12 Lessons on Investing in International Businesses

Very soon, I will finalize the settlement of the biggest acquisition of my life; an island and it’s resort, here in Fiji. This week I have been in Nadi and in Suva, the capital city of Fiji, having meetings with the minister of tourism, the head of the TLTB (Fiji’s government landlord), and my lawyer. Each day settlement is getting closer. So it’s exciting, but also exhausting. It’s been close to a year since I first decided to move forwards – I didn’t anticipate it would take even half as long as it has! Once the deal has settled, then the construction stage can begin. See this plan here I’m holding up? That’s what we are going to build. Over 200 rooms, built in 6 stages, over 6 years. It’s going to cost a lot of money. But when it’s done, it’s going to be a truly worldclass resort, in one of the very best locations in Fiji. If you want to see it, then you can. Just invest in a MOBE Mastermind, (either Titanium, Platinum, or Diamond) and then register for the event in Fiji. Spots will open up from April 2018 onwards. I was reflecting on all the different countries I’ve built businesses in – and some of the bigger lessons learned along the way. I wanted to share with you some of those lessons: 1.) Don’t get emotional about the purchase. Rationality and logic must prevail in your decision making process. In the case of buying an island and it’s accompanying resort business, this is easier said than done! I still remember the first time I...
#1 Most Important Ingredient to Scaling to Millions of Dollars / Year (Video)

#1 Most Important Ingredient to Scaling to Millions of Dollars / Year (Video)

Hey, So a few weeks ago, I flew to Las Vegas to teach a group of entrepreneurs the single most important ingredient to making millions of dollars a year in their business. I wish someone had taught me this lesson early on—it would have saved me many years of focussing on the wrong things—and allowed me to make millions more by now. I had the entire session recorded, and am putting it online for a short time so you can get the training. Watch it here. Enjoy, and I hope you ‘get’ the main lesson I’m explaining. Matt PS. I was almost hesitant to say this main concept I’m talking about can make you ‘millions’—because it could sound like hype. I assure you, it’s not hype. For me in my own business, I’ve been able to generate 9 figures in revenue these past 7 years due to having 2 really good CAPs. Watch the video to find out how you can set up your own...
How to Brand Yourself Even If You Don’t Have Any Sales?

How to Brand Yourself Even If You Don’t Have Any Sales?

If you’re brand new to the “Make Money Online” niche, it can be quite intimidating to put yourself out there. You have a burning desire to build your brand as quickly as possible, but you still haven’t made any money online, so how in the world do you get started? When I first started, I used to think about this all the time, because I had absolutely no results. My biggest struggle was figuring out how to position myself so people would actually want to buy from me and follow me on Facebook. This is a very common obstacle that every affiliate marketer must overcome in the beginning, so let me explain three simple ways you can start branding yourself—even if you haven’t made a sale yet online … 1. Be Completely Honest with Your Prospect First of all, let’s discuss what not to do. Many people try to “fake it until they make it.” They try to come across as if they’re making all this money when in fact they’re not. This is something you definitely don’t want to do, because number one, most people can see right through it—and number two, it’s not really that honest. It’s a little bit disingenuous to pretend you’re making a lot of money when you’re not—putting yourself out there as if you’ve made all this money and you have all the success when you haven’t. In the end you’ll look like a fraud, especially if someone goes behind you and checks the facts. So my first piece of advice is just to be very honest about the fact that you’re brand...
THE TURNING POINT

THE TURNING POINT

Hey, Every single wealthy person has experienced their Turning Point. I’m talking about that moment in your life, where your desire to become wealthy outweighs the warm comfort zone of staying where you are. Desire transforms into commitment. Commitment to not just study the principles, but to actually apply them with pigheaded stubbornness. If you haven’t had your Turning Point yet, listen to this story where I tell you about mine. I hope it inspires you to make the right decision for yourself and commit to becoming financially free today. By the way, this clip is from a Las Vegas event we did not too long ago. We will soon be doing our biggest event of 2017 there as well. It’s brand new, and is called the ‘Get More Customers‘ Summit. Dates: August 4th – 6th Whatever business you’re in – whether it’s affiliate marketing or you’re running a hairdressing salon, you’ll be able to take this training and apply it to your business. Each speaker is from a different industry and has mastered one particular form of ‘customer-getting.’ They’ll share openly with you from stage how you can apply what they know to YOUR business. Sales will be very ‘light’ at this event – I’m making sure that attendees come away from this thinking, “this was by far the most valuable 3 day training I’ve ever been to, and I know I’ll be able to 10X my money on what I invested to be here with just a few of these strategies.” Get all the details here. If you happen to be a Gold Masterclass client of mine,...
How to Negotiate and Save Yourself Millions?

How to Negotiate and Save Yourself Millions?

If you’ve been following me for a little while, you probably know that negotiating is a very big part of what I do—and it’s something I continuously stress. When I was first getting started, I really wish someone had taught me the importance of negotiating, so today I want to share some very valuable advice with you. As you build up your business, especially when it’s in that start-up mode, things will be moving very quickly. But just remember to take that extra little amount of time to make sure you’re getting the best deal you can. You need to negotiate for everything, and here’s why … The Huge Lesson I Learned about ‘Gross’ vs. ‘Net’ Profits I remember the first time my company ever crossed $1 million in gross revenue. I didn’t get to keep all of that of course, because we had bills to pay, and we were paying a lot of affiliate commissions even back then. But I remember logging into my Infusionsoft account that day and seeing all those zeros. It was a great feeling when I finally crossed a million dollars. Then a few months later, it was my birthday on January 28—and that was also the day my company crossed $1 million net. It was the first time in my life I could log into a bank account, and see a million dollars cash. And I felt pretty great about that. I stayed very busy for a few months, and then one day I logged back into that same bank account to see how we were doing … I was shocked that there...
How to Maximize Your ROI by Using Email Segmentation?

How to Maximize Your ROI by Using Email Segmentation?

Are you trying to make as much money as possible with your list? The best way to monetize your list is by using email segmentation. Here’s how … Let’s say you have a list of 1,000 email subscribers. You can pick different segments of that list and tailor your message to the different segments. Segmenting helps you make a lot more money based on the characteristics and behavior of that segment. For example, imagine you decide to be an affiliate and promote someone else’s webinar … Many of the big affiliate marketers do at least one webinar every week. If the webinar is on a Thursday night, you should start promoting it a few days before. So on Tuesday, you would send your list an email about the ‘exciting new webinar’. Let’s say 25% of those people open the email—that means 250 people opened the email. Out of those 250 people, let’s say 50 of them click the registration link for the webinar and register for the webinar. That means 200 people opened the email, but for some strange reason, they did not register for the webinar. How to Segment Emails to Follow up and Make More Money When people don’t respond, you can go back into your email auto- responder, and you can segment every single person who opened the email but didn’t respond. Email them separately and say, “Hey, look, I noticed you read my last email about the upcoming online workshop, but you didn’t register. I just wanted to tell you why should register. Because in addition to all that other stuff I said you’re going...