I’m back in Toronto after a full weekend of business meetings down at the new Aria Hotel in Vegas, and I’m more excited than ever to work on helping you with your Internet Indepedence.
Now you can ignore everything I said last week about making $100K online…
…IF you are a very, very patient person. If that sounds like you, you’re about to discover another guaranteed – but “different” – way of making $100K in 12 months.
Here’s the Alternative Method, and it’s very simple.
(Not easy, but simple.)
Step #1 – Commit to Writing a Daily Email (Monday through Friday)
This is not easy, but if you are passionate about your expertise, you’ll be able to do it.
But expertise alone is not enough. You also need to build your daily email (and blog) based on a MISSION and a MOVEMENT.
This is what I’m doing with InternetIndependence.com.
The Mission is to help 1000 people create financial freedom and independence through their own internet businesses in 2011.
The Movement is to show people that the American Dream is NOT dead. It HAS changed, but it is still attainable, thanks to the Internet.
And so the Mission and Movement drive each communication. They are the reason I give away so much information here. And both are used to attract the right people, even if it means attracting fewer people, as I’ll explain in a second.
So can you create a daily communication for your niche market?
Can you identify a powerful movement and mission so that not only will your clients get results, but they will also band together to take on the world?
This isn’t something you’ll be able to do in 10 minutes, no matter how much caffeine you consume. It’s something that will be built up from your expertise over the years, PLUS your personal and even political philosophies and beliefs about life.
It’s requires a deep understanding of WHO you are and WHAT you stand for. But once known, these factors will help you create a Mission and Movement more powerful than ANYTHING in your industry.
Step #2 – Provide Extreme Value & Create Extreme Trust
Even though I’ve been writing online email newsletters since 1999, I was completely overwhelmed by your response to these daily emails.
While I have no products to sell right now, each day I receive requests for me to write a “how to book” on internet marketing, or to do 1-on-1 consulting, and even to start new Mastermind groups.
Unfortunately, none of those products are available right now.
And you can easily have the same number of prospects contacting you each day, simply by giving away valuable content each day. You’ll rapidly develop trust and a powerful relationship with your readers.
Plus, word of mouth will spread rapidly among your prospects that there is an expert (i.e. YOU) giving away extremely valuable content online without any sales pitch at all.
It will be a welcome relief to all the hyped-up sales pitches that you’re prospects hear everyday.
“Finally,” they’ll say, “there is someone looking out for MY best interests…not just to make a quick buck.”
As a result, your list will grow faster than anything you’ve ever tried in the past, from Google to Facebook to whatever “sneaky system” the gurus are trying to sell you today.
And believe me, they’re trying to sell you something that is the new and improved latest and greatest method. I get the same emails that you do.
But in contrast to their hit-you-with-a-new-sale-each-day approach, you’ll succeed simply by being “THE expert” who gives AMAZING content and asks for nothing in return. That’s unheard of today.
So become that person, and you’ll turn your industry on its head.
Step #3 – Create the “Blog Post of a Lifetime”
Ah yes, a key ingredient. And I’ll take you through EXACTLY what I mean tomorrow. This was something we perfected on the weekend at my meetings – this will be the cornerstone of your Mission & Movement.
Full details tomorrow.
Step #4 – Accept You Will Make NO Revenue for 11 Months
This is the hardest part of all. Much harder than committing to the daily content. But it is just as important.
You’re number one goal for the first 11 months of this approach is to build extreme value on your site and extreme trust from your readers. That’s it.
No sales of your own. No affiliate promotions.
Nothing but content. Nothing but connection.
And as your reputation grows, every day you’ll get approached by more and more readers asking, even BEGGING for you to sell them something. Plus of course, you’ll be stalked by every one of your competitors demanding that you promote their product as an affiliate.
But just say “No”. It’s not yet time.
Step #5 – Your “NO-Hype” Product Launch
Your second priority during the first 11 months will be to identify the most amazing product or membership site that you can.
Plus, as the 11 months go by, you’ll start hinting that you’re working on something, such as a “Complete Blueprint for Solving Your Reader’s Problems”, or a membership site devoted to the same.
Essentially, I’ve described an 11-Month product launch.
When you finally are ready, in month 12, you’ll open up the doors to your thankful prospects.
But it won’t be a “hype-y” in-your-face product launch.
Instead, you’ll simply be able to say that you’ve finally put together something so valuable, and something that is not possible to deliver solely through your daily emails, that you’re opening it up to your prospects in thanks for their support for the past year.
It might be a live event. It could be a membership site. It might be a home-study course. But it won’t be just another e-book. It can’t be something that you could deliver on your blog.
It has to be a NEXT-LEVEL product.
Because it can’t be a quick-buck, “me-too”, generic offer. Not after you’ve spent the past 11 months building that relationship and earning their trust. You can NEVER throw that away.
And just realize this…and this might be the most important factor in making this system work…
You can NEVER, EVER do anything that will break their trust in you.
If you use this method, you can never promote an affiliate product that doesn’t perfectly fit your Movement and Mission.
You can never create a product just for a quick buck.
You can never “trade favors”.
Because if you do, you risk sacrificing everything.
On the other hand, if you remain devoted to your Movement and Mission, and helping your prospects get results for free for 11 months, before offering your NEXT-LEVEL product, you can have a bigger, better, more “recession-resistant” business than you could from any other internet marketing method.
The choice is yours.
NOTE: I’ve arbitrarily used a 12 month plan for this. You can likely accomplish the same goal in 6 months if you have enough lead generation sources in place.
Alternatively, this may take beginners, who lack visibility, up to 18 months to generate the buzz and list large enough to support a $100K launch.
But you can do it. Anyone can, if they are committed to this approach.
So consider this alternative. Compare and contrast the approach I outlined last week with the one I’ve shown you today.
Do your skills align better with this or with last week?
Are impatient like me? If so, you will be better off trying to make sales every month than trying to last 11 months without revenue.
But both work. I guarantee it.
Another way to $100K,
“Caring equals victory.” – Gary Vaynerchuk