PC Crash Part II

Update:  Restoring after the crash.

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I had to start literally from scratch.  The old hard disk was a brick, meaning that the Windows 7 Ultimate restore partition was also cratered.  I still had some of my hardware tools from when I was in the business, but could not get any of my old tricks to work, including ghosting to a second drive and doing a sector-by-sector restore.

I stopped in at Best Buy, and got a Western Digital 1 TB hard drive (I will never own a Seagate drive again – I had 3 of them brick this year).  Since Windows 7 is not longer available, I had to get a new copy of Windows 8.1 (did I mention I HATE Windows 8?), and start over with a fresh re-install of the OS, then recover my apps.

There are no instructions on the GotBackup website telling me how to restore.  The first thing is that the new PC machine name must be EXACTLY the same as the old one (Windows used “proper” syntax, only capitalizing the first letter).  When I tried to restore one folder at a time, I actually had to DELETE the original software install on the website, and then create a new install (which happened to be the same name).

I then made another attempt to restore one folder at a time, and I got a message that you must use the DESKTOP CLIENT to do any restores.

Thanks (or more accurately, no thanks) to Windows 8 – it did not create a shortcut anywhere for GotBackup desktop client, so I used my old trusty file manager to locate the GotBackup folder in System(x86).  Not only did I find the normal GotBackup desktop client, but also I found a desktop RESTORE client.  THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST USE TO RESTORE.

I had a massive drive, so it took awhile, plus Kaspersky scrutinized each file, which is a good thing, but it just took a little longer.

Bottom Line:

> Keep your instructions handy for doing a restore.

> Rename your hard drive to be exactly the same as the old drive

> You will have to DELETE the old desktop client from your account manager on the GotBackup webpage, then download and install the new desktop client.

> Be sure your GotBackup desktop and restore utilities have minimally a shortcut on the Start menu

> Before doing ANY installs, be sure your antivirus software is installed and the definitions are UP TO DATE.

Any restoral is painful.  Once I figured out the process with GotBackup, it was a SNAP!

Rich Moyer

I am a Prime Example Why You Should Sign Up

Yesterday, keep in mind, this is the height of tax preparation season,
I was reconciling my accounts AGAIN with QuickBooks – the numbers just didn’t tie out, and my accountant gave me ANOTHER courtesy call, “When are you going to get your tax stuff to me?.

It started out that my screensaver locked my PC which is normal.  When I went to put my password in to unlock it, I got a message that the password was wrong.  I know that is not the case, since I logged in umty-umph time today using that same password.   Then, other things started happening… goofy stuff I didn’t think much about at the time.  I pulled out my trusty data stick with my password recovery on it (I create a new one every time I change my password).  The system kept saying it did not recognize that drive as a recovery disk.  Hmmm

Things were taking an unusually long time to respond – and then I heard the telltale “whirrr clunk whirrr clunk”.   My hard disk was crashing.

None of my system recovery disks or rescue disks (I keep several sets) would work.   I would get to a certain point and would get “blue screen of death”.

My hard disk was fried.  A brick.  Gone…

None of my “hardware wizard” recovery tools worked at all.

I have many computers, but they are either dedicated to client networks, or so brain dead and back level, they would take 10 miniutes to load a 30 second Youtube video.   So off to my “graveyard” and in an hour I was able to patchwork together a workable machine that would serve as a stopgap.

The good news from all this is that I had signed up as a Founding Member of GotBackup, and purchased the family plan.  I hadn’t gotten around to installing it on my wife’s and daughter’s machines, but my primary machine for my business had it installed as soon as I signed up, and had a safe copy of my data On The Cloud.

So, once I got my hobbled patchwork temporary machine able to load a browser, I simply logged on to GotBackup, and was able to recover most of the files I needed (the exception being Quickbooks itself, which is giving me some license warnings).  Nevertheless, I can use all the spreadsheets I exported from Quickbooks, the trial balance, income statement, and journal so I could manually patch this stuff together so I can save a life: that of my accountant who would have a coronary if I told him my machine crashed.

So GotBackup is not only a great recovery tool, but it truly SAVES LIVES!!

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Affiliate Funnel Is A Different Way Of Thinking When It Comes To Downline Building

Downline building has been around since the beginning of the internet. The offer is very exciting, let people know about your product or service, refer a few folks and presto, you are on your way to massive success. What’s the problem with this scenario though?

Simple, downline building isn’t as effective as it once was years ago. Sure there are people making lots of money online using their downlines and affiliate marketing strategies but during the past few years a change has been taking place.

It’s called the marketing funnel and if you think of the pyramid look of a ‘downline’, flip it!

Here’s how it works. Get as many people as you can into the top of your funnel and funnel them down into paying customers. Start with a free front end product or service and then let your marketing turn those free leads into paying customers and clients.

Affiliate Funnel is a service that does this plus so much more. It is an all in one business hub that shows you how to properly promote online using the best free resources around and channel these leads into a thriving downline. This is the power of a well put together marketing funnel, taking leads and turning them into clients.

Affiliate Funnel is owned by a guy who has built a massive six figure business using free resources and his own marketing funnel. Paul Kinder has put his experience in a bottle and packaged it for anyone to check out for free at:

http://www.affiliatefunnel.com/?referer=richardmoyer

Be sure to check out the Funnel today and start to promote your business the right way using the absolute best tools on the net. The results are there, it’s time to grab them…

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions, if you want a demo, or are curious about other resources
I can share with you.
My contact info:
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The 4 Reasons Why Prospects say NO

I am going to do something a little different today.  One of the projects I participate in is called MLM Recruit On Demand.  I forced myself into it after the years of pressure from three of my internet mentors.  I HATE cold calling.
I got an personal invitation (he called ME) from the CEO of a marketing company we will call Kelly (himself a master marketer and internet millionaire), to join him.  The program was all set up, giving you all the scripts and background. The way it  worked, I “observed” his techniques on 3-way calls with LIVE prospects, then after about a week, I started to take over the lead, and Kelly, and possibly others would listen in, then provide a realtime critique after the call ended.
This did not make me like cold calling any better, but at least I built up my confidence in my OWN skills that makes it somewhat easier to pick up that phone for the first time each day.
This article by Ryan Gunness – founder of MLMROD is one that I read over and over if I ever start procrastinating…   Enjoy
Rich

MLMROD

 Most Network Marketers have never learned to develop their “inner self confidence”… and become the kind of person that is literally BULLET-PROOF.
If you would like to learn some of the best tricks, techniques, and concepts for building a rock-solid self-image and massive self-confidence, then take a minute and read THIS:
Hey Richard, most people HATE the idea of “rejection”… right?
I’m not talking about “don’t like the idea” or “wish it didn’t happen”…I’m talking HATE the idea.
The idea of just calling a lead out of the blue and delivering the 30 second invitation we teach causes most people to instantly feel sick in the pit of their stomachs and literally feel a horrible combination of nervousness and confusion.
I know you can really get psyched up to pick up the phone but when the moment comes to actually DO IT, EVERYTHING changes.
The heart rate shoots up, breathing quickens, eyes dart back and forth, thoughts of rejection fill the mind, and eventually the pressure becomes too much to bare.
Most networkers find this state so scary that they end up not doing any prospecting.
The fact that “choosing to walk away” leads to the “instant gratification” of the nervous feeling going away makes it the most popular option.
Most of the time (and I’m talking about probably 99% of the time here) people just walk away.
They give up before they’ve even started.
I find this topic fascinating.
If I just think about it, I can remember MANY times in my past where I wanted to talk to prospects, but I just didn’t do it.
I can also remember feeling terrible for not investing productive time into my business…
Can you relate?
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUAL REJECTION AND THE FEAR OF REJECTION…
I think it’s important to realize that there’s a BIG difference between ACTUAL rejection (having a prospect who is offended, upset, rude, etc. to you when you start talking to them) and the FEAR of rejection (how you feel when you imagine that person rejecting you).
I’ve found that for me PERSONALLY, my FEAR of rejection is actually FAR, FAR more painful and difficult to deal with than ACTUAL rejection in the real world.
The main reason for this is that most of the time when you call up a prospect and use the approach we teach, it is very pleasant experience.
Notice I said use the approach we teach… this formula has been proven to get very little to no rejection if used correctly.
Out of the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times that I’ve used this approach, I can’t remember any time that a prospect said “Don’t ever call me again you loser!!”
I’m sure it’s happened to SOMEONE, but it’s never happened to ME.
The worst I’ve had is a prospect saying it is a bad time to speak and hanging up before I could say another word.
No yelling or cursing or anything like that.
But here’s the kicker…
You can experience an intense FEAR of rejection EVERY time you consider approaching a prospect.
Imagine, something you can predict with almost perfect accuracy.
You can be in any situation, anywhere, anytime, and still have FEAR of rejection…which will prevent you from approaching a prospect.
Ah, the power of the human mind.
HOW TO DEAL WITH REJECTION…
A lot of MLMROD members ask me, “How do I deal with rejection?”.
The answer: Don’t worry about it.
If you get “rejected”, you’ll be fine.
Really.
It’s no big deal, and it doesn’t happen that often.
And when it does, you’ll recover shortly thereafter.
It’s basically insignificant.
The REAL question is “How do I deal with my FEAR of rejection?”.
If you can overcome your imaginary FEAR of rejection, you’ll be on your way. (Some people have a type of fear that they might call “terror” when thinking of approaching prospects.)
If you have this level of fear, then you might want to take a minute and check out some of the videos in the training vault page.
WHY DO PROSPECTS REJECT YOU…
Now let’s talk about those rare instances where a prospect actually REJECTS you.
For the sake of this discussion, I want to define “rejection” as a prospect doing something that lets you know that they are upset and offended that you called or approached them in the first place.
I do NOT consider a prospect hanging up quickly or saying “No thank you” as actual “rejection”.
I’ve found that there are a few main reasons why prospects actually will REJECT you.
Here are the main ones: (This applies to any situation not just over the phone)
1. You are not setting the stage of their listening.
In the script we say “I was hoping you could point me in the right direction”
This sets the stage for them to open the ears to listen to your words that will follow.
Now you don’t have to say it exactly how I say it, we have many member that say it differently example:
“Not sure if you could help me out”
“I was calling to see if you can help me out”
2. You are speaking to fast or to slow.
If you call up a prospects and they answer the phone with very high energy and you delivery the invitation very slow or with low energy then it can be a turn off for them or vice versa.
3. Making a prospect nervous with your tonality or body language.
If you start talking and you sound canned or like you are reading from a script, then they will immediately disconnect with what you are saying and probably say no.
You don’t like people to read a script to you so don’t do it to them, memorize your script so you don’t have to read it.
4. Not understanding your prospects tonality
When you start talking to a prospect, they will let you know very quickly if they are open to talking to you.
If you pay attention you will hear if this is a good time to speak or not.
The good news is the invitation script is quick it can be delivered literally in less than 30 seconds, so despite the many different situations you will run into this script is universal to get you maximum results.
Your goal is simply to get permission to send them an email with info on your business or info on MLMROD if they are committed to a business already.
Experience is the best teacher here.
The more calls you make the better you will get.
As I mentioned, FEAR of rejection, or IMAGINING rejection when you should be imagining success, leads to walking away.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Ironically, I’ve found that the best way to overcome my own fear of rejection was to see that it wasn’t going to actually happen.
The more times I approached prospects and started conversations and the more I saw that people usually responded positively, the less I imagined things going wrong.
This led to a positive feedback loop of me wanting to approach more prospects and have more success.
Here are a few ideas for overcoming your own FEAR of rejection:
1) Practice saying your script for 30 mins.
2) Make 20 phone calls today.
3) Search for answer machines only- If you are scared to death of talking to people do what I did when I first got started. I would only leave voice mails of the pitch I would normally say to a live prospect.
This allowed me to say my script over and over and learn it in a more relaxed situation meaning to a voice mail not a real person.
So if I called and got a live person on the line I would say “I am sorry I have the wrong phone number” then I would hang up quickly.
Ok this is my long blah blah for today… go make some calls and take the steps to building your business.
To Your Success
Ryan Gunness
Founder of MLM Recruit On Demand

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions,
if you want a demo, or are curious about other resources
I can share with you.
My contact info:
Rich Moyer
===============================
I am a CONSULTANT FIRST and SALESMAN LAST.
Paying It Forward…
Call or EMail.
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1-484-902-8819 m-f 8am-5pm EDT
Email: richard.moyer.1953@gmail .com
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hoping to get people to visit my sites.
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DS Domination Not on the Safe Ad Zone Banned List

The Perpetual Income Club is the first time I saw the Safe Ad Zone.   They have compiled a list of programs that are scams, have cheated people out of money, pose fraudulent intent, or are illegal, unethical, or immoral.  I use this as a guide when approving advertisements.

One of the recommended programs to join with Perpetual Income Club is DS Domination, which teaches techniques to copy the ad copy and pictures for items from Amazon and other online stores, then turn around and simply paste those ads into Ebay, listing the same exact item on eBay for much more than they originally sold for.

Here is the letter I sent to Perpetual Income Club, and immediately following, I will paste the retort from one of the Perpetual Income Club leaders.  I just want to go on record stating that I object to DS Domination and will not support it as part of MY portfolio of projects in Perpetual Income Club, despite the official position of its leadership.

My Letter to Perpetual Income Club

I’m all in for the Safe Ad Zone, and I was shocked about DS Domination.

I was in the business using drop ship products in two 10,000 product eCommerce stores, several Amazon affiliate sites, in addition to eBay. I lost my shirt for a number of reasons:
– everyone was using the same strategy
– there were only a handful of suppliers for those products and they are all selling to the same distribution houses/drop shippers.
– The black market for Chinese knockoffs or even the same exact products undercuts whatever prices you might list on eBay.
– Drop shipping charges, eBay listing fees, eBay analysis tools, Paypal or merchant account fees, currency conversion fees – they all eat up what little margins you can squeak out each product sale.
– funds are held by eBay so you must be prepared to float until that payment arrives.

I understand that what DS Domination is doing by copying ad copy and pictures,and it is widespread, but if you look at your TOS with Amazon, this is a no-no unless you are an Amazon affiliate, and you must use the Amazon tools to promote products sold on Amazon. There is nothing that prohibits resale, but I agree with some of the DS Domination critics that point out that you are likely to get some very upset customers if the shipping label says it is from Amazon. You are likely to get MANY returns, for which you suck up return shipping, Paypal fees, the potential for Paypal and eBay complaints (which will endanger your ability to market on eBay).

Again, having several drop shippers that I used regularly, those drop shippers charge for monthly access to their systems and catalog. That gives you license to use ad copy and media items. The whole purpose for having drop shipper contracts is for resale of those items.

Amazon is a RETAILER, not in the same category as a drop-shipper.

You may in fact be invalidating product warranties, since the recipient of those items is not the BUYER- YOU ARE! This implies you must have support staff for customer service and returns — YOU or YOUR COMPANY would need to be involved for any damaged goods, warranty returns, after market extended warranties, etc.

There is also an issue with Sales and Use tax. I live in Pennsylvania, and was required, not only to collect Sales Tax if the recipient is in Pennsylvania, but there are 4 different sets of tax tables (city or county surcharges on TOP of the 6% state sales tax). Quarterly reporting and tax payments must filed that show ALL sales, and the specific items, and applicable tax jurisdictions, and you must remit sales tax liabilities on the state mandated schedule

Reply from Perpetual Income Club Leadership

Hi Richard,

Safe Ad Zone bans programs that cheat people out of their money. DSD does not do that. It teaches people how to leverage price differences from one site to sell on another. This is done all over the world and is not illegal nor immoral. I have found things for sale, locally, at The Dollar Tree for $1 that Shopko is selling for $10. The price I pay is a matter of which store I shop in. People always have the option to comparison shop online. The fact that most people don’t do that is how sellers can sell the same product for a higher price and make a profit.

Many people who have not used DSD have a lot to say about the shoulds and coulds of the information. This does not make it wrong, it is simply speculation. The DSD owners are not doing or teaching illegal practices.

The DSD system teaches you how to list your products on ebay so they stand out above all the other sellers selling similar products. It is the same as selling items on a website or in a local store. Thousands of people sell the same products all over the world. The people who are actually making sales are those people who are getting noticed because of good titles, keywords and advertising practices.

Of the billions of products available on Amazon, Ebay, Walmart or other stores, the only way for everyone to be selling the same things would be for them all to be deciding together which products to sell at any given moment. DSD teaches people how search for products to sell in a way that it is very unlikely that anyone following the training will be selling the same products as the others following the same training.

As for invalidating warranties, DSD recommends not selling electronics or other products that carry such warranties.

I sell many products on Amazon. If you want to take the products I have for sale on Amazon and sell them on ebay, I am more than happy with that arrangement. I want people to buy my items. I don’t care who you are buying them for or if you are selling them to others. As long as you are buying them for the price I am asking, I am happy. Amazon does not have a problem with this as long as you don’t use a Prime account to get the free, 2 day shipping.

Yes, there are shipping fees, PayPal fees and other costs of doing business. This is all part of doing business online or offline. DSD teaches people how to manage those costs and still make a nice profit.

It is not necessary for the seller to collect or report sales tax for items sold through Amazon. Amazon collects sales tax on products sold according to the delivery address. Walmart and other stores do the same. Other tax records and reporting are necessary no matter how you make your money. Making money from an online business is still reportable income and should be addressed by all business owners according to their location and the laws that govern them. This should be discussed by the individual business owner and their tax adviser, not addressed by program owners.

Yes, Ebay/PayPal will hold funds for new sellers. They do this for all new ebay sellers. This is to assure the seller actually delivers the products purchased and does not just take the money and run. This is a good practice to protect buyers and is addressed in DSD.

DSD is not for everyone but it is a good system that teaches good information for people who want to use this method to produce a nice income. They are not out to hurt people, they are helping people who otherwise would not know how to use drop-shipping as a valid business model.

I hope this addresses your concerns,
Margaret

P.S. This help desk is for The 7 Day Success Plan.
The Safe Ad Zone help desk is here:
http://safeadzone.com/help

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I take terms of service, state and federal tax regulations, interstate commerce, and Federal Trade Commission guidelines seriously.  As an auditor, I have strong feelings about the ethical standards of those who support and justify DS Domination as an ethical program.

Rich Moyer

What Makes a Good Project Bad

I’m involved with a lot of internet projects.

What About Support?

Many of these have some very very good products associated with them. I am working currently with a suite of business tools. There are some very good products inside that tool suite that are easy-to-use, well documented, and the training videos are more than adequate.

I’ve had experience with the Internet Guru as the owner and developer on another project and was very unhappy with the responsiveness and followup for tickets sent to their help desk.  The owner himself was non-responsive, even when issues were escalated to him. As on the other project, the support people don’t even give you the courtesy of responding to your ticket. You get an automated message back when the ticket is submitted (a function of Zen Helpdesk software, which I use myself), but then there’s never any follow-up.

When internet-based tools are introduced, there is so much marketing hype surrounding these products, but until someone signs up, there is no discussion of technical capabilities, usability, and support.

Treat These Projects Like Mission Critical Production Systems From The Start

As someone who was responsible for the systems engineering, compliance with standards, and operational supportability for distributed systems for a Fortune 50 company, these internet projects are missing the mark.

Availability, supportability, and end user usability should be TOP of the list. Most of the specifications for these products are driven by marketing, with no regard for the technical criteria just mentioned. Getting something to market as soon as possible, whether it works or not, seems to be more important than any engineering standards.

I see this every day. These products are no more ready for production at launch than the first beta release of products in a responsible engineering discipline. They have functions that simply are not implemented, even though the marketing hype places so much weight on the product having xxx functionality.

I’ve even joined internet projects that have rolled out the “production system” but within a month or two after launch, the project is put on hold for various reasons. The one that got me the most was that they had to shut down because they never ran it past the lawyers for regulatory compliance issues before release. All these customers who had signed up had their monthly payments refunded, and all the marketing affiliates had to pull back their ads because the promos were simply non-compliant and bordered on fraudulent statements.

Does Structured Systems Engineering Have a Place in Internet Projects?

Can an internet project follow sound systems engineering and management methodologies and still succeed? My answer is a resounding YES. These projects must be treated as PRODUCTION SYSTEMS from the very beginning. Thought leaders, marketing gurus, and idea people must be religated to their proper roles: They should NOT be doing system specifications and project timelines. They should not be hiring developers (or worse yet, developing the system themselves).

They should be THE CLIENT, who provides the ideas to a PROFESSIONAL IT STAFF to interpret their BUSINESS IDEAS into TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS. System engineering 101. Period.

Once the requirements are documented and the technical specifications are developed, normal development methodology should take over and handle the conversion of those technical specifications into code and programs. This should be an engineering exercise, not mind flash that happens overnight from some marketing genius.

Development is only part of the issue. You must have every part of this system supportable. You must have the infrastructure in place to provide that support. Your support people need to be trained, they need to be knowledgeable about the product, and they need to be in touch with the needs of those customers.

As with any production system, it’s not complete unless you have metrics on how well you’re performing and how well you’re reacting to the issues, and most importantly, responding to complaints or technical issues from the USERS of that system in a timely manner. As they say in the army, the work is not done until the paperwork is complete.

So, who wants to be first to have me examine their system, critique their infrastructure, and rate their support? (Did I mention that I was an ISO9002 Quality Champion, an ISO9002 auditor, and IT auditor besides being Senior Member of Technical Staff who implemented our Systems Engineering Production Acceptance methodology for Distributed Systems?)

No takers?

Wimps.

Rich Moyer (AKA The Excel VBA Wizard) is Principal Consultant (retired) of Spaho Consulting
who brings you Life Balance Network , GiantProfitAds, Mad-Cow-Ads, and Platinum VIP member of WorldProfit WebcastSource.com.  He promotes local businesses as City Promoter for WomVegas Town Portals Collegeville-PA-US.com, Royersford-PA-US.com, Media-PA-US.com and KingOfPrussia-PA-US.com

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A Review of ViralURL

So you have finally stepped into the world of making money online. You too, like the others, have decided to start with the affiliate programs. Also, you must have heard that it’s not a big deal to make good money with affiliate marketing, provided you choose the right programs and do some strategic planning while promoting your affiliate products. So far so good.

Whether you are promoting other people’s products or promoting your own products – that doesn’t matter because after all it is nothing but your own business and your means to earn good money. So whichever be your case, I am sure you would not want to leave money on the table and invite others to steal your share of profit.

Even though the industry of affiliate marketing is pretty competitive but if you are cautious and are strategic in your marketing techniques then, it could be very profitable for you.

Take a close look at the industry, you will see that not every one who gets into affiliate marketing is successful. People who are doing well leave no room for failure and take all security measures and understand its importance.

Yes! Security is one of the key factors in affiliate marketing. If you do not adopt proper security measures, then your business will be at high risk. One of the most important way to restore security is to protect your affiliate links. Do not take them for granted. A bit of carelessness on your part in regards to affiliate links may cost you a lot of dollars.

Do you know the long complicated links that you send to your prospective customers not only look convoluted but they can create a lot of problems too! If you send such an affiliate link to your customers, then the smart ones will definitely figure out that you are promoting someone else’s product and they would rather visit the parent company. Also, if your link does not function then your customers have to type a really long URL into the browser, which will definitely put him or her off.

You could be a victim of even a worse situation. What if some devious Internet pirates steal your affiliate links and replace them with theirs. If they do that, then you get no commission at all.

Did I scare you off with all of the above possibilities? Well, that certainly wasn’t my intention. I just wanted to open your eyes and state facts that actually happen in the world of Internet. It happened with me until I came across ViralURL , that brought a revolution to my online ventures.

So, if you are not getting the desired results out of your affiliate marketing, don’t lose hope. There’s definitely a remedy to this problem and that is ViralURL

Do I hear you asking, what is it and how can it help in averting any adverse situation for an affiliate marketer like me?
Be patient and read on, if you love your business.

ViralURL is a link shortener & cloaker that protects you in the truest sense. There may be many unethical people lurking around, who might play with your affiliate links by cutting them off or replacing them with their own etc. How much effort you put in towards building your business and advertising your business, if your links are tampered with, then all your hard work will be rendered useless.

In order to avoid such a rip off, ViralURL gives you full protection and sees to it that your affiliate links never get exposed to others.

So save yourself from getting ripped. Get all the commissions to your account that you rightfully deserve. All this is made possible by ViralURL

It is a blessing for every affiliate marketer like you and me, who wants to achieve success in their endeavor.

Is ViralURL limited to only link protection?

NO!

It does much much more than that. Let’s see what ViralURL can do for us:

*ViralURL helps us in protecting commission.
*ViralURL helps in building mailing lists.
*ViralURL helps in tracking statistics.
*ViralURL helps in earning extra ad credits.

In short, ViralURL allows us to create massive business leverage.
I don’t see any negative aspect associated with ViralURL. All you have to do is join it for free, then cloak your links, promote them and see your business soaring higher and higher.

You can get all detailed information about the program from the ViralURL site at http://vur.me/richard_moyer. There, you can find several unsolicited testimonials from various users of ViralURL. So if you want to protect your business and see your earnings grow, try ViralURL. You have nothing to lose with it.

 

Rich Moyer

Direct Payment Dilemma

I see these programs all the time.   Direct Pay to your Paypal Account.  $25 to Process Emails.  So  many others.

I carefully look at these with my usual skepticism: I’ve been ripped off too many times.

Some advertising venues take a stand against these types of promotions and refuse to host ads pertaining to direct pay to member systems. SuccessQuik is one of them.  All (that they know of) are on a Black List, and any ads or references to blacklisted projects are rejected.

On my safelists, I approve tons of banner ads, login ads, solo ads, hotlinks, traffic links, and premium services for such projects every day.  My concern  is whether they pass muster with the FTC guidelines.  Do they have a product?   Do they provide a service other than accumulating cash for the sponsor?  Is there a Ponzi danger?

I have unsuccessfully subscribed to several of these types of programs.  A couple in particular are simply in place to make the founder and top layer of the matrix rich.  One in particular, the founder is such a flake, and they were so unprepared to handle even minimal support calls after implementation, server capacity was blown out after several days, and they ended up shutting down for weeks.  Apparently there were some legal troubles too (hence my FTC compliance worries).

I have also found one that the founder just collects $5 to build your replicated webpage, and then after that, your rewards are truly interested leads (they voted with their $10 – $5 for implementation, $5 for you), but it is clear that the big reward is to get them on your list and in your autoresponder sequence.  Believe it or not, I’m OK with this one.  No matrix.  No upsells.  No blathering idiot conducting these flat out stupid, non-sense webinars in which the only value is hearing himself talk.  Just pay your $10 then collect $5 for each lead, and then promote your own business: offer something free or information, or promote  a product or service with your carefully crafted autoresponder messaging.  This is called The Best Work At Home Business

BAD:  You Get Paid Fast

Won’t Allow: Collect $25 for each email you process

Few takers: DirectPayBiz

Jury still out: Two Hundred Daily

Sells Advertising that is driving traffic for me so I’m OK: SuccessQuik

Sells Advertising that is driving traffic for me so I’m OK: Paid to Build Your List

I want to hear from you.  Leave comments or contact me directly.
Rich Moyer
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Contact info:
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email: richard.moyer.1953@gmail.com

A Prospect Considering My Offer

What is it About Rejection?

  • “There’s Nothing To Fear but Fear Itself”
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  • “What If”: syndrome
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Losing Face

Rejection.  I hate it.  I hate selling.  I hate cold calling.  I  hate begging to friends and family in my warm market.  My warm market has blocked me on Facebook and Twitter.  I get emails that tell me, “What the heck are you talking about with all this junk you put out on Facebook?”

I am a techie, a retired IT Systems and Network Engineer.   Give me something to design, build, break, or fix and I’m happy.   Have people call me all day long with IT problems, PC issues, and network questions and I’m in my zone.   I can do screen sharing and webinars on technical topics all day long.  Call me about selling you a new Dell PC, cloud services, or backup solution and I WILL SELL you with the business advantages and business case.  Selling Microsoft products to go with that  hardware, golden.  You need a video tutorial on techniques with websites, PHP, or databases, I’m your guy.

Marketing is foreign to me.  I’m not good at it.  I cannot lie or stretch the truth as many of these internet marketing programs and MLM’s do.  But, if I can tell the truth, and promote only ethical products and services, it’s a stretch for me but I will do that as long as I can send out 4 million emails a year and don’t ever have to talk to anyone about buying something associated with this “internet marketing” stuff.

Make me pick up a phone and call a business or an internet marketing prospect, I suck at it.   I find any excuse to avoid that rejection.  I procrastinate.  I write blogs (like this) to avoid having to do it.  I look for technical problems to fix (with over 25 websites, not hard to do) rather than pick up that phone for a cold call or followup about these “non-technical” products, services, and MLM’s.

So, what is the difference?   Well, for one thing, my comfort zone is with technical issues.   I spent 30+ years doing it.  These skills I developed and perfected.   I have become the “Go To Guy”.  I was the “tips and techniques guy”, the “fixer”, the “get it  done guy”, the “Excel VBA Wizard”, the “automation genius”, the “QA perfectionist”, the “Teacher”, the “auditor”, the “expert”.   I didn’t anoint myself with these titles. My popularity was not because I had a title, but mostly “word of mouth”  by others that told their colleagues how I fixed their problem, pulled together a team, directed them to the right person, or came up with an angle for a business case that saved thousands to millions of  dollars.  I thrive on the challenges.  I loved being busy (want something done, give it to a busy person).

Looking for an answer.  Why do I have such a mental block in picking up that phone and just putting myself out there?

As in the  “Peanuts” cartoons, where’s Lucy when I need her (Psychiatry: 5 cents)?

Baby Steps.

I joined WomVegas (stands for Word of Mouth advertising and their annual convention happens to be in Las Vegas).  It seemed pretty simple.  Publish free websites offering free (and paid) advertising.  Publish URL Rotators.  Promote their classified ads sites.   I could still do these things and stay within my bubble of not having to cold all or speak to real people.  Promote an ad.  They sign up.  Maybe they send you money.  All Good.    NOT!!!

I was getting signups for the free stuff (naturally) but no revenue.  I came to the realization that I needed to get out in front of this and actually contact some prospects.   The ad said that if I “purchase the rights to be a City Promoter”, I would get commissions for “doing nothing”.   I guess if you were the City Promoter for New York City (my WomVegas sponsor is), the cash keeps pouring in because EVERYBODY wants to put business listings in NYC.

I took the stand that my surrounding towns are where I live and where I spend my money, so I want to promote the local businesses and merchants/services that I personally have experience with.  I eat at a good restaurant, I put up a free business listing for them.  I get great service, I not only put up a listing for them, I post a compliment with that listing, and push it to Facebook and Twitter.

I have some physical limitations (walking for any distance, sitting at a desk for hours at a time) that are the reason I retired for the third time.   The other day while waiting for my wife at an appointment, I walked around a small strip mall, and handed out business cards and collected brochures and business cards about the businesses I visited.  Most listened to my 2 minute elevator speech, but some were bordering on downright rude and/or flashed the “speak to the hand”.  I did collect some email addresses and obtained permission to send them some information.   For those I collected information on, I researched the businesses (brochures, websites, facebook, twitter, Google) and did my best to create a  descent first-pass listing for them which I posted for free.   Research and data mining is also something I am good at.  That brought me to where I am now.

Hurry Up and Wait For Someone to Reply

I entered the information I had gathered for each listing into my WomVegas CRM (not how I would have implemented one, so a Do List project was launched to spend an afternoon writing the code for my own CRM that does everything I want it to do).  As I was entering data into the CRM, I realized that my little “waiting game” was not fruitful.  The time has come.  I have to buck up and make some calls.

So, now that I ranted on and wasted another half hour doing research and writing this blog post, I had a breakthrough this morning.  I did it.  I had called a prospective customer the other day to ask for the company’s head of marketing, and was given permission to send her an email to first introduce myself, and let her know I had created a free business listing for her.

I picked up the phone, and the marketing contact answered.  I am really proud of myself.  I forgot all about the elevator speech, and just “had a conversation” with her about how I am trying to develop locally targeted business listings and classified ads for HER TOWN.  It actually went well.   I pointed out my email (that she had not read yet) and walked her through how to access the ads for Collegeville-PA-US.com and Royersford-PA-US.com.  I explained that I just opened the business listing website and I intended to get many more listings, but even with such few listings, in two days she  had gotten  90 hits on  through Facebook and Twitter postings of her listing.  We talked about how inexpensive a premium listing and classified ads were, and I suggested she take the tour and call me back to discuss.

The thing is, I’ve been doing business with this florist for 31+ years since we moved to Collegeville.  Not enough that we are on a first name basis, but I have many vases and planters with their sticker on them.

What a Rush – A Prospect That Will At Least Consider My Offer

We left it on a positive note.  I told her how she could claim ownership of the free business listing and it would cost her nothing, but she also had the option to try some premium listings for a month at a time, and not get locked into a contract (as she had to do to get the “snail mail money mailer” ads where I originally saw their business information).  There was a real uptick in her voice when I told her about the mobile advertising options.

LUCY — HELP!

I’ve gotten fewer butterflies presenting a proposal to a room full of C-level executives.