It’s been a while since my last post, but I can promise you that from this point onwards, all I will be doing is showing you “what work’s for me now”.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about anything online, and after 5 long years of being in this industry, that says a lot.
So here is my little update.
All I can say is… “Watch THIS Space!”
Let me know in the comments below, what you’re struggling with and what things you would like to learn that will help you move forward and grow in your online business…
Alright, I wanted to write about this today because it really is a topic that people need in their business and life right now.
To be honest, it took me a long time to figure this out myself, because truthfully, it isn't something you will know unless you've earned your stripes online, or you've been taught, or you've made so many mistakes (like myself) that you finally realize what it really takes.
So… what is the number 1 thing that will make you money on the Internet?
Learning how to market like a PRO.
Yup… that's it. That's the answer. It's not sexy. It's not over the top. It's just plain simple – you need to become very good at promoting any type of business opportunity, service or product online.
So why do I say this?
Well if you think about it. This skill set is really the most sought after skill online. If you can get good at promoting ANYTHING, and getting it in front of people's faces, then you can create as may income streams online if you want because whatever you promote, it will sell.
Even if you were promoting a crappy product… get enough traffic in front of it, and it will sell. I guarantee it!
(Of course you will want to get good at tweaking your offer so your conversions go up, but we can talk about this another time…)
Another thing to realize is that by becoming a very good marketer, it will allow you the flexibility to move to different products or services any time you want. And it won't blackmail you into being stuck with just ONE thing.
If a business opportunity closes down, who cares, you can move to another one.
If a product is no longer HOT in the market because of outside factors, who cares, promote another product.
Get the idea?
So instead of chasing thousands of shiny balls around the Internet in your search to become a kagillionaire… just focus on ONE thing.
Whether it's by FB PPC, article marketing, solo advertising, PPV, CPA, blogging, Google adwords etc etc etc… It doesn't really matter. Just get GOOD at it, and the rest will fall into place.
Oh… and if you can just focus your time on marketing, and outsource EVERYTHING else, you will be waaaay more successful waaaay faster. That is another guarantee. 😉
(Again, we'll talk about that more later…)
– Aaron Chen
So I had been doing tons of video's on this concept and I thought it would be beneficial to tons of people if I wrote about it on my blog.
So yeah… Franchise Model VERSUS "From Scratch".
Which is better?
Well, let me ask you this…
If you wanted to start a coffee shop. What would you need to do?
A ton of research. Then you would need to figure out your whole concept. You would need to source all the machinery. The beans. Find staff. Train them. Teach them how to use all your products. Figure out how to use all your products. Come out with the marketing material. The promotional sales plan. The menu's. Your staff uniform. The recipes (if you serve food)… blah…blah…blah…
You get the idea.
A shit load of stuff.
Basically if you started a business "From-Scratch"… you would need to figure out EVERYTHING yourself.
Which takes time, money and resources. And the worst part is, the chances that your coffee shop (or business…) will fail, is extremely high.
Because there are so many variables that you could totally fuck up.
… And hey, no insult to you. That's just the reality. Business is business. And it's HARD. It doesn't have feelings. It just eats people up and spits out the ones who don't have a flair for it.
Now take a Franchise Model like Starbucks on the other hand…. and it's a completely different story.
The brand is already there. They give you their uniforms. They give you all their equipment. They TEACH YOU how to use it properly. They introduce you to all their contacts and suppliers. They even approve the plot of land you're going to start your business on.
It's fool prooooof.
That's why Franchise businesses work so well and is the chosen business model for GINORMOUS franchises like McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and on and on and on…
Why a Franchise?
Because you don't need to figure out all the hard stuff. They've already figured it out for you.
You just need to buy in, and operate the place.
Plug and play!
It doesn't get easier than that.
Now, when you look at an online business. It's EXACTLY the same thing.
I would much rather get started with a Franchise Model. Learn to do the business. Be extremely successful at it. And eventually, if I want, go off and start my own business or create my own products.
… Because now I know how!
But the fact that I get to use someone else's business model (sales funnel + business), that is already proven to work, just makes SOOOOOO much sense.
Now I can see the attraction to creating everything on your own.
It's an EGO thing. YOU want to create your own success instead of leverage off others.
Ask yourself honestly…
Is starting a business about stroking your ego?
Is it about being successful and making money?
100% of you should say the later. Otherwise you're in business for the wrong reason and you will probably fail.
So, for those of you who see the value in a Franchise Model and want to be successful and copy exactly what I did when I kept failing and failing online… you can get access to that very same business by entering your email address below.
What's more important?
Making money, or your ego?
I know the answer to that question…