Hats off to Dan Long (Info Mastermind Member) and Mikey Whitfield for running another 5-figure profit launch last week.
Their top affiliate was a guy with confidence – and you’ll hear more about this essential quality in today’s affiliate rant.
Back to Dan and Mike…they are succeeding because they treat their readers right and have built incredibly powerful relationships.
They connect. They network. They give. They add value.
And that brings great people into their lives.
“Ultimately the financial facts of your life will be more governed by who you sell to and the nature of the relationship you have with them.” – Dan Kennedy
So you must become a MASTER at building relationships. You must connect, create value, and close people – on both your email list and affiliate list – if you want to succeed.
These are 3 of the 7 C word’s of Success. You’ll hear me talk a lot about these in the next few months.
Focus on Connecting-Creating-Closing.
Forget the technology tricks that want seduce you, all that social media blah-blah-blah. Most folks aren’t doing it right.
Besides, nothing beats the 3 C’s and a Big Idea.
As you can tell, there are more C’s…and one of them is confidence.
You MUST have it.
That brings me to a little rant from my friend Rick.
It’s extremely valuable for all of us, particularly folks that are just getting started…in my opinion, nothing kills a potential business relationship more than #3…
Here’s Rick’s Rant
“I got a few emails today from people asking me to promote their product. Which I am cool with and glad to help but. Yes, but…
These were the things that turned me off in their emails:
1) My List Is A Lot Smaller Than Yours
List size does not matter. It is the relationship with the list.
The internet is full of people with big lists but no relationships with them.
I always look at Whitfield. He must have to the best revenue to subscriber ratio on the internet. I would bet money on it. Do what Whitfield does, play big with your small list.
2) My Little Launch
You have to do a $200 then a $2,000 than a $20,000 and then a $200,000 and then a $2,000,000 dollar launch.
In San Diego (May 2012), I gave everyone my blueprint on what I did to turn $20 product into a $20,000 launch. I then took the knowledge and skill from that to leverage it into a $200K launch.
The knowledge and skills you learn in the little leagues will help you in the pros, especially if you master them.
3) Lack of Confidence
The above shows lack of confidence.
You need to be confident in your product, your skills and abilities. When you approach an affilate and don’t have this, it shows them, you are not ready to play.
If you are not ready, that is cool. Go back to your list, blog and product. Practice, learn and experiment. When you are ready, come back and play.
Sorry, rant over.
The bottom line is that no one wants to do business with someone that comes across with the attitude of Eeyore the Donkey from Winnie the Pooh. That repels us in every relationship in life.
Having a hangdog, woe-is-me look and whining whimper only works for puppy dogs – not for humans. In fact, humans with this attitude repel other humans. No one wants to be around that type of person.
So unless you are one of my four-legged friends, change your attitude, get your swagger back, take action, add value, live by example, and attract other good people into your life.
Work on your confidence. Be proud of what you bring to the table. And then go to bat for yourself, your affiliates, and your readers.
Make them all heroes.
Make everyone better.
And you will do better,
Hang around winners that make you play up a level. “Confidence is contagious.” – Vince Lombardi