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A little while ago I held a workshop for my coaching clients, and I we did
I was interviewed by The New York Post for their ‘jobs’ section (how ironic, I thought) last week, about my book ‘The Laptop Millionaire’.
The interview kicked off with a very negative slant towards Internet marketing,but I ignored the journalist’s baiting and simply explained what it really takes
Sunrise over the Agios Stefanos fortress in Paxos
Greg, Jo, Mark, and Mira, with Spiros, the owner of the Telesilla hotel
Visiting islands around Paros in the Aegean Sea
Running a webinar from the beach, while Corinna and Steven go for a dip
I’ve been receiving dozens of emails a day since launching my new blog and
Are you addicted to watching TV?
According to A.C. Nielsen, the average American watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV each day. That represents more than 52 days of non-stop TV-watching per year.
By age 65 the average American will have spent nearly 9 years glued to the tube.
The British watch an average of 3 hours of TV a day. This means they will spend more time watching TV in their lifetime than they will spend working.
What is the impact of watching so much television?
What happens when, instead of going after your dreams, exercising and taking care of your health, working towards your goals, fulfilling your destiny
Yesterday I spent quite a few hours spearfishing in the dark blue waters between the islands of Paros and Antiparos.
I caught a dozen fish, including four flatfish soles. )
I’ve been spearfishing in these waters since I was 15 years old, and it is one of the
I live in a small country with a warm climate, on an island, by the sea.
It turns out these are important factors in determining your longevity (how long you will live).
Long Life Locations
A recent study came up with a list of countries that have the longest life spans:
Average life expectancy
1. Monaco 89.73
2. Macau 84.41
3. San Marino 83.01
4. Andorra 82.43
5. Japan 82.25
6. Guernsey 82.16
7. Singapore 82.14
8. Hong Kong 82.04
9. Australia 81.81
10. Italy 81.77
Stewart Swerdlow had this to say about this study, on his blog:
“You will notice that most of these nations are small or crowded.
Most of these locations are on or near water and have a warm climate. Many are islands.
All of them grow and use organic foods as a standard way of life and all of them are known for their alcohol consumption.
The United States came in 49th place with an average lifespan of just…
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Yesterday a Russian friend of mine took me to a football game in Limassol, to
Traffic To My Websites
Yesterday one of my outsourcers emailed me a ‘traffic report’. Some stats:
- www.laptopmillionaire.tv got 18,796 visitors in June, i.e. 600 per day on average.
- Total traffic to my internet marketing related sites in June:
After yesterday’s weird stories about UFOs, aliens, and a possible terrorist
Well this was a weird weekend. I know you’ll think this is crazy, but here goes.
On Thursday a massive cache of previously secret UFO documents was released
A few weeks ago I flew to London for a friend’s wedding.
As luck would have it, I got to sit at the dinner table next to Mat Braddy,
the young and dynamic Chief Marketing Officer of www.Just-Eat.com
and we chatted a bit about his business.
Just-Eat.com was founded in Denmark in 2001, by ‘a group of friends
with a serious case of the munchies’, as it states on their website.
Now present in 13 countries, the website lets you type in your postcode
and find out what takeaway restaurants deliver to your door!
You can browse each takeaway menu and order online.
Pretty cool idea, no?
The business model is simple. Just-Eat.com takes a 10% commission
off each sale.
They now have over 25,000 restaurants listed, 6 millions registered
9 Things You Can Do to Be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes
I’ve just come across an article I’d like to share with you.
Here are some tips from the author of ‘The Happiness Project’ Gretchen Rubin, on
surprising ways to instantly improve your mood.
(Today, also, I’m giving away for FREE my ebooks titled “11 Steps To Solving
I just got back home after a wonderful week in Athens and on the beautiful island of Santorini.
I received some pictures from Steven and Corinna’s wedding, which you can see below.
Also, I’ve just checked some stats in my business.
Yesterday I emailed you about the webinar I am holding on Thursday at 8pm GMT
(3pm EST) with my former student Kavit Haria, on how to make $10k per month
working only 4 hours per week.
So far 439 people clicked on the registration link http://www.joinsmi.com/webinar
and 261 of them registered (a 59% registration rate).
Steven and Corinna’s Wedding… the Greek Orthodox priest takes the crowns from the altar table, blesses the bride and groom
Also, yesterday we had 85 new optins on our list (I’m running an experiment where
I’m aiming for 200 optins per day, i.e. 6,000 new subscribers per month) and our
system is progressing nicely (the 8 things we do daily… videos, articles, twitter,
onlywire.com, etc… see my blog).
Finally, one of my outsourcers bought a couple of solo ads and sent me the stats
when the mailing was completed:
5th July: we paid $30 for a Solo Ad (100 clicks ordered, 131 delivered)
6th July: we paid $28 for a Solo Ad (100 clicks ordered, 165 delivered)
TOTAL: we paid $58 for 296 clicks and we got 119 optins.
What is fantastic about this result is that it cost only $0.49 per optin ($58 divided
Normally you should expect to pay $2 to $3 for a lead (a prospect) in the ‘business
opportunity’ or ‘internet marketing’ niche, and $7-$8 for a lead in the ‘Forex’ or
‘trading’ niche. So $0.49 is a great result.
In the previous week’s experiment I remind you we paid $28 for a solo ad and we
got 51 new optin subscribers ($0.55 per optin).
In theory, this means that to build a list of
The view from my office…
Yesterday I was relaxing in the hotel’s jacuzzi overlooking the Santorini
caldera, when I got a phone call from Mira.
She had flown from Santorini to her hometown in Slovakia to attend her
grandmother’s 90th birthday. Her entire family was there.
As soon as she arrived there all the talk was about ‘problems’. Just non-
stop drama. The conversations revolved exclusively around health problems,
money problems, work problems, relationship problems…
[At Corinna's wedding in Greece the previous week, I had noticed the
exact same situation. Everyone complaining and moaning about their
life circumstances, and no one was doing anything about it.
But the entrepreneurs that I met there (Harris and Dimitris) were talking
instead about how they're working towards opportunities in Greece for
bio-fuel, solar power, and wind power installations...]
[Personally, I've chosen to cut 'drama' out of my life. A simple, conscious
decision to not allow ‘drama’. Life is too short
I had a conversation yesterday with my brother-in-law Matthieu, about what
it really takes to succeed as a laptop entrepreneur.
Matthieu has worked hard all his life, studying hospitality management, working
as a chef, and the last few years he’s been successfully managing hotels for a
French hotel chain.
Last year he was managing one hotel, this year he’s managing two hotels, and
next year they’re asking him to manage 3 hotels (for the same amount of money,
more or less, incidentally…)
At a meeting with their regional hotel managers last year, the board of the
company told them to only follow the instructions and guidelines sent from
headquarters. They said: “R
I’ve just come back to the hotel, after a full day of trekking around Santorini and up the volcano in the center of the island, and sailing around its islands.
Apparently its eruption 70,000 years was 12 times larger than the eruption of
the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia…
(Krakatoa exploded in 1883, an eruption equivalent to 13,000 times the
nuclear yield of the Little Boy bomb that devastated Hiroshima… That eruption
killed over 36,000 people…)
The Santorini volcanic eruption caused a massive 1,000-metre high wave that
destroyed the civilization in Crete and hit Egypt to the South in under a minute.
“I sat next to a guy in business class yesterday…”
Talking about nuclear events in Japan, I just checked my emails and saw this
strange yet fascinating message from one of my friends:
“Hey Mark, it was great seeing you last weekend at Corinna’s wedding!
I’m headed back to Thailand and I wanted to share with you a conversation I had
on my flight from LAX to Tokyo…
He’s a big institution bond trader headed to Tokyo to tell his clients to pull everything
out of Japan.
Yesterday our group of laptop entrepreneurs visited the Akrotiri archeological site on the Greek island of Santorini, and then went for a dip at the ‘Red Beach’ nearby.
The Akrotiri site was particularly impressive. An entire town dating back 3,600 years ago had been engulfed and buried by the ash when the Santorini volcano erupted.
(some say the eruption of the Santorini caldera thousands of years ago caused the sinking of half of the island of Crete and brought about the ‘plagues of Egypt’ mentioned in the Bible…)
I wonder if some of inhabitants had a sense of what was about to happen next…
As the ground started to tremble and fumes jetted out of fissures in the ground, did they think ‘Uh-oh… I’d better get out of dodge…’ or did they stay put and think, ‘Nah, this
Yesterday we arrived on the Greek island of Santorini in the Cyclades,
with newlyweds Steven and Corinna Essa.
This place is stunning. Definitely a ‘must’ for your list of travel destinations.
Of course, the first thing our group of five laptop entrepreneurs did was…
…connect to the Wi-Fi to check our sales and check our emails.
It never gets old to open your laptop, connect to the Internet, and see
that even while you’re traveling or sleeping your websites, memberships,
autoresponders, or webinar replays are making you money.
In the evening, we walked on the picturesque cobbled streets of Oia,
and sat at a taverna for some drinks and a bite to eat.
The situation in Greece
I hadn’t visited Greece in a couple of years, and the atmosphere around
the place has changed dramatically.
In Athens, foreigners are greeted with words like, ‘I hope you’re not
(there’s a strong anti-Germany sentiment in Greece at the moment,
because of the job-destroying austerity measures that the EU -led by
Germany’s Angela Merkel- are demanding).
The country is in its fifth straight year of recession. Every year for the
past five years the economy has been contracting.
In the past 2 years Greece’s population has declined by 500,000.
More than 1,000 Greeks are emigrating abroad every day, and last
year 6,000 doctors left the country.
One taxi driver was fuming because the government liberalized the
taxi profession, and the taxi license he had paid 230,000 euros for
was now only worth 70,000 euros.
Another taxi driver told me he lost 580,000 euros in 2010 because
he owned 5 trucking licenses, and they liberalized that profession
and suddenly all his licenses were worth zero.
Everyone is reeling from the massive price increases and tax increases.
The taxes are now added to your electricity bill. If you don’t pay your
bill, they cut off your electricity.
Meanwhile, the incidents of gangs of Kalashnikov-wielding criminals
breaking into people’s houses and stealing whatever they can is
becoming an almost daily occurrence.
Meanwhile, in the political life of the country, little has changed.
It is the same corrupt officials that are now back in power, after a
little bit of reshuffling of the cabinet positions.
At the insistence of the European Union, at least the government
relented and put the former Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos
e had been paid over 2 billion euros (!) in bribes from defense
contractors, including many German arms companies…
Billions more were paid in bribes to Greek politicians by building
contractors and various vested interests in the buildup to the
Olympic Games in 2004 and the nationalization of many key
industries in Greece.
Some people made billions from buying these assets cheaply,
politicians got rich, and now the Greek people are left with massive
tax hikes and debts they can’t possibly ever repay.
I spoke to a few Greek youths, over the weekend. Some had just
finished their studies, and their job prospects looked bleak.
I told them about my book, and they got excited about the
possibilities that being a laptop entrepreneur can open up.
Corinna X, for example, got fired from jobs 5 times, before
she decided to start her own Internet business.
A year later she now has a monthly recurring income of over
$11,000 a month.
Perhaps I should organize a seminar in Athens sometime…
With what is happening around the world, you need to have
the mobility to move abroad if circumstances dictate it and
continue your business uninterrupted.
If there ever was a time to be a laptop entrepreneur, it is now.
What are you waiting for?
This weekend I flew to Athens for the wedding of my friend
The next day the lovely couple left for the Greek islands to
enjoy their honeymoon… and we followed them.
I held a 7-day retreat earlier this month, and Ryan H. came along.
Ryan came to my seminar in April 2009, he quit his job soon thereafter,
and he started building his list.
Thanks to article marketing, solo ads, and adswaps, within a short while
he built up a list of 2,000 subscribers and he started making $2,000 a
Now he has 25,000 subscribers, and by working just 2 hours per day
he earns $10,000 to $15,000 a month.
One of the key things he shared with us during the retreat, is the
importance of having a daily routine. Doing a few key things every day
in order to build your list.
The first thing he does every morning is update his ‘Tracking’ spreadsheet
with the previous day’s number of optins and his sales number
(i.e. 27 optins and $264 in sales).
Following up from the retreat, I implemented some of Ryan’s listbuilding
suggestion for my own team.
Our goal is to get 200 optins per day.
So here is what we set up:
Yesterday I took everyone out to our favourite spot on the Akamas
peninsula, to enjoy a nice dip in the clear azure waters.
There wasn’t enough wind to go windsurfing, so I delved into a book
that had been recommended to me by Suraj Sodha, one of our
speakers at The Local Business Marketing Summit.
The book is called ‘Brand Against The Machine’, and it is by
personal branding expert John Morgan.
(While on the beach, I filmed a 5-minute video where I talk about this
book. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V86qcWjJn4A)
John says: “People are bored to death with the way brands market
themselves. [...] People do business with people. They engage and
connect with people. Corporate branding is no longer an effective strategy.
Take Ford Motor Company for example. Ford is doing a good job of
letting us know the people behind the logo. Scott Monty is building
relationships with people and is a brand within a brand.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, really understands how
personal brands can connect with their fans. They are encouraging
their fighters to tweet as much as possible. Dana white, president of
the UFC, is giving them incentives for doing so. The understand that
personal brands from their fighters reinforce They are giving their fans
a chance to connect and engage with their favorite fighters.
[...]Your goal is to position your brand as the top authority in your industry,
to be seen as a valued resource rather than another service provider.
Personal branding is about building a tribe of raving fans.”
This last sentence reminds me of how I’ve been harping on and on about
how important ‘listbuilding’ is, of course, but it also reminds me of
something I read on Tim Ferriss’s blog about getting ’1,000 True Fans’:
“A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and
everything you produce. A creator, such as an artist, musician,
photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker,
or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to
acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living.”
I once heard Eben Pagan explain his marketing philosophy behind his
20 million dollar a year ‘DoubleYourDating’ online business.
“My idea was to create a free email newsletter that contained such great
content, that we would be delivering 100 million dollars a year in value.
If you give away 100 million a year in value, you can expect to get 10 million
a year back.
You’ve got to blow people away with your free content and then sell them
on your paid stuff.
Give away your best stuff. You must give away some of your best content
in order to capture attention. Move the free line further down the sales funnel,
converting what previously were paid-for products into free resources.”
And of course that is what I’ve been doing for the best part of 8 years, by
giving away free reports, free downloads, etc. to build my list.
$150,000 A Year By Giving Away Free Stuff
I was reminded of this because I’ve just received an email about a very
interesting success story:
Yesterday I finished reading the book ‘Adventure Capitalist’ by Jim Rogers.
Between 1999 and 2002, former Wall Street trader and investor Jim Rogers
drove with his wife through 116 countries, covering 245,000 kilometers, in a
He explains which countries he would invest in and why – and which ones he
wouldn’t touch with a barge pole.
I had read his 1991 book ‘Investment Biker’ whilst in the Maldives earlier this
year, and I wanted to see how his perspective had changed in the 14 intervening
years between his two books.
On page 265, Rogers talks about how impressed he is with Singapore. “You will
not find another city in the world that is as rich and as safe as Singapore.”
He then points out that the country is under the absolute, authoritarian rule of the
country’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew (he governed Singapore for three
decades, retiring in 2011).
Rogers then makes this fascinating comment:
“[The Greek philosopher] Plato argued in ‘The Republic’ that there are four stages
in the evolution of nations: from dictatorship to oligarchy to democracy to
chaos, and back again.
The Chinese, whether or not they have read Plato, operate on the same principle.
They see it as the Asian way. A strong central government will lead to prosperity,
and the first few who become successful will maintain the stability of society until
the government of the few gives way to democracy.
But an unfettered democracy, as they see it
My friend Daniel Priestley, author of the excellent book “Become A Key
Person Of Influence”, just texted me this picture from outside a WH Smith
bookshop in London:
Pretty cool, no?
I’m thrilled that more people around the world are getting to hear
about these ideas and that ‘The Laptop Millionaire’ book is now
being sold across thousands of bookstores around the world.
Like Andres Gonzalez, who read my book and turned $10 into
$123 in 24 hours, thanks to Fiverr.
He says: “About a month ago I bought your book. It helped me achieve
my #1 goal. To prove to my family that
Quick update: I launched this newsletter three weeks ago and
so far the feedback we’ve received has been excellent.
One thing that readers seem to enjoy are the pictures and the
occasional comic strip. So I’ve decided to license some comic
strips to add to the daily newsletter, just to make things more fun.
Every day, at the bottom of your Laptop Millionaire Newsletter, you
will see the daily Dilbert, Doonesbury, & Non Sequitur comic strips,
“Why comic strips, Mark?!” I hear you ask. Well, I enjoy them, some
of my readers enjoy them, and I enjoy sharing them with my friends.
It adds a touch of fun and levity to the start of the day. In 2001 reading
comic strips and watching standup comedy videos helped me overcome
an 8-year depression. Oh, and it increases email ‘open’ rates.
To introduce you to these characters, enjoy the last few days’ strips below.
Doonesbury is a comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau,
that chronicles the adventures and lives of an array of characters of
various ages, professions, and backgrounds, from the President of
the United States to the title character, Michael Doonesbury, who
has progressed from a college student to a youthful senior citizen
in the 40+ years of the strip’s daily existence. Frequently political in
nature, Doonesbury [...] is noted for a liberal viewpoint.
I enjoy this comic strip for its pointed social and political commentary.
(But… em… this week the title character Mike Doonesbury is simply
coming to grips with the fact that his daughter Alex is getting married…)
Dilbert is a white collar office worker and engineer. Although his ideas typically
are sensible and occasionally even revolutionary, seldom does anyone pursue
them because he is powerless. He finds himself easily frustrated by the incompetence
and/or malevolence of his co-workers (most often the Pointy-Haired Boss, or the evil HR
Director ‘Catbert’, or even his own dog ‘Dogbert’) and often is sarcastic and snide.
Scott Adams says that he based Dilbert’s character on someone he knew, saying:
“I worked around engineers for most of my 16 years of corporate life.”
Adams first published Dilbert with United Media in 1989, while still employed at Pacific Bell. Dilbert is now in 2000 newspapers in 57 countries and 19 languages.
Adams attributes his success to his idea of including his e-mail address in the panels, thus facilitating feedback from readers.
I enjoy this strip because it reminds me about how tyrannical office life and
corporate life can be… and how much better it is to be a laptop entrepreneur!
Non Sequitur is a comic strip created by Wiley Miller in 1992 and syndicated
to over 700 newspapers. Translated from Latin as “it does not follow”, Non
Sequitur is often political and satirical, though other times, purely comedic.
I enjoy it simply for being frightfully clever at times.
(This strip above reminds me… Have you seen the film ‘Prometheus’ yet?
Awesome movie, where the storyline is they’ve found proof that the genetics of
the human race were brought to this planet by a more advanced alien race)
(Editor’s note: The median US household net worth fell nearly 40% from 2007 to 2010.
Source: The Federal Reserve’s most recent Survey on Consumer Finances)
This week’s FREE Laptop Entrepreneur resources
By popular demand, here is the video replay of Thursday’s webinar
titled “How to get 100,000 Twitter followers in 90 days!”:
I was doing some research this morning for some up-to-date Twitter stats, and I came across this interesting image.
Here are 465 million reasons why you should find out more about Twitter:
Twitter is growing fast, and is a phenomenal place to get traffic from.
In fact on Monday I spent $5 on Justretweet.com and got 146 clicks to my optin page.and 6 new subscribers.
My coaching client Tehmina swears by it. She says that ‘re-tweeting’ gigs are 10 times more powerful than just
This weekend I flew to London to attend a friend’s wedding.
I met Bryan when he was a work placement student in 2003, at
a small training company where I worked in telesales.
I got fired from that job…
And Bryan, he got himself a high-paying job at Lloyds TSB bank.
Five months later I started my Internet business, and started
making $300 a day in passive income.
A year after that, Bryan attended my first ever seminar, at the
Strand Palace Hotel on ‘The Strand’ in London.
He became fascinated by what I shared with the audience,
he was tempted to quit his job and start his own ‘laptop
entrepreneur’ business, but… the security and compensation
package his banking job offered was too much to give up.
Another year went by.
In 2005 he came back to a second seminar of mine, and this
time he brought with him…
Have you ever experienced a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment?
The expression comes from the Bible, referring to the conversion of Saul of
Tarsus to Christianity while travelling to Damascus to persecute Christians.
This expression now signifies ‘An important point in someone’s life
where a great change, or reversal, of ideas or beliefs occurs‘.
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Thursday 21st June, 8pm GMT (3pm EST)
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My ‘Road to Damascus’ moment happened at the Old Brompton Road
Cemetery, in London, in April of 2004.
It was such a powerful moment that it allowed me to go from zero
to suddenly making over $300 a day in my new business.
But it wasn’t always like this.
I left Greece when I was 18 years old to come to England with the hope
of a better life. Somehow things didn
Few people know this about me, but I overcame
an 8-year depression at the age of 21, by studying self-help and
personal development books like Wayne Dyer
Yesterday I promised to share the story of the one and only
time I spoke at a
Well, it seems like yesterday’s newsletter caused quite a stir.
(if you missed it you can read it here)
Mike H. says:
“Hi Mark. About 35 years ago, I was driving home from a Saturday party late at
night and I saw a white light in flying saucer shape shoot across the sky.
I’m not making this up. This is an expert from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) telling the British public in the mainstream newspaper ‘The Daily Mail’ to ‘keep an eye on the skies for flying saucers during the Olympic Games’:
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Over the weekend I happened to receive in my inbox both this
funny ‘Doonesbury’ cartoon (see image above)…
…as well as an insightful and entertaining “honest address” to the graduating
class of 2012 by Bill Bonner, the founder of Agora Inc.
The Doonesbury cartoon pokes fun at the fact that US college graduates in 2012
leave with $100k to $250k in debt, and no job prospects (at best, companies are offering
‘part-time internships’ with no pay…)
Well, here is what Bill Bonner has to say to the young people graduating in 2012…
Firmly tongue in cheek, highlights include sentences like:
“Half of you are functionally illiterate”.
On the last day of our 7-day retreat, Ryan H. shared with us an important idea.
This is the ‘Strategy of Preeminence’ by marketing expert and copywriter Jay Abraham.
You see, when Ryan was explaining to our group how he sends a daily email to his subscribers, and generates up to $15,000 a month this way, a few ‘limiting beliefs’ came up for a handful of our attendees. They were apprehensive at the idea of sending out emails to their subscribers.
‘What if they don’t like what I send them?’
‘Will people get upset with me if I email them every day?’
‘I don’t know what I could send them every day?’
“Let me share with you about ‘The Strategy of Preeminence’. It is an idea by Jay Abraham.
By sending emails to your list every day, you provide more than you think.
By sending emails to your people, you are showing them that you care, every day.
By sending emails to your people, you are showing them that they are important to you, every day.
By sending emails to your people, you are helping them every day.
99% of people live a sad life. But YOU, you give them that sparkle, that hope that their life can improve. You owe it to THEM to put yourself out there and BUILD YOUR LIST!”
He continued to explain how every day he finds one valuable idea or product that can move his people forward.
On the site http://www.squidoo.com/preeminence, Paul Simister gives a summary of this concept:
“In a world which is trying to commoditise you and your product or service, the best way to standout is to adopt Jay Abraham’s concept of the strategy of preeminence.
Most people talk about being customer focused but often they are empty words. The strategy of preeminence requires you to be seen as the ultimate fiduciary and trusted adviser who puts their clients interests above everything else.
Your purpose is to give your clients the best short term and long term results and benefits.
This means that you have to be ready to ask questions and listen to what it is that they really want and you will never take an order just because they want to buy.”
Note: you can find out more about how to build your list fast thanks to the DVDs of ‘The Ultimate Listbuilding Masterclass’, available at http://laptopmillionaire.tv/dvds.htm.
Quotes, Videos, Interviews, & Articles
We wrapped up the 7-day Internet Marketers retreat yesterday, and everyone headed back home.
The 7-Day Internet Marketers’ Retreat comes to a close
Before they left, the participants got to set up their Fiverr, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube,
Justretweet.com, Facebook, Ezinearticles, and Safe-Swaps.com accounts.
They learned how to create Camtasia videos and Audacity MP3 recordings.
They set up their Getreponse autoresponder account and created their first email
They even logged into their own personal blog and created their first blog post!
Personal breakthroughs galore.
Yesterday, Paula uploaded a video on YouTube and within a few hours it got to the
first page of Google!
Dawn paid $15 on Fiverr.com and within 24 hours got 7,623 new followers on Twitter!
Brigitte got her first few subscribers joining her list!
Everyone left with an awesome million-dollar marketing ‘hook’ and a daily
Action Plan to follow.
And of course, we were all very privileged to get to spend the week with the amazing
laptop entrepreneurs Daven Michaels (he runs a team of 400 outsourcers in the
Philippines! check out 123Employee.com)…
…as well as Tiz G., Claire, Ryan H., Corinna X, and ‘SJ’, who shared with us the
real ‘insider’ secrets of how they make $10,000 to $50,000 a month just thanks
to their laptop and an Internet connection.
Note: you can find out more about how to build your list fast thanks to the DVDs of
‘The Ultimate Listbuilding Masterclass’, available at http://laptopmillionaire.tv/dvds.htm.
12 Key Tips For Your Business
Today I want to share with you some lessons from laptop entrepreneur John Reese.
This email was sent to me in September 2010, and after spending a week with a
dozen of my coaching clients, I thought it would be timely to be reminded of these
“In light of my upcoming 40th birthday, I want to share 12 valuable mini-lessons that
I’ve learned so far as an entrepreneur