Information Marketing Protege Program
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In this program, Terry Dean interviews me about ways that YOU can become a top notch interviewer. If you want to learn interviewing this program is for you!
Want to get some advice DIRECTLY from me? Find out how I can help you (one-on-one) with YOUR business. The rates are surprisingly affordable!
Would YOU like to Partner with me?
I do a FEW things very well. I do many things poorly. I consider myself to be a very good teacher. I’m also pretty good at creating, designing and selling info products, for myself and others.
One of MANY things I’m not particularly good at is fully milking ALL of the profits out of products that I create.
So, I’m asking for YOUR help!
Here’s what I’m looking for. I’ve got a number of products that have HUGE potential. I’d like to find a few people who would like to help me MAXIMIZE the profits from these already created products.
Here’s an example. I’ve got a number of products for indie filmmakers. I’ve created these products over the years and they are very good. They are still very valuable to an up and coming filmmaker.
I haven’t put as much time into them as I should. Why? I’ve been producing SO MANY products for myself and my clients that some of them get lost in the shuffle.
That’s where YOU come in.
I’m looking for some people to work with me to help make these products make money for BOTH of us.
It’s not necessary that you have a particular background in the field where the products have been produced. What’s MUCH MORE important is that you are willing to learn and work at helping to make them sell.
What’s in it for you? In exchange for YOU doing the work with my help and guidance, I’ll give you 50% of the profit. For how long? For as long as the products keep selling.
You’ll learn how to do information marketing by actually DOING IT. What a concept! The nice thing is that you won’t have to create products from scratch (I’ve done that for you) or figure out HOW to market them. I’ll be giving you all the steps to take to make it happen.
After you do this for a ONE YEAR period you’ll KNOW how to do it for yourself and should be able to easily replicate the system for ANY product you like.
1. I have some great existing products that need someone to help them sell.
2. I’ll guide you every step of the way as to what to do.
3. You’ll do the work.
4. We will split the profits 50-50.
5. You will commit to doing this for a year.
6. You will then be free to continue making money with these products AND have a system that you can use again and again with other products you find or create yourself.
IF this sounds interesting to you, you will need to email me with the word PROTEGE in the title of your email. Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send me a BRIEF description about WHY you would be interested and what YOU bring to the table. Please include your phone number. I will call you and we can discuss the particulars.
I look forward to hearing from you!
What ONE Thing Do YOU Want People to Do?
Take a look at your website. Ask yourself this key question: What ONE thing do you want people to do when they come to your site?
This is not a question where an fluffy answer like: “I want them to use my services” will suffice.
That is the end result of an action you want people to take. What I want you to ask yourself is what ONE simple action do you want people to take when they go to your site?
It will usually come down to one of two things:
1. Buy a product or service
2. Opt-in to your list (so they eventually buy your products and/or services)
Is your site set up that way? If not, you’re WASTING
visitors. That’s right – WASTING visitors. And, if you don’t get a new visitor to give you their email address on the first go around, the chances are LOW that they will come back!
Sad, but true. YOU may be wasting traffic. We all spend so much time, energy and effort to get them there and then you WASTE it. Not good!
Read this one! It’s a DOOSEY!
So I get a “friend” request from someone on Facebook. The name looked familiar so I Googled them. Turns out it was someone who had spoken to me on numerous occasions. It’s been a least six months since the last contact.
When I had originally corresponded with her, the gist of the emails were about trying to get me involved with some program where I would get a piece of the action. I had a few conversations with her by phone and then the promises made were never fulfilled.
SHE NEVER DID WHAT SHE SAID SHE WOULD DO.
Then the friend request. I emailed her directly and asked her “what was up?” I told her that I would have a hard time OKing a friend request from someone who exhibited flakey behavior.
I then get a response that she had some major traumas going on in her life. I responded that a quick email or phone call is pretty easy even if someone died or got divorced. A one line email or 5 second voicemail would have been fine.
But no, apparently I was in the wrong for pointing this out. She yelled at me via email a few more times. The last email I got was how she now realized “why people HATE me in the industry.”
She’s 1000% right!
Some people DO hate me. The RIGHT people! The people who are crooks and can’t stand people who stand up and call BULLSHIT on people who screw other people.
I’m GLAD these people hate me.
I’m also glad that my friend at DOJ tells me that some people are being investigated. I THINK, but have no proof that, the latest furor over testimonials may be the BEGINNING of the process.
Am I upset that some people “hate” me? HA! I actually RELISH this kind of stuff. To be hated by the “right” people is something I crave.
The ONLY people I care about are the legitimate folks who sell legitimate products to legitimate buyers.
A formula for making LOTS of money? Not so much. A formula for staying out of jail? You betcha. The only people who “hate” me are those who are pulling all kinds of shenanigans. Many of them should be locked up for the kind of crap they pull.
My only question for this woman is this? If she had found out why so many people hate me in the industry, why did she want me as a “friend” on Facebook?
Pardon me for asking people to at least exhibit LOGICAL behavior. I must have taken leave of my senses! But then again, LOGIC is in short supply these days!
Want GREAT Results? Make Things PUBLIC!
Years ago I used to do seminars around the country for CareerTrack. At one point they were the largest public seminar company in the country.
I did work with them for 4 years or so. One of the things I LOVED about how they did things was the way they handled speaker ratings.
Every time I spoke to a group, I handed out evaluations. They were sent into the home office and the data was fed into the system. Speakers were rated on both platform skills and content.
Those results were then made PUBLIC to all the other speakers. I LOVE this idea. I would have further encouraged the people who ran the place to have made those results known to people looking to sign up for an event.
If I were running the place now, I would allow prospective customers to go online and look at instructor ratings before signing up for an event.
Why? It only makes sense. Whenever I buy ANYTHING online these days, I follow the same progression. I Google the name of the product or service and add the word “ratings” to the search.
I’m looking for any and everyone I can find who has rated the product or service I’m thinking of buying. What better way to get an unbiased view of things before making a purchase decision!
When customers have more information, they can make better decisions. Makes sense!
This concept/philosophy holds true in every area one can imagine! The more info you can give people, the better. They will appreciate it and you will sell more.
Worried about having people access this info?
Then there must be a problem.
Someone Doing it Right!
Want to see a REAL LIFE example of someone who has been taking my advice and seeing his/our efforts rewarded?
My friend/client Sam Visnic is doing it!
Take a look at:
THIS COMING WEEKEND
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Seminar on Seminars – Las Vegas April 18 – 19
Learn everything you’d like to know about putting on your own seminars and events. At my house in Vegas, maximum of 12-15 people. Haven’t done one for a while. Will only do these twice a year max!
Fred Info Bootcamp
Las Vegas, June 4th – June 11th
(2 SPACES LEFT) Spend a week with me to get to REALLY understand HOW to create, market and sell Info Products. Maximum of 6 people. This has become my MOST popular event. Get a product done, get your copy done, get your website done. Get it ALL done in just ONE WEEK!
1 Day Info Product Event Get an overview of how the Info Products Businesss works. You’ll go to the same event that launched Bob Bly’s online info marketing career!
Las Vegas: April 21, 2009
(Spaces are VERY limited for both of the above.)
(NOTE: I do NOT do this next event very often! This is a small group experience on a topic that EVERY info marketer should know more about. )
Lunch with Fred – NYC – April 27, 2009
(Please note that an earlier email got the
Lunch with Fred – Buenos Aires – June 22, 2009
Lunch with Fred – Venice, Italy – May 12, 2009
Publishing Seminar – May 26-27
LOTS of great speakers at a very
reasonable price – Manhattan location TBD
Just before the Book Expo in NYC; ALL about
publishing and SELF PUBLISHING!
Talk to you next time!