Do You Feel Lucky – Internet Marketing Competition

Do You Feel Lucky? In today’s webinar I run through some finer points of how to “score points” when commenting on blogs. I cover areas such as:

  • Leaving good quality comments.
  • Making sure they are on topic.
  • Including keywords when possible.
  • Avoiding links in blog comments (in the text).
  • Attention to details (spelling, grammar).

And of course, a few more tasks to learn the craft of internet marketing.

Do You Feel Lucky? Well.. Do Ya?

The 2 websites I mention in the tasks to learn are Linkedin and Alexa.

Blogs in the Internet Marketing Competition

So far, the blogs included in For A Few Dollars More are:

More blogs will be added on a weekly basis.

Your Competiton Score

You can locate your current score in the competition here >>

If you are looking for the first webinar for the “For A Few Dollars More” competition, you can find it here.

I’ll see you back here very soon with the registration link to Friday’s webinar about Twitter.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer Β© 2004 – 2010

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.

Comments

  1. Hi Sean

    Great to see the recording live. Just loading it up as I type this.

    Do I feel lucky? No not lucky just very fortunate to have found a great mentor, great assistance in his forum and wonderful relationships formed with those involved. On top of all that he has the up most ethics and is in the process of helping others to do the same.

    As a great person once told me luck has nothing to do with it. It is about taking the opportunities that present themselves.
    .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

  2. Tori Sugden says:

    Hi Sean,

    Glad to see you finally managed to beat the webinar recording into submission.

    I had thought I had commented a lot more than than is reported but I guess I must have been commenting on the wrong blogs. My hope is that they get added to the list and with count backs I suddenly jump up the rankings.

    I have commented elsewhere that I am on LinkedIn and I now have an Alexa account.

  3. Helen Nester says:

    Those recording gremlins had no chance! Thank you Sean for all your hard work to get this recording online.

    I have registered for LinkedIn and Alexa and I am looking forward to learning more about them πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Sean,

    Thank-you for getting this recording online for us. I hear it wasn’t easy. πŸ™‚

    I have joined both Alexa and LinkedIn and I’m looking forward to learning how to make the most of them.
    .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  5. Totally awesome dude. Where there’s a will, there’s a way and where there’s a way you found it. TOP POINTS!

  6. I have to say I went OMGosh first when I read the intro on FB under the link that I had missed a webinar today and was totally relieved to find I hadn’t but also was great to see it was the recording gobbled by the gremlins. All the positive energy must have made them choke and cough it back up!

  7. I’m feeling lucky to have the opportunity to be involved in this great competition and learning so much along the way. Thanks Sean. I appreciate the effort you went to getting the recording online.
    .-= Melanie Braggs´s last blog ..Building Chicken Coops =-.

  8. Alison Cox says:

    LOL, I recognise myself as the “grammar police”! I love that you don’t find it annoying.

    • Do you feel lucky that we don’t? Do ya?

      • Alison Cox says:

        haha Bernadette, YES! I feel lucky! πŸ™‚

        Great webinar, Sean. I have just finished watching and am heading off to join Alexa. I have already got a LinkedIn profile but I might just make another one with the same email address I’m using for this and for the gravatar… because (I’ve been told) consistency is very important.

  9. We are so privy to top information …Thank you Sean…what more could you want….UH first place …. e just need to put this on the screen of our minds…..

  10. Cathy and Trevor Howitt says:

    Hi Sean,
    I commented about this blog on the last post as this one wasn’t uploaded at the time, but I am happy to comment again.
    I have joined Linkedin and Alexa (but I don’t think points for Alexa have been added).
    Am I supposed to link to you somehow with Alexa? I didn’t think so, but if you could clarify for me, that would be great.

    As far as feeling lucky…I truly am. I feel incredibly lucky to be learning Internet Marketing and am telling as many people as I can about the Internet Marketing competition.

    Thank you once again for a great way to “take action” and learn through experience.

    Kind regards,
    Cathy

  11. Thanks Sean,

    I love the Clint/Bond incorporation …lol!

    Thanks for a this competition specific webinar, it is good to keep up with the competition aspect here even tho the real value is in the learning.

    I’d just like to bless you Sean for giving us this free information & spreading such a vast amount of helpful information for budding internet marketers.

    I just signed up with Alexa & added you on me Linkedin account as instructed : )

  12. Alison Cox says:

    All done! I have registered with Alexa and made a new LinkedIn profile and sent a message to connect with you.

    Did you notice how I have mentioned those keywords twice?! You can thank me later.

    All joking aside, thank you so much, Sean. The information you’re providing in these webinars is incredibly valuable and very much appreciated.

  13. Maybe following the theme of chicken shit for money and tweet for dollars we should also have another word for luck. Maybe something related to the link of our feathered friends?

    Do you feel clucky? Do ya?
    Do you feel feathers? Do ya?

    What about your ideas? Who’s got one?

  14. Hi Sean

    I loved the ‘Do You Feel Lucky’ webinar tonight. I have joined Linkedin and Alexa and I will really enjoy learning how to use them and all the benefits they can give us.

    I have one question. For every comment I make on one of your articles, am I supposed to then go to your facebook fan page and make another comment there and paste the URL all the time? or am I supposed to do it every now and then? Just wondering.

    Thankyou.
    Blessings,
    Elly
    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

    • Hi Elly

      The rule for the Earn and Learn competition is to comment on the fan page with every blog comment made. I assume that you could probably post a few links at the same time.

      Just need to watch that FB doesn’t take it as spamming. I’m sure the master will advise.
      .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

      • Helen Nester says:

        Rules is rules ….. The Learn and Earn competition is all about paying attention to detail … having fun … learn bucket loads of quality information for free …. having more fun and looking forward to the next few weeks because it gets better with age!

      • Yes Gee. Sean did make reference to it in his last webinar where it did stop briefly and to watch about how and how many links we put on.

        • Hi Bernadette

          Obviously I missed something by not being on the live “Do you feel lucky” webinar and relying on the recording.

          I recall a reference to the length of the links but not how many. Of course the more links will be the same as a long link so need to read between the lines. A bit difficult when the brain is a bit fuzzy (thanks to JOB)

          More attention to detail needed. Any tips on how to unfuzz the brain?
          .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

          • Rules I try to follow to unfuzz the brain:

            1) Don’t multi task – we all do it, we’re all told we can do it better but we’re not doing things well when we’re thinking about everything else

            2) Do what you most dislike first – If the laundry needs to get done, the dishes need to be cleaned, the floor swept; doing these mundane chores first gets them out of my head and settled in a cleaner learning environment

            3) Allot time to do what you love. If you set a timer (like a lot of people here mentioned) it’ll keep you on track and show you what time you never thought you had.

            4) Most importantly – breath. You are one person with many goals but the dedication and persistence to see them all through.

            Hope this helps.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

          • I don’t think your brain is too fuzzy as it was about the length as in not having to include the comment number of the end etc. While there are a lot it’s good to see a variety of links to pages of interest.

            Chances are I may not have found them had someone not commented on them.

            It is also good to see a bit of a comment with the link as Sean suggested.

          • Sarah, Well done for your outline of some rules.

            Big thing is the doing what you dislike the most first. I saw a clip a little bit back which sums it up as ‘Eating Your Frog’ (I’ll post that on FB). It’s also important to apply to business tasks as well.

            Taking time for yourself is absolutely crucial and is often neglected – especially Mum’s (I know because I’ve done it!)

          • Thanks Sarah for the rules.

            I apply most of them and I am guilty of multi tasking. I will have to work on that one. Tabbed browsing doesn’t really help in that regard.
            .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

          • @ Gee – you’re very welcome.

            Multi tasking is certainly a difficult one as we’ve been trained to do it well. I just find I can’t focus on one thing too well anymore and my mind wonders so I’m not putting my all into the task at hand. I find I’m skimming what I read a lot more often and mess up recipes or directions too many times to keep track.

            The tab conundrum reminds me of my husband. He sits down at the computer with a task in mind and a few hours later can’t remember what he was going to do. He will search something like Strawbale building on youtube for ideas/ hints and come to me later with plans to buy a horse. It’s hilarious and yet so counterproductive.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..So Absolutely Thrilled I’m Shaking- =-.

          • That so made me laugh Sarah. Just hilarious. From Strawbale buildings to horses is quite something.

            I wonder if he felt lucky in the fact he had a plan to buy a horse rather than spend his time building?

    • Hi Elly
      I have added 20 points to your score. Thank you for taking action with Linkedin and Alexa. Fantastic efforts πŸ™‚

  15. Willem Broekers says:

    As usual, another great recording Sean.

    I hope to learn enough over the seven week internet marketing competition to be able to help others achieve their goal!

    I have joined Linkedin and linked with you.
    I have also joined Alexa and left a review.

    Thank you.

  16. Hi Sean,
    I’ve also registered with Alexa and LinkedIn (I’m connected with you already). I’ve never heard of the terminology camelback before. It’s a great one. I’ll have to try and impress people by dropping it into IT conversation.
    .-= David Moloney´s last blog ..Choosing the Best Domain Name =-.

  17. Hi Sean

    Loved the webinar. It was well worth the wait.

    I am already a member of LinkedIn and I believe I have already accepted your invitation to your network.

    I have also registered for Alexa and just need to setup my profile as well as add my sites. I have been using the SEOQuake toolbar for a while that reports the Alexa rank, however will make use of being a member.

    It will be great to be able to see how everyone is going. An excellent idea to go over the right way to be commenting and use Jazz as an example.
    .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

  18. Hi Sean,
    Thanks for persisting to get this recording to us, and also reminding us of the finer details of commenting, or the attention to detail as you like to say.

    I must admit, initially attention to detail was not something that came naturally, maybe its a bloke thing, but I have notice over the months that I have slowly improved in this area.

    I’ve even noticed my communication in my emails have improved, and your right it doing you best, being clear and neat, does improve your communications and prevent misunderstandings.

    Looking forward to Year of the Dogs reference guide, though I can’t make it to the webinar, so I catch the recording.

    Happy Days….
    .-= Cade´s last blog ..Learn -amp Earn from Aussie Internet Marketer Sean Rasmussen for free =-.

    • I’ve even made some changes myself Cade. When I type emails I use correct grammar including capitals and full stops etc but when messaging i have just generally typed all lower case and abbreviated some times. I have now made a conscious effort to change in messaging – even Facebook.

      • It’s certainly a good habit to get into and maintain. It erks me to no end that the laziness and illiteracy of our nation is re-writing the dictionary. Words that are abbreviated or internet lingo are taking over proper spelling and grammar.

        When I read an email without periods, capitals and/or continuously misspelled words I stop reading and delete it. If someone can’t spend the time to put thought into the email why should I spend time trying to figure out what the importance of it is?

        Thank you for changing your ways Bernadette.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

        • The other thing that is not helping the masses with writing proper words (that are in the dictionary) is the explosion of texting. Texting is taking away from good spelling and grammar and sometimes I look at some texts and I have no idea what they’ve said.

          I use predictive text so it is still using ‘English’ words.

          • Which is a tremendously better (predictive text) but still detrimental to the next generation as they are depending way too much on spell check and technology instead of learning the language.

            Language is so beautiful and such an important aspect of everyday life, if we’re not teaching our children to spell on their own how can we expect them to survive?
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

          • That’s true too but for the ‘moving up the decades’ people like myself it just makes it easier to get a ‘proper’ message across and it saves me time!

          • I think predictive text and spell checkers ought to be banned from kids – don’t know how you would do it though!

            The great thing about making kids look up a dictionary is that it aids the memory and they are more likely to take the meaning on board.

        • WE are going to end up with generations not being able to communicate clearly and completely. The irony is that sms etc have increased people’s ability to communicate effortlessly and more often, yet they are doing it so poorly (linguistically).

          The other sad part is that the great works in literature and even modern fiction books to read for fun will become inaccessible as people won’t have the ability to read them

          • I often wonder with respect to communication where is it heading? It is all very well communicating so it is pretty to read on a computer screen, however, words our only 7% of communication. Tonality and Physiology make up the other 93% which I struggle to find when conversing on the computer, it can also get mis interpreted depending on your state of mind when reading.
            I noticed when visiting Brisbane (from New Zealand) two weeks ago, when people had spare time, instead of watching or conversing with people, they were on their iphones!!! So communication is on course for a major change. So do ya feel lucky now?
            .-= Nateele´s last blog ..Belly Laugh for the Day =-.

          • The art of holding a meaningful conversation is being clouded somewhat by technology and lack of feeding the mind with something meaningful.

            I know we’re not about discussing the weather but as you have conversations we people have a listen to how most people start them.
            “Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
            couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.” – Kin
            Hubbard

          • This is it exactly and it’s such a downfall of who we are as a society. When comparing ourselves to animals the intelligence seems to be resembling that of non-humans more and more every minute.

            The internet is fantastic – it lets me communicate with people such as you but people are spending far too much time “surfing the net” and too little time doing anything else. Obesity and illiteracy are two of the internet’s downfalls and really erk me.

            Yes, I spend a lot of time commenting and selling and learning online but I also spend tons of time with my son, reading books and playing outside. Not to say that I’m doing everything perfectly but I know some people who can learn from me and earn a great deal by doing so.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

          • It erks me too and even the peer pressure on kids to just play PS2 or internet games at the age of 6 and 9. And that makes me a ‘mean’ mum when I direct a healthier (for mind and body) alternative.

            You’ll have to feel lucky with the great philosophies you are surrounding yourself with.

          • I’m absolutely with you on banning spell check and predictive text but you’re right, how would we do it? On the computer I’m sure you can have settings that disallow it but there would be so much grief towards it who would bother.

            Kids need to learn to spell before they should be able to send a text message or go online and it’s the parents who need to limit what there kids do. If only everyone realized the importance of the proper education instead of simply giving someone a computer and the know how to use it, Our children need to think for themselves by themselves, not with the aid of technology.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

  19. Hi Sean,
    I found there was so much meat in your latest webinar that I’m going to have to go through it again. So thanks for going to the trouble of overcoming the glitches and providing us with a recording. I joined up with LinkedIn and have already got a good sized group. I can see it’s got a lot of potential and I’m going to enjoy participating.
    Cheers.
    .-= Gary Birch´s last blog ..How to Learn a Second Language =-.

  20. Hi Sean,

    Great to see you finally nailed the recording. Bet you enjoyed the beer should make you feel lucky.

    Have just been to Alexa and registered, am already registered on LinkedIn and connected to you.

  21. Hi Sean,
    Wow! I am feeling lucky right now. Just checked the ratings and I’m doing okay. Great motivation. Thanks Sean.

    I’ve joined LinkedIn and I joined Alexa a while ago. So good to hear in this webinar that we will be having a whole webinar on Alexa. It will be great to learn how to read the statistics on websites correctly instead of just looking at the squiggly lines and wondering what they mean. πŸ™‚

  22. Hi Sean,

    I’ve joined LinkedIn a while ago and just joined Alexa. Alexa seems really intriguing given it’s a different perspective on website statistics, so really keen to hear more about it.

    Thanks again for continuing to expand our horizons and sharing so generously.

    • Hi David
      I have added 20 points to your tally. You are going really well in Sean’s Internet Marketing Competition. Thank you for joining in and hope you are having fun.

  23. I grabbed the recording of the “Do You Feel Lucky” Webinar and have just finished viewing it. I quite enjoyed it and am glad to get caught up on the rules of the competition. I certainly liked the tips on commenting.

    With regard to the new tasks, I’ve been hanging around on Linkedin for a number of years and I’d been considering signing up on Alexa recently so the “Do You Feel Lucky” Webinar just prompted me to act.

    Now that Grateful We’re Not Dead doesn’t perform for a few weeks I can concentrate a bit more on the game. Speaking of games, I guess the Wii I bought on Wednesday will just have to sit in its box for a few more days.
    .-= Don White´s last blog ..Psycho- =-.

  24. Brenda McNutt says:

    Hi Sean

    Thankyou for the latest webinar on Blogging, and, as suggested, I have joined up to both Linkedin and Alexa. I even managed to find a suitable photo to upload in Alexa.

    It’s fun getting points for joining up to certain sites, a bit like credit card “reward points”, except I don’t have any of them !

    Have a great weekend.

  25. Great to finally access the webinar recording Sean. I would have made it here earlier but I have been experimenting with my blog.

    I have joined up with Linkedin and Alexa. Alexa was easy as and although Linkedin was a little more time consuming success was mine on both counts.

    I will be back here to review the webinar again and possibly again. Thanks again for a great webinar with lots of blogging advice.
    .-= Isa´s last blog ..How to Care for Your Back =-.

  26. This is actually more than I expect from an Internet Marketing Competition πŸ™‚ It’s filled with such educational value that we can take and learn and earn continuously, past the seven weeks you’re hosting.

    I am a part of Linked In (as you know since I’ve linked in with you. πŸ™‚ and just joined Alexa. I welcome anyone else in Linked In to link with me as I’m very unfamiliar with it but want to learn.

    Word of mouth is the most magnificent marketing method as it’s free, effective and snowballs. The Tipping Point is what made this clear to me.

    I wonder if the book by Year of the Dog will be available to those depending on the recording?
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

    • I love working word of mouth as you already have the rapport and it works so much faster. As you said it snowBALLLLLLLLLLLLLS!

    • Hi Sarah

      I have a feeling the book by Year of The Dog is the gift that Sean has been referring to. If so I’m afraid I will miss out. At least I won’t be the only one.

      Maybe if we plead loudly enough our dear friend Sean Eastwood will relent.
      .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

      • That would be a shame. I was loving this competition as it catered to people around the world (I’m in Canada and while the live webinars are happening I am sound asleep). Ahhh well, I love being Canadian and will make up for not having the book in many other ways.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

        • Sorry I hadn’t read your comment when I commented on Gee’s. Maybe like Gee you may ask and you may receive. Are you going to be any worse off for asking?

        • Keep on loving being Canadian. I have an Uncle and Aunty who are Kiwi/Canadians. They have been over there for 43 years currently living in Kelowna.

          They are very special people and have been a great support and guidance to my husband and I when things were challenging. He is an inspiration in his achievements.

          It is interesting that I have a goal to help people in need here in NZ via a trust and centres around the country. Unbeknown to me till I got a Christmas card one year that he was in the closing stages of doing just that in Canada for the homeless and it’s call Ozanam House.

          When he was out recently I had a lengthy talk with him about how it was going, working etc and what my plans were. I am going to get suggestions and guidelines on paper for reference to realise my goal.

          He has also given me another gift of pay it forward with the sole purpose of me being able to pass on.

          As I said he’s very special and no doubt he is also passing his gift on to others too.

      • Like the host’s new name. If you only but ask you could be told yes.

        • I have asked and received no response as of yet πŸ™‚

          That’s fantastic about your uncle! It’s amazing what people do without seeking or receiving much recognition. It’s far too often I see someone doing something good only to be dragged up another rung on the ladder. But when they finally get to the top they realize they have no feet to stand on and all their friends are still struggling on their on to reach their height.

          You and your uncle are doing something amazing and with each step up you take you are surrounding by people who love you for it.
          .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

    • Hi Sarah
      I have added 20 points to your score. Well done and thank you for being a participant in Sean’s Internet Marketing Competition.

  27. I enjoyed the live webinar and enjoyed revisiting the recording.

    I have joined Linkedin and Alexa. I have connected with Sean. I have put this information in previous posts on this site, but like Cathy and Trevor for some reason they do not appear to have been uploaded. So I am giving this another try.

    If at first you don’t succeed just keep on trying. Here’s hoping!
    .-= Isa Potter´s last blog ..How to Care for Your Back =-.

    • Could it be you have an internet link in your message? If you do that can take a bit to show up because it has to be checked first.

    • Hi Isa
      I have added your points and commented in an earlier response to you. You are doing a fantastic effort and very much appreciated. Nice to hear you are enjoying Sean’s competition. πŸ™‚

  28. Thanks Sean.
    A great recording indeed. Coudn’t finish hearing it as it stopped at the 14th minute..Still can’t get it going so i’ll try watching it again later..was so inspired by your story of the Tanzanian villager emailing you in UPPER CASE characters! What an amazing story!

    I also did the same by photocopying your blogs/posts & handed it to friends all around as I thought it might change their lives as well and that was the only means of getting this message across. Sorry I didn’t ask your permission to copy & distribute but I remember commenting back then on the wall of what I was doing.

    It is true NOT to underestimate the power of Social Media and Iam definitely going to try and get the video going so I can complete watching it.

    BUT FOR NOW YOU CAN HAVE ALL MY BLESSINGS AS WELL!!

    Cheers
    Rose
    .-= Rose Kawe´s last blog ..Do I Feel Lucky Well Do Ya =-.

    • I totally admire your persistence to achieve something more and become something better.

      I also admire your mission to help others by sharing such wonderful and inspiring information.

      While computers are great it just shows people can become more by association.

      GO GIRL!

      • Persistence is such a great quality to have and share. If it wasn’t for each of us having that we certainly wouldn’t be commenting so much and helping Sean out.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

        • TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!

          T – ogether
          E – veryone
          A – chieves
          M – ore

          • I don’t normally like acronyms – but that’s a good one! I hope after this 7 weeks is over, some of us can be such – moving forward together

          • I would also like to go forward together with some of my new friends whose strengths we can pull together for the good of all.

            I guess that’s what we are also doing now for Sean, as he is helping us as team members together as part of the Learn and Earn internet marketing competition.

        • Thank you Sarah,
          Sharing is caring!
          No communication, no society. Lets all comment and help one and other to build a strong and united society.
          I feel luckier now than ever before seing all the good comments flooding in to help me.
          Cheers
          Rose

          Cheers
          Rose
          .-= Rose Kawe´s last blog ..Do You Feel Lucky – Internet Marketing Competition =-.

          • You are very welcome. Helping others always feels good and helps me learn more about you and about myself.

            We’re all in this Learn and Earn competition together, even if it’s not about 1st place for all of us we’re certainly all here to win and gaining contacts and bonding is a win/win situation for all of us.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..So Absolutely Thrilled I’m Shaking- =-.

      • Thanks Bernadette while we have the golden chance to know what Sean does by teaching us to earn our own bread & butter, we have this great opportunity of spreading this good news to others who are unfortunate.
        Thank you for your word of wisdom.
        Cheers
        Rose
        .-= Rose Kawe´s last blog ..Do You Feel Lucky – Internet Marketing Competition =-.

        • Any time Rose. I can’t help myself because I love helping people.

          The great thing is I know that you are also giving of yourself to help others. One day they too will help someone.

    • I admire your creative genius on handing out things that may change someone else’s life. Too many of us (me included) focus on the cost of helping someone and not about the end result.

      People you touch will feel lucky which, in turn, should make you feel lucky and so goes the wonderfully fulfilling circle which can be internet marketing.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..A House of Straw =-.

  29. Hey Sean, I just wanted to let you know that I am a member of LinkedIn already. I’m going to go to Alexa right now and join up and then I’ll let you know I’m a member of Alexa.

    I know I’m apart of the problem last week in regards to not too much participation. I know I can do better. So here is to me, (and hopefully others) renewing my motivation towards learning! Thank you Sean!
    .-= Landon Steffensen´s last blog ..Three Easy Steps When First Starting Your Dog Training =-.

    • Hey Sean, I’ll just give a quick reply to my last comment and let you know that I have now joined Alexa as well! I think Alexa is a great site due to the fact that you can study the top websites and you can see the categories that people are mainly interested in. When you apply these categories to your blog you will reap the benefits.

      For example, if you apply videos to your site, you will more than likely get more traffic because 70% of people’s time spent on the internet these days is watching video.
      .-= Landon Steffensen´s last blog ..Three Easy Steps When First Starting Your Dog Training =-.

      • At this point I haven’t looked to much at Alexa other than register. Thanks for the tips.

        • Bernadette, if you get an alexa toolbar – it will show sites alexa ranking – your sites and any you are visiting – plus if you want more info e.g. page rank, links, install the SEOquake toolbar.

          • Totally foreign ground for me but that’s why I’m here. I had seen about getting an Alexa toolbar. Does that mean it just comes up as another toolbar along the top under the main Firefox one?

            Just seeing that a status bar may be better? I like to keep the tool bar area to necessities and not too much clutter?

      • Don’t they have anything better to do! LOL

    • Landon – don’t blame yourself, there’s a lot of reasons and probably a lot of people at fault here. We can all commit ourselves to the internet marketing competition but life happens. I guess this reminder is what is necessary to get us all back on track and focused on what we’re all here to do and that’s internet market.

      We’ll all help each other and keep this competition on fire.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

    • Hi Landon
      I have added 20 points to your tally. Well done and really cute gravatar πŸ™‚

  30. Sharon Tappenden says:

    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for all the hard work on your part. Thoroughly enjoying the Videos!

    I joined Alexa and Linkedin today πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  31. Ailsa Smith says:

    Yes. I do feel lucky. I am learning so much that I haven’t heard of before and I know it is going to make a big difference to me being successful. I hope that one day I too will be able to make a difference to somebodies life some where in the world.

    I have now signed up with Linkedin and Alexa.

  32. Hi Sean,

    I’ve been really busy at work with stocktake (it’s that time of the year) so this is my first chance to see the webinar. It was a very good webinar; as always.

    But I have the weekend off so I’m going to join Alexa and read a few posts; add a few comments and check out your page on Facebook and also do the million and one other things I haven’t had a chance to do. It’s going to be a busy weekend. πŸ™‚
    .-= Mick Moore´s last blog ..Manly Beach – One of Sydney’s Best Beaches =-.

  33. Trish Rock says:

    Hi Sean,

    I enjoy reading replies and comments that are well written also.
    Growing up with a mother that was a teacher and always correcting my spelling etc, I am very aware of the English language and can appreciate it when it is written well!

    I have joined Alexa and already have an account at Linked in. Sent an invitation to you today to connect πŸ™‚

  34. Hi Sean,
    just listened to your “Do you feel lucky?” recording. Thanks for inspiring me to learn more about Internet Marketing. I also signed up for LinkedIn and Alexa but will check out both sites later. Alexa seems to show some very interesting statistics.

  35. Hi Sean,
    This is the best webinar yet in Learn and Earn competition..

    Have signed up for alexa and linkedin.

    Keep up the good work. Better get back to comments…

  36. Hi Sean,

    Thanks so much for persisting with the webinar recording to help us with the internet competition. I have already joined linkedin and alexa and have left a recommendation on linkedin for you. I also hadn’t heard of camelback even though I practice it when typing my own website.

    • Hi Jackie
      I have added 20 points for your fantastic efforts. Well done with the competition as you are going really well. Thanks for participating with Sean’s Learn and Earn. πŸ™‚

  37. Hi Sean,

    I knew you would beat the Gremlins πŸ™‚ Thanks for putting the recording online, I will be able to watch it again now – including the bits I missed.

    I am on LinkedIn and registerd with Alexa. Funny, I have been using Alexa to check out websites but didn’t think of registering. More things to play with. I just love it πŸ™‚
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Breaking Habits – 7 Tips How To Do It =-.

  38. Thanks Sean for another great webinar. I have already joined LinkedIn, and have just signed up with Alexa. I’m looking forward to learning more about how to use them effectively.

    As far as luck goes, I believe that we all create our own reality. It is not by chance that we are all here on seanrasmussen.com, and are involved in this Learn and Earn Competition.
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Indoor Air Quality =-.

    • Hi Hilary

      I agree with you 100%.

      The Learn and Earn competition has brought out all the willing students and the teacher has appeared. As far as I am concerned there is none better.
      .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It =-.

      • And even when we think we’ve got it there’s still more to learn and new and better ways.

        • It’s constant isn’t it Bernadette? I find I have to spend a more time cutting and pasting good stuff for re-reading later. I do this because I kept foregtting where I saw something good! The mind’s going!

          • Yep but I wouldn’t blame it on your mind. I have done, and still sometimes, do the cut and paste thing for later. But do we always go back to it? Sometimes or maybe most times but then move forward in a different direction.

            That’s where the teamwork comes in. People at the top of big companies/businesses don’t know everything about their business but they ’employ’ or build themselves a team of people who do have expertise in different areas.

            I accidentally came across a book on an auction website, One Minute Millionaire’ in which it shows how well this concept works. The book is story on all the right hand pages and references and explanations of points on all the left hand pages.

            It clearly shows the benefit of enlightenment which I have commented on further down the page plus self belief, pay it forward and in some ways affiliate marketing. A lot of the things we are learning and expanding as part of the Learn and Earn internet marketing competition.

    • Totally right Hilary – we do create our own reality. And being willing and interested to learn and to find a great teacher is part of it.

      I love the example that Sean is setting, it makes it so much more fun to work on my own mindset and my reality and make sure it moves into the direction of my choice.
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Self Improvement Books – What Are Your Favourites =-.

    • Hi Hilary
      I have added 20 points to your score. You have a fantastic mindset and glad you are part of Sean’s Competition. Well done.

  39. I can see how this Internet Marketing Competition is really starting to get popular. You are really making internet marketing fun to learn.

    I like the way you describe it as the “craft” of internet marketing. I am beginning to see we are learning something that is very creative, and maybe that’s the true secret to all this?
    .-= David Pearse´s last blog ..Targeted Internet Marketing-Market Samurai =-.

  40. Jayne Pleysier says:

    Hi Sean

    Thanks for taking the time to work through the technical hitches and put the video up – it is really appreciated.

    Had a few laughs in this one with your openness and near non-PC comments πŸ™‚

    Off now to sign up to Alexa and LinkedIn.

  41. Hello Sean,

    So happy that I was able to hear the recording of the webinar. You have such a great sense of humour, and I will remember “Camelback” forever more πŸ™‚

    I have a “Linked In” but to be honest I have not been on there in awhile. So I am off to update my “LinkedIn” page.

    Not been on “Alexa” before, so will be heading there asap – it sure looks good and what a waste not to be using it.

    “Do you feel lucky?” – Sure do, but more than anything I feel grateful for knowing that with more information our destination is in sight.

    Cheers
    Lisa
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Follow Your Heart =-.

  42. Helen Conran says:

    Hi Sean – I have just joined Linkedin and Alexa. Excited for the next webinar on Twitter. I have never used it and am interested to see how it works.

  43. I think we all want to put what we learn into practice right away so we don’t lose it which takes time away from commenting on Sean’s site. I know if I sit here for 7 weeks and do nothing with it I never will yet I’m drawn to always writing comments for more points.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

    • It is a bit like that Sarah. Just like trying to get balance in your everyday life, getting the right balance in the competition can also be a challenge. Commenting to get points, putting the skills you learn into practice to improve your blog and Social Media standing and help others.

      The question is – What is YOUR purpose in entering the competition? What is YOUR end goal?

      Not a question directed to you, Sarah, but for everyone in general. It might help others to find their ‘balance’.

      • Absolutely! Sean’s last competition – For a Few Dollars More – I spent every waking moment commenting (and even some while I was 3/4 asleep) only to find out I was missing half of it. I was so disappointed (and tired) but it was my fault. I was so caught up in the competition I let my own interests slide and I can’t do that this time – I don’t want to.

        I accomplished something huge recently and just got a job setting up a website for someone else. This competition definitely has me psyched and ready to put to the test the lessons I’ve been learning and be able to let it go when I’m done. My own sites – well, they keep needing my attention.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

        • You will love doing that Sarah – building up sites is both challenging of the creative juices and fun. I think I enjoy that more than having one.

        • Hi Sarah,

          so you are a winner already and you even can help someone else with what you learned. And it looks like you are finding your personal balance between competition and your own work. Congratulations!!!

          I am still working on being balanced on that issue myself πŸ˜‰
          .-= Renee´s last blog ..Self Improvement Books – What Are Your Favourites =-.

          • Thanks Renee! I think the balance thing is something we continuously need to work as new things are introduced constantly. I’m not perfect by any means but have been successful at finding myself and how to be myself in the last couple of years.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

        • Congratulations! I think you so have the point of the competition or at least how I see it. My purpose is not for the big payout but to learn.

          Part of mission statement is about achieving ENLIGHTENED wealth and I wouldn’t be staying true to it if I was chasing the money.

          Although when I wrote my mission statement I wasn’t aware of the term ‘pay it forward’ but I think is akin to ENLIGHTENED wealth.

          “My mission is to become an Enlightened Millionaire by building wealth in an ethical, honest and win/win manner and to create a perpetual giving fund to support worthy causes and to leave an ongoing legacy.”

    • I agree with you both – to go through this and do nothing afterwards is not just a waste of time but a waste of the good material here – from Sean’s blogs to the many useful ideas and insights being shared by participants.

      Finding that balance Bernadette is crucial – having a program and goals can help that – if I get myself better organised!

      • Moving forward with change is about us making up front decisions. Stops us waiting for it to happen as a consequence of.

        Often we say I’ll do … when … and that way if we don’t let ourselves down if we never get there.

  44. Thanks Sean for sorting out the gremlins for Do you feel Lucky. OH yeah!!! I cannot believe how much I have learnt in the last four weeks. To be honest I am a competitive person, so interested in the competition aspect, but I am gobsmacked at the learnings I have received – a real basic one is commenting on peoples blogs. So simple but I had a fear for some reason.

    I have joined LinkedIn and Alexa.

    I was just wondering Sean, the gift for Year of the Dog, I would love a copy. Now that the webinar changed times, I am not able to attend as coaching people to live a healthy lifestyle, but would have been able to attend if it was on Friday. Could I still have a copy, pretty please.

    Keep up the good work, I am loving this opportunity.
    Just wondering, I would love a copy of
    .-= Nateele´s last blog ..Belly Laugh for the Day =-.

  45. Hey Sean – thanks for another great webinar recording. It’s just wonderful that I can be on holiday and still keep up with what’s happening in the competition. Much gratitude being sent your way from sunny Lake District. πŸ™‚
    .-= Jan Littlehales´s last blog ..How to Make Pancakes – in Ten Minutes =-.

  46. Hi Sean,
    I should have mentioned, I’m already on LinkedIn. Just signed up for Alexa, but confirmation email and instructions have been sent to my email in Oz, so wont be able to do much until I get back to Sydney. If only I’d taken your advice months ago and done everything through gmail it would have been much easier!! πŸ™‚
    .-= Jan Littlehales´s last blog ..Raising Great Kids – Healthy Eating Habits =-.

    • Hi Jan
      I have added 20 points to your tally. Fantastic efforts especially whilst away from home. Well done and thank you for being part of Sean’s Internet Marketing Competition.

  47. Tiffany Davis says:

    Hi Sean
    Great Webinar, Do you feel lucky? Well I must say I do, to have this great opportunity to be involved in this great competition and learning heaps.
    Thanks Sean for this great opportunity.

    I already have a Linkenin account and have just signed up for Alexa.

    looking forward to the next webinar.

    Tiffany

  48. Thank you Sean, Do You Feel Lucky was a great webinar, I am sure that everybody loved it.

    I have joined Alexa and Linkedin and also sent you a connection request.

    Looking forward for the Tweeter webinar on Monday!

    See you there!
    .-= Ada´s last blog ..Starting strength and vertical jump training =-.

    • Hi Ada
      I have just added 20 points for your wonderful efforts. Thank you for being part of Sean’s competition. Fantastic. πŸ™‚

    • Do You Feel Lucky was a good webinar as have those that have followed – its a case of onwards and upwards.
      I was on LinkedIN and Sean has responded by linking back and I also put in a recommendation of him – that was not hard to do, given he has demonstrated his integrity and worth so much on here.
      I have always used the Alexa tool, but only actually joined on the 30th June.
      I also have been accepted as an affiliate (20th June) so am looking forward to the next steps in that.

  49. Hi Sean,

    Just letting you know I registered with Linked in and Alexa. Really enjoyed the “do you feel lucky webinar.
    Just a bit confused about only having 15 points in dollars.seanrasmussen.com, If there is a point for each comment I should have around 100. (this is how many comments I have made).

    Will keep commenting anyway.
    .-= David Pearse´s last blog ..Targeted Internet Marketing-Market Samurai =-.

    • While part of the Few Dollars More competition it was made clear that only comments relevant to the topic of the blog were being included. I haven’t seen (haven’t looked for) any of your comments to know if they stay on topic but know last time some people commented 15 times a day about their dinner choice, etc. These, of course, were deleted and not included in the running.

      Keep up the commenting and using keywords like webinar, LinkedIn, Alexa, etc and you’ll find your way to the lead very quickly.

      Hope this helps.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

      • Thanks for that Sarah, a good reminder. There are so many good comments etc here in the various blogs, as well as on the webinars, that we shouldn’t get off the topic easily.
        I am finding that Seans FB wall is a good way to find topics or discussions that I have missed

    • I haven’t either, but Sarah’s right on target that the comments have to be on topic.

      It might even be worth going back and having a listen to the webinar where Sean outlines the rules which includes how the commenting works and what counts and what doesn’t.

      http://www.seanrasmussen.com/wealth/for-a-few-dollars-more/

    • Hi David
      I have added 20 points to your score. Great to hear you enjoyed the Do You Feel Lucky webinar. Keep having fun πŸ™‚

  50. Hi Sean,
    Still loving your continuing support.

    Your posts are valuable and a great help to budding marketers.
    Many of the marketers I mentor are big fans and this webinar was one of their favorites.

    Linkedin and Alexa are of course a couple of the best tools to use in SEO and Traffic Building.

    Keep it up! πŸ™‚
    Russell Lewis
    http://www.russell-lewis.com
    .-= Russell Lewis´s last blog ..My First Recommendation and probably the best and most important =-.

  51. @Bernadette – it won’t let me “reply” anymore…

    People think we’re crazy because we don’t let my 7 month old watch tv and don’t plan to until he’s at least 2 years old. I just figure there’s so many other things he can be doing, why depend on tv to entertain him. And for food, my mother in particular is trying to give him anything in her kitchen while I’m trying to ensure he eats all healthy foods. We limit the amount of fruit he eats as it’s so full of sugar but who knows what he gets fed while being babysat.

    If everyone respected each others wishes where would we be? It would give us a lot more time to celebrate our individuality and we wouldn’t need as much time to complain about others.

    I feel lucky because I’m gaining the strength needed to guide my son with my own beliefs.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

    • Way to go Sarah. Gee, what’s the worst that can happen without TV – he will end up developing his imagination, be able to amuse himself, go outside more to play, talk to you guys more, perhaps even start to learn some letters.

      AS for all that awful nutritious food you will give him – hell, his body will become balanced and with a strong immune system, he will be more disease resistant and happier in himself. tch, tch, tch!

      I’d extend the TV ban to 5 and the food – all his life

      • Good case in point here with two of Mitchell’s old friends:

        One was like a whirl wind with attention on one thing for 2-5 minutes. At age 7 he got a TV and DVD player for his room!!!

        The other was here for 5 minutes and wanted to go home. We didn’t have a PS2. He was bored!

        • I’m afraid that kids attention span is formed (?) by TV and its sound bites, plus the brevity of texting and so on. How many kids regularly read books – full length ones.

          That was something the Harry Potter Books did – got kids reading. We need more of it.

          Reading not only is fun, it also subconsciously teaches grammar, spelling and so on.

      • I would love to extend the tv ban till 5 years old and strictly limit tv and computer time thereafter. Although kids need to be comfortable with the basics of computers I think they are better off learning how to play team sports or use their imagination than follow someone else’s rules.

        Even now, I only watch about an hour of tv each night to get my mind off things. Even that is irritating to me as I know I should be learning, earning and/or writing. I’ll have to talk to his father about no tv until 5 but I think the studies are really hitting home with him.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..A House of Straw =-.

    • One thing you might want to keep in mind and something I learned the hard way. Have room for occasional treats because as they get older and more aware they don’t feel deprived and in my case Mitchell was stealing from other kids lunch boxes.

      We sat down, talked about what he wanted and what I thought were goods things, and made a plan that allowed satisfaction on both sides.

      End result he’s no longer feeling derived. He’s having healthy options that feel like treats to him.

      • Most definitely and that makes our children feel lucky. I just think that the over abundance of marketing towards junk food has gone too far. I can’t give up certain things so why would I expect my child too. I just think it’s a matter of developing a taste for all the right things before seeing all the wrong things.

        Back to Alexa and LinkedIn – I believe we’re all lucky because someone created such a site like minded people can and do connect. We’re all extremely lucky that Sean reminds us of this with each of his blogs and joins us together in a little friendly competition of learning and earning. What I do with my time once I’m making money online is to be more attentive and aware of what my son is being filled with – food and everything else wise . πŸ™‚
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..A House of Straw =-.

  52. @ Bernadette –

    The best book I read pertaining to creating a team was The Magic of Believing (and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill) as you will never know everything but if you surround yourself with people who know what you don’t you’re a smart person.

    That’s why the relationship I have with my husband is so strong – I’m great at things he’s weak at and he’s tremendous at aspects I struggle to understand. Together we’re a great success. πŸ™‚
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

  53. Hi Sean,
    Thanks for your efforts in getting this recording available for us.
    I find by going back and playing the webinars over several times really helps the learning curve.

    I have registered with Alexa.com

    I have joined LinkedIn.com and have requested Sean Rasmussen be one of my (most valuable professional) contacts at LinkedIn

    I love your stuff!!! Are you a James Bond fan as well as Mr Clint Eastwood?
    See you tonight for the Twitter webinar in the Internet Marketing Learn and Earn Competition…
    Can’t wait.

  54. I am feeling lucky about learning internet marketing while I am participating in this competition ” For A few Dollars More”. Learning while having fun is the best.
    I have joined Alexa and Linkedin.
    .-= Melanie Braggs´s last blog ..Building Chicken Coops =-.

  55. Woo hoo, my avatar made the Webinar! There goes my 15 minutes of fame! ;P

    Thanks for the plug Sean! I really like your story about the villager from Tanzania emailing you about Think and Grow Rich and how grateful he was that you had made it available from your website.

    I’ve been to Tanzania, and it’s a major accomplishment to put food on the table there. Africa is an amazing place to visit – especially because the people have an amazing spirit.

    In fact, they are some of the most resourceful people with what they have – which is nothing.

    For example, they make shoes out of old car tyres. Don’t believe me? Check out the photo of the tyre shoes, which is tip Number 13 on my 52 Offbeat Travel Tips.

    http://www.thetraveltart.com/52-perfect-offbeat-travel-tips/

    So, yes, I have such an awesome life!
    .-= Anthony The Travel Tart´s last blog ..Funny Drink Packaging – French Lemonade =-.

    • Good tips Anthony – but I think I will pass on most of them! LOL. I should add a link to there onto my travel advice site!

    • And what a great 15 minutes of fame it was! The hairdo and face paint entrenched in my mind forever! Well …. almost!!

      Well done on your comment above. I just had to look up the photo of the tyre shoes – not that I didn’t believe you or anything. Good way to attract attention with something a bit different.

      The other awesome part about looking up the site was point #4 and #5 which one is 30 minutes away and the other about 15 minutes.

      I do wonder if you’ve checked them out yourself yet???

    • Jean Follington says:

      Hi Anthony,
      Great avatar!
      Africa is on my “must visit” list, sounds wonderful.

  56. Do you feel lucky? Do I feel lucky? Well yes, sometimes, like now when I discover that I get 20 points for just letting you know that I am already a member of:

    LinkedIn

    and

    Alexa

    πŸ™‚
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..A Great New Prefabricated SHACK In A PACK Home =-.

  57. Hi Sean,

    Just managed to catch up on “Do You Feel Lucky?” webinar.

    What you thought me now can be best relate to the culture and society I live in as being in a thick rainforest with crocodile infested swamps and reptiles breeding ground and so forth trying to find a better land to cultivate my garden.

    You have taught me how to avoid all dangers and toned me down to what I MUST do in order to make a fruitful garden and earn my bread and butter. Will sign up with LinkedIn and Alexia shortly.

    Now you taught me how to make a garden, I feel Luckier than ever before.

    Cheers
    Rose
    .-= Rose Kawe´s last blog ..Do You Feel Lucky – Internet Marketing Competition =-.

  58. Rose, I feel a bit stuck for the right words.

    What you are teaching me is to be grateful for even smaller things. Like being grateful, and not moaning, about the amount of weeds that I have in my garden instead of it being a crocodile infested swamp.

    You are fruitful from within. Have the most awesome week blooming.

  59. Thanks Sean,
    Just joined LinkedIn and have requested you to be my one of my friends and have also signed in with Alexa.
    Cheers
    Rose
    .-= Rose Kawe´s last blog ..Do You Feel Lucky – Internet Marketing Competition =-.

    • Hi Rose
      I have added 20 points to your tally. Fantastic action taking and I really like your avatar of the water lilies, beautiful. πŸ™‚

      • Rose Kawe says:

        Thanks Cherie,

        What a wonderful opportunity Sean has provided for free, with you backing him up 100% is an added bonus ontop of the 20 points here!

        I’m not sure how I landed here but everyone here’s helped in many ways of my learning Internet Marketing. Its just like learning how to speak a different language! I now have the challenge to update and learn to know more about what others are doing in LinkedIn and Alexa.

        Thanks for liking my avatar. Gotta love water lilies!

        Cheers

        Rose

  60. Hi Sean
    I have already joined Linkedin.
    Cheers
    Angus

  61. Hi Sean
    I am now a member of Alexa
    and the YOTACADEMY group in LINKEDIN
    I hope to get a lot out of these gropus
    Regards
    Angus McDonald
    .-= Angus McDonald´s last blog ..Hello world- =-.

  62. Jean Follington says:

    Hi Sean,
    I’m already a member of Linkedin.

    Thanks for another great webinar

  63. Jean Follington says:

    Hi Sean,
    I’ve just joined Alexa, thanks for your clear instructions.
    Cheers,
    Jean

  64. Looking forward to downloading my free copy of The Ultimate Twitter Guide today. So much I want to know about how to get the most out of Twitter.
    .-= Melanie Braggs´s last blog ..Building Chicken Coops =-.

  65. I am already a member of Linked in and now Alexa.

    Just wanted to say that I do feel lucky and its important to put that in perspective everyday to remind yourself that some people in the world dont even have enough food for the day. It is therefore important to live your life in gratitude.

    Thanks for that reminder Sean πŸ™‚
    .-= Tegan´s last blog ..Mindset and affirmations =-.

    • Hi Tegan
      I have added 20 points to your score. I really like your thoughts about being lucky and yes gratitude is a wonderful perspective as we are in a very fortunate country. πŸ™‚

  66. Hi Cherie

    As I am going through my emails I see you’ve been doing a sterling job working your way through and adding in the extra points.

    Appreciated by everyone I’m sure.

  67. Mary Halacas says:

    Please be advised that I have successfully registered for both Alexa and Linkedin. Overcome Everything…..Now!

  68. Hi Cherie

    I have spent a bit of time looking through blog posts I’ve commented on to find my comment about already being on LinkedIn and joining Alexa. I have found the email that I registered on Alexa on 30 June. Not sure when I requested Sean to be added to my LinkedIn connections. I have joined Alexa and LinkedIn.

    I have made a comment on Learn to Blog For A few Dollars More about seeing my avatar (July 1). I know there was a brief discussion on one post (not sure which one) because I couldn’t see it initially. I did see it when I was looking for the commenting on joining the above but now can’t find it.

    Trust this is what is required.

  69. Leaving a good quality comment and paying attention to detail is essential for internet marketing.

    I do feel lucky

    I had already joined LinkedIn and have signed up with Alexa.
    .-= Tania Shipman´s last blog ..For a Few Dollars More Competition Rules =-.

  70. Jacqui Emery says:

    Hi Sean and Cherie,
    I’m not sure what I’ve done, but I thought I blogged a post hear quite early on.
    Never mind, I’ve signed onto LinkedIn, and Alexia and I sent a LinkedIn invite to you Sean which you accapted, thanks.
    Yes I do still feel lucky, and I’m really enjoying this competition, Thanks Sean

    PS If i’ve done something weird with my original blog post please let me know! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Jacqui
      Congratulations on your positive actions and I have awarded you 20 points to your score. Great to hear that you are enjoying Sean’s Learn and Earn Competition and very nice avatar πŸ™‚

  71. Jody Chambers says:

    Upon going back trough my homework I have realised that I have missed a few key points…I have located Sean Rasmussen on linkedIn and sent a friend request. Have also joined Alexa…Do I feel lucky? Lets see what the peacemaker does \m/

    • Hi Jody
      Great revision actions there Jody. I have added 20 points to your score. Going great with your actions in Sean’s Internet Marketing Competition. Well done πŸ™‚

  72. Hi just going over a few vids like u jodie and checked my score ,and doesnt account for my joining alexa and linked in, but maybe havnt connected properly on those sites… I joined them both sean πŸ™‚
    All this learning is keeping me on my toes πŸ™‚

  73. Hi Sean and Cherie

    I joined Linkedin and left a recommendation for Sean a while ago. Will I still be eligible for these points?

    Thankyou and many blessings

    Elly

    • Hi Elly
      Your 20 points have already been added to your tally from your post on the 2nd July so you need to scroll up a bit for that as there are lots of comments between this one and your points one. πŸ˜‰

      I commented and added the points with my reply from July 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm. You are doing really well Elly and a great participant of Sean’s Competition. Well done πŸ™‚

  74. Jody Chambers says:

    Hey Cherie and Sean…have put in recomendation on LinkedIn for Sean…hehe had to Google *SeanRasmussen mentions linkenin* to find this thread again πŸ™‚ Great work Guys…I bet your email inbox is overflowing \m/

  75. Jody Chambers says:

    I forgot to mention that I have also joined Youtube and it is hooked up to my Google account. Have also linked up with Sean’s Youtube account. Cheers Cherie \m/

  76. Hi,

    Goodness, isn’t it lucky that I read the posts in the forum.

    I left a notice on the Facebook ‘Sean Rasmussen Talks’ page, and didn’t get onto this very page – even when I had listened to the video above.

    Even if it’s too late, I am already a member of LinkedIn and Alexa and You-tube. Please don’t work your fingers to the bone for me, Cherie. They will be needed to massage your neck after your stints at the tally page! πŸ™‚
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Wealth Creation – Coffee and Internet Marketing =-.

    • Ho Jo

      I have added 20 points to your score for LinkedIn and Alexa. Great to have you doing so well in the competition Jo and yes the tally page has grown lots today with points πŸ™‚

  77. clem schollum says:

    Hi thanks for this we are super-excited to see that we’ve racked up even 10 points, look out Jazz!! πŸ™‚ Joined Youtube, Alexa and Linked in and have now put up review/ referral of Sean on both! (and big big ups and thanks to Cherie for all her extra hard work on the manual points thing- super-woman w/undies on the outside! Tx Erika

  78. Hi Clem
    I have added 20 points to your score. Well done and your points are rising nicely there. Undies ou the outside is a very scary thought though you have made me laugh lots so thanks heaps for that. πŸ™‚

  79. I know I missed yesterday’s point count by the ever-dedicated Cherie, but I’ll add my two-cents here to say I FINALLY caught up on the recent webinars for “Do You feel Lucky” & “Go Ahead. Watch My YouTube!”.

    Opened my accounts for Alexa & LinkinIn, I actually already connected to Sean at LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago! Also recommended Sean as I set up my profile too. πŸ™‚
    .-= Mel Smith´s last blog ..Link Building – to uplift your website rankings =-.

    • Hi Mel
      Now, is always a great time to catch up. More than happy to update points from action takers πŸ˜‰ I have added 20 points to your score. Well done Mel πŸ™‚

  80. @ Bernadette – nah, he’s still determined we’re going to build – as am I. The horse can wait for a lot of things to come together.

  81. I feel lucky today that the newspaper put my garage sale ad in the wrong column.

    I have quite a lot of the kids grown out of clothes, toys and puzzles. As they are all in very good to excellent condition I have focused on selling them. I have given some to a friend.

    Not many people came and as I’m really keen to have back the space they are taking up I was thinking about what to do with it all. Instead of just taking them to the Salvation Army ship or the likes I was wondering how they could go to someone who was truly in need, someone who was trying as hard as they could to make a better life.

    Interesting how the law of attraction works. On the way home I saw a friend. We got talking and I had told her not many people came. The short of our conversation was she told me about this lady that comes into her work who has a 2 and 3 year old and a newborn baby who had nothing at all.

    I asked for her to get this woman to call me and she said this woman does like to do that sort of thing. So I’m going to give my friend some bags of things that would be suitable and she is going to pass on.

    THAT REALLY MADE MY DAY OF NOT REALLY SELLING ANYTHING SO WORTHWHILE.

    • Good one Bern. That is better than the few dollars you may have made and will have more impact and benefit.

      • And it feels real good to be the person giving and from personal experience know exactly how the person receiving the gift feels.

        I have a big suitcase full of soft toys and as I saw one of the boys cuddling it I thought as the children’s ward at the hospital and how it may help bring a bit of comfort to a child who is sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings.

        Seeing a smile on a child’s face would be worth far more than the $1 in the bank.

        • That is the ultimate beauty of being able to “Pay It Forward” Bernadette, when you give you also receive – what a champion effort, well done! πŸ™‚

        • I wish we could go back to a barter system where paper wasn’t made valuable by it’s print but smiles and hugs worth their weight in emotion. The world has become worthless in the sense that most of us have to dedicate most of our time to working for someone else just to pay the bills.

          Can you imagine what would happen if the bill collector arrived and we said we didn’t have money but could give him wonderful knowledge, support and a positive quote instead?

          I do fell lucky because I can pay the bills while being off work to be with my son but it would feel even better to know I don’t have to go back to a full time job.

          This internet marketing competition came at a perfect time as I have to time to read, respond and put it into action.
          .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Kelly Moran Took Me On Summer’s Road =-.

    • Luck comes in so many forms that it’s awesome you saw the opportunity for what it is. People make mistakes all the time but to benefit from it, to see the opportunity each mistake offers is divine!

      You’re a wise woman with so much to offer and I just hope you realize how great you are as frequently as you are great.:)
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Kelly Moran Took Me On Summer’s Road =-.

  82. Thanks for the great video Sean – I’ve been a member of LinkedIn for a while, but am all signed up to Alexa now too.

    I’ve been looking into do-follow blogs a bit recently, and commenting policies frequently come up. Particularly so when the blog owner has experienced spammers descending on their blog like a flock of birds. The points you outlined make an excellent overview of commenting etiquette.
    .-= Tom McEwin´s last blog ..The Top 10 Article Directories – Part 4 – Conclusions =-.

  83. Joyce Yeoh says:

    Hi Sean,

    Hope i’m not too late, Today (20 July 2010) just sign up Alexa and LinkedIn

    Thank you
    best regards

    • You are not to late to jump on board with the internet marketing competition. There is still plenty here for you to learn. There are random prizes so EVERYONE who has entered has potential to win a prize.

    • Hi Joyce
      Great and I have added 20 points to your tally for your LinkedIn and Alexa. Great to see you part of the competition as everyday is a great day to learn something new πŸ™‚ Well done Joyce

  84. Hi Sean,
    I thought I had already done this
    I was already a member of linkedin and Alexa now it appears that I am signed in with two names with Alexa, Ambersky and Rita Pepper Does that mean double points πŸ˜‰

    • Good try Rita, but there are no chocolates for multiple accounts πŸ™‚

      • Does this mean that there are chocolates for one account? In addition to the points of course! I like milk chocolate with soft fillings please, e.g. strawberry Freddo Frogs!

        • That’s what I was thinking and the Do You Feel Lucky title would be relevant as I’d feel darn lucky to get any type of chocolate (but white) sent from Australia. Although I’ve never heard of chocolate being especially delicious from Australia I love chocolate, no matter where it’s made. πŸ™‚
          .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..River’s End Was Brilliant! =-.

          • Did you know that white is not actually chocolate? I think it is the oil or something from real chocolate – saw something about it on Master Chef! LOL

          • We had a Swiss backpacker pick fruit in our orchard back in 2003. He said that Cadbury (aussie) chocolate was the nicest chocolate he had tasted. Not bad for a Swiss chocolate connoisseur! πŸ™‚

          • Sarah
            Keeping in with the “do you feel lucky theme of this thread as we must keep on the subject at all times, I will say to you…. Do you feel lucky Sarah? because today, I will be a good Clint Eastwood fairy and send you a lovely block of Cadbury’s Chocolate as a present.

            Did you know Sarah, Cadbury’s began in Birmingham? – yes in your country! I will catch up with you on facebook for details. It is your lucky day.
            .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

    • Hi Rita
      I am not sure about the double points though this is the first time you have advised me about LinkedIn and Alexa so I am happily awarding you 20 points. Well done lovely lady and remember – a balanced diet is having a chocolate in each hand πŸ™‚

  85. Willem Broekers says:

    As a backpacker he probably couldn’t afford the chocolates from Switzerland!
    But then the best chocolates come from Belgium!! πŸ™‚

  86. Hi Sean

    Thanks for another great webinar.

    I am a member of Alexa. Thanks
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..Chemical Brothers heading down under =-.

    • Hi Nikki
      Thank you for joining in on the competition and have lots of fun learning with the Learn and Earn competition. I have added 20 points to your score for Alexa and LinkedIn. Great to see you here and well done for taking action πŸ™‚

  87. Sean, have now just joined Linked In and sent a recommendation to you.

    Now I’m going to Go Ahead, Watch My (your) Youtube πŸ™‚

    Also I loved your views on Good Comments – not only for your internet marketing competition, but in general. I can’t believe how many rude comment are left online, comments that do not add value, are not relevant and are certainly not quality!

    thanks again
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..Chemical Brothers heading down under =-.

    • People who leave bad and negative comments tend to have a lot of time on their hands and not enough confidence in themselves. These are the people that make me feel luckier especially when it comes to an internet marketing competition.

      Quality should always surpass quantity but some people think their names are in lights if they comment on someone else’s work. Sometimes I wish there was skill testing questions to block a lot of these Neanderthals. πŸ™‚
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..River’s End Was Brilliant! =-.

      • Unfortunately Sarah, there will always be the sourpusses who prefer to tear down others rather than build them up. Which makes this comp all the more valuable as it neither has that negativity or Sean purely trying to take afvantage of visitors.

        I think people who make a point of leaving negative comments in some way are trying to compensate for their own failure to succeed.

        • Hi Nikki, Sarah and Peter,

          I totally agree. People who feel the need to leave negative and rude comments are drowning in their own sea of failures. The don’t have the courage anymore to try to succeed.

          Instead of holding themselves accountable and working on themselves so that they can be successful; they give spend their days trying to drag everyone else down to their level. Rather than pulling themselves up. It would have to be a pretty miserable existence.
          .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Success – Make It Happen =-.

          • Some people seem to ‘thrive’ on misery – especially other people’s misery! As you say Jazz, what an existence!

            I haven’t noticed anything even approaching that in this comp and I hope that all the positive vibes we get from working together here, competing and having fun (on top of the learning) will some how continue after the comp is done.

            I don’t know how – but it’s time perhaps we should explore?

          • I’m not sure it’s necessarily courage they need but direction, support and focus. Too many people take laziness for granted, live off the government and spend their days griping about everything and anything.

            If they had direction and emotional plus educational support these people would be able to make something of themselves and better our society. It’s a sore topic for me as I see too many people taking advantage of things given to them that I currently cannot afford and am working my butt off to get the things they have.

            I do feel lucky that I have the drive, determination and passion to compete in this internet marketing competition and the world in general to get the generation we’re raising in a better position.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Internet Marketing at it’s Finest =-.

          • You are continuing on a great path with the internet marketing competition. They may have more than you have right now but you are ‘richer’. Their gain now will only be temporary and yours will be perpetual.

            “The real winners in life are people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better” Barbara Pletcher

        • I don’t think there will always be sourpusses, I think it’s just up to us to learn from people who continue to be negative and be strong enough to either ignore them or to turn their frown in to a smile.

          It can happen, the world is a place of change and we are the people strong enough to make everyone say yes to the “Do You Feel Lucky” question.

          Internet Marketing isn’t all about making money, it’s about changing lives and we’re doing that one positive comment, one positive outlook and one strong connection at a time.

  88. Hi Peter,

    I think that’s a great idea. There’s nothing more powerful than belonging to a group of like-minded people where everyone is committed to becoming successful.

    Also, it helps greatly if they’re willing to work together and give their mates a helping hand. So, yes, lets find ways to continue this after the competition is over.
    .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Success – Make It Happen =-.

    • Great Jazz. Perhaps we can chat about this on our own FB’s or how do you suggest we proceed. I suspect whoever joins us will have things to offer – tips, resources and tools that we can pool and share.
      Do you have Skype?

      • Jacqui Emery says:

        Hi Jazz & Peter,
        I would love to stay in touch with you both and anyone else who would like to stay in touch as I have soo……… much to learn – I am such a newbie and would love to follow along and learn, learn, learn, and I have soo……… much to acheive yet πŸ™‚

        • You’d be welcome – as I am sure Jazz would agree. Hopefully Jazz and I can come up with a mechanism to do it.

          • Hi Peter and Jacqui,

            I’ve got to finish setting up Skype. I think that’s probably the easiest way to stay in touch. We could definitely use Facebook though.

            I’m open to suggestion though as to what everyone else wants to do. I think it would be great to continue to work together.:)
            .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Success – Make It Happen =-.

          • @ Jazz – there was no reply button! Skype is the best way – we can even conference call on it I think.
            I can also put up a contact page on my website which we could give out the URL for – what do you think?

          • Yes you can do conference calls on skype. It isn’t always stable but in the main have found it quite useful.

            Will be good to have a pow-wow after and put our new (well lots of new for me) knowledge about internet marketing into practice.

            Team work makes the dream work!

          • Jacqui Emery says:

            I’v replied up here as no Reply button
            Sounds good to me too – I’m off to learn about Skype and set it up – I’ll keep an eye on FB too πŸ™‚

    • @ anyone reading this (!) As Bernadette says Skype can do conference calls etc, it seems the best way to initially make contact – and it’s free! Another good thing is that file sharing is simple – just drag and drop into the text section while on a call.

      I love my Skype!

    • Do you mean me to set up a contact page? I can do this and we give out the URL etc.
      It will be published but not open to general public. Your thoughts on what to put in it will be good…. e.g. purpose etc and whether we should have contact details there or simply have one email where people can ask for our contact details.
      I will think it over and make up a test page over the weekend.

      • Hi Peter,

        If you wouldn’t mind setting it up that would be great. I’d love to contribute so I’ll put some ideas together when I have five minutes spare over the weekend and get them to you. πŸ™‚
        .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Success – Make It Happen =-.

        • This internet marketing competition has fostered some great alliances.

          @Jazz Great idea for a mastermind group. I am in 2 currently – a small one in New Zealand that is also part of an Australian one. The NZ one we do on the phone and the Australia/NZ one we do on skype. We then either keep in touch individually by skype, phone, text or email.

          @ Peter While a contact page of some sort is not necessary for a mastermind group could be something that would be good depending on the object of the group.

        • Thought I would do it while the idea was hot! I have set up a preliminary page at
          http://www.affiliatemarketingcentral.net/the-master-mind-group

          I took your idea for the name Jazz!

          Now, it is only up with no real info yet – the format and content has to be reworked – so I will need suggestions.

          I would like to see that we also ally with Sean’s Forum and promote it as part of our activity.

          I can also add child pages – e.g. giving members site info or a page devoted to them.

          Let me know what you think.

          • Fantastic idea and initiative Peter. I just contacted you to be a part of it as I’d love to stay in touch and not only hear of everyone’s success but to tell you about my own πŸ™‚
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Internet Marketing at it’s Finest =-.

          • @ Sarah. We will get it all going after the comp. I know you are in a different time zone – but we should be able to work something out – even it is only individual skype calls to members of the group. for example I am 12 hours ahead of New York time, whick I think makes me 16 hours ahead of California (?)

          • I have sent you an email with the Mastermind Principles. I have other info about the concept as well. Would be happy to work through these and help in starting a group from our new found internet marketing competition friends.

          • @ Bernadette below (no reply button) Thanks. Can you just hold onto everything until we have time (post comp) to do it justice. I am loosing things in my emails! Also, having a break mostly today from L & E

            Ditto re names of folks – you all may have to re-email your EOI after the comp.

            I am still thinking of the structure – possibly construct pages which feature each member, their sites and aother info they want – e.g affiliate links, links to their site.

            I don’t want to do too much yet as i also have to transfer the site to a new host over the next week or so

  89. Hi Cherie

    I have just reviewed YOTA webvision 20/20 on Alexa

    Kind regards
    Elly
    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

  90. Sorry Cherie, I am on the wrong thread I will have to cross over to Alexa>
    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

  91. @ Elly (no reply option – maybe we’re getting off track?)
    I’m actually in Canada and Cadbury was started in England and I’m in Canada. No worries but mmmmm Cadbury chocolates. I do feel lucky in this internet marketing competition and otherwise.

    Keeping on topic and in the Clint Eastwood theme as you mentioned, Do You Feel Lucky in this Internet Marketing Competition? I do as I’m surrounding myself with terrific people who are teaching me the way (s) and tempting me with so much delicious content.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Internet Marketing at it’s Finest =-.

  92. You are still welcome to the chocolate, just say the word and I will send it as promised… do you still feel lucky?
    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

  93. And just another quick addition, contact me on facebook about this as we are supposed to be writing about the themes in the articles or comp. Thanks.
    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

  94. “Yes I do Feel Lucky” Sean. So much so that i have signed up with LinkedIn and Alexa – things I wouldn’t have done earlier this month before I joined this competition.

    Thanks for the great webinar.

    • HI Wendy
      Thank you for taking part in Sean’s Learn and Earn Competition. I have added 20 points to your competition tally for Alexa and LinkedIn signups. Well done and great to see you here πŸ™‚

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