Turn lurkers into buyers with this cool new tool (07 Apr 08)

In this Success Newsletter:

  • Our Rock Stars Rock
  • Help Wanted – Free membership to Rock Stars
  • New Class replay is up – “Converting buyers with Deal4It’s interactive video tool”
  • New classes this week – learn how to use MySpace to promote your business, and (exclusive Rock Star training) learning how to use one of eBay’s best kept marketing secrets
  • Trading Assistant Opportunity in the Seattle area
  • NW Success Group meeting reminder
  • NEW – products for doing your Chart of Accounts on Quickbooks for an eBay business (plus a special money-saving code for you to use JUST for OSI Success Newsletter subscribers! Thanks Cathi!) Offer expires 4-15-08, better hurry on this one!

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Remember, you can read previous Success newsletters in the OSI Rock Star newsletter archives at http://osirockstars.com/?cat=5



“This is so easy!”

“This is unbelievable.”

Just a few of the responses we received today during the Deal4It class.  Check out the class details below.  To get your free 30-day trial – head over to www.Deal4It.com/rockstar today.  (Also, Ty offered a free pass to the PESA conference in New Orleans if any of the Rock Stars are going…let me know if you are going and interested in saving some money!  Thanks Ty!)

Our ‘Marketing on MySpace’ guest tomorrow, Kelsey of www.MySavvySpace.com just told me that MySpace just recently changed quite a few of it’s rules about the site and many people are getting ‘red flagged’ and kicked off the site.  Save your spot on the webinar tomorrow where she promises to share ALL of the tips and tricks she has come up with to make sure that doesn’t happen to your site.

One of my favorite movies is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder.  Lucky for me they are running marathons of it right now – lol.  My favorite line from the whole movie is:

“But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.”

“What happened?”

“He lived happily ever after.”


I have an amazing life and am truly blessed and plan on living happily ever after too!  But part of getting everything you ever wanted means that you have to stretch to get to that next level.  Something that entrepreneurs do hourly in their business, but something human beings don’t like to do very much.  We like things status quo.  Change bugs us – lol.  One of my favorite books is The Dip by Seth Godin where he talks about how your Success lies in moving out of that ‘settling’ part of your life and heading straight up the cliff.  You can’t see anything – just a sheer face of rock…but you believe there is a top.  And that belief in your dreams…in the happily ever after…is what keeps you moving.  It’s hard – to give up what you know, what you have, what is ‘easy’.  We are always taught to not fix something that isn’t broken.  But I know there is more out there for me, just like I know there is more out there for you.  But you have to go get it.

So…I am moving. 

Yep.  I am giving up my beautiful home I have built here in Seattle, the gorgeous pond and trees and wild animals, my amazing friends and Church (well, not really giving them up – just changing it into a long-distance relationship), and moving all the way across the US to New York this Fall.  I have no specific idea why – I just know I am supposed to do this and that my next adventure in life awaits me there.  I have learned over the years to pay close attention to things going on in my world – they are amazing unknown opportunities being presented to me – and this one recently came into my life a couple of months ago.


But, I could really use some help with my adventure – specifically the stretching part.  So, perhaps you can help fill in this new adventure for me a bit…as I have never been to the part of NY where I am going and pretty much know nothing about the area.  Here is what I do know:

  • I want to live on the water – preferably the Hudson (so I can fish…and learn how to ice fish)
  • I will need to live close to one of the main train lines so I can easily get to the airport (and the city to play!)
  • I would like to live no more than about an hour outside of NYC (and definitely not in the city)

I have been looking in the Peekskill area (I think that is where I may be going) and have found many homes that would work in the $3-$400,000 range (about 1400 square feet).  I was initially attracted to Peekskill for it’s ‘small town’ feeling – 25,000 people; An up and coming art and jazz community; Average age 35.  And it’s by the water, train, and an hour away from NYC.  As Barbara of Grandpa’s Trading Company reminded me, now I just need to find a race track and the local roller derby.  She surmised correctly that I’ll be heading to the Met in NYC for opera.  But I also need to find a new Curling rink too.


Oh, and we should probably get this straight immediately for full-disclosure purposes…I will not now, nor when I move, and not even when Hell freezes over be rooting for the Yankees.  LOL…I’m just saying.  But I definitely want to see Yankee Stadium (and a HUGE thank you to Anne of Brown Dog Treasures who has already invited me to the first game there…and promises to let me root for the other team!  You are the sweetest.)  All of the Rock Stars have been amazing at helping answer questions about this move – thank you.


I’ll be putting my house up for sale probably next month which means two things – TONS of fabulous garage sales AND, for you realtors out there, an opportunity to sell a house that will go very quick due to its unique upgrades and beautiful view.

If you would like to know more about the house, holler at Mike my realtor – www.MikeRozell.com, realtor@mikerozell.com – he’d be more than happy to let you know details as well as information about when we will be listing.

If you can help fill me in on the area North of NYC, I would love to hear more.  Email me at info@janelleelms.com

And for you NW garage salers – watch the newsletter for details…the first one will be this Saturday from 10am – 2pm (Tim…it’s my garage sale, so it’s ok not to have it early, yes?)




Our Rock Stars Rock

  • Are you paying eBay or is eBay paying you?


Our Rock Stars have learned MANY things on OSI RS, but the one that is currently making them money is the Profitable Fee and Site Change classes they just went through.  Check out the results:


The new PowerSeller 5-15% discounts are coming in on this month’s eBay invoice.  Check out what the Rock Stars are getting back from eBay!! 

It’s the boy’s turn today…


  • Jamie of Dream Builder CD’s delighted customers with 4.9, 4.9, 4.9 and 4.8 and eBay paid him $85.59
  • Glenn of eBay Store Craig7878 received $37.15 from eBay for his phenomenal customer service
  • Mitch of Longhorn Tri Sports has eBay paying him $79.32 this month for his incredible 5-star Gold Customer Service


Are you paying eBay? Or is eBay paying you – Purchase the 3-CD set today that will put you on the path to Success with feedback, DSR’s, and profiting from the new eBay fee changes.  www.JanelleElms.com/cd


Keep up the great work – you guys Rock!


·        Marketing to your niche market

Passover plateI wanted to show off one of our many fabulous marketers on Rock Stars…Rina of the eBay Store NicheMarketPlace sells beautiful Jewish art and decorator items and has definitely found an amazing niche.  Here is her eBay Store, NicheMarketplace that is filled with Passover and Matzah Plates, dead sea salts, jewelry, tins and more.  She is using a very in-depth Squidoo page to market her eBay Store through information on a timely topic – Passover, coming up in 11 days. Head over to Squidoo and check out this great lens (I learned A LOT!!) http://www.squidoo.com/Passover-Pesach – don’t forget the 5 stars and a note at the bottom for our amazing Rock Star Rina!


  • New forums & topics

Since we have some of the best discussion boards on the internet, I wanted to show you some of the great topics the Rock Stars are learning, sharing, explaining, and supporting:


Selling on Amazon

Prostores Special Offer

Calendar Tool for Organization & Networking

Help create a new tagline for my new brand please!

eBay PS DIscounts are now in effect – did you get 5% or 15%

Show us your Home Runs

Shippng Tool – RedRoller.com

The Sourcerer’s Apprentice

Listing tools?

Do you sell on your own website?

Can You help me with History or Description??

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Newsflash! Newsflash! April Training Sneak Peak!


If you have been thinking about joining the OSI Rock Stars member’s site, now would be the week to do so!  We have an exclusive Rock Star 2-part training session that starts this week about using one of the best kept eBay marketing secrets – the Classified Ads.  If you sell your own products, are an eBay Education Specialist, and/or a Trading Assistant – this is a MUST ATTEND class.  Not only will you be able to participate live in this powerful training as a member of Rock Stars, but you will also have access to:

·        24/7 replays of this class

·        OVER a 120 hours of training on eBay Stores, legal & taxes, research, sourcing, motivation, SEO, additional revenue channels and much more

·        All 9 hours of the Profitable eBay Fee and Site Changes class (Plus the information filled forums that go along with the classes)

·        An all access-pass to the Profitable Keywords Training classes that are dramatically changing businesses

·        A backstage pass to our monthly coaching sessions – LIVE with me (check out the comments from our most recent one below)

·        Exclusive Rock Star discounts on many products

·        Active discussion boards – filled with TONS of information, support, advice, tips, and insider info.

·        AND the best eBay success-minded, amazing, supportive community that absolutely rocks!

Come join us Backstage for your Tour of Success today – www.osiRockStars.com

“How do you spell GENIUS – J-A-N-E-L-L-E


THANK YOU for your Sage advice and for taking time to look at my store. YOU are a GENIUS – I changed those keywords + sold 4 Jessica Simpson Hair Extensions in 1 day WOO HOO !! You are a godsend and the gift you have is phenomenal!! 


Tickets to Mariners vs. Yankees are on me!!!”


Maryann - GOOD BUYS ALL THE TIME eBay Store





Help Wanted – Free membership to Rock Stars

OSI Rock Stars is looking for someone who:

·       would be thrilled to receive a free membership to the Success site

·       has basic working knowledge of YouTube

·       is detailed and timely

·       and has a flair for the dramatic (or just loves a great story!)

If this sounds like you, we will be holding ‘auditions’ this week for a new viral marketing person to add to our Backstage crew at OSI Rock Stars.  They will receive a full membership to OSI Rock Stars with ALL the benefits – a value of over $700.  In exchange, they will be doing some marketing work for us on YouTube while learning to increase their Success on Rock Stars!

Please send the following information to info@janelleelms.com if you would like to be considered:

·        Name

·        Email address

·        eBay Store link (If applicable)

·        and why you would be an amazing addition to our crew

Entries need to be in by this Friday, the 11th.

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New Class replay is up

Converting buyers with interactive video from Deal4It

You can get your free 30-day trial at www.Deal4It.com/rockstar

We also have the bonus video as promised about putting the widget’s code into SYI, Turbo Lister and Auctive – check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN6R29s0UTI

Join Ty Ricker of Deal4It and Cindy Shebley of CloverCity as they walk through step-by-step on how to use this powerful profit tool. I couldn’t believe how easy it is to use as a seller and how much fun it is to use as a buyer!!
Ty shares:

  • How to get your listings to end faster
  • What you can do to increase your final price by 15%
  • The best way to utilize the tool in your listings
  • A sneak peak into the coming variations of the Deal4It widget

Includes a bonus YouTube video showing you how to use the widget in the SYI form, Turbo Lister and Auctiva


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New Classes this week

New Classes for this week…


Hey…get registered ASAP for this week’s classes. All OSI Live classes are fr-ee to attend and instructions are included during the registration process for both the podcasts and the webinars. Remember, you can either ask a question for our special guest or simply put “I Choose Success” in the question box.


4/8/08, Tuesday at Noon pst/3pm est – Marketing your business with MySpace

Join Kelsey of www.MySavvySpace.com as she walks you through key components for using the power of marketing on MySpace for your business.
Save your spot for this live webinar where you get to see on your own computer how to utilize this amazing marketing tool.  Get registration info at the bottom of this section.


4/9/08, Wednesday at Noon pst/3pm est – Meet the Rock Star – Melanie Grimes

This Wednesday we have entrepreneur, writer, screenwriter, journal editor, trained homeopath, adjunct faculty at Bastyr University AND raiser of alpacas Melanie Grimes on the show (not to mention a Rock Star!). Check out her Alpaca fleece eBay Store. And get information on this powerful podcast below.


4/10/08, Thursday at Noon pst/3pm est – Profiting from Classified Ads on eBay – Part 1 (Rock Star Exclusive Class) –

The first in a 2-part series on using Classified Ads for your online business. Part 1 will focus on what the Ads are, the fees, and dos and don’ts. Part 2 will be how to effectively use them in marketing your products, business and other venues. You learn more about this exclusive training and get registration information at the bottom of this section.


You can find out more about these classes, as well as register at: www.osiRockStars.com (scroll to the bottom of that webpage for upcoming classes, details and registration information).




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Trading Assistant Opportunity in the Seattle area

Received this email over the weekend and wanted to pass on this TA opportunity to one of you in the NW:


Hi Janelle,

My friend Annie Jacobsen runs a packing business (www.assistedtransitions.com) for primary, eldery and wealthy people and often she has clients who are looking to sell stuff that ebay stores wont take…  and I was wondering if you knew of someone who wanted to start a biz working for Annies clients.  They must be honest and loving with only good intentions.  Her phone number is 206.841.6440.






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NW Success Group meeting reminder

Just received an email from Carol Hearn who runs the NW Success Meeting here in Seattle.  If you are in the area, here’s the info:


Cindy Shebley from CloverCitySells and Dany Byrne from Ghost Leg Media are going to do a workshop on how to create a video, upload and edit it, send it to YouTube and put it into your eBay listing.  This is a great opportunity to see how this exciting new technology works in person and FREE.


The meeting is at the Kenmore Senior Center.  The only cost is a $3 donation to cover the cost of the printed handouts and meeting room.


The meeting will be Thursday, 4/10, from 9:30 – 11:30 at 6910 NE 170 St, Kenmore.




Carol Hearn


NEW – products for doing your Chart of Accounts on Quickbooks for an eBay business

One of our favorite OSI Rock Star instructors and Stage Managers, Cathi Aiello of Allegro Accounting, just sent me this very exciting email for you guys!

Announcement from Allegro Accounting, Inc. – Your eBay & E-Commerce Accounting Experts!


Allegro Accounting, Inc. is very excited to announce the release of a much anticipated new product:


This product is a 17-page PDF document that explains every account in our specially designed Chart of Accounts for eBay & E-Commerce.  Also included for many of the accounts are examples of when to use the accounts. 


This is a companion product to several of our other products including:


Special Introductory Discount:  Save $5 when you use code ELMS415 at checkout.  Discount good thru 04/15/08 

If you are an OSI Rock Star, log onto the Accounting and Taxes forums on the site for even BIGGER savings!! http://osirockstars.com/topic.php?id=286&replies=1

fabulous blessings,
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