A couple of weeks ago in my Cross Blog Conversation with Kelly McCausey, I mentioned that I was getting sick of how the “big guru marketers” treat the people who join their lists. I was ranting about getting 30 emails in a 10 day span with 10 emails coming in one day from the same person. Yeah, my fuse was getting short, but I think putting that down in a post allowed me to have a revelation.
Yeah, it made me realize that I don’t want to promote products by “those” people, you know, the “emailing guru shark squad”. I want my site to be one that reviews and promotes “boutique” products. And what do I mean by “boutique” products? Well, basically, I’m talking about products from new, lesser known, or specialized authors. Authors who supply REALLY GOOD stuff but don’t have the backing of the “big gurus” and thus won’t bombard you with 100 “launch” emails the big guys send week after week. These are authors who fly under the radar but supply information that can really help you grow your business.
You know all the abundance stuff that you read about? The Law of Attraction, The Secret, that kind of stuff? Well, I do believe it works. Not in a magical way, but I do believe that opportunities present themselves to a mind that is filled with thoughts of what it wants. My mind has been filled with making my site a haven for boutique marketers and offering great information from authors that are not as well known.
And in comes Kenneth Yu.
I was on Twitter the other day and I don’t know how we got together but before I knew it he offered to let me review the first module of his new product “The Twitter Salvation System.” I stayed up last night going through the first four videos of the system.
Now, I have to preface this with a little introduction of Kenneth. He’s not what you’d call a traditional marketer. He’s interesting. He’s different. He’s SMART. And his system can help you learn how to use Twitter to sell whatever it is that you sell. You’ll see what I mean about Kenneth when you click over to watch a video he calls “How To Kill Dragons Using A Fly Swatter“.
Actually, his “Fly Swatter” movie is very revealing about what you’ll see in his The Twitter Salvation System. He gives you a broad view of what you need to know to be successful on Twitter.
As for the actual product? Well, he let me see Module 1 only and the full system will have four Modules, so I’ll only be able to comment on 25% of the entire package. It covers the psychology of marketing to people and why Twitter is such a great place to form relationships for your business. In video three, Kenneth gives you very specific information about how to formulate your marketing message and then in video four he gives you nitty gritty details you can use immediately:
- Why the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) Doesn’t Work
- The 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter
- Pimping Your Profile
- How to Write Tweets – The Tweet Checklist
- Your Twitter Bank Account
- Secret Linking Methods
- And More
Kenneth reveals marketing information that I’ve never read in any marketing book before and I’ve spent my entire adult life reading business and marketing books (I don’t read fiction but I read at least one, if not two books a month). His information about why the USP no longer works and what to use instead is brilliant. The specific info he gave in only the first module was unbelievable.
I do have a few critiques however, the presentation isn’t perfect. I don’t know if Kenneth will make changes before he launches, but right now, the video controls (you know, the slider that shows you where you are in the movie) isn’t a good one. It won’t let you push it back a little to repeat something, nor will it let you skip ahead. I accidentally stopped the video and I had to start over. It was pretty irritating. Also it doesn’t tell you how long the video is nor does it show your progress. I like to know what I’m getting into, is it 10 minutes or an hour? I might not have an hour and if that’s the case, I’ll watch later, but I might have 10 minutes and want to watch it now. Without the timing info, you can’t make that kind of decision.
Also, Kenneth is a bit monotone and I would suggest you not watch the videos late at night if you’re the least bit sleepy. It’s hard to “get” everything (not having the ability to repeat makes it twice as hard). Watch at a time of day when you’re fresh and ready to learn, because learn is what you’ll do. I loved the info so much I actually took notes (the pause button works) and I even want to go back and watch a second and maybe a third time. Yeah, it’s a lot of information.
Kenneth’s going to launch his new system at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, December 11th. The Twitter Salvation System will sell for $97. It will include four power-packed modules of four videos each for a total of 16 videos. It will include some bonuses but I’m not sure what they will be yet.
All in all, a fantastic product for anyone who loves Twitter and wants to learn how to use it to promote yourself or your brand, generate leads, find JV opportunities and more…for free using Twitter. I’m proud to recommend Kenneth Yu and his Twitter Salvation System as one of my first “boutique” products.
Here’s the link to his “Fly Swatter” video. Be sure to sign up for the updates for the Twitter Salvation System.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but people on the internet are lovin’ Twitter. Everywhere, including here, you have people talking about it and posting what they call a Twitter Badge in the sidebar of their blogs. Check out our sidebar, mine and Brent’s Twitter Badge is there showing you our last post on Twitter. I’m much more active than Brent, but I’m much more active on the internet than Brent as evidenced here on this blog. But even people who aren’t very internet savvy are getting on board at Twitter.
Why do you think that is? Well I suppose many feel it’s a way to socialize with like-minded people (Tweeple or Tweeps in Twitterville). It reminds me of a big party where you can hear other people’s conversations all going on at the same time. But you can’t always here both sides. So you pick up on information here and there, and then you wander around to learn more. You may even say hi to someone because they were having a conversation that interested you. There are people talking with each other, some talking to themselves, and others talking to everyone in the room.
The question that leads every 140 character post is “What are you doing?”. Heck, that phase is almost as iconic now as AOL’s “You’ve got mail” or Verizon’s “Can you hear me now?”. In fact Twitter has been discussed on offline news shows the likes of CNN, ABC and USA Today.
Yesterday I was on Twitter and someone I follow (I don’t remember who) posted a link to a song about Twitter. Yes, can you believe it, someone wrote a song about Twitter. If you know and love Twitter like I do, and have been on the internet and in social networking for any length of time, you’ll understand and agree and have a good laugh about what the guy talks about in the song. I just think it’s hilarious, so much so, I posted here. Just click where it says PLAY in orange.
Very soon I’m going to change the report I give away when you sign up for my newsletter. And…you…guessed it! It’s going to be a report about Twitter. Everything you need to know to navigate Twitter and use it not only for fun and staying connected, but to market your products as well. I may get that done this weekend, so stay tuned!
Leave a comment ~ wadda you think?
12/20/08 - HOT NEWS! Gary Ryan Blair’s new program, “Got Resolutions?” is now available. Click to go to the website:
Our website has received a lot of traffic form people searching for Gary Ryan Blair’s, otherwise known as the “Goals Guy”, Start Fast Finish Strong 100 Day Challenge. If you’re one of those who searched and found our site but haven’t yet signed up for the 100 Day Challenge, I just wanted to pass along the email I received today…it seems our Goals Guy is throwing in some bonuses. And don’t worry, if you already purchased, you’ll get the bonuses as well. Here’s the email I received from Gary. And I have to add, the email says there’s just one more day to sign up but then it says Sept 29th is the last day to register, hmm…today is the 23rd, so I’m not sure if registration ends on the 29th or the 24th. If you’re interested, you might want to get on over there. See comment below in orange.
EDITED on 10/3/08 – I must have been wrong about the date this ended as I got an email today saying it ends at midnight tonight, sorry if this caused you any confusion.
I’m known for throwing out a few surprises…
And with the hugely successful launch of the 100-Day Finish Strong Challenge – I wanted to sweeten the pot a little for people who might still be sitting on the fence.
We have already surpassed our participant goal, and quite frankly I underestimated the amount of people who were really up to a good old-fashioned challenge.
There is ONLY one more day to register as the window of opportunity slams shut at midnight on September 29th.
If you’re one of those people who have been thinking about participating but have yet to pull the trigger and say yes, I wanted to do everything I could to get you off the fence and into the challenge.
The following highlights everything you receive for participating along with one very special bonus…
1. Massive Action Plan (MAP). This plan teaches you the core
philosophy of Massive Cause = Massive Effect.
2. MP3 training on goal setting and leveraging your MAP.
3. Start Fast – Finish Strong video seminar which teaches
you how to build and sustain momentum quickly. 50 minutes
4. Orientation Teleseminar which focuses on the value of BOLDNESS as the key to maximum gowth in the shortest period of time.
5. Accountability Teleseminar on October 20th. You will learn additional implementation strategies and methods of accountability.
6. Focus Teleseminar on November 17th. You will learn additional focusing techniques in order to ensure maximum performance.
7. Finish Strong Teleseminar on December 5th. This final call
of the year promises to be inspiring and will focus on closing
out the year strong and successful.
8. Commitment Pledge: You will learn that the person who wins in the long run is the person who is most committed to winning.
9. Special Report: 15 Strategies that Guarantee Immediate Results.
You get all of this for a grand total of just $97.00.
Yes, for only 97 cents per day you will be giving yourself a wonderful gift, along with an incredible opportunity to finish the year strong.
Just imagine how you are going to feel on New Years Eve when you are enjoying significantly higher levels of wealth, health, and happiness.
Isn’t THAT feeling alone worth such a small investment of 97 cents?
Isn’t your future worth an investment of 97 cents?
I urge you to say yes and give yourself the gift of success. Take the 100-Day Finish Strong Challenge and astound yourself with what you’re able to accomplish in such a short period of time.
You have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to gain as your small investment of 97 cents per day is 100% GUARANTEED.
So what are you waiting for? Say YES-I’m up to the challenge and participate with people from all corners of the world…
I urge you to sign up now as there’s ONLY a few more days to register, and the window of opportunity slams shut at midnight on Monday, September 29th.
Gary Ryan Blair
Got Questions? ==> Info@GoalsGuy.com
P.S. If you’re still not convinced that your future is worth an investment of 97 cents per day, than here’s FOUR more very special Bonuses if you sign up before the 29th.
The Art of Self Discipline mp3
Peak Performance and Energy Management mp3 Saying YES to Saying No mp3 Follow Your North Start mp3
You’ll love this extra bonuses along with the specific strategies you need to engage in on order to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
It’s the same exact material I use with my $10,000 coaching clients and it’s yours free for saying yes-I’m up to the challenge!
(Don’t worry if you’re already enrolled in the challenge – you’ll receive a copy as well!)
Also, here’s the video, we’re getting ready to take it down from our homepage to make room for something new, so I thought I’d just add it to this post.
|Start Fast Finish Strong!|
Good luck with the challenge!
A couple of weeks ago I saw a tweet on Twitter from Dan Hollings that caught my eye. On his website, Twittin’ Secrets – 100 of the World’s Greatest Twitter Tips & Twitter Secrets – The Ultimate “Twitter How To” Guide, he was in the process of posting 100 Twitter tips all over the internet and wasn’t quite finished. He was up to Twitter Tip # 70 or so and was running a contest for Underdog Blog Writers to win a tip to post on their blog.
Well, being the underdog blog writer I am, I entered the contest. Low and behold, I WON!! The contest said my blog needed to be less than 140 days old, have less than 140 posts, and less than 140 subscribers ~ yep, that’s me!
So, before I post the tip, I bet you’re wondering why this is a beneficial thing for me to post this tip. And you’re probably also wondering why Dan would do this. Both very good questions.
First, Dan is doing this so he can build back links to his website. Being my site is new, I haven’t written anything about Search Engine Optimization or SEO as it’s called in the internet marketing world. But back links are very important to getting a high ranking on Google for a specific keyword. It’s Google’s job to list the very best websites when an internet searcher types a keyword in for a search. Google has determined that the more links a website has pointing to it, the more “authority” it has for that keyword. So, Dan will receive 100 back links to his site by doing this and all will have the the keyword “Twitter How-To Tip” as the anchor text. When someone goes to Google and types in “Twitter How-To Tip” or “Twitter How-To” or even “Twitter Tip”, there’s a high possibility that Dan’s website will rank high on the page because he has so many back links with that anchor text.
Now, why is it beneficial for me? Well, any back link is going to help my site at this point. Being a brand new site, I need to do whatever I can to build back links and traffic so I’ll take what I can get. Dan will be putting a link on his site to Tip # 80 – The Twitter Tease Strategy that takes his visitors to my site. If he gets a high ranking on Google, just maybe some of that traffic will follow his link to my site to read about Tip # 80. And then, maybe some of that traffic will like my site and subscribe. Additionally, since Google has determined that Dan’s site is an “authority” site, his link to me will hold a lot of credence and give me a little authority for the keyword phrase “Twitter How-To Tips”. It’s a win-win.
NOTE: This Twitter How-to Tip is an authorized part of the “Twittin’ Secrets” Series: 100 World’s Greatest Twitter Tips and Twitter Secrets by Internet and Twitter Strategist, Dan Hollings.
TWITTER HOW-TO TIP #80
The Twitter Tease Strategy. That’s right, tease. If you are about to release something (a product, service, discount, event, eBook, tip sheet, whatever) – don’t just Tweet it with a link and think folks are reading. Twitter is like trying to have a conversation with someone who is in their car, sorta tired, listening to the radio, and ordering onion rings at a drive thru restaurant, ALL at the same time. Oh, and let’s not forget the guy with the jackhammer repairing the curb six feet away. One tweet might not grab their attention.
However, duplicate tweets are not recommended either. It’s rude and spam-like. This is where the Twitter Tease comes in. You can use Twitter to drip out to your followers. Bit-by-bit in a plot-like fashion. Updates on how your release is coming along (snags, news, changes, feedback, whatever) can add to the whole tease effect. The Twitter Tease can be like a text version of a movie trailer where you merely build excitement or it can be a social engagement strategy.
I’ve seen authors engage followers, chapter-by-chapter as they write books; I’ve seen event planners pick venue locations, set pricing, pick speakers and offer discounts; I’ve seen tools designed with follower input, features added, and beta testing done… all via Twitter. The Twitter Tease at its finest, is socially engaging others in your process whereby the end result is seen as a team effort.
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