What an incredible year 2009 was, without a doubt we really pushed hard, invested heavily into new members only benefits, and totally revamped the members area. The revamping of the members area actually took weeks to complete, either we got it wrong, or members told us we got it wrong, I just hope what we have now is right for everyone. I have often been told that I am a “Tweaker” in other words I like to change things around perhaps too often, and I do agree with that, so lesson learned there.
Throughout 2009 we added a total of 711 additions, from eBooks to videos, to graphics you name it. A lot of that was either picked up from other sources, WSO’s, or product requests. 711 additions averages around 59 products per month, I will admit that some good and some bad, but I do consider that level of additions to be a success especially when the market was incredibly dry at times.
2009 also saw us continue Millionaire Profits System, which has been a HUGE success for everyone!
The membership was due to close, but then Jason Johns stepped up the plate to save it all. I firmly believe Jason is arguably one of the best at producing first class videos, and with members receiving the PLR to these videos now it can only mean long-term success for all. We hope to continue MPS well into 2010.
We also started working with Melissa Bautista, a wonderful writer who helps write much of the PLR content we add each month, and also helps to run Instant Review Articles, which again was well received by members.
I cannot forget to mention the famous FLASH eBooks 🙂 if there was anything that I have ever done online since 2004 that has caused a stir it was that! Some thought it was a nice idea, and some thought it was a waste of time. Either way, at least it was something new for the market.
We also finally added Fantasos into the mix for members, and that also was well received with several hundred accounts being setup.
For me personally 2009 was a real test, since taking over MRR from Bren OHara who stepped away I knew I had a hard task to follow him, thankfully people like Jason Johns, Joe, Melissa, Curtis made it thoroughly enjoyable and I would say that we took the whole of MRR to new heights.
I know this is a bit late, but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year, and a highly prosperous 2010!
All the best, Connor
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