Author Archives: Ian Douglas

John Thornhills MasterClass – Week 11

Well, I have made it to Week 11 of John Thornhill’s Masterclass and things are getting exciting!  You may recall that last week we made the final decision on our niche.  This week it’s time to “put our money where our mouth is” and purchase a domain for our product and to order our website/eBook graphics.

You may remember from previous posts that I have chosen the “Blog Security” niche for my product.  My first task this week was therefore to choose a name for my product.  John gave us a couple of guidelines; one of which is to ensure the product title is available as a “.com” domain.  It sounds so simple…

John Thornhills MasterClass – Week 10

This week is an important and pivotal week as in it we have to finalize our niche.  I have already made a post about this week but have been distracted from the coaching for a few days so have gone through the week again to refresh my brain. I have mentioned in a previous post that I feel fairly strongly that I would like to write about Blog Security so as to help others avoid the mistakes I made.  The big problem however is that, sadly, I think that most people, like myself, don’t give the subject any thought until it happens to them and they try to log into their pride and joy one day only to find their beloved Blog has disappeared and instead they come face to face with a webpage displaying the flag of a 3rd World country with “cracked by Th3W12ar6 in 3.7 seconds” in big red letters below it.

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Blog Security

Imagine the scene:

Mary is well known in her small English village for her cooking. Her chocolate cup cakes in particular are well admired on social occasions. One day her son calls round and, after tea, gets out his laptop and starts downloading emails.

“Are you online Mum?” asked John.

“Yes; I often chat with my sister via email.” She says proudly.

“Do you have a website?” John asks.

“Errr, no.” Says Mary.

“I can help you set up a Blog if you like so you can tell the whole world about your cup cakes.” He says.

John Thornhills MasterClass – Week 9

Time to make a start on Masterclass Lesson 9. This week John gave us a run-through of the 3 basic types of products people buy. He then went on to give us a crash course about using ClickBank as a research tool. The idea behind this week being to help us narrow down our niche selection.

John Thornhills MasterClass – Week 8

Masterclass week 8 has arrived. Unfortunately things look like they are now getting serious. No more fun playing around with the appearance of my blog… not even a single video tutorial! Instead a rather somber PDF telling us it is time to start getting down to business and begin the product creation phase of the course.

OMG! Just the thought of actually starting the product creation process has me shaking in my boots. Thankfully John is easing us into things gradually and in this lesson he takes us through the first stages of choosing a niche for my future product.

John Thornhills MasterClass – Week 7

Wow. Masterclass week 7 is amazing! The main feature this week was a recording of John Thornhill’s Webinar. The main Webinar was about using our blogs as a tool to develop business relationships with each other however this was followed by a very comprehensive Question and answer session which covered quite a diverse range of topics related to the Masterclass. There were many very interesting points raised and John and his friends Dave Nicholson and Paula Brett were happy to share their knowledge and experience by giving some very useful and insightful answers to our questions.

John Thornhills MasterClass – Week 5 & 6

Friends and family took priority over Christmas so I fell a bit behind with my lessons. With my Week 7 coaching due to arrive this evening I have been busy this week catching up with Weeks 5 & 6.

Week 5 covers Advanced Blogging Tactics. All the lessons during this week were optional but I decided to “get my hands dirty” and go through them anyway.