I'm not really an MLM guy. I come from more of an Affiliate Marketing background.
Traffick driving. I'm a straight up internet marketer. I've never really done the 'work your warm marker' or called leads. Just show me a web site with a good product and presentation and I'll get some eyeballs on it.
What You Need Most Right Now:
Pre-constructed web sites that sell quality products that have heavy commitions tied to them. The two biggest problems I have had in my professional life are maintaining quality web sites, and finding high commissions that can stay stable, without the offer detraining. When Dave told me about what he was putting together, I thought, 'That is exactly what I need!' I'm a big believer in the GPT principal.
Jones High School
No conventional higher education, but I have been a student of several trainers in the Affiliate Industry. Ben Moskel and David Clabeaux being some of my biggest influences. I'm also a strong follower of Jason Pearson's teachings. And I have to say that Dave Track has taught me a few things in the years we've known each other!
Self Employed Although my current Affiliate Network (Linkshare) seems to think that they own me recently. I'd love to be able to leave them behind soon.
Let's see.... I think I'll go with President. Yeah
Activities and Interests:
Traveling. Sailing. Video Gaming (Yup. I'm just a big old nerd.) In fact one of my ex-girlfriends once told me that I have the emotional maturity of a 13-year-old. I disagree. I think I have the emotinal maturity range from 13 to 80.
Timothy Ferriss- 'The 4 Hour Work Week' is my bible. Robert Shemin- Robert Kiyosaki may get all the press (because all he does is sell his books now) but I think 'How come that idiot is rich and I'm not?' is a much better take on the same subject.
"It is better the strive for great hights, even if it means falling the great lows, rather than to toil with the poor souls who dwell in the middle." Theador Roosevelt
Systems don't work. Getting in on the ground floor of a new company won't work. More tools won't work. Shutting off your brain to follow your emotions and giving some slickster your next paycheck won't work. You want to become a millionaire? Learn. Invest some time ane effort into learning new skills and becoming a better marketer. Then you are not dependant on all that other crap. You can think, and make your own decisions, passing by all the others who don't have the patience or forsight to create value in themselves. There is no competition at the top. All the competition is at the bottom."- Ben Moskel
"The sound of your own voice must sooth you. Hearing only what you want to hear. And knowing only what you've heard"- James Hetfield
"I never had a back up plan, because I never had any intention of backing up. I wanted to put my back in a corner where I had nowhere to go but forward" -Quintin Terantino
"I will take the ring to Mordor. Though I do not know the way." John Tolkien
"But this time I'm sober...ish"- Homer Simpson
I do listen to a lot of classical. Symphonies and even some operas. But I'm also a bit of a metal head; Metallica, G&R- both old and new. I love the classic rock; Journey, Ozzy, Dio, Men at Work, Night Ranger. I actually like a few current bands; Nickleback, Fountains of Wayne, Shakira, Every Bon Jovi album and Lady Gaga (though I find myself ashamed to admit it.)
Pie Jane Eyre Braveheart The Vikings The Conan Movies The Count of Monti Cristo Star Trek (Classic mostly) Total Recall Watchmen Fight Club Raising Arazona Underworld (because Vampires are to staked not romanced)
Favorite TV Shows:
The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park; bad taste, I know. I can't help it. Dexter, The Tutors, Brotherhood
Brian Domingos was in my downline years ago in the 1StepSystem and has remained my star protégé ever since. For years, Brian has regularly attended all of my conference calls, has been an outstanding contributor and has gone on to become successful in his own right. Brian is one of the brightest, most creative, determined and focused people I know, and he is someone that I truly HIGHLY recommend partnering with right away! These days, I am spread awfully thin, but I feel confident that if you team up with Brian he'll be able to preach my marketing methods as well, if not better, than anyone else out there! Do yourself a favor... add Brian as a friend, and take heed to what he says and does.
Robin has got to be one of the best damn managers I've seen in the industry. The thing that I remember the most is how quickly he would get back to me. In this day and age where you sometimes have to send poeple three messages to get a responce a week later. I would submit a question through the old web site, then check my messages only an hour later to find he'd sent me back exatly what I needed. It's very rare to find poeple that are knowledgible and reliable. You can always count on Robin for both.
Know what I like about Michael? He REALLY knows what he’s talking about. On the past conference calls that we have attended together he can really identify problems and solutions. I have good nose for bull$#!+ and its always refreshing to hear a sharp competent manager laying the land out for you.
My first mentor in Affiliate Marketing was a very nice guy, but he wasn't as smart as I thought he was. That cost me money.
Me second mentor was a high earning genius, but I always had problem with his methods. He always made money, but he walked over so many people, leaving them broke as he did it.
David really is the best of both. It is so rare to find someone who is an A+ business guy, who knows what he is doing and how to stay ahead of the curve, but also cares about other people with a similar vision and puts so much effort into helping them out. Dave has been a huge influence on me, both is business and in life.