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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.

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Abundance Network Review | Week 1

Abundance Network

Abundance Network Review – Just Starting Out

First off, let me start out this Abundance Network review by saying I think that it is great that there is actually a company out there using 21st century technology to promote a business

What I mean is this; until I saw the Abundance Network’s business model I do not believe I have seen one that specifically targets cell phone users…at least not for a money making opportunity platform.

Is this a good thing?

I’m not sure, but I’m game. I suspect that at first it may be a a tough sale, that is to get people to opt into a program with their cell phone rather than a more traditional method of an email capture page.

However, as I have stated, I love the fact that the Abundance Network is using this technology.

And so far….the results have been pretty good, but I’m getting a little ahead of myself.

The Abundance Network Model

So first, let me get this out of the way.

AN is new, brand new. I think they’ve been around for only a few months, but I like the concept.

Today, more than ever we are specifically creating websites and pages for cell phone users, so it only makes sense to target people with those phones.

Think about it?

Do you know anyone without a smart phone of some sort, much less a cell phone?

Of course not. Cell phone use is not going away anytime soon and most people are using their phone to surf the Internet as well.

It just makes sense to target people specifically on their smart device.

The business model is all about promoting an opportunity system through the cell networks.

The abundance network is even using SMS text messaging in place of a traditional email campaign.

This, I believe, is where it really gets awesome!

Who do you know that does not check their text messages?


…the messages are short, sweet and to the point.

I like it.

What do your Prospects have to do?

This is simple, you promote a phone number, and you can do this in a variety of ways from social media marketing, video marketing, solo advertising and more.

You have nothing to do after that point, but to confirm payment once someone has joined

There is one level so everyone opting in will choose that point, $150 dollars.

$100 goes to the referral marketer and $50 will go to the company.

At this point, the member is active, but there is a little more spending required.

You must purchase “usage credits” for the closing system, that’s the system that sends out pre-written text messages to those that opt-in.

Your initial investment with the company ending up around $160-$210.

This is quite an excellent price when you consider that you can replace that income and then some with just 2 referrals.

After that point, your costs depend on your own preferred marketing/advertising methods.

As stated above, every referral that you make will net you $100. Make 5 sales, earn $500.

Make 10 sales a week and net $1000.


Traffic Generation to the Abundance Network

OK, so this is a “new” way to generate income online…sort of…but how do you get those folks over to your phone number in the first place?

The management with AN is still finalizing some deals with marketing companies for a “all in one” package where you are generating traffic using a more hands off approach.

This is one of the issues that we face when dealing with start-ups and new companies; many of the components are not in place as they would be with a more seasoned program.

Driving traffic to your Abundance Network phone number then is a matter of a little hustle.

There are methods that I like and I can tell you that I primarily depend on solo advertisers to drive traffic to my sites.

With a phone subscription model there are some unknowns here for me. I just don’t have the data to figure out if I should just send people to a phone number or actually create an opt-in form of my own and then promote the number vigorously from there.

I’ll report back in a week and let you know what is working best for me with my solo ad campaigns.

Otherwise, using social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are still great ways to promote and generate traffic as well as creating videos and video ads on YouTube.

If you are of the “free” advertising mindset then I would focus on contacting folks in business opportunity groups on Facebook.

If you already have a list…well, you know what to do!

AN is in it’s Infancy

The biggest problem that I have with this opportunity right now is that it is new.

Yes, being new can be a problem.

There are always bugs to work out of the system and it takes a tremendous amount of time, and often times money, to get through those rough times.

With that said, I believe there is a ton of possibilities here and the cost is low enough, with enough potential for big gains that I think the “risk” is worth it.

As always, I hardly ever believe your online success is dependent upon a business, but rather your own work ethic and skill set when it comes to promoting and marketing online.

If you are looking to improve your skills, make sure you check out our free training by clicking HERE!

We teach people how to start generating income online and we don’t charge a dime for it!

Summing it all up

My overall opinion of the Abundance Network is still forming, but for now I am pretty excited with the possibilities, but then again, I am not one to wait around for everyone else and when I see something with this kind of potential I will “go for it!”

I think that the Abundance Network will have some of those bugs to work out, but I also think that this program will be one of those that explodes!

My advice?

Get going NOW rather than later and start promoting a number.

For more information, call 1-863-733-8851 or go to: http://workwithmarkrandall.com

I’ll see you at the top!


Podcast: My favorite traffic sources

In this podcast I talk about my favorite traffic sources.

I’ve been marketing online for quite some time and things aren’t the same as they once were.

The one thing that remains constant is the fact that we need quality traffic coming to our offers.

When I first started marketing, I used many so-called “free” methods, but I found that free meant spending a ton of time working.

That’s when I decided to start using paid methods and I haven’t looked back!

I hope you enjoy the podcast, if you want to watch the video instead, go to: https://youtu.be/4f4ptjPpTLs

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Traffic is the one thing that we all need whether we are promoting an online opportunity or a shopify store.

So where do you get quality traffic?

There are many places, but one of the most consistent, well targeted and better traffic sources that I have used for the last few years is through solo ad providers.

Yes, I know, solo ads do have a dubious reputation and I have even harshly criticized solo ads in the past.


…IF you have good sources with good and fresh lists of people looking for your products you can find them with solo ads.

So why the change of heart about Solo Ads?

For yeas I was appalled by the deceitfulness of those working within the solo ad industry.

Back in the day, you would get bot traffic, traffic that was not targeted, traffic that came from 3rd world countries with very little disposable capital to spend and traffic that just wasn’t very good at all.

In this podcast, I discuss all of the above factors and also talk about a good place to go to find reputable solo ad providers…providers with results!

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Wealthy Affiliate Review|Getting Started

Wealthy Affiliate|Years in the Making

So starting with this post, I am going to make a wealthy affiliate review. As in a review of the wealthy affiliate program.

I have been “dabbling” online since 2009 and have generated quite a bit of income from different programs through the years.

The one program or opportunity that I have never been involved with is the Wealthy Affiliate program.


I’m really not sure. Partly, I think, is because I have always been able to generate a bit of income and was never really interested in affiliate marketing.

However, times change and I have decided to change with the times.

What is Affiliate Marketing

The first thing you may ask is what is affiliate marketing, the type of marketing that Wealthy Affiliate promotes.

The quick definition I found is: A marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals

Basically, what many do is set up a website promoting a particular niche such as weddings, baby mama, fishing, camping, etc.

With these sites a lot of folks will do a review of a product or series of products with links to purchase these products listed inside of the review or at the end of the review.

This is just one strategy, the review strategy, but it works.

As visitors click onto the “affiliate” link that you provide in your review, they will then be directed to the store or company that sells this product.

If your referral makes a purchase, you are then sent a commission for that referral’s purchase.


Why do a Wealthy Affiliate review?

As stated above, I’ve been marketing online since 2009, but Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005 and that makes them, after 14 years of success, very attractive to me.

Why do a review now?

That may be a better question, but to be honest I simply haven’t had an interest, until now, to get involved with an affiliate type of program.

Plus…I’m quite interested in the training that they have created through the years and I want to see what it is that they have.

One thing about any company or any marketer, after 14 years of being in business and finding success as WA has, they probably have a few tidbits of knowledge to share!

The Wealthy Affiliate Program

If you click onto the wealthy affiliate website and go to their pricing, there is a free membership, which is a good way to get people to “check it out.”

The membership comes with quite a bit of information and at the very least, I would think a person could figure out if they actually want to take the next step to becoming a paid member.

Also, as you can see from their own website, there is a “zero risk” guarantee with their program and many testimonials through the years to back up quite a bit of success for the students as well.

Wealthy Affiliate Review up to this Point

Obviously, I haven’t done too much yet, but stay posted as I will be writing additional information about the Wealthy Affiliate program here and on my YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/elitemarketingsystem

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Is there really a 97% failure rate with online businesses and opportunities?

The truth is that no one really knows where this statistic comes from, although many throw it around as if it were common knowledge.

My guess is that this statistic is a distorted version of a U.S. Department of Labor statistic concerning business start-ups over a 5 year period.

Whether or not this is true, let’s assume for a moment that there is a 97% failure rate with online business start-ups; I actually believe there is a higher failure rate than that, what are the reasons and what can you do about it?

In this video/podcast episode I discuss the reasons that people fail…

…and how you can avoid the pitfalls yourself.

See it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KlxIA5jzCFc

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While looking for a photo for this blog post and this podcast episode, I stumbled across the image above.

It was an “oh wow!” moment indeed and a great question.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Is there another question out there that is quite as profound as this one with regard to self-limiting beliefs?

I often ask my prospects if they KNEW that they would succeed with an opportunity, wouldn’t they take it?

Of course they would, so what is it that keeps them from doing so?

The answer of course is fear.

Fear is the one emotion that can be paralyzing, that can “keep us in our place” or at least within our comfort zones.

Afraid of losing your job (i.e. your income producing activity) if your opportunity doesn’t pan out.

Afraid of looking silly or stupid…often times from people that have no real impact on your life in the first place.

Afraid of failure, afraid of success, afraid to take any action at all that might rock the boat of mediocrity.

Success isn’t easy, but not because there are struggles that can’t be overcome.

More often than not, it’s the unknown that we are afraid of, what could possibly happen.

I hope you enjoy this podcast.

A quick disclaimer, my mic sock was not on the mic so the audio is a little rough. Sorry about that, but I thought the information was worthy of being posted anyway.

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Podcast: Should You Quit Your Job?

OK, this is yet another rant.

But it’s one you should really listen to.

So many people tell me that they “hate” their jobs, “hate” their boss, “hate” traffic or whatever.

The problem is that those very same people will do very little to change it.

While I do believe that for many the idea of changing from a job to a business can be a great unknown and it is, change is what must take place to achieve anything different.

In this podcast, I have incorporated another’s words. I found a podcast from Joe Rogan that I just had to share with you. I think you will like it.

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The Real Secret to Success!

For all of you out there worried about being scammed by some over anxious, hyped-up marketer, worry no longer!

The truth about failure and success online, for the most part, is covered in this video I found on YouTube.

I usually do not post such videos on my blog, but in this case, I feel that it can do a LOT of good for a LOT of people.

So I hope you enjoy the video.

If you would like to watch it on YouTube, click HERE!

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