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Why Pay More? Because You Can?!?

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I participate in a few online marketing discussion groups. It’s not at all uncommon for the topic of email marketing, autoresponders, etc… to come up and sometimes the conversations can really be enlightening.

Sometimes, though, I see a thread that just makes me scratch my head.

As an example, someone recently started a discussion about looking for an alternative autoresponder to one they had been using because their current solution charges over $792 a month for a list of 100,000. When they saw the example of our own unlimited pricing structure, they asked the question (which makes perfect sense to me), “Why would I pay $792 per month when I can get it for less than $20?”.

The answers …. well …. were just silly.

Essentially, this person was being told they should pay more simply because they can!

The most common reasoning I found was something like this:

“Well, suppose your list is 100,000+. You should be making a LOT of money from that list which means you should be able to easily afford the $792 monthly fee charged by [competitor].”

They then gave a demonstration that went like this:

“Suppose you market an offer to your list of 100,000 and your offer costs $2. You sell 2,000 units giving you an income of $4,000. You should easily be able to afford the $792 monthly fee.”

Ok. Now let’s do some business math using the above example:

Sell 2,000 units of whatever it is at $2 each.
Generate $4,000 in gross sales.
Deduct $792 from your gross sales.

That leaves you with a gross profit of $3,208.

Not bad, at all!

Now, suppose you are able to do that same thing each month for a full year.

Your annual gross sales would be $48,000.
Your annual cost for your autoresponder would be $9,504.
Your gross profits (before any other expenses) for the year would be $38,496.

Now let’s run those same numbers using our own pricing model of $17.95 in place of the $792 model.

Your annual gross sales would still be $48,000.
Your annual cost for your autoresponder would be $215.40.
Your gross profits (before any other expenses) for the year would be $47,784.60.



Don’t fall for the nonsense. You shouldn’t pay more for any service “just because you can”.

Basic business sense and math will show you that it makes more sense to reduce your expenses, increasing your profit margins, and keeping that money YOU earned in your own pocket or putting it back in to your business!

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Top Affiliates for June 2011

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Here are the Top 20 Earning Affiliates for June, 2011:

  1. Robert Howells
  2. Dorothy Wargo
  3. Chase Swift
  4. Margaret Albright
  5. Scott Douglas
  6. David Benson
  7. Pat Rogers
  8. Lori Edwards
  9. Daniel Butts
  10. DM Bresnahan
  11. Rusty Shelton
  12. Terry Goodmann
  13. Mazelan Abas
  14. Mohd Darus Haron
  15. Kevin Fukao
  16. Sherri Kirklin
  17. Mark Barton
  18. Allen Smith
  19. Mike Hobbs
  20. Jan Kanik

Congratulations to each of our Top 20 Earners for June, 2011!

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Affiliates Getting Paid Weekly and Monthly!

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We just sent out over $30,000 in commissions to our Affiliates.

Congratulations to each of those Affiliates!

Remember … you can earn weekly Fast Track Bonus commissions and Regular Monthly Commissions by simply referring other marketers, entrepreneurs, affiliate marketers, restaurants, etc… (virtually ANY business) to the Email Marketing AutoResponder!

Don’t have your Affiliate links? Log in to your back office and click “Affiliate Manager”.

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Build Your Lists with our Free Classifieds section!

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A lot of members are asking me how to go about building their lists.

A lot of those same members seem to almost go in to a panic when I ask them how and where they are currently promoting their capture page(s).

It seems that they somehow got the idea that all they had to do was open an account and prospects would just start falling over themselves to start joining their lists.

As we all know, this just doesn’t happen. List building requires promotion.

One great way for all of our members to do some FREE promotion is to run some classified ads in our Member Discussion Forum.

Not only do our members see these ads, but outside visitors frequently find their way to our discussion forum as well.

So it really just makes sense that you would place some free ads in the appropriate categories to take advantage of our targeted member base and outside visitors!

To run your ad, log in to your back office and click the link to the Discussion Forum. Scroll down the forum page to find the appropriate category in the Classified Ads section and create your ad in that category. Ads are removed every 30 days so be sure to check back and renew your ads.

HINT: Use an AdTracker to see how well your free ad is performing! I got 20 clicks on mine in the past couple of weeks!


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Top Affiliates for May 2011

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Here are the Top 20 Earning Affiliates for May, 2011:

  1. Dorothy Wargo
  2. Robert Howells
  3. Chase Swift
  4. Margaret Albright
  5. Pat Rogers
  6. Daniel Butts
  7. Scott Douglas
  8. Mazelan Abas
  9. Mohd Darus Haron
  10. Terry Goodmann
  11. David Benson
  12. Sherri Kirklin
  13. Kevin Fukao
  14. Jan Kanik
  15. Allen Smith
  16. Mike Hobbs
  17. Lori Edwards
  18. Paul Birdsall
  19. Cynthia Minnaar
  20. Mhd Yusof Abd Ghoni

Congratulations to each of our Top 20 Earners for May, 2011!


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Top Affiliates for April 2011

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Congratulations to our Top Earning Affiliates for April, 2011:

  1. Dorothy Wargo
  2. Robert Howells
  3. Chase Swift
  4. Margaret Albright
  5. D M Bresnahan
  6. David Benson
  7. Daniel Butts
  8. Lori Edwards
  9. Mazelan Abas
  10. Scott Douglas
  11. Rusty L Shelton
  12. Terry Goodmann
  13. Mohd Darus Haron
  14. Sherri Kirklin
  15. Jay Kanik
  16. Allen Smith
  17. Ben South
  18. Mike Hobbs – MSS
  19. Mhd Yusof Abd Ghoni
  20. Jeff Peterson

Way to go, Affiliates!


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Advertising Resources to build your Affiliate Income

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A big question I’m asked over and over again is: Where can I find prospects?

There are, of course, the obvious general suggestions like advertising on search engines, blogs, forums, etc… but I thought it would be a good idea to invite OWNERS of various sites such as Traffic Exchanges, Directories, PTC sites, etc… to post a link to their own sites and resources here.

Just a couple of guidelines we’ll be requiring:

1) You must be the owner of the site to post a link here. (No affiliate links or sites that are resellers for other ad resources)

2) The site must be fully operational and reputable/stable enough to be a part of this list.

3) We may not approve every site submitted.

4) The post can include:

Company Name: _______________________
URL: _______________________________
Brief Description:
Free or Fee based service:
Owner: _______________

This way, we can build a solid list of reputable resources for all of our members to take advantage of.

I will monitor the submissions and approve those that I feel offer a solid advertising opportunity.

Disclaimer: Just because a site has been included on this blog should not be taken as an endorsement of the sites listed. Each site owner is responsible for their own terms and providing the service as described. If you experience a problem with any of the listed sites, feel free to comment accordingly. We may remove, edit, or add sites at our discretion for any reason whatsoever.

Brian Rooney


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Grab Some Free Publicity From New Book Launch!

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I’m excited to tell you about a new hot- off-the-press book featuring me and 18other entrepreneurs who took a chance, followed our hearts, and built a business on our dreams.

Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas into Income has received rave reviews from readers so far.

The chapter I wrote (“What If There Was No Box?”) starts on page 163!

And it’s about to launch big time – with a unique twist.

Our publisher and her launch team wanted to offer something of direct value to eachreader.  So, when you purchase the book on launch day, you’ll get your bio, website and link to your subscriber page placed directly on the site in front of ALL BUYERS of the book!

Not only will you get a direct link from the site to yours, but all 19 of the contributors are working together to make this book a best seller- meaning we’ll be directing thousands of visitors to the site!  If you have a smart bio and call to action, you could turbo charge your list building in the next few weeks.

But this bonus is only available to buyers who purchase Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas into Income on LAUNCH DAY.

So, if you have a website, you will not want to miss this opportunity for massive publicity.

This is a  truly a great chance to promote your website, plus access 19 true stories of making dreams reality.

Here’s to promoting your business!

Brian Rooney

P.S.  They’re also giving away part of the audio series today, which you can access at no cost here.

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Matrix Buster Updates

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We’ve made some exciting changes to our Matrix Buster system.

To see these changes and to get an overview of the Matrix Buster system, log in to your account and click “Affiliate Manager”.

There, you will see a new link titled “Matrix Buster”.

Clicking that link will display 3 tabs:

  • Overview/Registration where you can review the details about  and register for participation in the Matrix Buster system.
  • Upgrade Sponsored Members where you can upgrade your referrals who have registered to participate in the Matrix Buster system.
  • MB Promotional Tools where you can set up your Affiliate tools to support your promotion of the Matrix Buster system.

Important Changes: If you have been using the Matrix Buster system before, you will notice some important changes, such as:

  1. You must register for participation in the Matrix Buster system. There is no fee. This simply indicates your agreement to participate with your team in building your organization.
  2. Matrix Buster Tools set up no longer requires that your referrals email support to have their tools set up. This should help your organization grow much quicker as there will be no need to wait on our tech team to get the Matrix Buster tools set up for your members.

Brian Rooney 

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AutoResponders: Should You Pay More Because You Can?

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I just finished moving in to a new house. We’ve still got boxes all over the place and are piecing our world back together like you do when you move.

Part of this process has included having an army of installers come out to the house to hook up various services such as our gas, electric, water, internet, phone, etc…

On Monday, we had two separate companies come out and take care of phone lines, internet, and television.

On Tuesday, we had a salesman on our driveway trying to convince us to switch these services to a competitor.

The short story is that he showed me how he could save us around $90 per month by switching to his service and dropping these other services.

$90 per month. That’s $1,080 over the course of a year! I’m a big cigar fan and I have to tell you … $1,080 would buy a lot of cigars!

What did we do? We switched, of course!

There’s always the question of which service someone simply prefers. There are definitely some differences in how my new services operate such as the buttons on the remote, the router used to get online, etc… But for over $1,000 per year in savings, I can spend a little time learning the new remotes!

You may be asking: “What does any of that have to do with AutoResponders?”

Good question!

I see a lot of conversations in various forums about some of the different AutoResponder services out there. I’m always amazed when the discussion comes around to pricing. A lot of AutoResponder companies charge you more as your list grows. When I ask why, I’m often replied to with some sort of condescending response like, “Well … with a big list, you should be able to afford the higher price with no problem.”

So … I should pay more just because I can?!?

Does that make sense to ANYONE?

A recent post on a popular marketing forum revealed that someone was paying more than $700 per month to use one of our competitors to manage a list of 100K. He was wondering about saving some money by switching to a less expensive service such as ours here at He was actually told that paying that much shouldn’t be a problem if he was any good at marketing to his list.

Personally, I think he should have been offended! It’s just bad business math to spend more because you “can”.

Let’s do some quick math:

  Price Per Month
Competitor: $700.00 $17.95
Difference: $682.05

Annual savings by switching to $8,184.60!

Doesn’t it make more sense for this marketer to take that $8,000+ per year and put it in to more marketing to build their list even larger to sell even more?

As an Affiliate of, focus on showing businesses how they can:

1) Increase sales by building and marketing to their lists.
2) Reduce overall marketing costs by using

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