Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Arrogance of Google

Thanks to the arrogance of Google I’ve closed this blog down. Why..?

Because, based on my IP address, they suddenly converted my blog into Chinese characters. (I live in Hong Kong). Not the posts I’ve written, but all the characters in the ‘back office’ of the blog – where I write and maintain it. That means that managing this blog became impossible, since I don’t read Chinese.

I eventually managed to find a link to contact Google (Google owns Blogger) and sent them a contact request asking them why they’ve converted my blog into Chinese and asking them to change it back to English. I never got a response.

So I’ve exported this blog to Wordpress.

Please Click Here to see the latest updates on the Global Abundance Program, and please change your bookmarks if you bookmarked this blog.

Thanks – and apologies for the inconvenience!

My New Global Abundance Program Blog

Sunday, June 10, 2007

MAP Your Way Out of Debt!

The Global Abundance Program just announced an overhaul for the Mortgage Reduction Program.

The program is being renamed as the Mortgage Accelerator Plan (MAP) and features individual consulting, counseling and planning for each client to ensure that their costs of buying their home are dramatically reduced.

To quote G.A.P., the commitment is to provide “A quick rollout of advanced leverage, mortgage planning and mortgage management techniques, which will reliably empower and enable you to dramatically reduce your overall lifetime cost of borrowing and [thereby] build wealth, while limiting risk and not spending more "out of pocket" than you would without the plan!”

The new Mortgage Accelerator Plan will be available from the beginning of July, but if you’re interested please let me know now and I’ll make sure your interest is registered. Once the plan is live a consultant will contact you to set up the first session to review your mortgage situation and start the planning and overhaul process. Email me if you would be interested in MAP once it goes live in early July. (Please note: this is currently only available to US residents, but watch this space as G.A.P. will be extending it to other markets in the future)

This is a superb opportunity to dramatically reduce your mortgage term, saving up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest cost without increasing your current monthly costs.

For more information on the Global Abundance Program Click Here!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Bragging rights...

Just thought I'd show you this update that was given to GAP members yesterday. For me there are a few messages here:
  1. GAP is being extremely successful
  2. Despite this early success, the program is being continually improved and developed
  3. For me, the commitment of the GAP owners to delivering the best possible home business opportunity, which was one of the things that attracted me initially, is being fulfilled.
Here's the excerpt:

". . . We are thankful that in just over 4 months, we have seen the success we have seen. Did you know there are other businesses that are at our price-points, in particular the Platinum and Titanium package prices, that it took YEARS to have the numbers of members that we have after just over 4 months? We are very grateful for your work and confidence.

Often we get compared to other businesses that have been around for YEARS, but that is like comparing a babe in diapers to a teenager in terms of athletic ability. We are very thankful for the success of our systems up to now, but we know there is a lot of growth and development yet to come.

But, again, we are not satisfied. We are on the hunt for the GOLDEN KEY to make G.A.P. outlandishly prosperous for all members. We think we are getting closer than ever. . ."

For more information on GAP. . . Click Here!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What does the Global Abundance Program actually sell?

I got a question in my email the other day that asked what GAP actually sells and what did GAP members actually have to do.

Here are the answers:

What does GAP sell? GAP sells wealth creation products.

Firstly a Mortgage Reduction Program: this program allows you to reduce your mortgage from 30 years to between 7 and 11 years, without any increase in monthly cost, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest.

Secondly a forex trading system: this is a red light/green light system that indicates the optimal time to sell or buy your paired currencies.

Thirdly, for Titanium members, you get a Travel Portal. This allows you to book any kind of travel, for yourself and your family, at big discounts.

In addition, you can market up to 4 of your own products in the GAP system and benefit from the GAP's marketing momentum.

What do GAP members have to do? GAP members have to promote their GAP website and they can sell the GAP marketing system, the mortgage reduction program or both.

What does GAP do? GAP provides ‘fast start’ marketing support to new members at Silver level and above, which is particularly useful to get things going quickly. GAP also runs marketing co-ops which you can join for a fee (currently $300) and which allow you to benefit from GAP’s national advertising programs. Both of these marketing programs will generate traffic to your website.

However, to really maximise the opportunity that GAP offers, you need to use your own resources to develop a steady stream of traffic to your site.

For system sales, GAP has a team of business advisors to talk to prospects, answer their questions and close the sale. For sales of the Mortgage Reduction Program interested prospects fill out a request form on the GAP site and will be contacted by one of the customer service people who look after the MRP.

So you, as the GAP business owner, do not need to do any personal selling or explaining.

As I said above – what you need to do is get traffic to your site. The system takes care of the rest.

For more information on the Global Abundance Program Click Here!

Monday, May 14, 2007

New promotional emails developed for GAP members

GAP has just released a number of new, pre-written promotional emails for members to use.

You can tailor them to suit your branding and use them as part of your auto-responder sequence, or as promotional emails in advertising activities.

For me – I’ll add them to my GAP opt-in list message sequence and also use them as broadcast messages to my non-GAP opt-in list.

These guys continue to impress me with the amount of effort they put into supporting members and helping them to become successful!

For more about the Global Abundance Program Click Here!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

GAP rolls out the Internet’s most powerful business building resource centre

The Global Abundance Program, launched less than 3 months ago, is completing the resource rich back office facility for GAP members. This facility, which is already awesome in what it contains, still has more to come.

Already available is everything I mentioned last time, but still to come is the (eagerly awaited by me!) ‘Virtual Mentor’ – a sort of online tutor which will guide you through all the steps you need to follow to succeed at this business.

Now that's what I need...!

For more information on GAP Click Here!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Unrivalled Support Infrastructure for GAP Business Owners...

The Global Abundance Program unveiled the new ‘back office’ support infrastructure for GAP business owners over the weekend. Awesome!

There is everything there from tracking and monitoring tools to follow your leads and callbacks, pages where you can update information that people need to know and which applies to your entire website (e.g. how people can pay you!), motivational videos and books, all the forms and documentation you need (e.g. application forms to become a credit card accepting merchant), product library, Calendar of GAP events, News notice board, chat rooms, FAQ’s – the list goes on.

This is TRULY a business in a box!

Click Here! To discover more about the Global Abundance Program

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Global Abundance Program Gives 10% of Profits to Charity

When I read that GAP gives 10% of its corporate profits to charity I was impressed.

Here’s an opportunity to participate in a business operating in the marketplace with the biggest growth potential in the world (the Internet), and not only make an excellent income for myself, but be part of an organisation giving support to people in lesser developed parts of the world.

I like it!

To discover more about the Global Abundance Program, how you can participate, how you can dramatically improve your lifestyle and support people less fortunate than yourself at the same time, Click Here!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Multiple Income Streams with the Global Abundance Program

Platinum and Titanium Global Abundance Program members get access to the proprietary Forex Trading System and training on how to use it. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with a billion dollar industry and create another income stream.

So what’s my plan for this..? I’ll make a few sales at Silver, use the cash to upgrade to Platinum, get access to the Forex Trading System, make a few more sales and use the cash from those to start forex trading using the system.

Then I will have an additional income stream that is completely separate from my Internet income stream.

To learn more about the Global Abundance Program and the multiple streams of income it will help you generate Click Here!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

GAP Members Benefit from Massive Mortgage Savings

In an environment with high levels of personal debt and an increasing rate of house re-possessions, here’s something that homeowners with a mortgage should review very closely:

One of the unique Global Abundance Program products is the Mortgage Reduction Program (MRP). In the GAP site you will find a real life example of a GAP member who reduced their mortgage from 30 years to 9 years, 5 months and saved a massive $320,100 in interest payments.

Not only can GAP members dramatically reduce their own mortgages, they can use this instrument to finance their entry into GAP. Then they will earn commission on referrals from their sites that World Equities Corp underwrites, PLUS a commission for every mortgage reduction software sale that is made from their sites.

For more information follow the link below, enter your name and email address, click though to the GAP site and look for the Mortgage Reduction link on the left hand side.

Monday, April 16, 2007

G.A.P. Ramps up CMM

Global Abundance Program owners announced the ramping up of the Corporate Managed Marketing (CMM) activity in GAP. This is the Marketing program co-ordinated and managed by Internet Marketing professionals to publicise GAP in both the online and off-line worlds.

GAP members who come in at Silver level or above get Corporate Managed Marketing Fast Start programs as part of their membership, to kick off their business and get things going while they find their feet.

When combined with the Business Advisor teams, who talk to prospects and close sales on behalf of GAP members, this truly makes GAP the perfect home business for people who want to take back their lives.

All they have to do is supplement the Corporate Managed Marketing and promote their websites. The system does all the rest.

For more information Click Here!

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Global Abundance Program is Different - So What..?

When I first found the Global Abundance Program (GAP), one of the things I found very attractive was the unique, modified 1-up compensation plan.

In a typical 1-up program, the commission from your first sale is passed to your up-line – you, as the new sponsor, get nothing. In a 2-up program this applies to the first 2 sales.

In my opinion, this creates problems. Explaining to new prospects that they need to pass up 1 or 2 training sales to their up-line is hard. They may even think that the program is a scam because they make sales but get no commission.

In the Global Abundance Program's modified 1-up program, the first-sale commission is split between the new sponsor and their up-line. For the 2nd sale, the new member stays with the new sponsor but the commission is also split between the new sponsor and their up-line. From 3rd sale onwards, the new sponsor earns full commission.

In my opinion, this is a great improvement over the old 1-up or 2-up pay plans. Because new sponsors get paid on their first sale, they’re more motivated. They can also use the profits from their first sale to advertise and grow their business more quickly, motivating them still further!

The G.A.P. website has been professionally designed to sell the business opportunity. At the bottom of each page is a ‘Have Questions?’ button. If you hit this button a Business Advisor will call you back within a few minutes – no matter where in the world you live. The Business Advisor’s job is to answer your questions and explain the business. They will not try to sell you anything or push you into a decision.

I requested a call back before I signed up and the advisor who called me was well trained and professional. At one point he even cautioned me not to try to get in at a level above which I could comfortably afford. This was a hugely refreshing change from the hard sell experiences that I had been through before, when reviewing previous opportunities!

Essentially, therefore, the combination of the website that’s professionally designed to sell the opportunity, and the business advisor team who are there to answer questions, means that GAP members do not have to actively sell the business themselves. The system does it all for them. All GAP members need to do is promote their website.

With 5 levels of membership, G.A.P. have made it affordable for people new to the Internet to start up a home business easily and quickly, and for seasoned marketers to enter at a higher level and take advantage of the premium business packages.

Additionally, a member is not locked in to the level at which they joined. You can upgrade to a higher level when you start making money and have the funds available to do so. That means you can start quietly, then progressively upgrade and grow with the company as your own experience and skill level grows

The best way to experience what G.A.P. can do for you is to visit the website and take a look around. After that, request a call back through the ‘Have Questions?’ button, and let a Business Advisor answer your questions and explain the opportunity in more detail. It doesn’t matter where you live, these guys are on the job 24/7!

To see what GAP can do for you Click Here! Enter your name and email address to get into the site and take a look around.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Internet Evolution is Under Way With G.A.P.

The Global Abundance Program owners and founders have taken the best from previous businesses they’ve been involved in, included some of their own personal "best" practices and
ideas, and combined them into this profitable, positive and value-filled business.

GAP TV advertising, started recently in Texas, will launch very shortly in California. This is the first Internet based business to advertise on network TV. In addition to that, other offline marketing efforts are being ramped up at an incredible pace.

To discover more about this exciting new program, how it's setting new standards of ethics and morality in the Internet world and how it can transform your life... Click Here!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Why am I so into GAP?

Why am I so into GAP..? 3 reasons really:
  1. The level of personal support, training and interaction I’ve experienced in GAP is unprecedented (in my experience) on the Internet
  2. 10% of profits go to charity to provide assistance and support to people in less developed parts of the world
  3. The commission plan, when combined with the projections of people buying on the Internet, will give me control of my finances for many years to come – true security!
For more information click here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Titanium is here..!

The Global Abundance Program announced last week the introduction of the new Titanium level. Now you can earn up to $8,500 per system sale once you're fully positioned!

With all the support that's available from the Global Abundance Program this is truly an opportunity not to be missed. Corporate Managed Marketing, Fast Start programs, weekly training calls and as much personal support as you can use are all designed to ensure your success.

To get more information on this incredible opportunity click here!

What to do in 10 years time..?

In 10 years time I will reach official retirement age. With life expectancy increasing all the time I can expect to live for 20 or more years after I retire.

Do I have a sufficiently robust financial set up to allow me to maintain my lifestyle for 20 years with no income…? Absolutely not!

The problems affecting state pension systems have been well publicized. The outlook is not good! And here’s the bad news – the same problems are affecting private pension plans.

Most pension plans will not produce the returns that were being forecast 10 – 15 years ago. So – if you want to maintain your lifestyle you’d better have a plan in place to supplement your pension arrangements.

I live in a jurisdiction where you cannot be employed after the age of 60. You can work as a contractor or a consultant – but that means being dismissible at a month’s notice. And I just don’t fancy getting back onto the job market in my early 60’s…!!

So what to do..?

Some time ago I recognized that I needed to get my own business set up. Something that I could continue to work for as long as I wanted. But what business?

I could go back into consulting – been there, done that and don’t fancy the footslogging required to build up another consulting business.

What I needed was a growing market. Like the Internet. But the Internet’s full of scams, isn’t it…? Well – yes, it is.

But it’s also the fastest growing market place I know, so if I could find a genuine business that was Internet based, might this not fulfill my needs?

So I started looking. There ARE a lot of scams out there, and a lot of people making a fast buck and disappearing. It’s very easy to spend thousands on the Internet in search of the magic bullet and get virtually nothing in return. They say that up to 95% of people trying to earn money online fail. But the rewards for the other 5% are huge.

What I needed was to find a business with real people, where I could be confident of high ethics, high levels of integrity, a product that had real value and a business that would be around next year, the year after and in 15 years time.

I did a LOT of searching! (And spent quite a bit of money in the process).

But I’m pretty sure I’ve at last found what I was looking for. Check it out here.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

What is GAP...?

So just what is this GAP?

GAP is a new Internet based direct sales business opportunity that turns many of the traditional characteristics of these programs on their head! Here are some of the key points:

  • New 1-Up commission plan means you get paid from your first sale onwards. (Your first two sales are split with your sponsor)
  • Except for the lowest entry level, an initial promotional program is provided for all new members free of charge to get you off to a flying start. This includes emails, banner ads, solo ads and a number of other channels.
  • 7 different Marketing Packs are available to all members. These are paid-for by subscription and run each month, and they represent exceptional value.
  • An additional Corporate Managed Marketing program is available but you need to be quick on the draw, as this one has limited places. It runs each month and you have the opportunity to buy into the program each time it runs.
  • The extensive back office system available to all members makes managing your business very straightforward. Tracking leads and call backs, utilizing the pre-written emails, accessing marketing tools, generating mail shots, tracking your results, etc, can all be managed from here.
  • The selling is done by means of a replicated website and a team of business advisors, who talk to your prospects and close the sale on your behalf. (i.e. – you don’t need to do any selling!)
  • Your own personal Landing Page is built for you, through which your prospects enter the main site. This is where you capture and build up your customer list.
  • There is a range of excellent GAP proprietary products focusing on Wealth Creation and Personal Development, which you can sell through your site. (The Mortgage Reduction Program is a truly exceptional product, especially given the current problems of mortgage defaults and arrears)
  • You can market your own products (or affiliate products) through the system.

GAP represents a remarkable opportunity for anyone looking to create multiple extra income streams. The personal contact and support that I've experience through GAP is totally unlike any other Internet based business opportunity that I've checked out.

Oh – I almost forgot… GAP stands for Global Abundance Program.

See how you can set up your own GAP business

If you want to see a bit more blurb on GAP, check this out:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Got my first GAP opt in..!


I got my first GAP opt-in today - wonder how long before they sign up..!!??

Check out GAP here - it's worth a look... (Especially if you're looking for an extra income stream)

Keeping Customers (Part 2)

Hmmm - well, I'm still on SUNDAY this morning...

Got a call last night from SmarTone telling me that SUNDAY had rejected my number transfer request because the registered name on my account was wrong. Turns out that my Surname had somehow disappeared from my account....?? Interesting.

So I went to a SUNDAY shop on the way home and got my surname put back into my account details. SmarTone are going to start the transfer process again today - let's see what happens this time...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Keeping customers

I was one of the first people to sign up with SUNDAY when it launched. In fact the reason I came to Hong Kong was to write the licence application, so when it launched I had a feeling of ownership. I've been a customer of SUNDAY ever since. But no more.

One of the services I really liked was one where they sent me a text message every time I got an email. I could check the text, and if I wanted to respond to the email I could log in and do so. If not, I could do it later.

Over the past 18 months the network coverage has got steadily worse. Now I cannot count on being able to have a quality connection in my flat. And finally, last week, I got a text that went something like this:

"With effect from 16th April the HandyWorkstation service will be cancelled" That was it.

Well the Handy Workstation service is what provided the text alerts for my emails. So my reaction was:

"With effect from today my account will be cancelled"

Tomorrow I start with SmarTone. Let's see how it goes.