Well as we are more or less through the summer [some may wonder when we actually had one!] things should be getting back to normal its interesting to look at what’s happening on the internet.
As previously stated the concept of using your mobile as a digital wallet is gathering more followers and it is expected to reach $617 billion worldwide by 2016 which is nearly six times the increase from last year at $105 billion [has reported by research firm Gartner Inc].
Such is the business that banks and credit card firms are looking to partner with software developers to further market this phenomena.
So as previously suggested it would appear that the share value of Facebook has taken a significant hit.
As you have no doubt heard, allegations have been made and threats of legal action had been made against NASDAQ due to their poor performance in handling the flotation.
Banking giant UBS claims that the launch has cost them in excess of £227m due to a glitch in the NASDAQ computer system. NASDAQ is expected to contest the claim but has set aside £25m for any successful compensation claims which are successful.
I guess in the end the lawyers will be the winners!
After long deliberations considering the benefits of using twitter I have taken the plunge and started making tweets.
And I have to say it is remarkable how many more followers you get once you start tweeting and at the end of the day it’s all about market leadership and if I can develop my respective businesses well keep on tweeting.
I’ve also started posting on LinkedIn which I am using to market our commercial office space and luxury apartments for rent.
Hopefully this to be paid dividends in securing tenants without paying letting agents fees.
It is reported that Android Smartphones have outsold Apple iPhones by 4 times and China will soon double the US in number of smartphones purchased.
Thought for today:
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. – C S Lewis [British scholar & novelist].
I have recently reviewed a product called “Commission Cash Code” by Blake Mathews.
I encourage you to go and have a look at the sales videos and see what a great sales pitch he does, but come straight back here before you buy anything!
You will have noticed as you tried to get out all the offers and steps you have to go through.
I thought it was a great sales pitch, all the sales elements there starting with meeting your desire to make Money on the internet (quickly and easily!!), time limit on accepting the offer, scarcity, money back guarantee etc etc. How can you lose?
Well, the number of upsells is ridiculous! (I turned them all down as I wanted to know what the product was (you’ll notice that gets skipped in the sales pitch!)) that when I finally got to the end, I wish I had not bothered.
But undeterred I logged into the site. Not easy to follow, not sure where to start, watch the one and only training video this was short, poor quality and lacking in any real information.
When I finally got my head round it, it would appear that you insert some code on you Facebook profile and spam your friends with adverts for products (which you chose and so it might not be spam, just to way I see it) and when they visit the site the codes tell all their mates and spams them etc.
You may have guessed that I was not impressed. Facebook, for me is private and I will not be using it to sell to my friends. If however you are into marketing via Facebook (false profile perhaps?) then perhaps it could be for you. Be prepared for all the upsells and the 3 or 4 times daily that Blake sends you emails with more sales pitchs.
Next month, Google Sniper 2 by George Brown is doing the rounds again.