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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

 

Some of Sarah Staar’s Products

Affiliate Formula X

A four-week training program teaching everything about affiliate marketing.

Income Blueprint Workshop

Recording of a live seminar with talks from experts in their fields of Internet marketing.

Get Organized Like A Staar

This course teaches you how to increase your productivity so you can spend more time doing the things that generate you income.

Affiliate Tripler

This is a wordpress plugin that enables an affiliate to drop multiple product cookies on a purchasers site whenever it is visited by a customer sent there by an affiliate.

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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – The 7K dyslexic Mistake

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Okay, so I was at an Internet marketing event a couple of months ago and I got chatting to Neil Stafford. He told me about a cool strategy, promoting webinars using direct mail, you know “snail mail”, old fashioned paper post…

I thought to myself okay I am definitely going to try this,sometime….

Because……

Email open rates are pretty low

A one-pager letter  is more personal

 

 

You can reach people who may have “switched off” from emails

A couple of weeks later I was brainstorming ways to get more traffic to my new squeeze page promoting my next webinar.

The next morning (Friday) I phoned up  the direct mail company, they told me it was definitely possible to get a direct mail sales letter out and have it delivered to people’s houses by Monday or Tuesday.

Deadlines were tight BUT if I could get the letter to them within the next couple of hours they could guarantee the delivery in time for my webinar.

I put the phone down grabbed my direct marketing box file, full of marketing letters from other internet marketers, and ran downstairs.

I just dumped the contents on the living room floor and started analysing what other marketers were doing with direct mail. After about an hour or two I had a clear idea in my mind of what I was going to talk about in my sales letter.

I quickly put together a one page sales letter, printed it out, and sort of proofread it.

Okay I must admit I proofread it about as good as a dyslexic person can !

I sent it over to the mail house along with an Excel spreadsheet of names and addresses of 600 of my customers, and paid them £271.

Phew !!!   I just about made it in time……

Okay now here’s the funny part…..

I get a Skype message on Tuesday morning from one of my team, Catherine. (I  had put her name on the list as a seed name to check the mailing and timing)

She told me I had made a big error in the headline.

It was meant to say how to make £1K per day……… instead it said how to make £1 per day!!!!

Now the interesting part is I was tracking all of the traffic that was coming from the direct mail piece.

I have just looked at my numbers.

Now bearing in mind all the sales aren’t all in yet, but it looks like we’ve made over $7000 so far just from the direct mail traffic.

Now that’s not a bad return, considering I only spent £270 on the traffic!!

And the point is….

It’s better to do something badly, than not do something at all!

I think I will try a bit more of this direct-mail stuff…… I will keep you informed of what happens. I think next time I will get someone else to write the sales letter!!! (Dave ??!!)

 

Christmas Affiliate marketing

Quite a few people think that Christmas is not a good time to promote Internet Marketing products – especially of the knowledge based sort.

However if you are a regular reader of this newsletter you will know that my experience is exactly the opposite !

In fact, one of the best times to promote offers is when people have had enough of the food (and maybe the annoying friends or family) and they are thinking about What Xmas has cost them.

What they are going to do different in their lives next year.

So why not get into Affiliate marketing with Affiliate Formula X:-)

You will find at least one way you can recoup the cost of Christmas…

And it’s going to be more entertaining.

And it’s going to help you start the New Year with a bang !

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

Some of Sarah Staar’s Products

Affiliate Formula X 

A four-week training program teaching everything about affiliate marketing.

Income Blueprint Workshop 

Recording of a live seminar with talks from experts in their fields of Internet marketing.

Get Organized Like A Staar 

This course teaches you how to increase your productivity so you can spend more time doing the things that generate you income.

Affiliate Tripler 

This is a wordpress plugin that enables an affiliate to drop multiple product cookies on a purchasers site whenever it is visited by a customer sent there by an affiliate.

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