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Referral Marketing Machine: The Most Powerful Marketing System

The true power of referral marketing is common knowledge among many business owners and yet it’s surprising how few people have a proper system for getting the most from referrals.

  • How many testimonials have you got  sitting in your bottom drawer? even if you bothered to collect the testimonials at all.
  • Do you encourage referrals? or do you run a mile just as soon as the job is done. Continue reading

I’m going to be brief

As you’ll know, Commission Blueprint 2.0 went live last week and so far the feedback and reports from those who have been lucky enough to get a spot have been nothing short of incredible…

I should know, I grabbed a copy and the material is truly amazing. It teaches you everything you need to know about selling other people’s products online.

commission blueprint 2Anyway, don’t miss out:

BSc (Hons) in Internet Marketing

I’ll let you into a secret …

In good years we bring in £1m of sales, in bad years, like last year, we still did £536k.  But without the internet we’d do nothing.

You see my whole innovation business relies on the internet for:

  • Secondary market research
  • Technology brokering
  • Participant recruitment
  • Online surveys
  • New customer recruitment for our services
  • Relationship building

and so on….

However a few years ago, our internet skills were very hit and miss.  I couldn’t get predictable results.

And then I discovered Commission Blueprint.  Steve Clayton and Tim Godfrey showed me how to:

  • conduct keyword research
  • find market niches
  • develop converting websites
  • conduct search engine optimisation
  • conduct pay per click advertising

Based on their advice we even launched some new internet businesses that sell other peoples’ products.

It’s no big shake yet but they do bring in a comfortable amount that pays our rent in a high tech technology park.

Well Tim and Steve have done it again.  They’ve completely updated their training programme and included a whole load of new tools and materials.

commission blueprint 2Check out:

Again I have just bought the updated programme and really the term Commission Blueprint is a misnomer.  Yes it helped us set up some side-businesses that frankly have allowed us to survive the recession BUT, more importantly, it taught us the principles of internet marketing and is core to our business.

Now this is not for everyone, it’s not cheap and it’s not a get rich quick scheme.  Instead it’s a solid training course teaching the application of universal marketing principals to the internet.  It will take dedication and hard work to realise its full potential but your business will not look back.

Where else can I get traffic?

It used to be easy getting boatloads of traffic from Google. First you’d get some keywords together, place a pay per click advert and then wait for the instant deluge.

But then came the Google slap. You see, Google’s getting picky, they want your keywords to be in step with your ad and then the ad must be instep with your landing page. If you don’t get that right, then they’ll slap you hard by charging much more for each click…. Sometimes, even 10 times more.

Now don’t worry, Michael Jones showed you how to avoid the slap in his course.

But this got me thinking, is there another way, somewhere else where you can get traffic. Maybe, somewhere that used to work just like email back in the late 1990s.

And then I stumbled across Mack Michaels. He’s cracked it… he’s found a place where 4.3 billion people go …..dozens and dozens of times everyday! and there’s very little competition.

In fact, he’s so successful at working this system, that he pulled in $328,707.47 in his first month.

Now before you ask, no it’s not MSN, Bing or Yahoo. Go and find out what it is at:

PS I’ll give you a hint, you probably also go there every day

Developing my first product was a complete disaster!

When I first started internet marketing, I was really hung up about developing my own product. I sweated blood and tears and created what I thought was a damn good product. But then disaster, I couldn’t sell it over the internet – there was no market!

My first breakthrough happened completely in reverse. Instead of creating a product first:

  1. I found a market
  2. Built a list
  3. and then I asked them what they wanted

Strangely, I never did create a product, because I sold them someone else’s product that met their requirements and earned 60% commission in the process. I just sat back and watched the commission checks roll in … It was pretty miraculous.

Nowadays, after going through Michael Jones’s course, I don’t even look for a market. I now start with a good selling product that already has a guaranteed market.

The challenge is then to OUT-MARKET the competition so that you make money after paying your marketing costs.

Michael Jones includes a spreadsheet profit calculator to make sure that you recoup your full marketing costs before you even start.

Check it out at:

Can you start earning internet money in 15 mins?

Now some people have asked me, how soon can they start making money online? Well you could do it in as little as 15 mins. Certainly, the quickest way would be the following steps:

  1. Go to and set up a Clickbank account
  2. Pick an affiliate product from the Clickbank marketplace (check out the commissions which typically are about 60% – not bad if the product is around $100)
  3. Get an affiliate link for your chosen product with your Clickbank account name embedded in the link
  4. Go to Google Adwords, set up an advert against some relevant keywords. Use your Clickbank affiliate link inside the advert as the destination URL


Now sit back and wait for the wonga to roll in! All with no website and no customer list. What could be easier?

Well quite a lot really …

You see although it might be technically possible to make money in record time with the above steps. You’d have to be either very lucky or truly expert to pull off this stunt.

If you do lack the experience? then you’d probably pick the wrong market, wrong product, get the advert and keywords wrong and end up wasting a ton of money on Google Adwords!

The simplest way to getting it right is to follow a step by step course, such as Michael Jones’ Clickbank code, check it out at:

ClickBank Code