Internet Marketing With Jeff Wellman From the Beginning (email1)

Something just occurred to me recently that I had
not really given any thought to since I started online
back in 2007.

How many of you really know who Jeff Wellman is?

After 4+ years things have really changed.

When I first got started back in May of 2007 I was
pretty much known and branded as Keith Wellman’s Dad.

Actually that branding started the day Keith came into
my life as my son. Once you have children you become
known as somebody’s Dad or Mom. No complaints here! :)

Now this remained the fact for some time. No matter
what I did it was thought that it must be somehow
connected to Keith in the minds of my target audience.

I also seemed to get credit for any good or bad that
Keith may have done. Of course in my eyes it was all
good.

The last couple events I spoke at I have realized
something that has changed… I have my own identity
back in the marketplace.

Pretty cool. I am not seen as Keith’s Dad like I once
was.

In fact many do not even make the connection any more
and are surprised when I tell them.

Of course I am still proud of the fact and will shout
it from the mountain tops that I am Keith’s Dad.

But who is this guy Jeff Wellman now after 4+ years
of running my own successful company from home, creating
several top notch Information products and coaching and
mentoring many students to have their own success after
teaching them the proven systems I use in my own business.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Back in 2006 I was informed I was going to be laid off from
a very prominent world know company. What a blow this
had on my life. The impact it had on my financial life
was like something I had never experienced before.

We managed to hang in their until May of 2007 but during
that year after the notification I began working less hours
and finances were cut severely. Each month i got farther and
farther behind on my bills and farther into debt.

Credit card companies show no mercy whatsoever and neither
do mortgage companies. Just in case you did not know that
let me be the first to tell you.

Well to make a long story short my Son Keith decided it was
his job to help out his Dad and he called me up on the phone.

He started talking all sorts of crazy talked that up until
that moment I pretty much just disregarded and hoped that
whatever he was doing to make money was legal.

I was not much of a savvy Computer guy. I was one of those
that thought you had to be a young kid to really know much
about the technology that was progressing at a rapid speed
with the Internet and computers.

After sort of giving him the run around during our phone
conversation he said, “Dad listen to me, You have a couple
choices to make right now. Either try what I am doing
or go look for another job. But what do you have to lose by
just giving what I am saying a try?”

Every inch of my being wanted to do what was familiar to
my way of thinking and my up-bringing. I wanted to say,
“Keith I am going to go look for another job, I need
the security.” When I heard the word security in my mind
it p me from saying those words and what I heard come
out of my mouth still surprises me to this day.

I told him I would give his way a try.

What he did next forever changed my life.

He told me to go check my email for an email he just sent me.

I sure did not know what was in store for me when I opened
up the email he sent.

When I opened up the email I found…

I guess I am getting a little long with this email so I better
wait and fill you in on part 2 in the next couple days.

I can’t wait to share the rest of this with you and tell you
what awaited me when I took action and followed the instructions
Keith gave me that day on the phone.

Will talk to you.

As always stand in your greatness today and each day of your
life.

Jeff Wellman

PS: I will get to the part as to why I finish my emails
by telling you to stand in your greatness. Some of my students
really opened my eyes up to something that I so connected to
in my own life that needed a big over-haul.

Getting Started Online For Beginners

Success Tips & Strategies To Get Started Online!

Getting started online as an Internet Marketer is not as easy as many seem to tell you.  Anytime you venture from the theoretical marketing world into the actual rough and tumble marketplace, you soon realize that learning the techniques is just the first step.  Actually putting into practice the things you learn is both rewarding and scary at the same time.

I have been writing a few articles for Jeff Wellman’s blog, taking my recently learned facts, coupling them with my own life’s experiences that hopefully presented material that inspires others to achieve marketing success.  I now know from personal experience how daunting, challenging and yes utterly exciting it is to create a website, make a blog and create a salable product.  I think chronicling my experiences about this new venture will underscore the fact, that you can do this too.

My first step to Internet Marketing and gaining credibility in the marketplace was to create my own blog using WordPress at Video Editing Simplified.   By asking Jeff Wellman many questions and reading on the Internet, I started writing my own posts, concentrating on provided good keywords, so the search engines would find me quickly.   We have discussed earlier about using the Google Adword Tool, which allows you to test all kinds of keywords and phrases to target my niche.   I submitted my site to any free service I could find, of course Google being the primary one.  Jeff helped me add an affiliate link to Rapid Cash Marketing on WordPress and I signed up at Clickbank to add more affiliates in an attempt to monetize the blog.

Then there was the process of actually writing the articles for my new blogsite.  This takes some time and effort, so be aware.  There was a sense of satisfaction however, after each story was published.  Seeing the content grow and realizing that each contribution made it more valuable to potential readers. My goal was to obviously have interesting content, good keyword support and in my case record several video tutorials to augment the article. I found some very good free stock pictures at Microsoft’s Clipart site: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/  to make the submissions more visually appealing.

Since my niche for this blog is video editing, I found it more useful to record myself demonstrating editing techniques using Camtasia.  This cut down on having to write boring technical details, instead readers could simply click on the tutorial and watch.  How did I incorporate video into my blog?  Really, it is quite easy.  You need to create a Youtube account and upload any video associated with your marketing needs.  While uploading, fill out the form describing the video, appropriate keywords and the http address of your site.  When the video is processed, click on it to view, then press the “embed” button, this will give you the html code to place it into your blog.  Copy and paste this code into your blog article (make sure the html view is selected in the WordPress edit window).  If you have done it properly, you will see a nice video box in your article that readers can view.

I was excited when I received emails notifying me that people had commented on my blog.  I told Jeff and his Wife, Lorraine: Lorraine’s Blog about my blog’s growing popularity.  Alas, Lorraine explained that the general, vague comments were most likely spam and I should delete them.  Spammers comment on hundreds of blogs in an attempt to advertise their sites.  Some of these sites are potentially dangerous to your computer if you click on them and many contain pornography.  I was deflated, to say the least.  Lorraine softened the blow by explaining that spam was proving that my blog was getting into the search engines.  Well, just another fact to add to my mental database of Internet disappointments.

One of my failings was my tendency to make video intros too long.  I received a few comments from Youtube viewers complaining about them.  It is never easy receiving negative feedback, but it is essential in order to improve your chances to gain customers.  Therefore, I created a much shorter intro for the most popular video and will work on the rest later.  It would be very unrealistic for me to paint a rosy picture of total success in my new endeavors.  This is a good time for me to admit to frustration in these efforts.  Every account you open requires passwords ( I suggest getting a password program to store them), new understanding on how to navigate these sites and a myriad of other details.  I find the quality of being stubbornly determined is very handy in marketing or with anything associated with a computer.  Trying things repeatedly with slight changes is the only way to get the desired results sometimes.

During the same time, I was not only creating some videos for Jeff for an upcoming product, but was also making tutorials for my first product.  I have a full time job, so this work was undertaken during my downtime.  This process requires recording screen casts in Camtasia, augmenting sound and adding elements in Vegas Pro and making sure that they were tucked neatly into organized folders, so I could make sense of it all.  This process took several weeks and finally my product videos were ready.

Now many questions came bubbling up for poor Jeff.  How do I make a squeeze, thank you and download page?  Where do I put it?  How do I submit my product to click bank so they will accept it?  More information, more work and more questions continued to rear their ugly heads.  Finally, I had my product videos and sales pages uploaded to my site and tested to see if they worked.  I had my product proposal submitted to Clickbank.  I was relieved to learn they accepted it.  Fortunately, Jeff had some valuable suggestions, not only sell the product in the front end; add PLR rights to the videos as a separate product.  He also suggested I remove the wmv files (which were bundled in the product) and include them instead to the PLR product to enhance their value.  I agreed it made a lot of sense, but oh, no, that means more changes to the sales and thank you pages and stripping my videos of there identifying elements so that customers can brand them.  I am still in the process of the PLR phase of my first product launch. Well at least I have a product actually for sale at this point.  Video Editing Simplified

In the next article, I will be relating my next web site launch and the associated joys and sorrows of creating it.  I hope these details will not bore you too much, but will inspire you.  You remember how I confessed my fears of starting something new in my earlier posts.  So this should motivate you to use the information you’ve obtained from Rapid Cash and from the fine marketing products and start your path toward greater financial independence.  I am taking that path, sometimes taking a few steps back, resting for a moment, but I am finally committed in make this work.  If my journey will help other fellow beginning marketers, so much the better.

Harvey Poling jr.

Video Editing Simplified