Email and Shopping Cart

I’m back today with an awesome QnA from Las Vegas. I just love this city…

so much cheesy fun to be had. But that’s another post for another time. Onward…

Question: Hey Craig, what email system do you use? – Pete

Answer: Hey Pete -I use

I know guys that use and, and all three are fairly equal.

While I’m on the topic of technology, I may as well cover shopping carts too. I sell most of my products (60%) through, and the rest through

Both have their pro’s and con’s, but Clickbank is the cheapest and simplest way to get started selling digital products online.  Well, wait, I guess simply taking paypal payments is cheaper and easier, but harder to systematize.

More about that another time.

Question: I’m thinking seriously about an internet business. I guess what I need to do is to check my idea against key words… but what I really need to do is to ask you for guidance.

Would you give me a hand?  – Wanek

Answer: Hi Wanek, thanks for your email. I’m sorry, I don’t do personal coaching, but there are some great articles on the blog about keyword research, such as this one:


Read everything you can about niche markets, product creation, and traffic. My site helps build a simple system for getting started.

Question: Why don’t you do phone coaching? –

“Common question”

Answer: To be frank, I’ve had a very disappointing experience with phone coaching. It’s almost as though phone coaching clients are confusing activity with accomplishment.

It seems signing up for phone coaching was enough for them, and there was no need to take action on the advice I provided. As a result…everyone gets frustrated at the slow progress, both, me and the client.

The REAL action takers join my mastermind, or even create their own mastermind and accountability partners in person or online.

You can form your own little mastermind/accountability groups through forums or with people you meet at seminars.  That’s a great place to start if you don’t have the money to invest in a higher level in-person coaching group.

Whatever you choose. You need someone who will hold a flame to your butt so that you do all you say you will do.

That’s the secret ingredient in all coaching programs.

Question: I just read your article on product creation. This is an awesome, awesome post.

Very powerful stuff here.

Often times, we overlook or undervalue content that we’ve already created in the past. Sometimes being an “expert” means we don’t realize how skilled we are, and we take our knowledge for granted — something we must be very careful about! Geoff

Answer: Thanks Geoff. Greatly appreciated, and the post that he is talking about is here:


A great refresher for folks that are struggling to put the final touches on their product and get their idea to market.

Don’t let anything hold you back.


If you know of anyone who would benefit from our little emails here at

Please be sure to forward today’s email over to them, or tell them about the blog or even my Facebook page dedicated to helping you achieve independence and the life of your dreams through the Internet.

Think BIG,

Craig Ballantyne – The Facebook Page
If you want to make a change, start now.

There will never be a better time.

And if you falter, so what? In most cases, the worst thing that can happen is that you’ll be embarrassed. SO WHAT?

Be yourself. Do what you want to do.