You look better from farther away

During a Jump Start Coaching Call coaching call, a relatively new info-marketer wanted to know why he wasn’t generating any sales from his website. He asked me to review his site for him. While the opt-in page looked ordinary enough, he had five different training videos on his sales page. He wanted to prove he would over deliver, so he … Continued

Retention by becoming indispensable

I first noticed it in my dad’s tire store. I worked there during summer vacations from high school, changing tires and doing oil changes. There were some guys in the shop who worked hard and got a lot done, and then there were others who smoked cigarettes more than they worked on cars. Because the hard workers were almost always … Continued

It’s all about future gain

As selfish people, we are always thinking about what we want. We want our customers to complete surveys, to confirm their opt-ins and to upgrade their memberships. Our customers are selfish people, too. While they may like us and may be willing to do us a favor, they are much more interested in doing themselves a favor. Every time you … Continued

Reduce the frustration of your team

Tammy was at her wit’s end. Not only was she trying to keep up with two jobs, but she also had to take care of two Labrador Retrievers. In 2006, shortly after starting the Information Marketing Association, Bill Glazer and I had an idea: Let’s provide training for info-marketers’ staff. Because info-marketers are preoccupied with marketing, maybe if we trained … Continued

Are you in the ‘popular’ crowd?

I get frustrated when I hear about the social structure in high school. But then I realize it is the same everywhere else, if you let it. When my daughter, Samantha, was in high school, she had several classmates she had known for many years. They went to elementary and middle school together. But she doesn’t talk to them. Confused, … Continued

Secret to getting unstuck

My office is across the street from one of the best and biggest elementary schools in Tallahassee. It’s particularly convenient for the young moms working here to have their children in school across the street. For the rest of us, it’s a total pain. Each day for about 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon, there … Continued

The only real shortcut

Your teachings have made a huge difference for me these past two years and I’m expecting some big gains this next year due to modeling my business after your pyramid. I’ll look forward to sharing the details with you sometime in near future. You don’t shortcut the shortcut. Hear people telling me they want to launch continuity programs or have … Continued

Dealing with “overwhelm”

While my alarm is set for 5 a.m. each morning, I often wake by 4 a.m. Those are the trickiest mornings. As I lie there, trying to get back to sleep, I can make all kinds of side deals with myself. I’ll think, “I’ve been lying here 15 minutes, and now I’ve only got 45 minutes until it’s time to … Continued

“Great content” isn’t enough

This has the power to transform everything you do in 2014. Imagine a magic wand that can make all the work you currently do more effective at generating customers and profit. This wasn’t as important years ago when the economy was good. Today, there are far more distractions, and consumers are a lot more discerning about where to spend their … Continued