• Melanie,

    You’re not alone on this and I believe if you were to do a survey you’d find that a large number of persons shared these sentiments. One painful memory I have is during the very first class I took after coming online in the Fall of 2008. The presenter/teacher said we could copy his Opt-in Page and use it as our own. Sounded great…except, even after copying it, how would I get it online?

    I had no idea about Filezilla, Kompozer, etc. and even though I asked I got no explanation. Talk about frustration! Didn’t even know about You Tube to try to get help. That’s why we now try to help ‘newbies’ cut through the clutter! 🙂

    • Thank you kindly for sharing your “early days” story, Yvonne …

      I bet the two of us could write an entire book about times we felt lost, confused, aggravated — and the hours and days we spent beating our heads against the computer screen!

      Don’t ya just want to scream when someone who’s an alleged “expert” trainer or coach gives you “partial” information to work with?! Ugh. That happened to me so many times, I almost shudder to think back on those moments.

      I even recall times I simply couldn’t hold back the tears. I remember thinking, “I’m bright. I’m intelligent. I read with understanding and I know how to follow instructions. So why in the world can’t I GET this doggone internet marketing thing?!!” I’ll be right off the cuff — my self esteem and level of confidence were in the basement back then. I could have easily walked away and never looked back.

      Luckily, I’ve got the constitution of a horse! LOL 🙂

  • Hi Mel

    “If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to call it quits, I could be driving a Porsche by now! ”

    Word on the street is that you are driving a porche. LOL

    Thanks for the link to “Traci Hayner Vanover” – she sounds very posh Mel.
    Is she related to the Queen and do we leave comments starting Deat Ma’am? LOL

    Thanks for the link, I’ll check out and report back.

    BTW – before you go to bed tonight… make sure that the Porsche is in the garage.
    Can’t be too careful.

    • I can’t believe this, Keith …

      I just went down into my garage and someone has replaced my Porsche with a Honda Civic. Maybe it’s all for the best — much better gas mileage and NO chance of being stolen. LOL

      Not sure if Traci is related to the Queen but why don’t you head over to her blog and do some snooping around — you might find some clues there. 🙂

      Whatever you’re up to this weekend, have a blast!

      • Mel
        My daughter has always wanted a Honda Civic – I’m not kidding.

        I asked her what she wanted for her birthday and she said “I guess I’ll have a Honda Civic” and I said… “guess again.”

        Sorry Mel but it is late in the UK.

        Talk to you tomorrow.


  • It’s always great to get recommendations from someone you trust. Thanks for sharing this resource, Melanie!

    • Hey Daphne — you’re welcome.

      If you haven’t yet connected with Traci, she’s a really good egg (and super savvy biz pro) to have in your circle. And her blog posts are consistently (like yours) worthwhile reads. 🙂

      Have an awesome weekend,

  • Melanie,

    What a nice resource! They really are gems. A must for everyone’s bookmark library. Thank You.

    • Hey Sheila!

      Before I forget, I Tweeted out a very exciting update moments ago. Please look for it. Keith Davis finally has a Twitter profile. Yippee! I’m sure he’d love to have you as one of his followers. 🙂

      Glad you like this resource from Traci — me, too!! She did an incredible job of compiling all these links. And if you’ve never visited her Propabranda blog, go over there and take a peek. Good stuff.


  • For stressed-out, dog-loving bloggers – short, lovely and funny:


    • Thanks, Helenne — I got a good little giggle from this one! I have two dogs. 🙂