Goodbye 2012, How You Doing 2013?

Hey what’s up my friend, how have you been lately?

First of all I want to thank you for visiting my site today since I’m writing this for you in the very best mood possible and secondly, I want to give something back to YOU…

Without you, chances are I wouldn’t be here right now and there’s a huge possibility I would be working in a small cubicle area solving technical problems nobody cares about, for a company that doesn’t cares about me and trying to fulfill other people’s dreams while I build their company and their profits.

Luckily for me that’s not the case, I’m writing this on my PJ’s, having a beer in my own apartment, listening to the music I love, looking at a very busy (but fun) whiteboard full of activities and I honestly have never feel so happy before in my life.

I didn’t wake up to this feeling in case you were wondering, I started thinking all that I’ve done to get to where I’m currently am at and I think I really deserved to feel like this and to finally be able to accomplish what I have been pursuing right from the beginnning: success.

But I don’t want to talk about me today, I want this to be a YOU day so let’s roll up our sleeves and get this party started!

Note: It’s going to be very hard to categorize people since many can be found in different groups so I’ll just do my best to list everyone in the correct group and order people by their last name.

Thank You For The Access People

This group is a very special bunch of people because not only several of them became my real friends but they even decided to NOT earn a profit from me (at some point) in order to help me out succeed.

  • Michael Cheney (super funny guy, has a daily TV show which I strongly recommend, Max his dog is great too although he doesn’t talk much)
  • Anna Eichenauer (blogger, writer, composer, musician, awesome girl!)
  • Lisa Irby (If you’re into affiliate marketing and micro niches, Lisa is your go to girl! she also knows a lot about building sites that convert)
  • Benjamin Jacques (young, crazy and awesome graphic designer, still can’t take cold showers like a man!)
  • Seth Larrabee (facebook rockstar and interviewing master, I wonder if Seth knows Srinivas Rao)
  • Kris Mainieri (young and driven, computer nerd who made a killing on Clickbank at a very early age, currently working on something big but I still don’t know what it is)
  • Cody McKibben (wordpress theme developer and digital nomad at its finest, located in Chiang Mai, Thailand capital of digital nomads of the world)
  • Marc Milburn (red head, business coach, internet marketer and offline hypnotist, always willing to help! his webinars run for two hours long -at minimum- never have been bored once!)
  • Dan Sumner (awesome product creator and fantastic blogger, Dan is always available to those that are willing to learn and he has been KEY in my success, thanks man!)

I owe these guys a MASSIVE success story too which I can tell you, it’s being developed as I write this.

People That Have Offered Me Direct Help

This group is for those that have offered me help just because they want to see me succeed madly (just as the group above) and I’m really blessed that they decided to give me a helping hand even when I didn’t even ask for it!

  • Jason Cardamone (prospecting, old school marketer, still around and shooting a lot of videos, awesome footballer too!)
  • Sean Davis (ex-army soldier, now bad ass at modding with the Thesis theme and has incredibly great graphical taste, developed Chris Ducker site, need I say more?)
  • Patrick Griffin (great journalist from the UK, love his sense of humour, one of my best friends online and always willing to give me his unbiased opinions)
  • Alex Jeffreys (best known for making 1 million dollars in 21 days, that achievement still impresses the heck out of me, currently working in some great movie-like videos)
  • Justin Ledvina (great business developer, has a lot of great motivational stuff on his blog and has written two books on the same topic, already working on the third one, he’s passionate like that!)
  • Jon Olson (if you ever heard about traffic exchanges before, this guy is the KING of that advertising channel, he also runs a FREE live show on Spreecast which just ROCKS big time)
  • Lonnie Robinson (has been marketing for a LONG time, anyone should be honored to have Lonnie as their friend and business partner, I’m really grateful to have him around)

Again, these guys are going to receive a massive shout out when I accomplish my first big success story.

People Who Helped Me Indirectly With Their Products

These guys are freaking amazing marketers, I speak to some of them and my only desire is that I would love to be able to connect with them a little bit stronger, maybe in 2013!

  • Glen Allsopp (a very young inspiration for bloggers of all ages, started as a DJ, then he just got huge, reminds me of LOST because I’m not sure what’s in the middle)
  • Anthony Aires Gomes (met him on the warrior forum, still owes me a six-pack of beers! haha)
  • Andy Bailey (amazing wordpress plugin developer and really great guy, cares a lot for his affiliates)
  • Corbett Barr (professional blogger, loves to surf and has “mooned” people a few times despite his serious looks, he also created “How To Start A Blog That Matters” which is an awesome blogging training now only available at
  • Ed Dale (big marketer, professional business developer, very talented guitarist too)
  • Jeff Dedrick (sold all his offline companies to become an internet marketer, never looked back)
  • Kelly Felix (not my cousin, used to be a TV actor, became ridiculous profitable with “The Rick Jerk”)
  • James Francis (started with chicken coops niche sites, created a few great products and ultimately built a solid IM membership site)
  • Brad Gosse (incredibly smart dude, software developer, used to be in the porn industry, now he creates a lot of super awesome stuff)
  • Henri Junttila (most laid back guy I know online, writes a lot on self help and extra points for the Star Wars references on his writings)
  • Dean Holland (fast talker and massive action taker, this guy should have a category of his own, awesome business coach too)
  • Michael Long (used to work together with Kelly Felix, living the good life through “Bring The Fresh”)
  • Omar Martin (went from door to door salesman, to paramedic to awesome product creator and business coach, his webinars are the most fun I have ever witnessed online!)
  • Lee McIntyre (from offline teacher to earning some massive passive income, Lee’s the definition of sharing and giving a LOT of value first, monetize on the back-end later)
  • Dave Nicholson (used to work with John Thornhill on a car assembly line, now they work together as online marketers and are found drinking awesome beer every weekend in the UK bars, Dave also happens to know a lot about computers and creates his own graphics)
  • Robert Plank (insane php programmer and plugin developer, this guy is the reason I’m writing this right now, I found his blog when I had an accident and since I couldn’t walk for two months I read EVERYTHING on his site)
  • Kerry Russell (I don’t know much about Kerry but I know enough to tell you her stuff freaking ROCKS)
  • Norma Rickman (really cool girl from Canada, can stand low temperatures in which I would just cry to which she refers to “wearing shorts temperatures”, she happens to know a LOT about AdSense too)
  • Steve Scott (compulsive amazon publisher, creates a lot of awesome stuff and this guy actually lives -almost- from his affiliate marketing promos only, check out his blog, any post is going to blow you away)
  • John Thornhill (ex-eBay power seller, responsible for creating more success stories that I can count, says “Okay” in a weird accent, I just love to hear it)
  • Liz Tomey (Liz produces a lot of great PLR content and I honestly don’t know how she manages to find enough time for it, she’s just awesome like that)
  • Sterling Valentine (this guy right here helped me get my first subscriber and offered a lot of help when I was just getting started)
  • David Walker (awesome business coach, the man’s tough but he WILL make you successful if you’re ready for it, loves to watch English football just like I do)
  • Matt Wolfe (has one of the most profitable membership sites on WordPress around and now he’s into kindle books, Matt’s definitely an inspiration)

Just for the record everyone on this list is an A-marketer in my book.

You can find business coaches, self-help coaches, professional bloggers, plugin developers, product creators, writers, you name it.

And The Awesome Marketing With Sergio Supporters!

This is a collection I compiled of every single person that has written a comment on the Marketing With Sergio Blog.

Important: You are not in the list if any of the following happened:

  • You didn’t use a website when you wrote your comment
  • You only use one name (that only works for Prince and Madonna, know your limits)
  • You linked to a boring niche blog that nobody visits
  • You haven’t publish anything in a few months
  • Your name is a company (stop doing this shit already, we all have personal names USE THEM!)
  • Your site is dead, deleted, history
  • Your site links to an affiliate page instead of something you own

So here you go, an awesome list of bloggers, marketers, entrepreneurs, successful business owners, writers, everything you can think of!

Feel free to connect with anyone in this list.

Note: To some of these people I’m very close, some of them are very good friends of mine, some others I don’t know that much but I can assure you that if you take the time, you can find some real gems here. ;-)

I also took the time to hunt down for your real names, for a few of you I just couldn’t find them at all so if you want to remain anonymously, you’re not going to make this list AND if you want to be removed from this list, just say so and I’ll gladly remove you as well.

So here you go!

Dang that was a LONG list!


Anyway, say good bye to 2012 with style.

Do not get pumped and work your ass off for the first days in January and then fall back to your normal self.

I am ready with a big calendar on the wall, a small portable calendar for crucial events, a small sized whiteboard and I’m doing a vision board and buying a huge whiteboard in the next days so why should you care about this?

“A goal without a plan is just a wish”. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Let’s stop wishing and start making a real change, what do you say?

I’ll be publishing real numbers, figures, deadlines, plans, goals and all that stuff in the next days because I want you to be part of my success and I need you to keep me accountable as well.

Take care, thank you for making an impact in my life in one way or another, let’s do something amazing for our businesses, our families and ourselves on this 2013, all the best!


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  1. Reply

    Good stuff, Sergio.

    Here’s to a great 2013!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Henri, all the best on this 2013 my man! ;-)

  2. Reply

    Thanks Sergio for including me in the list! I truly hope I can sustain a concentrated effort on my goals in 2013 instead of just a short blaze in first days of January.

    Seeing your rise into a top-notch blogger and marketer has been truly inspiring this year. Really lucky to have our paths intertwined.

    1. Reply

      Hey Jarkko, thanks a lot for your great feedback man, it means a lot and like I said in the article, none of this would have been possible without the support of people like yourself.

      We can’t succeed at everything we do so failing a few times it’s okay, now I think it’s time for us to make it big and 2013 is the perfect time to do just that so let’s go man! ;-)

      PS. Your latest post was awesome.

  3. Reply

    Thanks for the shout out, Sergio! I’ll actually be contacting you soon to see if you want to play around with a new toy I’ve built. I won’t be opening the doors to my last big project that you’re part of until this new deal is complete. Lots coming in 2013, my friend! :)

    1. Reply

      All my pleasure Sean and yeah man, you know I’m always eager to check out your new stuff, just give me a shout when it’s ready! ;-)

    • Patrick Griffin
    • December 31, 2012

    Hi Sergio,
    You always produce blog posts that just have to be read from start to finish.
    You also manage to produce something new and original every time…like this post.
    You started 2012 as my favorite blogger but did you end 2012 as my favorite blogger?
    Yea of course you did; nobody else even came close.
    Have a great 2013.

    1. Reply

      That’s AMAZING feedback Patrick and such a great honor as well!

      Thanks for being around and kicking my ass whenever I needed it, I’m really grateful for it man, talk soon!

    • Dave Doolin
    • December 31, 2012

    Ha! I haven’t really published much in months, but thanks for including me anyway, Sergio. You’re making very good progress indeed! Best for 2013!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Dave and it’s never too late to get up to date man, you have great geeky content on your site, keep it coming! ;-)

    • Linda
    • December 31, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    So happy to see you in such an awesome mood – not that I have ever met you in too bad of one ;-) LOL!!

    It’s great having that feeling and hope it sticks with you.

    Thanks for the mention, I appreciate it. I don’t normally use my last name because of unwanted hunters out there looking for me, but it’s fine that you have linked to me :)

    You have a very impressive list of awesome people and I must say you have been very fortunate to have talked and/or worked with these guys and gals! So many people do not understand why some of these names are seen all over the place, yet we know and now how to be just like them, if we choose to do so.

    Keep on smiling :)

    1. Reply

      Hey Linda, well sometimes I’m in a grumpy mood lol but definitely not today!

      I’ve talked to some other people in the past including Matt Cutts, Gideon Shalwick, John Reese, Frank Kern, etc but since I don’t actually work with them I didn’t include them on this list (it’s not like they visit this blog anyway lol)

      Anyway, thanks for visiting and after reading your latest resolution post I really think you’re on your way to success.

      You had your share of ups and downs but we all have those so don’t fret, the only difference is that some people decide to share it and be transparent about it (us) and some others like to pretend everything is fine even when the ship is sinking.

      Take care Linda and yeah, I’ll keep on smiling for sure, talk soon and enjoy the rest of 2012! ;-)

    • Carrie
    • December 31, 2012

    I love your site, it’s great! =) I’ll be back to visit a little more in 2013!

    Working from the comfort of your own home is nice! You can go to work in your PJS and your clients and employees don’t even know about it, haha.

    I hope you have an excellent year!

    I never knew what a ping back was till now. Thanks for including me in your post! I feel REALLY special! ENJOY!

    1. Reply

      Hey Carrie, nice to see you around here again and yeah, I’ve picked up the phone countless times before and fixed people’s sites without them knowing I’m working on my PJ’s lol it’s a weird feeling but it totally rocks!

      Glad that you know now what a pingback is, just make sure you don’t approve pingbacks from spammy sites, take care and talk soon! ;-)

    • Michael Slater
    • December 31, 2012

    Thanks for the mention Sergio, I am honoured!
    Wishing you a successful and prosperous 2013!

    1. Reply

      All my pleasure Michael and I hope 2013 is super profitable for you as well, all the best! ;-)

    • Khaja moin
    • January 1, 2013

    Hey Sergio,
    Thanks a lot mate for including me in this huge list.
    I really appreciate this, and it`s really new way of encouraging your blog readers.

    1. Reply

      You are welcome Khaja and yeah, it’s indeed giving out recognition to my wonderful readers, thanks for stopping by! ;-)

    • Sapna
    • January 1, 2013

    HI Sergio

    That’s a great list. This is the great way of giving back to your loyal readers.


    1. Reply

      Glad you liked this Sapna, take care and keep on producing those great infographics!

  4. Reply

    Hi Segio,

    I don’t know how you find the time to write such great content?

    With all the groundwork you’ve done in 2012 it will seriously pay off for you in 2013.


    1. Reply

      Hey Andrew, I don’t know man, I just have amazing readers like yourself so that’s a huge motivator for me to make time and give back to my loyal community!

      Thanks for the affirmation message, I really appreciate it too ;-)

      PS. Technically speaking, a short SQL sentence helped me extract all the comments from the blog’s database and a few Excel and notepad tricks helped me sort out the links.

    • Tristan
    • January 1, 2013

    Hey Sergio,

    This is my first time on your blog here. Looks like you’ve got some great content and solid community. Nice!

    I’m kind of an insular person by nature and one of my goals for 2013 is to “get out” and socialize online a bit more. The lists you’ve provided here are going to be a great help with that. Thanks, and happy 2013.

    1. Reply

      Hey Tristan, such an honor to have you here man!

      I’m glad these lists are going to come in handy and like I said in the post, there are some really awesome people in there.

      Thank you for visiting and I wish you all the best with your new socializing endeavour, I know it’ll pay off as well, happy and prosperous 2013 for you too man! ;-)

    • Gary Riding
    • January 1, 2013

    A mammoth post Sergio; what a great way to end 2012 with a bang. I hope that some of those big name marketers give you a nod on their blogs, because you really do take the time to write some excellent content.

    Best wishes for 2013.

    1. Reply

      Hey Gary my man, great to see you here!

      Thank you for the awesome message and yeah, some of these guys have already written about me but what’s more important, they have given me their trust and put their faith on me so I appreciate that a lot more.

      Thanks for stopping by and here’s to a profitable 2013, take care! ;-)

  5. Reply

    Nice neat package for the years end.
    You have that knack to pull one in and keep the interest flowing.
    Have a great new year Sergio.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Cararta, hope you liked your mention and have a great 2013 too, take care! ;-)

    • Sire
    • January 1, 2013

    Hey Sergio, so we’ve made it through another year and here’s hoping that we will do so much better this year than we did last year. I know you will because you’ve so dedicated and you always put in so much hard work into all that you do.

    Hope to see you in Hawaii one day where we can enjoy our blogging fortunes ;)

    1. Reply

      Hey Sire, you are definitely right my man, we will make this year way better than the last one!

      Thank you for the awesome message and just so you remember, you were a big modular milestone for me when I was getting started with wordpress.

      I’m really grateful and as a fun note, I remembered you when I visited Las Vegas in 2012, particularly when I saw the water fountaint show. ;-)

      PS. Hawaii sounds NICE, let’s do that!!!

  6. Reply

    Hey Sergio, This is an AWESOME POST! Unique and relevant and moving forward for the new year – I luv it!

    Thanks for the mention! I look forward to chatting with you more as we build our success in 2013!


    1. Reply

      Really glad you loved this Donna, it’s the least I could do for an awesome and loyal community!

      Let’s have an amazing and profitable 2013 and connect even further, take care and talk soon. ;-)

    • Matt Morgan
    • January 1, 2013

    Hey Sergio how are you doing?
    I hope you had a great new years eve and new years day.

    Any resolutions, besides make more money?

    Thanks for mentioning me, I always knew i was popular deep down ;-)

    Happy new year, hope you have great success in 2013.

    Matt Morgan

    1. Reply

      Hey Matt, both dates were truly epic.

      I spent X-mas at my parents and New Year’s Eve at my girlfriend’s, both celebrations were really good and I’m still laughing from all the jokes and fun I had but it’s time to get back to work now.

      Resolutions? I have a lot (just as I had on 2012) and I’ll be publishing them in these upcoming days but it’s mainly making things happen.

      I spent the whole last year in learning mode, now it’s time to shift my focus to applying what I learned.

      Happy new year man and you were always popular in my mind and on this blog, all the best for 2013! ;-)

      PS. Any upcoming WSOs?

    • Steven Stuart
    • January 1, 2013

    Hello Sergio, very interesting post. I saw a lot of names that I recognize, and some that I’m sure I will be seeing more in the future. I have learned a lot from your site in 2012, as well as from the sites of quite a few of the esteemed names on your list, and I sure appreciate what you’re doing, man. I’m ready to bid farewell to 2012 and hit the ground running in 2013. I didn’t make your list this year, but I’m already plotting to be on the list for the new year. Let’s plan on it being a big year for all of us.

    1. Reply

      Hey Steven, sorry that you didn’t reach the list this year but you just did for 2013 and I’m psyched that you learned a lot from my site in 2012!

      All the best for this year and if you learned a lot from this place in the past, wait until the upcoming blogging training comes out, I will be writing about the whole product creation process, the ups and downs on my first training and a lot more.

      Take care and here’s to a wonderful and profitable 2013 Steven, talk soon man!

    • Ray Boreham
    • January 2, 2013

    Hey, Sergio,

    Congrats on what sounds like a great year for you, mate. Like others commenting here, I’m very flattered to have been mentioned in one of your lists here on a page with such top-rated players in the IM game.

    I’m looking forward to finding out what you’ve got up your sleeve for 2013, and hope we our paths continue to cross on the road to achieving our goals online. I can’t say I got where I wanted to be in 2012 and there’s only 1 person responsible for that, and I see him in the mirror every morning. But, I’m looking that fellow in the eye and challenging him to wipe the slate clean, start afresh and do what he needs to do to get where he needs to be in 2013. No excuses, no options.

    Best of luck in 2013, Sergio,

    P.S. As a football fan, I hope you’ve been enjoying the recent performances of my favourite team, Spurs. We were robbed of our rightful place in the Champions’ League this season, but hopefully we’ll get there next season.

    1. Reply

      Hey Ray, first of all thank you for going through the trouble of submitting your comment several times, I’ll be checking out my commenting system just to make sure it’s working okay.

      And secondly (and most important) thank you for the awesome feedback!

      You are right that the only person to blame for our success (or lack of it) it’s ourselves. I loved your no excuses, no options mindset!

      I remember Alex Jeffreys said “You either have results or excuses, you can’t have both” so what’s it going to be? ;-)

      Thanks a lot for stopping by Ray and here’s to a great and highly rewarding 2013!

      PS. Such an unfortunate event to miss out your Champion’s League spot since you guys qualified under the rules, hopefully you guys can revert this situation on the next one!

  7. Reply

    Hi Sergio,
    What an awesome post! Very original and to give thanks to so many people must have taken so research! This is what I call give without asking anything back!
    Thank you so much for including me in your list….
    May 2013 brings you all you wishes for and much more. Love, peace and prosperity in abundance!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Helena and yeah, it took some time to put all of this together but I finally made it possible! ;-)

      Loved your best wishes and I hope 2013 gives you a lot of abundance in every aspect of your life as well, take care and talk soon Helena, thank you for your support! ;-)

    • TK
    • January 2, 2013

    Hey, cheers Sergio and all the best too for 2013

    1. Reply

      Hey TK, thanks for stopping by man and all the best on this year! ;-)

    • Jens P. Berget
    • January 2, 2013

    Lot’s of awesome people, and I’m honored to be included :)

    Happy New Year Sergio, let’s both have a fantastic 2013!

    1. Reply

      Yes indeed Jens, hope you had a great new year’s eve day and let’s go for a fantastic new year as well, take care Jens and talk soon man! ;-)

    • Adrienne
    • January 2, 2013

    That’s a great way to say goodbye to the old and in with the new Sergio. I have a feeling this post took you quite some time to compose but I sure do appreciate being on your list.

    That’s what I love about the blogging community. Like you, I’ve had so many wonderful people reach out to help me not asking anything in return. Oh sure, they are smart enough to know that the relationship we’re building will definitely benefit them in the long run so it’s worth their time. Plus they just got a new loyal friend along the way which I love.

    I recognize a lot of the people you have on your list while a lot I must admit I don’t know. If I need to connect with some new faces I’m heading here first.

    Thank you for sharing this Sergio and for the shout out my friend. I wish you all the best in the year to come and you have some exciting things happening this year I know. You deserve it.

    Happy New Year!


    1. Reply

      Hey Adrienne, yeah it did take some time but I still believe it was well worth it.

      Relationships online, are just like friendships offline, some are just friends, some others are just business partners.

      Of course that whenever we get free valuable help, there is some principle of paying it back of some kind and that’s exactly why I am saying that I’ll be giving out some great success stories to all these wonderful people and I’m happy to say that it may happen within days from now.

      Thanks for stopping by Adrienne and here’s a cold one to an amazing and profitable 2013! ;-)

  8. Reply

    Hi Sergio,

    My oh my this must have taken so much time to compose. In marketing there is the term go-giving and this post my friend is the definition!
    I can recognize some names here, especially those you have learned from. It is wonderful how you listed so many people.
    Kudos to you!

    1. Reply

      Hey Donna, thank you for stopping by and yeah, it did take some time but like I have been answering the rest of the community, it was well worth it since it was my gift to them! ;-)

      All the best with the 30 day blog challenge, I would join you but I’m in the middle of something big and can’t be distracted but I know you’ll rock it, talk soon! ;-)

    • Dave E Wilkes
    • January 3, 2013

    Sergio you are always an inspiration to me and I have to apologise for taking so long to acknowledge your comments.

    I am so amazed at the amount of work you have done in compiling your list. And linking each name too!

    I can just imagine you sat in your PJ’s, drinking your beer. At first glance you are relaxed and living the laid back lifestyle while all the time your brain is alive and alert .- experiencing and enjoying so many good things in your life….
    …. the life you have created with hard work, an uncommon and lively intelligence and a great and wonderful sense of humour.

    I feel blessed to have you in my contact list where I can come and get inspired with just a click of my mouse.

    I’m sure 2013 will be a great and a good year.
    Enjoy your beer. Enjoy your life. And enjoy your success.

    1. Reply

      Hey Dave, what an amazing and humbling comment my man!

      There’s absolutely no need to apologize for anything, you always bring a smile to my face whenever I read your feedback and I’m always eager to know what your thoughts are.

      Hard work is finally paying off around here, I’m really hustling but I’m still doing it with passion and joy, hopefully more will follow!

      Knowing that you can get inspired from my content is a huge reward to what I do online, thank you again for stopping by Dave, for the really great message and for kickstarting my creativity juices today!

      I’ll have a few beers later today, I’ll definitely have a cold one in your honor, cheers and all the best on this year as well, take care! ;-)

    • Devesh
    • January 3, 2013

    Hey Sergio,

    Great way to start new year, man. You have done amazing work in 2012. Thanks so much for including me in the list and sharing this sergio. I really appreciate your great support, bro ;).

    Happy New Year!

    1. Reply

      Hey Dev, it’s all my pleasure my man.

      Hope 2013 brings great things to your life as well, professionally and personally speaking, take care and speak later Devesh, all the best! ;-)

  9. Reply

    Hi Sergio,

    Thanks for the mention. You must be really organised to put this together! Your post is so many things – a means of saying thanks, a way to spread some links, and a great way to nurture online friendships and introduce people to each other. If this is an indication of things to come you should be in for a great year.

    All the best for 2013


    1. Reply

      My pleasure David!

      Well I am somewhat organized but not that much, I just had some extra time and I figured this would be an awesome way to give something back to my loyal readers. ;-)

      Your points are very well spot on though and yeah, I think there are some really cool things coming my way as well, now the trick is to keep myself focused, on track and hustling like there’s no tomorrow!

      Thank you for stopping by and good luck with your first front-end product and membership site as well David! ;-)

    • Paul Gallimore
    • January 3, 2013

    Hi Sergio,
    I was just looking at and the sites that link into mine. I saw yours on the list and was amazed at how well you have done with your blog in a short time. You have some great stats with Alexa and a ton of backlinks – and all of these people visiting your site. Great job! Best of luck in 2013.


    1. Reply

      Hey Paul,

      Yeah man, one of my preferred techniques to network with other people is thorugh comments (blog hopping) so that explains why there’s almost 500 sites linking back to this place.

      To be honest I stopped worrying about Alexa rankings since Goggle started releasing their panda and penguin updates, now I just focus more on writing the best I can and relying on people sharing my content than appearing high on the search engines.

      Thanks for visiting my site and just for the record, I absolutely LOVED your IT background on your About Me page and the header on your site looks FANTASTIC (oh man, now I want to go fishing!)

      Take care, talk soon and good luck with your new Amazon releases Paul, all the best! ;-)

    • Pauline Bennett
    • January 4, 2013

    Hi Sergio
    A great post just sorry it took me so long to get to it!
    This is a good way to connect people with other great blogs/bloggers it is all about building relationships and I am sure you will be helping build a few more from here :)
    Thanks for the mention, much appreciated and let’s hope 2013 will be a great year for us all

    1. Reply

      Hey Pauline, au contraire, thank you for stopping by and don’t be sorry, it’s better late than never right? ;-)

      Glad you liked this article and hope 2013 is an amazing year for you in every aspect, take care!

    • Ralph Kooi
    • January 4, 2013

    Thanks for the shout out!
    You know… 2012 was just a beginning.
    2013 is going to be even better!



    1. Reply

      Hey Ralph, I’m pretty sure 2012 was just about learning and getting exposed to marketing in general, now it’s time to APPLY!

      All the best and speak soon my man! ;-)

    • Sandy Halliday
    • January 5, 2013

    Hey Sergio,

    I was writing a blog post for my personal IM Journey blog ( I don’t get the time to do that very often nowadays) and for some reason I thought of you and wondered what you had written for the New Year so I popped over to take a look.

    Imagine my surprise when I saw my name listed in your supporters “Hall of Fame”! Thanks so much for including me and the link to my About Me Page. I must admit that I have not been here for a while but hope to rectify that now.

    I don’t know how you’ve managed to put those long lists together but I am certainly taking a note of some of the names for future reference.

    Good to hear you are in a happy place. You deserve to be as I know you work hard ( & play hard from what I see on Facebook!).

    I wish you a very happy, healthy , successful and prosperous 2013.


    1. Reply

      Hey Sandy, so nice to see you around here!

      Yeah, I know what you mean about not having enough time for writing IM blog posts but it’s very rewarding when we decide to do so, isn’t it?

      We’ve met through a Marc Milburn training (maybe a little bit over a year now?) and it has been great to see you grow and see how you have been applying your knowledge to your niche site as well.

      Having said that, you DEFINITELY earned your place in my supporter’s list a while ago! ;-)

      I’m glad the hard work I do here is of service to my readers so the time I spend writing like this is definitely worth it, besides I can use these lists as references myself at a later time.

      Glad you made it to Dean Holland’s training, I’m pretty sure you’re going to love his fast action, no B.S. filler teaching style.

      Thank you for your great comment and support Sandy, I wish you all the success in the world for this 2013 and if there’s anything I can help you with, you know where to find me.

      All the best and take care! ;-)

      PS. Facebook updates: Yeah I guess I take some time off to play as well haha!

  10. Reply

    You have such a great community of readers. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with you and your blog this year. If I can serve you in anyway please let me know.

    1. Reply

      Hey Dan, thanks I really appreciate it and you have a wonderful audience on your site as well.

      I’m eager to see what will happen with myself and this blog too, launching something soon for the first time and to be honest I have no idea of what exactly is going to happen (I don’t have a reference point).

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by Dan and great book recommendations on your latest post. ;-)

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        Thanks Sergio,

        They are great people. I’m looking forward to seeing what your launching. I know it’s going to be good.

        Your welcome. Talk to you soon.

    • Ilka Flood
    • January 5, 2013

    Wow, Sergio, you went to great lengths to compile this list and I know everyone on that list appreciates your thoughtfulness. It’s always a great feeling when you are appreciated. I even found some familiar names and of course also a lot I have never heard of. It will be great to come back to this post in the future and make new friends. Thanks for sharing it!

    “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

    Have a wonderful and blessed 2013!


    1. Reply

      Thank you Ilka!

      It’s great that you found some familiar names here and I can tell you in advance that there are some real gems to have either as friends, marketing partners or even mentors in these lists.

      Thanks again for stopping by Ilka, all the best on this 2013 and great quote, I loved it! ;-)

    • Mandy Allen @ Learn To Blog
    • January 6, 2013

    Wow, thanks for the shout out, Sergio! What a brilliant post, something I have never seen done before and a great idea for all of us to acknowledge our supporters. Hope things are going well for you, I’m hoping for a better 2013 health wise, and a bigger push in the business. All good wishes to you for 2013

    Enjoy the journey.


    1. Reply

      Hey Mandy, my pleasure to have you here! ;-)

      Thank you for the reminder on the health area, I need to get back in shape (or at least in decent health) and of course let’s grow even more business wise too.

      I wish you all the success in the world for this 2013, take care and speak soon Mandy! ;-)

    • Theodore Nwangene
    • January 8, 2013

    Happy new year Sergio,
    I’m very sorry for not coming here sooner, it was because I’ve not been online for some weeks now due to the Christmas stuff.

    I really appreciate your mentioning me on your post. And must also confess that i learnt a lot from you last year. You’re indeed awesome man.

    I also mentioned you on my latest post.

    Have a wonderful new year friend.

    1. Reply

      Hey Theodore, don’t worry there’s always time for everything!

      I just checked your latest post and I think you ended up with an amazing post my man, thanks for the honorable mention too.

      Take care and let’s make 2013 a great year for both of us! ;-)

    • Kay
    • January 14, 2013

    Hi Sergio
    Thanks for the mention! Good luck for 2013!
    All the best

    1. Reply

      Thank you Kay and sorry to get back to you this late, somehow I missed replying to this particular comment but I’m glad you’re doing great and still publishing great content on your blog.

      Take care and talk soon! ;-)

    • Linda
    • February 19, 2013

    Hi Sergio
    Havn’t caught up for ages. Found your blog extremely interesting….well done!!
    Hope you are making big bucks in the IM world :)
    Take care

    1. Reply

      Hey what’s up Linda, thanks for reading and stopping by! ;-)

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