Hello again,

I hope this finds you well and thriving. Although my blogposts are mostly about business they are not entirely as there is more to life than business online. A lot. And on this site the posts are more about my personal journey than about the mechanics,which I do extensively go through on my other blog site which is at https://marketingwithmikeram.co and which I hope you’ll look at some time and add comments there.

Anyway last time I was mentioning what I’d learnt from Tony Robbins recently and tying it in with my ideas of going forward feeling more certain. I was saying one can almost feel it in one’s body when one has certainty. So that is a good feeling to cultivate.

However results are quite important at the stage I am at because we all like to see some sign of an impact on our businesses from outside. Okay it is too narrow to limit the definition of a result to simply things going on out there. Every day I work I get some sort of a result as my business progresses in some small way daily. I am always progressing. But in an obvious way not quickly enough. In addition there is a higher level of this informing me and telling me I wish to concentrate most on the concepts of marketing and find another way of getting the small stuff done which is nonetheless important in overall functioning.The idea of being my own CEO starts to make sense even though I have no one yet to delegate to. It feels comfortable.

At present though there is one hell of a lot of stuff I have to get through to put myself out there and capture the interest of people who come across my work.  I also have wider interests which are roughly speaking creative-painting, writing, music. I do not have enough hours in a day. Sooner or later outsourcing,getting a VA will have to come into the reckoning. As ever I have taken on too much. But somewhere along the line I must have thought myself equal to it.

If various writers are to be believed, Tony Robbins is one, Andy Shaw-a very good personal development guy I have been learning off for ages- another,  I would say we only live at 10% of our capability. How can I harness the next 10% or the 10% after that? what would that look like?

I should be able to create the life I desire completely. Why? Because there is more than enough energy and power in my mind to do so. The power in my mind-and in yours for that matter-is some ridiculously large amount. We just do not yet know how to harness it. But creating the life we desire should be exactly within our compasses.

If you’ll excuse my jumping staight to the figues then this how powerful our minds are according to Phil Gosling: The brain’s potential in terms of connections and thought power is 2X10 to the power of 1,000,000. This is a line of 0’s stretching for 9.8 miles.

Now the total number of atoms in the unverse is calculated at  10 to the power of 89.( My keyboard does not have a device for putting numbers in quite right space to denote that fact so I simply use the words to describe the phenomenon.) Anyway just in case you do not think you have the mental resources at your disposal, then think again. The figures here are from Andy Shaw’s excellent ‘Using a Bug Free Mind’. Personally I feel quite at a loss when I actually stop to consider many of these things. But the then again we are weird beings living in a Universe which quite defies description as well as measurement. telescopes may explore the outer Universe,but how will we explore what lies within?

Back to earth for a moment, Dean Holland,CEO of internet profits, is due to appear on stage at the same event as  Tony Robbins for Russell Brunson’s company.(Funnel Hackers Live Event). Dean Holland is a master exponent of the most up to date system of Internet Marketing and his work can be sampled by following this url to his Free Product:.THE PERFECT OFFER

Till the next time, keep well.

 

 

 

Hi folks,

I hope you are doing well. I have spent a number of sessions this week listening to Tony Robbins videos on Youtube. They are great and I can easily get lost in them and forget that time is passing on the rest of my business.

However I do have to think that it does me a lot of good as it works directly on me and brings plenty of ideas to the table about what I should do with my business.

I think one important  thing I.got from the material was that hoping my business would succeed felt to me very differently from expecting my business to really succeed and all that goes with it.

Much of where I have been is probably hoping but with a view that if I just carry on then I will eventually make it. I do not know whether that is a good position to take, and in any case I have since decided that expecting it to do well is  a rather superior attitude to hoping. So that is my orientation sorted.

Of course Tony R. has plenty of other things to say and in a certain attention I can pay to my own performance he could have a massive influence. Take video making as an example. If I talk as I normally do on video then my performance are okay. I am after all fairly new at it, though been around long enough to lose a number of them,as mentioned before.

But in future I can see I will get better if I make them less like a teacher might and more like a performer might.In other words if I bring more me in a present state to the work then I will see better results.

So my aim for future videoing is to become a better performer. Try and score 8/9 rather than 5/6.

So far I have enjoyed making videos,just as I enjoy writing stuff. Just as well because there will be plenty of this down the line. It is important to actually get a kick out of this stuff because it would be a preciously unrewarding occupation if I did not.

Sometimes I get glimpses of things I do not really enjoy doing. DIY for instance. God,what a chore. Reading instruction manuals, technical writing, filling in forms, taking surveys. All tedious. watching rugby on TV-total nono!

But I really want to up my pleasure here, and just be ‘Happy as Larry’ with my work. so in the spirit of trying to give better value, I would encourage you to go to my Education Site -which is a sister site at:

https://marketingwithmikeram.co. basically there is a whole load of written material on how to get started in affiliate marketing. Read through the posts and discover what you need to know.

This site is primarily my story so I do not actually put too much of the educational stuff here. My journey has been quite a long one,and as yet I am not a superstar. But I do give 100% and I am fully committed and as I said before I do expect to succeed big time.

Thank you for reading and perhaps leaving a comment. Onwards and Upwards.

A very perturbing thing happened to me today. I discovered not only had some of my videos onYoutube completely disappeared but also that about ten of them I had stored on my laptop disappeared so I will have to not only repost but also rerecord again. This is obviously time consuming and a bore but such is the situation I cannot help it. One note is to tighten up on computer security and remember always to sign out at the end of a session but also to making sure I keep stuff double backed up.

And a further investigation of another video posting site showed the similar lack of videos. Or is this simply a senior moment?  Or has someone earmarked a passage of time out in my life and asked the question: ‘Do you remember what you were doing then?’ Ho hum!

So what is worse? Losing videos or my memory? Well I think the answer to that is obvious! So I shall be go deep into my memory to work out what I was doing at the time I thought I had recorded these videos. Yep,somewhere inside of me I reckon I have total recall, even if it is not obvious.

It may take a couple of hours or even a couple of days! But I confident I can come up with the answer.Certainly I do remember a lazy stage in the year so maybe that was then.

Is total recall possible? yes. Everything I have awareness of plus plenty beside is recorded in my unconscious mind…..

…….In following on from that later that evening on Youtube I found a load of videos in the general mix which were no longer fixed to my email account. Now the interesting thing is, that they are quite hard to get back into my email account. Funnily enough that account had been cleared out,but the vidoes were still attributed elsewhere to me.

Now for want of as better way of looking at it, I put that down to intuition. I had a knowledge of their whereabouts in my unconscious. To compound the strangeness of the event I then went on to my site on Vimeo and discovered I no longer had that period of videos on that channel. Stranger and stranger.

Though I cannot yet solve the mysteries entirely, mercifully I do have most of my videos in some place, but somehow not on my computer! And it’s an Apple. So what gives? I don’t know but I would sure as hell like to get to the bottom of it.

They are not the greatest movies ever,but I don’t reckon they are too bad either, and contain good information which is helpful to aspiring affiliate marketers. and of course no one like losing stuff like that.

You can see my videos onYoutube and in the main I am listed as marketingwithmikeram  https://youtu.be/XE3F4-7IgVs for example.I will be posting asap a later collection which are still in the composition stage, or rather in my head as a project to do.

I think in this business it would be useful to develope octopus like characteristics with any number of arms to do all the necessary tasks. A couple more heads would do. However as I am stuck with two arms, one head, one brain etc, progress will for now be limited. But a note to remeber is to start thinking in terms of a VA to do some of the heavy liftying and leave me free to do all the lovely flair stuff.

If you want to find some more educational material to help you, then please visit my other site at marketingwithmikeram.co

 

 

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Hello again,
I am writing again in a period of massive upheaval in certain places wherein people have lost their lives in pointless ways, thugs dressed as law enforcement agents have beaten up old ladies and children and at least one government has determined itself ready for the dustbin,not to mention Trump’s continuing downward spiral.
Gun control seems a controversial subject just where it needs to be put in place most. If this seems unnecessarily preachy, just ask the relatives of those who were slaughtered in Las Vegas whether THEY think there should be gun control The usual repugnant and asinine reasons get trotted out by the usual idiots who want to play with guns and the USA fails to evolve as a nation.
If I bring too much of myself to this well it’s done in the spirit of being myself. I do it to say I am on the side of evolution and not guns.
One of the reasons I do this marketing stuff is to give value to people. Another is to make myself a better life. Another is maybe to help others. I look at those who sleep on pavements and wonder how the hell they get through it. It should not happen in the twenty first century. Can you imagine sleeping just for an hour on a pavement? how would your back feel? Your head? It’s spinechilling really and yet so many do it because of lack of opportunity and funds.And they do it night after godforsaken night! Civilised? No way. Which is why greater humanity is required high up and not just immigrant bashing!
But would it not be a really positive achievement if I could turn on one or two of those who live like this to making money online? Tough for sure,but not impossible.
So what have I done the last few days? Well I have had a very interesting time setting up a Facebook Ads account and creating a first ad. I am marketing a product called the ‘Perfect Offer’, which incidentally you can get of hold of here if you follow this link:
https://mikeram.clickfunnels.com/optingx65g1dk

The Perfect Offer is a Free plus shipping offer, put out by Dean Holland and Internet Profits. The only cost to an interested party is $9.95 to ship the USB stick to you. Whilst it is not an offer you cannot refuse( a la Godfather) it is one which you would be foolish to for quite the opposite reason as it could be business transforming. In the ‘perfect offer’ which is delivered to your door on a USB stick, Dean goes into the sorts of questions you need to ask in order to develop an appropriate marketing message for possible customers. His mentor Russell Brunson is hot about asking these sort of questions,such as who are you marketing to, where are they be found, how are they found and why would someone want this product. Sound stuff if you wish to build a perfect offer to present to your not yet knowing audience.
Now to tell you more would be to lessen the need for you to get it, but the trailer should be sufficient to turn you into a hungry subscriber.After all the only cost to you is the shipping cost.
Anyway the link is above so just click there and fire away.

Hello again,
I do not know whether there are times when you have many ideas forming in your head sometimes and queuing to get expression somehow,and just mixing themselves up in the process.Well that is how I feel today as I stand on the cusp of writing this post.
Oh sure sometimes it’s the opposite and nothing mind stares at a blank sheet searching for ideas,and finally forms one idea. But today,no. It’s as I said above. Like am I going to talk about the technical stuff I have difficulty doing, or am I going to talk about environmental change and renewable energy and tie that in with recycling content, or am I going to approach this as a deeper confession about my ability to do the stuff I have to?
This is convoluted for sure. I guess my approach to getting things done is a good point to start because I have been trying to get this site into good working order and putting monetising items into it. So I sort of press a few buttons more in hope than judgement and something appears,while another box disappears.
The problem is to tie it all up. I can add a plugin or a widget and see that show in the sidebar, but then I have to tie it all up to the place I keep the email subscribers names and from where I will mail them.
It has all gotten chillingly complex and I have surrounded myself with answers to my technical questions which make so little sense that I have to go and learn a new language to understand.
Perhaps you are one of these people too. You have some ability in this business but as soon as it gets too technical you shy away from the solving of the problem. Unsurprising in my mind. One just cannot be all things in this business.Technical answers go so far but in reality it can take a lot of time.
Now in the building of this site I have ‘magically’ manifested a few good things in the side bar,but none of it is perfect. None of this blogsite is perfect. But in all honesty it does sort of work. Not perfectly. But just about functionally enough. So although I will look to improve it over time, it’s gonna have to stay like this. As they say, just good enough is better than not all. And it does at least get out of the door!
Anyway I was going to also talk about the last part of the Quick Start Challenge, which ended over a week ago.
Well I sort of ended the QSC and felt vaguely triumphant,though I am not prone to outbursts of self gratulation. But then suddenly I felt like there was nowhere to go, and I was going to have to summon up my own next steps without the guidance and map.Help! I felt like a flopped souffle for the weekend. NOTHING. No energy, no direction, no enthusiasm. But then I heard Dean Holland say we had to really make this work and move on and not give the game away. So I have got myself to this point after dealing with technical matters related to my site.
But that does say something to me. My mentality is without direction if I do not have a clear idea of what to do next. And though I am fairly inner directed, it was great for a while having clear instructions on the next step, and the next step. So once I have done all this tech stuff on my site, I am then going to get clearer about Facebook traffic and set up a campaign for that, and also take the chance to do some more blog hopping. Along the way I will also make a couple of videos. There now. It’s put out there. So can I carry out those steps? Who knows.
The number one important thing is to know that the entire marketing machine works like it should and things like emails get to those who should receive them, so I have to work a lot in the machine room to get that done.And that means coordinating moving parts. Oh,well. I may yet astound myself! Oh yes, and I may tell myself also that getting results is not simply about getting money from this enterprise. Bye For Now!
Oh yes. If yhou want more detailed instruction in the finer points of affiliate marketing set up then PLEASE VISIT THIS SITE:http://www.marketingwithmikeram.co/

Moving forward into the autumn equinox there have been the usual equinoctal winds and rains and the season has definitely flicked over into autumn. Whilst I do lament this in part I am aware I cannot change a thing,least of all the march of time. So I have to concentrate on changing those things I can change,such as my Internet Life.

I say Internet Life because I spend many minutes of my life scrolling through facebook,in spite of being told I should not by time management’experts’.Mind you there is no one here to tick me off if I do and to be sure there is plenty to occupy my attention when I do look at FB.

However soon I will be using it to create adverts to target audiences tailor made for my purposes. Learning the outline of this was the main topic of the last teaching class of the QSC and amongst the most interesting of all the topics covered in the course.

The challenge has now more or less finished and I am surely not in the same place I started. I have now a functioning basic model of a business system which will underpin my future marketing efforts.

Having set up this blog site as a space in which to record my experiences of marketing and to document my victories and my failures I then set up a two tier Lead capture site. I built first an Optin Page consisting of a Headline about the Free product I am offering (one of the first necessities of running a business like this) and a box in which the interested person could put his/her email address in, so that the Free product could be made available to that person, and a Button to press to access it and the next page-the Thank You page., while the email address was stored in a list within my Click Funnels/Actionetics account.

The email address duly captured would be stored within the machinery for sending emails out , while the Free Product would be made available to them and on the Thank You Page , they would get a further piece of content-for free-which would give them information as well as tell them about an offer they might be interested in going forward. From that point they could if they wanted sign up to a free webinar or simply take the free product and leave.

Now within that lead magnet/free product there would be a certain amount of information given which would be relevant to the later affiliate offers to be made, ensuring that what was in place was a coherent internally logical piece of preframing which would be relevant  going along. The nature of the eventual affiliate offer is really the factor which determines what information is given before it and how. Creating inner congruity between all of the parts of the process is a major concern as well as congruence of colours and fonts used.

If you desire more detailed information on the actual process of creating a lead magnet and the steps after, please visit my other site at : http://www.marketingwithmikeram.co/ This is a more educationally based site where I have outlined most of the basics of affiliate marketing for beginners and beyond. There is quite a substantial amount of information there and I suggest you look around if it is something you think you could benefit from. I am here always to answer questions you have and you can either post them here or send them to my email adress as listed.

Moving on from that part of the Challenge and having a working email optin and thank you system, in the third part of the Quick start challenge the exercise was to create a series of emails to send out daily on automatic. This meant that whenever someone signed to my optin page their address would be stored in an Email list pertinent to this series, and then they would be sent a daily email in a seven letter sequence informing the recipient about who I am, what would be sent to him/her moving forward and reminding him//her of the next part of the process,in this case to sign up for a Webinar for Free to hear about the Affiliate Offer down the line-in my case an offer from Internet profits, with the free webinar an occasion to hear about the products offered by Internet Profits.

Thus armed with an automated email delivery service, the Final part of the Quick start Challenge was to learn about getting Traffic, the lifeblood of any online system. As the body cannot do without blood transporting oxygen around it so a business, an organic entity like a body, cannot do without the constant flow of traffic coming to it and subscribers, like nutrients, being attracted to and brought into the first parts of the system.

Dean really went above and beyond in the final part of the QSC in delivering three webinars on traffic. Types of traffic and how to get them were the main subject of each webinar and the processes which they work through. As mentioned early in the piece the final part was on paid for  Facebook traffic, which I found quite exciting to contemplate moving forward. Otherwise I am into blog hopping and video content marketing-both free traffic methods- in order to get people to look at my site and possibly optin for my free products.

Now that was not the final actual webinar in the process which I will cover in the next post on this site. This will happen in a few days time.

I feel for now I have been though a telling and enriching learning process which should hold me in good stead moving forward with my business. It was always necessary as I seemed to suffer from overwhelm and massive plate spinning without actually being able to get the various parts of the process down and in the right order.

From this point on I should be able to start to generate some leads to send through my automated machine and start to generate conversions to my affiliate offers. Upwards and Onwards….

 

Hi there folks,

I hope you are doing good and getting your deals together. It has been a weird time in the world for a time now,and having rewatched a film called 2012 last evening I am inclined to wonder at what is going on with multiple hurricanes hitting central and north America and the simultaneous earthquake in Mexico.Then there is also socio-political rumblings around the place and I find myself drawn in and desiring to give my own comments. Stuff we should have resolved in the world a while back raises its ugly head again and I wonder why we let it.  Western culture has become too relativistic with the mass spread of post modern thinking – this is the Post Modern Age’s worst fault and leads to some dangerous absurdities such as giving too much space and credence to some very ghastly viewpoints. Somewhere one has to take a stand., and say what is right and what is wrong.

I am told ‘Be yourself’. Really? You honestly wish me to go out and give the full version of me? well don’t say you ain’t warned. Actually I like the quote by Oscar Wilde which says’ Be yourself. It’s the only part available right now.’ Another quote I read told me I could not fail at being me. Most reassuring. Now I’ve studied some social psychology and anthropology so I am a bit wise as to what the human makeup is. I am fascinated by the mind and the social setting of human endeavours, and in marketing there is obviously a degree of room for using this material. I shall go into this in some depth as I progress in life and report it here over time. The use of hypnotic language patterns and NLP techniques is quite common in marketing world.

But the most obvious use of psychological techniques is when you offer something which will have your audience begging to be allowed to buy what you offer and then delivering in full on what you titillated their senses with.

Dog behaviour offers keen insights here. when you give a dog his dinner, you have this preframed creature literally begging to get that plate into position so he can eat-surely the highlight of the day. He will emit longing noises, and saliva will start to run down his jowls until pools form on the floor below his mouth, and he will move around in wrapt anticipation of the event to come-to wit the arrival finally of the bowl of food. He will stick his paw in the air and as soon the bowl gets put on the floor that face is deep into it and demolishing the contents. The point of marketing is to get your potential buyers to where they are the dog!

The pools of saliva are more like a flood. The internal talk is going: please! please! Desire is just that.  And this I see as the end point of marketing. And that is really all one needs to do.

But just imagine if you had got the dog all excited about the food, but then at the last minute had swapped the bowl with his normal food in for a bowl filled with sand ,or stones? What then? Or less offensively, but similarly deceptively a bowl with tangerine segments and lettuce leaves. The dog would probably feel badly treated or worse. To be frank if it went for you in the instance of a bowl with stones in it, then that would be well deserved and good luck getting it to shower you with affection again. In the case of a tangerine and lettuce dinner the dog would simply think you were screwing with it and find itself something from the larder,by force if necessary.

Don’t mess with your pets is the moral of the story, or as importantly for my enterprises -Don’t mess with your customers!! Give what you say you will.

I am into the final week of the ‘Quick Start Challenge’ now. It has been very appropriate to my needs,and has made me realise that deadlines can be salutary. The previous weeks have involved building this blog site, creating a two step Optin process in order to get subscribers who can become buyers, and creating an automated machine for delivering emails to my subscribers. This has been putting my ducks in a row in the  right order. I think this had been overwhelming me before, though I do not really know why. Maybe it needed to be set out for me. Anyway now I am in the process of deliberating traffic getting strategies. In my mind I think I will do videos,as I have already done quite a few, and some facebook Ads. I will also read other people’s blogs and look around forums. The awesome thought is that when I have everything in the right order and functioning I may actually get the system to work for me. Hoorah!

Anyway this is the lot for today,so stay cool and be well if you are reading this.

 

 

 

Hi there reader, greetings to you.

The purpose of this blog is to map my journey from zero to hero in a few short stages. I have been working really hard on setting myself up online with a viable business and this represents a further stage in my journey towards what I consider to be justice of a sort.

To be honest I wish to put behind me the years of working for free on getting this show on the road and getting some sort of remuneration which will make me feel I can do it.`

Like most people I do not work on things unless I am fairly certain I can crack it eventually. For instance I do not engage on home renovation projects because I know I am lousy at that sort of stuff and it bores the hell out of me. On the other hand I do enjoy painting so I indulge myself at times.

This though is slightly different because there is so much to learn and carry out in order to get all the ducks in a row. One has to master a number of distinct skills as well as keep oneself going in the face of failures. Certainly much of it is not in my comfort zone.

So why am I doing it? Well my reasons are no different from the usual ones of desiring a better life style, living in a better home and having a bit of surplus money to spend.

I am actually fairly good at keeping myself happy in tough situations so long as I can find things to laugh at and smile about. I do not mind spending long hours on my own working in isolation. And I can take a certain amount of set backs so long as there is the prospect of a way forward and a light at the end of the tunnel.

I suspect many people can relate to this as they try to escape their humdrum existences and do not succeed in hitting the pot of gold straight away.

We are told by those who seem to know: You do not fail when you fall and get up again. You only fail if you do  not try to get up afterwards. Or you only fail when you pull the trigger on yourself.And so on. There are many people offering such advice. I have not failed according to these notions. I do however go through phases of boredom and ennui. And often American psychobabble fails to get to the parts common sense can reach.

In truth though I have spent a fair few hours and a lot of money on various ways of getting myself to the point where I can say I have in part vindicated my desire to do this online money making thing.On the other hand,working so far for no money and no recognition,I have tested out my altruistic reflexes quite hard.Yeah, when it comes to it, I feel a bit of a pushover. I have even bought programmes and then forgotten all about them. Yes the joy of buying things seems to consist entirely in the thrill of pressing the ‘Buy now ‘ button sometimes. Which leaves me at a loss as to how to look nat myself sometimes. However some of my purchases have been quite clever.

This is not my first blog site. I have another one. But this one I am starting as a journal of sorts to chart my progress. I am deliberately writing fairly loosely and without too much planning. Whether I will bore of this,I do not know. I am not a diarist at all. But I do like to write.

I think my first interest online is in personal development and health. I came to it for the second time in my life after rereading a book by Luke Rhinehart-‘The Dice Man’. I throw that out there because it is quite a thought provoking book about living one’s life in a completely different way, and that seemed to result in my getting very interested in Personal Development and Self Improvement stuff.

While throwing a dice for every action in my life would have been slightly too edgey in this regimented controlled existence that is much of C21 Uk, and quite likely resulted in a jail sentence or a long stay in an institution for the insane,expanding further one’s awareness of what is possible was not.

I have never been too concerned with doing the right thing,so being more than I thought I was is always going to be an interesting draw. Exploration of my psyche and maximising my potential seems like a good idea and has become at times an overriding factor.

Now along with other things I have done, actually getting it together to run a business which was concerned with such matters seemed like quite an amusing route to go. Plus I have desired to make some money to have a better life. Eventually I will make some personal developement products myself,if I ever get the hang of my present endeavours enough to fund that.

Now I look back at where I was and can see now it has all got a bit out of control and away from where I was intending to go. In the process of all my exploration and dabbling I have run up quite  a large amount of debt,on credit cards etc, and really would like to succeed and crack this online business thing. And to do this I have had to go quite deeply into what is required in order to sell things.

I suppose I am not always responsible and controlled and the credit card is just a future expenditure,albeit one with interest.  So really at this point in time I do think that progressing forwards is a great idea and getting it right necessary and desirable. Whether I will or not is another matter,because however clear and sincere one’s intentions. reality sometimes has different ideas.

At this point I have spent a few years just trying to crack the marketing side of things and put in a myriad of hours doing courses,following coaches,listening to webinars, implementing methods and paying out dosh,so much dosh for the pleasure. I have wondered whether just to put all of my findings into a book and work from that.Maybe that is for the future. But for now I am doing the’Quick Start Challenge’ in order to fulfil my desires to actually make some progress towards self enrichment and putting stuff out there which I think will make a difference in a positive way to other people’s lives.

Anyway there is too much ‘I’ here. What about ‘You’? If you want to  make a comment in the space designated about your personal experiences, or even to tell me you think I am doing it the wrong way, it would be appreciated by me and probably I would answer, unless you are trolling.

Be well, stay cool and go with the Dharma!

 

 

 

 

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