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Your Lack Of Promotion Is Very Worrying

Your Lack Of Promotion Is Very Worrying
Your Lack Of Promotion Is Very Worrying

…back in my MLM days (yes, I was one of those people), I used to sell weight-loss products.

Having come out of another business, where I used to sell vitamins and minerals, I’d presumed what I’d be taught by my upline would be the same. – I was way off.

Going to my first meeting with my wife Catherine, I looked around at the cars in the car park.  Most either have leaflets promoting the products in their window, or huge slogans stenciled on the side.

A minivan in the middle of the car park stood out like a sore thumb.  No matter what angle you looked at it, you were met with something that promoted losing weight.

Later that night, I found that van was owned by Michael.

After listening to his story about his wife, who was weeks away from dying from obesity, and then recovered using the products, it wasn’t hard to understand why his minivan was the way it was.

He was committed to the products. – Any chance he had, he was telling people their story and how the products had helped them.

What about you?

What results are your products going to give someone?

So why aren’t you promoting them?

If you’re not, my guess it’s because of one of these two reasons.

1 – You’re as shy as a wallflower.

You’re afraid to attract attention to yourself. And you believe that at some point someone is going to stumble upon you and buy your product. – It ain’t gonna happen. As the great Dan Meredith once said, ‘ Shy kids don’t get sweets.’

2 – You don’t believe in what you’re selling.

Now, that may be because you’re just in it for the cash, are selling someone else’s product, or jumping on the same bandwagon as everyone else is. – Again, it ain’t gonna work. People can sense that a mile away. If you can’t convince yourself that what you’re selling is good, how can you convince anyone else that it is?

After a few weeks of seeing how the weight loss products transformed people in our area, it wasn’t long before I was sold too.

I also didn’t ‘gulp’ when asking for money for them either, because I knew they could transform lives.

And that’s why I’m here most days and have no problem asking for a sale.

Because self-promotion isn’t hard when you believe in what you’re selling. – It also doesn’t feel sleazy either.

It only feels that way when you know you shouldn’t be selling what you’re selling.

Afraid to stand up on your soapbox?

Maybe it’s time to take a look at what you’re selling.

Class dismissed!

Passive Income, Yeah, Right!

Passive Income, Yeah, Right!
Passive Income, Yeah, Right!

…here’s a lie you’ve probably been fed since you came online.

“The goal is to make passive income and retire to the beach.”

But let’s break that down for a moment.

Is there even such a thing as passive income?

Something you set up, can forget all about, and then spend your days like Scrooge McDuck playing on your cash pile.

In 99% of cases, unless Daddy Warbucks is sending you monthly cheques every month, that’s not going to happen.

You’re still going to have to monitor it, tweak it, and keep an eye on it so it continues to payout.

Having a few Bitcoins means you’ll be watching the markets on a daily, if not hourly basis, in case the bottom falls out of the market and you’re back to zero.

Real Estate, well, if you’re not managing and taking care of your properties yourself, you’re keeping an eye on the guy you hired to do that job.

Blogging, anything could happen to that income too. Google could knock your best-performing pages to the bottom of the search results, or your niche could get competitive, meaning that more people are fighting for slices of the pie.

Digital courses, also aren’t immune to time either. If you’re not keeping the content fresh and up to date, you’ll find that you start losing out to others that are providing better advice. And if you’ve tapped out the market, those earnings have only one way to go.

And as for retiring to the beach?

How long is that fantasy going to last before you’re bored out of your head?

Heck, even Robinson Crusoe spent all his time trying to get off his island. – And he wasn’t even on his own.

And when you think but it, if you’re trying to get passive income from something because you don’t want to deal with it anymore, is that the right thing to be doing?

To be miserable for a few years, so you won’t have to do it anymore?

Because if you aren’t going to be happy doing what you do for the next 5, 10, 20 years without that magical passive income showing up, maybe it’s time to rethink that plan.

And as for that passive income dream you’re being sold, it’s usually by those that haven’t got that laptop lifestyle either.

Funny that? – People selling products and lifestyles they haven’t even got themselves.

I’ll leave it at that before I go off on a rant. 🙂

Have a good one!

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