Struggling for a Good Entrepreneurial Idea?

entrepreneur ideaI’ve adopted a new simple system about 2 years ago to help me create amazing ideas that I’m passionate to execute on.

I just ask myself this question:

“Anik, what do YOU currently need that you can’t find? What product or service would you instantly become a customer of?”

I know. It sounds so simple and common-sense, but you would be surprised how many of us never think of this!

In the last couple of years my take towards business has 100% changed. It’s no longer ‘good enough’ to create businesses or generate revenue just for the sake of ‘money.’ I’ve discovered that those businesses never last. You end up always having to re-create and re-invent to keep the revenue going.

That gets exhausting.

Rather, if you take extra time building something of deep value (that even YOU yourself would be proud to be a customer of) – well, now you’re building something that will last a long time and may even change the world.

Seriously. Everyday we face challenges and hardships and we think ‘man, if only there was…

Start paying special attention to those thoughts. I’m not saying that all of them are Entrepreneurial genius – but you only need one!

This system has proven to be radical for me.

1.5 years ago – I created an amazing new company that is growing almost 100% every 6 months.

10 months ago – I created a new product that has become an incredible brand (seems it will last for years to come now). Just as a product alone, it’s become an enormous revenue and lead generator – it completely re-energized and sparked one of my existing companies.

6 months ago – I created an amazing Application that is still in Alpha testing but has done north of six figures in sales and my business partner and I have not even released it yet!

1 month ago – I closed on a HUGE business relationship that has been a dream of mine for 10+ years.

1 week ago (yes, even while on my honeymoon) – I fully designed and completed a business model for a brand new company in 2015. It’s an idea I got because I personally am dying for such a service. Every piece of the business is already falling in place.

Thanks to the new approach, I’m attracting the perfect team members. The perfect business partners. But, most of all – a true sense of fulfillment knowing that every day my businesses are touching and changing lives.

So…there you have it. You are full of amazing world-changing ideas – just take a deeper look into your own life and WA-LA!

Why Asking for Advice Isn’t Always a Good Idea…

afraid to make mistakeOne thing I’ve seen very concretely in my life is how much faster I progress when I’ve relied on my own creativity and ideas. When I’ve had FAITH in my ideas and especially when I’ve been ready to take a risk and be OK with the idea of failing…

The level at which I progress literally eclipses the opposite situation…

See… We have a habit of having an idea and then asking everyone around us what they think. It’s natural. We like to feel supported. We like to feel accepted.

The reality is that we are just scared and by getting someone else (anyone – even if they are not qualified) to agree with us, it brings us a sense of confidence (even if this is completely wrong).

But…this is a very risky place to be. Most ideas we have will never be supported or even understood by those around us. Most importantly, I can bet that 95% of those we seek opinions from are not even properly qualified to give it!

So we risk being led wrongly.

The first few years of my career – I remember being a rogue! I didn’t care what others thought – I was going to do what I wanted. If I failed, so what? On to the next… ūüôā

Then…I started seeing some bad days. I had some back to back failures and suddenly my fear grew and I always wanted the advice and opinion of others to confirm my thoughts. Well, if you ask 10 people, you’ll rarely getting any concrete conclusion. Quickly this led to a major demise in my life. My greatest talent as an Entrepreneur was left paralyzed.

No ideas would progress. Nothing new was happening. Nothing was being created!

Then – again about 2 years ago, I took a more rogue approach. I began to believe in myself. I began to do what I wanted. I lost the fear of failure.

Today… Well… I feel blessed that I learned such a major lesson so early in my life.

So, what’s my point? Trust yourself. Trust your gut. Who cares what others think? Who cares if you fail?

Just do it. ūüôā

I Made a New Video For You – When You’re Feeling Down!

Sometimes we need a PICK ME UP. Sometimes we forget what it really takes to SUCCEED in life. Sometimes…we need something to give us goosebumps.

I’ve Made This Video Just For You:

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How To Build a Profitable Business with Free Traffic

So last week I spoke all about the value of PAID traffic and we learned all about FACEBOOK. However, I DO understand the reality that many are just too scared to start with paid traffic right away.

This post (and diagram) is for you.

Just always remember, if you’re going to do nothing but FREE traffic, things take a BIT longer to start-up. That’s fair, right? You can’t get Free Traffic from Google, Facebook or Yahoo just OVER-night!

Here’s The Important Elements When
Launching Your Business Using This Model:

#1. You set-up a 5-10 page small website – mostly focused around an OPT-IN page.
#2. You need a strong auto-responder series (promoting YOUR product or AFFILIATE products).
#3. You need traffic.

All in all – here’s the diagram to use for the SMALL SITE Business Model:

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#1 – Small Site – 5 to 10 Page Website

It’s still possible to create a website that is very small, quick and based off of a template. You then focus the ENTIRE website around your OPT-IN Page. Your #1 goal in this business model is to just get someone to subscribe to your auto responder.

On July 9th at 9 PM ET, we’re going to give away this Template and show you existing websites using it! ¬†You’ll have the exact model!

Just know that these sites are short, to the point and do not use any crazy “content management system.”

#2 – Autoresponder Series

Many people are so afraid of WRITING. Most students are held back online because of mostly two fears:

#1 – Writing
#2 – Technology.

Technically, to have a great auto responder series, you DO need to write, however, you really can just use a template approach. You don’t have to be the next Stephen King to make a lot of money with Autoresponders.

Here are some basics to make a note of:

1 – I like to have at least 15 days worth of messages before I start.
2 – Don’t be afraid to PROMOTE. I’m pretty aggressive in my auto responders.
3 – Use story. I like to use a lot of story in my messages.
4 – Email daily. (I don’t care what the “gurus” say – mailing daily works).

#3 – Free Traffic

I genuinely believe that if you can INVEST in traffic (even if it means starting with $50 – you’re going to build your business much faster). However, YES, of course, it IS possible to start for Free as well.

If you’re going to do Free traffic – you want to be very very smart about it.

You want to play the NUMBERS game and lay out as many “webs” as you can. The 3 main areas to focus on are:

#1 – Google (Search Engine Optimization)
#2 – Facebook (Setting Up Facebook Pages & Getting Followers)
#3 – YouTube (Ranking Your Video Well Within YouTube)

Each of these can (especially over time) build some great Free and HIGH QUALITY traffic to your site. However, when all 3 are done together, you can even see traffic pretty fast.

How ONE Blog Post Got Me over 400 Free Subscribers & A BIG Payout!

I did the above in 7 days with ONE BLOG post…WHO says blogging is a waste of time?¬†

Lately, I’ve started blogging more actively. Not only is it getting me FREE subscribers, but using the right strategies it’s making me MONEY! I tracked the results of just ONE blog post – check it out!

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So, what exactly am I doing?

I’m Using Seach Engine Optimization When I Blog! Here’s 5 Crucial Tips…¬†

1. Make sure your keyword is in the META Title, Description and H1 Tag.

When you write the post, these are easy fields that ALL blog platforms have. Make sure the keyword is there!

2. Make sure your Keyword is in the POST TITLE – AS FAR TO THE FRONT AS POSSIBLE.

Technically, I should have titled this post: Blogging SEO Tips – XXXX

But, this is the only blog where I focus more on YOU (the user) and not so much on SEO (because I promote this blog mostly to my Email list).

3. Add an Image To Your Post with Your Keyword In It

seoblogimageJust like I did with this image next to me!  Basically take an image and NAME it with the keyword Рthen upload the image to your blog post!

Believe it or not, this can really help!

4. Write NATURALLY – Do NOT Squeeze Keywords Into Your Post

3+ years ago you would be told to include the keyword at least 3-5% of the text. That means that if you had 100 words in your post, your keyword would show up 3-5 times.

But DO NOT do this now. Google is looking for it and you get into trouble! Just focus on writing naturally and make sure the keyword IS showing up here and there…

5. Link Internally Between Your Posts

Let me copy and paste advice that was sent to my from my SEO expert friend, Jeff Lenney:

“Link internally whenever possible.¬† Think of any wikipedia page – they pass their own authority all over the site and link internally as often as possible.¬† When you CAN, try to add 2-3 INTERNAL links in each post.¬† Make sure each link opens in a NEW tab – this will help lower your bounce rate as well – and keep people on the original page longer once they’re done with the link they click through to.”

There you have it!

I also want to thank my #1 coach and SEO expert guru – Jeff Lenney. He’s the one that got me to start paying more attention to my blogs!

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Don’t forget! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Power of the Subconscious Mind HOW It Controls Your Life

Conscious Mind vs. Subconscious Mind

I get a LOT of questions about this topic. Many don’t understand what exactly the SUBCONSCIOUS mind really is and why it seems to control our lives. Well, now you’re about to understand!

The answer you seek lies in THIS image below. ¬†That’s the only clue I’m going to give you. The rest of it is in the video!

Iceberg-Unconscious-700x453Let me just say that MOST of “you” is below the surface. Just like this iceberg, you need know the DEEPER part of yourself until you peel back the layers!

After you understand this we can do some serious work together!

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Ask Me Anything You Want!

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Doesn’t it just make you want to ask SERIOUS questions about the meaning of life? Hahaha…

But, in all seriousness, I thought I’d start off the week by giving all my subscribers a chance to ask me stuff (just stay within reason)! I’ll try my BEST to answer everyone, but of course it will take me time – so please do give me time!

But you can ask me about…

-> Internet Marketing
-> Personal Development
-> My Personal Life
-> Even Other Random Stuff…

This is just a fun exercise to get to know each other! 

Ask by leaving a comment below this post!

BTW РI just got back from a 3 week long vacation! But during this 3 week long vacation, my business did over 7-figures in sales!  Can you believe that?

I may have worked a MAXIMUM of 1 hour a day. There were days where I didn’t even have reception or Internet so I didn’t do a THING on those days!

I was in…

1. Los Angeles
2. Maui, Hawaii (which was amazing)
3. Palm Springs
4. San Diego

It was one of the most refreshing vacations of my life. I found this one spot in Maui, Hawaii that I think could be my FAVORITE spot in the world so far.  I literally sat here for 30 minutes just staring and reflecting.

I took a picture for you…

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I still get chills when I think about that very spot. ¬†So, sitting there, I was inspired. I really reflected on my own life and my work with YOU…

I decided that I’m going to talk more and more about LIFESTYLE businesses in the coming weeks. ¬†We are going to remind ourselves that the whole POINT of an ONLINE business is to get FREEDOM!

So, I wanted us to start this entire campaign by first giving you a chance to tell me more about what you want to learn!

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What If I BRIBE You To Talk To Me!

Just to BRIBE you to do this.

For the best question I get – or the one that I like the most, I will be giving away a FREE iPad Mini!!!

 

Following Your Gut – Do You DARE?

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trust-gut-intuitionI’m inspired to write a post today about your GUT. This is such a debated and controversial concept. Here’s something you hear a lot now days:

“Just follow your gut…”

It’s kind of become a CLICHE statement lately.

Most don’t even know what it means to “follow your gut” – but it sounds right so we keep saying it. Well, THAT’S become a REAL problem.

I’ve discovered that knowing how to follow your gut can be a GIFT unlike any other. It’s saved me from SO much stress and SO much losses, I don’t know what to tell you.

I want to teach how to follow your gut now by giving you a personal and RECENT story…

My Story: How Following My Gut Saved My Business…

…The last 6 months my entire team was FEVERISHLY working on an amazing product. Something that I truly believe in and has helped change my life and the lives of my students, countless numbers…

– I wanted it to be PERFECT.
– I wanted the LAUNCH to be PERFECT.
– I wanted a TON of SUPPORT.
Etc…Etc…

Now, to make matters more complex…

I started hitting lots of “issues” 2 weeks before the projected launch. We had technical issues creeping up. I didn’t feel the marketing was nearly as prepared as I wanted to be. ALSO – things didn’t seem perfect.

My GUT was off. I didn’t have that “GOOGLY‘ feeling that we expect to have before the most exciting project of the decade (That I’ve worked on).

Also, I had built QUITE the buzz around affiliates to get them excited to promote this offer. There were a LOT of people looking forward to it.

But… one night, I sat staring at a wall and I KNEW it just didn’t feel right. My GUT was saying to me that “we’re not ready…this is too much risk this way…don’t do it.”

Then my LOGICAL side kicked in and said “But…everyone has been working on this. You need the revenue. Everyone will be disappointed. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!”

This is when the battle begins…

Your LOGICAL vs. Your GUT

Honestly, for me…I’ve just become USED to listening to my gut.

I trust it.

I follow it.

It’s hard many times, but if the feeling is loud enough, I just know.

So I delayed the launch. Guess what?

It Was The BEST Decisions I’ve Made In Long Time

I am relieved. I am working on the launch slowly. I’m making everything better and better. Had I listened to my logical side, I could have made one of the biggest mistakes of my career.

But, I didn’t.

So, now I want to ask you question:

“How Do YOU Think We Can Differentiate Between Our LOGIC & Our GUT”

Leave your comment below!

My 6 Minute Interview with Bob Proctor!

Spending the day in Bob Proctor’s house was one of the most educational experiences of my life. It was so great, I asked him to do a small interview with me before I left.

In 6 minutes, you can learn what he taught me in 6 hours!

The best part is that we ALSO discuss his upcoming launch – 6 Minutes To Success!

Please watch this interview all the way through! Also, if you want a BETTER explanation of Paradigms than I EVER can – Watch this FREE Video By Bob Proctor!

6 Minutes To Success <Р100% FREE Video 

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