Monday, July 30, 2007

Holly Mann Internet Marketing

Holly Mann & her eBook caught my attention at the beginning of 2007. Holly is a single mom living abroad in Thailand, originally to save money, but now by choice.

At 22, she was struggling to make ends meet with her new baby requiring most of her time and energy, so she longed to be a W.A.H.M. (work at home mom). She found a concept called affiliate marketing online and ran with it. After getting good at it, she wrote an eBook called "Honest Riches," and has now sold almost 20,000 copies. She hit a chord in the market place, especially with stay at home moms. I purchased a copy and now I am on my third reading because I like working from home as well. It is well worth the $37 price.

I have been so intrigued by the Holly Mann Internet marketing strategies and her story that I did a month of research, then created a web site showcasing her Horatio Alger biography and photograph collection.

Holly Mann did a 2 hour and forty minute interview with me & I condensed it down to two FREE audios at The first recording is 31 minutes talking about her story, then the second is more about the Holly Mann Internet Marketing strategies totalling 51 minutes.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Kelly Felix Photos- the Rich Jerk's Photo Revealed

Kelly Felix - The Rich Jerk

The Guess What I Heard site boosted Felix
Kelly's Internet marketing reputation

Kelly Felix picture is located on a Yanik Silver Blog: There are many photos of Kelly Felix on the Internet if you know where to look. Famous Internet marketing guru, Yank Silver is pictured as the first person closest to you on the left side. Kelly Felix pic is the third one in past Yanik Silver. The photo above was a website Kelly Felix created called: Guess What I, which is no longer available. Another Kelly Felix picture with his wife Summer Singagliese is on this website:

Who is Kelly Felix? Kelly Felix is also known as the Rich Jerk. Who is the Rich Jerk? He's famous amongst Internet marketers because he's sold millions of dollars of his "Rich Jerk eBook." It is a stimulating guide for intermediate Internet entrepreneurs.

The Rich Jerk, Kelly Felix is known for great material, but offensive ad copy. He uses curse words and the "I'm Better than You" hook that some call anti marketing. I see it as Kelly Felix's knowledge of human nature: people want what they can not have. He dangles something you want in front of you, then he takes it away. For many, that has pushed his ad campaigns into the stratosphere. He even did an ad with shock jock, Howard Stern, which some say cost a small fortune & ended up being a financial mistake.

Personally, I like Kelly Felix's "the Rich Jerk" ebook and ad stategies if you could just take out the curse words and the ads with offensive & often risque pictures. On the other hand, most people agree that grandma's apple pie is a good thing, but not if it's floating on top of a cesspool.

My guess is that Kelly Felix has done very well with the Rich Jerk & he's bored with it and wants to move on to new projects.

Holly Mann, successful ebook author of "Honest Riches 2," was once a promoter of his products, but after after a while couldn't take his over the top language, so she went on to create a competive product & has sold about 20,000 copies. She used the "no thank you rich jerk" campaign to leapfrog her ebook to the tune of a $12,000 a month profit. She acknowledges the keywords: rich jerk & no thank you rich jerk, gave her an edge in the beginning. I'd say that's Internet marketing Judo, where one uses the other person's strength to their advantage.

A Holly Mann photo collection can be found at

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Project Payday Scam? Or Tar Baby?

I just signed up for & what a mistake that was. It's supposed to be a way to make modest money online, but what a tangled web they weave. To find out about this opportunity, I clicked on a Google AdWords ad after a search & the ad said free free free:

Actual Google ad:

Make Money - Free
You won't get rich but you can make
a realistic $200 to $5,000 a month.

I was curious, because it sounded too good to be true, but the site had a good sales pitch & excellent graphics and video testimonial. All you have to do is give them your contact information & away you go! I did, but was frustrated when I saw the page it led to was another page with more Chinese finger cuffs.

The whole time you're on one of their pages, it says offer ends tonight at midnight, then they display today's date, but if you come back tomorrow, the date changes again to whatever date that day is. This is to create a false sense of urgency. It's even got a timer on the page, I got interrupted, so I wasn't able to finish in 30 minutes, so when I got back to page, all I had to do was refresh the page, and it started the clock over. That reminds me of the hard sell infomercials you see on late night TV, "Call in the next ten minutes, & you'll receive this extra bonus..." Please. Three years later, they're still running that same commercial. Their window of 10 minutes, just became 3 years. Nice.

Okay, what was supposed to be free is now $34.95 or you can sign up for one of the free offers below the page said. It just takes a minute, and you'll get instant access to Project Payday below, then you'll have all the goodies on the free offer, plus you'll get the stuff they were talking about to begin with (a complete online money making system). I chose to sign up for the free website. I was starting to get a little excited, though I had reservations because of the runaround I'd already gotten. My store was this one:

So, I signed up for my free dollar store website. Oh, now wait a minute, it's free except for $1.99 shipping. Hm, why can't an online store just give me everything I need to get started online? When I clicked on some of the links on that page to get a more complete understanding of what was going on, the web page thought I was leaving them without paying the $1.99 shipping, so out comes a pop up saying: Okay, for you, it's half price: .97 cents. I was frustrated but thought, "I'm almost done, just pay the measly .97 cents. Then, they charged my Visa card $1.04. Ow, another surprise, small, but the pattern is clear. I got my website: In order to activate it, I had to go to my email then, confirm that I accepted all the terms. What was advertised as a free website had become $1.04, now they are telling me it's not really free because you're actually signing up for a monthly charge, not a free website like they said. It's only a two week trial, then your credit card will be automatically hit for almost $39.95 a month. I went back to get my free business ebook that I had originally came to the site for and it wouldn't let me have the free book until I agreed to bend over every month for $39.95.

Here's their fine print:
"Also, by continuing you understand this offer includes a 14-Day Free Trial to the website, which can help you create an additional income using the tools and strategies inside. After the 14-Day Free Trial period, you will continue to enjoy full membership at an affordable $39.95 per month billed automatically to your credit card. "

I felt taken. I did everything I could to cancel everything, but I am still not sure if I did, so I still might be hit with that free business for $39.95 a month.

But Glen, can you make money? Yes, I suppose if you want to market this way, you could make some money. But how could you live with yourself. I am so over It's a tar baby, at best.

What companies were comfortable enough with the marketing tactics that they are in cahoots with them?

I can't believe companies like & are okay with this kind of smoke & mirrors marketing. It's bait and switch like a used car salesman in a plaid jacket complete with cigar. It's a shame, because the marketers & webmasters have great talent. Their site looks great, but in my opinion, they took the low road.

Everything is legal and disclosed in faded grey fine print on the site, however I believe they could have made better choices because it's clear that they are very talented. They are not a scam, but they are a tar baby from where I sit.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

22 Year Old Single Mom Makes $12,000 a Month at Home

I just did an interview with Holly Mann, now at 24 years old, she's been making over $12,000 a month by working at home on her computer for 2 years. She's written an ebook called "Honest Riches 2," to let people learn how to make money from home. She has sold over 20,000 copies.

There are 2 audio interviews on the site. One is about her roller coaster life story & the other is about her techniques to make money online utilizing affiliate marketing. The possibilities are endless.
Holly Mann Mini Bio