So, I am writing this in a hotel in New Orleans, having just come off the cruise ship that has been taking myself and some 400 other Internet Marketers around the Caribbean.
For me it has been the best cruise I have been on, and this is my third.
Okay, so over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing with you some of the stuff I have learnt and the people I have met.
And I have picked up so much that it is going to take more than 1 newsletter!
One of the things I picked up on the cruise was the importance of branding.
And a good example of this is a new friend Dave and I met called Emerson Brantley, who is a really ace copywriter by the way.
He has been at just about every Marketer’s cruise I can remember and his signature is a pirates hat!
Both memorable and recognisable at a stroke!
So bearing this in mind, Dave and I headed off for the Caribbean with some t-shirts and sweatshirts branded with a photo of me saying “Sarah Staar Business School”.
And it sounds a bit cliched and naff, but it really worked. It did the job.
People saw that we were a professional organisation that could afford to bring a team along, and we were visible – highly visible!
Another thing I want to share with you is that when you go to a networking event it is a really good idea to go with a definite set of objectives, otherwise you risk wasting your time and money.
One of my objectives was to get some good shots of me on a warm white sunny beach, not all that easy to get in the UK in January!
So check this out….
Other cool stuff I learnt – coming shortly
There is so much I picked up it is hard to know where to begin….
Here are a few that I am going to cover in more detail in later newsletters.
- As more people access the internet on their phone mobile apps are becoming more important
- New ways to build your list
- A new advertising method that totally blew me away at “Pizza and Profits, a networking event on the cruise”
- How to massively increase email deliverability
The overall thing I got though was that people are getting much more focused on turning their hobby income into a proper business, and creating some real value as well.
How to make high ticket affiliate commissions consistently month after month
Next Thursday I’m hosting a very special live training class.
“How to Make High Ticket Affiliate Commissions Consistently Month After Month. WITHOUT… An Email List, Creating Your Own Product, Useless “Mini-review Sites” or SEO.”
- During this live training you’ll discover:
- Case studies of actual people I’ve taught this to this year who are now enjoying $1K Days.
- My secret traffic source (that no one else is using) this is a free traffic source that is probably one of my most profitable traffic strategies to date.
- The secret that makes the difference between making a few pennies or owning a wildly successful business that makes sales, day after day, on auto-pilot even while you sleep or do other things.
- You’ll discover an easy and effective way to make 6 figures online without having to create any products or sell anything yourself!
- How to find high-end products to promote that will pay you over $1000 in affiliate commissions.
- The secret to reverse engineering any competitor’s website, so that you can ethically steal their traffic and send it to your affiliate offer. This almost guarantees results!!
- You’ll discover an easy and effective way to make sales… without having to sell anything!
No B.S this webinar is step-by-step so there’s no fluff or theories that might or might not work. These are all strategies which I use in my business every day.
How to win friends and influence people. This is the book that I have been reading on the cruise I have to say end it most useful. Like me you do a lot of networking this book is an absolute must read.
I Implemented several of the strategies in this book on the cruise with amazing success. So I know firsthand that the strategies in this book work in the real world!
All the best,
Only two days to go till I fly out to New Orleans for my third Internet marketers cruise.
It’s pretty amazing going on a cruise with 400 Internet marketers!!
This year I am taking Catherine and Sue with me on the cruise. (and Dave of course!)
The cruise is a great time to kick back and relax but I’m also going to be doing some work.
This time I have set myself a clear objective to connect with as many people as possible.
Because I’m obsessed with tracking everything in my business I know that my best customers are the people I’ve actually met face-to-face.
So my big task this year will be chatting to as many people as possible, helping as many people as possible, getting them to sign up to my list, and following up with them afterwards.
I’ve done this in the past at Internet marketing meet-ups and seminars and found this to be one of the best strategies to build an email list with quality customers.
Okay so the numbers aren’t large – I might only get 100 people to sign up to my list – but that’s 100 new relationships with customers that will probably purchase big ticket items from me over the next 12 months.
So the process will be as follows:
Approach as many people and engage in conversation.
Try to help as many people out with their business.
Offer something really cool and relevant in return for their contact details.
Follow up on the phone after the cruise to maintain a relationship.
The other thing I will be doing on the cruise this year is recording an audio interview series with successful Internet marketers.
I’ve purchased an MP3 recorder and once I am on the plane flying to New Orleans on Friday I will put together a short questionnaire. I think I’m going to focus the interviews on one particular subject – possibly traffic generation.
A lot of people go to Internet marketing events and it becomes one big lost opportunity. This is because they don’t have a clear objective before they attend the event.
Whenever attending any kind of marketing event you should always have a clear objective of exactly what you want to achieve.
I guess I had better start packing now as my office is starting to look a bit like a bomb site thanks to all the deliveries from Vista print and the T-shirt company that has printed the Sarah Staar business school T-shirts!!
Dave has been helping me out with tightening up the branding of the company, and anyone on the cruise will definitely recognise the team..
I nearly crashed the Tesla when I heard this
A few months ago I hired a Tesla and toured the UK, visiting various online marketing experts along the way.
I took them for a drive in this gorgeous beast of a car and recorded an interview with them using 2 video cameras.
One of the highlights was my interview with Chris Payne who I drove to one of his high-paying clients for a meeting: I felt like an Uber driver! 🙂
It wasn’t easy asking questions, listening to his answers, and driving in an area I didn’t know!
One of the answers Chris shared with me blew me away so much that I became light headed.
It felt like my whole brain was rewiring itself as a result of Chris’ profound insight.
Thankfully the Tesla has a brilliant self-drive mode so I didn’t crash!
Chris has generated millions of dollars in revenue over the years, and he’s one of the very few go-to people I pay to get advice to grow my business.
He knows a ton about making money with Amazon, so I’ve asked him to come on a webinar TOMORROW and share with you some very clever tricks and shortcuts to help you get amazing free, targeted traffic – and make money using outsourcers at super-low prices to make maximum money in minimum time.
You’ll hear Chris, or me, share the insight which made my head spin, plus loads more.
Click here 🙂 to find out about 5 more of the amazing things you’ll learn on this free webinar.
See on tomorrow on the live class!
Take Action Now -don’t put things off !!
Sometimes I could kick myself for not taking action. For instance, back in 2010 I remember looking at Bitcoin and thinking that is something I should look at.
Unfortunately, I never bought any!
If I’d spent $100 on bit coins back in 2010 they would be worth over $600,000 now!
Which made me think…If I had started building my email list a year earlier I’d probably be making an extra $5000 a month now….
In today’s age of social media text messages and endless emails, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed.
My advice… Write down a clear objective or an outcome which you desire..
-A new car
-A new house
-Maybe a lifestyle change
NOW – Create a vision board, This is a large sheet of paper with your goal written down on it. This must include photos and images….
Do it NOW !!
Useful Free Tools
SEOquake is a SEO extension (toolbar) for Google Chrome,
it shows PageRank, Alexa and tons of SEO parameters,
also works in SERP.
Some of the best tools solve the simplest problems. Text cleaner
cleans up all kinds of text formatting when copying and pasting
A free tool that allows you to download YouTube videos to your computer.
All the best,
New Year can be a funny time, we have a drink or two, toast in the New Year, and make all sorts of New Year’s resolutions, for example:
-Quitting my job and start working from home
-Start making $200 , $500 or even $1000 a day
-Pay off the mortgage
But all too often we go back to work or back to our normal routine where everything is safe and familiar.
We fall back into the comfortable groove we have created that is safe because we know it.
Before we know it half the year has passed us by and our New Year’s resolution is a distant memory.
And you are fatter.
And you are still grumbling about your bosses and how undervalued you are.
And you are still not earning what you believe you are worth
And you still haven’t paid off the mortgage
So I think it’s crazy (if not downright delusional) to come up with a long list of things to try and do each January without actually thinking it through!
What I do is categorise everything, put my objectives into a proper list, and then commit to them.
I call these life tasks.
Before I commit to a life task I think about it long and hard because I know that it’s going to take up a large chunk of my time and mental commitment.
You need to think of owning a life task a bit like having a superpower, it gives you great power but with it comes great responsibility….
When I implement a life task I know I’m going to achieve the task no matter how outrageous, so I need to keep that in mind…
The other thing to bear in mind is a life task can take over your life, as far as brainpower and commitment goes.
This is very similar to the scene that you may have seen in many superhero films and comics where the superhero brings somebody back from the dead and almost dies in the process because it sucks so much power or life from themselves.
I think this is an interesting analogy, yes it is possible to achieve outrageous and crazy things but, it may suck a lot of power from your mental being. Keep that in mind…..
To be honest, this is the first time I have ever talked about this, I think this is probably one of the big secrets to my success.
OK, so lets say you want to quit your day job and work from home? That’s a really good goal. However, you need to think things through and work out how you are actually going to achieve this.
With any new goal, I work out a sort of action plan and then give myself a deadline. If my deadline is one year I then create 12 goals one for each month of the year.
This is good because now you’ve set yourself 12 deadlines, and we all work better when we have a deadline.
Each month set yourself several tasks that need to be accomplished by the end of the month. Each task will bring you closer to your end goal.
GO FOR IT !!
Last week Dave and I went to see a new science-fiction film……Passengers.
A spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Dave and I had very different views on the film, I loved the film and thought that it was incredibly well-made and was visually stunning. I guess I’m just a sucker for any science-fiction film based inside a spacecraft.
Dave, on the other hand thought that the plot had a few holes in it even though the film was well crafted as a movie, and well acted too..
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
This book documents the rise of the computer hacker from the 1960s to the 1990s. It’s a fascinating read and shows how a small group of computer nerds had a vision that changed our world forever.
This book has fascinating profiles of, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, MIT’s Tech Model Railroad Club, and more.
“Hacker” does not mean you hack computer systems for profit, by the way.
It means you really enjoy writing cool code..
The book has loads of stuff like this in it – well worth a read !!
All the best,
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