Holy Crap, This Is TextBook Internet Marketing (It really does pay to learn!)

by Nick Brighton 13 replies
Despite my temptations to throw in the towel, despite my
procrastination and even despite my laziness...

Days 1-3 -

Fully researched a niche market and product potential.
Outlined a digital product.

First 2 weeks -

- Developed the eBook
- wrote the sales letter from scratch
- Purchased domain
- Created graphics
- Uploaded all material to root of domain
- Wrote 7 unique articles and submitted to
EzineArticles.com

3rd week -

- Hunted down potential JV partners
- Set up payment processing, product delivery
- Set up in-house affiliate program and all marketing
material for JV partners
- Contacted all JV prospects

The results:


- 1 JV partner DYING to work with me.
(so quickly set up his account and sent out video/written
instructions on how to get started making money)

- 1st article finally gets approved by Ezine articles.
This sends me 22 visitors

- Out of 22 visitors, I already make my first sale.
That's a conversion rate of 4.55%

The reason I decided to post this?

1. I wanted to prove to myself that I could set up a
profitable business in any industry that I chose
(depending on market research)...without having to
rely on selling marketing products to marketers. I've
done this once in another NON IM industry, with
conversions of 2% on average over 12 months...

....and this is my second shot and looks like I am heading
in the same direction. That's a success rate of 100% over
two projects.

Heck, if I can hit two home runs in two completely
different industries, maybe I actually could create a
product teaching other people how to do this stuff
(and actually feel good about doing so)

2. I wanted to show/inspire people that learning is the
key, but taking action is the hand that turns it through
the lock. Use your own intelligence and creativity and
don't follow the latest cheap trick.

3. I wanted to see if I could break into a market outside
of my usual remit. I did. How? I researched, gathered info,
interviewed experts and even paid a young lady $50 on
Elance.com to do a wonderful job of rewriting a huge ball
ache load of content
to substantiate the main product.

I then added bonuses, genuine urgency and a little pre-selling
and the rest is history...I've literally doubled my income in
under 4 weeks.

...and that's before my first JV partner even got his account
details sent.

I hope YOU take action and start shutting out the whiners and
lazy fools that pollute your chances of success.

Some advice from the trenches:


- Take time off when you're most excited about your business.
You'll be on FIRE when you get back after a day off

- Outsource the stuff that you will make a cock up of/
hash through (if you even finish it at all)

- Never think that you're too small to work with a big player
(we all put our trousers/pants on one leg at a time, and
we all crap stinkers in the morning)

- Do not let this forum consume your time. Let Xbox 360
eat your free time instead. (This is a place to network and
learn, not "relax". Once you realize the difference, you'll feel
10 years younger and more pumped to start work each day)

- Learn, but don't procrastinate. Take action, it works.

- Throw it up and see if it sticks. Who cares if someone asks
for a refund? 90 other people will love what you've sold them...

Another side tip:

Reduce refunds by following up with a couple of emails. Make
sure you offer your TIME to people who really need it. Some
people will scoff at such a thought, but your time and personal
email address is a god send to most of your customers...and
most are just happy in the knowledge that you're a real human.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Great post. Also goes to show, as you said, what happens when you take action, as so few do. Congratz on your success so far..
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post

      Great post. Also goes to show, as you said, what happens when you take action, as so few do. Congratz on your success so far..
      Exactly...and if I were not so lazy, I would be earning about 3 times as much as I am now. That's life, but all it takes is the catalyst...the sale, the customer, the JV partner to really make you see the fruit hanging so low on that old tree...
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      • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
        Nick,

        I like the fruit so low that I can lay on my back under the tree and eat the fruit.

        Terry
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        • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
          Originally Posted by Terry Hatfield View Post

          Nick,

          I like the fruit so low that I can lay on my back under the tree and eat the fruit.

          Terry
          Hahaha, me too. Nothing sweeter than a ripe cherry that falls directly from the tree into your spritzer glass on a hot summer's day.

          So go sit under that tree, be patient until summer and hold your glass high...cheers!
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricter
            Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

            Hahaha, me too. Nothing sweeter than a ripe cherry that falls directly from the tree into your spritzer glass on a hot summer's day.

            So go sit under that tree, be patient until summer and hold your glass high...cheers!
            Man, that's great! So, where can I buy your product?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
        Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

        Exactly...and if I were not so lazy, I would be earning about 3 times as much as I am now. That's life, but all it takes is the catalyst...the sale, the customer, the JV partner to really make you see the fruit hanging so low on that old tree...
        Yep, taking just enough action to see some cash, motivation to take even more..
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricter
      Awesome, and congratulations! Where is the ebook?
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  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    Good example to follow, Nick. Everything is a learning curve. Its just a case of how much one wants success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vector
    NICK, you freaking ROCK!!!! Great post, I can tell you are a really cool dude.
    Thank you for the generous drop of knowledge. I wish you much more success.
    Keep them coming friend.

    Jay
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Originally Posted by Vector View Post

      NICK, you freaking ROCK!!!! Great post, I can tell you are a really cool dude.
      Thank you for the generous drop of knowledge. I wish you much more success.
      Keep them coming friend.

      Jay
      Hehehe. Thanks Jay, and yes I am a really cool dude. It's official. (looks shifty). I'm so cool in fact, that someone wants to buy my book without even knowing what it is about! (see replies above). Chuckles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
    I actually find these small success stories more edifying than, say, a John Reese million dollar day story.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Originally Posted by Paul Buckley View Post

      I actually find these small success stories more edifying than, say, a John Reese million dollar day story.
      Thanks Paul, I'm glad. I hope you're suitably uplifted and inspired for the rest of the day/week/month/year/decade...

      Cheers,

      Nick
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  • Profile picture of the author Noah Fleming
    Nice post Nick.
    Taking action gets the job done.
    Great work!
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