My New Journey

Over the last few months I have found myself wondering where exactly I am going in the world of the Internet.  I love my blog, love helping people, love writing new and interesting posts, articles, reports and ebooks.  But I have to ask myself ‘What does this all add up to?’

A couple of years ago I enrolled on David Walker’s Blogging Boss course.  Much of my style on this blog comes from interesting tips and facts I learned from David’s course.

More recently I bumped into David online again when I was asked to beta test his latest product Inbox Rockstar.  I had long since realised that email marketing is an essential part of Internet Marketing but it is something I had never got quite right.  David’s Inbox Rockstar gives 30 ‘fill in the blanks’ email templates every month, so the job is done for me!

From this came the opportunity to get involved in another course of David’s, this time focusing on Internet Marketing and how to make a regular income from your efforts.  As my previous results have been limited I decided to sign up for the course and have just completed module 2.

So far so good, and I can honestly say it is a fresh look at a tired old subject.  I personally will be completing the whole course (many people who sign up for things do not complete them at all!) and I will give you all my progress reports here so you can follow my new journey that will inspire renewed focus and a better direction.

If you would like to know more about David and what he offers you can visit him by clicking this link here.  It really is worth a look, at the very least!

56 Comments

  • Adrienne
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    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    I have never heard of him Mandy! I guess that’s not unusual though right! There are so many unknown rockstars out there that we’ve never met I’m sure. That was really cool that you bumped into him again though and he wanted you to check out his course. I’ll be anxious to hear your thoughts on that because I honestly believe that email marketing will never die.

    Hope the TV spot went well, can’t wait to hear all about it. Sure wish I could see it.

    ~Adrienne
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 7, 2012

      Hi Adreinne, you are right, there are so many we have all never heard of. I’d never heard of Gavin before you introduced me, and he’s a great find, thanks!

      Going to attempt to record the tv programme sometime over the weekend, will let you know.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Donna Merrill
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    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    Hi Mandy,

    Once you have made that commitment…you will shine! Too many people get distracted or loose interest. But reading your post, which is filled with enthusiasm, I feel you will rock this course.

    Keep us posted and let us know step by step how you are applying it.

    Donna
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 7, 2012

      Hi Donna, thanks for visiting. Thanks for the encouragement! I always put everything I have into the things I do and I’m sure David has some excellent information to share that will help me to progress on my journey.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Nicky
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    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    Hi Mandy
    Well I read the other day that email marketing is STILL the most effective form of marketing and so learning this skill is definitely good advice.

    You made me smile when you said a lot of people don’t finish courses and I have to say that I do have one or two of those in my back office somewhere too, but remaining focused on the marketing skill you are trying to learn is key, and of course then taking action is key too!

    Regards
    Nicky
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 7, 2012

      Hi Nicky, thanks for visiting. I often read the same thing, Nicky. I do believe that it is an important tool to have in our back office and I didn’t really understand how to use it to its full potential until I ran into David’s course. At the end of the day marketing on the internet is about selling, simple as that.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Barry Wells
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    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    Hi Mandy, good for you.

    I’ve heard good things about Dave’s courses and seeing as how he’s a straight talking guy I should think his course will be exactly the same.

    I agree that to many of us don’t finish courses we start, a bit like many ebooks we read. I wonder how many of us have used Butterfly Marketing since it was released at a fraction of its original price. Mine is still in the cellophane it came in 🙁

    Best of luck Mandy, have agreat weekend.

    Barry

    PS what’s this about TV are you appearing on a show?
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 8, 2012

      Hi Barry, thanks for visiting. I didn’t actually get BM but know many who did and have never used it. There’s a great quote going around at the moment on FB about making things simple being the hardest thing to do, and any fool can make something complicated. I heard lots of stories about BM being very complicated. I wonder if it really does work if you can work it out?? I too have a stack of unused items!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Lesly Federici
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    Reply Reply September 10, 2012

    Hey Mandy,
    I came to visit, but for some reason I can’t see your posts. 🙁 I can read and post a comment but that’s it. All I see is the headline. I’m using Internet explorer, now I am going to try another server – I’ll be back …
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 10, 2012

      Thanks for that, Lesley, no idea what’s happened but I’ll look into it now. I can only see what you see. Very strange.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Kerris Torkington
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hi Mandy
    Looking forward to following your journey on this new project. Your posts are always so informative. It is great when you work with someone you trust and have belief in. Good luck in this new challenge.
    Kerris
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 11, 2012

      Hi Kerris, thanks for visiting. I have known David for a while and am looking forward to getting on with the work with him. So far the 3 modules have been very eye opening!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • James Hughes
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hi Mandy

    Your blog is looking great.

    And thanks for sharing this useful information 🙂

    Best Regards

    James
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 11, 2012

      Hey, James, nice to see you here! Thanks for the nice comments!

      ENjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Mys Palmer
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hey Mandy, how cool is that! You had questions and a previous good experience brought you a new answer. Well, you are only on module two, but I’m claiming it as an answer for ya! I’ll have to check your guy out, thanks for sharing Mandy, have a great week!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Mys, thanks for visiting. I’m on module 4 now, Mys, and it’s an amazing course. David’s style is unique and refreshing and I’m sure it will move me in the right direction.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Andy Beveridge
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Mandy, I joined in David’s course because of his knowledge in email marketing. I am also a member of inbox rockstar. Even though I have been full time for a couple of years it was only a few months ago that I started to realize that I needed to start growing that list a little bigger and start making it more responsive.
    Feel like I am starting all over again. I have not commented on a blog for years. lol

    Andy
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Andy, thanks for visiting. I too am an Inbox Rockstar subscriber and I find his style unique and refreshing. The templates he provides are great for broadcast emails and I use them every month. I’m getting loads out of the training!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Leigh
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hi Mandy

    I’m a fellow 30-day course member, just dropping in to say Hi, and I hope you are enjoying the course – and that you’ll finish it 🙂

    Me? Right now I like what David is saying (though I have to be honest and say I can’t see me starring in my own YouTube video)

    I do like your blog – but what’s not to like?

    Looking forward to Wednesday and “the real hard work begins”…
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Leigh, thanks for visiting. I’m sure you will get over your fear of video, Leigh. We all have to start somewhere and I know many marketers who never thought they would do video. You can try doing a screenshot video first with you just speaking. It’s an easy starter to get you going.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Beth Hewitt
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hey Mandy,

    Great that you have a new focus and with David’s guidance will be pulling all your skills and talents together. Looking forward to your updates on the course.

    To Your Success,

    Beth 🙂
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Beth, thanks for visiting. I’m really enjoying the course and getting lots of great tips. We just completed module 4 and now the real work starts in earnest!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Paul Eveleigh
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Mandy,

    My first time visiting your website and I must say you have some good content here and your graphics are fantastic.

    I also followed David a few years ago and just got on his 30 Day Marketer course. Taking action on his tutoring is what will get results so wish you well with your new found focus and direction.

    Regards
    Paul

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Paul, thanks for visiting. If you are interested in custom made graphics just click the GFX-1 link in the sidebar. That’s the company who created them fo me. They are quite remarkable in what they do. Thanks for your good wishes. Good luck with the course!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Laura Morris
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hey Mandy!

    That sounds like it’s “right up your alley”! When I saw your title My New Journey i related as I am taking a new myself and going into a new venture. You have inspired me even more. It seems that the people I respect the most are showing me signs to move forward. I might be able to use inbox rockstar with what I am doing, and as they say there are NO accidents! I have been searching for some good autoresponder templates!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Laura, thanks for visiting. Now I know all about your new journey, don’t I! Sometimes we have to let go of something to make room for something else. As you said, when one door closes another one opens. Good luck with your new venture!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Louis

    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hi Mandy,

    Nice site! I’m also on Davids course. It seem you are an old hand at this 🙂
    I am impressed, your site looks nice and professional and I like your writing style. Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best. I will look in from time to time 🙂

    • Jake
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      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hey Louis
      I definitely agree that Mandy here has a blog that blows mine completely out of the water and makes me feel like a newbie!

      Most of my other sites are almost as ugly as my current Internet Marketing Blog but have managed to keep up some small passive income streams.

      Maybe some aesthetic changes to those previous sites could help in increasing conversions!

      Anyway, look forward to working with you Louis, as well as you Mandy!

      Can’t Wait to See where David’s Coaching Goes next!
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      • mandyallen.com

        Reply Reply September 12, 2012

        Hi Jake, thanks for visiting. We all started somewhere, Jake and I can assure you my blog hasn’t always looked like this! The best thing I did was to get GFX-1 to create custom graphics for me. They made all the difference. Click the link in the sidebar and see what they can do for you. They are brilliant designers and very patient if you’re not sure what you want! I get them making loads of changes before I’m happy!

        Enjoy the journey.

        Mandy

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Louis, thanks for visiting. I’ve been writing all my life, Louis. I really love it. Blogging started for me about 6 years ago with a free blog, then in 2009 I started mandyallen.com, my own domain name. I’ve got a few niche sites that I maintain with colleagues. I love blogging but have to brush up on my marketing skills, hence taking David’s unique course!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Philip Rees
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hi Mandy,
    That’s a great endorsement of David and well deserved too. I just joined him recently but already I can see that he will make a difference. I like your site! Nice clean lines make reading a pleasure. Wish you well with the latest course. To your success!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Philip, thanks for visiting. I really enjoyed David’s Blogging Boss course and it taught me a lot. His Inbox Rockstar product is another great idea by David. He certainly has a unique style. I hope you do well with this course, Philip.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Kevin Long
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    Reply Reply September 11, 2012

    Hi Mandy

    Great looking blog, crisp and clean, i’m also on David’s 30 day course.
    Hope to talk soon.

    Kevin
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Kevin, thanks for visiting. Thanks for your kind words, I do hope you visit again soon!

      Good luck with the course, I am loving David’s unique and refreshing style.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Ade
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    Reply Reply September 12, 2012

    Yes, I like David’s no nonsense style….it makes me do a double take at times and think did he really say that ? But ultimately that’s what you need to make you sit up and take notice. Are you happy with the inboxrockstar emails ? Do they require lots of work to make them your own or do you just send them out as is ?
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Ade, thanks for visiting. The Inbox Rockstar templates are starters and you fill in the blanks. They can be sent out as is but you have to add some information in your niche to make them work well. If you sing up through the link you can get 5 free templates that will give you an idea before you purchase. They don’t take much work to complete, David has been very comprehensive in his suggestions in them.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • geoff
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    Reply Reply September 12, 2012

    Hi Mandy

    Nice looking Blog you have here. I am a fellow member of the 30 day course of David Walkers so hopefully we can see something great happening over the next few weeks.

    Good Luck

    Geoff Lord of http://www.AppAttract.com

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 13, 2012

      Hi Geoff, thanks for visiting. I am already picking up many useful tips from David’s training and am sure he will keep us all on the right track.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Shawn Wilson

    Reply Reply September 12, 2012

    Mandy,

    Thanks for the comments on my blog and I have to agree with David’s teaching style. He really gets down to business and makes you think about his marketing approach. This is truly different than any other coaching I’ve been involved with.

    Looking forward to the upcoming modules and making new friends and contacts with those within this group.

    Good luck to you with your future endeavors.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 13, 2012

      Hi Shawn, thanks for visiting. I’ve been marketing for a long time but am looking for something to spice it up. I’m sure David’s course will do just that!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Jenise

    Reply Reply September 12, 2012

    Hi Mandy, just stopping by from 30Day Marketer to say hi. Wow! Your blog looks great! It looks like you’re already making an impact and helping people. Good for you! All the best – Jenise

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 12, 2012

      Hi Jenise, thanks for visiting. I went over to your blog earlier today but you don’t seem to have comments on. I would have left one if you had. Good luck with the course!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Bobby Martins

    Reply Reply September 13, 2012

    I love your site. I have a lot to learn from it. I just followed David’s site too and it is also outstanding.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 13, 2012

      Hi Bobby, thanks for visiting. Hope you learn lots on the course!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Carlton
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    Reply Reply September 13, 2012

    Hi Mandy, I have the digital dust collectors, too. One of the things that I have learned from David is focus and take action. Had a sergeant once who said, “Do something…even if it’s wrong…just, do something”.
    I agree with Bobby, your site is awesome. That is the one job I am working on today; getting a good theme on my site and setting it up.
    Talk soon, Carlton

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 13, 2012

      Hi Carlton, thanks for visiting. Love that phrase ‘digital dust collectors’! Very good, but not so goo dthat we all have lots of them, is it! Good luck with your site changes!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Michelle Stevens
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    Reply Reply September 13, 2012

    Hey Mandy, nice looking blog.

    Email marketing is something that I have struggled with over the years and something that I know David Walker is very talented at.

    I’m looking forward to the rest of the training
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 13, 2012

      Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting. Hope you get lots out of the training that you can use for your business development.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Mikey

    Reply Reply September 13, 2012

    Hi Mandy,

    Great to see your so enthusiastic about Davids course!

    The very best of luck to you.

    Maybe we could work together in the future!

    Wishing you every success.

    Mikey

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 13, 2012

      Hi Mikey, thanks for visiting. I’m looking forward to getting to know fellow students much better during the course!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • nilesh

    Reply Reply September 14, 2012

    Hi Mandy, you are doing what your heart says. Your choice of blogging is really appreciable as if you would not have done that then how can I get such a nice writing at some place.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 14, 2012

      Hi Nilesh, thanks for visiting. Yes, blogging is a passion of mine, and I hope I do it well!

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Jon Barry
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    Reply Reply September 15, 2012

    Hi Mandy

    Interesting changes for you, hope it works out the way you want it too, and I am sure we will be able to tell right here on your blog.

    Where do you feel you will be changing things around, what activities will you be stopping, or modifying?

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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 16, 2012

      Hi Jon, thanks for visiting. Interesting question, for me it’s more about tightening down what I already do and making it more effective. I doubt I’ll be stopping anything, just working on maiking everything much more focused.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

  • Loretta Raine

    Reply Reply September 21, 2012

    Hi Mandy,

    Great blog you’ve got here with some really interesting posts, although I’ve been around a little while I hadn’t heard about David before this but am really enjoying his way of teaching.

    Hope you are enjoying the coaching too – I just wish I had more hours in the day now the assignments are getting more indepth lol.

    Keep up the good work,
    Loretta
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply September 22, 2012

      Hi Loretta, thanks for visiting. Glad you’re enjoying the course, I too am getting a lot out of it and feel very positive about the changes David is brining into my own business.

      Enjoy the journey.

      Mandy

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