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Hi, everyone!

First up - newsletters are going to be a bit hit and miss over the next few days, as I hunker down to get the 2023 bundle out the door, hopefully next week. I am not sure about the launch date, as I am trying to find something that does not conflict too much with other big events but I think that is pretty much hopeless....


The Andrew Tate Saga -
and What The IM Pundits Are Missing

My inbox has been filled with newsletters regarding this mess - so I had to dig in and see what this story was really all about...here's the elevator pitch recap:
Andrew Tate started out as a kickboxer who managed to spin his mini-celebrity status into a stint on the (ha ha) "reality" show Big Brother.

He also managed to get kicked off for a number of misogynistic comments and actions that violated the show's policies. Fast forward a bit and suddenly he has an online course on how to make money online, The Hustler's University, with 100,000 enrolled students paying him $49.99 a month!

Yep, $5,000,000 a month....built entirely on social media - all organic, no paid traffic. Almost 5m followers on Insta, 750k on YouTube, and similar audiences all across Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok.

And then the hammer fell as his listeners - apparently a lot of them still in the classroom - started repeating his VIOLENTLY misogynistic garbage at school and over the last two weeks, ALL of Tate's accounts have been shut down for violation of the various sites' community standards policies, and his Stripe account closed.

The outcry and warning from the IM world has been interesting - almost without exception the warning has been that he built his empire on RENTED property - social media - and with all of his accounts have been shut down, his marketing efforts, his audience connection, shuttered because he did not own any of his channels.

And the warning is very valid - you never want to rely on only one traffic method - paid or organic (hellooo Pinterest!) but the biggest and most serious issue that I have seen no one mention, other than in passing, is the loss of his Stripe account.

While losing all of your social media traffic is bad, I seriously doubt that he does not have the email addresses of those 100,000 customers that he has been billing monthly, and he no doubt has the money to BUY his own email server and software if no "legit" ESP wants his business. He did not lose his business overnight as a couple of articles claimed.

But the serious part is losing his merchant account - an asset, folks, that is maybe even more valuable than that email list, and no one is really talking about this.

Why? It's simple and most people do not realize this: if you have your Stripe account canceled for violation of policy or excessive fraud or chargebacks - or any one of dozens of other infractions - the payment processor (in this case Stripe) has the right to put the merchant on the MATCH list.

The MATCH list is essentially a "blacklist" of businesses that have had merchant accounts terminated previously or deemed a significant risk for payment processors.

Getting on the MATCH list is not that tough..getting OFF the MATCH list? Damned near impossible. It's a list you do NOT want to be on because it can haunt you forever. No company can have a C-level exec or Board Member that has ever been on the MATCH list.

So while losing his social media traffic is a hit for Tate - the death blow could be whether or not he will ever be able to accept MasterCard or Visa again!

And on Saturday - tips on how you can protect your own merchant account!


Upcoming Special Kitchen Sink Guests...
We don't have the exact date yet, but sometime in early October, one of my fave and most trusted WordPress developers, Mark Hess, is going to join us!!

And in case you missed it - Tuesday's Tutorials are at the bottom!
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WP Vid Engage WordPress Plugin

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