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An Event You Do Not Want To Miss!

Thursday 13 September 2007 @ 1:01 am

On October 3-5, 2007 PeSA (Professional eBay Sellers Alliance) and ECMTA (E-Commerce Merchants Trade Association) will be holding their Fall Summit in San Francisco.

What Does That Mean To You?

You Can Schedule A Personal, One-on-One Consultation With An eBay Employee!

This is not with someone who is trying to sell you something.
Rather, this is with an expert who is in the trenches with you!

Would you like to drill an eBay employee for 25 minutes on whatever subject you like?

How about learning the best practices of email marketing, keywords, and search engine optimization, in addition to developing a specific strategy for eBay?

Some of the biggest ebay sellers in the world are in the PESA group and will be at the show.

Imagine how valuable it will be and how much info you can pick up conversing and networking with one or more of these eBay powersellers!

You need to attend this Summit.

Click here to read the details!

After reading the details, Click Here to register and use your special discount code VIPME to save $300!




Back From eBay LIVE 2007 Boston!

Tuesday 19 June 2007 @ 12:00 am

I just returned from eBay LIVE right up the road from me in Boston, MA.

The convention took place June 14-16 and was jam-packed full of sellers, reps from eBay itself, and reps from other companies wanting to share their eBay tools with any who would listen.

There was a meet-and-greet that was open to all eBay sellers on Wednesday night at Ned Devines.  I was a co-sponser of the event, and was able to meet some of my readers there.

Ina Steiner, of the popular eBay sellers news site AuctionBytes was there, and interviewed me about my eBay observations.

You can listen to the podcast here.

All-in-all, I had a great time meeting old friends and making new ones!

I took some video again this year, and will be sharing it in the coming days.




Get A Peek At Your New Secret Weapon!

Tuesday 5 June 2007 @ 11:58 am

It has been taking place secretly for the last several months.

The time has finally come to begin revealing the next generation of eBay tools - tools that will explode your eBay profits!

My new membership site is www.AuctionTNT.com and within it, you will find tools that all eBay sellers need to make their businesses successful.

In fact, you WILL NOT find this combination of tools ANYWHERE else.

Want a peek?

Here’s the first of several preview videos to whet your appetite:


*** Click on the picture above to start playing the video! ***

After you watch the video, please come back and leave a comment!




Are eBay Listing Promotions All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Tuesday 5 June 2007 @ 12:00 am

Every once in a while, eBay will run a promotion discounting listing fees.

Usually, you only find out that same day, and then you scramble to take advantage of the discount.

Some of my readers stay up all night trying to get everything listed they possibly can during that day.

Is it worth it?

Some say “Yes.”  Others say “No.”

One concern has to do with the crush of items that floods eBay during that day.  Do more items mean that less percentage-wise will successfully sell?

A study has been done on that very subject, and the answer may surprise you!

Read the results here.




Are eBay Auctions Rational or Irrational?

Wednesday 30 May 2007 @ 10:03 am

It all depends on who you ask, and what part of eBay you’re talking about!

Some commonly-held ideas in the offline auction world just don’t apply when it comes to eBay.

For example, do you think on auction with a secret reserve price would draw more bidders, or less?

David Reiley, an economist at the University of Arizona, investigated whether reserve prices in eBay auctions should be open or secret.

His findings, along with other research into the irrationality of online auctions, can be found in an article at Slate.com.

Go read the article here.




$50 MSN Credit + $50 Yahoo Credit +Free Training Videos!

Tuesday 29 May 2007 @ 12:00 pm

You’ve probably heard of using Pay Per Click (PPC) in the search engines to get traffic to your website. But can you use PPC to drive traffic to your eBay listings or eBay Store?

Absolutely!

But you may have wondered, “How can I get started?  What if I lose money?”

I’m going to take care of both problems today.

Not only can you get $50 in free traffic for MSN, but you can also get $50 in free traffic from Yahoo Search Marketing.

That’s $100 in all, just to try out Pay Per Click advertising!

By clicking the link below, you get also get free access to 3 training videos focused on helping you get started!

Each video takes one of the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, and MSN) and shows you step-by-step:

  • Introduction to the Search Engines
  • How to Navigate Them
  • Live Demo - Create a Campaign, Ad Copy, and Keyword List
  • Review of Editorial Guidelines
  • Keyword and Bidding Tips
  • How To Track Your Campaigns
  • And More!

All this for FREE!

What are you waiting for?!?

Click Here To Go Watch The Free Videos and Get Your $100 in Advertising Credits!




Get 1000 Visitors To Your Website FREE!

Wednesday 4 April 2007 @ 10:11 am

Have you ever wanted to get started in Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising, but been worried about the costs?

Bids for Google AdWords keywords can be quite competitive, but MSN AdCenter has not yet been overtaken by the marketing masses.

Now is the time to get started with MSN AdCenter.

Why?

Because they are offering a free $50 credit toward your advertising budget with them!

That’s right! They will PAY for your advertising!

At the minimum 5 cents per click, you would receive 1000 visitors to your website for free!

If you’re ready to jump into PPC, then open up a new account with MSN AdCenter and take advantage of this fantastic offer.

It’s like getting FREE traffic to your website!

*** Offer expires April 30th, so go there NOW! ***

CLICK HERE for the details!




Dropship Products From The UK!

Monday 26 March 2007 @ 11:39 am

Do you want to dropship products, but live in the UK?

I just got an email from a reader asking for my suggestions regarding that very question.  He wrote:

Hi Mike.

I am very interested in the ebook, but live in the UK. Will the information still be viable for me, as the wholesalers etc all seem to be in the US.

It’s really hard over here to find genuine wholesalers and the ones I have found don’t really stock the stuff I want.

Cheers - Steve.

This continues to be a concern for my overseas readers.

The answer is…

Yes, you can dropship if you live outside the US, and yes, someone will help you to find companies to work with.

That’s right, you will be able to talk to a LIVE HUMAN that will help you get your dropshipping questions answered.

They will even do research to find a solution that works for you!

I’ve posted about this solution before, and it’s still highly useful and recommended!

Click here to read the blog post.




One of South Africa’s Top Websites!

Wednesday 7 March 2007 @ 1:45 pm

I just found out the coolest thing about Alexa.com

(For those who aren’t familiar with Alexa.com, it is a site owned by Amazon.com that ranks all of the world’s websites by popularity. It also allows people to leave their own feedback about websites)

Before I’ve mentioned how PlatinumPowerSeller has over 50+  5-star feedbacks (The highest possible).

I’m really proud of that fact.  :-)

I’ve also recommended that you check out every website at Alexa BEFORE doing business with them.

When you click this link, you’ll see what Alexa has to say about my site.

Something has changed recently at Alexa. They now tell how popular a website is in several different countries.

Here is a snippet ….

Check it out!  I’m ranked the 2332nd most popular website in South Africa and the 7157th most popular in the USA.

Considering there are about a gazillion websites in the world, that is pretty cool!

(And I ain’t doin’ too bad in other countries either! ;-)  )

Too see what others say about this website (or any other website), at the top of the page you’ll see a section like:

 

 

 

So click on ‘Overview’ to see the feedback left by others.

 

It will show something like shown below.

Alexa is a fantastic way to get the scoop on any website BEFORE investing your time, money, and attention.




Last Chance to Attend jvAlert Live!

Tuesday 30 January 2007 @ 11:00 am

I have been working on my presentation as a speaker at jvAlert Live in Orlando for the last several weeks.

I wish ALL of my newsletter readers could be there to absorb all the detailed secrets I’m going to reveal in the presentation.

The problem is jvAlert Live has been sold out since last year!

If only there was a way I could get some more of my readers in for this life-changing event!

Then I received an email this morning that opened up the chance.

It was from Ken McArthur of jvAlert Live!

jvAlertLive and StomperNet are being held at the
SAME TIME AND the SAME HOTEL in Orlando and that place is going to be packed with the best of the best in Internet marketing.

Up until now it was almost impossible to get in because jvAlert Live was sold out way back in December, but a last-second meeting room mixup actually freed up a little more space.

You see the hotel had actually messed up the meeting room assignments with all that was going on and after a BUNCH of calls from Ken’s team they figured out that a little bit of room shuffling would allow jvAlert to squeeze in a few more.

jvAlert Live is being held February 16th, 17th and 18th and if you hurry you can meet people like Ken McArthur, Mike Filsaime, Sterling Valentine, Joshua Shafran, Joel Comm, Willie Crawford, Gary Ambrose, Frank Sousa, Jane Mark, Phil Basten, Lori Steffen, Jeff Wark, John DiLemme, Harris Fellman and MANY, MANY more.

I’m going to be there and this will be a great time for us to get together and talk about your plans in person!

If you can get there, do it!

Get the details at:
http://www.platinumpowerseller.net/link/link.php?P=3027.1




My eBay Radio Interview

Thursday 25 January 2007 @ 12:50 pm

It was about 6:30 last Friday night when the phone rang.  Now normally, I don’t answer phone calls on the business line after hours or on weekends, but I just happened to pick this one up.  I’m glad I did.

It was the executive producer of eBay Radio, eBays’ official radio show, wanting to know if I could be on their program on Tuesday.  I would be interviewed by the show’s host (and eBay Dean of Education) Jim “Griff” Griffith.

Yesterday, I even had fellow entrepreneurs involved with eBay calling me saying, “How’s the big radio star?” ;-)

Now I don’t claim to be a star in any sense of the word (well, I’m happy to be a star to my wife and kids!), but if you would like to listen to the interview where I answer the common question  “How to increase your eBay profits,” follow the link below and look for the post from 01/23/2007.

Click here to listen to the interview!




Adobe Releases Update for Critical PDF Security Flaw!

Thursday 18 January 2007 @ 2:17 pm

In these days of Internet viruses, worms, phishing schemes, and the like, you need to be constantly aware of new security threats.

That’s why I wanted my readers to be alerted to one of the latest.

Adobe, who publishes the most popular software which allows reading of PDF files, has released a critical security update for it’s Adobe Reader.

Most eBooks are released in PDF format.  Therefore, if you read any eBooks on your computer, you probably use Adobe software.

In fact, the new eBook I released last week, “From eBay Zero to eBay Hero” is in the PDF format.

By the way, did you download the eBook last week?  If not, you should, as it contains valuable information on how to start and successfully run a profitable eBay business.  It also comes with resale rights and is brandable.  In other words, you can make money by selling, or even by giving away, this eBook.  Check out the details here.

Adobe recommends upgrading to Adobe Reader 8.  If your computer does not meet the requirements, you can upgrade to Version 7.0.9.  Both downloads are free.

To see which version you currently have, start Adobe Reader, then click on “Help.”  In the dropdown menu, click on “About Adobe Reader.”  This will show you which version number you have.

To update your Abobe Reader software, Click Here.




The ULTIMATE eBay / eBiz Product Sourcing Tool

Monday 1 January 2007 @ 12:01 am

The most popular question I get asked is: “What Can I Sell On eBay?”

It’s something that many eBay sellers need to know.

Today I am writing about a BRAND NEW tool just launched by WorldWide Brands that ROCKS!

It’s called OneSource. It is a web-based tool that allows you to quickly find one or more sources for practically any type of product. 

OneSource is the Only Source you need for:

  • Drop Shippers
  • Light Bulk Wholesalers
  • Large Volume Wholesalers
  • Instant Import Buys
  • Liquidators.

You can search by brand name, product, or supplier.  Not sure what to sell?  Then click on “product” and you can see every product categorized from A-Z.

Simply read through until you find something that catches your eye! 

Man.. There is Sooooo… much listed.

For example… click on the letter “B” and there are 1585 product categories listed. Ie… “B Vitamins”, “Ba Gua Zhang DVDs” (Don’t ask), “Babinski Hammers”,  “Baby Accessories”, etc..

Even the letter W has 1226 different product names! 

If you want a certain brand name, you can find all the brands represented also grouped by first letter. When I click on the letter “S”, I see there are 490 different brands listed. These include Samsung, Sandisk, Sony, etc…

This database contains the LATEST and greatest wholesalers and products.

It is UPDATED DAILY.

Another cool feature is that you have the option to only show suppliers added in the last 30 days. This makes it super simple to be the first to find a hot new product supplier!

Sweet!

I’ve put together a video to show you more.

***Click on the video picture below to watch it.****

Sound Only? Problems Watching Video? Need the latest Flash Player? Click Here to download it now!

 

Cool Facts About OneSource

  • OneSource is The World’s LARGEST Source of eCommerce Wholesalers
  • OneSource is NEVER oversaturated with too many sellers picking from the same small list of products/suppliers. OneSource is updated daily with NEW Wholesalers and Products.
  • Real-Time Market Research data is displayed on every product searched in OneSource! (Great for beginners so they can better understand what kind of products to sell…and of course where to get it!) Quickly find a products Demand, Competition, Advertising potential, current Auction Prices and an instant Analysis of the products chances of selling well online.
  • Great Value: Price: $299.00 with introductory offer of $50.00 off (Total: $249.00) - No Monthly or Annual Fees. One Time price for a LIFETIME Membership to OneSource.
  • Real Wholesale Prices: OneSource Wholesalers have the BEST Wholesale Prices you can get.
  • Real Wholesalers: OneSource ONLY lists Genuine Manufacturers and Factory Authorized Distributors.
  • Every Type of Supplier you Need: OneSource is the Only Source you need for Drop Shippers, Light Bulk Wholesalers, Large Volume Wholesalers, Instant Import Buys and Liquidators.

WorldWide Brands had done a GREAT job designing this valuable tool.

If you are looking for items to start or grow your eBay/Online business then click here to go check it out.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!




Beware eBay Scams!

Tuesday 19 December 2006 @ 12:00 am

I just received an email from a reader in France.  It details his experience with people trying to defraud him.  I felt this is something that all my readers should be aware of.  After all, knowledge is power!  You can read his email and my response below:

“Mike,

I write you this (long) mail to talk about something [that] looks like a swindle. Last week, I put on sale on Friday evening a dozen of objects in my eBay store. I used the bid format for certain very popular objects (Palm treo 650, Ipod, Dell Laptop…) an immediate purchase price. On Saturday morning (thus less than 24 hr after) I connect on eBay, with the pleasant surprise to notice that the Treo 650 was sold in immediate purchase ($523). I send the simplified contact mail to the buyer, and this one, an English gentleman, answers me in his e-mail that he bought the smartphone to make a birthday present for a friend in Africa. He thus asks me to indicate him postal charges for Nigeria by DHL / UPS or Fedex. I let you guess the price of an express delivery towards Africa by these carriers (yes, $146!!!). This exaggerated price does not discourage my buyer who asks me for my email address to pay me by Paypal. That’s the end of the first episode.

During the day of Saturday, second good surprise, my ipod was also sold in immediate purchase… I began to ask some questions when I noticed that the buyer is also an English person, and like the first one, he has a feedback of zero on eBay. But it is when I receive an e-mail indicating that he bought the ipod for a friend and that he would like to know if I can send the purchase in Africa where I began to say to myself that it should be really cool to have an English friend…

End of the second episode

On Monday afternoon, the third episode : my Dell Laptop is sold in immediate purchase, to an English women, also feedback zero, which she would like to send it to a friend in the USA. Obviously she would like to pay this purchase + an express carrier with paypal. I thought for a long time where could indeed be the swindle, because Paypal is a system where you receive an e-mail when the money is credited on your Paypal account. Here we are, the money is credited on your Paypal account, not on your bank account. In France, that take from 5 to 7 working days to Paypal to credit your bank account from your Paypal account after you made the demand… What leaves widely the time to the « buyer Â» to retract by I do not know which means.

But your goods have been sent (with the added cost of the transport by Fedex!!!). Goodbye the goods…

How I managed this business? First precaution ALWAYS go to see the feedback of your buyer, we obviously all had one day a zero feedback, but for this kind of sale, a feedback of this type, registred on eBay since 1 or 2 days, MUST start your radars!!!

Second precaution: in view of the particuliarities and the similarity of these three cases, I sent an email to my three customers, explaining that I will accept the transaction by PayPal, BUT I will send the goods ONLY after 7 days for safety reason. And guess what?  My customers disappear, when I look on eBay I see the magic sentence «  No longer a registered user Â»â€¦

Ok, it’s over for this email, I apologize for my English…. I hope my email will be useful for you, and maybe for your readers all over the world. Maybe you can tell me if you already have seen the same kind of hassle on eBay.com?

Mike, you make a good job on platinumpowerseller.com

Best regards,

Georges in France”

 

Here is my reply to Georges:

“You have to be very careful when shipping an item to an address that is NOT the Paypal registered address since you will not be protected as a seller.

Sounds like some crooks broke into some people’s eBay and Paypal accounts and were trying to spend the money!

Rule #1.  When someone requests to send something express and are willing to pay $150.00 without blinking an eye, chances are they are a crook.

I NEVER send an expensive item to a non-registered Paypal address.

I like your methods too!

Glad you didn’t get ripped off. This is advice all eBay sellers can benefit from.”

 

So dear readers, be duly warned!  If things begin to sound unusual, do your homework and protect your eBay business!

 

..Mike




Learn Affiliate Marketing!

Saturday 16 December 2006 @ 12:25 pm

The December 2006 issue of Affiliate Classroom is here!

In this issue find out:

Highlights From Previous Issues

Three Market-Changing Products of 2006

How to Be the Perfect Affiliate (and get help from Affiliate Managers!)

How to Use Web 2.0 to Your Advantage

Click here to download your free copy!

To view other posts about affiliate marketing, click here!




Celebrate Our New Record!

Tuesday 12 December 2006 @ 5:41 pm

WooHoo!

This website just set a new record!

Alexa.com ranks all the gazillion websites out there and, with your help, PlatinumPowerSeller.com broke into the top 20,000.

We are the top-ranked eBay Business Training and Learning website in the world!

Celebrate with us by watching the video below and take advantage of the special offer that is never-to-be-repeated!

Click Here to watch the video.

 




BBB (Better Business Bureau) Perfect Score

Monday 27 November 2006 @ 1:12 pm

We work hard to take good care of our members/customers.

So whenever we get a testimonial email, or someone contacts us to share a success that we’ve helped them with, it’s always enjoyed.

The other day we received a certificate from the BBB (Better Business Bureau)

Here is a copy:

It shows that we haven’t had a single complaint in 36 months.  Hurray!

Before doing business with any web based company, it’s always a good practice to check the BBB to make sure their haven’t been legitimate complaints. It’s also good to go to Google.com and type in their name and see what comes up.

I also posted another blog entry that plays a video that shows another way to make sure you don’t get ripped off.

We truly work hard and do our best. If you are ever not 100% satisifed with our site, blog, or any product, please let us know how we can improve your experience.




Listen To My Entrepreneur Magazine eBiz Radio Show Interview, & Learn How YOU Can Be Interviewed!

Tuesday 22 August 2006 @ 3:02 pm

When you go to my Video Newsletter Blog, you’ll see that I have a banner that allows you to listen to my brand new interview from the:

Entrepreneur Magazine
eBiz
Radio Show


Mike Enos - PlatinumPowerSeller.com Entrepreneur Magazine eBiz Radio Show Interview


Sweet!

Whenever you get media attention, always be sure to SHOUT IT from the rooftops!

Visitors who see you as a recognized expert are MUCH more likely to trust you and become a long-time customer.

Imagine this…

Do YOU Want To Be Interviewed?


If YOUR business were to be interviewed as a leader in your field,
how valuable would that be to YOU?

If you could include a banner in your eBay auctions, About ME
page, and website pages, just think…

o How many more visitors would become customers?

o How much more would you sell from eBay and your website?

o How many of your competitors would you
send home crying for their Mommy?

Would you like to know the SECRET of how to get this publicity?

Oh yeah… You know you do! :-)

Well, I’ll be teaching a select few EXACTLY how to do the same.

Interested?

Okay.. Here’s the scoop:

1) You have to be a totally honest and above board operation.
2) You have to have a stellar reputation.
3) You understand how valuable press media coverage is, and are
willing to invest money (and a little time) to learn how to
get your business highlighted.
4) You must be able to share some beneficial information that
your listeners will be able to apply.

So, if you are just beginning, then really, this isn’t for you.
(Hey.. I’m not a miracle worker)

But if you have been working hard to build your business then
you simply CANNOT miss this unique opportunity.

I will be guiding a VERY SELECT group of people on how to get
their company thrust into the limelight, and instantly
sky-rocket your company’s perception to everyone who visits
your auctions or website.


Again… This is for
SERIOUS PEOPLE ONLY!

There is a STRICT interview process that most people will
not pass. (Sorry!)

We will interview on a first come, first served basis, and
will shut it down once we have reached capacity.

So if you want to grow your business while leaving your
competition in the dust, then click on the link below and
reserve your spot right now.

Click Here To Reserve Your Spot!