AWESOME $10m Case Study for you – must watch

You have to see this.

It’s the remarkable story of an unknown motivator who started from scratch (in bankruptcy) and became a multi-millionaire sharing his advice and inspiration with the world.

It’s a case study that I believe PROVES that content creators, authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders don’t have to be BROKE.

The free download even shows a a step-by-step plan you can model for sharing and MONETIZING your advice and content online.

Download the case study here:

http://www.expertsacademy.com/

Definitely something to model for your brand.

Talk soon!

Wait – online success with “casual” emails?

Can you promote your brand and expertise with just three simple (but lucrative) webpages?

And how does Barack Obama do email marketing? (You should definitely borrow this!).

The answers in this video might surprise you:

http://problogger.no/eaeo2013ii

This is a VERY revealing video about Brendon Burchard’s results and online marketing approach.

I’ve never seen him share numbers like this.

You’ll see his launch numbers, book numbers, and how he markets just about everything with three simple types of webpages.

(The best part is how Brendon shows that Barack Obama follows a similar marketing strategy. Genius!).

I think this video will really help you conceptualize your next online promotion.

While everyone knows Brendon as the “make a difference” guy, it’s also helpful and nice to see him talk about the financial side of things for you.

You’ll be surprised by the scale of his results but the simplicity of his approach. Definitely something to model.

Monetizing your story with Brendon Burchard

If you wanted to share your life’s story and knowledge with the world (and get paid for it), how would you begin?

How are all these authors, speakers, coaches, marketers, and online thought leaders monetizing their advice and content?

This incredible video series has the answers:

http://problogger.no/eaeo2013

I love that he breaks down the MATH to making 7 figures, and exactly what it takes to get there.

Btw, if you haven’t met Brendon Burchard, the guy who did the videos, I think you’ll find his story inspiring.

Brendon went from bankruptcy to $4.6 million in just 18 months doing nothing but helping others with what he’s learned about life.

You can see why in his video series. These strategies have also helped him and his clients become New York Times bestselling authors and the go-to experts in their fields.

If you’re going to share your message or build a personal brand this year, this is a must watch:

http://problogger.no/eaeo2013

Enjoy the video.

And take notes. Trust me, it’s worth the optin.

Mats

Ps. Brendon says he’s taking questions on the blog, so watch
and comment. Here’s what people are saying:

— AndersonCooper.com calls him “one of the top business
and marketing trainers in the world”

— Brian Tracy says Brendon is the “smartest, nicest,
most creative marketers I’ve ever met”

— NY-Times best-seller Dr. Daniel Amen “wishes I would
have met him 20 years ago; it would have put my business
and myself as an expert in hyperspeed”

MatsHolmvik.com Podcast 1

I am a bit proud to present my first podcast on this blog. I am still figuring out some stuff so the sound will improve and my ability to talk basically just right out in the air. Feels kind of funny at the moment. But with some response and more training I think it will go great.

So I hope you will take about 8 minutes of your time to listen to my advice for you this weekend, my findings and a little bit about what I am reading at the moment. This is the best I have found so I will guarantee that you will find the information valuable if you are in business or just starting out.

Play

What did I learn this week that could benefit you:

TheFoundation.io – Dane Maxwell

Eventual Millionaire http://www.eventualmillionaire.com  with Jaime Tardy

How to start a software company in 6 weeks – Sam Ovens from TheFoundation.io

Mixergy.com 

What books am I reading that I recommend:

Spin Selling

The Accidental Sales Manager 

The Sales Leaders Playbook

I’m Feeling Lucky 

How to become one of the best copywriters

Copywriting is one of the toughest skill sets to learn when you first start out in marketing, business or internet marketing. But it essential. If you get it right, your customers will understand you better, you will get more sales and people will respond better to your initial communication.

Just look up some of the copywriters out there. Go to Google and type in copywriters for hire. Read their sales pitch, sales page or whatever. Are you ready to buy their services? Yes, of course you are. Because they leave you with the impression that they can change your world around! And that’s how powerful this is.

Copywriting is essential just communication. Be a better communicator. Most people will never get it, even great marketers will never get it. But if you do, your life will change around. It’s about choosing the right words with storytelling that sticks. Basic really, but you have to learn it. Billions are made each year with copywriting. You find it in the paper, advertising and in sales.

Step 1 on How to become one of the best copywriters out there:

Now you are probably wondering on how to acquire this great skill set. And it’s easier than you think, at least the process of learning it. Collect all the advertising material that sell you something. That have sold you something and made you punch the PAY NOW button on a website, or making you call in on an advertisement to purchase something. Also go to the big copywriters out there on the internet and collect all their material, sign up on their mailing lists.

Step 2 on How to become one of the best copywriters out there:

Once you done that. Find pen and paper and just copy everything they write down to the letter. Boring process really, but it’s getting your mind around how their writing is built up, what words to use and so forth.

See the results the two steps on how to become one of the best copywriters out there will affect you:

Keep doing that for 1 hour a day. You will soon watch your own communication getting more real and to the point, with people actually listening to you and your message. It could be in a conversation, email newsletter, a tweet or Facebook update, just about every communication media you use.

*Image from kristja http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1338212

How to become an entrepreneur – With Top 20 Advice on becoming one

This is a question that many people start to ask themselves before entering into the business world. How do I start out? There is many reasons to why you should start a business and become an entrepreneur. It’s most about earning more money and having more time. The benefits you get are freedom if you are able to tap into a field that gives you all the customers you would ever need. But that’s the tough part. You should also realize that just becoming an entrepreneur because of money is not lasting very long. Because you have to get or have a passion for your customers. They become your new boss. Do as they say and you will get paid a lot.

So what is an entrepreneur? It’s a person who starts a business based on an idea, and make the business work. When the business is going by itself you have been a successful entrepreneur. But most business startups by entrepreneurs fail, about 90% fail in their first 10 years. The statistics are working hard against you. But it’s more likely to be become a successful entrepreneur than winning the lottery.

How to become an entrepreneur? Well, as you read about many successful entrepreneurs, they have quit school or university. That may lead you to think that they stop studying. But if you know anyone that has started their business, you will know that they keep learning every day. Reading books, papers, blogs, listening to audio books, attending seminars/webinars and paying big bucks to learn the latest tactics and best practices of business, psychology, sales, marketing and how to keep motivation.

 

I have prepared a little list here for you of the TOP 20 bullet points of how to become an entrepreneur:

  1. Find a need in the marketplace.
  2. Find a solution to that need.
  3. If there are solutions in the marketplace, can you make a cheaper, better or an improvement to that solution? Do it! Or skip to the next need and start over.
  4. Study as much as you can on every topic your business evolve around. Especially marketing and sales. No sales = Failure.
  5. Surround yourself with smarter and better people as soon as you can. Don’t be the best yourself, manage the people you hire.
  6. If you hate managing, hire a manager and become a leader instead.
  7. Be BOLD. Sometimes you got to make tough decisions. It’s these moments that will define your success or failure.
  8. Change fast! If something doesn’t work. Change. Try something different.
  9. Build a network. Almost all big cities have some sort of masterminds or business groups you can be part of. Then you can discuss business strategies with likeminded people and get free advice. But you got to contribute yourself, help were you can.
  10. Be coachable. Learn from others and listen to what successful people are telling you. It’s easy to think that you know best. But it usually doesn’t matter what product or service you got. The business aspect is the same.
  11. Track everything you do. Because then you can go back and replicate the process if it works. Take notes all the time.
  12. Interview your customers on a regular basis of what they need. Maybe you could add a new product or service to make your profits bigger and customers more happy?
  13. Be transparent. Things can go wrong, but be open and solution oriented about it and make your team work with you.
  14. Are your business scalable? What I mean about that is it possible for you to have 1000 customers more tomorrow? Can you handle it? Have a plan for growth and you will not have a problem with more customers and hiring people to do the work, even better if it can be automated with computers or robots.
  15. Break your business into 5 different parts. Improve them by 15% each. Like getting 15% more customers, convert 15% more leads, raise your price by 15%, you get it. If you do that with 5 parts of your business, you will have a 100% growth!
  16. Have fun! Don’t be too serious and laugh much. If you and your employees have fun, productivity will skyrocket and you will easy of the stress.
  17. Take vacations. This is the best test for any business to see if you can be away and still have the business running. Note down anything that goes wrong or something you got to fix while you are away. Then make processes for all the things to run without you, then you get more free time to think and improve the business when you are working.
  18. Don’t take your work home! This is important if you got a family. It will destroy it. Be done with everything that needs to be done before you go home. Write down a list of all the things you think about doing, that you have to do tomorrow, this will free your mind and you can focus 100% on the family.
  19. Get a great accountant and banker. This way you will have some people that are good with numbers and can help you when you need loans or need to save taxes. You never know, become friends with them.
  20. If you are tired of the business and its doing great. Try making it run without you or sell it to free up time, your mind and liquidate the asset you built. You deserve it by now!

So now you know how to become an entrepreneur, or the skeleton of it. All this bullet points have a lot behind them. You need to study each bullet point and get to know them, search them up, read, listen, attend seminars and practice the knowledge. A business is a process and entrepreneurship is a process.

What if you become an entrepreneur? What is your ultimate goal with it? To become your own boss, be a millionaire, billionaire or just to have more free time with the luxury of being financial independent? It’s important to set an end goal. Would you watch a football game if there was no ending time?

*Image from bruno-free: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/493668

Getting amazing customers even before you have a product

It´s a hard time doing business. At least thats what the media dictates to you. But is it really? There a millionaires and billionaires created every day, out of thin air.

Just look at Facebook.

But how can you create a business which is creating great value for your customers, before you even got the product? Discover it soon…

Because all business is based upon something that is very simple, but few actually get it. Even great marketers fail at this. Still wondering?

Well you have to get into the mind of the customers. Deep into it, to understand something, the basics which drive us every day.

The NEED and WANTS. Thats where you are going to make a lot of money if you just get a grasp on it. Because WANTS is an iPhone 5 right now, because its hot. You don´t need it if you got an iPhone 4S but thats just what you want, if you dont got the cash for it you will drop it.

But if you have a NEED, then you will do anything to get it rigth NOW.

So if you get of the pc for a little bit. Pick up a phone and call several people in an industry you want to deliver some value to, and just interview them about their day at work, you will get great info about a need. Ask them about their day, what they do from they get into the office until they pack up and go home. Take lots of notes and make them rate their pain level of each activity and the time consumed to do this activity.

After you got the list. Look at the top pain points they got. Are this something you could solve for them? Using less resources, time and money than they do today? Then Create it! NOW! Go do it! Stop reading!

Because if you create something that can save someone pain, time and money. They will buy it.

What pains do you experience in your daily life? What is the worst things you got to do at your job?

Closing in 48-hours! High Performance Academy

I’ll know you’ll want to see and act on this TODAY.

First, heads up —

Brendon Burchard is doing a LIVE Webcast today teaching the same high-performance secrets he used to go from broke to multi-millionaire in just 18 months.

A lot of people know Brendon as the motivation guy and the #1 New York Times best-selling author, but, man, this guy STRUGGLED his way through until he learned these secrets.

Wait until you see his energy and his strategies for helping you hit high and sustained levels of clarity, courage, productivity, and influence. It’s off the charts!

Watch him here, LIVE, at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern U.S:

http://www.matsholmvik.com/high-performance-academy-webcast

He’s doing an entire SHOW – literally 4 hours of live training for free.

(Company’s have to pay him $35,000 just for a 45 minute keynote on this topic, so this will be incredible).

Be sure to watch.

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT:

Brendon is practically giving away $14,792 of training right now as part of the LAST DAY of registration to his coaching course.

This expires at MIDNIGHT tonight:

http://www.matsholmvik.com/high-performance-academy

Here’s what’s going on.

Brendon’s High Performance Academy Master’s Course and Coaching program is
an advanced 5-week training that teaches you how to get heightened and
sustained levels of clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence
in all areas of your life.

If you’ve been struggling in any area of your life lately, the only way
through it is to get the best out of yourself and take back command of your
life — high performance is the path to doing that.

Brendon’s High Performance programs are usually $1000 by themselves, but
he’s JUST announced a HUGE discount and an unbelievable bonus package (for
the next 48 hours ONLY):

+ The $5,000 INFLUENCE course, which is an advanced sales, negotiation and
leadership training

+ The $5,000 Business Accelerator Crash Course, a program on simple and
effective ways to 10x business growth

+ 12 months of access to a Q&A forum where you can correspond with Brendon
personally (his coaching clients pay $45,000 per year for his guidance!)

These are in ADDITION to his previously announced bonuses:

+ 12-months of free training after the 5-weeks (usually $804 on its own)

+ The High Performance Academy DVD Core Course (usually $997 on its own)

+ 2 tickets to the live High Performance Academy seminar ($1994 value)

This must be the offer of the year.

Brendon is the highest-paid high-performance trainer in the world, and
there’s a reason: he knows what works NOW and he knows how to guide you by
the hand, help you find clarity and courage, and motivate you to your
highest levels of excellence and contributions.

If you’re ever going to get incredibly committed to your personal
transformation and professional achievement — to hitting high gear with
your level of success, abundance, and mastery in life — then you really
have to watch this video:

http://www.matsholmvik.com/high-performance-academy

Just incredible. You have UNTIL MIDNIGHT ONLY. Don’t miss it.

Brendon Burchard is practically giving away $14,792 of training!

You’ve GOT to see this.

Brendon Burchard is practically giving away $14,792 of training right now
as part of the LAST 48-HOURS of registration to his coaching course.

Go check this out now:

http://www.matsholmvik.com/high-performance-academy

Here’s what’s going on.

Brendon’s High Performance Academy Master’s Course and Coaching program is
an advanced 5-week training that teaches you how to get heightened and
sustained levels of clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence
in all areas of your life.

If you’ve been struggling in any area of your life lately, the only way
through it is to get the best out of yourself and take back command of your
life — high performance is the path to doing that.

Brendon’s High Performance programs are usually $1000 by themselves, but
he’s JUST announced a HUGE discount and an unbelievable bonus package (for
the next 48 hours ONLY):

+ The $5,000 INFLUENCE course, which is an advanced sales, negation and
leadership training

+ The $5,000 Business Accelerator Crash Course, a program on simple and
effective ways to 10x business growth

+ 12 months of access to a Q&A forum where you can correspond with Brendon
personally (his coaching clients pay $45,000 per year for his guidance!)

These are in ADDITION to his previously announced bonuses:

+ 12-months of free training after the 5-weeks (usually $804 on its own)

+ The High Performance Academy DVD Core Course (usually $997 on its own)

+ 2 tickets to the live High Performance Academy seminar ($1994 value)

This must be the offer of the year.

Brendon is the highest-paid high-performance training in the world, and
there’s a reason: he knows what works NOW and he knows how to guide you by
the hand, help you find clarity and courage, and motivate you to your
highest levels of excellence and contributions.

If you’re ever going to get incredibly committed to your personal
transformation and professional achievement — to hitting high gear with
your level of success, abundance, and mastery in life — then you really
have to watch this video:

http://www.matsholmvik.com/high-performance-academy

Just incredible. You have 48-hours. Don’t miss it.

PS. Brendon is doing a LIVE call teaching influence and talking about his
best high-performance strategies TODAY, Monday, at Noon Pacific (3pmEST).
No registration needed. Just call the number below and you’ll be dropped
into the call. Here’s instructions:

North American Participants: 1-800-735-5968 (no pin code needed)
International Callers:  +1 212 231 2910 (no pin code needed)

Sorry, the call won’t be recorded – it’s Brendon LIVE doing his thing!