Ann Sieg Joins Mark Hoverson At GRN

The Shirt or The Interview with Ann Sieg?

A few days ago I received a marketing email from Mark Hoverson, which contained the question, “Is the shirt Mark is wearing on this video worth $480?” That, of course, is Mark’s way of getting you to watch the video (see link below). I didn’t care about the shirt, but I noticed that the link looked interesting.

www.JoeyBorden.com/Mark/MarkAnnInterview.mp4

So, I clicked on it and I wasn’t disappointed.

What’s So Special About the Interview?

If you are an internet marketer or a network marketer,  I think you’ll find this 13 minute video well worth a look.   As she reveals in the video, Ann Sieg has sold more than 4 million copies of “The Renegade Network Marketer” ebook.  Her audience for this ebook is mostly baby boomers.  As she tells it, she sold so many copies precisely because she understood her target market in depth.  She wrote the book to boomers.  In the video, she tells you a lot about this market.  If you’re interested in marketing to boomers, you need to know what she has to say.

On the other hand, if you’re shopping for an MLM to join,  Ann gives her reasons for joining Global Resorts Network (GRN).  As Mark says in the video, “This is big news.”  GRN is an MLM with a big ticket item.  It costs $3k to join.  When you sign someone up, you get $1k commission (out of that $3k) and your upline also gets $1k commission (also out of that $3k).  I’ve heard Ann say on another occasion that in her experience, you do the same amount of work to close a big ticket sale as you do a small ticket sale.  So, why would you want to sell the small ticket (low cost) item?  Other aspects of her decision are revealed in the video.   I’m not going to argue the pro’s and con’s of different MLM compensation structures in this post.  However, I do plan to address the topic of big ticket vs. small ticket MLM’s in the near future.

Don’t Know How Long the Link Will Remain Active

Since I don’t know how long the video (above) will remain available, I’m including the text of the interview below.  I transcribed it VERY quickly, so there will be typos. My apologies for any minor errors.  Here’s the video link in case you missed it.

www.JoeyBorden.com/Mark/MarkAnnInterview.mp4

And here’s the transcript. Continue reading

Want More Twitter Followers? Try FlashTweet.

What is FlashTweet?

FlashTweet (http://www.flashtweet.com) is an inexpensive Twitter application for getting more targeted followers on Twitter.  At $6.95 per month it may very well be one of the cheapest ways to develop and manage your following.  There is a 14 day free trial period.  FlashTweet has a very simple and easy to use interface that you access from your web browser.  I found out about FlashTweet from the Renegade Professional training videos.

Manage All Your Twitter Accounts

Flash tweet claims to be a complete Twitter account management solution.   Continue reading

What Does Internet Marketing Cost, Really?

Internet Marketing is Claimed to be Free

The cost of setting up a business and marketing on the internet is often said to be free or almost free.   Youtube abounds with video marketers claiming that they will show you how to build an internet business  that will make you a 6 figure income for scarcely more than the cost of their training materials. They claim that social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, can be used for free advertising.

I don’t think so. Continue reading

What’s Wrong With Network Marketing and How Do You Fix It?

Warm Market Woes

Right after joining a nutritional supplement MLM, I dutifully decided to approach my family and friends, my so-called “warm market.” My girl friend’s mother was visiting us from Las Vegas. She was working for a health club in sales. She’s one of their top earners. An ace. I thought for sure she’d be interested. After all, the supplements were pharmaceutical grade, the best in the business, and health was her main interest. But when I approached her, as soon as I mentioned “network marketing” she didn’t want to hear about it. My warm market was suddenly very, very cold. It turns out that she had been involved in several network marketing companies in the past. She poured her heart and soul into them and got very little in return. There was no way she was going to go chasing after prospects ever again. Continue reading

Do Confirmed Opt-in’s Kill Your Profits?

Questioning Confirmed Opt-Ins

It is common wisdom that a confirmed opt-in (a.k.a. double opt-in) gives you “better qualified” prospects than a single opt-in.  An article by Daniel Levis explores whether this is indeed true.

Definitions

For those who may be new to internet marketing a confirmed opt–in is when a prospect enters her name and email information on a web site (called an opt-in) and then gets an email asking her to confirm her opting in. She Continue reading

Inspiring Others to Take Action

A Necessary Skill

If you doubt that developing your copywriting skills is the single most important thing you can do for your business (and maybe your life), please listen to this interview of David Garfinkel by Ann Sieg.  David Garfinkel is perhaps the leading copywriting coach and mentor.  Click here to listen to the interview.

Last year Ann hired David to train herself and several members of her team.   More recently the launch of the Renegade Professional trainings generated over $1.1 million in sales in 72 hours.  Ann attributes this success to Garfinkel’s coaching. Continue reading

To Blog or Not To Blog: 8 Reasons Why There’s Really No Question

Have you wanted to have a blog, but you didn’t want to deal with the expense and hassle of working with a web designer? You may be surprised to discover how cheaply and how easily you can set up a blog yourself, and how big the audience for blogs is becoming. Here are 8 points that may convince you it’s time to start blogging. Continue reading