Today Is The First Day In A New Era For Me

Well, today is the day, it’s August 16th, 2010.

As I mentioned in this blog post about my thoughts, I no longer offer paid marketing consultations as part of my service offerings.  Those of you who took advantage of my 7 “short consultations” will or have been contacted to schedule your sessions.

Here are the services I currently offer:

  • Of course, I will provide marketing strategy and advice as an added-value PART of my writing, just not the official, formal, and paid mentoring sessions that I’ve been providing.
  • My foundational service, writing direct response copy that pulls in sales and leads for my clients.
  • Offline postcards, direct mail packages, and other direct response copy.
  • Magazine articles, I am focusing some of my efforts towards print.
  • “Lifestyle Essays”. These will be rather unique, longer articles (reports?) and will be offered on this blog as downloadable PDF’s in both paid and free format.

So there you have it.  Sorry for the “personal” business stuff…but businesses evolve, mine did, so I thought I would share it with you.

Interview With Mark Yarrobino Of “”

I was interviewed this morning by Mark Yarrobino of

We covered some hard hitting success-type topics as they pertain to entrepreneurship.  Mark was also nice enough to add me to his experts page. 🙂

Awesome…thanks Mark!

You’re welcome to head on over to Mark’s blog and listen to the interview (about 45 minutes or so).  Good stuff.


An Apology Regarding

My other blog at is currently out of commission (over 600 posts, POOF!).

I sincerely apologize if you’re a reader of that blog, and cannot access it.  This will serve as a lesson for me to have a backup of the backup of the backup…as the database file I had could not be restored for that blog.  But we’re working on it.

Also, it serves as a lesson for choosing web hosting companies.

A simple DNS change was necessary, and for some reason, when I performed that according to instructions… it cleared my database files and blew up my blog. 🙁

C’est la’ vie.

Rest assured, if you subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog via email or your favorite reader, I have taken all necessary precautions (and then some) to ensure this does not happen again.

Booked Up!

In this post…I offered a “Joe’s Birthday Special” on one-hour success consults.

I offered until June 5th for the special…or 10 consults were booked…whichever came first.

Well, 10 are booked as of today.

Offer is closed.

If you’re interested in specials like this in the future, send an email to indicating your interest…and I will put you on a notification list for the next time.

Until next time,

Joseph Ratliff - Your Partner To Increased Success Online

Joseph Ratliff - Your Partner To Increased Success Online