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.
The reason to get beta testers is to make sure everything is working, not perfectly, but as close to perfect as possible.
My eBay course beta testers were in love with the user interface, the membership portal worked great, however, 3 of the 5 payments did not go through, not only it’s technical issues with the payment gateway, it was also a matter of approval, that payment gateway customer service gave me hell and wasted 2 hours of my time on the phone with them. They said it would be a couple of days to resolve then this may happen again!
I hung up the phone, and just took a long breath.
I then decided to use another payment gateway, it will take 4 to 6 days to setup from beginning to end. This is why I am pushing the launch another 2 weeks, the new official launch date is November 10th.
I am OK with that, I made my peace with it, I learned a while ago that bad things will happen in business, no matter how perfect it is, you just have to breathe and pause for a second, and find a workaround or a solution for it. Everything is going to be fine.
Super excited about my eBay course launch, I first announced it on this blog and on Periscope yesterday and the response was great.
I opened the doors to beta testers (only 5 testers) during my Scope yesterday and within an hour I got 5 people in, I did charge $200 plus the work and feedback they will help me with. By 9pm last night, and only 6 hours after I received another 9 requests, unfortunately I am only allowing 5 beta testers (which I think is sufficient enough), so the extra people would be joining the full program once I launch on Tuesday.
We already started working on testing the interface, and so far (thankfully) no issues, I even got 2 great comments on how awesome it looks.
Tomorrow, we will test the private group.
I’ll keep you updated throughout the launch about everything. And still supper excited.