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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – Yesterday The Internet Broke

Yesterday a large chunk of the Internet stopped working!

Why ?

What happened?

 As you’re probably aware a lot of things we do online and on our phones uses something called cloud computing and cloud storage.

One of the largest companies on the Internet that handles cloud computing is Amazon S3. Yesterday one of Amazon’s major data centres unexpectedly shut down causing chaos across the Internet!!

Everything from entire websites to tracking programs, mobile apps, email servers and loads more stuff stopped working for around six hours yesterday.

Some of the companies that were affected were:

 

Mailchimp

Clickfunnels

Pinterest

Wickedreports

Netflix

Reddit

 

 

And the “outage” also affected several people doing product launches yesterday…

 Hmmm.. glad I wasn’t one of those…

The stupid thing is this could have all been avoided….

When you upload content to Amazon S3 you have two choices, you can either upload your content to a single server, or you can use their CDN service.

The CDN service replicates your content to multiple locations around the world, so if one data centre fails your content will still work.

Whenever I have something that absolutely has to work I always use Amazon CDN, Amazon calls this Amazon Cloud Front.

Whenever you upload content to Amazon they give you this option however for some reason very few people use it. I guess things might change now…

I’m actually quite shocked that companies like ClickfFunnels and Wickedreports don’t use the Amazon CDN Cloud Front.

I think I am going to write a letter to Clickfunnels and Wickedreports next week about this!!

After all, ClickFunnels is sort of “mission critical”, not just to me but to other people as well and for them to risk hitting their clients businesses like that is.. Well.. at least negligent if not downright careless.

So the simple moral of the story is if you’re using Amazon S3 always create an Amazon cloud front bucket. This will protect you from any data centre outages in the future….

New video on blog –  5K Per Month Case Study

I’ve just uploaded a brand-new video to my blog – 5K Per Month Case Study – Creating videos and getting free traffic.

 Watch the video here 🙂

video-marketing

This is the second video in the series about video marketing. In the first video I shared with you how I get traffic using YouTube advertising and how I made $30,000 using YouTube advertising.

Below is a link to Mondays video.

Mondays video 🙂

And a big “thanks” for those of you made all the positive comments and feedback about Mondays video. It was a pleasure making the video for you.

 

Please let me know if you’d like me to make more videos like this…..


Tools

http://www.howmanyshares.com 


This is a really useful free tool which will tell you how many social media shares a webpage has had.

Movies – Snowden

snowden

Yesterday I settled down to watch a movie I have been wanting to see for a long time – Snowden.

In case you had forgotten Snowden is the guy that copied loads of secret documents from the NSA in America and released them via Wikipedia to the world.

This is an absolutely brilliant film by Oliver Stone.

This movie is about The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques, Prism,  and if you’ve ever seen the TV show Persons of Interest there are some very interesting parallels, a case of fiction unknowingly parallelling real life !

It’s incredibly gripping and a massive eye-opener. As an Internet entrepreneur this is a must watch!

According to how you see things, Snowden is either a defender of democracy or an out and out traitor..

I suggest you watch it and make your own mind up !

Must go now as I have loads of stuff to do before my road trip to London tomorrow.

Tomorrow I’m heading off to the Broadcast Expo in London, BVE. On the way I am going to stop by the Tesla garage to find out what the ETA  is on my new car.

 

All the best,

 

Sarah Staar

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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – No fracking way!!

There’s a lot of talk about being green. Recycling, installing insulation in your house, saving electricity you know what I’m talking about.

There is also a lot of objection to things like,

  • fracking
  • nuclear power
  • carbon, coal, fossil fuels

The strange thing is that very few people stop to think about where electricity actually comes from?

Personally, I think green energy should be marketed as a way of saving money not a way of saving the planet. After all, everybody wants to save money right?

ecotricityToday I switched to a new energy supplier called Ecotricity.

When I told Dave I was switching to a new power company, a power company which generated all its electricity from solar and wind Dave’s reaction was, Why?

I said to Dave, let me put it a different way. I’m switching to a power company that doesn’t rely on gas and electricity imported from abroad.

Dave’s reaction, okay got it!

The main reason I switched to Ecotricity was because I’ve ordered an electric car.

Ecotricity gives a discount to electric car owners and they allow you to charge your car for free at Welcome Break service stations up and down the country.

The cool thing is is that the electricity and gas costs about the same as I’m currently paying!

The other thing I’m doing is having a special electricity meter installed called economy seven, this will give me half price electricity during off-peak times, 12 AM to 6 AM.

Apparently, you can set a timer inside your car to charge between those times.

Exciting green times ahead…..

Whatever you’ve got planned for Thursday….. cancel it!!

This Thursday I want to set the record straight and show you the missing link, how to promote high ticket affiliate products.

Sign up for this live class 🙂

If you’re sick and tired of struggling with Internet marketing and you want to start seeing results within the next seven days then you need to attend this class.

Whatever you’ve got planned for Thursday….. cancel it!! You will not be disappointed.

During this live training you’ll discover:

Case studies of actual people I’ve taught this to this year who are now enjoying $1K Days.

My secret traffic source (that no one else is using) this is a free traffic source that is probably one of my most profitable traffic strategies to date.

The secret that makes the difference between making a few pennies or owning a wildly successful business that makes sales, day after day, on auto-pilot even while you sleep or do other things.

You’ll discover an easy and effective way to make 6 figures online without having to create any products or sell anything yourself!

How to find high-end products to promote that will pay you over $1000 in affiliate commissions.

The secret to reverse engineering any competitor’s website, so that you can ethically steal their traffic and send it to your affiliate offer. This almost guarantees results!!

You’ll discover an easy and effective way to make sales… without having to sell anything!

No B.S  this webinar is step-by-step so there’s no fluff or theories that might or might not work. These are all strategies which I use in my business every day.

Register To Attend Free Now 🙂

 

all the best,

 

Sarah Staar

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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – Marketers Cruise Secrets

So, I am writing this in a hotel in New Orleans, having just come off the cruise ship that has been taking myself and some 400  other Internet Marketers around the Caribbean.

For me it has been the best cruise I have been on, and this is my third.

Okay, so over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing with you some of the stuff I have learnt and the people I have met.

And I have picked up so much that it is going to take more than 1 newsletter!

One of the things I picked up on the cruise was the importance of branding.

And a good example of this is a new friend Dave and I met called Emerson Brantley, who is a really ace copywriter by the way.

He has been at just about every Marketer’s cruise I can remember and his signature is a pirates hat!

Both memorable and recognisable at a stroke!

So bearing this in mind, Dave and I headed off for the Caribbean with some t-shirts and sweatshirts branded with a photo of me saying “Sarah Staar Business School”.

And it sounds a bit cliched and naff, but it really worked. It did the job.

People saw that we were a professional organisation that could afford to bring a team along, and we were visible – highly visible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another thing I want to share with you is that when you go to a networking event it is a really good idea to go with a definite set of objectives, otherwise you risk wasting your time and money.

One of my objectives was to get some good shots of me on a warm white sunny beach, not all that easy to get in the UK in January!

So check this out….

  

 

Other cool stuff I learnt – coming shortly

There is so much I picked up it is hard to know where to begin….

Here are a few that I am going to cover in more detail in later newsletters.

  • As more people access the internet on their phone mobile apps are becoming more important
  • New ways to build your list
  • A new advertising method that totally blew me away at “Pizza and Profits, a networking event on the cruise”
  • How to massively increase email deliverability

The overall thing I got though was that people are getting much more focused on turning their hobby income into a proper business, and creating some real value as well.

How to make high ticket affiliate commissions consistently month after month   

Next Thursday I’m hosting a very special live training class.

“How to Make High Ticket Affiliate Commissions Consistently Month  After Month.  WITHOUT… An Email List, Creating Your Own Product, Useless  “Mini-review Sites” or SEO.”

Secure Your Place 🙂

  • During this live training you’ll discover:
  • Case studies of actual people I’ve taught this to this year who are now enjoying $1K Days.
  • My secret traffic source (that no one else is using) this is a free traffic source that is probably one of my most profitable traffic strategies to date.
  • The secret that makes the difference between making a few pennies or owning a wildly successful business that makes sales, day after day, on auto-pilot even while you sleep or do other things.
  • You’ll discover an easy and effective way to make 6 figures  online without having to create any products or sell anything yourself!
  • How to find high-end products to promote that will pay you over $1000 in affiliate commissions.
  • The secret to reverse engineering any competitor’s website, so that you can ethically steal their traffic and send it to your affiliate offer. This almost guarantees results!!
  • You’ll discover an easy and effective way to make sales… without having to sell anything!

No B.S  this webinar is step-by-step so there’s no fluff or theories that might or might not work. These are all strategies which I use in my business every day.

Register To Attend Free Now 🙂 

 

Books

InfluencePeopleBook

 

How to win friends and influence people. This is the book that I have been reading on the cruise I have to say end it most useful. Like me you do a lot of networking this book is an absolute must read.

I Implemented several of the strategies in this book on the cruise with amazing success. So I know firsthand that the strategies in this book work in the real world!

 

 

 

 

All the best,

 

Sarah Staar

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