So I made around $20k last week with a broken back
People are always messaging me and are like, “Hey man.. I wanna be an online millionaire!”
Thats cute and all but I wanted to break down to you what it takes to make $1,000,000 a year.
Math wise its pretty much what you see in the picture.. you need to make $19,230.77 a week to make a mil a year.
Think its easy?
Let me tell you a little about how last week went for me..
-Was fasting every single day.. meaning no food from sunrise to sunset.. most of the time was only having 1 meal a day with 1 glass of water.
-Had to take my kid to the ER because his hand was shaking involuntarily
-Was dealing with an exhausted wife who just gave birth, a constantly crying new born.. and a 17 month old who has overnight turned into this maniac bully
-Was on 4 hours of sleep a night ( babies/fasting/deep thinking)
I was mentally and physically beat to the bone. But I had to keep hustling.. I had to keep working.
One of my favorites quotes about entrepreneurship is that you gotta live a few years like no one else will.. so you can live the rest of your life, like no one else CAN!
These numbers I have showed you are for one of my funnels.. Whats interesting is that this funnel is so ugly it makes my eyes hurt.
I have NO email follow up on this funnel (I’m still testing it out)
The best part? I spend $0 in marketing to make that $20k last week 🙂
Am I saying all this to show off to you? LOL.. no Im not that dude.. I really don’t care about all that.. Im talking to you about all this because everyone wants to be a millionaire but not everyone wants to do the work.
Think about the power of funnels. I made more money last week than my sister did all of last year working every single day part time as a teacher. Everyday she had to drive to work in traffic hour.. deal with screaming snotty kids all day.. come home with a headache and the reality of a thankless job and always angry parents..
I say this to show you the sheer POWER of funnels. Funnels is not your right..
IT’S A PRIVLLAGE
If utilized properly it can open endless possibilities.
But a lot of people are using them wrong.. they don’t know how to tell a story:)
If your wondering how the BEEP did i do $20k last week with a butt ugly funnel.. no email follow up.. and $0 in marketing.. it’s because I can tell a story.
You can too.. you just don’t know it yet.
-Tell a story (what do I mean? Have you ever watched a perfume commercial? do they EVER talk about the perfume? NOPE..)
-Form your messaging so that it’s as if you are putting your arm on your prospects shoulder.. looking them dead in the eye and when your done speaking to them.. they are like.. damn, did that dude read my diary last night?
-HYPER TARGET ( don’t cast a wide net.. deeply understand your ideal market.. and talk DIRECTLY to them)
BRAND yourself.. make yourself stand out of the sheeple crowd, everyone in the world has a unique fingerprint, show yours (sheeple is a combination of sheep and people.. it basically means the masses)
Can you build a 7 figure funnel? Yes. Does it take lots of HARD work? Hell yes.
This “4 hour work week” b.s is just that.. b.s. Its a dream.. a fantasy.. doesn’t exist. If you think your going to be a millionaire overnight by pressing a few buttons on the “world wide web”.. your not.
Last week.. to get that $20k on that one funnel.. I sat in my chair so long that .. 2 massages later.. me ordering a hermin miller chair.. stretching.. and a hut tub visit later.. my back still hurts.
93% of businesses never grow.
But 93% of those CAN grow. They just don’t know how…not yet 🙂
YOU CAN MAKE A 7 FIGURE FUNNEL! There is NO doubt!
If I can do this.. so can you.. why?
I used to be homeless. 😉
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12 Things I’ve Learned From Spending $20,000 USD (yep that shocked even me to see that!) On Facebook Ads In The Past 3 Years After Analyzing My Most Successful Ads….
1. A person or animal in the picture looking shocked or surprised almost always works for the image (Facebooks stock images are what I use and they have plenty like this). It seems to catch peoples attention more than anything else I’ve tried.
2. A person holding something in their hands that isn’t 100% clear what it has to do with the ad / what it actually is works. (Like the image below with the guy with the flower in his hand)
3. Using curiosity in your ad copy / headline works every time. Don’t tell them exactly what they’ll find on the other side of the hand. Get them curious to click.
E.g. “Dig yourself into this $4.8 billion niche” with a picture of some pigs. People are like WTF is this random niche related to pigs worth $4.8 billion and they feel compelled to click.
4. Having a $$$ amount / money figure in the headline works well (obviously this is niche specific and won’t always apply or be possible).
E.g. “The $11 bn dollar niche that has 1 million people looking to get more raw”
5. Hinting about disaster / failure / catastrophe always works, again not always possible though.
E.g. Like in a case study I shared that I made $XXXX but the promo was still a failure.
6. Say something unexpected that would be opposite of what your audience expect you to say.
E.g. “Niche research is boring and stupid” is something you don’t expect the “niche guy” to say.
7. Highlighting a frustration reader has that your ad / content solves
E.g. “Stop wasting your time doing boring niche research” as my audience is spending a lot of time on it with little luck.
8. Use regret / Fear of missing out, e.g “limited time” or urgency or scarcity or “don’t miss this opportunity AGAIN” as people hate to feel like they are missing out, especially AGAIN and most people really believe they are always very unlucky and miss out on all the big trends / opportunities.
9. Something WEIRD or UNUSUAL mentioned in the headline.
E.g. “Discover How This WEIRD Site Makes $20K From Amazon”
10. Highlighting your prospect being busy in the ad copy.
E.g. “Hey, I see you’ve been busy again? You’ve missed this new post again…”
11. Highlighting current time of year / trend / season where possible.
E.g. “New post for August” or “Looks like you got so busy over the Christmas period you missed this post…”
12. I still suck at Facebook Ads and feel confused about their layout, structure and most other things and I’ve sunk $20,000 USD into them. How long till I start feeling like even an intermediate at them?!
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Dear readers, I don’t sell anything. I am not the seller. I am a humble part time employee for my employers which are the eCommerce Entrepreneurs. But then I am not the normal employee because the seller didn’t instruct me to do anything. Instead we discuss a lot of things, and it is really up to the employers to accept it or not. And if their performance improves, they paid me token of salary. I still need money to eat economy rice.
I am also not running co-working place like those mushrooming in KL, renting workplace in profit. I am organizing a real humble CO-WORKING COMMUNITY in Ipoh which is different. This happened due to a real issue faced by my first member, Miss A. Let me put back the graph again. Notice that there was a sharp drop in April, and subsequently it takes us 3 hard months to grow more than April sales. Why?
In end of Mar, this humble startup was still only used by the first member with one workplace. But Miss A need a well-deserved holiday for not sleeping well for quite some time. She went for a holiday, close the shop on holiday mode for around 10 days. And when she was back, we got SHOCKED that her listing was disappearing on the first few pages, with our competitor taking our place on the marketplaces!
In companies, the business does not stop if an employee went holiday or missing. We thought the marketplace served the seller, allowing seller to take a holiday and business as usual when the shop reopen. Wrong! Marketplaces are brutal. If you stop business for 10 days, your orders will be replaced by another seller. When your competitor took your orders, in the marketplace algorithm, your competitor marks increased and will have more exposure and traffic then you. Customer forget about a seller very fast in marketplace. You will have to claw back your marks and turf inch by inch when you are back from your sweet holiday! In fairness, we can’t ask the customer to wait for our holiday to be over right?
From this event, I learned that this is a very BIG RISK for single entrepreneur! Luckily this is a holiday. What if she (touch wood) caught Denggi? I can’t even imagine what will happened if the shop close for few weeks and her business gone while she is in the hospital. There are so many other possibilities that might takes her out of action! That’s when this idea come in. How about few entrepreneurs join together in this place as a community? We had the space. We can even share the rental, Internet, and other utilities expenses. If an entrepreneur is taking leave, she can ask her fellow entrepreneur in the same community to help him cover the fulfillment.
We meet the landlord again, because at first, we informed him that it is for a single eCommerce business, but now we wanted to have a community. Again, I prepare my presentation about co-working and explain to him. He agreed! And this time in return, he wanted to invest in this community! We got our funding source just like that haha! I guess he was impressed by Miss A performance when we shared the performance with him.
We setup a company under KK ECOMMERCE. Why KK? It supposed to be KITA KONGSI ECOMMERCE, but this is a long story which I blogged already. We furnished the whole house, allowing eight entrepreneurs, with a meeting/photo room and fulfillment center. Coincidentally, I am fascinated by content marketing and social media marketing, so what else then learning by doing it and your support are priceless for me. REALLY!
Soon we had members. Miss A also had taken some leave to attend courses and talks. No problem, fulfillment was supported by the new members. We are a community, a loose family whereby we try to take care and HELP EACH OTHER as much as possible. When Miss A business spiked and peaked at 11.11, no issues! All of the community member was packing happily, with new members aiming to do it same next year. Of course, the Miss A paid those which helped packed. The FORCE of KITA KONGSI is strong here.
So dear readers, if you are alone, please think of this, seriously.
Now, let’s go the important question to many, which question Miss A asked, like new members always asked, like many readers always asked, like I asked also when I start to do sales.
What are the product you are selling well?
In summary, I received 3 types of reply.
A) I still remember the day I got embarrassed like hell. These were my Sifu words, not my words ok. Please don’t get offended. The reply was “WTF! You think I am your father ah. You just come in, I have to give you a good selling product/job, you no need do anything and can sell like some hot shot lah. Now if you want to know, take this slow-selling product, and if you can sell well, then only ask what is selling well”.
B) I also had listen to people showing me all their bestselling product. They even had people crying on stage that its their life best decision to paid huge sum of money to buy some wonderful products. Most important you must get more new members or entrepreneurs to join. You are on a destiny to be rich in future. They even show more impressive Bank Check, Holidays and Ferraris than Part 1 photo.
C) The third type of reply is “All my products is cheaper than what selling on website. Good Quality One. You no need to buy, just list it and post it and sell, and we ship the product to your customer house. No Risk, No holding cost” That is drop shipping my friend.
The WORST is B) because it is a Get Rich Quick Scheme. C) Is ok, because some drop shipping is OK, but there are a lot of skills inside. I had a member who listed hundreds of drop ship products, and yet no sales. Alternatively, now we have seller drop ship from our community. We know because they call up to ask us to remove our logo and marketplace logo.
But the BEST LESSON OF MY LIFE was A). I was given a task to sell Huawei Modem in TM because I am new. In corporate, a new comer would not get a sweet account unless you were connected. Normally you will be given a hard bone to bite. Some of my friend said, Telekom, a GLC, dominated by Malays, me as a Chinese sure no chance one. There are so many other Malay competitors. Can type resign letter already or prepare to receive the firing letter.
At the end, I did get the letter, and below is the letter.
I just didn’t give up. I just keep fighting. But this story save it for later part.
My Sifu then pull me aside, and tell me this, and now I give you the answer for your first question.
A GOOD PRODUCT FOR YOU IS NOT A PRODUCT WHICH OTHERS ARE SELLING WELL,
A GOOD PRODUCT FOR YOU IS THE PRODUCT WHICH YOU CAN SELL WELL !
Because at the end,
So I now share my TOP SECRET with you haha. Don’t flame me for this.
This is what exactly I am doing now, transparently – great article here.
But actually, to answer this question directly, it is really not hard to know the hot selling products in eCommerce. Just go to any online marketplace, type in a keyword, example baby milk, all those listing will appear. Those with the most reviews and ratings for long period of time is the star product of the seller. If you want to know what other product the seller is selling, just click on the seller store. It is even easier than to go to a market to observe what is selling hot offline.
I think the right Question should be:
What is the product I can sell well?
Alright, now we are on track. Please let me answer you by asking you a question.
What do you love to buy? Or What do you love to do? (Allow 10 minutes to think about this)
That’s was a day in a blue moon, I went shopping with my wife. Bought three underwear in a bundle for RM29, because it was on promotion. Then went searching for my wife.
“Honey come come, this Bra nice or not?” My eyes wanted to pop up. RM299 for 1 bra! My face turn sour, and sensing it, my wife said: “See Lace one, very pretty. Also, this ah, got firm support and memory technology, so firm yet so soft and conform to my curves. Normally sell for RM499, now RM299 so cheap!” She continued with more jargon of Bra.
Come on, I am a sales man, such tactics don’t work on me. Feeling my coldness, She finally came out with a killer Tagline “Honeeeey, I wear for you to see only mah? Tonight when you naughty naughty, you can tear my old bra roughly in roleplay, because I had new bra already”.
Take All My Money!!!
Buy What you want to Buy!!!
Because selling what you LOVE to buy or do is the best way to start. This is because Market Research comes effortlessly when you love a product, and always buying it.
You love the product because you buy it – PASSION
You know all the aspect of the product, the good and bad – PRODUCT CONTENT
You know what problems it solved which is important – VALUE PROPOSITION
You know where to buy and when to buy when it is cheapest – COMPETITOR INFORMATION
You will know what tagline to use for your target audience by hitting on their pain point –
MARKETING & POSITIONING
Then why just buy it and not SELL IT? You get lower price for what you love to buy. You sell to your friends / customer and helping them getting the best deal! At least you if you lose to the competition, you still have the stock of what you love. Haha! No harm done. Read more here. But then, it is still not enough and there are risks in such approach. Anybody can share what the risk are?
Sorry guys, already more than 1800 word count. Please If you like this part 2, please like and share. It means a lot to me. Any feedback and opinion, please send to me to help me to be better writer. Our community facebook is https://www.facebook.com/kkecommerce/
Lastly, it is HARD To Be A Startup Seller. I used to look to this video when things got tough. I share it so that hopefully it helps you. This movie makes me, a cynical salesman cry when I watch it for the first time.
Keep Fighting, Keep Taking the Hits, as this is how WINNING is done.
Evan & Steve Tan