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I’m the Opening Keynote for Affiliate Summit West 2018

Can you believe it? Shawn Collins and Missy Ward have asked me to keynote Affiliate Summit West (ASW) 2018 in Las Vegas. What an honor I really appreciate the opportunity they've given me. ASW was the first affiliate industry trade show I ever attended and totally changed my frame of reference of what's possible in the online advertising and marketing world. As a lot of you who already know my story already know...Continue readingI’m the Opening Keynote for Affiliate Summit West 2018

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Performance Marketing in the next 5-10 years. – AWE Keynote

I think it's a very special window of time we're in when it comes to performance marketing. There's some amazing opportunities and market conditions that are going to make some people extremely wealthy and you can be one of them. I dare to say it's going to create some billionaires. Continue readingPerformance Marketing in the next 5-10 years. – AWE Keynote

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Interview – More on the first steps to scaling an affiliate operation

Interview I did after my talk at Affiliate World Europe. Break down some of my thoughts on the conference and those first steps to scaling an affiliate operation past being a solopreneur. Hope you enjoy.Continue readingInterview – More on the first steps to scaling an affiliate operation

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Podcast – Building a Billion Dollar Company with Jason Akatiff – iStack & STM

A friend of mine that runs the StackThatMoney training program called IStack Training asked me to do an interview with him for his podcast. I give some insights into how I look at vision, goals and modeling... So here you go.Continue readingPodcast – Building a Billion Dollar Company with Jason Akatiff – iStack & STM

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Why a Director of Operations should be your first hire, Ideas for how to find a good one….

In my previous post, How to hire your first employees and what to expect…, I talked about some of the steps you might need to put in place before you hire that person, who you should hire and what to expect from them. As I spoke at AWE I had a lot of questions about who this Operations person was. So I thought I'd expand on the subject a little more. Why hire a Director of Operations as you first hire You are an entrepreneur. This means you probably love Digging in and solving problemsContinue readingWhy a Director of Operations should be your first hire, Ideas for how to find a good one….

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Want my Affiliate World Europe 2017 Slides and Worksheets?

Wow what an amazing show. I wanted to thank all of you that came to see me speak. I've had tons of people contact me and give me many praises. I wanted to let you know I really do appreciate hearing from all of you. Slide decks from Affiliate World & Facebook Mastery Many of you have asked for the slide deck I used in my presentations. So I've setup a new Facebook messenger bot that when you...Continue readingWant my Affiliate World Europe 2017 Slides and Worksheets?

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How to hire your first employees and what to expect…

Most of us entrepreneurs start in the affiliate world as “lone wolfs”. That is us doing all tasks in order to make the whole thing go. Well at some point 1 of 3 things typically happens. 1. We get tired and don’t want to keep doing the same thing over and over 2. We see opportunity that we know we can’t get to on our own. 3. We want a lifestyle business that continues to run without us having to do everything every day. I’ve been in this business for 12+ years and talk with 1,000’s of people all the time. And believe me everyone gets to this point. But hiring people is scary…Continue readingHow to hire your first employees and what to expect…

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Some of my chat logs discussing: Ecom, Hiring, Fulfillment, Shipping, Manufacturing and Modeling

As I don't have a lot of time to sit and write out long blog posts I thought I'd share some of my Skype group chat logs. I still spend hours talking in groups on Skype and there's some really good stuff. Skype is great in that it's real time and you can get engaged in a discussion but then that content is lost. I love being able to go back and read my old posts from years ago. So in an effort to catalog some of my ideas permanently I'll post them here. This was from the Skype chat: STM Ecom Mastermind So I apologize in advance for the formatting. I'm not a guru, I have nothing to sell you. :D [6/6/17, 3:15:20 PM] John Monarch: there is almost no way to brand drop shipped product - you're right. you control almost nothing about the user experience which is a huge killer [6/6/17, 3:15:55 PM] John Monarch: even things like the user guide/manual being in broken english make people question the qualityContinue readingSome of my chat logs discussing: Ecom, Hiring, Fulfillment, Shipping, Manufacturing and Modeling

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( 2 ) Upcoming speaking Engagements.. Come see me talk about Scaling online direct response businesses & how to scale campaigns on Facebook.

Hope everyone is doing amazing. Haven't had a lot of time to post here as I've bene hard at work having fun building cool stuff and solving hard problems. As I haven't had much time to talk about what we're doing cause I've been too busy. I've to talk at 2 events to share some of the things I've learned over the last 2-3 years. I'm excited & honored that the Stack That Money team has invited me to speak at both of their events. Here's where I'll be speaking....Continue reading( 2 ) Upcoming speaking Engagements.. Come see me talk about Scaling online direct response businesses & how to scale campaigns on Facebook.

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An Interview I did with Jos about scaling my businesses

Hope everyone is doing amazing. I obviously haven't had a lot of time to post lately. But, someone I know asked me to do a quick off the cuff interview and I took him up on it. Continue readingAn Interview I did with Jos about scaling my businesses

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