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Any idiot can do what I do to make $ online. It's not rocket surgery, it's cake. Also, I like pie.

So you probably know TimTech launched ListViral yesterday. I gotta admit, I wasn’t too sure about this one at first… and you know I’ve been friends with Jon and Tim and Justin many, many years and have always been a big supporter of their programs and products, but I was admittedly a little hesitant about the price tag at first on this one. I’m no cheapskate, but eh, I’m pretty picky about recurring subscriptions in general.

And then I saw ListViral in action, and I just have one word – WHOA. What happened during the first hour or so after I signed up just kinda blew me away.

So okay, let me back up here…

Even though ListViral existed before, this week wasn’t really a relaunch of the program – because the new ListViral is truly a whole brand new and different product. ListViral previously, when it was owned by Matt Baker, was a mailer. The new ListViral is not a mailer at all, and the best way I can explain it is that it’s a viral list building tool that’s kinda like list building on steroids.

If you were around about six years ago during the Clickbank Pirate boom (or, more recently, Covert Commissions), it’s kinda sorta a little bit like those, offering different product packages within to promote that came with ready-made promo materials… but different in a lot of ways too.

Still, though, the push-button everything-set-up-for-you that came with those programs is more or less the same, except one of the big differences here is that the list or lists that are instantly set up for you with a click of a button truly are 100% your lists. Yours, yours, yours – you control those lists totally, forever (at least as long as you have RocketResponder).

You click a button and the e-mail series immediately appears right there in your RocketResponder account, a whole e-mail series of about a month’s worth to get you started, that you can always add more to as time goes on. All yours. (That wasn’t quite exactly true with Clickbank Pirate – they mailed for you, but those subscribers were basically their subscribers.)

The new ListViral setup was built to work directly with RocketResponder and only works with it, which I guess might annoy some AWeber and GetResponse and TrafficWave stalwarts but if you’ve already got RocketResponder (I have it and one of the other aforementioned biggies too), that’s a bonus.

And if you don’t have an autoresponder and/or are a newbie, you can’t get much more simple and easy to use than RocketResponder anyway. (And you can always get this super step-by-step program too if you need help with RocketResponder.)

You get lead capture pages and, in some cases, banners for each package you pick, some of which are only available to certain membership levels. There are three levels of membership – Basic, Club, and Elite – the Basic membership level is pretty inexpensive and you get access to a limited amount of stuff, and the Elite level has access to everything the other levels get plus more.

Commissions are 10% for Basic, 20% for Club, and 50% for the Elite level, and the Club and Elite levels have access to something called the Launch Cloud that can help you virally promote if you’re launching a new program or product.

There’s also a pricier one-time add-on to the Elite level you can get where TimTech staff will literally do everything for you – say, if you’re a program owner and want them to do a custom promotion for your program, they’ll do it ALL, as long as you remain on the Elite plan.

But what I really wanted to tell you about was the List Boost Maximizer, that only comes with the Elite level membership. This was the thing that blew me away yesterday.

So I joined, and then I picked my product packages and clicked the button for each that – BOOM! – immediately set up the e-mail series for each in my RocketResponder account. And that’s all I did. I didn’t promote ListViral or any of the products, hadn’t gotten around to any of that yet.

Still, within an hour or so, I noticed I had three new subscribers to two of those ListViral product package lists in my RocketResponder account… without me having done anything at all!

It just so happened I was talking with Janelle from TimTech at the time about a couple of other issues. I told her what I’d just noticed with the new subscribers and said, “Did those come from the List Boost Maximizer thingy?” and she emoticon-smiled and said “Yep!”

Now that’s pretty cool, for me to have done absolutely NOTHING and gotten three new signups to my lists. That alone is pretty impressive.

How does that happen? Well, if you’re an Elite level member, your ListViral products/lists get promoted on the thank you page of other ListViral members’ lists, basically, giving the person looking at that page the option to check out your product/list. That’s pretty doggone viral!

Anyhoo, yeah… I was a little on the fence until I saw that happen in real-time and then, again, I was just like WHOA. Very impressive, that. Whether I choose to remain at the Elite level in the long-term, I don’t honestly know for sure – it’ll depend on my results, which are certainly looking good based on the first hour of membership! – but here’s the thing…

The Elite plan is available right now, during the initial launch, at a 50% discount from what it will regularly be. That’s a pretty humongous price drop and considering what it can do… well, I have worked pretty hard over many years to get subscribers to my lists, so to have that happen literally on auto-pilot like that with me having done NOTHING yet is a pretty big huge plus.

The Basic and Club levels are also currently available at discounts as well, but let me warn you – all of those discounts will only be available for the first two hours after you join. So be prepared for that in advance (and the Basic and Club levels don’t get the auto-pilot-ness of the List Boost Maximizer either, so you might wanna consider the Elite while it’s at the 50% discount!).

I’ll add here before I go that they admittedly probably need to add a little descriptive “what is this?” FAQ-type info ASAP, ‘cos I foresee that as ListViral gets promoted more and more outside of the general TimTech/CTP realm and into non-TE marketing, as well as to people in TE Land who aren’t able to attend the daily conferences, they are probably going to get overwhelmed with support tickets asking what the Launch Cloud or the List Boost Maximizer and other extras are. But I’m certain they’ll be adding FAQ-type info soon (and Janelle, Brenda, Tom and even Jon aren’t generally terribly hard to find anyway).

In any case, yeah, sorry for the long review – I really am trying to get away from very lengthy posts as a rule – but there was a lot to cover here if I was going to give a thorough product review on my initial impressions of ListViral. And now I have!

So if you’ve a mind to, check out ListViral and see what you think! Have a good weekend, and I’ll be back for sure next week ‘cos I have something very educational on the back burner I need to write about before I explode… ha! See you then! :-)



When I came back to TE Land a couple of years ago and started the long process of re-building the business I had started laying the foundation for way back in 2007-2008, sometimes people asked what my new plan was.

Would I have another traffic exchange? Nope, I said. I said had no plans for another traffic exchange this time around. Thought I’d go in another direction this time with something else affiliate-related, but not a traffic exchange.

So I opened up Commission Scoop in May, and at the time I thought I was done with opening any other programs for a while. I’d launched the funnel program I’d been working on and planning for well over a year at that point, and thought I was through, at least for a while.

Then Brian “Scooter” Cullen, my other and rather talkative half who’s been DJ’ing for many years, started entertaining a portion of folks in the community on the fly with his DJ riffs. People seemed to like it, so he kept doing it occasionally, and it kept getting more and more popular.

Our friend and colleague Robert Arnold saw some potential in this, and he and Brian started talking and throwing some ideas around. They brought me into the mix and the three of us started brainstorming together, and Arnie dived into codeland for the next two and a half months.

It was kinda a case of the idea & opportunity just coming up out of the blue, so we just ran with it.

After spending pretty much the entire summer since late May on our secret project (which by the time it launched had probably been one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry for at least a month at that point, LOL), finally it was ready to open this past Monday.

I first got so behind last week getting ready for Monday, and then stayed so unbelievably busy since Monday (and had had next to NO sleep for most of the past two weeks) that it’s pretty much literally taken me this long to be able to even stop and catch my breath long enough to make a blog post.

I had decided Monday that I was so behind anyway I might as well let the affiliates get a good head start before I started heavily promoting myself – though I really didn’t intend for it to be almost a week’s head start, ha! And yesterday I finally, FINALLY, got to sleep until I felt like waking up for a change. Yay!

So at this point most of you have probably already been there and checked it out already, but just in case you haven’t, I wholeheartedly welcome you to see Sound Surf Live for yourself. The surfing & counter problems that were affecting a small percentage of members right after launch have been fixed since Monday afternoon, and it’s been rockin’ & rolling all week!

We’ve tried to make it fun and interesting, we’ve added some unique features you won’t find anywhere else (mobile surfing, audio ads users can purchase and upload, and more), and given it a custom design that’s so completely customized it looks like no other TE out there right now.

I get tired of joining new TE after new TE so I don’t very often anymore… but SSL is just the kind of unique TE that I look for and get really excited about as a new member. I hope y’all will too!

We’re pretty psyched and thrilled about Sound Surf Live. I hope you will be too. If you haven’t seen it yet, click here to check it out! (And have a super weekend too.) :-)



Let’s take a short break from business talk for a little bit, and let me tell you about Tojo, one of my cats.

Tojo has become an veritable expert in mouse annihilation. Where we live, we’re surrounded by a heavily wooded area that is full of mice, raccoons, and deer – all of which frequently wind up visiting our yard.

Unfortunately the mice like visiting our house as well as the yard… which is why we’re glad we have Tojo. He has become an absolute expert serial killer of mice. Very few, if any at all, mice get past his watch.

The mass mousicide really got underway last fall when the weather started turning cooler and the mice were obviously looking for a warmer place to nest than the woods. Tojo’s first kills, compared to more recent ones, were rather tame. He’d play with the mouse until it was too tired to move, and then he’d make his big move and BAM. No more mouse.

In his first few weeks of serious mouse extermination, he ended the little rodent lives of about two dozen mice. He became a mouse-killing MACHINE.

Lately Tojo’s mouse destruction has somewhat, as my friend Sunny Suggs likes to say, escalated. We find the mice in pieces, or – like the one I discovered earlier this afternoon after he was done with it – mangled and fairly unrecognizable as a former mouse.

Whereas before Tojo seemed to be shooting for becoming the Ted Bundy of cats, nowadays he’s somewhat disturbingly more like the Hannibal Lecter of cats.

In all this mouse-hunting and mouse annihilation activity, I have discovered a few things about Tojo.

He is patient. He’s persistent. He’ll hunt a mouse for hours, or days – or weeks – without giving up. He’ll sit in one place and stare at the same spot for hours and hours, never making a move until he gets what he’s waiting for.

At one point in time last winter, I kept telling him he was out of luck, he’d done away with all the mice. Within a few days, he proved me totally wrong when he deposited a fresh kill in his food bowl.

He just never gives up, ever. It may take a while, sometimes a long while – but inevitably, eventually, he gets what he’s waiting for. Which leads me to my next thought…

So many people give up in this business we’re in ALL the time. I see people promoting one thing, and before a whole month’s gone by they’ve given up on that and moved on to something else.

Or they promote something for a few weeks or months and then disappear from the horizon altogether, only to return five or six months later promoting something else – then doing the same thing over and over and over again, for years.

Then there are the folks I tend to think of as serial opportunity bloggers/websiters. They build a blog or website around one single opportunity and present themselves as experts and/or super successful in that opportunity.

Then when you go back to their blog or website two or three or four months later, they’ve wiped the site clean of the previous opportunity they were promoting (which obviously didn’t work in that whole two or three or four months they gave it) – and are now promoting something else and presenting themselves as successful in the new thing. (And over, and over, and over again.)

Probably nine out of ten people in this community give up before they ever have a chance to get anywhere, I’d guess. Maybe you are or have been one of them.

That said, if you’re one of those folks, I would recommend you at least try this before giving up yet again. I wrote about it the other day.

Plus One Success is brand new, just launched this week, and it will give you a 30-day plan of action of things you can do to try to improve on your efforts and make things better. Most of them are bigtime easy, most don’t cost a penny, and it’s stuff anybody can do.

It won’t cost you a dime to download it, read it, and try out the suggestions inside. Grab your copy here and give it a go.

(Tojo would approve.) :-)


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