The Internet Marketing Forum Road Test

I have finally got my Internet Marketing Forum on the road! Although only in BETA for one more month, I have opened it up for 200 members to help me test it out and give it a good road test. At this very moment of writing this, there are 162 active members in the forum already learning great strategies from myself and my team of internet marketing moderators.

Considering I have kept it very low key, it has got its fair share of attention. The official launch will be early August 2009. Both the new book: Year Of The Affiliate 2.0 & The YOTA Internet Marketing Forum.

Why The YOTA Forum?

I love the concept of a forum. Although web 2.0 has moved on with bigger and better things, I believe that a good old fashioned private members Internet Marketing Forum still provides the best personal touch for someone who is learning about making money online. Whether you are a total beginner or an intermediate learner, the forum provides a workable format that is easy for everyone to navigate and learn from.

By the way: YOTA = Year Of The Affiliate. I made my start online with affiliate marketing and sold millions of dollars of product online. I have now decided to share that knowledge and a forum is the best way I can do that.

Year Of The Affiliate 2.0

In the next few weeks, the ‘Leaked version’ of Year Of The Affiliate 2.0 will arrive on the scene. I will make the first 130 pages of my 260+ page book available Totally For Free. The new book will have step by step tutorials on video available in my private members Internet Marketing Forum.

Stay tuned to find out how to get your own free copy of my book: Year Of The Affiliate 2.0: The Leaked Version

The current version of “Year Of The Affiliate” was released in 2008 and was, although never officially launched, surprisingly popular. I originally wrote it to help a handful of people on my database to understand Internet Marketing and share in methods I used to make over $7M of product sales online. One reader wrote back to me within a week telling me how he made US$127 in his first 24 hours of reading the book. Within 3-4 months, he had casually made several thousand dollars without much effort at all. It made me realise that the books content was far better than I gave myself credit for.

YOTA Internet Marketing Forum

So, I have put the forum to the big road test to settle it in with new systems, video tutorials etc. I have preliminarily opened up the YOTA Internet Marketing Forum for 200 members to help me road test it and in a few days 162 people have joined already. I expect to close the intake at the end of the weekend or early next week.

So What Are We Teaching In The YOTA Forum?

Well, for starters, it’s not only me in there. I have 12 super keen moderators who attend the forum for 12 – 16 hours a day. They literally “pounce” on you when you ask a question. Yes, that is their avatars in the Forum Picture above. I call them my little Zodiacs. You’ll understand why when you meet them.

Back to the forum. This has been one of my frustrations with internet marketing forums in the past. You ask a question and you wait, then wait, and wait some more, just to find out that it might not get answered correctly – or at all! Of course there are good ones out there but I decided to put together a proper forum that has everything in it that I ever expected from an internet marketing forum.

What I Expect From An Internet Marketing Forum

Here is what I want in an Internet Marketing Forum. Nothing more, nothing less (I’ll stick to the main points):

  1. Super Fast Response. I want answers today, within the hour. Not tomorrow! We provide that in our forum with 12 – 16 hours a day coverage.
  2. Video Tutorials. I want Step by Step Video Tutorials that show me exactly how to do the strategies so I can implement them straight away. I want daily video tutorials Monday – Friday, every week. AND I want hundreds of video’s to watch on every possible topic conceivable.
  3. Comprehensive Coverage. I want enough information to be able to make money online. That is something that was seriously lacking in internet marketing forums that I have visited in the past. I want to be able to get information to give an offline business much more exposure online. I want to be able to build an online business from scratch… and much more.
  4. Current Strategies That Work. I want the current strategies – not the outdated stuff that only the dinosaurs use – outdated last year, and the year before. I want the new stuff and I want it now!

We already have most of the above points checked in the forum and are fine tuning others during the BETA stage. My video library will grow by hundreds of video’s every year and there is a new current tutorial uploaded every weekday. More and more internet marketing topics will be added to the forum as we go along and it is happening fast.

I Need 38 More Members Before The Intake Closes

The YOTA Internet Marketing Forum needs 38 more members to reach 200. The forum will launch in August at AUD$99/month and the book alone will sell for AUD$147. However this is what I’m doing for the first 200 (38 spots left):

  • $79 AUD/month membership locked in for as long as you stay a member, regardless of what the price goes up to later. Saving of at least $20/month.
  • The current version of Year Of The Affiliate. Download it now. Value $97
  • The ‘Leaked Version‘ of the new YOTA 2.0 book before anyone else gets it.
  • The new version: Year Of The Affiliate 2.0 one week before its release in August. Value: $147
  • Pounce on support by me and my 12 internet marketing moderators.
  • Step by Step Video Tutorials. New and current video’s every day, Monday – Friday.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee for your first 30 days. Keep all your bonuses anyway. We issue you the money back in your account instantly upon request. No questions asked.
  • No Commitment. Cancel your subscribtion any time you like.
  • Extra Attention. During the first month we will be all over you like a rash. We are building the forum, building content and developing systems. If you want support, you got it!

Real Results And Real Delivery

Those of you that know me well, know that I’m of high ethics and integrity. The YOTA Internet Marketing Forum is my pride and joy and I am putting everything into it. Put aside cheap sales tricks and false promises. I do NOT belong to that ilk of marketing humanity. I loathe it, disrespect it, and it is not my game. This one is the real thing and I know my regular friends and supporters will back me up on that 100%.

I welcome your comment below this article.

I hope to see you there.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer Β© 2004 – 2009

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.


  1. I have been using the forum for almost 2 weeks and found numerous valuable articles. The articles and video resources are well set out, easy to find. The forum is positive and helpful and have gladly referred others to join.
    Thank you, pleased with my investment.

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  2. Hi. Just want to say what a wonderful program you have here. Getting all the needed help and support from Sean (YOTA) and his support team (YOT’s) is a great bonus. YOTA e-book is a step by step guide to affiliate marketing in an easy to read format. I am looking forward to learning all that Sean and his team will teach us and the Lifestyle changes along the way to a financially secure future for my Family and Friends. Narelle

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  3. with the amount of knowledge that Sean gives in his book The year of the affiliate, the forum would be a double bonus. Great job Sean, and very jealous of all the wonderful people that took up the offer. Well done guys, learn heaps from the best of the best with Affiliate Marketing guru.

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  4. Richard Colum says:

    I cannot wait to get started on another learning curve with Sean his knowledge of the internet and in particular Internet Marketing is second to no one.
    I wish Sean and the Team good luck as we sit back and take in their knowledge.

  5. Sean, this post is a great example of what a private internet marketing forum should strive to be! Great concept. I agree especially with point #1, that when people post something on a forum, they need and want an answer, not tomorrow, but today. Keep up the good work.

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  6. I’ve been part of the Forum for less than a week but have already learned and implemented some great internet marketing strategies. The videos and articles I’ve watched/read so far have been presented in an easy to understand, logical way and I intend to watch and read every single one of them – and because more are added almost every day, I’m never going to run out! Bring on the learning – I love it! Sean is a honest, decent and extremely successful guy – I can’t think of anyone better to be learning from. Jan L

  7. David Brabazon says:

    Hi Sean great job with the forum, it is excellent value and loaded with great information. I’m a newby and don’t even know how to create a website or blog yet. However l’m guessing l will shortly with the information you have provided for us all. I purchased Market Samurai and just starting to look at what it can do.
    David Brabazon

  8. I have joined Sean’s Forum as I’ve had the Pleasure of meeting him personally & find him sincere in his wanting to help others along the journey of making money on line. I have already learned from the Forum & the videos I’ve watched. With what Sean’s offering here in Bonuses & with his money back Guarantee for the 1st 30 days & you can pull out at anytime. What has anybody thinking about joining got to Loose? Nothing! My recommendation with the pearls of the ocean to gain, Go for it!

    With the best of Luck to all,

  9. Hey Sean,

    I am supremely confident that every person that participates in your forum will get everything that you offer. I have had the privilege and pleasure to know and work with you in the past and you are the real deal. Authentic, ethical and just a great Aussie bloke that I am gratitude to know.

    I just want to wish you all the success with this venture and know that you will help many hundreds if not thousands of people learn what it takes to make money online.

    Warm regards,


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  10. Hi Sean

    Finally it’s great to see a Forum with the ability to teach the basics and some advanced strategies for internet marketing.
    I have taken a quick look thru the forum and already learnt some valuable stuff from the videos of other peoples experiences. What is really great about them is they are of people who are actually using these techniques to help them make money on the internet and particularly with affiliate marketing.

    Thanks for taking the action to make this available to us. I’m sure anyone who joins your forum and take some action using these guidelines will benefit greatly

    Thanks again

  11. Bruno Pons says:

    Hi Sean,

    From my personal experience in meeting you at Geekversity on a couple of occasions, I was impressed by your genuineness, honesty and high ethics. And all this with a modest and easy going nature typical of a gentle giant. What also impressed me is your philosophy on creating wealth and sharing your success with others. I thus feel confident in taking a leap of faith with you.

    Fly and soar high.


  12. Adam Halen says:

    I have only been using the information for a couple of days since joining Seans’ site & reading “Year of the Affiliate” & I’m finding the information very helpful to my needs. I’ve searched other sites before & have really come out still scratching my head. Not so with what you & your team have provided here Sean. Duly impressed!

    I’m relatively savvy with technnology & the internet but there’s so much confusion with too much information. Sean, you’ve kept it simple…so thanks in advance

    I’m looking forward to more & more information, support and interaction with the team & other members.


  13. Hi Sean
    Just a short note to say how happy and greatful I am to be on this forum- in the few short weeks I have learnt a huge amount
    Not only is the content superb but I get almost instant replies to my queries and I feel as though I am on a journey of learning – I hope it does not end.
    Thanking you once again – you are proffessional in all you do
    Kind Regards
    Ps Change the way you look at things and the things that you look at change

  14. Hi Sean,

    Thank you Sean for setting up this forum, and for the teaching you have provided for us. The videos are step by step and I thank you for that, so very easy to follow. I have been amazed at the speed of the replies I have received from you and your Zodiacs. Some of their comments puts a smile on my face, which is great.

    I am looking forward to putting all this and more into practice over the coming weeks. I am sure that anyone who decides to join you will not be disappointed.

    Thanks again

  15. Hi there,

    I have been involved with a few different internet marketing programs over the last couple of years and wish this forum was the first I found. I have spent thousands over time on many different programs, most promising a lot and not delivering to my expectations.

    My search has finally ended. In the last couple of weeks I have learned more from “The Year Of The Affiliate” forum than all of the other programs I’ve tried put together. This forum is the best information I’ve come across, it’s relevant and helpful, there are people online to help with any question and you are answered quickly. It is also user friendly, I’m self taught on the computer and have found everything is explained in easy to understand language. I am so excited to find a forum which provides such a high level of education, proven strategies for SEO and marketing and is so easy to access.

    Thanks Sean for putting this together, I look forward to a long association with the YOTA forum.


  16. Felicite Randall says:

    I have only been a member for 2 days and am working my way through your book. It is easy to understand, although am a complete ‘newbie’ and am in the older generation. Looking forward to making my first sale!

  17. Mrs.Yasmi A.Subhani says:

    Dear sur,

    Very interesting informaation, I am still struggling to set up my online business and require help from start.

  18. Colin Gray says:

    Hi Sean,
    I have been somewhat reluctant to the industry given the number of let-downs in the past by other marketing gurus etc. However, meeting you personally and becoming a participant with YOTA is comforting and an adventure I am looking forward to.
    Your website is fabulous and displays what one hopes truly exists. It does, and with the faith I have in you to build a future in the internet marketing for not only myself but the team you are generating.
    Well done Sean.
    Warm regards

  19. Hi Sean,
    thank you for giving so many people, including me thankfully, the opportunity to realise there dreams. This is all so very foreign to me that its scary, but at the same time can see the hugh potential in it. lt’s great that beginners can relate to this program because of the way you have layed it out for us. l’m currently reading the YOTA E-Book for the 2nd time this week too get my head around it a little better. lt’s also comforting to know that there is so much support there for us to get started and beyond.
    Thanks again Leo.

  20. I’ve waited 12 months to gain access to Sean’s online marketing ideas and the opportunity has arrived! If your going to start Internet Marketing then learn from the masters, and Sean’s one of them.
    Get on board, grab his coat-tails, and you can’t loose
    HiHo Silver and away!

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  21. Hi Sean
    I am slowly progressing thru your wonderful video tutorials, and actioning them as best I can to try and get all the information to sink in. I am glad you are going slowly because it is all new to me and I have a tendency to feel like I am about to get information overload.

  22. thank you for giving us such a great forum to access to learn so much from. The facilitators are such an active bunch and are very helpful. I am really looking for to the learning experience ahead. Thanks Sean for your vision of teaching in this manner.

  23. Ross Sneddon says:

    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the Beta forum 200.

    I have been studying the content of the older version for only three days. Already I believe I have learnt more in that time than the previous 12 months or more with other web promoters. They seem to deliberately set out to tell you so much but retain key parts, which simply adds to the confusion as if there isn’t more than enough.

    I have found the content so far straight forward and loaded with easily understood information. You set out to say something and say it all, clearly with nothing hidden,

    I look forward to the release of the YOTA 2009 book and the interchanges on the forum with other members. Let the future begin.


  24. Thank you for giving us such a great forum to access to learn so much from, I’m in and joining your forum immediately.

  25. Tania Shipman says:

    I have learnt so much already using the forum and can only recommend this.

    I had a friend telling me for a long time now, join with Sean and I resisted. I always found excuses not to, but now I know I’m on my way and kicking myself for not starting months ago.

    The response on the forum is always fast, informative and useful, but we have our fun moments too.

    One of the most enjoyable forums I belong to.


  26. Thank you all for the great accolades. Please keep them coming πŸ˜‰

  27. I read some of the posts and I think it is a great site. Do you appreciate my innuendo case I have a nice fresh joke for you people) What do you call a day that follows two days of rain? Monday.

  28. Sean there is great feedback about your forum, it sounds like a great place to learn and have first hand advice and instant responses. Off to check it out now…
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  29. Hi Sean, As you know I can vouch for the efficiency of the YOTA forum. It runs so well, everyone is happy. I’m a member now for a while and find the learning has something new each day and there is so much to learn.

    Before joining, I knew very little about forums, internet marketing or the internet at all. I’m learning more each day about Social Media as well. That’s just one aspect. I attend so many webinars each week – the learning goes on. I consider myself fortunate to be a YOTA forum member. There’s always so much going on and I can learn at my own pace.

    Thanks for the great opportunity, Sean.

  30. Hey, how come I didn’t know about this deal??? Whoever got in early, got a great bargain.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

    • Yeah same here Lina. I think we may have been in the second intake πŸ™‚

      Regardless the forum has lived up to what is set out to achieve. It has delivered time and time again and I would (and do) recommend the YOTA forum any body regardless of whether you are just starting out, have a website already or are a small business looking to dominate your market.

      Plus the people in the forum are great too πŸ˜‰
      .-= Cemil´s last blog ..Outsourcing Content Writing =-.

  31. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I’ve been a member of your forum for a while and I love it. The support I receive from you and your team is incredible. You answer all of my questions so quickly and in ways that are easy to understand.

    The step-by-step tutorials are amazing. They make life so much easier and I’m constantly learning new things all the time. I appreciate all the effort that you and your team put into everyone’s success. I will be a successful Internet Marketer from the YOTA forum.:)

  32. Ahh – I was a bit late for the special deal. But who cares, the forum is worth EVERY PENNY!!! And the responses ARE super fast (most of the time within 30min or less …)

    Well done Sean (and Zodiacs)
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

  33. I didn’t even know there were people who would actually want to help you to learn how to make money online.
    Before Joining the forum I only knew people who would take my money and do nothing and give nothing.
    Now I am learning so much and with the help of Sean, the Zodiacs and members of the forum.
    Thank You all

  34. It’s over a year ago since I joined the YOTA forum and I have been fully supported the whole time by the YOTA team. The whole experience has been totally positive and everyone works together to help each other.

    There has been no negativity and everyone is polite. The forum is always manned by moderators who are all professional internet marketers and they are extremely fast in getting an answer for any query.

    The resources of education in the forum are vast and growing every day. We have webinars, an affiliate program, article writing contests, video libraries, article libraries, and literally tons of information including learning guides for newbies, intermediates and advanced.

    I am very blessed to be a member of the forum and to have Sean as my mentor and coach.

    Thankyou Sean for creating something extraordinary.

    • Hi Elly,

      sounds like you were one of the Beta-testers – well done! I only came across it a bit later, and first thought about only staying with it the one free month, but I got hooked.

      The only problem there seems to be with the Yota forum is the constant danger of information overload πŸ˜‰
      Currently I try to get my head around
      – LCM
      – keeping my blogs current
      – the competition
      – and keeping up to date with all the news, webinars, videos ….

      I love it πŸ™‚
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Self Improvement – 25 Self Motivation Quotes =-.

      • Hi Renee,

        You’re not alone. I’m also having trouble fitting everything in that needs to be done. I just can’t do it all and I’ve found that I had to make a choice about what to focus on.

        The crazy thing is I actually made a schedule that I thought I could stick to during the competition. I failed miserably. Right now, I’m just trying to hang on.
        .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

      • Hi Renee

        Yes I can relate to all you are saying and of the many valuable thing I have learned in the forum, one in particular is time management.

        I can get everything done because I carefully plan my week right to the last minute and then just follow the plan.

        Initially it is information overload as there is a lot to learn but eventually, that information will sink in and you will have a bank of knowledge always to draw from.

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