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Recording of my Affiliate Summit West keynote address. I have to say this was the hardest talk I've done. Normally as a speaker & marketer I like to target my talks to resonate with my audience. I feel it's always important to make sure that everyone listening gets value from their time invested. In preparing for this talk and thinking about the audience it was a massive cross section of people that included new affiliates, experienced affiliates, single affiliate and affiliate shops. Then in addition to that there was corporate people as well as start ups... and on and on. With all that said I wound up just talkingContinue reading[Video] – Replay of My Affiliate Summit West – Keynote
“Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail” – Benjamin Franklin Doesn’t it feel great when you find success? Do you ever get frustrated by not being able to repeat it predictably? Did you know you can have the best marketing skills like copywriting, designing, conversion rate optimization and still not predictably find consistent success on a large scale? As a speaker and owner of A4D.com a CPA network, I talk with 1,000’s of marketers & entrepreneurs all the time. Some have been doing it for years but still aren’t achieving their goals. They seem stuck on a hamster wheel doing...Continue readingMetrics to Million Dollar Funnels.
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
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
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
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
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….
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?
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…
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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