Month: February 2015

Magic View Tube Plugin

Update: The sale for the Magic View Tube plugin for WordPress is now live at just $10.00 for the first 48 hours or 50 copies, whichever comes first.

It will then rise to $17.00.

Buy now


It enables you to add YouTube videos to your page and then display different ads underneath the video AT SPECIFIC TIMES while the video is playing. In other words you can run relevant ads or calls to action at corresponding times.

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Demo 1

Demo 2

Demo 3

You can use HTML in the ads, so it could be a simple link, or a graphic.

o Unlimited ads can be created
o Multiple ads per video
o YouTube suggested videos are disabled
o Create your own “end frame” via HTML for when the video ends
o Optional auto pause of video when user clicks away
o Optionally disable player controls
o Insert videos into pages and posts via TinyMCE editor button
o Everything done within WordPress
o Editable styling for ad messages
o Use HTML in ads including images and links
o Developer licence during this sale only

With Magic View Tube, you get the control over how your video is displayed, what calls to action your viewers see, and even whether or not the link back to YouTube is shown.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Clever Marketing, I Think…

There’s some very clever marketing I’ve just come across. Or at least I think it’s clever on the face of it, I haven’t quite thought it all through yet for the pros and cons. It’s hot off the press of my mind and onto here.

When (if) I find out more about how this works I’ll let you know.

At any rate it’s certainly something I’ve filed away in the back of my head for future reference.

So what is it?

A couple of days ago I was sent an email about some FaceBook software. I don’t use Facebook in my personal life but of course it’s very important for a lot of people including my own family members.

(My dad has a FaceBook account that he uses to “stalk” the rest of the family, leaving funny and vague comments on various posts the family make and any photos they upload. My eldest son is often killing himself laughing at things his grandad has written…)

That aside, when I hear about some new software, I always go check it out because you never know what use it might be.

It turns out this software lets you post optin boxes together with teaser videos on FaceBook.

Don’t confuse this product with a $67 launch that’s going on at the moment that I guess you’ve probably had emails about. (Not from me.)

This product isn’t that, it’s something very similar, but doesn’t have ONE of the features of the larger product.

In any case… I took a look at the sales page, watched the explanatory video (it could be a service, I haven’t bought yet, but it looks like it) and scrolled to the bottom to see the price – it was a one-off $20.02 on a rising price sale, which I thought was reasonable.

So far so good?

I then forgot about it but left the page open in a tab. I’ve been hibernating my laptop the last couple of days so I knew it was there for when I got back to it.

My inbox has had quite a few emails for this (slightly?) bigger $67 product, so I took a look and thought it was just like the one I’d left open in a tab. It’s not the same thing, and it’s definitely a different product as it also has a countdown timer you can add, which the first product didn’t have.

So I decided to go check out the details of both on JV Zoo, and did a search for the first product. I then got stopped in my tracks because I found 38 products that matched the description.

I opened the first one and clicked the sales page.

It was the same product, same sales page, different price – $11.

I clicked on some of the others – all the same domain, same sales page, different prices, with the lowest I could see at $7, all with different sellers offering different commission rates for affiliates in JV Zoo.

Hmm. Brain engaged and I did a bit of thinking.

The clever marketing bit was that the creator of the product didn’t appear to be selling it himself. I could be wrong.

Each page had its own reference in the URL (?r=9999) which I originally thought was the affiliate ID. I now realise it was a way of identifying each vendor and so placing the correct payment button on the sales page.

My guess is – because I haven’t bought yet – is that the original creator is selling a service, and so will gather the name and email of each person who signs up for it regardless of where they’ve come from.

It’s as if he’s selling it with 100% commissions, but isn’t inserting himself in the sales process at all.

In other words, he’s building a list of buyers without any of the hassle or risk associated with being a product vendor.

I’ve not seen anyone else do this, and it could well be the start of something big – a new trend in selling and list building. I’ll be keeping an eye on this.

I just thought you’d like to know, and to say that you heard about it from me first.  😉

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, list building, Product Ideas, traffic

What To Do? A Dilemma

I have a dilemma.

(As I’ve written this, I’ve changed my mind a couple of times but I think I’ve made my mind up.)

Here’s my problem. Every week I generally buy at least a couple of products.

Sometimes it’s a learning product, sometimes PLR, more often it’s a tool of some sort, and occasionally I sign up to a new service or membership.

I think I *might* have “a bit of a problem” and thank goodness there’s no online equivalent of the home shopping channel.


At least most of the stuff I actually look at I don’t buy as it’s a newbie / sucker purchase. Looks pretty but holds no value, kind of thing.

(Okay I sometimes fall for one, and did this week, but you’ll never hear about it. It was PLR for an ebook that fell in line with something that I’ve been thinking about and I thought there might be at least some useful information in it. It was total junk, clearly written by someone who knew how to use Google but knew nothing about the actual subject matter and kept using stilted phrases like “one can always tell…” I guess I can use the graphics and ecover after editing.)

Once I’ve purchased something, I then make a decision as to whether I want to tell you about it and give a recommendation to buy.

My guess is there’s on average one or maybe two products each month that I think “float my boat” and actually make the grade.

But I STILL may not send an email out about it.

And then *sometimes* there’s SEVERAL products all at once that are REALLY good, and I’m left with the dilemma of either telling you about all of them, or choosing the best of the bunch.

But *sometimes* there’s no “best” because they all provide different things.

They’re all equally as good in different ways. It’s a dilemma.

For example, this last week or so, I’ve told you about

1) A cracking WordPress theme called OmniPress.

2) How to get your videos to convert.

3) How to generate free traffic in HUGE niches – I love this and want to tell you more about it as I think it’s a licence to print money.

4) And yesterday about 2 mobile products.

Build your own mobile apps.
Mobile templates.

It’s madness!

That’s way more than I feel comfortable promoting in such a short period.

Worse still is I was going to tell you about something else that is incredibly cool until I spotted it only works in Google Chrome. (I’ve written to them about it, so hopefully they’ll get that fixed soon.)

And then last night I bought SOMETHING ELSE that is BLOODY FANTASTIC!

So I thought to myself “What do I do?”

I’m already feeling the embarrassment of sending out too many promotional emails in too short a period, but this is great stuff that I know at least some people reading this will like.

If not one, then another.

I know we’re all different and you may not agree with everything I write about, but key for me is that I think ALL of these products are really good, but in different ways.

Some of it is about selling. Some of it is about traffic. Some (last nights) is about list building. Some are one or more of the previous and are also useful tools. It’s all stuff I’m interested in, and as you read my ramblings I think you’re probably interested in it too.

You know what?

Writing this has (I think) helped me sort this out in my head.

I feel like I have a duty to tell you about the good ones, no matter if they all appear in a lump like this last week.

If we were down the pub having a drink, we’d definitely be talking about them.

And I’ve just realised that here’s the acid test. ALL of these I’ve immediately told family members about and even showed them, either my wife or one of my sons.

Now thinking logically (ahem), if I’ve been excited enough to tell my family about them, then I should be telling you too.

I hope that makes as much sense to you as it does to me.

I actually feel a bit emotionally exhausted writing this, so I’ll sign off now saying that I would genuinely appreciate any comments on this below.

Thanks for reading.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business