Archive for January, 2007



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




FREE 229-page Auction Mastery Course!

Friday 26 January 2007 @ 12:00 am

Is there such a thing as a dream business?

What would you think if someone asked you these questions…

  • Do you want to have fun making money by pursuing ideas that excite you?
  • Are you looking to start a great home-based business, with no capital investment and no risk?
  • Want the option of part-time, or full-time, or growing gradually at whatever speed you choose? Even build your business to the point where it pays for your retirement?
  • Or even build your business during your retirement?
  • How about something that will clear out the attic, basement or closet while you’re at it?

Just a fantasy? A few years ago, that might have been the case — only the “Net-savviest” had a chance. But not anymore.

That’s where “Make Your Net Auction Sell!, The Masters Course” comes in.  It will help you get started the right way.

Taking you step by step through the process, you’ll avoid the pitfalls and innocent mistakes due to inexperience. And most importantly of all, you will generate great income and build a business that you own (instead of being dependent upon eBay) — you know, the enough-to-save-for-retirement type of income.

Please don’t get me wrong. A Net auction business is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It requires real work, just like any other real business. But the payback is there… big time… if you want it… and especially if you follow the radical new “build your business (and not eBay’s)” approach outlined in this Masters Course.

“Make Your Net Auction Sell!, The Masters Course” is your one-stop complete guide to building a successful Net Auction business. The approach is unique and powerful — you will not read this in any other auction book, at any price, anywhere on or off the Net.

(The first version of this book was sold at $30 for years. Now, they allow me to give it to you for one very good reason… While you will know enough to follow all the ideas and strategies on your own, they hope that once you see the power and quality of this process, that you will use their flagship product to execute the strategies… but that is purely up to you. No matter what, you will acquire invaluable, useful information. So you can’t lose.)

Click here to download the FREE eBook.

There’s an e-biz in your closet. Are you ready to open the door? Check out this quality, free, resource eBook today.




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!




Get Started With Affiliate Marketing!

Friday 19 January 2007 @ 12:00 am

I’ve always said eBay is the easiest way to get started making money online.  But it’s not the only way.

You shouldn’t stop working your eBay business, but you also shouldn’t have all your eggs in one basket.

A natural progression in your stay-at-home business is to start setting up multiple streams of income.

One excellent source of income is Affiliate Programs, where you get paid for promoting other people’s products.

You don’t stock these items, you don’t ship these items, you don’t answer customer service emails about these items.

You just promote them and, when someone buys, you make a commission on the sale.

That’s all that is involved!

Our Freebie Friday this week is an 18-page training manual to help you get started with affiliate programs.

This is not some involved, only for the technically advanced, manual.  Rather, it’s set up for the beginner to learn how affiliate marketing works, and for the intermediate person who wants to make sure they are doing things the right way.

Click here to download your free copy!

To view other posts about affiliate marketing, including past issues, click here!




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.




How to Quickly & Easily Create Your Own Low-cost, High-profit Infoproducts!

Tuesday 16 January 2007 @ 10:45 am

Imagine - being handed a *proven* formula that is responsible for building Internet businesses that generate 10’s of thousands of dollars with no employees and no inventory to manage.. and has the power to produce a cashflow anytime of day or night (whether you’re awake or asleep) 24/7!..

What would YOU do with it?

I’ve just reviewed a brand new course by my buddy Dave Lovelace that finally breaks the formula down to an easy to understand, simple, and concise format that anyone can understand.

Dave has combined the power of infoproducts and joint venture marketing to generate over 6 figures in sales this past year. And now he’s revealing the exact formula to quicky & easily cranking out information products and getting them to market as soon as possible in his new report:

 ”Quick & Easy Infoproduct Creation Guide!”

Even if you THINK you don’t want to create your own products, you WILL after you see just how simple it is to do!  

But you must act fast.  Dave will be raising the price of this package soon.  He agreed to offer my members a special hold the price discount.

So if you want to save a bundle on this superb package, you must act by midnight Saturday, January 20th.

When my affiliate manager Dan and I were reviewing this product, we both agreed that Dave should be charging much more!

There is definitely super “bang for the buck” in this training.

You can immediately claim yours by going to:
http://www.platinumpowerseller.net/link/link.php?P=3017.1




New eBook "From eBay Zero to eBay Hero"

Friday 12 January 2007 @ 12:01 am

I am happy to announce the release of a new free 50-page eBook from PlatinumPowerSeller.com entitled “From eBay Zero to eBay Hero.”

This eBook is the printable form of a training teleseminar I conducted but has been updated to reflect the current challenges facing eBay sellers in 2007.

I include all the resources you need to start and run a prosperous eBay business.

Not only will you benefit from the training included, but the eBook is rebrandable and you have full resale rights!

Check it out! You can give the ebook away or sell it for whatever price you want and keep 100% of the profits! You’ll also make commissions on any PlatinumPowerSeller products purchased from your branded copy!

For all the details and your copy of the eBook, click here.

 

 




Can I Dropship If I Live in the UK?

Tuesday 9 January 2007 @ 12:00 am

I recently got an email from a subscriber in the UK asking about the new dropship / wholesale product sourcing service  from Worldwide Brands called OneSource.  He wrote:

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the attached info. I have been looking at Worldwide Brands packages for a while now.

However, the reason I have held back is because I live in the UK (England) and am aware that a large percentage of the directory I will not be able to trade with due to trade restrictions outside the US.

Are you aware of or do you have any suggestions for similar sourcing methods for the U.K.?

Kind regards,

Gary Cooper
 

To answer this question properly, I went straight to the source - OneSource.  Here is their reply:

Mike,

The answer to the question is ….

We do list suppliers that are located in other countries.

However, the bulk of the suppliers we list are in the US. A large percentage of the US suppliers will work with retailers that are outside the US. But keep in mind, that shipping costs would be exorbitant to any customers that you have that are not in the US, unless you purchase in small bulk quantities and ship the products out yourself.

We list on the supplier contact pages whether the supplier would setup an account with you or not, by placing the statement “Will setup accounts with International Retailers” in the comment blocks. Those suppliers are more than happy to work with you.

To get an idea of the percentages, over 50% of the suppliers that drop ship and over 65% of the suppliers that Light Bulk will work with you. That is a grand total of over 2000 suppliers to choose from.

If there are certain product types that you are wanting to sell, please be sure to contact our customer service department to inquire if we have a supplier that will work with you that carries that type of product.

Customer Support - Worldwide Brands.
 

So here’s the skinny…

There’s more than enough companies listed with OneSource that will work with you if you live outside the US.

Do not let that stop you from taking the next step in your eBay business!

But wait!!!

Did you notice the last paragraph of OneSource’s response?  Here it is again:

“If there are certain product types that you are wanting to sell, please be sure to contact our customer service department to inquire if we have a supplier that will work with you that carries that type of product.”

Have you ever heard of a company willing to help like that? 

When was the last time you heard a company say ‘Call us up and we’ll help?’

That’s part of what makes Worldwide Brands the leader, and their OneSource a great service. They are there to help you succeed in your eBay / web business.

Check out the video I made giving you an insider’s view of what OneSource is all about.

Click here to watch the video.




Free Microsoft Software For eBay Sellers!

Friday 5 January 2007 @ 12:00 am

Now that the new year is upon us, many are making resolutions to be better organized for the coming year.

That is especially important as tax time approaches.

I don’t know about you, but it takes me several days to get everything together for my accountant.  Every year I say, “I’m going to keep things organized this year, so I don’t have to go through this again!”

Microsoft has come up with a solution and, best of all, they’re giving it away free!

Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007 is an essential tool for managing your business finances.  Whether you’re a small or home-based business, you can use this simple accounting program to track your income and expenses.

Additionally, if you sell on eBay, you can list items, upload and manage pictures, and track activity in realtime! 

You can also download and process orders, track eBay sales and fees, and process PayPal transactions automatically. 

In fact, since this software is integrated with Outlook 2007, you can automatically send invoices in an email message and include a direct link to PayPal.  Customers simply open the message to view the invoice, and then click on the link to make a payment!

Tired of entering the same customer information several times?  Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007 allows you to enter it once, then share it across commonly used forms and other Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel.

Highly recommended!

Download this free tool here.

 

P.S. A very special THANK YOU to reader Brad Terry for alerting us to this week’s Freebie!  If you would like to recommend something for a future Fun Freebie Friday, please 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!