How To Create A Mastermind Group: My Step By Step Blueprint | FHTV Ep. 109

How To Create A Mastermind Group: My Step By Step Blueprint | FHTV Ep. 109


– All the most successful
groups of people throughout time have had a mastermind group. Think about king
Arthur and the knights of the round table. You think about my
group of people. The funnel hackers,
like the illuminati. That’s actually
probably a bad example, but all of us have a
(mumbles) group of people where we get together and
we share ideas, thoughts, passions to be able to get
something even more successful than where we are today. If you think about
it, they always say that you are the average of
your five closest friends in terms of how
much money you make, how successful you are,
the things, the vision, everything you’re
doing is all based on the people you’re
surrounding yourself with, and the right mastermind
group can elevate you to the next level. (intense music) So why should you
have mastermind group? If you do have one, how
do you actually run it? Well with my mastermind group, the way it works, we get
together twice a year and it gives the chance to
hold each other accountable. Every time before the
next meeting happens, everybody’s so excited
to get stuff done they promised
they’d do last time ’cause they don’t
wanna disappoint the
rest of the group. Number two, it gives
you foresight and vision what to do next. It’s kinda like Wayne Gretzky. He said that the reason
why he was so good is not because he knew
how to find the goal, it’s ’cause he knew
where the puck was going, because he knew
where it was going, he was able to get there
before everybody else, and the same thing true
in the mastermind group. You figure out the
vision where you’re all going collectively, and you get there
before everybody else. Other amazing benefits
are you get some amazing collaborations. Your best partners are
typically inside of your mastermind groups. One of my favorite
things is it’s actually the best way to learn. It’s way better than our
traditional education system. Here I’m learning from
people who are in the weeds doing it every single day as opposed to people that read
theory about it in a book. And now I wanna tell you
about how I created mine so that you get some insights
to how you can create yours as well. (intense music) First things you
gotta think about as you’re deciding
to do your mastermind is what’s the topic? Every mastermind is
themed around a topic. Some around business
building, some around fitness, some around financial planning. Whatever your market it, you gotta find that group
of people to be interested. The second phase is then
figuring out who are the right people in the room. Who could actually
complement each other? Who’s ideas, if
they were shared, would actually help
the group grow together as opposed to competing and
kinda tearing the group down, and really figuring out what’s
your space in this ecosystem? Why is your mastermind
different or unique from anybody else’s? Why would some come
all the way to you, to Boise, Idaho, or
wherever you live, to be a part of your
mastermind group? What is it that
makes your special? Mine’s called the inner circle and what makes ours
special is we’re the only mastermind group that
specialized in sales funnels and using sales funnels
to grow your companies. That niche inside of
all business buildings is what makes ours unique
and makes ours different. You gotta figure out
for yourself what
makes yours different and that’s what’s gonna
get the right people to come to you and be
attracted into your group. Another example, my friend Stu, he’s got a huge mastermind
group teaching people how to run membership sites. Another one is Rhonda Swan. She lives all the
way out in Bali, and she helps people
to do branding, but also it’s a
niche inside that where people actually
wanna travel as well. So they’re traveling to Bali,
they’re talking about travel, so it’s taking the
people who want branding, people who want travel, and that cross
section is what makes her mastermind magic. It doesn’t matter
what market you’re in, as long as you pick a market and find people
inside that market who are interested
in your topic, and bring those people together and collectively you
all grow together. (intense music) All right, now one of
the most important things when you’re building
your mastermind is how you get the groups. The first thing is
you have to run people through an application. If you let everybody in, you have no idea what
kind of crazy people can get into your room and
destroy the whole group from the inside out. – All I’m–
– Shh! – They’re gonna get–
– Shh! – I–
– Shh! – I’m just–
– Shh! Knock, knock.
– Who’s there? – Shh! – So we always have to have
an application processes to get somebody in, to
make sure the right fit for the group you’re
trying to build. Number two is when
somebody’s in there, you have to be protective
of your family, of the group you are building. Multiple times I’ve
had to kick people out because they weren’t
willing to share or they were takers and not
serving the group as a whole. You have to be willing
and okay with actually kicking people out and
giving them their money back. And number three
is you have to cap how many people are
inside of the group. As it started to grow, I decided I was gonna
cap it off at 100 people. Which was the smartest thing
I did. Two things happened. Number one, is it
kept people in. People didn’t leave because
the group was finite, and they didn’t want
to lose their spot. We call it inner
circle for life. If they leave, they
can never come back in. once somebody is in, they’re in, and the second thing
is that as soon as the spots are filled up, and no matter what happens,
we do not sell more than our 100 spots. At that point, the
group is locked out and that way it keeps
the family atmosphere because everybody keeps
re-upping year in and year out, that family gets
tighter and tighter, and everybody
collectively as a whole, all their companies, all their
businesses all grow together, and you see a bigger
impact amongst the people you’re serving when you cap
it and keep everybody within, as opposed to having a
mastermind where new people are coming in and out
every single week, every single month,
and every single year. (calming music) So after you got your group
and people are signed up for it and you’re gonna do it, then the next question
is where do you do it? Do you do it virtually,
do you do it online, or do you actually go somewhere
to a physical location? I’m a big believer that
there’s some magic that happens when people are
together in a room that you kinda miss
when you’re just online. So I’m a big believer in
getting people into the room. There’s two kind of
places you can go. Some people like me, who’d
like to stay close to home can do it in their hometown, or the other idea, which a
lot of people do as well, is find a destination location. Go somewhere where people
wanna go on vacation anyway, do the mastermind group, and
then have a extended vacation right either before or after
the mastermind as well. Which is a good way to get
people to want to go there, because not only are they
going for your meeting, they’re going for
their vacation as well. When people come in the
room the very first time, we try not to just allow
them to sit anywhere, ’cause they do that, they
go sit by their friends and by the different
relationships they already have, and when you’re
super comfortable, it’s hard to be vulnerable, so what we do is we
actually set the room and we move around the seats so you’re not sitting
next to the people you’re super comfortable with, you sit next to
people who are new so you can get to know them. You can talk about them, and it’s the easiest way to
start opening yourself up. And each time you come back in, all the seats are
mixed up again. So you’re never sitting
two days in a row next to the same person, and that way you get
different perspectives and different insights
than you would by hanging out with the
same friends you know every single time. (calming music) When they first come
through the door, one of the things we give
them besides the swag that we have them put
on, is a notebook, and it’s always a new
notebook, it’s completely blank from the very beginning, and the reason why we did
that is after the first two or three years of
giving out notebooks, we had one of our members,
his name’s Jamie Amus, he came on stage and he
held up three or four of his notebooks he had and he said, I’ve been in
the mastermind group now for two years. I’ve been through four meetings, and he said, every
one of these notebooks I fill full of notes when
I’m sitting in the room. He said, as I’ve gone home, every one of these
has made me at least an extra million dollars. He says there’s four million
dollars of value right here in this hand, and he
said I’m back excited to start filling up
book number five. And ever since then,
we’ve always had a brand new clean, clear
notebook for everyone as soon as they
come to the door, because their next million
idea is about to be put into that thing, and if they get it,
they can take it home and they can execute on it. (intense music) First it started
really, really small, and I didn’t really
know what I was doing, and if I’m completely honest, at first it was kind of boring. But what I wanted to
talk about tonight is kind of a broad
overview of the whole internet marketing business. And then I realized
one of the secrets. Is if you run a mastermind group the way you run school,
the way you run college, what happens is
everybody falls asleep. (grunting) And so we decided, okay we
have to keep the energy up really, really high
if we’re gonna have a successful experience, and people are gonna get
the most out of it possible. So they come in the
door, immediately
they always get swag. When they come into the room,
we have to have an ambiance, and a feel that feels
a little bit different, ’cause we want this
to be a marketing raid where people are learning,
they’re enjoying it, but they’re not
gonna fall asleep, so that’s why we’re
consistently pumping oxygen into the room to make sure
everybody stays awake. That’s not actually
true, we don’t do that, but that’d be awesome. (laughing) Between every single break, people don’t sit, everybody
stands up and they walk and they move. Momentum will move you forward, momentum keeps your brain
working and functioning at the highest level. If I’m gonna keep your
energy high for two days, it can’t be like school. It has to be a different,
unique experience. It has to be more like a
club than your homeroom. Then the second layer is sound. If it’s super quiet, it
keeps the energy low. We gotta keep the energy high. Again, just like
you’re in a dance club. So we have a DJ, next you have to
have a whiteboard. Not any kind of whiteboard. It’s gotta be a big
whiteboard with big markers so as you’re doodling fast, people can see everything from the very back of the room. There’s nothing worse
than mic runners and everybody’s waiting,
it slows the energy down. So we have the mics
that you can actually throw across the room. Keep the energy high, so the second someone’s
got a question, you can address it, they
can ask the question, throw it back. We keep the motion and keep
the momentum moving forward the whole time. Then we have all of
the energy drinks. These are essential,
’cause most entrepreneurs have ADD, and we’re not used
to sitting in a classroom behind a desk. In fact, most of us struggled
or we failed out of school. When we’re siting in a desk,
it kinda stresses us out, so we allow people
to stand up to move. We let them drink energy drinks, ’cause we want nobody
dozing off, feeling tired. We wanna keep the energy
level high the entire time. We also have energy gum. The stuff came
from the military. If you chew that, then you
will never fall asleep. The next step, we
always bring food in. The food is very paleo. Lots of meats, lots of
vegetables to make sure that nobody slows down
both mentally or physically as we’re going
throughout the day. (intense music) I’m gonna walk you through
how we run our day here. When the meeting first begins, I usually get up at
the very beginning and kinda go through
some of the ground rules and how the whole
game’s gonna be played, because a lot of times
there’s new people coming in so I explain how it’s gonna work and kinda set the
tone for the day. Welcome to inner
circle, everybody. (cheering) So excited to have
you guys here today. Immediately after
that, then I transition into the biggest
takeaways that I’ve gotten since the last six
months I’ve been here. As a facilitator, I wanna
make sure that I’m always bringing the best, the
newest, the coolest stuff to share with them. The stuff they wouldn’t
see anywhere else. They’re not gonna see
it in a product course or online anywhere else. Just the stuff that we’re
seeing behind the scenes, and I just open up the curtains. I give them everything
that we’re doing. So see exactly what we’re doing so they can then
take those things and implement them
back in their business. To be the first isn’t the key, but it’s understanding
how to actually design and execute on a category, and when you do that, and you become
the category king, then it’s almost impossible
to beat you, right? Then we break down and
we have each person gets a chance to get up on stage and talk about their business. So the way it begins
is I grab the mic box and I scream their name
at the top of the lungs, everybody stand up and give
them a huge round of applause so we can set the tone
and the energy right. We then have their
song start playing as they walk up on stage. Together for Mr.
James P (mumbles) (applause) Yeah. They’re given 30 times of
time to go on and present to the audience. The first 10 to 15 minutes, they have a chance
to share their story, and to give anything
that they’ve got, that they’ve learned
inside their business, any of the big takeaways,
the big ah-ha’s, the things that are
working the best for them. They just give
those to the group, and one of the biggest
rules is you always provide value first before you ever
ask for value back in exchange. So after they provide as
much value as they can to the group, then the last
15 minutes they transition, and this is where they can
ask the group for help. Here’s the things
they’re working on, thing they’re stuck, things
they’re not sure about, things that they’re
thinking about doing, they want feedback
from the group before they actually do that. But we don’t hold things back. We tell them exactly what, not what they wanna hear
but what they need to hear. We give them actual
proof of validation of hey we tried this in my
business and it didn’t work. We saw it over her
and it didn’t work. Instead you should
be doing this. Sometimes it’s brutal,
sometimes peoples’ dreams, and visions, and plans
we kinda destroy them, but afterwards we
build them back up and give them the
foundation they need to actually move forward, so that way when
they go back home and they start running, they’re
running the right direction. There’s nothing
worse than running and doing everything right but you’re running in
the wrong direction. We course correct, we get
them on the right path, and make sure they’re running
towards the right target. When they do that, they get to where they’re
trying to get to a lot faster, and that’s the goal
of the mastermind. After you get off stage,
then I grab the mic and I yell back, all
right everyone stand up and you’re gonna walk and talk and share with the rest of
the group the biggest takeaway you got from that
person’s presentation. And everyone has a chance
to then grab a new partner, walk around the room,
and share the biggest ah-ha that they got from
that person’s presentation. One of the amazing
byproducts of the mastermind that you don’t plan
on when you show up that happens every single time is that you think you’re
gonna get the most value when you’re on stage, but typically what happens is
while you’re paying attention to serving that person,
that’s when you get the biggest ah-ha’s for
your own personal business. So as you’re listening
with those ears, listening for the ah-ha’s
coming back down to you, and you grab those things, and
as you’re walking, talking, you share them with the
partner next to you, ’cause when you share
them, it solidifies them, it cements them into your mind and it actually gives
you something you can use when you go back home. As we walk around the room, we walk and talk, we
keep the energy high while we’re switching
up and getting the next person prepared for
their chance to be on stage. When it’s all over,
the last thing we do at the end of day number two is I allow every single
person in the room to share the biggest
takeaway they got. The biggest problems you have when it comes to
something like this, is you got a notepad full of
thousands of different ideas. Which one are you gonna
actually execute on? I have everyone
spend a few minutes and look at everything and see
what’s the biggest takeaway. If you were to take just
one idea, one thought, one impression from
the last two days, what would be the
thing you’d implement that’d have the biggest
impact on your life and on your business? Then we let everyone
go around the room and share their
biggest takeaway. What’s interesting is that all
of us sat in the same room, all of us heard the
same presentations, all of us saw and
experienced the same thing, but every single person’s
biggest takeaway is different. A lot of times they got
a different takeaway that I didn’t even
hear when I heard that exact same presentation. And it’s amazing
’cause I hear that, I’m like, oh my gosh
I totally missed that, and I’m able to get
the biggest ah-ha’s from each person in the group, and a lot of times
I end up rearranging my takeaways and my order of
priorities because of that, and that’s the best
way to kind of end the mastermind group because it gives you a chance to get a different perspective on what was the most impactful
from the entire experience, and then after the mastermind
is over each night, and throughout the
weekend afterwards, we have what we
call the aftermind. Which is where
everyone gets together, they network, and they
keep the party happening, they keep the energy,
they keep networking even into the night to help build the
relationships even stronger, to help them to
understand each other, help each other more, and
we keep that happening all throughout the night
during the aftermind. (intense music) They say that
entrepreneurship is the most lonely job in the
world, and it is. You’re sitting there on your
computer with your mind, and a lot of the times,
the people around you don’t know what
you’re going through, they don’t understand
what you’re going through. Even if it’s your
wife, your family. They love you, but they
don’t understand it. I’ve watched over the
last five or six years I’ve been running
this inner circle, people who didn’t have
anything came into this program and watched as they grew
from the seed of an idea inside their mind
to companies that do millions of dollars
a year in sales, and it’s been interesting to see as this group, they went
from being colleagues and acquaintances, to
friends, to now family. And we look at it
from the outside, it may seem kinda simple. It’s not a super
complicated process, but what happens
inside of these walls, it changes peoples’ lives. When someone is there with
you during your down times, when they experience the
pain of your sacrifice, they celebrate the wins
with you 10 times more than anybody else, and
that’s the power of having a family mastermind
group like this. So if you don’t have a
mastermind group yet, go and find one,
find your tribe, find your group of people
you can connect with, you can grow with, you
can serve together, and if for some reason
there’s not a mastermind group in whatever marker you’re in, then now you have my permission,
you have the tools now to go and start your own. So that means get
your energy drinks, get your disco lights, get
your swag, get your notebooks, get your tribe, your
people together, and change the lives of the
people you’re gonna serve.

How to Connect the Wish.com Sales Channel to Shopify Store-Wish.com Sales Channel-Wish.com Tutorial

How to Connect the Wish.com Sales Channel to Shopify Store-Wish.com Sales Channel-Wish.com Tutorial


you hey guys that was Gordon from econ cash
Queen dot-com your e-commerce business coach and marketing success strategies
today I’m coming at you guys with a tutorial and we’re gonna be connecting
or applying to sell our products and publish our products from Shopify com to
wish calm and it is yet another sales channel that Shopify has partnered with
so as I talked to you guys about all the time it’s great to get as many as eyes
as possible when your products so we’re starting again today guys with the
Shopify store that my mom I’m creating for my mom I created one for her for
hating a general store for her so I’m kind of using her store as a case study
to work on getting her store selling within the first month and I’m kind of
connecting her right now so everything that I do you know on live trainings and
also live trainings I’m trying to really record it so that you guys can see it
and don’t forget if you want the full entire bundle of the Shopify set up
series the link will be in the car make sure that I put the link below this
video so that you guys go ahead and grab that bundle it is value pack bundle even
has some Facebook Ads Basics in there for a great price guys so make sure that
you grab your bundle so I’m gonna go ahead and get started if you do want to
stay in touch and make sure that you get a lot of these trains that I’m doing as
we go you can join the e-comm profit tribe if you are on Facebook and you can
get in there and I’ll make sure that link is also in the comments I’m also on
instagram and EECOM cash queen as well so that you can get updates with trains
as well guys so let’s jump into it so here we are guys we’re in the back
office where the dashboard of my mom’s Shopify store so far guys I create I’ve
connected Pinterest I’ve connected Facebook to her store and the facebook
Messenger already did a video teaching you how to connect a facebook store to
Shopify so that you can publish your products into the Facebook marketplace
so now guys I’m going to apply my mom’s store
for wish so basically the key here guys my mom is 50-plus years old probably
really sixty plus years old now I I have already trained her how to add products
to her own store the more basic the better for her she doesn’t need a lot of
steps so basically I’m teaching her I’m basically connecting sales channels that
are very low maintenance and all she has to do is either a quick share or you
know basically these products are gonna be automatically fed into these
different sales channels so which is one of those guys that you can kind of
automatically feed your products into their marketplace me personally a lot of
my sales don’t come from wish maybe every now and then one thing about wish
is that from what I can see which is mainly like a Chinese marketplace it is
open to you a lot of other you know places to kind of like businesses and
other locations to sell but it really is driven by the Chinese marketplace so the
only issue with publishing your products to wish is that you’re getting a lot of
the same products from China if you do do a lot of sourcing from China but you
also have the competitor who is actually going to be your manufacturers or your
distributors that you’re buying for from are also on wish so the competition I
mean it’s not even really fair like you’re gonna be pricing your products at
like three times the price of a lot of the Chinese sellers on that marketplace
but it’s still worth it to get more eyes on your products so I’m gonna go ahead
and connect this for her because I really want to get as many as eyes on my
mom’s products as possible so here we go I’m gonna go from strache I’m gonna
click on sales channels so that I can see what I haven’t connected yet wishes
all the way down at the bottom so I’m gonna go ahead and add the sales channel
to my mom’s store so I’m actually gonna have to sign her up because she does not
yet have a arm account here on wish so the first thing that you’re going to
want to do is create your account so I’m going to pace her email address in here in the store and I’ll just kind of like
this I can use an apostrophe okay and they want me to use a more
secure password and you know what’s wrong with the store name oh no spaces
okay so let’s try that again okay they don’t like my password so I
probably won’t be able to complete the full setup of this because I’m not gonna
really be able to connect to our payment method right now umm and stuff so guys I
kind of entered my mom’s information like her address and name and phone
number and all that kind of stuff off the screen um you know don’t forget
you’re gonna have to use a country code if you’re in the United States it’s
going to be the number one with a phone number that you want to use one wish
okay so um it’s gonna act you kind of like what platform are you currently
using I’m gonna select Shopify I’m going to go ahead and grab her Store link
again and I’m gonna paste that in here you know I’m not gonna really saying how
much revenue that I make last year I didn’t really make any revenue last year
because I really wasn’t in business so I’m not really going to and I don’t know
they may require they your store have been around longer than a year I’m not
sure my inventory I’ll just say it’s in the United States and in the state here
and I she’s gonna be sounding a lot of
different categories so I’m just gonna click off a bunch of stuff probably no
electronics for the most part but I’ll just select everything and then I’m
gonna click enter my store you can also read over their terms and services to
see so this these are all the steps which is basically going to give you all
the steps that you need to take to be able to sell one their website so you’re
gonna need to confirm your email address so let me do quickly off camera just a
moment so I went into the email address and confirm the store for her so as you
can see this box is also checked off they’re gonna actually took them confirm
your phone number now I’m not with my mom right now but you can also do that
where you can click go and you can always change the number so I can always
change it just like to my cell phone really quickly to try to confirm it make
sure the country code is in there just a moment guys so now it’s time to enter
the payment information I want to hit him verify the other things so I’m gonna
go ahead and do that I’m just going to click on PayPal let me change the
provider up here it says PayPal China it should be able to you know send you the
money to a US PayPal account one more second guys walked into this information
so once you enter your payment information as you can see they’re just
locking us through all the steps it’s gonna say add product listings to your
store so I’m going to click there next to see what they’re require me to do
next um you really shouldn’t have to actually
do this part because we’re actually connecting this through Shopify um let
me click here review the Terms of Service I’m just gonna do that so you
want to read through the Terms of Service guys I’ve already done this in
the past you want to read through those and then you’re gonna hit agree they’re
gonna ask you to check off all these boxes here so feel free to you know read
through everything and see what you’re getting yourself into one thing about
which two you’re probably gonna have to fill orders in the whole so you’re gonna
have to fill the orders upfront if you get them like which is not going to pay
you until after you fulfill the order so that’s just something to think about so
I’ve completed all of these steps I’m gonna go back over to Shopify here okay
you go back over to Shopify store they’ve actually taken me
out of here gonna go back to sales channels and I am
going to thought I already added wish okay so I’m gonna click on add wish and
I’m going to just click Add sales channel god I already did all of this so it should automatically add it for me
okay so now I’m going to connect the account hold on for one second so I went
ahead and I actually connected the account guys for her um as you can see
it looks like one product has already been published on wish but it says that
my store is not open yet I’m gonna go ahead and click here to make sure that
my store is open so a lot of these processes guys they are really the the
processes are really quick to be approved like like my last video was um okay just a moment guys so one swish approves it it’s gonna be
published here but what I was trying to say guys like the last video I was
saying that I wasn’t sure whether my mom had been a food for Pinterest yet and I
looked and she had already been approved so as long as you have all the
information completed no red flags they typically just approve you pretty
much right away so these are all of the sales channels I think I’m gonna go
ahead and move forward and I’m one ello as a sales channel for my mom is wow I’m
gonna go ahead and submit that application as well for her and you know
the more the merrier guys and this is like it’s it’s automatic that your
popular products will be published to these sales channels so it’s really like
a win-win so just wanted to share with you guys where I’m at with the store
definitely make sure that you subscribe to the channel guys follow me on
facebook at econ cash Queen and Instagram Facebook group is the econ
profit tribe the course for Shopify guys is the Shopify setup series bundle so
I’ll be sure that that’s below and love you guys make that money have a
wonderful blessed day I will see you guys next time

How to Design a Company Logo : Logo Designs with Photos

How to Design a Company Logo : Logo Designs with Photos


In this clip we are going to use our vector
tools to introduce some photo elements to our logo design. We will again use Illustrator
which is a registered trademark of Adobe and I am in no way affiliated with Adobe. Now
suppose you want to include a more photo realistic look to your company logo designs. Let’s
look at two techniques that could be used to incorporate photo images. Now here we are
taking a photograph of an eye that we would like to use as a fill for our text. Using
Adobe Illustrator we will place the image behind our text. We can now create a compound
path or a cookie cutter effect which will leave us with a stylized design that will
help convey the visual nature of the company’s business. Perhaps we would like a more abstract
look to our company’s logo. We will use the same photograph of the eye along with our
vector tools to streamline the image. As a result we will simplify many of the details
and exaggerate others. This will give us a unique logo that will work quite affectively
alongside our logo type. So that concludes our look at using vector tools to incorporate
photo elements into our logo design.

How can Social Media Increase Sales on your Shopify Store?

How can Social Media Increase Sales on your Shopify Store?


Jenny: Hello everybody, and welcome back to
my channel. My name is Jenny and this is the official
YouTube channel for an amazing drop shipping software called Spot N Paste. Today, I’m going to be giving you three ways
that you can use social media to increase your sales within your Shopify store. So the first way that you can use social media
for your benefit to bring in more sales is to make sure that you are making your products
easy to share. So [00:00:30] when your potential buyers are
going to your product pages, if there’s a way that they can share it, then that’s great
because if they really like your product, then they’re going to hit that little share
button, they’re going to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere that they can
and they’re going to end up telling the world about it, which is then promoting your products
without you having to pay for ads. Jenny: The second way that you can use social
media for your benefit and help increase your sales is to make sure [00:01:00] that you
are showing the world your reviews on your social media. If you have fantastic reviews on your Facebook
page, you are going to be getting more people who trust you and who will be coming to your
store. Facebook is one of the best places to be getting
reviews because the reviews are coming from real people, they can’t just be faked like
they can be on a WooCommerce store or even on a Shopify store. And so having those good reviews on your Facebook
page [00:01:30] and then showcasing them on your store can really help bring in more revenue,
more sales. Jenny: And then the third way that you can
use social media to increase your sales is make sure that you are using hashtags if you
are using Instagram as your social media platform. Hashtags are a gold mine. Whenever it comes to Instagram, you have the
ability to use or to put in 30 different hashtags within your description, [00:02:00] but then
you can also put an additional 30 in each one of the comments and those hashtags that
have been placed into your comments, they register within Instagram the same way that
they do whenever they’re in your description. So that gives you an endless possibility to
be able to use hashtags for your benefit for the people who are following those hashtags,
then you’re posts are just going to start popping up and they’re going to see. Jenny: So alright, you guys. I hope that you have found a lot of value
in this video. Please [00:02:30] make sure that you do hit
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video. Bye.

How To Get A Logo Designed With 99 Designs (Affiliate Marketing Mastery)

How To Get A Logo Designed With 99 Designs (Affiliate Marketing Mastery)


Hi everyone. This is Stefan from projectlifemastery.com. In this video, I am going to walk you through step-by-step how to get a logo designed for your product, your business, your brand or whatever it is you might need a logo for. In this video, I am going to show you specifically how to get a logo designed by using 99designs. 99designs is the go to website that I’ve used throughout the past few years to get logos designed for my products, my business or whatever it might be. The great thing with 99designs is what you’re doing is you’re essentially hosting a contest online where you will be able to attract a lot of really talented graphic designers that will submit their concept to you on the website, and you’ll be able to provide feedback, pick and choose out of many different concepts which I find to be very valuable and very important in getting a logo designed. With 99designs, it does cost a little bit more money to get a logo designed as opposed to going just to maybe an individual graphics designer that you might be able to find inexpensively online, but the challenge that I found just by going to one graphics designer, is that you’re only getting really one concept, whereas by using 99designs, you’re attracting many different graphics designers, you’re getting a lot of different ideas and concepts that you can pick and choose from and you can even have your friends and other people that you might know provide feedback on the logos. I’m actually right now in the process of designing a new logo for a new product that I’m creating called Affiliate Marketing Mastery. I’ve already mentioned this in previous video blogs about this online training program that I’m developing a new product, that’s going to help people get started making money online with affiliate marketing. I thought you know what? As part of this video series I want to be transparent with you guys, I am going to show you guys the process of getting the logo designed, and I’m probably going to even reach out to you guys ask for a feedback on the logo concepts that are submitted, and have you guys vote and maybe pick the log for me. Stay tuned to the end of this video, you’ll learn a little bit more about that and I’ll share a little bit more about the logos that I get created and ask for your feedback on it. Here I am at 99designs and I need a logo done. I’ve already signed up for an account that I’ve been using for a while now. Click on get started and 99designs by the way is great for a lot of different stuff. You can get web designs, tons of different graphic stuff done, but I’m just going to pick a logo design. They start at $299 which might seem like a lot, but I’ve always viewed it as worth it because I think the logo is very important in representing your brand and your product. Can help sell the product and brand as well. You don’t want to cheap out when it comes to a logo. Invest in quality. The great thing with 99designs is they are going to ask me some questions to help identify the style that I like. They have some examples of different designs that I might like that I can pick and choose from, to help identify my style. I’ve already actually picked a bunch already, but you can basically just pick and choose which ones you like. I’ve already done this already. They’ve got in different in logo designs that you can pick and choose and they’re just going to again help identify what style that you like. Now I can filter the style a little bit more. This is very helpful with providing this information to graphics designers, because it will help them design what it is you want. I like more modern designs. I’d say more in between mature and youthful, because I wanted the logo to be somehow professional. I don’t want it just to be childish or like a cartoon sort of thing. Masculine and feminine I’ll put even because my demographic is both 50/50. Playful or sophisticated. You know what? I think I don’t know playful would really work for affiliate marketing mastery. I’m going to go a little bit more sophisticated. Economical or luxurious, I’m going to go a little bit luxurious, because I want it to represent something of quality, something that is high-end which I aim for with all the products that I create and I am going to leave these ones more in the middle. Hit continue. It’s going to ask colors to explore. Pick up the 3 colors a slightly blue here and each color has different meaning to it. Blue is more knowledge, trust, calm and honesty. This aquas color is empathy, compassion, clarity and precision. Green is growth, harmony and success. Purple is imagination, spirituality, royalty and luxury. Pink, reds let’s see. I think I like the black and I’m just going to select let designer make suggestion and blue. Those are the main colors. I wouldn’t mind green as well but I can only choose three. Let’s just … You know what? I’ll select green here. Continue and by the way, that right there is just showing the meaning of different colors. That’s really valuable right there. A lot of people don’t realize that when creating a logo or a website, how depending on the product or whatever your brand is about, you want the right colors to reflect that. Very important. Background information so that the name that I want on the logo is Affiliate Marketing Mastery. By the way I got the domain for this as well. If you want to be actually on the waiting list for it by the way, just go to affiliatemarketingmastery.com. I’ll notify you when the program is actually ready. Describe what your organization or product does and its target audience. Step-by-step online video training program to teach people how to make money online with affiliate marketing. Target audience is men and women of all ages interested in learning how to get started making money online. Industry, there is a lot of different ones but I just pick business and consulting. I don’t have a slogan for this, maybe I’ll think of one later or if you guys have ideas leave a comment. Love to know your thoughts on maybe a good slogan. You can actually add all the stuff later too. You can actually change it if you want. Do you need more than one logo? No, I’m just going to start with the basic logo. Anything else I’d like to communicate to the designer? This is really useful if you have other examples of logos that you like that you can provide, but what I like to do is I like to put in my contest out there and see what I get.
you know like I I don’t want limit the designers too much because maybe they’re going to come up with something amazing I never thought of that they might submit and I might be blown away by that. If I start giving them a lot of examples, they’re going to try to make a logo look like that, and I want really in the beginning just to receive as many different concepts as possible so that I can pick and choose and decide from there and then I can narrow it down later. Cool, I have 100% money back guarantee too which is awesome. Continue and I can always add more and update this later. Which design package do I want? Let’s see here. The cheapest is 299 and you’ll get about 30 designs, good designers, money back guarantee. I think in the past I’ve done silver and gold. I don’t think I’ve ever done bronze. Gold is most popular, let’s see. You can basically get more designs. As I mentioned 99designs works, is just like a contest. The more money that you put up, then more designers you are going to attract to the contest, because there is more incentive for designers to submit their concept. Gold is good to attract more expert designers, because you are going to attract the higher quality designers as opposed to the bronze. They’re really good designers. They’re going to be like 300 bucks is not worthwhile to them, so they’re probably not going to be that invested in that. I’ll probably go with gold for this one, because I really want expert designers. Although the design I’m looking for is not sophisticated really. I’m actually looking for something a little bit more simpler, but I think I will go with gold and then there is platinum as well which is only the best. I’ll go with gold. Contest title. This is what’s going to attract people to the contest. How about let’s see, write a descriptive contest title to attract more designers. Design the new affiliate marketing mastery logo. I can’t really think of anything really captivating right now. I’m just going to put that for now. Promoting it, costs more money to promote it. They have a list of people. I’ve never promoted it before in the past, so I’m just going to use the basics they have, but if you really want to attract more designers, then they have extra packages and incentives for that. Guaranteeing the contest, I found this the very important. When you basically guarantee the contest, you can’t get your money back. There is no money back guarantee, but when you guarantee it, you’ll get way more designers, because they know that the money is guaranteed. When you don’t guarantee it, you will have people that will submit concepts but they not going to be that invested, because you can back out at any time. You can ask for your money back if you don’t see anything that you like. When you guarantee it, then designers know, they know for sure that you’re serious and that you’re more likely to pick them and to earn money from it. What I did in the past several years ago as I didn’t guarantee a contest and I talked to 99designs I was like hey guys, I’m not that happy with what I’m getting. The designs are not that high quality, but they say you want to guarantee it if you really want to be serious and attract the serious designers. Ever since I did that, and I’ve done that many times since, I’ve always gotten way more high-quality designs and way more designers. I find this to be a must, don’t go at 99… designs … You got to go all in if you want the logo done. You want something of quality. Just guarantee it, that’s what I found to be very important and you will get something you’re happy with. 99designs is actually really helpful. I remember for me they extended the contest and they actually I think before they even highlight, they added some extra bonuses for free for me. If you’re not happy, they’ll help you out which is really cool. Blind contest. This is something that is important for some designers. I had this one designer one time. He wanted me to put it blind because he did want the other designers to copy their ideas, and some designers submit really amazing concepts and if they can see other people’s work and the feedback that you’re giving, then a lot of designers won’t like that and they are not going to submit their best work. I usually make it a blind contest. Let’s see, invitation only, no. Private contest, no. White-label, no. Again these are other options. Again if you’re interested in it, but I think I’m good. 7 days, that’s a good period of time. Continue. The next part is to put in your credit card information and all your details so you can order so I’m just going to put that in right now. That’s it. Payment has been done. They’re going to email the receipt to me. I’m going to hit continue. Congrats on launching the contest. They have some information here. There is different rounds. There’s first the qualifying round and everything. As you receive concepts, you basically get feedback on the different concepts and logos that you’re receiving. You’re going to basically be able to say what you like, what you don’t like and rate each logo that you’re getting and you can even basically ignore certain logos as well and then you’re going to pick which ones after 4 days go on to the next round. Which designers, which concepts you like move on to the next round. Then you are going to select the final list. You can pick up the 6 designers to continue working on the final round and then you get to the final round. The final round is basically where you choose the winner. There is a lot of back and forth in the process of getting a logo designed, because you’re always giving feedback and all that, but basically you pick and choose, you select the winner, the design that you like the most. The great thing is, before I get to that point, I’m want to get to the final rounds and stuff. I’ll put up maybe another YouTube video and ask you guys for feedback. I’ll let you guys vote as well which design or which concept you like the most, and that will help me move forward as well. Once I pick the final winner, then they’re going to send me the files. They’ll send me all the different files and everything for the logo, and that’s basically it. Right now there is no designs. I may have to wait maybe by the end of today or tomorrow I should have a lot of different concepts, but within four days is when I receive the most logos. I’ll continue this video by showing some of the different concepts and logos that come up as well as an additional video as well that will share the final logo that I get designed and what I pick. This is part two of this video on creating a logo with 99designs for affiliate Marketing Mastery. It’s now been a week since I created the original part of this video showing how to create the contest with 99designs. Over the last week, as you can see here I had over 487 design concepts that have been submitted for affiliate marketing mastery for my logo. I have been very busy the last week going through all of these concepts and giving feedback on each one of them. I also invited a lot of other designers to my contest, which is another option the 99designs provide. For example, you can find other designers, discover them, and you can send them a message and invite them to your contest. You can invite up to 50 people a day. I probably invited like 100 plus people to my contest just because I wanted even more designers, more concepts, more ideas that I can utilize. Right now I’m in the qualifying round. There’s different rounds of your contest. The first one is just anybody can submit their concept, and then you are going to select six finalists. That’s the phase that I’m in right now. Selected six different designers that I like. I like the concept that they came up and now I’m just continuing for the next two days or so just going over their designs and giving more feedback. What I’m going to be doing, is I’m going to be creating a poll. You create polls right here and I am going to basically pick maybe the top three, top four, top five, top six designs and I’m going to make it available on my YouTube channel, my blog, on my email list, and I’m going to ask people for feedback. I want to ask you guys from the poll and have you guys vote on which logo that you like best, so that I can get your input and that will be the logo that I’ll decide to go forward with for Affiliate Marketing Mastery. That will be in another video, but let me just show you some of the concepts and how to get feedback on them. These are some of the latest ones that have been submitted. This is the designer, this guy right here and he’s just giving me a bunch of different variations which I love because you just get so many different ideas, different fonts and everything. The main concept … I’ll show you just a few, the main concept I’m going for is basically having a laptop, because a laptop can represent the internet lifestyle, the laptop lifestyle, being able to travel, being able to have freedom. Playing around with having like palm trees or something like that too. I’m not totally sold on that yet and having dollar signs or money or something like that in the laptop. That’s going to be interesting concept as well. We’re playing around with that a little bit more, but you can see these ones here have a laptop and the palm trees. Here is another one. Different concept a laptop and palm trees. I might get rid of the palm tree though. Affiliate Marketing Mastery. There’s a lot to choose from. That’s the challenge. Here is another cool one. Has a keyboard with a money sign. Let’s see and some people it’s cool what they can do with logos and stuff. Here is a cool one. It’s got a laptop with money and there is like an airplane around. I really like the font on this one too. You can see that you can give feedback so you can either eliminate the design if you don’t like it at all. You pick how many stars and you can leave comments and give them feedback. These people are like machines when it comes to graphics design and logo design, because I’ll give them feedback and in like two hours later, they’re going to have like five more concepts and deliver on the feedback. They’re really motivated to win the contest which I love, because I hate working with graphics people that take forever, they’re unresponsive, they’re unreliable. Here you have a lot more options. Here is a similar one. The airplane is there, the palm tree is there. Here is another one the laptop, palm tree. I got a lot of different options. These are the main one we’ve been narrowing down so far. There is one here it’s it’s a little bit more simple. I’m not sure of that one as much… This one has got like a money bag although I’m not sure. That’s not the main thing of what the program is about. A lot of different concepts, different colors. I wish I can show you guys the like 400 plus that I’ve gotten, but these are the best ones that I’ve liked so far, and like I said I’d do another video and send out a poll for you guys to vote and give feedback and what I narrow it down to even further. I’m going to continue giving feedback, but I love to get you guys’ feedback as Keep your eyes up for the next video from me asking for your feedback and to vote on which logo that you like best, but in a nutshell, that’s how 99designs works. I’ve been more than satisfied with it. I’ve got a lot of great concepts and logos, and the great thing with 99designs is that they really take good care of their customers. If you aren’t totally happy with what you’re getting let them know, and they’ll actually promote even further for you. They’ll give you some extra upgrades and features. They’ll extend your contest for more people to submit their designs and concepts and what not. They’ll really help you out that’s why I recommend them and had such a good positive experience with them. That’s 99designs guys. That’s the logo process. Keep your eyes up for the next video. Make sure to like this video if you’ve enjoyed it, received some value. Make sure to leave a comment below and subscribe for more videos like this. Again if you guys want to be notified or check out Affiliate Marketing Mastery when it becomes available, just go to affiliatemarketingmastery.com. Thanks for watching. See you in the next video. Hey, this is Stefan and thank you so much for watching this video. If you enjoyed this, then please hit the like button below, leave a comment to let us know what you think and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos like this. If you want to take your life to the next level, then I want to offer you a free gift. It’s called my Life Mastery Toolkit and it literally has the best of the best of what I have to offer in terms of videos, articles and resources for taking your life to the next level and living an extraordinary life. To get access to this, all you have to do is click the link that will appear right here on this video. If you’re on a mobile device, then click the link in the description below and then head on over that page, enter your email address and I’ll send you immediate access to the Life Mastery Toolkit. I want to thank you again for watching this video. Until the next one, I’ll talk to you soon.

How to Design a Company Logo : Logo Design Inspiration Tips

How to Design a Company Logo : Logo Design Inspiration Tips


In this clip we are going to begin the process
of designing a company logo. For this task we will be using Adobe Illustrator for its
useful layout capabilities. Now Illustrator is a registered trademark of Adobe and I am
in no way affiliated with Adobe. For our project a business needs a logo that conveys their
many multi-media services in one simple, distinctive design that can be used on a variety of marketing
materials. Since the company works primarily with visual media we will use a stylized eye
as the focal point of the logo. And just to the right of the eye we are going to place
the companies name in a bold custom logo type. By utilizing our own font design we will be
assured that our company’s logo will be unique. And below the main text we will add the rest
of the company’s name using a smaller complementary type face. So what we now have is a combination
of a strong logo, in our case the distinctive eye, and the company’s custom logo type which
combine to create a strong single design that can be used effectively in a variety of applications.
That concludes our look at the ideas and images that inspire your logo design.

Business Blueprint Success Story – Kody Thompson

Business Blueprint Success Story – Kody Thompson


I’m Kody Thompson and I run a graphic design and marketing business. This has so many people ringing for work and I was like I don’t have any idea how to scale my business. I don’t know how to hire staff. I’d never run a business before A friend of mine had been to one of Dale’s New Rules of Business and said hey you should check out this guy Dale Beaumont and just really loved his presentation and the thing that set Business Blueprint apart from the other groups that I was looking at was that he was able to give me help right now that was exactly what I needed. I needed some help systemising my business I mean I was ready to rock and roll so I went to the Ontraport conference and we use that now for our CRM system. We’re now integrating all of those forms into our website. We’ve now Flowcharted all our
major business systems so now we have a workflow to work through. Now with that workflow I’m able to put timer markers down so for example if one designer takes three days to do a job that another designer can do in one I can sort of start to see the value of my staff and how productive they are. That’s probably one of the major things our Google Sites probably got 150 pages in the now with all different systems. My value to my customers has improved so much. When I when I started I was selling WordPress websites and branding packages and stuff but now I’m able to put a more comprehensive marketing strategy package together. I’m starting to be able to sell my products for a lot more because they don’t just get a website they get they get a website that actually delivers so I’m able to set their CRM systems up I’m able to set up their autoresponders. I hired my first VA after the New Rules of Business conference and then a friend of mine had to let go of one of his VAs she’s an admin assistant Beth and he’s like mate you should hire this chick she’s really good and they essentially just run the back end of my business we hired our first web developer who builds custom WordPress plugin and then three weeks ago we hired our first graphic designer. I was getting better work out of him than most Australian subcontractors I was getting and he’s like a quarter of the price. Our business has only been operating two years. We’ve got some clients like for example Bendigo marketplace and Shopping Center we work for and I’m you know they were with that large Melbourne agency, we’re able to compete with them within two years and I started thinking that that would have been impossible for us to compete that quickly if I didn’t have the help of Business Blueprint. You know I’m saying just feel released with my staff being able to run stuff without me. Our sales have started increasing. Our profit margin on our projects is increasing now just it’s starting to pick up. I know that it’s really just going to be exponential from here on.