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How To Hit Obnoxious Home Runs

 

Hey.

Quick story..

I received a Skype call out of the blue the other day from one of my affiliates. She kind of caught me off guard since I wasn’t expecting a call, but I happened to have my Skype open at the time.. so we had a little chat..

Here’s the scenario..

This marketer has been in the ‘business’ for 2 years, hasn’t had much success, has ‘tried everything under the sun’, has never made any significant amount of money, and is frustrated (and overwhelmed) with it all. Basically she was ready to quit.

I don’t think she really ‘wanted’ to quit, but she was at that point.

Ever been there?

So after lots of back and forth, with me giving her plenty of advice regarding goal setting, and just generally how she could be doing her marketing more effectively, I managed to talk her down off the edge of the building.

But after all was said and done, she still had that one burning question that plagues so many of us early on in our marketing careers..

“Ok, Geoff, what’s the fastest and easiest way to make money online?”

I suppose it’s a pretty fair question, as it’s something that gets asked on a daily basis by those who are new to the industry, or by those who are struggling to make any sort of income on the internet.

How do I DO it?

What do I DO in order to reach my goals?

.. and how do I accomplish this as quickly as possible?

Ok, here’s what I see happening on a daily basis in our marketing world..

Thousands (probably millions) of people all at once trying their best to reinvent the wheel.

All these people looking for that great idea, or ‘secret’ strategy that will take their business to the ‘next level’.
… and.. guess what? none of them are making any money.

It’s unfortunate, really.

Now, I’m not going to go ahead and say that marketing is ‘easy’, or shouldn’t take much effort, because you still have to master certain aspects of marketing in order to get ahead of the crowd (and it’s a pretty big crowd).

I will say that there are thousands of ways to make money online, and there is no “best” way to do it. There are best practices and it all kind of works the same (ie. it’s all sales) and there are just as many thousands of ways to go about it..

Ok.. back to my story..

So, what did I tell my Skype caller?

I told her exactly what I did that was one of the (many) things that turned my marketing business around back when I was first starting.

This was the absolute most important thing that I did in my business that made the biggest difference for me.

I copied what other successful people were doing, on an abolutely OBNOXIOUS level.

Let me explain..

Back when I was making a few dollars (literally) in marketing, of course I wanted to make more money.

But I didn’t know HOW.

I mean, I’m a pretty smart dude, so why am I seeing all these other people making a lot more money than me.

Why am I not there.. yet?

So one day I just said, “Screw this, instead of trying to do things my way (which apparently isn’t working), I’m going to find someone that has what I want. Then I’m going to copy them and do exactly what they’re doing to get what they want.. and if I copy them, I should get the same thing, right?”

That made sense to me.

Total sense.

So..

I found 2 or 3 people that were making the kind of money that I thought was realistic for me at the time..

Then?

Then I watched them.

Every single day.

I watched what they were doing.

I watched how they communicated.

I watched what their “process” was.

I asked them questions.

and I LEARNED.

A lot.

Not only that, I started making the kind of money they were making.

It wasn’t a lot of money, mind you, but it was what I set my sights on.

It was fun, and best of all, it was predictable.

It was only a few hundred bucks but it was good.

Remember I said I did this on an “obnoxious” level. Meaning I focused directly on WHAT they were doing, not what I “thought” I SHOULD be doing.

Get that?

It’s like when you’re learning how to swing a baseball bat. You don’t just do it your way and hope you hit a homerun.

You learn how the homerun hitters do it. You watch them, you learn, you practice. THEN you hit homeruns.

Understand?

.. and THAT IS the easiest, and fastest, way to success in internet marketing.

So here are the steps:

  1. Decide what you want.
  2. Find someone that already has what you want.
  3. Learn what they did to get what they have.
  4. Do what they do to get what you want.
  5. Repeat.

If you have any questions about this, please ask away..

.. and if you’re interested in getting what you want even faster, let me know and I can fill you in on my coaching/consulting packages. I can help you get ahead of the crowd before they even see you coming!

Please feel free to comment below and “LIKE” this article..

Thanks.
Geoff Stephen

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I have some good news and I have some bad news (sort of..)

Hey NPN’ers,

I have some good news and I have some bad news (sort of..)

First the “bad” news..

As noted in your backoffice, we have been ‘forced’ to (temporarily) discontinue our ScreenCasting product as of July 1st.

The reason for this is because the recording software is written/programmed in Java, which is no longer going to be supported in this type of environment by newer versions of Windows web browsers and MacOS.

In other words, it simply won’t work anymore on your computer as it is now.

There will be other ways of capturing your screen out there and there will be new technologies that will allow this to happen without using Java, so this product might be available in a different form in the (near) future.

But as it is now it is being discontinued.

Sorry for the inconvenience but it is by far our most under-utilized backoffice product.

Oh, and don’t worry, nothing else in your backoffice runs on Java, so nothing else will be affected by this.

“So… what will replace it?”

I’m glad you asked.

As you know I have always strived to bring you the most effective tools and systems to help you manage and build your online businesses, while ensuring that our members have no problems in using them right away (ie. they’re super easy to use).

What I’ve been working on for a while now is what I’m calling the “world’s easiest-to-use” page creator.

Although there are other page creator products out there (priced at around $67, $97+), most of them are too involved and confusing for the average user to really use to their advantage.

Most marketers want to be able to put a squeeze page together quickly and EASILY, and sales pages together as quickly as possible as well… while ensuring they look updated and professional.

So I’ve been building this product for our GlobalNPN membership and it will be included in your membership cost.

It will be as easy as:
– Pick a template
– Edit your page text
– Enter your MMPro “form ID”
– .. that’s it. Good to go.

You’ll be able to either download the page and put it on your own hosting account, or you can let us host it for you.

Let me emphasize: No technical knowledge required.

.. oh, except typing. You can type, right?

I already have a working prototype that I’m testing with. So it shouldn’t be too long before I can allow access to our entire membership. Trust me, it’ll be way cooler, and simpler, than what we have in the backoffice currently.

So stick around.

I’m looking forward to using it myself.

That’s it for today. Any questions let me know. Comment below..

– Geoff Stephen
GlobalNPN Admin.

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It takes deliberate CONSISTENCY and FOCUS

What’s it gonna take?

So.. A lot of people are saying that “membership sites are dead” because nobody stays active for more than a couple months.

Well.. when your product is good, and it’s done right, you get long term active members.

Here’s a quick stat about my site (GlobalNPN) that was launched way back in 2005 (yes, 10 freakin’ years ago!).

“Almost 20% of our entire membership have been paying members for more than 2 years.”

(And even deeper still, 11% have been active members for more than 8 years!)

That is a crazy good statistic when the current industry standard is 2-4 months before they quit and move to the next shiny object.

They are still here because..

  1. They use the tools/products/training every day,
  2. They are STILL making money after all that time,
  3. Both 1 & 2.

My focus has always been long-term business building and focusing on helping people generate a solid monthly income.

Mission accomplished.

So.. what’s it gonna take?

What’s it gonna take to get YOU there?

It takes deliberate CONSISTENCY and FOCUS for only about 3-6 months to build something that will be lucrative and long term for you. I have more than 15 years experience and data that proves this.

.. yet people still won’t listen, and they still quit and jump to the next deal..

..and you know what?

“It sucks to be them.”

But YOU?

You just have to dig in – every single day.

To reach your goals, whether it’s $500 per month or $50k per month, what it takes is daily consistent “small” tasks that push you along towards your ultimate goal.

That’s what “building” a business is all about. You don’t just “have” a successful business, you build it.

It doesn’t happen overnight, it doesn’t happen in a week..

It happens when you string together the necessary steps you have to take, in order to get you where you want to be.

If you expect it to happen quickly, guess what? You’ll ALWAYS be expecting it to happen quickly. Always expecting it, never getting there.

You just have to dig in – every single day.

It’s up to you to decide that it’s going to happen. It’s up to you to decide to become successful in your business.

Be deliberately CONSISTENT and FOCUSED on your goals and you WILL get there.

Make sense?

That’s it for today.

Let me know your comments below and be sure to “LIKE” and share this post.

Thanks!

– Geoff Stephen

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Don’t buy traffic.

Hello there..

Here’s a bit of a mind-set shift for you that will help your business immensely.

Don’t buy traffic.

What? Don’t buy traffic?

“But, Geoff, I need to buy traffic to get people to my affiliate links.. and I need traffic to make sales… don’t I?”

Of course you need traffic…

But..

Don’t buy traffic.

Here’s what I mean..

Instead of thinking about just going out and buying hits from some traffic vendor because it was “cheap” and their site was pretty, don’t think “I need to buy traffic”, think of it this way..

Instead of buying traffic:

Buy advertising that generates traffic.

You need to control as much of the process as you can, right from the start, so you can have more control over the results.

Focus on buying advertising that will generate targeted traffic to your links.

When you think of it this way it forces you to focus more on where your traffic is coming from (ie. Market research, targeting) because that’s where the conversion starts.

Most of us know there are thousands of sources for buying traffic out there, and 99% of them will send you garbage traffic that doesn’t want anything to do with what you’re selling. That is a fact I learned early on in the game (years ago).

Sure some of them are cheap, and you might think, “Well, at least 2 or 3 of those people MUST want what I’m selling, right?”

Nope. They don’t.

And you get what you pay for.

They won’t buy because they aren’t targeted and, more importantly, they haven’t been “pre-sold” on your product. And they aren’t targeted because you bought the traffic without knowing where or how that traffic was generated.

It’s like trying to sell tickets to a baseball game in Detroit, to people that live in Africa.

(Nothing wrong with people in Africa, of course, but I’m pretty sure they’re not interested in Detroit Tigers tickets)

Make sense?

It’s called marketing. It’s what we do.

You may have the best product and sales page in the business, but if you don’t know exactly where your traffic is coming from, buying traffic is not a “short cut”, it is pointless and a complete waste of your hard-earned cashola.

Again, buy “advertising” that generates traffic for you.

Think about that and let me know what you think in the comments below..

And don’t forget to “LIKE” this article.

Thanks.

– Geoff Stephen

GlobalNPN Fast Start Training

Hey NPN’ers,

This is a quick reminder that if you haven’t gone through our “10-day fast start” training.. you should.

One of the first questions I get asked is, “So.. where do I start?”

Your fast start training is the answer.

The modules contained in the fast start training will get you going in the right direction (which is the opposite of where most people go), it will show you how internet marketing actually works, it will teach you how to “think” about building your internet marketing business, and it will get you all setup with your backoffice tools.

Go through this training, READ the getting started guides, familiarize yourself with what we have to offer at GlobalNPN.

Only then are you qualified to dig deeper into learning more about how to build your business.

If you skip the fast start training, I can’t help you, and chances are you won’t get very far.

I spoke with a good friend of mine yesterday who is a very experienced and successful marketer, and he basically said, “This is what EVERYBODY should have (GlobalNPN), it’s just ALL there, there is nothing else that comes close to what’s in this backoffice.”.

Here’s another testimonial from one of our members:

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I built GlobalNPN so marketers would have a “home base” that they wouldn’t need to stray from in order to get what they need to succeed.

If you stick with it for the next 90 days, if you stay focused, if you commit to learning and implementing what you’ve learned, you will meet your income goals quicker with GlobalNPN than you’d be able to anywhere else.. That’s what I know from experience.

So.. go through the training, communicate in our Facebook group, ask questions.

Decide to be successful.

Please “LIKE” and “Share”, and COMMENT below if this helps you out.

Thanks,

– Geoff Stephen