I have a RETIREMENT PROJECT. Shouted out loud with huge letters because it is EXCITING for me and hopefully for you.
Who wants to come along for the ride? Well …. let me not get ahead of myself.
During the last six months I have been setting up a membership area for my new ‘Wats-On My Mind’ project. Work, work and more work.
Now the promotion of the membership area begins and it is for a NEW audience(s) – so all of the social media work begins.
First of all I want to tell you story after story about why I am setting up this is setting about a retirement project being 70, years old.
I am 71 years this month – which must seem a strange time to start something new, – BUT of course just wait for the story …
In fact many of my life decisions have been weird – but fantastic stories…
Any regrets? – NO.
Made awful mistakes at times – but what a way to learn.
The strange thing for me writing a blog is actually wanting to say too much at once. As I am writing this – I am pulling back from stories today as I am trying to set out a structure and putting a plan in place.
So here it is – below is a basic plan of the areas I will cover if you follow my blog this month.
HEALTH – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL.
Health has has been my life. I trained as a nurse when I was 21. You will get background to how I moved from being a electronics engineer – through a temporary job and on to a starting out in a job that was predominantly women in those days. I loved being in a set of nursing recruits – 48 women and me and one other guy – hey the joy. Stories… well carefully selected stories
A confession though – I still admit that I never really learned how women think – even with that constant exposure. Men are from Mars, Women from Venus. Stories …
When I retired from nursing in 1996 – I set up a web design company. One of my clients was a guy called Adam Eason who is a hypnotherapist. Together we developed audio and video products, books and a training school. What a fabulous subject hypnosis is – BUT very often totally misunderstood. The shame is that so few people understand the power of the mind. There is total ignorance about the subject – Stories …
In fact, there are many stories about my introduction and growth on the internet. For eight years I was out in the Muscat, Oman helping to commission a new hospital. It was a University Hospital and while I was there I first came across the www – very basic but infancy of something very important.
I put up my first website about antiques in 1994. and been involved with 2500 websites since. Can you even imagine the changes over those years. Putting up my first website with a very slow modem over phones from the Middle East is the first of my Internet Stories…
PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET
Anyone wishing to run any sort of internet business needs help. It is impossible to know it all. Just keeping up with new developments is a full time job – without earning a penny. During the month I will introduce you to some of my mentors and professional experts. You will never get a recommendation from me about anyone suspect. There may be the odd affiliate link – but again that will be explained and I will have always used the service or know the person that I am recommending.
I will introduce you to some of my online mentors and friends.
I will introduce you to people that are mustard.
Let me give you an example – Paul Taubman
Paul is the man to turn to for WordPress Security. I came across Paul and this challenge through a marketing membership – so more about Paul, David and Jen and others another day – via stories.
MY RETIREMENT PROJECT – FROM PRODUCTS TO STREAMING MEMBERSHIP SERVICE
This is a time in life when I can really do what I want to do and not worry so much about the financial income, although income will be fine. But it’s more about doing something that is enjoyable and worthwhile.
The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads. As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious. My work with Adam reinforced that point.
I am not a hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – BUT I have recorded hours of videos and audios and have indeed used hypnosis sessions for my own personal issues. More stories…
OK – SO WHY THE STORIES THIS MONTH
My Secret Tip For Today.
If you have read yesterday’s blog you will see that I listen to podcasts every morning as I take my exercise walk.
This morning I listened to the 100th podcast recorded by a guy called Brandon Gaille. I have listened to them all and what an education – all for free. I feel I really know him though and that is the key point.
Here is a paragraph from his home page. In fact this below is an introduction to many stories that punctuate his podcast.
FROM BRAIN TUMOR TO 1 MILLION After a brain tumor left him physically and mentally disabled, Brandon overcame the odds to regain his health so that he could help his pregnant wife beat breast cancer. Three years later he launched his blog, BrandonGaille.com. Within four months, his blog had surpassed 100,000 monthly visitors. Less than two years after his first post, there were over 1 million business owners reading Brandon’s blog every month.
The thing is that the stories improve the relationship. I know and respect Brandon – and I have never met him.
MY SECRET EXPOSED
If you have found your way to the bottom of this blog post then you may be somebody I am looking for.
I am looking for affiliates for my evergreen hypnosis membership website. Affiliates care who they work with – rightly.
The most important issue for me is that anyone working with me – can understand me – trust me – know how I click and so on.
The stories I will tell you during October will help you get to know me – warts and all. I will also have to add some video as well. For you to comment and make contact – you will make my day.
Yes indeed, a fairly well-known UK hypnotherapist who markets her one-hour stop smoking programme actually also refers to the 1964 study by Von Dedenroth (conducted in 1964, published in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1968) who made these claims of a 94% success rate. She claims to have a ‘comparably high success rate’ and there are many others that use this study in their marketing literature if you google it.
Then Adam points out there have been several other bits of research since that have not been so convincing.
Then he points out:
However, however, however, all is not lost, oh no…
Racing to our rescue in the early 1990s, as featured in the New Scientist and referred to by many of us in the field, was published a study by Viswesvaran and Schmidt (1992) who had conducted a metaanalysis on 633 studies of smoking cessation which included a whopping 48 studies in the hypnosis category which they investigated.
This also had a total number of 6,020 participants. Which is impressive. Hypnosis did prove to be better and more effective than just about every other treatment it was compared to including nicotine replacement therapy and aversion techniques, yet still only really offering up a success rate far inferior to that of the Von Dedenroth 1968 study.
It is complex and there are other factors.
Our Stop Smoking Product Warning
In our Hypnosis For Download store we have a self-hypnosis product called ‘Stop Smoking Now’
But right at the top of the sales page we have the following copy:
Let me be honest with you.
Please please – do not buy this product if you REALLY DON’T want to give up smoking.
The straight forward truth is because it won’t work. So you might as well save the purchase price of this product and buy another pack of cigarettes instead.
Please don’t buy this as a gift for someone else if they don’t REALLY WANT to give up smoking.
The absolutely essential first step is to WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING
Hypnosis will work if you want your behaviour, addiction or whatever to change.
Without the desire – well forget it.
I like to think of hypnosis as the ‘willpower assistant’.
Many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”
Now The Stop Smoking Story
I remember Adam telling this story to a class of his hypnotherapy students. Adam is a great story teller and this is not exactly word for word but the giso is there.
A man (who I will call John) came to see Adam at his practice to stop smoking. All the usual chats were done. John made it clear that somebody had suggested hypnosis – but he himself, didn’t believe it could work because he was sure nobody could hypnotise him.
Adam tried to give him examples of how we are all in a trance like state at times, reading a book or watching a film. Just think how absorbed you are and ignoring people around you. What about calling a child downstairs for lunch – when does play and imagination not interfere.
John and Adam agreed to give it all a go.
The hypnosis induction was done and Adam could see that John’s eyes were flickering and that there were breathing changes. In fact Adam knew that John was in hypnosis. The stop smoking script was provided and after 20 minutes it was time for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and now you are back in your surroundings.
Well asked Adam “How was that”.
“No” says John, I can’t see that working. I could hear you but I wasn’t hypnotised.
Adam then suggested that John wait till the next session in a weeks time to discuss it again.
During the week John rang Adam to tell him that even though he had paid for the next session that was no problem. He wasn’t going to attend because he didn’t thing he could be hypnotised.
AND then came the funny bit.
John carried on by saying to Adam that he really didn’t need it now ANYWAY as he had manage to stop smoking all by himself. He pointed out that he didn’t know how that had happened but he clearly didn’t need hypnosis.
I love the title of this blog post written by Sarah Ban
I Tried Hypnosis for Insomnia. Then My Skin Cleared Up.
I don’t understand it, either, but I’m not complaining.
How often have I seen that.
So many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”
Adam Eason my hypnotherapist friend was amazed when he was treated for his psoriasis by a clinical hypnotherapist.
He was completely surprised by the effect on his skin as he had tried everything else prescribed.
That is in fact what led Adam to learn about hypnosis and start his hypnotherapy career.
Back to Sarah’s article…
The blog post by Sarah is well worth reading and she points out various studies and research in the field.
She finishes her blog post:
Whether or not I can explain how my skin got better, I’m pretty positive that my hypnosis sessions had something to do with it.
Whichever confounding variable was responsible for the clearer skin I saw after my hypnotherapy sessions (stress reduction, better sleep, placebo effect, or all of the above), I’m just thrilled to have seen results at all.
I was finally able to get my racing mind under control with the help of hypnosis. That meant I went from getting maybe two measly hours of sleep a night to a solid eight hours, which is a massive improvement for me. When I’m well-rested during the day, I’m more equipped to handle hectic situations, which means my stress levels are more under control, and I’m pretty sure that’s resulting in a newly clear complexion. My skin still breaks out when I’m frazzled, but it seems a lot happier overall. And so am I.
It is very easy to get wrong impressions about hypnosis. The showmen want to make it all look mystical and unreal.
I have videoed many courses where hypnotherapists were being trained. Many wonderful people with a real desire to help people with annoying behaviours, habits, addictions, pain, self-esteem and so on.
The problem for them especially in their early days is convincing many people out there who have very little knowledge about the therapy.
Ten years ago I was among those who knew very little about hypnosis.
Here are a few facts about hypnosis.
This is a difficult one for clinical hypnotherapists to deal with. The on stage guys are clever and use hypnosis and distraction techniques well.
The people selected to go on stage and take part are actually expecting an outcome. They are more prepared than they believe to respond and play the part.
The thing to realise is that they are willingly being led and are NOT really under the control of the hypnotist.
I personally love Derren Brown who actually calls himself a mentalist and illusionist. That is much better title although other people talk about him being a hypnotist. He often will show at the end of his performance how he has been misleading the audience. He will show video and you can see the clever language that is feeding the imaginations of those being manipulated.
Myths and Mystery and Bad Journalism
Oh dear I don’t know what to say about this one.
There are TV shows and humour “look into my eyes, look into my eyes” and all of that nonsense.
There are journalists who write for a living who are writing err … garbage!!
There are exceptions like Sarah Bar above who is giving a sensible researched article.
Firstly, the Telegraph, which you’d expect to have a more sober perspective on the story carries the headline: ‘Hypnotist thief puts shopkeeper in trance before robbing him’ The hypnosis article can be found here if you’d like to read it.
Before I do anything else, let me address the fact that the Telegraph uses the word ‘Trance’ in the title of their article and then assumes that trance and hypnosis are the same thing. They are not.
Hypnotism Is Not A Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist Taking Control
The problem, of course, lies in the way hypnosis is presented again and again by the media, having to explain to clients over and over that hypnosis is something THEY do sometimes feel like a losing battle.
Self-Hypnosis is a skill that can be learned by anyone. Yes it is a learned SKILL
To Take Control Issue Further – For My Christian Friends.
I wrote about this a long time ago in 2008 but I won’t send you to that post.
What I will do in fact is update that blog though as there are some new links to add.
Let Me Rant a Bit – Which Is Not My Usual Style …
(you will see that this post is rather sombre for me – but I so want you all to know more about the subject before criticising)
The usual thing is that people think they know about something without having ever studied the subject at all – they simply have an opinion based simply on intuition, gossip or whatever.
Several of my church friends have questioned my interest in what they describe as taking control of someones mind and over somebody’s thinking?
What? … WHAT?
I have videoed and sat through hundreds of hours of clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive bahavioural therapy training – AND it is NOT taking control of the clients mind.
If you think there is exasperation showing – you are right!
Let me bow out.
Really I am wise to leave this to somebody qualified to talk about it.
I am no fool.
Here is a YouTube video – well audio reallywith a ridiculously strange splash screen – about Hypnosis and Christianity. This is a video interview with Rev Dr Scot Giles. This is about his work using hypnosis with cancer patients.
The talk therapies offer help harmlessly. There is a lot of research about the effectiveness of many interventions – for example pain relief. The weakness is that there much more research needed.
So What About Psychiatry?
The very same people that object to hypnosis therapy WILL accept and endorse psychiatrists offering treatments and medication.
From my young nursing days back in the 60’s I had the horror of working with a team giving Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT). Notice my strong word horror. I could not believe what I was witnessing. I will say no more about that as it was a long time ago and I may exaggerate.
I was shocked (there’s a pun) when I found out recently that this therapy was in growing use again.
“The figures, obtained through freedom of information requests, show that despite being a crude, controversial treatment, which fell sharply out of favour around the turn of the millennium, ECT is enjoying a revival.
The procedure involves anaesthetising the patient and passing electricity through the brain to induce seizure. Despite ghoulish depictions in popular culture and a marked lack of science explaining how and why it works, treatments can prove effective. Patient stories range fromlife-changing benefits to tales of lives being ruined.”
Hypnotherapists are not wanting to get inside your head and control you. There intention is for their clients to learn the skills of focused imagination and suggesting to themselves the changes they want to make. That is my simple interpretation. Don’t let me tell you though. Better to learn directly from a hypnotherapy practitioner. I can put you in touch with the best.
What If Hypnotherapists Could Get To Control You?
I remember when I first met Adam, the guy who introduced me to hypnotherapy.
He was introducing his business in a breakfast BNI meeting. At each BNI meeting you were allowed 60 seconds to tell a story about your business. A bit like twitter really.
Adam was charismatic and I looked forward to his spot.
One of his minute stories was about hypnotherapists taking control of your mind.
Adam asked us “Why would I be standing up there at 7am to get some new business if I really could use magical hypnosis skills to control somebody? No! Surely I would simply make an appointment with my bank manager and get him to write me out a million pound cheque.
Of Course There Are So Many More Question – Another Day
There are so many other questions.
What does being hypnotised feel like?
Do I go to sleep?
Is it like being in the zone – like sportmen?
I really do want you to find out. So more to follow.
There has been a lot of reporting today here in the UK all about a new sugar tax. It is on drinks that have a high level of sugar in them. For example a litre of Coca Cola will cost 24p (approx 30 cents).
Caroline Cerny from the Obesity Health Alliance of charities says that says “This alone won’t be enough to tackle rising obesity levels and that we need the government to take further action.
The reason for her comments is because of the alarming figures from our NHS. (This is all there data so of course this is UK related but please add comments below about your countries.)
Twice as many patients are admitted to hospital with problems related to obesity as four years ago.
Stop – and look at that again. What a rapid rate of change.
In 2016-17 about 617.000 hospital admissions were caused at least in part by obesity, up 18% in a year and NINE times higher than a decade ago.
STOP again. I am just ramming those figures in. They are shocking.
A total of 10.705 admissions were primarily the result of obesity, about two thirds of them for weight loss surgery. This is up from 3,800 a decade ago. The rest of the admissions were for conditions that obesity makes worse such as joint problems and heart attacks.
Obesity has been an issue for me – well since I was forty
I was looking this morning for a picture of me just before I was forty playing table tennis. I was on holiday and wearing only my shorts. I couldn’t find the picture unfortunately – (you are probably disappointed).
Up until that age I had no weight issue at all.
Suddenly An Issue
Then bang!! I put on weight.
I went through that period (well quite a few years) where I would use some latest faddy diet, lose weight and go through the yo-yo process over and over again.
I am currently about 12 stone but I got up to regularly 15 stone.
Here’s an old belt that shows the battle.
Here’s a picture that has been added to a wall in our home. I did not choose this picture and the detailed image below will show you why.
Here is the reason I would like this picture removed.
I was NOT happy with constant and continual up down of battling with this problem.
Diets were not the answer.
This photo is about eight years old.
I Was Fedup With My Weight – What Would Be Permanent?
At that time I was learning about hypnosis by working together with Adam Eason producing audios and videos about hypnotherapeutic techniques. Adam had in fact done a lot of face to face work as well as his producing his self-hypnosis products.
Not hard for me then to get to work on my weight problem.
The programme I used at the time was called ‘Think Yourself Thin’ and I set about using this set of audio products.
There were hypnosis sessions within the package but alongside that there were narrative files, workbooks etc.
I analysed everything and the situation was this.
There is one irrefutable fact – The amount of food / drinks / cals put into your body is measurable and if you put in more than your body needs to function for the physical you will put on weight.
Straight forward maths. NO use arguing – that is a fact.
I wrote a blog about boxer Anthony Joshua and I read last week about his diet. He consumes about 10,000 cals a day simply because he needs that much for the physical activity of boxing training.
Relate this to a car. The fuel tank is filled with petrol. Drive the car fast, crashing through the gears fast, and braking last minute and guess what the fuel runs out fast. Drive steadily and braking softly and the fuel will go further.
When I began to work through my eating issues and really wanted to find a solution – everything became obvious.
My Bad Behaviours Were:
Eating quickly – often when working and not stopping for the meal
Always eating everything and never leaving anything on my plate
If there was a seconds available – having them
Eating too many snacks between meals that were high in calories.
Drinking wine regularly during the week.
Bad behaviours are learned behaviours.
My worked out solution – ongoing.
So my formula was ok on one side – I was exercising a reasonable amount – but not enough to use all of the calories coming in.
I had to learn new behaviours and get them set – into a new mindset.
The solution was not with the food I was eating. That was actually ok apart from the amount of alcohol.
Here are the solutions that were right for me.
Eat slowly – you actually enjoy the tasting of the food longer AND you recognise faster that you are full
Learning to listen to my body – I realised when analysing things that I hated the feeling of being overfull. Avoid that.
Reduced size portions – that fits with the eating slowly. It takes longer to eat and you don’t feel as if it is a smaller amount
Leave food on the plate – and definitely not second portions.
In may case drinking only Friday evening till Sunday evening.
Avoid snacking between meals. Not hard when your mindset is reset.
Hypnosis sessions were all around getting this new mindset to make all of those behaviour changes. Hypnosis is focused imagination. You see yourself with a new approach. Quite simply it works.
Within a few days I was not even thinking about going to the fridge for a snack and so on.
I have really not changed anything in my diet. I am simply eating less and don’t even realise it.
Some eight years now in a controlled way.
What about you? You are the person that can change You – Your call.
Well I have been for my half hour walk and thought through today’s blog listening to a podcast.
I finished my blog yesterday with brief comment about writing your blog to one person. Copy write training is also always talking about this talking to a specific person BUT…
I Find This Hard to do With Hypnosis Products.
Let me explain
If you look around this website you will see that I deal with self-hypnosis audios and videos. I have an online store called Hypnosis For Download. I also have a hypnosis for streaming membership full of all of the audios and videos.
My main interest is a new membership website which is my main focus. The membership site offers training, scientifically researched techniques and so on by Adam Eason author of a book ‘The Science Of Self-Hypnosis’
How DO we get to Promote Hypnosis Products
How to market and identify people when THEY are ready is the conundrum. I can’t make a landing page for every situation and write copy that will meet all of the needs of the shopper.
In fact my marketing approach is to leave the hypnosis for download website in place with well over 200 products.
So it is like having 200 landing pages.
The shop is a lead magnet.
This morning there was a person who had bought a product for Insomnia.
I will in fact offer her more than she thought.
I will give her access to a three day use of our Hypnosis For Streaming membership resource, so she can see the scientific research, education and demystifying resources audios and videos.
Into our funnel she goes to educate and help.
A VIP – as she has bought already.
I want to offer her valuable service which enhances her original purchase.
That is Fine BUT…
Most people would not start at the store though or even think of hypnosis necessarily as a solution.
Take This Example About Raynauds
This is really crying out for a blog post to be written about it – the important thing to offer at the bottom of the blog would be a free copy of melt stress and also three day access to our membership website…
Now I was listening to a radio programme this morning where a lady was talking about having Raynouds Disease.
In fact far from talking – she was describing the pain in a very emotional heartfelt way and was describing how hard it was to button up her coat or get her gloves on.
Now she is not alone, there are 10 million sufferers in the UK – I have just looked on the NHS (our health service in the UK)
Raynaud’s phenomenon is common and doesn’t usually cause any severe problems. … Raynaud’s affects your blood circulation. When you’re cold, anxious or stressed, your fingers and toes may change colour.
Now the lady on the radio was saying that her Raynauds flared up and was worse when she felt stressed or anxious.
What am I thinking when I hear stories like this? I just wanted to send her Melt Stress – one of our audios.
Now I could really tell that story in a lot of detail and hopefully include an audio recording from the programme where she is describing the pain
People Come To Hypnosis in a Variety of Ways.
Adam Eason – the Hypnotherapist I have been working with developing his College of Hypnosis business became a hypnotherapist because he found hypnosis to be a cure for his psoriasis.
All other medications and treatments had failed and he was desperate for a solution. Adam was shocked when he followed a recommendation to go to a hypnotherapist and that the hypnosis worked within a few days. On from there to where he is today a leading authority and author on the subject.
I Wish I Had Learned All About Hypnosis While I Was Nursing
Before I met Adam in 2005 – I had no idea about the hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy, NLP and other talk therapies.
As I worked alongside Adam filming his courses and producing his audios and videos I took it all on board.
Not in an academic way – NO – I USED the self-hypnosis audios and techniques.
For instance: I used to sweat profusely before speaking publicly and now that is a thing of the past. Now this was a real problem as I was often teaching in a Nursing School. In the Middle East I used to wear a jacket simply because i wanted to hide my perspiration. That looked weird in that climate. But there you go – what we will do to overcome something that was just a mental issue. Since hypnosis therapy – that has gone – a thing of the past.
I used “Think Yourself Thin” to get my fat belly in check. The stories I could tell you about my weight. Sounds like another blog to me leave it there today..
What Are Potential Customers Perceptions Of Hypnosis
The point I am struggling to make is that everybody is in a different place all of the time and with different perceptions about hypnosis.
In fact there is an education necessary in so many potential clients.
I know a lot of Hypnotherapists who have been well trained – But they have to win confidence to get going.
We will explore the perceptions and oh YES the misconceptions of mental therapies another day.
I am Going to Let You Into a Secret.
The best people to provide that education are other users.
But my main target are happy customers and hypnosis users who want to become affiliates. They can tell the true worth of these mind therapies.
Something Different Tomorrow
We will have a bit more fun tomorrow. With something off of the wall. Why not!
I don’t know what at the moment but I will decide in my 30 minute walk in the morning.
I want to repeat that ‘Affiliates Know Your Product’ AND I have a story to tell to illustrate this.
The reason I am writing this blog is because I had an e-mail (from somebody I know quite well – but I will keep his identity secret) He was replying to a message I had sent out about our new affiliate programme for a Hypnosis For Streaming membership website.
Here is the message I received.
Message from Mr X
Could I just clarify my understanding of your email? It seems to be that you are now moving to a model where you charge people to be affiliates? Have I read correctly? If I have understood correctly, I’m out and I would be grateful for an early reply so i can remove my current links. It would be a shame as I know and like Adam’s products but (again, if I have understood correctly) I think it is absolutely wrong to charge people for being an affiliate.
Oh dear – as a marketer I had totally failed to get across my message AND the value I was offering. Furthermore I was losing somebody who was the very best person to promote the membership – somebody who already has a lot of knowledge about self-hypnosis.
Let me make it clear – there is no charge for being an affiliate. The charge is for the membership area to get to know more about what they are promoting..
Affiliates are the people I want to send money to.
For some time I have been wanting to bring affiliates in to promote our online audios and videos. In fact early last year I set up an affiliate programme and my main focus then was to try to get hypnotherapists on board as I knew that they would relate to the products. However – the results were poor. I got over 100 affiliates but only a small number made any money.
What was worse is that I checked and the majority of affiliates had not actually even bought anything from the Hypnosis for Download store.
They did not know the products they were promoting!!
You can actually see the issue when you look at this word cloud.
The point you will quickly appreciate when you are an affiliate is that you a promoting a product with a lot of help for a large range of issues. Getting inside the membership area you will soon see that the needs of different members will vary.
No two members will use the contents in the same way.
How could individual affiliates promote specific products as the individual needs varied.
How could I offer the products in a different way so that individuals could find the right combination of audio hypnosis sessions to suit their needs?
Yes I had questions about all of these things.
SO I WANTED HELP – AND I GOT IT
So I joined an Internet Marketing website to learn more about how to attract affiliates AND help them make money.
To find out more about NAMS Internet Marketing you get the products on the right hand side of this blog.
I learned something very quickly. This marketing membership was full of content – some that interested me and some that didn’t. A library of content for me to select what I wanted AND I had access to it all.
It is a bit like one of those TV memberships such as Netflix, who have 1000s of films etc which you join just to get what you want.
NAMS had an affiliate programme only available for members.
So what did I do? It was great and really wanted to promote the membership – and I still do.
I used my affiliate link and got some members on board so that my 47$ USD monthly fee was covered. – AND of course why should that stop there.
What a great model. I wanted to promote the membership because I was a member and I KNOW THE PRODUCT.
This is THE KEY
The individual components were varied and I would find it hard to pick on specific content.
NO NEED – I could promote the NAMS membership which I knew would contain marketing training in so many specific areas.
So This has Become My New Approach.
Set up Hypnosis For Streaming Membership
Exclusive Affiliate For the Membership Website
Further training to make money
HYPNOSIS FOR STREAMING MEMBERSHIP
Membership Secure password controlled personal access website
Amazing value – all of the products on HypnosisForDownload.com available
Massive programmes – such as ‘Science of Self-Hypnosis’ and ’21 Days of Self-Hypnosis’ and ‘Hypnosis For Running’ all available.
Well over 250 hypnosis sessions available.
Total personal choice of what to use.
No embarrassment purchasing specific self-hypnosis sessions eg Overcoming Addictions or Sexual issues
More products being added monthly
Monthly 10$ USD which means affiliates will get 5$ USD each month for each member they refer.
You will know your product and will be able to talk about in blogs, promote with confidence, and have success getting new members
An affiliate link will be available for all members
An affiliate will be earning enough to cover membership after 2 members referred
Will be able to promote individual items at hypnosisfordownload.com
The affiliate programme will not be available outside the membership area
Affiliates will have access to any session when writing blogs etc.
50% Commission when starting
Commissions rise to 70% when you have over 10 referred members.
There will be promotional offers available – such as:
give affiliates links so that they can offer a weeks free access
There is great training out there at NAMS who have a similar model
Membership can be free at NAMS with just two members on board.
So much more to tell you about another day.
What About Mr X
Well I hope the above will help Mr X understand what I am trying to do. Of course I will be writing to him personally. Mr X has trained with Adam so he does know the products quite well.
What I hope Mr X hopefully will also realise the same as me – is that Marketing is not easy. You have to get over your message clearly or there will be misconceptions.
Promoting the Membership
It is the membership and how it works as a teaching center and a library of self-hypnosis content. I want to get members on board who will see the value and will then be able to point out – that whatever your behaviours, addictions, phobias etc that there are skills to be learned self-hypnosis sessions that will help.
I just don’t want Affiliates wasting their time signing up to promote products and take no action. No use to them and none for me – LOSE – LOSE
However – there is no need to become an affiliate and what we have on offer is a good reason to belong – FULL STOP.
I hope for quite the opposite.
I want people to join as members and quickly realise that the contents could be used by people with mental health issues through to people wanting success in running, business etc. It is enthused members that will be able to refer others with a simple affiliate link. Two members on board and their membership cost is covered. After that the income – ongoing because it is recurring income.
There is no charge for the affiliate programme – the payment is for the huge content areas. I want affiliates to realise and point out the value. I am trying to give affiliates the tools they need. The knowledge of subject and to be able to promote with confidence as they know the product is good. Each referral you make who becomes a member is a WIN for you and a WIN for me.
Know Your Product and you will want others to join with all of the same advantages as you have. You will also be able to use the listing above of benefits for you to promote the same offer to your list.
This is the time of year to do something for yourself and to set your income targets.
Why not join this membership and promote the membership as an affiliate?