A few weeks ago, I announced that I was taking on
a few mentoring students/clients, and that I would
mentor them for a full year. I invited interested
parties to contact me for more details.
I had a few people take me up on the offer… it
My mentoring program is structured around what the
individual student needs rather than following a
pre-defined outline. That’s because, in my 17 years
as an internet marketer, I have developed expertises
in a LOT of different areas. I allow students to
tap into the area that they need… which changes
throughout the year.
The number one thing that MOST of my students wanted
to focus on was ways to effectively generate traffic
in their niche. I believe that is the number one
thing that most online marketers in general struggle
with. Fortunately, it’s one of my specialties
Traffic generation is both simple and tricky because
different things work best in different niches. Also,
what is most effective is constantly shifting. I
teach my students to FOCUS on the right tactics for
Anyway, traffic generation is what they want to be
mentored on (and master) first.
By the way, I can still take on a few more mentoring
clients. If you are interested, email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 850-621-2116
to set up an interview.
Hurry though since I can only accept a few more clients!
What Most Struggling Internet Marketers Are Doing Wrong
Copyright 2013 by Willie Crawford
I see more internet marketers struggling to build
a successful online business today than at any time
in my 17 years online (as a percentage of those that
I communicate with). This includes both beginners
AND seasoned marketers with 5-10 years of online
Many “old-timers” watched their incomes drop by as much
as 80% over the past few years. I know this because
many of them confide in me. I tell you this because
I want you to know that it is a real problem for many,
and that if you are struggling, you are not alone.
The marketplace IS changing, and in many cases, what
use to work, no longer does.
However, I see the real problem for many being that they
are offering the wrong products. That also points to
the obvious solution!
Many internet marketers are constantly looking for new
products to offer their subscribers… not really sure
what will sell on any given day. They sell products
that are often only available for a few days since that
“scarcity ploy” seems to work for product creators who
constantly crank out an endless stream of simple
The product creators develop products that are typically
solutions to one simple problem, or even a portion of
one problem. These products are inexpensive, and
usually DO offer proven solutions to problems. However,
they are also often incomplete solutions. This does
leave room for the marketer to go back and offer
other solutions (or other pieces of solutions) in
Evidence suggests that the above model only burns out
customers AND the marketers themselves.
A better model is to offer products that are
complete solutions, and that are sold on a subscription
basis. This allows the marketer to actually build a
dependable, base, monthly income, and allows them to
stop jumping from product-of-the-day to
This model also generally serves the customer better.
The customer is provided with a complete end-to-end
solution that if they really focus, and follow through
with, will actually allow them to achieve a desired goal.
The other model, by offering them something different
in practically every email, only serves to distract
and overwhelm the customer. The subscription model
focuses them on ONE recommended solution, and allows
them to fully implement it.
Here are two examples of products sold via the
subscription model that I really like… and am
also building nice residual income streams with:
1) Pure Leverage
Pure leverage allows you to sell a suite of tools
that every marketers needs, and keep 100% commission.
That suite costs less than $25 per month and includes:
- An amazing auto responder system better than the ones
most internet marketers currently use.
- An amazing conference room comparable to GoToMeeting.
- An amazing video email service better than
competitors such as Talk Fusion!
- A done for you Lead Capture System.
I REALLY like this product because if your customers
bought these tools separately from other companies,
they could easily pay hundreds of dollars per month.
You provide the same tools to them for less than
$25 per month, and affiliates earn 100% commission.
I joined this affiliate program in 2011 when it first
came out, but wasn’t that impressed with the way
things were set up. They paid 100% commission on a
variety of products BUT you had to get your own
merchant account in order to process transactions.
I dropped out and focused on creating a joint venture
broker training and certification course.
Recently, I took another look at the program and was
impressed enough that I rejoined, and am rapidly
building that income stream. You no longer need your
own payment processor!
Empower offer a $25 per month product, and a $100 per
month product, both of which pay 100% commission. They
also offer several bigger ticket products (one-time
sales) that pay 100% commission.
The reason that I singled out those two products is
that they are excellent products, offer tremendous value
to your customers, and pay month-after-month. Just
imagine steadily building up to 200 customers in either.
You’d have a nice residual income, and would no longer
feel the need to constantly look for new products to
offer your subscribers/clients.
By selling items via the subscription model, there is
much less pressure on you. MOST of the internet
marketers that I talk to live from day-to-day. They
have days when they make no sales and they honestly
wonder how they are going to cover their living
expenses that week.
I hope that you can see what most struggling internet
marketers are doing wrong, and how to easily solve
that problem. It’s the difference between building a
sustainable business, and being what my friend Rich
Schefren calls “an opportunist.” Opportunist jump from
latest “hot thing” to the next… pushing something new
each week. That is NOT sustainable for most people.
Willie Crawford is one of the world’s leading online
marketing experts. Online since 1996, he has taught
thousands what actually works. For more of his insights,
visit his blog at: http://WillieCrawford.com/blog2/
No, I’m not dead yet, although I went through an experience
about 2 weeks ago where I thought I was probably dying,
and I was ok with that… I was ready for the transition.
I’ll tell you about that sometime.
Anyway, On March 26th, 2013, I turned 54 years old, and
as I reflected upon life, I realized that I had already
packed more experiences into life than probably FOUR
average people. I also seriously contemplated retiring
and just living off the residual income from my various
I also had several people email me on my birthday, referring
to me as their “mentor.” I don’t formally mentor those people
but it caused me to want to offer a coaching program, right
before I do retire. It would be just to a handful of
people, and it would not be free… but I will mentor them
for a year. If that interests you, please email me… just
hit the reply button.
I’m easily one of the most highly qualified online marketing
I got started in 1996 and am friends with most of those who
started before I did such as Marlon Sanders, Paul Myers,
Declan Dunn, Jonathan Mizel, etc. I’ve known many of the
greats… people like Gary Halbert. I shared the stage with
Jay Abraham at the World Internet Summit in Singapore in 2006,
and have taught internet marketing around the world! I’ve
studied marketing practically all of my adult life.
So, I am “qualified” to teach marketing. However, I’d
like to share more about me as a person… and my life.
I want you to know who you are dealing with, in case you
are interested in my coaching.
Please take a few minutes to read my rambling, and you
will see that I have indeed led an amazing life… and
have lots of insights to share with you.
I can help you plan a course of action and then ensure
that you follow through, making adjustments as necessary!
I grew up “dirt poor” on a tobacco farm in North Carolina.
During most of my youth, part of our food was free food
handed out by the government (dried beans, powdered milk,
flour, powdered eggs, cheese… probably them rotating
out emergency stockpiles to an extent.
I started working around 7 or 8 when a neighboring farmer
asked my grandmother if it was ok. I found the work
overwhelming but persevered. I still remember the smell
of DDT leaking from a 55 gallon drum, after it was
banned. I remember the feel of insecticides and
herbicides tingling on my skin… because farmers sprayed
the tobacco plants and then put workers into the fields
too soon afterward. We worked 7am to 7pm for $4 per day.
When I was around 9 years old, I gave my grandmother $80
that I had earns from helping local farmers, and she bought
me a Marlin Model 60 (.22 rifle), and I became an expert
shot… supplementing the family’s diet with rabbits and
squirrels that I hunted. I became such a good shot that
I could actually shoot pecans off of the trees on our small
When I reached 11th grade, our high school guidance
counselor noticed that I had really great grades and we
discussed college. No one in my immediate family had
attended college and I had never considered it.
I grew up “on the wrong side of the track” and wasn’t
groomed for it.
Still, my guidance counselor stepped me though the
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and applying for a grant,
and before I knew it, I was accepted at North Carolina
State University and the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. I elected to attend NCSU.
They predicted that since I had not taken any college
prep courses, that I probably would flunk out, but I
didn’t… although a LOT of my friends, that I considered
more intelligent, did.
I started out majoring in Biology/Pre-medicine, but in my
third year switched to Economics/Business since the
advanced chemistry was proving to be a challenge. I
thrived in Economics!
Around my 4th year of college, I noticed guys in uniform
around campus and was attracted to the Reserve Officer
Training Corps (ROTC). I spent a semester in Army ROTC
and then switched to Air Force ROTC.
It took me a total of 5 years in college but I DID
graduate, and I made the dean’s lists several times.
In that time in college, I met General Larry Tibbets,
the pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima,
Japan. That’s significant because my Air Force
career later took me to Tinian (near Guam), where they
loaded that bomb onto an aircraft, and I later visited
Hiroshima, and even took part in a festival where the
Japanese welcome back the souls of the dearly departed.
My last 2 years of college I actually worked three
part-time jobs, to supplement my grant, and be able to
afford essentials. I was a “resident advisor” in my
dormitory (a para-professional counselor). I was the
catering coordinator for “University Food Services” on
campus, which meant I supervised banquets… even for NC
Governor Jim Hunt, who was a NCSU graduate. I was also
a cadet colonel in ROTC… the highest rank possible, so
I supervise a lot of ROTC activities.
I was considered to be the cadet corps commander, but
after discussing it with the active duty colonel in
charge, and I told him that I planned on taking 26
credit hours that semester, we decided against it.
12 credit hours was considered a full-time college course
load. I helped them look at the records of students
in the ROTC detachment, and select the next corps
In 1978 I also started studying karate… and haven’t
stopped. My later travels to Okinawa, and mainland
Japan, steeped me in karate. While in Hawaii, I also
earned a black belt in Okinawa Kenpo Karate and
Today, I am an expert with a rifle, pistol, compound
bow (I shot a moose in -10F temperatures while trekking
through the frozen Alaska tundra), empty handed fighting,
and I’m fairly skilled with a knife!
Incidentally, that -10F was nothing compared to the -60F
that I endured when I later went through Arctic Survival
School, on the side of a mountain north of Fairbanks,
Alaska. There, I actually slept in a snow-cave that
I built myself, and woke up with ICE around my mouth,
from where moisture from my breath had frozen!
Anyway, in April 1982 I graduated, and in September 1982
I went to navigator training at Mather AFB, California.
I graduated from basic navigator training, and then was
a distinguished graduate from advanced navigator training.
Many students whom I considered much smarter than me
failed this training and were released from the Air
Force. Roughly 30% of those who entered the rigorous
training did not graduate!
After navigator training, I went to Little Rock Air Force
Base, in Arkansas, where I was trained on the C-130 Hercules
Then the fun began!
I showed up at Pope AFB in North Carolina in October, 1983…
just in time to take part in the Grenada operation. That was
the first of at least seven wars… or “operations others
than war” that I took part in and survived!
As I reflected on my recent 54th birthday, I considered
the fact that my brother one year old than me, and my
brother one year younger than I, BOTH died at around 45.
Dozens of my friends (fellow aviators) were killed in combat,
or aircraft accidents. Yet, I’m still around for some reason.
Part of me wondered why!
When I look back at my life, I’ve visited over 50 countries,
I’m semi-fluent in Spanish, French, Japanese, Tagalog
(Filipino), and can manage to be understood in 12 other
I’ve been on crews that have landed airplanes on the sides
of mountains. In Alaska (Cape Romanzof stands out the most).
They marked the center of the runway with Tang. We’d land
the C-130, reverse the propellers to slow it down, and as
we approached the end of the runways, we ran the “before
takeoff checklist.” That’s because we didn’t know that we’d
be able to come to a complete stop, and if we started skidding,
we aimed for the center of the runway, and pushed in the
throttles. We were either going to takeoff, or skid off
When I was assigned to Hickam AFB, Hawaii, underwater
buoys detected an earthquake. We knew that we were in for a
tsunami in a few hours. So, I’ve ridden out a tsunami!
When I was assigned to Yokota AB, Japan, I was asked to fly
down to Mactan Air Base on Cebu, and help evacuate 21,000
Americans after Mt. Pinatubo erupted. I stayed at the
Magellan Hotel on Cebu. Cebu is where the famous
explorer, Ferdinand Magellan was killed… so a hotel was
named after him. During that evacuation, I helped to
orchestrate a MASSIVE flow of people… and many of those
families had dogs, so I worked with the veterinarians to
help prevent disease outbreaks from all of the dog feces,
in addition to helping manage the logistical flow.
I’ve spent a lot of time around active volcanoes in the
Pacific. I’m climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan, and looked down
into the crater where the water was bubbling since it’s
still an active volcano! I also visited Kilauea in Hawaii,
where there was an active lava flow, and Alaska had active
volcanoes. Alaska also routinely had earthquakes… which
I’ve ridden out!
I learned to not fear wars, flying hazards, or natural
disasters. In fact, I was psychologically prepared to
readily give up my life if asked to do so. I am a warrior.
Those who really know me also know that I am deeply
spiritual. Noticed that I said “spiritual” rather than
religious. I’ve been active in church all my life but also
have grown to recognize that my beliefs regarding a higher
power are not definitive. I feel that I’ve heard the
“voice” of God talking to me many times, but he never told
me that the beliefs of others were wrong.
I grew up Southern Baptist, and later converted to
Catholicism, but have spent time with people of twenty
or so different religions. I even know the Pigmy
expression for God.
So, I am spiritual, but don’t believe that I have all the
answers. I also believe that religion is a deeply
personal issue… but not one that I’m afraid to discuss.
I’ve come close to dying so many times that I feel I am
being watched over!
For example, in the mid-80′s, while flying off one country’s
coast (that I won’t name), a fighter jet popped up beside us,
and did a wing rock. That meant “follow me, and land.”
My crew asked me, as the navigator, if we were in international
air space, rather than that country’s airspace. I assured them
that we were… based upon my calculations.
We discussed what to do about the fighter, and decided to
ignore/defy him. The jet dropped back behind us, and I
could tell from my radar that he had locked his fire
control radar onto us. We kept flying and he “broke it
off.” He apparently didn’t get permission from the ground
controllers to shoot us down.
That’s one of WAY too many times that I was within minutes
of dying… and I’m still here.
I’ve been on airplanes where we shut down most of our engines,
out over the middle of the ocean, due to mechanical problems.
We often made emergency landings at the nearest airfield!
I’ve landed airplanes through the clouds, in mountains, with no
way to definitively know where we were, or to see the mountains!
We often flew with old, faulty equipment, where our best aid to
navigation was my intuition. This was before GPS, where my
primary means of navigation was using the stars and planets.
I could go on for hours, but don’t want to bore you any longer.
I’ve managed hundred million dollar budgets, made life or death
decisions, and seen things that most people will never see!
I’ve lived with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps…
as well as some other interesting people.
So, when I look back on my life, it has been interesting
I opened by saying that I’m open to mentoring a few people
but that it’s not free. I know marketing and I know
business! I’ve studied copywriting, psychology/influence,
product creation, and most other topics to do with
You can see that I have a diversity of experience. I know
a couple billionaires, and numerous multimillionaires…some
of whom often call me for internet marketing advice.
If you glance at my Facebook profile, the house in the
backdrop was once valued at over $12 million. No, that’s not
my house, just one of many that I regularly hung out and
networked at. I actually choose to live fairly modestly.
I have just shared with you probably less than 10% of my
life’s adventures. I’ve “been there – done that!”
I know how to guide a student through making tough decisions,
which means you won’t suffer from “analysis paralysis!” I’m
VERY decisive, and if I work with you, then you will be too.
I think that I make a good mentor.
If interested text me at 850-621-2116, and we can set up a time
Dale and I go back over a decade, and he was one of the
first people that I really learned networking marketing
from. In fact, when I first met Dale we were both
speaking at the same seminar, and he both owned his own
MLM company, and taught others how to recruit
Here I am with Dale Calvert, Michael Worthington, Mike
Stewart, Michael Penland, and Paul Elliott. All of the
gents in the photo have been my teachers
I bought some of Dale’s materials at that seminar, and
have been a big fan ever since!
People are really loving this new ebook… and that
The comments Dale has received from the people that
read the review copies have been beyond encouraging.
As one person shared with Dale…….
“Dale you have always been willing to say what
most of us are thinking, and it is time for the
Attraction Marketing BS to end & for established
leaders to take back the MLM Industry”
Anyway, we look forward to your comments.
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NOTE: If you can’t attend the live webinar, go ahead and
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Independent people, like you, start more than 3,000,000
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The harsh realities of business are:
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You must be a businessperson.
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Block out 90 minutes to participate in this webinar. You will not
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5. I promise to be grateful for all the life-changing,
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so they can do all the work.
10. I promise to smile because Daven just saved
me 57 hours of my life and made me a boatload
of cash while I did nothing and my VAs did
11. I promise to get a copy of “Outsource Smart”
for my friend, because he’s running around like
a headless chicken in his business trying to do
it all himself, and it pains me to see him suffer.
12. I really really promise to do everything this
note tells me to do.
Now go get yourself a cup of coffee and a donut.
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