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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – How I Made 300K Sitting In My Car!

Wow I can hardly believe I’ve made over quarter of a million dollars sitting in the front seat of my car !

How did I do this?

Am I the world’s most expensive uber driver?
Maybe I’m an exclusive getaway driver?

Well, the simple answer is, sales videos. As you probably know I’ve made a couple of sales videos sitting in my car such as Affiliate Formula X.

And as you may know from  previous newsletters – its called “Pattern Interrupt”

This morning I did a calculation of how much money I’ve made using my Range Rover Evoque and it is well over the 300k mark!!
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Well the time has come to sell my trusty range Rover Evoque. I’m planning to upgrade to an electric car, a Tesla model S.

I will miss my Range Rover, however, as it’s been an incredibly reliable car and great fun to drive. Also, as it’s been my first ever car I will be sorry to see it go.

 

I’ve never actually sold a car before so I wasn’t sure how to go about it.

I came to the conclusion that the best thing I could do was take lots of photos and also make a sales video!!

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If you’re interested in buying my car you can view it on
eBay here.

Anyone who buys my car I would be happy to throw in some free coaching as an extra bonus!!!

 

I think we over ordered again!

I just love Indian food, I enjoy cooking it and I also enjoy going out to Indian restaurants.

However, it can be quite hard to find Indian restaurants that serve good food!!

One trick is to see if a menu has any special order items on it. My local Indian restaurant round the corner has such items on it.

One was a leg of lamb. The menu stated you needed to give at least 24 hours notice.

Ok, so I had to give this a try.

I phoned up the restaurant and ordered a leg of lamb, they seemed a little bit surprised, I guess not very many people order this!!

We turned up to the restaurant and there was a table reserved for us. The waiters wheeled out this leg of lamb on a trolley and everybody in the restaurant turned round to look!

Wow, the meat was falling off the bone. We had a fantastic meal but we definitely over ordered!!

We took the rest of it home. So far we’ve had sandwiches, and I have also made lamb curry out of the remains.

It was actually incredibly cheap for what it was. It cost £50 for the leg of lamb, however this probably would’ve been enough to feed at least four or five people.

So if a group of people want to go out to an Indian restaurant this would definitely be worth considering….

Where do high ticket sales come from?

A lot of my success has come down to one thing, and that is video marketing of some sort.

Getting affiliate review videos ranked in Google

YouTube advertising

making sales videos, sometimes in my car!

Outsourcing video production

In fact most of my high ticket sales, $2000-$10,000 come as a direct result of somebody seeing a video on YouTube!

Because of this, I have decided to produce a brand-new course teaching everything I know about how I make money with video marketing.

If this is something that might interest you please reply to this email.

Infusionsoft Mastery by Troy A. Broussard

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This is a book that was recommended to me on the Internet marketers cruise. If you’re in Infusionsoft user this is a definite “must-read”.

It Is not really a technical manual it’s more of a book on sales strategy and behavioural marketing.

I bought both the paper book and the Kindle book.

 

 

 

 

Quick tip……

Some books don’t have an audible version, audible is an audiobook service.

However I do have a Kindle which has a text to speech function. This is a function that was discontinued due to writers objecting. I guess they wanted an extra fee if a machine was reading out the text????

Anyway the Kindle DX (currently discontinued and was only available in the USA) has this feature.

If you want to get one you have to get one on eBay, that’s where I got mine.

Whenever I go on a long car journey I set my Kindle to text-to-speech and get it to read the book to me and that’s exactly what I did with Infusionsoft Mastery!

Movies: Imperium

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Last night I watched a fantastic film called Imperium. This is a story about a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group that’s plotting to build a nuclear device.

The interesting thing about this film was, it was all about how to influence people.

One scene which I found interesting was, when the FBI agent was getting advice from a colleague, the colleague told him that the only training he needed when working undercover was in this book.

“How to Win Friends and Influence People”!

The great thing about this film is he actually uses his brain to get out of tough situations rather than just running around with a gun!!

A great suspense thriller.

All the best,

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 !

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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!

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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 – Disaster

 

It has been an interesting few weeks…

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So there we were in France

Dave was painting the gates, and getting all arty with his camera.

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I was indoors supervising the decorator..

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But then the graphics card on the PC decided it had enough and quit on me.

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So I decided to bring the PC back to the UK and replace the graphics card with my existing one, which gave me the chance to upgrade my office installation.

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Now I am something of a techie, and I have always wanted to have an office set up like those you see in the movies.

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So now I have 3 x 28 inch monitors driven by a quad head graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420).

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Dave is sceptical, but with one monitor handling Skype, another monitor handling my email, and the other monitor handling whatever I am working on I am absolutely convinced my productivity will increase dramatically.

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Only issue is I might need a bigger desk

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Dave, of course, thinks I am just playing with tech…..

Sarah’s Command Centre” Dave calls it

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The Great FedEx Disaster

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All internet marketers have a vulnerability, and it’s based around payment processing.

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Paypal is at best a stopgap.

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We use Stripe as our main payment processor.

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But there is always a risk that their system goes down or they decide to change their Terms and Conditions, so we have been looking for an alternative system that we can integrate with Infusionsoft.

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And we found one in the US !

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To get the account we had to send a bunch of documents over to them in the US, all certified by a Public Notary here in the UK (and that cost a fair bit).

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They needed to get to the US within two or three days, so my first thought was FedEx.

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I phoned FedEx up and they arrived quickly enough to collect the envelope. The driver gave me a simple receipt and that was that, or so I thought.

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A week later (while in France) I was informed that my documents hadn’t arrived???  

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So I phoned up FedEx and guess what ? They had no record of me sending any document !!

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After spending over an hour on the phone to me they finally admitted that something had been collected from my house but they had no record of it…. aaarrgghhhh

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They assured me they would phone back, but of course they never did.

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After four or five phone calls that I made over the course of two or three days the letter still had not been tracked down and I finished up faxing the key documents.

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Eventually two weeks later I had an email from my colleague in America telling me that she had at last received the envelope with the certified documents.

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AND FedEx still had not even bothered to call me back!!!

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They did call me back this week, but it was a very snotty call from their accounts department complaining that I had not paid the invoice for the delivery!!!

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Well you can imagine how that phone conversation went…   I gave them a piece of my mind.

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FedEx have not followed up that invoice… I think I am going to be closing my account with FedEx…

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The biggest traffic generation secret…

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One of the big traffic generation secrets is media buying. This is just a fancy name for banner advertising.

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The great thing about banner advertising is there is almost unlimited supply of inventory, so you never have to worry about competition.

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You don’t have to deal with advertising networks such as Google or Facebook, or deal with all of the compliance issues that they now have.

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As far as I’m concerned Media buying is almost the Holy Grail of traffic generation. Now the interesting thing is media buying is very rarely taught by Internet marketers.

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Why is this?

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Is it because a lot of marketers don’t want to give away their biggest traffic generation secrets??

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I’ve decided to break the trend, I’m going to be teaching banner advertising and media buying in my up-and-coming workshop in June.

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Look out for the email later this week……

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What did we do before the Internet ?

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Ok I am a techie, and I love watching stuff about how the world we live in has evolved.

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In the late 70s BBSs started popping up, bulletin board systems. These were computers which you can dial into. You had access to a kind of forum. However only one user could access the BBS at a time.

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Later on in the 80s a lot of these bulletin board systems expanded to have hundreds of phone lines, and some later evolved into the first ISPs.

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In the Good Old Days (!?!) there were literally thousands of BBSs all over the planet.

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Anyway there is an amazing documentary series all about it. 

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There are 8 episodes and it makes absolute fascinating watching. These guys were the real founders of the online industry that we know today.

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They were taking online membership payments back in the early 80s!!!

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Well worth a watch….  http://www.bbsdocumentary.com

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Some Useful Free Tools

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Online Convert  (Free online file converter)

http://www.online-convert.com

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FileZilla  (Free FTP software ( this is the one I use))

https://filezilla-project.org

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kompozer  (Free Website design program.)

A very useful tool for building HTML pages, I still use it today for doing bits and pieces.

http://kompozer.net

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all the bets,

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Sarah Staar

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