John Novak’s Travails
Got the emails from John Novak earlier this (Monday) morning. All his sites are suspended for the foreseeable future due to the consequences of a malicious hack on Easter weekend.
The hack itself was enough, but over 500 of his ‘loyal customers’ have triggered PayPal disputes. PayPal has almost no choice but to suspend his account until they are settled. With out PayPal, John is out of business.
Without the excessive PayPal disputes, John would have been back up today at all 3 sites.
3 Websites down. Dr Clix is a PTC, a part of the income stream for a whole lot of people. List Build Tactics is a teaching site, primarily to help newbies get started in the business on the right foot. List Build Surf is one of the best TEs around, by anybody’s rating system.
And the personal damage to John. He is one of the truly fine individuals in this sphere of business. Always ready to help, always supportive, always kind and caring. I have no idea how much this has/will cost him, but it will be significant.
Don’t forget Sunny. She is John’s support person, and I presume that she is now out of a job, too.
What to Do?
The short answer is, I don’t know. If I knew, I would do it today.
If there was anything I could do to support John Novak and his sites, I would. All I can do for now is support John Novak, affiliate marketer. I am, I do. I would suggest that a kind word of support and good feelings for John would be appropriate when you see him around.
I think I will put John’s Leo to work. You know, the little blue guy that is his mascot at List Build Surf and List Build Tactics. He is on the Logo picture right at the top of this page.
I’m going to try to live ‘Leo Strong’ for a while. We’ll see how that works out for me, I’ll let you know on Saturday.
I’m just sayin’