Murphy’s Law and Why Internet Marketing Sucks

Okay, truth be told, Internet Marketing doesn’t really suck.  But thanks to Murphy who wrote the law, my attempt to have a productive, fulfilling day with my Internet Marketing home business was thwarted every time I turned around.  Let me share this with you.  If nothing else, you can laugh with me.  And maybe you’ll glean some word or words of wisdom.

So, there we were, trying to put together a new campaign for our team.  Busy, busy, busy.  Working on letters for our autoresponder.  Tweaking and perfecting.  Everything progressing nicely.  It was time for our webinar to let the other team members know our plans and to get feedback from them.  Everyone was excited about the campaign and the splash pages I had created.  We worked through the letters so that we had them reading as we wanted.  Next plan was for my team member to finish with the letters while I conducted one-on-one training for creating the capture pages.  The training was successful and those who participated had a good handle on getting everything set up properly.

Next step was to create some short videos showing the process from beginning to end on making the capture page and two splash pages.  Simple, right?  Yeah, right.  Simple, unless something goes wrong.  Here’s where it all went downhill for me.  Hopefully, you won’t be able to relate totally…I’m sorry if you can…but I’ll bet you’ve had similar experiences.

First video, I had all my tabs open, everything in place ready to record.  Twenty seconds into the recording, Someone knocks on the door and comes in.  Cut!

Second take, ready to rock.  I did the recording.  Everything was going well.  We had a power outage.  Not much, just enough to kill all the electronics for the nanosecond it takes to have to start over.

Take three, sigh.  All right, it all goes well.  Oops, 11  minutes, 11 seconds.  Hmmm, I’ve been told that anything over 10 minutes goes downhill in quality.  Do I chance it?  No, no point in taking the time to convert the video, upload it, download it, publish it, etc.  Why bother?

Taaaake four.  Video is complete.  Only 8 minutes long.  Life is good.  My video is converting, only about 15 minutes left to do. Then it will be time to download it, upload it, etc.   BLUE SCREEN.   WHATT????  AAAUUUUUUUGHHH!!   ##%&&@))**

Take five.  WOW!  By golly, I think it worked.  Came in under 8 minutes.  Only a couple of goof-ups in my speech pattern.  Finally!  So, went through the conversion and watched it to see how it turned out before downloading, uploading and all the other steps.  Wait, there’s no sound.  No sound??  How can that be?  What went wrong?  Oh…the mute button on my headset was turned off.  DARN!

Since the third time was NOT the charm, nor was the fifth time, I decided to give it up for the night.  Which is why I’m sitting here writing this to you.  I’m waiting for my new video to convert.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I need to hide from Mr. Murphy.

Yea!! It’s another day.  Murphy is nowhere in sight and the video I just did turned out great!

Update:  Both videos are done, they are great and I’m exhausted!

Tools You Need For Business Success

The first thing you need is an autoresponder.

There are any number of autoresponders out on the market. My choice is TrafficWave.

Here’s why… most autoresponders charge you more, the more your list grows. TrafficWave is only $17.95 monthly, no matter how large your list grows. No matter how many campaigns, no matter how many subscribers, no matter how many messages, no matter how many capture pages, no matter, no matter, no matter….one price…$17.95.

The other really neat thing about TrafficWave is the affiliate program. Most of the other autoresponders have affiliate programs that pay from 1 – 3 levels. TrafficWave pays 10…count ’em TEN…levels. Of course, please keep in mind that TrafficWave, first and foremost, is a tool you need to effectively run a business, even though it can become another income stream.

With TrafficWave, we have training webinars and videos. And even better, I personally provide real time support and training. In addition to the training that some of the other leaders in TrafficWave provide, I have my own webroom. There, we can meet one-on-one. I can share my screen so that you can watch how something is done. And I can watch as you set things up to guide you step by step.

Here’s my link:

I’ll share some other tools that I find useful as we go along.

Go forth and PROSPER!