need YOUR help to do it.
Here goes.

"The money is in the list" ....... ( ie, email, ezine, newsletters autoresponders)

THATS what they say.. but wait, this experiment is NOT what you think.. ;-)

I am not JUST trying to build my list here, by getting you to join it, oh no.. what I am going to say here is this...

I want you to build YOUR list, and give YOU a chance to make money from YOUR list!!
Hows that?
How much is THAT gonna cost ya?
Nothing.. yep zilch, zip, nowt, a big zero... 0

Not ONLY that, but you get a very viral aspect thrown in too.. ;-)
And a unique chance to make money... BEFORE you even send an email!!
And it IS YOUR list, you own it.
Now thats a GREAT difference to the other free "list building" stuff out there.

"So whats the deal Rob?? " you ask.. "Why is it worth you doing??

You will see it when you see the site.. it will simply "hit you between the eyes" like it did me last night, and I have used others defore, but NONE like this...

Now I notice this has a very similar twist to another fantasic site I use, but these two sites are 100% different..."chalk an cheese" now that was the connection that made MY mind up.
I am now thinking "doh" slaps head, "why the heck did'nt I think of that" :-(
I KNEW the system worked, but did'nt think to connect it to some other type of site, service, etc. (I WILL now use this system adapted to another idea I have, for another time in my newsletter, hint) ;-)

I honestly 100% believe this will be the BEST viral list builder for a LONG time.
And its only free for a limited time... thats why I want to really run this experiment over the next 4 weeks... whatever happens we get to keep it free.

Hey up.. for you to be on my list, you can just sign up to my newsletter at the top right, and not do this experiment here, but why do that, may as well do both, but if you dont want to get my newsletter, and you DO want to build your list, or at least try it, thats great.. as then you are not only getting your list built, but also helping me in this experiment.

I REALLY believe that if this experiment works, I could get the deposit to move, but even if you DONT spend while in my list, I will I hope STILL earn money from the UNIQUE "profit before email" twist that it provides. ;-)

So head over to the site and take a look... I think you will be VERY suprised, just as I was.

Click here to build YOUR list.. YOUR VIRAL LIST!

If you join and start YOUR newsletter, be sure to let me know so I can join YOUR list. ;-)
Take care, and THANKS.

Rob. :-)

Monday, March 28, 2005

"Shameless plug"

Thank you all for reading my blog, and posting advice here and around the forums etc, I do appreciate it.
On the whole I feel positive about getting out of this mess, so I'll keep THAT up. ;-)

I had an idea to make the most of the time I do have to get things in order and get that deposit money up, and one of them is this shameless plug page which I hope you may very well see something you have searched for, or something you may see for the first time that you know you want or can use.

Well, it is back to the wall time, but hey if you have something you would like to put on that page to promote... then thats great. ;-)
Just take a look and decide, if you like to, then let me know.
It can be ANYTHING, as this is not a "target certain people" page, but within reason.

Just let me know how I can help you, and maybe it will help me. :-)


Is it shameless?....

Sunday, March 27, 2005

"Positives from the negatives."

A bit of a shock to the system to say the least, an eviction notice landed on my mat today!!
The landlord is selling up the flat, and I now have 8 weeks to get moved, with no work?
The hardest part will be telling my boys.
One thing Im dreading.

No way of getting the deposit etc needed in that time as things are.
So also a dent to my online efforts, but is it. ??
An adsense boost would be nice... if only they paid better.
How the heck do I get the needed money in time?
So thinking caps on for me.
If you have any good suggestions please let me know.. :-)
Islandmarketer @ (remove the spaces)

I will be hunting a job locally like a hawk over next few days too.
Will contact a few locals I know to see what is about.
See if I can get some lettercutting, pointing, walls etc jobs. (stone)
If not, any other work.
First priority that is.
Get some details of flats/houses around, prices etc.
Get it known Im looking, (small place here) so word spreads.

Online, I will try to boost my traffic by a BIG margin, as it's sorely needed, so any help there would be very much appreciated.
Wanna swap links etc? Let me know.. Islandmarketer @ (remove gaps)
Any advice would be great too. ;-)

So all hours I can spare doing online stuff...

Get my blogs posted to more, I do like blogging alot, its great, and my marketing blog WAS a PR 4 which was great.. so that im doing.. see here
Done the press release so thats to be posted tuesday to local paper.
If that works it will be a MASSIVE help.
Need to sort out my site too, get it growing, it gets visitors but not enough converting... "sigh"

The affiliate program at the bottom of this blog is one of my HIGHLY recommended starting points for anyone, and it IS the very site the MADE me take action, got me beating my procrastination, and I get suprised at how it gets updated with new stuff, I see new things every time I go there, it charges me up.
A very big help at the moment to me.

I have not promoted them enough to show them justice, that WILL change.
May seem strange, you see the site, then see me in this position, and think hang on??
But the truth is it's what's inside the site that is helping me so much.That was the reason to join for me.
Its only after you join you realise how incredible this whole set up is... using it GETS the results.
The COST is way below the VALUE... and soon the cost become... zilch, you see why too.
Anyway thats one key element I must improve on.

Another key thing is to make sure even all the short term efforts are in keeping with the long term goals, like the blogs, I will keep updating them, and if all goes well, in 8 weeks, I'll have built up alot more than now, and if I get the move needed, its something I keep doing, so the blogs fill both needs.

Write several emails this week, very important.
Get newsletter (local one) started, write as many as I can to put in autoresponders, then let it run, I have a few ideas to throw in there too.
Use far more offline marketing efforts, all free ones I can, and very cheap ones too.
Test and track the lot.
Gee I just had a great idea...> jots it down in idea book.. > ;-)

I need to get a homepage sorted out sooner than later, thing is I'm not good at templates etc, using fp2000. learning but,.. :-/
So a homepage for
Where? Well heres a great Portland site.. Portland
But a similar layout to Monroeareashops ( Mike, hope you don't mind? ;-) Its NICE. )
Something I can use well and edit easy. :-)
Now its getting it done. lol

So a positive outlook on a negative situation??
Or too much to ask?
What do you think?