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

Mark Hoverson’s Direct Response Secrets Revealed!

Hoverson’s Las Vegas Event

I just got back from a live event in Las Vegas where Mark Hoverson shared his secrets to successful direct response (email) marketing.  Since all this is fresh in my mind, I’m revealing the essentials in a series of videos and blog posts.   In case you are unfamiliar with Mark’s work, he is a master at creating a “buyers rush” for his trainings and products.  A “buyers rush” is a frenzy of respondants eager to buy what you are promoting.

Direct Response Email

The video below walks you through one of Mark’s direct response emails.  This email was sent to Ann Sieg’s customer list.  It was part of a 1 week promotion that led up to the Las Vegas event I just attended.  During this event, Hoverson interviewed both Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler as we mentioned in the previous post.

In the video, I take you through each paragraph and explain why Mark wrote it the way he did.   After watching this video, you should be able to construct a similar direct response email yourself.  Here’s the video.

Tony Passera Reveals Secrets Of Mark Hoverson’s Emails from Tony Passera on Vimeo.

Triggers

You may have noticed that I talk about “triggers” a lot during the video.  The idea of psychological triggers comes from Joe Sugarman’s book, “Triggers.”   During the trainings, Hoverson mentioned that he learned most of what he knows about writing for direct response from this book.  If you enter your information in the box below, I’ll email a copy of the book to you (in pdf format) absolutely free.  You can also download the book from various sources on the web, if you prefer.

Who Does Ann Sieg Follow?

Mark Hoverson Interviews Ann Sieg

I just got back from a live training in Las Vegas with Mark Hoverson, Ann Sieg, Mike Klingler and other successful internet marketers. During the event, Hoverson interviewed Ann Sieg. In the interview, Ann shared who some of her trainers were, and who she follows. The list is below. Notice that the same names keep coming up when you ask successful marketers who they learned from. The top trainers in this business are not hard to find. All the top marketers studied with them. And it’s not that big a group. Isn’t it a good idea to know who they are? Continue reading

How To Be A Rising Star

Find A Rising Star

I just attended a webinar series given by a direct response marketing expert, Mark Hoverson.  Toward the end of the series, Hoverson said that his goal for this series had been to do an industry wide training.  He accomplished this goal by hooking up with Ann Sieg and Mike Dillard, and offering the webinar series to both of their customer “LISTS”.  Since I was on both of their lists myself, I got his email and succumbed.

To get the attention of Sieg and Dillard, you’d have to be a rising star.  My 10 months in internet marketing taught me that the best way to become a rising star yourself, is to hook up with one and learn what you can from him or her.   And not just learn.  As much as possible, you want to do what he (or she) did.  Or at least adapt it to your context. This is often referred to as ‘duplication.’
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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

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

How To Make 1 Million Dollars In 1 Day

Amazing Achievement

John Reese, the creator of the Traffic Secrets training course, is reputed to be the first person to use internet marketing to make a million dollars in less than a day.  In an interview with Tony Robbins, Reese describes what he considers the most important contributing factors to his success.

No Belief, No Follow Through

Early in the interview, Robbins observed that “many people want to change their lives. They have a vision of what they want to do, and they believe it, sort of, but they never follow Continue reading

So You Want More Customers?

Would you like to know how to really GRAB the attention of your audience? Are your prospects responding to your tweets, emails, and blog posts the way you’d like? Today’s article on www.RenegadeProBlog.com (no opt-in) by leading copywriter David Garfinkel will help you get more attention. The post is entitled “The Secret of Powerful Headlines: How a Few Well Chosen Words Can Do Magic for Your Business.” You can read it here: the-secret-of-powerful-headlines. 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