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Seeing the forest for the trees or _____?

I use this metaphor to explain Internet Marketing Strategies all the time.

Forest For The Bears

A Christmas Gift For You

We know the adage about gift giving that it’s the thought that counts…

My gift to you is FREE space “in the cloud” on DropBox – click on the image below and you will access one of the best cloud-based storage services in the world – second only to Apple’s iCloud.

DropBox Referrals

Once you’ve signed up – it’s FREE, you can get your own affiliate code and get rewarded for YOUR referrals to friends, family and colleagues. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

This is exponential leverage at its very best, which is what makes the Internet the most powerful marketing tool ever created.

Learn to leverage the Internet to your advantage without needing to give anything away for FREE, but using other people’s FREE gifts to YOUR advantage with the Internet Sales Lead Generation Toolkit.

Social Media Losing Shoppers

As you must know by now, I am not a fan of Social Media Marketing. I think it’s a monumental waste of time, money and effort. I haven’t held back on this view and it’s simply because it doesn’t make any financial sense for small business to waste countless hours and in some case thousands of dollars on strategies that don’t work.

The research is just starting to come in that fewer shoppers are flocking to social media websites in search of deals and coupons, according to a study released Thursday by the National Retail Federation in the United States.

The number of consumers who reported following retailers on the likes of Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest fell to 51 percent from 58 percent  last year, according to the 2012 Social and Mobile Commerce Study.

I am not saying social media is dead, all I’m saying is that more and more businesses are realising that the inevitable point of diminishing returns is here.

As a small business, you have limited resources and cash. You want to make the most of it. Social media marketing is not where you should be spending it – that’s all I’m saying.

Want to know where you should invest your hard earned money to get your biggest bang for your buck?

Come invest 3 days with me at the Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp and you’ll learn how small businesses – just like yours are dominating their market places, growing when others are contracting and laying off staff.

YouTube hits 1 Billion Views/day

This is BIG news – YouTube announced it has reached the 1 billion views/day. WOW! But what does that mean for you and your business? My videos and channel have been viewed by more than a quarter million people – because embedded videos don’t accumulate clicks anymore, it’s probably close to half a million views. I have more than 80 videos uploaded to YouTube, viewed by HUNDREDS of people a day.

YouTube Video Marketing

If you don’t want to get left behind, seriously consider attending our next Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp in Melbourne. I will reveal all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to leverage the Internet so you become one of the 5% who make more than the other 95% combined. Heck, if I can just get you to make more than you spend, you’d agree that would be worth the cost of admission…

This blog has GREAT free tips, but let’s face it – I can’t and don’t reveal all in these blog posts.

Come spend 3 days with me and other like-minded entrepreneurs – it’s a 3-day investment that will pay you for a lifetime. When I attended my first Bootcamp in 1996, it cost me $10,000 with travel, tuition and accomodation. In the next 10 years, I guesstimate that I made over $2.5 Million in additional sales, putting an extra $100,000/year in my pocket.

An investment of 3 days did that – and it also led to me retiring from the rat race in 2005 at the age of 42.

I know in hindsight it’s 20-20, but I want to give you 20-20 FORESIGHT…

The edge to out-perform your competitors  AND STILL HAVE THE LIFESTYLE you want to be living.

I am living proof.

This week I am competing in the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney – in squash.

My exploits are on one of my 10 blogs… The Mindset Of A Champion Blog.

Yes and yes.

I am a world-ranked squash player (top 20 in the men’s 45-49 category) and I have 10 blogs.

10 blogs – that I write or edit, publishing on average one blog post/day on 10 different topics…

AND I have time to play squash.

Want this lifestyle?

One word.

Internet.

The Internet is the ONLY truly exponential business tool. If you don’t master it within the next 2-3 years, you’ll be obsolete. You still have a chance to get to the front and lead, but that opportunity is slipping by every day one of your competitors learns and does more than you do…

Don’t get left behind – learn the most up-to-date strategies that work, that bring more people to your site and into your store or convert to online buyers attend our 3-day Exponential Internet Marketing Bootcamp in Melbourne at the end of November.

Twitter is for old people, work experience whiz-kid tells bankers

Andrew Powell from Montreal Canada sent me this article about a kid in the UK. What a global world we live in! This article busts wide open the myth that Twitter is popular with kids amongst others… Read on for an eye-opening challenge to popular held beliefs in this social networking phenomenon…

The world according to Matthew Robson aged 15 and a half

Radio With online sites streaming music for free they do not bother, as services such as last.fm do this advert free and users can choose the songs they want instead of listening to what the radio presenter/DJ chooses

Newspapers No teenager that I know of regularly reads a newspaper, as most do not have the time and cannot be bothered to read pages and pages of text while they could watch the news summarised on the internet or on TV

Internet Facebook is the most common, with nearly everyone with an internet connection registered. On the other hand, teenagers do not use Twitter

Music They are very reluctant to pay for it (most having never bought a CD) Teenagers from higher income families use iPods and those from lower income families use mobile phones

Directories Real directories contain listings for builders and florists, which are services teenagers do not require. They can get the information free on the internet

Viral/Outdoor Marketing “Most teenagers enjoy and support viral marketing… Teenagers see adverts on websites (pop-ups, banner ads) as extremely annoying and pointless…they are portrayed in such a negative light that no one follows them.”

Cinema Teenagers visit the cinema more often when they are in the lower end of teendom but as they approach 15 they go to the cinema a lot less. This is because of the pricing; at 15 they have to pay the adult price. Also it is possible to buy a pirated DVD of the film at the time of release, and these cost much less than a cinema ticket

Mobile phones The general view is that Sony Ericsson phones are superior, because of their long list of features, built-in Walkman capacity and value.

For more details, you can access the original article at: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6703399.ece

Social Media Revolution

As you know by now, my short blog posts are rare. This is one of them. This YouTube video is a must watch for anyone involved in Internet Marketing. It is absolutely priceless. I know you’ll want to watch it more than once and forward this blog link to colleagues and friends.

The Social Media Revolution Is Here

How To Increase Affiliate Sales

If you have a product that you want people to sell, you need to give them affiliate tools – like these from the Alkaline CookBook… It’s a fantastic book that I highly recommend, but the reason I am showing you this is for the Internet Strategy value – these are GREAT tools that you can learn from.

Affiliate Marketing Tool #1

The Hyperlinked Product Image

The Alkaline Cook Book

Alkaline Cook Book

Alkaline your body the fast and easy way, with Dr Annie Guillet’s Step by Step Alkaline Cook Book.

Learn More »

Affiliate Marketing Tool #2

The Advertising Banner

Affiliate Marketing Tool #3

Text Ads

Then there is the traditional e-mail link like this one,
http://www.alkalinecookbook.com.au/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=101

That you hypelink into KEYWORD RICH TEXT like… Recover Twice As Fast From Strenuous Exercise By Eating An Alkaline Meal.

The more tools you give your affiliates, the more they will be able to sell for you! It’s a win-win investment!

I’ll be presenting in Melbourne on Sunday April 6th

If you’re a Melbournian, can you clear your calendar this Sunday 6 April?

You see a friend of mine, Roberta Faddoul from Quantum Change Seminars has invited me to speak at

The Ultimate SUCCESS SECRETS Wealth Creation Day:
Join The Masters Of Our Time To Create The Life Of Your Dreams

Function Centre at the CitiClub Hotel,
113 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000, Events Room 1
Between Bourke and Little Collins St

The tickets for this event go for $495, but you can come as my guest. I am speaking from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Click here now to register or go to www.qcseminars.com

Click on Success Secrets Wealth Creation day and select your city

MELBOURNE: Sunday 6 April

I hope I get to see you there.

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
I will have some Marc-Ka-Ching Kubes with me in case you want to buy one. The last time I sold them at Empowernet’s Unlimited Power event, I gave away a bonus that generated more than $100,000 of value for the Kaleiscopic Kube Twisters!!!

If you don’t know what a Marc-Ka-Ching Kube is, go to http://marcdussault.com/kube/ to check it out!