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COMING SOON! Your Brand New Outlook…

April 17, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Recently, my partner, Jack Humphrey, said to me:

“I’ve sold millions and millions in memberships, courses, consulting, services, and affiliate products in my 16 years in business.

“But none of it compares to what I’m doing now!”

When someone says that to you, you can’t help but ask one simple question…

Why do you think that is true?

Jack went on to explain that in the past, big things happened ONLY when he had a new fancy tool in his toolbox that his customers didn’t have.  But this time, he’s using the same tech as any average person with an online business: Wordpress, some plugins, social media, email list service…the usual stuff everyone has.

So what “secret ability” has Jack saying that nothing he’s done in the past compares to what he’s doing now?  What “secret ingredient” does Jack have that you may not?

– It’s not software.

– It’s not a massive list (Jack’s main list is only 8,000… tiny compared to the lists our JV partners have.)

– It’s not some Golden Goose, top-secret, insider knowledge.

– Jack’s not special, nor was he born with super-powers of persuasion.

What’s working for Jack in a VERY big way is all in his head!

It’s all explained in great detail on the next page. But before you click the link below, Jack wanted you to take this with you as a special $150 gift from him (and me too!):

SPECIAL CODE–> mindset2014

That code is actually worth $150.  Learn Jack’s “big secret” and take your $150 code with you.  It can change your life like it’s changed Jack’s, mine, and many others already!

We would LOVE to have it change your life as well!

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

SPECIAL CODE–> mindset2014

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. The link above leads to one of the best things I’ve ever been involved with in my 17 years as an entrepreneur.  And I’ve done some pretty cool stuff in that time.  I am 100% confident that it will help you like it’s helped me, Jack, and ALL the students in DirectionsU!

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

SPECIAL CODE–> mindset2014

URGENT: How to Make More $$ in Your Business…

April 10, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Every single day, my partner, Jack Humphrey, and I hear entrepreneurs like you asking the same questions.

Questions like…

*  How do you make more $$ in your business?  (Often, the person asking the question thinks that what they really want is a way that can even drive traffic on autopilot!)

*  How do you get better conversion from your existing traffic

*  How do you get your existing customers to b’uy over and over again

*  How do you build a bigger list (again, what’s really being asked is “How do I make more $$?)

Often times, what people are really asking are these “you don’t know what you don’t know questions”…

*  How to become the “Go To” Expert in Your Niche

*  How to become the Influencer that your audience seeks out over and over again

*  How to target your market so that you reach the Right Audience, with the Right Message, at the Right Time

*  How to plan your business strategically so that you maximize your pro’fits

Every time we get asked these questions, we realize that the person asking the question THINKS they want one thing but what they really NEED is quite another.

Which is what prompted me to ask you a VERY important question…

… Did you know that you can have all the right tools for your business and still fail miserably?

In fact, did you realize that you could have literally MILLIONS of visitors coming to your website and still not make a single dime from them?

While I could tell you the one thing that really WILL make a HUGE difference in the $$ in your business, I doubt you’d even believe me when you heard the answer!

(Ok — I’ll give it a try — you need a better Strategy!  Did that help?)

The reason why you’re likely to think that all you need is the RIGHT:

*  Tool
*  Traffic
*  S’ales Page
*  List
*  etc.

is because what you REALLY, REALLY need — the one thing that is the CORE of a successful business is (drum roll please!)…

MINDSET!

Without Mindset, no amount of training or tools or resources will help you!

Yet, most people are never taught this when they are taking business training of any kind!

Why is it that most business training — even most formal education programs — skip over this one essential, CRUCIAL ingredient?

Well, it’s because there are so many facets to it!

In order to have the RIGHT Mindset, you need to understand:

*  Goal Setting

*  Your Personality Style and how it effects your productivity, efficiency, and communication (with customers, JV Partners, even your team!)

*  Your Purpose (identifying what it is and how you live it through your business)

*  Why it’s important to SERVE instead of SELL and what it means to “strategically monetize” your service

*  Why the Universal Laws (including the Law of Attraction, the Law of Reciprocity, etc.) are SO important to making more $$ in your business

*  What underlying beliefs and fears might be keeping you in a state of Overwhelm, staying stuck, and what you can do to change it right this minute!

*  and MORE!

This is why we call the “Mindset Systems Workshop II” Virtual Webinar the MOST important event we hold for entrepreneurs like you each year!

Mindset is unequivocally the #1 thing any entrepreneur should tackle and master if you are going to really accomplish those big things you have on your list.

If you are feeling stuck or if the things you’ve tried to do with your business, online or offline, just keep breaking, not working, or otherwise holding you back, then you must make the time to get to the Mindset Workshop this Thursday 4/10 (from 1pm to 6pm eastern) and Friday 4/11 (from 9am to 6pm eastern).

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

Even if you can’t make the whole thing, get to what you can and listen to the replay of the rest of it as soon as you can!

Without the proper mindset, there would be no Richard Bransons in the world.  There wouldn’t be any Oprah Winfreys, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs either.  And all of them have said something very similar on many occasions.

This is SO important that we even decided to reduce tuition for this Workshop to just $97 instead of the usual $247 for all of the other DU workshops.  We did it to make it possible for EVERYONE who is truly serious about making more $$ to join us for this VIRTUAL event!

Join us on this very important event where attendees’ lives will forever be changed.  You’ll watch it happening during the VIRTUAL workshop.  And you’ll feel it happening to you!

Get registered and we’ll see you on Thursday!

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  We have an absolutely stellar lineup of Faculty for the Virtual Webinar.  They include me and the Associate Dean of DirectionsU, Jack Humphrey as well as:

* The Deans of DU’s new “School of Personal Success”, Chief Robert & Terri TallTree (Founders of HowToLiveOnPurpose.com);

* Ken Kies, Founder of CRGLeader.com who will show you how your personality style can help you become more efficient, effective, and productive;

* Antonio Thornton who has brought in more than $100,000 in a week using the Law of Attraction principles he’ll share with you;

* Cynthia Gardner O’Neill, Founder of the Center for Loving Consciousness and a DU Bachelor Student who will blow you away with her knowledge about your heart and the role it plays in your business; and

* Sarah Rockwell, a Certified Heart Virtues Facilitator and another DU Bachelor Student who will help you discover your Heart Virtue and show you how to use it in your business.

More details about all of the Faculty and the curriculum when you Reserve Your Seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

Without This There Would Be No Richard Branson…

April 8, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Did you know that you can have all the right tools for your business and still fail miserably?

That without one crucial ingredient, no amount of training or tools or resources will help you?

And did you know that most people are never taught this when they are taking business training of any kind?

The Associate Dean of DirectionsU, Jack Humphrey, is a great example here…

Jack’s success in the first ten years in business could be thought of as “luck” as much as anything else.

Jack did big launches, large membership sites, books and courses that all sold great.  In fact, he made a lot of mo’ney doing all of that.

But never once did Jack do it with the right mindset.  The result was that he sacrificed far too much to accomplish all that he accomplished.

In the end, he was a burned-out shell of his former self in the bargain.  To get back into fighting shape as well as take his business and personal life to whole new levels of success, he had to work on his mindset.

That’s exactly what he’s been doing for the last year.

Once Jack started working on his Mindset, the World changed for him!  Things he “thought” were the reasons he couldn’t get back on top weren’t actually the cause of his slump.

The tools he was using weren’t the problem.  Technical stuff and “know-how” weren’t the problem either.

Once Jack got the Mindset thing down, all those problems vanished.  It was like technical stuff and tactical problems got out of the way once he had his “mindset mojo” firing on all cylinders!

This is why we call the “Mindset Systems Workshop II” Virtual Webinar the MOST important event we hold for entrepreneurs like you each year!

Mindset is unequivocally the #1 thing any entrepreneur should tackle and master if you are going to really

accomplish those big things you have on your list.

I know, because I’ve done it both ways.  One is far, far better than the other, believe me!

If you are feeling stuck or if the things you’ve tried to do with your business, online or offline, just keep breaking, not working, or otherwise holding you back, then you must make the time to get to the Mindset Workshop this Thursday 4/10 (from 1pm to 6pm eastern) and Friday 4/11 (from 9am to 6pm eastern).

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

Even if you can’t make the whole thing, get to what you can and listen to the replay of the rest of it as soon as you can!

Without the proper mindset, there would be no Richard Bransons in the world.  He has said the same thing himself on many occasions.

Join us on this very important event where attendees’ lives will forever be changed.  You’ll watch it happening during the workshop.  And you’ll feel it happening to you!

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

Get registered and we’ll see you on Thursday!

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  We have an absolutely stellar lineup of Faculty for the “Mindset Systems Workshop II” Virtual Webinar.  They include me and the Associate Dean of DirectionsU, Jack Humphrey as well as:

* The Deans of DU’s new “School of Personal Success”, Chief Robert & Terri TallTree (Founders of HowToLiveOnPurpose.com);

* Ken Kies, Founder of CRGLeader.com who will show you how your personality style can help you become more efficient, effective, and productive;

* Antonio Thornton who has brought in more than $100,000 in a week using the Law of Attraction principles he’ll share with you;

* Cynthia Gardner O’Neill, Founder of the Center for Loving Consciousness and a DU Bachelor Student who will blow you away with her knowledge about your heart and the role it plays in your business; and

* Sarah Rockwell, a Certified Heart Virtues Facilitator and another DU Bachelor Student who will help you discover your Heart Virtue and show you how to use it in your business.

More details about all of the Faculty and the curriculum when you Reserve Your Seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/msw2

Joint Venture Summit to Stream LIVE the Entire 3 Days!

March 8, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Did you see my last post that talked about how I would use Joint Ventures to quickly get a business off the ground if I were starting all over again from scratch?  If you missed it, you can find it at:

http://directionsu.com/19480

In that post, I invited you to join us for the upcoming Joint Venture Summit LIVE Stream on March 11th, 12th, and 13th.

That’s right, the entire 3 days of the Summit will be live streamed through a Google+ Hangout on Air.  And, during the Live Stream, we’ve setup a Google+ Community where you can network and interact with all the other people participating both in the Live Stream and LIVE in Atlanta!

The Community will continue long after the Summit is over so you’ll have a way to find ideal JV Partners for months (if not YEARS) to come!

We’ve selected a few DU Bachelor Students to Moderate the Community both during the Summit and beyond.  They are:

*  John Aberle – www.AberleEnterprises.com

*  Chiwah Slater – www.PetWrites.com

*  Jane Gardner -

*  Julianne Blake – www.ChooseJoyAnyway.com

This G+ Community can help to spotlight you and YOUR business to the hundreds of people participating in the Event.

Jack described it best on today’s Bachelor’s call when he said the Community will become his VIP Rolodex.  Anyone he meets in the Community will be given first priority for a response via email, will be people he will always answer phone calls from, etc.

Think about what that could mean for you and YOUR business when you get VIP Access to people like Alex Mandossian, Bill Walsh, Ira Rosen & Cory Sanchez, Matt Bacak, and all the other top-notch speaker’s coming to the Summit?  (Not to mention all the fantastic people participating in the Summit by attending!)

All it takes is reserving your seat for the JV Summit Live Stream at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

When you Reserve Your Seat for the Joint Venture Summit Live Stream, you also get to take part in the very special Joint Venture Summit $25,000 JV Challenge as well!

It allows you to get your JV Opportunity in front of ALL the participants in Atlanta and in the Livestream.  And, you might even win a mailing to 100’s of thousands of people, plus a fantastic program that helps you generate leads from LinkedIn (sponsored by Mojo Video Marketing), and a seat in the DirectionsU Mentoring Program for the next year!

Do you want a strategic advantage in your marketing & your business… powerful enough to win against any competitor?

That’s the advantage you get with:  Joint Ventures

If you want a sure-fire way to take your business to the next level, then Reserve Your Seat for the Joint Venture Summit Live Stream right now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

Jack and I look forward to seeing you there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  Mark is talking about limiting the number of seats available for the Live Stream of Joint Venture Summit on March 11th through 13th.  So make sure you reserve your seat asap at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

Tickets for the LIVE Stream are just $147 and there’s even an installment plan available if you need it! There is NO excuse for ANYONE who is truly serious about SUCCESS in 2014 to not be there!

P.P.S.  There are still a few tickets left to attend the Summit in person, in Atlanta.  You can find out more about the details at:

http://www.askggg.com/jvsummit

URGENT: Influence, Power & Authority!

March 7, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

In the last few months, I’ve seen a huge increase in entrepreneurs really understand that success in business boils down to a few basic things…

Having Influence
Increasing Your Power
Being Seen As an Authority

There really is one strategy that increases your Influence, Power, and Authority more than any other…

Joint Ventures

If I were starting out all over again from scratch, with no product to se’ll, no list, no traffic, no anything, the first thing I would do would be to search out Joint Ventures.

I’d locate JV Partners who had stellar products I could offer and receive a commission.

Hopefully, those same JV Partners would be able to provide content for my website, for products they could help me create, etc.

If my new JV Partners could help me create content for a low end membership site (something between $15 and $30 per month), then I could get them to include 1 to 3 months of the membership site as a bonus whenever they sold their own products.

Within just a few weeks, I’d be in business!

My JV Partners would be driving my traffic.  Those visitors would all be BUYERS, not just subscribers.

Those visitors would be giving me their credit cards so that they could be billed on day 31, so revenues would be starting to come in.

And, through the content of the membership site, I would be offering my JV Partners products through my own affiliate link, helping to ensure that I increase my revenues and customer value even more.

The best part is that not only would my JV Partners be increasing my Power, Influence and Authority in my niche by making me shine as the creator of the membership site, but I would have enough free time to really enjoy my life as well!  I wouldn’t be a slave to my business day in and day out.

The only question is, where would I find these JV Partners?

They’re all going to be at Joint Venture Summit in Atlanta on March 11th to 13th, 2014!

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been looking for a way to increase traffic, sales, power, influence, and authority and really take your business to the next level, you want to connect to the RIGHT JV Partners in Atlanta as well!

Since it’s a little late to be booking a flight without a huge expense, we’ve setup a very special Livestream opportunity that makes it almost as good as being there in person because it’s designed to allow you to participate in the networking remotely!

There’s a Private Google+ Community just for you and the others participating in the Live Stream!  That way you can even get in on the Networking without leaving home as well!

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

There’s even a very special $25,000 JV Challenge just for those in the LiveStream.  It allows you to get your JV Opportunity in front of ALL the participants in Atlanta and in the Livestream.  And, you might even win a mailing to 100’s of thousands of people, plus a fantastic program that helps you generate leads from LinkedIn (sponsored by Mojo Video Marketing), and a seat in the DirectionsU Mentoring Program for the next year!

Do you want a strategic advantage in your marketing & your business… powerful enough to win against any competitor?

That’s the advantage you get with:  Joint Ventures

If you want a sure-fire way to take your business to the next level, then Reserve Your Seat for the Joint Venture Summit Live Stream right now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

I look forward to seeing you there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  Mark is talking about limiting the number of seats available for the Live Stream of Joint Venture Summit on March 11th through 13th.  So make sure you reserve your seat asap at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

Tickets for the LIVE Stream are just $147 and there’s even an installment plan available if you need it!  There is NO excuse for ANYONE who is truly serious about SUCCESS in 2014 to not be there!

P.P.S.  There are still a few tickets left to attend the Summit in person, in Atlanta.  You can find out more about the details at:

http://www.askggg.com/jvsummit

TONIGHT – JV Monetization Secrets!

March 6, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Without Joint Ventures…

Your business is only running on 1 cylinder…

You!

With Joint Ventures…

You can run on just as many cylinders as you want…

JV Partners!

Without monetization in your business, ALL your efforts are useless!

So… Tonight at 6:30pm EST / 3:30 PST!

Alex Mandossian and Mark Harris will share with you “9 Monetization Strategies That You Can Use When Doing Joint Ventures“.

These 9 Strategies will supercharge your leads, clients, sales, and pro’fi.ts!

—> http://www.askggg.com/finaltraining

You do NOT want to miss this!

Also, during the training, you might even get a chance to participate in a special live (& public) strategy session with several guests.

I look foward to seeing you there!

—> http://www.askggg.com/finaltraining

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. Yesterday, I posted about the Joint Venture Summit Livestream, if you’re not coming to the Summit, you can still get all the quality education, participate in the Networking remotely, and even join in on the special Livestream $25,000 JV Challenge where you could win a mailing to millions of people and MUCH more!  Reserve your seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

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In case you missed it, here’s the post that you got yesterday… Click here

NO EXCUSES! – Now You’ve GOT to “Be There”!

March 5, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

As you know, next week, DirectionsU (that means me and the DU Associate Dean, Jack Humphrey) are co-hosting the “Joint Venture Summit” in Atlanta, GA.

Jack and I are SO excited about the event that we made the DU theme for the 1st quarter of 2014 become “Joint Ventures and LEVERAGE“!

The response to the Joint Venture Summit has been phenomenal!

We have over 35 top-notch speakers joining us including legendary names like:

*  Alex Mandossian (he’s emceeing the event)

*  Bill Walsh (Bill and PowerTeam are sponsoring a $75,000 Joint Venture Challenge that will blow your socks off!)

*  Robert Allen (who will be sharing the secret of how he built a Billion $$ Empire using JV’s)

*  Joel Comm

*  Russ Whitney (Founder of the first educational business in the Real Estate Investing arena to go public)

*  E. Brian Rose & Bryan Zimmerman (Co-Founders of JVZoo.com)

*  Mike Filsaime (the “Michael Jordan of Internet Marketing”)

*  Spike Humer (Former COO of the Abraham Group – Jay Abraham’s company)

*  Matt Bacak (Master of List Building)

*  Dave VanHoose (Co-Founder 7-Figure Speaking Empire)

*  Just to name a few!

Speakers have literally been coming out of the woodwork — really pushing hard to get stage time at THIS event!

Does that tell you anything?

So, you can imagine how sad it’s made me to get emails from people all over the world, asking if there was any way that they could participate in the Joint Venture Summit without having to spend thousands to fly there from overseas.

I went to Mark to tell him that we just had to find a way to let EVERYONE interested in using Joint Ventures to grow their business participate in this event…

But, originally, he didn’t want to do it, because the live experience is so much more valuable…

After weeks of cajoling, and finally outright PUSHING, Mark finally succumbed, though, and we can now officially invite you to participate in the…

Joint Venture Summit LIVE Stream!

That’s right, you heard it here first — you can now attend Joint Venture Summit on March 11th through 13th without ever leaving home!

In fact, I’m even setting up a Private Google+ Community just for you and the others participating in the Live Stream!  That way you can even get in on the Networking without leaving home as well!

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

Do you want a strategic advantage in your marketing & your business… powerful enough to win against any competitor?

That’s the advantage you get with:  Joint Ventures

If JVs, affiliates or high-level strategic partnering are important to you, then you need to go to the Joint Venture Summit and now you’ve got no excuse not to “Be There”!

Register now!

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

I look forward to seeing you there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  Mark is talking about limiting the number of seats available for the Live Stream of Joint Venture Summit on March 11th through 13th.  So make sure you reserve your seat asap at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvslive

Tickets for the LIVE Stream are just $147 and there’s even an installment plan available if you need it!  There is NO excuse for ANYONE who is truly serious about SUCCESS in 2014 to not be there!

P.P.S.  There are still a few tickets left to attend the Summit in person, in Atlanta.  You can find out more about the details at:

http://www.askggg.com/jvsummit

Think You’ve Had It Rough?

In my vast experience of marketing, (and just life in general), I was pretty sure I had heard it all. This however, totally floored even me!

I just got off the phone with “Legendary Consultant” David Preston. Like everyone else, I thought he had been gone from the internet because he was working on larger corporate clients and joint ventures.  He’s a true master at that sort of stuff.

If you don’t remember David, he actually started the entire “offline consulting craze” with the publication of Offline Goldmine way back in 2008. (Yep, you can blame him for all this!)

That book was the first ever published showing internet marketers exactly how to start working with local business owners the right way, and was an immediate runaway best seller.

It turns out that David has not been working at all for almost two years!

The reason he’s not been working, and the events surrounding it, is an almost unbelievable story. I said almost because I know him personally…

Here’s a short list of where he’s been and what has transpired in that time:

In August of 2012 he was diagnosed with HCC cancer. 92% fatality rate according to the Doctors. Chemo would add some time, but not much.

He underwent the chemo treatments and started a totally natural approach as well, and 1 1/2 years later he is now completely cancer free.  Like me, he’s truly experienced a MIRACLE!

During this time however he lost everything. When I say everything, I  literally mean everything!

The medical expenses as you can imagine were staggering, coupled with the fact that his wife of over a dozen years decided that she didn’t want to be with him in that condition.

No kidding, she left without telling him and took everything she was able too! That was unbelievable to me since I knew he had taken care of her through several spinal surgeries :-(

So now, he’s starting completely over from scratch.

How many people do you know who would even survived through all that, and he’s got a great attitude about everything to boot!

I asked him point blank….what are you going to do to start all over?

His answer made perfect sense to me, and I’m sure it will to you too.

He’s starting to set up local workshops for business owners. That’s how he got started in local consulting so it makes sense to start with something that you already know WORKS!

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

I asked him if he was ever going to re-release his “Ca’sh Cow Workshops system” again to show others exactly how he’s getting hordes of clients with that, and finally talked him into making it available again!

David’s “C’ash Cow Workshops system” is responsible for many of my students becoming very successful very quickly. In fact, there are a few that are doing only that….even today and earning a serious living.

*Here’s the kicker*

David feels as if he’s been given another chance at life and really wants to help as many people become as succesful as possible, so he is offering to coach anyone who purchases the system at the regular price for *F’r.ee*!

Talk about really helping people, that’s way beyond what I expected!

The problem though, is that I could only get him to agree to sell six of these special packages per month because of his personal time involved.

Once those six are sold he is going to disable the payment button until the following month.

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

This is a phenominal product and is responsible for many people’s offline consulting success without any coaching. I can’t imagine how much more success you would have with a true legend helping you set it all up!

I’ve personally been through this program and I can tell you first hand that it’s one of THE BEST trainings you’ll find — at ANY pr’ice! — on how to succeed as a Local Marketing Consultant!

Hopefully the six slots won’t be sold by the time you get this, but as you can imagine I’m certain they won’t last long.

Hurry over to:

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

and watch the video I had him make for you.  Then get this before anyone else finds out about it!

Right now you, me and David are the only people who know about this so take advantage of his generosity. I mean *Fr’e..e* coaching from David himself? That should be a complete no-brainer…

To Your Abundant Offline Consulting Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  Bill and I have known David for at least the last 5 years.  This is a guy who not only REALLY knows his stuff, but is an amazing teacher as well!  That’s why he was one of my partners in The Joint Venture University, a program that taught folks how to broker joint ventures both offline and online.  If you’ve been struggling to find a way to succeed as an offline marketing consultant, there is no one better for you to work with than David Preston!  Get this before he comes to his senses and prices it at a level that it deserves!

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

We’ll Promote You Till The Ends Of the Earth!

February 23, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

How would you like people with big lists, huge numbers of subscribers, and those with large communities to say to you…

We’ll Promote You Till The Ends Of the Earth!

On, Monday, 2/24/2014, I’m a guest on a very Special Training with my friend, Mark Harris…

On it, we’ll show you how to do just that!

To Learn more about this advanced partnering strategy, or to register for the training, at no charge to you:

—>  http://www.askggg.com/contentjvs

This training will teach you more about what I call “Integration Marketing”.

“Integration Marketing” is a term coined by Mark Joyner about 10 years ago.  It describes a VERY different approach to Joint Ventures than what you’ve probably been thinking about…

Most internet marketers hear “Joint Venture” and immediately think about the kind of JV where “I mail for you.  You mail for me.”

And while that kind of joint venture has made millions for people, it’s not a very effective strategy when you’re just starting out and you don’t have a very big list, you don’t really have much to se’ll yet, and you haven’t quite figured out how to talk in the voice of an expert.

With Integration Marketing (what my friend, Mark Harris, calls “Content JV’s”), you don’t need ANY list to rake in huge results!

You don’t need to have the voice of expert yet because you borrow the expertise of other people to build your own!

The best part is that getting a JV Partner to say YES! to your opportunity gets SO MUCH easier because you’re simply helping your partner to get more of what they already want… Influence, Authority, and Customers!

Join us for this jam-packed training and learn exactly why YOU need to be using Content JV’s right this very minute to make 2014 your best year EVER!

—>  http://www.askggg.com/contentjvs

We look forward to seeing you there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  Have you reserved your seat for the upcoming Joint Venture Summit in Atlanta on 3/11 to 3/13/2014 yet?  It’s the perfect opportunity to find the right JV Partners for your Content JV’s!  And, you might even win the $75,000 Joint Venture Challenge being sponsored by Bill Walsh and PowerTeam, Mojo Video Marketing, and DirectionsU!  It’s your chance to get your offer out to more than 1,000,000+ subscribers waiting for it AND get very valuable coaching and tools to take your business to the next level!

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvsummit

P.P.S.  If you want to learn more about the Summit and the $75,000 JV Challenge, make sure you stay on til the end of the Content Joint Ventures training on Monday, February 24th at 4:30pm eastern.  Details at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/contentjvs

The Future Of Marketing… Join Us!

February 19, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

For the last 6 weeks, my messages to you have focused on this quarter’s theme at DirectionsU.com… Joint Ventures.

Why would we devote 3 whole months to talking about JV’s?

Because it deserves at LEAST that much attention (maybe even more!) in your business and your life.

You see, JV’s are THE KEY to getting maximum LEVERAGE in your life and business.

In other words, JV’s allow you to work less, get WAY bigger results monetarily, faster than ANYTHING else you can do!

In fact, when you know how to use JV’s, you can actually stop doing LOTS of things that you’re probably doing right now. Can you imagine:

* NO MORE blogging!
* NO MORE SEO!
* NO MORE figuring out how to drive traffic!
* NO MORE figuring out how to build your list!

Instead, you simply find those people that already have the traffic, the list, and the search engine rankings and get them to WILLINGLY share their asset with you!

It really can be that EASY when you have the RIGHT SYSTEM in place.

So how can you figure out what that system looks like?

Join us for 2 incredible free trainings on how you can profit using strategic partnering, affiliates, and Joint Ventures to build your business…

+TODAY, (Wednesday) 2/19/2014: Joint Venture MegaHangout with 6 AMAZING JV Experts!
http://askggg.com/megahangout/

This MegaHangout includes:

… Mark Harris (the host of The Joint Venture Summit),
… me, “The JV Queen”,
… My former partner in TheJVUniversity.com, Sohail Khan (Sohail’s entire business exists because of JV’s!),
… David Perdew (the Founder and Host of the Niche Affiliate Marketing Summit),
… Andy Hussong and
… Ira Rosen & Cory Michael Sanchez (Founders of Mojo Video Marketing).

+TOMORROW, (Thursday) 2/20/2014: Robert Allen & Mark Harris discuss
“Building a Billion Dollar Empire with Joint Ventures”
http://askggg.com/megahangout/

Looking forward to having you join us!

—> http://askggg.com/megahangout/

Literally everything that 99.9% of people know (who have a website for which they wish to generate a lot ofattention) is utter child’s play compared to the power of this kind of LEVERAGED marketing!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

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URGENT: Influence & Authority for YOU…

January 25, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Do you know what LEVERAGE means?

More important, do you know why people in the investment arena talk about LEVERAGE so much?

LEVERAGE refers to getting the biggest possible results with the least amount of effort in the shortest amount of time.

Here’s how the dictionary defines LEVERAGE:

lev•er•age

n., v. -aged, -ag•ing. n.

1. the action of a lever.

2. the mechanical advantage or power gained by using a lever.

3. power or ability to act effectively or to influence people.

4. the use of a small initial investment to gain a relatively high return

5. to exert power or influence on.

6. to provide with leverage.

7. to speculate in (invested funds) by using leverage.

Look at the 3rd through the 7th item in that list.  Don’t all of those things sound like what you really want in your BUSINESS?

So, how can you gain power or the ability to act effectively to influence people?

The easiest way is to use Joint Ventures!

In fact, JV’s are the Ultimate Secret Weapon in business and marketing!

Do you REALLY understand the power of joint ventures, and strategic partnering?

You Will!

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

Especially if you join us this week on Thursday, Jan. 30th and Friday, Jan. 31st for the VIRTUAL Joint Venture Systems Workshop II.

On this 1 1/2 day LIVE Training, you’ll learn:

*  Why Joint Ventures are your EASY Button

*  How to identify the assets you should be going after JV’s to build

*  Where to find Ideal JV Partners

*  How to approach JV Partners and get them to WILLINGLY work with you

*  The difference between a Joint Venture and a Strategic Alliance and when to use each one

*  The various ways of using JV’s including Traffic JV’s, Product Launch JV’s, Product Creation JV’s, and Hybrid JV’s (combining an offline business with an online business)

*  and MUCH more!

When you attend the JV Systems Workshop, you’ll ultimately not only learn “Why Joint Ventures Are The Future of Marketing” but you’ll also learn step-by-step how to truly apply and use Joint Ventures in YOUR business right away!

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

The ENTIRE workshop will be recorded in both audio and video format so you can refer to it any time you’d like for a refresher!

You’ll even get Action Step Checklists, Flowcharts, and TONS of tools to help you apply EVERYTHING you learn in the Workshop!

So be sure to be there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  For a taste of what you can expect in this powerful, virtual, LIVE Joint Venture training, check out the replay of last week’s webinar on “Using Joint Ventures to Get BIGGER Results, with LESS Effort, in SHORTER Time for Your Business!”  Jack calls it the “Authority, Leverage & Influence Training”! It’s at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

Tara Gentile is on the Radio Show

January 23, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Tara Gentile is the founder of the Kick Start Labs, a New Economy entrepreneurial community & resource library, as well as CoCommercial in Astoria, OR, a coworking & workshop space. Her work has been featured in Forbes, US News & World Report, DailyWorth, Design*Sponge, and the NY Times bestselling book, The $100 Startup.

On today’s Breakthrough Directions radio show she pulled back the curtain on micro businesses to explain

Why Solopreneurship is a myth!

What the connected economy means to you

The power of ‘fluid teams’ in your business

Why self-worth is not your net-worth when it come to pricing

How to connect your value to you customers experience

And how to finding your place in the ‘creator culture’ reshaping business globally today.

Join us for the show at noon Tuesday’s on BlogTalk Radio for an opportunity to see first hand how outside the box thinking and wanting to truly go the extra mile to SERVE has turned into a goldmine for these successful entrepreneurs!

Listen LIVE at Tuesday January 28th, Noon ET,
then on replay at
—> http://www.askggg.com/r14/tarage

Know others who need to know this?
Click “Like” and Share NOW!

To Your Abundant Online Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

The Future Of Marketing… Join Us!

January 21, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Do you want to know what the future of marketing is?

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

Join us for a very special Google Hangout, later this week, where I’ll be joining 5 other leading experts to discuss the one strategy that we all believe IS the future of Marketing…

To Join Us, or to find out what this is ALL about, CLICK this link below:

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

Look forward to seeing you there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. This Mega-Hangout is keeping with the theme for DU this quarter — Joint Ventures! If you don’t attend ANY other webinars or Hangouts this month, make sure you’re on for this one on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30pm eastern at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

P.P.S. For more great Joint Venture training, check out the replay of last week’s webinar on “Using Joint Ventures to Get BIGGER Results, with LESS Effort, in SHORTER Time for Your Business!” Jack calls it the “Authority, Leverage & Influence Training”! It’s at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

Develop The Most Important Business Growth Skill F.R.E.E.

January 19, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

One of the best ways to grow your business is also the method that seems to scare people the most.

And yet, this method of getting traffic and SALES will grow your influence, “word of mouse” and bottom line like nothing else.

Whenever the topic of joint ventures comes up I can FEEL people start to clench and freeze up.

That’s sad, because building joint venture relationships can bring more joy and fun into your life and buziness by making it easier to grow with less growing pains.

Want more “pie”?

Finding JV partners means building relationships, playing nicely with others, and sharing some of the pie in order to create a bigger, better pie that serves more people better.

If that still seems scary, don’t worry, because you’re about to be given the key to growing a bigger “bottom line” and spending LESS time working.

I’ll tell you more about the powerhouses who are bringing you this priceless zero cost education in a moment.

The key to working SMARTER not harder -

If you could work LESS and get BETTER results, wouldn’t that help you live the life you desire?

Imagine getting absolutely ANYTHING you need in your bisiness without doing the heavy lifting yourself and without paying outsourcers.

You can bring in all this and MORE through JVs:

- traffic

- product creation

- skills you aren’t good at

- customers

Bigger – Faster – Stronger

Here are a couple examples of how you can bring the power of JVs into your biz .

Don’t have your own product? Imagine partnering with someone who has exactly what your people need! This means that even if you’re just starting out today, you can leverage the  influence and experience of a leader in your industry to help you build faster..

Looking for more customers? Find out how to connect with people already have the ear of the your ideal customer – that means more revenue coming to you but you don’t have to hunt down the people who are hungry for what you offer..

You’ll get great tips for applying joint ventures to your own situation on this zero cost yet priceless training.

Your instructors during this mini-workshop are Gina Gaudio-Graves, known as The JV Queen, and Jack Humphrey, expert at Bending the Web.

Gina brings her years of experience building 6, 7, and 8-figure deals together.  She used her Little Purple Book of Favors to accomplish all this.

What’s a Little Purple Book of Favors, you ask?

You’ll find out during the training.

You will want to rush over and start watching it now, since it will only be available for a short time.

Here’s the link

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

Some years back, Jack Humphrey set out to prove that Google was evil, only to discover that Jack came from the great outdoors to the worldwide web, quite literally. He brings his decades of experience as a tracker and guide to the world of building a business using the power of the net – the internet, that is!

They will help you create the triple win of joint ventures…

You win, the other partner(s) win, and, most importantly, the customer who gets exactly what they need win.

The replay will only be up a short time, so you want to watch and listen RIGHT NOW.

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

And in case you’re thinking you can just stay in your comfort zone and keep working hard and getting nowhere fast…

Imagine getting results like these:

* Create a new product of your own in under
a week any time you want! (Even if you’ve never
written a word before and even if you don’t have
a specific area of expertise right now.)

* Add 1,000 or more subscribers to your list every
single month. without paying for traffic or
outsourcing.

Get all the traffic you need without ever doing any of the hard work (like writing blog posts or social media marketing) yourself. (You won’t need to outsource it either! You’ll find out how to get all the work done for you – F.r.e.e!)

During this intensive Webinar, you’ll learn:

* How to find absolutely ANYTHING you need in
your bisiness using joint ventures, including other
people’s Products you can sell to your audience,
customers who need what you offer, and any other
ASSET Your Business Needs)!

* How to get JV Partners to say YES to YOUR Joint
Venture Opportunity — even if your business is
brand new!

* How the “Little Book of Favors” will help you
LEVERAGE Your JV Partners Assets to Grow
Your Business!

* The #1 Mistake Almost Every Newbie At JV’s Makes
and How to Prevent it from Killing YOUR Chances
to thrive using joint ventures!

* And MORE!

Jump over to this link right now – what you’ll learn takes the fear and worry out of joint ventures

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

You’ll be glad you did!

To Your Abundant Online Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. JVs aren’t scary. They’re smart, and they bring you what you need a lot more easily than other methods of building your buziness.

Watch this training before it goes down!

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

P.P.S. One of our DU Bachelor Students, Dr. Ina Gilmore, has a passion and a mission to help people who are caring for a loved one. She is in a contest, and she needs your help to get to the top 10 Health Blogs of 2014.

All it takes for you to help her is a couple taps or mouse clicks. She’s almost there, and she only has 1 more day to gather votes so she can make the top 10.  Would you please vote for her at http://askggg.com/voteforina? Thanks!

What Can Tracking In The Forest Teach You About Joint Ventures?

January 19, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

This may seem really strange, but being  in the great outdoors can teach you a lot about growing a thriving business.

Most people go about growing their biz like a newbie hiker. They rush off to see this vista and that view, all the while missing treasures all around them.

Are you making this mistake?

Jack Humphrey came to the web as a tracker, and at first, he didn’t even recognize how much this skill developed in his “former life” had taught him about bending the web.

“Most of the time,” he said during a live training, “people walk with the intention of getting to the view faster, and they miss all sorts of signs along the way.”

While guiding hikers, Jack would point out the signs of animals. Just paying attention to what is there, he could build a scenario of what happened over the past day wherever he was.

These tracking skills ultimately helped him to look around at the online signs, such as what Google was doing or what was happening in social, and he used this knowledge to build his own biz…

…and he uses this knowledge to teach budding and experienced entrepreneurs how to BEND the web to your will.

Among other things, Jack Humphrey is known for giving away hundreds of thousands of his book “Bending the Web” and growing super-successful companies online and off.

One of his latest joint ventures is teaming up with Gina Gaudio Graves, Dean and Founder of Directions University, to move his own work back into guiding people and teaching them to track, using the internet this time.

Gina brings her years of experience building 6, 7, and 8-figure deals together.

She used her Little Purple Book of Favors to accomplish all this.

What’s a Little Purple Book of Favors, you ask?

You’ll find out during the training.

You will want to rush over and start watching it now, since it will only be available for a short time. Here’s the link:

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

One of the stories you’ll hear is how to take the long hunt out of finding new customers.

The lion and the elephant do indeed have something to teach you about building your biz.

It has to do with the difference between hunting for hours versus finding the watering hole. And that difference is what separates the dreamer who spends 12-20 hours a day laboring at building a biz from the savvy doer who has new customers and promo partners coming to seek them out.

Curious? Find out during this intensive f.r.ee training, and go over there NOW, because the replay is only going to be up short time.

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

During this intensive Webinar, you’ll learn:

* How to find absolutely ANYTHING you need in
your biz using joint ventures, including other
people’s Products you can sell to your audience,
customers who need what you offer, and any other
ASSET Your Business Needs)!

* How to get JV Partners to say YES to YOUR Joint
Venture Opportunity — even if your business is
brand new!

* How the “Little Book of Favors” will help you
LEVERAGE Your JV Partners Assets to Grow
Your Business!

* The #1 Mistake Almost Every Newbie At JV’s Makes
and How to Prevent it from Killing YOUR Chances
to thrive using joint ventures!

* And MORE!

You’ll spend more time at the watering whole and less time and energy hunting down new customers.

Go watch now before the replay goes down:

–> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

To Your Abundant Online Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. Imagine getting results like these:

* Create a new product of your own in under
a week any time you want! (Even if you’ve never
written a word before and even if you don’t have
a specific area of expertise right now.)

* Add 1,000 or more subscribers to your list every
single month. without paying for traffic or
outsourcing.

Get all the traffic you need without ever doing any of the hard work (like writing blog posts or social media marketing) yourself. (You won’t need to outsource it either! You’ll find out how to get all the work done for you – F.r.e.e!)

Watch this now – –> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

P.P.S. One of our DU Bachelor Students, Dr. Ina Gilmore, has a passion and a mission to help people who are caring for a loved one. She is in a contest, and she needs your help to get to the top 10 Health Blogs of 2014.

All it takes for you to help her is a couple taps or mouse clicks. She’s almost there, and she only has 2 more days to gather votes so she can make the top 10.  Would you please vote for her at http://askggg.com/voteforina? Thanks!

Why are JV’s SOOOO Important?

January 14, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Marketing Tips

Yesterday, I told you that this quarter’s theme at DirectionsU.com is Joint Ventures.  Many subscribers wrote back asking questions like:

* Why are Joint Ventures so important?

*  How can I use Joint Ventures in my business?

And several comments such as:

*  JV’s are great because they’re so much cheaper than paid sources of traffic! (WRONG! We’ll show you why this isn’t true in the upcoming Preview Webinar on Wed. 1/15/2014 at 1pm eastern.)

What are some of your biggest questions about Joint Ventures?

What are some of your thoughts about Joint Ventures? (Are JV’s good to use in your business?  Bad to use in your business?  Why?)

These are the kinds of things that Jack and I want to talk with you about during the LIVE, INTERACTIVE, 90-minute Preview Webinar that takes place tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 15th, 2014 at 1pm eastern.

Reserve Your Seat Now for this FREE Webinar now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvw2preview

Here’s what Jack said about the Preview Webinar yesterday…

In 2014, Gina Gaudio-Graves and I will be on a constant mission to expose just how powerful Authority, Leverage, and Influence are in getting what you want from the web…

Alone, each one is powerful.  Together (and in the right order) they make rare marketers virtually unstoppable at growing their brand, following, and their business!

So powerful that, after you learn these 3 strategies and how to use them together, you can take everything you know (and everything that all the experts know) about traditional web marketing, roll it all up in a little ball, and toss it in the trash bin!

That includes: SEO, list building, content marketing, blogging, and more.

Literally everything that 99.9% of people know (who have a website for which they wish to generate a lot of attention) is utter child’s play compared to the power of LEVERAGED marketing!

We’re kicking off our 2014 “Leverage-ucation Campaign” with the Joint Venture Systems Workshop II.  You can check out a preview of this powerful workshop on Wednesday.

Reserve Your Seat Now for this FREE Webinar now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvw2preview

This 90-minute, LIVE, INTERACTIVE Webinar will teach you how to:

“Use Joint Ventures to Grow Your Business FASTER, With LESS EFFORT and BIGGER RESULTS!

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 from 1pm to 2:30pm

WHERE: http://www.askggg.com/jvw2preview

What Jack is really talking about — how to combine Authority, Leverage, and Influence to create LEVERAGED marketing for your business is the real reason that so many DirectionsU Bachelor Students lovingly refer to me as “LeveraGina” and NOT “The JV Queen”…

In other words, it is WAYYYYYY bigger than just Joint Ventures by themselves — as you will soon learn when you join us for the JV Workshop II Preview Webinar!

We rarely put out replays of our LIVE, INTERACTIVE webinars.  And, when we do, it’s usually ONLY sent to those who registered in advance.  If you really want to make 2014 your best year EVER, then you need to be using Authority, Leverage, and Influence in your business — in the right order and the RIGHT way!

Reserve Your Seat Now for this FREE Webinar now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvw2preview

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. Learn what you need to know about how to use JV’s to grow your Authority, Leverage and Influence; what kinds of things you can use JV’s for; how to land the biggest JV partners and JV deals; and more by reserving your seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvw2preview

P.P.S. Do you have questions that you’ve always wanted answered about Joint Ventures and JV Marketing?  If so, then let us know what those questions are by leaving a comment on either our Facebook Event or our Google+ Event and we’ll make sure we answer your question LIVE on the training on Wednesday!  You’ll find the events at:

FACEBOOK: http://www.askggg.com/jvw2previewfb

G+: http://www.askggg.com/jvw2previewgp

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