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Tim Brocklehurst’s Freedom Class Workshop

Wow! What a weekend!

I don’t make it to many internet marketing “events”, but this weekend I had the chance to help out Tim Brocklehurst with one of his TheFreedomClass workshops.

The workshops are designed to get people totally up and running with their own MyViralSpiral3.com site, including a blog, their own info product and affiliate program and show them how to start getting traffic in to build their list virally.

So by the end of the weekend they’ve got everything in place to start building a REAL online business that will last.

I’ve had MVS3 for a while now as I recognised how powerful it is when I saw Tim present it at Robert Puddy’s BritPack seminar last year, but hadn’t had time to get to grips with it properly, so the weekend was also the ideal opportunity for me to do the same as the students, get it all up and running and building me a list virally.

I found it so easy to set up and use it was no problem for me to do mine and have time to help the students.

Tim was smart enough to realise that having a couple of other internet marketing tech heads along to help everyone keep up to speed and it seemed to work very well, although Rob O’Callaghan and I did a lot of running around, everyone did end up with a fully set up and running MVS list building business.

Tim also had some great guest speakers lined up: –

First up was Ange Wayne who was so energized and passionate in her presentation it was contagious and she had the whole class, including us “experts”, swept up with her, which is pretty impressive for us “reserved” Brits.

If you ever get the chance to see her speak I highly advise you make it happen, she will open your eyes to your true “greatness”. I know that sounds a little “corney”, but if you do see her speak, you will understand totally.

Then we had Martin Avis, who I’ve know for a few years now and whilst he’s a fairly quiet, un-assuming guy, he really does know his stuff and makes it easy for people to understand how to do stuff like writing articles and building a relationship with you subscribers the RIGHT way.

On the second day we had Alan Forest Smith, a top copywriter who I’d never met or seen before. There were some students at the class that had seen him before and they were impressed that he wasn’t just giving the same presentation that they had seen before, it was all new stuff and real cutting edge copywriting stuff, but he also put it across so well that it was easy for even a “newbie” to understand and get the most important foundation for writing truly effective copy.

I’m not exactly a newbie at copywriting, although I tend to get experts (thanks Randy) to do most of my stuff for me, but Alan taught me quite a few VERY useful things and when I get the chance to see him speak again, I’ll jump at the opportunity.

Last up was Diane Corriette who covered podcasting and managed to keep something that could have been scary for “newbies” simple enough to be understandable and useful to everyone there.

Unfortauntly Rob didn’t get the chance to do a presentation, which is a shame as he’s got such a depth of knowledge on the latest web 2 and social site stuff.

The most important question is how did the workshop go for the students, but I guess that’s something that only they can answer, so I’m going to invite as many as I can to post comments to this post and see what they have to say…

For me the weekend was great on a lot of different levels: –

Getting my own MVS3 site up and running was probably the least important part of the weekend for me, although I know it’s going to add to my online profits this year.

Catching up with Tim, Martin and Rob is always fun, but also meeting Diane again, as well as Ange and Alan for the first time was very cool.

Having the opportunity to help Tim’s students to get to grips with everthing and make the most of the weekend and their new online list building business was also great feeling. It’s cool to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with people who are going to use it to make money online.

but the best part of the weekend was simply meeting some cool new friends who had such a positive outlook on life and were keen to get their internet businesses off to a good start!

so as well as thanking Tim, I need to thank Nicola, Suzanne, Lorna, Alison, Sue, Trisha, Lucy, Chris and everyone else who made me feel so welcome.

thanks!
🙂

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12 Comments

  1. June 25, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for writing this. I know all of the people you’ve referred to. Funnily enough I had lunch with Martin, Tim, Dianne and Rob a few weeks ago.

    I also saw the MyViralSpiral at Rob Puddys previous event and liked the look of it back then so I imagine it’s even more powerful now as Tim’s a good guy and knows how to operate successfully.

    I’d have bought it just to come and spend a weekend with you guys again but I only heard about this event when Martin said he would be speaking, which was too late to do anything about it so I’m glad you decided to review it.

    I look forward to seeing what other attendees have to say too.

    Regards,

    Andy

    • June 25, 2008 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Andy,
      thanks for the comments.
      you’re right, http://www.MyViralSpiral3.com is a real nice application, simple to set up and use, but with everything built in for you, Tim’s done a good job.
      Shame you didn’t know about the workshop, would’ve been cool to catch up with you.
      🙂
      MattG

  2. June 26, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Hi Matt

    Well I asked Tim to come and speak for us because I too recognised the power of MVS last year, bought it, had to get Prasad to set it up for me and it’s been working but not to full potention. When Tim spoke at one of our Money Gym workshops we were all amazed at the takeup for the workshop but I was delighted as I got to come along too. Steve, my business partner did loads of homeworks and, in spite of being taken into hospital for a heart arhythmia (or something!) still won the challenge. We had a BRILLIANT weekend and you and Rob were STARS! Shows how much sunk in, yesterday I created a re-brandable report “How To Become A Millionaire In Five Years…Or Less”, created a squeeze page, uploaded it all to MVS and it’s there, with a Money Gym PayDotCom affiliate commission ready back end. I am THRILLED! You can download it for free, rebrand it and earn money on the backend here at http://themoneygymmvs.com/mvs/?m=99999999&pid=16
    Coaching all day today but will do my next one tomorrow and then start work on my series of autoresponders. MVS is not just for internet marketers – you can make it work in any niche where there is a hungry horde of customers. Thanks to all! Nicola

  3. June 26, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Hey Matt,

    What a great weekend! You know I have spent all this week since we got back kicking myself for not starting a list years ago… Just seeing how quickly Steve got those signups…

    Rob.

    • June 27, 2008 at 1:24 am

      I’m with you Rob!
      I’ve tried just about everything you can formaking money on the net, with different degrees of success, but nothing beats having your own list to mail to!!!
      I’ve added an extra 285 new subs to one of my lists in the last two days with the help of a new forum I set up – http://www.imadswaps.com
      and http://www.myviralspiral3.com will help to add even more.
      🙂
      Matt Garrett

  4. June 26, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Matt,

    It truly was an awesome weekend, wasn’t it! Although I was noticeably hungover the first day 😳 (I knew it was going to be fun but first cocktails in 20 years…)

    The potential for MVS is enormous. I can see it helping big-time with my far-too-numerous-niches.

    for http://www.TheNaturallyHealthyPet.com it adds an additional member bonus and new ways to grow the list.

    for http://www.HolisticDoctorOnLine.com it indicates a new way to grow the list and source Ebooks to help people.

    There is also scope for developing ways to promote the pet first aid ebook & course that I am an affiliate for.

    All the above would be subsites for http://www.HolisticDoctorMVS.com, which is ready for me to get started on, as they would share a common theme of Ebook type.

    for http://www.FinancialFreedomForDoctors.com it helps me grow the list and access more ebooks, to help docs become financially free. There is also scope for my franchises, FFF dentists, FFF vets, and FFF nurses.

    All the above would be subgroups from http://www.financialfreedomMVS.com, which is set up (but I’ve gone & stuck the blog on the home page & haven’t had a chance to put it back to rights again).

    Just haven’t had time to think about it as been working full swing including evenings since – Hosting a teleseminar on Equiopathy (horse osteopathy with extras) this evening on http://www.TheNaturallyhealthyPet.com).

    Phew, life in the fast lane!

    I am so pleased with the tips Tim gave us – using Nvu & filezilla I now feel I might be able to sort out my other sites too!

    Thanks for all your help, hints & tips over the weekend Matt,

    Alison

  5. June 26, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Matt
    Great to meet you this weekend and what a superb weekend it was!
    I feel the same as Rob, if only I started this a year ago. I am amazed at the sign up rate I am getting from that single mail out. The total stands at 268 and they are still trickling in now. Today I have sent out a welcome email, thanking them all for their interest. I am really excited about the coming months, I so want to say at the top of my blog “and somehow I ended up making a living from the internet!” LOL

    I hope we meet again soon, you guys have been a great inspiration for me. Thank you.
    Steve “dodgy heart” Watson 😀

    • June 27, 2008 at 1:29 am

      Hi Steve,
      sorry I didn’t get the chance to spend more time with you, the ladies were monopolising my attention!

      268 is one heck of a kick start, Tim’s a generous guy. 🙂

      I’m still not quite sute how I ended up makign a living of the net, all I know for sure is that it’s from the help and advice of people like Tim..

      Matt Garrett

  6. June 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Matt,
    The weekend was for sure a real Gem, so much information and not just specifically related to the My Viral Spiral. I for my part am not leaping straight in to the list building as I need to carefully consider at the outset how this will fit in with my business. That is not to say this will be a long exercise as I have already architected the solution to this puzzle. It is crucial for me that before I start chopping down the trees that I have established I am in the correct forest!
    The first step for me and to keep the focus is to write my 1st of two e-books and also write the sales copy for the 15 point, ‘zero to hero’ IPS-Freedom programme. Something I have developed just over the past few days. This will be the flagship offering for our Internet profit centre and be extremely attractive to those people wishing to be affiliates (although this will require some involvement with clients from the affiliate so might be more a JV). This will have a similar Bronze to Gold offering like the money gym but very different in terms of what the various levels are offering and all strictly Internet, leaving plenty of opportunity for referrals to the money gym for the other areas.
    For more comments on the weekend, please visit my Wealth Creation Journey where I have summarised our 3 day activities.
    Thanks to yourself and Rob for the able support when the mist came down !!
    Chris

  7. Lucy Parkes
    July 26, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Matt,
    It was a really brilliant weekend. I’m still making a slow start on my MVS, but I’m convinced that with enough time, it will be a great way to build a list and earn an online income. The workshop was brilliant although my brain melted by the end of it! I’ve just had my MVS site set up to http://www.theinternetknowledge.com so over the next few weeks/ months I hope to pull it all together. I don’t imagine making as much progress as people like Nicola, Steve or Alison, but with a bit of dedication I hope to have some names on my list soon!
    Hope all well with you it was great to meet you!
    Lucy

    • Matt
      July 27, 2008 at 12:39 am

      Hi Lucy,

      there was a lot to take in, but just keep plugging away at it, persistance (or bloody minded stubborness as my mum calls it) is actually a very useful qualtiy when it comes to online stuff.
      😉
      Matt