I'm a curmudgeon, I know. But holidays for me just aren't that fun for me anymore.
Including this one. Valentine's Day. Just another commercialized, money-suck holiday that exists just to make people spend tons of money OR feel guilty as hell for not. And that really sucks. For most everyone.
What happened to me?
I don't know. I think as time goes on, I've noticed that I'm losing my overall enthusiasm for life itself. Or maybe I'm just bored of the same-old, same-old crap. Who knows? The older I get, it seems that these holidays are just coming around faster and faster with each passing year that I can't keep up anymore. Just when I felt I was starting to recover from Christmas, now we have Valentine's Day. So here we are. Hopefully you find yourself in a happy place...much happier than where I'm at right now.
I think the main problem with holidays like Valentine's Day (and even holiday events such as your birthday), you're really dependent on someone else to perform to some level that will make you feel special to some degree. And if they give you a sucky bouquet of flowers, a sucky cake, a sucky gift, or a sucky anything -- or even worse, nothing at all -- your spirits can come crashing down. And there's nothing worse than having your entire array of emotions riding on the performance of someone else.
And people aren't to be relied on for anything, especially for something as important as having your entire psychological balance at their fingertips. That's too much power for other people to have over you.
I was just having this discussion with a student of mine the other day about how and why I love business, numbers, and anything else that has a strong logical base to it. You have something that you'll never get with friends, family, events, parties, etc. which is something called reliability. Your numbers in business will always produce. It's like clockwork. I freaking love it!
For example, I do mailings as one of my main marketing activities, especially when it comes to getting the attention of highly qualified leads to stuff into my Money Funnel. And I do lots of them. Lots of mailings, that is. And I'm making even more money NOW with these mailings than when I was "heavy" into "mail order" back between 2001 and 2004. Why? Because the Internet and pressing the EASY button with doing Internet marketing has drastically minimized the competition for me. People view doing mailings of any kind -- including cheap postcard mailings -- as being "too much money and too much work" so...I get all the leads and they well...don't.
Laziness. Doesn't pay off much, does it? Stupidity? Well, that pays off even less than laziness.
Think about it. Doesn't it cost MORE per click on Google AdWords if you're paying the highly competitive cost-per-click of $5 or $10 per click than, say, sending out a postcard to people at $0.317 cents each? Yes, that's how much the standard postcard rate is for an OVERSIZED postcard that commands MAXIMUM attention when it is received by your recipient. So, yes, that's equivalent to a "click" if you want to compare the two. And between the printing, mailing list, and postage cost, that's approximately 52 cents per "click" or postcard when everything is said and done.
Try getting 52 cents per click on Google AdWords for any RELEVANT keyword that can make you money. Good luck. And no, we're not talking about a keyword tail like "train a parrot to sing course" that you can probably get for 5 cents per click. Yes, it's cheap. But no, nobody is typing that in either.
If you're going to make money in this day and age, get off your ass for crying out loud. Be willing to do more than your Average Joe. Do some research. Put in the work. Set up your business correctly. Put the time in. If you don't, then don't you dare expect any kind of beneficial pay out of any kind.
But here's some good news in all of this: As you know, I've been talking about my Money Funnel stuff a lot lately. No, you don't have to ONLY do mailings to get people into your funnels. There is a little-known 100% online method to get people -- and DROVES OF THEM -- into your funnel without doing a lick of offline marketing. Offline marketing, in case you don't know, would be anything NOT on the Internet such as sending out postcards, advertising in magazines, etc.
So, yes, I've just created the EASY button for you.
Imagine if you're willing to do more. Add the little-known strategy with one other VERY POWERFUL online marketing strategy (which ISN'T PPC or pay-per-click) and you have a multi-million-dollar Money Funnel business, still without implementing one lick on offline marketing. So...imagine IF you added offline marketing, too! How much would you make on top of that??
It's mind-blowing! Really and truly!!
And THIS is why I love business, numbers, and what I call "new projects" like the Money Funnel. Unlike people, it's consistent, reliable, and NEVER FAILS if you stick to a very easy-to-do, easy-to-follow, easy-to-implement step-by-step plan!
But as I sort of suggested, this business isn't for everyone. If you're looking for the Lazy Man's Way to Riches, this ain't it! You'll have to invest some time and effort into this. If you aren't willing to do some work, just keep doing what you're doing. Because anything worthwhile will take some effort.
Many of you know that I finished a very rare and unique 2 1/2 in-office Money Funnel event for only 7 students that will NOT be repeated. Ever. And I have the complete video set of this event.
Plus, I have my new Money Funnel System (Course) that is now available.
PLUS, I have a slew of bonuses that I'm offering for my Valentine's/President's Day Blow Out Deal. You'll be shocked at all the stuff I'm offering BECAUSE this is what I call a "pre-order" discount. This means that you're ordering right before I get my courses from my printer. And since I'm not shipping a single course until March 1st to ensure that no one gets an "unfair advantage" over those who are attending my exclusive Beverly Hills Money Funnel Event on March 3rd and 4th, I'm more than making up for this "inconvenience" on your behalf by giving you a ridiculously low price PLUS tons of bonuses on these videos and this new system.
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In the meantime, I think I'll go eat some chocolates out of the heart box of See's candy I bought myself last week. By buying stuff for myself, I can always ensure that I'm never disappointed on even the crappiest of holidays...like this one.
See you at the top!
P.S. We still have room for our powerful Money Funnel Event in Beverly Hills on March 3rd and 4th. CLICK HERE for more information including a video that shows you exactly how the Simple Money Funnel works!