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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – How Things Change

While I was doing some research for the Video Hacker Pro product I dug up lots of stuff about video.

 The most interesting was that more than 50% of video watched is on mobile devices, mainly smartphones.

And while a lot of it is short clips (under 10 minutes) more than half is videos of 30 minutes or longer.

And the reason why people are doing this is time-shifting.

If you are on a tube, bus, train, or just standing in a Starbucks queue, what is easier than just taking your headphones out and catching up on something ?

I know I download videos to my phone, either episodes from series, films, or instructional videos, and I watch them whenever I am in a waiting room – latterly when hanging around at an airport !!

 

Which has got me thinking….

 

How many of you are reading this Newsletter on your smartphone ?

How many of you are watching my videos on your smartphone ?

As you know, smartphones are becoming more and more common, for a lot of people it’s their main computer!!

smartphoneWhich probably explains why a few of you have emailed me and asked if I could create a Sarah Staar App.

No problem, this is something I’ve decided to put on the top of my to-do list.

But I need your help on this.

I don’t know what you guys might want to see in a Sarah Staar App ?

And what you would want to use it for ?

 

 

 

 

Some things that I think you might want are:

Easy access to my latest newsletters

Access to my newsletter archive

Weekly free Internet marketing videos

Audio Pod casts from Sarah Staar

Assume that the App will be free by the way…

So I can use your help!

I need to find out how many people would be interested in my new app…. So if this is something that interests you simply reply to this email, and insert the single word YES.

I will then get back to you and we can have a more focussed discussion about what you want to use it for and what you want it do !!

In preparation

I’m starting to get super excited as next week I get my new Tesla model S!

Now it doesn’t make much sense to get the car without having thought how you are going to charge it at home.

 

electricpointinstallSo in preparation I had a car charger installed in my driveway this morning!!

The guy that installed it said to me  “Sarah you now have a petrol station in your front garden”, which I thought was quite funny.

I opted to go for a Rolec home charging unit because of the modular design.

In this design the charger is made up of standard components which are available in pretty much any electrical wholesaler.

 

Most charges are sealed units and if something goes wrong when the warranty runs out you need to buy new charger!

 

Now, the great thing about having this charger installed was the government paid 75% of the installation cost!!

Which is great, but the application form for the government grant was a) very long and b) clearly hadn’t gone through the “Simple English” process !!

So it was a team effort with Dave and I filling the form out (on an

chargingpointIpad if you will)

This enabled me to get the 75% discount on the installation!!

Pretty cool considering that I also got a £5,000 grant from the government towards my new Tesla model S, and I don’t have to pay any road tax.

As a “by the way” I have also changed electricity supplier to Ecotricity, the main benefit being that I get to use a bunch of medium amperage chargers for free, and these chargers are scattered around the UK at more than 300 points.

 

 

 

 

How things change

When I first started marketing online I didn’t use Facebook, in fact I got all my information from Internet marketing forums, such as the Warrior Forum.

A couple of years ago the Warrior Forum was sold to “UpWork”  and, in my humble opinion, things started to go downhill.

Yesterday I logged onto the Warrior Forum, for the first time in six months and I was horrified.

The forum is now full of advertising, and they seem to have also removed forum signatures!!

It’s a real shame because the Warrior Forum used to be really good place to discover new marketing tactics.

Now it just seems to be full of junk.

Facebook groups seem to have taken over BUT I find Facebook Internet marketing groups a bit chaotic. It’s very difficult to find information, for instance with a forum you can do a simple keyword search for a topic and find all the forum threads to do with that subject.

You can’t really do this with Facebook.

I’m now in the process of looking for a new Internet marketing forum to join, or should I create my own??

Free Tools

Audio book app

Listen Audiobook Player

 

One of the things I love to do is listen to audiobooks, especially in the car. The service, or rather the app, which I use for this is called audible. It’s an Amazon service, which means you can buy audio books on Amazon and they are downloaded to the app on your phone.

The great thing is you can listen to the audio books at twice normal speed. Other cool features include things like, if you only listen to an hour of the audiobook, you can come back tomorrow, next week, or next year, and the App will remember where you last left off from.

For a long time now I’ve been looking for an app that would do a similar job except with downloaded MP3 audio files.

You see I’ve got loads of audio interviews, seminar recordings etc that I’d love to listen to in the car but it’s a bit impractical using the audio player that’s built into my phone.

Last week I discovered a brilliant new app called “listen audiobook player”. It costs about two dollars but is definitely worth the investment.

It seems to do all the things that audible does but with downloadable audio files, definitely well worth a look if you’ve got loads of audio files on your PC you’d love to listen to on your phone.

Must go now because I’ve just realised I spilt a small drop of coffee on my white sweater!!! I’d better run down to the washing machine!!

 

Talk soon,

 

Sarah Staar

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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – The $250K Pizza

Sorry I have been too busy to write a newsletter for a few weeks.

There is so much cool stuff going on in my head is about to explode and it’s difficult to know where to start ……

Wow I can’t believe we’re already in February!! I have to say January has been a complete blast…

I have to start somewhere so let’s start with the Marketers Cruise…..

As most of you know I spent a week on the Internet Marketers Cruise this January and learnt so many new things!

Captain And SarahI got to hang out with Mike Filsaime, Tom Beal, and loads of other internet millionaires, including my good friend Tye Cohen.

Trust me on this, there is absolutely nothing like having a coffee or dinner with someone you’ve only ever met online, or whose books you have read.

It’s called interacting with a real person!!

 

It’s a completely different experience to seeing somebody on stage or on a webinar and being able to chat face-to-face with them in person can be a real game changer.

You get to ask any question you like and get a straight answer.

So let me ask you….

Imagine for a moment you were having dinner with three Internet marketing millionaires…

CruiseAskQuestionsWhat questions would you ask?

It is difficult to understate how important the Marketers Cruise has been to me.

 

The big takeaway from my first cruise was that my small list was as responsive as people with much bigger lists and I was in the top half percent of serious marketers !

 

 

Cruise Pizza

 

A few years ago on another cruise I bumped into Tye Cohen over pizza, we got on and did some JV deals that made me over $250k.

But the thing is… it’s not really about the money.

It’s about being with people who are driven and successful in the same market that you are.

 

 

 

It raises your sights, sometimes just knowing a thing is possible is enough to give you that spur to get on and do it !

Oh and did I forget to mention its a load of fun as well !

Foot Spafish foot spa

One of the weirdest things that happened to me on the cruise this year was getting my feet eaten by fish in Mexico, a fish pedicure!!

These are just some of the things that happen on the Internet marketers cruise….

Oh and the other fun thing was having a cookery class in how to create a 3 course Mexican dinner.

And we got to eat the results afterwards..

 

 

 

One of the highlights of the Marketers Cruise for me is the “Quick Tips” sharing exercise that takes place. You get so much good stuff from that you can fill a book with it !

So what I am going to do this year is put together a short video detailing some of the things I learnt on the Internet marketers cruise – simply because there are far too many things to list in a newsletter.

Give me a couple of weeks and I’ll send you a link  to the video…

HOWEVER – In the meantime – here are some interesting tools that people told me about.

(By the way I discovered at least 30 to 40 new tools, way too many to put here, so what I’ll do is spread them over several newsletters !)

Tools

https://www.zopim.com

Not quite sure who told me this but it was probably at two in the morning at Pizza and Profits. Apparently by putting a live chat window on a sales page you can drastically increase conversion rates!! This is definitely something I’m going to try out.  Zopim is the tool he recommended.

http://www.abbyybcr.com/en

This is a business card scanner for your mobile phone. You take a photo of the card and all of the text is instantly converted and entered into your contacts list. You can then set it to automatically send out an email. This is great for networking events.

https://getmevo.com

This is a really cool little gadget which I’m definitely going to order. It’s a single camera that does the job of a multi-camera shoot. Go look at the video on their website to get an idea of what this camera can do. If you put on workshops or seminars or like to do live video streaming on Facebook you probably want to get this camera. The only downside is  it only works with iPads or iPhones.

http://www.towerdata.com

This is similar to Facebook’s audience insights tool. You upload your email list to tower data, and they will clean your email list, and also give you extra data for all of your contacts. The extra data can be things like demographic  information, how much people earn etc. powerful stuff!!

Books

 The Ultimate Sales Machine (Chet Holmes)

How I Raised Myself From Failure (Frank Bettger )

Infusionsoft Mastery ( Troy A. Broussard) I just ordered this one on Amazon….

 

Would you like to come with me on the next Internet marketers cruise?

The Internet marketers cruise  is a very exclusive event. In fact it usually sells out nine or 10 months  in advance!! Which is why you don’t see any advertising for this event!

Cruise Crowd

300 people have already bought their tickets! This is not hype this is fact!

I’m looking to bring 10 people  from my Licence Partner Team and my email list on the cruise next year.

What I’d like to do is run several masterminds either over breakfast or over dinner on the cruise. This will only be available to the first 10 people that book.

 

These mastermind sessions will be all about you. How you can build your business in 2018. How you can make your first $10,000. During the cruise we will also work on your plan.

That’s why I am limiting it to 10 people.

Book your place now 🙂

In fact several people from my list have already booked places on the 2018 Internet marketers cruise,

 

 

The 2018 cruise will last for eight days and you can book a ticket for only $1,098.00 per person! Remember that’s fully inclusive of all your food!!

The great thing is you don’t have to pay the full amount up front! You can simply place a $300 deposit per person today and the remaining balance needs to be paid  later in the year.

If you’d like to come on the cruise you do need to book your ticket within the next  2 to 3 weeks before all of the  places are taken!!

Where else will you get to hang out with some of the worlds best known Internet marketers and also have a chance to hang out with Sarah Staar over dinner and on the beach!

Book your place now 🙂

All the best,

 

Sarah Staar

 

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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – Cold Wet and Windy

No no……. that’s not me that’s windy !!

I am spending Christmas in a house up in Northumbria, near to relatives of my sister’s husband. The house is in a National Park where everything is strictly controlled to keep modern civilisation from spoiling the historic beauty of the land.

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Not far from here is Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD to mark what was effectively the northern limit of the Roman Empire. (1800 years ago and it’s still standing – they don’t build them like that anymore !)

So this morning we went for a family walk amongst the hills, moorland, and forests of the area. The temperature here is about + 4C / 40F. The wind is about 20 miles per hour.

And then it started raining……. Fortunately, some among us decided to turn back early and got the fire going, so when the rest of the party arrived back soaking wet the house was reasonably warm.

I can see why the Romans invented hypocausts and underfloor central heating. Nevertheless I can understand why the Romans didn’t hang around here for long……

Getting away from Modern Technology

I am quite comfortable with modern technology, but I use it rather than have it use me, if you see what I mean.

Certainly what is going on in Facebook is something I stay clear of, and I don’t need to chase attention or “likes”.

And email…… well I use it for business but again I don’t feel the need to be in 24 hour contact with it either to run my business or keep in contact with stuff.

I mean, like, what is really important ?? And do I have to respond right now ?? And sometimes I think that mobile phones, the internet, gmail, and Facebook are more curses than blessings because they are just so intrusive and create that “knee jerk” response.

Dave is of a similar view and is trying to keep the technology in France unobtrusive. Now the house we are staying at has no internet access at all.

It sits in a fold in the ground and consequently there is no mobile phone signal. There is no wi-fi. There are no outdoor lights (apparently because in a National Park light pollution is a big No No)

Then I spotted that the owners house has 2 way satellite broadband, identical to the system we have in France. I chatted to one of the owners and asked if they had thought about offering broadband and wi-fi as an upsell.

From their reaction you would have thought I was proposing building a nuclear reactor next door !!

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Angela and Kathy on my support team have created and launched their first product called “AdSense HQ” (round of applause for them please !!)

Adsense is where you put Google adverts on your site and you get paid by Google. It works well where you have a niche of customers and you build sites to match.

It’s more of what I call a hobby income, but it does have the virtue of being “fire and forget ” You do the work once to build and market the site and continue to get paid week after week for years to come.

I have a few sites I built way back before I got into internet marketing properly and they still generate me a bit of money each month.

So if you are looking for something to do this Christmas then check this out Adsense HQ

Tools

WHOIS This is a tool to look up domain name information such as who owns a website and IP address.

https://who.is/

Royalty free music

http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/

Royalty free stock photos

https://pixabay.com/

All the best,

 

Sarah Staar

 

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