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Like a Phoenix

-by daegan smith


There’s a mythical creature called a
phoenix. It said that this creature
lives for 500 to 1000 years and then
makes a nest towards the end of it’s
days where it and the nest go up in
flames to reveal the phoenix once again
reborn a new.

The longer I run my online business the
more I find myself identifying with this
mystical creature. See . . .

There’s a strange idea that floats
around out there that many people
believe . . .

It’s that you build a business once, get
rich, and ride of into the sunset.

I don’t believe in this personally.

As I look back on my history, it’s been
a grand adventure – no doubt. Without my
business I never would have visited and
taught vibrant minds in Singapore.

I never would have had the opportunity
to take my younger brother on a high
school graduation trip for two weeks to
Tokyo to just explore.

I never would have taken that split
second decision trip to Nicaragua of all
place and seen an entirely different
side of life.

I never would have had the opportunity
to take Kim to Greece to see the sunset
over the caldera in Santorini.

I never would have had the opportunity
to move to Maui Hawaii on a whim.

There are a lot of fun things I’ve done,
but get rich and ride off into the
sunset was never one of them. Nor do I
ever want it to be. I find my life much
more vibrant because of my business and
so will you.

Like the mythical phoenix I’ve had many

Going from dead broke to a huge team and
lots checks each month to seeing that
team burst into flames like a phoenix
only to be reborn again as a new better

You may fee like you want to just get
rich and ride of into the sunset right
now, but when you’re dead in the middle
of doing what you love every single day
you’ll think back to just how silly that
idea was.

Let your business give you a fuller
life, not a reason to escape the one you
now have.

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What is The Best Traffic Source Online?


If you’ve ever wanted to know the truth behind exactly how a ‘nobody’ goes from zero
to financial freedom in the online home business industry here’s the unabridged
story …


Just a few days ago Gary asked …

“What’s the best source of traffic online?”


Because I’m sure this question is on the top of just about everyone’s mind I decided the best way to answer it would be
here …

The answer is simple:

The source that pays for itself.
(Read that again)

Let me give you an insight I never had until very recently. There is NOT a singular best
source of traffic, there are many.

What makes a good marketer is the ability to find and exploit as many as possible, but most
people want to simply be handed a solution that places them in a situation where they
bare no involvement or risk and can be passive as far as this part of their business goes.

That’s why lead companies STILL make a killing.

They simple say “Give me your money and I’ll make sure you never have to deal with getting
leads again.”

It’s incredibly enticing and it seems to take a huge burden of your shoulders, but it really

It handicaps you.

Once you give in you’re now “hooked” to that provider in a situation where you have no
control over lead quality – very bad.

But this isn’t a discussion of lead companies. I bring this up because the desire
for things to just be handed to us is a strong one and giving into it can put you in
a dangerous situation I suggest you avoid.

There are several good ways to go out and get leads, so let me give you priceless advice.

Forget about conversion rates when getting traffic, think only in terms of money in and
money out (HINT:read that again).

If you do this things get SO much easier.

If you “test” a traffic source and you make a dollar more than you spent then consider it
gold and do everything in your power to keep that stream open and flowing.


It’s free high quality leads and if you start to think this way it doesn’t matter if your
company’s product converts high or low, just simply if you’re profitable.

To find the best traffic sources, and as I
think back personally …

It’s important to think in terms of  …

“TESTING” (I love that word).

Everything is a “test” in my mind, and I think because of this perspective
I’m able to create success where others are not – so it’s a mindset I highly suggest
you adopt.

It puts you into the drivers seat.

Too many people online want to throw in the towel prematurely and say “It didn’t work” and simply quit.

Don’t be one of them, you have to get over the ideas of success and failure – it’s all
just a test (ingrain it in your brain).

Some tests will work out quite well and others won’t. Keep doing what works and get rid of
the rest and you’ll soon find yourself very profitable.


P.S. If you’ve ever wanted to know the truth behind exactly how a ‘nobody’ goes from zero to financial freedom in the online home
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Do YOU value your Time?

In business, time quickly becomes your most valuable asset.

How much is your time worth to you?

I mean . . .

Do you REALLY want to be chasing down and cold calling leads that could care less about you and your business or
would you rather spend your time dealing  with people that are not only interested in your business, but actually take
action and join before you even speak to them.


I’ve done both, and take my word for it, the second option is where the money is at.

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How to use your Blog to Recruit


You Can Use Your Blog  To Recruit


Not all that long ago in our regularly scheduled “Inner Circle” no holds barred  Q and A session we discussed the proper
use of blogging to recruit and enhance our  home business. Make no mistake blogging is extremely powerful as a business building tool “if” used properly, here’s how to do it
right . . .

Recruit  The Right Way

One of the biggest mistake I see people making in their blogging efforts is “why” they use them. Most people tend to think of blogging as a primary traffic generation strategy, and it can be, but it’s not THE best use of a blog in our type of business.

You should think of blog traffic more like icing on the cake. The primary and MOST powerful use of starting and using a blog in your business is it’s ability to create a powerful testimonial for you. Let me explain . . .

When I started my first successful business here’s exactly what I did. On an almost daily basis I blogged about
something relating to my business, at the top of that blog I would always note the number of people in our team, and
then carry on with the message.

Sometimes if I had new recruits I would create a formal blog welcome to my new team mates by listing their names and
welcoming them to the team.

If there was a co-op, advertising strategy that was working well for me, you better bet I put in on that blog.

Why? Well, I haven’t told you how I used my blog to recruit yet (we’ll get to
that in a second), but along with using a blog to recruit I also constantly referred my team members there for any and all updates on our business.

It was a central meeting point. As a result my team always checked the blog to see what was going on in our


This was important for two reasons:

First, easy access to important current information pertaining to our team, and second as team wide social proof.

They came to the blog and saw the number of people on the team growing and welcome messages to our new team members
and subconsciously it helped raise their belief level about the business they were in.

It’s sometimes easy for a new recruit to get discouraged without encouragement and the blog helped give them that encouragement they needed. As a result they “believed” in the business, and took more proactive action to go out and do what we were doing to grow which translated into a higher rate of duplication in the business and longer retention.

So let’s recap so far, we’ve got a blog where we’re blogging about our team, what we’re doing to advertise, we’re “training” our team members to check the blog often for advice and encouragement and as a result their using that
motivation to go out and build. This causes the team to grow faster, stronger, and better.

What do we have? That sounds like a pretty darn powerful testimonial to me. And that’s the primary use of the blog as far as recruiting is concerned as I mentioned earlier.

The mistake most people make is they want to blog for traffic, which you can do, and I’ll share a few tips to doing that better in a few, but not it’s best use for recruiting.


Here’s how to use your blog to recruit . . .

I’d generate leads directly to my own lead capture page or my company’s lead capture page. Once I saw my lead opt in I would send them a personal email to tell them a little bit about myself, our team, and our business. In that email I would always include a link to my blog to my prospects could get an inside look at who I and our team was doing.

This is powerful as heck for a couple reasons where recruiting is concerned.

First, people are inherently voyeuristic. They wanna spy, so let them. By sending my prospects to my blog they now had the opportunity to get to know me and my team without me even being there. As a result, when we did have an email correspondence or they called me they already knew me.

I’ve always found this to be a MUCH better option than cold calling leads. I let them get to know me first.

Second reason this is powerful is based on a principle called “The Power Of Documentation” which states we as humans
tend to take things which we read as more truthful than things we just hear.

In other words, a prospect who goes to your blog and reads about you and your team is going to take what they read
there at face value where if you’re on the phone telling them the same thing they’re most likely saying “Yeah right”

If you’ve ever called leads and had that question come up of “Well why should I join you?” Having and sending your prospects to your blog first will virtually eliminate this objection and ignite powerful curiosity and intrigue about you and what you do.

So, when it comes to using a blog to recruit, it’s best us is as a secondary traffic strategy. You get the lead, then you send them to your blog for a powerful testimonial.

So I can hear the question welling up “What should I put on my blog to start?” Simple, talk about yourself, your company’s products and service, why you love your company, your team, AND here’s
a key . . .

Ask your upline or downline to write you a quick note about why it’s great to work with you and put it on your blog.

You do that, and you’ve covered all your bases. Not only are your prospects learning about you, why you like what
you do, your personality, your team, BUT they’re also SEEING other people saying great things about you. Third party
validation about you is a powerful thing.

Simply doing this and nothing else, I was surprised to see that after about six months of consistent blogging my
blog received about 300 site views per day from people finding online via search engines. I did nothing but blog, but just because I had content on the blog I had tons of people finding it for free, and as a result, calls out of the blue from people saying “yeah I found
your blog, what’s up with your business”

(kinda cool)

So let me share a few things you can do to improve you search engine rankings for you blog posts to enhance your free traffic.

First, do a little keyword research using the Google Keyword tool. Find a few keywords related to business and use
those keywords in your blog title, and a few times, along with a few synonyms for that main keyword in your blog post.

One secret strategy that’s really increased my blog traffic personally is using images in my blog. On blog posts where I insert an image tocorrespond to the blog post keyword I tend to get about double the traffic. Sofind a few images related to your blog
post keyword.

Name those images as your main keyword, for instance if my blog post was based
on the keyword “internet network marketing” then then I would find 3 images I could use for that keyword and

I would name the images:

1. internet-network-marketing1.jpg,

2. internet-network-marketing2.jpg,
3. internet-network-marketing3.jpg

Search engines rank you based on how many other websites link to your post related to your keywords, so when you
create a new blog post, write an article with the same keyword and submit it to
the major article directories with a link going back to your main blog post.

Find a few other blogs in the niche and comment on a few post and link back to
your blog post.

Create a facebook, twitter, myspace, squidoo account and post some content based on the keyword and link those back
to your blog post.

You do that for your blog and you’re ahead of 99% of marketers.

So now that we’ve got traffic down, let’s talk about $$$, how do you make money with your blog? I think the simplest way to make money with blog from the outset is to simply add Google Adsense to each blog post, not so much
because you’ll make a ton of cash from it, but when people do click on your
Google Adsense ads on your blog you’ll make a few bucks which is powerful positive reinforcement for your efforts
in the early going.

It’ll fuel you forward. You’ll see money coming in and you’ll get excited.

The best long term way to make money with your blog though is . . .

Integrating your blog with your email marketing efforts. I love using the one two punch of email marketing and
blogging because it allows you to change the dynamic of your email messages to
your prospects from a one way conversation to a two way conversation by giving your prospects the ability to
comment back to you.

Getting people involved and commenting on your blog is a powerful way to build trust. Think of your blog as a
conversation and you’ll see the bond between you and your prospects growing
stronger daily and for it your income will increase.

There are two powerful benefits of turning your emails into a blog conversation.

The first is simply when people get involved and proactively comment they’ve taking a powerful step into your world.
The second benefit is a little more sneaky, but extremely powerful.

Say you send a prospect to your blog to share an important post today and 15
people comment on that post. Great!

Well what if you take the email that you sent people to your blog and add it to
your auto responder?

Now the leads that join your list 3 months from now will get that email
automatically via your autoresponder email sequence you set up and when they get to the post not only are they going
to get to participate in a conversation you set up on autopilot, but they’ll also see all the people that commented
prior and say . . .

“Wow! I just got this email and 15 people already comment there must be a lot of people listening in.” and henceconclude you’re a good teacher and someone a LOT of people listen to.

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Newsletter Marketing – Another Lesson From DS

My favorite and in my experience the most exciting way to drive massive numbers
into your down-line in the least amount of time is the strategy of newsletter marketing.

Today I’d like to share a few tips that will help you get a maximum response from using this form of marketing, pay close attention
because this stuff isn’t in any books or courses I’ve seen out there.

It works like this . . .

There are newsletters that cater to every interest imaginable, from gardening to raising poodles, so it only makes sense that
there are newsletters out there that serve crowds of individuals wanting to earn a living from home.

Because the crowd who reads these newsletters are interested in starting a business and looking forward to receiving more information
on starting a business from home they are an extremely responsive crowd to get your message in front of.

The best ad I’ve placed in one of these newsletter brought in some 75 people in a few days while I was still working the good old JOB.

I gotta tell you, there’s no better feeling than coming home from the grind to see 50 new people in your down-line while you were gone.

The way that we as marketers can get in front of these folks is to place an ad in one of these publications.

What you might not know is there are several types of ads that you can place in these publications and each type will return a
different rate of response.

If you’re anything like me, I know you’re probably wondering what’s the BEST way to get the highest response? If so listen closely .

Solo Ads – Newsletter Marketing


I’ve placed every type of ad imaginable in these publications and bar none the best of the bunch is called a “solo ad“. It’s a form of an ad that goes out to the entire subscriber base with no other competing noise.

So right here you can see the advantage of such a type of ad, but here’s a reason why you need to placing this sort of an ad above
all others that you may not have considered.

If you place any other ad you’re competing with both the content in that newsletter as well as other ads, so to get maximum share
voice you want to be the only one there, but the REAL reason why solo ads out pull all others is because you control the subject
line of the emailing itself.

That’s where the real power is in placing a solo ad. The reason why is because even if you’ve got a killer ad in the newsletter
competing with others that draws in clicks like crazy if that email never gets opened it doesn’t matter one bit.

Newsletter Marketing – Total Control

If you control the subject line of the mailing now you control how many eyeballs actually see the ad which is kingpin here. If they don’t see it they can’t respond, so if you get them to see the ad with a strong subject line that gets them to open the email the lion share of the work is done.

Another thing you might not know about this form of marketing is that your response is NOT so much driven by your call to action as
it is by placing your ad in the right newsletter.

You could place a killer ad in a bad newsletter and you response will be low, but you can place a mediocre ad in a killer newsletter and you’re almost assured strong results.

So the key to newsletter marketing is placing the right type of ad. A solo ad so that you can control the subject line ensuring the
maximum number of people open the email and picking the right newsletter to place the ad in in the first place.

You get these two things right and you’ll find yourself coming home from work one day with tons of people in your business while
you were away. Then not to long after you won’t be going to work because you’re making a full time living from your business.


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