"Hey Dufus, this is your referral Jimmy! I signed up with you in this
stupid program and, I've been promoting it like crazy for six weeks
now, I get a few signups and Nobody is doing anything. This is such
a scam! ...I QUIT!"
If you have been involved in Internet Marketing for any length of time, you have undoubtedly had to deal with some unruly affiliates who have an unrealistic sense of what it takes to succeed with affiliate business or online marketing in general.
Forget the hype. Forget the hoopla. Forget the pie-in-the-sky.
In the chronology below I have displayed a realistic expectation of what could happen to you if you are persistent and keep your focus on the one thing that matters - filling your funnel (i.e. building your list).
Everything below is real except I changed the name of my referral to protect their identity.
OCT 5, 2019 - Join Date (free associate)
- Referral Site (where the ad was seen): LeadsLeap
OCT 7, 2019 - Presentation Video Viewed
NOV 29, 2019 - First Direct Contact With Sponsor (email)
DEC 3, 2019 - First Product Purchased (Diamond Rotator) - $14.80* Commission!
JAN 19, 2020 - First Monthly Upgrade to Silver Dealer - $39.98* Commission!
FEB 19, 2020 - First Monthly Renewal as Silver Dealer - $39.98* Commission!
MAR 19, 2020 - Convert Monthly Silver Dealership to Annual - $198.80* Commission!
(* Commissions shown are 40% as earned by Platinum VIP Dealers - Silver Dealers get 20%)
Jodie signed up with me as a free associate and immediately started receiving followup messages from the company and also from me directly. After a few weeks it would have been easy to give up and assume that I was probably not going to be making any money from Jodie.
Eventually Jodie did email me a question about our advertising options. My response was probably not what was expected. Rather than push in one direction or another, I gave a whole new perspective and let Jodie decide which was the best option.
A few more days went by where nothing happened and, once again, it would have been easy to assume that was the end of it. But sure enough, Jodie contemplated the options and decided to go with the Diamond Rotator ad pack. No doubt Jodie was surprised to find out that one little purchase would lead to a nice discount on the upgrade to Silver Dealer.
Another month went by and Jodie hadn't taken advantage of the discount offer. Once again, it would have been easy to assume that Jodie had moved on. But that wasn't the case at all. Jodie was methodical and practical and wasn't going to be swayed into making any hasty decisions. (By the way, this is my favorite kind of referral.)
Jodie had already eluded to me that the upgrade was too expensive and the tools included were not needed. Considering this knowledge, and the fact that we had just come through the holidays, I had no reason to raise my expectations. But Jodie had other ideas. Jodie was dissecting the program and realizing that there was more value in it than most people would see at first glance.
In the middle of January Jodie decided to go ahead and upgrade to Silver Dealer. Eventually Jodie realized how much easier life would be, and how much money could be saved, by getting so many marketing tools from one source.
Sometimes people will upgrade for one month just to take advantage of the big discount (mentioned earlier) or the massive bonuses offered in the Live Business Center to people who are upgrading for the first time. Being 'cautiously optimistic' (or pessimistic, as others might call it) I wasn't going to hold my breath waiting for a renewal next month. Once again, Jodie would defy the odds.
After renewing in February, Jodie was beginning to realize that this was the best system to build a strong and profitable online business The tools, training, traffic and resources were all proven over the test of time and they were all essential to growing a successful business. With this in mind, and without any pressure or provocation on my part, Jodie came to the obvious conclusion to save money by choosing the annual upgrade in March of 2020.
As it turns out, Jodie is what I like to refer to as an "Honest Skeptic" - which simply means that Jodie was willing to invest some time and effort to investigate a program fully instead of jumping to quick conclusions.
Take the time to think about what you want to accomplish and make good decisions to help get there.
In conclusion... I challenge you to be like Jodie ...and not like Jimmy.
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