Automated Income Seminar Wows UK Crowd

From left Averil Seaton, Dean Holland, Richard Seaton

Our correspondents in Manchester, UK, report on Dean Holland’s Automated Income Seminar 2014

(L to R) Averil Seaton, Dean Holland, Richard SeatonUnfortunately, we couldn’t attend Dean Holland’s 2014 Automated Income Seminar in Manchester UK. So we’re doing the next best thing: Publishing the experiences of online friends and fellow bloggers Averil and Richard Seaton, who were lucky enough to have been there. – Phil

MANCHESTER, UK , July 3 – We just got back from finally meeting Dean Holland in the UK at his Automated Income Seminar in Manchester.  The weekend event featured Dean Holland speaking for 2 days solid about his own online business and internet marketing in general.

It was the most inspiring and informative 2 days I have ever spent doing this stuff. The entire 2 days Dean was giving of himself entirely to his friends, clients, and partners at the Manchester Conference Centre.

Dean utterly focused on the job in hand–talking between and after each session to everyone and anyone who wanted his ear. It was an uplifting and rewarding experience for us and we are still buzzing four days later.

Here’s what IM (which reviews popular internet marketing-related products, services, biz-opps, and “gurus”) says about him:

Dean Holland has earned the respect of his internet marketing peers, as well as the respect of his customers and coaching students. People report that the information that he provides, even the free information on his blog, is helpful for anyone who wants to practice internet marketing in a smart and effective way.

Averil and I went to the seminar with many ideas and misconceptions about building a business on line, and came away on Monday morning  with a very clear, simple, and straightforward plan of the route to take.  Thank you for giving your ALL, Dean!A spaniel you can train

The first thing to do is to realize that what you are doing on line is actually a REAL business.  It requires all the dedication and attention you would put in to running a shop or training Spaniels.

Dean made the following points – that you need to…

1.  Get rid of all distractions and focus down on to your business ONLY.

2.  In line with this–unsubscribe from all extraneous email opportunities and other subscriptions.  Every time you click on something else you are diverting your most precious resource which is your energy, time or money. (These are my words here.)

3.  Sit down with a paper and pen or a spreadsheet and list your absolute financial needs and requirements that will cover your home, car, food, and services. It is much less than you think you need to earn. Add a bit for fun too…

4.  Set  a time frame for how long it is going to take you to achieve what you want.

5. Add in to your budget however much you decide to invest in to your business.

6. Remember that this money is business money–not beer money or ‘…must have iPad accessories…’  money.

Reinvest, reinvest, reinvest

RE-INVEST IT ALL!  It is very tempting to see £1250 sitting in your business account doing nothing and think to yourself:”Hmmm! Holiday!”  Instead think “Hmmm! Solo Ads.”

7.  Build relationships on and off line which will benefit your business. Many of the things your business will need are things you don’t necessarily have the skills to achieve. Many other people will have these skills.  Your skills will similarly help other people.

ConfusionThe great thing about top-end knowledge and information like this is that it is actually common sense and you know it already.

Dean Holland’s real expertise is his ability to tease out of you the skills, talents and abilities you already possess, but which you are suppressing in yourself. Good teachers have the ability to simplify unnecessary complexity.

That is just one of the many things Dean Holland is able to do.

Averil and Richard are going to do another post soon about their experiences at this seminar. Be sure to visit them at their blog Fingertip Fortunes to discover what else they learned at the seminar,

Celebrating My First 4-Figure Sales Day

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From my first online earnings to my first 4-figure day in under 2 months

Million Dollar BillToday was not only my 65th birthday, but it also turned out to be another major milestone day for another reason.

There’s a tradition in  Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge in which he personally phones every one of his partners when they have their first 4-figure sales day.

That call came through for me today.

Those who have been following this blog know that it chronicles my progress building an online business by following in the footsteps of online millionaire Dean Holland.

I participated in the first session of Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge Turbo 2.0 class on April 8, 2014. Based on how positive that experience was for me, I followed that up by joining his iPro partnership on May 5. Now, just 53 days later, he phoned to tell me that I had made $1,000 in earnings on a single day.

Those of you who’ve been doing well in the online marketing industry will not be impressed. But that’s not who I’m writing this for.

For me, achieving this goal represents an enormous psychological and personal breakthrough. I now have an undeniably real experience of success under my belt. I did it by following a plan with clear steps and sticking to the plan in spite of any nagging thoughts and stomach-churning emotions that came up. The results are already making a real difference in my life.

Years in the wilderness

Just a week before, I had told Dean that the years I had spent going from “opportunity” to “opportunity” and method to method had been years spent in the wilderness. That reminded me of what a famous marketer once told me: “Jumping from one thing to another is what keeps most people from experiencing success, or even progress.”

The great thing about the iPro partnership is that it puts together a great marketing funnel, sales support, and a full complement of increasingly valuable products priced to be worthwhile for both customers and partners.

You can find out more about what really works in online marketing and have a look at Dean Holland’s Internet Profits courses by entering your email here.

Now, of course, I plan to raise my sights. Next goal: My first $5,000 in online earnings!

Could you relate to this article. I really appreciate it if you’d take a moment to tell me how with a comment below. Thanks!



How a downsized baby-boomer one step from Social Security finally started making money online after 10 years of trying


My First Online Earnings

MoneyToday is a major milestone day in my online adventure.

I woke up today to my first direct online earnings.

It’s just 7 weeks since the first session of Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge Turbo 2.0 (April 8, 2014), and I just made earnings of $127.66 (on May 30, 2014).

It may not sound like much to others, but for me, my first online earnings are a breakthrough of massive proportions. Quite literally, I didn’t believe this was possible for me until I really did it.

And I did it by cutting myself off from all the distractions, shiny objects, “pushbutton” solutions, do-it-for-you software, bunny trails, wandering butterflies, get-rich-quick schemes, lawn elves, swamp gas, nay-sayers, fast-talkers, and the latest-gimmick merry-go-rounds that I’d been drawn to for more than 10 years.

In short, I owe these first earned-on-the-internet dollars to following just one tested system and forsaking all others.

It all boils down to picking one thing and staying stuck to it like road tar on the bumper of a black Buick in the middle of the hottest day in mid-July. And that made all the difference.

My first four sales all came on the same day using the same advertising medium: solo ads. To use solos, as they’re sometimes called, you pay someone with an email list of potential buyers to send information about your product or program to their list.

Now you’ll want to be careful if you start to use solo ads yourself. The industry has a reputation for some pretty unsavory characters. To stay on the safe side, I checked out solo ad vendors on the Warrior Forum; this solo ads testimonial page, Paul DeSousa’s approved solo vendors page; another solo ad testimonial page; a Facebook solo ad market group; this page of vendor ratings by Joshua Zamora; and ‘s solo ads rolodex.

I picked 5 ad vendors and sent them each a small order. Two of them came through with ads and 3 did not even after all that research! A couple of them didn’t even respond to my emails.

All the sales so far are from one of the vendors. I’ve rewarded his performance by placing a larger order regular order with him. The other vendor’s ads generated a lot of responses in the form of people giving their emails to opt in. Part of the system I am using is a continuing series of emails sent to prospects who have opted in. So there’s every reason to remain optimistic that there will be further sales as time goes on.

I’ll certainly be posting updates here as time goes on, so stay in touch.

Now, of course, I plan to raise my sights. Next goal: My first $500 in online earnings!


Who is this Dean Holland Guy, Anyway?

Internet marketer Dean Holland of the UK

Internet marketer Dean Holland of the UKThose of you following this blog know that the principles I’m using to transform my online presence come from an internet marketer I’ve been working with: Dean Holland in the UK. (That’s one of the great things about the internet: I can be here in the US and get expert training from someone else anywhere in the world.)

Recently Dean was interviewed by Joshua Zamora of Zamurai blogger. In the interview Dean talks about his rocky start in internet marketing and how he finally put together the formula that helped him start to win online.

Here’s a recording of that interview:

While I can stay at home and still get the benefit of Dean’s knowledge and expertise, those of you who’ll be in Great Britain have a rare opportunity to meet Dean in person as he shares what he knows about creating an automated income on the internet in Manchester, England on June 28 and 29, 2014.

A rare in-person seminar by Dean Holland

Dean’s calling this event his Automated Income Seminar.

At the seminar you’ll discover:

  • Exactly how to create a successful, scalable and automated internet business
  • How to have a system that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year
  • The 5 key things your online business must do to succeed
  • The 6 things that will change your business and life forever
  • The most effective way to bank four and five figures per DAY online

In fact, Dean plans to present you with everything you need to know to quickly and easily create an automated sales and marketing system that works. His secret strategies will help you to start making more money, faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

This seminar is for you, fellow marketer, if you are new, relatively new, overwhelmed or struggling, or doing well but not where you want to be.

If you want to quickly grow your business, make more money, and create the ideal life in as short a time as possible, you definitely want to be in Manchester, UK on June 28 and 29th at Dean Holland’s Automated Income Seminar, if you possibly can.


Struggling with WordPress

Human hand and modern technology

Human hand and modern technologyA light bulb turned on for me yesterday as I thought about what a struggle it can sometimes be at first to get something done with WordPress: Even though I may be frustrated with something new, 9 times out of 10 any task I want to accomplish is going to end up being easier to do than I had originally thought.

If you’re just starting out with WordPress, that may seem like an odd thing to say. At the start of my relationship with WP, I too spent many frustrating hours trying to get things done. Then with one new little bit of knowledge–that I didn’t have when I started–the goal became embarrassingly simple as soon as I knew what to do.

This situation, it seems to me, is the result of two interlocking factors:

1) lack of familiarity with how things are accomplished in the WP system, and

2) the human tendency to over complicate

Use these tips to make WordPress do your bidding

If you’re struggling with WordPress, you can use this resource article containing 58 brilliant WordPress hacksto get you over some of the speed bumps. (The article says there are 59, but the one about WordPress 3.5 is from way back in 2012. See below for something better and more recent.) Among the WordPress hacks I found solutions to several problems that had been bedevilling me for far too long.

I’m pretty sure you’ll find some tips and techniques you can use as well.

And as a bonus, here’s a video about the great new features to enjoy in WordPress 3.9:

Facing Fear in Quick Start Challenge Week 3

To-Do List

To-Do ListAt the start of the Quick Start Challenge our enthusiastic coach Dean Holland predicted that at each session some people would drop out of the program. Now in week 3, this prediction is gradually coming true.

This is unfortunate. One of the main benefits of a program like the Quick Start Challenge is how it helps get you through the unpleasant feelings and thoughts that come up whenever we want to change our lives. These same feelings and thoughts hover around every personal barrier. Learning not to stop when we have these feelings is what makes progress in life possible.

Success on the internet, as in any business, hinges on breaking through these barriers over and over. The Quick Start Challenge is an opportunity to have enough of the right support to successfully overcome all the challenges that have stood in your way until overcoming them–rather than retreating–becomes the new habit..

I know this is true for me. Even now, several weeks into the challenge, I still wake up some days with a head full of doom and gloom, dreading the need to “write another blog post” or to face the next hurdle. Luckily, in the Quick Start Challenge, I know exactly what each week’s assignment is and how I’ll be using my blog to move another step forward. I also know that I can count on my fellow group members to help me sort things out as needed.

Most of the inner conversations are nothing more than fear running free in my head. When you come right down to it, all I have to do, really, is face the fear and just do it. I don’t mean to discount the fear. But this program is not something to be afraid of.

I just follow the steps as they’re laid out, and when my mind plays tricks on me I now know I can keep going forward.

The third week of the Quick Start Challenge for me is about getting un-stuck. This week’s assignment is a full of technical challenges that will make it possible to build an automated on-demand income.

In week two we set in motion a 90-day plan to keep growing traffic.

Now we’re driving free traffic to our blog, and we need an optin form so that we can start building an email list.

That email list will be the key to success online. Forming real connections with the people on our list is how we get a return on the investment of time (and money) that goes into building the list.

We’ll set up an autoresponder–a way to automatically send email to our list. The optin form–is the way we build our list. We offer something we can give away in exchange for the email addresses.

This is all done in support of the formula we mentioned in an earlier post that makes it possible for us to put targeted offers in front of the people on our list and convert those offers into sales.

So here are our tasks for the week:

  1. Sign up to an autoresponder
  2. Get something of value to give away
  3. Add an optin form to my blog sidebar
  4. (Optional) create a squeeze page

I’ll keep you posted on how this goes.

Find the Free Gift Hidden in This Post

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(Those who read through this post will get a special free gift.)

What you see below is my first nervous step into the world of online video.

This “production” was sparked by my participation in the online Quick Start Challenge for 2014. When you watch the video you’ll hear me ask for your input and suggestions about the kinds of information you’d like to see on a blog like this.

Now for those who have gotten this far, I have a special treat: A free online utility you can use to strip out ads, related videos, and other extra stuff you don’t want but that YouTube includes in your uploads.

Just go to my friend Shane Melaugh’s site and use his free online tool “Better Online Embeds by IM Impact.” All you need to do is copy and past your YouTube URL into the utility and preview your improved video.

I’ll be sharing a lot more useful tips and free information in the coming weeks, so bookmark this site and drop by again to see what else I have for you.

I’d like to know how you’re doing online. Please leave a comment and let me know.