Life Is Like A Cup Coffee

Here is something that I wanted to share with you.

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you have until you stop comparing yourself to others. Life is not about what you have but rather the life that you create with what you have been given.

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Creating A Blog That Looks Professional

I have to admit that when it comes to blog design – I suck.

For the last two years I had been using some freebie WordPress theme that screamed out “amateur” to anyone who visited this blog.

Whenever I wanted to make any simple changes to the blog theme, I found myself trying to find my way through the PHP scripts to make any changes.

I must have wasted hours trying to figure out how to manipulate various themes and many times I just gave up and moved onto something else.

And my blog still looked basic.

It really didn’t matter to me at the time because I wasn’t writing too much on my blog, but as traffic slowly increased over time to this blog, I decided that a major makeover was needed.

I started looking at other major blogs and I was really impressed with the design of some of them.  I started looking around at services that could take my blog and redo it with my own personal theme that looked much more professional.

The further I looked, the more I realized how expensive this was going to get with some services charges as much as $5,000 for a unique personal theme.


I ended up coming across a product created by a sixteen year-old kid that allowed me to revamp this blog to look the way it does today. (Trust me when I say that this is a major improvement!)

And that is after only spending about 20 minutes playing around with the features.  I still haven’t used all the features yet.

What also intrigued me was the SEO features he incorporated into his blog design that allowed him to rank number three for the keywords “make money online” on Google out of over 185 million web sites.  I am not sure how he did this, but he credits his blog design plugin called Ultimate Blogging Theme.

So the plugin serves two purposes for me.

1. A great looking blog
2. Higher SEO rankings

If you are creating blog and want to relay a professional image, I suggest that you pick up a copy of the Ultimate Blogging Theme 3.0 by clicking the link below:

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For only $97, it is the best investment you can make for your blog.

Best wishes,

Gauher Chaudhry

Scaling With Media Buys

I did a webinar earlier today with Greg Davis who is an expert at media buys and shared some of his tips. I had the wrong mic on when I first started the webinar so I sound like I am talking in a phone booth. I quickly fixed this.

Watch the replay below:

Grab your ticket to Vegas!

Feel free to post your comments.

Best wishes,
Gauher Chaudhry

Raising Money For Cancer Care

A few months months ago my family decided to raise funds for my son’s cancer hospital. I tapped into my marketing lists by asking my subscribers to purchase CPA Quantum, which was a course showing people how to get online traffic from a variety of different sources. I expected to raise $10,000 in a week, but my list responded fairly quick to this cause and we managed to raise the $10,000 in about eleven hours.

My five year old son Shaan, presented this check to the cancer hospital and we indicated that we wanted the funds to go towards gifts and items for the children who are still in the hospital for cancer treatment. Here are a few pictures from the check presentation.

You can see in the above picture that Shaan is signing the check and then presenting to the Director of Pediatric Oncology and his clinic nurse.  As you can see, this was a lot of fun for Shaan.  The hospital was literally stunned when we told them that we raised the funds in just eleven hours. This is an example of the power of the Internet and what can be achieved in a short period of time.

One of the things that I learned from this fundraising experience is that we as marketers who have been blessed with success online should take a social responsibility and raise funds for noble causes.  I know that a lot of my friends are involved in fundraising (i.e. Amish Shah and Mike Koenigs with Just Like My Child Foundation) and I look forward to continuing to tap into my lists to help others around the world.

I sent an email to my list about a new marketing program that I will be starting at and my primary purpose for starting this membership site is to raise funds every month for various causes. Stay tuned for more information about this new site in a few weeks.

Best wishes,

Gauher Chaudhry

Learning To Let Go

One of the biggest problems with trying to build up an online income is that time is finite.

With everyday activities (i.e. work, kids, school, etc.) taking up the majority of your waking hours, you may find that you don’t have as much time as you would like to work on your online activities.

Or you may have a lot of time to work, but you still end up making very little money to show for your efforts. That is even more frustrating.

I am also pretty sure that you don’t want to become a slave to your computer and spend 14 hours a day trying to make money online.

The sad reality is that most people are spending countless number of hours trying to make it work.

You may have very well fallen into this same pattern and there are consequences that come with that such as neglect of your family and poor health.

When I look back at my Internet marketing career, I have realized that I have wasted weeks or even months working on projects that yielded very little results or income to show for my efforts.

I have also realized that I had a serious problem of “letting go.”

What I mean by this is that I should have let go of futile projects long ago rather than tried to make them work.

For years I have been beating a bunch of dead horses.

There are many reasons why you may also be working on useless projects everyday with very little results.

* Maybe you bought a $2,000 course and are convinced it will EVENTUALLY work for you and that is why you continue to do it even though you hate it.

* Maybe you have a passion for a particular topic and are convinced that you will eventually make money with it.

* Maybe you have invested so much money into a project, that you will not give up until you at least get your investment back.

I recently decided to stop working on a project that I have spent that last 11 years trying to make it work.

Yes, that is ELEVEN years, so I am one of those types of people who had a serious problem letting go.

I finally made this decision a few nights ago after thinking how much money I have spent (over $50,000) and the countless number of hours I have put into this particular project.

This decision came after I did a “Return On Investment” calculation on my work hours and I want you to do the same exercise.

I want you to mark the time you spend on the computer for a typical day and see where you are spending your hours.

Here is an example:

Check Email 30 minutes
Write a Niche Article 60 minutes
Add PPC Keywords 30 minutes
Visit IM Forums 15 minutes
Work on Auto Insurance web site 15 minutes

You should do this for an entire week and then take all
the revenue for the week and assign it to each activity:

Check Email $0.00
Niche Articles $50.00
Add PPC Keywords $30.00
Visit IM Forums $0.00
Auto Insurance web site $0.00

So if we were to measure this over an entire week:

Email – $0.00 / 2.5 hours = $0.00
Dating Article – $50 / 5 hours = $10.00
Add PPC Keywords = $30.00 / 2.5 hours = $12.00
Visit IM Forums – $0.00 / 1.25 hours = $0.00
Auto Ins web site = $0.00 / 1.25 hours = $0.00

Trust me. If you do this exercise, you will see where your time is getting bogged down. In this example of a 10 hour work week, 25% of it was wasted answering or checking email that yields zero revenue.

If you are spending too much time answering customer support emails, then why not create a FAQ section to help reduce these emails?

The key here is to reduce your work time and use this time on activities that have results. Or better yet, use this time to work out or spend time with the family.

I mean, that is the whole point why we are all trying to making money online, right?

Let me know your comments.

Best wishes,

Gauher Chaudhry