Discover what they are and meet 5 incredible people who are leading hundreds of thousands of marketers toward success and who personally impacted me this year with their friendship, leadership, coaching, and mentoring.
I want to encourage you to read between the lines in this post for the golden nuggets of marketing wisdom that will help you to move forward this year in your business and reach your goals.
But first…Please watch the video below. I’m sharing very personal story about a very special gift I received this Christmas, that helped me be successful in my business before I even had it.
So let’s get on with the top 5 clever marketers and their 4 key principles to success:
The universal messages that underscore the training of these clever marketers are that it takes 4 things to be successful in a home based business online:
- Mentors: To teach and guide you
- Mastermind group: to push you and help you stretch yourself
- Mission: to motivate you and drive you forward
- Massive action: consistent action a few steps outside of your comfort zone
Success is not about the teacher, it’s not about the information, it’s not about the business, or the method of marketing. Success is about putting all four of the pieces together to complete the puzzle. You can’t see the big picture and you will struggle in your business if one or more of them are missing.
Top 5 Clever Marketers of 2010:
Thankfully for me, these 5 clever marketers helped me to put the pieces together and see a whole new side to building a business from home!
Ty Tribble: Blogger and Social Media Entrepreneur
Where do I start? I was introduced to Ty Tribble through his free Blogging for Prospects videos that were part of his MLM Blog Secrets and MLM Blog Code launch that he produced with the help of Ann Sieg and her renegade team. I totally loved his laid back style of teaching and the simple way he shared how to leverage other blog owner’s socially proven content and the benefits of owning a blog.
Ty Tribble took a lot of the internet marketing training and tied up all the loose ends for me, showing me how all the pieces fit together.
I was lucky to be chosen to have my blog reviewed by both Ty Tribble and Ann Sieg in the MLM Blog Code bonus webinar which really helped me to fine tune my blog by pointing out things I didn’t know that I didn’t know.
Ty Tribble also invited me to be his first guest blogger on his blog TyTribble.com. My post, Writer’s Block: A Beginning Blogger’s Guide to Get Over It, taught me the power of drafting off a leader. He helped me to get my first spike of traffic and attract double digit leads for the first time. I came back to him a second time with another idea for a guest post called Clever Copywriting Secrets. By leveraging his traffic and list I was able to put myself on the map within the MLM Blog niche and even finish in the top 50 MLM Blog contest this year!
Ty Tribble’s training that helped me this year:
Note: You’ll notice that Ty’s blog has been very quiet. I got the inside scoop from him before Christmas that he is busy working on a big new project that will be the answer to many a network marketer’s prayers. I’ll share the details with you as soon as it’s ready and I get to take a peek at it.
Ann Sieg: Author of The Renegade Network Marketer, The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing & The Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto
Ann Sieg is the perfect example of attraction marketing at it’s finest. I’m not sure if Ann knows this, but I first met her when I purchased leads from a company where she was a trainer. It was before her launch of The Renegade Network Marketer and I was so impressed with her warmth and teaching style that it left a lasting memory.
Because she took the time to invest in me, educating me and helping me build my business, I’ve become a loyal follower who has purchased every training course she’s put out that fit my needs and my budget at the time. Ann Sieg has always over-delivered on her promises. At the time I wasn’t even looking for ways to build my network marketing business online, but she planted the seed in my mind that slowly sprouted as I watched this industry take off.
I had the privilege of participating in the MLM Blog review with her and was again touched by her effective coaching and warm style. I credit Ann Sieg with helping to keep me in the loop with what’s happening in our industry so that I can position myself in front of the growing trends. I also give her credit for helping me to get my mindset in the right place to embrace the growth and changes I’ve made this year.
Ann Sieg is always watching and encouraging her students, and the little “likes” and comments I receive from her on facebook and the RT’s on twitter are wonderful little reminders to me that she’s there and she’s watching my progress. That speaks volumes for me, that a leader of her statue and success will take the time to reach down and give me a little nudge in the right direction.
Ann Sieg’s training that has helped me in my business:
- The Renegade Network Marketer Book
- The Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto (free)
- How I Built My First List with Mike Klingler
- Renegade Professional
- MLM Blog Secrets and MLM Blog Code (The bonus Copywriting training from Ann was incredible!)
Carrie Wilkerson, “The Barefoot Executive”
Carrie first captured my attention when I started to look at the internet as a way to build my network marketing business. I’ve purchased several of her ebooks, trainings, and home study courses and for a long time, sat back and absorbed it all and watched her reach massive success online. I was stuck in learning mode living life as an internet marketing spectator for too long.
This year, I signed up for Carrie Wilkerson’s direct sales barefoot bootcamp training and went into it with a whole new attitude of implementing and networking. (Carrie’s a master networker who manages to be in a thousand places at once online. If you don’t know her, she’ll be crossing your path soon somewhere!)
The networking I did with the other people in the direct sales boot camp led me to creating a mastermind with a couple of other women, (now it’s just me and one other amazing woman) who has helped me to stay focused on my goals with semi-monthly calls to coach each other.
I’ve implemented many of Carrie Wilkerson’s list building strategies that she teaches in her Magnetic List Building Course and what hasn’t been implemented yet is on my list for 2011.
Carrie Wilkerson’s training that has helped me this year:
- Barefoot Executive MasterMind
- Direct Sales Barefoot Boot Camp
- Internet Marketing Barefoot Boot Camp
- Magnetic List Building
- Making it Work at Home Magazine
- AWHW Association of Work at Home Women Membership
Jackie Ulmer: Success Coach and Network Marketing Trainer
One of my favorite trainers from the direct sales barefoot bootcamp was Jackie Ulmer who trained on the subject of high tech – high touch for direct sellers and network marketers. And let me tell you, this woman walks her talk. After the call I signed up on her website for more information and the next day my phone rang with Jackie Ulmer on the other end asking how she could help me. I was blown away by the free guidance she offered me.
The training on her blog, her videos, and her ebook, MLM the Internet and You, has been monumentally helpful to me this past year in figuring out how to blend my network marketing business with the internet. She is a mom, a leader, and someone who although she probably doesn’t know it, has helped me break down the barriers to getting my business online.
Jackie Ulmer’s ebook that helped me this hear:
Kim De Young, “The Get It Done Girl”
Kim DeYoung is a mom with a message I connected with instantly. She is the founder of MetroMom and Get it Done University. I discovered her late in 2009 and I’ve been following her throughout this whole year. She is a warm and helpful woman who really showed me that I had enough information and knowledge inside of me already to be out there helping others. I give her the credit for helping me to break the spectator cycle and find my voice online.
Kim DeYoung gave me the advice to and the kick in the butt to “get my brilliance out of my head…no more learning!” She helped me so much through her personal coaching and her training course on how to create my first information products and my blog. In fact, her blogging ABC course was the course that showed me the potential power a blog held for my business and helped me to get my initial start in the blogosphere.
The biggest gift I received from Kim DeYoung was how she helped me to become aware of the gifts I had within myself that I was selfishly keeping from my market because of my insecurities.
Kim DeYoung’s training that helped me this year:
Connect with Kim DeYoung:
BTW: Kim’s doing one of her awesome free calls on Thursday, January 6th to help you get clear on which projects you should focus on in 2011 to reach your goals. Register for the free call here.
Thank you to the awesome clever marketers who have helped to promote me this year!
In addition to the mentors I mentioned above, I would love to mention the the members of my commenting tribe who have supported me, retweeted me, shared me on facebook, encouraged me, masterminded with me and overall, kept me going because I had someone pushing me to write.
Internet Marketer, Attraction Marketing Trainer
Personal Development and Financial Intelligence for Your Success in MLM Network Marketing
Internet Video Marketing and Business Branding
Peter Fuller MBA, CA
The Profitable Networker
Helping You Build Your Network Marketing Internet Business
Helping You to Blog Your Way to More Traffic, More Leads, and a Bigger Business
Simple MLM Tips and Internet Marketing Traffic Generation Strategies
MLM Sales Strategies for the Home Business Owner
Easy Strategies to Increase Your Website Traffic Today
eBiz with Ms. Liz
Robert David Strong
Build the Future Today with Network Marketing
How to Blog and Make Money Online
Get Results from Search Engine Marketing
Creating Websites has Never Been Easier
There are so many people to mention, but my hubby is on his way home and it’s time to pack it up for the weekend and have some quality family time! I hope that the new year brings you health, prosperity, and happiness!
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See you all “next year!”
God bless you and your family… and thank you for a fantastic year!