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Monday, Aug 21, 2017

The Ultimate Tools to Explode Your Online Profits in 2017

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The simple truth is you need an online presence. Without one, you’ll not only struggle to survive as an entrepreneur, but you’ll leave a horde of money on the table as well.

That being said, you can’t just jump into the online arena ill-equipped and unprepared. You need the right guidance and a set of tools to help you collect leads, grow your following, and convert those leads into cold harsh cash.

Lucky for you, you’re learning from the best. As Australia’s #1 MLM enroller, I’ve generated seven figures utilising the very same tools I’m about to share with you today. If you want to explode your profits in 2017 and beyond, these 12 must-have online tools will help you do just that. Enjoy!

1. Website Builder

In today’s day and age, having your own custom website is one of the foundational keys to your success. Without one, it’s nearly impossible to position yourself as an expert and industry leader. In other words, having your own website is a must.

Your website, especially if you plan on entering the highly lucrative and equally competitive MLM space, is a place you can send people to learn more about yourself and your business, discover your expertise, provide their contact information in exchange for discounts or valuable advice, and ultimately purchase your products.

In the good old days of dial-up, having a website meant hiring expensive coders and Web developers, or buying some expensive software and spending weeks to simply learn how it works. Fortunately, times have changed. Today, inexpensive and easy-to-use drag ‘n drop website builders, like BuilderAll, allow you to have a fully functional, great looking site up and running in just a few hours, if not sooner.

Sound too good to be true? What if I told you there are hundreds of thousands of successful sites all across the Web built with drag n’ drop website builders?

It’s simply the EASIEST way to build a website. Unlike WordPress, there’s no need for any coding knowledge whatsoever. It’s just a simple game of drag and drop. Choose one of the many templates, add content for your pages, upload a logo, and press publish. That’s basically all there is to it.

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There are a ton of website builders on the market to choose from, but I prefer BuilderAll. Wix is free, but you’ll get an ugly URL in the form of yourname.wix.com. This looks unprofessional and does very little in promoting your brand. To add your own domain and remove the unsightly Wix ads, it will cost you $24.50 each month.

Squarespace and several other solutions are available as well, but they’re terrible when it comes to SEO. Trust me, I’m an SEO expert. If you want your site to show up on the first page of Google’s search results, which is valuable advertising and one of the keys to my success, you need a website builder designed with SEO in mind.

2. Sales Funnel

If your goal is to enjoy the freedom and profits of making money online, you need a high converting sales funnel. What is a sales funnel, you ask? A sales funnel is essentially the process your clients or customers go through when they visit your site or click on an ad. From the time he or she first sees or hears about you and your solution up until they purchase your products, this entire process is part of your sales funnel.

Sales funnels are so important that many online businesses and marketers choose to setup their sales funnels before they even create a website. From videos to autoresponders, many of the tools below are designed to help you create and manage a successful sales funnel.

With ClickFunnels and many other sales funnel creators you can end up paying upwards of $297 per month for these tools. BuilderAll allows you to take advantage of hundreds of plug n’ play sales funnels ready and waiting to begin collecting leads and converting them into sales. Better yet, I’ve scored my readers free access for a limited time only:

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3. Autoresponder

Did you know over 200 billion emails are sent each and every day? That’s over two million emails per second and over 70 trillion emails each year!

The numbers don’t lie, and they clearly highlight the importance of email as a communication and advertising tool. Therefore, creating an email list of buyers and loyal followers is a critical aspect of profiting in 2017. To do this, you need an autoresponder.

Email Marketing Tools

An autoresponder allows you to collect the names, email addresses, and other contact information of potential customers and automatically send them emails daily, every other day, weekly, and so on to gain their trust, sell them products, and promote your brand. You simply write up a series of emails, load them into your autoresponder, select the send dates and times, and it markets to your list for you on complete autopilot.

A large responsive list can help you earn a substantial sustainable income online, and an autoresponder will help you create and manage such a list.

TIP: I’ve used a bunch of email marketing tools in my time, and this one is hands down the best.

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Monday, Jul 03, 2017

There’s No Such Thing As Easy Money

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The Internet is full of many ads for “done for you” businesses, automated forex trading, and other types of get rich quick schemes. As appealing as the idea is, there’s no such thing as easy money. Entrepreneurship, network marketing, and forex trading are viable ways of earning money, but it doesn’t come easy. For one, there’s risk involved. Secondly, you must work hard and consistently to succeed.

Most People Operate at a Loss in the Beginning

Starting a business takes a lot of work and commitment. You’re not going to be earning a profit straight away because of the time and money you invest in the beginning. For many people, it’s discouraging to operate at a loss in the beginning stages of their network marketing businesses. However, when you understand that’s normal in business, it makes it easier for you to be patient. Many businesses don’t break even until after about a year in operation. And a lot of hard work goes into building and growing the business.

If you had to choose between a brand you haven’t heard of before and one that’s well-known around the world, which would you trust more? You would probably pick the brand that’s already established for greater security in not being scammed. Thus, you can get an idea of how difficult it is for new businesses to gain footing. The good news is everyone starts from ground zero. The biggest brands in the world were once brand new businesses that no one had experience with. Because the founders of those businesses were determined and remained consistent in their efforts, the businesses became profitable.

My initial jump into network marketing took a lot of courage. It’s nervewracking leaving the security of a well-paying job to start your own business. And it’s certainly not easy going from a six figure income to no income. But you must be patient and give it all the effort you have to succeed not just in network marketing but any type of business.

You Must Put in Hard Work

Businesses Require Hard Work

Just as you work hard at your job, you must work hard at network marketing too. Those who don’t put in hard work, don’t see much success with MLM. One of the biggest problems preventing them from succeeding is thinking MLM will be easy money. As someone who’s reached six figures in network marketing, I can tell you that it’s not easy money when you’re getting started. You have to put in a lot of hard work.

I spent time building https://www.isatonic.com.au/isagenix-business/, attending Isagenix events, and promoting Isagenix to others. Network marketing was new to me, so I had a lot to learn. I at least had a background in search engine optimisation, a subset of online marketing, which helped me rank my website. But even with my SEO knowledge, it wasn’t an easy climb to six figures. There is a lot to learn in MLM (these books helped me greatly). Be prepared for lifelong learning if you get into network marketing because as technology advances, so do strategies for obtaining sales online.

Techniques that once worked may not work at some point. You must keep up with important changes in the industry and adjust accordingly to stay in business. I don’t explain this to scare anyone off of network marketing but to provide realistic explanations before they make a major decision like quitting their job to start an MLM business. Although it’s a lot of hard work to get started, it’s a lot of fun if you pick a niche you’re interested in and have a good sponsor.

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Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016

5 Top Jobs for Working from Home

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Are you looking to escape the daily 9-to-5 grind? Tired of wearing a shirt and tie or high heels to the office? Will you be arrested in a road rage incident if you have to spend one more minute in rush hour traffic?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, it may be time to consider working from home. Building a career in which you never have to leave your home office (or even your couch, if that’s your style) can have incredible benefits on your happiness and on your financial health, if you do it the right way. I left my office job over two years ago and haven’t looked back; good luck convincing me to leave my new job that allows me to sleep in, go to the beach, and plan holidays around peak travel times!

Opportunities for work-at-home careers have increased dramatically with the rise of web-based companies. These five jobs allow you to set your own schedule, be your own boss, and make your own decisions about what’s best for your business.

1. Network Marketing

Want a legitimate opportunity to get rich quick without leaving your home? Start a network marketing business!

Multi-level marketing is a business model in which you sell products (cosmetics, coffee, health food etc) to your personal network of clients. To earn additional money, recruit members of your network to start their own businesses. A portion of their profits will work its way up to you, rapidly increasing your wealth!

Check out reputable companies like Isagenix. These companies make it easy to start a business with small start-up fees, and they provide you with a top-notch product that will be easy to market to your growing client base.

Choose a network marketing company that’s right for you and get started today! I did, and look where it’s lead me:

Isagenix 250K Club - Earn Big Money in a MLM Company

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Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Earn Big Commissions with Revalu8 (‘The Uber of Real Estate’)

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Revalu8 – The Next Big Thing in Real Estate!

Revalu8 is making waves in the real estate industry, and for good reason. The platform industry experts have coined ‘The Uber of Real Estate’ brings buyers and sellers together in the ultimate win-win situation. Here’s my Revalu8 review, and how you can earn a substantial income sharing this 100% free platform.

How Does Revalu8 Australia Work?

Every year, over $10 billion is spent on real estate commission and advertising in Australia. Revalu8 aims to give more of that money back to both buyers and sellers through their unique business model.

  • Buyers will now have the ability to make a more informed decision and receive cash incentives from the seller
  • Sellers will now have the ability to list their property nationally, decide how much advertising and commission fees they are willing to pay and only pay these fees once their property is sold
  • Real estate agents will now have the ability to list properties nationally and help buyers compare properties nationally
  • Referrers earn $1000s in commissions by referring their friends and family (see section below for more info)

 

Revalu8 Australia

 

Still Don’t Quite Understand the Business Model?

Watch the short video giving a Revalu8 review (overview) below. It outlines how buyers, sellers, real estate agents and referrers all win with this new ‘Uber of Real Estate’ business model. After reviewing this, I was sold!

 

 

How Much Does it Cost to Join Revalu8?

Revalu8 is 100% absolutely FREE!

That’s right, it costs nothing to join. To join, simply click the button below and enter your name, email, phone number and password. It’s that easy!

Join Revalu8 Australia

What are the Referral Benefits of Revalu8 Australia?

Revalu8 offers an extremely rewarding referral program that can see you earn BIG commissions.

  • Level 1 Referrer – 7.5% of the Success Fees
  • Level 2 Referrer – 4.0% of the Success Fees
  • Level 3 Referrer – 3.0% of the Success Fees
  • Level 4 Referrer – 2.0% of the Success Fees
  • Level 5 Referrer – 1.0% of the Success Fees
  • Level 6 Referrer – 0.5% of the Success Fees

Success fees are the commission and advertising fees (ex GST).

For example, if you refer Jane and she sells a property with $20,000 commission and adverting fees (ex GST), you would receive $1,500 in commission. If Jane refers Matt who sells the same property, you would receive $800 commission because Matt is on your second level. Jane would receive $1,500 commission because Matt is on her first level.

Because the program goes 6 levels deep, you can be earning commissions from 1000s of people all over Australia that you don’t even know! See 14:45 to 15:20 on the video above for further clarification on how you can earn significant referral fees just by signing up family and friends to this free program.

How Do You Join and Refer People?

To join Revalu8, click on the button below:

Join Revalu8 Australia

Once you’ve joined:

  1. Login to your dashboard
  2. Click on “Your SMARP Network”
  3. Click on “Build Your SMARP Network – Click Here”
  4. Click on “Generate Invite Email”
  5. An email will be sent to you. In this email, click on the “Join Free Now” button
  6. Click on “Click Here to Register”. Your unique referring URL will be shown in your browser’s address bar. For example, mine is: https://app.revalu8.com.au/Account/Register/JoinUnderPage?referrerId=c0421ce3-1b9d-4e42-a49e-c07df7f631be&redirectLink=
  7. Copy and send this to friends, or forward them the email you generated in step 4 above

 

My Revalu8 Review

The above Revalu8 review (overview) is for those interested in making a passive income working from home. Should you wish to join this platform, please consider the risks before doing so. In my opinion these are extremely low due to zero costs and the fact you can leave the program at any time, but please do your own due diligence before joining.

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Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016

5 Bad Habits That Come from Working from Home (and How to Avoid Them)

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It’s now been well over 2 years since I left the typical workday office job and began working from home. In that time, I’ve connected with several other work-from-home gurus and discussed some of the bad habits that can emerge from making such a big lifestyle shift. I’ve been guilty of some of these at various points in time, but they’re all avoidable with some simple planning and motivation.

1.) Out of Control Office Clutter

Moving from a shared office space to your own home office brings along a special kind of personal freedom. You no longer have to worry about your manager or a neat-freak coworker walking by and commenting on your messy desk. The more “Type B” workers among us rejoice at the liberty to let papers, business cards, and envelopes fall where they may.

While the reduced stress of not having to take care of your office space is nice, it can end up having detrimental effects on your productivity. An uncluttered desk is akin to an uncluttered mind; too much of a mess will stand in the way of important daily tasks.

One way to keep things from getting out of control is by scheduling a recurring time for cleaning your workspace. Once every two weeks should be enough to maintain a level of order and cleanliness, allowing you the mental freedom to focus on more important things.

Cluttered Desk

 

2.) The Dreaded Bedroom Office

Of course, many people who are working from home for the first time don’t have an actual office to retreat to in their house or apartment. For these people, an existing space like a dining room or living room has to serve a dual purpose.

One of the worst decisions you can make for your work-life balance is to work from your bedroom. It seems like a new study is published every month that talks about the necessity of separating your working space from your sleeping space. After too much time spent working in the bedroom (or even worse, in the bed itself), your brain begins to associate that space with work rather than sleep.

Commit to finding a space in your home that is well lit, comfortable, and functional. Once you and your family understand the boundaries of your workspace, you’ll be able to work fluidly and efficiently without affecting the sanctity of other areas of the home.

 

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Category : Entrepreneurship

Friday, Apr 15, 2016

Multiple Income Streams: The Key to Security, Growth and Prosperity

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The story of how I retired from a 9-to-5 job at the age of 29 catches the attention of almost everyone I speak to. Escaping the daily grind of an office job is a pretty common dream, and I’m living proof that it’s possible. However, there is a common concern that I hear from those considering the self-employment route:

How did you give up the security of your day job for self-employment?

Of course, there is some risk involved with leaving a steady job. The best way to protect yourself financially and set yourself up for growth is to secure multiple income streams. By making sure that you have an influx of cash from several sources, you have a built-in safety net on the off chance that one of those streams runs dry. And when things are going well, you can invest the earnings from one of your sources into other ventures. This consistent diversification is a great way to exponentially increase financial growth.

Here’s How I Make Sure My Income is Secure:

Network Marketing

Since leaving my day job, network marketing (multi-level marketing) has become my bread and butter. I love the flexibility of companies like Isagenix, and I thrive on the immediate rewards you get from hard work in the network marketing industry. On top of a generous compensation system, I’ve had the opportunity to go on multiple all-expenses paid vacations through Isagenix including Mexico, Cambodia and San Diego. A steady income and free travel – what more could you want?

Here’s a cheque I was presented with recently onstage at the annual Isagenix conference in Brisbane. This was awarded for my cumulative earnings in Isagenix since I joined 2 years ago. Within a few months I’ll be in the $500K club!

Isagenix 250K Club

Since joining Isagenix 2 years ago I have amassed over $250,000 in earnings (I’m very close to the $500K club!)

 

If this sort of money grabs your attention, get my free tips and tricks in my network marketing eBook below:

 

Affiliate Links

There’s a number of websites/tools that I strongly recommend if you wish to be successful in online marketing. These can be found here. When a customer signs up to any of these programs, I receive a referral fee. NOTE: I only recommend websites that I actually use and 100% believe in.

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you may have noticed some product links embedded in a couple articles such as Network Marketing Books I Recommend and 8 Products I Can’t Live Without. Not only did those posts give me the opportunity to advocate for products that I truly believe in, they set up an additional revenue source through Amazon’s affiliate marketing program. I also have affiliate links with other nutritional products. By promoting specific products to my followers, I earn a small commission every time a visitor clicks through and purchases from my embedded link. It takes just a few minutes to set up and the rewards come in immediately.

Outside Investments

The lifestyle of the self-employed entrepreneur naturally attracts like-minded people. And when a few entrepreneurs get together, the ideas start flying faster that you can keep track of them! Just through a few of my close professional friendships, I’ve had the opportunity to invest in ventures from restaurants to app development. I’m always looking for opportunities to diversify my portfolio; you should be too!

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Monday, Feb 15, 2016

8 Products That I Use Every Day for My Home-Based Businesses

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One thing that I didn’t realise when I transitioned from working in an office to working from home was how much I would come to rely on certain products and services (you can see my full list of recommended online marketing and SEO websites/tools here). In an office, your infrastructure is built in – your company likely provides your computer and other basic supplies. However, when you begin working from home you are responsible for everything from pens and paper to your mobile phone and workstation.

In my day-to-day life I balance the needs of several business ventures in addition to my personal interests, hobbies, and relationships. To meet the needs of these various responsibilities, there are several things that I’ve come to rely on:

1. Daily To-Do Pad

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about writing out my to-do list that focuses my goals and increases my productivity. This affordable to-do pad is easy-to-use, well organised, and provides enough pages for three months of regular workweeks. The manufacturing company, Mass Market Paperbacks, produces a number of similar items that can help organise everything from your grocery list to meeting agendas. I’m all about organisation – take the extra time to plan at the start and you’ll reap the rewards in the end!

2. Dry-Erase Calendar

Along the same line as my previous suggestion, I have this calendar in my home office. Any network marketing product that can help you keep your eye on long-term goals is a great thing to have; this calendar is the perfect size for me to see my appointments from across the room, but it’s not so huge that it dominates the wall.

3. Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones

As I’ve covered in previous posts, working from home means that your office can be everywhere from the local coffee shop to the beach to the cabin of a long-haul flight. While I love the freedom of being able to work anywhere in the world, it does involve a lack of control over my office environment. My workday occasionally involves fighting against loud people and ambient noise, which is why I don’t travel without noise-cancelling headphones. These headphones offer excellent sound and do a great job of tuning out the outside world!

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Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

19 Network Marketing Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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I strongly believe that with the right mindset and work ethic, anyone can build and maintain a thriving network marketing/MLM business. However, as I’ve worked to develop my own network marketing career, I’ve come across a number of network marketing books and entrepreneurial books that have inspired or guided me on the path to success.

Some of these books are specific to the network marketing and MLM industry, while others deal more broadly with entrepreneurship or self-improvement. They are all valuable to any aspiring business leader or home-based entrepreneur. All of the books on this page can be purchased securely and quickly through Amazon.

You can also read more about my network marketing journey in my free eBook:

 

MLM/Network Marketing Books

 

1. Magnetic Sponsoring – Mike Dillard

This network marketing book is a must-have for network marketers who worry about finding new leads for their MLM business. Rather than supplying overused techniques for lead generation, Mike Dillard offers practical advice on how to change your mindset and presentation to magnetically draw people to you and your business. Since starting his network marketing career in 2006, Dillard has earned over 50 million dollars between his successful financial education programs and entrepreneurial ventures.

2. Go Pro – Eric Worre

Eric Worre’s network marketing book was the guide most often recommended to me by other MLM professionals, and with good reason. His seven-step guide to building a successful network marketing business helped inform many of the decision that I made in my first three months of building my Isagenix business. Go Pro will give you everything you need to transition from an amateur businessperson to a professional network marketer.

3. The Four Year Career – Richard Bliss Brooke

Like Eric Worre’s Go Pro, The Four Year Career is an essential MLM book, penned by industry superstar Richard Bliss Brooke. The author focuses not only on the necessary steps for building a multi level marketing business, but also on the missteps to avoid and untrue myths that could sidetrack your success. His MLM book ends with a series of “true stories” highlighting some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the MLM industry.

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About Me

Brad Russell: Network Marketer, Entrepreneur + SEO Expert

Professional Profile

Brad Russell is a leading authority on multi-level marketing, SEO and e-commerce. Since retiring from the corporate business world at just 29, he has had outstanding success in the network marketing industry and is recognised as Australia's #1 seller of Isagenix products in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Brad works with a handful of select clients to improve their SEO (search engine optimisation). If you want more traffic to your website, see Brad's SEO results and services here. He does not outsource the work and delivers outstanding results, time and time again.

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