Awesome Biz Gift: Some Assembly Required

Awesome Biz Gift: Some Assembly Required

A very cool imprinted promotional product infused with a little extra creativity from cartoonist Mark Anderson at is transformed into a fun, interactive, and memorable client gift.

One of the recipients, Anita Campbell of Small Biz Trends, was kind enough to share Mark’s gift online via SlideShare and YouTube. Once I saw it, I immediately knew I needed to share it here on

Mark Anderson has conceived and executed an ideal example of an effective Sales Toy. Check out the embed below and see if you agree!

If you’re interested in using LEGO blocks to create your own interactive promotional gift campaign, click over to the ToyBox page and search for “LEGOS”.

Quick and Cheap Landing Pages

I just invested in a very cool sales toy for myself and I wanted to recommend it to the rest of you (we all love to play with cool new toys, right?) The toy is call Landing Page Monkey and it pretty much makes the creation of landing pages for your ebook, product launch, consulting services, special offers, etc. so easy that a monkey could do it.


I’ve seen all sorts of different offers and pricing options for launch page creation tools ranging from high-cost one-time investments to almost equally expensive monthly recurring costs or membership fees. There are one or two free tools out there, but they limit the number of sign-ups you can collect at the free level (what’s the point??)

Landing Page Monkey launched earlier this week and they have exclusive introductory pricing that is only valid for the next few days and then the price goes up.  It’s super easy to use (you can watch a demo page below) but just as importantly it is available for a beyond-reasonable (one-time!) price — it’s less than $30 (but only for the next few days!)

As of today (12/6/2014) the countdown clock on their site says the price will only stay at this level for another 5 days (and then it potentially shoots up to the full retail price of $197). The discounted one-time payment includes lifetime updates and upgrades, so they don’t appear to be holding anything back at all!

If you want it, you better get it NOW.

I just purchased my own access yesterday and haven’t had a chance to build out a personal page yet (I’m finishing up a new book in the next couple weeks and plan to use it for that launch – so stay tuned), but the demo video below shows you how easy it is to create your own landing page in just a minute or two. (Be sure to check out the fact you can use VIDEO for the page background – so cool!!!) Lots of tracking and analytics options to boot. For $29.95 how can you go wrong?

Click here to see the rest of the offer details or to buy your copy before the price increases.

Demo Video

How to Pitch Anything in 15 Seconds with a Message Map

Forbes contributing writer and author of “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top MindsCarmine Gallo posted this super quick video (it’s actually a little over 4 minutes long but it only feels like 2 minutes – the information is THAT compelling) on how to craft a completely custom 15-second pitch for a corporate or personal brand in just a couple minutes.

If you hate the word “pitch” call it a personal commercial, elevator speech, or whatever — Gallo’s formula is simple to learn, easy to execute, and might even provide a bit of extra help for those of us who tend to think a little more visually than others.  Check it out in the video below (and then go try it out for yourself!)


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One way to help people find your videos and increase your profile on the video sharing site is to buy YouTube views.  But what you may not know is that there are a variety of different types of views in which you can invest:

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Fund your next project with CrowdT

Everyone how historically important t-shirts have been as relatively inexpensive advertising vehicles to designed to turn wearers into walking billboards promoting a company’s logo and message to the general public. I actually consider t-shirts one of the very first expressions of “social media”.  But anyone printing t-shirts and giving them away for promotional use also knows that t-shirt rates have increased and promotional budgets have decreased – but the need for engaging promotional ideas has not dwindled.

That’s why I am sharing a website called CrowdT with you. It is a twist on the traditional “crowdfunding” site that puts shirt designs in the hands of people who like the graphic or message so much that they are willing to fund their creation by financially supporting the production of the printed t-shirts out of their own pockets. Think of it as a or exclusively for t-shirts.

CrowdT allows anyone to create a free account and design a shirt imprint using the site’s online tools or by uploading an image of their own creation.  Set your goal of the number of shirts you want to sell to successfully fund the project (a minimum of 50 shirts is required) and the website tells you how much money you’ll earn if you reach your goal.

Rather than just posting a simple shirt design and hoping the public funds it, some ideas worth consider are having multiple representatives within your company each design a shirt for charity and have CrowdT supporters vote (with their wallets) to choose the best design while raising donations.  Design shirts featuring images of local landmarks, or colorful local catch phrases and vernacular to create a limited edition “Locals” series. Or get really creative and goal-focused by featuring song titles or lyrics or names of bands members to raise enough from the sale of shirts to bring them to your town for a private concert – attended exclusively by the shirt-funders.

Visit to create a free account and launch your first project!