Category Archives: Marketing

My Biggest eBay Project Since 2008

ebay-shopping-bags-new-logo

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 🙂

What have I been up to? (The professional stuff)

ebaybitcoin

I’m a big boy, so I will admit it… I have not blogged in 8 years!

My affiliate links on this blog are half broken and the income died slowly from the working affiliate links.

I don’t believe in the 9to5 bullshit.

In the past 8 years I changed my focus to a higher income than affiliate marketing, consulting.

I became a Certified eCommerce consultant, focused on eBay and Paypal. I have designed a few courses and action plans for many individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized businesses.

I have put my entire 19+ years of online selling and marketing into my courses and teachings. And I enjoyed teaching it.

My second focus was is still in cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is the most popular one, however, I have built a triple edge business around it, whether it’s mining locally, in the cloud, trading locally, online, or educating businesses who’s interested.

I have also built (well, not 100% done) 3 other businesses, call them startups if you like, all with my own capital.

That’s all for now. This was a catch up kind of post. I’ll fill you in tomorrow about my personal life in the past 8 years.

P.S. This is the first official time I ever reveal my  bitcoin and cryptocurrency business online.

Announcing the BIGGEST eBay class of 2013

ebaybanner

Good news: Alex will be conducting his 5th eBay classes live in NYC this July.

This will be the extended version of the May test class, extended means more information and more support!

Want to make extra money from the comfort of your own home?

Want to expand your business?

You can by becoming an eBay seller! Learn the basics of selling on eBay and you can have freedom and money at your fingertips.

In this 3-hour class, given by a Certified eBay Education Specialist you will be trained on the ins and outs of selling on eBay.

You’ll learn everything below:

•Do research and create listings
•Improve your listings with better descriptions and photography
•Set pricing
•Open and use a PayPal account
•Monitor your listings
•Complete transactions

eBay is the perfect portal for you to sell whatever you desire, whether new or old and Alex will help you do just that. He is a trained and Certified eBay Education Specialist for over 11 years and brings both knowledge and expertise to this field. His first item he sold was an entire RV Camper, can’t beat that, so come and learn from the best!

Sign up below to get the super early bird special discounted price:

Remember when we read emails?

em

Of course you do, email is still king, it’s the first thing you do in the morning, even before you coffee or tea.

Now, do you remember WAHOL.com (the little blogging video tutorial site that I sold in 2009 for $h!t load of cash then bought the domain back for almost nothing)? And do you remember when I started a small newsletter and advised everyone to do the same and grow the list?!

Well our newsletter is still growing, we now sign up with huge companies and share the books they give us for free almost twice a month (saved you a ton of money huh?!).

If this list (sign up here) continues to grow at the same rate, we will reach 80,000 subscribers by the end of this week. All this without one drop of advertising (we might be crazy)!

We want to thank everyone who engaged with us throughout the years especially almost 80,000 people by telling you that we will not be adding any advertising to our newsletter until we reach 100,000 subscribers.

We are also breaking some rules, we are sending more books you way, it seamed to get you better attention (or maybe people just read faster now!)

My team just sent one this morning, enjoy the new book 🙂

The best Google+ book I read to date

I just finished reading the best book about Google+ (177 pages) and I can vouch for it.

Sign up with this link http://eepurl.com/tFsK5 and we will send you a free full copy of it.

We will also send you an extremely useful book that is available to read once a month.

This book is free courtesy of Google

 

Enjoy!

Hurry… ShoeMoney System is opening now

Update: Read all the way to the end of this post, a big surprise awaits you 😉

Hi,
Remember me? Yes it’s Alex, been busy (as always) with work and projects, this morning I’ve got a notice from the one and only Shoe (Jeremy Schoemaker) that his program is re-opening today again, this is just way too good to pass it without sharing it with you, so, here it goes:


Jeremy Schoemaker (ShoeMoney) is re-opening the ShoeMoney System today – Tuesday, 2pm Central, 3pm Eastern.
He re-arranged the course material so that you get to make your first $100 before the first 30 days are over and your first $500 before 60 days are up.

Since Jeremy is using ClickBank as the payment platform, you get to test drive the product for 60 days.  If you’re unhappy
ClickBank refunds your payment in full and you get to keep all the content and coupons received up to that point.
Frankly, you just can’t pass up this offer.
If you missed out on the ShoeMoney System last month, then this may be your LAST CHANCE to get in!
Last time Jeremy sold-out in less than 24 hours…
Don’t miss out again.

Signup here:ShoeMoney System

Good luck and make the money.
Cheers 🙂
Update: I will upload a secret video interview I took with Jeremy tomorrow, come back here to watch it. (link will be here)

Gmail Undo Send: Fix You mistakes!

Email is still king, that’s been proven by every marketer world wide until today. Millions of newsletters and email subscribers, Millions of people start their day with a cop of coffee and email reading.
Billions of emails sent every week, but… What if you made a mistake or forgot to mention something? This even might sound familiar to you, how many times did you hit the send button and thought in a second “ooops!”
Well, now with the new option from Gmail programmers (Thank God for Gmail) There is a new option that you can add that will let you (Undo Send)!
I know for sure that many of you will be racing to download this new option for the many mistakes that happened in the past (My self included) and it’s quite impressive what it does, within seconds after you hit send from your Gmail account, you can re-call that email message and it’s like it was never sent, so you can edit it and fix your mistake or add that extra line you meant to add before.

There is a catch though, this option is only available for 5 seconds after you hit send, I’ll speak for my self when I say that, this is all I need, as I get a red alert in my mind within the 5 seconds after I hit send is there was something missing in this message or if there was a mistake in there somewhere!

The option is free to add to your free Gmail account, and if you still don’t have a Gmail account yet, then what are you waiting for?! To sign up go to www.Gmail.com

If you’re not following me on Twitter yet, please do so by going here.

If you’re not my friend on Facebook yet, why not friend me here.

Do you get every update from GuruOfSales.com? Subscribe here.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

Cool Twitter Backgrounds By Twitterimage.com

twitterimage

I think that this is the first time I’m blogging on a Sunday in quite a long time, but I had this post drafted a while back and I did promise a friend to post it as soon as I have my Twitter background up and running so everyone can see it.

My Friend is Hugh Briss, and one of his companies is www.TwitterImage.com (Hugh also offer other cool designing services like the new service for YouTube backgrounds, blog skins and even logos).

I have first came to know Hugh through following some of my all time power twitter users, I noticed they had some brand new Twitter backgrounds, they all had one thing in common: A tiny logo somewhere on the design that says: Made By “TwitterImage.com”

So I headed over to TwitterImage.com and found out all of Hugh’s examples and clients, I think I browsed his samples for over an hour that day, they are very impressive.

Hugh had a very smart business approach, he offered a free background design for any power twitter user (back then the cap was 3000 followers) in exchange of adding a small note that it was made by TwitterImage.

A very clever marketing strategy, that made me apply for one, and I knew it would be a while to get it done since I applied right before Christmas time, and I was right. It took Hugh and his team about a month, and I am assuming it was because of the huge respond he probably got from his smart marketing strategy.

You can still get a free premium design if you have over 5000 users (That’s the cap at the time I’m writing this) or you can buy the same design for just $100 directly from his site.

To see examples, just go to TwitterImage.com or you can see the one he did for me here: Twitter.com/GuruOfSales

If you’re not following me on Twitter yet, do so by going here.
Want to be my friend on Facebook, do so by going here.
And if you are not an RSS subscriber yet, do so by going here.

Facebook’s CEO On Oprah!

By now, most of you know that I am a huge fan and mostly active (If not addicted!) on 2 major sites: Facebook & Twitter.

Lately, Twitter has gained some huge exposure on some big TV shows world wide, for example: The Daily Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show and tons of shows on YouTube.

Well, until I can get Ellen to follow me @GuruOfSales and listen to my ideas, I’ll just have to write about Oprah.

If you can recall, I wrote about Oprah using Skype, which was a very smart move by her show.

Today, on her show, she is interviewing non other than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.

But before Mark, Oprah Skyped Jimmy Fallon, and one of the questions that she asked him is: Who would you like to Skype after Robert De Niro and he answered: The queen of England! (Pretty Cool).

Now, back to Mark. The video introduction was great, and Mark was wearing a tie (For the first time ever I think!).

The interview basically explained the one true point in today’s web, sharing is everything, what made facebook what it is now, was the people, not Mark! However, Mark made the tool, made it easy to share idea’s, videos, photos, laughs or anything, a complete control over your facebook. Even president Obama, he used that power to gain massive votes hands down.

The good thing about this interview is that Oprah connects to millions that is not on facebook, whether because they are afraid or didn’t know how! So the message is clear, join, connect and share.

In today’s Online live, being transparent and sharing it is very important, remember you are not a machine, you’re human, just like me, we all do the same thing, so don’t be afraid, just get on and join. Don’t forget to friend me 🙂

Then Oprah introduced her show’s facebook page, which I think that’s every show, celiberty or company is finally catching up and joining the mass (Also on Twitter now!).

I’ve Just added (Became a fan) of the Oprah fan page and even wrote on the wall!

They even got Jimmy Fallon back through Skype and talked to him about his show’s facebook page.

And that is all, The interview with the youngest billionair was over.

Then there was a YouTube video interview.

The 3 most powerfull sites now (In my opinion) are: Faceboo, Twitter and YouTube. And today’s Oprah show was pretty much a promotion stunt as they used (& still) do for new movies and books!

I have to state the following about my opinion on MySpace:

If you have noticed, I have never done any articles about MySpace, that’s no accident! I have been in love with the Facebook system, clean and simple without all the filling and trash that is MySpace. Don’t get mad at me, but this is just like Microsoft’s IE Vs. FireFox, once you have used FireFox, you’ll never go back! And it’s been proven, do a quick comparison on compete.com or alexa.com between both and you will see how Facebook dominated MySpace. Not bad for my predictions!

At Wahol.com, we had over 14 hours on how to use Facebook for business or personal (And I did point out that your personal profile should not be for business, instead, create a facebook page or group for your business, it’s better this way!). Signup today to get more info.

If you’re not following me on Twitter yet, do so by going here.
And if you are not an RSS subscriber yet, do so by going here.

Technorati Tags: , , , ,

Become our Guest Blogger: Make up to $500 per post

guestblogger

Remember about a year ago when we had an open call for bloggers?

I am taking a different approach this time than the last time we did this.

Anyone can apply and everyone will get paid.


The Details:

We are opening the doors one more time for guest bloggers, the rules has been changed since the last time we did this, this time it’s better for you, the blogger.

We came up with 2 different programs to make it easy.

Blogger Plus

&

Premium VIP Blogger

The first program (Blogger Plus) will have the opportunity to blog directly into GuruOfSales under any of the available categories.

The second program (Premium VIP Blogger) will have the opportunity to blog in our newest project (To be announced in April 09) directly, get paid more per post, instant update without edits or reviewing, receive a special VIP package delivered to your location that will include free goodies made just for you.

To qualify for our paid guest blogger programs, you must meet the following requirements:

For Blogger Plus:

1. You must be 18 years of age or older.

2. You must have access to a reliable computer and the Internet.

3. You must be fluent in English.

4. You must be able to write for English speaking audience. Non-English blogs will not be accepted.

5. You must be passionate about the topic you choose. Please no “diary/journal” blogs!

6. Prior Blogging and online publishing experience is VERY helpful!

7. Knowledge of common social networking sites (e.g. Twitter, facebook and YouTube) is a big plus.

For Premium VIP Blogger:

1. Meet all the requirements for Blogger Plus program.

2. Meet the numbers according to the table below.

What you will get as our new guest blogger:

For Blogger Plus you will get:

1. A new blog hosted on GuruOfSales.com for free. Choose your name, category & topic!

2. Guaranteed $ cash per thousand unique visitors according to the table below.

3. The more traffic you get the more money you get paid!

4. As a guest blogger, you set your own hours and can work from anywhere you choose!

5. Access to the Forums for help, support, and interaction with other professional blog writers.

For Premium VIP Blogger:

1. Your own Name.com URL hosted on our newest project (Available in April 2009).

2. All of your blog posts from “Blogger Plus” will be imported into your new account.

3. Free advertising on us to your posts.

4. You will receive the VIP welcome package that will include some of the followings:

a. Your own business cards.

b. Some post cards to promote you.

c. A T-shirt.

d. A free subscription to a magazine of your choice (U.S. & Canada only)

e. Our trade shows application to represent us for free.

f. More cool stuff.

How it works?

The table below should explain:


Blogger Plus

Premium VIP Blogger

Get paid $10 every 1000 Unique visitor per 30 days:

Yes

No (You get more!)

Get Paid $50 every 1000 Unique visitor per 30 days:

No

Yes

Get paid $250 per post if you have over 5000 Unique visitors:

No

Yes

Maximum posting limit per week:

5 Posts

Unlimited

Add you own affiliate links to make extra cash on top of our pay:

1 link allowed every 5 posts

1 link in each post

Email readers:

Not Allowed

Email 1000’s through our newsletter

To qualify for Premium VIP Blogger there is one rule:

Get over 5000 readers per any of your articles in less than 30 days.

Your upgrade to Premium VIP Blogger is permanent, meaning, if you write one article and you get 5000+ readers within the first 30 days from your article’s publishing date, you will be upgraded to Premium VIP Blogger instantly and forever, even if you’re next articles get less readers per month.

For example:

a. You qualify and agree on our terms.

b. You start blogging with us in the Blogger Plus program.

c. We monitor every article your write separately.

d. You get 1200 unique readers to a single article within the first 30 days of publishing your article.

e. We pay you $10 per that article.

f. If your article gets 3200 readers within the first 30 days, we’ll pay you $30.

OR

a. You qualify for Premium VIP Blogger upgrade.

b. We monitor every article you write.

c. You get 3200 unique readers per single article within 30 days of publishing it.

d. We pay you ($50 X 3)= $150.

e. If any of your articles gets 5000+ unique readers, we’ll pay you the regular per 1000 unique plus a bonus $250.

f. You get 5001 unique readers per article in less than 30 days, you will get ($50 X 5) + $250= $500.

g. You will keep getting paid after the first 30 days if your Premium VIP Blogger article gets more than 1000 unique readers within the next 30 days.

There will be a lot more benefits to come in the near future.

Apply today, it’s free to join!

How to apply?

Go to our contact form here, make sure to include the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your valid email
  • In the subject, please type: Blogger Job
  • In the message box include: Your age, Your blog’s URL (If any), your past experience (It’s a plus!), and your social networking URL (Twitter, StumbleUpon, facebook, etc.) the more social profiles you have the better.
  • Also include in the message box: Where did you hear about this Job?

We will contact you within 7 days.

Still reading? What are you waiting for? Go apply now, it’s free!

Have pre-applying questions? Comment your question below.

Note: This job opening became available thank to the success we had at Wahol.com

If you’re not following me on Twitter yet, do so by going here.
Want to be my friend on Facebook, do so by going here.
And if you are not an RSS subscriber yet, do so by going here.


Technorati Tags: Blogging, jobs, make money