Friday, December 28, 2007

Video intro

I put together a quick video intro to dtAlpha - I have started a couple more sessions, hope to post them soon.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Status - update

Well folks, as you can tell, I fell in love with dtAlpha's talkback as soon as I saw it. I must admit I am addicted to information. The talkback format is great, imagine being able to get an actionable thought from a master marketer, and then be able to ask him questions and get responses, and see other peoples questions and answers. I look forward to using this resource more as my business expands to include for-sale products.

Do You Fumble Your Sales By Doing This?

I don't have product selection yet, but I like the idea. Marketing to your existing customers has so many advantages. Stephen provides an insight into maximizing your customers purchasing experience, providing them with as much as they want. I had never considered the implications of droping a customer before they were done but I can see the importance.


3 Ways To Whack Your Business Into Profitable Shape

Back with another issue, this time not so challenging to existing thought processes. Stephen provides a framework for building a successful product. The core concept is to find an existing successful product and add value to it. He provides three different ways that value can be added. This has given me several ideas and I am off to work on them.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Here’s How To REALLY Win In Business and Life

what is the real strategic goal of your business. Every person has a different response, but we do need to have an answer to this so we can focus our resources properly.

This is an awesome message by Stephen. I believe his purpose is to hone our focus so we can concentrate on the single most important thing to succeed. How do you deal with opportunity, what impact will your response have on your future? Listen to this 30 min audio and prepare to be challenged


Monday, December 17, 2007

United We Fall, Divided We Stand…

Stephen's second installment as he tries to help us redefine our thinking on what we should focus on to make our businesses successfully. He has done a good job of taking the concept he introduced last time and expanding on it.
Your understanding of business and methods will define your comfort level. Unless you are always pushing the envelope, you will not be flexible enough to keep up with the changes in the market. A static presence will make your business fail. Much food for thought.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Planning vs Strategizing

This morning I read an article by Stephen Pierce that could very well end up being another defining element of my life. 'Fail to plan, plan to succeed' is an eye catching takeoff on a well know statement (fail to plan, plan to fail). After such a bold statement, it is hard to make the content live up to the promise, but I think he succeeded. His concept is that a plan is not flexible enough to ensure success in a business (the other guy has a plan too). To succeed you must have a strategy. The more I think about this concept, the more I realize that it lies behind my lack of success to date. I put way too much time into trying to perfect my system / plan when I should be moving forward, taking action. I am afraid that old habits die hard, so now I have a plan to learn about strategy so I can take action :-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

First thoughts - news ticker

DT-Alpha plans on becoming the next generation of online marketing training. It provides articles on marketing changes as soon as they are written, always staying up to date.

I find that concept quite interesting, but was quite skeptical that it would work. After the install you have a scrolling ticker across the top of your screen that shows article titles from one of the host authors. I am still not sure how well this will work, time will tell :-)

My previous method of study has been to do a topic search when I find I need some information. It will be interesting to see how this new technique will complement my current method.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

dtAlpha Beta - Internet Marketing resource deluxe!

dt-Alpha is Stephen Pierce's latest venture, when I got the email announcing the BETA, I started checking my email twice as often waiting for an invitation. I was so worried I would miss the sign up as all of Stephen's products have exceeded my expectations. The concept of having all the resources I need for keeping up with the changes in the field of Internet marketing all located in one place is fascinating for me. I am looking forward to using this new resource and hope that I will be able to accelerate my online business to profitability using the new things I discover.

(As a side note, I enjoy learning just for learning sake, I don't have to apply the knowledge to appreciate it, this may explain some of my perspective).

Monday, December 03, 2007


I'm 24 this year, and the oldest of a family of 9 children.

We all dream of owning our own homes one day, but are seeing that the usual J.O.B. won't let us get there. This has lead all of us to look at Self Employment where we can leverage our skills to improve our income. My specialty is computers so it did not take me long to start looking at the internet. I had the advantage of finding Stephen Pierce early on, and he introduced me to the concept of Internet Marketing. In many ways he (Stephen) is an ideal match for me, the thing that I appreciate most is his high integrity. As I have studied his materials, I have not found the technical aspects challenging (I face worse every day) but the product side is proving difficult.
I am fairly a-typical in my spending habits so I have a lot of trouble analyzing what people want, what they buy and thus what I should market. The learning process is a little slow, but I think I am making progress and I hope that someday (soon) I will know enough to start making some money online.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Back to blogging

I am a geek, I know, not a flattering description but true nonetheless. So my writing style is probably a bit technical and I suspect I miss some important usability issues. I am trying to improve my style, so please do let me know how I am doing. I worry that I provide

  • too much detail
  • too little detail
  • use too much jargon
  • leave my readers confused

Any feedback is appreciated.