Mind Blowing Stuff at our Next Meetup on 5/5!

Hello Everyone!

I just got back from Portland at the PPC Hero Conference. I’ve got so much cool information to share with everyone at our next meetup, I really think some of it will blow your mind!

Even though this conference is primarily ‘supposed’ to be focused on Pay-Per-Click advertising, there is so much more that was covered regarding ALL aspects of internet marketing and the internet industry as a whole. After all, PPC is the most powerful advertising tool on the planet today and they are all run by the internet giants. Speakers directly from Google, Bing, Twitter, and some of the other largest names in paid search were there. I will undoubtedly have to talk really fast next Tuesday night (May 5th) at our meetup group to cover all the topics I think you’ll find interesting.

Here’s just a small sample of the stuff I plan to cover:
1. What Google is doing today to track us everywhere. (They even know when you’ve visited a store after searching THAT store online…AND they know where you walked around in the store and if you found the product you were looking for!)
2. How to effectively become fearless in asking for things you want.
3. How Twitter’s advertising abilities are MUCH better than anyone of us imagined and how you can potentially take advantage of it.
4. Changes happening around mobile and some really crazy stats that marketers are seeing with it.
5. What problems “cool” sites cause for conversions.
6. Why I’ve spent almost an hour a day on 2 Social Media Platforms (Linkedin and Google+) for the last 2 weeks and how it will change my future for the better.
7. Evernote’s super cool camera feature you can use when going to conferences so you don’t have to take notes.
8. One small way website owners can potentially stop causing people subliminal pain (and they don’t even realize it).
9. Super cool tools in the Pay Per Click world today.
10. Why SEO still matters today, and how Google, Bing, and Yahoo will make it harder and harder to maintain organic ranking.
11. Why 97% of business websites are missing out on billions of dollars.

And that’s not all! Among other things, I’ve also become an Adwords Certified Google Partner last week and will talk a little about that as well.

Also, last month one of our long time regular attendees mentioned that she has a new book published on Amazon.com. Being that the content of the book was something I found interesting and felt as though it could be helpful knowledge, I purchased a download copy for my kindle. The book was called “Sample Fundraising Letters” and had a TON of great and useful information for any internet marketer as well. As the title states, it has sample fundraising letters that an be used as templates to follow. The cool thing about this book is that the content about the psychology of the letters is also very good for copywriting samples. After all, a website can easily be seen as a public letter asking for someone to take action. I highly recommend the book to anyone who needs to do fundraising and for anyone interested in learning more about how to write convincing content.

Here’s a link to the book’s landing page: http://www.fundraisingip.com/fundraising/our-new-e-book-of-sample-fundraising-letters/­

By the way, if you find the book as enjoyable and educational as I did, please leave her a review on Amazon.com. As we’ve mentioned before about how the Amazon system works, it will help her ranking and sales.

So, as you can tell I’ve had an incredible month since the last meetup. I am so excited to share all the cool stuff I’ve been exposed too that I GUARANTEE there will be at least a few things new (and hopefully useful) to everyone that comes.

See you at Barnes and Nobles Tuesday on May 5th at 7:00pm!

Best,
Chris

PS. Oh, one more thing! I almost forgot… If anyone is still interested in going to the Conversion Conference in Las Vegas at the RIO Hotel in May on the 13th and 14th, I still have room in my car if you want to ride out with my work colleague and I. The conference is $1097, but I have a $100 discount coupon if you sign up before May 11th. Click here →http://convcon.refr.cc/B2P72GC­ to get the $100 discount. A conference like this for under $1000 is a fantastic deal. The guy who is putting on this conference spoke in Portland. He’s absolutely amazing! I’ll share some of the incredible stuff he shared about how the human mind works at the meetup.

We Should All Go Mobile By April 21?

What’s the big deal about MOBILE this month?!?

This is what google shows for mobile friendly websites

Google has already been showing a little favor for mobile friendly sites.

If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, Google has announced that they will be doing a monster update to their search algorithm to heavily favor mobile friendly websites by making them rank higher. As it currently stands, they have already started adding indicators on the results pages on mobile devices that say, “Mobile-friendly” on them (see image).

Google has rarely ever announced an update in such a fashion that it has made the SEO community go into a frenzy. Are your sites mobile friendly?

50% or more of your traffic might be from mobile devices

It’s very common to see traffic to my sites at nearly 50% from mobile users. If my sites are not mobile friendly right now, I could be looking at a huge loss in traffic, which could also mean a huge loss in revenue. The problem with switching over is that the template of my site is also designed to convert ad revenue very well. So the way I see it, I’m in a lose-lose situation. If I optimize the site for mobile, my ad clicks will drop. Likewise, if I stay optimized for clicks, I will most likely lose ranking and traffic.

How to change over to mobile and what to watch out for – Calling all web builders!

Due to my dilemma, I will be dedicating our next meetup to “Going Mobile”. For those of you who are web designers or coders, we’d love for you to join us in the discussion and share your thoughts on the best ways to convert over and what we should watch out for. I have been dealing with so many different struggles in my full-time job with this issue that I have a lot of things we’ve had to make decisions on that could be enlightening for all.

Showcasing a super cool tool to help conversions

I also found a really cool tool that a lot of you will find helpful as well. One of the best ways to figure out how to make your website convert better is watch what people are doing while on your site. I’ll demo exact how this works and show you how easy it is to install as well. Best of all, there is a free version of it that can be used to see if it is a tool you might want to use as well!

See you on April 7th at 7pm!

 

Special Deal for Anyone Who Wants To Join Me at The Conversion Conference

I hope all of you are having a great start to 2015!

For those of you that attended the last meetup, I mentioned that I would be attending the “Conversion Conference” in Las Vegas.

After booking for the event, I got an email sent to me saying any friends that might want to attend can get $100 off by using a special coupon code. I setup a link at http://www.scvinternetmarketers.com/conversionconference for anyone interested to get the $100 discount code. You get to go for less than what I paid!

If you are interested in learning how to make your websites convert to sales better, THIS is the conference you must attend. PLUS, if you register before the end of THIS MONTH, you get the early bird rate at $897. That’s $300 off the regular price. If you register after January 31st, you can still use the coupon, but the conference price will be going up as the dates get closer to the event.

The Conversion Conference is on May 13th and 14th at the Rio Hotel. I am driving out there by myself and can take 3 others with me if you need a ride out there. I will be leaving Santa Clarita on the 12th and coming back on the 15th.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at scvinternetmarketers@gmail.com. This is the first time I am attending this event and I know nothing will help my business more than understanding how to get visitors to my site to take action in either buying or submitting a lead form. It is my belief that understanding how to get visitors to convert to sales is one of the most important things anyone in business can learn.

Best,

Chris Miyamoto

PS. Our next meetup is on February 3rd at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Celebration. It’s time to hit the ground running!

I am very excited about our meetup tomorrow. I have a friend that has agreed to share his story on how he took a hard to find product and turned it into some income on the internet. At the time, I was just getting started in Internet Marketing and Danny’s story was a HUGE inspiration for me. He was the only person I knew at the time that actually created an income on the web.

Even before many of the gurus talked about how to find outsourced professionals, Danny found a programmer to build a sites for him. I’ve asked Danny to speak about some of the ventures he’s had with the internet and share what process he goes through when creating a new internet venture.

I’ve also been sent some interesting SEO stuff for 2015 and would like to take some time to share how the Search Engine World has been changing. Things are getting tougher in competitive niches, but knowing how the search world is changing can be a huge benefit in getting sites ranked higher in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

As always, please bring your questions.

Hope to see you at the meetup at 7pm.

December 2nd – Last meeting for 2014 at Barnes and Nobles!

Our December 2nd meeting is going to be at our normal location at Barnes and Nobles in Valencia. We will be meeting at our regular time at 7pm and I we’ll cover a little about what’s been going on with everyone and their internet businesses. I’ll briefly cover some of the newer ventures I tried this year and how my old businesses have really shown a comeback in October.

I’d love to hear what goals some of you may have for 2015 and find out what internet adventures some of the others are planning.

It might rain really hard, so make sure to bring an umbrella and drive safe!

I Am VERY Excited For Our Next Meetup on October 7th

Happy Sunday Internet Marketers!

Our next Santa Clarita Internet Marketer’s meetup meeting is THIS TUESDAY at 7pm (October 7th) and I think it could be one of the best meetup’s ever.

Before Wednesday, I was thinking about quitting…

I know that this may come as a shock, but I’ve been contemplating hard lately about quitting the meetup group. It’s something I really LOVE doing and look forward to every month, but there were some things that I began losing sleep over that happened because of the meetup group. I began wondering if it was time to move on. I’ll go more into detail later in this email about what happened and how I got more excited than ever to make it better.

I’ve Got A REAL Presentation!

This Tuesday, I am actually preparing a short Powerpoint presentation and will be really encouraging open discussion/debate along the way!

I’ve decided to cover some ‘not so secret’ secrets and going deep into why most internet marketers fail and only a small handful of others succeed. Be prepared to nudged hard in the right direction if you are experiencing a lack of growth in your business.

No matter what type of business you do or how successful you are, I believe this next meetup will have everyone leaving with at least 1 Golden Nugget of helpful information.

If you sell on AMAZON, please come out!

If you’re building a business selling products on Amazon.com or are thinking about joining the next ASM launch (ASM is the Amazing Selling Machine program that teaches you how to sell stuff on Amazon.com), I think the open discussion I have planned could be extra valuable for you. Some of the main success principles I want to discuss are based on observations and examples that can be applied directly to business models that sell on Amazon.com.

By the way, if you DON’T sell products on Amazon.com the same principles introduced are extremely relevant for successfully building any business whether it’s on the internet (online), or a traditional business that is not on the internet (offline).

So…Why Was I Thinking About Quitting?

When I took over the group, I only had a little more than a years worth of internet marketing experience. I volunteered to run it and keep it going because there were a few individuals that said they would continue to attend if it kept going and I knew it was the only way to get a chance to speak to like minded people who spoke the same internet business language.

My #1 goal was to help get others ahead in their internet businesses any way I could in the time that we had and to get new people to have their lives changed the way my internet business has done for me.

BUT…I never thought about what I would do if any influence or advice I gave ever set someone back.

I promoted and encouraged a few people to try their hands at doing the Amazon business (ASM) and have seen some of my close friends struggle hard at it. It’s been very hard to watch people not have the success in the business that I promoted and encouraged them to pay a lot of money to get in on. I’ve been told by others that I have to let it go and just keep them moving, but to be honest, I feel responsible for their ‘hard times’ and responsible for their pain.

I’ll explain a lot more about it in detail at the meetup, but over the last few days, I’ve been ENLIGHTENED to another fact that I overlooked.

Some Of Our Member Have Had INCREDIBLE Success Lately!

There are a few people in our group who have had life changing success because of the promotion and introduction to the same program that I have been paining about. Success so large that their lives have completely turned over to allow them opportunities they never dreamed would have been possible so quickly. I definitely don’t take any credit for their success, but I do take some satisfaction in knowing that it is definitely possible they might still be struggling with their finances had I never asked them to see the program that allowed them the opportunity to make the income they see today.

This realization is what has motivating me to change my mindset and build the meetup to a level that I never bothered to try and do. We’ll be having the same great discussions, just better focus and structure. People have asked for it, but I thought it was too time consuming to make it happen, and that’s simply not fair for all of you who take the time to come out and help make this group so good. For that…I apologize.

I hope that I am able to fulfill this goal for everyone’s benefit and we’ll be starting this new structure on Tuesday to see how it goes!

I hope to see you all there!

Sincerely,

Chris Miyamoto

Our Next Meetup is September 2nd!

Hope everyone is enjoying the Labor Day weekend!

The day after Labor Day is our Tuesday night monthly meetup meeting at Barnes and Nobles. As usual, we’ll start at 7pm and see what questions we can answer from the group members.

I am not 100% sure on what our main subject matter will be for the night, but I am leaning toward covering some basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) concepts and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) fundamentals. I’ll take a vote before we being as to what more people would like to have me cover.

Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day!

See you at

Local Book Store
23630 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA
91355
US
Phone: 661-254-6604
!

Next Meetup is August 5th! How To Get Started With Facebook Advertising

I just returned Monday from an amazing 4-day Las Vegas Event and will be sharing some of the cool things we learned that could help anyone who does business online. It was really great to spend time with others from SCV for a few days and have meals together. If you ever get a chance to attend an internet marketing “live” event, I highly recommend it.

Ever wanted to know about Facebook Advertising?

Most of you know I really don’t like using social media. I think it’s an amazing tool to keep in touch with friends, but (in my opinion), I find it to be an incredible time suck. Regardless of my personal feelings, I know it is a powerful tool for internet marketing and a necessity for today’s internet businesses marketing. Especially when it comes to doing online advertising. Over the years, I’ve heard time and time again that Facebook is one of the best advertising platforms on the web today and anyone doing business should be looking into it.

Why is Facebook advertising so powerful?

One thing that is constantly mentioned at Internet Marketing conferences is that Facebook advertising can really boost your business because you can show ads to very specific types of people. Since Facebook gathers all kinds of data about what you like, that data can be used to allow marketers to target you for ads that are in your interests. Unlike TV commercial advertising, the audience is selected specifically on what the advertiser thinks his audiences interests are.

IT’S NOT AS COMPLICATED AS YOU THINK! (I HOPE)

If you’re like me, then you probably just had a small anxiety attack thinking that you’re going to have to learn a whole new program and spend weeks figuring it out. I had the same thoughts over and over each time I saw it (Facebook Advertising) mentioned somewhere and dreaded knowing that someday I’d have to ‘bite the bullet’ and learn it.

Thankfully, one of my closest friends is a FACEBOOK master. (Seriously, he is one of the best Facebook marketers on the planet). He will be coming to our next meetup at Barnes and Nobles on AUGUST 5TH to show us how to setup a Facebook ad LIVE on one of my physical products that I sell on Amazon.com.

What he shows us can be used for ANYTHING that anyone wants to promote on Facebook.

Thank goodness I am so lazy! 😉

Some smart guy once said, “If you want to find the most efficient way to do something, assign the task to the laziest person you can find and he will most likely figure out a way to do it with the least effort.” (I think he was pointing at me when he said this)

Being the laziest internet marketer I know, I don’t want to spend the time learning all the ‘ins-and outs’ on Facebook marketing so I decided to ask Anthony Franck (my Facebook expert friend) if he would make a Facebook Ad for me while I watched.

Being the nice guy he is, he said “Sure” without hesitation. I then thought, “Others in the meetup group would be interested in seeing it done while he did it for me” and asked him to do the ad creation at the meetup so all of you (lazy and non-lazy marketers) can learn along with me. Anthony agreed!

All that being said, Anthony “The Facebook Master” Franck will be at our meetup to make my Facebook ad for me for my and explain how and why he does what he does. We get a chance to listen to his thought process as he creates the ad right in front of us.

AMAZON SELLERS CAN REALLY BENEFIT FROM THIS!

All of you who are currently selling or planning to sell products on Amazon.com should plan to attend this meeting. Sooner or later you will need to do some Facebook marketing and this could be the fastest way to get top knowledge about how to do it. Anthony Franck is the real deal and we get to see him in action putting up my ads.

Call the babysitter now to book them for August 5th @ 7pm so you can make it!

Our other guest speaker…

Those of you who were at our last meetup got to hear Mandi speak about what she does for medium business find an extra 20 hours a month and $20,000 dollars. She was scheduled to speak at this meetup but ended up with a scheduling conflict and won’t be able to make it to the group for a couple of months. I’ll keep you updated as I find out more.

Beta Tester Announcement

For anyone who took part in acquiring and testing Steven Watanabe’s Ammozon software, please send reviews and testimonials as soon as possible to info@dangercoders.com.  He is getting ready to do the final launch soon and could use all the feedback possible. If you were not able to get your hands on a copy of the beta program, please reach out to him at info@dangercoders.com before he finalizes the program for launch.

Community Service Announcement – Tech Industry Pros Wanted
The Newhall Library is looking for panelist in the tech industry that could help out our SCV Youth..

The Newhall Library’s Digital Services Librarian, Julie Oshiro (the “How to” YouTube contest Ipad mini winner), reached out to me to see if there was anyone in our group who might be interested in being a part of a panel discussion that could help the youth in SCV gain a better understanding about the tech industry. Here is what she wrote:
We are looking for individuals to participate and share their experiences in technology focused careers. I was wondering if you could please pass thing along to people who may be interested? Or mention it at your next meet up?

Unfortunately I didn’t realize she needed responses by 8/1 (which is before our next meetup). If you are interested in helping out, click here to get all the details on submitting your interest to participate asap. I submitted my information yesterday. If I am selected, I’ll be there as part of the panel.

On last thing….(really, I am coming to a close)

I just want to spend the last few words here to thank every single one of you who are so supportive of me and this meetup group. I’ve reaped HUGE rewards from doing this monthly meetup through getting to know some of the nicest people ever and the shared knowledge that has continued to grow my business.

Many of you have become people I call “friends” and I continue to make more and more as the group grows. I am so grateful for all the years we’ve been doing this together and I am especially appreciative to Wilson Mattos who founded the group. Thank you all so much!