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Blogging Underground Pre-Launch Buzz!

Wow! The official grand opening launch of Blogging Underground is less than 2 days away (It opens on Tuesday April 26th, 2011).

Here is a PRE-LAUNCH VIDEO with a preview of the “Link Your Way To The Top” training videos and PDF I will releasing at the grand opening.

Things are really getting crazy for me as I prepare for the big official launch!

I know it’s insane out there because I have Google alerts and am amazed at all the people putting up stuff about me and BU! I’ve never had that happen on this level and am really impressed and excited with all the folks getting behind it!

I’m also thrilled because since I announced the official launch date back in late March I have had over 400 brand new registrations for my Super Affiliate Center! That just blows me away! I am thrilled and excited so many people are getting ready to promote Blogging Underground as an affiliate!

If you haven’t yet regsitered for free to get access to the Super Affiliate Center you can find all the details and registration link here.

I’m having a crazy JV sales contest with iPad2’s as the prizes! BUT this contest is really different than most JV contests  because it’s not just ONE iPad I am giving away – but rather MANY iPads – as the level to win one is ridiculously low for those that register as a JV Partner and promote Blogging Underground!

If you have a list of subscribers or customers and have not yet registerered – you must do it – this is a rare opportunity to make some big commission money and win an easy prize if your people dig Blogging Underground and join!

OK – so while I am thrilled about this crazy level of activity – I’m also a little worried because I have never ever done a launch with this many people ready to promote it.

I wrote in the BU Blog the other day that I am going to limit the number of people that can join Blogging Underground and that I am expecting to raise the price and close the doors when I hit capacity.

Well – I’m already getting email accsuing me of creating “false uregency” and I just gotta say that’s absolutely NOT true! Hey – I am a marketer but I’m just being honest about the capacity and how many members I can handle before things start blowing up!

Trust me – I’m going to expand capacity as much as I can to make sure all the affiliates promoting Blogging Undeground can make a good amount of commissions and not get stuck promoting something with a SOLD OUT sign – BUT –  in this case – there really is a THRESHOLD where I must shut the doors!

Please don’t worry about it yet – we’re not there – but just be aware that I am on top of this and need to make sure the member experience is a good one for all that join.

This launch thing is very exciting and I don’t really know what to expect – but of the pre-launch buzz is any indication – this thing could really go nuclear! So to be safe – I’m doing everything I can to make sure we can expand resources and handle the traffic!

If you want to read more about this issue of scarcity and price increase talk – you can check out my response to an email I got which I posted at the FAQ page at BU.

Here it is:

Q: I just saw in your blog that you are going to limit how many members you are going to accept after you re-open and also that you will be raising the price. Is this for real or just a marketing ploy to get me to join now and if so – how many members are you going to accept before closing it and WHEN will the price go up? I need to know something more specific.

A: Great question! I can appreciate how you might be skeptical with all the marketing products out there creating FALSE urgency and scarcity so you buy their stuff. I’m not doing that! It really is very likely we’re going to shut the doors again – most likely soon – but I can’t put a number on it  or give it a date. It’d be a fake number if I did that.

I have to say that because I want to be up front and let everyone know we do NOT have an unlimited capacity. There is a limit to how many members we can serve at a premium level and I know we’re going to hit it – I just can’t say we’re there until we get to that point.

All I can say is that we have a killer set up which is running very well and I know we can serve a large number of new members, but – if things get weird or too crowded or unmanageable I am fully prepared to stop accepting new members when I see the resources are being stretched thin.

The first step will be increasing the price – so those that really NEED to get in won’t be locked out. But shortly after doing that the doors will need to be closed.

If you dig what we have – I suggest you join now to lock in the best price and if you ever need to cancel – that’s cool – we won’t delete any of your links or data – and we’ll keep a spot open for you at the same price when you’re ready to come back.

IE 9 Warning: Do NOT Upgrade your Browser Yet!

IE 9 UPDATE PROBLEM Warning on Saturday, April 9, 2011

I’m posting this in Firefox because the new update to IE 9 is so screwed up I can’t post in WordPress with IE!

Hey, it’s Mike Liebner here from Blogging Underground and I have an important news flash for you about the newest lame version update for Internet Explorer that is causing all kinds of odd sporadic problems and one big one with WordPress blogs.

Sorry for the scary warning headline – but you have got to be aware of this if you use Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser! If you automatically install Windows updates it may be too late! It’s possible this may be fixed by the time you read this – so be aware that the current version MIGHT or MIGHT NOT work properly or there may be a fix or workaround.

Yesterday morning, on my first day back after a short vacation, I turned on my desktop PC after being away for a few days and it had a message flash saying there was an important update for Windows 7. I usually pay more attention and look to see what exactly they’re saying needs updating, but this time I just clicked INSTALL UPDATES and went to make my morning coffee and juice.

Usually I can trust that Windows 7 updates are going to work just fine, so I haven’t postponed updating for the most part when they have something new for my desktop pc – but this time I am getting burned and I know that you guys are going to get burned too, so that’s why I am warning you NOT to do the IE Update to Version 9 yet until they get it right (they better!).

So what exactly happened? OK – let me explain.

Apparently Windows upgraded my Internet Explorer to a new version 9.0.8112.16421

I guess I had version 8. I never really paid attention. (continued – read more of this article…)