Category Archives: Launch Notes

What the DELAY? (eBay Course Launch)

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A crucial part of a course launch is the testing period.

When I decided to launch my best eBay course a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to get people to test it out.

Within 24 hours we found a bug in the payment system, and we fixed it, not only we fixed it, we found a few amazing extra options that we did not have in the old system, I think that’s pretty cool for us as well as you.

Another essential issue surfaced when I had to personally work on other things, the group I created for support had questions which I was not aware of for a couple of days at a time, and if you know me, I am not a wait in line type of a guy and I will not accept that for my clients, the issue of having someone assisting me in managing the group and to answer your questions was completely resolved when my AWESOME wife agreed to help manage the account and help you with any questions, she even studies the entire course and the bonus materials to be completely ready, this is why the course launch was delayed again, worry not, this is the last delay, the course is full of information, looks really great, easy to digest, the bonuses are in place, the site looks and works great and the new launch date is this Monday November 23rd. I am super excited about it that I am giving away a couple of free webinars and bonuses throughout the next 10 days.

Don’t Persuade Anyone, Persuade People that Matter

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While I had to push my eBay Course launch a couple of weeks due to technical issues, we are still going through full power on.

I was watching Derek Halpern of SocialTriggers.com when I heard him saying:

Don’t Persuade Anyone, Persuade People that Matter

His quote resonates with me a lot, I do it every day, I really don’t care how many followers or connections you may have, one good connection that matter is better than 100 people who don’t care about the subject that you’re talking to them about.

I have personally collected over 100,000 emails throughout the last few years, but I know for sure that about 380 of them do care, that’s why I am working to promote my latest launch for the smaller list, because they want to learn, because they showed interest, because they matter.

My Biggest eBay Project Since 2008

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In February 2008 I started working on my eBay course that was delivered online by video, it took me about 6 months to launch it back then, we had so much success that we got an offer to sell the entire site with all materials for a lot of cash, that’s when we sold WAHOL.com (stands for Work At Home OnLine). I had a blast creating the course and enjoyed answering questions, the best thing about it was not the amount of money I made, but it was the success of my previous members, and I only sold it after everyone got what they wanted from it. Only 2 years later the company that bought it was almost out of business due to some none related bad investments, I offered to buy the domain back and they agreed.

Ever since I sold it, I had extra time to work on my other ventures, affiliate marketing was a big thing and I was making a decent income with very minimal work, as well as continuing teaching my eBay classes and selling of course.

I have been working with my team on a new eBay course all build from scratch, sharing everything I learned throughout the years. My past clients will tell you I have always over delivered information (good useful info that is), and I can tell you that I really get a lot of joy of seeing results, in fact, I tell everyone how proud I am of their progress.

Today, I am launching my course!

Though everything is completely different from what it was 8 years ago, I made sure I include everything I know that will either start you a business from scratch or expand your business, whether you already sell on eBay or not, this course is for everyone.

Throughout the next 2 weeks, I will share more details about it, but I can tell you now it is completely worth it.

The official cart open date is Tuesday October 27th, and it will close down on Sunday November 1st.

I have a few tiers launching this course, including beta testers, email subscribers, affiliates and JV’s, and then we have a huge ad campaign including online, newspapers and possibly TV spots. If you want to keep up to date, you can do 1 of 2 things:

  1. You can join my periscope if you download the app and follow 1LX. (Psssst… I will be scoping today at 3pm EST).
  2. Sign up for the mail list on the right side of this article.

I will have a few short classes that will be extremely useful for free during the 2 weeks launch, the 2 methods above are the only 2 ways to get the free classes notifications.

I can not tell how truly excited I am about this, it’s going to be awesome 🙂

First official Guru Of Sales Online school announcement

Yes you read the title correctly, I am proud to finally announce the long awaited GuruOfSales Online school.
This announcement comes after I finally received a letter today that all my teaching materials where copyrighted and protected.
I have been hinting about this for quite a while now to friends and colleagues, and already have a huge list of people ready to start a new era of learning and working online.

The Great News Is:

It’s 100% FREE for you the student.

No catch, no gimmicks, no money involved at all, you have my word for that.

The official start date is 11/1/2008 and it will be 6 months long 2 or 3 times a week.

Here is what you will learn: uh… wait.. I am a marketing and sales guru, I think I will reveal details within the next 30 days to create the buzz needed for this school.
All I can tell you right now that it will be rich in videos, podcasts, reading materials and of course it will have a it’s own URL (Will be revealed soon) and I promise great entertaining content a’La Guru style 😉

Oh, one more thing, if you’re not already subscribed, then go ahead and subscribe here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/guruofsales this is the only way you can keep up to date of everything about the school.
You can also follow me on twitter here: http://twitter.com/guruofsales but I won’t reveal as much info as I will on this blog.
Ciao for now 🙂

Feedburner glitch!

As many requested I added feedblitz for email subscribers. And added some other plugins for this blog, however, my RSS subscribers number dropped from almost 14,000 to 58!
Maybe it’s the AdSense or something, but I am working on it, I still get a lot of stats from Statcounter and Analytics, so I know it must be something with the feedburner system. Will work on it as soon as I can.

New: Guru Of Sales version 1.6!!

Why is it 1.6?
Why not 2.0?
And why now?

First of all, I like to remind you that back in April I only made very little changes since the launch of this blog. We named it version 1.5.
Just recently we added some more changes but it wasn’t big enough to qualify for version 2.0 yet. And in the near future we will have 1.7 or 1.9 whatever it will be, so keep an eye 😉

Recent changes includes the following:

New pages:
http://34.205.135.136/services (not to big of a change)
http://34.205.135.136/services/ebay-basics-of-selling (This is a local service only)
http://34.205.135.136/jobs (As promised before. I didn’t forget)
http://34.205.135.136/advertise (To advertise with us)
More pages in the next update.

New categories:
Some of you may know that me and my guest bloggers ran 26 blogs, I joining 5 of them into this blog, also joining most of the other blogs to be sold (Already have 3 offers on the table). In results of that, I added more categories to this blog to reflect the changes.
New categories will involve more than the main purpose of this blog, to include technology (Mainly gadgets) and environment issues like global warming.
In results of the new changes, you will see much more traffic on this blog and we’ll try to keep it all connected. I am also taking this opportunity to announce that some of my bloggers are leaving to be on their own and will only blog here occasionally. So, within a week, I will post for a blogging job opening (Again!) so keep an eye if you’re looking for some extra income.
I had to include this post under all the categories, otherwise, the categories will not show. Take a look near the end of the sidebar to check the new categories.

I would like to thank everyone that worked with me to make all this possible.

Until next time friends 🙂

New Plans! V. 1.5

It has been almost a week since I announced the upcoming changing for this blog, However, we have faced so many difficulties with the theme that we decided to use, and our in house designer (my friend John) was not available to help us. And a lot of new changes in the business just happened this last week, first eBay’s new policy with digital products (which equals about 20% of my business) and then the all new wordpress 2.5 release and some problem we had with images and the season finale of the Celebrity Apprentice. I will post more details about all in future posts.

So we decided to stick with the old design with some minor modifications, but we will fulfill everything else in the update announcement.

I am glad to announce that our new Services, Jobs, classifieds and photo gallery pages will be published within the course of the next 24 hours.

And you’re in for a treat!

I have come to the point that all the old series of posts should be compiled, So not only I will compile them in one place for you, I will also try to complete all parts in all my posts so you can have all the information that you’ve been waiting for.

Even Better:

I will start helping you make money online and master the art of being an entrepreneur online and to even achieve the superstar entrepreneur status.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will do my best to answer all. 🙂

Do you blog or write? We are looking to hire.

We are currently testing a the job board beta version on our site.

We might also add a new section for classified ads.

For now, we are looking for writers to hire. If you write about marketing, web 2.0 or tutorial for online sites with tips and tricks, then we would love to hire you.

For inquiries please contact us through here  and tell us a bit about you and your writing style. An example of what you write will be perfect, please include it.

Payments by PayPal, we will pay you $5.00 to $250.00 per post, depending on your word count and the quality of your posts. We are looking for up to 10 posts per day from each writer.

A lots of benefits, including but not limited to: Free Local meals (New York City Area only), Huge exposure for your name and all your work credits, feel free to plug in your affiliate links in your articles to streamline your revenue, work anywhere and get paid instantly with PayPal, and last but not least, get access to our 26 blogs to write for in the future.

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