My Love Hate Relationship With Shiny Objects

If you’ve followed me for a while you probably notice I don’t send out a lot of hype filled “you got to buy this or your head will explode” emails.  Generally I try and provide you value, training and some real usable content. One thing I’ve always stayed away from was sending you off to the land of shiny objects (and some not so shiny).

Chances are you know exactly what I’m talking about.

My Confession

Well, I’m here to confess that I do my fair share of digging and time wasting. I feed the system. I don’t think I’ve ever asked for a refund. In fact, I’m guilty of buying the same thing more than once because I forget I already bought it.

And I still don’t ask for a refund! That’s kinda nuts. Don’t you think?

But I do find some incredible tools and training (I’ve even found my own stuff more than a few times as well).

Bottom line is, I get “shiny-itis” as much as anyone else. I’ve just learned to manage and control it.  I allow myself to indulge, I just put parameters around it.

One thing I haven’t done is share with you some of the incredible finds I come across.

You may ask “why not Jack? You could get affiliate commissions. You’re an Internet Marketer, right?”

That’s true, but my biggest concern is sending folks off to be distracted and wasting valuable time, when they could be building their business or spending time with their family.

But, I also want to let you know what I buy and find to be a true value. So that’s what I’ve decided to to.

I will not be recommending anything that I haven’t personally gone through and feel would be of tremendous value.  I will let you know what I see in the form of upsells and one time offers.


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Tricking Out Your Flip Cam

Do you do video marketing for local businesses or want to but worry that showing up with a flip cam just isn’t going bring the credibility? Well, today’s HD Flip Cameras do a fantastic job and suit my needs just fine in most video work when it comes to live local business video shoots. Check out my rig for “tricking out the flip cam”.

I’ve provided links to my gear below just as examples (yep, they are affiliate links). If you want to do this shop around, you may find what you need cheaper or in a package deal.

Actually, mispoke in the video. The camera I recorded it with is the Play Touch below.

Leave a comment. Let me know what you think.


Video Marketing Will Revolutionize Your Local Business

As technology and consumer behavior continue to evolve, marketing tactics come and go. Twenty years ago, newspaper advertisements, the yellow pages, and similar platforms were considered marketing gold. Nowadays, much attention has shifted to the internet. And, in just the last two years or so, we have seen evolution in another direction: video marketing. Continue reading “Video Marketing Will Revolutionize Your Local Business”