What’s your Why?

“No one had to eat out of Trash Cans!” – Eric Thomas

Everytime I hear that, it gives me goosebumps. Could you imagine eating out of trash cans, homeless (because you ran away because of endless lies) and other things that a homeless child would go through? Yes, bullying, depression, and suicidal thoughts…Eric Thomas experienced this, and his goal now is to help people overcome just about anything and everything.

His why? He felt the pain.

Being who I am today didn’t happen because I saw the light, it was because my back was against the wall and I hated myself because people taught me to hate myself. 2015 I said ENOUGH! I’m not going through this anymore! I’m going to create a platform to help others overcome themselves!

And score!

Not only that, but even creating a number of platforms that will help get my story out there and change lives in regards to not only personal development, but English language communication.

I now have my WHY. I now have my purpose.

And even thinking about The Arsenio Buck Foundation? The ultimate life-assignment of them all….boy, I can’t be grateful enough.

But this isn’t about me. It’s about you. I’m scared for a lot of people out there because they don’t know their why. They don’t know what makes them tick. They don’t know what wakes them up in the morning, and this is why I’m here to spread such a profound message and represent an idea for people to finally go after what is theirs in the universe.

What’s your why?

Interviewee #029: Anand Bhimjiyani – Affiliate Marketing

Finally, after 2-3 long years (and a failed interview session back in December of 2017), I’ve gotten the opportunity to bring on Anand to share us a thing or two about affiliate marketing! I’m super excited about what’s to come, so I hope you guys enjoy this and are able to take away from things from it.

Get in touch with Anand Bhimjiyani

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Things we discussed:

The passions and figuring out what his passions were.

What is marketing?

How the guest started.

Core beliefs and values.

What he wanted to learn instead of being an engineer.

The dark moments.

Entrepreneurship.

Mediocrity.

What affiliate marketing is.

Marketing and the message to influencers.

How do you start with affiliate marketing? Sharing about affiliate marketing strategy.

The success of affiliate marketing is being people-centric.

The power of giving content away and referral marketing.

How to find a niche and the consequences when mistakes are made.

The real secrets of affiliate marketing.

Anand’s favorite part of affiliate marketing.

How does an individual start with affiliate marketing.

The real reason why you should learn from mentors who are successful in affiliate marketing.

Listen to “Interviewee #029: Anand Bhimjiyani – Affiliate Marketing” on Spreaker.

Thank you for listening!

 

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Gerri Cortes: Scaling a Business

Super excited to have brought Gerri on again to throw some BOMBS down. In terms of scaling a business, you want to be able to scale comfortably so you can focus on big picture stuff. Example, if you have a soap making business, you don’t want to continue making soap, right? You want to promote your business, so this is going to take you hiring someone and showing the ropes of how it’s done. Lots of gems in this podcast, so hit the link down below! Also, here are some show notes of what we talked about to give you an idea of what’s on there.

Links:

Things we discussed

How to scale a business and what ways you can go about doing that.

How to sell and stop being demanding.

Looking for the right audiences when you run your Facebook advertising.

Be patient for your first sales.

You need to build an offline relationship.

When should business owners start to sell.

Market research, know your products and services, know your business models and know your customers.

Figuring out why people want to buy your products or services.

Mistakes people do in their business.

Not repeating the same mistakes in business over and over.

Which social media platforms would be suitable and knowing your market. Knowing your customers and your competitors.

Focusing on less platforms by repurposing.

How to scale a business in 3 steps. (HUGE)

Time management is the utmost importance in building a business.

Talking about the power of affiliate marketing and how to utilise it.

Online presence and image on other social media platforms.

Marketing on other platforms.

How to engage and create value for other audiences.

Podcast

http://Listen to “Gerri Cortes: Scaling a Business” on Spreaker.

Thank you for listening!

 

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LinkedIn & What It Brings

So, I’ve been signed on to LinkedIn for the longest, connecting with people who I never messaged before in my life.  I’ve heard Gary Vee speak about how great LinkedIn in the professional realm, but I really never got a firm grasp around the true potential of it.

Then came yesterday.  A day when I was teaching executives high up in the sky in Bangkok and coming across a website that was launched between 2006-2008 that kind of mirrored LinkedIn.  I went on google to look it up at the time of teaching to see if it was actually real (I had extreme doubts), but it later checked out as being – real.

I scrolled down maybe 1 inch, and it was basically finished.  Whatever this professional website was, they had the golden opportunity in their hand to succeed, but for whatever reason, they ended up failing. :/

My students then asked me, “LinkedIn? What’s that?”

I went on there to show them some things: jobs, profiles, pictures, banners, etc.  I showed them who I followed, which I ended up clicking the “follow” button under Grant Cardone (real-estate titan and an excellent follow base).  Nonetheless, I realized that there were lots of jobs for teaching positions; more importantly, education/counselling positions, which are the ones I want to go for.

With easy apply, uploading of a resume, and a dozens of other things that have already become readily available on the platform, I was applying for jobs while commuting.  The best feature is when you get an email stating, “the job recruiter just viewed your application.” If only email in general can have this type of function — DOH!

Fast-fowarding to Monday evening when I met my wonderful graphic designer.  We went, and are going over the last bits of my new logo, which is going to be super-imposed on virtually everything so I can expand my brand (first time this is ever happening, so I’m pretty damn excited). I told her about LinkedIn and she too, was a little bit lost about it.  With her capabilities at the age of 21, and being able to manipulate just about anything with a computer, she’s going to be famous soon.  What I’m trying to do is hurry up and get some help out of her before her prices get jacked up (lol).

Anyways, with the logos come the banner.  I told her to make me 3 specific banners for the most important platforms.

These are the following platforms I had to choose from: Facebook (two pages), Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and Linkedin.

Of course FB has the largest following base, so I decided to put FB at number two; however, number one and easily the most important one is LinkedIn.  Just knowing that companies, professionals, managers and owners from all over the world can click and access my work on my profile goes to show the importance.

Whatever you’re doing right now in terms of building brands; whether it’s going on Patreon because you’re an artist, or Soundcloud because you’re a rapper……depending on the realm of what you’re trying to launch in, consider LinkedIn because it’s the breeding grounds for so many opportunities.