Today is Mother’s Day, and I wanted to do a post honoring the people in my life who make this day a special one.
Being a mother is the most important job I ever had, and the one I’m most proud of. From a very young age, it’s the one thing I knew I wanted to be.
Without a doubt, and to the very depths of my soul.
Because of that, the first people I want to honor today are the two very special men in my life who made that a reality for me: my beautiful son who made me a mom, and my dear husband, John, who gave him to me. Sean, being the mother of the outstanding man you’ve become makes me very, very proud and happy.
Of course, I can’t forget the other mother who helped to make it possible, my mother-in-law, Nancy.
Mom, you gifted me with a partner, a soul-mate, and a best friend, when you entrusted John to me. I can’t thank you or honor you enough for that.
And of course, there is my mom, Judy.
The woman who showed me by example how strong a woman can be; how a real mother lives her life.
I’m blessed to be a part of a wonderful, warm and loving family, and the credit for that lies at your feet, Mom. Our children find their way back to us no matter how far their journey takes them, because of the strong family framework that you built, and the bonds that you taught us to hold close.
And finally, for my lovely sisters and nieces; Tammy, Trina, Anna, Cassondra, and Amanda. You are all beautiful women and awesome Moms and I love you very much.
I’ve just completed my review of a brand-new WSO called Kindle Bestseller Secrets You Wish You Knew, by Derek Deopker, and it has me pretty excited. I had not even heard of Derek until today. When I heard about his WSO, I wanted to give it a good, hard look before recommending it to my subscribers and readers. I just sent an email highly recommending it, so I guess that tells you what I think of it.
A little back story:
Derek is a best-selling author in one of the most competitive niches on Amazon (or anywhere, for that matter.) He hit #1 for Diets and Weight Loss and #1 in Healthy Living, without a big advertising budget or a big mailing list. He was even out-selling Tim Ferriss’ book 4 Hour Body.So he does know what he’s talking about.
The course covers a lot of ground and is broken into 6 modules, has 4 bonuses, and a shares a wealth of resources. There is also an additional offer that will allow you to track your book “hits” in a way that I haven’t seen before. There is also a PDF “Quick Tips” guide that hits the high points of the entire course.
A lot of times, I never look past a quick start guide. I find that a lot of product creators put too much extra, useless fluff in their main course, and the quick start guide has all of the actual useful information. This course is different. There’s a lot of helpful information, tips and resources throughout the course, so I wouldn’t skip over it.
Module One – This is the success strategies and motivation section and it has five lessons. These lessons are all video, and you can download the video slides and the mp3 audio. I like that he talks about providing genuine value. This is a theme that stays constant throughout the course, and he backs that up by providing value in his own work.
Module Two – The research module in three lessons. Derek covers pre-writing, book ideas, and shares a formula for creating great advice books. Lesson one is video with research notes, lesson two is text only, lesson three is audio and notes. I always love idea stuff, so this is a fun module for me.
Module Three – Covers structuring and converting your Kindle book in two video lessons with text tips and resource links. He doesn’t go into formatting at all. He uses Open Office to type his book and outsources the file conversion. He shares his resources, including a proofreading site, and the person he uses for conversion. The most valuable part of this module is the information he shares about what should show up in the preview of your book.
Module Four – 7 lessons on cover creation. These are mostly video with some tips and links. Lesson two on outsourcing your cover is a text lesson. This is a very valuable module because he covers how to do your own cover or outsource it. He shares some really cool resource links, and shows how he built two of his books covers using both free software and cheap software. This was done in 4 step-by-step tutorials, where he walked you through how he actually used the software.
Module Five – Publishing to Kindle. 1 Lesson that walks through the KDP platform, and how to best set up your book information. Straight to the point, solid advice here.
Module Six – Marketing in 9 lessons. These are a combination of video, notes and downloadables, including some helpful spreadsheets. His #1 favorite promotional tactic is good. Again, this just reinforces the kind of ethical person this guy is. I may not have heard of him before, but I like the way he thinks. Less 9 is a Q & A recap.
The additional offer is for a secret Amazon “hack” that you can use to track the traffic to your book. It will allow you to know what keywords people use to find your book, which will allow you to make the best use of your keywords. This is something that I have not seen anywhere else.
This is a very good course by someone who knows what he’s talking about. He’s teaching from experience. And his experience didn’t include having a large advertising budget or a huge mailing list. He just shows how to use free and cheap resources very wisely.He also focuses on focus. How not to get so overwhelmed by the details, and how to be efficient and productive.
I really like this course. I like Derek’s mentality of thinking about quality and value before thinking about money. I like how he strips down and simplifies things.
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In just a few days, I’ll be getting into my car for the drive to Atlanta, Georgia and the NAMS 9 workshop. I couldn’t be more excited about it.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of this business is the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, and all parts of the world. Surprisingly, I’ve become incredibly close to people I only know online. Others I’ve met only once or twice, yet I feel like they are almost family.
As a long time member of Earn1KaDay, you’ll very often see me touting the benefits of joining groups. Networking is important in any business, for sure. Not only that, having friends to work with is even more important. In our online world, we don’t always get the day-to-day human interaction and camaraderie that you get in a “normal” work environment, so we need to create those connections for ourselves.
Joining membership sites, forums, and Facebook and Skype groups is the way to form those bonds. The next logical step is to go live with your connections.
I know that not everybody can afford to make every live event, especially when you’re first starting out. I highly encourage you to put aside the funds and make it happen just as soon as possible though. Nothing else will give your business the same kind of boost as a live event.
This will be my first NAMS workshop, and I’m really looking forward to finally meeting people whose work I’ve followed and admired for a long time. And it’s time to bring my dear hubby into the mix. For the first time, John will be joining me at a live event. Because he is totally green when it comes to online business, he’ll get a crash course in all that NAMS has to offer for beginners.
I’m looking forward to some excellent sessions to take my own business up a notch. The schedule is so value-packed, it’s going to be tough to decide which sessions to attend. Fortunately, I’ll be picking up the recordings so I can watch the ones I miss, and review the ones I attend.
So far, I’ve decided on these for sure: Passive Income in Hidden Places (Nicole Dean), Step-by-Step Secret to Coaching Thousands of People Without Working Harder (Christine Cobb), How to Double or Triple Your Profits by Improving Just a Few Things by Only 15% (Mark Hendricks).
Other topics I have my eye on are Coaching Income Secrets (Bob Jenkins) and Ellen Britt and Janis Pettit are battling for my Saturday morning with Content Repurposing and Webinar Sales Success Secrets.
If you want to see the smorgasbord I’m having to choose from check it out: NAMS 9 Schedule. Good thing I’ll have those recordings!
Counting down… less than three days until departure time!
Much Happiness and Success!
Why would you choose CommentLuv Premium over the free version? After all, I’ve been a long time fan and user of the free version. It is a very nice plugin. Simply, CommentLuv “visits” the site of the comment author while they are typing their comment on your blog, and then it retrieves their last blog posts which they can then choose to include at the bottom of their comment when they click to submit the comment.
It shows up like this: Commenter Name recently posted Blog Post Title. The link clicks through to the commenter’s blog post.
CommentLuv Premium adds many more features to what is already a very powerful relationship-building tool:powerful spam blocking, ability to add keywords, twitterlink integration, top commenter widget, AND (this is huge)… by having it on your site, you get advanced backlinking features when YOU comment on ANY CommentLuv blog – even the free ones!
And then, of course, there is the special deal that’s going on right now (through September 3.) The premium version of this plugin is normally $97, and it’s worth it for all that it will do – it’s like having 7 plugins in one. For just a few more days, though, you can get it for less than 25% of the regular retail price. It is on a dime sale, but I think it’s going up every five sales instead of every single sale.
Read on to find out some of what this plugin will do, and click through to the sales page to read all about it in more detail. There are so many features that the sales page has only summaries of each one, and you can click through the “more” links to find out more detail on the ones that interest you.
You: The Commenter
When you have CommentLuv Premium activated on your blog, and you comment on any of the 50000+ CommentLuv blogs on the internet, your blog is scanned and you have the option to choose from your last 10 blog posts, and up to 5 favorite posts or pages. Think about that for a minute. The 10 will be your last 10 posts, but the 5 favorites are posts and/or pages that YOU choose and add to your settings.
That means that you can comment on a popular, busy blog in your niche and have your squeeze page or sales page in the link under your post. If you leave a thoughtful and meaningful post, the other visitors to that blog are going to be compelled to click through to your site. You can mix it up. Post comments that link back to various posts on your blog, post others that link to your sales page, and others that link to squeeze pages.This is the kind of link building that’s actually fun to do!
You also get integrated click stats on your comments. You can see which links are getting clicks from which sites.
You: The Blog Owner
For your commenters, you are able to entice people to share your posts by offering them more of their posts to choose from if they Like, Tweet, or +1 your post. You can control whether the link is do-follow or no-follow based on the number of comments they’ve made or whether they’ve shared your posts. You can allow commenters to add keywords to their comments after they’ve made a certain number of approved comments on your blog. Visitors to your blog also see this and are encouraged to leave more comments.
Advanced Spam Control
CommentLuv Premium has anti-bot and also anti-human spam capabilities built in which will prevent automated, semi automated and even mechanical Turk spam. No captcha! It can be so frustrating for readers when they can’t figure out weird captcha shapes and letters. With this plugin, all you need is a simple check box asking the reader to confirm that they are human. Bots and scripts don’t even recognize the box, so they can’t check it.
These days, most software and premium plugins come with updates for the first year only. CommentLuv Premium comes with updates for the life of the plugin. Update with just a single click from the dashboard on your site.
And I Haven’t Even Mentioned The Bonuses!
There is a really impressive bonus package that you’ll get if you purchase this special.
- 15 Ways To Generate Traffic
- WP Dealpon Plugin (Version 2)
- WP Mail Ads Plugin (With PLR)
- Dashboard Widget (With Lonely Comments)
- WP Autolinks
- Premium Header Pack
I’m sure you’re starting to see what an incredible value this package really is. It’s funny, I buy lots of plugins and themes, but it sometimes takes me a while before I get around to putting most of them up on my blog. This one, I had downloaded and then installed and activated within minutes of buying it. I still have a few settings to tweak, but the training in the member’s area is very helpful for that.
Next post, I’ll go into how I find CommentLuv-enabled blogs to comment on. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it.
Oh, and while you’re here, leave a comment… and I’ll show you some Luv.
Much Happiness and Success!
Simple Video Pro claims that it’s going to make all other video players obsolete. I tend to agree!
Ok, I’ve been hesitating about getting a video player for my website, and have been eying Easy Video Player, but it is just so darn expensive!
Sometimes, it pays to wait. Simple Video Pro does so much stuff, so easily, that it makes me WANT to put videos on my website! The best part is, I can use it on my own videos, on PLR videos, on videos designed to promote affiliate products. Heck, I can even embed MY affiliate’s links into a video and give it out for them to promote me.It will embed links, overlay an opt in form OR social media buttons, and so much more!
Here are some of the things it will do: Read More…