Archive for July, 2007



Free Way To Backup Your Data!

Friday 27 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

This week’s recommendation is Mozy.  Mozy is a secure, automatic remote backup service for any PC in any home.  It’s simple to install and configure.  No external hard drive, expensive subscription services, CD’s or DVD’s to burn.

Your data is safely backed up at a secure, remote location.

“What would I need that for?” you may ask.

Do you keep any information about your eBay business on your computer?  What about any customer info?  Tax info?

Do you pay bills online?  Keep sensitive data?

Have you ever heard of theft, hurricanes, tornados, fires, earthquakes, and floods?

Using Mozy will help you recuperate from these and other disasters, and at a price that can’t be beat! (FREE)

They also offer a $4.95/month version that will have you completely protected, no matter how much data you keep track of.

Click Here to Sign Up!




Can I Get a Free FrontPage Replacement?

Monday 23 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

Recently I got an email from one of my readers.  This is what it said:

Mike,

Do you know of a good and FREE HTML editor?

Thanks!

- Linda

Linda, I’ve got just the one for you!

Don’t have Frontpage?

Need an editor for HTML files? 

Check out this excellent free editor.

It is called Nvu (pronounced N-view).

You can get it by following the link below and clicking on “Downloads” near the top of the screen.

You may download it here.




Plan To Succeed!

Friday 20 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

Have you ever heard the saying “If you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail?”

That underscores why having a plan is so important.

The question is: What’s my plan?

If it’s a plan to make lots of money while sitting on my butt, then you need to come up with a new plan. It’s not going to happen.

But if you make a sound business plan, following the information below, you have a much greater shot at being successful and profitable. 

This week’s Fun Freebie Friday is a seven day email course titled,”7 Key Elements Every Successful Marketer Follows,” by John Thornhill, who is highly successful selling information products on eBay.

It is EXACTLY what you need to help you set up your plan.

Just go to the website below and, when the popup appears, type in your name and email address to begin receiving your course.

You get one email a day for the next 7 days. It’s like having someone there taking you by the hand and helping you form your successful online business!

Here’s the link

P.S. While you’re there, check out what John has to offer in his Digital Mentorship Monthly program.  You’ll receive great training, even one-on-one Q&A’s, for the insane price of $10 a month.  Don’t miss it!




What If They Don’t Pay?

Monday 16 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

Recently I got an email from one of my readers.  This is what it said:

Mike,

What can you do if a buyer does not pay up?  Both Paypal and eBay don’t do anything. Is there any thing like debt collecting agency?

Thanks!

Cyril

Cyril brings up something that is becoming fairly common these days - what to do when a buyer doesn’t pay after winning the auction.  

Again, I have a recommendation: a company called Reliabid. 

According to a press release on their website, “Relibid  proven  over 99% effective in eliminating non-paying bidders in eBay auctions.”

At eBay LIVE, I interviewed the CEO of Reliabid, and that interview can be viewed here.




Free Interview of an eBay Importing Rabbit Farmer!

Friday 13 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

The number one question I always receive from my readers is "What should I sell on eBay?"

One good option is importing products.

Many find the thought of importing to be too scary and too complex, and that it requires too much startup cash.

When I heard about a rabbit farmer from rural North Carolina  who’s importing product to sell on eBay, I knew I had to investigate.

His name is Walter Scheu.

What a great guy!

He’s literally spent thousands of hours learning how to import items with minimal outlay of cash and minimal risk.

He was kind enough to grant me an interview and I know you will both benefit from the information and enjoy the banter between a Yankee and a southern gentleman/farmer/importer.

Walter is a good ol’ boy who tells it like it is!

A lot of great information and a lot of great laughs is what you’ll find in this week’s Fun Freebie Friday!


Click here to download the audio zip file of the interview.

Or click here to read the newly-released transcript of the call.


Click Here
to claim his one-of-a-kind "The Importer’s eBay Guidebook and Directory."




Selena LOVES Coffee :-)

Wednesday 11 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

Not that I want to bore you with home videos, but this one is just so cute.

It looks like my 10 month old baby Selena is copying her Dad’s love for coffee :-)

Recently she discovered how to dump the trash barrel and find the left over coffee grinds..

Instead of freaking out (which I guess is the ‘normal’ parental response), we grabbed the video camera and had a good laugh.

Click on the picture to watch the video.

Hope you laugh as much as we did.




eBay Digital Product Profit Secrets!

Tuesday 10 July 2007 @ 11:00 am

A new mentoring Program - that doesn’t break the bank

In the news this month is John Thornhill’s new “Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship.”

He’s a Powerseller who is an expert at selling digital products on eBay. He has over 12000 feedbacks, primarily from selling e-books and other digital products that are automatically delivered.

I’ve taken a look at the sales page and it gives a lot of detail as to what John is doing:

See it here

And frankly - I would recommend checking it out.

To have someone like John teaching and showing the exact strategies he actually uses to generate multiple streams of income alone is worth the $10 price tag.

That’s right - $10.

He offers a money back guarantee, but goes one better with the rest of the benefits offered.

A big one for me is the chance to have him help members create their own products by following along with what he teaches, and then to promote their products to his list.

This would surely give any marketer new or experienced a helpful boost to sales or even the turbo charged start to their list building.

With question and answer sessions, personal help from John, and a host of other benefits, I can’t imagine anyone not getting excited enough to join!

The video newsletter I’ve seen outlined a particular strategy in such detail I doubt anyone wouldn’t be able to set up an identical campaign… I think a few more experienced marketers will soon hear about it and be implementing it themselves.

The BIG news about this program compared to many others has to be the price though.

In fairness - the quality is second to none from what I’ve seen already …

But to charge only $10 really must give every new and previously scammed, frustrated, challenged or otherwise not yet succeeding at making money online, marketer a real sense of hope.

It’s not going to be long before you’ll see many many people talking about this program.

If you’ll take my advice - I’d go and get in now …

Right Here!

… before John’s having to turn people away.




Who Can I Trust?!?

Monday 9 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

Recently I got email from some of my readers.  This is what they said:

Mike,

I have spent so much time looking for a drop shipper, only to hear “don’t trust this one” or “that one’s a rip off”–now I’m running scared-don’t know who to trust. Help!  -Bonnie

Finding top products - Jerry

Yea Mike, Can I get a list of WHOLESALERS??? - Rich

Bonnie, Jerry, and Rich bring up the most common question I hear these days - where to find a good dropshipper/wholesaler.  

Again, I have to recommend OneSource.  In fact, they are the ONLY one I recommend for this area of need.

On top of that, they are offering a discount until July 19th.  After
that, the price increases by $50!

I’ve made a video that gives you an inside peak of their website that can be viewed here.

They are not to be missed!




New Site Allows You To Freely Link To All Your Auctions!

Friday 6 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

Today’s Fun Freebie Friday is an easy way to send people to all your current eBay auctions.

Normally, you would have to type in or give someone a huge url for them to see your current auctions and likely, they would misspell something and miss your auctions.

Not any longer!

AuctionTNT allows you to type in any seller’s eBay ID and view all the auctions the seller has currently listed.

It’s as easy as typing: eBayID.AuctionTNT.com

For example, one of the top sport automotive sellers on eBay is ExcellAutoGroup.  So to view all their auctions you would type into your browser: ExcellAutoGroup.AuctionTNT.com

This is another convenient feature supplied by AuctionTNT, my new site that offers tools for exploding your eBay profits.

The new site launches soon, so make sure you get onboard by signing up for the early notification list here.

And, by the way, you do not have to be a member of AuctionTNT, or wait
for the site to launch, in order to use the above Freebie Friday for your auctions!




How To Get Started on eBay!

Monday 2 July 2007 @ 12:00 am

 Recently I got an email from one of my readers.  This is what it said:

Mike,

I am completely new to eBay and would like to know if there is some sort of list that gives a person a checklist of exactly how to start selling on eBay, such as a step-by-step list of how to start an eBay business. I just can’t seem to pull it together enough to submit my first item for sale.

Also, how important is it to have your own eBay store? When just starting out, is it best to start out with a store or wait until you are quite comfortable with the eBay selling process and then get an eBay store?

Corinne

Corinne, you bring up a good question.  Right now, so many people want to start out selling on eBay.  The thing is, where to start and how do I do it?

EBay is so popular and seems like this huge mountain to climb.  Let me assure you:  It is popular, but is not hard to do well in or even master the art of selling.

Where is the best place to find a checklist of exactly how to start selling on eBay?  From the source itself!

Yes, eBay provides most of the training tools you need to be a successful seller.  From on-screen to video training, eBay has it for you.

Click on this link to access their helpful training tutorials.

Secondly, I feel having an eBay Store is extremely important. 

I’ll give you just a couple of reasons today: 

1. Because of the tremendous amount of traffic that eBay enables you to get. 
2. Because the search engines pick up the names of items in your store and make them part of the results in the respective search engine when someone types in those words.

It doesn’t take much imagination to see the value of eBay Stores. This value starts from the beginning, so get your Store NOW!

Only 1% of Store owners set up and run their store right.

Want to be in that 1%?  Then you need Janelle Elms’ Videos here.

Corinne, by using the available support, you can find the step-by-step instructions to get you started on a long and profitable eBay career!