John Thornhill’s Marketing Masterclass

January 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on John Thornhill’s Marketing Masterclass
Filed under: General Chat, My Offers 

I’m afraid to say that I have a confession to make – my timing sucks!

With the whole broadband (or lack of!) fiasco that happened last week, one of the biggest launches that I’ve ever been involved in almost passed me by.

I actually thought it was this time NEXT week, so you can imagine my surprise when I checked the page and noticed the launch was actually TODAY, to say my heart sank a little would have been an understatement.

I had some great plans to sneak loads of information to you in anticipation for the launch, I was going to make a couple of videos, and then get you all to send in questions that I could ask on your behalf so you knew exactly what everything was about.

But with the Broadband situation as it is (it’s all on the blog if you fancy reading almost 250 comments!), everything came to a stand still.

So what I suggest is this….

Despite the program launching today, I still think there’s time for my “questions” idea. So what I want you to do is check out the product, and if you have any unanswered questions, leave a comment on this post with your question by this time tomorrow and I’ll have them all answered in a blog post either tomorrow or Thursday.

Sound fair enough?

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what the product is, you will probably have heard about it already, but for any of you that are uncertain about what I’m actually talking about, here it is…

“John Thornhill’s Marketing Masterclass”

I’ve already told you about my history with John Thornhill a million times, but to put it bluntly – if it wasn’t for meeting John Thornhill 4 (or maybe 5?) years ago then I wouldn’t be writing this post today.

John was the person that introduced me to Internet Marketing. All of the things listed below couldn’t have been achieved without the help of John Thornhill:

– My mailing list of just under 10,000 people

– My hosting company that I run with my business partner (who I also met through John!); we are responsible for hosting almost 1,500 domains for clients all round the world

– My Boomerang List Builder Product

– My 20+ Websites

– My blog that has thousands of readers each and every week

To put it bluntly, John is the reason I’m able to make a very good living working full time on the Internet from the comfort of my own home.

If it wasn’t for John who knows what I’d be doing today.

I know that sounds like a really soppy, stereotypical thing to say but it’s 100% true. The day I purchased his “Own eBook Business” all those years ago was a defining moment in my life so far, and I genuinely mean that.

Jeez, I just read that back to myself and I think I need a sick bucket, I’m from Yorkshire, I shouldn’t be saying those kind of things! 🙂

But I’m going to go against my better judgment and leave it all in because I don’t know how else I can convey to you what he’s done for me, and I’m not just saying this because he’s launching a new product today, read back through all the posts on my blog over the years and you’ll lose count of the amount of times I’ve credited John with getting me where I am today.

And believe it or not, I’m not the only person that John has helped break away from the 9-5, I know loads of people from all around the world that have benefited from John’s guidance. (You might be one of them already!)

The person that I work with every…single…day…Paula Brett is a good example. Paula and I met on John’s forum many years ago, and we formed D9 Solutions; a group that provides hosting and website solutions to businesses and individuals – without the help of John we wouldn’t have been able to do this. He has been directly responsible for generating us thousands of dollars in income over the past 18 months.

I could go on, and on…and on, but I have my reputation to think of so I don’t want to go too sentimental on you 😉

There is a reason for me telling you all of this though as it’s related directly to the product he is launching today. (Tuesday January 27th)

John’s new “Marketing Masterclass” course is the follow up to his incredibly successful coaching program that he discontinued last year. I know a lot of you took part in his coaching and had great success, but this is a step up – sort of like “John Thornhill’s Coaching on Steroids”!

The Masterclass is a lot more personal than the coaching and takes place over 36 weeks, by the end of the course you should have been transformed into a successful Internet Marketer! (Assuming of course you are willing to follow his guidance and give it your all)

I’m struggling to find the words to describe how useful this will be to you if you are an Internet Marketer, so what I suggest you do is head on over to the website, have a good luck around, and then if you have ANY questions, no matter how big or how small, reply to this post via the comments section and I’ll put them to John and then publish his responses on the blog in a couple of days:

https://elpassoblog.com/recs/John_Thornhill_Masterclass.php

The actual site won’t open until 5pm EST (10pm GMT), but if you visit before then, do watch the video on the home page and enter your email address in the form provided. And don’t use a bogus email address, there are times when I’d actually recommend using one but this certainly IS NOT it!

So as I said, check it out, and if there are any questions let me know and I’ll put them to John for you!

Thanks for reading, and I’ll hopefully be back with another blog post sometime next week when my Broadband connection returns to normal 🙂

Regards,
Dan

P.S. I really would like to thank all of you who are reading my emails and blog posts, and I am very sincere when I say that. John Thornhill has played a huge part in making my online business a success, but so have each and every one of you that are reading this, I couldn’t do it without you, so many thanks for coming along on the ride!

How One Video Dominated Google For John Thornhill Coaching

October 23, 2008 by · Comments Off on How One Video Dominated Google For John Thornhill Coaching
Filed under: How To Guides 

Hello everyone, and welcome to a fairly overdue blog post!

This week I’m going to show you how a spoof video I created a couple of weeks ago helped me to dominate the 1st page of Google results for a particular search term.

It all started around a month ago when John Thornhill (the eBuwk guy with the funny accent!) asked me if I’d like to promote his coaching program, having worked with him countless times in the past I agreed and started to plan out what I could do to promote it for him.

The most obvious answer, and this I’m sure is what most people would do, is to simply write out some email copy and then send it off to you guys. I would no doubt make a few sales that way, but once the initial mail had been sent, the sales would stop after a few days and I’d have no more sales coming in after that, so I needed to come up with a plan to get a steady flow of on-going sales.

I decided I would first purchase a domain that was related to the search term, and then I’d do a spoof “expose” on the coaching program, providing visitors with an idea of what they would receive when they signed up for the John Thornhill Coaching Program. Central to this page would be a spoof video, and the spoof video wouldn’t just be to provide content on the page….

Before we go any further, here’s the video I created:

Edit: I’ve just noticed that after publishing this post, all the traffic seems to have crashed the Viddler video above, so in the meantime here’s a Youtube link to the video:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct_EAaRs_z8

I’m fully aware that the video is incredibly stupid, but it does the job it’s supposed to. It grabs the viewers attention with the kids voice at the start, and then the crazy Irish lady (Disclaimer: not all Irish people are crazy ;-)), it almost makes you want to keep watching to see what stupidity is going to come next!

I then provide them with a small bit of content, showing the viewer a brief glimpse of the coaching members area, and explaining what they can expect to achieve if they decide to take up the coaching offer. Just as I’m about to reveal the week by week information, I get cut off “By John”, and you are urged to head on over to the site to view the rest of the “expose”.

You’ll also notice that I leave the URL of my webpage on the screen for quite a long time at the end of the video, a lot of people when creating videos, leave the URL on screen for a few seconds and then it’s goes away. The URL at the end of the video is the most important thing, so make sure you give the viewer time to read it!

With the video out of the way, take a look at the screenshots below, they show you the search results for “John Thornhill Coaching” on both Google.com and Google.co.uk. Take a look at how many of the results on page 1 are mine, there are even 4 people paying for Google Adwords ad’s, and I’m out-ranking them with my stupid video!

Here is the first page of Google.com

And here is the first page of Google.co.uk

So now you want to know how I did it?

I actually showed John what I was doing and he said I should document it (as I’m doing now) and then sell it as a $7 report. And as I’m writing this the thought is still crossing my mind, should I give you the information for free or should I charge for it?

You are lucky I’m in a good mood, so I’ll continue with the freebie. If you do feel like giving me a little reward, do check out the “My Offers” category of this blog and see if there is anything on there that takes your fancy!

So, the first thing I needed to do was submit the video I created to a number of different video sites, believe it or not there are actually other video sites out there besides Youtube and Google video.

So I used a service called HeySpread – not an affiliate link, what’s wrong with me today!? 🙂

For around $1 they’ll submit your video to around 20 video directories for you, well worth the very small price you pay if you ask me. With the video is a description explaining what the video is about, and of course, the obligatory link back to my John Thornhill Coaching “Expose” page.

As each video gets added to the video site, it gets crawled by Google and the page gets indexed. In some cases it also indexes the link back to my site – each from a different IP address.

Finally, I “Dugg” both the Youtube video, as well as my “expose” page, again some more back links from different IP addresses.

Not too difficult was it?

With the video, and the landing page I now take up 6 out of the top 10 positions on Google for my search term, and I’d like to bet it will be 7 out of 10 when this article gets indexed.

That’s all for today, but before I go, it would be rude not to point you in the direction of my John Thornhill Expose landing page so you can see what all the fuss is about!

You know the drill by now, any questions, leave a comment, and so on 🙂

Cheers,
Dan