Without Doing This First, You’re Almost Guaranteed To Fail

How do you get the prospect to take that step from just being a ‘looker’ to becoming a ‘buyer’?

The best way that I’ve found to help people move across the line is to GIVE first.

Offer a free gift, free advice, a free trial or free sample.

Then put a HOT product (that they actually want) in front of them to make a sale. (note the words ‘that they actually want’)

That’s been a marketing method that has been around and working since marketing began!

It’s super hard to sell anything if you are just a random business or random person online. And for almost everyone, at first sight, you are. So if you’re struggling, try the ‘give first’ method.

The trust/credibility part comes first.

The internet is full of skeptics. I’m a skeptic myself. You probably are too.

“If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is…” and on the internet it almost always is!

As a business person, you need to break down the barrier that people automatically have when they come to your website or read an email.

Giving away a free gift or sample is one way to break that wall down.


Your job as a marketer is to get your audience to know, like and trust you and your product an move them along the path to becoming a customer.

If you’re the face of your business, then video helps a LOT to show you’re a real person and not a crazy scammer hiding behind the computer screen.

Then be in touch with them through media channels and provide useful info to your audience on a regular basis.

My #1 fav is email. I can set up emails to go out automatically. I send email on a regular basis – both via live broadcasts and automatically through my autoresponder sequence.

It doesn’t matter which vehicle you use to deliver your messages – email, facebook, youtube, twitter  – just that you do it, and do it regularly.

I like to tell personal stories about my weekend adventures with my family.

Like how I stacked it bad while snowboarding last weekend! And how now I have a cold! (drat)

But I also love to share what I’ve learned about marketing. Which after all, is what my customers want to know, right?

It’s all about breaking down the walls of skepticism and building a ‘relationship’ with your audience. 

If you’re the face of your business, people are buying you. Not necessarily your course.

In short, be cool. Be helpful.

And it’s easy to be cool. Just treat others the same way you’d expect to be treated.

If you’re the expert in your audience’s eyes, act how an expert should act.

Without doing this first, it’ll be hard as nails to see your business and sales grow.

Stuart Stirling

– IM Expert

Gary Vaynerchek Talks Patience & Passion & The Art Of The Hustle

Yet another Gary Vaynerchek video for you today. This guy is full of energy and I want some if that! I hope his passion runbs off on you too, so here’s your daily dose of Gary for today.

This is an old one, where he talks about Patience and Passion.

Watch for the part in the middle about ‘Legacy is greater than Currency’. He talks about doing remarkable things – things that will people will remember you for – things your grandchildren will be proud of you for.

Thanks Gary. Rock on!

Stuart Stirling

Why You’re Never Too Old To Start An Online Business

You’re never too old to start an online business. Just because yoou never grew up with facebook or Instagram, doesn’t mean you can’t learn it.

This video is geard towards the 40 – 80 yo’s who are thinking of taking up golf insted of chasing their dream of creating their own business.

Watch in this video to get fired up about starting your business. It’s never too late!

Gary Vaynerchuk is the man in this video. He builds businesses. He doesn’t make excuses. Let’s be like Gary!

If you’d like to learn how to start an online business, enter the form below to download your free guide or get the same one from this link.

Stuart Stirling

Netpreneur Summit 2015 – An Epic Event In Review

What they say about live events is true. They are life-changing.

While I’ve been attending and speaking at small Meet ups in Tokyo over the years, the Netpreneur Summit 2015 event in Tokyo was the biggest event that I’ve been to in Japan.

I am very humbled and still pinching myself that I was invited to be a speaker there.

It was an amazing experience to be able to share the stage with hugely successful business tycoons from all across the globe and share some of my knowledge and ‘secrets’ to the attendees.

We shared our inside secrets on how we’ve been able to build our businesses from the ground up and run it today.

Every single speaker has a massive success story. We are not professional speakers, we’re business people. We were not paid to be there. We shared our story, including the nitty-gritty of what we do everyday in the trenches, to build our businesses.

Even though I was a speaker there, I learned so much from every single one of the other speakers. And I think I speak for all attendees as well.

Never think that you know it all.

Always go to events or, even in your day to day activities, with a hunger for learning.

Just one tip can be worth thousands. Just one new friend can be worth millions.

That is the power of live business learning and networking events like Netpreneur Summit.

The hard-working guys responsible for the making it happen are James Brown and Chris Blair.

These guys created, yet another EPIC event. This one, Netpreneur Summit 2015, was their second one and a huge success.

Ever been to a live event where there’s 40% back story, 10% content and 90% pitching from the stage?

That is NOT what happened at Netpreneur Summit.

None of the speakers pitched their ‘amazing package’. It was 1% back story, (because stories are fun) and 99% content. I was amazed that the speakers were actually GIVING away amazing bonuses to the attendees.

A big shout out to all the speakers of the event. Go and check out their stuff! They know their stuff.

Day 1 Speakers…

Kevin Riley

I’ve known Kevin for a few years now. I firsts met him at a small get-together down in Tokyo and we’ve been in touch ever since. He spoke about how to create a digital info product business and customers for life. He is another Japan based marketer a laid back guy who likes hiking and beards.

Gulliver Giles & Leela Cosgrove

I hadn’t heard about this pair, although I should have. They have worked with Frank Kern and other A-list marketers and they brought the house down with their amazing stories and energetic presentation. They shared golden nuggets about how to close sales over the phone.

Of the many things they taught, they explained the difference between a “strategy” and a “tactic”. A strategy is the overall plan to achieve a result, whereas a tactic is the smaller, focused plans that make up the whole strategy. First time I’d heard it!

Mark Lyford

Mark is a Bitcoin expert with multiple products and services for the Bitcoin community. He offered a TON of info and gave away a heap of bonuses too. His story about losing everything (millions of dollars, his house and wife, and even ending up in prison) and starting over was unbelievably powerful.

Kim Barrett

A fellow Aussie entrepreneur with a very successful business consultancy in Western Australia. Kim shared some killer Facebook marketing strategies. One thing in particular that stood out to me was “the stages of awareness” of a customer. E.g. problem awareness vs. product awareness.

Adam Payne

Adam is also another Expat living in Japan. He blitzed the stage with his Youtube marketing strategies and tactics. I’ve got to start using Youtube more! And I suggest you use it too. There is a heap of free traffic to be had from it, as Adam proved to us.

Day 2 Speakers…

Phil Kyprianou

Phil’s presentation was on how to build an e-commerce business. He is from France (I think, he speaks French) so English is not his first language. Even though, his energy and passion came through and shared a TON of resources and strategies to become a successful online seller.

Ed Keay-Smith

Ed is quite a character who’s way of talking shockingly reminds me of my oldest brother! We chatted about the Netpreneur Summit a couple of weeks ago, but at the event I finally got to meet him in person and learn more about what he does. He shared his vast knowledge about domain names. And one thing we can all breathe a sigh of relief over is that all these new .disco .photo .book etc. domains are NOT going to take over the mighty .COM. Hooray for that!

Jacob Hiller

He calls himself a Hillbilly, but this guy is far from uneducated. He has sold over $5 million of his ‘Jump Manual’ course online. He travels around the globe with his wife and kid and lives anywhere he likes. I had light bulbs flashing when he was sharing his sales funnel strategy. Similar to what I do, but he adds some ‘special sauce’ to it that is killer. I have to implement it ASAP!

Michael Devlin

Michael had to be the sexiest man at the event – hands down. LOL! In his Scottish accent, he shared his story of how he sold his fitness bottle business for a few cool million quid and is about to release an e-commerce platform that will revolutionize the industry. AND he is working with JB and Chris to hold a Netpreneur Summit in the UK next year. Watch this guy!

Stuart Stirling

I was humbled to be able to share what I know about building a lifestyle business with list building. I went through the basics of niche selection and how to get the ‘ideal prospects’ on your list that turn into repeat customers. I also shared a few of my viral list building techniques. Perfect for if you want to build a list and make money while you’re relaxing at the beach or partying in Tokyo!



Entry to the event was a mere $497 per person. Can anyone say, “massively under-priced”?!

People are saying, including Gulliver Giles, that is was easily a $5000 per head event. And I have to agree.

The content shared and the networking done in that room over those 2 short days is priceless.

An amazing event in the best place on Earth – Tokyo, Japan. We were in the heart of Tokyo, at Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku. This is one event we will all remember for the rest of our lives.

By now, you’re no doubt kicking yourself that you weren’t there. But there will be one next year in Tokyo and also one in the UK.

Buy your ticket for them as soon as they go online. If you can’t wait, you can buy the Official notes from this year’s Event (also pick up the videos in the upsell) and learn the awesome content we shared. It seriously is worth thousands to your bottom line, when you implement it!

Speaking of ‘taking action’, I’ve got to get back to implementing the pages of notes that I took at the event. Catch you soon!


Stuart Stirling

p.s. A big thank you to all the attendees who came from the corners of the globe to attend. I am honored that I was able to meet most of you and have a chat, even just for a few minutes. Good luck taking massive action and I am looking forward to seeing you again at next year’s event, or perhaps even sooner!

Why Money Loves Speed And How You Can Get More Speed To See Money Faster

Hey, Stu here with another cool quick tip for you.

Have you ever heard the phrase “money loves speed”?

I believe it was made famous by the legendary marketer and copywriter, Dan Kennedy.

We all have our own different takes on what it means, and in this short video, you can hear what it means to me…


So how about you?

Do you make decisions fast and implement your ideas fast?

Or do you mull over it and think about all the ‘what ifs’ and… and eventually talk yourself out of it?

I hope you’re the former because like they say, “Money Loves Speed”.

When you get this concept, it’ll be a real “ah-hah” moment for you.

And I want you to remember it… and to use it in your business and in your life.

Use it right now if you’ve got something on your mind….

  • It could be that ebook or software you want to release
  • It could be that  traffic source you want to try
  • It could be starting to blogging like a mad man
  • It could be making videos and posting them online
  • It could be to do something real crazy like asking a girl you like out on a date
  • It could be simply to change your attitude from thinking “I can’t” to having an “I can” attitude.

What ever it is that’s on your mind, you’ve probably stewed on in it enough.

You should “just do it” (like the Nike slogan says).

Or take the approach of “Ready, Fire, Aim”.

Just get your idea going. Good enough is good enough, and when you find a weak spot, fix it accordingly.

Opportunities come knocking all the time.

But have you got the mindset to notice them?

I’ve seen it in my business, (and my friend’s businesses)…

Results come when I’ve decided to do something and take action fast.

I always get results.

Sometimes good, sometimes bad.

The most important thing is to just get decide and get started. Get a result.

You can fix problems as they come to you. And a problem does not mean you’re a failure.

The only only mistake you can make is the mistake of not doing.

The longer you put off taking action, the longer you’ll get the exact same results you’re getting now.

If it’s a time-sensitive opportunity, you could miss it entirely.

So don’t think too much – Just Do It!

As you practice taking action when you get the initial inspiration and just go with it, and stick with it even if you come to a speed bump, you’ll gain momentum and result, money, success are soon to follow.

Peace and leave your thoughts on this below!

Stu Stirling

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Why Momentum Is So Important In Your Business & 2 Things To Keep It Going

Do you struggle to get things done in your business?

Do you get excited one day then feel like crap the next?

Do you have times where you’re pumped to get busy and market like a maniac?

Wish those days where you feel pumped and excited – and unstoppable could last forever?

That’s what you start feeling when you have momentum in your business.

Momentum helps us continue improving our business – to get more traffic, create better products and content, learn and communicate better.

The times when you feel you’re getting nowhere and want to quit is when you have lost your momentum.

And the biggest reasons you lose momentum is because you lose sight of your goal or you simply get distracted or tired.

So whatever you do, try not lose momentum!

1. Avoid distractions – whether it be by emails you get in your inbox, or checking facebook for too long or listening to the negative voices in your mind.

2. Exhaustion is another big thing that can halt momentum. So avoid getting physically and/or mentally exhausted.

Have you ever worked at your desk for 15 hours straight and the next day you feel like crap and you just don’t feel productive?

Those long days of killing yourself are not as productive as you think. Yeah the first day may be productive for you, but you want to be productive the next day and the next day too.

It’s just hard if you’re working and staring at the computer screen for 15 hours straight – so avoid that whenever possible.

To keep momentum going you simply just have to stay in the habit of working on your business daily.

But for some, getting that initial momentum going is the hard part.

I actually just made a video about how to get momentum in your business when you’re just starting out and how to keep it.

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I’ll wrap it up here – so remember to keep focused, work hard and keep the momentum up so you pick up speed and see results faster.

Once you have momentum you’ll see radical things happen.

Leave your comment if you like this post!

Stuart Stirling