And it’s not about us – it’s about YOU
Craig and John here, cofounders of what we hope will be the greatest ever blog on online marketing in the world – or at least on our block!
Quick question: How many online marketing gurus can you claim as dependents on your taxes?
I’m being serious here – sort of.
You see, one day we realized just how many products we were buying from these internet marketing superstars.
Heck, we were the ones (among many others) who were supporting their lavish lifestyles of fast cars and big homes!
That was the day we stopped buying their stuff and went to work in our own businesses…
Because there comes a time when you must stop learning and just start DOING.
No, you don’t need another course on how to make money online.
What you do need to do is…
(follow me here, this is diabolically complicated…)
- Write down what you want to do
- Go do it
Cripes, we just gave you the secret to success.
Frankly, that’s all you really need to know.
Which makes us wonder what we’re going to fill the rest of this blog post with…
…how about we answer that voice in your monkey brain right now.
You know the one – it’s crying out, “But I don’t know what I want to do! And even if I DO know what I want to do, I don’t know HOW to do it!”
Do us a favor and take out a pen and paper.
Go on. Don’t flip us off or say you’ll do it later.
Grab a piece of paper and a pen.
Now write at the top:
“What I want MOST to accomplish in the next 100 days.”
Now underneath that, we want you to write ONE thing. Just one and only one, and it’s got to be about your online business.
Doesn’t matter if you don’t have an online business or you have one and it’s earning you 6 figures.
Write down the ONE thing you want to accomplish in the next 100 days in your business.
Have you got it?
Good. Now you know WHAT you want.
It’s just a matter of getting it done.
We were both in the workforce working in real jobs.
And you know what? We hated it.
Getting up with an alarm clock.
Saying, “yes sir” to a boss who had risen to the position of his total and complete incompetence.
Thinking, “How in the world are we going to spend the next 40 years doing this?!”
We knew we needed to transition to reclaiming our lives.
Mind you, we didn’t even know each other back then, but we were on parallel paths, diving into the internet, searching for THE KEY TO ONLINE SUCCESS.
WE bought every program that passed before our keys.
We studied until we were blue in the face and bleary eyed from lack of sleep. Then we went to work, came home, and studied some more.
Know what happened?
Nothing, that’s what.
Because we weren’t DOING anything.
No, learning isn’t doing. It’s great, but it does not make money.
It doesn’t sell products.
It doesn’t let you quit your job.
It doesn’t build you a six figure income.
Know what does?
And THAT is why we’ve started this blog.
Because from the moment we stopped learning and started doing, we started to grow our businesses.
Then we started to work together here and there, and finally we realized we wanted to pool our resources and talents and write this blog to help others get to where we are.
Look, we know it’s scary.
We know the comfort and safety of being in ‘learning’ mode, and how difficult it can be to make the transition to ‘DOING’ mode.
If you’d like to read our stories, please visit our “about us” page.
But this post isn’t about us.
It’s about YOU, are dear reader.
It’s about selling you on the most important thing in the world right now…
You already have the talents.
You have the capability.
You have the ideas.
You have the guts.
You have the strategy.
Maybe you don’t realize you have all these things, but you do.
And anything you need to learn along the way, well…
…there are two magic websites that will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know to get started.
For example, you’re putting up your very first website and you get stuck.
Or you’re writing your first email and you feel clueless.
Or you have a question at 2 in the morning and you can’t sleep until you get the answer.
This is the ONLY kind of learning you should be doing while you start your business (or take your business to the next level.)
And I promise you, everything you need to know in this realm will be found on either Google or YouTube.
Now then, what if you have no plan for how you’re going to start your business?
May we make a suggestion?
Build a sales funnel.
Offer a free lead magnet in exchange for email addresses.
From there, send them to an offer.
Done correctly, the offer will make enough sales to pay you to advertise, thus allowing you to break even.
“Break even?! Why would I want to do all that work just to break even?”
Because you’re building a list of prospects and buyers…
Which is the simplest, and yet one of the most profitable business models you can have online.
And you can start it for the cost of a squeeze page, a thank you page and an autoresponder.
In fact, we go into more depth on that very topic right here (link)
This might be new to you – someone telling you to get busy instead of buying their latest greatest ‘how to’ product.
Yes, we might recommend products later to help you grow your business.
…build your online business starting right NOW.
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