I just got off the phone with "SMM" (one of my students--he asked me not to use his name here if I used his exact figures.) Here are the facts:
- He started his online business on June 10.
- On Wednesday, September 2 (84 days later), he had an $8,000.00 day on a zero advertising budget.
- He's made $13,000.00 this week--and it's not over yet.
- He has 91 members in his $47/month membership site creating a $4,277.00 monthly residual income.
Now at this point you need to understand some things about "SMM":
He didn't have any special connections. He didn't know how to do HTML. He didn't have any technical skills whatsoever. He had never had an internet business before. He started with zero subscribers in his Aweber account just like everyone else.
So how did he do it? Here are the broad strokes:
He believed he would succeed and succeed quickly.
In June "SMM" quit his lucrative job/partnership to start working online. He told me at the beginning of June he planned to make $10,000.00 in June. I told him it wasn't likely, but he didn't care. He figured he NEEDED to make the money. Did he make $10,000.00 in June? Nope, he made a couple thousand. Not a bad start, but he also didn't get discouraged. He kept working and it paid off.
He believed he would succeed and now he has.
He stuck to his plan.
He didn't do one thing, then another, then a third. Instead, he stuck to his plan. He wanted to have his own product, his own membership site.
He created his own product.
He realized early on that the fastest way to profit was from his own product. He created a unique product that would appeal to his target market.
He created a workable sales funnel.
He knew in order to succeed he needed to capture email addresses of his visitors, give them compelling reasons to buy and offer them upsells.
He did it himself with advice from others.
While trusting in your own ability is important, "SMM" also realized he needed to listen to people who had succeeded before him. He constantly emailed me and others to get input every step of the way.
Most Important: He Got It Done.
One of the funniest conversations we had was when he was about to "launch" and was stressed about all the details. How would he get a membership site done on time? We created a path that allowed him to succeed and get things out there--even if they weren't perfect.
"SMM" is a good guy, a smart guy and he works hard. Has he succeeded well so far? You bet he has. But here is the take-away message for you: Everything he has done can be duplicated by you.