27 February, 2010 by Categories :
Andy Jenkins
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Andy Jenkins – Great blog post – “If I had to start over from scratch”

It’s not often I read all of a blog post from some of the internet marketers out there but this post from Andy Jenkins gave a ton of advice and is thoroughly recommended to read. I have taken out the 7 key points that Andy talked about about how he began again after leaving StomperNet and it is very insightful into what anyone can do and also looking at Andy as a person

1. Blog – The first site I built once I was on the west coast and settled in was AndyJenkinsBlog.com. I needed a place for people who knew me to find me again. And I needed a place for people to discover me. Having been on the web since before blogs existed, I have to say it’s my preferred “personality platform” nowadays. I can post my content, get comments, branch off into social sites like twitter, and build my list, right from the same site.
GAVIN Comment– Blogs and particularly using WordPress is the absolute must way to use the Internet now. If I can be blunt – other systems such  as Drupal and Joomla just do not cut it and the days of just HTML are long gone.

2. List – As I mentioned above, if you want true leverage in an online business, you can’t depend on traffic sources you don’t control directly. They always say “the money is in the list” and dang if “they” aren’t right in this case. The very 2nd thing I did on my blog was to add a list opt-in and start getting subscribers

3. Content – Obviously, a blog is no good without content. So I did a couple of rock-solid freebies that proved VERY popular out there on the web. I posted them to the blog, and I emailed my list to come and get it and share it. It worked. Bigtime! I’m talking about a list of 10K subscribers built BEFORE I ever got ready to launch Video Boss, built entirely on the strength of the content on the blog

4. Offers – Now as I pointed out earlier, Video Boss was far from ready all these months ago. I knew I couldn’t just build up an audience based on freebies because without offers being made periodically, people would resent being marketed to later. Of course, selling stuff and getting paid is a good reason to make offers, too. 🙂 Without anything ready in my own product line, I promoted some rock solid stuff that was in line with the values I’d already established in my free content.

There are things that I know to be important in online business, and I promote products that will help my students reach those ends. I promote the BEST ones I can find. But there’s an ulterior motive there too. The people with the best products being offered ALSO have high-quality lists filled with customers who care about quality… and are willing to pay a premium.

5. Product – If you’ve been paying attention this month, you’ve seen me launch my “Video Boss” coaching program. I’d been developing this in the background the whole time I’d been doing the other stuff. But you’ll notice I didn’t start with the product first. I began building an audience, and a JV promotional channel, and a list building platform SIMULTANEOUSLY.

The interactions I had with partners and their launches, and with my blog and list subscribers HEAVILY influenced the development of Video Boss. So much so that if I look at it now and compare it to my first notes, you wouldn’t even recognize it.

6. Repeat – That’s really all there is to it. I’m going to take care of this class of Video Boss members, and while I do, I’ll keep posting great content (like this) to the blog and email list. I’ll keep engaging you in conversation, collecting comments, and thinking about what my next product will be. I’ll keep looking for tools and offers that you can use to grow your business.

7. Be a good guy – This one isn’t required, sadly. There are lots and lots of fortunes built on slimeball tactics and leaving others worse off than you found them.


Isn’t that just totally open and full of honesty but also full of valuable insights and information in how to start an internet business.

if you are an internet marketing beginner, there is a lot to learn here and if you do not have the know how to do all this, just read my Texas Wealth Club review, you can take the info from here and apply their knowledge to do just this.

Fantastic Andy – well done

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