(That you can borrow for your business)
30 minutes. That’s how long it took me to figure out that Dan Kennedy’s work was going to save me millions – and transform my business.
Let me tell you the story…
It happened 15 years ago. Long before I got started online. Long before I even knew what “Internet marketing” was.
At the time, I was running a chain of hypnosis centers in New York City.
To bring in new clients for my hypnosis business, I was constantly running advertisements in both local and national newspapers.
Of course, I was writing all those ads myself.
At the time, I didn’t know anything about direct response, or writing marketing copy, so I was basically using trial and error to figure out which advertisements worked for my business.
It wasn’t long before I noticed the strangest thing…
As hard as I’ve tried over the years, I have NOT been able to dispel one of the greatest myths of online business.
This myth goes like this: “If you provide free content, people will want to buy your stuff.”
That’s a lot like saying, “Build a business and customers will come! Create any product and people will buy it!” (If only that were true right?)
In reality, free content is like anything else in business. It can either be the greatest thing since the invention of the Internet – or it can be the destructive force that hurts your chances of making more sales.
And if you’re currently NOT making sales you want through your posts, webinars, videos or emails, or you’re starting out and are just now looking for ways to turn your free content into actual sales…
Then I urge you to read on, because what I have to share with you today will change everything you do in free content from now on… Read More
Fair warning: No other blog post I’ve written this year has the potential to change your life like what you’re about to read… So please read this post carefully and completely.
Want to skyrocket your sales this year? Then you need to hear this…
Because what I have to share with you today will permanently shift your perspective on marketing and selling your products.
In other words, when you’re done reading this post, you will understand marketing like never before – and you’ll understand what you need to do immediately to dramatically increase your sales.
You see, up until now, I’m wiling to bet your business has been silently stunted. It’s been handicapped from the get-go.
No matter how much you learned, no matter what new tactics you tried, you could never get the sales you needed.
You may as well have an anchor dragging down your business because your results have always been less than you expected.
But that’s all about to change. Once you fully grasp what you’re about to discover here, you’ll immediately know what you have to do to make more money and finally get the momentum you need for your business.
It starts with understanding WHO you’re really marketing to…
Today, I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled blog series to bring you something NEW. Something different.
Something that until now… I’ve never revealed before anywhere else.
It’s an epiphany that I’ve come to recently, while doing some research for my upcoming Report Writing Workshop.
Right now, I’m actually working on all my presentations for this two-day workshop. So all this week, I’m locking myself in my back office cigar bar until I’m done with everything I’m preparing for this event.
But even though I have a lot on my plate this week, I still want to take some time out to share a glimpse at what I’m working on.
Because frankly, I’m making some HUGE breakthroughs that you need to know about.
I’m dragging a bit today.
I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep last night. I kept waking up, thinking about the webinar I have coming up in a few weeks.
Luckily for me, you – my dear readers – already gave me a fantastic idea for a series of blog posts that I want to start today.
If you caught my last post, then you already know that most entrepreneurs put far too many steps between themselves and building their dream businesses.
When you start talking about the “bare minimum” you need to succeed in business, it really comes down to having…
Right now, if I asked you, “How close are you to building your dream business?” Would you…
- Look at me confused and say “no idea?”
- Count up the dozens of things you need to do first?
- Or would you confidently say you’re just a few steps away?
If you’re like the vast majority of entrepreneurs, then you likely fall into category one or two.
That means you haven’t achieved the freedom and income that you desire, and you’re still likely searching for what you need to create your own successful business.
But what if I told you that you’re a lot closer to building your dream business than you think? That you already have the pieces to create your own business, and you may just not realize it yet?
In my experience with working with thousands of entrepreneurs, I can tell you it’s VERY likely this is the case.
Don’t believe me? Let me prove it to you. First, a quick story…
This is story of the most genius manipulation I’ve ever seen.
It happened last summer in Paris. We were in France for a family vacation, so Debi and I decided to take Ava and Elle to an outdoor carnival.
As we entered the carnival, I was distracted by a huge mob crowding around one booth. From far away, that booth looked like your average (read: boring) carnival game. But I couldn’t be sure with so many tourists blocking my view.
I couldn’t resist. I had to take everyone over.
When I got close enough, I saw it… the most genius carnival game ever created.
Right away, your eye was drawn to the prizes. Instead of the usual stupid dolls, this game gave away ALL Apple products to winners. Tantalizing iPads, iPhones, and Macbooks were hanging all over the booth, just begging to be won.
The game itself was even more genius.
To play, you were handed a gun. The object of the game: Shoot the strings hanging from the booth’s ceiling.
Sounds innocent enough right? Here’s where the manipulation comes in…
It’s been a fascinating day here at Strategic Profits.
First, I started the day with filming a content video with my Founders Club Membership Director, Chuck Dolce. Basically, Chuck was interviewing me about why I have used free content like my reports to build my Internet business.
In this video, I revealed several strategies you can use in your own free content. We’ll be releasing this video next week, so be on the lookout for that.
Then I got on my Business Growth System (“BGS”) call. During the dispatch, I gave clients four of the 50 or so strategies that I use to write my free reports. That includes the exact strategy I used to make my seven free reports go viral.
If you’re a client, you can listen to the recording when it’s released next week.
But the most intriguing part of my day happened around 2:30 this afternoon. That’s when my Content Director, Kat burst into my back office. She pushed a document I had never seen before in my hands. The document was called…
Wow. What an amazing weekend.
I was in Los Angeles for the Oscars. Today is Wednesday, and I’m still recovering from an unbelievable three days on the West Coast. Especially, Sir Elton John’s Oscar Party on Sunday night.
I’ve never experienced anything like it. Nearly a thousand A-list actors, supermodels, top directors, and Grammy-winning musicians all under one tent to celebrate the biggest awards night of the year.
It’s “THE” place to go both during and after the Oscars. In fact, I saw several Oscar winners carrying around their new gold statues.
I was at a table with other entrepreneurs in our industry including some close friends of mine – Jay Abraham, Alex Jeffreys, Pete Williams, and Carrie Owensby Wilkerson.
Sir Elton John came by our table at one point to say hi. So did Steven Tyler. You can see snapshots of us below.