I Am Far From Perfect, I Can?t Follow My Own Rules!

I have been on this mission to get myself and my business streamlined.  I started by writing an article about everything I was doing wrong. I came back a few days later and wrote about motivation and staying focused.

In my mind I had the Great agenda, I was going to change my business model and create an efficient machine…..  lol

Well I fell right back into the trap I was trying to expound about.

After I wrote a few good articles and made some really good changes in my daily routine.

I moved on to practicing what I was preaching. I found some great vendors to outsource to. Then  I saw a new light.

I could work with these people to upgrade my product to where I wanted it to be. First we change some headers, then backgrounds on some sites. I raced right on to building links and new content. All good things Right.

But I fell back into old habits.

There was Joel Comm and he was releasing Ad Sense 5 and I wanted to be part of it. I always try to “roll with Joel”

At the same time I was still working on an Ad Words campaign to promoting another  “friends” product.

Next thing I know I get a notice from Google.

“It has come to our attention that your Google Ad Words account does not comply with our Terms of Service and Advertising Policies.  As a result, your account and any related accounts have been suspended, and your ads will no longer run on Google.  Please be aware that you are prohibited from possessing or creating any other Ad Words accounts, both now and in the future.”


I got permanently banned from using Ad words.

I was baffled, How could I get violated by using copy from a (what I thought respectable affiliate product) by Google. Well apparently he can sell his product, but it doesn’t meet Google’s guidelines by a long shot.

You can Drive traffic to it, but don’t use AdWords.

I wouldn’t have been so pissed if he told us that, when he was pitching his product.

All together I’m out $ 500 dollars with upgraded graphics and marketing. But that’s the least of it.

I’m still working on getting my Ad words account unbanned. April 2nd till today.

Google has turned a new leaf (they even have a phone # where you can talk to an actual Google Ad Words Rep.)

I have continually gutted the sales page five time and they keep telling me it doesn’t meet the guide lines. I Don’t know why I was doing it in increments.

I Never planned  to promote the product again. But You know Google, I couldn’t just delete the site. I had to make it conform and then delete it. Go figure.

I am Down to the bare minimum and I submitted it again. There is hardly anything There ,There . I almost gave you the URL to see but that’s not the point.

The point is just as I was trying to focus on my business.

There are really few people you can trust as educators. And you can so easily get distracted by not following your plan.

I’ve lost a month on, I have gotten a lot of other stuff done but I forgot about letting you guys know what was going on.

Here is the lesson. Pick your mentors carefully. Pick few, three at most and still be careful

Here are my three and you are welcome to tag along.. First and foremost is Joel Comm, I take everything he says as gospel. He has never given me a reason to doubt his sincere desire to help us be successful, DanNickerson who has a wealth of knowledge and always willing to help even when he is neck high in projects, I don’t know how he does it. And Ross Goldberg, Ross is not yet a house hold name but he is the salt of the earth,  someone who you can take at his word and the most generous Internet marketer I know.

Those are mine follow them is you would like to or find people who you get along with and trust.

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