If you want to spend thousands learning that that we teach around here for hundreds, that’s fine, but I find it disappointing how many “experts” are promoting a course and a concept they know little about.
In this blog post though I’ll make a simple case as to why you should consider an alternative to the “big launches” and stick with the long time proven courses with long term established communities instead.
Consider the ProvenAmazonCourse.com course in this case if you are ready to learn how to sell on Amazon.
Or, don’t buy ANY course and just get going with one basic idea than anyone can use (one of multiple strategies we teach) – here’s an 8 minute video I made that’s getting great feedback so far. It shows you how to get started selling on Amazon at virtually no expense at all:
You’ve heard me talk about multiple income streams a lot.
I have numerous income streams myself, and I’m proud to have successfully taught many others this approach to life. It’s not a “business” style – it’s a “lifestyle”.
The MIS theme is in virtually everything I teach. In the “Silent Sales Machine” book I hit on it heavily. I’m pretty sure my team and I have taught more people how to achieve this relaxed lifestyle of multi-source income than anyone else anywhere. When contrasted with the alternatives of trading dollars for time (a job), or having only one source of income, I think you’ll have to agree, there’s no comparison in regards to the security and flexibility you can achieve for you and your family if you go the MIS route.
A common question:
Isn’t it difficult juggling all those income streams?
The first image that many people have when they consider the thought of multiple income streams is a picture of confusion or chaos as they try to do 20 things at once. That’s NOT what having multiple income streams feels like or looks like. If you allow ANY chaos, you’ll actually never get there. If it ever feels like juggling, you aren’t doing it right.
Multiple income streams feels like LIBERTY not JUGGLING.
EVERY student of mine who has achieved MIS has the following in common:
They can do all this because they have the following approach:
If you are still struggling to establish your first source of online income and all of this seems out of reach right now, that’s OK. More than likely it’s a mindset issues and you’ve probably been chasing too many “shiny objects” hoping for a big break.
I’m here to tell you that your “big break” will come disguised as a bit of focused effort (aka work) on a proven system.
We have multiple business models that can easily become your first stream. Check out the “Silent Sales Machine” book on Amazon.com (it’s only $5), or visit SilentSalesMachine.com and get it there. That simple book has been the launching point for countless Internet success stories. Last week we gave away over 8,000 copies of that book and determined students all over the world are putting it to use for the first time.
There’s never been a better time in the history of mankind to be a business builder. Multiple income streams has never been easier. Join us.
Have a question about building multiple income streams?
Ask any question here using the comment button, or join the free MySilentTeam.com Facebook group and join the discussion there. That link will take you right to the discussion we’re having now about all of this.
Wow – I’m still recovering from the week long adventure that was CES Dallas. The core of the event was three intense days of incredible content, but for my family and I it was a 7 day adventure.
We spent time with some of the most successful, giving, friendly, powerful leaders, students, authors and experts in the world of Internet business.
This video explains it all, or read the quick summary below.
By any standard imaginable, the live event in Dallas last weekend was a raging success. You can see the hundreds of pictures, comments and discussions on Facebook and twitter by searching for the event hashtag “#ces2dallas”.
Here’s a link to the facbook group where 95% of all attendees hang out - if you aren’t a free member there yet, please join us (once you are in, search for the event hashtag #ces2dallas): Click To Join th MySilentTeam.com Facebook Group
I won’t even try to communicate in an email the mind blowing impact that the “CES Dallas” event had and will continue to have on every attendee, and probably the entire Internet biz community. I can’t help but feel we are raising the standard of what an Internet biz conference should look like.
In his opening comments, our keynote speaker Rabbi Daniel Lapin had us on the edge of our seats for two hours…and one of the biggest take aways for most people was the fact that in life as in business and in all other arenas, we are NOT meant to be alone. Solitude is poison, and as Internet entrepreneurs we have to resist the urge to “hide” and try to “go it alone”.
There’s something powerful about face-to-face meetings like CES. Because the core of our audience is made up of such passionate, caring, giving people, the atmosphere was alive and quite emotional at times in Dallas. It’s hard to explain, but from the pics and comments posted online you’ll get a feel for the impact of this event. Use the link above, and check it out if you haven’t yet.
So far 100% of the anonymous surveys we’ve gotten back from attendees have said they plan to come back next time!
If you have a couple minutes, check out that video above – in it I show you:
1. A brief wrap up of the event
2. How to stay a part of it all for free on Facebook, or take a more serious step and join my team and I in the launch of…
…and finally, allow me a quick shout out to our incredible sponsors who helped make the event possible and added so much value to the event:
It was November 2013…a large Orlando hotel conference room was packed with friendly faces. My best customers, students and partners had come from around the world at my invitation for a jam packed weekend of learning and growing together. There was no denying I was visibly nervous and you could tell I had barely slept the night before. In fact, I had never done anything like what I was about to do. Over 350 friendly faces were watching me step into a role I wasn’t yet convinced I was ready for.
Surely there must have been some doubt in the room as we started the event. Would it all be worth it?
I can count on one hand the times I’ve been more nervous in my life. I’ve been on stage in front of audiences before, but never anything quite like my first CES event where every person in the crowd was there because I had asked them to come see what my team and I had planned. Each attendee had decided to spend their money, get on an airplane or drive long distances, leave their families and routines in order to be there.
No pressure, right?
Let’s skip to the end of the story:
You can ask literally ANYONE who was there. It was powerful.
In order to get the true sentiments of those who attended we anonymously asked (via poll) all who attended a couple simple questions.
We asked “Should we do this again?” and, “Would you come back?”
The responses poured in – virtually 100% “YES”.
We listened -and we got a bigger room for our September 2014 CES event. Tickets sold out in under a day months in advance of the event. I didn’t even send the invite to my full mailing list before it was sold out. I’m still in shock.
None of us should be surprised at the power of face to face gatherings though – it’s actually a biblical concept.
I’ve learned recently that ancient Jewish wisdom has a concept that explains the value of live (face to face) interaction as opposed to the alternatives of written, phone calls or even live video chat. I learned of this concept from my favorite Jewish author Rabbi Daniel Lapin. In the Hebrew language, the word for “face” and the word for “inside” are the same word. The significance of these overlapping words is simply this:
You can’t tell what’s really going on inside someone until you see them in person – or face to face. With over 50 facial muscles, we communicate incredible amounts of information very quickly when meeting others. This helps us truly decide who we can and can’t trust, who we want to get to know better and who to avoid.
You can’t duplicate this with a phone call, an email or even an online chat.
Here are just some of the things I saw happen in front of my eyes at CES 2013 that NEVER would have happened otherwise:
And that’s not even listing the incredible content, ideas and strategies that were shared openly by all the entire time – with NO big pitches for products to purchase.
The September 2014 event is sold out, so this isn’t a ploy to sell you a ticket (although you can get the next best thing which is full access to all of CES via online live stream. It’s on sale until Aug 1st here):
Instead, I want to reinforce the fact that there’s no replacing face to face – even in our age of virtual meetings, email and live streaming. If you aren’t “getting out” and physically surrounding yourself with real people who encourage and inspire you, then you are missing out on some of the greatest energy boosting opportunities you’ll ever experience. Come see the faces of my partners, students and readers if you get a chance. You’ll see we are on a mission and we want you to join us.
SilentSalesMachine.com has undergone a major makeover and the 8th release/update is ready!
I started rolling it out FOR FREE to past readers and members of MySilentTeam.com starting in March 2014, but we hit some delays in getting it out to the public.
I can hardly believe this book has been going strong since 2002! I’ve been updating and re-releasing what is surely one of the all time (if not the all time) best selling ebooks in the world – now in its 8th major makeover/update.
What’s this book about?
Quite simply, it’s about what works NOW and what doesn’t work NOW online. It’s about where to get started and what to avoid. It’s the story of my success online and the success of thousands of others that I’ve taught, but better yet, it’s how you can do it as well.
Yes it’s true- thousands of people have used past versions of this book to launch their online income streams.
Here are the details on the “Silent Sales Machine 8.0″ ebook update:
If you are getting a free update to the latest version I have a favor to ask:
Visit SilentSalesMachine.com to get your copy. There is around 30-40% new content in version 8 along with several updates of now outdated services, links and strategies.
Have a question, comment feedback etc.? Please leave a comment using the comment button above! We will publish all comments that others might find useful, but if you have a private question you can leave it here as well and we’ll respond to the email address you leave us.
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I’ve been helping my readers and students launch successful online and Internet based businesses for nearly a decade. Even though I’ve been part of helping thousands of people achieve significant online incomes, I’m aware that much if not most of my audience is still stuck at square one for one reason or the other. This is a visual map to help you pick an idea to start with, or if you’ve had some success and want a new income stream you’ll find my favorites here.
Welcome to my “Opportunity Landscape” or “Opportunity Map”. A lot of thought went into this – I hope you like it.
This video explains the map:
At the bottom of this article you’ll see an older version of my map. Here’s the latest version:
Did I leave anything out? Do you want more detail on any of these opportunities? Do you disagree with where I placed any of the opportunities? Let’s talk about it… (also – for additional reading check out this $5 book. It’s helped launch hundreds of successful businesses (if not more) online.
Scroll down for the old version of the map…
The Old Map:
I get asked a lot about my preference for tracking orders and making sales of digital goods online. There are numerous options available so I thought I’d start a conversation on the topic.
Some other thoughts I left out & things I’m learning as a result of this article (help me add to this list and keep it current with your comments below):
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I’ll try to create a features/benefits grid over time as I gather information on this topic. I couldn’t’ find a good comparison online anywhere, so this is my attempt to start researching while while letting you know what I’ve learned so far.
If you’ve read much of my material at all you know how often I tout the benefits of “Growing Your Online Audience“, “Adding targeted prospects to your email lists” and “EXPANDING your online influence“. Efforts along these lines are crucial to building and maintaining long term success – and that’s not just my opinion. Virtually all established experts in the Internet Marketing arena would echo my sentiments.
Perhaps you’ve heard marketing expert Dan Kennedy call your “list” your most valuable asset as a biz owner. I agree, but I word my message slightly differently. I tell my students and clients that, “There’s no more valuable asset you can have than a large and ever growing list of people who both want to hear from you and who are also eager to do business with you.”
Obviously, the easier it is to connect with such a list of partners/prospects the stronger the asset. This is why I love email as a tool of mass-communication and customer relationship building.
…but this isn’t an article about email marketing.
This is an article about using eBay and Amazon to expand your online audience.
Also note, there are countless strategies for expanding your influence & growing your “list” using creative online marketing tactics, and there are numerous articles on my blog on that very topic. In this article I’m going to focus on two of the most commonly used platforms for gaining the attention of potential prospects. Those platforms are:
eBay and Amazon.com
Here are my ground rules for any discussion regarding using eBay and Amazon as a marketing tool for list growth and prospect generation:
1. The rules are ALWAYS changing and out of our control – we all have to stay up to date (let me know if/when you find new relevant info and I’ll update this blog post!)
2. I’ll never intentionally encourage you to do anything outside of the established eBay/Amazon policies (nor have I ever done so)
3. In many cases the rules will be slightly confusing so proceed with caution no matter what the policies are
4. You owe it to yourself to squeeze every penny of marketing exposure out of your activities on Amazon and eBay WITHOUT breaking the rules
One of the best ways to do just that is to sell just about anything that is widely appealing to your target audience, and then while you have the attention of your prospects and customers you have an opportunity to invite those people to a mailing list. When they join your list it’s a chance to begin building a relationship with them over the long term.
This is exactly how I’ve built much of my online success in fact. Many of my most loyal partners and successful students were those who first found me on eBay so many years ago and elected to join my email mailing list. It’s put literally millions of dollars in sales through my biz as a result.
For nearly 10 years now I’ve done my best to stay on the cutting edge of what IS and ISN’T allowed in the arena of “pulling leads” from eBay and more recently on Amazon as well.
Here’s a summary of where we are now with both with additional details on each point in the video below:
A video walk through of all of this:
EBAY: Here’s a video I made that shows you how to give every eBay buyer the chance to join a niche specific mailing list post-purchase. You can grow multiple niche lists this way on auto-pilot. The full instructional video with full detail on integrating eBay with your email list building efforts (using a service called Zapier) can be seen using this link.
EBAY: You ARE allowed to link from one eBay listing to another! This means you can sell a “high attention grabbing” product and link to a second listing such as an information product or big ticket item from within your popular listing. For example, if you are trying to sell a weight loss book, you might advertise a popular piece of exercise equipment on eBay and put a link to your book inside the eBay listing for the equipment. There are countless possible uses for this strategy.
I’ll get to the “$5million” plan in a moment, but first some classic wisdom.
Around this time of year a lot of people get really serious about their future, their physical and spiritual health, their finances, their relationships and their life goals – but I’m not big on resolutions at the start of each new year.
Here are some year ’round rules of thumb that are far more powerful than any “big goal setting session” you might feel prompted to take:
Over the past 10+ years I’ve gotten better and better at taking the above classic (aka “boring”) advice in ALL areas of my life and WOW has it paid off!
The above classic advice has lead to me having unbelievable success in multiple online biz models as well as an incredibly large (and growing) loyal audience that includes great people like YOU! In 2013 we blew past the 1,000 testimonials mark and they are still pouring in weekly.
Now…Let’s talk about my $5million plan!
Because my reading audience has grown so large, I could EASILY cash out, sell out, and get rich…(don’t worry – I have bigger goals than that).
Let’s just say I wanted to earn $5million in 2014 here are the simple steps I would take:
1. sell my soul (can’t have guilt slowing me down now can we?)
2. Next, I’d promote every “hot” internet program that launches. I’d easily be in the top 5 in total sales made on nearly all of those launches for the first several months until my readers started to catch on and I started losing their trust. That’s OK – I’d flash those big commission checks and gain even more zombies…I mean subscribers to my email list.
3. Next I’d promote stuff I’ve never promoted before – stuff with “hot” themes like : “Simple Facebook ads = instant wealth”, or “Affiliate marketing riches in 5 easy steps” , “The exact Ten products anyone can sell on Amazon or eBay and stuff their bank account”, or “The top secret program that has cash flooding my paypal account every day” , or “how to get rich convincing people that you know how to get rich online” or “4 steps to automatic daily income online”…
I can see it now…I’ll build sales pages where I’ll flash pictures of my family on vacations in exotic places, show a pic of a nice car (a rental with me in the driver seat will do nicely) and many people will fall for it and BUY IT ALL.
THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
Why do I point this out though? Because I’m sad to report that there is an abundance of “shiny object” garbage out there that will take you down the rabbit hole if you are to fall for it. It’s sad to see “experts” pushing garbage on their audience. In the end THEY LOSE as do their customers. It’s so obvious to me.
The classic (boring) facts are just as true today as they’ve always been: