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Lynn Terry
September 17th, 2009, 09:27 AM
This is an open thread for you to vote for upcoming topics & guests on the weekly Free Webinar (http://www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/webinars.htm). Who would you like to hear from, or what would you most like to learn more about?

September 17th, 2009, 09:41 AM
I think it would be awesome for you to interview various Elite members. We have a lot of talented folks right here on this forum with great information to share!

September 17th, 2009, 09:44 AM
Definitely you Lynn and hope the following can make it

1) Dan Thies
2) Karon Thackston (if possible again)
3) Jeff Herring
4) Jimmy D. Brown
5) Rosalind Gardner
6) Traci Knoppe

Thanks for putting up this thread

September 17th, 2009, 09:57 AM
It's funny you ask this because I was going to tell you I have really been learning a lot and enjoy reading Robb Sutton's blog (http://robbsutton.com/). I just recently bought his new Ramped Reviews e-book (https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=275425&c=ib&aff=31799&cl=65616) and can't wait to read it.

September 17th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Hi Angie,

Thanks for sharing your learning curves :)

September 17th, 2009, 03:03 PM
I second Jamessamy's list of possible interviews & high on the list should be an hour with Traci Knoppe(even if I had to pay for the recording I would be first in line to obtain a copy)

September 17th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Wow! Thanks guys, I'm certainly honored to be included among that list!

Lynn Terry
September 17th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Topics you're focused on learning right now?

September 17th, 2009, 11:04 PM
OMG, that list is just too long Lynn. But if I had 3 things it would be;

1. continuity plannning (getting from one list into another)
2. keeping momentum rolling
3. JV's; considerations, formal/informal, problems etc

I am going to have to get up at 2am more often - :o

September 17th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Oops forgot topics. My interests would be

Product reviews
Backlinks/SEO/Keyword research
Article Marketing
Home office organization

September 17th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Yes, I add a vote for backlinks too.

Lynn Terry
September 18th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Great topics & guests suggestions - keep them coming ;)

September 18th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Organizing affilate information. Even if I knew how to use it properly, I would have a hard time finding it. Maybe I've signed up for too many, but I can't keep track. I think I have affiliphobia:(

September 18th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Organizing affilate information. Even if I knew how to use it properly, I would have a hard time finding it. Maybe I've signed up for too many, but I can't keep track. I think I have affiliphobia:(

Here here! I must have affiliphobia too:D Always trying to figure out a way to organize affiliate stuff better (I have log in's in books, links in favorites, some stuff in XSitePro, on paper, etc YIKES:eek:).

And I do have a link, Carol that will help you get started on that but a portion of a webinar devoted to that would be sooo cool. And maybe since Kelly McCausey did this video, she would be a great guest on the webinar to expand on this.


September 18th, 2009, 10:45 AM
I like the suggestions by all and whatever, whenever and whoever will be involved I will definitely be there. All the topics are extremely current and seem to be constantly evolving. I have trouble keeping up and staying focused!
Thanks again Lynn!

Jan Ferrante
September 19th, 2009, 08:26 AM
The topics that I'm most interested in are

getting more traffic
jv ideas/how to network within our level (how to find and create win/win situations with people who are at a similar level to us in traffic/niche etc - the kind of people who would also be interested - could tie in nicely on how to use or ideas for using the social media forum in the elite group. I think this could be a real key to growth.

I think that Traci's idea about interviewing elite members is a great idea for many reasons both for the members and for elite forum exposure as well. For those who's specialty isn't working online related you could keep it to our biggest take aways in working online, our biggest lessons, mistakes etc, anything like that with a small part of the interview spotlighting the guest's site/business.

It wouldn't have to be every time, maybe once a month even and it could be on a volunteer basis.

I think it would be really interesting. There are some pretty amazing members in them there woods :).

September 20th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Main topics that I always like to hear more about:

Obtainng Targeted Traffic,
Conversion from reader to fan to buyer,
Making the Tech stuff easier

Interviewing forum and elite memebers is a great idea. The masters we have here on the forum are actually doing it every day and don't necessarily know how much expertise they have that can help others...

A biggie for me right now is:
What IS great content and how DO you create it? for your readers, for the public, for attracting attention by the right people... How do you merge what you WANT to write with what gets the impact you want? That is my question for today...

Just Do it comes to mind as an answer. But I don't want to JUST DO mediocre to get something going.... I'm feeling immersed in learning SEO, researching the market, putting the tech pieces together, while having the reader, visitor, customer, tribe member, (my people who want to hear from me, like me, know me, trust me!) in mind as I do this stuff. A bit to juggle, but well worth the process, internal as well as external.

Best, Mary

P.S. A follow up topic to that is, (one that I'm not ready to tackle right now, but some further along than me may be) HOW NOT TO DROP THE BALL ONCE YOU GET IT GOING... That is an internal fear I have, how can I keep up with this once some momentum hits and people want to hear from me

September 20th, 2009, 02:05 PM
I'd love something on incorporating facebook connect into your site/using facebook in general - like the way the 30DC was set up on facebook, what kind of possibilities there are etc.

October 2nd, 2009, 11:55 AM
Seems like there are a lot of questions from us new folks about inbound links. I think we all get why they are so important, but don't entirely get how to get them. Lynn, would you consider this for a near future Webinar, please? (Sorry if I sound pushy. . .)

October 2nd, 2009, 01:50 PM
In my survey of newbies, Picking a Niche was the highest vote getter.

October 2nd, 2009, 04:25 PM
Thanks for asking this question Lynn. Lots of great responses so far.

I would like to learn about monetization. I have some blog ideas, but am not sure the best way to monetize them (or even what the possibilities are). Thanks for always sharing such great info!

October 4th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Topics of Interest

- Backlinks
- Traffic generation
- eCommerce store creation with datafeeds

January 29th, 2010, 11:10 PM
thanks Angie for the video link. I'll check it out.

February 1st, 2010, 08:35 PM
Topics of interest to me include -
obtaining backlinks
setting up a profitable membership site
getting affiliates to promote my products

Elizabeth Ashe
February 11th, 2010, 11:26 PM
I would love to hear more on data feeds and ecommerce store creation.

April 22nd, 2010, 11:32 PM
I definitely want to hear you lynn and then thinking about of Jeff Herring if possible.

April 26th, 2010, 11:33 PM
In topics I want to listen about the SEO, backlink and also about the article marketing.

August 3rd, 2010, 01:00 PM
I would love to see Regina Smola (from WP Security Lock) and Jonathan (from Plagarisim Today). They both give great info.:)

August 3rd, 2010, 01:08 PM
Great suggestions Kathy! Thank you!

Keep all topic and guest ideas coming.

August 4th, 2010, 06:14 PM
My topic of interest would be:

How to write blog posts with effective call to action, preferably with concrete examples with explanations.

Angie, I read Rosalind Gardner's review on an affiliate organizer a while ago:


I use excel sheet myself, though it is a bit unorganized. I have lots of paper lying around too. :-)

Lynn Terry
August 6th, 2010, 11:49 AM
My topic of interest would be:

How to write blog posts with effective call to action, preferably with concrete examples with explanations...

This would make a great focus topic. Thanks!

August 9th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Creating and using videos to boost article marketing results.

August 9th, 2010, 12:43 PM
A topic I would like to learn more about is how to plan affiliate promotions. Even in one niche there could be a ton of products to promote, how do you promote them all on a consistent basis to generate sales? What if you don't buy the products, how do you generate authentic reviews or promote them in a way without being spammy?

Lynn Terry
August 10th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Creating and using videos to boost article marketing results.

Check out this free report I just read yesterday:


Lynn Terry
January 21st, 2011, 01:09 PM
Bumping this thread for more topic/guest speaker suggestions. If you have a new topic or expert you'd love to hear more about - either on my podcast, my blog, or in a live webinar - put your 2c in here as a reply! ;)

January 21st, 2011, 01:29 PM
Lynn, you posted a great picture on Facebook of Chris Brogan, who comes to mind as an appropriate author to interview about blogging with influence or becoming a market leader.

Also, Lynn, what about interviewing Scott Straten who came out with that book UnMarketing that you spoke about a few months ago, to talk about uniqueness in marketing message? Those are 2 people I have heard of, and follow on Twitter, but don't know very well.


Lynn Terry
January 22nd, 2011, 10:43 AM
Great suggestions, Mary - thank you! :)

Sheri Dresser
January 31st, 2011, 10:35 PM
All these are great suggestions and I would agree with them all!

I would add as my picks:

Guest Speakers:
- YOU!!!
- Definitely agree with Kathy Pop about having Regina Smola and Jonathan Bailey. I have learned a great deal from both of them.
- Would like to hear more from Terry Dean about conversions. Was very impressed with his NAMS 5 presentation.
- Maritza Parra and Jeff Herring for video and social marketing traffic ideas.
- Paul Evans - niche identification and sales strategies
- Jay and Sterling of Internet Business Mastery (podcasting and general internet business start-up tips and ideas)
- Pat Flynn - Passive Income
- Alan Bechtold - Publishing as an affiliate marketer
- Bob Jenkins - Developing a 6 Figure Business
- Interviewing some of the most successful Elite members, and some who are rising stars! What they did to start, struggles and wins, biggest lesson, what they would do differently if they had to start over now, sharing a secret or two, how they plan to grow it.

- A tutorial or workshop from you/others on how to find and analyze the traffic and numbers to a website in order to learn how to determine what is working and what isn't, with strategies on how to make adjustments.
- Information about various business models (i.e. affiliate, SEO local marketing, etc.) and some strategies or map to help get started with each one.
- An in depth discussion and tutorial by you on doing keyword research.
- Agree with Angie - Office and computer file organization.
- Workshop on Blogging secrets that you and others will learn at the Feb blogging summit and can share with us.
- Would love to know who besides you is doing this full-time, making a living at this business, struggles and wins, and the strategies they have developed to sustain and grow their business for the future.

Of course, I realize you probably have an in-depth article out there on probably every single one of these topics. If so, just cite them here and we'll just go read them. LOL!

Thanks for asking, Lynn!

February 3rd, 2011, 01:13 AM

I will be building my 1st email list to make sales from this list, this would be something of interest to me.:)