The Duchess of Earle came across this quote today and thought to share it with her readers. She finds it encouraging as she treads the road toward greater dominion over the processes of internet marketing, building businesses online and offline, networking, etc.
“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and the glory of the climb.” ~~~ Sir Winston Churchill
And here is a bonus set of quotes from the same wise and articulate gentleman:
Well, when the Duchess of Earle talks real estate investing, she is usually discussing things like short sales – such things as occur when missed payments and foreclosure enter the picture, things that used to be mysterious to the average Joe, but have come to be more widely known due to the nation’s present financial climate. But today she shares with her readers a little different slant on real estate matters. Different – and yet not at all so, for the task of making one’s house payment looms as a large challenge to many families these days.
While reading today’s edition of the Star Tribune, newspaper of the Twin Cities (for those of you outside the area that means Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota), she encountered an article about a Minnesota artist in a pickle about how to pay her mortgage next week. Melissa Robinson, of Cold Spring, has decided “to do something bold and dramatic.” She has put her life’s work of original art on eBay in the effort to market her way to making her house payment.
So the Duchess, who got into the real estate forum in the first place because of a friend who was facing foreclosure and divorce all at once, and who has an interest in helping people out when she can, has decided to write this post in the effort to assist this fellow Minnesotan in her attempt to make her payment.
The Duchess has gone both to eBay and Ms. Robinson’s two sites to take a peek. The works she finds are simple, folk art-type originals, some with words incorporated into the paintings, some not. It’s a rather whimsical style she has – trees float in the atmosphere, a cabin in the woods emits heart-shaped puffs of smoke, ducks ride bicycles and bird-shaped snow sculptures sport colorful winter gloves for combs and wear party-hat beaks (please note that not all works mentioned in this article are on eBay – some are on her website). In addition to such fun things, there are more thoughtful and inspirational/motivational pieces, charming in their simplicity and ability to please the eye. A tree standing in the middle of four blocks of color makes this writer think a bit of Paul Klee’s art. Many of the works are current too – one depicts an airplane in the Hudson River. The Duchess also located on the web a portrait of our new President Barack Obama, though this work is not amongst those shown as being for sale.
Now please know, dear readers, the Duchess does not personally know this lady, has never heard of her until the reading of this morning’s paper, but she puts this blogpost into the ether in hopes that someone out there will find an available piece appealing and take action. The newspaper article quotes Ms. Robinson as saying that the opening eBay prices are waaaay below what things have sold for on her website in the past, so if you’re an art lover you’ve got a rare opportunity – both to get a bargain on something you can enjoy for a long time and to help a fellow human being out of a jam. Even if the style is not for you, the Duchess hopes you’ll get a day-brightening smile or two, just for the experience of looking around on the eBay postings and Robinson’s website.
The Duchess closes this post with all best wishes to Melissa A. Robinson in her efforts to make that payment! You go, Girl!
Then, right at the end, there was a little – very pleasant – surprise awaiting his listeners. This is something the Duchess remembers seeing Steve demonstrate some months ago at one of his MIT (Millionaire Intensive Training) classes, something he said he was going to do for his members – but the Duchess rather thought he’d forgotten about it as time went on. But no! Here he comes with the announcement that he now has it in place and ready for the members of iNetGlobal – and a pretty neat thing it is!
So what is it? It’s another thing that increases the value of your iNetGlobal membership, that’s for sure: it’s the ability to sign up for CPA internet market advertising. CPA stands for ‘Cost Per Action” and the ‘action’ this term refers to can vary, but it means that an internet marketer advertises in such a way as to get prospects to perform a specific action on a website. This action may be as simple as giving their zipcode. But whatever the particular action is, the internet marketer gets paid when a prospect/customer performs that action. If it’s a simple deed like a zipcode, name or phone number, then of course your earnings won’t be as great as they would be if it’s actually purchasing a product – but it’s still income for your marketing efforts and those sums do add up!
So why is this so valuable to iNetGlobal members? It’s because this is an area of internet marketing that beginners don’t get to participate in. These companies want marketers with established lists, marketers that can really perform. So it’s hard for a newbie to break into this kind of advertising. Not only that, but there is a fairly lengthy and detailed process to go through to get approved as a marketer for these companies. But our Mr. Renner has made arrangements with one of the larger players in this field, so that iNetGlobal members can avail themselves of this kind of marketing, even if they are beginners – and they don’t have to plow through all the rigamarole they’d have to if they approached the company on their own.
Well, the Duchess finds this really exciting news for all iNetGlobal members and feels that this membership, which is certainly a value-packed thing already, just got its worth increased yet again. If you’re looking for ways to add income streams to your bank account, then you can certainly take a good long look at this new opportunity that is a benefit of this membership. If this looks like something that would benefit your business, please visit iNetGlobal and get signed up so you, too, can take advantage of this great opportunity!
It is a brightly sunny morning in still sub-zero Minnesota – the local news is reporting it’s the fourth time since 1891 that the month of January has been entirely below freezing – as the Duchess of Earle opens yesterday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor newspaper. (For the uninitiated, the Monitor is a highly regarded Pulitzer-prize-winnning international newspaper. You may recall hearing a lot about the Monitor a few years back, for it was the Monitor‘s free-lance reporter, Jill Carroll, who was held captive in Iraq and then safely released).
Anyway, the front page of the January 26th edition has a teaser question about blogging and hunting for jobs that catches her eye, so she heads for the designated page. Given the Duchess’ own efforts at blogging, she finds it an interesting article, balanced in presenting the views of those that advocate blogging to find new employment and those that think it’s a complete waste of time. She finds the statement made by reporter Marilyn Gardner and the quote of interviewee Lorne Epstein (author of You’re Hired: Interview Skills to Get the Job) particularly true: “…no one should underestimate the work involved. “To build your blog base, you have to keep it relevant and update it regularly,” Mr. Epstein says. “Blogging is a job, a responsibility that is continual. Even to blog once a week in a substantial way can take hours.” ”
But then Mr. Epstein continues, ” And it could take a year before your blog gets any traction.” However true the Duchess finds the first part of that quote, she does take with a little grain of salt the latter. For her, experience has taught her that it can be otherwise, because of the fact that this past year’s time spent in iNetGlobal/AdPacs meetings and MIT (Millionaire Intensive Training) classrooms with Steve Renner, have helped short-circuit that time frame. One certainly must take the time to blog – and it can sometimes seem to take forever to compose a post, but one must also learn how to get all that effort noticed by the search engines, so that it doesn’t take so long to get indexed. That’s where all this internet marketing training has certainly come into play. It makes her heart grateful all over again for what’s she’s learned in this past year and for what she and her business partner, Merryn Flavell, are assembling in the way of services for those that want to market themselves and/or their businesses online. That’s why they’re forming iNetRocket.com, a soon-to-be-launched membership website for those needing assistance in getting their online activites going.
The idea here is that, in today’s world, one needs a presence on the internet and the content of that presence should be carefully set forth because it can influence one’s ability to interact in the marketplace on many levels – even in just getting an appointment for a job interview, as Ms. Gardner points out in her article. The branding of one’s self online is a hugely important tool – whether or not one is specifically seeking a job.
For those of you that are “in the boat” of looking for a new employer (and, these days, it’s a mighty big boat – and growing larger by the day) and weighing your options on how best to proceed, the Duchess invites you to take a look at the complete article on The Christian Science Monitor‘s website. And, just in case you choose to start a blog and you’d like some assistance in getting going, she also invites you to watch for the coming notices about the launch of iNetRocket. Better still, she invites you to write her at email@example.com and get on our pre-launch registration list, since only a limited number of people will be accepted each month.
That wraps things up for the moment. The cheerful sun has gone into hiding now and the little Norway pine outside the breakfast room window shivers in the cold winds, but the Duchess signs off with a warmly grateful heart for all she has learned, all the progress of the past year and all the promise of the year that is unfolding before her. Her final words for now: Please join us on the iNetGlobal webcast this evening at 7:30 CST (-6 GMT). Stay warm – and stay tuned, dear friends!
It’s Saturday, Nov. 29, and the Duchess of Earle is finally getting around to posting her other writings from the MIT Workshop that Steve Renner conducted two weeks ago. There just got to be so much information and not enough time to create all the links, do the classwork and get these published, that she just couldn’t keep up the pace. So now, here are the notes from the Sunday morning session, which proved to be a very good one. So the Duchess invites you to learn and enjoy!
It’s Sunday morning and the Duchess of Earle has once again joined her fellow students, gathered for the second day of Steve Renner‘s MIT Training class here at the Hampton Inn in east Bloomington, Minnesota. Doughnuts and coffee are available as the morning teachings about internet marketing get underway. Steve gets right down to business, as his goal is that everyone will have a blog up and running by the end of the day.
The best source of info about what people are looking for online is the search engines and one of the resources there is yahoobuzz, which can be found at buzz.yahoo.com. If one goes there, one can get plenty of fodder to create posts on their blog. This where Renner locates a lot of topics to write about in his celebrity blog. It not only gives one the info about who/what is being looked for in searches, but it tells how many requests there have been about a particular topic. Then he takes what he finds and posts something about it.
The purpose here is to prepare to monetize the blog. He is working on driving a ton of traffic to the site, at which time he’ll be able to really step it up and earn a lot of money from it. At that point it could even be marketable, if he chose to sell it – he doesn’t say this at the moment, but the Duchess clearly recalls him saying so at other MIT classes.
Check the topics for durability or seasonality. Avoid things that are really flash-in-the-pan items.
Another place to find good info is google.com/trends. The info here is really up-to-the-minute. There is a list on the page and then a link that says “more hot trends.” Today there seem to be a number of marathons taking place around the country. So this might not be a bad idea to think about writing about or putting up a website on a related topic, such as how to prepare for running a marathon.
So the idea is to find a market niche and get the keywords. As a class exercise, we’re going to choose the product of stuff having to do with Rock Band (this is apparently a game in which one can pretend to be the guitarist or drummer in – what else?! – a rock band), which is something that it is apparent many folks are looking for.
Steve enters the address for eBay.com. He remarks that this site is actually the biggest search engine on the internet and there are more searches conducted every day on eBay than on Google. That’s a staggering thought!
Then he takes a look at www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2007/. This takes him to the top Google searches for the year 2007. Then he looks at mandarinmusing.com to find a list of all the hot topics for that year on Google and Yahoo. Going back to eBay, type ebaypulse into the search bar. This brings up what everybody’s looking for on eBay. These folks are buyers: they are there with the specific intent to buy. This is especially evident when one compares the topics that are being searched for on Google and Yahoo with those sought on eBay.
Renner’s eye was arrested in the Google and Yahoo searches by the word ‘Webkinz.’ No affiliate program is in evidence for this product, so he is inclined to move on. But then he stops to say that, when one encounters a situation like this where there is a definitely profitable niche, there is the possibility of creating your own product about that special item. One could outsource the writing of the book and then put up a blog on the product on clickbank.
He mentions elance.com, sitepoint, digitalpoint – these last two are presumably dotcoms too, but there’s no time to double check. Look up freelance writers on the internet and find a ghost writer. Avoid someone that writes php code – the techie type – he mentions. Look for a creative writer, Renner says, and then have graphics done for a website. One of the students goes to the website and reports that there is a way to arrange to market the product. If the product was right and one could act fast enough, one could even have it out there to market in time for the Christmas season.
discmakers.com makes products for you when you send them the PDF file and then they’ll send them out for you. They are a fulfillment house.
Renner says he would also go to elance or a similar site to get articles written. When you hire ten articles done, they can be spun to create another hundred different articles.
The secret to the internet is KEYWORDS. WORDS ON THE PAGE is the entire secret. It’s not graphics and all that fancy stuff – it’s WORDS, pure and simple.
If Renner were to do this, he’d create at least 25 articles that he’d post on his blog, put categories and all kinds of links on his site, using the top keywords on that topic. He’d then have the articles spun to create ten versions of each (250 articles total). Next he’d have the articles submitted. Then he’d go to eBay and create physical products for sale there. He’d have the book in PDF format, ready to be shipped out by a fulfillment company. Then he’d put his ad up on the AdPacs online advertising network. Next he’d monetize this on his blog by adding ads from other similar companies.
So we’re going to proceed here. Going to adwords.keywordtool at google, he enters the name of the product. One student is a step ahead and has found the keywords “Webkinz secret code” – and Renner immediately says, “There’s the name of my book! That’s what people are looking for!” More research is done for additional keywords. Even the company name should be included in your keywords. There are 2.7 million searches per day for Webkinz products and information – that’s a pretty good-sized market niche.
Download the keywords – these are the ones that you give to your writers. Check to see what Webkinz itself has out there as well. There are graphics available, one student reports. For those that wish to, an affiliate program could be set up and then contact made at the company for a contract to market the product. eBay has its own affiliate program for marketing this product, it is found as well.
Now we’re going back to the RockBand game idea. We’re looking on eBay, checking it out. The major retailers – stores such as Target, for example – market on eBay, but they mask their identity to make the customer think they’re buying the product from the “little guy” instead of a big box store.
It is decided to go back to check out Wii downloads. We’re now on ClickBank to find out how to market it. Go to eBay and become an affiliate. Next, reserach the possibility of getting hooked up with a major retailer as an affiliate. We’re talking companies like Target and Walmart and Macy’s. This is possible through linkshare.com.
So he now has a product. Next he goes to Walmart and signed up for their affiliate program for the Rock Band product. Now he needs information about Rock Band. Words on the page are needed: hire writer to write 10 stories and spin them ten times and get them posted. Find the most highly searched-for keywords on Rock Band and supply them to the writer.
Now Steve notices that there is mention of books about Wii games and he decides, “This looks kinda cool!” He would make $32/sale, $20/sale on a competing product.
In response to a question, he answers that the whole key to the internet is in keywords and in driving traffic.
So now we’re going to look for the keywords for Rock Band. So we take all the keywords to give to the writer. Then publish the articles and publish them on your blog.
Next question put to the class is: Do you have a blog? Some don’t. Do you have a domain? Some don’t yet.
Steve goes to v-webs.com and clicks on v-webs internet services. When you sign up with iNetGlobal, you get a domain credit, so the first domain is free. You can either get a new domain, transfer a domain (this won’t use a credit and is done for no charge), or renew your domain (which will extend your domain reservation for another year).
Steve checks the domain name availability.
Then he says write down “seobook.com” and click on tools, then keyword research tool. They have a tool based on the Wordtrackers results. He points out that the owner of the site also found a related product to market to those who come to his site to check info about keywords.
A question is asked about the numbers on seobook. He says the numbers themselves aren’t so important as the relationship of the numbers to each other.
Steve is ready to buy his domain now and walks through the process on V-Webs. Next, it’s time to set up the blog and he walks us through these steps. Some of the students are having a bit of trouble following, so Steve and his right-hand man, Jonathan Neil, go around the room assisting students in finding their way to getting their blogs set up.
Much hands-on stuff is accomplished – and suddenly it’s time for lunch. Merryn Flavell comes over to say there is a plan to go to lunch at Embassy Suites on the shuttle. So here we go for a lunch with the bunch!
Well, dear readers, the Duchess of Earle has been swamped with many things of late and, while she has written posts, they have not been proofed and finished, so they have languished in the ‘Draft’ file. Tonight, she avails herself of an unexpected opportunity to play catch-up and therefore, she offers this post, written on January 6th of this new year of 2009:
The first question is about the pay on the Widgets now displaying on the @cesse search engine. He says that they don’t have that part of the system operational yet, but that when they do, the Widgets in the @cesse search engine are likely to pay around 10-20% of what the advertiser is paying per click. How to put an ad on the search engine?
Go to your AdPacs site, he says and go to the Advertising Content listing on the menu. Click on Ad Texts. He selects one of the sites he has and sets out to write an ad for it. Write the first line with the title, the second line should be keyword-rich. The display URL is what people are going to see when they see the ad and the destination URL is the real address. The next thing to do is set up the budget for the ads. You can bid as low as $.10.
He invites other questions and the request for an AdPac PowerPoint presentation is made. Steve likes the sound of that and says that they’ll look at putting one together.
Next comes a question about getting cash out of one’s account. Steve goes to the AdPacs site and walks the questioner through the process of drawing cash out of one’s account.
The question arises if the ads have RSS capability. The answer is that this is something that could be done in the future, but it’s likely a long ways away because there are other, “bigger fish to fry” ahead of that.
That closes out this evening’s meeting. The next meeting will be Thursday morning at 11:00 CST. To attend that meeting, click here. Please note the password for the Thursday morning webcast is: imtrain
When you have checked out the program and decide you’d like to sign up, you’re welcome to do so at http://www.juliaearle.inetglobal.com and you can rest assured the Duchess will personally welcome you to the company!
The Duchess thanks you for checking out her blog and bids you all a pleasant evening!
The Duchess of Earle has decided to watch for inspirational, motivational quotes to share with her readers. She’s a bit behind in sharing this one, since New Year’s Day was this past Thursday, but she still thinks it’s worth sharing and hopes you’ll find it encouraging.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. ” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Let us all open that new book and get busy writing the pages for 2009 – and may they be well-written with words and experiences of prosperity and progressive thoughts and deeds by the end of the year!
It’s a gray Saturday morning – Baby New Year 2009 seems to be peacefully ‘sleeping in’ as the Duchess of Earle makes her way across Bloomington from West to East. The Duchess is running behind as she arrives. Merryn Flavell , phone in hand, is out in the lobby watching for the Duchess’ arrival.
Inside the meeting room, Steve Renner is already chatting with those online, finding out who is new and greeting everyone. As the Duchess and Merryn get set up with their computers, he launches into his presentation about iNetGlobal’s vast array of services for internet marketers. The computer system is running slowly this morning here at the Cambria Suites in Bloomington, so the Duchess must wait for the web to come up. By the time it arrives, Steve is well into his remarks. So the Duchess will jump in right where he is.
Cash Club is a great way for you to save money when you shop. Sign up – which is NO CHARGE – and get rebates on what you buy – and the best thing is that you can invite your family and friends to sign up and earn 40% on what they buy too. An easy way to economize in these lean times!
AdPacs is a system for online advertising and the @cesse (pronounced ‘access’) search engine are in the process of propelling iNetGlobal into a billion dollar business. Within a couple of years, Steve expects that this business will be turning a billion dollars a year – a hundred million a month. WOW! The Duchess is excited to think she’s part of an enterprise with such prospects as those! – and please consider yourself warmly invited by the Duchess to join in the fun and the prosperity!
Steve pauses for questions before presenting the business opportunity…then takes a short break.
There is a great business opportunity in iNetGlobal. The Duchess can attest to this fact.
There is a Preferred Customer Program, which offers a 30% discount on iNetGlobal purchases. This discount comes in the form of a rebate on your product purchases.
When you bring others into the program, you earn 5% on the purchases of your front line and 2% on the next five levels down. That’s a great beginning – but there’s more! As you move upward in rank in the program your percentage increases: at the Gold VIP, you earn the basic percentage mentioned above plus an additional 2%. At Platinum VIP, which is the next level, you will get the basic 2%, plus 3%. At Diamond, it’s an additional 4% and Blue Diamond 5%. It’s not quite a simple as the Duchess is explaining it here, so please be sure to attend one or more of Mr. Renner’s presentations in order to fully understand the operation of the program.
There are other excellent benefits this program offers, including revenue sharing and something called ‘royalty bonus.’ There has also been a recent change in the requirements to become a VIP. It’s now easier to move upward in the program, which is really good news. It takes at least three personally sponsored consultants to get to Gold level. To move to Platinum, you must have at least two Golds, both personally sponsored. For Diamond level , one must have two Platinums in their organization in different legs and for Blue Diamond, it takes two Diamonds in different legs. After that there is the Black Diamond level, which requires two Blue Diamonds in different legs.
To qualify to earn as fully as possible, one needs to do three things: sign up as a Preferred Customer, sign up as a Consultant and get the Consultant’s kit, select and purchase your starter package.
Now Steve begins to field questions again. He explains that your repurchase bonuses are based on the percentage you’re repurchasing each day. The higher level at which you repurchase, the more you’ll earn.
He mentions that they now have about a thousand spiders indexing the internet, which is producing 1,000,000 pages per day. Soon there will be two thousand spiders, which will double the production and after that they’ll bump up to three thousand spiders. By that time, there will be results that are equal to what Google can produce. Steve goes to Acesse to show the progress in the number of search results for the word ‘travel’ – which has been his yardstick since the beginning. At first, there were only about 12,000 results; a couple of weeks ago, it was in the 100,000 range and this morning, it’s in the 300,000 range – so there is huge progress in place. “This is where the real future of the company lies, ” says Steve, “because this is where the $100,000,000 per month will come from.”
Then he invites Merryn and the Duchess to step up to the camera and share their remarks about their experience with iNetGlobal. Merryn talks about how she earned her EdS degree from the University of Minesota and started her online university, which can be found at flavellonline.com. She says she’s earning money online every day. The Duchess comments that she took Renner’s MIT class a year ago and how it has turned her life on a completely different course: she has made her first money online as a result of this company and has started a company with Merryn and will very soon be launching their membership site, iNetRocket.com.
There are Rallies coming up. They’re working on them for Portland, OR, and other places. Next week will be the Rally in QuadCities area of Iowa and Illinois. You’re all invited! Tell them the Duchess sent you!
The Duchess of Earle is pleased to let her readers know that iNetRocket, while not online yet, is nearing the time it will be online. Please ‘stay tuned’, as the saying goes, for the launch. She and Merryn Flavell have been working hard these last weeks, getting ready for you, our readers. There will be webcasts and trainings in getting your internet marketing businesses launched. Registrations will be limited each month, so when you learn that the iNetRocket has launched, you’ll want to sign up fast. Otherwise, your name will wind up on the waiting list until the early birds have gotten their businesses underway. So, you’re invited to be up with Venus, the morning star, and get that proverbial worm – your iNetGlobal membership! Merryn and the Duchess will be pleased to work with you and assist you in getting your business LAUNCHED!
Well, dear readers, the baby named New Year 2009, was born two days ago now and the Duchess of Earle wasn’t really quite ready for its arrival. But here we are, ready or not, with the infant year toddling along into January. So the Duchess is thinking it’s time to get going on this year’s posts.
Tomorrow morning, Steve Renner is hosting his first iNetGlobalAdPacs meeting of the year and the Duchess would like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join in the meeting. It begins at 9 AM Central Standard Time, January 3rd. He will be presenting the iNetGlobal array of services for internet marketing of both online and offline businesses. He will also share the opportunity that iNetGlobal provides those who are looking for ways to make money online. It’s well worth your while to check it out. For those of you that are in the area, please know that you’re welcome to join us at the Cambria Suites in Bloomington, MN, for the meeting. Come join us!