Well Geoff released his latest video over the weekend (Urban Permaculture, The MicroSpace) while I was tied up with the expo and it is just awesome. Many have been asking about what can be done with smaller pieces of land and this video answers that beautifully. Before I send you off to the new video though, I want to help clear something up.
To view these videos you do have to provide your email address to them so they can email you about future videos, that is internet business 101. I do it and I advise anyone doing business online to do the same. Not doing some form of list building is just plain dumb if you are doing business online today.
The problem is the system they are using uses a cookie to recognize that you have already done so and sometimes they expire or you are on another machine when a new video comes out. You DO NOT have to opt in again, all you have to do is enter just your email address in the field and the system will recognize you and let you in, basically you are logging in with your email address as an existing member.
I spoke to Geoff’s web developer this morning and he has made that more clear now on the site, but I wanted to clear up the confusion because I did run into the same thing myself. They did have it posted on the site but it was easy to miss. I hope my efforts and this explanation will help with this matter.
That said there have been a few insisting this is so they can “sell your email address”, frankly I find this insulting. Geoff didn’t put all this effort into these 4 amazing free videos to sell your email address for a fraction of a cent (which is the going rate by the way). I also haven’t busted my ass for five years to get your email address for a friend to sell it again for a fraction of a cent. I will not be explaining this again, any such complaints will be ignored and deleted.
Others have said that they are getting your address and building a list because at some point they are going to try to sell you something. My response is of course they are! Just like you and I, Geoff has bills to pay and can’t do everything for free. What is coming is an online PDC with some really awesome bonuses. It WILL NOT be cheap but it will be first class and a way for many to do a PDC that can’t make the time commitment any other way. It will be a FULL PDC, with certification as well.
The price and full details will be released this coming weekend.
Next many have said the only reason I am doing this with Geoff is for “kickbacks” for referring people to him. Frankly if I did that there would be NOTHING WRONG WITH DOING SO, again it is kind of insulting to be spoken to like this after all these years. Let me say though I am NOT taking a dime from Geoff on this. I arranged for the referral fees he did offer to pay me to be GIVEN BACK to the audience. Yes any MSB member will get a big discount on this Online PDC.
I am not doing this because I believe it is wrong for me to earn a referral commission, again there is nothing wrong with earning money in return for value delivered. Nor is there anything wrong with making a referral if you believe the product is solid. Given I see Geoff as the most gifted teacher in Permaculture it is indeed the case that I see the value as solid. That is why I will recommend this new PDC to those that want to become certified in Permaculture or just want the education.
The reason I refused referrals though is because my business is selling access to the very best discounts I can get for the members of the MSB. That is part of my job for this community, to return value many times the cost of the MSB to all members. For MSB members that want to get certified this will pay for your membership for several years. I do hope this clears up any concern or confusion.