Even The Big Time Marketers Make Mistakes Sometimes

It would seem that, sometimes, even the big boys, the ones who really know what they’re doing, might make a misstep.

I subscribe to a weekly newsletter written by a lady named Lynn Terry called Self Starter Weekly Tips, which gives tips on internet marketing; I’m always trying to learn more from someone who’s already there.

A couple of days ago, she sent out a newsletter promoting the new book by Joel Comm (perfect name for an internet marketer, don’t you think?), a big time internet marketer who’s knows as the “Adsense Guy”. He’s known by this name because he is probably the first guy to become a millionaire by using Adsense.

Anyway, in one of her emails, she mentioned that he had a new book out, and that, instead of charging what he normally does, which is around $97, he was having a major league sale and only charging $9.95. Heck, this sounded like a great deal to me, so I clicked on the link and went to the page so I could check it out. And it looked pretty good, I have to say. However, I’d had an experience with something else I’d purchased from his site many months ago, where I had inadvertently been signed up for something on a monthly basis, and didn’t notice it on my bill until I couple of months later. Seems you get automatically enrolled in one of his special programs that they don’t charge you for in the first 30 days, then hit you up with the fee afterwards. So I went looking through all the add-on deals, and there it was, plain as day.

I decided to pass on the deal. Sure, you can cancel at any time, but I have all sorts of things going on, and I didn’t want to take any chances of something happening like it did the last time.

Yesterday Lynn sends out a follow up email mentioning this very thing, which she indicates that she herself had missed. And she had a link to her blog so that we could all read more about it. I decided to go there, and saw how some people had commented on the topic. I also noticed that Joel himself has joined in the fray, which I think is kind of neat because one wouldn’t expect a big time internet marketer to pop onto someone else’s blog to defend himself.

Still, he’s having to defend himself, and he’s taking a lot of heat because of the way he’s set this thing up. And I’m kind of surprised by it; not that people are complaining, but that this interaction keeps occurring, and that someone who’s supposedly as savvy as Joel wouldn’t just think about pulling that particular “offer” after seeing how many people are angry about it. Of course he has a defenders, people who have purchased other products and services from him, but they’re in the minority, and they’re also missing the part.

People don’t like add-ons that could possibly cost them money later on, especially when they don’t know about it. We don’t mind joining membership sites, but we really like it to be our choice. Also, the sales page is extremely long, and if you’re not someone who regularly reads all of the copy on pages like that, you’d have missed it because it was almost all the way at the bottom, the very last thing mentioned as a “giveaway”. It’s not in small print, but it might as well have been.

So, even the big boys make a misstep every once in awhile; I feel a little bit better this evening.

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Using Your Website As A Marketing Tool

I’ve written a new ebook titled Using Your Website As A Marketing Tool. Going to that page will allow you to put your name on a mailing list for the launch, which will be on Monday. Who’s the book for? Well, check out the page!

Actually, what I’m doing is known as a product launch sequence. You set up the first page, and then you try to build the interest after that. You also send out a series of letters, trying to build up momentum. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to make some kind of offer on the back end that will help encourage sales in some fashion.

In the book “Multiple Streams of Internet Income” by Robert G. Allen, he demonstrates the process by showing how, in his first letter, he mentioned the book he was marketing and telling some things about his background. In the next letter, he changed things up by making an offer for a lucky winner to get something special from him, with a few other prizes for runner’s up. In the third letter he set up a survey where he asked the people on his mailing list some questions to keep them engaged, then reinforced it in his fourth letter.

Letter five was launch day, and of course he made a lot of money. Well, I’m not going five letters, and though I’d like to make a nice bit of change, I’m no Robert Allen at this point of my career. Still, I figure I’ll do the launch tactic, and we’ll see where it goes.

In any case, please check out the link for the book, and pass it around to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks; happy marketing.

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Turn The World Around – Harry Belafonte

I love almost anything Muppets. I’ll admit that I didn’t get into the Fraggles, but if Kermit and his buddies were involved, it was all good.

Of course, like most things, we all have our favorite stuff, and one thing that stands out in my mind was an awesome performance by Harry Belafonte that closed out one show, called Turn The World Around. It was such an amazing performance that not only did they continue playing the song throughout the closing credits, which never happened in any other show, but Harry Belafonte performed the song at Jim Henson’s funeral. Now that’s a powerful song.

So, I post it here for your enjoyment and inspiration; if you can’t feel anything from this one, you have no emotions.


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Some Diabetes Information

Unfortunately, I have to put diabetes at the top of my illness list. Actually, it’s the only thing on my illness list, so I guess I can be happy about that. However, I’m also now on insulin, and I’m nowhere close to happy about that.

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Often, we get these diseases, and we get some information, but it’s never all the information we’re looking for, or need. So, I’m going to share a couple of things here, just in case you happen to have the same malady.

First, your glucose numbers can be affected by not getting enough sleep. Over my ten years, I’ve noticed that if I get little or no sleep, which happens often for me, my morning fasting number is going to be high. I learned that those with sleep apnea will have high numbers, and I have a little bit of that.

Second, there’s more than one type of insulin. I’ll admit that I’m not really sure why, but I do know that my first insulin, Levemir, had additives in it that gave me a rash. It also had this scent of bandages, of all the odd things, and I was told that was so you knew whether you’d injected yourself properly or not. I’m unsure of that one also, as I seemed to have that scent whether I did it right or not.

That’s number three. You can inject yourself incorrectly. I’ve made two mistakes to warn you of.

First, you have to try to make sure you push straight in, not at an angle.

Second, if you even slightly touch yourself with the needle, either change the needle or get ready for some pain. I don’t know why I do it, but every once in awhile it’s like I’m doing a test puncture, will pull it out, then push it back in. The needles are very fine so they don’t hurt, per se, but that also means they’re delicate, so if you push a second time, they’ve already been damaged.

Number four, there are many places one can inject themselves. For some of them, my mind is trying to think of how you could still do it and inject yourself (like the arms and back), which of course means you’d have to have help; that’s not happening with me. Others may be fine, but it turns out there’s a reason for knowing this.

I developed a rash from the Levemir, so I was changed to something called Lantus. No additives, no scent. However, my rash never went away, so I first talked to my nurse educator, who recommended I try another area.

Then I did some research online, especially on the Lantus, and there I learned that they recommend that you not inject in specifically the same area for a couple of days. For instance, one recommendation as it concerns the stomach is to view it as a clock and rotate around it, so that it gives the injected areas time to heal.

Same with the legs and arms if you go that route. I know now that’s where I made my mistake, as I picked pretty much two areas and kept injecting only in those places. Now I’m going to set up a routine where I move it around to at least six different spots, to help me overcome some of the swelling and lumps I’ve got now.

So, there you go. I may drop more hints as to what’s going on with me as time goes, or just general information as I learn it. After all, we need to try to make sure we share information as possible, right?

UPDATE!!! As of the beginning of 2013 I started using Novolin 70/30, which I purchase from Walmart. They call it Relion, and it’s only $24.95 per vial, which is a great price when compared to all other insulin, and in many cases cost less than what you might have to pay even if you have insurance.
 

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The First Post

Welcome Visitors!

This is the very first post of my new blog, which is called I’m Just Sharing. This is a marketing and, well, personal, sharing blog. I am an affiliate marketer, of sorts, but I hate spam, so, instead, I’m going to post the occasional product or affiliate link, and I might even say something about them every once in awhile. Sometimes the affiliate link, or advertising, will be at the end of a post; sometimes it may be right in the middle of a post. Sometimes it won’t be there at all; my discretion, or mood, as you will.

So, what can stuff look like? I hope you stick around to find out! 😉
 

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