A lot has been going on over the past few weeks both in our business and with our building. So look out for a few updates over the coming days.
However today on to talk about what Tanya and I have been doing in terms of imagining a future. You see we are busy packing Portugal, and in packing came across an old magazine from 2008 where I have a picture of me on the front cover! The magazine was ‘TEST Magazine’ and it featured one of my articles. I laugh when I look back at it now, no doubt you are laughing as you look at it now. My motherinlawwas so proud of me, she had a copy framed and hung in the bathroom!
But that got us thinking, with our affiliate marketing business, what would we have to do to get on the front cover of a magazine? We tried to image, with so many great Affiliate Marketers out there, some of whom have tens of thousands of loyal followers, why would anyone want to put us on the front cover? It was a great challenge, both humbling and inspiring at the same time. Its a great excercise, why not try it yourself. Ask yourself, “What would it take to get on the front cover?”. Then why not create a plan to achieve just that!
Clearly what we would have to do is make such a success of our business but it would become a beacon of hope to others who wanted to do the same. What that might mean is that we had built a sustainable repeatable business that was financing our retirement with a minimal amount of maintenance. That’s exactly what we are aiming.
It hardly matters whether we get on the front cover of a magazine or not, what matters is that we have the dream, the drive and determination. Though having said that, we did mock one up!
We truley believe that we are in control of our own lives. The pensions we had hoped for have been severly devalued, Tanya has had her pension put back 6 years by the government. The money we have taken out has been heavily taxed. We could moan and groan about it (and we do), but bottom line. no one is going to help us, we have to make our own provision.
What about you? What would you have to do to get your face on the front cover? we would love to hear from you and read your story. Why not drop us a line on our facebook page? ( http://tonyandtanyaonline.com/Facebook. )
Much to do
We know we have much to do, much to learn. One of the things we’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks is really investing in our education. We have sat through the ‘Ignite’ training course, more to remember what it teaches than anything else.
We have also been going through a new course we will be offering soon, ‘Fuel’. This course teaches people how to drive traffic to their offers what to do when you get there. As part of
As a result of this we have been revisiting our strategy. We have launched a two new focused campaigns.
One is built around a free presentation that sets out the basics of affiliate marketing (check it out here: Affiliate Marketing Basics).
The other is built around a quiz. (you can have a go yourself here: Bird Quiz).
They both lead those that are interested onto a free webinar that we persuaded our coach to lead for us (you can check that out here: How to make money giving away stuff for free). This leads on to Ignite, the paid for training course.
Its really interesting to see how they are performing. Both are promoted to the same Facebook Audience, and at the time of writing, this is how they are performing. Although the cost of the ads are about equal, look at the difference in terms of engagement!
In addition to this we have also started training on how to promote our own products, and are busy putting together an offer around first aid kits and education. This was prompted by an episode in our own family where one of our grandchildren was taken ill at the emergency first responder did not have a child -sized resuscitation mask. Everything ended well, but it did make us ask how many parents have got child friendly first-aid kits at home, in their handbags, or in the car. Watch this space for more information when you are ready to go.
So as you can see we have been very busy and the results are beginning to pay off.
I hope you found this blog of interest, if so do please comment below, we would love to hear from you.