24Aug/18

8 STEPS I USE TO Size MY BUSINESS FROM A HOME OFFICE TO A BRAND NEW 25,000 SF OFFICE WITH 50+ Workers!

I started my first agency when I was 21 years old. No computer (used the public library for that) and no car (used the bus as my public transportation).

Then, I went door to door (business to business) selling them websites and search engine ranking services. I carried a briefcase I bought for $5 from Goodwill, and I wore a $30 used suit I bought at the Salvation Army thrift shop. I called it my “Salvation Armani”!

Here were my first agency price listings that I kept for a full year:
Website Design = $300
Site Listed in 10 Search Engines = $100
Top 10 Rankings for 1 of 10 keywords = $100
Search Engine Optimization Platinum Campaign = $1,000

So, I charged half up front and half upon completion.
My unique marketing angle was that I could charge them “college student pricing” and compete with sites they would pay $5,000+ for, so why not at least give me a shot.

My first year I struggled to get many sales, but I managed to make just enough to stay in business.
On my second year, I focused more on search engine optimisation since most everyone already had a site but wasn’t ranked well. Keep in mind I had to teach myself how to list sites in Google, which took me a few hundred hours to master, so I was very dedicated to learning and taking action.

My 3rd year I had it dialled and chose to work for myself instead of taking on more clients. By the time I was 24 years old I was making $10,000-$20,000/mo consistently from my internet marketing abilities.
I make six figures per year from 2004-2014, for ten years straight, without any employees, mostly just working from home out of a little home office, and doing some travelling for sales as well.

Yes, I was comfortable with my earnings. Six Figures paid all my bills and gave my family a healthy lifestyle. But in 2014 everything changed.

Also, I listened to an AudioBook called the 10X Rule by Grant Cardone and somehow it struck a nerve in me that made me realise I was very complacent in my marketing, and I had a lot more potential if I applied myself.

That year I set a goal to 10X my earnings and generate 7-Figures in revenues with my business, and I did!
At that point, I set another objective to 10X my income again and the next year created 8-figures with my business within 14 months!

Then in 2017, I set the biggest goal I’ve ever placed in my life. I decided why not go BIG and 10X my earnings again! My goal was to generate 9-figures in revenue in a 12-month time frame starting in 2018. CRAZY RIGHT!
9-Figures means that I want my business to make over $100,000,000 in sales in a 12-month time frame. These can be gross sales, not pure profit, as long as I somehow cross that number, as impossible as it seems.

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So here are 8 Steps I Use to Scale My Home Business:

1) FIND A PARTNER WHO HAS DONE IT BEFORE
I knew a businessman that had run a company that did over $100million in sales a decade earlier, so I pitched my business idea to him, and it was the sale of a lifetime as he agreed to be my business partner! Jim Piccolo has been a fantastic partner, friend, and mentor, and his knowledge was what I was missing to take things to the next level. I’m forever grateful.

2) FIND MARKETING PARTNERS WHO CAN SELL LIKE CRAZY
I put together a pitch to attract the best quality sales team that I possibly could. Then I include marketers with huge email lists that could get my company vision out to the masses quickly. I pay them a commission for every deal I close that they refer.

3) SCALE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS FOR SALES & BRANDING
People do business with people they know, like, and trust. You have to become relevant. The more people know you, like you, and trust you, the more they are willing to pay you or partner with you or work with you. Run advertising campaigns to get your name in front of as many people in your target market as possible; then it will be much easier to close big deals.

4) LEVERAGE, LEVERAGE, LEVERAGE!
You can’t go that BIG by yourself. Instead of spending my profits on luxury items that will depreciate, I’m reinvesting it back into the company to build infrastructure, more prominent offices, more employees, more tools, more advertising, etc. If you aren’t all-in, then you don’t believe enough in your vision, and everyone around you will sense that.

5) OUTWORK ALL YOUR COMPETITION AND BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT!
There will be many obstacles in your path when you 10X your business. But, you need to BELIEVE that you can do it, and then you need to ACT on that belief and work harder than all your competition. So, your work ethic will inspire your team and your partners and your friends and your family, and you will be so busy producing that you won’t have time to listen to the haters who try to tell you it’s impossible.

6) HAVE FUN AND BE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO!
Hard work is great, but it will wear you out. Make sure that you LOVE what you do, and if you don’t love it, then get someone else to do it. Fill your day with tasks that you LOVE and that you are passionate about and you will suddenly find yourself inspired to wake up every day to crush out your goals!

7) SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES – MODEL AFTER SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE!
Don’t model after your co-workers, or friends, or family or anyone that isn’t where you are trying to go. Instead, choose a few role models that are at the next level and model after their daily behaviours. What time do they wake up? What books do they read? What activities do they do for their business? What actions do they pay others to do for their business? Don’t just choose one person, get a handful because it’s likely that your personality type will be a combination of a few people. One person won’t have all the answers for you.

8) TAKE BIG RISKS AND EXPERIMENT OFTEN!
Finally, you can’t be afraid of failure if you want to go BIG FAST. You need to be willing to take risks. You need to be willing to fail. You need to be willing to experiment as often as you can. Every month you should experiment with something NEW until you find something that works like crazy and fits your style. The key to explosive growth is to take big gambles and give it everything you’ve got!

I’ve been applying these eight steps above, and in just one year I was able to move to a new city. There I grow a brand new company with a 25,000 square foot office and over 50 full-time salaried employees (US based). Today, we are looking for more prominent offices to expand into.

24Aug/18

Facebook Marketing Tips – Effective Ways to Market on Facebook

Promoting on long range interpersonal communication sites, for example, Facebook is one of the most sultry patterns among organizations and web advertisers today. With more than 62 million endorsers from everywhere throughout the world, Facebook is thought to be a gold mine among web advertisers and for organizations that need to accumulate more potential customers.

Not at all like other long range informal communication sites, Facebook offers a special component that will let you proficiently advertise on the web. This element is the news source-highlight. Contingent upon what your security settings are, you will have the capacity to communicate or declare whatever it is you need to distribute through the news source include offered by Facebook.

Although some people don’t want this feature in Facebook, this particular feature does help in letting people know what their friends are up to. From an internet marketer’s view, you will see that the news feed feature offered on Facebook will serve as a great way to promote a product or service you are suggesting. This will enable your network to know what you are offering as well as let your groups know.

So, here are some tips that you should remember to know how to harness the news feed feature to market a particular product or service. By recognising these following tips, you will be able to let people view it and in turn, let others in their network join in.

The first thing that you need to do is create a profile. People on Facebook cannot add anyone to their network if the person they want to add doesn’t have a pattern and vice versa. This is the first thing that you need to do. Also, you might want to complete your profile page to its fullest to let people viewing it take an interest.

The next tip is by trying to host an event and post it in the news feed. This will get people in your network interested, and if your game is worth the time, they will even tell other people in their system to join in the fun. This is a great way to promote a product or service.

Thirdly, you may want to share a funny video or picture to your network of friends on Facebook. This will help in promoting your profile page, and you will have a lot of targeted visitors that will eventually view your profile page as well as the contents you posted in it, such as the products or services you offer.

Posting news articles is also a great way to get people’s attention on Facebook. This will generate targeted traffic. For example, if you are selling sports apparels, you might want to post the latest news in sports. This will generate targeted traffic that will most likely be interested in what you are marketing.

Posting comments on other people’s profile page in Facebook is also a great way to extend your network of friends and profile viewers.

These are the things that you need to remember about Facebook marketing. By following these tips, you can be sure that you will be able to generate traffic in your Facebook profile page and extend your network. Through these tips, you will be able to have more potential customers visiting your Facebook profile page and know about what you have to offer.