Archive for March, 2011

How NOT To Be An Internet Marketing ZombieI must admit I don’t like bad language. 

It’s not that I’m a prude, but I just feel it’s unnecessary, especially when there are so many other words available to get your message across.

I fully appreciate strong language is used in all walks of life and is becoming the norm rather than the exception, but I still don’t like it.

We all learn from example, so why not set good examples, especially for our children…right?

One person whose work I’ve come to increasingly admire over the last couple of years because of his principles is Gary Simpson.

He stands up for what’s good – at least in Internet Marketing circles and sets a good example for the rest of us to follow.

Gary calls a spade a spade and has no time for people who cannot, or will not help themselves.

I interviewed him recently and if you missed it you can listen here.

He is a master wordsmith and his “reports” are packed full of good, sound and helpful advice, usually written in a style you could happily show your mother.

However, occasionally Gary gets annoyed. 

His tone changes, and his choice of words are somewhat less “selective”.

Such has  been the case in his How Not To  Be An Internet Marketing Zombie report, which he is allowing you to re-brand, IF you are one of those people who do actually want to help yourself.

I agree fully with the content of the report,  just don’t necessarily  like the words he’s used to convey the message, and to be fair he did tone it down a bit after I gave him my views, although perhaps not enough for my liking.

Maybe I am a prude after all ?

Anyway, it’s well worth reading, because it covers a topic which has become an increasingly frustrating experience for anyone serious about having an online presence, and highlights what many believe to be “bad” practice.

I’ll leave you to make your own mind up when you read How Not To Be An Internet Marketing Zombie, which you can download by clicking either on the words or on the image above.

I can confirm, the language, described on the cover by the author himself as “FOUL”, is not typical of Gary’s work,  and I highly recommend you check out all the other informational products he’s written because they’re good…

…VERY good! 

Jean

P.S.  Don’t forget to listen to the interview.  That’s very good too (although I do say so myself)!

Autism – Can Anyone Help My Friend, Please?

Worried about Autism As you know my son has autism and over the years he has improved tremendously in his ability to do things for himself.

So too had my friend’s son.

He has been toilet trained since the age of seven years, could dress himself independently,  and whilst his diet was somewhat limited he’d eat and drink whatever was put in front of him.

Not any more!

About eighteen  months ago things started to change for some reason.

The first thing my friend noticed was her son stopped  eating or drinking unless she continually prompted him to do so.

Then, he’d stop dressing himself and unless she told him to put his shoes on individually, he’d only put one on regardless of whether both shoes were standing side by side.

More worryingly though, he’s  just started to wet himself. He seems to just go wherever and whenever he wants, although he knows how to use the toilet, and needless to say, my friend is getting REALLY worried.

It’s as if he needs permission to do everything.

He can do everything himself…

he just doesn’t…

any more… unless prompted.

If anyone  has experienced the same problems with an autistic child or a child in general, could you PLEASE comment on this blog post so I can forward the information to her?

She’s concerned about possible childhood dementia!

Thanks.

Jean

I  like talking to people and sitting infront of a computer alone for many hours doesn’ t lend i

tself to being sociable.

However, the wonders of technology do meanI don’t have to be completely isolated, and occasionally I interview other online marketers who can offer value to others.

My latest call was with Joe Fier, whom you may know is an internationally renowned web video producer and copywriter whose work is featured on many product launches including Josh Bartlett’s Easy Video Player.

He’s  also partnered on products with WordPress expert Matt Woolfe.

He’s another of Alex Jeffreys students and clearly took all the information he was taught onboard.

If you want to learn more about this young man from Sandiago, and benefit from the information he shares,  you might just want to listen to my call with Joe on his page, here …

JeanShawInterviews.com

 

You’ll also learn why you just might find Fier’s  Beers sometime in the future!

Jean

This morning I was fortunate enough to get Gary Simpson to step out of his TEMPLE for Internet Marketing Newbies to give me yet another interview.

You see we had a really long chat a few months ago but for some reason Pamela didn’t record anything Gary said.

Today it was a  bit temperamental too and cut out four times, so the audio version you are about to hear is the result of lots of editing.

It’s well worth it though.

Gary is a really inspirational guy, an amazing wordsmith, and offers some great advice.

When you listen, you’ll discover what three crabs in a bucket have to do with expectations and  why SNIOPS will stop you in your tracks every time!

 Intrigued?

You should be.

Go here to discover the answers to the above, and why Gary Simpson has called time on being “Mr Nice Guy”!

You won’t be disappointed!

http://www.jeanshawonline.com/garysimpson.html

 

 Jean

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, and you can get a copy of his latest report Making Money Online!

Why Alex Jeffreys Gives Me A Headache

Jean Shaw and Alex JeffreysI can’t work out how I feel about Alex Jeffreys.

There’s no doubt  he’s certainly the real deal and all the stories he tells about how he’s changed his life and inspired change in others are all true.

You can bel ieve

the testimonials you see on his websites and sales pages, and you can believe he is just as he appears in his videos.

What you see is what you get with Alex  Jeffreys.

However, on 9th January, 2010 I went to Las Vegas to attend one of his workshops, and I’ve still got the scars to prove it…

…literally!

People flew in from all over the world to hear what he had to say, and it wasn’t cheap.  

It was worth it though, not just for the information, but also for the ability to meet  like minded people.

Everyone left feeling inspired and anxious to get on with whatever career niche they’d decided on armed with new ideas and strategies.

I  was so excited I couldn’t sleep on the flight home  and arrived back in UK very jetlagged. 

As I was going up the escalator in King’s Cross, dragging my case  behind  me, I suddenly found myself doing a backward flip down the sharp metal moving staircase.

The wheels had slipped off the step below and as I leant back to grab it, the momentum pulled me over.

I hit my head, cut my leg and ended up in hospital, so when I mentioned the scars earlier, I wasn’t kidding.

It could have been much worse though.

Ever  since, I’ve been having dull headaches and seeing tiny cartoon type images inside my head.

According to the specialists, I’m not going crazy, but whilst what I have is quite rare, it’s consistent with a bang on the head and is an acute form of  migraine .

It seems Louis Carroll had them too and supposedly that’s how he managed to write Alice In Wonderland.

I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I’m now wondering whether the headaches I’ve been getting ever since going to see Alex in Las Vegas were really worth the life changing weekend event because…

Alex is now offering recordings of the entire weekend for $19.95!

Can you believe it?

Naturally, I’m really pleased he’s offering others the chance to learn what we  did  at the event and for a price most people can afford, but can’t help feeling if I’d only had a crystal ball  I could have saved myself a LOT of money and a LOT of headaches.

Still you never know, if I keep seeing lots of images, I might one day write a best seller that gets turned into a film too.

Now that really would be life changing for me,  but if YOU want to invest in Alex Jeffreys internet marketing course and see if you can change YOUR life, here’s the link …

 Million Dollar Blueprint

Here’s to a headache free future!

If you follow my blog, you’ll know I love GVO and recently did a quick 6 week course from their Academy.
 
We all had to put certain elements on our blog to achieve a Certificate and yesterday, having had my blog satisfactorily reviewed, I received my badge of honour.

Well – you know what I mean, and if  you want to see why I got it  you can go here BeginMarketingNow.com

You’ll find the badge on the right hand side, but I also got a proper Certificate , which I can frame.

How about that then?

Anyway, another thing you’ll know if you follow my blog is I receive a lot of e-mails…

…far too many actually because most I never get time to read most of them.

However, I did read this one and must pass it on because we all know children on line don’t we?

It just goes to show how easy it is for people to obtain information about you, so be warned…

everything on the internet leaves a trail…

Be VERY careful What You Write And Say!

Here’s the e-mail message.  PLEASE read it and share, especially with children .

Thankyou.

MYSPACE:    A Must Read for All

 
After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and get on-line.

She logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on.

She sent him an instant message:

ByAngel213: Hi. I’m glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home today. It was really weird!

GoTo123: LOL You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you? Don’t you live in a safe neighborhood? 

ByAngel213: Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination cuz’ I didn’t see anybody when I looked out.

GoTo123: Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven’t done that have you?

ByAngel213: Of course not. I’m not stupid you know.

GoTo123: Did you have a softball game after school today?

ByAngel213: Yes, and we won!!

GoTo123: That’s great!  Who did you play?

ByAngel213: We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look like bees. LOL

GoTo123:  What is your team called?

ByAngel213: We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are really cool.

GoTo123: Did you pitch?

ByAngel213: No, I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before my parents get home. I don’t want them mad at me.  Bye!

GoTo123: Catch you later.  Bye

Meanwhile, GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search for her profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out.

He took  out a pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far.

Her name: Shannon
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985
Age: 13
State where she lived: Victoria
Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall.

  • Besides this information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just told him.
  • He knew she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon until her parents came home from work.
  • He knew she played softball on Thursday afternoons on the school team, and the team was named the Canton Cats.
  • Her favorite number 7 was printed on her jersey.
  • He knew she was in the eighth grade at the Canton Junior High School

She had told him all this in the conversations they had on- line.

He had enough information to find her now.

Shannon didn’t tell her parents about the incident on the way home from the ballpark that day. She didn’t want them to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball games.

Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn’t be so overprotective.

By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following her.

Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at her. It was then that the memory came back.

She glanced up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely.

He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when she looked at him. He didn’t look scary and she quickly dismissed the sudden fear she had felt.

After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach.  She noticed his smile once again as she walked past him.  He nodded and she smiled back. 

He noticed her name on the back of her shirt.

He knew he had found her.

Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few blocks to Shannon ‘s home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned to the park to get his car.

Now he had to wait.

He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go to Shannon ‘s house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat there until time to make his move.

Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in the living room.

” Shannon , come here,” her father called.

He sounded upset and she couldn’t imagine why.

She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the sofa.

“Sit down,” her father began, “this man has just told us a most interesting story about you.”

Shannon sat back.

How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him before today!

Do you know who I am, Shannon ?” the man asked.

“No,” Shannon answered.

“I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123.”

Shannon was stunned.

“That’s impossible! GoTo123 is a kid my age! He’s 14. And he lives in Western Australia  !”

The man smiled.

“I know I told you all that, but it wasn’t true.. You see, Shannon , there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You named the school you went to, the name of your ball team and the position you played. The number and name on your jersey just made finding you a breeze.”

Shannon was stunned. “You mean you don’t live in Western Australia ?”

He laughed. “No, I live in Abbbotsford . It made you feel safe to think I was so far away, didn’t it?”

She nodded.

“I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn’t as lucky. The guy found her and murdered her while she was home alone.

Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and there on-line. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even realizing you have done it. I hope you’ve learned a lesson from this and won’t do it again. Tell others about this so they will be safe too?”

“It’s a promise!”

That night Shannon and her Dad and Mum thanked God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic situation.

Please share this even with people who have no children. 

This message just goes to show how easy it is to obtain information about people and without wishing to be a scare monger, it does highlight the need to be vigilant.

People share all sorts of things on social network sites, like when they’re going on holiday, etc.  Information, which in the  wrong hands could make it easy for burglars.

Just a thought!

Thanks again for sharing.

 Jean