Build Your Preeminence

November 2, 2009

Today I woke up to an awesome ReTweet; @morganzero had retweeted this message from me: Why do I promote Genesis Rocket? Because it actually makes people successful on Twitter.

That’s right, my affiliate link displayed to his 15,000+ Twitter followers! Granted, most people who follow him probably know all about Genesis Rocket, and make good use of it, but the recognition is there in that retweet. Beyond the obvious exposure of my personal affiliate link, this retweet shows a lot about the character and quality of Ashley Morgan. Namely, he wants his affiliate to succeed.

By retweeting what I had previously tweeted he is affirming the very message, that Genesis Rocket makes people successful on Twitter. One of those ways is the incredible support that Ashley Morgan supplies to his followers. I’ve mentioned before the great response form him I have received via email. Now I can add this example when I tell people they are paying for an awesome method and unparalleled support when they purchase Genesis Rocket.

Whether you want to increase your Twitter following to be heard by more people, to sell your own product or service, or just to make affiliate sales, Genesis Rocket is the one solid method that will always bring success.


Number Crunching

October 31, 2009

Charts, graphs, plots, lists — I enjoy these.  I’m a total nerd, it’s true.  I love statistics.  I like to analyze data, find correlations, understand information.  I can be quite neurotic about it too.  I think that’s part of why I’m trying to break into affiliate marketing.  I want to manipulate data in order to create something, in this case income primarily, from it.  I want to know my conversions when promoting Genesis Rocket.  How many people are buying it because of me?  Are they buying it to promote their own products, or are they buying it to promote the product itself?

The questions are endless, and I’ve been asking a lot of them to myself, and even some to other affiliates promoting the product as well as the creator, Ashley Morgan himself.   I’ve been getting great answers, but have I been making great use of those answers?  Yes and no.

I’ve taken the responses and considered them, began making the commitments necessary to achieve success.  But I haven’t yet been pushing enough.  I’m not looking for an easy time where I need to spend just 20 minutes to make $200 dollars (that would be great, and will probably come after a base is established), but I am hoping that success comes sooner than I expect it to.  Right now though, I need to properly motivate myself, and push for the results I seek.  That is where this blog helps me.  It’s one of the few sources of motivation I presently have.  This blog is a source of accountability, and accountability is the fire that keeps me warm where it would be so easy to cool out and drop from the game.

Today I will make my biggest push yet.  I will realign my efforts, streamlining them even more than I have so far.  Today, more than any other goal, my efforts are focused on realizing my first sale of Genesis Rocket.  I welcome any help offered, and will definitely report my results.

Have your best day ever.  I expect to.

Powerful Commitment

October 28, 2009

Today I took a vital step by making the firm commitment to apply the Genesis Rocket method full force.  Before I go any further, I want to thank Ashley Morgan, The Upstart Blogger, for the fantastic support he provides for his Genesis Rocket product.  The responses he has provided to my emails have been far more helpful than I expected.  Truly great support from someone who has created a truly great product.

Now back to topic, I have come to realize that one of the reason so many people fail with affiliate marketing is that they never put enough effort into it.  In all considerations internet marketing is incredibly easy, but to be able to call it an easy way to make money you do need to put in plenty of initial effort.  People can and do apply Genesis Rocket to earn 4 figures a day, and it doesn’t take much work, but they were consistent and built up a base from which to work.

Previously I was applying a step or two.  I wasn’t being consistent, I was letting my base remain incomplete, I was meeting failure.  However, my situation with my job is changing, and I realize I may need to go from Genesis Rocket as supplemental income to Genesis Rocket as primary income.

I suppose this is a follow-up to my previous post, Status Update, Raison detre, and Truth, in that I’m actually committing to the 3 points I outlined there.  Through my conversations with Ashley Morgan I have been able to pinpoint where my focus needs to be in order to find success with Genesis Rocket and my projects and campaigns in affiliate marketing.  Now it’s up to me to put in the effort.

Status Update, Raison d’être, and Truth

October 22, 2009

So, the blog bug bit me once again, causing me to miss several days (weeks) since my last update.  I am working hard to combat this.  In large part, I need a new job.  No, I do not yet make enough money blogging that I can quit my day job, but I am working on that.  For instance, I enjoy making use of and promoting Genesis Rocket, a proven method of building your Twitter Following.  I assure you it’s not a scam, it doesn’t promote spam, and there is no botting involved.  Genesis Rocket is just a natural and effective method of Twitter growth for anyone promoting a product, service, or even just their self.  With that said, I am still not generating the affiliate sales I need to replace my income.  I blame this in part on the vicious circle of work taking up too much of my time and energy for me to actively apply and promote Genesis Rocket.  Yet, at the same time I know that is hogwash designed to hide helplessness.

Over the past few weeks my grandparents were in the area visiting.  My Grandmother and Grandfather are two of the most important people in my life, so this was a wonderful period of time.  Vis-à-vis, there is one little bit of wisdom I gained this weekend that I would like to elaborate on.  Very simply, “I am the only one with the answers.”

What is the relevance for me?  Well, I am like a boat on dry land.  Heaps of potential, but no motivation to do anything.  I have great ambition, but there’s no fire burning in me to accomplish anything.  I want everything given to me without working for it.  In short, I am pitiful, and nobody can help me save for myself.  Therefore, I am the only one with the answers.

For instance, I started this blog a long time ago, and while I continually return to it, it often goes unattended.  When I first started it I had this following idea in my mind.  It was a bit angsty perhaps, but the idea remained:

“This blog is about my hopelessness, my social shortcoming and nihilistic nature.  It’s about why I don’t fit in and why I get along with everybody.  It’s about what makes me weak, and why those things strengthen me.  But really, more than any of that, this blog is about you, and why everyone who reads it is really just me, but would never admit it.”

Yes, it sounds like I’m 15 and the whole world hates me.  But at the same time, I think I can continue with that sort of underlying premise even as I attempt to focus this blog more and more upon Internet Marketing.  You see, with such a melancholy basis for my beginning, I can highlight my successes and breathe joy and inspiration into others.  While creating wealth online for myself and others, I can build myself up.  Perhaps I struggle with depression, but this blog is an opportunity to lift myself out of that funk, and enjoy myself through my writing!

1.  I will find for myself a new job that I enjoy far more than the pit I am in presently.

2.  I will use that job as a foundation as I learn more about internet marketing so that I can replace my full-time income with money gained through a passionate embrace of internet marketing.

3.  I will share what I learn with anyone who comes across this blogs and seeks to learn more.

These are the 3 guiding steps that I have developed just now.  I will reforge these over time into my mission statement.  One devoid of depressive tongue; full of inspiration and motivation.

No Post Thursday

September 25, 2009

As much as I want to, I am unable to write a proper post today.  I have move-in for my new apartment in just a few days, and I’ve been very busy after work hours, plus I need to try and be up really early tomorrow.  There just isn’t the time to put thought into it.  And for people like me, blogging is incredibly fun, but my posts are also something I am proud of, therefore I put effort into them.

However, I will take a quick moment to recommend Genesis Rocket for anyone looking to build a strong, quality twitter following quickly and effectively.

And while you’re at it, be sure to send an @tohnocore to show your support!

The Beat Goes On

September 24, 2009

Today, we celebrate the imminent launch of the greatest new method for building your Twitter following.

Yesterday, I covered the controversial suspension of many Twitter accounts promoting a method of growing your twitter followers.  In the aftermath, it was discovered that Twitter was acting in response to a spiteful blogger whom launched complaints against the Twitter Rocket name infringing on copyrights.  As for the product and the team who designed it, they handled the matter with the greatest aplomb.

Product designer Ashley Morgan acted quickly and coolly to turn the situation to the favor of those using and promoting the method.  He has announced the launch of the new method which will focus on the strengths of the old method while removing its weaknesses.  This has me particularly excited since I recently began promoting the product which is the only legitimate method I have been able to find on the net.  Now I can offer not only the greatest method of growing your Twitter following, but a heavily revised, superior version.

Be sure to get in today so you can launch your following as soon as the new product officially launches on 28 September 2009!  I’ll be there with you!

Twitter Crackdown

September 23, 2009

Very recently I was introduced to, and have begun promoting the Twitter Rocket method for boosting your twitter following.  I’ve been tracking and trending a number of mega shakers utilizing the method, and finally decided to put it to the test.

Then, while noticing certain @tohnocore tweets were not showing up, I went to the URL of @BloggingHannah and found myself greeted by the Suspended Account page of Twitter.  Something had gone wrong.

I was reminded of an article I had read on Twitter Account Types which will cease to exist under the new TOS, with my attention being directed to type #6, The Slimy Salesman.  I am not accusing Hannah Solo of being little more than a marketer; however, I can certainly see Twitter shutting her down for investigation since the majority of her tweets were simply re-postings of her affiliate link with phrasing and regularity that even appeared to be bot produced.  I know it’s not the first time her legitimacy has been called into question, but this time it is Twitter pointing the finger.

So, some questions remain.  Will Twitter Rocket continue to be regarded as the wildly successful method that it is for building your Twitter following?  Will Hannah Solo manage be able to clear her name with Twitter and rejoin the stream, or will she be merely exposed as a marketing tool to sell Twitter Rocket?

Whatever happens, one thing is clear.  Twitter will continue being among my absolute favorite social media playgrounds.  @tohnocore when you get a chance!

Update:  Twitter Rocket is now Free & I have learned that Hannah Solo was only one of many (MANY) suspended in a massive shutdown of Twitter Rocket promoters.  Check out this article from a large promoter who was not shut down.


September 22, 2009

I’m finally launching myself into a new venture, and the great part is that it relies on me participating in activities I enjoy. I love social media, and now I’m going to make it work for me.

For those of you who have tweet, have merely heard of Twitter, or want to take it to the next level I encourage you to check out Twitter Rocket, a fantastic method for growing your Twitter following to explosive new levels!

Using the methods withing Twitter Rocket you can realistically add hundreds of new followers per day, which makes your personal brand that much more valuable.  And let’s be real with ourselves, whether we tweet professionally or casually, our Twitter accounts are an extension of our personal brand, even when that brand is individuality.

I myself have been happily (and very casually) using Twitter for a long time now, but I’m ready to embrace what is fast becoming my favorite social media tool, and utilize it to launch my brand.  For me, that means growing my blog reader base, growing my Twitter following, and growing my Facebook network.  All of this in pursuit of my larger goals (ask me about them if you like.)

Now, with the power of Twitter Rocket I won’t have to work so hard to make that happen.  Come, join me.

A Vision of My Future

April 22, 2009

*This interview originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of GQ magazine.

Mellow blues and greens flood the lounge we’re sitting in, typical New York style.  After all, who doesn’t look good in this lighting.  But for the purpose of this evening, the lighting isn’t used to hide anything, no, this hangout is simply preference for the Village Vagabonds.  Eccentric, young Billionaire Lee Tratnyek will never use that name, but he is keenly aware of the image put forth by his myriad acquaintances in this, the hottest of the current lounges in the East Village of New York.  Perhaps he leverages this celebrity to enable himself to sit in the back like the Godfather, watching over all, only being bothered by those he chooses.  This gives us the freedom to conduct an interview at ease.  It’s a life that anyone would envy, but hints of power so grand you might be wondering if you could ever wear it comfortably.  Lee wears it like the sleeves on his Tom Ford blazer.  Effortlessly, but with profound distinction.

His quiet, calm presence never betrays his grandeur, and while he never comes off as over the top, everything about Lee reeks of wealth and grandiose.  Even in New York, a Bugatti Veyron roaring through the streets is a site to behold, since New York doesn’t play home to nearly as many sports cars as London, or Dubai.  But sure enough, it was no issue escorting me through the city for the most powerful stop-and-go traffic experience from his penthouse overlooking  Central Park to the cozy lounge he rules over in the East Village.  He obviously loved the raw power under his fingertips, but constantly remarked of hating to drive (he didn’t have to, he has a full-time chauffeur available.)  One gets the feeling that while the King of New York might be entirely comfortable with who he is, nobody, not even himself really knows who that happens to be.  His entire persona is an elasticized contradiction, constantly testing it’s own level of playfulness.

There is not likely a scale developed to measure his wit.  He had to pick up a new CD earlier in the day, when I first met him almost clandestinely in Washington Square Park (another favorite hangout of his, where everyone recognizes him but gives him more than due space.)  We walked the few blocks to Bleeker Street where he jested and jabbed with the cashier as though their script were rehearsed.  Every word spoken during the $14.99 cash transaction was fair game to be manipulated and bullied into meaning something else.  When the King is in top form, trying to follow him will literally numb your mind.

Maybe he has a secret system of summoning, I don’t know, but his chauffeur was waiting outside for us as we left the record store.  I never saw him remove his iPhone from his pocket until we were in the car, riding to his flat.

He asked me not to describe the trip to his flat in this interview, I will respect these wishes.  When he asks you of something, you feel compelled to obey, as if it will make you happier.  He notices this slight change in me, he has witnessed it time and again.  He explains how he hasn’t always commanded such power.  Just 2 years ago he was sitting in a Starbucks, jobless (going on 4 months), freshly out of a 3 year relationship, all but dropped out of University, and moved back home.  Says that low point was what created his meteoric success.  We continue this thread while relaxing under the multicolored glow of a New York hotspot, secluded at a table in the rear.

LT:  “I wouldn’t say I was utterly hopeless.  I could of course have fallen lower.  I still had a pithy amount of cash to expend, which I used to keep myself afloat, and enjoy time with friends.  But I certainly felt as though I had failed, and worse, I felt as though I wasn’t going to have the strength or the courage to claw myself out of that hole which I myself dug most of.  Every day it got worse and worse, as I accomplished less, and realized just how poorly my life was going.  At some of my weakest moments, I wondered if I had transposed into a 2D existence, no longer having ‘UP’ as an optional direction to travel.”

RA:  “Wow.  Sounds like you had more of a rags to riches story than is usually acknowledged.  What changed?”

LT:  Letting out a bit of a chuckle, he plays the humility card heavy, “No way, I always had a huge support system.  My family was right there to bail me out if necessary, even though they played the game right and acted as though I was on a string with them.  I always want to recount my story as though I have been isolated, but the reality is that I’ve never actually been alone.

“What changed is quite amusing, to me.  I’ve of course, always been a fan of self-improvement.  Maybe because I always wanted to get my life in order.  Up until recently I’ve been a huge slacker with the grandest of ambitions.  Ambition without motivation though, as we know, is like a boat on dry land.  I had a fantastic yacht, but no water to sail it on.   Finally I chanced upon a late chance to buy a New Yorker Desk Diary, a daily planner, for 12 bucks.  I remember being annoyed because it took more than a week to arrive after I had placed the order.  Worst shipping time ever.

I knew exactly what I was going to do with it the minute I placed my order.  My friend actually questioned why I was buying something like it, I had an iPhone, I had a Mac, Google exists, I had a myriad of free, powerful alternatives available through the means of technology.  But I recognized the absolute power of pen and paper, technology was not, is not yet powerful enough to replace it in some regards.  I needed a planner not to plan, but to record.

Everything of importance I did, was marked.  I was astonished, and disgusted with myself as a result.  The records indicated what I already knew, but finally they were on display in front of me, I couldn’t ignore the visual representation of my worthlessness.”

RA:  “You were doing a lot that you didn’t feel proud of?”

LT:  “No, that’s not it exactly.  What I mean is I basically wasn’t doing anything.  After sleeping sometimes as much as 12 hours I would wake up around noon.  So I would mark that.  Then the next event  could mark down came perhaps 2 1/2 hours later, where I had miraculously managed to….finish showering and getting dressed for the day.  Following that was another great lull until the marks of sitting in Starbucks from 4:00 – 6:00 surfing the web.  Maybe one more comment for the evening about going out with friends until 1 AM, and getting back to sleep around 3…  It was pathetic.  I was already feeling old at 23 and wasn’t even taking advantage of the “unique freedom” my predicament was granting me.

“But I used the stark reality as a new form of motivation I had never been able to harness before.  I fiercely monitored any lacks of activity.  I converted every moment into a fulcrum for getting somewhere.  I cemented my exercise regime into my daily schedule.  I worked my way up to about 8 hours a day of activities that were developing myself, I took risks even though I didn’t have money to risk, and began my first business on my rise to success.  I worked at that for 2 to 8 hours a day.  I finally found that reserve of energy I should have been tapping onto long ago, and cut my sleep every night down to 9 hours, then 8, finally 6.  Sure there’s recommend sleeping times, but I was beginning to awake at dawn every day, and felt great until I told myself to sleep at midnight, no exceptions.  The changes were incredible, I felt as though I had gained an entire day for every day that went by.”

RA:  “But you have a look in your eyes that say something happened.”

LT:  “You caught me.  I attribute a lot of my current success to luck.  I was approaching that point at which the relapses occur.  The point where many of our improvements in life begin to wear on us, and we struggle to avoid reverting to our old comforts.  I likely may have regressed, if not for my lottery win.  Money isn’t everything, but it sure enables.

“Randy Pausch spoke of Brick Walls that arise, which allow people to prove how badly they want to achieve something.  Well, my winnings didn’t enable me to merely break through the brick wall, my winnings were a catapult which launched me over and well beyond the wall.  I believe the story from that point on has been well covered.”

Lee leans back, appears to freshly take in the scene all around him.  It is clear the interview is over.  From this point on he’ll be my host, my friend, but I won’t be interviewing him anymore, I’ll merely be enjoying his company.  While he portrayed himself as scatterbrained, I get the feeling afterward that he had planned out the entire evening in advanced, made me ask the questions he wanted to hear, so he could give the answers he wanted to give.  It’s quite mesmerizing, really.  He laughs at his solo title too, but he has more than earned the right to go by, “The King of New York.”  For the President controls Washington, but New York controls the President.

Sleeping by the wasteside.

April 15, 2009

Today is a rainy day, and that is a good thing.  Being currently unemployed probably enhances the usefulness of the weather.  However, I must admit that a stroke of luck may be largely responsible for allowing me to see the hidden blessings.

I awoke at 7 AM.

For weeks, months even I have been waking up between noon and 6 PM.  To sum up a whole series of blog posts which will not be written, I have been the laziest, least productive person for 4 months now.  But as I said, that won’t be covered in this blog posting.

Anyway, I miraculously awoke at 7 AM in spite of my alarm being set for 9 AM (a fairy tale in itself, since 11 AM is early for me.)  Now, I attempted to return to bed as I typically do, but I was awake for good.  So after an hour I drug myself out of bed.  I am aware of the benefits of waking up early, but in the rare cases that it happens I am always delightfully surprised by what is available.

(As I am writing this I am thinking up so many more things I will be able to do if waking early becomes a habit.  Delightful indeed.)

I’m a large fan of podcasts.  One of my favorites which frequently goes unplayed is Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, a 5 minute snack to the appetite of the writer (or avid reader for that matter).  Of course, this can only truly be relished early in the morning, while the sun is still in the East.  The wine was so sweet this morning.  Happy Birthday Leonardo!

To my pride, my next accomplishment was also very thrilling.  I have been working with a running program now for about 2 weeks.  I would be 3 weeks in, but last week I did not make time and allowed myself to miss all 4 days I should have been on the treadmill.

But today required 30 – 35 minutes, and when 35 minutes came around I did not want to stop at all.  I felt great, and I still do.  Even though I have yet to get far into the program, I am feeling changes in my body.  More energy, happier, more awareness of muscles, more awareness of diet, better posture, etc…  So certainly, feeling as though I want to continue running forever is great, it’s what I’m working toward.  But of course, I also understand that pacing is incredibly important to my success.  So I stopped when I hit 35 minutes.

Of course, I also haven’t started running.  I walked the whole time.  It’s part of the pacing.  2 weeks walking, then slowly build in running.  Well, take a look at the program for yourself.

Now, I missed my 3rd week, and I’m also waiting for a friend to catch up, so I started back at 30 – 35 minutes of walking.  I considered this a great success.

Which brings me to my third and final celebration so far on this rainy day.  This blog entry!

I have created numerous blogs, even managed to keep some going for 2 or more years, but they have fizzled out.  And this one has not even hit a dozen posts.  But for me a blog is one form of writing exercise, and in creating this blog entry I am getting in writing exercise, and this is truly a great success for me.

Hooray for the rain!

*Obviously the rain was not integral to this post.