Value and Reasons

Six months or so ago, you found the “perfect” biz op.

The compensation plan looked awesome.

You were pumped up at the thought of finally making money online…

You started daydreaming about firing your boss…

Getting that family vacation…

Buying your dream house…

And so much more you wanted to do!
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But today, you’re still struggling to make your first sale.

Reality kicks in.

Your loved ones think you’re pursuing a pipe dream.

You’re frustrated and you’re starting to doubt yourself.

Your dreams are shattered…

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If this is you, keep reading because I’m about to un-shatter your dreams.

I see people complaining with a question like this:

I’ve been online for six months but no one is buying from me“.

Six months of being online without making a single sale is the typical results of the 98%ers in this industry.

Many more people struggle for more than a year without results.  I don’t blame them though. When people first jump into Internet Marketing scene, they tend to follow the wrong crowd. If they see others spam, they’d spam. If they see people posting pictures flashing money, then they’re going to do the same thing.

Look, no one is going to buy into that because people have their guards up even more than before. They’re used to being pitched all the time. They’re used to seeing fake pictures all the time…

Want to know the real issue here?

People may not like you as a marketer. You may be thinking now “Huh, what are you talking about, people love me, what do you know!”

Relax.

It’s not about you as a person, but you as an online marketer, as an online entrepreneur.

The good news is, I can help you fix that.

Start implementing these V&R into your business:

#1 Give people value
#2 Give people reasons to buy from you, (not others or your competitors)

Sounds easy isn’t it? Just about. But people screw it up all the time. 😉

If you don’t do #1, you don’t differentiate yourself from the majority of that 98% people who fail in this industry. That’s a recipe to failure.

I just gave you a recipe how to fix it.

So how do you give value?

By learning yourself, then do it yourself, and then teach others how to do it.
(keywords: read, listen, and watch)

You need to find out people’s problems, be a good listener and provide a solution.

Think about it.

If your approach is always a pitch fest, what makes you different than everyone else they’ve seen?  Most people are going to be annoyed and swear to not buy anything from you.

This applies to wherever you relay your messages (i.e. newsletters, videos, Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.).

What about #2?  This is another one where people screw up even more than #1 😉

Don’t try to be someone you’re not.

Be yourself and be someone people can relate to.  Model several people while still being your very self.

You don’t need to be a salesman. Rather you just need to know how the product that you’re promoting is going to solve other people’s problems. Sell them the benefits of owning the product. When you do this, most of the selling is already done on its own.

I spend a lot of time showing people how to do different things online, the process, etc. And you can do the same in your business.

You need to stop thinking “what’s in it for me”, switch that around and please your leads first. People don’t care about you; they don’t care about your business or compensation plan. They care about themselves and they look for people who resonate with them.

Until you give people tons of value and reasons for them to do business with you, you don’t have a business.

If you don’t implement these two things, you’re never going to be successful online.

It’s like you desire to have your own personal anytime ATM machine. But well, I’m sorry to say that’s not going to happen. You need to first build that ATM machine because it’s not going to magically appear out of nowhere.

You can un-shatter your dreams right now by implementing V & R into your business.

That’s exactly how money flows into your ATM machine.

Once you make your first sale, it’s all about repeat and scaling up.

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Val Geerken

Your Dreams and Your Life

Do you realize how you spend your time is going to either take you closer to your dream, or further away?

Do you have a real actionable plan and commitment to create your dream life?

If you want real freedom and success, you need to be have at least one or all of the below:

1) Have your own business
2) Invest in Real Estate
3) Invest in trading, stocks market, etc

They are the three pillars of wealth.

If you want to be wealthy, you need to look into creating your own economy.   You’ll never have to worry with what may happen with the government, your job, etc. I laugh when people say they have job security with the companies they work for. I used to work for the biggest software company in the world. Just this past week, they announced that they were laying off 18,000 people. I know two people who got impacted and they were being let go…and these guys have families with young children.

Here’s another thing to think about…

Bill Gates have said that within 20 years from now, a lot of jobs will be replaced by software automation. (Here’s the link to the article)

If you’re not worried yet, well just think about it…technology is growing rapidly. Nuff said…

Let’s face it, you’re never going to be totally secure working for someone. You’re always at the mercy of your company or your boss.

Let’s talk about running your own business online…I believe there’s a science behind everything. This includes running and managing your online business. The science in making money online is in mastering traffic and build a HUGE (email and SMS) list.  The people who’re making the most money online are the people who spend the most money. They constantly buy traffic and re-invest their profit to scale up their business.

Here’s the painful truth and it may not sit well with you, if you’re down to your very last penny and are looking to make a quick buck, this isn’t the right industry to be in.  Find something in your house to sell, do a garage sale, stick to your job and live frugally so you can save up the money for your business. You can definitely find ways to get your “seed money” to start a business. No one became successful overnight and no one became successful without sacrifice and pain.

One of my good friends maxed out all her credit cards at one point in her life. She was committed to create her own life. She didn’t want to live in poverty, and wanted take control of her own financial life. And now she’s a multi millionaire, a CEO of multiple IT companies. Perhaps one of these days you’ll see her in Forbes magazine.

So get a clear vision of your dream life, and how you’re going to get there. Start working on your inner self. Surround yourself with positive people, read books, listen to or watch motivational speakers and successful people. Even if you’re surrounded by the most negative people, you can create your own positive surroundings by doing what I mentioned. When you change, your surrounding will change.

You can’t change your past, but you can make your future. Realize that your future is a guaranteed reflection of your current actions.

 

Val Geerken

 

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MLM Business Tips

It seems like new company pops-up every day in the network marketing industry, claiming that their products or services are going to revolutionize the industry. Often these companies get well-known individuals on board to endorse or even run the company.

It is true that there are a lot of money in the network marketing industry. In 2012 alone, network marketing industry generated over 167 billions US dollars.

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MLM Business Tips

If you have been thinking to join an MLM company to generate extra income, these tips below may help you. After all, searching through a list of MLM companies can be frustrating and exhausting. Picking the right one is even more challenging today than ever before. Keep in mind that network marketing is not a commodity, and finding the right one to promote is essential to your own success.

These MLM business tips will help you narrow down your options and point you to the right direction.

1) Established company that has a growing market. Most people didn’t get to know or hear about MLM until the 1990’s, although MLM companies have been around since the 70s. But network-marketing companies bloomed in the more recent years especially in North America. Many people today have at least been solicited once to join a network marketing company. You also must learn to distinguish between a legitimate business and network marketing scams out there. The booming market has gotten greedy people to scam other people. Prior research is often necessary before you join any MLM business.

2) One of a kind product and services. Read and research carefully what kind of services or products the company offers. You need to weigh in the pros and the cons. Consider all the advantages and disadvantages; compare the products with their competitors. You must believe that the product or services will bring benefits to other people.

3) Right timing. Timing is everything when it comes to network marketing. You want to position yourself right in the company. Choose a company that is best suited YOU. Joining random network marketing company just because it “sounds good” without knowing the culture, what the products or services entail will cost you thousands of dollars in the long run. In the end, you will end up losing more money and jumping from one business opportunity to another.

4) Leverage of the MLM opportunity. Take a look at what kind of system the company has, along with compensation plan.   It is important that you have a plan of action that you can execute immediately upon joining the company.

5) Sponsor. If you think you’ll be successful by joining a well-established or famous sponsor, think again. In fact it is just like mentorship programs. If you don’t do anything with the information given to you, you won’t get results. Sure enough you can leverage their bonuses or mentorship program, but whether you succeed or not, it’s completely up to you.

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Remember that no matter how great a network marketing company sounds, you still need to do your homework and do some research. Then go with your guts.

Once you join a company, educate yourself and invest in the right tools. Master the necessary skill sets that the top industry earners have mastered if you want to join them by reaching the top level in your MLM business program.

 

Val Geerken

Why Motivation is Short Lived

In this video, I talked about the importance of finding your “ultimate fuel” and stop relying on “external motivation”.

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Process Of Making Money Online

Way too many people over complicate the process of making money online. So I wanted to break down the process in four simple repetitive steps.

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Here’s the Simplified Process of Making Money Online

#1) You need to have an offer. It can be a free offer (a bait) or it can be a hot product in demand. If you don’t have anything to sell, you don’t have a business. It’s that simple.

#2) You need to know how to setup a squeeze page/landing page. If you don’t know how, it is time to learn and master how to build a squeeze page. This is how you capture your leads email addresses, or even mobile numbers if you’re doing SMS marketing in addition to email marketing. There are several ways of doing this. But it comes down to either giveaway some type of free offer or redirect people to a sales page.

Giving people some type of free valuable offer is a great way for building relationships and establishing trust.  This is also why I love blogs. Your blog can be used as a central marketing platform to connect with your followers, readers and subscribers. Give away all your knowledge and your training. People automatically see you as someone they can trust. Sales come naturally from this process alone.

If you choose to promote a hot product and hook up your squeeze page to a sales page, then consider this… you need to show yourself before redirecting your leads to the sales page. Ideally a video introduction stating who you are, and what your leads are about to see on the next page. It is just like you are introducing yourself like you would if you were to meet someone new in real life. Most marketers are sending their leads from cold traffic directly to a sales page, and this is a very bad practice. Only a very small percentage of people will buy right away. More than 80% of people who are presented the offers will not buy right away, and this is why your follow ups are important.

#3) Re-Invest your profits into scaling up. Most people don’t do this. If you promote high tickets offers, let’s just say you make $3000 commission. Think about reinvesting at least 20% of that profit into scaling up. Buy paid traffic, scale up your SEO, outsource more so you can get more done by leveraging a virtual assistant, etc. If you want to scale up to a six figure business fast, this is the fastest way to do it.

#4) Rinse and repeat. Once you get that down, all you need to do is repeat the process. Test, tweak, and repeat the whole process above. 

As you can see, the process of making money online is dead simple. You can get up and running in four simple steps.

 

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Now listen up…I am going to let you in a little secret as you go through this process of making money online.

People don’t buy products. People buy people. People don’t like to be sold to, but they love to buy.

Think about it as you read that and put yourself in the same situation. Do you like to be pitched at…? Exactly…;)

Give out your best value upfront. Give and give more. Don’t even think of profit when you start. Let them come to you and make their own decision. And trust me this is the only way you will start making money online. As harsh as this may sound to you, you can’t expect to make quick bucks in this industry. If you’re broke to your last penny, don’t turn to the Internet to start making money. It won’t happen overnight.  However, if you’re broke but willing to put in a lot of work, you will see results in 6 monthsThe key is be consistent. 

Start learning and implementing.

-Val Geerken

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