Category Archives: My Life

Blogs dealing with my personal life.

Things Will Get Better, I Promise

I’m not surprised to see the amount of people focused on Google and the Penguin update. It’s like this every year, it seems. People whining, bitching and moaning and using it all as an excuse to not get anything done, as usual. Why work when you can pretend to be while visiting forums full of (broke) experts?

If something is broke in your Business, you fix it. There’s no reason to sit on forums all day “studying” what others are saying. Most SEO “experts” are running services these days and not doing much more than selling something. If you’re going to listen to them and not try things yourself, you’re going to fall behind and eventually fall victim to your own clueless mishaps.

I don’t care if 98% of your traffic comes from Google. There’s always a way to fix it and you should be doing everything you can to keep that traffic coming back. No excuses.

As for Google, it’s screwy, it’s all kinds of ugly right now. That’s life. But it will get back to normal soon and you can’t do anything about their Business. I’ve seen hundreds of bloggers talking about the Penguin update and giving all kinds of cool images, graphics and theories, and most have a lot of Matt Cutts stuff in them.

Awesome.

Neat.

Yet, not one of them has any real clue about what’s really going on, and not one of them is going to help you get your Business back on it’s feet.

Work on new traffic sources and come up with new plans on how to deal with these types of issues. It’s nobody’s fault but your own and reading a bunch of blogs about how [x] found cool data and theories on how to get your site back to normal is not going to help your Business.

SEO is a crazy Business these days. Moreso than it was in the past. No biggie, this is why you should be working on diversifying your portfolio and learning how to work with every traffic source you can, until you find that perfect source of traffic.

You should also be focusing on building lists on each property, too. If you’re not, you’re missing out BIG time.

Either way, stop focusing so much on things you cannot control and work on things you can.

Blogs talking about Penguin = not something that will help you.

You working on getting more traffic = something that will help you.

See the difference?

JetSubmitter

A few years back I used a service called JetSpinner which was OK, I guess. It was like any other average, free content spinner out there. But they had this service called JetSubmitter that was supposed to submit your articles to all of these article sites.

After I tried it out (signed up for a trial) they made sure that you were screwed and they were VERY sure to make contacting them nearly impossible, especially for refunds once you found out that their article sites were absolutely horrible and worthless. They were no different than hiring a spammer to find old, irrelevant blogs that had PR 0’s.

When the owner, Todd, tried to screw me out of money and then gave me an attitude about it, I wrote a JetSubmitter Review. Apparently he didn’t like it when he did a search for “JetSubmitter” and noticed my site with the title “JetSubmitter Sucks.”

Well, I can’t lie – I’m happy to say that I’m still appearing at the #2 spot after all of these years. I mean if the owner of the product was actually a customer friendly guy/girl, I’d feel a little guilty… but, since this clown still doesn’t understand what Customer Service really is, I’m going ahead and “re-warning” people about this company.

Let’s take a little quote I found in the comments today of the old review:

Just stumbled on this site again… It appears to be the only place people complain about Jetsubmitter.

It appears there are roughly 10-20 people on here who had issues with jetsubmitter and decided to complain publicly.

But I want to make it clear Jetspinner has over 40,000 users, these few users on here are in no way the majority opinion. Unfortunately it’s generally only people with a problem that feel the need to post on threads like this.

And yes I do expect to ’stay in business’ Jetsubmitter has been around for over 3 years, has over 40,000 users and practically runs itself. Hundreds of users pay monthly for access to premium features and love it.

I try to be respectful in replies to customers, but quite frankly, its not burger king. The customer is not always right. I’ve had to fire a couple of customers for not wanting to listen or do anything for themselves and instead choosing to complain and cause trouble. But, this allows me to spend more time helping customers that are focused on results.

If this isn’t the classic “Hey Fuck you, I’m rich Bitch!” type reply from your local grease-ball, I don’t know what is. What an arrogant prick to come onto my site and rather than try to fix the problem, he tries to back hand every person in the comments section, except himself (see “Ron”) when he tried using an alias.

(also, note that he says “10-20 people” and it’s “the only place people seem to complain.” Right. Nice try, Todd-ler.)

Here’s the reality: JetSpinner may have 40,000 users. Hell, everyone wants a free content spinner. But to try to pretend that you have “40,000 customers” is kind of like calling everyone who you hand out a flyer to “my customer.” No, it doesn’t work that way. You had HAD 40,000 users sign up over the years for your free, yet average, content spinner, Todd-ler. You didn’t build something customers wanted to PAY for. Right?

Right…

Now let’s continue.

Jet Submitter is absolutely worthless. Period. End of conversation.

If you pay for this service after reading this, I can’t help but to think you’ve licked a few windows in the back of the bus in your lifetime, much like Todd himself.

See, here’s what Todd did:

1. Setup a free service to attract Article Marketers. (bait)

2. Give a Free or Cheap Trial (whatever he’s doing these days). (trap set…this is where he tried screwing hundreds of people, obviously. He made it nearly impossible to cancel before the trial was up)

3. Rather than acting like a real Business, he simply hides behind a scheme to keep you from ever having any contact with him. (aka you’re screwed, bitches! This is where he tried SO HARD to hide any form of email address. I had to use my searching skills to find his email and he made sure to make a refund a serious hassle, and he did this with a lot of other people.)

The fact is – there’s more comments talking about how bad JetSubmitter is in that little blog post than you’ll find from even the Affiliates.

Sad. Truly.

There’s so many LEGIT companies out there that actually provide customer support, rather than talking to you as if you were a total piece of shit for even asking a question.

This guy reminds me of another guy I recently had issues with. Rather than providing his customers with support – the guy would talk down to you.

Hello Business. Hello Customers. Hello Money. Goodbye Suckers.

It must really suck to have customers pay you money and you actually have to offer support, right? Such a tough world.

JET SUBMITTER SUCKS. STAY FAR, FAR AWAY from this company if you don’t want hassles and problems.

Newbie Rape

The term “Newbie Rape” should be an industry standard. There’s so many people out there that have found out that it’s much easier to rape newbies than to actually provide good products, services and information to their industry.

Guru’s selling hopes and dreams (Filsaime, Kern, etc), Bloggers pretending to be Authorities (Amit, Zac Johnson, etc) and so on. There’s far too many people out there simply taking advantage of people who are struggling to make money online, or even people who are struggling, PERIOD.

Think about the reality of this for a second. How many people spend every penny they have on shit products recommended by, well, shitty individuals?

The fact is – everyone wants to be rich, but some people are so desperate to get there, that they’re willing to take the risk and spend those last few dollars on a product, service or information that was promoted as the second coming of God.

I really don’t care who truly believes these people aren’t fucking people in the ass, because they are. Plain and simple. There’s no Guru out there that isn’t taking advantage of their list, to the fullest extent – without a care in the world. There’s far too many Affiliate Bloggers (or “industry bloggers” from any industry) that are full of crap, and willing to make a few quick bucks before they’re through.

The bottom line is – I’ve always been disgusted by it. It’s downright dirty, slimy and then some. I wonder how many people fell for the complete bullshit by some of these people, only to be living on the streets down the road, all because they were sworn to by that person they bought from/through – and then UPSOLD on more BS? How many kids suffered? Family pets, friends, etc. it’s never “a person” who suffers from being screwed over… it’s more than 1.

People are so afraid to talk about this stuff because they believe they’ll “burn bridges.” Really? Dude, if you’re willing to walk over snake filled bridges for a few bucks, then you belong on that bridge where the others are.

There’s a lot of great blogs out there that aren’t trying to rape newbies… there’s a lot of great individuals out there that deserve a little attention – as they’re not trying to rape newbies. If you see any blogs sporting tons of products that are really similar, yet they have bad reps, then you’re probably going to need to carry some Vaseline if you want to continue reading that blog.

If that blogger speaks about how much money he makes, in a bragadocious way, then you may want to take another quick right and get the hell out of there. Anyone who brags about how much money is – is most likely a snake in disguise.

Don’t get me wrong…there’s those who are PROUD of what they’ve been able to accomplish, then there’s those who brag. How do you spot the difference? If they’re bragging about purchasing a house or car – it’s most likely pride. If they’re talking about how they constantly make 5-6(or more) figures a month – run. Run Forest, run.

Here’s a list of Blogs that are NOT filled with hopes and dreams, and seem to be ran by good people. If you’re not on this list, and you’re popular – it’s because you’re a shady ass person, period. If you think you can kiss my ass and get a link here, then again. Buddy-Buddy stuff doesn’t work here. I actually care about how people perceive me when it comes to ethics and trust.

http://www.cdfnetworks.com– Chad’s a great guy, and he speaks from experience. The guy’s making a name for himself each and every year, without even trying.

http://www.convert2media.com/blog/ – Ruck’s always been a good dude, and I’ve learned a lot from the guy. His blog is filled with excellent stuff.

http://www.ppc.bz/ – Barman is hilarious, but he’s also got some good information on the blog.

http://affiliate-blogs.5staraffiliateprograms.com/ – I personally don’t know Linda, but I do know she’s been consistently putting up great content for years. Great blog, lots of info!

http://www.sugarrae.com/ – She’s got a ton of IM Skills. SEO Expert and knows about continuity when it comes to real Affiliate Marketing. Pay attention.

http://twitter.com/quityourdayjob – I don’t think Jeremy Palmer has a blog, so add him on Twitter. Smart dude, horrible football fan though (ie, he’s an Urban Meyer fan) jk 😉

http://cashtactics.net/ – Kris took over this blog when Ruck went on to other things. He pretty much runs the show, although Andrew Payne has made posts there too. Both are smart dudes.

http://www.adhustler.com/ – Brandon’s the Case Study champ.  I don’t know any other marketer that shares as much inside info as he does, to be honest. (PS 2 ads on his entire site!)

http://ppcmom.com/ – Any work at home mom’s should be paying attention to this one. Jen’s a cool chick, and has been learning a ton over the past 10 months or so. Hard worker!

http://chrisdot.com/ – I may be biased, as he’s my partner on Affiliit, but Chris knows his stuff, and obviously he doesn’t rape newbies, or I wouldn’t work with the guy.

http://www.ianfernando.com/ – Ian is a hard working dude, and after working with him on a Webinar (with Chris), I was impressed by how he wanted his readers to get as much info as possible. So, we made sure they did. Good info on his blog.

http://blog.affiliatetip.com/ – Get all the industry news here.

http://bryn.me/ – I never gave Bryn a chance until recently – and he seems like a very professional dude. Lots of good content on his site.

http://masterlesssamurai.com/ – Wes has always had tons of great tutorials for things like T202, etc. if you’re not reading his blog, then it’s probably only because he hasn’t updated it lately 😉

http://bluehatseo.com/ – Eli has some great information on his site. Definitely check it out…

http://contempt.me/ – Rob’s got some interesting posts, and he’s definitely a hard working dude.

http://www.whoisandrewwee.com/ – Andrew’s probably the most active Networking individual I’ve ever seen. He has lots of good content, too.

http://beermonies.com/ – this blog has plenty of good content… read through as much as you can, when you’re not working.

http://justindupre.com/ – Justin’s been around for a while, but his blog is kinda up and coming, I guess you could say. Some good content on there.

http://ppcpimps.com/ – One of the coolest WP Themes you’ll see, but there’s plenty of good posts within!

(More coming soon… I know I forgot several people here.)

PPC Coach Has Class?

I just found out about an Adwords Ad for PPC Coach, and I’m hoping he’s just comparing PPC Coach to AftCoach (hilarious!), MediaBuysCoach (learn about running Image ads on Adwords!!!) or WhatElseCanILearnOvernightAndTeach-Coach.com (what can you teach me that I can run with?)…

PPC Coach
More Training, More Tools, More
Experience, More Class. Join Now.
PPC-Coach.com

Hmmmmm. Really? More Class? More Tools? More Experience? More Training? WTF?

I’d love to know who this guy is comparing his site to, because not one of those things sound true (except for “join now” – because he DOES want your money, so I’ll give him that), even when you compare him to half of the new, thrown-together type sites out there.

We all know this guy makes most (wouldn’t be surprised if it was all) his money from his Training sites, and he usually takes his training site idea from another guy (Gauher, Affiliit, etc).

The only Tools I’ve found that he has are built by himself, because he’s too cheap to hire a real programmer… so, if you love bugs and no support – he’s got plenty of that. Not to mention that after he builds the tool, he then makes claims that [enter person’s name] stole his script (think Wes, Ruck, etc).

Training? WTF? There’s no training on that site. None…

If you’re new to PPC Coach, you’ll just have to count on reading through all of the unorganized forum posts throughout his site – and hope you can make it through it all in the first few months. If this is Training, then I guess I’m lost in space – because that’s just reading a lot, through random posts (inner thought: can’t I just do this at WF or DP?).

…of course, there are a few 2 year old videos that take 30+ minutes to snooze through…about Polls. Google Slapped much?

Experience lol I just can’t get over that. This is the guy telling his customers how to do shit that he absolutely has NO clue about (MediaBuys, SEO, etc), and he wants to pretend that he’s more experienced than others.

Class? Really? Whoa says the guy who saw how much class the owner has when he read my ppc coach review.

I thought the ad was irony, seeing as though the guy acted as if things were cool – and he had no problems, but then went out of his way to bid on our URL and variations of it, with BS like “2 moderators own Affiliit.com” – as if we were still part of his site, or that he TAUGHT us anything.

Honest to god, the only things I learned from PPC Coach is that the owner is shady as hell, has the tendency to lie a lot and then threaten with legal action when people call him out for it.

On top of that, he stopped running his mouth after he figured out he and his partner could learn as much about Article Marketing on our site, and then turn around and CHARGE PEOPLE for their 3 days of learning about something they’re clueless about (I visited the site, and it was sad…just sad).

SEO? Really Scaremiah? You know as much about SEO as I know about how many pounds you lose after running up a flight of stairs at the Unemployment office, dude.

I can’t say that I’m shocked to see these types of ads, full of irony, each and every day… I guess I just gave him a bit more credit than he deserved, and figured things would just eventually die.

Lying about having class on an ad using  a competitor’s Trademark? Now that’s class!

WebCEO Special

I just received an Email from the guys at WebCEO that states they’re having a huge sale right now.

I got this same special almost 3 years ago, and I’m glad I did.

Here’s the deals:

Web CEO SmallBiz Unleashed
$129 USD (save $210 or 62%)
Professional Training and Certification in Internet Marketing included

Web CEO Professional Unleashed
$229 USD (save $250 or 52%)
Professional Training and Hardcopy Certification in Internet Marketing included

NOTE: The discount campaign starts now and ends on November 21, 2009.

These are excellent prices for anyone serious about SEO!

Get WebCEO

Selling A Few Review Sites

I’ve decided to sell a few Review sites that were causing issues with someone else.

I figure it will kill two birds with one stone… 1. stop some of the friction between me and the owner of PPCC, and 2. help someone learn about Review sites by handing them over (for $1) high ranking review sites that were making decent money.

I’m in a good mood and not letting any of the outside drama get me down.

I already found the “buyer,” and he’s currently out of work due to an injury, and he’s trying to learn Affiliate Marketing. I figure it would be a win-win situation for all 3 parties involved.

Update: These domains have been completely updated for the buyer, and now he should be able to make some easy money. I did make it so that I would get links back, but that’s just a given, since he should make a few hundred extra bucks per month (at a minimum) with these domains.

I’m still hosting them for him while he learns the in’s and out’s, but once he learns all that stuff – he will be hosting them on his own 😉

Hopefully there’s no more drama with them, but if there is – I will make sure it blows up in the face of the person it does, as this guy is just trying to make some extra money and learn about Affiliate Marketing. He’s not a part of any of the drama or bullsh*t, and doesn’t care to be.

If They Don’t Bow Down, Just Steal!

I can’t believe how pathetic the PPC Coaching guy has been since Chris and I created our own Internet Marketing Training program.

So, since my last post, apparently the guy decided that he didn’t want to pay his Moderators after all…

Yep, he made a big thing where he acted as if he was going to pay his mods, but rather than paying out of his own pockets, he decided to “allow” them to use PayPal emails for DONATIONS from his paying members.

Yes, it’s that sad. I mean how ridiculous is that? Oh well, moving on…

So the other day this guy tells me that “this guy” suspended his Affiliate Account at PPC Coach and tried to sucker him into GIVING HIM his Review site of PPC-Coach because the guy decided to use it to promote Affiliit instead.

Here’s the thing…

I don’t know what Legal Magazine he browsed through, or what Local Community College Law School Brochure he skimmed through, but the guy does not have the right to hold money from an Affiliate and then tell him that he can either hand him the domain for the money he earned from that site, or face legal actions. WTF!?

I won’t post the email, but I will say it was quite hilarious.

I’d love to see his US Trademark that gives him the right to make this claim to another person’s property and hold his money. Is this not a form of Extortion?

He has every right to hold the payment if it was against his pre-written rules. Unfortunately, he simply wrote them up in spite of this person, and now he’s done this with my account too. The problem with this is – it’s over a personal issue, and not “rules.”

See, anybody can see that the guy started bashing us and then lied and made up stories to make himself look good (that backfired, and he knows it). Then he went and decided to Copy our site as much as possible, while his partner decided to learn all the SEO he could in a week – so that he could teach all of those members there.

Then Barman made this post exposing the ppc coaching guy, and now he’s mad and trying to extort people for their affiliate earnings. Pretty funny stuff.

I guess the whole Gauher Chaudry episode made him upset, and now he’s decided to keep our earnings so he can purchase PPV 2.0 … hey, I see and hear that CPV-Coach is dying now, and he needs new material! Watch for those mysterious emails Gauher!

(PS It’s now cpv coach btw! this is what happens when you suck at branding…)

I could really care less about the money he owes me, but I might decide to change that here soon, just because I’m tired of the guy trying to bully people around, as if he’s some internet thug.

For now, if you’re looking for a ppc coaching site, check out Affiliit. 🙂

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

Alright, so I’ve gotten a lot of thanks for telling the truth over the past few weeks, and I’m happy to do so, regardless of anyone who tries to twist any facts around in their favor.

About 10 minutes after exposing a certain reply to my PPCCoach Review post, I received an email from that person, making it sound as if he was calm and collect, blah blah. That’s great. I told him he should have sent that email in the first place, rather than trying to drag our names through the mud.

Then, about a week ago, I noticed this person saying “there’s enough room for all of us,” etc. Making it out as if he’s all the sudden changed his mind and had a long chat with God or something. Strange…

Now, for those that remember, this guy was screaming foul off the top of his lungs, claiming we stole his site and we were a “carbon copy.” Right, well, I let our members prove him wrong, and most of ended up leaving his site… not sure why, as we asked people not to even mention the other site. I guess they saw the reality of what was happening, and how he reacted to everything, jumping to conclusions.

Chris and I had stayed out of the mess as much as we could, and we watched this guy make a mockery of himself. I even felt bad for the guy. I thought he was calling for a truce with his latest replies… but I still felt something was up. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I always figure out why certain people don’t deserve it, and, the truth is, this guy didn’t.

See, he wasn’t trying to call a truce… he was out trying to build his site and copy ours. Yes, this is what was happening.

He partnered up with a guy we’ll refer to as Scaremiah Pooper, for privacy sake. Now Scaremiah has a long history of being an AIM chatter, who spends his days talking to people on AIM, and making outrageous claims. One day he claimed to be making $30,000 – and then 2 weeks later I hear he’s putting up a Million per month? Sweet!

I wish I could figure out what AIM plugin he’s using to accomplish this.

The problem is, most people who chat with Mr. Pooper understand that he’s completely full of crap.

To top it off, this new site they’ve created is based on “Free Traffic” methods, and we know what that means, don’t we? It means SEO.

FACT: Scaremiah is a complete newbie when it comes to SEO, and he’s been quoted by several people admitting this. He’s also been quoted as becoming a member on our site and giving props to our SEO information, stating that he’s learned a lot.

Funny thing is – now Scaremiah is over at this new site teaching other people about SEO that he JUST learned through our site.

We offer a $1 Trial because we know that our information is good, relevant and worth staying for. We both have our strengths and weaknesses, and we only teach based on our Strengths.

They’re charging the current PPCC members $39.99 to learn techniques that they’re both not familiar with.

From PPC to PPV to Media Buys to Internet Marketing Training…

I guess as Gauher Chaudry knows, all you gotta do is buy into a course and rip it off, and then you become an Expert, right? No wonder Guaher kicked this guy off his forums. What a guy.

I know his change of heart was complete BS, but wow… partnering up with the biggest liar I know?

I just hope more and more newbies get their money back for that nonsense.

Affiliit.com 7-Day, $1 Trial!

We’ve been playing around with different specials over the past few weeks, but we’ve decided to try something different.

Since we know our competition is doing special trials, we’re going to do the same…

Starting today (Tuesday, September 15th) at Noon (12 PM EST), you can get FULL ACCESS to Affiliit.com for only $1, for 7-days.

There’s no limitation on this trial, you get everything you’d get for the regular Monthly Membership package.

You’ll get access to all training, all tools, the forums and more.

If you’re an affiliate of the site, it’s a great time to start promoting! 🙂

Join the Best Internet Marketing Training Program available!

Hard At Work

It’s been a long year with a few projects, and the latest (Affiliit.com) has been moving along very well lately.

This week will be a big deal for us as we really dig in and drop a ton of new content for our Customers. Tons of new videos, tons of new reading material, along with new and improved training material.

We also have at least one more tool to add, on top of the 90+ tools we already currently have in our arsenal.

Things are moving well, and hopefully that’s the smallest of the big news, as we’re rolling out something special for new customers 🙂

Stay tuned!