MyNoteTakingNerd commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Busting myths is a great way to stir up controversy. Especially when you show up with evidence to back up your not-so-popular position. I positively love seeing people go the opposite way that the majority of people passively do and coming out winners as the result of doing so. I'm always on the hunt for people who do this in order to model/learn from/gain inspiration from them, as can be seen in one of my latest posts I wrote about the world's highest paid artist who earned this title and became a multi-millionaire with his graffiti art. As a matter fact, one of my favorite mentors, Dan Kennedy, wrote a book that speaks directly to the heart of how he's become a multi-millionaire - "How To Succeed In Business By Breaking All The Rules". For anyone who has renegade tendencies and doesn't like to play it safe with the herd, Dan Kennedy is someone you need to pay attention to. One of the most important lessons you'll get from him is how to handle the shit storm that will come down upon you from the haters when you don't bow down to the governing bodies and peers of an industry by adhering to their ineffective, inefficient and sometimes expensive "norms". It's very cool to see Ti how you have some of this renegade spirit in you and that you were willing to put it forth in your post about not liking SEO. I hope that you continue to find counter-intuitive ways to get awesome results while doing business on your terms. :) "
This, is a solid list for what to pay attention to when hosting a webinar! When I was reading point #6: Create a Knockout Presentation, it reminded me of some really cool stuff I learned from a marketing sharp shooter by the name of Clayton Makepeace. Clayton sold services directly via webinar. He asked for the sale after the webinar was done and then for the people who didn't buy and registered but didn't show up, he followed up with them In a typical month, Clayton's web-based and email campaigns compelled between 60,000 and 90,000 financial investors to register for and attend online video briefings (he referred to his webinars as "briefings" with his list rather than calling them "webinars" because this was a familiar term that also implied valuable news to come) – with gross sales following these briefings of as much as $3.6 million in a weekend … $5 million in a few weeks … and a staggering $16 million in a single month! I would highly recommend that anyone who is serious about using webinars to sell products or services seek out his "Online Profit Multiplier" course where he broke down his whole before, during, and after processes for making webinars profitable. :) "
You're in very good hands with Jason! He's a BEAST! It's been way too long since I've spent time learning from that stud. I'm guessing I should go look him up if I'm looking into ideas for taking advantage of Instagram for business. :)"
#1 Ellen's list made me think of this hiring guideline I learned from my mentor, Eben Pagan, who's sold over $100 million dollars worth of information products and seminars and coaching programs. He recommends that you . . . Only Hire Super Stars With A Proven Track Record For Getting Things Done “Superstars work for impact, not for money.” This is what Eben Pagan learned from Eric Schmidt, the bazillionaire from Google. Money is not a superstar’s ultimate consideration. Superstars want to affect change and watch something incredible blossom from their effort. When hiring, you want to hunker down and start settling for only the best – the DRIVERS who welcome the idea of taking responsibility and cherish the idea of delivering results. This is COMPLETELY different from the person who just wants to get through their day and is seeking work just so they don’t end up being homeless. And beware the smooth talkers. Smooth talkers are not usually smooth doers and smooth doers are not usually smooth talkers. "
Hey Mark, I'm glad you enjoyed this as it's such a crucial mindset to embrace for anyone like yourself who loves internet marketing and wishes to support themselves in an arena that is evolving ever so quickly and demands that we learn new skills at a faster rate than ever before in the history of time. :) "
I love what you said about the idea of not being upset when social media sites change. Not too long ago I was talking with the social media wizard Brian Solis about this on his blog. Here's part of my response to Brian when he asked me if I thought Facebook was aging . . . or maturing . . . If Mark Zuckerberg & company see themselves solely as a social media platform, they’re relegating themselves to becoming the next Myspace. In this social media universe you get old fast. It’s like dog years over here. The reality of the situation is that Facebook is aging. Some businesses that have risen to the pinnacle of the tech world are taking actions that allow them to age gracefully – Google for example. Some, not so much – Myspace. This means that if Facebook wants to maintain their position as the engine that pulls everyone else behind them, they can’t afford to be a noun – a static entity. They have to think of themselves in a verb-like manner – in action – moving forward. The people who succeed in business embrace the enlightened version of the “ing”. Matur-ing, evolv-ing, enhanc-ing, re-inventing – language that implies a “process of progress”; not a “life sentence”. People whine about Facebook making changes to the layout and other tweaks they make but little do they know how crucial some form of quarterly, bi-annual Botox like this is needed in order to keep the herd thinking of this site as “Facebook-ing” in the verb tense instead of a tech noun “Facebook” which equals “stagnant” in the minds of market. We, as a society are infatuated with the “new” as long as it makes things easier, cooler, and faster. And this is why I'm completely on board with your message Marsha. :)"
Yeah Kimberly, it totally makes sense that Google would sort and sift content via misspellings and disjointed grammar. I'd never given much thought to this before, but now when I think back to my "Ewww" experience anytime I come across a clunky "10 Things You Didn't Know About . . ." 500 word blog post that you can tell was outsourced to someone who has English as their third language, it makes perfect sense. I guess I'm lucky that I'm hyper anal about misspellings. I can't even write my next sentence if I see ANY red squiggles on the screen hahaha! But I still should be running my stuff through a spell/grammar check to make sure I'm cleaning up all my messes. Thank you for reminding me of this. :) "