Get 30% Cash Back on your eBay purchases – TODAY only (01 Dec 08)

In this newsletter:

·        NEW – Holiday Magic – get 30% CASH BACK from your eBay purchase TODAY only

·        Ready to be ranked #1 on Google? – step-by-step process  you can do right now – Final 48 hours to order

·        Classes coming up: a new MINI class, Success With Cindy is back, online security for the holidays, TaTango, Ask Janelle and DYWMMON!


Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
- Edwin Arlington Robinson

eGads…I am tired of this…I’m tired of everyone moping around, and complaining, and the media perpetuating this.  There is an icky fog that has settled over everyone, just like in the movies where it’s so thick you move at a slower pace.  It’s getting ridiculous to even try to have a conversation with anyone about anything except the economy.  Do you really like living like this?

snowflakesWell enough is enough.  I’m done and I am NOT going to take it anymore! I am declaring MUTINY on grumpiness!  A STRIKE on being lethargic!  And taking a STAND on Choosing to be Happy.  For pete’s sake, this is the holiday season.  A time of joy, and happiness, and lightness like snowflakes.  A moment of hot chocolate, and twinkle lights, and smiles for people you meet.  A memory of a time so very magical that it would make each day remarkable.  Are you starting to remember?  Are you ready to experience the Spirit and Joy of the holiday season?

As I told a dear friend last night…’worrying is a waste of your talents’.  So since it’s a new month, let’s start things off in a BIG way.  Let’s make today the day we no longer worry about things that haven’t happened yet.  Today let’s move forward with all of our hopes and dreams and let nothing stand in our way.  Starting today let’s choose to be thrilled at the blessings we have been given and dismiss anything else.

I was watching ‘White Christmas’ over the weekend (LOVE old movies) and Bing Crosby sings a song that I thought was very appropriate for right now:


 (Irving Berlin) – from the 1954 movie “White Christmas”.

 When I’m worried and I can’t sleep

 I count my blessings instead of sheep

 And I fall asleep counting my blessings

 When my bankroll is getting small

 I think of when I had none at all

 And I fall asleep counting my blessings


 I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads

 And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds

 If you’re worried and you can’t sleep

 Just count your blessings instead of sheep

 And you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings

Holiday magic girl elf by herselfTo help everyone get on track, we have a new holiday hostess I want to introduce you to.  Her name is Elise and she is my Holiday Magic helper elf.  You’ll hear more from her below.  Elise will be bringing you all sorts of wonderful goodies…discounts, special gift ideas, and even a few surprises to help bring cheer back into the holidays!

In the spirit of the season, and of counting our blessings and all that we truly do have, I wanted to remind you of a few ‘giving back’ opportunities.

Many of our men and women in the military won’t be coming home for the holidays.  Take a few moments and send a free thank you message to them at: – it’s the very least we can do.

You can help provide care packages to them as well with your PayPal donation at:

We have also ‘adopted’ from the Angel Ministries a group of 3 children.  They were on the ‘angel tree’ because one or both of their parents are in jail (and will be there over the holidays).  We get to go over to their house (usually a grandparents house) and deliver ‘Christmas’ to them.  I can’t wait!  If you would like to ‘adopt’ these children along with us, you can send donations to via PayPal.  Or if you have new toy(s) for a 2 year old girl and/or an 8 year boy, you can mail them to:

J Elms

3501 Wells Avenue South

Renton, WA  98055

(Please mail them quickly as we will be delivering everything hopefully within 10 days from today)

There is a 16 year old too, but we already had an iPod donated for him.


As we all struggle this holiday season with thoughts of the economy and our businesses, please take the time to count your blessings.  And if it is in your heart to help out these children, or someone else during this holiday season, please do so and add it to your blessings column as it will come back to you a thousand fold.



Just a heads up…I know we have many realtors on this newsletter list.  If you are in the Seattle area, my real estate agent Mike Rozell, will be having a broker’s open house tomorrow afternoon.  Besides a yummy lunch and a free bottle of wine, he is also interested in showing you my house too – lol.  If you would like more details, please email him at AND definitely email him if you are interested in buying the house!


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NEW – Holiday Magic – get 30% Cash Back from your eBay purchase TODAY only

As mentioned above…our new column for December will be Holiday Magic with Elise the Elf…it’s about time to put the wonder and excitement back into this world, don’t you think?  Elise will be bringing you lots of Holiday Magic including ways to save money, special featured gift ideas, great opportunities, and some very special secrets we have floating around!

Today’s Holiday Magic is only good for TODAY.  It seems the amount changes all the time, but today is giving away 30% Cash BAck off your purchase on eBay!

So introduce yourself to Elise.  I would suggest getting to know her very well as she has many pocketfuls of delight to bring to you!!

 Holiday magic girl elf 12-1

It’s easy:

1.  Go to and put in the search box: Profitable Keyword Training CD (this doesn’t mean you are buying this CD, I am only trying to get you to the right pages – lol).

2.  When you see the ‘Live Search Cashback’ symbol, click on it to be taken to eBay. (see image below)

Live search

3.  When you are at eBay, find the product you want, like THESE.  Make sure the product is a Buy It Now item.  Click ‘Buy It Now’.

4.  On the confirmation page, make sure you see a Microsoft Cashback symbol.  (see image below).  This means it is a qualifying purchase.

Live search 2

5.  After you have purchased the item, head over to your My Messages to either set up your Microsoft Live account or hook up your eBay purchase to your current account.  And get an easy 30% in CASH BACK put into your account!

Here is the fine print:

till next time my darling merry makers,


Choose Success today


Ready to be ranked #1 on Google? – step-by-step process you can do right now

After watching this class…

·        Maryann made $100 commission overnight and acquired two new customers

·        Cindy has created a phenomenal business plan with an extra $1000 a week profit –

I’ve already used this information with 3 of my clients to easily take them to the #1 spot on Google. Boy were they impressed!

YOU can do this too!

Disk over coverBecause of the power of this step-by-step class, I have chosen to release it as part of the OSI Success Library collection. You can pre-order it right now before it is released and the pre-release price will be changed to full-retail (and before your competition gets wind of it!).

Pre-order Now!

According to Borrell Associates…

Local search advertising in the U.S. is predicted to grow more than 80% year over year between 2005 and 2009

Do YOU want your business there?

·         72% of ALL searches are happening on – do YOU want your business to be there?

·         Searchers are only looking at the top 5 results – do YOU want your business to be there?

·         Your buyers are looking for you on Google local - do YOU want your business to be there?

·         Google is showcasing local businesses to their searchers – do YOU want your business to be there?

·         20% of searchers are looking to purchase locally – do YOU want your business there?

·         Over 74% of your customers have searched for something locally – do YOU want your business there?

In this Success class you will learn:

·         What is local search

·         Why should YOU be on local search

·         Utilizing your Profitable Keywords sheet

·         Online steps to take

·         Real world steps to take

·         And much more

CD includes:

·         Over an hour of step-by-step Success training

·         Video screen shots of how it works

·         ‘Make It Happen’ Success Steps

·         And easy to use links to the sites discussed

“I already made a quick $100!” (And two new customers too)

Janelle, Just wanted to share – since you taught the Google Class a week ago, I am so excited to let you know that I am getting results and getting RECOGNIZED like you promised – it was so easy to set up (even for a crazy redhead LOL)
I received a phone call on Wednesday night jotted down her information regarding the item she wanted to sell – posted her item on eBay @ 6:00 PM that night and the item sold @ 10:00 AM by the next morning! 
A quick $100.00 commission for me (YAAY) and now this client wants to sell more stuff – I shipped the item today + sent the customer on her way with a nice profit + a handful of my business cards !!
I also received an email from a gentleman who wants me to sell Football/Soccer/Referee Jerseys – I’ll be meeting with him on Saturday.
I owe my Success to my HERO, you, Ms Janelle – to anyone who is a Doubting Thomas – this is my question to you ………..Do you want to talk about Success OR do want to Choose Success ??? JUST DO IT !!
Maryann of 


- Maryann of

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New Classes coming up…


Hey…get registered ASAP for these 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. When the class says, OSI RS Exclusive, only OSI Rock Stars are allowed to attend.

Remember, you can either ask a question for our special guest or simply put “I Choose Success” in the question box.


12/2/08, Tuesday at 5pm pst/8pm est – OSI Rock Star Exclusive

MINI – Tools – Type Pilot – Learn about one of my favorite tools that I use in my business for automation – Type Pilot.  Saves me a ton of time in my repetitive tasks. 

Your registration information is at



12/3/08/08, Wednesday at Noon pst/3pm est

The “Success With Cindy” series is Back!!

2009: Year of the Video – Join Cindy Shebley as she shows you the opportunities that are emerging with video in your business.

Internet Video is becoming more and more important. eBay sellers have been including listings with video for about a year now, and now Amazon is going to open up Video to sellers in 2009. Meanwhile YouTube is the number two search engine on the Internet. (If you don’t have a video on YouTube – your chances of be found though search is increasingly slim). And, after the first of the year there are going to be changes in Search algorithms on Google that will make video even more important.

Save your spot at


12/4/08, Thursday at 2pm pst/5pm est

Holiday Safety Tips with Michael Kaiser – Join Michael Kaiser, Executive Director for the National Cyber Security Alliance as he shares tips on being safe online this holiday season.

Save your spot at



12/9/08, Tuesday at Noon pst/3pm est – OSI Rock Star Exclusive

Ask Janelle your Success questions – December – LIVE – for 2 hours – answering all of YOUR questions.  
Want me to take a look at your eBay Store?
Have a new business idea that you need advice on?
Questions about sourcing, research, marketing?
I’ll be answering these Live during the show.  First come, first served!!  Get your questions in asap

Registration information is at


12/10/08, Wednesday at Noon pst/3pm est

New cool marketing tool – TaTango - Come meet Derek Johnson, 22 year old genius, CEO and co-founder of TaTango – an easy to use free tool to connect to your community.  Check it out at  You can connect with OSI on TaTango HERE.

Save your spot at


12/11/08, Thursday at Noon pst/3pm est– OSI Rock Star Exclusive

DYWMMON – First 3 people who register will be showcased on the show.  Join us as we check out eBay listings, websites, and blogs through the eyes of the buyers.  Find out why they may be leaving your site and not spending their money!

Registration information is at






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