Guru of Sales is retiring! To a 7-11!!

It is sad, but due to so many changes in the online world, I am announcing that this blog will no longer be active and I will delete all my domain names and every hosting plan or online profile in any site that I am a member of.

I was better off working at the local 7-11.

And that’s exactly what will I do… Go apply for a job there!

I am sad and I will miss you all, make sure to stop by for some coffee at the 7-11.

Goodbye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 🙂

Undergoing maintenance count down!

Just a quick announcement,

We are working on the new design for Guru Of Sales, with input from our blogging team, here is some of the changes:

1- A brand new theme and layout to fit the massive amount of readers we have been getting early.

2- A total brush up on the categories structure (blog spring cleaning).

3- Adding more ways to connect with us.

4- Adding the “Services” page and including all of our services in one place.

5- Adding a job board (We are almost done designing it) and if possible we will be adding a free classified section.

6- Starting in April we will include podcasts and video casts, and very soon Vlogging as well.

7- Free for all classes will be added regularly.

8- VERY IMPPRTANT: your feedback is what we live for, please send us any requests or suggestions that you think will benefit you as our reader.

Don’t forget to add us to your RSS reader for the upcoming updates (We will be done within 10 days).

Thank you and we love you.

Quick: WordPress 2.5 Sneak Peek

Less than 4 hours ago I heard the great news that might change my life as a blogger:

WordPress 2.5 is almost here

As a reminder (I have been waiting to discover 3.0) But I am showing some love for 2.5

A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting? Then WordPress 2.5 might be the release for you. It’s been in the oven for a while, and we’re finally ready to open the doors a bit to give you a taste.

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For more great options and some nice screen shots go here:

WordPress › Blog » 2.5 Sneak Peek

Make Money with the new eBay affiliate program!

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If You are already an eBay affiliate through CJ.com, then you will need to know about this:

On April 1st, the new eBay self owned affiliate program is opening for new signups, and if you use CJ.com then you will have to change your links and discover the new eBay affiliate network program.

One of the best new features is the affiliate enabled eBay Togo application, something that I (as an eBay community developer) have been waiting for, it’s now here with a lot more new tools and options. And if you are a developer, then you will love the affiliate API portal.

All the great tools and benefits of working with the eBay program will remain the same – access to the Editor Kit and affiliate API, the flexible destination tool, the great payout structure. In addition, the eBay partner network will provide several new features: • Easy global registration to multiple countries simultaneously • New, targeted banners and rich media creatives • New landing page optimization and geo-targeting capabilities • More detailed reporting capabilities for eBay’s programs

I am already playing with the new tools mostly: Flex Tool, Editor Kit, RSS Feed Generator, Keyword Linking Tool and the Product Kit.

No need to worry for the non geeks out there, it’s even easier than before to insert the affiliate links and start making money globally!

Check the new program at: http://affiliates.ebay.com/ and for the new affiliate enabled Togo application go here: http://togo.ebay.com/affiliates/

eBay live 08 registration is now open!

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As an eBay member, education specialist, trading assistant, developer member, PayPal certified developer and Skype developer, You know I will be there from June 16th to the 21st, feel free to join me, whether you’re an eBay member or not, it is the biggest eBay event for buyers, sellers, power sellers and eBay related services developers.

eBay Live! is the biggest event of the year for the eBay Community. Thousands of passionate eBay Community members will get together to network, share tips and ideas, get hands-on experience with new solutions, and learn new ways to succeed on eBay. There’s something for every eBay Community member-from first-time buyer to the most advanced Top Seller.

Here is some of this events highlights:

* The Keynote Address-hear eBay leaders discuss the past, present, and future of eBay at this exclusive event.

* Education-choose from hundreds of classes, labs, and discussions and elevate your eBay success.

* Networking Events-get to know other eBay Community members at Networking breaks, lunches, and dinners to build lasting friendships and profitable business relationships.

* The Closing Gala-dine, dance, and celebrate another enlightening, rewarding eBay Live!

Here is part of the email announcement that I got:

eBay Live! has something to offer everyone, whether you’re new to the eBay Community or a seasoned veteran: -Network with over 10,000 enthusiastic eBay Community members -Learn how to be more successful buying and selling on eBay at over 150 sessions taught by staff and other eBay experts -Hear about the future of eBay at the Keynote Address given by John Donahoe, eBay President and CEO -Have a ball at the Closing Gala, featuring world-class entertainment

I will be speaking at the education specialist training day (exclusive for education specialists) on June 18th, to become and education specialist and be able to attend the training day, you can sign up here: poweru.net

Registration dates and deals for eBay live:

March 14-April 30: $ 75 SAVE $45!
May 1-May 31: $100 SAVE $20!
June 1-June 21: $120  
Saturday Only: $ 75  

And you can register here: eBay live

Hope to see you there. 🙂

Bebo sold for $850 million… To AOL!!

 

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Just when you think that life is better and people finally realizing that AOL is NOT the “Internet” at it’s best. AOL turn around and make a very strange decision by buying Bebo.com (a leading social networking site in Europe and mostly in Ireland).

I remember when AOL and AOL affiliates worldwide were trying to dominate the market with their software. And I never liked it. As many of you know, I like options options options. And the AOL system (Software) doesn’t give me as much as I need it to, after their massive marketing plans I was “still” not convinced to download it. And thank god I didn’t.

Now in a weird move, AOL bought Bebo, and if you don’t live in Europe, you will wonder who or what the heck is Bebo.
I have been a member of bebo since November of 2007 when an Irish friend of mine told me that it’s the Myspace of Europe, specifically Ireland.
It is a great site, but I never thought it would make it big to the U.S., however AOL turns around and buy it!!!

Now after hearing the news, instead of being active on bebo about 6 days a week, I will reduce my activity on there in an effort to stay away from the evil AOL as much as I can.

Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy for the guys at bebo and will personally congratulate them for the big sale, after all it’s $850 Million 😉

eBay Desktop 1.0 Now Available

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I have been researching the application and waiting for the 1.0 final release, it’s a cool coincidence for it to come out at the same time Adobe Air 1.0 is out!

That’s from their blog:

eBay Desktop 1.0 is now available for download! This free application is an alternative to the eBay website – you can use it to search, browse, bid, keep track of your auctions — all the things you use the website for when you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket (or in your PayPal account).

The 1.0 release contains lots of bug fixes, performance enhancements, and small changes to features in response to user suggestions. We also recently released a beta including international support, and the 1.0 has lots of fixes that should make using eBay Desktop from all the international eBay locations much better.

eBay Desktop uses Adobe AIR, and we are synchronizing our 1.0 release with the 1.0 of AIR. The installer will take care of downloading both eBay Desktop and Adobe AIR, whether or not you have installed one or the other in the past.

We have worked on the project for nearly 2 years, and I am very pleased with the end result. We have lots more enhancements planned for the coming weeks and months, but this the most important milestone so far. The eBay Desktop team from Effective UI has worked incredibly hard on this, and I’d like to thank them all: Sean, Greg O., Greg C. Jason, and all the project alumni: thank you! And thanks to all the eBay members who have provided great suggestions, ideas, bug reports, and words of praise. I hope that we can continue to provide great user experiences that make the eBay marketplace more fun and dynamic, and help connect more individuals through the simple act of commerce.

I personally think that this tool will be great for buyers more than sellers on eBay, but with some practice on it, I think it will be a mini research tool for sellers.

Enjoy it.