Two people you need in your professional life

My take on Seth Godin’s recent post: Two people you might need in your professional life. I consider them necessary instead of optional.

An agonist. An agonist causes action to happen. They are more than a muse. They force you to take action and that is something I believe most of us need to create our best work. Not that the agonist will get us creating our best work all the time but in the end we will all be better because of them.

And of course, a procrastinatrix. A person whose sole function is to make sure you get it done now, rather than later.

In an online business world where we are our own bosses, these two people are more important than ever. Do not trick yourself into believe you can do these jobs yourself. If you think you do both of these jobs already I challenge you to spend the time and the money to find a person to do these jobs for you. Then compare the before and after results. Neither of these jobs is very hard, however, they are very hard to do yourself.

Seth Alexander

How To Consistently Make AT A MINIMUM $2000+ for 12 hours of work per month

Web-HostingSometimes people get so caught up with their ONLINE marketing efforts that they completely forget about OFFLINE marketing.

Want a simple example?

Most people realize that some of the highest paying affiliate commissions you can receive are from hosting companies. Here are some of the more well-known hosting company affiliate structures:

DreamHost:

$110 / signup

HostGator:

1-5 sales = $50 / signup
6-10 sales = $75 / signup
11-20 sales = $100 / signup
21+ sales = $125 / signup

HostRocket:

1-10 sales = $75 / signup
11-20 sales = $95 / signup
21-30 sales = $115 / signup
31+ sales = $150 / signup

As you can see, there is a lot of money to be made, especially if you can sell several hosting packages per month. So of course, everyone is trying to promote these products online and the landscape is extremely competitive.

HOWEVER, selling these hosting packages offline is very easy if done cleverly.

Who needs hosting packages?

People who need a website.

Who needs websites these days?

Just about everybody and their mother.

Who offers websites?

Just about everybody and their mother.

How much do these companies charge for a website?

A LOT!

So what to start doing?

OFFERING FREE WEBSITE DESIGN CLASSES.

Print up simple paper fliers at home and posted them all over town…at university campuses, in libraries, and other public areas. They can look something like this:

Learn how to make a website or blog for FREE!

I am offering FREE website design classes on Sundays from 6-9 pm at the public library. Make sure to bring your laptop and a credit card (to buy a domain and hosting account) and you will be walking out of there with a website – GUARANTEED! If you need a blog or website for any reason, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Please call or email if you are attending so I can get an idea of how many people are showing up. I look forward to teaching you!

John Jameson

555-555-5555

[email protected]

That’s it. Obviously you will switch up the time and location, but that’s all you need to put on your flier.

Now, as everybody should know, nothing in the world is ever free. And even though I’m technically offering “free” classes, every person that shows up to that class is paying. Yes, you already figured it out…they are signing up through my affiliate link.

And guess what? I’ve found that by simply telling the people that show up at the class why you are doing “free” classes, they are happy to sign up for a domain registrar AND hosting account through affiliate links:

“Hi everyone and welcome to my free class.  You might be wondering why I am offering a class for FREE on how to make a website. Well, to make a website, you have to buy a domain and a hosting account – you can’t make a website without those things (don’t worry, it costs less than $10 / year for a domain and less than $10 / month for hosting). If you purchase those products through me, I will make a commission, but the price won’t change at all for you. Let’s start and I’ll walk you through the process of buying a domain. Please go my website and click on the Go Daddy link…”

So as you can guess, it’s easy to make more than $2,000 per month by doing this – the numbers I’m giving are extremely conservative. 20 customers (5 per class) * $100 per referral = $2,000.

There usually are more than 20 customers per month and you get commissions for domain registrars AND hosting.

And guess what else? At the end of my class tell everyone about your website and ask them to sign up for your mailing list. You get to promote my website and get 20 extra subscribers to your newsletter per month.

Needless to say, be happy to teach every person in that class how to make a website when you’ve made at least $100 off of each person that showed up. Show them how to install WordPress and teach them all how to use it. And be glad to help people make whatever kind of website that they want.

People leave extremely happy from the classes because they got a website for exactly what it costs and no more (plus the knowledge of how to update it themselves), and you’re happy because you just made several hundreds of dollars. It’s a win-win-win-win-win.

So start thinking of ways to make money from your affiliate links OFFLINE and you’ll be surprised at how many opportunities there really are.

There’s Always Room For Beer

525998_380215472054380_1567880193_nA friend posted this on Facebook. I have no clue who wrote it. However, I think it’s worth sharing. Enjoy:

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnais

e jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

 

Seth Alexander