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

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

How to Put Multiple Blogs on HostGator

Why More Than One Blog?

Suppose you are in an MLM that produces nutrition related products. You’ll probably want to market the business opportunity and the health benefits with separate blogs. Otherwise, your marketing message will be confusing. Here’s how to set up your HostGator account for multiple blogs or multiple websites.

If you are following Steve Anderson’s WordPress training videos on Renegade Professional, you’ll want to perform the steps we outline below before you install WordPress. His training videos are excellent, but to keep things simple he doesn’t talk about multiple blogs.

Adding a Domain on HostGator

What we’re going to cover is how to set up separate subdirectories for each additional blog or website you’d like to have. We’ll also associate the domain names with the subdirerctories. Continue reading

How to Hide Affiliate Links

In a previous post I reported that Google is now penalizing pages that have affiliate links on them. I am not going to discuss the pro’s and con’s of this decision right now. Instead, I’d like to offer a quick fix for my downlines and other legitimate affiliate marketers who may be affected by it.

Here’s a simple way to hide those affiliate links so that they are not actually on the pages you want ranked. It involves setting up simple php redirects. I am assuming that you know how to log in to your host site and make simple changes to files there. If not, the person who created your website or blog should be able to do this for you. It takes only a few minutes. Continue reading

Ann Sieg’s Renegade Network Marketer eBook

RenegadeNetworkMarketer-mediumThe Renegade Network Marketer teaches a common sense approach to marketing your MLM (or small business) on the internet. It is an internet marketing strategy primer. I’ve emphasized the word strategy, because the goal of the book is to give you the understanding you need to create a marketing plan that works.

The Renegade Network Marketer will show you how to use PayPerClick, Ezines, Blogs, Email, Special Reports and more, in a way that maximizes your return on investment. In fact, your advertising can actually be a source of revenue while you are building a list of prospective customers.

For the one-time cost of the ebook ($67.95) you also get access to the Renegade System. The Renegade System is both a training system and a back-end website that you can use to make money with your marketing and training efforts.

Here is a list of the components that you will have access to.

  • “The Renegade Network Marketer” eBook
  • “The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing”, a free viral eBook
  • The Renegade Newsletter
  • Online Training and Resource materials
  • Marketing Tools
  • The Landing Pages
  • The Follow Up System
  • The Back-End

If you’re new to internet marketing, you may not know what some of these terms mean. They are explained in the book, but I’ll say just a few words here. Suppose you want to finance your marketing efforts by advertising the Renegade materials themselves on the web. There’s a bit of machinery you need to do this: a web site (back-end), advertising pages (landing pages), a database for collecting contact information (back-end), some means of collecting payment and delivering the product (also back-end). Rather than build all of this yourself (or hire someone), you can use the Renegade System and receive a generous commission.

Frankly, the eBook and the additional training materials alone are well worth it. It’s an amazing bonus to be able to use the Renegade System as well.

Incidently, if you buy the Renegade Network Marketer eBook by July 23, 2009, you’ll get all this for half the regular price of the book. Definitely a bargain!