And the Winner is…
September 4, 2012 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments
Just following up on my previous post on how to build a profitable eBay business selling replacement parts. As promised, the most interesting comment author will receive a special gift from me. That gift will be a book called “The Millionaire Fastlane” – an excellent read for any online entrepreneur. In a nutshell, it’s about building an online business FAST, then selling it off to live from passive income streams. Unlike many other business books, this one is full of real life examples and inspirational stories:
I’m giving away only one book but Many Thanks for all your comments!
The winner is Jim Bannerman wit his hilarious version:
I think this one is pretty obvious.
Whilst training for the Olympics, Andrew was attempting his famous back-somersault-double-twist-with-pike routine. Whilst in mid-flow and upsidedown, the pike slipped out of his hands, fell onto the trampoline with Andrew trailing slightly after. His slim but muscular body then landed on top of the pike, which being a fish was somewhat slippery. Andrew skidded on the pike and there was no going back. All hell broke loose with Andrew and the pike fighting for stability on the trampoline jump mat. The pikes dorsal fin is a sharp, razor like weapon and as the fish was bouncing around on the mat, its fin was doing its job with the resultant damage.
However, being the sort of person to never give up, Andrew practiced on a neighbours trampoline and ultimately won a medal at the Olympics for this very same jump. He decided to flog his medal on ebay for £30 and used this to purchase a new replacement trampoline mat.
Congrats Jim! Please contact me here so we can arrange how you’ll receive your gift (physical book/Kindle version available).
Just to clear the air here’s what actually happened to my trampoline mat:
Yep, it’s an old outdoor fire place which accidentally was built too close to my trampoline, lol. As I’m doing some heavy house renovation projects at the moment, at first it seemed like a good idea to get rid of some old floors, materials etc. using this antique Fireplace…but it turned out in a total disaster! Well, luckily no one was hurt and damage was relatively small. Lesson learned! 🙂
Thanks again for all your comments!
Amazon Associates Cheque Pays for My Car!
July 6, 2012 by Andrew Minalto - 32 Comments
As simple as that! This cheque (worth around £300) will cover this month’s car payment for Jonathan.
Jonathan was one of early customers who purchased my Second Income Generator 2.0 video course, only few months ago. After watching all 10 business concepts, he decided to stick with Amazon review websites as it was perfect for him, working a full time job and having very little money to invest in business.
Even though Jonathan didn’t have much experience with WordPress, by outsourcing some fundamental tasks, he was able to create 2 websites based around 2 different niches. After that, it was all about creating content and publishing it online. (anyone can do it!)
Yesterday I received an e-mail from Jonathan with his first cheque attached (scanned, not the real one!)- $471.43!!! (that’s combined for first 2 months of starting promoting Amazon.com products). I was really impressed how fast Jonathan achieved his first income goal – earn extra money in spare time to pay for his car!
So Today, I decided to share this with you as a motivation booster and give you a quick introduction on how this Second Income Generator business model works…
No More eBay Fees!
April 27, 2012 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments
I hate paying eBay fees!
Every eBay seller will agree on this one! But did you know that there is a simple, automated way to reduce or even eliminate your eBay bill every month? Yes! I’m talking about super profitable after sales marketing strategies online retail giants like Amazon, Love Film and Vista Print use to squeeze every penny out of their customers!
While you’re miles away from companies like these, you can simply learn from THE BEST and effectively use same techniques to make more money for your online business. And that’s what all this is about – latest Easy Auction Business update for April is now available for EAB customers!
In this short, 14 minute video I share with you exact same strategies Amazon and similar companies are using to reduce your eBay fees or even eliminate them altogether! So don’t delay and check out this new video now!
If you’re not an EAB member yet, sign-up for your life-time membership and receive monthly video updates for free!
Enjoy your weekend!
My Best Planning Tools – Pen & Paper!
January 12, 2012 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments
Hello Everyone & Happy New Year!
All the partying has ended and it’s time to get back to work, yahoo!
Right before the New Year, during the last week of December I was setting my goals and planned out year 2012 – what I want to achieve, targets to reach etc., all the usual stuff. If you haven’t done that already, DO IT NOW! I have said this many times over – without reachable goals in place it’s very difficult to work, especially on your own business, online. You really want to set clear goals and create a strategy on how you’ll achieve them.
While doing this “planning task”, I remembered how difficult this task for me was when I first tried doing it, several years ago. Not that I didn’t know what I want to achieve, not at all! Problem was that I was busy with researching and testing various time planning tools and thought my success in reaching my goals will directly depend on what time planning tool I will use. I know it sounds funny but I believe many people are experiencing same issue. Guess what? There’s no issue to deal with in first place!
It’s NEVER Too Late! (I messed it all up AGAIN)
October 26, 2011 by Andrew Minalto - 6 Comments
People make mistakes. I’m not an exception and this is THE DAY again I’ll admit from the bottom of my heart – I have made a mistake, literary – messed it all up! (this is not my first time either, lol)
It all started with the brand new TheWholesaleForums skin saga – the whole thing just reminded me how several years ago I invested more than £10k in a project that miserably failed. I lost my money just like that. It was an online website/service AND it was all my fault because I didn’t conduct a proper market research prior started working on the project.
Surely, with today’s experience I would never even started that website but back then I simply thought something will work as expected because I want it to work. because I thought that’s how it should work. In a word – I WANTED to believe it’s going to work, without any proper market research, surveys, testing etc.
But guess what? I didn’t spent months on that project, spending even more money or wasting more time – I just accepted the loss and moved on. I saw that the whole idea, concept is wrong and won’t work – and it won’t change because of my good intentions or plans I had lined up.
Did I gave up? NO! I faced reality and moved on. And that’s something I really believe in – sometimes in life it’s better to accept loss and just move on. Sometimes quick fixes doesn’t work. Sometimes you just have to let things go. Be it a business, website, relationship or a badly started craft project.
So, today I realized that my whole information websites BLOG concept doesn’t work. At least it doesn’t work as good as it should, as good as I was intended it to work in first place. I’m talking about LACK OF FOCUS! Do you know how many blogs I currently own?
12… maybe even more, I can’t even remember all of them. Some I haven’t updated for months. Some – have old skins, some – haven’t been moderated etc. etc. In a word – it’s a TOTAL MESS and it can’t continue like that. I have very limited time each day to spend on this stuff and if I have to divide my attention to 12 blogs, several newsletters, video newsletters, multiple forums etc., it simply can’t work.
Take a look at this list:
Now, these are the best looking blogs and websites I’m not ashamed of showing you (yes, there are more!). In addition – I also have EAB video newsletter, Chat With Andrew Q&A sessions, CWA videos, eCommerce Magnates video newsletter and what not! BRRRRRRRRRR – it’s scaring s**t out of me!
And then there’s YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Linked, Google+ (I haven’t even started to use, SHAME ON ME!). It’s simply too much. No one can manage so many different blogs and online diaries with a punctual regularity, while bringing best possible content out there for you – my loyal subscriber & blog reader!
So I have made a decision – I will publish all content – newsletters, articles, videos, tests etc. on just one website – and it will be this, AndrewMinalto.com blog. From now on, I’ll leave all other blogs alone, probably put a re-direct to this blog so that new people can found me easier.
It’s not only a decision about cutting on platforms I use to communicate with people, it’s also a re-branding for my whole info products business model AND the only way to publish higher quality content, on a regular basis in future. That was actually my MAIN REASON why I’m doing all this – I want to publish high quality, useful content but I can’t do it in 10 places simultaneously.
I’m NOT closing or discontinuing any products or websites in my network, not at all!
This all re-vamp is based around all the blogs I have, not websites and products. It’s totally cool that I have a separate website for each product or service, they work totally ok. Blogs are giving me major headache and the way I communicate with you, hence this consolidation.
Yes, I have lost time, money and resources by “diluting” my efforts across so many blogs BUT as I said – I’m ready to take that loss, change direction and look forward to a brighter future! In up-coming weeks I’ll upgrade this blog with some nice community plugins so that you can make most out of it and basically will concentrate my content creation efforts on this ONE blog! Let’s see how it all turns out in a year or two.
If you have any comments at all – feel free to post them below this post – I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about this whole situation! (I’m sure, many of you can relate to this somehow). By the way – my yearly subscriber survey is coming up soon with great prizes – so stay tuned by subscribing to RSS feed or follow me on Twitter!
For The Brighter Future!
Your Best Friend & Your Worst Enemy – HOSTING!
July 21, 2011 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments
As long as you’re not noticing hosting, you’re with a good provider!
That would be the single, best describing phrase of a good quality, reliable hosting company. And it’s true – we do not actually feel how good or bad hosting service is as long as it runs smoothly. Problems arrive when your website is down for several hours of even DAYS, as it happened to me few years ago.
In today’s E-Commerce Magnates video newsletter #2 I cover exact tips & strategies you should follow to choose a good hosting company for your online business:
- Web hosting overview
- Hosted Shopping Carts
- Reliable hosting companies
This article covers all the basics you need to know when choosing a hosting company & hosting service package for your online shop.
As usual, a 10 minute video is included as well.
Enjoy The Summer!
E-Commerce Magnates Video Newsletter #1
June 15, 2011 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments
Today is the day when my brand new video newsletter goes LIVE! 🙂
E-Commerce magnates video course is still in pre-production stage but while you’re waiting for official release in November, later on this year, each month I’ll publish a monthly video covering topics like:
- Shopping Carts
- Product Sourcing & Wholesale
- Niche Research
- Search Engine Optimization
- Traffic Generation
- Conversion rates
- Marketing Tactics
- Social Marketing
- And Many More!
In Video #1, I share my Top 10 rules to follow when you register a domain name.
Happy New Year Everyone!
January 17, 2011 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments
I know it’s totally belated but anyway – Happy New Year Everyone! I wish you all the best in year 2011 – make it even better than last one! More sales, more profits & success in both business and personal life!
I have been off for the last few weeks because of my operation (long story) but slowly starting to recover now. A few weeks bed time and I’ll be alright!
So – what’s going on with EAB, SIG, 60DBP and other websites?
SecondIncomeGenerator.com – since last week, the course is back on sale again. I have reserved further 50 copies so if you’re interested in making some extra cash online WITHOUT selling physical products, check it out!
60DayBlueprint.com – my best selling personal coaching program re-opens next week, on 27th January @ 8PM UK time. I’ll be taking only 3 people on board so make sure you’re online when website re-opens. Both eBay & E-commerce programs are available.
https://andrewminalto.com – I have finally finished work on the 2011 Update for the course! More than 80 minutes of extra tips & tricks, updated information added to the course. As always, all current members had a chance to receive the update for free.
That’s it for now – Thanks for reading & I’ll see you soon!