The Top Three Skills To Be Successful Online

The Top Three Skills To Be Successful Online

The Top Three Skills To Be Successful OnlineAt a recent entrepreneurs mastermind in Bali Indonesia Michelle from Washington asked Matt Lloyd

What are the top three skills to be successful online that an entrepreneur should learn and master?

It’s a great question and for anyone starting out in the online business world and in  particular the affiliate marketing industry it’s going to be very helpful.  Luckily today there is far more education around than when we first became internet entrepreneurs.

The First Skill To Learn To Become Successful Online

I would say the very first skill you want to learn to be successful online is paid traffic. Learn how to generate traffic and get traffic in front of an offer, because even if you’re terrible at writing sales copy or making a sale or influencing someone to buy, you can always go and find someone else or someone else’s business, and they’re very good at that. They already have the sales funnel set up, and all you have to do is send traffic, targeted traffic. In other words, place ads, have people click the ads, click your affiliate link, go to that other website, and when they buy, you get paid a commission

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If you’ve never done that before, it’s quite easy to do. You can go websites like Clickbank.com. Amazon has an affiliate programme. MOBE obviously has a big affiliate programme. We’ve paid out over $71 million now in commissions. You want to learn paid traffic, and when I say paid traffic, what you want to do is you want to focus on one form of traffic first. It might be, like, Facebook pay-per-click. You might decide you want to learn that. Could even be banner advertising. It could be doing sponsored ads in email marketing. It could be direct mail. It could be radio ads. Could be advertising in magazines, but my point is you pick one and you don’t try and learn anymore until you can consistently get traffic from that one traffic source.

Way too many people, they dabble in different traffic methods. They never take the time to master them, and of course they don’t get results, and before they know it, they’ve spent a lot of money, no results, and they’re just confused. You don’t need more than one paid traffic method to make a lot of money in this industry. Every single one of our million dollar earners, people who have earned over a million dollars with our affiliate programme, and we have six or seven of them now, they all focus on one traffic method. Besides one of them, they all do paid traffic, okay? Besides one of them. That’s the first thing you want to learn.

This is the ONE skill every business owner needs to master!

The Second Skill To Learn To Become Successful Online

the top three skills to be successful onlineThe very next thing you want to learn is the one thing that a lot of people probably don’t want to learn, and that’s how to sell. Whether you like it or not, if you’re going to be in business, at some point of course you’re going to need to sell. If you’re not promoting someone else’s product, if you’re promoting your own product or service, unless you know how to sell and how to influence people to buy, I mean, until a sale occurs, nothing else in business really matters. None of the other functions in business, accounting, all that stuff, matter until you’ve made a sale, so you need to learn how to sell.

When I first started, I got off to a slow start. I couldn’t make sales, okay? I wasn’t making any money online. What I did is I took a commission-only job as a telemarketer, and I did this for about three months. This was in Perth, Australia. I took this job where I was on a headset all day long in a little cubicle, and I was just selling all day long. If I didn’t sell, I didn’t get paid a cent. When I first started, I was terrible at it, but by the end I was able to make $200, $300 a day, some days more, just on pure commission. Looking back, that was one of the most valuable experiences I ever did for my career as an entrepreneur. If you have a fear over selling or any hesitation over selling, realise that’s some mental block that you have and you need to get over that. You need to get very comfortable with selling and influencing other people to buy. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re marketing a good product, then you shouldn’t have any hesitation or hangup around selling it.

The benefit of working with MOBE as an affiliate is the you don’t actually have to do the selling as they have a professional sales team handling that for you.  That’s why we love working with MOBE  They do what we’re not so good at 🙂

The Third Skill To Learn To Become Successful Online

The third skill that I would learn is copywriting. Good copywriting. Direct response copywriting. If you know how to sell one on one in person, that’s going to give you an enormous advantage when it comes to selling through print, selling through your writing and selling to the masses through copy. You want to learn how to sell one on one first, and then as long as you can do that, then selling in print is not that hard. Because selling in print, it’s not so much about how well you write from a good English perspective, or a grammar perspective. It’s more about, “Can you take what you do one on one, you know, sales interaction, and transfer that to the page?” If you can sell one on one, then selling in print is the next thing you want to learn.

The better you can get at writing copy, it’s just going to help you a lot. It’s going to help you when you craft offers. It’s going to help you in email marketing. It’s going to help you in delivering sales presentations and webinars, and doing the slides. It will just help you in all areas. I would recommend that you buy good copywriting books, not from internet marketing gurus, but from people who were doing this long before the internet ever came along. People like Dan Kennedy, Claude Hopkins, Gary Halbert, because they are the true masters of it. Much more than internet marketing gurus of today to be honest.

Like sales skills, the best part of working with a good system like MOBE is that they have great copywriters creating content and emails for you to use until you get good enough to write your own 🙂

Learn those three skills and you’ll never have to worry about a lack of money ever again, if you can get good at them.

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The Real Truth About Passive Income

The Real Truth About Passive Income

The Real Truth About Passive IncomeToday we’re going to reveal the real truth about passive income and dispel some of those myths and untruths we’re all familiar with and to show you that there are numerous ways to generate what is known as passive income.

We were first introduced to the passive income or residual income method when we joined a network marketing company in 2005.  Now we didn’t do anthing further with that company but we always saw that passive income generation was something we would come back to one day. We were working a traditional ‘time for money‘ management consultancy and knew that could not go on forever and we weren’t getting any younger…

There will always be something that gives you that push to make change!

To put this into perspective a lot of people say it doesn’t exist but it does.  Think about your mobile phone contract for example.  You take out a contract and the mobile company bills you every month.  That’s a form of passive income in the real world.  Money that comes into their account month in and month out without them having to do any additional work other ensure the service you pay for is provided.

Passive income works in so many different ways but one myth we want to dispel right away is that it you don’t have to do any work to generate it.  The real truth about passive income is that you have to do the work upfront make no mistake.  Just like the mobile phone salesman had to make the sale in the first instance for the company to be paid ‘passively‘ every month for the service.

Why Passive Income is the Ultimate Business Model

The Real Truth About Passive IncomeEarning a truly passive income is the end goal of the vast majority of internet marketers / online business owners and you could very easily consider it to be an absolutely ideal situation in terms of finances and business.

What is passive income? It means that you earn money without having to work. That doesn’t mean you haven’t worked for it though – it just means you’ve sowed your seeds so that you can profit long into the future.

In other words, you invest some time and money into setting up a business model that is capable of ‘running itself’ and from then on, you reap the benefits. You might even continue to work on the business model in your spare time to scale it further, or to keep it going, but the point is that you don’t have to actively trade your time for money any more.

Once you have a passive business model, you can literally continue to earn money while you’re sleeping.

Working online increases your freedom to a great extent because it allows you to choose how and when you work. But if you’re providing a service to a client, then that’s still not true freedom. At the end of the day, if you take time off, you lose money (that was us).

But with passive income, you really do get to experience true freedom. Now you can choose to take the entire day off, or to refrain from working for the next week even and there will be no repercussions.

Want to spend more time with your kids? You can!

Want to go for a stroll and feel the sun on your face? You bet!

Want to go travelling? Work on a personal project that means a lot to you? Stay in bed?

We think you’re starting to get the picture…

Using Passive Income to Become Truly Wealthy

But for many people, passive income goes further than this. For many people, the real truth about passive income is that it isn’t necessarily about working less but rather it is about increasing their income.

More so than any other type of business, a passive income model will allow you to scale. Why? Because if you start earning money that doesn’t require your active input, then there’s no reason that you can’t use your free time to set up another passive income model.

When we first started out we began with just one income stream but over time (6 years now) we have added multiple passive income streams to our business. The more separate passive income businesses you create, the more resilient your business will become.

What to Expect and How to Approach Passive Income

So what is the secret to success when it comes to passive income? What should you expect from it? And how do you approach it without risking serious disappointment?

The first thing to do is to have the right expectations. Too many people expect to get money for nothing and to make a huge profit from a website or blog for example after putting in only a small amount of work.

What’s very important to understand here is that passive income does not mean that you are getting money for nothing. This is not a get-rich quick scheme and it does take work and know-how.  Guess that’s why we love the education and training niche and helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals and dreams of a business that really does work for them.

You have to have the right approach to generating passive income because if you head into this expecting to make $100 a day immediately, you are going to be disappointed and you are probably going to quit out of frustration before you get anywhere. This is what happens to the vast majority of people.

It’s also important because we don’t want any of you to run out right now and quit your day job!

What you need to do, is scale back your expectations and make a steady attempt to increase your earnings and to build a business.

Your aim is not to give up your day job. Not right away anyway! Rather, your aim is to make yourself some extra money on the side that will make your day-to-day life that much comfier and more enjoyable. It’s to fund your lifestyle and it’s to follow something you’re passionate about.

That’s the real truth about passive income

The Real Truth About Passive IncomeTo find out more and the different types of passive income businesses you can engage in you can download our mini book “Ultimate Passive Income” with our compliments here

It’s full of practical advice, different ways to create passive income (some which may surprise you and you have never thought of even) and our favourite which is affiliate marketing

We do hope you enjoy and take value from your copy of the Ultimate Passive Income one of the mini books in our Success Formula Series

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Who Are We

We’re former accountants of a certain age (60+) with 5 great kids, 3 grandchildren and our last remaining cat. We love skiing and traveling the world and have achieved a fabulous life helping others to start and build a successful business online and now speak on international stages following that passion. Our worldwide educational business is centered on online marketing business education and wealth creation and a desire to help you create financial freedom online through entrepreneurship in the digital economy whatever your age or experience.

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