As some of you may know, Dave is a bit of a petrolhead and absolutely loves his white Jaguar.
We quite often get into discussions comparing notes between my Tesla and his Jaguar.
A couple of weeks back, we got onto the subject of top speeds and I asked Dave how fast would his car actually go if we put it on a racetrack, 100 miles an hour, 110, 120.
It’s hard to say. Dave suggested that we go to a racetrack to test out how fast his car would actually go.
I went online and booked a track day at the Goodwood Race Circuit.
A week later, we both turned up at the race circuit.
There was a very interesting mix of people at this event, drivers with regular street cars such as BMWs and Mercedes to the most serious bunch, the people who obviously did this as their full-time hobby.
This consisted either of very fast sports cars such as McLarens or Aerial Atoms or modified Japanese imported cars like the kind of cars you see in the Fast and the Furious films!!
I decided not to be a passenger in the car as this would fill me with horror so I decided to stand on the track side and take photos.
I could see Dave was having great fun and managing to overtake and outmaneuver cars which were much more powerful than his.
On the main straight, Dave managed to get up to 119 miles per hour. Pretty incredible especially since Dave’s car is a diesel.
Here were loads of different cars there ranging from 30 -year-old BMWs to very expensive brand new McLaren sports cars that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The guys driving the McLarens seemed to be very cautious and were not on the track for very long at all…
I guess they were kind of paranoid about writing their cars off.
Now the guys in the much older cars which they had obviously modified themselves were taking much higher risks and seemed to be having a lot more fun.
Sometimes, simple is better
The same thing is true with internet marketing and affiliate marketing. Simple is sometimes best.
There are all sorts of expensive, complicated and glamorous tools you can buy as an internet marketer.
- Keyword tools
- Competition analysis tools
- Building sales funnels
- Learning loopholes
Sometimes you just need to get back to basics, keep things simple..
- Find an affiliate product to promote.
- Send traffic to that product.
- Make sales.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Well, that’s because it is. These are the strategies I use when I make sales with affiliate marketing.
Would you like me to teach you how to profit from affiliate marketing the simple way?
If you’d like me to teach you how to become a super affiliate and how to profit from affiliate marketing without having to learn all that complicated stuff. Watch this video to find out more 🙂
Must go now.
All the best,
By the way:
I’ll upload some photos from the track today to my Facebook page and also to my blog.
As you probably know, a couple of months ago I purchased a brand-new Tesla model S electric car. I picked it up from the showroom and drove it home.
When I got home I carefully backed it into the driveway and got out of the car. One of my neighbours was watching and walked over to my car and asked me a question when I got out.
“What exactly is it that you do for a living?”
“I’m an Internet marketer”, I replied
Jim, my neighbour, had a blank look on his face, “What does that involve?”
I proceeded to tell Jim that I sold information products on the Internet and had an email list.
I think he was none the wiser and I’m sure he still doesn’t really understand what I do for a living.
This is a common problem Internet marketers face. To be honest usually I don’t want to get into that conversation because it takes too much time to explain to people what I do.
If I don’t want to have that conversation with people I just tell them I work in IT.
After my conversation with Jim it got me thinking, I needed to come up with a better explanation of what I do for a living.
A lot of people I meet at events and parties could be potential customers so after a lot of careful thought I’ve come up with a new explanation for what I do for a living.
Now when somebody asks what I do for a living now I say,
“I help people retire 10 years early with twice their current income”
This statement is designed to get people to want to be on my email list and learn about Internet marketing…
I’ve used this explanation of what I do for a living several times now with great effect.
For instance a couple of weeks ago I was at a party with my mother. This was a party mainly consisting of musicians.
During the afternoon a couple of different people asked what I did for a living.
Well I have to say it worked incredibly well. When I told people what I did for a living, I help people retire 10 years early with twice the current income, I had their full attention.
“Can you show me how to do that ?!… Was the typical reaction I got.
After a brief explanation of what information marketing was I handed over my business card and told them they could join my email list.
I have realised that this is a fantastic way of getting new people to join my email list!!
In fact I’m in the process of creating a brand-new free product which I can offer to people after I tell them what I do for a living. This product will be offered on the back of my business card.
Can you guess what the product is called?
“How to retire 10 years early with twice your current income…”
I should have the product finished within the next couple of weeks and some new business cards printed up.
I’m going to create a special tracking link just from my business card so I can track,
- How many people have signed up
- How much money I’ve made from those people
I’m going to report back in my newsletter in six months time and let you know exactly how many people have signed up to my email list, just from me personally giving out business cards to people.
I’m also going to tell you how much money I’ve made from those people.
Watch this space!
London meet-up video
Last week was the second London meet up, thanks to everybody who attended. This will be the last meet-up until September, holidays and the rest getting in the way
During the meet up, I did a one-hour training session all about how to make $10,000 a month with an email list.
The good news is that I brought along my video camera and filmed the whole event. If you would like a free copy of the video you can get it below, no opt in required.
Who wants to meet up in London on Friday?
My good friend Martin Avis Avis is hosting his London lunch this Friday.
If you’d like a chance to meet up with me personally I would be delighted to have a chat over lunch.
The London lunch is a pure networking event no selling or pitching, just lunch.
Did you know…
Earlier this month I attended the first ever Cardiff Catch-up. This is a bit like a London Lunch but in Cardiff. One of the reasons I love these types of events is because I always learn something new.
Instead of keeping all these things to myself I thought I would list them in a special section in my newsletter.
The section is called “Did you Know”
What did I learn? Well I learnt loads of stuff but this week I will tell you about one particular thing that I think is pretty cool.
You can put a Facebook retargeting pixel within an email broadcast.
Woo hoo !!
If you don’t know how important that is to efficient use of traffic – drop me a line !
The Hatton Diamond Job
A few years ago one of the biggest robberies of all time was carried out in London. The Hatton Diamond safety deposit box robbery.
The funny thing about this robbery was it was all carried out by criminals in their 60s and 70s.
One of the robbers even used his over 60s free bus pass to get to the job!!
Anyway they made a great movie all about it. It’s humorous but mainly based on fact.
It’s kind of filmed and edited in the same style as Snatch. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.
All the best,
Oh crap !! What to do ?
I am in a strange country, in a town I don’t know – Phoenix, Arizona
I am on my own.
I have lost my mobile phone.
I have no idea where I am.
I have no idea where I am staying either, so can’t get back to where I was staying.
I have no internet access…
This is how it happened…
On Friday night I decided to do a little bit of food shopping at the local supermarket, I called an Uber cab and it drove me to a supermarket.
The cab driver asked if I wanted to charge my mobile phone, I said yes and plugged my mobile phone in to charge, and then forgot about it.
10 minutes later the cab driver dropped me off at the supermarket and drove off.
I walked into the supermarket, and then it dawned on me, no mobile phone!
Now the worst part was, I didn’t actually know the address of where I was staying!
Everything was saved in the cloud and accessed via my mobile phone!
So there I was standing in a small supermarket, 10 o’clock at night, in a foreign country.
I sat down on a bench outside the supermarket and thought to myself,
“Sarah, work the problem…”
The plan I came up with was to purchase a new mobile phone and then log onto my Google account to retrieve the information I needed.
The supermarket didn’t sell mobile phones, so with the last of my US $ change I jumped into a yellow cab and got them to take me to the local Walmart, where I was pretty sure that they would sell mobile phones.
Finally about an hour later I had a brand-new working prepaid mobile phone.
I tried logging onto my Google account, however, Google insisted on two-factor authentication.
That wasn’t going to work, not with my memory!
I must’ve been in the Walmart for an hour and a half, trying to workout what the hell to do.
Eventually I managed to get Skype installed.
Fortunately I managed to remember my username and password.
I went through all of my contacts trying to phone people, but it was the middle of the night in the UK.
Finally, I got through to Kathy from my support desk, and she was able to log onto my Google account for me and retrieve my address!
I finally got back to the house at around 2:30 AM very stressed out!! I contacted Uber and the driver dropped off my phone 20 minutes later !
People you meet when you are in trouble.
I want to say a massive “thank you” to a guy called Richard at the WalMart.
He was the guy that set the phone up and got me a pre-paid account with a service provider.
By the way, Richard is in a wheelchair and suffers from cerebral palsy.
A nicer, more friendly, more helpful, and more knowledgable guy you couldn’t find at midnight in a strange city, in a strange country.
The moral of the story
I’m treating this as one big learning experience, shit happens, and when it does, treat it as a learning experience, that’s what I’ve always done in business.
Always have important information such as hotel address, phone numbers etc written down on a piece of paper, and also available in the cloud/ online but not behind a password protected account.
Next time I will have all my contact information I need on a sheet of paper, and also in a PDF document uploaded to my website…
Phoenix Infusionsoft – icon 2017
Okay, so I was in Phoenix Arizona attending the Infusionsoft annual seminar icon17.
This is a large convention, 3000+ people, for Infusionsoft users. In case you don’t know Infusionsoft is the Customer Relationship Management system I use to send out all my emails and keep customer information.
Icon17 consisted of three main elements for me.
- The workshops / Training
- The exhibitor stands / Marketplace
This was probably the first event I’ve ever been to where I had a very clear plan of what I wanted to achieve.
My main goal was to connect with new companies and service providers to provide the infrastructure to support the continued growth of Sarah Staar Business School Inc.
With that in mind I decided to visit every single exhibitor at the show and talk to as many people as possible, this took me three days!!
I made some amazing new connections, and picked up some incredible information along the way, without a doubt this has been the best event I’ve ever attended!
Icon17 took place in a convention center so I decided to use Airbnb for the first time, instead of the usual hotel
I was attending icon17 with Angela (you may know her from the support desk) We managed to rent an entire house for less money than it would have cost to stay in a hotel!
To be absolutely honest I actually preferred staying in a luxury house rather than a hotel.
Thursday afternoon icon17 ended and Angela flew back home. I wasn’t flying back home till Sunday so had a couple of free days. My plan was to spend Friday Chilling out in the house and then spend Saturday visiting the Grand Canyon.
My Grand Canyon trip
My flight back to the UK wasn’t until Sunday, so I decided to use the spare time to “do” the Grand Canyon.
I left the house at 6 AM, for short cab journey to the local airport where I boarded a small plane and actually got to be co-pilot on my way to the Grand Canyon.I then rented a helicopter and flew down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for a boat trip.
What an amazing trip, some incredible scenery, too many photos to post here but here’s a small taster of what I saw.
The London Meetup – Monday 8th May
Next Monday I am starting the London meet up again, this is a free networking event held in central London.
If you’re around next Monday evening it would be great if you could come along.
This month I decided to centre the entire London meet up around traffic generation, seeing as how traffic generation is the backbone of any Internet marketing business.
Topics covered will be,
- Paid advertising
- Free website traffic
- How to reverse engineer competitors traffic.
I will be showing you the best free traffic techniques as well as some of the best paid traffic techniques & services which I’ve never spoken in public about before.
After the (free) training there will be opportunities to network with each other and also have a chat to some of the panellists, last time I ran these meetups we were usually there until about 11 o’clock at night!
Remember to bring some business cards and a notepad to take some notes.
(Please note this is not a sales event, so no selling or pitching please)
All the best,