Last night, I was a guest on a teleconference that was part of the Virtual eBook Expo. On that call, I talked about how you can use Joint ventures to build your business.
It was probably the BEST teleconference I’ve ever done in my life!
The information that I shared is stuff that can be used by those just getting started building their business AND those who already have a business up and running.
In both cases, these are strategies that can make all the difference in bringing in $1,000 or so versus making $10,000 or more EVERY MONTH!
The thing is, I was a last minute add on in the call series so I wasn’t able to give you much notice about the call.
When the call was so amazing, I felt even worse about giving you such short notice. I know that there were a LOT of people who wanted to get on the call but weren’t able to because they got the message to late.
That’s why I’ve twisted Ellen Violette’s arm (Ellen is The eBook Coach who interviewed me last night) and convinced her to let me give you F.R.E.E. access to the recording of the call!
I’m waiting to get the link to the recording right now. As soon as I have it, I’ll email you again so that you can get the download.
Ellen is ONLY allowing me to make that recording available for less than 72 hours, so you’re going to want to watch for it and download it quickly!
One of the biggest take aways in that call was this …
I know this is a little last minute, but what are you doing tonight, at 8:30 pm eastern/5:30 pm pacific?
I hope that your answer is “Listening in on the teleconference!”
You see, tonight, at 8:30 pm est, I’ll be a guest on a call with my friend and colleague Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach.
On Monday, June 2nd, Ellen will be kicking off her second annual Virtual eBook Expo. I’ll be a guest on one of the calls on June 3rd. However, tonight, I’ll be giving a preview of the content that I’ll cover on June 3rd.
As you already learned in the materials for the 30-Day IM Challenge, it is really essential that you lead
into whatever products you are selling by first getting your audience to download a low end ebook. This can be a free offer or a paid offer, but it must be some sort of an information product.
What this means is that you can use an ebook, an audio book, or a video. It’s absolutely ESSENTIAL that you lead your prospect into your products by using that info product to show your prospect what problem they have and how your other product(s) solve that problem.
Ellen is a master at doing this! That’s why she’s known as The eBook Coach!
There is so much information out there, but a lot of it doesn’t apply directly to ebooks.
This event is geared specifically to ebook creation and ebook marketing, and there’s so much you can do with an ebook that you’ve probably never even thought of!
If you’re interested in taking your ebook/information business to the next level, this is the place to be!
And if you haven’t written one yet, no problem. Here’s your chance to jump in and get your feet wet!
There are two parts to the virtual ebook tour … and the first part is tonight!
Part I is a series of Preview Calls. I’ve been added as Speaker this evening, at 8:30 pm est/5:30 pm pst.
I’ll also be speaking next week, on Tuesday, June 3rd during Part II of this series.
Tonight, I will share with you …
First off, I want to congratulate you and all the others who have really worked hard to improve their businesses over the last 30 days during the “30-Day IM Challenge“.
If you’ve been in the forum recently, and you’ve seen all that every participant has been doing to get results in their business, then you already know how much everyone has improved in their business during that time.
I can’t tell you how proud I am to have played a small role in so many soon-to-be success stories!
But there are 3 people who really stand out from the crowd.
These 3 people have truly worked their butts off over the last month to research, organize, re-organize, and IMPLEMENT the strategies that I have shared with you into profitable businesses.
The thing is, I can’t really say that any one of them is clearly “The Most Improved Entrepreneur“.
All of them have made similar progress!
So I did something that surprised all of them …
Rather than award 3 different prizes of different values, I decided to give all 3 winners the prize I had planned for the first place winner and simply do away with the other 2 prizes!
This means that I am pleased to announce the three newest students in The IM University’s Graduate Apprentice Program. They are:
Here’s the SAME advice I gave to a guru-has-been…
Just about every month, it seems you hear about a new product that asks the hypothetical question of
“If you lost your business and went from making millions to making nothing, and you had to start all
over again, had no list, no website, and no traffic, what would you do to rebuild your business?”
I’m sure that you’ve seen these programs too.
But there’s a problem with every single one of them!
In each case, the question is being asked of someone who …
Already has a successful mindset.
Is already MAKING m’oney!
Already HAS a list!
Already HAS TRAFFIC!
Would the answer be the same if the person being asked had NOTHING to work with?
I mean, would you get the same answers if you asked people who truly had …
I think — in fact I KNOW — the answers would be VERY different if these gurus were truly left with NOTHING!
If these gurus were ever truly in such a predicament they were being asked about, their entire mindset would be different!
Their sense of desperation would be different!
Their entire ATTITUDE would change!
And, as a result, what they would do would to re-create their income would change as well.
How can I be so sure of this?
My last post prompted more responses from readers than I’ve received in a LONG time! I just wish that these were rsponses in the form of comments instead of emails! Please understand that it will get you a MUCH faster response if you leave a comment rather than send another email to the pile of thousands I receive daily!
Anyway — back to the messages …
Oddly enough, not very many of them were positive.
I heard from readers who were asking questions like:
“Summing up? What are you talking about? I haven’t seen any course!”
I heard from others who outright chastised me for charging them for a course that’s now half over when they haven’t received a single piece of it!
So, I thought that I should make this CRYSTAL CLEAR in this message …
Over the last 3 weeks or so, I have been emailing you every few days talking about what I call the “30-Day IM Challenge”.
What I mean by the “30-Day IM Challenge” is this …
What a call we had yesterday! I actually lasted a full 4 HOURS!
What did we cover on that call?
Well, the biggest topic was how you use your blog as the heart of your business to both build your list, build a relationship with your audience, AND make sales on an ongoing basis.
Check out the recording now at:
(I’m warning you now — it’s a HUGE file!)
Next Tuesday, May 20th at 2:00 pm est, I’ll be back for another f’ree teleconference. This time we’ll be talking about “Using Joint Ventures to Get Products of Your Own, Build a HUGE Opt In List, and Bring in TONS of Sales — all in Less Than 30 Days!”
I don’t do this topic often (and it’s almost NEVER free when I do this call) so mark your calendars now to be there! I’ll send details over the weekend!
What I wanted to talk to you about today is one of the BIGGEST sources of traffic that you’ll ever have in your business.
This biggest source of traffic is 100% f’ree.
This biggest source of traffic is easy to get when you use your blog as the heart of your traffic generation system.
This biggest source of traffic will bring you the most targeted visitors you’ll ever get (helping to increase your conversions at the same time).
Have you figured out yet what your #1 biggest source of traffic will be?
I know, the title of this post seems a bit odd, right? Almost like the two topics don’t belong together?
Well, if that’s what you’re thinking, then you should have been on the teleconference I held this past Tuesday, May 13th!
Have you ever heard that good old saying:
“Sell them what they want, and give them what they need?”
Well, the topic of Tuesday’s teleconference is a great example of this saying at work!
In case you missed the call, I’ll tell you how to download it in just a minute …
So what will you learn when you listen to the recording?
In the 30–Day IM Challenge forum, people are asking to learn how to build
a list. So this tells me they wanted to learn about “List Building” on the call.
Sitting on my side of the fence, though, I can tell you that what you REALLY NEED to learn about is NOT List Building, but rather, “Monetizing Your Blog”.
Oddly enough — these two topics are identical!
Whether you call it “List Building” or “Monetizing Your Blog”, the end result is the same …
You want to:
1) Use your blog to
2) Build a list from which you
3) Sell a low end product
4) Your low end product sells your mid-range product,
5) Your mid-range product sells your high end product
This is the simple, 5-step process that you repeat over and over again to truly put your business on AUTO-PILOT!
It then becomes a process of driving as much TARGETED traffic to your blog every single day as possible!
As you know, I’ve just recently extended the 30–Day IM Challenge to 40 days because I’ve been so slow in getting the lessons put together for you. That does NOT, however, mean that you should be slacking too!
So … while you’re waiting for “little miss slow-poke” to get caught up, what SHOULD you be doing in your business?
Mighty good question!
Since you’ve had all this extra time to implement the earlier lessons, you have absolutely NO excuse if you don’t have your blog up yet!
By now you should be blogging DAILY.
That means that you should be getting visitors each day to your blog. It also means that you sould be getting new subscribers to your blog on a reglar basis.
AND — if you’re doing as good of a job as one of my apprentices, Wanda Dixon of www.StayHealthyAndSlim.com — you could even have 2 sales of your product with as few as 3 short posts!
If you’re dong as good job as one of my MLM2.0 Blueprint students, Dawn Larson of www.naturalforu.com, and you’ve not only started blogging, but you’ve tied your blog to some social networking profiles, then you could even have your first sales from Facebook in less than 10 days!
Why is it that students like Wanda and Dawn are able to see sales so quickly while others using the same strategies are still sitting there waiting for their first visitors to even show up?
Ahhh … interesting question, isn’t it?
I know, I know … call me a slacker! The rest of Step 5 for the 30-Day IM Challenge came out only a few days ago.
If you’re thinking that I thought up today’s title on my own, then you’re wrong!
I always believe in giving credit where credit is due. So I’d better ‘fess up …
Today’s subject line is taken from a thread in the forum. In it, one of the 30-Day Challenge IM Participants (and a personal friend as well), Michael Spindlemen, shares the story of how he was “foundering around mastering self failure” before finding the 30-Day IM Challenge, the lessons, and the forum.
If you want to read the thread, it’s at:
This seems to be a common feeling for many participants.
You know that feeling … it’s the one where for every step forward that you take, you also end up taking 2 steps backward.
It’s the one where no matter how many home study courses you buy, no matter how many ebooks you download, and no matter how many teleconferences you attend, you just can’t seem to get the hang of putting all the pieces togther.
If this is where you’re at, then I’m sorry to tell you, but you’re “floundering around mastering self failure”.
I’ve said this before, but it deserves saying again …
Human beings are the only animals on this planet that continue to do the same things, over and over again, somehow expecting that they will get different results.
It doesn’t happen that way!
If you want different results, the only way to get them is to do something different!
That’s why so many are getting so much out of the 30-Day IM Challenge lessons, the forum, and the teleconferences.
They’re finally DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
And guess what?
They’re all seeing different results! BETTER results, as a matter of fact!
And I’m so proud of each and every person participating in the challenge. When I share the stories with my husband, I’m literally beaming from ear to ear.
Since I was never blessed with children, my students have become my children. To me, it’s no different than your child coming home with their first A on their report card.
The thing is … each person that I teach is almost like my own child bringing me that first A.
This makes me want to help even more!
One of the things that is bringing some of the best results in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of effort for my students is social marketing.