Monday, July 28, 2008

Breaking News ASD Speeds Along with new upgrades

Breaking News

Posted July 28,2008 ASD Web Application Update

We are well on our way to putting the upgraded ASD system back on line. Like all similar projects the scope of the work expanded dramatically as ASD and Webworld started the implementation. But even though it was a massive undertaking both the Webworld and ASD programmers are completely up to the task. Currently there are a total of 5 top level programmers working non-stop on the project, and most of the loose ends are tied up. The program now sits on a very fast database which is designed to expand almost infinitely. Currently we are towards the end of re-configuring a great deal of computer code that was designed to work with the old database, so that it now works with the new database. Think of it as the software version of having to create all new cables to plug into your new computer, but in this case there are hundreds of them. When this evolution is over ASD members will have a very fast and smooth running original version of the ASD program. As stated previously, Version 2 is in the final planning stages and work will commence shortly. No details about Version 2 are available yet for ASD members, but suffice to say it will be a fully loaded Maserati and very fun to drive! While the site is being upgraded, members will receive full credit for surfing. There is no need at this time to submit support tickets. To access the site please click on the link Here

Thank You,

Juan Fernandez

Chief Executive Officer

Friday, July 25, 2008

Do You Have A Hard Time Recruiting People?

Hi everyone,

Tom here with a very special announcement, if you find it hard to talk to prospects on the phone, sponsor new reps effortlessly, and handle objection and rejection.

This person Mike Dillard, network marketing expert, recently sat down to interview one of our industries top recruiters, Mark Wieser.

If you haven’t heard of Mark, then you are missing out. He has personally sponsored as many as 254 new reps in one year, consistently sponsors as many as 25 reps in a month, was his companies number 1 recruiter for 15 consecutive months, and has built an organization of over 10,000 reps in less than 2 years.

So it is fair to say that he is one of the best and knows a thing or two about recruiting.

In this interview Mark reveals what it takes to sponsor prospects on the phone almost effortlessly. Mike grilled him for close to an hour to reveal his secrets.

This interview was video taped and instead of charging for it like some suggested Mike do, he is making this video available to you for free for a limited time.

If you would like to dominate the phone with your prospects and sponsor more people than you ever thought imaginable then you owe it to yourself to get your hands on this video interview.

Contact me using the form on this webpage, and I will be most happy to send you the URL.


Thomas Zimmerman

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Andy Bodwoin's ASD Developments

This post is brought to you by Aaron and Shara. They are my sponsor's with ASD (Ad Surf Daily).
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We decided to take what was going to be just a Chicago Rally update, and expanded on it...Hope all the information helps!

Chicago was another great event and we heard some GREAT things from people about not just the energy..but the CONTENT also. As ASD is in some challenging times with Growth that FAR outpaces what they could have ever anticipated they have been faced with operational, technological and communication challenges and problems that are totally understandable while still being extremely frustrating for both them and for the membership.

As we have said before, when you MEET these people and talk to them and look into their eyes you see a group of people who are highly energetic and committed to getting things done for members and who are tremendously excited about the future as they too are members of ASD.
We would recommend that if you can make a rally you SHOULD do so as it will give you a feel for everything without just being a bunch of hype. It also gives you input as to how things are progressing. Chicago was a venue that could only hold about 1800 people comfortably between the main room and the overflow room and so the decision was made to have two sessions so that people who traveled to get there could get the information they came for.

For the content of the meeting itself we have to rely on feedback we received from people who attended the meetings. Some people we spoke with have been to multiple rallies and felt this was possibly the best because it was a combination of the positive information about the company and where it is headed, some current information on addressing problems and challenges of an extremely fast growing company and also addressing the challenges that company and program such as ASD faces from antagonists in forums and blogs who live to attack fast growing companies on the internet.

So it is not all just looking at things through rose colored glasses but very real information about how they are facing challenges, evolving for continued growth and are prepared to meet challengers, detractors and gossip and fear mongers head on.

Also in Chicago, information about another marketing system for members was presented which we heard just a little about in Miami and people in Chicago seemed extremely impressed with both the system and the people providing it. We will be gathering more information on this and getting it to you as soon as we can.

Another development we heard from Chicago was that ASD is seriously looking at purchasing a bank and before we had the opportunity to call ASD to get confirmation of that we had two people contact us saying that it was mentioned in the call/webroom this morning. Fascinating development, which we will have to explore further to learn more about for all of us.

A full display of Andy Bowdoin's award(Presidential Achievement Award) presented in Washington DC was available for members to view and we are sure that photographs of it will pop up all over the internet in the coming week. ASD is over 103,000 member now and still growing, at a pace of 1000-2000 members a DAY!

If you sent your rally purchase to us and asked us to represent you in ad package purchases at the Chicago rally, once again we were able to get them done with an ASD representative LIVE and REAL TIME and therefore those of you who logged in Saturday night or Sunday morning, were able to see the new ad packages posted to your accounts. The majority of purchases will be posted in the coming weeks as they are working on completing both the Miami purchases from the week before AND the Chicago purchases over the most recent weekend.

The LIVE posting of purchases has been received well and has been going smoothly. Several stations for doing live purchases were available to members at the rally. The process takes a bit more time when you are working with the ASD rep doing it but we feel it is worth the wait to know that everything is posted NOW. If you attend a rally it makes sense to see if you can get to one of the stations. ASD intends to increase the number of live posting stations at each rally as they continue to improve the process.

This will also decrease the amount of time needed to post the transactions that are handed in to be taken to the home office to post. As it is, if you were in attendance and handed in a form for your purchase, you should allow 10-15 business days for your purchase to post. Hopefully it will post more rapidly than that, but that is the stated time frame.

The next rally is in Tulsa Oklahoma on August 23rd and the LA / Anaheim California 2 day event has been moved to the October 24th and 25th so please mark your calendars accordingly. The proposed Rallies for September are as follows:

1. Minneapolis has asked for another Rally and they are currently looking at either the 6th or the 13th of September for that but there is nothing confirmed.

2. New York - Currently they plan a rally in New York for September 27th but we don't have a confirmed location for it. Watch the Rally page on the news site for information on dates, locations and promotions and we will let you know when we get anything confirmed on these.
We were also in on some conversation on proposed locations for rallies but presenting any of the locations and dates here would be speculative at best at the moment and so we will report information when we have more solid information to go on.

As we mentioned earlier, and as some of you have mentioned to us in emails. ASD is currently dealing with some antagonists in blogs and forums who seem to be looking to cause trouble and who seem to be the sorts who just pick out an internet phenomenon and try to cause them a lot of trouble to the point of trying to see if they can destroy them. One of our close contacts had the opportunity to speak directly with Andy Bowdoin and with Robert Garner who met in Miami with SEC and regulatory legal professionals during the week between Miami and Chicago and they both informed him that ASD is in a solid and compliant position with all regulatory groups (this is

GREAT News) and that they are proceeding with the action needed to address the activities, claims and behaviors of those involved in defamatory accusations and communications.

Without belaboring the topic one of the largest reasons people take a negative and controversial position against what appears to be an internet phenomenon is that it increases traffic to their site, blog or forum. Some just use the name of a hot program and the word "scam" to bring those who are searching Google to their forum or blog or site. We have seen communication stating that at least one of the people involved has investment programs (such as penny stocks), and other financial programs he wants to attract new members for, and he knows that those participating in ASD are open minded people who "think outside the box" and that taking a controversial position attracts a LOT of traffic to his site where he can then through creative means, start to promote his other program to these people.

Do we have irrefutable proof of those intentions and a totally rock solid ID on the person...not totally so we will leave it at that. We find it AMAZING what people will do on the internet to either gain business or to destroy something. However, one thing that also is being done and does not help is that there are those who market opportunities by using meta-tags that include the name of the hot program and then a controversial word such as scam for A PROGRAM THEY BELONG TO. They do this to attract the attention of thousands who search that way looking for negatives and then you find you are on a site that asks controversial questions about the program and then goes on to tell you it is NOT bad and that you DO need to JOIN and to JOIN under them. It is a strategy based upon using people's tendency to first search for negatives about a program before researching positives and you can find it used by several people in several income opportunities and programs.
It is our understanding that marketing tactics such as those will also be called into question and some folks may have their accounts canceled. Additionally, there are some members who insist on promoting something like this as an investment opportunity in clear violation of what has been stipulated by the company. That ALSO is silly, damaging and grounds for the termination of a members account.

We are looking forward to ASD silencing the detractors who are using inaccurate comparisons, assumptions and lies to damage ASD. We are also looking forward to pushing forward to make sure that all MEMBERS are compliant and not causing harm or using inappropriate strategies to recruit new members.

That is the extent to which we would like to dwell on this topic in an update email for now.
As far as cash out progress. We are receiving reports of people receiving checks from cash out requests made in up through July 7th. It appears that ASD is working on trying to stay current with cash out requests while clearing the back log from earlier. We were told that cash out checks were touched on in the call this morning also and that checks are now being processed in 6 days. We are receiving increasing reports of people receiving multiple checks and the new check system as well as ACH should be in place by the end of the month.

Website work and improvements continue to be done and you will notice it in site performance (or lack thereof) and they hope to have the site performing well and stabilized by Wednesday. It is our understanding that having the site operating at "Indy 500 speeds" is part of a project that will take about 60 days to complete with the newly hired IT Executive and the new company they contracted with to totally re-create the ASD technology infrastructure in that regard. We will report more as we receive it. It is also our understanding that while the performance is "spotty" that they will continue to issue global credits, but we are continuing to surf each day even if it takes several times logging in as well as more time to get it done. We recommend you do the same.

We are looking forward to the Tulsa Rally and will get more information on ongoing developments as we receive the information.

This is one of the best opportunities that has hit the Internet...dare I say since it's inception by Al Gore (just kidding) about Al Gore that is.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Make $1000.00 Next Weekend

Do you have a lot of clutter around your house? Well turn the clutter into cash with a hassle free yard sale.

Do you have a lot of stuff that is just about overflowing your drawers and closets?

Here is what some of the garage-sale experts say. You can turn the cast-offs into must-haves that will fly off the shelves. This will definitely relieve you when your closets are left clean and your pockets full of cash.

Do The Garage Sale Just once on a weekend:

Surveys that were taken said that The best day is Saturday and pull in your stuff and sell the rest next Saturday. People who miss Saturday naturally assume that the good stuff is taken and won't be there by Sunday. Hence, sell the remainder next Saturday.

You will need some Signs:

The Gurus of Garage sales say; stick to basics: "Yard Sale" should be in giant letters, plus an arrow on a brightly colored background. A lot of hardware stores no doubt have these signs for you. Home Depot to name just one.

Just Like Advertising, You Need to Target The Right Buyers:

What do you feel the difference is between making $250.00 at your yard sale and $1000.00?
You must have some Creative Advertising.

Do you have a lot of baby clothes? Than why not leave notices at your pediatrician's office and daycare centers.? Got exercise equipment? Post a notice and or flier at gyms and weight-loss centers. Don't forget to list your sale on the free websites.


Be a great hostess and have some drinks for the buyers. Coffee or lemonade is not very expensive from the potential returns of having people stick around for a while. The more people there are around your place, the more inviting the sale will look. You will have more cars stop and than the more you will sell.

Now everyone know what the favorite word on and off the Internet is....right? You don't want to guess do you? Okay, How about this word...FREE.

Do you have items laying around the house that you never want to see again? Put them in a big box or container marked Free. Take the container or box and place it where passing cars can see it. This sign will attract people who wouldn't normally take the time to stop. Once they are on your lawn, they are apt to look at-and buy other items.

Price it right:

The survey I mentioned on opening this post also said that the most successful sellers label major pieces about 25% above what they want and display a sign that says negotiable. Why? Becasue people who shop yar sales enjoy a challenge. How to price it? In most areas recent electronics go for a quarter to a third of their original price;paperbacks for 25-50 cents;hardbacks for 50 cents to a dollar; and record albums for $1.00 to save yourself time, group lik-priced items-as in all hardbacks $12.00 or Everything on table: 50 cents..

Get a Yard Sale Buddy:

It helps to enlist a yard sale buddy-and not just because you'll view each other's clutter with a fresh eye. You will also e able to divide the costs and the chores. The words multi-family sale will attract twice the buyers because they know they will have twice as much to choose from.

Put them Up!

Research shows things sell for more when they are displayed high up-like on a picnic table. Apart from increasing their eye appeal, a psychological factor makes us dismiss items lower down-one reason generics are found on the bottom supermarket shelf. In fact, surveys show clothers on hangers sell for two to four times what they would rumpled up in a box.

There you have it, now go out and make some money next weekend.

This article goes to the credit of Barbara Hustedt Crook- Woman's World.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Autoresponders, Who has the best One?

Have you read my previous posts about Auto responders? If not go back to the last two and find out why you should have the best auto responder. I mean own it do not rent them.

Why pay or rent an Auto responder when you can own your own right on your Desktop? This is ,bar none, the best auto responder that you will ever find. Don't take my word for it, do your own research and find out. I did!!



"Is this email marketing software all hype?

Or, does Mailloop REALLY have the potential to
help you grow a six-figure income Internet business?"

Product Review of "Mailloop: email and Business Automation Software"

Are you drowning in a sea of email chores...? Sure, email is now considered to be one of the top 3 essential Internet marketing strategies:

>> A single email campaign can be worth $1,000s (if not TENS of $1,000s) in sales -- in less than 24 hours.
>> And unlike like offline advertising, there are NO printing, envelope, or postage costs to take a bite out of your profits -- email is FREE to send.

... The PROBLEM is, unless you automate your email chores early in your business lifecycle, what you're *saving* on postage and printing costs COULD be eaten up by 100s of wasted hours.

It's not really FREE to send an email campaign if it takes you 3 days to actually get it out the door!

Fortunately, today there are software and services available that take the grunt work out of sending email campaigns, newsletters, and autoresponders...

... Leaving you free to worry about the fun stuff, like crafting high-impact email campaigns... or automating your backend sales with series of autoresponders!

A favorite on my list of tools is Derek Gehl's (of Internet Marketing Center fame) Mailloop -- email and Business Automation Software.

Are people REALLY increasing profits
with Mailloop? Or, is it all hype?

Personally, I've always been comfortable using and recommending Mailloop to my friends and business associates because it has a proven track-record.

The software has been around (and evolving through updates) since 1998... and was originally built by Derek's team to manage their own email marketing campaigns, which now...

Generate over $3.5 Million is sales per year!!!!!!

Of course, if you're just getting started, software that manages email campaigns worth MILLIONS of dollars per year might seem a bit out of your league.

So I think it's important to note that Mailloop also has a long, proven track-record of helping "Regular Joe's" who have started small (with NO opt-in list or experience sending email) grow to a six-figure income -- and beyond!

(If you visit Derek Gehl's website, you can read actual case studies of these real people, and see proof of their RESULTS! Click here now.)

Sure it's more affordable... but are you
giving up features and control?

If you're price conscious like me, you'll also appreciate the value-for-the-dollar Mailloop gives you.

Mailloop has been designed to give small and home-based business owners ALL the email automation tools you need, in one easy-to-use software interface...

So while many of the email management services used by the Fortune 500s will "two-bit" you to death with extra charges that can run into the $1,000s per year, with Mailloop you get everything you need to...

  • Easily collect email addresses from an opt-in form on your website
  • Subscribe and unsubscribe people from your list automatically
  • Import existing lists of opt-in customers and subscribers
  • Send professional-looking email campaigns -- in text and HTML
  • Manage MULTIPLE newsletters from one interface
  • Automate your customer service with autoresponders
  • Send automated "follow-up" emails with unlimited autoresponders

... Plus tons more, all for one very reasonable, low one-time payment -- and NO EXTRA charges, ever!

What about support? Will you be crying
by your computer at 2 a.m.?

Here's where I really give Derek and his team some serious praise.

Until a couple of years ago, support for the Mailloop software was limited to some videos and a help manual. Yes, there were a few staff dedicated to supporting customers, but I generally get the impression they were spread too thin.

In the last couple of years, though, Derek and IMC have really beefed up their technical support... I take it this has happened in response to customer demand.

So now, not only has Mailloop been streamlined with these GREAT wizards that walk you step by step through all the critical tasks like sending your first email, setting up your first autoresponder, etc...

... Mailloop ALSO now comes with a complete suite of video tutorials, a customer support center, and personal support on-demand from a very knowledgeable, and VERY available, team of Internet marketing experts.

So getting set up with Mailloop and sending your first email campaign is a breeze...

The final verdict... Is Mailloop a diamond or a dud?

Overall, I give Mailloop my highest recommendation.

Not only do you get the entire suite of email management tools for a low, one-time payment -- a value of literally $1,000s per year...

... You also get unlimited support from IMC's experienced staff... something other service providers are charging $100+ per hour for!

And with Mailloop's track-record of helping regular people boost their incomes over six-figures per year, you can be confident that you're using a software that's already PROVEN to get results!

To get started with Mailloop, OR learn the strategies Derek Gehl used to make over $3.5 Million last year alone with email marketing, visit:

I give Mailloop my HIGHEST recommendation!

Thomas Zimmerman

What is An Autoresponder-contn'd

Yesterday we talked a little bit about what an auto responder is and the advantages of having and using auto responders in any Internet Business.

Today, let's think about the advantages of owning rather than renting an Auto responder.

The first thing that comes to mind is, the more you rent Auto responders each month, the costlier Your auto responder becomes. If you own your Auto responder you pay for it once, versus renting and never owning. So let's say we rent a auto responder for $20.00 per month. $20.00 will get you a pretty good auto responder, but you will only be allowed to have so many on your list that you can send out to. The bigger your list is, the more you are going to pay when you rent an Auto responder. When you Own your own Autoresponder, it does not matter how large your list is. The only thing that you have to be aware of is your Internet Connection. You should have a High Speed Internet Connection versus Dial-up when sending out to a large list via Auto responders.

Now there are many more pluses rather than negatives in owning your own Auto responder. Unfortunately when renting auto responders, another negative is; if you un-subscribe from the service, you may lose your list that took so long to develop. Plus, you just lost one of the main tools to get you where you are in the first place...The Auto responder. It is a pardox, darn if you do and darn if you don't. I am sure if you have been shopping for auto responders you probably have figured out the advantages of having one.

When it comes to having your own business an Auto responder has to be at the top of the list as one of the most important tools in your arsenal of building your business. It is not always true that it is better to own rather than rent. However, with a really good Autoresponder the advantages are clear. You need to own one if you are serious about doing business on the Internet.

Tomorrow, let's talk about who has the best Desktop Autoresponder(s) in the business and Why.

Until tomorrow,

Tom Zimmerman

Friday, July 11, 2008


Do you have your own Auto responder? An auto responder is an absolute necessity if you are going to do any type of business at all on the Internet. What is an Autoresponder?

What is Autoresponder?
This is a program or script on a mail server that automatically replies to e-mails received for a certain account. Though it is run from the mail server, an autoresponder can usually be set up by the user through a Web-based interface. For example, a company might set up an autoresponder for their support e-mail address. The reply might read something like, "We have received your support request. One of our technicians will make a half-hearted attempt to answer your question after he finishes his dart game in the lobby." Individuals can also use autoresponders to let people know when they are away from their computer and won't be able to respond to any e-mails for awhile.

Auto responders can be free for trial use or you can pay monthly fees if you want to take full advantage of what the service can do for you.

Autoresponders can eliminate a lot of work from your daily tasks. For instance;
  • Easily collect email addresses from an opt-in form on your website
  • Subscribe and unsubscribe people from your list automatically
  • Import existing lists of opt-in customers and subscribers
  • Send professional-looking email campaigns -- in text and HTML
  • Manage MULTIPLE newsletters from one interface
  • Automate your customer service with autoresponders
  • Send automated "follow-up" emails with unlimited autoresponders
  • Powerful personalization features — another prominent feature is easy-to-configure, customizable personalization! Personalization is proven to increase sales. This feature is ready for you immediately, at your fingertips!
  • Smart tracking features — know instantly and precisely, at the click of a mouse, which autoresponder message is pulling the most! (That way, you can easily tweak the weak ones, dump the duds and focus on those that siphon the most cash for you)
  • Built-in anti-spam filters — that way, you make sure good messages go through and nobody abuses your responder! The only people who will subscribe will be eager, interested and genuinely qualified prospects
  • Security, reliability and peace of mind — with many years of experience in maximizing your email marketing, you can rest assured that your list is safe. We have spent thousands of dollars on our infrastructure to ensure that you can sleep well at night!
  • Bullet-proof email delivery mechanism — delivers your mail and gets your message across to your customers, while your competitors get blocked by anti-spam software, blacklists and filters! This will boost your open rate (i.e., people actually seeing your offers) and your profits!

Now the question is do you want to pay some company for your autoresponder, or do you want to own your autoresponder? Now owning versus renting is a very interesting subject. Tomorrow we shall talk about the benefits and the dis-advantages between owning and renting your own autoresponder.

That is all for today.


Monday, July 7, 2008

The Road To Success

Here is a letter that I composed to basically send an email to those that are dragging their feet or those that think they are going to find something better. You may adapt it to your own situation and make it you. It goes like this;

The Road to Success

Well, here we are. We are at the fork in the road. You can choose the road to your left, this road will take you to more forms and more information requests to fill out, which will ultimately lead you to pretty much of the same, a never ending road going nowhere. You can choose the road to the right. The road on the right will take you to wherever you want to go. Your final stop is only decided by you. We will supply the maps, the support and the guidance to get you there.

This email is an email that requires your decision. If you desire to continue your journey, you must tell us to turn right. When you do, you will be sent your new directions. The road to your right, which we like to refer to as the right road on your journey to success. The road to your left will be automatic, just because we have no idea where you would like to go unless you tell us.

Thanks for taking the tour! We really want you to take the right road as we know that just about everyone gets lost on the road to the left. My name is Tom Zimmerman, I am your tour director. I am very dedicated to make sure that your Journey is a successful one. I can also tell you, that you will have a triple guarantee, that is patent pending to insure your successful journey. That is why everyone that Joins this truly magnificent organization will never get off the road, knowing that their Journey on the road to success is absolutely assured just by remaining loyal and staying on the right road.

If we do not hear from you, we sincerely hope that you find your way.

May God speed,

Thomas Zimmerman