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Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by Our Internet Secrets.
This is a quick reminder to book for the Our Internet Secrets workshop if you haven’t done so already. As a reader of the OIS blog you get two tickets to this workshop (valued at $1997) on 27-30 July at the luxurious Q1 Resort and Spa in Surfers Paradise.
We already have over 420 people booked, so please be quick, as there are only a handful of seats left. Here’s the booking link:
Here are just some of the highlights that you can expect when you come along:
• The workshop takes you step-by-step through the systems we use to create internet businesses – from little projects that you can set up on a Saturday afternoon, to multi-million-dollar businesses. We show you in detail what you need to do from start to finish.
• We’ll show you what’s working right now in terms of marketing. You know how quickly things change online? We know it can be hard to keep up. So we’ll make it easy for you, and show you the systems that are giving us (and our clients) the best results.
• You walk out at the end of the event with your very own 12 month plan, so you can use what you’ve learned to create the lifestyle you’re after. Whether you want to “sack the boss” and create your own business, create a passive income so you can retire early, or just make a bit of extra cash on the side, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to achieve it.
• You get to meet lots of people who are successfully applying what they’ve learned from us. They share with you their journey – what they did, their hurdles and their successes. We find this is the best way to learn – from people who are out their doing it every day.
• We also have a heap of fun, with prizes and giveaways. And remember, everyone that attends has a chance of winning our Major prize worth over $100,000 – but you need to be there to win!
Here’s the booking link again:
Secure your seat for an AMAZING event… See you there!
Posted on 12. Jul, 2012 by Our Internet Secrets.
Karl Bryan is a great example of overcoming adversity and tough times.
Karl’s business got decimated as a result of the recession. He had over half a million dollars committed to a deal and wasn’t so sure about navigating another business as economic conditions continued to worsen.
Debt was mounting and he was questioning the direction in a few areas of his life.
Then Karl stumbled across some DVDs of Andrew and Daryl and by following a few key strategies managed to turn his consulting skills into an online business school that leverages his knowledge and time.
If you’ve ever felt completely frustrated about what’s out there, you’ll find inspiration and strength from what Karl has achieved
Click play below to watch Karl’s story:
Some of Karl’s Major Learnings:
- Find a proven formula that works, commit and stick to it until you see it through!
- Setbacks and disappointments are all part of the journey of being an entrepreneur. Learn to embrace them as part of your learning!
- Believe in the Value you provide and always be open to developing new distribution channels so others can access that knowledge.
- Being a technophobe is absolutely no excuse. Karl’s living proof you can have a successful internet business without being a tech-head.
To visit Karls website, Click Here.
We’ll be inviting 8 empowering business builders to speak LIVE at our July workshop, along with our faculty experts and of course Andrew and Daryl themselves. Tickets are limited (and free for OIS blog readers!) so hurry on over and secure your ticket now.
From Frustrated Consultant to 10K a Day with My Online Business School
Karl: How’s everybody doing? Feeling good? I’m in Vancouver, Canada and I was talking to Andrew a little bit earlier, I mentioned to him that obviously you guys are just having Brisbane weather and we’re having Vancouver weather in the month of March. I’m sitting here in the rain while you guys are just sitting in the sunshine, so I wish I was sitting there with you guys for sure. So hope all is going well.
I’ve also had the pleasure of watching about probably a hundred hours of Andrew and Daryl on TV through my own education, so no doubt you guys are presently sitting there in between the ears it’s absolutely flowing, about to overflow. I hope it’s been a great time for you guys, you’ve learned tons, because again the guys have taught me an unbelievable amount.
When Andrew mentioned that he wanted me to come on and sort of share a bit of a success story, I didn’t hesitate. If it’s midnight or 3:00 in the morning, it wouldn’t have mattered because it’s absolute pleasure and I do very sincerely want to thank Andrew and Daryl for pointing me in the right direction, providing me some excellent guidance.
I will tell you first hand that again I’ve been through the journey that I’m guessing you guys are either undertaking or about to undertake and that’s trying to make some real income online and do pretty well. Some of the advice that you’ll get out there is less than desirable and I can honestly say that all of the advice I got from Andrew and Daryl has not only been good but it’s been sensational, so I hope you guys are soaking it all in and really enjoying your time there.
On that note, he asked me to give a little bit of a story and he used the word “inspiring” as the word that he used for the story that he wanted me to tell. As much as I’d love to tell an inspiring story, I don’t know that’s going to inspire anybody, but I can tell you that it’s very raw and real and this is sort of what my journey looked like.
Some years ago, it was 2008, I had a consulting company going at that time. Things are going pretty well. I’ve got some experience in that space, so it’s going well. In 2008, I’m sure you guys know in Australia, the recession set in. It hit you guys a little bit. It hit North America a lot harder than it did there. I had a pretty good company going and things were going really well, all of a sudden the recession set in. The recession set in in my company. It didn’t set in in North America, it set in in Karl Bryant’s – the backseat of my car.
It was a rather less than desirable experience but it was what it was. It was a learning experience. I had just about a week before George Bush literally went on TV and did this presidential address to say that the economy was about to capitulate and he was very concerned about a whole number of different things that were going on. Some companies were going sideways. I had just committed to a $500,000 deal – no joke – so I’m like, “Oh my gosh.” You couldn’t have got a worse bit of timing. You couldn’t have got a worse scenario. I had just bought a brand new house, so again at that time I had the banks fooled at least. I thought I was doing pretty well and they agreed to sell me this really cool house and I bought this really cool car and boom!
To cut the long story short, what I’m trying to get at there is things went sideways and things went sideways big time. I went through a little bit of a rough year. I was asking myself some questions. To be quite frank, I think I sort of lied to myself in a padded room, it’s what it felt like and didn’t leave not for a short period of time but extended period of time until I literally got to the point where my mortgages $3,500 a month and then I had $100,000 line of credit. I had $97,000 on my credit, so basically I couldn’t make it one more month of my mortgage payment hitting the sucker and it was going to be all over red rovers. It was reasonable ugly.
I’m sure you guys probably heard of Mal Emery – I got onto Mal Emery and I spoke to him for a little bit, asked him for a little bit of advice, a little bit of direction. He wanted me to fly over to Australia to do this presentation that he had coming up. There was no way that I was going to be able to do that.
Then he put me in touch with Paul Godden who – and again, you guys might know through your association with Andrew and Daryl, Paul – but he does some video work. I couldn’t afford to get over and to go to Australia, which of course I couldn’t admit that to Mal Emery. It was reasonably embarrassing at the time, but I got onto Paul. He sent me some videos and lo and behold, I was sitting there watching these videos and much of which was about generating income on the Internet. This was something that was possible. Then boom! Andrew and Daryl come up.
I remember thinking – and I don’t know Andrew is going to take this – but I remember watching him on the presentation and I thought, “This guy’s suit is too big, man. If this guy is making all this money on the Internet, surely I could have a crack at this.” I was watching the presentation. I see they’re very sincere and I thought that these are people that I really feel comfortable that they could guide me a little bit on my journey, so I immediately signed up for Andrew and Daryl, started walking through, setup some e-books, got some online lead generation going on, follow the whole formula with Google AdWords and what not, and click through rates.
I got that going and all of a sudden I got a little bit of momentum. Again, just keep in mind where I’m at. I’ve got a $97,000 line of credit, I’ve got $3,500 mortgage payment coming, so in other words, I’ve got 30 days to get my act together and there’s no more time for mocking about it. Again, I’d like to say there’s a little bit of exaggerating in there, but I can assure you this was a reasonably compromising time emotionally.
So boom, I just got to work, got it happening and lo and behold, the whole thing started to work. I really couldn’t believe it. I was in touch with Andrew and Daryl trying to get my whole system going and there is just no doubt, all of a sudden I started chipping away, chipping away, chipping away. The e-books were okay but then I thought, this is money to basically buy lunch once in a while, but I didn’t feel like this was going to get me back to seven figures and get me into this space that I really want to be, although if I would’ve pursued it and definitely that was going to be possible. But I don’t know, I wasn’t selling into my wheel house business consulting. It’s sort of what I knew, so I figured if I tweaked that ever so slightly and I move in a better direction that was suitable to me and my personality and my experience I would have more success.
I understood business consulting, so what I did was I built an online business school because I have a few e-books and what not chugging along – I built this online business school behind the scenes and not a word of exaggeration on my first day, I did a little bit of launch and in fairness I had a bit of experience with launches and selling product – I sold $10,000 on my first day. All my Christmases came at once and I all of a sudden emotionally felt like, “You know what? I’m on my way. I’m going to be able to work this whole Internet thing out. I’m going to be able to follow Andrew and Daryl and get this thing rocking.”
So, boom. I built this online business school. Again, I had probably more emails than I could possibly handle. I got my ducks in a row, had a little bit of success, I got the thing up and going and then I went, “Okay, beauty. This little sucker’s in my wheel house.” Again, through the formulas that I’ve learned, a little bit about driving traffic, about Internet marketing, just sitting in the same seats that you guys are sitting on now and instead of sitting there, I was basically watching them virtually because I had a ton of videos and I was able to sit in my office and watch these presentations over and over and over again, I started following this formula and this has effectively what I ended up building.
This has been a whole lot of work over the last couple of years to get it. But basically, this is my online business school where I take people to this website and then drive them to a guided tour. I give them a little bit of a test drive. Can you see now dashboard, Andrew?
Andrew: Yeah. We got dashboard now, yeah.
Karl: Okay. And you see my smiley face? The other that I didn’t mention that Andrew and Daryl – when I saw them on the presentation, one of the first things they did is that they described themselves as a technophobe. I went, “Oh, perfect. Okay. I’m a technophobe, so I’m going to fit in with these guys, you little beauty.” Well, that would be understatement.
I actually just got Skype going about an hour and a half ago and I had my friend walking it through – I say this because I’m sitting here looking at my photo now – and he said, “It looks good,” but he goes, “You know, Karl, your nose looks a little bit bigger than it normally does. Can you turn a little bit to the right?” I like, “Geez, dude. Come on, man. I can’t. I got these people watching me.” My face is pointing but as I sit here looking at my beautiful picture, I get a nice nose for the radio as you can see.
The bottom line is this is the online business school, so this is a socket that we built and this is what it effectively looks like. We’ve got this step-by-step instruction that will take a small business owner through and then if you go in we’ve got a weekly e-learning system so it’s a full blown curriculum. What we do is we’ll go partner with different people going business to business, so called accountants, bookkeepers, and networking organizations. Or say you guys are in Brisbane, you’d go find a yoga instructor, so the yoga instructor is teaching people how to become yoga instructors.
Really what they’re doing is they’re starting a business. What she can do is her apples against oranges value proposition instead of just teaching them yoga she says, “The issue you’re going to have is three days after graduating, you’re going to work out that teaching yoga is going to be 100 times easier than trying to fill your yoga class every week.”
What we do is like the competition, we teach you how to become a yoga instructor, but now we’re going to plug you into this system with this good looking guy name Karl. What he’s going to do is for the next 12 months is provide you value and support and step-by-step business instruction on how to get your business from A to Z and how to fill up your yoga school. So all of a sudden, she’s got a far more powerful value proposition. And more to the point, we’ve got a joint venture in place that’s driving customers to the website.
In each of the e-lessons – we drive this out to them on a weekly basis. Some people want to listen so we’ve got audio; some people want to watch so I’ve got a video; and then some people want to read so we’ve got an e-class, there’s a downloadable workbook as well. If somebody wants to read, they don’t even need to watch the video. They can have a look at this workbook to be able to walk themselves through.
The nuts and bolts of it, that’s the system that we built and that’s effectively what it looks like. Again, through the grace and good luck of running into Andrew and Daryl, like I said, went through reasonably compromising time and got our ducks in a row, put the wheels in motion to get some income online, and as I said, we had a little bit of success early on like we did $10,000 when I launched it which was way beyond my expectations and probably my wildest dreams at that particular stage, to be honest with you, the state of mind I was in. Over the last 12 months, we’ve averaged $86,000. Basically, if you work it out, $83,333 will get you to seven figures. So, we are doing in excess of seven figures with this program.
Andrew: That’s really good.
Karl: As I mentioned, I’m worried to inspiring probably not what I managed to pull off. But in terms of the inspired one, it’s probably the one you guys are listening to right now. Like I said, I dusted myself off after watching them and seeing their presentation. I really just want to throw a sincere thank you out to Andrew and Daryl for helping me out. I can only hope for you guys that they can provide as much inspiration, direction, and confidence. I felt like they believed in me before I believed in myself online I guess you could say. I can only hope that they can do that for you guys. I encourage you guys to watch.
It can absolutely happen. As you guys sit on those chairs and think about the seven-figure online businesses and very legitimately building something special you can be very proud of on the Internet, if you put your mind and you dust yourself off and get working every morning, bright and early – it’s not going to be easy but you do it – you can absolutely pull it off.
That’s it. Andrew, is there anything else?
Andrew: It’s just fantastic, Karl. I appreciate you sharing that. That’s really exciting for us to hear. How many times did we actually sat down face-to-face talking and discussing your business? How many seminars of ours have you actually come and attended to get your main business going?
Karl: Not one yet.
Andrew: So we haven’t actually met yet, have we?
Karl: No, we haven’t met.
Andrew: So, you’ve been doing all this remotely just taking the stuff out of Our Internet Secrets and making these all work for yourself.
Karl: Literally, sitting here doing exactly as I’m staring at my computer now. I’m literally staring at my computer, watching your presentation. Just to be very clear to everybody in the audience, I didn’t watch this stuff once. I have studied this, man. I have studied your guys’ processes and it’s not always about what you guys are talking about, but it’s the underlying theme and what not. I’ve done this all virtually. I’ve done it with my computer screen. It’s been some work, but it’s worked.
Andrew: What’s the mindset like for you now from where were? Was it 12 months ago now or eight months ago when we first started talking?
Karl: With fear of trying to fall into the all of a sudden going from telling you that there’s no way of inspiring anybody to trying to inspire somebody, legitimately I’m telling you, I sat there – I was as good as in a padded room with my black shades on, not wanting to answer the phone, not wanting to talk to anybody. I really went through a tough time. Literally, I was on the cast of bankruptcy. There’s just no two ways about it.
Previous to that, I’ve done very well financially. As you know, if you’d always been in rough times financially, it’s one of those things where you fight through it. If you’ve been very reasonably well off and felt comfortable financially then you have it all taken away, that’s a reasonably substantial emotional drop I guess if I’m wording that well. I was in a rough spot, mate. I’m going to tell you flat out.
Andrew: Where are you at at the moment? How’s life different for you?
Karl: We’re killing it. We’re doing seven figures, financially free, not an issue. I just bought my wife a Jag and life is good, bud. Life is good.
Andrew: Can I marry you or what [laugh]?
Karl: [Laugh] Well, she’s away.
Andrew: Any tigers in the room? Cool. It’s great. Listen, mate, I appreciate you hanging around and wanting to do this for us. I’m thinking everybody in the room has got something out of it. is that right?
Andrew: Everybody, put your hands together for Karl.
Karl: Thank you very much. It’s much appreciated.
Andrew: I’m not sure if you can hear that that everybody was clapping and they really appreciate it.
Karl: I do. I heard it. I appreciate it, awesome. Thank you so much. Much appreciate it.
Andrew: Okay, we’ll let you get some sleep now or some night club and whatever it takes your fancy. Once again, well done.
Karl: Thanks so much.
Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by Our Internet Secrets.
What would you do if you had all the time and money you needed?
Hang out with the kids?
Buy a boat?
Set up investments?
It’s an important question, and if you’re going to truly become financially free, it’s one that you need to answer very clearly. If your goals are vague or fuzzy then it’s a lot harder to reach them! But here’s the thing – we ask this question of people all over the world. And you know what? Almost everyone we ask says the same thing: “I’d help other people”.
We’ve heard some wonderful goals – from helping struggling friends and family, to dreams of setting up charities and support around the world. How awesome is that? Now this might give you a clue about why we now teach what we’ve learned about making money online. You see, even though we don’t have to work any more, we still love to feel productive. To make a difference.
And this is what motivates us.
A couple of years ago, we sat down and asked ourselves “now that we have all the time and money we need, what will we do with it?” It was a powerful exercise, and one which has shaped our current lifestyle.
Here’s what we came up with. We decided the best way we could make a difference, was to help other people to achieve the sort of life we now enjoy. Through the workshops we run we now teach people all over the world how to make passive income the way we do – selling info products. (And if you haven’t yet booked for the next one, here’s the link: http://www.ourinternetsecrets.com/
Many years ago we heard a story that sums up what we do, and why we do it. You may have heard it already, but we think about it whenever we help another of our members to financial freedom. Here’s how it goes. There was a man walking along the beach. In the distance he could see a woman, bending down, picking something up, and throwing it out to sea – again and again. As he got closer he saw that there were thousands of starfish washed up on the shore. They were all destined to die – unless they could get back into the water. So the woman was throwing them back, one at a time. It was a huge task, and the man thought what she was doing was a bit futile as there were so many starfish. He said to her “Why are you wasting your time doing this? Look how many starfish there are. You’ll never make a difference.” The woman reached down, picked up another starfish and threw it back. She stared the man in the eye and quietly said “Well I made a difference to that one”.
If you’d love to come along to one of our life-changing workshops, please book your place here: http://www.ourinternetsecrets.com/
And here’s a little bit of homework to do before you come along (you’re going to enjoy this…)
Step #1: Draw yourself a warm bath. Add your favourite fragrance. Pour yourself a glass of bubbles. Close the door and sink in.
Step #2: Ask yourself this question: “If you had all the time and money you needed, what would you do?” Think about the things you’d do for you, your friends and family, and for people you don’t yet know.
Step #3: Now close your eyes and visualise the things you’d do as specifically as you can. Focus on the feelings you get as you do them. Congratulations! You’re on your way to achieving your dreams!
Bring that enthusiasm to the workshop, it’ll be full of enthusiastic people with a vision to create a free lifestyle! See you there!