Bye Bye Vegas, Hello San Diego
For leg 2 of my 7-week West Coast excursion, I rolled into San Diego, CA still a little *tired* from spending 9 days in Sin City.
Las Vegas will do that to you. It’s really one of the most insane destinations on the planet.
I did a *little* bit of work while I was there, but mostly it was playing Poker and going out. I really wanted to get to “Pure” nightclub in Caesars, but I didn’t have time. It’s ok though cause I’M GOIN BACK BABY!
Mike Filsaime is holding his Butterfly marketing event, and strange things tend to happen at these seminar gigs like white dudes start flashing gang signs:
But for the end of the month i’ll be in Vegas again for Mikes Event and Anik Silver’s PPC Classroom event too.
But mostly to win a seat into the biggest poker event of the year.
I’m looking forward to doing some networking and partying with all my good friends at the event too. Especially my buddies @Alex_Jeffreys and @JasonMJames because they know how to party like rockstars.
So the Mass Control event was a blast, and I met a whole bunch of great people, and made some great business connections too.
This business is all about who you know, but more importantly, it’s about who knows YOU.
And If you want to become friends with all the great people that are involved in IM, you’re gonna have to learn how to provide VALUE for everyone you come into contact with. Prospects, customers, and JV Partners.
If you have a new product and you want to JV with someone DO NOT email them saying:
Hello my name is blah blah blah, I have a great product I think you should mail out to your list for me. Let me know what you think. LINK TO PRODUCT.
Because myself and 98.46% of other marketers out there won’t even click the link. And then you’re stuck waiting around wondering if they even got the email. You have to provide VALUE. I have a video about this somewhere explaining how you can do it. I’ll put that up for you soon.
Anyway – making connections is absolutely essential to the growth of your business. And seminars are the BEST way to make those connections. Some of these I pay for, some of them I don’t. But when you do pay to go to a seminar, you MUST NOT think of it in terms of “spending money”
No siree Bob. You have to look at it in terms of ROI.
Example: I paid $2,000 to go to Yanik Silver’s UG5 event. It was there that I met Mike Filsaime and his affiliate manager (now my good friend) Joe Jablonski.
I provided them with value by asking what I could do for them. They told me about their GMSF program where I would place an ad on my Thank You page offering a free $97 piece of software to those who test drive Mike’s Monthly Newsletter.
I was all about it, and told them I should be able to do well with it since my launch of Google Slapper was about 10 days after the event.
And what happened? Mike told Joe to review my course and if he gave it the ‘ok’ he’d promote it to his gigantic email list. He ended up as my top JV tied with Michael Rasmussen.
Do you think that covered the $2,000 fee for the event? I’ll leave that to you to guess. You can oobviously see what I mean.
Great people, great fun, and great business. You can’t beat this. Next time i’ll write about Part II of my assault on San Diego .
Filed under: Travels
Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!