3 people who saved me from being a total failure
Business is actually pretty straightforward once you know what to focus on. Speaking to people who have done it before & know what to do is often the difference between winning and losing. Here's why:
“A fool doesn’t learn from their mistakes.
A wise man learns from his mistakes.
A genius learns from the mistakes of others”.
Back when I started my online magazine, we had 300,000 visitors a month but no idea how to raise investment money.
I met an advisory team who found me an investor within one month, and raised $250,000.
I once posted on the technology forum “Hacker news” I can grow any social media account and know a lot about content. How can I make money from this?”
A message board member named Austen Allred reached out and said “We should write a book on what you know about social media, adding in what I know about SEO, PR, and affiliates”
A few weeks later we launched the book.
It ended up being the biggest ever growth hacking book launched on Kickstarter and in total the book did a little under $250,000 in revenue (let alone hundreds of thousands more in clients I got off the back of it, connections, talks, etc)
After I had been posting content on Facebook for a few weeks, I wanted to make money from my audience. I heard about Dan Meredith, someone who made his main living from the audience he writes for (even though that number was in the low thousands).
He told me what to sell, how to sell it, when to launch, and when to close the launch.
I made thousands of dollars immediately and six figures within around six months of the first time we spoke (courses, coaching, consulting, ebooks, etc-the “internet marketing” model).
In all three of these examples, think about all the people who have tried to make money from what I did…I wasn’t doing anything particularly original:
Raising money for a startup (the online magazine)
Making money from knowledge (social media)
Making money from a small audience I had (internet marketing)
In all three cases I very well could have ended up like the 99% of people who tried to do the above - not making much money and moving onto something else.
But because of the guidance they gave me (very little time spent with each person) they put me on a quick path to success.
Starting this substack was an idea from one of my mentors.
Beginning to grow social media pages which ended up getting millions of views (my current agency offering) was an idea encouraged by one of my mentors.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the responses from all of you since I launched this Substack.
931 subscribers and 65 paying subscribers in 24 days!
THANK YOU for believing in my words.
If you want me to focus on YOUR brand/company, read on.
I’ve created a “founder” package that includes a private 45-minute one-to-one strategy session on Zoom.
When you purchase the package, you get all of the paid benefits for an entire year:
Bonus paid-only article every Saturday
Entrance to the Whatsapp accountability group
Bonuses every month
I will create a personalised strategy for your brand/company.
You will complete a questionnaire before our call so I can get a read of where you’re at right now, and we can get to the good stuff faster.
On the call, I’ll use the brain you’ve come to love to fix your biggest problems and set you out with a strategy for the next 3-6 months.
Common issues I resolve on these calls:
Looking for new sales channels and ideas to make money from - solving existing customer problems
Quickest way to make money from a sidehustle/new company
Coming up with a content strategy that won’t take too much time/money
Setting up a marketing strategy for your team
For all of the above, the founder package is $250 right now.
The call is normally 15 minutes but for the next 10 people who sign up it will be around 45 minutes as a thank you to all of you for helping me grow this Substack so fast!
If you want an epic strategy session for your business/personal brand/artist project (I consult musicians too) let’s do it!
You can buy a founder package directly from this button (click “change” on your subscription and click “founder” to get it):
On Tuesday I go to Los Angeles and am staying at a party mansion in the Hollywood Hills so I will be doing the bulk of the calls before end of day Monday so get at me before then!
Looking forward to helping as many of you as I can!
Below are some previous people I’ve helped:
You can buy a founder package and get the private call directly from this button (click “change” on your subscription and click “founder” to get it):