Facebook – SERIOUS security virus (04 Mar 09)

In this Success Newsletter:

  • WARNING: Facebook Virus Alert
  • Couple things I thought you should know about – daylight savings, hobby vs taxes, Quickbooks rebates, and the state of the economy
  • New classes for this week – MySpace made fabulous, eBay Stores review, Ask Janelle and DYWMMON

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Ok, so last time we ran our rare one-day promotion for OSI Rock Star membership many of you took advantage of it realizing the incredible opportunity.  But I received almost as many emails fussing at me for not giving them enough time (how much time do you need to Choose Success?…)  Anyways…since many of you missed the 24 hour deadline, I have no doubt you are right – we didn’t give you enough time.  Although I am probably crazy for doing this, I am going to offer this incredible deal again, for a limited time, for a few reasons:

1.  I don’t want anyone to miss this opportunity to Choose Success

2.  We now have (I am super excited to tell you) over 300 hours of Success education on Rock Stars including eBay, Amazon, Etsy, SEO, Twitter, YouTube/video, and other crucial training for your success.

3.  AND starting Tuesday March 24th, 2009 we will begin a very exclusive 9-week training called, “Yes Virginia, there are customers outside of eBay!  How to create a powerful & profitable online business presence.”  This training will cover in-depth topics like:

  • Google Analytics
  • Business Tools
  • Technical know-how – what you need to know and what you can leave to others
  • Do I need a ProStore, Amazon WebStore, my own website, or?
  • Setting up your own website
  • Of course, you know me…there will be a surprise or two along the way!
  • And much more!


As a member of OSI Rock Stars you will have an exclusive seat to this super powerful training starting in just a few weeks PLUS:


  • You get to take the exclusive OSI Rock Star classes we are offering this week!
  • Over 300 hours of training is available to you 24/7 (including the super popular Profitable Keywords Training series)
  • Exclusive coaching with me – join the live Ask Janelle class to ask any question you have to make your business more profitable and/or be featured as one of the businesses whose is coached live during the DYWMMON (Do You Want My Money or Not) class.
  • And probably one of my favorites – direct access to other success minded entrepreneurs who guide, teach, encourage and support each other in the most amazing way possible.  The OSI Rock Stars discussion boards are rare in the fact that they educate instead of whine, motivate instead of complain, and have truly the most incredibly talented entrepreneurs on it to help guide you to success.


Here is where the crazy part comes in…

We are offering THREE different membership options to join OSI Rock Stars.  Choose the level that fits your business…come try us out…check out the classes…see why people are raving about being a Rock Star.

  • $49 a month – One of my assistants just received this note, ’don’t tell Janelle, but OSI Rock Stars is a bargain for as much information, training, and exclusive access as we get.’
  • $365 a year ($1 day!!) – this is rare and a very limited time offering
  • Brand New – $15 a week – yep, pure craziness…I know.  But I want you to come in, kick the tires, take the exclusive classes, see how phenomenal our Rock Stars are, ask for help on the boards – soak up as much information and education as you can in 7 days.  I have no doubt you will be back for another 7!


Head over to www.yearofmysuccess.com right now to take advantage of these limited time opportunities.  I promise that at midnight on the 16th, the last two options are gone, bye-bye, adios, auf wiedersehen, ciao. au revoir, alooooooooha!  I don’t want any emails this time telling me I didn’t give you long enough to sign up – LOL.



Janelle, thank you so much for going through my business.  I submitted my store before being selected for the February case study, so I’m double blessed.


I love your ideas about the community and had tentatively started down that path, but it’s a little scary because it’s not my natural gift to make people feel warm and comfortable with me.  Nonetheless, I get unsolicited comments from customers and stories that make me think, yes, I can do it.  I didn’t know whether it would result in sales – and you’ve made me more confident of that.


One reason I hesitated joining Rock Stars when it first started was that the whole thing sounded awfully touchy-feely, affirmations and so on, which was a bit of a turn off since I didn’t see how someone who never met me could be sincere.  Rock Stars is nothing like that, it is sincere; it is honest; and it is incredibly helpful.  Just hearing that yes, a community might actually work, and that yes, even I could start one made me go tell my husband all about it.


Your comments before the show about not worrying about Google Base were typical of what you are, iconoclastic, not afraid to speak your mind, and ever conscious of where your time goes vis a vis your revenue.  (I get mixed up with all the different pieces of Google.  Google shopping apparently gave me some sales since my rating went from 0 in January to 4 this week.  I don’t know how that relates to google base, maybe another class I need to take on the education stage!  I spend as much time in class as listing but it’s worth every minute, no reason to waste time being ineffective.)


Thanks again.


Kathy Eickholt


Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass www.CatladykatesGlass.com www.Catladykate.com

Depression Elegant Glass Thoughts  http://depressionelegantglass.blogspot.com/


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WARNING: Facebook Virus Alert

I know no one on this newsletter would EVER click a link in an email they received…BUT, someone has and it is creating havoc throughout the social networking community.  A typical email will look something like this:


Personal Message To You From your friends at facebook video server:

Subject: ” Review – My family invite you out for lunch, don’t hesitate!”


Read Description for a link to part 1 Original Video added by group member.

You will see a link to Open Your Personal Message Manager.

Selecting this link will take you to the log in page where you can browse new messages.


Proceed to open full message text:




Sincerely, Cindy Mackey.

Facebook 2009 Message Center.


When you click the link (which I removed from the sample email) it will go to a page that looks identical to Facebook and tell you that you need to update your video software in order to watch the video.  As soon as you click on the download an evil worm infects your computer, reads your cookies (as well as the valuable information therein) and also sends out this email to your ‘friends’.  Just fyi..Facebook isn’t the only social networking site that is being hit with this – just the most known.


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Couple things I thought you should know about


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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.



3/4/09, Wednesday at Noon pst/3pm est

MINI – Make your MySpace fabulous (OSI Rock Star Exclusive Training)

Ok, so here’s the deal…I have a super cool new friend named Jesse who is a MySpace freak.  She is incredibly successful with using this venue SO MUCH SO that she has renewed my interest in possibly using MySpace again in business.  I want to teach you about a tool she just showed me that makes your MySpace look fresh, fabulous and professionally fun!

Learn more on OSI Rock Stars at http://osirockstars.com/topic.php?id=1002&replies=1


3/5/09, Thursday at Noon pst/3pm est – 2 hours

eBay Stores Review Class – exclusive to 1% Members

Check your email for the newsletter that was sent out last week about this.


3/6/09, Friday at Noon pst/3pm est

Ask Janelle your Success questions March – 2 hour LIVE coaching; answering all of YOUR questions.   (OSI Rock Star Exclusive Training)
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!! 

Learn more on OSI Rock Stars at http://osirockstars.com/topic.php?id=1002&replies=1


3/10/09, Tuesday at Noon pst/3pm est – 2 hours

Do You Want My Money or Not – March  (OSI Rock Star Exclusive Training)

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!


First 3 registered will be chosen to be featured on the show.

Learn more on OSI Rock Stars at http://osirockstars.com/topic.php?id=1002&replies=1





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