It's been a while since I've created or replied to a thread, but I've kept my eyes on the good ol' warrior forum closely enough to stay in the know per se.
Anyway, as the title says. Yes, I recently created a $5k per month income stream by way of local marketing. This is not some precursor to sell you something now or later for that matter. I don't create products in the IM space, so worry not about being pitched. I simply wanted to share this story for 2 reasons. The first as a caveat, and the second as a means of direction and inspiration.
Now, before I share the goodies, I just want you guys to know this. I've been marketing online since 04, and I do have experience. I fraternize with some of the most prominent, well respected marketers many of you know. I don't name drop, so don't ask. I say this because I don't want to mislead you into thinking I sprouted out of nowhere and magically created this additional $5k monthly income, and I'm some whiz kid with all the answers. NO, it didn't happen that way. It took 9 days after the 7 long years of learning how to become an effective communicator had taken shape. It's a result of what I call "blocking my skills", and it's a method I've used all these years I learned from a true marketer indeed back when I first started, the late great Corey Rudl.
Basically, what that means is. I didn't jump from one technique to the next because it seemed to work so great for somebody else. I didn't care about who made $10k in a day, because of this all new method of acquiring customers, or purloining somebody elses traffic, etc. What I did was learn the essential business skills I knew would forever aid me in every facet of business no matter how shiny the object being dangled in front of me was. Here's the point of this thread, warriors.
I made sure I learned the principles of communication and selling first. I built upon my skills in blocks at a time. What do I mean? I didn't look left, right, or any other way for 30 to 60 days sometimes at anything but effective communication. Once I'd felt comfortable and confident in learning that segment of business essentials. I'd stack that block in my mental utility shed for later application. Then I'd move onto the specifics as to what ever it was I'd be engaging in. Whether it be speaking at a conference of an audience filled with financial sharks or, selling high end coaching memberships, donating significant money to a campaign/charity, etc. No matter what it was. I would focus on the essentials needed to totally be the absolute best communicator in that particular endeavor.
Inevitably, doing such practices over the past several years has allowed me to pretty much go into any venture and garner results so many struggle with. And boy let me tell you...people struggle from the neglect to master the basics more than any other reason at all. Offline or online, it doesn't matter, folks. The bridge between you and the income you desire by way of local marketing, IM info marketing, webinar marketing, etc. Is all contingent on your level of effective communication, period.
Since this is the mobile marketing forum, I'll be specific. As of the recent...Ummm, 18 months or so. It's been an emerging trend to hop on the bandwagon of local marketing and cash in on the modern day gold rush as it's been touted. Here's the thing though. Each and every single major successful man or woman teaching you these things are darn good communicators who didn't just happen to get into local marketing. You'll find that they did their homework in learning the language to speak, the angles to take, and the methods necessary built on marketing principles that would entice prospective clients to BUY.
Yes, it was easy for me to go out and acquire the 5 clients out of the 8 I'd spoke with about utilizing my company for their local online marketing. Easy from the standpoint that I didn't read a system, script, or hyped up email telling me to hurry up and do this, say this, send this to local clients before it's too late. No way!!! What I did was operate from principles, and use the advent of technology to my advantage. Because in the end, the people we speak with have not a clue of how vast the internet goes. And if you walk in there to present your internet hot local mobile deal in the language they don't speak....You LOSE, period. Instead, work on your communication more than anything, folks. Learn to speak their language, and what works well in their world, and then tie in what our world can offer them if done correctly. I promise you, if you do this, you'll be less inclined to operate from a place of fear loss as though business are going to run out, and you'll operate from a place of perpetual abundance like you wouldn't believe. Because in the end, the person who wins is the person who's most understood by the business owner, period.
Now, as a personal note. I've challenged myself to create a $10k total brand new income stream by my birthday which is Oct 2nd(this coming Sunday) I have no doubt I'll do so with flying colors. You guys feel free to ask me any questions as to what I'd suggest you do in going about building your local business or any type of business for that matter. I've done it, and I'm living proof that no matter what comes along. Mastering the basics is what makes you rich. Not "secrets" as you're told constantly in our world of IM. Ciao, and I hope this made sense, because I just did this on a freakin' Ipad...lol.