What’s Happening On November 1st?

Hey Guys,

As you can probably imagine, my office has been getting HAMMERED with phone calls and emails regarding the Final Chapter.

The MAIN question people are asking is, what’s the deal with your next program, and how can I get in?

Up until now, I’ve been TRYING to keep it under wraps.

I REALLY want the ideas from the Final Chapter to resonate with everyone. I want people to take their business to next level.

And I STRONGLY believe the Manifesto trilogy can do tha

t.

The many, many emails and blog posts I’ve seen are FILLED with brilliant observations and insights on how to grow a business.

But since the doors to my office are CAVING in, and my staff is tired of answering the same questions over and over, I need to address the issue RIGHT now, once and for all.

So here’s the OFFICIAL statement:

YES, I’m introducing a new program on November 1st @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (mark your calendars).

…and yes, it’s going to be my best program to date.

Now as you know, I’ve made the transition to working with Agora nearly full time, in addition to working with my current clients.

But there is MASSIVE internal debate going on about the program.

Everyone involved, (Early To Rise, Strategic Profits, and my Internet Marketing Guru friends) ALL have different ideas on how to make this program the greatest program EVER to be offered.

Here’s the main issue, and I’m hoping you can help me out.

The program that is coming up on November 1st is going to be a hybrid program. It’s based off the knowledge and experience of the world’s most successful direct response business, Agora Publishing.

Agora (more specifically Early To Rise) is essentially a goldmine of business building knowledge. I’ve been mining their wisdom for a while, and even with my background and experience, I still can’t find an end to the mine shaft.

So that leads us to the issue at hand. We have what we believe is a VERY strong foundation for an INCREDIBLE program.

It’s called the Internet Wealth Alliance and it’s built around four fundamental principles. Briefly, they are:

1. List & Relationship Building: The cornerstone of any online business that has longevity. We’ll show you the most powerful ways to build a list, from the pros who have more names than any other direct response business in existence. Absolutely no one else can claim that. We’re talking millions and millions of names here.

2. Alliances and Joint Ventures: You can’t do it alone. You need alliance partners to expand the market and to leverage the efforts of others. You understand this already, especially if you’ve read any of my work. But in this program, we’ll show you how to develop powerful alliances, and even facilitate joint ventures between members, and potentially (IF it’s a good fit, Early To Rise).

3. Market Analysis: It’s important to provide the market what they want. This program will teach you how to find and develop your niche, and (this is UNPRECEDENTED) share some of our marketing experiments for you to see what’s hot and what’s not. This program will teach you advanced competitive intelligence, and go into great depth on how to setup a front-end that works. Agora is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on market tests. Sharing some of these results with you is valuable BEYOND calculation.

4. Proven Direct Response Models: To top things off, even if you know how to build a list, in the right niche, and have access to the right joint venture partners, that doesn’t guarantee success. Case in point, the big Internet gurus. Even THEY are doing things backwards. This fundamental cornerstone will teach you how you can build a multimillion dollar profit model that works, and works VERY, VERY well.

So there you have it, the four cornerstones of the program, complete with a panel of experts to guide you through every step of the way.

Everyone I talk to says this program WILL be the HOLY GRAIL of Internet Marketing programs, since it’s grounded in real world experience (and success) that is second to none.

But I STILL need to know one thing in order to feel that this program has everything it needs in order to go down in the history books as a massive success.

What is the ONE question that you absolutely need to have answered, in order for this program to be THE best investment of your life?

Please answer this one question, by commenting below.

More than ever, I am looking forward to your important feedback.

Warm Regards,
Rich Schefren

P.S. As far as the contest goes, you guys are off to a GREAT start. You can learn a TON just from reading all the brilliant responses on the blog. So keep the entries coming. I have a few favorites, but I’ll be looking for a few more over the next several days.

Win A Trip To Meet Rich And Agora

Hey Guys,

Tonight’s teleconference with Michael Masterson has already filled up. All 1,000 lines were reserved in JUST 90 minutes!

If you were one of the lucky few to get in, then I congratulate you and look forward to you joining us tonight.

And if you missed it, DON’T worry, we have some more calls lined up. Please don’t call the office and ask if you can sneak on, it’s not physically possible.

But to those of you that did get in… You’re NOT off the hook just yet. Registrations were coming in SO quickly we couldn’t turn the page off in time…

To be exact, we handed out 1061 registrations.

Please be sure to call in early so you ensure you don’t get booted. If you were lucky enough to get
registered in time, then you definitely DON’T want to miss this call.

Win A Trip To South Florida to Meet Rich and Agora

If you haven’t read the Final Chapter, here’s a damn good reason why you should.

And if you have read it..

You have a better understanding of what you need to do in order to grow your business to the next level.

What if I told you that I would PERSONALLY pick you up at the airport, in my Porsche, and let you rack my brain for an ENTIRE afternoon?

Imagine starting out at my office and my team and I brainstorming ideas on your business. Then taking off for a power lunch. Imagine heading over to Agora (the Early To Rise office) and their team spending the rest of the afternoon working hard to solve your biggest challenges.

Well, that’s EXACTLY what we’re going to do.

If this is not a once in a lifetime opportunity, then I don’t know what is…So for one VERY LUCKY person, we’re going to foot the bill for this very exclusive trip.

How do you win? Follow these instructions.

1.) Click “Comment” Below

2.) Summarize why it’s critical that your business has a consistent series of back end offers and why it’s important that you build alliances within your marketplace.

The person who has the best summary will be chosen and notified that they’ve won.

Please don’t ask for more direction, we simply CANNOT answer all of your questions right now, as we’ve been swamped with inquires regarding the Final Chapter.

The winning entry will be based on merit, and not based on need. So keep your summary ON topic, and show us just how smart you really are.

Rich

P.S. Good luck with your summary, and don’t plan on packing tons of luggage… my Porsche can barely store two gallons of milk. 😉

How To Use Momentum To GROW!

It’s been a little while since we last spoke.

But there has been some really cool stuff going on. I’m referring to the MASSIVE growth of my business.

If you’ll allow me a few minutes, I can show you how I am implementing the ideas from the Manifesto in my own business. Think of it as a mini-case study.

First…

I’m playing to my strengths.

Believe it or not, I’m not the greatest hiring manager in the world. But that’s ok, because I know how to work around the problem.

I simply brought in a consultant (a longtime friend) to assist me with my team building efforts as the business grows. That way I can focus on what I like to do, (coaching my clients).

Second…

I’m buying a new office space (as opposed to renting) in order to house a larger staff.

Having a physical space for your team to work out of can really help to grow a business and build a cohesive team. Sure, virtual workers are useful, but I believe it’s useful to have a physical staff when building a multimillion dollar company.

Third…

My team is implementing and designing systems to deal with all the new clients that are now on board. It’s crucial to me that everyone is taken care of, and the only way to make sure that happens is to have standard procedures for handling issues.

I’d like to note here that the process of creating systems and standard procedures is not a “clean” process.

It takes a lot of “dirty” work before a routine or task can be systematized. A perfect process does not simply appear out of thin air. It takes a bit of refinement.

Well, that’s all for now. I just wanted to give you a bit of an update and let you know how things are going.

I hope you found this post useful, and as you can see, I am continuing to build on the momentum that my launch generated so I can take this business to the next level.

So as soon as I get everything running to my standards I’ll have some INCREDIBLE stuff to share with you that will really build on the manifesto and the missing chapter.

Rich

150 Spots Sold In 2 Hours 14 Minutes

Unbelievable!

We sold out EVERY one of the 150 seats in just 2 hours and 14 minutes.

I’m honored and excited by the wonderful response to my coaching program. If you’re one of the select few who managed to slip in the door, then congratulations!

I can’t wait to get ‘into the trenches’ with you and rework your business to achieve the results you’ve always dreamed about.

For those of you who arrived at my door, only to find it had been slammed shut, I want you to know that I have NOT forgotten about you.

Anyway, I’ve got a lot of work to do, so I’ve got to run. Thanks to everyone for a fantastic start to one of the most elite marketing clubs in existance!

Rich

Front Of The Line Pass Available Tomorrow

As you’re well aware, the buzz surrounding the launch of my coaching program has reached a deafening level. I have my secretary and two virtual assistants working TEN hours per day running the phones and answering email.

It’s gotten to the point where two people called the office this week trying to BRIBE my secretary, in order to reserve a spot in the program.

At this point, I realize I’ve GOT to do something in order to stay in control of my office.

Otherwise we will not be able to get ANY work done over the next few days leading up to the launch. I have way too much work to do, and these distractions are preventing me from taking care of my many other priorities.

So here’s what I’ve decided to do.

I’m going to issue “front of the line” passes for those of you who just CANNOT wait to get a head start into my exclusive coaching program.

Now, there are over 36,832 people on the edge of their seats waiting patiently to hear more about my program. But in order to gain some semblance of peace in my office, I’m going to issue 1,500 “front-of-the-line” passes.

TOMORROW AT NOON, I’m going to give you the location where you’ll be able to enter your name and email address to get a pass.

This pass entitles you to a ONE HOUR head start on everyone else. You’ll be able to view the coaching offer on Tuesday, July 18th at 11AM. That way, you’ll have just a bit more time to see if the program is right for you.

I realize this will upset a number of people who are not able to get a pass. But I NEED to find a solution to my chaotic office.

So make SURE you set an alarm to go off at 11:55AM tomorrow so that you will be reminded to check your email. There is a VERY good chance that those who are issued a front of the line pass will take up all the spots. So don’t miss tomorrow’s email.

From A One Man Office To 150k

I’ve interviewed a few coaching club members who were kind enough to spill the beans, and tell the world how my coaching program has DRAMATICALLY altered their business for the better.

Before I tell you how powerful this call is, I want to give you some special instructions.

I want you to listen to this call through a ‘filter.’ Since you’ve read the Manifesto and the Missing Chapter, I want you to keep those concepts at the top of your mind when you listen to my client discuss his INCREDIBLE path to a personal fortune.

Tonight’s call is with my client Mike Filsaime. And before you say, ‘well all his money was generated from the launch of Butterfly Marketing,’ I want to make one point.

When Mike started in my coaching program he was doing $15,000 a month. Fast forward 16 months later, he brought in over $150,000 with only 8% (about $10,000) coming from Butterfly Marketing.

Mike is a VERY sharp and VERY gracious guy. You will learn a TON as Mike walks you through step by step from working all alone to building a real Interent based business.

After listening to the MP3 and reading the transcripts, please post your thoughts here. If you did not receive the email with a link to the download (and you’re on my list) please let us know on this thread.

Rich Schefren

P.S DON’T FORGET to get your Front-Of-The-Line Pass tomorrow at NOON Eastern. You’ll be able to watch the firestorm LIVE, in real-time on the page as people start to flood the site in hopes of getting a pass.

Win A 60 Minute Makeover

What would your business look like if I deconstructed, dissected, and detailed the areas where you are facing the biggest challenges and reworked them so they became the biggest profit centers of your newly remade, reorganized business?

I’m going to do that for ONE lucky person on my list, so they can experience a true feeling of independence on July 4th.

This is an opportunity for you to work with me, one-on-one, no holds barred, mano-a-mano, on your business – just as though you were one of my clients.

We’ll take apart your business, brick by brick, and replace the clay with solid gold.

If you would like me to re-engineer your business, in a lightning 60 minute makeover, absolutely F*R*E*E, you have to do only one thing-

Tell me why I should choose you?

Right now, I want you to tell me about your business, your single biggest strength and why you deserve to have me work on your business. When you post, make sure to fill out the private email field, so that we can contact you if you are selected.

You have until noon time on Sunday to submit your post. All posts submitted after that deadline will not considered. With that being said, please understand that this is not a race for the fastest post – I’m looking for the best answer.

One other thing. Today, Friday, my assistance Sheila did not come to work.

She refused to take one more phone call from people trying to “cut” into line trying to secure a spot in my coaching program.

Please – for the sake of harmony in my office – do not call and ask that your business be selected.

Regards,

Rich Schefren

P.S. Ever since our Alexa score hit 492, our server has developed a sever case of arthritis. If you experience any problems posting, please be patient and stick with it. I look forward to reading your posts.

The Office Is Under Seige…

My office has been under siege for the past two days and it looks like a horde of English World Cup soccer fans were parked here.

Ever since I released my Internet Business Manifesto, the phone has been ringing non-stop, Sheila my assistant has walked off the job three times because people insist on talking to me about the contents of the manifesto, and Debbie the secretary has told us we’re getting more calls coming in than the call center up stairs.

And to really top things off, my wife and daughters saw what was going on and high tailed it over to the other side of Florida for a “girl vacation.”

Our Alexa ranking is a cool 492 today and over 16,612 people have downloaded the manifesto.

It’s been one of the hottest topics on the Warrior Forum and I’ve been getting rave reviews from people like John Reese, John Carlton, Jim Edwards, and many more.

Here’s what Jim Edward’s told his list:

“Most people don’t know this, but 18 months ago I was so stressed out… strung out… and just plain tired, I was ready to quit the Internet at the “height” of my career…

All I did was work, sometimes 16-18 hours a day for days on end… and there was absolutely no end in sight. Yeah, I was making a good living, but my organization sucked and I was trying to do everything myself…

Then I met a guy who helped me understand that I was in charge of a *business* — not the “one-man band” that was getting ready to put me into an early grave. He is one of the main reasons I stayed online and now have a REAL organization that is growing by leaps and bounds with each passing month!”

Then, my server crashed briefly under the number of people trying to get their hands on the report. Let’s just say my bandwidth bill isn’t going to be cheap.

Plus, Dan my right hand man has found hundreds of bloggers from all corners of the web, discussing the manifesto and declaring it “the most important report to be released in years.”

Another one of my assistants, Kate, tells me there are thousands of people emailing me asking questions about the manifesto.

People are asking me what I’m going to be presenting at the Dan Kennedy Infomarketing Summit, and my new partners at the 300 million dollar company I’m working with are wondering why they can’t get through to me.

At one point, 17 people were opting in every second.

No wonder it’s so crazy around here.

But I’m not done. People have been begging me for more details about my strategies.

So I’m going to actually let you create the content for the follow up to the Internet Business Manifesto.

Here’s what I’d like you to do…

Answer the following question…

Q: After reading the manifesto, what is the one thing that you think will prevent you from achieving success similiar to that of my clients?

I’m preparing a video you should expect to see in your email box in the next few days. In it, I’ll try and answer some of
your questions.

I feel like Noah trying to hold back the flood…

Rich

Hot Off The Press: Google Trends

I have something REALLY cool to show you.

Google JUST released a new tool called “Google Trends”.

Let’s just say you can use this tool to discover and analyze markets in the blink of an eye. It’s fast, easy and free.

But here’s what’s soo cool about this tool… (besides the pretty charts) it gives you a view OVER TIME, of how a particular market is behaving. Think about all the other keyword tools you commonly use. I bet they give you just a snapshot of how a market is doing for just that month. Is that enough to tell you if a market is growing or shrinking?

This is critical information to know when you’re investigating a niche!

You can check it out at: http://www.google.com/trends

Rich