2016 A New Year

udemy3It’s 2016, a new year is upon us. I hope 2015 was as good to you as it was to me. The holiday’s are over, everyone is getting back into their routine.

Now is as good of a time to rededicate to your business or start a new one. People like you and me love online business. It’s my passion. I love learning new things and learning online has become easier.

Right now you can go to Udemy.com and get any course you want for just $10.   That deal will last till the 11th of January. So if you have been wanting to learn HTML5 & CSS, Ruby on Rails, PHP, C# or How To Bake Cake. You can get really good courses for $10.

After the 11th they go back to their normal pricing. I am taking $597 worth of nurses for $20 right now. I signed up for “The Complete Unity Developer” which teaches you how to develop games using Unity 3D and I also signed up for “The Web Developer Bootcamp” to learn more about developing my own websites.

My plans are to develop my own game for my own traffic exchanges. I get tired of having to farm out those projects. I like doing my own work, but I lack the knowledge, but not for long.

You can do the same thing. But don’t wait, get in now while it’s still just $10. Head on over to Udemy.com and find something you are interested in and get signed up. This is not some sales pitch, I don’t make a dime. I just feel it is important to pass on good info when I have it.

3 Mistakes Online Marketers Make

What I am about to share with you is what I have experienced in my 15 years I have had an online business. I have made these mistakes and still do so even today. It’s OK to make mistakes, but learn from those mistakes. Don’t keep repeating them and expect a different outcome. These are in no particular order.

  1. Try to do more than one business opportunity at a time
  2. Not Building a List
  3. Giving Up

Do these sound familiar to you? Are you making these same mistakes? It is easy to put out information saying do this or don’t do that. I see a lot of people talking about these things, but then never putting them in to practice. I have been guilty of all of the above. I have to keep a reminder on my computer that tells me to stay focused. Let’s take a closer look at each one of these.

Trying To Do To Much

Are you a person who joins every new product launch that comes out each day? It’s hard not to when you have 100 different marketers telling you to join this opportunity and join that opportunity. When I first got started back in 2002 I fell for the same trap. I was joining 5 different opportunities a day. There is no way you can put enough attention into an opportunity to produce any real results if you are joining a new biz op everyday.

Focus on one business opportunity at a time and do the work that is required for you to achieve a result. Rarely does it happen right away. Most businesses take nurturing.

Not Building A List

How many times have you been told the money is in the list? I could tell you till I am blue in the face and most won’t even try. I will tell you it’s the number 1 thing you should do if you are trying to make money online. It is so important.

Building a list is not that difficult. Maintaining that list is and that’s where most people fail. Why is it that way? It takes work. Most people say it is too hard. They don’t get it and never will. When you have a list that you have built a relationship with, you can go to that list and tell them about what you are doing and get people interested in your business.

What you don’t want to do is build a list and constantly bombard them with offer after offer, especially if you haven’t taken the time to build a relationship with them. The easiest way to start building a list is to give them something of value that would make them want to fill out your option form. Then provide them with useful information.

Giving Up

Don’t give up. I see people join a business, work on it for a day or two and give up because they did not see immediate results. There is no instant gratification. Do whatever it takes to learn as much as you can about the business and test. Your going to have to spend money. There is no way around it. The business that make me money are the ones I have invested time and money in.

There is an inherent risk in any business you take part in. You need to find a way to best mitigate that risk. Find a strategy that works. If you’re not sure how to become successful in the business, find someone who is and follow them. Learn everything you can from them and then put that knowledge into action.

I am still learning everyday about my business. I attend webinars and follow other people who are successful so I can learn what they are doing and put it into action.

My Favorite Time Of Year

BirthdayThis is my favorite time of the year. November is a special month for my family. We have four birthdays, my mother Nov 3rd, my wife Nov 9th, mine Nov 25th, and my sisters Nov 26th. Then you smack Thanksgiving in there and it’s a really good month.

I love this week. Wednesday we are leaving to go to my mothers and it’s my birthday. Thursday we have Thanksgiving and football,  and Black Friday, Saturday we have the OU vs OSU football game and we are having a birthday party for my wife’s dad at our place. So a lot going this week.

I started a Birthday special at both Paranormal Traffic and Social Viral Profits. I am doing lifetime upgrades at each site for just $44. I decided on $44 because I turn 45 this week and I don’t want to. So to commemorate 44 years of life I am passing on the gift to you. Just join and login at each site and you will see the floating banner for the Lifetime upgrade on the left side of the site.

That’s a special deal, it lasts till Tuesday at midnight. We will be running Black Friday specials but none quite like that one.

I have a lot of things in the works for both those sites, but Paranormal Traffic is getting all the attention right now. We are scheduled to get CTP badges this week for you to collect. We have the sub game every Tuesday till the end of the year. Then in March Paranormal Traffic will get a huge makeover. I am going to drop some serious coinage on that site. Right now we are keeping the details kind of secret, but their will be something special coming in March that I feel will make Paranormal Traffic a contender for being one of the top sites.

But of course I can’t do it without my members. Keep coming to the site and advertise your business. That is what the site is there for. Paranormal Traffic will be 2 years old in March and will put on its grown up pants. I can’t wait. One thing you can count on is us being there for years to come. We are in a good position to continue to grow. While we are still relatively small in membership, we are not going anywhere and I think we have shown we are not one of the many sites that pop up and disappear.

Depending on how things go with the makeover, Social Viral Profits will soon follow with a makeover.

Join Paranormal Traffic and Social Viral Profits today and become part of the family.