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One of the things that John Thornhill has emphasised time and time again is to offer incredible value. Now I don’t really know how his students on the 16 week course managed to keep up because I am about 8 weeks behind already. Ok, let’s add some value….. Record an audio, so I ordered two headsets with microphones and an adapter to use them both at the same time, did some test recordings using sound recorder, worked like a dream. So the morning of the big recording I asked my friend who is a fledgling eBayer to draw up some questions and we would record the interview, straight forward.
Did it work? Did it hell, took me a full 30 mins to work out the problem, I had downloaded the 30 day version of Camtasia video recording and editing software the previous night to try it out. The consequences of that, well Camtasia becomes the default recorder for audio, quite what happens when the 30 day trial expires I do not know. Anyway recorded the interview which sounds a bit contrived to start with but becomes a two way conversation as it progresses and not my usual monolog. Audio sorted! Let’s do some video, after quite a few test recordings I started to do my Amazon series first, 3 or 4 minutes at a time showing how to setup a selling account in market place and how to list books and other items.
So here we go, the last and longest, everything going great, phone goes while recording, its FedEx, “listen mush stump up the VAT now or you don’t get your order”, “but I’m just about to list The Geology of Scotland”. “Just hand the wonga over”. Start again, 6 mins in take coughing fit. Take 3, going great guns… Beep,beep,beep car alarm goes off, scrap it again. Hoping to get it done later, maybe I can book myself into a padded cell away from all distractions.
See you soon… Maybe… “No Egor put him down!” “But master he’s told us nothing!”
p.s. Q. Hey Rob, why do so many e-mails use such silly names for money in there titles or content or use F.wee or variations of the word free? A. Its all to do with spam content, all spam filters try to weed out spam by looking for e-mail with a high spamming text, these contain amongst them, money words or “free” as these are used so often by spammers The content of this e-letter is checked by AWeber my e-mail company for its spam content before I can send it.