Have you gotten your online business covered?

Posted December 9th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

130 Things Every Business Must Do to Succeed Online

We know you’re busy running your business and having a life, and surely you would have overlooked some business aspects that could cause you to miss out on profit opportunities, or worse, lead to serious problems.

For this reason, you can now download a pack of 13 Checklists with 130 Things Every Business Must Do to Succeed Online.

It comes with the following checklists:

  • Periscope Checklist
  • Plan Your Offer Funnel
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Sales Funnel Checklist
  • Brand Decisions Checklist
  • Finances/Startup Checklist
  • Domain/Hosting Checklist
  • WordPress Customization Checklist
  • WordPress Security Checklist
  • Facebook Checklist
  • Twitter/LinkedIn Checklists
  • Instagram/Pinterest Checklists
  • YouTube Checklists

Get yourself covered and better still, these checklists come with full editing rights so you can repackage them as your own training material or info-products.

Hypnotism In Business?

Posted November 24th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Today I want to share something very hypnotic.

This will add impact and persuasion to your writing, audios and speeches.

Check this out: Hypnotic Communicator Certification by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Steve G. Jones.

Your Own Local Agency Business-In-A-Box Is Ready.

Posted November 14th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Authority Suite Fusion

Imagine having your very own local marketing agency in a matter of minutes, equipped with themes, HQ video commercials and print material…

Sounds crazy, right?

Well it’s not, and it’s all done for you. With Authority Suite Fusion, you can be an instant local authority and start providing services in as little as 4 hours from now!

Authority Suite Fusion is truly a “business in a box” for local business as it includes:

– 5 WordPress themes ready to go in 5 red hot niches
– 5 DFY video commercials with stunning quality
– Ready to Print Material for 5 Hungry niches
– Also includes training on how to get your Local marketing agency up and running in a matter of minutes so you can start charging a thousand dollars (or more) for each of these high quality services!

The website and videos are absolutely stunning I love how Ankit is giving you everything that you need, so you can get out there and start selling services to local businesses today.

You’ve got to see this for yourself. Ankit’s stuff is always of very high quality. It would cost you thousands of dollars to develop this for yourself and he is practically giving it away…

Are you prepared for Black Friday?

Posted November 3rd, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

If you had asked the above question to a handful of businesses, the results would be quite shocking.

9 out of 10 said, “We don’t have anything planned.”

While Macy’s, BestBuy, and every other large retailer in the country is “betting the farm” and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to cash in on this buying frenzy, the majority of small businesses around America plan for nothing.

It’s a shame.

But the truth is they just don’t know what to do.

That’s why the guys at Call Loop put together this 4-Part Black Friday Formula Video Training series to share with you how to turn Black Friday and this holiday season into one of your biggest seasons ever.

You’ll discover:

· The Secret to Building a Targeted List of “Wallet in Hand” Rabid Buyers
· How to Use SMS to TRIPLE Your Daily Sales
· Why Gmail Tabs May Destroy Your Email Marketing This Holiday Season
· The Insider Strategies to Getting a 614% ROI With Simple Little Text Messages

And Much More!

It’s totally free and my gift to you.

If you’d like to learn how to create a kick-butt Black Friday promotion, than you won’t want to miss out on this series.

Evolved Enterprise

My friend Yanik Silver is giving away copies of his new book: “Evolved Enterprise – How To Re-Think, Re-imagine, & Re-invent Your Business To Deliver Meaningful Impact & Even Greater Profits“…

It’s a practical roadmap for building a highly profitable, socially conscious, and purpose-driven company from the “inside out”…

And a step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs who want to add more meaning to what they do while automatically (and inevitably) multiplying profits as a result!

“Evolved Enterprise” is about moving your business from a transactional company to a transformational company and even a transcending business.

Inside you’ll discover:

– The major SHIFT happening in our economy that is radically changing the criteria for business and economic success in the 21st century

– How today’s top companies are creating (and recreating) their businesses from the “INSIDE OUT” to create more impact, more meaning, and more profits for everyone involved

– How YOU too can redesign, re-invent, or “start from scratch” your company for greater impact, purpose, and profits

Here’s what a few leading business icons have to say about this work.

“There’s a transformative shift in business and what worked before is no longer an option. It’s time for evolved entrepreneurs, visionary creators, and change markers to rewrite the rules of business for the 21st century.” – Tony Hsieh NY Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

“Yanik Silver has focused his thinking and efforts for years on helping CEOs grow companies that care about people, causes, and others as much as they do revenue and profits. His book is a must-read for anyone who cares about creating a company that ‘matters’.” – Cameron Herold, CEO Coach & Author of “Double Double”

“Yanik Silver is a truly conscious entrepreneur who understands that creating meaning for yourself—and everyone connected to your business—is absolutely vital in the 21st century.” – Chip Conley, former CEO Joive de Vivre Hotel group and author, PEAK and Emotional Equations

“Through free enterprise, one can benefit people all over the world…by contributing to a better way of life for all. Peace, love & happiness.” – John Paul DeJoria co-founder, Paul Mitchell Hair Care

The list price of the book is $19.95, but Yanik has committed to giving away 10,000 copies of the book (at his cost) to get the word out there.

Get your giveaway copy of his new book here.

What influences B2B buying most?

Posted October 7th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

According to a recent IDC survey, 95% of B2B buyers say they trust information from peers and colleagues when researching buying decisions and 86% trust independent content, but only 14% trust marketing. Of course, that’s what they say. It is not based on a measure of what people actually do. In my experience, many people who boast that they are not influenced by advertising actually are.

Source: BMA SmartBrief, 9/1/15

Satisfy customers by giving them a say.

Posted October 4th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Subscriber DG writes: “About 40 years ago, I took a class on television repair. As a once laid-off engineer, I wanted an alternate way to make money.

“One evening, the instructor shared some practical advice about making color adjustments. ‘When all done,’ he said, ‘have the customer take a look. Rock one of the adjustments ever so slightly, and have them tell you when it looks best.’

“By doing so, the customer now ‘owns’ the final adjustment. ‘If you don’t do this,’ he cautioned, ‘you will get a call back because things just don’t look right. But if you include the customer, everyone is happy.'”

 
 
 
 

This is exciting. My friend Lewis Howes is about to release his next book, and he’s giving away huge bonuses if you preorder now.

If you don’t know Lewis, here’s the quick version: When a career-ending football injury left Lewis, a then elite athlete and professional football player, out of work and living on his sister’s couch, he knew greatness on the gridiron was no longer a possibility.

It was a crushing blow, but before long, he knew he needed to make a change if he was going to bounce back.

The question, was: How? And to what?

He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches’ advice from sports and life off the field.

The results were undeniable.

Lewis did more than bounce back: he built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host.

In his new book, The School of Greatness, Lewis shares the essential tips and habits he has gathered while interviewing “the greats” on his wildly popular podcast of the same name.

In discussions with Olympic gold-medalists, CEOs of billion-dollar companies, leading doctors and scientists, and inspiring influencers who are changing the world, Lewis figured out that the masters of greatness are not successful because they got lucky or are innately more talented, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives.

Lewis delivers his schooling to a broad audience, but the unifying message is the same: Follow the steps in this book to get MORE of what you want out of your life and business.

The message of this book is so important that Lewis wants to get it into as many people’s hands as possible. This deal won’t last long. It’s a pre-launch special before the book hits the bookstores. So for a limited time, you can get a ton of great bonuses if you preorder the book.

Don’t Be A Money Grubber by Bob Bly

Posted September 29th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Last week I went to a urologist for a renal kidney ultrasound to make sure I had no kidney stones.

After the test, the receptionist at the front desk said, “You have an appointment with Dr. Beekman Monday.”

“What for?” I asked.

“To get the results of the ultrasound.”

“Why do I need an appointment?” I answered. “He can just call me with the results.”

“That’s the way he does it.”

“Well, we’re not doing it that way this time,” I replied. “Cancel the appointment, and when he has the results, call me with them.”

Two days later, she called and said, “We got the results and you are fine

Will Google Ruin Your Business? by Bob Bly

Posted September 23rd, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Last week I reported how JG said Google was hurting his business, because it enables prospects to easily locate vendors who are 1/20th as qualified as him.

The solution is to elevate your status in your field so that people don’t search for you generically (e.g., “direct response copywriter”) but for you specifically (“Bob Bly”).

Here are just a few ways to stand head and shoulders above your competition so plenty of people hire you without you competing against low-priced competitors prospects find online:

1. Longevity.

This one takes time, but the longer you are a practitioner of your craft, the more your name gets around.

After decades you reach a point where a huge group of people know who you are and call you directly without doing a Google search to find other vendors because they want you specifically.

2. Get famous on social media.

This is a tactic I have shied away from for two reasons. First, it bores me. Second, it’s time-consuming.

But there are multiple social media channels you can use to spread the word about you, from established oldies like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to upstarts like Pinterest, Periscope, and Blab.

3. Become an online TV star.

Create a series of educational or amusing videos and post them on YouTube.

I have a small YouTube channel and it hasn’t done much for me. But others, to use an expression I dislike, are crushing it.

You can also have your own “TV” show online with ‘live’ streaming platforms like Blab and Periscope.

4. Write a popular blog.

Start a blog. If you are lucky or smart, you can get a lot of subscribers, which makes you a rising star in your niche. Robert Scoble built his reputation with a blog, I believe. Blogs also boost your ranking in Google.

5. Write articles.

Writing articles for the top trade publication in your industry can help establish you as an expert in your field and also generate inquiries.

You’ll get less fame and prestige writing articles online, but more leads from articles on the web or in e-zines.

6. Speak and grow rich.

Get on the roster as a speaker at conferences and meetings attended by your target market.

If there are multiple vendors at the meeting all trying to hawk their services, when you are the speaker 98% of the attendees’ attention is focused on you. You are seen as the expert; your competitors are viewed as pesky vendors.

7. Write a book.

I have become well known in my niche of copywriting and direct marketing by writing multiple books on those topics.

For maximum credibility and prestige, have your books published by mainstream publishers. Self-published paperbound and Kindle e-books are far less credible. (Yes, I know many disagree with me here.)

Bob Bly is the author of “World’s Best Copywriting Secrets” and has written copy for more than 100 companies including IBM, Boardroom, Medical Economics and AT&T. He is the author of more than 75 books and a columnist for Target Marketing, Early To Rise and The Writer. McGraw-Hill calls him “America’s top copywriter”.

Strategies For Increasing Sales Performance

Posted September 17th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Have you been struggling to take your business to the next level?

Is your sales performance below par?

Are you constantly firefighting and not focusing on the activities that add value to you and your clients?

Or are you simply just stuck in a rut and not sure where to take your business to next?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, then know that business mentor and coach Shay Lynch has the solution you need. He has spent the last 18 months packaging his knowledge in his Monkey Business Book and his Systematic Business SUCCESS Academy where he teaches you how to QUIT the Monkey Business in your business and only spend time on focusing on value-adding activities.

You will learn a systematic sales system that continually grows your sales and bottom line, how to understand TRUE value and how to find the RIGHT type of customers for your business. You will also learn the SECRETS of how to successfully grow your business and giving your customers exactly what they want and to turn your customers into your best sales people. AND you will learn so much more on top of all of that.

Modules include:

– How to develop a Business Strategy and execute it
– Winning KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that work for your business, not against it
– Systems that can be rinsed and repeated by anyone executing the process to get the same results
– Value-based work by solving your chronic problems that have you firefighting every day
– Winning Teams that want to work
– Communication Systems that improve you and your message
– Branding and Marketing Systems that deliver a quality message to the right niche
– Systematic Sales that can grow your business from the inside out
– Supplier Partners that work with you as part of your business
– Customer relationships with ONLY the right customers that you can add value to and they add value to your bottom line

All the systems he teaches have been TRIED, TESTED & PERFECTED over an 8 year period with actual clients ranging from entrepreneurs to multinationals with the same success results.

This is unbelievably exciting stuff from Shay Lynch. How could you delay learning from him?

The 5 worst business mistakes people make

Posted September 16th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

1. They don’t have a mentor.
2. They do not have a mission statement and core values.
3. They keep bad employees.
4. They hire too fast.
5. They do not follow through.

Source: MaryEllen Tribby, CEO Issue #19, 8/12/15

Which postcard size works best?

Posted September 13th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

For most businesses and campaigns, 5.5″ X 8.5″ or 6″ X 11″ postcards perform better than 4″ X 6″ postcards. Reasons: (1) they stand out more because of the larger size and (2) they have more room for copy and photos.

Source: Talon Newsletter, 8/15, p. 1

Why free offers can sometimes backfire.

Posted September 10th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

A company had a booth at a trade show and to increase the number of leads they offered to have a drawing for a Porsche. It was such an attractive offer they got 4,000 leads.

When they followed up with each lead and they announced the name of the company, each person got so excited because they thought it was about them winning the Porsche. But they immediately hung up in anger because they didn’t win and weren’t interested in their product.

To add insult to injury the “lucky winner” sued the company. The company sent the winner a toy model of the Porsche and not a real Porsche. The judge forced the company to actually give the winner a Porsche because nowhere in the contest rules was a model of a Porsche mentioned.

The lessons: (a) If the free something doesn’t further qualify the lead it generally doesn’t work at all, (b) be honest.

Source: Dan Swanson

One of the living legends of marketing and small business success, Dan Kennedy, recently released a new video series revealing the strategies for wealth creation for your business and your life.

In the first episode, Dan discussed the architecture of wealth attraction. You discovered why you are working so hard and not getting ahead as fast as you want.

In the second episode, Dan shows you how to harness an unusual power so business flows to you. Plus, you learned about the movement of money and achieving alignment with the forces that govern it.

In the third episode, you discover how to structure your business to attract better customers, clients or patients and make your business wildly profitable on your own terms.

These episodes will only be available for a few more days. You should watch them now.

To get immediate access, click here.

Again, with these videos, you have everything you need to know exactly how to structure your business to attract better customers, clients or patients and make your business wildly profitable on your own terms.

Make Thousands With Your Very Own Local Agency

Posted August 9th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Authority Suite

Imagine having your very own local marketing agency in a matter of minutes, equipped with themes, video commercials and print material.

Sounds crazy right?

Well it’s not, and it’s all done for you with the ultimate Authority Suite Prime. You can be an instant local authority and start providing services in as little as 4 hours from now.

Authority Suite Prime is truly a “business in a box” for local business as it includes:

– 5 WordPress themes ready to go in 5 red hot niches
– 5 DFY video commercials with stunning quality
– Ready-to-print material for 5 hungry niches
– Also includes training on how to get your local marketing agency up and running in a matter of minutes so you can start charging a thousand dollars (or more) for each of these high quality services!

The website and videos are absolutely stunning I love how Ankit is giving you everything that you need, so you can get out there and start selling services to local businesses today.

You’ve got to see this for yourself. Ankit’s stuff is always of very high quality. It would cost you thousands of dollars to develop this for yourself and he is practically giving it away…

+1 Success

Internet marketing is a no-win sport!

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of sizzle and not much steak in 2015…

Promises, hype, hoopla…Been there! Done that!

How about a real game plan?

How about something proven year after year that actually works if you…Wait for it…Do the work!

+1 Success is your 30-day game plan to turn average into remarkable by following easy-to-do action steps that put you on the track to success each and every day!

Written by the TimTech team, this is information you cannot pass up. And best of all, it’s 100% free!

Be sure to check out +1 Success right now.

A great way to reconnect with prospects

Posted July 5th, 2015 by Nelson Tan. Filed under Business

Don’t get back in touch with a prospect or customer by e-mailing the clich

“I got your e-mail promoting your ‘Marketing with White Papers’ course, and I would like to know how it is better than Mr. X’s course, ‘How to Write White Papers’.

“I would like to take one of these courses. Can you tell me why it should be yours?”

I did not comply with KS’s request for 4 good reasons.

First, I told her: “Since I have never seen Mr. X’s course

I want to help you avoid a few of the pitfalls that I’ve encountered in my making cash online journey.

So if you haven’t made a dime online then you’ll want to read this VERY carefully.

When I first started online, all the gurus told me all I had to do was buy traffic, send that traffic to offers, and once you make your first dollar online the business is easy as pie.

What they didn’t say was…

Some offers have a small lifespan…

Not all traffic is created equal…

Brand yourself instead of the company…

If you make your first dollar online then you still have to keep hustling to keep up that momentum.

I remember buying a ton of traffic & barely making a cent out of that.

Buying traffic from weird sources that later on made me wish I hadn’t done that.

And when I did buy good traffic I didn’t know how to position myself correctly.

Which leaves me with my tips for you today.

1. Always do your research whether it’s the traffic, or the offer. Things tend to change in the marketplace.

2. Test small and if things work then scale up.

3. If you’re in an MLM or business opportunity, always position yourself in front of the company because if a company goes down, you’ll always have you.

4. You’re going to have your ups and downs in the marketplace, but just stay consistent, try to stick with a business model that is sustainable, and never give up.

The idea is to build wealth. Not to get rich fast.

If you follow these steps then congratulations, you’re on your way to success.

Also, not saying that sending traffic to offers doesn’t work.

I’ve done that with success, but that’s why you want to test small, and keep track of the offers as well as the traffic sources that you used for those offers.