Business Man

Information technology, information publishing. I'm pretty opinionated about how to run a business.

Don't Be Bill

Yesterday I received an unsubscribe notification from my autoresponder, one of those messages that tells me a subscriber has left and gives me the reason if the subscriber has taken the time to let me know. I monitor those and, if someone takes the time to give me a reason, I take the time to respond.

Why You Need a New Support System

It doesn't matter what type of online business you're in: it's important that your customers and prospects be able to contact you. Whether they're needing information or a problem to be solved, they want to know that they can reach you.

However, it's become quite clear that e-mail is unreliable. Not because e-mail is broken, but because many Internet Service Providers (ISPs)—AOL, Comcast, Hotmail and Yahoo are the worst—are blocking messages they believe are spam.

Save Time (and Money) on Your Product Research

When you think about what subject to write about (talk about. etc.) for your information product, I don't blame you for being a little overwhelmed. You might be thinking,

"I'm not an expert!"

The good news is, you don't have to be an expert!

The fact of the matter is, the Internet has made it possible for your prospects to find information—in depth—on just about any subject you can imagine. For free.

Except they're probably going to have to put a lot of time into getting all that information together...

Should I Use a Squeeze Page on My Website?

I commented recently on two separate blog posts which touched on a common theme: "Should I use a squeeze form/popup on my website?" (Using the squeeze form before any additional information is shown.)

This question gets asked for two reasons, generally. One, the site owner/designer is concerned that their visitors will be put off by the form/popup and will leave the site. This is certainly a concern, as I know many people who will do just that. And the proliferation of pop-up/ad/image blocker plug-ins for web browsers shows that this is not an isolated sentiment.

Tips to Get Me to Follow You on Twitter

Over the last few days I've added relatively quite a few more followers to my Twitter timeline. Some of that is, hopefully, because people actually find me interesting. And I hope I don't fail them. Some of the followers come naturally as I follow more people and they reciprocate, or their followers come across my tweets. Other followers try to game Twitter by adding massive numbers of friends only to spam them and, as I've been pleased to see, are deactivated by Twitter.

Cattle Call for IM Weekly Roundup

It's official: the site supporting my Internet marketing resource newsletter, Internet Marketing Weekly Roundup, is open for business.

IMWeeklyRoundup.com will corral the weekly issues, which promote five or more resources that are free to use and will help Internet marketers in running their business. The resources run from newsletters to web services, from training to desktop applications, all with one thing in common: there's no charge for them.

Installation Guide Updated for 7DSS 2.8

Well, it's been a long time coming... and now the completely-revised, new-and-improved $7 Secrets Scripts Installation Guide has been released.

Updated for 7DSS version 2.8, the guide attempts to make it much easier to get started with the software used by thousands of Internet marketers to quickly bring their information products to market.

You can read more about it here or simply download it from the link in the $7 Secrets report.

$7 Secrets Still Relevant

How do I know that $7 Secrets is still relevant after nearly two years? The copycats come out.

I Must Be Lying

Yes, there does seem to be a downturn in the economy, at least by looking at certain indicators. However, I must take issue with the commentary recently published by a fellow marketer:

Any IMer that doesn't admit that the current economic conditions have cut deeply into their sales are simply not being truthful.

So I must be lying when I say

VisiOlo Public Beta

Here's a quick note about a very narrow window of opportunity for the right group of infopreneurs.

A buddy of mine is opening up a public beta period for a new tool he's been working on. The project has been going well (I've been in the private beta for the last few months) and he's needing a larger group of users to take the tool to the next level.

A successful beta test candidate will: