Your Six Figure Mentors Journey – 3) Get Started

Get started

Drop Down The Get Started Menu

Correct at time of writing – 14th May 2014]

This menu has 5 items on it. You can access Module 1 but for the rest you have to upgrade and become an SFM member. Module 1 has quite a lot in it and so do all the subsequent modules so I will cover each module with one or more posts.

Here’s the menu items in module 1:

Welcome to the SFM

There are 2 videos and an overview on this page.

The main messages from the first 9 minute video are “learn while you earn”, “you don’t need to make the same mistakes everyone else does”, “keep it simple”, “stay focused”, “get your mind in the right place” and “we have put together a system that will get results if you follow it”. READ MORE

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Your Six Figure Mentors Journey – 2) The Home Menu

Six Figure Mentors - Home

Drop Down The Home Menu Item

[Correct at time of writing – 5th February 2014]

This is the second in a series of posts about the Six Figure Mentors (SFM) back office and what you would experience if you became a member.

After having a look around the Dashboard the next logical area to look at is the drop down menu Item “Home”. As you can see there are 4 items on it at the moment. The first item just takes you back to the Dashboard which we have already covered so let’s look at the next 3.

About The SFM

This is a very brief overview of the SFM by way of a little history and in effect, a short mission statement. READ MORE

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Your Six Figure Mentors Journey – 1) Your First Time

Six Figure Mentors - Dashboard

You’ve just logged In For The First Time

[Correct at time of writing – 5th February 2014]

This is the first in a series of posts about the Six Figure Mentors (SFM) back office and what you would experience if you became a member.

I’m going to take you through the whole back office site so that you will get a really good idea of what you will get should you decide to become involved with the Six Figure Mentors (SFM).

We know that the SFM is not for everybody. There are many programs and systems out there that promise to deliver this and that and many people will want to go for what appears to be the easy money. Some of those programs and systems may deliver what they say they will but the vast majority won’t. That’s not what the Six Figure Mentors is about. READ MORE

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Guest Post – Best Practices for Shorter Tweets – Pardot.com

Shorter Tweets

Create Shorter Tweets – The best of 140 characters

I got asked by a company called Pardot if I would like to share and use their Twitter infographic on getting the best out of Twitters 140 characters to create shorter tweets and get your message across so I said I would publish a guest blog post for them and here it is.

Marketing experts are always looking for engaging, attention-grabbing tweets. it’s not always easy squeezing a full marketing message into 140 characters or less, it can be a huge challenge-especially when you have lots to say! www.pardot.com has made an infographic called “Best Practices for Shorter Tweets” giving you tips to get the most out of short but sweet tweets. READ MORE

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Deals At Namecheap For December 2013

Namecheap Deals

The Deals

As I’m a raving fan of great suppliers like Namecheap I thought you should know about these deals!

The Namecheap coupon code NCHOLIDAYS will activate any and all of these deals. These offers are valid until 11:59:59pm EST December 31, 2013. Just click here and input your coupon code when you make a purchase.

  • 30% off all Shared and Business hosting plans applied to your first billing cycle, regardless of length.
  • Special price of $9.61 for popular .com, .net, and .org domain registrations or transfers.

Namecheap are cheap but they are definitely not “cheap”, anything but, a good deal is really a good deal with Namecheap – check out what they did for me here – Hosting Nightmares And Solutions. READ MORE

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Why Double Opt-in Is Good And Why I’m Going Back To It

Sorry if I looked interested, I'm not - double opt-in

When Less Is More

Let’s say you are the person opting in to an email list. You’ve seen an offer or something that genuinely interests you so you enter an active email address, you click the subscribe button and follow through to at least see what it’s all about. You’re happy to find out more and the person or company making the offer is happy to have an interested person on their list.

If you see an offer for a free gift though and you just want the free gift you might decide to put in a non-existent email address or an email address that goes to an account you never look at just so you can go to the next page and download the free gift. This is kind of ok for you but not much use to the list owner who really just wants interested people on their list. They want to send you emails, some with offers, some of which you will be interested in and you probably don’t want to receive lots of junk email that you are never going to look at anyway. READ MORE

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The Great SFM Free Apps & Plugins Giveway

Plugin Giveaway

They’re All At It You know!

Dear reader, I don’t know if you are part of an internet marketing training program or not but regardless of it, the internet training space is changing. Up to now it has mostly been about the training, now it’s about the tools as well.

Up to fairly recently if you subscribed to a training program you would need to go and source the tools you needed to do the job elsewhere even if they were recommended by the training program you are in. Now internet training programs are gradually becoming one stop shops where you can get the training and the tools. READ MORE

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9/11 – Where were you?

9/11

Where were you when you first heard about 9/11? I know exactly where I was!

The Background

I was working for a computer company called Logica at the time. I worked in their mobile networks section on the billing and switching for their pay as you go systems. I was what they called a technical lead. I was a database administrator and more importantly at this time I wrote the software that upgraded the billing software to the next version.

So, they sent me out to Athens for 5 days to help out with an upgrade for Panafon which later became Vodafone Greece. I was really looking forward to this as I had never been to Athens and always wanted to go. READ MORE

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Social Media Sour Grapes

Locked Out

Curses

I knew it would happen sooner or later, it’s like getting a speeding ticket by accidentally going too fast past an automated speed camera. You know you are going to make a mistake sooner or later. Maybe you are thinking about something else and you miss a change of speed zone. It’s probably not a matter of if but when!

I didn’t even know if I should write this because I got locked out of Facebook yesterday and I’m probably in sour grapes mode. I’m not sure what I did wrong as the message was suitably vague and right at the moment I just get this: READ MORE

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How To Add A Twitter Feed To Your WordPress Web Site

Twitter Feed

Creating a Twitter feed on your website is easy whether it’s on WordPress or a normal website.

Twitter provide an easy to use way to do this and in this WordPress example WordPress provide a very easy way to install it.

There are WordPress plugins for this but really they are not necessary. In my opinion it is better only to install the plugins you really want and/or need on WordPress. Don’t get me wrong, I like plugins but too many plugins or some not very good ones can cause problems. READ MORE

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Dang, I Hit The Send Button Too Soon!

Email delay

Email is great isn’t it! You can send stuff to the other side of the world in seconds. There are couple of things you have to watch out for though. One of them is that you have to be careful that what you say is not misinterpreted and this is the same for any written word and the other …

The Problem

… the other problem is making sure that you send what you mean to send. Here’s a few examples of things that have happened to me and I bet some of them have happened to you too!

Oh My God, I have just sent that email to the wrong email address .. I’m in trouble now! READ MORE

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What Is Facebook Edgerank And Why Is It Important?

Facebook Edgerank

[UPDATE: Facebook no longer use the Edgerank algorithm, a new article will explain how the new Facebook ranking system works soon.]

If your just using Facebook domestically then you probably don’t need to care about the Facebook EdgeRank Algorithm but if you are promoting anything in any way then you probably do!

EdgeRank is how Facebook decides what and where things are shown in Facebook news feeds. I’ll show you what you can do to improve your Edgerank after these next few explanatory paragraphs but it’s really straightforward unless you want to get right down into the detail. READ MORE

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Stuart Ross’s Shirt

Stuart Ross Shirt

Stuart Ross, the founder of the Six Figure Mentors, is excellent at many things and there is little to criticise from my point of view. Coming from me that’s quite good because I am quite outspoken sometimes and I don’t always care too much who I am outspoken to (sometimes I get in trouble for it). I just think it’s better in the long run to tell the truth. There is one thing I don’t like about Stuart Ross and that’s that shirt. I can never forgive that shirt, it should be burned … at a fashion show. What, what, you say you like it, nooo, I don’t believe you. You need new glasses. READ MORE

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

Multiple Streams

The Big Deal About Multiple Streams

If you quit or lose your job then for most people that’s it until they get another job. As you might know that alone is enough reason to have multiple streams of income. Even if you have your own business you never know how it’s going to go, maybe there will be low spots or the product or service you offer stops selling. If you have at least 2 income streams that are working then you have some insurance especially if the income from either is enough to keep you going. The thing is not to have all your eggs in one basket! READ MORE

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The Secret List Of Blocked Web Sites

Blocked Web Sites

Secret Blocked Web Sites … Scary Stuff!

I can’t remember where I picked this article up from, probably twitter or something, maybe Facebook. Anyway, I have lifted the text below from this article on TorrentFreak – Pirate Bay Proxy Now Included in Secret ISP Blocklist.

If governments and/or big companies get control of the internet who will the good, the bad and the ugly be then?

It’s not to do with whether you agree or not with torrent sites and digital piracy it’s to do with the the fact that there is a secret list of blocked web sites at all. Right or wrong, up to now the internet has been a pretty much unrestricted space even if it’s a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. Once you start restricting things where do you draw the line? Who decides? It’s an eternal discussion but once governments and / or large companies get control of the internet things are never going to be the same again and what you can and can’t see will then be decided for you. If blocked web sites are in a secret list then you won’t even know about what you can’t see! READ MORE

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Migrating WordPress And Some Tips

Wordpress Migration

Migrating WordPress – My Experience

This post is about my experience migrating WordPress from an older version of WordPress to the latest version (3.5.1 at the time of writing) and from one server to another.

I hope you will pick up some good pointers from it including how to recover from the infamous “white screen of death” and if you don’t know what that is then you are going to find out a little later.

It’s not an exhaustive reference for migrating WordPress. In fact there are so many plugins, themes, styles of content, pictures, video’s etc that I would have thought it would be quite hard to write a definitive step by step guide. READ MORE

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Review – 2013, The Year Of Pure Leverage?

Pure Leverage – It’s New And It’s Exploding

I love SFM which I’m still part of. I didn’t like Empower Network. I love Pure Leverage.

If you want to learn about Internet Marketing the right way then The Six Figure Mentors is the place to go but Pure Leverage is just exploding so fast that now is clearly the time to get in. You can be part of one or more training programs as long as you can make money out of them or through them. You are probably going to make more out of Pure Leverage faster than The Six Figure Mentors and Empower Network so I am recommending Pure Leverage and I’m in Pure Leverage. READ MORE

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No Engine And Without Flapping

Gliding In Sail Planes

I used to think I was scared of heights but it turns out that this is not true, I’m scared of edges. I’m scared to the point of vertigo and the compulsion to jump just to get it over with. I can jump out of a plane (with a parachute of course), I can para-glide off of hills and I can happily get in any plane or helicopter. Put me on a cliff top and I’m a wreck.

I could write a ton about this subject but I can’t really write a book here so I might do an article on this now and again. For today I hope this will give you a flavour of this incredible, unique and much undervalued sport. Sometimes a little scary, sometimes incredibly beautiful and always a privilege to be in an environment we are not really meant to be in. READ MORE

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Simple Solo Ads – Part 3 – An Adventure With List Brokers

List Brokers

In Simple Solo Ads – Part 1 I talked about simple solo ads using other solo list owners. In Simple Solo Ads – Part 2 – Swap’s And Update I talked about swapping and banking with other solo list owners.

In this post I want to start talking about list brokers. This is either a step up or a step sideways depending on your point of view. The opportunity is to get more targeted and better quality leads but it’s a little bit more tricky and more of a gamble than sending your solo’s through other internet marketing solo list owners. READ MORE

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I don’t know why it works?

Law Of Attraction?

Have you heard of the Law of Attraction? If you have then maybe you thought it was a load of old rubbish and if you haven’t then maybe you will think it’s a load of old rubbish. Maybe you will think it’s amazing. Maybe it doesn’t matter because many successful people believe in the Law of Attraction and whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, it seems to work. Actually it makes a lot of sense and it’s not really so mysterious when you think about it.

Ok, Ok, So What Is “The Law Of Attraction”?

If you boil it down the Law of Attraction means that if you think about something in the right way it will manifest itself. You will attract that thing to you or you will be attracted to it. This works for the good and the bad so in a way, be careful what you wish for! It doesn’t pop out of the air like a genie out of a lamp though, we are not talking about a miracle although sometimes it can be miraculous. READ MORE

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