Sunday, April 26, 2009

Why It Is Important To Have Ongoing Marketing Training

Hello There, VivBounty here with a re-affirmation that life is indeed an ongoing learning experience.

As you see from my bio, I have been marketing online for over a decade. In that time I have seen many offers, techniques and scams to get a product in front of a pair of eyes. There just is no getting around the fact that the best way to build an Internet business is from the ground up, the correct way, building a contact list by offering good advice, giving away good resources, forming relationships by helping others along the way and sharing what you learn . Eventually, you will become known for that which you put out. In other words you will build a reputation based on integrity, association with honest, decent people, providing helpful products and information and yes, guiding others who have come to trust and rely on you to say what you mean and mean what you say.

At LGT, I continue to learn new things, hone my skills, and grow, grow, grow. New Internet Marketing styles and programs appear continuously. What works today may not work next month, what worked last Fall may not work this Spring and so on. However, the things that never change are truth, honesty, integrity, and a general good work ethic.

I have made wonderful friends over the years online, some who have helped me along the way, and some who have fallen away to other pursuits as programs come and go, but I remain assured in the fact that the Universe will bring me the right people at the right time in any given situation. For example, a friend sent me a meditation recently which opens the heart, centers, grounds and connects me to my Source, which can be used throughout the day but I use it morning and night as a wonderful way to encapsulate my working day bathed in confidence and secure on my path to success with Divine Guidance.

Another friend gave me a link to a Joint Venture (JV) giving away Free Internet Marketing products which has brought me numerous subscribers to my auto-responders. We all know the money is in the list, right? This is my first JV and it ttook some work on my part like creating a PDF (Portable Document File) to use as a free gift, making sure my messages are not blocked by the SPAM filters on many e-mail clients (ensuring my prospects do indeed receive their free gift), creating a specific splash page for the JV so that all components from the icon seen on the JV main offer page, through the messages and on to the PDF flow together and have value and quality.

Finally back to the learning part, last week in the LGT training room we had open workshop to which we could bring all our unfinished web pages, digital products, web site issues etc. to get help with and sort out. The week before that, we were taught how to find an affiliate program in a niche we like and how to effectively market that program for effectual immediate profit. I have completed another e-book for sale or as a free download, created a membership site with master resale rights, and added several tools to my marketing arsenal.

All this for free with live trainers who never quit until you are up and running! Best of all, I can use this training and new-found understanding to market my F5M-Millionaires Club from my base of operations, Lead Generating Tools, where we have EVERYTHING an affiliate marketer needs!

Until next time, happy marketing and remember whatever your program or business, we can help you with our abundant IM resources.

Prosperous Blessings,

Saturday, April 4, 2009

You will get there if you just DON'T quit

Hi there, VivBounty here with the inspiration for you to just keep working on your business. Even if you do just one thing on your business each day, DO SOMETHING! Just keep plugged in. As long as you are forwardly mobile, that is, putting one foot in front of the other every day, you will get there. Just don't quit!

I've just seen the film "Pursuit of Happyness" starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith inspired by a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Click on the image to the left to get the film which really is about the triumph of the human spirit.

I just have to share with you some of the most poignant moments for me. I mean, talk about disappointment, being knocked down, having the rug pulled out from under you; Will's character, Chris Gardner goes through all of that and then some!

Like many of us, Chris has tried conventional business having invested heavily
in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner" which is supposed sell like hotcakes, is only a 1% improvement over the previous invention, and overpriced at ten times the cost of an X-ray machine. It is cumbersome, about the size of an old Singer sewing machine in a hard case with a handle on top which has to be lugged around for demonstration on sales calls to doctors in hospitals, where there is never any parking.

Things start to go wrong in a domino effect for Chris, one after another. His car is towed. His wife walks out on him, he insists on keeping his five-year-old son, Christopher. He is arrested for unpaid traffic tickets. Then when he has no more machines to sell to raise cash, the "taxman" empties his bank account leaving them homeless. All the while, he must appear for work daily in a suit and tie, as an unpaid intern in the competitive world of stocks ready to charm some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the San Francisco Bay Area. These people take wealth so much for granted that two of them stiff him for cab fare.

He never complained. He fixed the one broken machine he recovered from a homeless man who had stolen it from him, sold his blood for cash to feed his son and did in six hours what his competitors at work did in nine. He studied and watched how the successful ones did it, emulating their good traits while being true to his own values all the time keeping his eye on the goal for six months never knowing if he would be the only intern out of twenty who will be hired for a salary.

Will Smith's performance as the father trying to protect his son from their circumstances of becoming homeless earned him a well-deserved OSCAR nomination. At his lowest point, we watch him create an imaginary game with his young son making an adventure of having to spend a night in the subway washroom. Once safely "away from the dinosaurs" locked in "the cave", he cries silently while his son sleeps on his lap. Each night they run for buses, line up outside the shelter to get a bed, he bathes his son and washes his clothes at the sink, and tenderly tucks him in. After "lights out" using stairway lighting he repairs the last broken machine to sell, and by the street lamp shining through the window he studies for his eventual internship examination while his son sleeps.

The moment when he tells his son, with tears in his eyes "Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period!" is what inspired me to write this post. This man not only never gave up, he got the one and only paying position out of that group of twenty interns and when the boss asked him if it was as easy as it looked, through eyes at full-brim, he simply said "No Sir, it wasn't!"

Chris Gardner didn't ramble on about his struggles, he never let on to anyone his true circumstances, he just did whatever was necessary to clear each hurdle, went on to form his own successful stock brokerage and eventually sold a minority share of it for millions of dollars.

So do you have food and shelter? Do you have your health? Do you have a computer? Do you have access to the Internet? So what's stopping you from achieving your dreams?

Just come and see the best pay plan on the Internet which can make you wealthy. Not overnight, not without any action on your part, but with consistent effort, the degree of which will determine your success. The system will be here when you're ready as it has been for almost 16 years, but the sooner you start, the better your retirement will be.

Rest assured it can be done. It is being done. Right Now. Right Here.

Prosperous Blessings,