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Do What it Takes!|Podcast

Are you successful?

Do you want to quit that job, stay at home with your kids or just at least feel like you are in control of your own future?

Are you willing to do what it takes?

If you are looking for an opportunity, make sure you check this one out!

Are you worried that if you get involved in yet another business opportunity that you friends and family are going to laugh?

Let them! Who cares?

Successful people do not care about what others think in regards to their pursuit of happiness and success.

Why would they?

Most people do not have what it takes to find success.

Well, actually, most people HAVE what it takes, it’s just that so few people take any action to find success.

Are you one of them?

Are you a tire kicket?

In this podcast, I discuss some of the reasons that you can find success online or anywhere.

See you at the top!

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Getting Traffic to Your Site|Video

One of the biggest struggles for many coming online is traffic generation.

However, traffic generation does not need to be a difficult process, not even high quality, well targeted traffic…IF you know where to find it!

In the video below, I discuss one of my favorite traffic methods of all time and talk about how you can generate tons of premium leads on demand.

I hope you enjoy the video!

See you at the top!

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Never Give up on Your Dreams!|Podcast

Your Dreams are Worth it!

What are you doing???

The secret to success can be summed up in the following phrase…

…Never, ever, ever quit!

Why do people give up on their dreams?

Do things get hard? Yes, they do.

So what!

In this podcast I discuss never quitting on your dreams…never give up!

Yes, it may not come when you want.

Yes, it can be hard.

But it can also be worth it.

See you at the top!

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First of all, I am not an affiliate of Sarah Chew.

Just wanted to make that clear.

This post IS all about Sarah’s traffic and my first solo ad run with Sarah.

Really? Solo-ads?

Yes, really!

I love solo ads, when you have the right provider…and Sarah Chew, without a doubt is one of those “right providers.”

Now, to set things straight, I was using a company capture page (which I usually don’t do).

With that said, I would have liked the optin rate to be a tad better, but to be honest, I was quite content with what transpired.

So, what did transpire?

Clicks! and a LOT of them!

I purchased 100 clicks from Sarah and she ended up delivering around 150!

From that I received somewhere in the neighborhood of about 55 optins, just over 33%.

Not bad.

But I also got a sale!

Great!

Ultimately, I found Sarah to be a great provider of Tier 1 traffic and responsive traffic.

I have used other providers in the past and so far, I can say without a doubt, that Sarah Chew has been one of the best, if not the best, out there.

All traffic was delivered when specified and I just can’t really find anything I did not like about this traffic.

You Still Have to Follow up!

Sarah Chew and her solo ad traffic is just one of the many locations that I generate traffic from, but the main thing with all of that is this…

…the money is STILL in the follow up.

A solo ad provider, like Sarah Chew, can often times drive high-quality, targeted traffic and that is awesome!

Especially when you are getting those notifications at lunch with other people wondering why your phone is beeping so often.

However, you still have to perform the follow up.

Many do this with their auto-responders, which is fine, but I like a more personal appeal, so I use videos and I send a direct “welcome” page link to my prospects.

It’s always good to start that process of serving others and helping people get their bearings within a new program.

But what about solo ads for other products?

I cannot comment on using solo ads for products or affiliate programs, but perhaps that will be my next “test.”

As for Sarah Chew, I will undoubtedly use her services again.

Thanks Sarah.

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Setting up a Sales Funnel

Sales funnel

OK, everyone has a sales funnel, that’s a given.

But why?

The answer is simple enough…you have to have a place where you convey information to prospects coming to your site.

For example, let’s say you are selling information about a hobby.

We will use golf since it’s one of the most popular “hobby” niches out there.

Let’s say you also have a product or two to promote or a newsletter you’d like to publish.

How are you going to start selling the product? Promote your newsletter?

Leverage the Internet

If you are going to use the Internet to sell or promote any product or service, you need to find a way to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using the Internet.

Golf is a sport played around the world.

How many people do you know in a foreign country that play golf?

Chances are, not that many.

However, if you harness the power of the Internet by providing a free instructional video or a monthly newsletter covering golf topics…

…and it’s somewhat interesting to boot, you will have the opportunity to collect a name and an email address (in exchange for the video or newsletter) and you will be able to stay in contact with these folks by providing them with excellent service and information about your favorite sport!

A sales funnel is what will help you leverage the Internet and turn your efforts into something that people can actually utilize making you the new “expert” with the advice…and occasional product to sell.

Over time, you can create a list of thousands of people that read your articles, listen to your advice and possibly even buy the products that you promote!

I’m not saying that you are going to compete with Ping or Titleist, but you can position yourself to be the golf pro you always wanted to be or even…dare I say it…profit from your hobby.

And there isn’t a thing wrong with that!

How to Build Your Sales Funnel

Building your sales funnel is not that difficult.

At this time, there are many ways that you can do this, many people specialize in creating sales funnels for people involved in just about any niche you can think of.

The first company that comes to mind is clickfunnels.

This is a company that provides information, training and creation of sales funnels using their software.

You could also use LeadPages, which is another company that does the research and creates beautiful and professional looking landing pages and opt-in pages for your potential prospects to come to.

These pages often will be attached or “integrated” with an email marketing company such as Aweber, Constant Contact or MailChimp to name just a few.

What is an Auto-responder?

Before I get too far down the road, I probably should answer the question, what is an auto-responder.

In a nutshell, an auto-responder is an email marketing system that let’s you create pre-written email campaigns for the prospects opting into your landing page.

Typically, you would set up an auto-responder with about 30 or so email messages with information about your niche and every so often with a pitch for a particular product that you find useful.

You can place links to the product page of your website or even a specific product that you are promoting within the email itself.

An auto-responder allows you to follow up with prospects that come to your site and sign up for that instructional video or newletter.

Many auto-responders also have the ability to send out an email “blast” to those on your list.

Let’s say that you have an auto-responder set up with 3 or 4 weeks of emails providing information about your niche.

If you would like to send out an email to the entire list of prospects that you have attained, you can do that with an email blast that will send that particular email right away.

This is a better way to send out a weekly or monthly newsletter to those folks on your list providing them with informaiton or whatever it is that you’d like to share.

Got it! What’s a Landing Page

A landing page is the first place a person, i.e. prospect, will come to.

For instance, if you have an ad pertaining to a product that you are currently promoting, when a prospect clicks on the link within the ad they will arrive at your landing page.

Some landing pages have videos, many do not, but this is the first page that folks come to.

Often times landing pages will have an “opt-in” box where you will collect a name and an email in exchange for that instructional video or a report or newsletter.

This is how you start to build your list.

Once on the list, and once someone enters their name and email in the opt-in box, the auto-responder series will start.

You can also re-direct your prospect to a sales page where you are promoting a product or service.

Or, you can send them to a simple Thank You page that let’s them know they have subscribed to your newsletter.

Develop Your Relationships

A sales funnel often times allows you to develop a relationship of sorts with people that come to your site.

With a sales funnel, you can keep in contact with those that have opted in and grow your following.

Who knows where this could lead!

But I will stress that you should nurture those relationships, develop them over time. Soon enough, you will be the expert in your field!

No matter what your niche is, having a sales funnel in place to promote information, a service or even a product will help you harness the power of the net.

Good luck!

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What do you Want? | EMSG Podcast

It’s a simple question…

…”what do you want?”

Now you’re thinking, “That’s NOT a simple question!”

And, of course, you are right…it’s not really all that simple.

But it is an important question and one that you should give a lot of thought to before you step into the own my own business world.

So many times people come online thinking that they want to make a lot of money, but I can assure you that isn’t enough.

Why do you want a lot of money?

Do you really want a lot of money?

Maybe you just want time, or a vacation, or a new home, new car, etc.

Figuring out what it is that you want is important for a variety of reasons, but perhaps one of the most important is because your want or your why is what will keep you going when the world around you is falling apart.

See you at the top!

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Morning Routine for Success|Podcast

morning routine

One of the things that I started doing a while back that really helped me become more focused and productive was to create a morning routine.

I understand that a lot of people have a routine, but how many are really being mindful and focused on their needs rather than some rote actions that lead us from the house, to work and then back home again?

You know, the rat race routine?

Creating the Routine

I’m not talking about the motions you go through in order to get out of the house to your job.

Nor am I talking about the requirement to get out and do some extreme form of Yoga.

What I am talking about here is setting up a routine to set up your day, your week and so on, being mindful of the path that you are walking to achieve your goals.

We are no longer going to go through the motions of the inevitable daily job grind

Rather, I am talking about a specific routine that you create for you!

Getting up early

There are many benefits to waking up early.

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jocko Willink gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m.

Why?

In his own words, ” That’s what you do. Impose discipline on your life. That’s the way it works.”

And it is true! Setting a time like 4:30 am requires you to get out of bed, often times when you do not feel like it.

More importantly, getting up early gives you “extra” time to plan out your day, exercise or simply collect your thoughts before anyone else is stirring around.

Getting up early and doing the other tasks that require self-discipline are things that you do because you choose to do them and you commit to that choice.

You set yourself apart from the crowd, from the rat race by making the simple decision to get up.

Setting the Tone with your Morning Routine

Getting up in the morning is just one way to start a process and habit of positive programming.

In those early morning hours, you can make time to read a good book, write, create a daily vlog or blog post, exercise, meditate.

The key here is that you are controlling the moments with these simple actions.

You can watch motivational videos on success.

You can learn a new tactic or strategy for your business.

Most importantly, you can set the tone for the day.

Rather than dread the morning that often times takes you from the home to a less than positive work environment, you now can set a tone for success and inspiration.

Now you can “attack” the day. You can make plans to achieve your goals and execute some of those plans.

It’s not about being some “morning person,” but rather about directing your activities that are more meaningful and proactive.

Most people will stay in bed and their lifestyle will not change a bit.

Becoming a more disciplined person will set your life down a path towards success and achievement.

Getting out of the bed before most people will set you apart.

Write Out and Review Your Goals

As a part of your routine, you should write out your goals and review those goals on a daily basis.

The quiet morning hours is a perfect time to do just that.

Set your agenda, make a list that will help you organize your time and provide you with the “extra” time you need to accomplish business related tasks.

Make this a habit!

People that are driven to succeed often times do the things that most people will not do.

Writing out your daily goals will assist you in that process.

Look at yesterday’s goals and see if you completed them.

Critique your efforts, where could you improve? What needs to change?

Visualize the Day as a part of your Morning Routine

How do you want your day to go?

Visualize the day ahead of you. See yourself accomplishing a task or goal. See yourself walking down the path of success.

Visualize yourself accomplishing your goals of the day.

These can be small goals…little things that when put together form a definite direction towards those dreams.

Getting up early and creating a morning routine isn’t magic, nor will it alone make you a successful person.

But by getting up early, exercising, setting goals, visualizing those goals being accomplished will go a long way in creating a mindset for success.

I hope you enjoy the podcast.

I’ll see you at the top!

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Podcast: Should You Start a Blog?

Should you start a blog?

A few years ago, when I was teaching students new to the Internet, I would’ve said, “Starting a blog is mandatory.”

Today, well, not so much.

However…

…starting a blog is still an excellent way to generate a group of dedicated followers in the same manner people are with Instagram and their YouTube channels.

But it is quite a bit of work, so I would advise my students today that if they were to start a blog, that it be based on a topic that they feel passionate about.

It’s just too easy to drive traffic very quickly with other methods.

I hope you enjoy the podcast.

Please leave any comments that you may have on this podcast or about any other topic you would like to hear about.

See you at the top!

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Podcast: How to Succeed in MLM

Many have heard the line or have actually recited it, “Are you open to ideas about making money?”

Of course we all are open to making money online, but this one line has probably been used more in the MLM and Network Marketing business models more than any other.

In this podcast, I discuss, from my own perspective, how to succeed online in the MLM world.

For this episode I really focused on finding the right business and 11 things you need to know and do to become a successful Network Marketing hero!

See you at the top!

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Podcast: Getting People Into Your Business

Think Like a Prospect

If you are STILL trying to “get people into your business” then you are probably not finding a lot of success…at least long-term success.

Look, you don’t need to get any one person into your business

As a matter of fact, what you should be doing is figuring out a way to HELP and SERVE your prospects.

You need to start thinking about those that come to your landing and sales pages and figure out what THEY need rather than how much you can make from them.

People look for a business opportunity because they have a desire that needs to be satisfied.

Your job is to find out what that desire is…money, time, both…and solve that challenge.

In this podcast, I discuss how you build your team without the mindset of having to get someone into your business.

See you at the top!

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