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Here is my question to you…

Why on Earth would you limit your level of success in any way shape or form?

Spend any time in any of the many marketing forums online and it is immediately apparent there are a terrific number of people desperately trying to succeed online. This is also one reason there are so many people selling”How To” information online as well.

I’ve coached, consulted, sold to, and sometimes just hung out with a lot of people who are looking for the “Goose that lays the golden egg” of Internet Marketing success. Across most everyone of them I’ve observed one very similar traight… thinking too small.

I myself fell victim to that for a number of years as I spent a ton of money and looked for that one homerun of a product that would change everything. Shoot, the first information most of us stumble upon (and this is not really an accident once you realize the way this whole game works!) is information teaching you how to create your first information product or get your first affiliate sale.  This is all based around onesy-twosey product creation and sales without any sort of plan for a grander success.

Now, it is easy to find yourself a victim of this trap.

The allure of creating an information product that has little to no upfront cost to you and earns you a 6 figure income is a powerful one!  Who wouldn’t want that?!

Let me ask you though… why limit yourself to searching  for that perfect opportunity and playing the game like a small-time entrepreneur when one of the most beautiful aspects of doing business online is that it is quite easy to create your own “Web” of planned products and services, all feeding off of each other.  All it takes is a little extra effort, thought and as Axel Rose once said “A little Patience”.  Do your due diligence and plan out your front end, back end, middle and later upsell continuity product.

Now let’s take things a step further and work off of the fact that the Internet also happens to be a great equalizer on appearances.

What do I mean by that?

I’m talking about the fact that anyone and I do mean anyone can put up a website, sell products or services, and with a little effort (i.e. a professional looking site template, some help desk software, live chat, a properly written message on their site, etc.) look quite established and professional in no time at all.

My message here is “Why limit yourself?”

Think big, plan big and execute with speed and massive action.

Don’t be afraid to spend a little bit on outsourcing so you spend your time only on those activities at which you excel.

Spend $50 more bucks to get the better site graphics or template.

Plan out a coordinated series of products or services that will all work together making your life easier as you grow and your wallet fatter with less effort.

Treat your Internet business as you would an offline business (Rich Schefren crammed this down my throat!) and you will be setting yourself up for true success not just hopefull pie in the sky.

You are only as small as you think you are and the reality is most of us have no idea just how grand we really are.

Onward & Upward!

Sam Knoll

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OK…

I hope I don’t end up kicking myself for this.

I am going to share one of the real secret weapons I carry in my arsenal with you. In fact, I’m not only going to share this secret weapon, I am going to tell you how you (or at least the first people to read this post) can get your very own for yourself.

Now before I tell you exactly what this cool ass tool is I first am going to tell you what it’s not.

My Secret Weapon is not:

  • A video streaming service
  • Audio tools
  • Blog Automation (although I do use that)
  • A social bookmarking tool
  • A video pay per click streaming service
  • A video uploader
  • An affiliate or JV announcer
  • A membership site
  • An ecommerce suite
  • The top business coach available
  • A copywriter
  • An affiliate ad spy tool
  • An upcoming seminar
  • A home study course

Yikes!… The list could just go on and on as I do have every single one of those in my arsenal.

That’s still not what I view as my true Secret Weapon.

The true ace up my sleeve is none other than my VA.

Now, in case you are wondering I’ve never been in the military so I’m not a Veteran and we’re not talking about a VA hospital.

What I’m talking about is my Virtual Assistant.

If you don’t know what a VA is then let me tell you that you are truly missing the boat. Imagine if you will having an assitant at your beck and call 24/7/365. Imagine now that you don’t have to pay for office space, health insurance, or a computer for that assistant. Heck, you don’t even have to ever look at him or her. This is a truly hands off use it only as and when you need it situation.

My biggest problem is I don’t even begin to keep my assistant busy enough which means I’m not making use of her as I should be.

Now, here’s where this gets good for you if you happen to be lucky enough to read this post and take quick action.

My assistant Bev has a few opennings in her schedule (this is where I’ll probably start the self kicking) and I have agreed to help her try to fill them.

You can get all of the details here: AskSamAbout.com/MyVirtualAssistant

This is a true opportunity to make life easier while taking your business to the next level.

Onward & Upward!

Sam Knoll

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