Posts tagged Sales
About this time last year I attended an Information Marketing seminar and got to meet George Foreman. Everyone knows George as the hard hitting two-time Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world. However, the George that was there that day was a smiling, friendly faced man that was eager to share his lifelong struggles and victories. See, what many people don't realize is that George Foreman has had the majority of his financial success outside of the ring – as a business entrepreneur. He spoke to us that day about how he turned his name into an empire. According to a Wikipedia article, George Foreman made a lot more money from endorsements over the years than in his boxing career. You can read an excerpt of the Wikipedia article below this absolutely awesome photo!
That's me on the right, My Mom and Dad on the left and of course George (sitting on a chair) in the middle. And yes his fist is almost the size of my head!
"The worldwide popularity of the George Foreman grill has resulted in sales of over 100 million units since it was first launched, a feat that was achieved in a little over 15 years. Although Foreman has never confirmed exactly how much he has earned from the endorsement, what is known is that Salton Inc paid him $137 million in 1999 in order to buy out the right to use his name. Previous to that he was being paid about 40% of the profits on each grill sold (earning him $4.5 million a month in pay outs at its peak) so it is estimated he has made a total of over $200 million from the endorsement, a sum that is substantially more than he earned as a boxer."
The seminar was a great learning experience for me and I guess the main point of this article is that sometimes you have to learn from someone who is further along the path of success than you are. George is estimated to have made over 200 million dollars from endorsement deals and advertising. I would say that's "pretty good." That's all for now.
Don't wait for miracles to happen…Be The Miracle!
p.s. If you find this article informative, please don't hesitate to share the love!
Directing prospects to a Sales Page is the next step in building your sales funnel. A sales page is exactly what it sounds like. A webpage that is dedicated selling a product. If you don't have a sales page, then how do you expect to move your product?
There are many different aspects to your sales page. For example, you can include some of the benefits and possible results that can be achieved when using your product. Video and written testimonials are great additions to your sales page too. This is also a good place to include some of your story, but the biggest component to your sales page is the "copy". Your copy is the words on the page that compel someone to purchase your product. There are different ways for you to get the most effective copy. If you are comfortable writing your own copy, then by all means, give it a try. You can try doing some split testing with more than one sales page to find out what works best. You may want to consider hiring a professional to design/create your sales page if you don't have a system that provides one for you.
Are you worried because you don't have a product yet? Don't be, because one of the great things about internet marketing is that you can earn commissions or kickbacks for offering other peoples products to your list. You don't even need your own sales page because the product that you're offering will already have one. There are many programs that you can earn affiliate commissions on so if you don't have a product yet you can still make a solid income.
What we've gone over in today's post are just a few things to consider when designing your sales page. Just remember that this is all going to be a matter of trial and error. The most important thing is that you just start somewhere.
I look forward to chatting again soon.
Don't wait for miracles to happen – Be The Miracle!
P.S. Want some ideas on how a sales page should look. Check out this awsome sales page here!