What Happens If The Company You Promote Gets Shut Down

What Happens If The Company You Promote Gets Shut Down

door-1587863_960_720What Happens If The Company You Promote Gets Shut Down : Frankly we didn’t ever imagine having to write an article like this but the truth is that there is every possibility at some time in your entrepreneurial journey if you are working in the affiliate marketing or network marketing space that a company you promote may get shut down by the powers that be.

Well it’s just happened to a company we have been promoting as affiliate marketers for the past 3 years … it was officially announced on Monday that the FTC shut down MOBE. It was heartbreaking news, totally unexpected and a lot of people are hurting as a result.

News like this can be devastating to an entrepreneur especially when the majorit of your income is based upon promoting just one thing or it’s your primary promotion because you believe so passionately in it.

We just wanted to give you our perspective an experience not just as online entrepreneurs but from our experience as accountants and management consultants having dealt with company shut downs more than once in our careers.

And to be clear we cannot and are not legally able to give you advice only share our thoughts which are ours personally and not those expressed by MOBE

The question is what do you do next ?

That was the question we were faced with earlier this week after the rumours we heard became reality and on Monday we recorded a video with our thoughts on it

What To Do When Your Company Gets Shut DownNow we may look smiley and happy but trust us we were hurting, not just for the loss of our personal income but the loss for our clients, students and friends who we have worked with over the years and helped build their affiliate marketing based businesses …

Does that mean we hate the affiliate marketing model?

Absolutely not!

Our online business we started back in 2010 has been affiliate marketing based and it’s a model we love and will continue to recommend.

If you are one of our friends affected and found your way here we hope you will take some comfort from the video if you didn’t see it on social media, and know that it’s not the end of the world but a new beginning.  Another step on your entrepreneurial journey …

There will be road bumps and obstacles on the way but how you cope wth them will help you achieve your ultimate dreams and goals

“If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You Are Losing Theirs …”  From IF by Rudyard Kipling

We’ve had outpourings of support and kindness and all because we have taken time over the years to look after our clients and customers and build a brand of honesty and integrity

We invite you to take a look at a Facebook Post we wrote just this morning

Just click on the picture to read the full post and the comments ?

The Entrepreneur In YouSo what next?

We’re taking some time to do our due diligence and find the right home for us and our friends and if you are every faced with your company being shut down either by the FTC or just for economic reasons we hope this article has helped in some way

If your situation is one of desparation we urge you to speak with someone who can help your come to terms with what has happened.

Which brings us to something we highly recommend … and that’s to brand yourself so that should something like the company your promote getting shut down your brand it still there across the internet and on social media … we wrote an article on it the other day we recommend you read

If you want to stay in touch and follow our next steps or needs some support and friendship on your journey you can join our Facebook Community : Inner Circle Mastermind here

Thanks for reading and hoped this article has helped you

Chris and Susan Signature

Who Are We

We’re former accountants of a certain age (60+) with 5 great kids and 4 grandchildren. 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 and helping transform lives. We started an online education and training business helping entrepreneurs in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s create their ultimate retirement breakthrough and find a way to fund their retirement and fulfil their passion and purpose as midlife entrepreneurs.  Our worldwide educational business is centered on online marketing business education, financial literacy and wealth creation and a desire to help you create financial freedom through online entrepreneurship whatever your age or experience.

C&S SCS London Nov 2016Authors : The Mindset Shift

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Top Reasons An Entrepreneur Should Brand Themselves

Top Reasons An Entrepreneur Should Brand Themselves

shutterstock_541057264Top Reasons An Entrepreneur Should Brand Themselves : Trying to build a business without branding yourself in the 21st century where mobile devices and selfies are part of everyday life if foolhardy.

Taking the time from the day you decide to become and entrepreneur will reward you well into the future.  How do we know?  Because we learned it early on from our online business mentor and to this very day we are eternally grateful for that advice.  So much so that we hammer home how important personal branding is to our customers, clients and students

The  KNOW, LIKE and TRUST factor is as important for a solo entrepreneur as it is for the bigger brands you will recognise … in fact we would say even more so because most of us are very passionate about what we do and should protect our personal brand vigorously.

What is Personal Branding?

In essence, personal branding is the process by which business people differentiate themselves by identifying and communicating what makes them different or unique from their competitors.  Those features that make them stand out from the crowd. If you are providing a service or supplying products in a competitive field (this especially applies to affiliate marketing and network marketing) then this USP (Unique Selling Point) is critical to your success.

Why is personal branding so important?

If you don’t stand out from the crowd, that means you’re just like everyone else … and if you’re just like everyone else, why should customers or clients choose you over your competitors?

Using ourselves as an example, when we started our online business back in 2010 our mentor asked us what we had that was unique to us and would differentiate us from other people promoting the same business opportunity (a high ticket education and personal development program)  Our answer was our business development skills honed from years working with small businesses as management consultants and it was our age.  He told us that it was likely to be our age and our professional background that would differentiate us and he was right!  To this very day that is what attracts people to work with us. It’s what will attract people to work with you

Top Reasons An Entrepreneur Should Brand Themselves

Be The Expert

When you brand yourself people will perceive you as the expert and it gives you a voice. Without branding yourself, people will not perceive you as an expert. You will simply be just another affiliate marketer or network marketer operating in a big pond.

Build Credibility and Trust

By branding yourself through your website (like the one you are reading this article on) and creating a brand across all social media you will be able to dominate Google in search results for your name and brand.  In these days search engines enable anyone to check you out whilst doing their due diligence and seeing if you are legitimate and trustworthy.  If they can’t find you or have a hard time finding you in the world of Google people will move on and find someone they can to give their business to.

Tell Your Story

Your personal story is integral to your brand and will develop over time.  Tell it you must because it is through your story that people relate to your pain (which is usually theirs too) and will more readily identify with your recommended solution.  Your story is essential to your personal branding and one of the top reasons an entrepreneur should brand themselves.

The Slight Edge

tulips-175605_960_720You need to be one step ahead of your competiors and being more visible in search results will help you show that you are more professional and trustworthy than they are.  You estabish your brand by standing out from the crowd … what we refer to has having “the slight edge” What you stand for and who you can help is your USP (Unique Selling Point)

The yellow tulip in a field of red and coloured tulips.  You stand out!

Add Value

When you add value to what you do, what you’re good at this will automatically increase the referrals you get and attract the people who want to engage with your brand and work with you.

For instance what can you offer by way of a bonus to help you stand head and shoulders above your competitors?

Testimonials are key to this and you should always be collecting them for the future

Conclusion

As we said we were lucky enough to brand ourselves and build our business using the attraction marketing model when we started our online business 8 years ago and it has stood us in good stead over the years hence we can talk about it with confidence

Social Media Branding Academy The one course we recommend to all our clients and students working in the affiliate marketing and network marketing space is the Social Media Branding Academy by two good friends and experts in the field

You can check it out here

 

Branding Resources

Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson – Click Here

Social Media Branding Academy – Click Here

Thanks for reading and  well talk more on this important subject of BRANDING in another article.  Meanwhile do let us know if you have any questions or we can assist you with starting or building your business

Chris and Susan Signature

Who Are We

We’re former accountants of a certain age (60+) with 5 great kids and 4 grandchildren. 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 and helping transform lives. We started an online education and training business helping entrepreneurs in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s create their ultimate retirement breakthrough and find a way to fund their retirement and fulfil their passion and purpose as midlife entrepreneurs.  Our worldwide educational business is centered on online marketing business education, financial literacy and wealth creation and a desire to help you create financial freedom through online entrepreneurship whatever your age or experience.

C&S SCS London Nov 2016Authors : The Mindset Shift

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