Well, do you want the good news first? Or the bad news?

Perhaps I’ll start with the bad news.

It was last Friday and I was looking through the steps of the campaign I’m running with the Challenge winner, Michael Hughes. And something just wasn’t making sense.

Without getting too technical on you, I could see that out of a new database we’d created of around 300 people, only 4 of them had actually seen the salespage offering the product that we’re selling in the Challenge.

Now I’m not sure how much you know about internet marketing, but this is BAD news. Why? Because without people seeing the salespage, they can’t buy the offer.

It’s like being in a boxing match and you’ve got your two hands tied behind your back. You’re going to get clobbered!!

Simply, if we can’t get eyeballs on the salespage, we haven’t got a hope in hell of making any sales.

So after I popped some Nurofen… put away the razor blades… and booked myself into a Zen retreat,  I worked out what to do (:-) – not really… that was just for dramatic effect, okay?

But it’s a problem, a big problem. However, technical problems ARE part of the deal when you work on the internet. Have you ever been frustrated by your computer?  Sure, right! It’s the norm.

So… how to solve it?

Well that’s happening right now. I’ve been on to the Support department of the autoresponder software we’re using and said “WFT!!!”   They assure me it’s within their “area of expertise.” And so hopefully this week we can get it sorted.

If we don’t of course, well yours truly is going to look pretty, pretty, pretty STUPID!!!

So fingers crossed.


There is some good news (phew…).

Despite this little drama, Michael has generated almost $400 in sales!

Cool, right!

Yep, amazingly, out of the 4 people who have seen the salespage, 2 of them have purchased the offer. They’re amazing statistics. So I’m very happy about that, and so of course is Michael.

Ultimately it paints a pretty good picture. And now I’m looking forward to seeing how we go once we have a fair chance at it.

I’ll let you know.

So to celebrate this little success, Michael and I took some time out to celebrate. How?

By taking a helicopter ride of course (hello!).

We took a scenic flight around the Gold Coast and managed to even see a pod of dolphins swimming just metres off the beach. Very cool.

Anyway, more to come real soon.


Michael Hughes Brett McFall