Call it beginner’s luck.
Because I’d be lying if i told you i knew what i was doing. I was green as French freakin khaki when my first success in Internet Marketing came!
Right now, there’s a pretty dangerous thing i think you’re doing…which you’ll only find out about after you’ve invested a year of hard work building a business online.
Bear with me a moment…
So even though i was pretty fresh, a top business education company recruited me to manage their traffic on a “low-risk” pay-per-sale basis.
My mathematical background proved handy and dandy.
Within months i was bringing in 90%+ of their sales activity…not by any marketing merit of my own. My ads were lame, but they were adequate.
See most people who know my story don’t know this little secret about me…
Although i was labeled the #1 AFFILIATE for that company, i really wasn’t an affiliate at all.
Unlike an affiliate, the company was paying all the advertising costs for me.
They fronted the $10,000/month i was using to advertise on Google and generate over 3,000 leads/month.
They did all the selling. Emails, sales letters, affiliate programming, SEO, and more.
They provided the landing pages i drove traffic to.
They created all the products i was advertising.
They provided all the staff; programmers, copywriters, customer support, and everything else.
Even my sales heavily depended on the company’s well-established reputation in the market…which took millions of dollars and years of work from them before i ever showed up.
All i really did was keep the traffic coming.
Which was a relatively insignificant contribution from me toward the success i enjoyed.
Not to be overly assumptive, but i don’t know you personally, so forgive me if i’m wrong…i’ll venture to say i had it easy compared to you.
Chances are you’re a one-man-(or woman)-show.
If i’m right, then you’re taking a HUGE GAMBLE.
Running an online business is not easy. It takes a great number of skilled staff and LARGE financial investment upfront before money starts rolling in.
And if you don’t know this RIGHT NOW, you will find out on your own when it’s too late…sort of like i did.
Your entire year’s work will be rendered useless just because of how LONG it takes you between starting up and being ready to take orders.
Most business startups don’t have enough finances, time, or skills at their disposal to launch any campaign quickly.
I got lucky…
Shortly after becoming the #1 “affiliate” for that company, they invited me to create a training pogram to add to their product inventory, sharing the strategies i used to get so much traffic.
It took me 3 months of intense labour to create it.
Needless to say, i only have reputation in the market because that product became a HUGE seller.
I believe we sold over 3,000 copies in the launch week … and it was the publisher’s first ever million dollar launch.
But something awful happened within months of the launch.
That product became obsolete and was eventually taken off the market.
Literally, the customers who bought after 6 months could not even see the same screenshots i was displaying … because the traffic platform had changed so drastically.
Not to mention that most of the traffic strategies and techniques i showed no longer worked.
Think about this…
Had i produced, published, and marketed that product on my own it would have taken me another 12 months.
By that time, my product would have still become obsolete. Difference would have been, that it wouldn’t have had a chance to make a million buckeroonis.
The “gods” were smiling on me though…
Before i ever wrote the product, the publishing company already had a subscriber base of over 300,000 people, amongst them thousands of existing customers of their other products.
And they had a seller relationship with their subscribers that spanned years before i showed up.
They also had a staff of 50 people skilled in various areas who could put up websites, sales letters, email series, and order pages in DAYS.
We literally launched the product and began taking orders before the product was even complete (let alone uploaded to their servers)!!
All because i combined my product with an existing marketing company’s resources.
Something few online businesses get to enjoy.
Here’s another example…
Another product i produced in partnership with a copywriter literally took us TWO YEARS to put in place all the marketing. In fact, we RE-created the product itself three times in that period…and invested 50,000 from our own pockets toward staff and advertising.
And despite our best efforts, some components of the final product became obsolete before the final product was complete.
This is the nature of business online.
It changes fast.
Which is what inspired the “Everything Deal” i began talking to you about last week.
It is a way for YOU to combine your skills with the resources of an existing, established, well-staffed company…just like i did in the beginning.
Because i KNOW that if you still need to learn all our skills and do all the marketing yourself, it would take you years before you were ready to take orders.
Worse, if you wanted to outsource work, it would cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
And once your contractors finished their commitment, they’ll still collect money from you…and you’d be left gambling alone with your investment.
So we decided NOT to sell our marketing services…
Instead, it makes more sense that we INVEST our time and skills up-front, combine them with yours, and hit the market running with your product…making money with you as ALLIES.
After all, i know you have good ideas and knowledge of the market you want to reach.
And we have an awesome marketing staff that would compliment your efforts.
Each of us focuses only on what we do best and enjoy most. Everyone is happy.
So I’d really like you to take a few moments to consider our “Everything Deal” again today. Read about it here…
Read up on it now. It’s the only way to conserve your effort.
It’s the only way to be able to focus on producing top quality products.
And it’s the only way to ensure there is a market for your product that will be excited to buy and send you money regularly.
See if you agree with our cool strategic alliance idea…and apply to work together as an ALLY instead of a client.