Affiliate Action Mindset for 2017 – Self-Hypnosis products for therapeutic gain referral program.
Action Mindset – There it is – a new year resolution.
A new direction – which needs different thinking!
Do you know what I am doing? I am creating my action mindset when starting a large venture – (more of that below) – new good habits. (For example can I keep this blog going daily??)
ACTION is the most amazing thing and I have been learning from an expert.
I am emulating Babs (my wife) who can plan to the last detail.
For example: We have a motorhome and we both make a decision which is that we will go for a three weeks tour around Spain in October. I hardly need lift another finger – Babs is away – she is at it – she IS IN THE ZONE. Dates for holiday at work, Spanish lessons because we will be in interior away from tourist routes. Maps – large ones – all over the floor. Discussion with friends who can advise about good motorhome camp-sites – cheapest ferries – internet access on route – and so on.
Babs loves it – the planning and activity around the whole thing is as good as the doing. When we set off – I just get into the motorhome and the sat nav routes are all there – I love every bit of the outcome – BUT I usually have missed the build up. I think I am actually missing something there.
Now I have a chance to achieve a similar zonal action mindset with all that i want to get out of our new referral affiliate program.
So what are we up to at ‘Adam Towers’. Why do we need this Action Mindset.
We now need the same sort of level of planning and developing of our marketing plans for our college courses AND our therapeutic self-hypnosis products. It is all very fine having some great courses and products – but people need to know they are there.
For some three years now we have been setting up our College of Hypnosis with all of the courses, webinars, seminars etc. BUT as well – we have been videoing every course including four new Continuing Professional Development online programs. The work has been heavy and we have had very little time to promote and market fully.
During those three years we have not really marketed our audio products at all. They are evergreen audios and videos and they have continued to sell to anyone that comes across them BUT …. well – could do better!! AND we have some new audios to add.
I love marketing so…
Now we have all the courses set up this is the year to beat our drums and make a noise – and it is going to be fun and exciting.
We have options of course: DO we use Adwords and Facebook to advertise? Well it can work especially to find people for our courses – BUT the audio and video products need a different approach.
The products side really excites me because there are millions (NO — billions!! ) of people who can get help with so many issues. We have audios and videos that can help so many people – I am not going to go on because that is just selling.
We can promote the products in adverts or blog posts like this – but that is so limited – and in my case not totally believable as I helped to put the products together.
I am bound to say they are good.
The same would happen if Adam sang his own product praises.
What we need is YOU as long as you are enthusiastic and are keen to make some money.
NO – what we need is you – come and join us. Word of Mouth marketing is much better than advertising.
The thing is though that selling as an affiliate is a learned skill. For example – you want to be able to sell without appearing to sell. I know – all will be explained.
There are NO interviews – NOTHING in your way.
I will be sending out videos to help you along. The ACTION required will be between 30 minutes and and hour daily. So you watch the video and take the next step forward.
If you we teach you well – you will get 50% of the purchase price of each product – which means we get 50%. Furthermore – you get recognised for any further purchases from that customer for the next 3 years.
My children – bless them – live with their phones for ever in their hands to keep in touch. Yes very much in touch – not only with people they meet daily and are friends with now; but also with people they were with at school, university etc.
How different that is to the way relationships worked in my younger years. People moved into your life depending on your employment and where you were living. To move on to a new job and location really was quite a wrench. Settling down in the new area meant setting up a new set of friends. Unfortunately apart from Christmas cards there were very few contacts with your past.
If I ever did meet up with anyone from my past I actually really appreciated it. Nothing better than catching up and it was probably down to the large amount of wine involved but those catch up events were full of ho ho ho – good old belly laughs.
What a difference the Internet has made though and it came in at a really great time for me – because I was able to not just say goodbye to great friends for ever – but because contact was going to be possible when we came home from working abroad. (still no idea about Facebook of course – more about that in a minute) The point was that I was able to follow up on one of the most important periods of my life – my Oman years – rich with wonderful friendships and stories galore.
I was out working abroad in Muscat, Oman. I was helping set up a nurse training school at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital and my wife was a Sister in charge of a children’s ward. Our daughter Zoe was just one years old when we moved out there and Tom was actually born out in Muscat.
[SIDELINE STORY The hospital was being built and we were out there helping to get the new building set up with staff and commissioned. The maternity unit was opened literally the day before my son Tom was born and he was patient number 000000002 and was really lucky. We only just got my wife Babs to the unit in time – no time popping that pod. If the unit had not been open we would have needed to drive some distance to the nearest maternity unit – in fact we wouldn’t have made it.]
Anyone who has worked abroad as an expat will tell you of the friendships in that situation. Incredible!!
Families totally live together and share everything. In Oman – we would get away at the weekends hundreds of miles in four wheel drives across the desserts, mountains, wadis, and coast. No tents – just sleeping on camp beds looking up at stars. I am getting nostalgic just thinking through some crazy lovely experiences.
The other thing was that the expats were from all over the world. So even though we were there for eight years it was obvious that one day we would have to say long tearful goodbyes.
To name just a few: – Helen and Gordon to Australia; Hilary and Jim to Portugal; Asbjorn and Elsbeth to Denmark; Deborah and Andy – USA; Murdo and Maggie – WELL – OH?? they landed in Poole, Dorset just down the road – very nice.
The great thing is that we have kept in touch. Not to chat daily on Skype – in fact that is rare. No it is social media contact – and when it happens it is magic. Doesn’t have to be too much. Just being able to contact easily is all it needs.
However – what about Facebook. I have really got that youngster attitude towards this social media. I get it and use it. I had a phone call from my daughter Zoe this morning, who is currently living in Manchester with her boyfriend Tom. They have been cleaning their flat this morning because a University friend from three years ago is coming over from Finland to stay. Last week Zoe and Tom went to Madrid for the weekend to stay with a friend from university days. Social media is really leading to social mobility of friendships.
However – I am not a youngster and like many other users my age we are adapting social media in other ways.
Above – I mentioned that in the old days – during my young adult years – there were times when you moved on in your life to a new job, that friendships just had to be forgotten. Sometimes those friendship were important at the time. Sadly I only know of the location of two of my school friends – and yet those friendships then were mega important! I really don’t think that will happen any more now that the internet exists and relationships can be much more flexible. There is almost a second level of friendships – important but with different expectations.
What is different for us older facebook users is the ‘What the hell – what have I found here’ gobsmacked moment.
What if one of your old friends surfaces on Facebook out of the blue – many – MANY years later.
Six months ago I was flicking through Facebook when I saw a name that made jump. Kristina was training as a nurse when I knew her – and what a great character she is. She gave up nursing sadly because there was a family business that needed her on board. I say sadly because she was a good caring nurse who was incredible with the patients and a joy to work with and be around. We were friends and moved around in the same circle. Kristina is just a crazy, caring loving person. However – as always in those days we moved on in our directions. Contact stopped.
So what a surprise when I could just sit and catch up on Facebook – all about her brother – her mother had recently passed – but much to my delight I learned that she has recently married.
I haven’t actually contacted her yet – but I really need to say hello because a week or so ago I saw that Kristina and her husband have just been to Muscat Oman, and there is a picture of her husband at Al Bustan hotel. They certainly know how to live as the Al Bustan doesn’t come cheap – it is an amazing building. [I have some photos of it somewhere (somewhere is the word)].
Anyway all my old friends who have gone off of the radar – hope to chat to you soon if I can find you on Facebook. I don’t care where you live I will be off in my motor-home to say hello.
Now I had better say hello to Kristina on Facebook.
I’ve been banging on for some time about video and how important it is for anyone who wants to do real business on-line to face the camera. That includes affiliates by the way.
The list is as long as my arm about the advantages of video over all other forms of interaction with your clients and I won’t repeat information available from thousands of other sources – HOWEVER here is a really important new addition to that list. (more…)
An argument is raging through the blogs and Twitter at the moment about Internet Marketers and John Reese in particular using Social Media for their activities.
Let me make it plain from the start I am defending John Reese. He doesn’t need me to do that – he is successful enough, clever enough, and web aware enough to do that himself. I choose to do that because I want to – just as much as I choose to follow him on Twitter because I know I can learn a lot from this knowledgable Internet Marketer.
Let me come back to that specific issue in a minute though. (more…)
I have been posting on Adam Eason Inner Circle forum about twittering. It is very hard to explain quite how useful this technology is. There are some people on there who do a lot and I mean a lot of studying and sourcing the information they want. Google and Wiki are OK’ish for static data but there is a much more fluid nature to information now. Searching for relevant information via that old search method is slow, dry, tedious and boring.
Since my entry into ‘Twitterdom’ I can honestly say that I have learned more from others in a fun, social way and been recommended to pinpoint accurate sources of information for answers to my questions. Sometimes within seconds of asking around.
The thing about twittering is it’s brevity and flexibility. And if you get things set up right your twitters get updated on your Facebook, WordPress blog and other social media anyway if that is what you want. (more…)
Now it seems incredible to me that I hadn’t even heard of Ed Dale just a month ago and yet here I am putting him first on my list of people I would most recommend to my friends to learn the Internet selling game.
This is the best advice I can give – at this moment in time – to any newcomer to the world of selling products on-line. Get on Ed Dale’s 30 Day Challenge
The web has changed remarkably in the last two or three years and probably the most significant factor is that you no longer need to have a central website to make things happen – it is actually better that you are actively out there getting into communities that suit your lifestyle and with your peers. Ed Dale has captured this change perfectly and has a refreshing new honest approach to web training
When I say that Ed Dale is the guy to look out for to help you achieve things on the web it isn’t strictly true. He has a team that work together incredibly well. There is Dan Raine and Rob Somerville to name but two. There may be more but – well – I have only known about this dude a short time. (more…)