Archives for January 2015

Jan
26

3 fanTABulous ideas on National Toad Licker Day

Guess what’s top of news today?toadlicker

* The onslaught of a massive snow storm in Eastern US. Millions will be affected – please be careful out there.

* The “near-miss” of asteroid 2004 BL86 today

* All of the stupid shenanigans of politicians in Canada, the US, and… pretty well every country in the world (politicians are quite the fodder for stupidity news lately)

* 50 Shades of Grey announced it’s the BEST pre-sales of a movie YET (could have easily changed the subject to TOE licker instead of TOAD licker, in honor of that movie/book series!)

and…

* National Toad Lickers Day!!

Yup – it’s today.

Why the hell not?

I was being interviewed for Ben Settle’s Email Players newsletter the other day, and we were talking about bizarre and unusual email ideas.

…more specifically – the LACK of unusual, weird and wacky promotions like National Toad Lickers Day.

I made it up – BECAUSE it’s National Make Up Your Own holiday Day (that one’s a real one).

Ben and I were getting quite the kick out of all the goldmine ideas out there inside the 2015 Cash Flow Calendar http://www.cashflowcalendars.com

It’s funny because there are thousands of ways you can use email, social media, direct mail, or telepathic marketing techniques with the Cash Flow Calendar at your side.

IN FACT – if you are getting HAMMERED by snow this week – you should be grabbing the calendar RIGHT NOW http://www.cashflowcalendars.com – then turning to page 5 of the 147 page Swipe File (a bonus on TOP of the calendar) and STEALING my Dear Mother Nature copy.
*** Toad Lickers tip #1 ***

Use that copy and email to your list or put out on social media (making a few modifications to suit your products or services).

It’s worked for me in various niches I market to…

Every.
Single.
Time.
Chances are – it’ll make you some moola too!
*** Toad Lickers tip #2 ***

This is a simple one – that most will ignore.

How do I know that?

Because it’s not a shiny little doohickey that most desperately want to believe is the secret to their success.

Here it is – take your product and map out your top 3 buyers. Even your ideal buyers would work. Their professions or industries. Their gender. Their hobbies will work too.

Then write 3 DIFFERENT ads and headlines – one for EACH niche market.

So if you are selling Chiropractic services (as an example), write ads for:

1) 40-50 year old Male Cab Drivers (they spend a lot of time in their car – chances are they have back issues).
2) 50 year old females that work at a computer in an office (computer work can be killer for the lower back)
3) 65 year old males now retired from blue collar work (all the hard labor causes grief with the joints)

Each one can (and SHOULD) be called out in the headline.
Each one should have a bundle/special made JUST FOR THEM

Then test them!

I did something like this for a product/service I offer. I chose a completely unrelated industry – designed the ad to speak their language – found a publication designed just for them – and ran a lead generation ad.

Yummy!

A wicked conversion rate on the lead page – and a whole new industry to market to!

This works – if you put a bit of work into it.

It’s not shiny – not even really sexy – but it sure CAN be profitable!

(if you need help with this repay back and let me know)
*** Toad Lickers tip #3 ***

Get SERIOUS!

We are almost a month into 2015.

I see resolutions being dropped faster than waist lines.

And yet, we STILL have 11 MONTHS of the year to get SERIOUS.

Focus like you’ve never focused before.

Challenge yourself – and join masterminds or groups that challenge you.

Put numbers to your goals – then break those numbers down to monthly goals, weekly, and daily (hourly works great for mini-blasts).

…and then stretch yourself to BEAT those goals every chance you get.

Schedule competition times to do this.

Push.
Push.
Push!

You have a brand new shiny year in front of you – NOW is the time to get serious.

The Cash Flow Calendar is designed to give you a SERIOUS BUTT KICKING and Cash Flow Boosting year http://www.cashflowcalendars.com (one promo done the way I recommend in that plan will probably pay you back 10 TIMES or more the first campaign you do!)

Fellow Toad Licker – I DARE YOU TO STRETCH YOURSELF THIS YEAR!

Be more daring.
Act more.
Focus on fewer shiny objects and get laser focused on daily income producing activities.

And use your stories more! The Story Selling Course is for just that http://www.storysellingtips.com

Combine Cash Flow Calendars and Story Selling and you are going to ROCK this year!

(PLUS – if you are in Calgary – and can make it to a noon-hour class Tuesday and Thursday, I’ll whip you into shape too with the Kickboxing Blaster Class that I teach every Tues/Thur from 12:10-12:50. Just drop me a reply and I will let you know the details.

GET SERIOUS.

I DARE YOU!

Troy

 

Jan
09

3 million books sold with this simple strategy, anyone can copy (in any industry)

Sometimes the best and most innovative ideas are from off-the-wall places.

I’m running a test campaign right now for a business of mine.

Using the same principle you’ll see in this free gift below, I was able to find a GOLDMINE for lead generation.

The concept of taking your product or service, and micro-niching the marketing of it, is quite simple.

Scary for most.

Unfathomable for some.

The Best of Bridge Founders (click image to grab the Best of Bridge pdf)

The Best of Bridge Founders (click image to grab the Best of Bridge pdf)

But quite simple to implement – and profit from.

One product can be marketed to multiple micro-niches with very little extra work.

But the target customer thinks you are a genius, and talking JUST TO THEM.

Which is the goal of ALL your marketing anyhow, right?

(NOTE: If you are looking for a full or part time income stream this year – using this exact same strategy – get in touch with me would you? I have the plan, the formula, the training and the products. Just need YOU!)
Ok, I found a little gem on an old hard drive.
3 MILLION COPIES SOLD

The extraordinary tale of some women, some wine, some card games… and a BRILLIANT business/marketing idea.
I actually did this interview 12 years ago when first starting this business.

The lady I interviewed cashed in on this idea – and they all lived very healthy and prosperous lives thanks to this strategy.

If you’ve heard of The Best of Bridge Cookbooks – you’ve probably never heard the back story on how they sold 3 million copies! It’s probably much more than that since this interview, but the important thing for YOU AND I – is to take the advice in this interview to heart – and to use it in alllll of our businesses.

Here it is – enjoy http://blog.smallbusinesscopywriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/BestofBridge.pdf

If you need help leveraging this kind of success story into your own business, OR want help starting a new business venture, let me know.

For 13 years now, I’ve helped entrepreneurs from around the world start, build, and sell businesses.

I have products that help you do this – like the 2015 Cash Flow Calendar (http://www.cashflowcalendars.com )

I also have a proven business you can start part time or full time, working from your home.

I am here to help you – coach you – and make your success a reality.

2 ways to contact me:

Phone (please leave a message if I am busy and can’t answer) – 403-470-7756

Email – troy@smallbusinesscopywriter.com

Thanks again!

Everything here can be used in your own life to create the business you want, the lifestyle you desire, and the income you deserve!

And it all starts with a quick email or phone call.

Turning your words into wealth,

Troy White
403-470-7756
troy@smallbusinesscopywriter.com

Jan
06

14 quick and dirty lessons I learned in 2014

Zoom… another year gone by.mud

And a brand NEW year right in front of us.

With all the resolutions being made (and already broken by many), it’s a busy time for most.

Setting goals for the year is important, and they should be NEW goals based on PAST failures and successes.

 

Here’s my top 14 lessons for 2014:

1) Never too old to start new and do that thing you’ve always wanted to do.

In 2014, I did something I should have done 20 years earlier… compete in Martial Arts.

I’d done Kickboxing and Muay Thai in my 20s and LOVED IT. But I listened to others and avoided competing.

Fast forward 20 years, I got back into Kickboxing and Muay Thai – and IGNORED the bs out there – and DID IT. Yes, I am usually the oldest, by far, in the tournaments, but boy-oh-boy do I love it!

You are never too old to start over.

 

2) Learn from your weaknesses – before they cripple you.

In my 19th tournament fight in 2014, I battled my demon. I’ve battled some big tough guys this past year (biggest was 6’8” 290 pounds!) but the one November 22 was my toughest.

The guy was awesome at leg kicks (in Muay Thai you kick with your shin – and an ideal target is your opponents thighs – enough leg kicks and you can’t walk, let alone fight!)

Needless to say – it wasn’t a strength of mine – nor was the blocking of said leg kicks – DOH!

After a beating on my left leg was given, it got worn down, and one solid kick was all it took to bend the leg at the knee inwards, tearing my MCL ligament.

Fast forward 6 weeks later – I am back kicking bags and training – and am DETERMINED to master the leg kick and defence!
Weakness #2: Social Media Mishaps.

I’ve never been a huge fan of social media.

But, it’s a weakness and I started working on it in 2014. Little by little I am getting better results and more comfortable with it.

I still believe there are other options that give you better return for the same amount of time invested, but have multiple streams of marketing initiatives is a GOOD thing!

 

3) Test all kinds of marketing – ESPECIALLY the ones you think aren’t ‘for you’.

As I mentioned, social media is one I wasn’t too keen on – but I have warmed up to it and see where it is a fit.

I also see far too many people ignoring other marketing assets they have at their disposal.

They have blinders on – and they put everything into social media only.

Ignoring the results – and focusing on the shiny promises being pitched online.

It costs them huge!

Another type of product/business I thought ‘wasn’t for me’ turned out to be a MAJOR win for my health and my wealth this past year.

Why?

Because I ignored my ego – educated myself on what DID work for others – and modelled that. Reaping the rewards the whole way.

 

4) Content is still king… 12 years later!

I spoke with a guy in South Africa late in ’14 and asked him where he heard of me.

I was in awe as he told me about a search he did in Google for a specific thing (related to a very prominent marketing guru that you would know of)…and my name/site was #3 on Google for that search!

From an article I wrote… 12 years ago 🙂

That is the power of solid content!

 

5) Watch and learn from others – especially from others in completely unrelated businesses and industries!

As you probably know, I’ve been advocating the use of story-based marketing for many years now (before it was the ‘in’ thing to talk about.

I LOVE storytelling in business.

It’s easy to do (http://www.storysellingtips.com for a kickstart to your skills) – and it gets results!

And I developed my passion for stories in business from 2 brothers who sold LOBSTERS!

They had a unique way of using stories – and built a million dollar business in less than a year.

It worked for them – and it works in ally kinds of business.

It’ll work in yours too – if you use it!

 

6) Know your limits – and choose to stretch them – or back down from them.gettingpunched

Back to martial arts training. There was a young guy that came to the Dojo and was serious about training, and sparring.

He pushed me – made me stronger – and really took my training to a different level.

But he also hurt me.

He was quite a bit younger than me – and heals way faster than I did.

I bruised some ribs and my sternum.

To him – it was nothing.

To an older fart like me, it was a game-changer.

He wanted to go to the next level – full power body kicks without blocking (to condition yourself to take the hits).

I said no.

Too far for my liking in sparring – end of our training together.

Last I heard, he stopped fighting so he could ‘meditate 3 hours a day’.

Ok.

 

7) Change is a GREAT thing.

I love change – thrive on change – and know that forcing change is the only way to improve yourself and your game.

I changed LOTS of things up in my personal and my business life.

And love it!

Force change where you need it – even where you don’t.

But if something IS working well for you – STICK with it!

 

8) Self employed life and a lifestyle-based business ROCKS.

After 13 years in this business, I’ve had my ups and my downs.

But I LOVE working for myself, from home.

Tried renting an office – hated it.

Tried working out of client sites – hated it even more.

I love working from home – on my own schedule – at my own pace – when I choose to work.

I’ve developed multiple income streams doing this (drop me a note if you want to know how to UP your income and lifestyle this year).

Nothing beats being your own boss in my opinion.

 

9) Pick up the darned phone!

Such an underused tool these days.

Email – text – Skype messaging and Facebook messaging.

They are easy – but no where near as impactful as picking up the phone and saying HI.

I am using the phone 10 times more than I used too – and love the results.

So will you.

 

10) Partnerships are tricky – especially when you ignore your intuition or gut feeling!

Tried two of them this past year on projects – and they are tough.

The first one I ignored my intuition and dove it.

It bit me in the ass and cost me far too much time and money.

The second one I listened to my intuition immediately – and saved myself a ton of time and money.

Lesson learned.
11) Get uncomfortable – far more often!

One of the downsides of being self employed from home – is that you rarely LEAVE the house!

So you get comfortable being comfortable.

And that is costly.

I now push myself to do things, go places, and meet people that make me uncomfortable.

It stretches me – and gives me a real rush (not as much of a rush as sparring does – but close 😉

 

12) Put a plan in place and STICK TO IT

I released my 8th year of the Cash Flow Calendar http://www.cashflowcalendars.com – and it is a BEAST!

Every year I add to this beauty and it just on getting bigger and better.

The best part?

The results!

$11,000 from a simple 3-step email campaign.

Six-figures-a-month businesses launched with the calendar and a plan of attack (one of my clients did this in 18 months from scratch!)

It’s easy to plan – but sticking with it is what makes or breaks your year!

 

13) Go back to what worked before.

I used to love doing webinars, and live events. Did them for years – and it all came to an end (live events for sure) in 2008. My Wild West Wealth Summit wrapped up its second year, and I was toast. Burnt out and wanted out.

So I stopped doing live events.

Despite requests for it – I have yet to do another one.

I LOVE webinars and tele seminars though – and am stepping up my game this year to bring more solid content to you through this format.

As for live events, we will wait and see 😉

 

14) Use a product launch mentality for your life!

Each week is a launch – each day is a launch.

Get excited about massive action and implementation – and write/speak/video tape when you are in your most excited moments!
So…

You have before you a brand new sparking year.

You can choose to repeat last year – or improve on last year.

If you want better health – DO SOMETHING about it!

If you want more money in your life – DO SOMETHING about it!

Whatever you want is there for you to grab – but holding back won’t do squat for your year.

If you want help with health, wealth, or just making this year more fun and comfort-stretching, call me at 403-470-7756 or email me at troy@smallbusinesscopywriter.com

Let’s chat – and put together a plan for 2015.

So excited about this year – hope you are too!

Troy