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Duchess of Earle sits in on Jeffery Combs’ Conference Call August 20th, 2010

Good evening, dear readers!

Well, unfortunately the Duchess of Earle had to be away from her phone booth for part of Jeffery Combs‘ call on Tuesday evening when it was live, so today, she went back to listen to the archived edition online, so as not to miss any pearls of wisdom. 

She shares with her readers herein some of those little goodies she heard – in hopes that they will also find them beneficial.

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It is interesting that, just as the Duchess began to type this post, there was reason to assist the Duke on a little project he was working on.  It led her to read a passage from Eugene Peterson’s The Message, where in Mr. Peterson was commenting on learning. 

His remarks were specifically about happiness not being the result of book-learning, and this same notion seems equally as fitting to the notion of learning how to approach business.  He says (on p. 2135), “Something more like apprenticeship is required, being  around someone who out of years of devoted discipline shows us, by his or her entire behavior, what it is.  Moments of verbal instruction will certainly occur, but mostly an apprentice acquires skill by daily and intimate association with a “master,” picking up subtle but absolutely essential things, such as timing and rhythm and “touch.” ”  Timing…  rhythm…  touch…  All qualities of thought gleaned by observation, put into practice by modeling the examplar.  It seemed to the Duchess that this is just what she’d been hearing about on the archived call…

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So now back to Mr. Combs:  After a series of what the Duchess will call “speedbumps” in the road of life,” Mr. Combs has spent many years learning to discipline himself, learning how to prospect and be successful in business; therefore he has much to offer those that are willing to listen to – and act upon – his counsel.  He has been in life situations that have been more than challenging, but has come through them, not only to survive,  but to thrive – and now is easily a six-figure income earner from the comfort of his home in Stockton, California

Mr. Combs’ subject for the evening had to do with closing a sale – a subject anyone in relationship or internet marketing should be studying and practicing continually.  So here they come, friends, some of the ‘goodies’ the Duchess most appreciated:

In order to close a sale, one must be able to ask questions and they must come “early and often” in the conversation with the potential business partner/customer.

There is a “rock-solid science” to asking questions…  It’s a science, but also an art.

Your questions should create a connection with the individual.  To use questions successfully, you must have a genuine interest in the person and make them feel that in your voice and action.  If your approach and execution are well done, it won’t feel like an interrogation by the local constabulary.

 

As you chat with people:                                                     

You’re looking for people who qualify for your time – please note, friends, that not everyone does! 

You’re seeking those that can afford your product and/or service.

You’re watching for teachability – people who are willing to be coached, willing to learn. 

You’re also looking for independence – those that are dependent upon you will never make it on their own.

Learn to spot resourcefulness – people who don’t focus on the ‘how’ of things, but on the ‘why’ of things and then go ahead and take action.

You require more leads than you have time to get to.  If you don’t have enough leads, you tend to get attached to your potential customers/partners.  If you don’t have enough leads now, get some more – buy them if necessary.

The science of closing comes down to two issues: hurting and rescuing.  Your potential client/partner is hurting in some way (the number one biggest hurt is money).  Find out where their pain is and then throw them a lifeline: offer them your product/service/opportunity.

Now, dear readers, assuming you’re here on account of one of life’s hurts and assuming that it’s likely financial, would it give you an assist if the Duchess threw you a lifeline?  If you’re that person that is coachable, that desires to learn and is willing to take action, go ahead!  Grab this lifeline by clicking below to check out Jeffery Combs’ excellent set of CDs on the subject of mastering the science and the art of asking questions.  You’ll learn to build your business and close those deals!

Receive your copy of the Power of Asking Special Offer today!

 

Also, before the Duchess signs off this evening, she’ll mention to you all that there is a More Heart Than Talent event coming up right after the first of the new year and she invites you to seriously consider attending – you can even bring your entire team, as there is a group rate available.  Click here for more information.

Duchess of Earle stops at Renner’s – and Webcasts to China! July 22nd, 2009

Well, it’s late, but the Duchess of Earle is arriving at Steve Renner‘s office in Bloomington, MN, for a Tuesday evening meeting.  It’s been awhile since she’s found her way here on a Tuesday – or even a Saturday, as life has been just a bit too booked.  Mr. Renner used to have a live meeting every week, but then altered his pattern and adopted a “meeting in a secret location” strategy for some months, which rather altered the Duchess’ schedule and allowed other things to creep into her schedule and overtake this Tuesday evening slot.  But she’s been in attendance online when possible.

Anyway, Steve is in full swing describing the iNetGlobal business when the Duchess arrives.  As she sets up her computer and gets ready to relay the events of the evening in this blogpost, she notices that the room holds a small number of other guests.  It was announced at the end of last Saturday morning’s meeting that Annie from Toronto would be here on Tuesday evening and she is indeed present, wearing a cute black and white outfit.  Alongside of her sit two other people – a man and a woman of Asian heritage – whose identities are unknown to the Duchess.  Jim Eng, one of the local leaders, is also here, along with omnipresent Jonathan, Steve’s assistant, who mans the computer and the cameras.

After finishing the presentation of the business plan, Steve takes us to Acesse.com, which is the iNetGlobal search engine, for a short tour. 

Next, he talks about getting started in iNetGlobal, saying it’s A-B-C,1-2-3 easy:  A) sign up, B) get your distributor kit and C) get started surfing.  It’s that easy, that simple.  Then, to start building your team, 1) find one person to join the program as a consultant.  Then find 2) another and 3) another – and now you’ve gotten to the Executive level.  If you add those people to your team and help them do the same thing you’ve just done, you’ll build a business in iNetGlobal and be able to make money.  It’s possible to build a million dollar business with this company, as many are well on their way to proving.  The global Chinese community in particular is doing well at demonstrating this.  Annie from Toronto has really been building her team, not just in Canada, but in China itself.

If you’re new to this program, you can get started with the purchase of the Consultant kit for $59.95 USD.  There is a professional support team that will help you get started and help your people do the same.  If you want to begin with the small business package, there is a special match of 500 advertising packs.  And there are other matches for the larger packages as well, which the Duchess will not attempt to duplicate here – she can’t type as fast as Steve can talk!

Steve now asks for comments from those present about their experience with the company.  So first, Jim Eng gets up to say he’s doing nicely with the company as he approaches his first anniversary, which comes at the end of this month.  This makes the Duchess realize that, to the best of her recollection, this very day is the anniversary of the launch of iNetGlobal’s AdPacs program.  The Duchess signed up for it on July 23rd last year and recalls being surprised to learn they’d already been taking funds for two days – so she jumped in immediately.  Steve next invites the Duchess to speak and share her iNetglobal story, which she does.  He introduces her with the comment that she really didn’t know much about computers when she first came to his training class in December of 2007.  She pipes up to say that she did know how to email and search on a search engine, but that was about it.  She really didn’t even have a clue about packing up her machine to bring to a meeting and getting it set up once she got there.  In those days, she relied on her beloved Duke for that detail – but she has long since managed to handle that on her own.  So she shares how she got started, that she learned a lot through the MIT Training and finally got her blog started in February/March of 2008.  She offers the information that her iNetGlobal AdPacs organization grew quite nicely right from the beginning, that as a result of her blogging her business went international when people in the UK signed up under her and that her earnings paid for their share of the expenses for their son’s wedding last fall.  Then Steve invites the mystery man to speak.  He turns out to be Dr. Lee – or is it Dr. Li?  (The Duchess frankly isn’t sure about the spelling and herein humbly begs the dear Doctor’s forbearance for her ignorance.  But for the sake of being able to proceed with this writing she’ll spell it Lee, and repair it if she learns otherwise.)  Dr. Lee, who is here accompanied by his bride, has driven here from Chicago; he steps up and offers remarks.  Lastly, Steve invites Annie to speak.  She is a single mom who works from home.  She has “incredible focus,” says Steve.  He met her in Miami last summer at the iNetGlobal rally – and she just went home and exploded her business.  She does six webinars a week and last night’s webinar had 200 people on it.  She also regularly runs trainings for her people.

Annie tells how, after she joined the company, she learned the products and the compensation plan and then just shared them with a few of her friends.  They shared with their friends and things took off.  She says it’s easy to understand, easy to do and share.  She offers webinars every day and trains in addition to the presenting the business opportunity.  Now she has many businesss leaders around the world.  They have a wonderful platform for online advertising, and if you have your own business, the company can give you the place from whence to market it.  This is a “golden mine,” she says, both now and into the future.  She brings the thanks of all her team to Steve for creating this wonderful business opportunity, so that they can all make a good living.

Steve takes the floor again and talks about how he started the business.  A little over a decade ago, he’d never owned or even been on a computer.   He was painting houses for a living, but had a desire to do something else to earn his keep.  As he got familiar with computers, he started teaching himself how to design a website and then progressed way beyond that to making milllions of dollars on the internet.  “If I can do it, anybody can do it!” he asserts.  “I’m not highly educated.  There are a few things that you need to know to be successful online.  The best thing you can do is to gain knowledge.  The more you learn, the better you’ll be!  Those that are making money online these days are mostly young and very, very smart – and they’re out there making millions.  They’re barely old enough to shave!  I’m a grandfather, but still making money online.”  He’s working to build a nice residual income for himself and his grandchildren.  This is possible for anyone that builds a business in iNetGlobal, as it is becoming for Steve himself.  He predicts that iNetGlobal and Acesse will be household names that everybody recognizes, just as Google and Microsoft are widely known today. 

Well, says Steve, that’s the presentation for the day:  If you want to build this, you can run your own webinars, as Annie does – and it’s bringing her “a couple thousand bucks a day.”  Otherwise, get people on the iNetGlobal calls and we’ll help you build your businesss. 

For our information Jim Eng has a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, at 2:00 PM Central time, on the business plan.  At 3:00 Central time tomorrow afternoon there will be leadership training.  The next company-sponsored webcast will be Saturday morning here at 9:00 Central time.  The link for that last meeting is www.instantpresenter.com/upline1 and the password is imtrain.

So that’s a wrap – at least that’s what the Duchess thought.  As it turns out, it’s only a break – during which Steve sits down to touch base with her, since they’ve not had a chance to chat of late.  But then it becomes apparent there is more on the agenda: Annie is to make a presentation in Chinese to her leadership group. 

Soon, she starts her presentation.  She talks a bit and then introduces Steve to the group.  He comes to the front of the room and Annie vacates her chair for him.  Dr. Lee then kindly comes forward to sit in as translator: Steve talks, then Dr. Lee offers the Chinese version and they alternate their way through the information that follows.  Steve explains that they’re having to do much work to bring things up to speed for the growing membership.  We’re now approaching a total membership of 10,000, which is up from the 2,000 we had and is requiring upgrades in servers and software programming.  There was an experiment conducted which, as it turned out, failed to calculate the commissions correctly.  They are in the process of correcting the errors in the programming and he asks everyone’s patience as they build a system that will handle the increasing demands made upon it.  (They expect as many as 100,000 members in the near future.)  Once this is fixed, they will back to paying commissions on a normal basis.  He thanks everyone for their patience while it’s being worked on.

Annie comes back to make some additional comments.  She then introduces Jim Eng, who comes to the front of the room to make his remarks.  Dr.Lee comes to sit alongside Mr. Eng and they work as before.  First off, he expresses appreciation to the people that are listening in, acknowledging their hard work for the company.  He also comments on how hard Steve and his team are working for us all to build the company so that it will serve us well.  The search engines are powerful and offer a huge opportunity to build a fruitful business for us all.  The best part of iNetGlobal is in the future – the next six months in particular will be big.  If possible be at the next conference, which will likely be in Las Vegas. 

While Jim talks and Dr. Lee translates, Annie sidles up alongside the Duchess and quietly invites her to speak to the group.  While she certainly feels honored, the Duchess also is a bit stunned and hardly knows what to think that she’d say.  Annie encourages her and next thing she knows, the Duchess is on her way to the front of the room.  Dr. Lee once again graciously interprets.  Well, the Duchess can’t recall all that she said, except that she felt quite honored to be invited and to welcome everybody to this meeting and encourage them to build their businesses.  Steve encouraged her to mention her blog, which she did.  When Annie sits back down, the question comes from the listeners about the address of the Duchess’ blog, so she comes back to the front and types it into the computer.  (She’d like to say thank you to those that were so kind as to be interested enough to ask to visit this blog.  It will be an honor to have you do so. :) )

After Annie wraps up, she comes back to thank those that have spoken.  With a charming smile, she takes the Duchess’ hand and says, “Now you’ll be famous in China!”  This makes the Duchess giggle a bit, as she has never really expected to be called “famous” – let alone in far-off China!  As she looks back on the events of the year and a half since she took her first MIT Training, she is amazed to find herself doing things she’d never have dreamed.  “Whodathunk” the events of this evening!  Certainly not the Duchess!

In response to her question about the Chinese team reading her blog, Annie and Dr. Lee both assure the Duchess that many Chinese-speaking people read English quite well.  So to the Chinese members of the iNetGlobal team, please know you are welcome here.  If you look around, you will find notes from Mr. Renner’s MIT Trainings and those may be of some help to you as you launch your own internet blogs and businesses.  You will also find this lady “has her fingers in a lot of pies” and sometimes posts things just for the fun of it or because they impressed her spirit.  Hope you find things both useful and inspiring.  Enjoy!  If she knew how to say “Come again!” in Chinese, she would – but she’ll settle for sending the message conveyed in the video below, in wishing prosperity to all:

Duchess of Earle Announces the Launch of iNetGlobal and AdPac’s New Unified Website March 17th, 2009

Well, friends, the Duchess of Earle is just quickly posting to let you know that the new and long-awaited merged website for iNetGlobal and AdPacs and iNetSurf has happened today.  She cordially invites you to check out the new look!

Duchess of Earle Counts Down to iNetGlobal Feb 28th Launch February 27th, 2009

It’s Tuesday evening once again and the Duchess of Earle finds herself a bit late as she logs into Steve Renner‘s iNetGlobal webcast, the last Tuesday evening presentation before the official launch of iNetGlobal this coming Saturday.  All systems are go for the big celebration and flurry of activity that will accompany this event, which will last all through the month of March.  Special promotions and offers will abound – in fact, some are going on already.

As the Duchess arrives in the webcast room, Mr. Renner is announcing the new name for the permission-based advertising service, formerly referred to as AdPacs, but now called iNetSurf.  This is the very affordable advertising service for those that wish to place their ads on a rotator and have others view their ads for a minimum of 20 seconds each.  The ads have keywords – and can have zipcodes – attached to them, so that topics can be searched for by those surfing the ads.  This has proven a successful means of advertising for many businesses, and it’s so affordable because the business can also earn rebates on the advertising dollars it has spent.  Business owners can also recommend this service to other business owners and earn commissions on the purchases of those businesses as well.  So there are a couple of ways to earn money utilizing the benefits of iNetSurf – in additional to purely marketing one’s products and/or services there.

Next, he launches into the discussion of search engines.  He shares a chart that shows how Google and Yahoo have grown in the last number of years.   In about 2005, the two were running neck-and-neck in the marketplace.  But then, in 2006, Google introduced AdWords – and that really allowed Google to take a leap ahead of Yahoo.  And Google’s lead has increased in the following years, so the advertising piece has been absolutely huge for Google and its growth.

Our Mr. Renner has been observing all this activity and it caused him to decide to enter the advertising fray with his own AdPacs ad system and his own search engine, called acesse.com.  (Just so you know, friends, he pronouces it “access.”)   He put his own team of spiders online starting late last summer, working to index the internet’s content.  He – and those like the Duchess that either were already involved or those that got involved early on – have watched the search results grow over these last months.  It’s really been an exciting thing to see happen.  Steve started using the keyword ‘travel’ as his yardstick.  He got about fifteen results the first time he searched it – way last fall.  Today, it yields (the Duchess just did the search, so this number is hot off the presses) 1,560,549 results.  Does this compare with Google’s search for the same word at 1,090,000,000?  Not yet – but it certainly will!  His spiders are busy indexing about a million pages per day, he says – so eventually he’s going to get caught up and then expects that acesse.com will be the fourth largest search engine.  Even Google’s spiders have begun visiting Acesse’s site more often.  The Duchess recalls a meeting with Mr. Renner a couple of months ago wherein he mentioned that the Google spiders had come back for a second visit to Acesse that day; he said it was the first time they had done so more than once a day – so that was really exciting for him and his crew to observe as a benchmark moment in the search engine’s growth.

So what’s the big deal about Acesse search engine?  It has advertising on it, friends – just like Google.  And Mr. Renner’s services now include advertising – and the cost of advertising on acesse.com is a lot less than advertising on Google.  One may pay a couple of bucks for a click on acesse.com that could cost them $50 on Google.  The Duchess presumes that eventually the cost will rise – as always happens when demand increases, but for now the low costs are the truth and there are some big players that have begun to take notice.  Ads from major companies are appearing both on the search engine and in the advertising rotator.  That’s pretty exciting!

But wait!  As seems always the case with Mr. Renner’s services – there’s more!  He has another offering for business advertisers in his newest program, which he has dubbed V-Local.   This is a program that he and his staff have been playing with for the past year or so under the name of Twin Cities Business Directory and have now decided to unveil to the general public.  It offers businesses great online exposure – their ads can even have videos on them and a photo gallery of up to nine images.  The advertising is geo-targeted and merchants are also able to put their coupons online.  Right now, shoppers can search by category of vendor or location and find merchants in the US, Canada, UK, China – and a couple more that the Duchess missed getting down.  More communities/nations will be coming in the weeks ahead.  Advertising packages for V-Local are available at three levels – in additional to a free listing position.  There are other systems out there doing this sort of listing, but many just post an ad for the business instead of getting the merchant’s page listed with the search engines.  This is a pretty major difference and an extremely valuable one.  It’s valuable for the merchant that wants to promote his/her business – and it’s valuable for the iNetGlobal internet marketer, because there are so many ways that one can make money offering this – and all of iNetGlobal’s suite of products.

Please write the Duchess at contact@duchessofearle.com if you’d like your questions answered about any of these services or if you’re interested in signing up for membership in iNetGlobal.

The Duchess would also like to remind you that Saturday morning, Feb. 28th at 9:00 Central Standard Time is the official launch for iNetGlobal.  We’ll be having a meeting that will kick off the month of March and really get iNetGlobal rockin’ and rollin’.  Please come join us!  The link for the meeting is here.  When you get there, scroll down the page for the box that mentions the online presentation – and note that the password is: imtrain  .   Come join us!  See you on Saturday morning!

And – the Duchess almost forgot!  It’s way off subject, but…  Below is a little video that a friend of the Duchess, Lady Ruth T, sent earlier this week.  It was so absolutely dear that the Duchess couldn’t resist sharing it with her readers.  Oh, that we all could get along so well together, in spite of our differences!  Enjoy!

 

Duchess of Earle announces iNetGlobal’s Latest News! February 11th, 2009

It’s Wednesday evening and the Duchess of Earle is catching up on her latest blog posting, written this past weekend:

It’s Saturday morning and, full of blueberry pancakes she shared with her Duke over breakfast, the Duchess of Earle once again traverses Bloomington, Minnesota to meet with Steve Renner about iNetGlobal and AdPacs and the search engine Acesse

iNetGlobal is in the final stages of pre-launch.  In addition to the winding down of the pre-launch phase, the Fast Start Bonus program is also singing its swan song this month.  One can enter the program at a cost of $1997 and earn at a VIP level of earnings for the first 60 days while they build their organization.  It’s a great opportunity that lets one earn higher pay while they build – a rare thing, friends.

Steve is announcing that they’ve lowered the requirements to get to the VIP program: one now can get into the VIP program with only two consultants (previously it took three).  This is a great deal – makes it so much easier.

When you build an organization, you will also position yourself for what is called the Leadership bonus, which allows you to earn overrides on your organization.   That’s a pretty good thing!  It pays you to build and it builds you a residual income.  That’s the kind of income a person really wants to have.

There are other pieces to the earnings plan, more than the Duchess will go into here.  Suffice it to say, there are many ways to earn with this program and the Duchess can gratefully tell you that it’s possible to make money here and encourages you to check it out.

Now there is a break in the program while Annie in Toronto gives the iNetGlobal presentation in Chinese.  This is because this company is really rockin’ and rollin’ amongst the Chinese communities in Canada and the US and Annie is one of those leading the charge. 

Renner now launches into discussion of his new geo-targeted advertising service (which is actually still in beta stage and not yet available online), called V-Local.  They’ve been playing for a year with this in a prototype called Twin City Business Directory – and it’s been very successful, so they’re about to roll it out to the whole membership.  Businesses can advertise, run specials, offer coupons, announce events, etc.  This is a great way for them to get ranked in the search engines, which is a truly valuable service for the businesses.  As an example, he brings up the ad for Minneapolis restaurant, Cafe di Napoli and shows how perfectly this site is optimized.

But that’s not all he’s got to announce this morning.  The next new thing is the announcement of a strategic partnership with Expedia.com that allows members to have their own travel site.  This will be available to members on the monthly autoship program (this means you’re paying every month for the automatic purchase of advertising – this autoship is fully commissionable on all levels).  It offers another opportunity to members to build a business and earn on their sales – in addition to being able to earn on their own purchases.  There will be an additional monthly charge for this program, as is the case with two other services in the Renner internet marketing arsenal, V-Shops (shopping cart and affiliate program) and V-Webcast. 

Now he takes questions.  V-Local will be up and running before the launch on March 1st.  There will be a training session put out on the internet about the Affiliate.com program, which will walk members through the process of signing up.

In response to a question about whether our domain’s cpanels have autoresponder or email capability, he answers that the Cpanel has a simple mailing list.  It’s not a smart autoresponder and you cannot set up a series of sequenced messages that go out.  You just enter their names when they sign up for your list and send them out your letters with offers.

He reminds people that we have, in honor of the Chinese New Year, the $400 Laptop offer.  If you bring in five people that buy in with the Gold Deluxe package, then you will be given $400 toward the purchase of a new computer.

Steve signs off, saying Tuesday evening is the next broadcast.  And this is the Duchess of Earle, signing off too.

Less is More for Opt-in Marketing February 2nd, 2009

The  Duchess of Earle is checking things out on internet marketing tonight and the subject she’s pursuing at this moment is how to approach opt-in marketing.  She found the following chart about how often people fudge when giving information and found it interesting enough to share with her readers.  It asks the survey takers how often they provid accurate information when they’re asked for a number of particulars about themselves.  The Duchess, reminded of the real estate world’s “Truth in Housing” laws, has labelled this chart “Truth in Opt-in Statistics.”

Truth in Opt-in Statistics

Truth in Opt-in Statistics

Judging by the chart, the name and email address are the two fields your registrants are likely to give you in accurate fashion – and even at that, about a third of them admit to giving an inaccurate email address.  Usually when the Duchess gives out her name and email, she’s been persuaded to surrender this information in exchange for a report or newsletter she’d like to receive.  Leaves one wondering how these folks expect to receive the bonus for which they’re asking…  But it does seem that the less information one asks for, the more likely it is that they will be given the correct data.

so, that’s a tidbit of info for the Duchess’ fellow internet marketers – something to consider when composing your squeeze pages – and she hopes you find it beneficial.

To find out how you too can get such helpful information at your fingertips, the Duchess invites you to check out this link.

Duchess of Earle posts a Thought for the Day on Progress January 29th, 2009

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:

 

Enjoy!

Duchess of Earle

Value of iNetGlobal Membership increased with access to New Means of Advertising January 27th, 2009

It’s Tuesday evening and the Duchess of Earle has just watched Steve Renner sign off of his regular presentation of the iNetGlobal internet marketing services and the business opportunity it offers.  He shared it all – everything from IMTrain (Internet Marketing Training) to his new search engine Acesse to AdPacs Online Advertising and Publishing service. 

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!

Duchess of Earle shares more Notes from Steve Renner’s Nov 2008 MIT (Millionaire Intensive Training) January 26th, 2009

The Duchess of Earle continues resurrecting incompleted drafts from her file:

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! 

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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.comsitepointdigitalpoint – 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.

One student shares that there are two Webkinz stores on commissionjunction.

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!

Duchess of Earle has a busy Tuesday with Merryn Flavell, Steve Renner, Gary Braun and Mike Jacka January 26th, 2009

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 Duchess of Earle once again has a killer first-Tuesday-of-the-month afternoon and evening schedule, so she shuttles amongst South Minneapolis, Bloomington, Roseville and back to Bloomington for Steve Renner‘s Tuesday evening meeting.  She has already met in teleconference this afternoon with Jason Pearson and Merryn Flavell, then with ClickBank expert Gary Braun, next with Mike Jacka and the Minnesota Real Estate Investors Association and now is taking in the last of Mr. Renner’s iNetGlobal/AdPacs meeting.  He is nearly done presenting the program when the Duchess arrives and is about to field questions. 

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!