Avoid the scams, find out which Business Opportunities actually work
29th April 2009
Filed under: Internet Marketing,Seminars — Ben @ 9:23 am

Just over a week left until the LFMpire event starts so if you were sitting on the fence about attending, it is time to make a decision.

For more background info, see the previous post:

Robert Puddy’s LFMpire Seminar, Bristol, May 2009

My advice would be to just do it – clear your diary, book the ticket, book the hotel, jump on a train and get down to Bristol.

Come and join us on the Thursday night in the hotel bar and get involved.

What you’ll find when you get to the bar are 80+ UK based internet marketers eager to network, looking to find new business contacts and excitedly talking about the business (often giving away their best tips too, once they’ve had a couple of drinks).

At the last seminar organised by Robert Puddy (the Britpack Live Seminar in Coventry) the bar was packed each night and attendees saw the results of deals done at that seminar for months afterwards.

These events are focused on helping you in your business. They are a different kettle of fish to the numerous ‘pitchfest’ seminars where the idea is to get you in a seat from 9 ’til 6 over 3 days and show you a procession of different sales pitches.

The first ‘Puddy’ event I went to yielded over 40 pages of notes that I still refer to now. I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that it added 5 figures to my profits that year. All for a small investment of a couple of hundred dollars for the ticket and then beer money and hotel costs. A small price to pay for some excellent knowledge.

Sincerely, I can’t really recommend these events enough. Before I attended my first one I was very apprehensive about the idea of attending seminars. However, I took a chance and travelled to Birmingham in 2006 and it was a superb three days.

I now have lots of contacts in the industry and meet up monthly with several other marketers in a mastermind. I’m not promising you’ll have the same experience as me but I’m willing to bet you’ll have a great time if you attend.

8 days to make up your mind:

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And if you do decide to attend, make sure you come and find me at the bar. I’ll buy you your first drink and introduce you to some very successful marketers. And who knows where that could lead you…

17th April 2009
Filed under: Internet Marketing,Warning — Ben @ 8:34 pm

Spam email hasn’t been a problem for me now for almost 3 years because I signed up with the marvelous SpamArrest back in 2006.

My inbox is always immaculately clean because the one truth about spammers is that they never use a real email address. Consequently they cannot receive the challenge email that they are auto-sent by SpamArrest and they cannot complete the whitelisting procedure.

So all spam stays in the ‘Unverified’ folder where I can occasionally check to see if any proper email has slipped through.

It was yesterday when I found what I think is the best email subject line ever used by a spammer:

“We are too lazy to change subjects every day, please buy our viagra”


Not so brilliant is the news that one particularly dodgy internet marketing ‘opportunity’ has been re-released just a year after it was last unleashed on the public.

Let me ask you a question or two. If you…

  • Released a product which was largely described as ‘crap’ by its buyers
  • Released a product which was so falsely described in the sales video that it prompted over 200 posts full of complaints on the most popular internet marketing forum around
  • Released a product with a 60 day 100% money back guarantee which you wouldn’t honour
  • Told complaining customers to ‘GET A LIFE’
  • Provided customers with websites and products they were supposed to sell but could end up in trouble if they did so
  • Had your staff sign up to an internet forum under a variety of different usernames in order to try and argue on your behalf against your complaining customers
  • Blatantly lied in emails to your customers – and were undeniably found to be doing so
  • Threatended complaining customers with legal action for publishing their poor experience of purchasing from you
  • Had a raft of complaints written about you and your company on RipOffReport.com because of one product

… what would you do with that product?

Let me guess – you’d either look at the sales process, the product itself and your existing customer support infrastructure and make drastic changes or you’d stop selling the product completely and try and make good with your tarnished reputation.

Personally I’d do the second – stop selling the product immediately and then try and make amends with all the customers I’d pissed off.

What I wouldn’t do, and what I imagine most reasonable human beings would not do, is re-release the same product with the same name exactly as it was the previous year with the same sales video and price.

Guess what this idiot did?

16th April 2009
Filed under: Financial Trading,Free Trading Video,Spread Betting — Ben @ 8:30 am

Almost three years ago I bought my first Apple product – a Macbook (the Apple equivalent of a laptop). Unfortunately the hard disk failed just last week which meant a couple of hours inserting a new hard drive and reloading the operating system.

All in all though, it’s a superb piece of kit. Well built, stylish and reliable – traits that Apple are becoming known for.

Perhaps this is why their stock is doing well at the moment.

Since October of last year the Apple share price has been in a trading range but just recently it has started to move up.

Stock market traders will now be wondering if Apple is ready for a upwards move.

And the traders over at INO have pre-empted this question by doing one of their famous free trading videos.


According to Adam Hewison, the President of INO:

“The world has changed, it is not a buy and hold market anymore. You need to be nimble, trade with a game plan and be disciplined. Those are the key mantras of a successful trader.”

With that in mind, check out what he currently thinks about Apple.

As always, there is no need to register or supply an email address or anything like that.

It’s just what it says, a free trading video discussing the likely direction Apple stock is going to take: