If You Had 5 Minutes With a 6 Figure Marketer...

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Wuts up everyone...

I have a quick question for you.

If a 6 figure marketer gave you 5 minutes to pick his or her brain...

What questions would you ask them?

I personally would like to know what's the biggest mistake that they've
made in their online business...

And what did they learn from it.
#figure #marketer #minutes
  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Fred,

    Very honestly, I would ask the person what was the single greatest contributing factor to their success.

    Everyone makes mistakes. That's not what's important.

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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    What is the biggest influence that lead to your success?
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  • Profile picture of the author rritz
    Depends on what I know about her ... if I knew she had to overcome limiting beliefs I'd ask how she did it
    if I knew she had to go through a lot of failures I'd ask her what made her persist inspite of these
    uh it's too hot to think about more things right now
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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    First, I'd spend some time doing some background research on whomever I was going to be interviewing. Then I'd ask something very specific, and very relevant to something that person does or did.

    Keep in mind that:
    1. Making six figures is good, but not particularly impressive. It may qualify you to be a self-proclaimed conceited know-it-all on a forum such as this one, but it hardly qualifies you as a visionary, guru or even an expert. It just proves you've manage to piece together a small, but working business model. It doesn't even mean that your model is sustainable. And it certainly doesn't mean that you know enough about other business models to be able to offer profound words of wisdom to anybody else.

    2. Filtering who you learn from by the amount of money they make isn't necessarily the best approach. First of all, there are plenty of people who may not make much, but who do have a lot of really interesting and valuable things to say. Second, just because you're good at making money doesn't mean that you're good at helping other people make money. As alluded to above, teaching and doing are very different things.

    3. 5 minutes isn't really much time. Enough for pithy platitudes and very general but ultimately not-very-helpful if the conversation is kept at too high a level. But perhaps in five minutes (with enough research beforehand) you might be able to drill down to one specific story, one specific example that can provide a small nugget of value and insight that your users might find useful.

    4. You're already getting a lot more than five minutes of time from quite a few six figure marketers just by participating in this forum. Of course, you're also getting a lot of time from a lot more zero-figure marketers (including more than a few pretending to be six figure marketers), but if you're smart and stick around long enough, it's pretty easy to tell which people really know their stuff and which are just regurgitating what they've heard from someone else (take MASSIVE action!) or are just trying to promote their signatures by posting garbage. Similarly, read the news (especially -- but not exclusively -- business oriented publications). There is plenty of great stuff out there from six-, seven-, eight-, nine- and even ten-figure entrepreneurs. Find it, read it, digest it -- and then critique it. Again, just because someone made a lot of money for themselves doesn't mean they have anything useful to say about how you can or should make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    Can I borrow some money?
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Gambino View Post

      Can I borrow some money?
      this is plain silly,

      they are not going to give it to you...LOL

      and 2) if you got five minutes they are just going to tell you to get free traffic and build a list, that is how some very smart warriors in here have gone from BROKE to doing over $10k per month.

      You see, making money is about working SMARTER, and not asking how can I make money today, but asking where can i go to get more prospecting looking at my offer. When you can aswer that, then you can create any sort of income you wish for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leonhart
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    Originally Posted by Fred@IncomeLabz View Post

    What questions would you ask them?
    If they like sunbathing on the roof, maybe?

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  • Profile picture of the author Ashok Panda
    I would ask .. How much would those 5 minutes cost ..
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Which failure triggered them to take massive action?

    I generally think, a vast majority of successful people are looked upon for their success, and rarely do people appreciate all the failures that somehow triggered an emotional (or heartfelt) decision to think inter-laterally and moved them in a completely... even opposite direction with a renewed vision or outlook on life... (not just money!)

    Hence, my main question would be... "How the hell did you get out of your own way?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    I would ask them what they would like to drink. Then I would buy them a drink and get more than 5 minutes with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4hdddd
      ha ha. nice trick buddy. I will do the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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    I would ask them how many people ask them ridiculous questions relating to their success that could never be answered in 5 minutes outside of the most perfunctory fashion, which would be worthless to anyone that was truly interested in learning something.

    With the remaining 4:30 I would find something interesting to do. Life is short.

    Cheers. - Frank
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

      I would ask them how many people ask them ridiculous questions relating to their success that could never be answered in 5 minutes outside of the most perfunctory fashion, which would be worthless to anyone that was truly interested in learning something.

      With the remaining 4:30 I would find something interesting to do. Life is short.

      Cheers. - Frank
      LOL!

      I would ask why he got stuck with 6 figures

      then I would discuss how to go to 7 figures together

      in under a year
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  • Profile picture of the author KelvinKe
    I would ask: "Do you know any 7 figure or 8 figure marketers that you can introduce me to?"

    Seriously though - I would ask if they had to do it all over again, what would they do differently?
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    If you had to do it all over again,would you doing anything different?
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  • Profile picture of the author gingerninjas
    I'd ask how they get their balance in work / life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    I would say if he wants to get to 7 figures let me know !
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxFerdinandxxx
    Originally Posted by Fred@IncomeLabz View Post

    Wuts up everyone...

    I have a quick question for you.

    If a 6 figure marketer gave you 5 minutes to pick his or her brain...

    What questions would you ask them?

    I personally would like to know what's the biggest mistake that they've
    made in their online business...

    And what did they learn from it.
    How they kept motivated when things didn't work out how they were supposed to

    AND

    How long it took to see results

    That would be the questions I would ask ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    I would ask them if they started today what direction would they go in with modest resources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gallag97
    i would ask for some money, no i would never do that. I would ask what he did that gave him that breakthrough to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinecommerce
    Since making 6 figures is good but not that impressive I would just ask them for the name of their website and how they generate their traffic.

    Why? Because at minimum they have identified a profitable niche. I can now enter their niche, replicate them, then 1 up them. Leaving them as a 5 figure marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    I'd ask them what I had to do to get an hour...
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    If you knew what I know you'd be doing what I do...
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    "Oh great and powerful Guru, what is the meaning of life, the Universe, and everything?"

    Then I'd bum a smoke...
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  • Profile picture of the author jaygeek
    Oh, that's easy: *"What software could I code that, if you had it right now, would make you that Second 6 Figures per year?"* [because I'm ready to help you win-win!]
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  • Profile picture of the author samuelbreezey
    If you could do things differently what would it have been?
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I would probably quickly explain my business model and ask for their feedback on what they'd recommend are the best steps I should take to proceed.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    If You Had 5 Minutes With a 6 Figure Marketer...

    I'd ask why aren't they making 7 figures. What's the problem?
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  • Profile picture of the author desley
    Hi
    I think I would ask 2 questions:

    What sort of feedback, both positive and negative, you receive from your customers.

    What is one strategy that is doable, cost effective, that you currently implement (other than outsourcing or paid advertising) to generate targeted traffic to your site/s or sales funnel.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    I would use one minute to describe my situation in my business and then would ask his best advice for someone in my situation.
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