Win up to 30,000 Entrecard credits!




I am glad to announce the first official Guru Of Sales Entrecard credits giveaway contest.
The winner of this contest will get 3000 credits instantly.
Check the optional step at the end of this post to find out how to get 30,000 credits instead of 3000.
The way this contest works is as follow:
Send me a message using the form found at our “contact us” page under the “about us” page at the menu on the top of this site.
Answer each of the steps below in the message.
We will assign a number to each entry (One entry per player) then we will have a random pick using the tool found here.
Winner will be announced on Sunday May 8th of 2008 and the credits coupon will be send to them.
Here are the steps:

1. Write a blog post on your blog about our blog (Minimum 100 words) and link back to this post. Then send us the link to your post in the message.

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed ((BY EMAIL)). Found on the top right corner on this page. (Make sure it’s the same email you are sending us the message from).

3. Comment on this post and on this post and feel free at add your blog’s link. (Also make sure to use the same email to comment).

4. Follow me on twitter here then add me as a friend on facebook here. Make sure you send me both your twitter ID and your facebook profile page in the message above.

5. Stumble or Digg this post (from the links above near the title of this post) and include that you did in the message.

6. You’re done. Sit back and relax or make a drink and enjoy it 🙂

Optional step 1:
By completing this step you will have 10 bonus entries plus the one original for doing all the steps above. That’s 11 chances to win. Plus if your number is the winner, you will get 30,000 credits. That’s an extra 27,000 than the other players.
All you have to do is to qualify for this optional step is to go to the advertise page and pick one of the last 2 spots available in “position 3” then please include that you did so in the message above.

Optional step 2: With this step you will get 3 total entries and if you are the winner you will get 6,000 credits altogether.
All you have to do for this one is to go to Enrecard.com and buy an advert on www.guruofsales.com then include your blogs URL in the message above.

Please remember to sign up first for Entrecard at www.entrecard.com and I wish you all great luck.

Again I am including a widget below so you can get a head start and buy credits directly from eBay.

Here is the widget:

Note: please allow popups from this blog so you can open the items directly from the widget.

Where to buy Entrecard credits!




As you may know, tonight marks the launch of our first Entrecard credits giveaway. The winner will get 3000 credits. For more info about Entrecard go here.
In the mean time and to answer a lot of questions of where can you buy Entrecard credits, the answer is simple, eBay. I have made this widget below to show all Entrecard credits that is for sale at any time on eBay. All you have to do is click on anyone you like and it will show you a quick preview of that listing right on this page. Enjoy!

FireFox 3 is almost here

Download Day


For almost a year I have been waiting for it. But wait, you don’t use FireFox?! Are you serious?
I can not stress out enough how powerful FireFox is with unlimited ongoing stream of add-ons or as some may call it plug-ins, I believe that you can run your entire system from within Firefox, but mainly I believe that it is the most safe and powerful Internet browser out there. Period.
I will go through more details about Firefox and all the tool that I want to share with you to make your life much easier online, for example: I am using ScribeFire to post this post (A free Firefox plugin allows you to blog from within Firefox in a great split screen with all the writing and posting options you might imagine). More on Firefox coming soon.
For now, I can say that all are predicting that Firefox 3 might be out in June and By clicking on the Fox logo above, I took a pledge to download it on the download day, helping Firefox to break a record of the most downloaded software in one day. (I will not be surprised after over half a Billion copies downloaded to date of old versions).

Lego nerds will love this!

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This is the tallest Lego tower in the world, I had to post the pictures up. Notice the guiding wires!

This Lego built tower is almost 100 feet high. And it was built in the Legoland Windsor theme park in the U.K. of 500,000 LEGO bricks, and it has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for authentication. Luckily they had a crane to place the half-millionth piece on top of the huge stack.

Why all the work? Well, this is the 50th anniversary of LEGO!

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Like eggs?! like egg shaped phone?

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This is the first in many to come posts of cool geeky gadgets that you might also find useful for business.

This one here is a great gadget, simple and have enough features to compete with the iPhone.

Designer Roman Tubl set out to conceive a cell phone that’s easy to use and a pleasure to hold. Throw in a strip around the side that glows red (I like the black with glowing red combination), a slick touch screen and a cool logo, and you’ve got some serious pocket toy as well as some great options.

Looking at the design, I imagined holding it to my ear and having a conversation, thinking how easy the curves are to hold to the human ears, don’t you think?

Of course this is a concept phone, but I think it’s very doable. The concept includes the surface of the phone which consists of a flexi true color display for tactile touchscreen feedback. You’ll also notice the standard data ports like Bluetooth, USB, and Wifi in addition to a 3.2 megapixels camera and a snazzy amount of memory of 4 GB.

All credits go to designer Roman Tubl.

Here is 3 more pictures:

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Open call for bloggers and writers

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Hello everyone, it is that time again to open our doors for new bloggers to become our guest bloggers.

But there is a twist this time!

Unlike our last open call, we are changing the requirements and rules to join the team. Due to a very high demands and over 50 bloggers responded to our announcements and updates, we had to up the requirements.

Now, due to recent blogs merging into one, this blog is not about marketing only, instead you can blog about these major subjects:

  • Online Marketing
  • Blogging Tips
  • Web 2.0
  • Social Networking
  • New services
  • eBay
  • New electronics and gadgets
  • Global warming issues
  • Living green
  • More… (Check available categories)

There are 2 levels to blog with us now:

First level is as a guest blogger you will not receive any payments for your posts until you qualify for the next level. The only requirement for this level is that all your posts will have to be approved first and we might edit some posts.

Of course you can add any links (Affiliate links allowed, but no ads links), you will also benefit from the great exposure this blog has and more links to your own blog or business.

At this level we will only work through email. For more details and to apply please contact us through the contact form from the menu on top of this blog.

To qualify for the next level, here is the requirements:

We will need your commitment of at least 5 blog posts a week (More is better), the second requirement is to reach 100 posts before we start sending you payments for each post.

Benefits for the second level are:

  • Access to our admin area to post instantly.
  • Payments per each post are between $25 to $250 depending on the quality of the post and some other factors that we will discuss in details with you. (Payments sent within 24 hours by PayPal).
  • An all exclusive discounts to advertising on our blog (Advertise your own business or sell advertising and keep your profit).
  • Depending on your location, we will send you and fully cover all expenses to trade shows around the world for your own reviews.
  • Occasionally we will send you gadgets and new cool tools, yours to keep from big names. (We will only ask for a good review).
  • Exclusive free pass to upcoming Guru Of Sales program/school (To be announced later this year).
  • Monthly meetings with our entire team, locally in person or live video.

Even more to come soon.

For both levels above, all we ask is that your article to be of good quality and a minimum of 150 words each.

Keep in mind any link you will provide in your article will be a No-Follow link.

To apply or if you have any questions please go to the contact form through the menu on top of this page. Make sure the subject line contains the words “Guest Blogging”

I am personally looking forward to work with you.

Do you have a Web 2.0 business card? I have Entrecard!

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Do you have a business card? Yes! Good.

Do you have a Web 2.0 style business card? No! Too bad, you will not have a chance to drop me your card therefor I might never know anything about your blog.

I suggest that after you read this, and if you have a blog, then take my advice and signup with Entrecard.

In the last few months I have seen Entrecard booming with a massive and growing membership between blog owners.

10 Days ago Entrecard made big changes to their service. I can not explain how dropping your card and bringing more business any better than Entrecard, their new official ebook is out, and explains a lot about their service.

Even better, with all the new changes they are giving out up to 15,000 Entrecard credits in one contests then another 2000 credits in a different contest.

Some of the new changes are the ability to add multiple blogs under one account, a new improved homepage and a new droppers RSS feed option.

For more info and to download the ebook click here: http://entrecard.com/static/entrecard_official_ebook.pdf

To signup and get your own free Entrecard go to www.entrecard.com

I will officially give out 3000 Entrecard credits in a contest here at www.guruofsales.com, the contest is easy and free to enter, all you have to do is follow some easy steps to qualify for the entry.

The contest will be posted on Saturday May 31st, however, you can start building your points immediately, the first step is to comment on this post. In the comment mention your blog’s URL and a reason for your entry, whether it’s for the free advertising you can get with your 3000 credits or to make cash and sell the 3000 credits on eBay. Only comments with your URL will count.

And if you already have an Entrecard, then go ahead and drop it to the right, I will check the dropped RSS often.

Breaking Guru News!

I am glad to announce that according to feedburner, this blog just reached 14,000 RSS subscribers this morning combined from RSS readers and email subscribers.
On another note: This blog’s Alexa rank is getting back down after the 4 weeks off effect in April, it is back below the 200,000 rank. With all the changes we spoke about recently, I am expecting it to drop even faster this month.
A big thank you to all our readers. 🙂

10 Blog Traffic Tips From Yaro Starak

Click here to get The Blog Profits Blueprint


This is from the desk of Yaro Starak ( The reason I started blogging as a business):

In every bloggers life comes a special day – the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else”s blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader – you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that”s about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.

Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called “traction”, which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.

Top 10 Tips

10. Write at least five major “pillar” articles. A pillar article is a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good “how-to” lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn’t news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.

9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post. The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.

You don”t have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.

8. Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need a easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that”s the offline world, you remember that place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you’ve done a good job!).

7. Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog.

Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific commentor and always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click through to visit your blog.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger”s article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry – it”s sort of like your blog telling someone else’s blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.

This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important – it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will likely come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.

5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival often enjoy a spike in new readers.

To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at blogcarnival.com.

3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it”s so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it”s worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!

2. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. This is another tip that doesn’t bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it”s worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have – your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.

How you benefit is through what is called your “Resource Box”. You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog in this case). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at once.

1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I’ve listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won’t stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers.

I hope you enjoyed my list of traffic tips. Everything listed above are techniques I’ve put into place myself for my blogs and have worked for me, however it”s certainly not a comprehensive list. There are many more things you can do. Finding readers is all about testing to see what works best for you and your audience and I have no doubt if you put your mind to it you will find a balance that works for you.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and the reason I started blogging. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.

To get more information about Blog Mastermind click this link:

www.BlogMastermind.com

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 🙂