9 Ugly Truths About Being A 6 Figure Online Entrepreneur

So you want to be an online entrepreneur? You want to go gangsta with the big bucks, travel the world and have the freedom that very few have. Perhaps you just want some grills.
I totally understand. The grills drew me in too…

But it’s not all making fast cash and ho’s.

The reality can be the polar opposite. It’s often boring, lonely and the improvements can be so incremental and small  its like watching grass grow. In the desert.

 

The internet marketing/ home business and network marketing industry have a lot to answer for when it comes to unrealistic expectations.

And to an extent, if you’re already in these fields, we’re all guilty. More often than not we’re selling the dream and not the reality.

I don’t feel there’s anything inherently wrong in selling the dream, in giving people a taste of the possibilities open to them.

Where it can go wrong is when you’re selling to people who are desperate or just plain unsuited to this gig, get roped in by false promises and large hype.

So what I thought I’d do is create a full disclaimer blog post about what it’s really like as an online entrepreneur and perhaps what it will most likely be like for you (at least in the beginning).

These are the 9 inconvenient and ugly truths about what it’s really like to be a 6 Figure Online Entrepreneur. (Warning: Its gonna get graphic…)

1. My LapTop Is NOT  My Personal ATM  Money-Making Machine

I looked at my online banking account…

No money.
I refreshed and stared harder (as if that would help).

I made myself a cup of coffee. I looked again at the steps I had to follow…

Done step 1 – opened an account… Step 2 deposit money into a trust account of a Ex-banker in Nigeria as faith money… Step 3 – wait for the torrents of cash to pour in…

I refresh my screen again…. coffee is getting cold.

 

Ok, so this was perhaps a silly example. But people think that just because you’re an online entrepreneur, somehow you have magical powers to make money appear in your bank account.

I don’t have magic powers. The closest I’ve ever come to magic was getting my wife to marry me. And I also tried to saw my sister in half once. That ended badly for both of us.

The only ‘magic trick’ I know is called ridiculous amounts of work.

 

The industry sells you that if you just buy this ONE THING, this one plugin, this ONE training or coaching, this one do-hicky it will turn your laptop into an ATM.

 

Hard truth: No plugin on earth can make your computer into an ATM. I know, I’ve spent hundreds of dollars ‘testing’.
Now, Yes, I’ve made some decent money. But due to my own… whats the nice word… laziness, it’s not always constant. Yet.

 

I have gone days, even weeks without earning a red cent.

 

And then I have days and weeks when money just pours into my different affiliate accounts.

 

So here’s an inconvenient truth – In the beginning – some days it will be feast, some days it will be famine.

 

A bit like my university days…

 

To earn money online you have to move from becoming the person who BUYS the plugins to the person who SELLS the plugins.

 

Crazy huh?

 

It’s a big mindset shift. And it has nothing to do with ‘knowing enough’ or having experience or results. It has to do with your focus.

 

Spend 80-90% of your time on marketing and promoting products and perhaps, your computer might become an ATM. Kind off.

 

I must admit though – it is kind off magical when the money does start coming in…

 

Back to checking my bank balance…

 

2. Nobody Takes Their Laptop To The Beach

 

 

If I see another picture of a person (someone ridiculously good looking) sitting on a beach with a  laptop, smiling because they’re making money while on a  beach – I will throw up.

 

Admittedly I have tried it.

 

Personally I look like a squinting idiot.

 

And I’m also confused because I want to go into the beach but now I have an expensive laptop to look after it. For a second I wonder if I can bury it…

 

And here’s 3 reasons why it doesn’t work:

 

  1. You’re on a friggen beach! There’s beautiful sun, the waves are crushing, sexy people are around and you look like a tool trying to be cool with laptop. So get off the laptop and onto the beach!
  2. Sun glare – if its a nice day on a nice beach, the sun glare will quickly get real annoying. I don’t read Kindles (even the nice paper feel screens for this reason) and I barely read books on beaches (see reason 1)
  3. Sand gets in your private parts. I like a bit of exfoliation but it can get ridiculous – especially if the wind picks up. Then there’s sand in your eyes, on your screen, in your undies, in the keyboard… you get the picture. (see reasons 1 & 2)

 

3. I Don’t Drive Luxury Fast  Cars

 

There’s a great book by  Thomas J Stanley called The Millionaire Next-door. Just like this blog its about dispelling the myths about rich people.

 

There are two types of the rich:

 

  • The ones that look rich
  • The one who actually are rich
Most of the images of wealth and riches we see in the media are not the reality. Most millionaires (according to this exhaustive study) are boring middle aged guys, driving reliable boring cars, and they are just nice people who often provide useful services or people to many people.
The people who you see ‘being rich’ make up a really small percentage of rich people. Most people who are rich don’t look rich.
Quick story:

 

Last year I went to a high end mastermind in the Bahamas, I’m chilling in the lounge. I see some of my coaching friends, and I come to a group of people, I notice some of the folks as real online Gurus, and we strike up a conversation.

 

We have a great chat and then its time to head off for lunch.

 

I notice a guy, kinda like me, he’s been listening in, we exchange a few pleasantries, he’s nice enough.

 

I ask one of the guru’s later who was this guy in the corner lounge.

 

‘Oh, thats Darren. He’s like the number 1 earner in MOBE. He made like a quarter of million last month.’

 

Jaw drops.

 

When I grow up I want to be like Darren.

 

4. Life Is NOT A One Stop Party

 

True story – the last party I went to was my daughters’s 3rd Birthday. That was in April. It’s now almost July.

 

Hint: If most of the guests in the party aren’t toilet trained yet, then its not a party.

 

(until they start drinking the cordial and the Frozen sound track comes on – then its a party!)

 

 

 

Truly, life as an online entrepreneur is more often than not, pretty boring.

 

Here’s what most days look like for me:

 

7am I wake up, I wipe the drool from my face and after adjusting myself I start my day.

 

I check my campaigns from overnight, I launch new campaigns. I send an email blast. I write a blog post. Sometimes.

 

1pm I network. I watch a few Youtube videos. There goes the afternoon…

 

4pm I have (another) coffee. I try and jog around the blog. I check my affiliate stats.

 

I high five myself when I make money.

 

I cry and eat ice cream when I don’t.

 

5pm I tell my wife ‘we’ need some more ice cream.
6pm I spend time with my loved ones, have diner, and sneak in another hour or two of work.

 

10.30pm I go to bed happy and grateful. Fade into black.

 

Repeat.

 

5. Its Actually Gets Quite Lonely

 

Having to go to work, give you routine. You might not like all of your workmates, but there’s usually one or two that you get along with and the friendly banter helps pass the day as you work.

 

 

Thats not what happens when you work for yourself.

 

 

If you don’t like listening to boring work colleagues just try listening to yourself  for a few months.

 

 

 

Its enough to make you go postal on your own ass…

 

 

Take your most boring work colleague and 10x them. Thats you.

 

 

Even the most shy and introverted of us are still (curiously) social creatures. We crave human interaction.

 

 

 

This is a picture of what happens when you let a bunch of internet marketers outside to play.

 

Thats why you see all these photos and movies of affiliates and entrepreneurs having fun and making out on the beach in all those promo shots.

 

Its probably because they haven’t seen another adult (bar their significant other) for weeks or months.

 

 

It hard to be taken seriously as an adult if it’s 4pm and you’re still in your pajamas and your fluffy slippers.

 

 

Which remind me… *removes fluffy slippers*

 

So yeah, you could say that after a few weeks of cabin fever its nice to get out.

 

 

Which is why I think its important to have some resemblance of a life.

 

I try to go out and network at least once a week, I have toastmasters to improve my speaking and listening skills. I run with my running friends. And seriously, my family keeps me sane. Or a resemblance of sanity.

 

6. Say Goodbye To Your Social Skills…

 

 

 

 

The above cartoon says it all. And this one –

 

7. Get Used To Failing (Lots Of Failing)

 

 

Don’t like failing? Don’t like getting proven wrong (yet again) and feeling like an idiot?

 

 

 

Don’t become an entrepreneur.

 

 

Don’t like wasting time? Don’t like wasting money? Don’t like striking out 7 out of ten times?

 

 

Don’t become an entrepreneur.

 

In pop psychology and feel good motivation it’s all about ‘Go Hard! Fail lots! It’s getting you closer to your goals! Don’’t view it as failure view it as challenges!!’

 

 

Let me tell you something you already know. Failing sucks.

 

 

I’ve not wanted to get out of bed sometimes. I couldn’t bare to look at my screen for weeks at a time.

 

 

 

I’ve been in near tears with my wife when I had to admit how much ‘my failures’ had cost us.

 

Real failure really, really hurts.
If you don’t like failing, get a nice comfortable job and work until you get some sort of pension.

 

 

Honestly, its just as good as any path out there. Don’t let anyone tell you that there’s anything wrong with being average. There’s stoic pride in being average.

 

 

So why would I go through all of this? Why go through all the beat up and self loathing?

 

In the industry we call ‘failing’ ‘gathering data’.

 

 

Yes we are gathering data that will irrevocably tell us we suck in this particular campaign.

 

But did you know, a baseball hall of fame-r. Someone who’s the best of the best at what they do. They’re batting averages are a bit over 30%.
That means they Strikes OUT 7 out of 10 times. Imagine swinging 10 times and only connecting 3 times.

 

 

And they earn millions of dollars. Like ka-jillions.

 

 

Sometimes it pays to be a failure.

 

8. Not Everyone Is Meant To Be An Online Entrepreneur

 

This is not an easy pill to swallow.

 

 

I’m a naturally optimistically person who truly believes everyone can be anything they want to be.

 

 

But not everyone is cut out to be an online entrepreneur.

 

Some people should just stick to their day jobs.

 

Some people are as thick as bricks.

 

 

Some people are perpetually confused, stressed, bewildered and fearful. These people need Zoloft.

 

 

Some people can’t handle failing. Some people are control freaks. Procrastinators. Perfectionists.

 

 

Actually, all the above was me at various points, and sometimes all at the same time.

 

Perhaps I’m not cut out to be an entrepreneur.

 

But then I have a cup of coffee. And stare at my affiliate stats again.

 

 

9. Your Boss is An Idiot

 

I didn’t know who was worse – my idiot of a boss or the fact I was working for him. I glared at him hard…

 

 

And then I found a zit in the mirror and squeezed it.

 

Everyone expounds the idea of how great it is to fire your boss.

 

“You’re boss is an idiot! You can do so much better then him/ her!”

 

“Yeah! I bet I can do better than him all day! I’m sure all he does all day is steal office supplies and watch porn!”

 

In that moment you have this overwhelming desire to say screw it and you have an ‘entrepreneurial seizure’ as they say in the e-Myth.

 

 

Seizures aren’t pretty. Neither are bosses. (Unless you were my third boss, daaamnn!)

 

 

 

I’ve had some horrible bosses in my time. I’ve literally been shaking in my car when I rocked up to work. Thats how bad it got. But I was grateful to have a job.

 

But when you work for yourself – guess who your boss is?

 

Its you.

 

You.

 

 

If you’re anything like me that thought should terrify you.

 

So you’re psychologically unemployable. Does that make you a good boss?

 

 

Most likely not. I wasn’t even a particular good worker. I was always stealing office supplies.

 

 

Now you’re the boss – you’re either

 

  1. A boss who has a you as a worker who steals the office stationary
  2. You’re the boss and you are stealing your own office stationary
  3. You both ok that the other is stealing the office stationary
  4. You both occasionally watch porn during office hours

 

Either way, if thats your business, you’re screwed.

 

Okay Sam, I Get It… Being An Entrepeneur Sucks

 

Whoa there Amigo… who said anything to that sort?

 

Being an entrepreneur rocks, it rocks hard. I wouldn’t trade it for all the cushy stable jobs in the world!

 

 

What I’ve tried to do, perhaps with a bit of tongue in cheek humour, is to pop the ballon for you a little.

 

 

I want to pop that balloon called ‘My Illusions’.

 

 

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all rainbow and sunshines.

 

Sometimes I don’t even see the sun!

 

 

But it sure beats the alternative (for me anyways).

 

 

 

When we stop selling the fairyland and start admitting the reality, something awesome happens…

 

 

We can start accepting where we are and get onto the important work of making money and making a difference.

 

And you can make A LOT online. Both in terms of money and difference.

 

 

I hope this blog post made a small difference for you.

 

 

Watch out for my followup post to this – 7 Reasons Why Being An Online Entrepreneurs Rocks Hard!

 

 

P.S Which Ugly truth resonated for you? What should have been on this list? Comment below!

6 Steps To Becoming An Online Authority In Your Niche with Doyle Buehler

Doyle BuehlerI had the honor and pleasure of attending an ‘Online Inner Circle Live Event’ run by Doyle Buehler of Digital Delusion fame on Wednesday.

Doyle runs a monthly meetup for marketers and entrepreneurs. Local businesses can get their questions answered on digital marketing, with a panel of experts, share business challenges and of course get to meet and network with other businesses in Perth.

Turns out June was Social Media month! Which was interesting because

1. I’m the least social when it’s cold and June in Perth
2. It proves that social media never sleeps.

It proved to be a really informative event where Doyle took all questions related to this wondrous topic of making social media work, and then built out the answers for the expert panel and everyone to discuss.

Now, I don’t normally come to these chinwag events but Doyle from was running it so I felt compelled to get in my car and drive the 20 mins to the smart cafe/ ex-gallery outfit Repeat Offender to get a good coffee and talk real shop with Doyle and some committed business owners.

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In the hour and half I was there Doyle was able to flesh out an essential blueprint for any local business wanting to succeed on line – essentially the 6 steps to becoming an online authority in any niche. Here’s those 6 steps:

1. Strategy

One of the common laments of business is that there’s never enough time, and its true – small businesses have more to do today than ever before.

All of this is actually compounded when you attempt to take your business online. Instead of making your life easier it often makes it more hectic with the countless things you now have to learn and the bewildering array of options you have to navigate.

If you’re a solo-prenuer, you’re doomed. Seriously.

One of the attendees spoke about even though her core business was as a podiatrist in the last few months she had to teach herself Photoshop and Web design and posting blogs. Not to mention social media.

The nods across the room revealed this wasn’t uncommon.

So how does a business find the time to do all the things they need to do online as well as run their core business?

The answer is not in finding more time, the answer is being strategic with your time.

Having and implementing a clear cut strategic plan and process is key to effectively any small business.

There is never enough time to do everything but there’s just enough time to do the important things.

So its important to sit down with a pen and paper and map out a strategic process of which your online marketing plays ONE role.

Strategies may include

  • Creating a sales funnel – the sequence of events that lead to gaining a customer
  • Working on creating funded proposals
  • Getting clear on how and where you will engage with your audience (and how often)
  • How you intend to position yourself as an authority in your niche

2. Define Persona – Who is it?

One of the most important elements of any strategy is knowing who your customer is.

Imagine going to war and having no idea who you were fighting, where they were and how they behaved in the battlefield. You’d be mince meat.

While business isn’t war (for some) it definitely pays to know your persona to the T.

Often called your avatar Doyle talked about a 100 point checklist he uses with clients to get clear on their avatars.

Useful much?

3. Move To Your Eco-system

If there’s something worth repeating it would be this:

“Move people to your ecosystem. Move people to your ecosystem. Move people to your ecosystem.”

And when we say Eco-system that means moving people from the platform they are on (i.e Facebook, Google+, Youtube) to your website and ideally your mailing list.

While its generally safe to say that Facebook and Google etc aren’t going anywhere soon the fact of the matter is, they aren’t platforms your own. Michael Hyatt calls them ‘Outposts’ and they are, in a way, exactly that. The name of the game is to meet your audience in these outposts and lead them back to your main site.

This is a site you own. It’s your territory.

Now when you take them back to your place, we’re assuming you have some goods to show off.

A fancy website with a flashy slider won’t cut it anymore.

You’ve got to have:

  • Value
  • Relevance
  • W.I.I.F.M – The customer will always be listening to their favourite FM radio station ‘Whats In It For Me’. To the extent you can provide value to them will be to the extent ‘you get in’.

4. Content

Content isn’t king. Content is everything.

Furthermore it’s about producing contextual content.

Those are just big words for ‘content that is relevant and valuable’.

You can’t rehash stuff from 5 years ago (heck even 2 years ago). Your audience will sniff it out like last weeks leftovers.

Content needs to be up to date and it need to actually HELP your audience.

Content can take the form of

  • infographics
  • a blog post
  • a podcast
  • videos
  • ‘How To’s
  • FAQ’s
  • Interveiws
  • etc etc

Content should be up to date and you should be posting it on a regular basis. Though how much and how often will often depend on your niche market and how much they can stand.

But you’d be surprised, that theres sometime a disconnect between how often an audience says they want to hear form you (eg. once a month) and how often produces the best results (eg. every second day).

You have to keep testing, times, frequences and modalities.

And to further mix the pot, people on FB react to specific content quite differently than to say an audience on LinkedIn.

5. Channels

If your website is the heart of your business or brand then your channels are like the organs of your body.

Wait, thats a clumsy metaphor but it kind of describes how channels how link back to your website, your ‘ecosystem’. And your content is like blood. And your brain is your brain…

Heck, lets just stick with channels…

But lets just take a step back to content for a moment.

Valuable content is what you have to entice your audience to work with you or get your products. So once you create your content its important to start placing ‘content peices’ out on your channels.

Channels are simply where your audience hangs out.

There’s a heaps of them. But the main ones are:

  • G+
  • FB
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn (LI)
  • Instragram
  • Pinterest

Now the question is which channel should you be on, and how many?

The answer is simple – you should be where your customers are. And if you know how and where your customers hang out when they are online half your job is done.

When it comes down to how many, Doyle and I agreed that less is more. You probably need 3 social media channels MAX. Less is better but it simply depends on your audience and your niche.

But you already know your audience right?

6. Scheduling

Scheduling is about making time for the important things  in your business, and only doing the important things, especially online.

So there’s a natural hierarchy here when it comes to creating authority in your niche.

  1. It starts with getting clear on your overall online strategy. Hint – Taking people back to your ecosystem
  2. Getting clear on who your persona or avatar is
  3. Once you’re clear on your persona you will know what they want and need. And you’ll give it to them in spades when you take them to your ecosystem, the online collateral that you own.
  4. You’ll deliver great content
  5. You’ll distribute your content to your chosen channels. You interact with your audience on those channels and give them reasons to go back to your ecosystem.
  6. You deliver content on a reliable consistent basis.

And there you have it. Thats a 6 step process to becoming an authority in your niche.

And this started out as meeting about social media!

Most people will be able to take this structure and run with it. But if you’re like me when I started online and you’re perhaps a bit bewildered then I recommend you contact me or contact Doyle Beuhler – the man’s the real deal when it comes to being an expert in his field.

So connect with either of us.

And if you’re in Perth, come to these ‘Inner Circle” events – they’re good value.

Frank Kern’s Core Influence Presentation Notes – “How To Command People To Do Almost Anything (But In A Cool Way)” + Notes Summary

One of my favourite internet marketers is Frank Kern.

His laid back, genuinely funny and interesting ‘hokey’ style of ‘hey-I’m-an-ordinary-guy-doing-some-things-on-this-ole-interweb-thing-and-I-happen-to-make-millions-off-it-while-having-fun-and-surfing’ mixed with razor sharp internet marketing ‘spider senses’ make him a must follow kind of guy.

With his early products like ‘Mass Control’ and the Under Achiever method he takes the difficult world of internet marketing and makes it simple enough for anyone to understand.

One of his ‘classic’ presentations is his ‘Core Influence’ presentation in 2003 Internet Marketing Summit.

I’ve just recently re-watched it and marvelled at the easy going ‘Jenius’ of not only the content that Frank teaches but HOW he teaches it and how it influences the crowd.

Naturally I’m always taking notes so I thought I’d share them with you – most of them are notes straight from the powerpoint slide.

But there are also notes from comments that I thought were important.

So I invite you to watch this video it’s about 2 hours long (get a cup of coffee/ tea and an easy chair) and you can also download the notes below:

My Notes

Frank Kern starts with a  brief history of the internet marketing community and how small shifts in thinking have brought them to million dollar launch ideas (2003)
Core Influence
Step 1: Know what you REALLY want and who you REALLY are.
Step 2: Know what your Market REALLY wants and Who they REALLY are.
Weird Science
Most people have two versions of themselves
  1. #1 – The Identity They Walk Around In Every Day. I call this the Shell identity i.e “I am a Banker”
  2. #2 – The Identity they REALLY WANT i.e ‘I’m a Rock Star”
    1. Our inner identity is our true identity  = our CORE Identity. The boy who wanted to be a chef but is now a pharmacist.
Our Core Identity is held captive By Circumstance and A Lack of knowledge
Very few people think about who their core identity is
What is Core Influence?
  • Most influence is done on the surface. This is called ‘surface influence’ or ‘head to head’ influence
How Core Influence Works
  • We communicate on two levels. Head to head and the core level
  • Lasting influence comes from a core communication
  • To communicate on this level, your subconscious speaks to their subconscious
  • The subconscious is really in control
Infinite Power. use it Wisely.
  • You can’t really control your subsconscious but you can guide it
  • With proper guidance, your subconscious will create a new core identity for you and this identity will speak to your market on a core level
  • When you identify core identity of your market… and communicate with it, you will have more power and influence than you ever though possible
  • You can learn how to do this
When we as people become congruent with what it is and who we truly want to be when effortless communication occurs.

Step 1: Discover Your Core (Wake Up)

  • Our deepest core desires give clues to our core identity (core desire not on a material level)
  • Why are you here in this room and reading this
    • Make more money
    • Network with your peers
    • Contribute to the community
To What end?
  • Why do you want more money, network with your peers, contribute etc?
  • Our brains will lie to us. The reasons will give us surface answers
  • The Truth is, we all want to create and perpetuate Experience. Goals are meaningless.
  • i.e We get a Ferrari —> to feel like James Bond and the Big Lie.
    • The big lie is if you get a Ferrari you will be James Bond
    • We want the experience
Effortless Transformation
  • Get clear focus on what your core identity is
  • When you communicate from this core place you are centered, stable and focused
  • This Total clarity Magnetically attracts ‘Matches’. (Someone who has a similar core identity) And causes you to be exponentially more persuasive
The worse sensation is to work your whole life towards a goal only to find it empty and elusive
When you are incongruent you attract the wrong customers. build the wrong business. And you start sabotaging money making opportunities because you don’t want to perpetuate the cycle of lameness.
Don’t make money to buy goals (things) because you will worry about the things.
9 Month Total Life make Over
Frank explains a sequence of events leading to his total life makeover
Get Rich by helping others
Before We Begin….

“Goals and Things are irrelevant”

Our brains try to convince our subconscious that these trivial things matter.
This creates an internal struggle that completely inhibits our ability to really get anywhere
the trick is to align our brain with our subconscious
Here’s How It is…
 
  • E + I = L
  • E = experience. We do not crave things. We crave the experience the things give us.
  • I = Identity. Our experience, belief and values create our identity. All communication comes from identity
  • L – Life. Our experiences and Identity work together to form our life
What we all want is a new life
When we buy a new home. we’re not buying so much the physical as the new life it will bring.
Your Life is made up of individual days
How To Create  A New Life
  • Good news! we’re all dying!
  • How many more days of life have you got in you? Calculate it excatly

The One Question That Will Change Your Life Forever

“If there were no limitations or consequences, what would your perfect average day look like?”
Limitations: No financial, geographic, health, Limiting people etc
Consequences: Stuff that could get you getting into get ‘into trouble’ for
Average: You could do all this stuff every day and not die or get sick of it
Mining for Gold – live this day every day
The Perfect day
  • Where would you live?
  • what would your house look like?
  • what time would you wake up?
  • what would you do in the morning?
  • what would you have for breakfast
  • what does the mundane stuff look like (kids to school etc)
  • what would you spend the first half of your day doing?
  • what would you have for lunch
  • who would you eat with?
  • what are your friends like?
  • What would you talk about?
  • What would you do for personal fulfillment?
  • What life purpose would you strive for?
  • what would your business be?
  • what time would you start work?
  • what would you do actually DO at work?
  • what are your clients like?
  • what is your relationship like?
  • what would you do of family time?
  • what would you have for dinner
  • what would you eat
  • what would you do at night
  • what would you do it with
  • Where
  • what would your thoughts be as your go to sleep?

 

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Blog Reboot Update and More Focused Blogging Direction

One of my goals this year is to revamp my blog and also have a blog more focussed on serving the readers who actually read it.

Like many blogs this space has been swept along by the whims of my fancy, with irregular posting and varied content. I’m a guy who likes lots of things!

However, in my coaching programs I’m always teaching my students to be more and more focussed. To be less ‘look at me look at me’ and more about ‘How Can I serve you’.

So I think it’s time to take this blog in another direction!

Image: Phil Whitehouse

Image: Phil Whitehouse

First things first, if you haven’t already noticed this blog has a minor face lift.

I’m still using the Genesis framework as those guys rock. I went from the Metro Theme to the Eleven40 Pro theme. I prefer the typography and the minimal look so that the content can really shine.

Moving forward I’m going to concentrate on 3 themes:

  • Providing solid advice on internet marketing and how to start an online business
  • How to generate more traffic and leads for your enterprise
  • Becoming an authority in your niche.

Two other areas I’ll routinely touch upon is mindset and speaking. Anything else I will be viewing it through the ‘lens’ of the above three themes.

How I’m going to do this:

  • Step by step guides – “How To…”
  • Case studies – Whats worked for me and others
  • Reviews – what’s hot and why. And what to say away from!
  • Interviews – Ask questions from influences in the industry

In an effort to provide the best information I will be curating more content that delivers in these areas.

I’m going to work on posting 3 times a week. Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays (By 4pm Perth Australian time)

By providing and curating the most up to date, most insanely helpful information about growing a business online I hope to grow my readership, subscribers and authority in this busy marketplace.

Happy happy Joy Joy!

Come to the IM Freedom Workshop in Sydney 2015

 

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The IM Freedom Workshop is coming to Sydney!

Do you want to learn how to create a full-time income in your spare time and gain freedom from the rat race? Do you want to learn how I made over $220,000 online while spending most of my time with my family? Then you need to be at the IM Freedom Workshop!

The IM Freedom Workshop will be in Sydney during June 2015 and this is your chance to be part of the action.

Not in Sydney? Find an IM Freedom Workshop near you here.

I’ve got a pretty straight forward question for you…

How would you like to be shown by an internet millionaire how you can create a full-time income in your spare time? And if you’re still sitting on the fence, how about if I told you he would show you for FREE?

This is not one of those multi-speaker pitch fest. Its an intimate, info-packed, hands on workshop about how to start a creating a side income with an online business.

Would you be willing to take 2 hours (plus travel) out of your day to learn the secrets of an online millionaire?

I pretty sure you’ll agree that it seems a no brainer to attend.

You see events are great as you can learn so much more that you can reading a website or watching a video. You have the opportunity to ask questions, get immediate feedback and network with like minded people.

IM Freedom Workshop – Sydney 2015

The IM Freedom Workshop (IM stands for Internet Marketing) is a live 2 hour event that will show you how to start and grow a profitable business online ($10,000 per month or more).

What You’ll Learn:
During the IM Freedom Workshop you will learn:

  • How to gain financial freedom even if you have zero computer skills or you haven’t made a single sale online before (everyone’s got to start somewhere!)
  • The different online business models and how to choose the right one depending on your circumstances (Hint: Choosing the wrong one will cost you time and money!)
  • How you can gain access to a online system that has paid out over $5.2 million in commissions for FREE
  • And more…

These workshops will be held in Sydney between June 9 – 11 with 2 session times being held on each day.

June 5, 2015 Sydney, Australia
Vibe Hotel
Session 1: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Session 2: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
REGISTER NOW
June 6, 2015 Sydney, Australia
Vibe Hotel
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
REGISTER NOW
June 7, 2015 Sydney, Australia
Vibe Hotel
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
REGISTER NOW

 

Seats are limited to 100 people and fill up fast so register now!

Just choose which ever date / time combination suits you best on the registration page.

Reserve Your Free Seat Here

Not in Sydney? Find an IM Freedom Workshop near you here.

 

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