Archive for March, 2009

If you are even slightly interested in being able to market on the internet you will most likely have come across the names of Mike Filsaime, Alex Jeffreys, Frank Kern and Maria Andros.

They are all GREAT marketers, very successful in financial  terms and travel extensively.  They appear to live the lifestyle many of us dream of BUT at the risk of sounding like a grumpy old woman, don’t they know when you drive you should concentrate on the road?

Videos have become increasingly popular and are a fantastic way to build relationships. For those brave enough to get behind the camera it’s a great way to connect to targeted audiences.  The idea is to be yourself and act natural. No-one explains that better than the video queen herself, Maria Andros


Since Frank Kern did it, there has been an increasing trend for videos to pop up being filmed inside a moving vehicle and my question is -” how many people do you know who normally drive along staring at the passenger window and talking to themselves?”

If I did it I’d be considered somewhat “strange”, and even more of a hazard to road users than I already am.  I’m geographically challenged at the best of times and hate driving, but I have noticed when these super marketers go on their journeys there’s never any traffic around so maybe I’d feel differently if I lived where they  do!

Anyway, all joking aside, this brings me to the point of this post and that is insurance. No  not car insurance  but travel insurance and it’s something even these highflying marketers need to consider.

My friend has just told me the sad tale of a family who have spent thousands of dollars in airfares, accommodation, hospital bills etc because a relative had a nasty motor accident in Thailand and no one knew if he had any insurance.  He probably did, BUT as he is in a vegetative state, no one knows whom it is with, or where to find the policy.

I don’t know how it happened, whether he was filming a video, changing channels on the radio or what, and I don’t want to lecture. However, I’d like to make a suggestion and that is if you travel anywhere abroad, either alone or with your families, make sure you have travel insurance and leave a copy or copies of the documentation with someone at home.   That way if anything awful ever occurs your nearest and dearest will  know where to  turn.

In the case I’ve just mentioned, the poor chap has been flown home, but even after all the considerable distress, hassle and expense involved for everyone, it’s unclear whether their efforts will have been in vain.

It’s a sad tale but something I hope you’ll learn from and remain accident free.

Now, where did I put my car keys?

Take care
Jean Shaw

Discover My Airfare Secrets

Why Mike Filsaime, Andrew Fox And Bob Jenkins Are Great Internet Marketers

I’ve been “away” from the computer for some time and have just visited my son at his residential college. He has autism and it was lovely to see him in his new surroundings and meet his fellow students and IT’s.

No- he’s not a computer whizz kid and as far as Jodi is concerned, IT stands for Independent Trainer. They help him in the areas he will need for independent living.

Anyway, talking of independence – the reason I started on the internet was to become sufficiently independent to be able to support my son when he leaves college. In recent months though, I’ve spent so much time on the computer it’s affected my health and caused me to review my plans.

It’s not uncommon, I hasten to add, especially when you are presented with so many different ways to make money on a daily basis and it’s so easy to find yourself infront of the screen for hours on end without even realising it.

It’s not healthy, but it’s not uncommon. It’s easy  to find yourself infront of the screen for hours without even realising it.  Dan Briffa has just made an interesting post on time management which reminded me to get out my kitchen timer so I son’t make the same mistake again.

It was great  to have a break BUT when I saw the amount of e-mails which had accumulated during my absence I felt like giving  up completely.  Instead, I deleted most of them but couldn’t help noticing the amount from respected marketers promoting Mike Filsaime’s Butterfly Marketing 2.0.

Apparently anyone with at least one brain cell had to apply for this “free” package and it was being limited to 5000 packages, (although now I believe they are producing more). Of course, it wasn’t completely “free” because you had to pay nominal shipping charges, but in comparison to the almost $2000 it will normally cost it was certainly a good deal.

Part of the proposition is you need to test drive a monthly newsletter BUT Mike allows you to cancel at any time and still keep the Butterfly Marketing 2.0 package. I suspect most people won’t.

He’s a shrewd marketer that Mike Filsaime and I can understand why Alex Jeffreys admires him so much.

Another shrewd marketer is Bob Jenkins aka Bob-The-Teacher. Incase you’re wondering, YES,  he really is a qualified teacher in the offline world, and has cleverly brought out Discover Butterfly Marketing  to teach people how to use the product.

That’s what I call timing.

Of course, it was inevitable as he was one of the respected marketers I was talking about earlier and had  bought the original version. Clearly he’s used it to good effect as he already has many products to his name, including Discover C Panel, DiscoverSocial Networking and Squidoo Secrets

Another  person who works along the same lines is Andrew Fox.  This wily chap doesn’t always promote a new product when it launches.l Instead he creates a product to teach you how to use whatever is currently flavour of the month.  He explains about it in his Guru Slayer product and because I respect him I’ve made this video.  It’s not good, but it’s all mine including the poem.

Now, here’s a question – Do you think I had at least one brain cell?

Take care

Jean Shaw