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Well hello and welcome back to Tommy-McLaughlin.com ……..

I know it has been a while since posting, but I am to change this with your help πŸ™‚

How can you help?

Simple, let me know what is holding you back getting started online or even moving forward …..

Watch this video for more details πŸ™‚


I have been busy behind the scenes of Tommy Towers …..

I have successfully taken a group of students through my Marketing Startup Masterclass…….

My beautiful baby daughter Lucy arrived 6 weeks early a suprise but boy is she catching up πŸ™‚

I have undergone Back Surgery and I am now recovering …..

So it has been a busy old time to say the least *Phew*

Now back to business, as you will now know the reason I am writing this post is as my list has grown towards 15,000 I get many emails asking for help and advice …… I do look to reply to all emails and it can take time ……

I was sitting the other day wondering how many others are struggling with the same things …….

So this is where you come in, let me know what it is you are struggling with or would like to know how to do better …..

I will then look and see what the majority of issues are and then I will record a step by step video tutorial that I will post on my blog for you to follow πŸ™‚

Some emails I have received recently:

“How can I create a Static WordPress Theme?”
“How do I insert a Paypal Button into an HTML Page?”
“How can I link an HTML Page via my Blog Post?”

I will be replying to these personally, so you get the idea ….. πŸ™‚

Now what will also stress is that no question is a silly question, there may be many others wondering the same so ask away ……. πŸ™‚

That sound ok?

So with everything else I am dealing with, I am still moving forward ……..

At the moment I am working on formulating my own AutoBlogging System, this is a fasinating subject and while I am spending $1000’s researching the topic, you as always as my subscriber will get the information FREE πŸ™‚

I am able to nail down profitable niches in no time at all ….

I am able to create unique WordPress Themes, create Graphics etc in no time at all, don’t worry though I have a suprise for you soon where I will show you everything free as I will have lots of Video Tutorials for you πŸ™‚

Here are a couple of examples of some of my Blogs:

Click Here to see Autoblog Example 1 πŸ™‚

Click Here to see Autoblog Example 2 πŸ™‚

Click Here to see Autoblog Example 3 πŸ™‚

These are some general examples and I have a few different formated AutoBlogs but this was to give you an idea on what else I am working on to then share with you πŸ™‚

Now most of the enquires and requests for help are with regards to WordPress, not a problem as I am quite knowledgeable with Blogs and Blogging …… now I would recommend you grab the 500+ FREE Blogging Products, WordPress Video Tutorials, Search Engine Optimization Tutorials, WordPress Themes, Templates below as you will find everything you need to help you and if you are still struggling then drop me an email πŸ™‚

You can download everything you need below:


Now if there is anything else you want me to help you with, then post your comments below and I will look to reply to any specific problems personally πŸ™‚

Enjoy !

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Hey Hey,

How are you doing today?

First things first, I want to thank everyone for their kind words and advice as I have injured my back and having a bit of a struggle with the pain and lack of movement (although given some of the inspirtional emails I received about other peoples stories, I was truly humbled and dont really have anything to moan about πŸ˜‰ )

I am as you will know be launching my Marketing Startup Masterclass next month, but as always want to provide my subscribers value, so watch the video below and I will explain πŸ™‚

So there you have it, there are 5 FREE Places on my upcoming Marketing Startup Masterclass πŸ™‚

The Mentoring Course will cover the following topics and more:

My ‘FFF’ Formula
Listbuilding
Traffic Generation
Product Creation
Video Marketing & Video Creation
Affiliate Marketing

I will provide a more detailed structure very soon, I will also be creating a free report for you and creating video tutorials showing you behind the scenes of ‘Tommy Towers’ ……….

So you can see that I ‘walk the walk as well as talking the talk’ ………. I hope to by year end to have 20,000 subscribers and continue to provide value …….

As I mentioned in the video, I want to help you and 5 lucky subscribers will get a free place, let me know why you want it and how I can help you πŸ˜‰

Good Luck

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Hey Peeps,

I know it has been a while since I have posted on my Blog, this has been a mixture of many things, however I have also been working hard helping other Marketers in Alex Jeffreys MWA 2.0 Course and Dean Hollands SWMA Course.

It has been a pleasure seeing people grow their online businesses and also within themselves πŸ˜‰

OK, the reason for this Blog Post, plain and simple is to reveal to you my BIG Plans for the next 90 days and also to ask you my Blog Reader/Subscriber …. well you can watch the video below to find out πŸ˜‰

So there you go, short and sweet post …..

As always feel free to post any comments or questions below πŸ˜‰

Keep an eye out for my next video as I have something special to share with you

Categories : Internet Marketing
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How are we all doing today?

This post is continuing on from the Things to think about when writing your first eBook Post ……

I also seem to be continuing on with the movies theme and the other day I started to feel like George Lucas – creator of Star Wars Movies …….

Let me explain, as again you might be thinking from Po the Panda to Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker lol !!!! πŸ˜‰

Over the last couple of months, I have been trying to refocus all my energies into creating products and with that hopefully provide consistant value to you my reader/subscriber.

I won’t say too much just now but there will be a few new products appearing very soon, on top of this I had started writing an eBook – On how to create an eBook, in which I will cover everything from start to finish ……

Ok, so where does WordPress Plugins Blueprint eBook and George Lucas come in??? Good Question …..

Well, the reason I felt like George Lucas, is that he stated when creating the Star Wars movies, he had the vision on how the story would pan out hence the first movie was actually episode IV in the series before we saw the full vision after episode III many years later …..

This is how I felt at 4am on Thursday morning, yes 4am !! when I in my mind had pictured my path online and where I will ultimately be I hope to be at end of 2009 ….

So I think I am starting at my episode IV and until I reveal the full picture of where I will be it may not make total sense …….. it is like writing a book, you have your ending and working backwards πŸ˜‰

Ok, so I have started writing my creating an eBook project, so why jump to WordPress Plugins eBook??

The reason being I thought I could use this as a working example within my first eBook, how did the topic come about for this …..

I received a call from Marcus Passey and we had a long conversation about how to create a product and brainstormed some topics, one of the topics I suggested was WordPress Plugins, a good and easy topic to research and something that would interest thousands of WordPress Blog owners …… as well as show the true power of WordPress ……

Marcus plumped for a short WordPress Video Series (Well Done for taking action Marcus! πŸ˜‰ )

The WordPress Plugins idea was still swishing about in my head along with a few other ideas …… so I did a bit of research and came up with the WordPress Plugins BluePrint Domain Name …….

This is the point where I open this up to you πŸ˜‰

I have as I spoke about earlier started to create the backbone of my eBook on my hardback notebook …..

Some of the topic chapters are going to be :

Membership Sites Plugins
Social Media Plugins

Search Engine Optimization
Review Site Plugins
Admin Plugins …. etc etc

May well write about around 150-250 WordPress Plugins, tagline I have in my head would maybe something like ‘Transform your Blog into WordPress PowerHouse’ or something similiar ……

So what would you suggest should be included in the eBook?

With respect to the creating an eBook, I have not even thought of a title yet …….

What would you suggest I call that eBook?

I will look to give away 3 branded copies of the WordPress Plugins BluePrint eBook to the best suggestions ….. this will include your website/blog address, your affiliate links (remember some WordPress Plugins will be Premium Plugins πŸ˜‰) , also there will be definately one affiliate link within the eBook that will earn you $48.50 a sale!!!

So Let the Brainstorming begin πŸ˜‰

Look forward to hearing your comments and thoughts as always πŸ˜‰

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Well hello peeps, hope you are well this fine Sunday ……

A few students of Alex & Dean have been asking me …….

How do I create an eBook ?

This question is a very positive one in my opinion as it means that what people are learning during their coaching so much so they feel confident enough to begin to take action ……

IΒ am flattered that people are looking to me for advice when I feel I am still learning myself and by no means consider myself an expert by any meansΒ  πŸ˜‰

There are a few things to think about before putting virtual pen to virtual paper ……

What is the purpose of the eBook/Report?

The eBook could be a free product to build your list or you could be creating a paid product to sell ? This may determine the content and length of eBook ….

What will I write about?

This is a common question when trying to write your first eBook, most eBooks solve a problem …..

For example, How to bake a cake, How to Build a Computer, How to make money, How to ……. I think you get the idea …..

It is helpful I would think to write about something you have knowledge in and a passion to start, as you progress I have no doubts you will be able to write about any topic with a little research …..

How do I research topic and find content?

There are a few ways to do this, the obvious one would be Google, Read other peoples articles/books on the subject etc ….. another way is to tap into other peoples knowledge, get others to provide the answers for you ……

By this I mean write a Blog Post – What would list as your Top 10 Twitter Tools/ WordPress Plugins etc etc

People willl provide you with your answers and some content with your eBook

How do I structure my eBook?

Most eBooks begin with contents, disclaimer , itroduction etc to get the chapters structure, I use a hard back notebook, I think about the topic I am writing about, I then break the tasks into small steps and bulletpoint each step these then start to form my chapters base- for example my last eBook – Research Niche, Choose Domain Name, Register Domain Name……. etc etc

You will now have the bones of your eBook and all you need to do is to put some meat on them πŸ˜‰

How long should my eBook or FREE Report be?

There is no set rule for this, if a paid product as long as you like to maybe give value, a FREE Report then I would suggest around 30-50 Pages, however I have seen reports only 12 pages long but such was the content it did not need more, so if you can say it in 12 pages good on you πŸ˜‰

Should I use PLR eBooks to create my eBook?

This is an option, if you decide to do this it is important to totally rewrite it and make it your own, many a time I see people insert their own links and pass it off as their own, while this seems ok to do, if you are trying to possibly brand yourself or create an impression of being an authority in a certain area make sure it is your own work……

I would look at using PLR as a time saver, by that I mean getting together the bones of the eBook and then I put the my own meat on it so to speak πŸ˜‰

How many Affiliate Links should be in my eBook?

There is no definative answer to this question, every eBook is different, an important point to remember is that your eBook content should flow naturally to the reader if it is punctured with blue clickable links everywhere when there is no need then the likelyhood is you will get an unsubscribe to your list or hit with a refund request.

You can research Clickbank, PayDotCom etc for appropriate products if required.

The above are just general pointers for you to think about when considering your first eBook …… the products below are free resources that could further help you when you get round to taking action πŸ˜‰ :

Open Office : This is a free open source product similiar to Microsoft office that will help you create your eBook and convert into a .pdf format

Click Here to Download Open Office Suite

CamStudio Screen Recording Software: Similiar to Camtasia Studio but free πŸ˜‰ will enable you to create video tutorials and record screen and edit

Click Here to Download a Copy of CamStudio Screen Recording Software

Screen Hunter Screen Capture Software Similiar to TechSmiths SnagIt Software, this will help you create Screenshots for your eBook πŸ˜‰

Click Here to Download a Copy of Screen Hunter Screen Capture Software

Hopefully this post will have provided some help to those taking the step towards creating their own product ……

As always, feel free to post any comments and questions …. I will do what I can to give you a helping hand to getting your product finished …….

Right I am off to watch the Glasgow Celtic v Tottenham Hotspur Wembley Cup Match ……. have a great Sunday πŸ˜‰

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Well Andy Murray got put out in the semi finals of Wimbledon – oh well, always next year !

I don’t know about you, but there are times when it is a pleasure to write about someone or a certain topic……

Well, I am having one of these moments! …… why I hear you ask, well because I am able to write about a certain young gentleman by the name of Dean Holland

For those that do not know who Dean is…..??? Where have you been?

Dean was the protege of Alex Jeffreys first Internet Marketing Coaching Program …… and boy did he learn good !!!

Heck, I remember Dean in the early days show me his first eBook and asking for advice, which I gave and offered some help & we went on to be good friends ……

So I guess I am sort of responsible for Dean’s success, but as I am modest and shy, I let Alex take all the credit for Dean’s success ….!!! HA HA HA HA !!!

I have been actually staggered by Dean’s success, or should I say the rapid rise and volume of monies that Dean has generated in 8 months of Online Marketing ……

so much so, that at the end of June 2009, Dean quit his full time job ….. to become a FULL TIME Internet Marketer ……

Given what he has learned and implemented, he is making money hand over fist …..

Only in the last week he generated $11,000 in one week!!

Dean is now about to open the doors to his Starting with Marketing Academy for Internet Newbies

The Academy will run for 6 weeks, where Dean will show you step by step exactly how he has generated $19,328 ….. so in 6 short weeks you will be doing the same …….

Now I have just got off the phone with Dean on Skype and I am excited about what Dean is about to reveal and teach his students this month …….

Check it out the link below to see exactly how Dean managed to make just under $20,000 in only 8 months!…..

Click Here to Find out how Dean made just under $20,000!

Let me know what you think …… as I know some people might think I biased …. but really it is because I know how life changing it will be for the lucky few that get access to the Academy …..

Could you be the next Dean Holland ?????

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Well, how are we all doing, I feel that I am having a nightmare myself!

I want to thank all my subscribers & readers who have been sending emails of support during a difficult time.

It seems that I am getting hit from all angles with some serious family illness, that is zapping myself and wife with daily visits to the hospital – this will continue for at least another 8 weeks so I have my hands full what with a full time job and still working on my online ventures…..

Anyhoos, from one nightmare to another!

I was lucky enough to be part of Alex Jeffreys Coaching Program , now given all I learned with Alex as my mentor, it has helped me keep focus and remain driven to ensure I hit my goals and online targets this year even with the added personal pressues at the moment…

So much so, that I will have two products launching in the coming weeks, ……

I read “The Newbies Nightmare” as soon as it hit my inbox, and to say it was straight to the point is an understatement …… after all Alex’s sub line is….

“Alex Jeffreys Reveals The Profitable New Reality Check β€œGuru’s” Would KILL To Keep Hidden From You….”

I was going to do a full review, but given it is only 45 pages long, then I did not want to spoil your fun πŸ˜‰

If you do anything today, then grab yourself a FREE copy today “The Newbies Nightmare”

Let me know what you think about it, and post a comment below …..

I will keep you posted on the definate launch of “BlogSetupTutorials.com” and my second product in the next week or so

Enjoy the Book !

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I managed to get my copy today! Woo Hoo!

For anyone, that has been living on Mars for last month or so, Butterfly Marketing Software 2.0 Home Study Course sells for $1997.

With the launch of Version 2.0, Mike Filsaime was offering the software free and charging only for Shipping & Handling

Now even at that, it may not be for everyone, for me however it was a brilliant deal and I am looking forward to getting my first butterfly site up and running !

I see it as an important piece of my online jigsaw for 2009 !

As I stated in my last post, Blog Setup Tutorials is coming !! It is as good as finished, just waiting on another sales copy, I will be contacting a handful of people in due course to review members area, then I will look to have a pre-launch, then launch …..

I have decided not to rush it out as I want it to be perfect as it can be so it should be 1st week in April.

Thanks to everyone that has pre-registered for pre-launch information, you can still do so by visiting the link below:

BlogSetUpTutorials.com -WordPress Tutorials

Right, back to Butterfly Marketing 2.0 Study Course ….

Anyone that had pre-registered for the early bird notification will know that the launch fell flat on it’s face …. initially ….server meltdown ….
It suprises me the frenzy and panic that set in from some ‘seasoned’ marketers, even after being promised a copy ….

Mike has extended the closing time for people that want to get their copy, I would suggest you ask yourself first if you will use the software, if not, then save your $30…..

If you see yourself using it, then be quick as the offer closes soon:

Butterfly Marketing Software 2.0 Home Study Course

If you got a copy already, let me know by posting a comment, look forward to hearing your ideas as to how you will use the software πŸ˜‰

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I know it has been a while since I have posted on my blog ….

Busy with product creation and trying to get my new product finished ….

Reflecting back I had been hard on myself a tad, just my nature as I always try to be the best I can be …….

Well, what a month, it has been like a soap opera …..

I have had two breavements this month, this as you will guess was not on my to do list πŸ˜‰

I have had one birth – Alana 9lb 10oz (not mine, but a welcome addition to the family)

My poor old Dad, was taken into hospital for a knee replacement ( getting more like the terminator, as second one and full replacement OUCH !!!)

All of the above not on my to do list …… lol !!!

This has set me back with my launch date (not by much I hope!), but I am always reflecting back and learning …..

I guess what I have learned here is that no matter how well your planning and drive, if life throws you a few curve balls, you gotta take it on the chin and keep going ….

On a personal note, I don’t really like the month of February!, but at least Mad March is just round the corner and I will have a product launch WOO HOO !!!

So keep in touch, as I will be posting here first when I pre-launch !!!

I will also post my thanks to those that during my tough month, have been on hand to help me with certain tasks and advice on the technical side of things (you know who you are πŸ˜‰ )

So if there is anyone else out there who have had a plan and hit the buffers and barriers, I would say to you keep the faith and push on !!!

On a positive note, I will hit my goals albeit with a slight delay,

I would be interested to hear from anyone else that has experiences similiar to this …. feel free to comment πŸ˜‰

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I was reviewing the work I managed to get done last night …..

To be honest, I was very miffed with myself, why? ….

It was because I was not practicing what I preach!

I maange a staff team of around 20 people, and one of the things I try to teach them, is the art of time management ….

Now, I am no expert in this field by any stretch of the imagination, but I work with what I call the ‘3D’s …..

DO , DELEGATE , DUMP

You work out what you need to do, things you can delegate and plainly everything else Dump….

I know this is not rocket science, I also know others tell people the same …

last night after reviewing on my notebook where I was at, I found that ……

I wasted around 90 mins, well 97 mins to be exact, I got myself caught up in visiting other people’s Blogs …. that Bloomin Twitter ( which I love but got involved in an interesting conversation- See Post Below)

I then wrote the post below about the Google Contest and published it …….

Where was all this on my ‘DO LIST’?

Well I am guessing you already know, It wasn’t on the list!

This also what I love about my blog, I can ‘bare my soul’ in a manner of speaking.

The other reason, is as I have done with my 90 Day Goals, I am now making myself accountable for my ‘failings’

This may seem as if I am being a bit hard on myself, using harsh words like ‘failings’, however if I do not give myself a kick up the a** , then I will fail ….

I have made a commitment to all my readers/subscribers and others that I will have my ‘new’ product ready this month ….

The Salescopy has been outsourced as will be the Graphics, they will be ready in time ….

The question is will I be READY???

The answer is YES! YES! YES!

I just need to focus and keep to the ‘3D’s’

So if you think I am being unsociable over the coming few weeks, I can assure you I am not, I just have my goals to achieve πŸ˜‰

As always, feel free to comment πŸ˜‰

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