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Volume 2 - Issue 12 6-29-07

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Table of Contents for this issue....

1.    Authors Comments

2.    Q & A, Suggestions and Comments

3. SBI Independence Day Sale

4. Definition of Site Build It

5. Back to eBay

6. New Seller Account on eBay

7. Take a Peek inside the SBI forums

Author's Comments

 

Linda and I wish those of you in the United States a great July 4th Holiday.  We are planning to visit some friends at their beach home on the Texas coast.  We will take the kayaks and get in some paddling time.

 

To our Canadian friends, Happy Canada Day on July 1.

 

We wish all of you, everywhere, a safe week.

 

Q & A, Suggestions and Comments

 

Art Bedard set me another great email as follows:

 

John,
I received a (Name Omitted) newsletter today. He has some brilliant copy. There is no use for tinyurl/snipit.  His link is very friendly and domestic. The keyword 'peek' is very powerful.

You just have to create a sub-directory using FTP and then insert a index.html redirect file in it.

in copy body >>>>      target="_blank" creates a new window so that your reader does not go bye-bye

That's it !! If you have any questions please email me.

Best,
Art Bedard

Newsletter copy:



(To get a peek inside that fantastic SBI forum, all you have to
do is join Ken's SiteSell affiliate program here - www.boomer-ezine.com/Recommends/SBI-Affiliate)

In Your Copy body:

&amp;lt;a<br>href="http://www.boomer-ezine.com/Recommends/SBI-Affiliate" target=<br>"_blank"&amp;gt;www.boomer-ezine.com/Recommends/SBI-Affiliate&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;

Redirect - saved as:

     boomer-ezine.com/Recommends/SBI-Affliates/index.html


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>Redirect</title>
<meta http-equiv="REFRESH"
content="0;url=http://affiliates.sitesell.com/boomer.html">

</head>
</
html>

Here is my response:  

OK, Art, who is the teacher and who is the student?  In this case, I am obviously the student.  Thank you for this. 

With your permission, I will use it in the ezine.  I know about redirects and use them on various web sites, but this was right in front of me and I did not see the application.  I have already opened Front Page and created a folder “SBI-Affiliate” with the redirect in it for the next issue of Boomer eZine. 

My sincere thanks to you for this tip. 

John --- (We never stop learning.)  

If you have anything for this section or you have a suggestion for a topic for an article, please send us an email with your suggestions or your input.  With your help, we can improve the Boomer Video eZine.  

SBI Independence Day Sale  

Well, for those of you who procrastinated and did not jump on my offer, I cannot take any more requests to split the sale.  

For those of you signed up and are now starting your brainstorming and market research for your new SBI sites, a sincere “Thank You”.  

I admire people who recognize an opportunity and seize it.  

You can still purchase a website at $299.00 USD if you want to get started.  Or you can purchase the first one for $299 and the second one for an additional $100.00.  

Do you have a family member or friend who might want to start an online business?  Split the sale with him/her and each of you get started for $199.50 for the first year.  

Check out the details of the sale at  

http://order.sitesell.com/boomer.html

 

 

Definition of Site Build It  

I have found that many people do not “get it” about Site Build It.  I decided to attempt to write a definition of SBI.  This led to an article that I published in Ezine Articles.com.

The article is posted at http://ezinearticles.com/?Definition-of-Site-Build-It&id=619157  

Here is the article:  

Writing a definition of Site Build It is a challenge since it is so many different things combined under one name. To define SBI, I prefer to step back away from the Internet and the technology and define it as a business model or business system. There are several definitions of system:

         a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.

         a procedure or process for obtaining an objective

         organization: an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized.

         a group of elements, components, or devices that are assembled to serve a common purpose. In a technological system, this refers to all har dw are, software, networks, cables, peripheral equipment, information, data, personnel, and procedures (ie, all technology resources) that comprise a computer environment.

All of these apply to SBI. Too many people only associate SBI with web hosting. In their minds, SBI provides memory on a server, ban dw idth for access, and software to create and post web pages for access on the Internet. SBI is so much more than that. It is a system or method for creating successful businesses. It just happens that the Internet is the medium used to make these businesses successful.

Another definition of a system is a collection of people, processes, procedures, and equipment working in unison to achieve a goal. This definition also applies to SBI.

         The people are the owners of the SBI sites and the SBI staff working as one to maximize the results for the web site owner and make a profit for SBI.

         The processes are composed of the structured market research before a domain name can be selected, the structured brainstorming and development of keywords for the future website, the 10 day Action Guide in written or video format for developing the successful business, the monetization module for finding the best methods to generate income from traffic to the website, the SBI forums where SBI owners help and are helped. This structure makes SBI the ideal business model for an inexperienced person.

         The procedures are the rules for using the SBI hosting har dw are and software. SBI hosting is a controlled procedure. It does not allow server side applications and limits the types of files it will host. However, this structure allows SBI to monitor the activity of the search engine spiders, monitor search engine page rank, automatically update RSS feeds, automatically update site maps, and provides many more benefits to the SBI website owner.

         The equipment is composed of the personal computer of the SBI website owner and the equipment in the web hosting data center plus all the Internet communication equipment that connects the two and the rest of the world.

The key point to take away from this article- SBI is a business system, not just a web host. For more information, download my free ebook at www.sbi-guru.com. I wish you well with building your future website.

I wish you well with building your future website.  

... End of Article 

Back to eBay  

We have not been active on eBay for a while and we decided to double back to it for various reasons.  

Linda is starting to sort out our house in anticipation of moving in less than two years.  She is having fun putting things in a box and telling me to list them on eBay.  She has done a great job taking pictures with the digital camera so all I have to do is list them.  

Well, that is not all I have to do.  I took the box to work where we have a very accurate scale.  I weighed each item along with the packing material so I would know exactly how much the package will weigh for shipping.  

I plan to list an item this weekend after we finish the ezine.  

New Seller Account on eBay  

We are concentrating more on being an SBI affiliate all the time since we feel that it is The Best Web Host for most people.  I decided to create an account on eBay as SBI-Guru.  I checked and it was available so that is the name of my new SBI selling account.  

I also checked domain names and registered the following names:  

www.sbi-guru.com

www.sbiguru.com

www.the-sbi-guru.com

www.thesbiguru.com  

Will I use all of these?  No, www.sbi-guru.com is the main site, but the others are registered to protect the primary domain.  If you click the other links, you will be automatically forwarded to www.sbi-guru.com.  

I register my domains with a company in College Station , Texas named www.gkg.net.  I know the owners personally, and they run a very good company.  

GKG.net provides free domain parking with the registration.  Redirects are included in the parking service.  I set up the three defensive domain names to redirect to www.sbi-guru.com.   

The main reason for establishing this account on eBay is to take advantage of the traffic that goes through eBay everyday.  As I write this article, eBay is the number 19 in total traffic in the world.  It used to be higher, but MySpace, YouTube, and other Web 2.0 sites have knocked it down a few slots.  Just the same, #19 is a LOT OF TRAFFIC.  

If you read Jim Cockrum ’s classic eBay book, “The Silent Sales Machine Hiding on eBay”, you will know about the eBay “About Me” page.  This is where eBay gives you the chance for a little creativity and is not as strict as on the actual auction pages.  

I am using this page for advertising my new ebook and for signing up subscribers to Boomer eZine.  You can see my “About Me” page at  

http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=sbi-guru  

Speaking about Jim’s book, it is a classic.  I highly recommend it.  It tells you how to use the “About Me” page very effectively.  You can order it at:  

http://www.sbi-guru.com/Recommends/SilentSalesMachine  

Note:  The above link is a result of Art's suggestion in the Q&A section.

I have set up two classified ads on eBay to drive traffic to my “About Me” page.  

More on eBay, classified ads, and traffic next week.  

Take a Peek inside the SBI forums  

If this looks familiar, this article is generated from the email in the Q&A section.  

Art said the word “peek” is a powerful word and he is right.  It has a certain forbidden quality to it.  Something we can do, but we shouldn’t.  

Anyway, I have written before that probably the most powerful tool on SBI and the reason that SBI owners are so successful is the forum in which all SBI’ers help each other or go seeking help.  

You can read the forums for yourself by becoming an SBI affiliate.  This does not obligate you in any way for additional activity with SBI.  You will get a newsletter, but you can turn that off if you do not want to receive it.  

To take that PEEK, click the following link.  It will open a new page and you will find yourself on the SBI Affiliate sign up page.  To bypass all the hype and go to the sign up form, click the link shown in the picture.

 www.sbi-guru.com/Recommends/SBI-Affiliate

 

Click here to go to the affiliate page  

www.sbi-guru.com/Recommends/SBI-Affiliate   

Fill out the form and click “I Agree” at the end of the form.  I encourage you to do this.  Yes, it does set you up on my affiliate team, but it also makes me responsible for you as my affiliate.  I will help you on affiliate questions.  

You will see a group of very dedicated, nice people helping each other succeed.  

Go ahead - Take the forbidden “PEEK”.  

That wraps up our issue for this week.  Until next week, stay tuned.  

John and Linda Howe  

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