Is it REALLY possible to completely crush it online with just a few hours a day?
I get asked this question almost every single day.
By email, Facebook message, phone and by Skype from people from all around the world.
And it’s people from every single profession you can imagine.
CEO’S and Senior Level Management…
All the way to telemarketers…
Even a 12-year old kid! (I know right? I was just as shocked as you).
They all ask me the same thing.
“Darren, I really want to make money online. But how can I build an online empire when I have a full-time job, a family, and I only have a few hours a day to invest into a business? Can I do it? Is it really possible?”
What if I was to tell you that IT’S TOTALLY POSSIBLE
to completely crush it online with just a few hours a day?
By far one of the biggest challenges that most people run into when they venture into making money online is how to juggle their time.
There are only so many hours in a day and most people work 8 to 12 hours a day, plus travel time to and from work.
Plus, it can seem a little daunting when you first get started. There are so many moving parts.
When I first started marketing online, I had no idea what an auto-responder was.
I thought a funnel was something that you used to put oil into a car.
Plus, I never learned how to type in school. I guess you could call me a Chicken Pecker Typer, because I type with 2 fingers.
All I know is that if it’s possible for me to do it, ANYONE can learn how to make money online.
Here is what I can tell you though…
You will get to the top much quicker and completely eliminate the rejection from your business if you follow these 6 simple steps.
These 6 simple steps can propel you to a freedom lifestyle in record time.
STEP 1: GET CLEAR ON YOUR WHY
Many people start a business, but few actually have a “Why” strong enough to move them into massive action.
They already have an income, so their core needs of food and shelter and basic needs are already met.
This can be a good thing and a bad thing at the same time.
It’s a good thing that if you can get your mindset in order, then you don’t have to worry about those basic needs. It’s a bad thing if the pain in your life has not taken you to a breaking point yet.
That’s the difference between the people that make it and the people that don’t.
For me? I had reached my breaking point.
I originally started a business online so that I could escape Corporate America and live a life of freedom.
My job was literally killing me. And I’m completely serious.
I was working 18 hours a day, evenings, weekends and many times all-nighters as Vice President of Marketing for a public company.
Basically, I had no life!
In the event that I stayed that course, I probably would be dead by now.
In fact, two of my BEST friends…
I’m talking my “soul brothers…”
Died before they even turned 50 because of that business model.
Working evening and weekends…
All for what?
$150k a year?
My son Drayson is currently 16 and lives in San Diego and comes in town for 7 weeks during the summer and I wanted to be able to spend that quality time with my boy.
Most Dad’s would have to be working 9 to 5 and would not get the luxury of being able to spend 7 weeks of quality time with their children. I wanted to change that. I wanted him to have options when he is an adult.
When I was 18, all I knew was that I needed to get more education and then hopefully I would get a higher paying job. But as I worked my way up the Corporate ladder, it didn’t create freedom. In fact, it created something completely different.
I knew that if I didn’t find a better way to make an income, that I wouldn’t even be around for my son’s own wedding. I knew I had to make a change.
Do you have children or grandchildren that you want to be able to spend more quality time with? Are you grinding it away in Corporate America and have no life like what I went through?
Do you just hate the sound of the alarm clock going off in the morning and peeling yourself out of that warm bed when all you really need is just a few more hours of sleep?
That’s where I was. Thank God I found a way out.
STEP 2: GET A MENTOR
By far the biggest challenge I had to overcome in my online business was being able to surrender my pride and my ego, get a mentor and BE COACHABLE.
97% of people that start a business think that they can just wing it and figure it out on their own.
These people end up wasting thousands of dollars and thousands of hours spinning their wheels. Then they say online marketing doesn’t work and they quit. And I’m saying this from my own personal experience. I got so frustrated hitting my head against the wall, that I just about threw in the towel completely.
Then I surrendered my pride and my ego and got a mentor.
Having a mentor or coach will fast track you, by at least 3 to 5 years, and save you thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of pain and frustration.
Here’s where it gets interesting…
Even if a person gets over the first hurdle and they get a mentor…
The 80/20 rule typically kicks in immediately.
80% of success is just showing up and 80% of the people never actually do.
Or when they do show up, they want to tell the mentor that they have a better way.
Makes no sense does it?
It’s an inner battle that we all go through to be able to JUST LISTEN and BE COACHABLE. Don’t think you’re the only one that goes through this. I went through the exact same battle too. So I know exactly how you feel.
It wasn’t until I kept hitting my head against the wall that I was prepared to finally just show up with pen and paper in hand and empty my cup and realize that I didn’t know it all already.
It wasn’t until I started following the exact action steps I was told to do that I started crushing it online with just a few hours a day.
The above picture illustrates what’s possible when you apply the strategies that I teach my students. Keep in mind that results will vary based upon how emotionally connected you are to your dream and your ability to show up for mentoring, be coachable and take action. See the full income disclosure here.
STEP 3: STOP PITCHING AND START SOLVING PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS
Most people get into Online Marketing, Network Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Direct Sales or MLM and they think it’s a sales pitch business model.
But it’s not.
They think it’s a features and benefits business model.
But it’s not.
It’s Actually a Personal Development & Leadership Business Model of Teaching, Training, and Problem Solving.
Once you get this one simple concept you can start to build your business with effortless ease.
Without ever getting rejected.
Without having to harass your friends and family.
Without having to do home parties.
Without having to cold call leads.
And without having to do 3-way phone calls.
Most people that start a home based business come from a features and benefits business model.
The automotive industry, the real estate industry, the insurance industry, the mortgage industry, the retail industry, even the stock market are all features and benefits types of business models.
But the same model does not hold true with this.
This is a problem-solving, people connecting and relationship business model.
If you can learn how to solve the 5 most common problems that people have in the industry and provide them with the solutions to their problems, you will have no shortage of people joining your business.
Here are a few problems that you need to be able to solve
- How do you build a business without harassing your friends and family?(target marketing)
- How do you generate quality leads and traffic? (eyeballs on your company video)
- How do you close prospects and make sales?
- How do you upsell prospects to buy higher ticket items?
- How do you get team duplication?
STEP 4: BECOME A LEADER BY APPLYING THIS SIMPLE 3 STEP PROCESS
- a) LEARN.
- b) IMPLEMENT.
- c) SHARE.
Let’s say that today is the very first day that you decide to change your life.
So you get a blog like this one here.
And let’s say that you showed up on Saturday at 10 am PST for Millionaire Mentoring.
Take notes as a teacher and not as a student.
What do I mean by that?
It’s simple really.
Take notes on what you are learning and make it a goal that you are going to explain what you just learned as the Teacher after you have finished learning it.
You will begin taking notes in a much different way; knowing that what you are learning, you are about to start teaching.
Once you have learned something, you need to SHARE what you just learned…
So it’s YOUR VOICE explaining the strategy.
You could showcase the strategy in a video, on a Google hangout, on a blog post, on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or a wide array of other platforms online.
IMPLEMENT the strategy for 4 or 5 days to collect some data (results), then SHARE your results in the exact same format.
It’s a super simple formula that will help you gain a following of people your very first month in business.
But it does require you to start learning.
STEP 5: QUALITY CONTENT CHANGES EVERYTHING
The moment that you start creating quality content from what you just learned…
That’s when everything begins to shift in your business.
That’s when people start to see you as a leader.
Remember that there are really only so many strategies.
You just need to be the voice that’s explaining how to do them.
In the beginning, JUST PICK ONE STRATEGY.
Implement the strategy that you just learned for 4 or 5 days, collect some data or results and then share your results.
The process of doing this over and over gets you a following of qualified prospects.
Over time, you begin to build a relationship with these people and they become more and more interested in what you are doing.
It’s kind of like osmosis really.
Like taking some suntan lotion and rubbing it on your skin back and forth until it finally absorbs into your skin.
Repetition is the Mother of all learning.
It typically takes 7 to 12 connections or exposures to enroll a new person into a business.
So stop trying to cram your business down people’s throats and PROVIDE VALUABLE CONTENT.
But where do you put your content?
You need a central hub, or blog, like this one that will allow you to create online real estate where people can gain access to your value all in one place.
This allows you to provide value 24/7, seven days a week…
Even while you are sleeping.
So where do you start?
Realize that YOUR STORY has value. Realize that YOUR STORY can motivate and inspire another human being and help them get to their personal breakthrough.
But how do you do that?
Be a naked soul and start opening up. Be ok with being vulnerable. Tell people about your real life, your family, your trials and tribulations, your personal breakthroughs, your journey of self-discovery and most importantly YOUR VISION.
Here are a few examples of some content that has generated positive results.
This blog post went viral on social media within 24 hours. CLICK TO VIEW.
This blog post has already generated over $12,000. CLICK TO VIEW.
This blog post generated 5 sign ups in 24 hours. CLICK TO VIEW.
This blog post showcases a $5380 DAY while being away on vacation. CLICK TO VIEW.
STEP 6: BUILD A LIST OF QUALIFIED PROSPECTS. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS BY HELPING THEM SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS
By focussing on helping people solve their problems using the problem==>solution business model you will create a list of qualified prospects.
You can speed the process up by doing a paid marketing campaign using Solo-ads, Bing ads, and Facebook ads.
Your goal is simple:
To build a relationship with those people over time so that they will trust you.
People do business with people that they know, like and trust and people that they are either like or that they aspire to be like.
But how do you do that?
Solve problems and showcase results from you and from your students.
Stories sell. Facts only tell.
About 4 years ago, I had this one guy reach out to me on Facebook by the name of Eric.
We had been following each other’s content for a few years without actually ever even speaking to one another.
Pretty wild right?
I had watched so many of Erics videos that I felt like we were brothers (there is a good lesson in that by the way for content creation using video).
Eric was a former photocopy salesman, married with 2 kids.
He had a burning desire to succeed.
He wanted freedom so bad he could taste it.
But nothing he was doing was working.
He literally burned the candle at both ends trying to get to his breakthrough.
Up at the crack of dawn and many nights working past midnight.
But no matter what strategy he used.
No matter how hard he worked, he always seemed to come up short.
Nothing was working.
Eric became so frustrated, that he just about threw in the towel completely.
Then something changed…
He decided it was time to get a mentor.
He realized that what he was doing wasn’t working and that if his income was going to change, he was going to have to change.
So he put his ego aside and started showing up for millionaire mentoring.
Keep in mind that prior to this, Eric had never hit 6-figures or multiple 6-figures in a single year before that.
What happened from there is nothing short of a miracle.
I will let Eric tell you what happened.
Now Eric is a full-time online marketer and travels the world living a freedom lifestyle.
He is just one of dozens and dozens of students that have completely turned their lives around with Millionaire Mentoring.
Is that something that might interest you?
To be able to travel the world with a laptop and make money from ANYWHERE?
Sounds pretty sweet doesn’t it?
Let me tell you…it is.
And once you have your very first $3000 day while you are spending time with your kids.
Or snorkeling in Hawaii.
Or doing some grocery shopping.
Your entire reality as you know it will change forever.
To get started today go here.
Here is what’s really cool.
While I have been writing this blog post, I’ve had a steady stream of leads and sales coming in and it can happen for you too.
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