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Daniel Wagner: “The 5 Must Have Ingredients To Building YOUR Online Business – FAST…”

“The 5 Must Have

Ingredients To

Building YOUR Online

Business – FAST…”

By Daniel Wagner

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About the author

Daniel Wagner is one the UK's best loved Internet Marketing Mentors. Since his humble beginnings in 2006 - where he made his first dollar online selling dog training ebooks - the Austrian has coached, mentored and inspired thousands worldwide to explore internet marketing. He has generated over $1,000,000 of mainly automated passive income for his companies and clients.

As the Co-founder of 'The Six Figure Mentors', the 'world's most prestigious internet marketing community' - which spans the globe - he aims to create hundreds of six figure earners in 2011 and the years to come.

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Table of Contents

What Can You Expect From This Report?............................................................................. 4

1. The Ultimate Business Model............................................................................................ 5

Residual Income (or recurring income)..................................................................................6

High Ticket Income.................................................................................................................7

Joint Venture or Affiliate Income............................................................................................ 8

2. List Building Strategy....................................................................................................... 10

4 Reasons Why People Don't Build a List........................................................................... 15

Let's Do Some Maths........................................................................................................... 18

How To Turn People Into Buyers......................................................................................... 20

3. The Marketing Funnel...................................................................................................... 22

Stage 1: Suspect..................................................................................................................22

Stage 2: Prospect.................................................................................................................23

Stage 3: Customer............................................................................................................... 23

Stage 4: Evangelist.............................................................................................................. 24

The Traditional Marketing Funnel........................................................................................ 25

Tony Robbins' Marketing Funnel..........................................................................................26

The Six Figure Mentors Funnel............................................................................................27

4. Paid and Free Traf ic Sources......................................................................................... 29

Traf ic Fundamentals........................................................................................................... 30

Free Traf ic Methods............................................................................................................ 32

Paid Traf ic Methods............................................................................................................ 34

Track and Measure (Analytics)............................................................................................ 36

5. Peer Group, Mentors and Mindset...................................................................................39

What To Do Next.................................................................................................................. 40

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What Can You Expect From This Report?

I know exactly what it's like to trawl the internet trying to find ways to make money online. Believe me I have been there! We all have our own reasons to want to make money online, for Stuart it was simply that he was stuck in a job working 70 hours a week and although he had money - he was unhappy and felt trapped, for me I was simply that I was dead broke and struggled to survive!

But whatever your reasons for checking out this free report, I guess that you - like Stuart and I - have this burning desire to find a better way! I sincerely hope that I can shed some light on how you can embark on the journey that has literally changed my life and the life of hundreds of my students and friends.

We will walk you through 5 ingredients (not secrets!) to a long term and sustainable online business. We found from our own experience and the many success stories of our students that literally anyone making a multi six figure or seven figure income (we count ourselves lucky enough to belong to this group) has the following 5 ingredients in place:

1. A Solid Business Model

2. A Sound List Building Strategy

3. A Working Marketing Funnel

4. Multiple Paid and Free Traffic Sources

5. Access to a Community and Mentors

I am not saying that you can not succeed if you don't have all five in place, but I am saying that the most successful people I have come across have ALL of them in place.

So I will spend a few paragraphs on each of them to help you understand why exactly they are so important. So without any further ado, let's get started Daniel Wagner

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1. The Ultimate Business Model

There are many who claim that they hold the secret key to your financial freedom and online success and I am sorry to rain on your parade, but I want to make sure you understand there is NO 'secret shortcut push button solution' to making money online.

There is though, good information and education that can help you avoid many of the pitfalls and short cut your learning. Learning what exactly? Building an online business. A real business, but with the great advantage of being online, which means easily scalable and high margins and low setup cost.

So when we talk about the ultimate business model, we want to share what we believe is a solid and safe mix of income streams you should be looking to build. Most likely you will have NEVER heard or read this before, because it is not common knowledge.

It is the prefect mixture of recurring income, af iliate income (or joint venture income) and high ticket income all in one model.

So let's delve into this formula:

You might have heard the terms before, but you need ALL three in your business and I want to share how you can do this using a model like

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Residual Income (or recurring income)

I love this one, as this comes every month without you having to do anything. Are you paying your mortgage or rent on a standing order or your mobile phone bill or electricity?

That is the same thing. Those companies have discovered residual income long time ago, and you pay every month to keep their services (or avoid being cut off :-) In the online world YOU could get start being paid residual month on month by simply referring people to a membership site or recurring billing programme like an autoresponder or hosting. Literally anything that pays you monthly or regular commissions!

Let's use a simple example to illustrate this. If you introduced 50 people to a program that pays $20 commission a month, you would be getting $1,000 a month month after month, as long as those people are happy customers! Cool? That brings me to a very important ingredient - the HAPPY customer. Most people don't stay forever and the length of their membership is called 'stick rate'. So if you choose to refer a product or service, make sure it is one with a good 'stick rate', simply meaning people like it, get great value and stick around!

Stuart and I run a membership site called the and we understand that by paying our members recurring residual commission they can make some great quick money when they get started. By the way, would $1,000 a month extra make a difference to your life? Of course it would.

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High Ticket Income

These are products or services that pay in excess of $1,000 per sale. (Wow!). It's important to know that Stuart made his first $450,000 selling someone else's product!

What I mean is that you don't need to create your own product at all. If you don't want to, maybe never. There are actually a lot of advantages in promoting someone else's product.

1. No Worries About Fulfillment

2. No Worried About Support

3. No Worries About Creating The Product

4. No Worries About Payments And Stuff

By just making one sale a month, you would be earning $1,000! Some months you will be making two or three sales, some months only one. At this stage you might not know of any product or service that would pay you $1,000 commission - but believe me they are out there and many of them pay actually multiple thousands of dollars (I know!!!).

You might be wondering if there is actually anyone out there spending thousands of dollars on a website buying stuff? The answer is: Of course! Hundreds and thousands of them. And you might now know right now how to do that, but Stu and I have taught many of students to do just that.

So let me ask you: making $1,000 a month from recurring income and another $1,000

from just one high ticket sale, would that make s difference to your life? Of course.

Remember this is on top of what you are already earning - and with hardly any cost of making those extra sales, this is 'spending money'. This is not all though…

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Joint Venture or Affiliate Income

This is the easiest money you will ever make, but let me just say that you will need to build a list of prospects before this is available to you. I have personally made hundreds of thousands of dollars doing joint venture promotions.

Let me talk you through one I did last year that earned me almost $35,000 for just sending out 3 emails! Crazy? You bet!

A friend and internet business owner sells a cool software for $997 and I really wanted my list to be able to get their hands on it. He only offers it to a limited amount of people, so I send three emails to my list telling them about a webinar (like a seminar on your computer) where they would be learning about this software.

About 400 turned up and almost 70 bought (a 17% conversion rate), making me a handsome $35,000 without any work! Cool? Of course. Just a word of caution. This was an exceptionally successful example (that is why I mention it here of course) and it not typical. Also, I have built a list of over 20,000 people over the last few years.

But let's say you offer someone's product or service that sells for $397 and you get 50%

commission you only need to make 5 sales to make another $1,000! If you convert at 17%

like I did (or should I say HE did, as I only said hello and let him get on with it!), you'd only need 85 people on a webinar! Do you think that you could learn to do that? Of course!

So you can now see, that by having multiple streams of income - importantly different types of income - you can pocket thousands extra a month - in our small example $3,000… would that make a difference to your life? Of course it would!

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The best thing about all this is that you can learn the skills of marketing while you earn!

This will not occur over night, but many of our students have achieved considerable success over just a few months and were able to pack in their 'beloved' day jobs or change their life style by adding thousands to their monthly income :-)

Couple of caveats. This doesn't work in all markets, but if you follow our teachings, we will make sure you choose one that works. And the cool thing (and important thing) is that all these income streams occur at the same time selling to the same list of people in one single market!

Internet marketing is one of the best markets to be in. There is an incredible amount of people getting started everyday and you can take advantage of this.

At this stage you might be just wondering how to get started? Feel free to just click at the link at the bottom of this page, but keep reading, as this was just the first ingredient to your success. I am sure you now understand why this business model is superior to the idea of building your own product and trying to sell ebooks on dog training (believe me I've been there!). Good luck with trying to make $3,000 a month from selling a $30 ebook. At 50% commission you would have to sell 200 ebooks every month (and keep finding new dog levers every month!) - I think I made my point! Ready to move on?

Great - because ingredient 2 is...

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2. List Building Strategy

If you have been interested in making money online for any length of time you must have heard the saying: the money is in the list… but that is not strictly true. If that was so, you could get the phone book out and there is your list!

What's wrong with the picture? They don't know you and you don't know what they want. So to be able to 'monetize' your list you have to have a relationship with your list.

You have to have what they want. Solutions to their problems, answers to their questions, tools or services to improve an aspect of their lives.

To build a list you need a couple of things:

1. An Autoresponder Software (there Are Plenty To Choose From, But If You Are

Getting Started Today, Go For

2. Something Cool You Can Give Away In Exchange For Your Prospects Email

Address (a Report Like This One Or Similar Will Do!)

and that's about it…

Let's look at how to set this up and how the best in our industry are making tons of money by doing this the right way. In essence you will build a list of highly targeted (people who want what you got) prospects, you build rapport and trust, and you make them a great offer for a product that is high value. Then you sell them more related products or services later down the line, creating what we call 'LTV' - life time customer value.

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Let's put some more meat on the bone here and avoid some of the biggest mistakes I have seen people are making out there. (It's frightening how many people get this wrong)

1. You Have To Be In A Market Where People Are Actually Buying Stuff -

Remember You Want To Make Money!

2. They Have To Actually Want Or Need What You Are Selling - Otherwise They

Won't Whip Their Wallets Out

3. You Have To Be Cool To Them And Provide Value - Otherwise They Go

Someplace Else - So Would You And So Would I :-)

I have known people who have massive lists and make hardly any money - if you check the three points above you will find exactly why that is the case.

So how do you know when you are in a hot market? Because people in these markets are proven buyers and hyper responsive. Examples of hot markets are making money, dating and weight loss. There are a few more, but what all of these have in common is a burning desire to change the situation people are in. If you are broke and want to make, if you are fat and want to lose weight, if you are alone and want to be in a relationship. Of course there is the massive health market, where people are ill and want to be well. I personally LOVE the making money market!

Let me give you some basics on products. Firstly nothing happens until a product is sold. And there are only routes for you to make money. Sell your own product (has its advantages but also drawbacks) or be an af iliate for someone else's (for newbies that is most definitely where you should start). There is a nifty trick that combines the two of them where you sell a product for someone but give away a bonus of your own product (even if it's a phone consultancy how to use the product!) to make your offer unique!

By the way, there are plenty of good products out there you can promote and you'll make a lot more money by focusing on the marketing and selling than trying to come up with an amazing idea and a new killer product - especially when you get started.

As an example, in we offer an amazing product called the Master Marketing Kit, where we pay generous commissions to our af iliate partners. Check out the Master Marketing Kit here!

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Here are a few 'magic' questions you must ask before choosing a product to promote:

1. Are People Buying This Stuff Right Now? Not Last Year! This Market Moves


2. Are Promotors Spending Money Advertising These Products. If Yes - Chances

Are They Make Money From It

3. Has The Product Been Selling For A Long Time? If Yes, Chances Are It's A

Kind Of 'evergreen' Product. Hey - That's A Bonus, As You Will Have To Put

Some Effort Into This Thing, Make Sure It's Not A Seasonal Product Or One-

Off Fad.

Let me give you some promoting truths…

Most people will NOT buy your stuff (or anyone's stuff) the first time they see it -

especially in high ticket businesses

this is good and bad news! bad news because it means you have to follow up and follow up and follow up again, talking to your prospects for possible weeks or months (don't worry

- it's automated!). it's good news though, as MOST marketers and online business owners don't do this simple step. I don't know if they are just lazy or can't be bothered or don't get it. But the fact is you won't have a lot of competition if you follow up well.

I can assure you that the BULK of money you will be making from your subscribers and customers will be from follow up communication over time… I recently had a guy join my $20,000 coaching programme, who has been on my list for over five years without buying anything! So - follow up and persistence pays!

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Ready for some more good news? Thought so!

You don't need a huge list to make big money! In fact some of my friends have small lists but these are buyers of high ticket products! You do the maths! I'd rather have 1,000

buyers on my list who buy $3,000 products and 100,000 freebie seekers and tyre kickers!

So it's quality over quantity every time!

Stuart has put together a simple 'List Building Formula' which you can copy:

1. Find Something Of Value To Give Away That Helps Your Market

2. Offer It For Free In Exchange For Their Name And Email Address

3. Rinse And Repeat

Although this sounds almost too simple to be true, the reality is the most people have not enough good free stuff to give away and don't know how to build that list building page (known as a squeeze page)

So here are some reasons why so many people never build a list (and I was very slow to get this as well!)

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4 Reasons Why People Don't Build a List

They don't want to buy traffic

this is obvious, but as most people can't see the long term potential of building a list and are short of cash when they get started, they don't invest in buying traf ic (or don't know how to). Stu made such rapid progress because he re-invested much of his early profits back into marketing, buying traf ic and building his list of buyers.

There are a few simple metrics to learn like cost per lead and cost per conversion and cost per sale, but once you know your numbers, you can buy as much traf ic as you can get your hands on, as you know from your testing that you are making a profit. A word of warning though - as buying traf ic without knowing your numbers can cost you thousands and - unless you know what you are doing - is money down the drain.

They don't know what to 'give away'

with all the moving parts to make money online newbies are often stuck with 'what to give away' in exchange for an optin. I have personally coached hundreds of people in the last fives years and have seen how hard it is for people to produce a free report or valuable bootcamp or else. Here is the encouraging truth though: don't bother. Just give away someone else's stuff. Like the report you are reading was written by me, but is given away by hundreds of our members as 'their' freebie. And because the is unique in that way, this report helps them to build their list, not mine! (we get the buyers on our list as members obviously - so it's not purely charitable :-)

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They don't know how to turn prospects into buyers

Even if you manage to get people on your list giving away a free report or bootcamp or software (most never get that far) - most don't buy what you got to offer. Let me be more precise here. Most people don't have a good offer anyway, they don't know how to present it and - most importantly - don't follow up. You might have heard different statistics how many times you have to contact people before they buy and all that.

Let me be clear. Only 2 or 3% of people buy when you talk to them the first time. So 97% are on your list and if you don't follow up (I am suggesting thirty times at least!) you leave money on the table. The money is in the list, but you got to get it out of your list into your pocket! Thirty times? You might be thinking I am nuts, but let me enlighten you to the fact that not every email you send will be opened, not every email that is opened will be read, and even if they read it, they might not click on the link… and even if they make it to your page, most won't buy!

They Don't Know How To Set It All Up

ok - from all the reasons (or excuses) I heard this is actually quite a good one, as there is technical stuff involved with setting up on the internet you will not have learned at school or at work so far. But - and this is a big but - there are such amazing tools available to you today (and the has some of the best tools around) that you can create blogs, landing pages and sell stuff with just a few clicks! If you know how to copy and paste and use a word editor like Microsoft word or similar - you're set. You can also outsource this stuff to someone local or to a low price economy like the Philippines or india, where very skilled people will do your work for just dollars per hour! Try, or to find some willing folks to ease your pain.

I am not technical and rely on all kinds of people to get my money machines built and I suggest you focus on what you are good at or love doing and outsource the rest. Stuart always uses the example of building a house whereby you know what you want but you contract it out to specialists, from architects to electricians and plumbers. This is just the same online, it's group effort!

So in essence there are just two kinds of traf ic - paid traf ic and free traf ic. Be aware though that free traf ic has normally its own cost through time investment or contractor or outsourcer cost. E.g. if you pay someone to do back linking or article marketing (classified as free traf ic sources) you will have to pay for someone to get the work done.

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The Client Journey

So let me break down the journey of a client into some simple steps

Traffic Turns Into Leads (when They Opt In)

Leads Turn Into Buyers (when They Buy Your Offer)

Buyers Turn Into Repeat Buyers (when You Offer Them Another Product Or


if your numbers add up and make more than you spend then you got a business -

congratulations. You can automate most of this stuff, so becoming time rich and wealthy should be a doddle!

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Let's Do Some Maths

You get 1000 visitors to your site and pay 10¢ per visitor. This will cost you $100.

From those 1000 visitors, 20% or 200 will opt in your lead capture page which gives you 200 prospects or leads. Cost per lead is therefore 50¢.

Now that you know that a lead costs you 50¢ you need to know how many leads you need to make a sale.

Let's say that 10% of your leads (that is 20) end up buying your offer and you make $20

per sale (there are hundreds of offers that pay this or more!). This means you will have made $400! This could be even a recurring sale like the

membership site access.

Let's take out the cost of our traf ic, which was $100 and you end up with $300 profit. As I mentioned, as this could be recurring commissions and you only paid for the traf ic once, you are nicely in profit….

But here comes the cool part!

You have another 180 prospects on your list who haven't bought - YET. They might not like the product you got on offer, so here are some strategies to make more money from your list.

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1. Offer Them Something Else (I Know - It's Not Rocket Science)

2. Ask Them What They Want And Then Sell It To Them. (I Use A Great Tool

Called To Get This Done For Free!)

Many people will buy later - a lot later! Some of my clients have been on my list for years! But hey, as I always say: 'People buy when they want to buy, not when you want to sell!' So keep offering. It's all automated in your autoresponder software, so there is no sweat once it's set up.

Stu and I and many of my friends have literally made hundreds and thousands of dollars doing exactly what I just outlined. No magic sauce, no secret ingredients, just good old fashioned marketing. A good offer to a hungry market well presented and nicely followed up. Bingo.

One of the equations you hear mentioned a lot is that an average marketer makes a dollar per month per subscriber. From my experience it really is on average a good rule of thumb, so that will help you with your income goal, right? If you want to make $4000 a month, you will need a list of 4000 people in a good market and offer them some decent products!

If you master marketing, by the way, this one dollar could turn into 2, 4, 6 or even 8

dollars per subscriber per month! Wow! If I tell you now that I am pretty good at marketing and I have a list of 20,000 people, you can make your own calculations!

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How To Turn People Into Buyers

I hear that all the time, and the simple rule is that you list has to know you, like you (that is optional) and trust you (at least a bit). If you crank out sales emails everyday and 'burn'

your list as we call it, you will only upset people and they will leave. So I let you into a little secret. People like to buy from people that are like themselves or that they can relate to or aspire to. So tell them about yourself!

At the we are great advocates of personal branding and we teach literally all of our members to learn that skill. And here is another tip from the field. Give value! I teach my students to stick to a simple ratio of 3:1, meaning give value, value, value and then make an offer. Rinse and repeat. value, value, value, and pitch.

So here are a few tips from my years of coaching

1. Stand out. Dare to be different and find your own style or voice. I get so many

emails that read and sound the same. Boring with a capital B. Rise above the


2. Give value. That is a no-brainer. The law of reciprocity states that if you give

you will receive, sooner or later. Give away your best stuff and then make on

offer. People will think 'if his free stuff is that cool how good must the paid

stuff be?'. Hey, this report is free and good value. And I bet you're thinking

just that!

3. Here is a 'sales' technique that really changed my bank balance. You see,

most people hate selling and hate being sold to, including me. Once I decided

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though that my job was to help people make a decision to want my stuff, as I

know what the information or product can do for them, I started selling a lto

more. I didn't try to convince them, I just wanted to help them make a

decision - to buy or not to buy!

4. It is sad to see that most people have so little imagination. They send an

email, then they send another email, then they send another email. Hello! Why

don't you mix it up a bit? Send them a video, send them a link to an audio, a

pdf, a free report (like this one), yeah, send them emails, but not just emails. I

promise you your communication will be more engaging and reaching more

people if you use different media.

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3. The Marketing Funnel

Before we even talk about the funnel, let me talk to you about the 4 stages of your client. Everyone goes through at least the first step, many to step 2, many to step 3 and some to step 4 and it lies in your hands to help people along the journey. By the way, every one travels at their own speed through those four stages.

Stage 1: Suspect

When people come across you or your site for the first time, they will be sceptical. And that is very human and justified. They don't know and they heard all the horror stories!

From identify fraud to cloned credit cards. Scam and spam! Buyer beware! So it's your job to put them at ease.

How? Here are a few tips. Show an address on your site, give them contact details, have a photo or even better - video - on your site, have a clear no spam policy on your optin page. All this will help. And have testimonials of other people bigging you up. If your offer is good, they'll trade their email address for your 'secret'! Some of our best pages convert at over 50%, meaning one in two people landing on the page leaves their details!

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Stage 2: Prospect

Ok, they joined your list. here is what you do next. Offer them something straight away, try to make a sale. Most will say no, but you got to make the offer. In the industry we call it the OTO, which is an incentivized 'one time offer' that helps people to make a decision there and then. Then give them value and build trust. This might take some time, so don't rush and be persistent.

Stage 3: Customer

Once they buy, the enter your buyer's list segment, so stop sending them 'prospect'

messages. Most autoresponders like aWeber allow you to have some sort of automation that takes people off one list to another list when specific events (like a sale) occur. What do you do next? Offer them some more stuff. There are many different strategies you can employ, from one-click upsells to bundle offers, but in essence you want to seed the next sale.

Make sure that every product you promote or sell is a standalone product, and upsells are supporting or next level products. If you sell something and then tell your customers it will only work if they buy another product you will upset them. I aim to always offer related upsells. Check out - 'people who bought A also bought B' - genius!

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Stage 4: Evangelist

We are entering the space of religious emotions and spiritual connection. Fans, evangelists, hyper active buyers. Some of your customers will be just that. And they are amazing! They will sing your praises, buy all of your products, if they could they'd marry you as well. They love what you do and love what you stand for. They promote your stuff and come to all your events. If you have them on your list and in your business, you have done a lot of stuff right. Evangelists have to be earned, they can't be bought!

Brands like Apple have raving fans as customers! This is what your product or brand should aim to be.

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The Traditional Marketing Funnel

The traditional marketing funnel is where you offer your prospects something of value to them for free (like a video bootcamp series or a free report like this one) in exchange for their email address and name. Over the past years we have seen a trend where the 'free line' has been moved – meaning that more and more value is offered for free upfront. Your job is then to build a relationship and trust so that your prospects make that all important first buying decision.

In the past, that has been the $27 ebook or similar. Because of people's skepticism and reluctance to make that crucial first purchase, marketers have come up with more and more incentives to help make that buying decision. Discounts, bonuses, trials (like the 14

trial to the membership site with free DVD) and one-time-offers (also known as OTOs in the industry) help make that first decision. These 'ethical bribes' help your customers to find out more about you and test your product.

The logic of a funnel suggests that as products get more involved and expensive, less people will buy them and customers kind of qualify themselves as they move through the funnel. It is of utmost importance that you ALWAYS ask for the sale and ALWAYS offer the next step. Some of your clients will take you up on it, many won't. But the money and profit in your business will most likely come from a small number of customers that buy your Want To Find Out More? Go to

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higher level products like home study courses or workshops or coaching programmes.

Marketing funnels are not restricted to online businesses and the supermarkets 'try before you buy' or 'bogof' (buy one get one free) or 'special offer expiring soon has driven many of us to make our first purchase of a product or service with the hope of repeat purchases.

Tony Robbins' Marketing Funnel

Let's look at a practical example of a funnel by examining a part of Tony Robbins'


Many people come across Tony Robbins first through informercials on TV or through his books. They sit at the top of his funnel, making it easy to 'try Tony' at low risk. If you like his books, you might end up buying one of his audio courses for $97 or so. If you like them, you might consider spending $800 on attending a 4 day workshop – 'Unleash The Power Within' (UPW). At the brilliant life changing workshop, Tony will offer his 'Master University'

at $8,000 and there is also a stand with an application for his $80,000 Platinum Partnership. You want more? Tony offers $1,000,000 private coaching!

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The Six Figure Mentors Funnel

The funnel of has been optimized to help our students and members get all the incomes explained in 'The Ultimate Business Model'. Just to recap, it's Recurring Income, High Ticket Income and JV Income.

Imagine you are a member of the Six Figure Mentors. First of all we give you tons of good stuff to give away for free to entice your prospects to check out your offer. This report is just one of the tools available to you!

Once people have been convinced that they want to master marketing online with the help of the SFM, you get paid Recurring Income commissions from their membership. The next level, which I think is unique to us, is Passive Income. Everyone who wants to learn internet marketing needs an autoresponder software like What we have set up is that if any of the members introduced by you buys aweber, you will receive recurring passive income. There is nothing you have to do for it. And aweber is just one of many income streams ready for you. I personally make thousands of dollars every month from that income stream alone.

The next income is what we call Mid Ticket Income. We have found that our most successful students are the ones who get started fast, so we have introduced a one day Want To Find Out More? Go to

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'Fast Start Workshop' that we run monthly for new members. This workshop is sold from our head of ice to every new member, and if you have introduced a new member to the SFM, we will offer it to your customer as well – and you guessed it – you will receive commissions on that sale as well.

There are other products and services that aspiring internet marketing masters will need and we are adding to the list of products all the time. From a Video Marketing Workshop to th Master Marketing Kit, successful students and members continue to learn and add to their skill set buying more products as they make money online. And a member benefits from all these transactions through the funnel.

Lastly, once you have mastered some of the skills you might choose to create your own products and if it is something we deem valuable for the whole SFM group, we will offer you a Publisher deal, whereby you get paid on every sale throughout the whole group, not just the members that you introduced yourself. You can imagine just how powerful this income stream is – and sorry for teasing you – but you should know that this is waiting for you later down the the line.

Now that you understand the idea behind the marketing funnel, let's chat about the 'life blood' of your business...

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4. Paid and Free Traffic Sources

In a recent survey we asked our subscribers what they believed was the stopping them from making money online. The results were clear: Traf ic was number one. Now I don't want to argue with 1,897 people who answered 'traf ic' but I want you to consider that traf ic by itself is not much worth to you unless you send it to a tested good 'conversion environment'. The SFM is one of these environments.

You can see that 'Getting Started The Right Way' and 'List Building' were closely behind.

We have already talked about them in earlier chapters.

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Traffic Fundamentals

So let's get on to talk about some traf ic fundamentals. First of all I would advise you to

'go where the market goes'. This might sound quite simplistic but is pretty profound. When you look at the worlds most visited sites like or you already have millions of visitors searching for content and information. It makes perfect sense to exploit the traf ic by supplying content – in the example of we can offer content to solve problems or answer questions in specific niches or for specific key phrases – a combination of keywords like 'free traf ic using facebook'.

The next tip is not so much a traf ic tip, but a niche market tip. Go after 'deep markets'.

Deep markets means that customers in that market are prepared to potentially spend a lot of money over a long period of time. Examples for deep markets are making and investing money, diets, losing weight and optimal health and nutrition and so on. Shallow markets are for example 'getting rid of moles in your garden'. Although there is a problem to be solved, it is a one time problem and has not really got a 'deep funnel'.

Traf ic is nothing without conversion. I many times say that making money online is a game of two halves. Traf ic and conversion. So driving traf ic is fine, but without a good conversion environment in a deep market it's a waste of time. Many times my students have wonderful ideas for websites or bought domains thinking it will make them rich. There are only a couple of core markets the majority on money is made. And until you made the money, spare yourself the experiments!

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I recently heard a successful marketer say that 'if your offer is good, traf ic is not a problem'. Interesting, as traf ic is the number one problem in most people's minds. What my friend meant is that people who have traf ic to send will always look for well converting offers and traf ic will find them so to say.

Lastly I want to point out the small distinction of 'targeted traf ic' as the basis for your success. Let me give you an example. If I sent you 1000 hungry vegetarians to your Steak House, how well will you sell? I guess we both know the answer! But in internet marketing I see the exact same mistake being made again and again. Un-targeted prospects are being sent to unclear offers and people are surprised at their poor conversions.

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Free Traffic Methods

The following list is not complete and only scratches the surface of what is commonly classified as 'free' traf ic – but it is a good overview. First let me say that 'free' traf ic is never free, as it involves time or people to generate it.

The last few years have seen an explosion of 'Social Media' and you unless you have been hiding under a rock you will have seen the facebook and twitter revolution. These tools are not easy to monetize, but are great for building a personal brand or connect with your list. We have found that using these channels to get people to webinars is one of the best ways to build a list and sell without selling.

Generally people on facebook and twitter are there for 'social' reasons, hence the word

'social media', but of course it follows traf ic fundamental one to go where the traf ic already is. as the major player in video hosting has proven to be great at driving traf ic to our websites and consequently sell, as video is a great way to share information and build trust.

I always get people rolling their eyes when I mention SEO and normally people have preconceived ideas that SEO is very dif icult and tricky – a dark art and secret science. Let me simplify SEO for you. It has two components – on-site or on-page factors (this is stuff Want To Find Out More? Go to

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you can do on your site like header tags and keywords and page title) and off-site or off-page factors. Off site factors are pretty much 'backlinks' – meaning a link back to your site from any other website. The more the merrier and the more traf ic the site you get a referral from the better. The logic is clear. If people link to your site it must be good!

For this report, this is all I want you to know. Maybe one more thing. Every SEO firm will promise you to be on page one of google. That is obviously not possible, so before you get excited, ask for which 'key word or phrase', 'how long it will take' and 'how much regular maintenance will be required'. Every expert worth his salt will tell you that competitive keywords will take months to rank for and there is ongoing work required.

Affiliate traf ic is in a way a free traf ic source, but depending on your arrangement you

'pay' either in commission per lead, per sale or in a reciprocal email to your list. I personally like joint venture and af iliate traf ic, as I can leverage the relationship the list owner has with his subscribers which results in a more responsive prospect.

Article marketing, writing keyword rich articles and publishing them on places like or can get you a good, long term flow of targeted traf ic. Some of our students specialize in this strategy and are able to generate hundreds of visitors to their site. There are advanced article marketing strategies we teach as part of our traf ic training on

Blogging (from the word weblog) is where you can generate traf ic from readers following your online diary or reviews. Many of our students have great personal blogs documenting their journey and have many 'followers'. Links from your blog can be af iliate links to products or services and in the case of our members personal blogs and journey's link back to the SFM site.

I would always recommend that you choose one traf ic method first and master it. If you love writing, article marketing will be a more logical choice for you than video marketing.

You get the idea!

Once you got a few under your belt, there are obvious connections you can use like linking from your blog to your video or from your social media to your blog and so on. In the not too distant future you might outsource much if it to a low price economy like the Philippines.

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Paid Traffic Methods

Again, this list is by no means comprehensive or complete, but it gives you an idea of some of the 'instant' traf ic sources available to you.

First up is PPC, or 'Pay Per Click', and as the name suggests, it is a method where you pay per click you generate. The most prominent player is google with its Adwords programme. It's a science in its own right and you have to know what you're doing. I found

Perry Marshall's courses and introductions very good – start with the free stuff :-)

Yahoo Search Marketing and Bing (fka Microsoft adCenter) offer similar ways of getting your specific ads in front of a targeted audience based on the keywords your prospect is searching for.

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Facebook have are not just the world's busiest playground for social media, they also offer a pay per click programme.

Banner advertising allows you to put your banner on specific sites that already have your target audience visit, and it is worth pointing out that google also offer placement image ads on websites of your choice.

You can also put your ad into ezines and pay for solo ads, where your ad will be sent to a list of people in your target market. This is much like a JV or af iliate marketing strategy, but you only pay for the actually placement and not a commission of your sales.

CPA or 'cost per action' or 'cost per acquisition' allows you to pay for leads or prospects.

There are many af iliates specializing in driving traf ic and they are always looking for offers to promote. This is not a newbie strategy, as you will need to know your conversion rate and life time customer value to pay for leads, not sales, but if you want to learn more, check out Neverblue or MaxBounty, two of the world's largest CPA networks.

Affiliate and JV traf ic is one of my personal favorites, as leveraging the trust my JV

partner has built with his list give me a great opportunity to talk to an appreciative and open audience. To get started, you will need some sort of database or list, but I have seen people offer their time or services to 'bribe' list owner to do JV's. Be creative, find out what they are looking for. Everyone has a price, everyone has a need.

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Track and Measure (Analytics)

There is a little saying I ignored for my first 3 years online – and I would love you to not do that. I don't know how much it cost me to ignore this rule, but I want to make sure you won't follow my example. Here it is: You Can Improve What You Can't Measure!

So I had about twenty websites out there, made some money, but didn't have a clue about traf ic, visitors, conversions and so on... you get the picture.

It's good old google again you need to consult with. Google Analytics is a free and superb solution to track your visitors and more. Watch a few youtube videos to get the gist of it. One of my personal favorites is woopra. Woopra does live stats a lot better than Google, and who knows, you might get addicted to it like I was when I found the tool. I Want To Find Out More? Go to

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could see how many people were on my site at any one time, where they came from and how long they stayed. During the launch of our Blueprint Coaching Program I watched woopra like you watch telly! With thirty to forty people on the page from twenty or so countries!

Another great habit you absolutely must cultivate is split testing. In its simplest form, you compare the results of two pages, let's call them page A and page B and track which one works better. You might compare a headline, price point, background color, video and no video and so on...

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Once you got a winner, you try to beat the winner, the 'control'. So over time you get a better and better conversion. I learned this skill when I spent my days and nights on google adwords, where you run split tests on ads and landing pages. You do get better at making educated guesses, but I always let the market tell me what to do.

Amazingly, the difference between losing and making money online can be in small differences along the journey from a visitor to a customer. Without measuring and split testing you will never know and never become as successful as you can be.

In the last couple of years google also introduced Google Website Optimizer as part of its free analytics tools, which allows multi variant testing. It's and amazing tool and you should really check it out. It literally uses the best parts of multiple variations and creates a new super page for you. Nice :-)

So there you have it. In the SFM ( we have a great conversion environment and track and measure all the time. This is why we focus on teaching marketing and traf ic as the core skills.

From Facebook and Social Media, Blogging, Article Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Video Marketing and PPC to some more obscure methods we want to empower you to send traf ic to well converting pages whatever your preference.

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5. Peer Group, Mentors and Mindset

One of the most important parts of your future success will be determined by the peer group you hang out with and the mentors you will choose to learn from. I personally have spent too many late nights alone in my shed trying to work things out for myself.

This is one of the reasons that when we built the SFM, we focused so much on support, community and mentoring and coaching. The private community (you see a screen shot above) is a place where members help members and you can literally get answers to your questions instantly...

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manned support desk for technical and other questions. This is important, because you will encounter challenges along the way to success. We have found that being able to get help and support and meeting people in person really makes a difference.

Throughout the UK (and abroad) we have dozens of mastermind groups, who meet in person to keep the momentum. We also run regular 'Momentum Days' in London, where we get together to get to the next level!

One of the challenges is that most of us grow up with an 'employee mindset' and it takes some effort and work to become an entrepreneur at heart. I also know that when you get started in a new industry and learn new skills, you might not have the support from your partner or colleagues that you would want.

So without making this very complicated – the more different ways you have to get help

– the better it is!

I have not shared much about myself, but I can positively say that learning internet marketing has completely transformed my life. I would like it to do the same for you.

To your success

Daniel Wagner

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