Pagelines DMS Pro UP and Running At FullContact

You may have noticed some subtle changes at the FullContact Sites domain.

Subtle on the outside – major on the inside!  We’ve upgraded the site are are now using the brand new DMS (Design Management Software) from Pagelines.  Unlike traditional WordPress Themes and WordPress Frameworks a DMS makes it drop dead easy to edit every aspect of your WordPress Blog while you on the live page.

So you see the changes to your site as you make them!

This makes WordPress development much easier especially for the novice user who traditionally was forced to edit – save – view – edit when they were trying to make any changes to their Blog.

Take a look around, we’ll post some video tutorials shortly and show you how easy it is the get started with Pagelines new DMS

Learn WordPress Download the New Blogging Secrets PDF

The New WordPress is here.

Are you ready for it?

Download this New PDF copy of my Blogging Secrets Course to learn exactly how I use WordPress.

PDF: WordPress Blogging Secrets

Inside you’ll find my latest WordPress tutorials.

… you’ll want to grab a copy of this PDF immediately all the courses are done using the upcoming 3.6 version of WordPress. This is brand new stuff!

Getting Over The Hump

One of the recent Blog Posts by author Paul Brow struck a chord with me today.

Brown related the story shopping for a car with his father as a teenager and how a car salesman taught him a valuable lesson about making the jump from entrepreneur to business person.

Getting a money-making idea is one thing. Making money from it is quite another. The salesman’s wry comment on losing money on every sale but making it up in volume is amusing, but all too true for many entrepreneurs.

After getting a good idea and finding a market, they suddenly discover they are losing money on each sale and continue to do so until they go out of business. The joke turns out to be on them.

The third phase in a small company’s life cycle- after the company gets up and running and a formal management structure is in place–is the part in which it should start making money. It is the time when an entrepreneur discovers if he has the resourcefulness to turn an ethereal idea into a solid reality. Getting most ideas to the profit-making stage takes more work than you might expect. As we have seen, the hard part is not, coming up with a blockbuster idea-the concept doesn’t have to be terrific. Implementing an idea is where the entrepreneur often stumbles on the road to riches. Implementation requires attention to details that may seem obvious when viewed with hindsight but aren’t at the time.

That puzzled us for a long time. Why do many entrepreneurs have problems dealing with growth? About half of the companies that pass the financial screens to qualify as one of the best small companies in America one year will fail to repeat the next. Why?

It turns out that dealing with growth hurdles almost always requires the entrepreneur to think in ways that are the exact opposite of what initially made him a success. Why this is so becomes clear if you trace the route that all entrepreneurs take.

In the beginning, there is the idea.  It comes from the entrepreneur. He thought of it and only he, at first, understands it.  From there, the entrepreneur works to build a company. At first he makes all the decisions himself and does almost all the work–from product design to bookkeeping–alone. Most often, he doesn’t have any choice. There is simply no money to pay anyone else.

But that very-self reliance, which is vital to getting the company up and running, can keep it from growing later. That independence to the point of orneriness is fine when a company is small. One of the great advantages an emerging growth company enjoys is its lack of structure. There is no bureaucracy to keep it from quickly exploiting openings in the marketplace.

But the desire for complete control is a major problem. It limits growth.

Quite simply, an entrepreneur can’t do everything himself. and he shouldn’t. But that is a difficult lesson to learn.

Can you let go?  Have you let go?

I struggle with this daily.  What’s a better use of my personal time, Managing WordPress Sites or talking to new potential customers? 

When you stare at your to-do list tomorrow think about what Brown points out.   Are the tasks you’re doing on a daily basis really necessary?  If they are, should you be the one completing them?

Here’s the complete article….

Why Would A Billionaire Buy Into QR Codes

If you are a small business owner interested in marketing your small business and don’t know what a QR Code is…

yet.

Start paying attention to those funny square pictures you’ve started to see around the local businesses you already visit.

Why?

Because they are going to get more important to your business.   Don’t believe me?  Read this article and find out why a Pharmaceutical billionaire buys into NeoMediaGoMo News

If you want to find out more about being mobile and how Mobile technology is already changing your business take my quiz at http://www.thumbidextrous.com

Pinterest Shiny Objects

Beware of Shiny Objects!

Especially on Pinterest – where you’ll find more junk and time wasting spam coming from lame marketers.

Have you seen the new shiny object on Pinterest yet?  It’s affiliate spam pinned as pictures with links to questionable images.   There is software you can purchase to do the work for you if your really lazy.

I posted a couple of weeks ago that I didn’t think Pinterest would last too long as the greatest marketing tool.   To show you what I mean watch the video below to see how a good idea is quickly being ruined by stupid marketers.

Pinterest is only a  spec on the marketing map – just a single tool that you should be using to build your small business.  See how easy it is to abuse a good idea.  Let me knwo what you think.

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How To Setup A WordPress Blog

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Every MySmallBiz “Setup A Blog” Bundle provides you with everything you need to get started earning money with your own WordPress Blog.   No matter which bundle you select at the end of the 6 Live Training Sessions you’ll be able to:

  • Add, Edit, Delete and Modify Your WordPress Blog Menus, Pages, Posts, Themes and Widgets
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Watch this quick video to see how to get a free WordPress Blog and Domain.

 

Autoresponder Attachment Mistakes

Avoid this common Autoresponder Email Marketing Mistake

Sending attachments to your list is a big mistake.  Find out why in this quick MySmallBiz University video tutorial.

Unlike sending an email to someone you mail to regularily, attachments pose some special problems for autoresponders.   This is especially true when you are trying to attach a file that is big like a video, mp3 file or even a pdf document.

Think about the numbers for a minute.

The PDF version of MySmallBiz Map is over 1 Meg in size.   Attaching this single PDF file and broadcasting that message to a list  – of any size, say 10,000 subscribers, means that each mail that I send out will will be 1 Meg in size X 10,000.

That’s 1o Gigs of bandwidth!

Even if you’re subscribers don’t read the message your host isnt’ going to be too happy.  In fact depending on who hosts your site it may even eat up ALL of you available web hosting bandwidth for the month.

This doesn’t even take into consideration the delivery rate – It ain’t going to be pretty!

So what should you do when you NEED to send an attachment of file to your list?

Watch this video and find out!

Resources:

Autoresponder Service: MySmallBizMail

Unlimited Hosting: MySmallBiz Hosting

WordPress Membership Sites

Free Course Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

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For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

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Wednesday May 4th Noon – 1 PM

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WordPress and Membership Sites

Free Course Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

Attention: Discover the easiest way to profit with WordPress…

“Learn The Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing…
And How To Earn Money Online”

Guaranteed To Work…

For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

New Visitors Must Register Their Account To Attend

Thursday April 28th 11AM – Noon

(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Access Number Passcode 1234#

218-632-4554

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WordPress Membership Sites

Free Course Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

Attention: Discover the easiest way to profit with WordPress…

“Learn The Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing…
And How To Earn Money Online”

Guaranteed To Work…

For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

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Tuesday March 21st 9 PM – 10 PM

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A Secret My Mom Never Told Me

Over the next little while I’m going to share 52 Secrets with you. These secrets consist of ideas, processes, tactics and principles that do one thing – Show You How to SELL MORE.

If for some reason you don’t need any more money, or perhaps you have too much business already, follow the instructions at the bottom to remove yourself from future secrets.

Listen closely because I’m about to tell you the 1st secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.

Each Secret is an 5-7 minute MP3 audio file that you can listen to or download. If you are a windows user and want to save the MP3 file to your hard drive, "right mouse" click and then choose save file. You are free to redistribute these files as long as they kept intact.

Conventional wisdom says build a site and drive traffic to it, so that’s what I did. When the cash register didn’t start ringing I started to research what small businesses that were earning money online were doing. All of them had multiple web sites, that could be classified into two types……

Which will be one of the next secrets….

WordPress Membership Sites

Free Course Reveals How Independent Professionals, Coaches, Consultants and Small Businesses Can Create Membership Sites With WordPress!

Attention: Discover the easiest way to profit with WordPress…

“Learn The Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing…
And How To Earn Money Online”

Guaranteed To Work…

For Even The Most Jaded and Technophobic Independent Professionals, Consultants, Coaches, Small/Home Based Business Marketers!

Is a WordPress Membership site in your future?

This weeks teleclass will take a cold hard look at how to set up WordPress to run your membership site.

This is a hands on class with all the details you need to start, build and grow your own membership site with WordPress

Worpress is the preferred way to manage your content and can be used for just about any type of membership site that you
want to create.

In 60 minute call I’ll be going over:

– Which plugin/plugins to use for the best membership functionality
– How to organize and develop your membership content
– How to use themes & widgets and plugins to automate your site
– How to setup your payment plans and drip content to your members
– How to run your entire internet business using WordPress

New Visitors Claim Your Free Campus Pass and Instant Access To MySmallBiz TV and MySmallBizMap

Tuesday March 22nd 9 PM – 10 PM

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Access Number 858-216-3219

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How Big Is Your Market

How Big Is Your Market?

Smaller Than You Thnk – I’m about to tell you the 6th secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.  In the last secret we talked about making sure that your potential customers were willing to PAY for what you wanted to sell them.  In this secret you’ll learn WHAT kind of message you’ll need to get them to part with their hard earned money.

Listen To Secret Six

Marketing Secret #2

Over the next little while I’m going to share 52 Secrets with you. These secrets consist of ideas, processes, tactics and principles that do one thing – Show You How to SELL MORE.

If for some reason you don’t need any more money, or perhaps you have too much business already, follow the instructions at the bottom to remove yourself from future secrets.

Listen closely because I’m about to tell you the 2nd secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.

Inside MySmallBiz University you’ll find everything you need to start build and grow your online small business. It’s a highly interactive, simple-to-use online community that includes a largest collection of Internet Marketing Videos Available online, powerful networking and support forum and email discussion, chats, referral exchanges, and more!

My Favorite Product Development Trick

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again!  I hate writing books. The 52 secrets book took me 6 months to write!  As a result of my extreme dislike for writing I’ve spent a considerable amount of time evalating different ways to ge my message out – with having to write.

This one is my favorite, watch how I avoid this major headache.

Read moreMy Favorite Product Development Trick

Can You Sell This Crap?

Are You Comfortable With The Products You Sell?

That’s a real question, take the time to answer it honestly!

Like you I get offers in my inbox daily for the latest and greatest business opportunity.  This BizOpp has a great sales page and makes a real compelling offer…

… but if you look under the hood do you really get what you are looking for?

The video on the sales page shows an example of where this individual earned over 2 million dollars in affiliate commissions, however when you go to take a look at where the money was earned some questions come up. 

Watch this quick video to see what I mean…

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Resources:

The CPA network site mentioned was http://www.millnicmedia.com/offers.php

 

Increase Your Sales Conversions In 30 Seconds

How A Single Decision Can Dramatically Boost Your Online Conversions.

Duration: 12 Minutes

Description: Yes You Can Increase Your Sales With This 30 Second Fix!

This has got to be the easiest fix you can make to any sales/order page process. Watch this video and learn how your potential customer has to go through a series of decisions when they purchase from you.

What’s more important is that a single choice you make may be costing you a load of sales.

Just because you’re online, it doesn’t mean you can forget basic sales techniques. Human nature never changes when it comes to spending money.

Read moreIncrease Your Sales Conversions In 30 Seconds

Why You Need More Than One Web Site

Running Time: 15 Minutes

Description: Why You Need More Than One Web Site.

It’s the very first thing that I noticed about successful small business marketers – almost every single one of them had more than one web site. They were owners of multiple domains. I’m not talking about two sites or just a couple of sites. They built multiple sites into their business model. Multiple sites are integral to their entire business.

Why?

Find out in this whiteboard session.

Read moreWhy You Need More Than One Web Site

How To Use The KISS Rule In Marketing

Running Time: 15 Minutes

Description: Have you ever heard of the K.I.S.S. Rule?

Did you know that it applies to online Marketing? You’ll know why after you watch this video. It’s a whiteboard and audio session that covers some important points for any online marketer.

If you are just getting started and often find yourself confused by all the different choices and courses available to you this session will seem like a breath of fresh air. I’m talking about Hub and Spoke Marketing in the video and most importantly how this complete system creates real long term businesses.

Read moreHow To Use The KISS Rule In Marketing