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These are the 14 things, that Shaqir Hussyin, an internet millionaire and my coach and mentor, wished he knew when he was starting his online business…
At the age of 26, Shaqir has invested well over $200,000 in his own education to learn and grow himself to be able to create online businesses that generate millions of dollars. By the time he was 25, he has started 3 different million dollar businesses, and now he is on a mission not to make a bunch more money, but to create more of an impact in other people’s lives. If you are someone who is interested in learning how to create a business and you love using the internet, without having to invest $200,000 to learn what works and what doesn’t, then read this blog post!
I joined the inner circle of Shaqir Hussyin beginning of 2015 and the stuff he teaches is really great! Here is a picture of Shaqir and me at the first workshop in London this year.
But now let’s go to the 14 important things you need to know to save time and money when you want to build your online business!
1. Always Be Building Your List (#1 Asset).
The more leads you have, the more people you can communicate with, this is the power, control and ultimate leverage that comes with your online marketing efforts…
If, you dream, fantasise of making “Push Button Money” – well, sorry to burst your bubble but it takes a little work to get there and be like Shaqir.
So if you want to be making consistent income, you gotta be building your list. DAILY.
If you are part of a home business, network marketing company – do NOT build their list. You need to build yours. (This was one of the biggest mistakes he made in his business and it’s cost him at least $250,000+ in lost sales.)
Everyone told Shaqir to go and build his list from day one, he was maybe 9 months late in starting so…
2. Start, Grow & Cultivate An Audience – Not just a list.
Building an audience is faster and easier than ever before. Change your mindset from just trying to get leads to be building an audience of people who follow you…
Shaqirs list comprises of people from all over the world who want to make money online, who want to grow an internet business, network marketing business, people who want time-location-money freedom. He helps average people achieve that and guide them to buy his stuff. He travels all over the world and he shares where he is going, the lessons he learns and how someone can model his success.
This builds his personality into their minds and they know, like and trust him fast, once they do this it is their idea for them to work with him and to buy his stuff, his audience members of his list buy stuff from $49 all the way to $50,000 and one client has spent well over $100,000!
Build a pleasing personality in yourself so you can create more rapport faster with your subscribers, you do this, you win their heart over with transparency. Shaqir shares the good, the bad and the ugly and obviously he shares insider stuff that no one else gets to see because of the results he’s been able to achieve.
Imagine the power that comes from building an audience, you also need to understand this has great responsibility that you need to take on too, delivering to customers, looking after your customers and offering them more products and services. Don’t hold back on building your own list.
Thanks to email marketing and social media you can broadcast your message to thousands of people with a single click. Anyone with an internet connection can now build an audience and grow their business faster than ever before. You got no excuses now…
Imagine that power, control and influence at the tips of your fingertips.
One of the ways you can deepen your relationship with your audience and something he didn’t do, which he does now and he knows will increase his profits is DIRECT MAIL.
Here’s a picture of what I mean – sending out books, sales letters to Shaqirs clients and offering them more products and services : He bought couple hundred copies of his buddies book Mike Dillard to send out to his best clients.
You build an audience by adding value – He spends 30mins to 90 mins each day thinking, reflecting then pouring his heart out to write to his customers.
Shaqir used to hate / dislike is a better term, he used to dislike making videos – then he realised that the more videos he makes the more money he makes – to the tune of $10’s of thousands of dollars per video… If he knew this earlier he would have been doing this from the beginning…
Crazy – huh ? Well imagine he never did that – then look at how much money he would have lost…
Now ask yourself what you can do every day to make sure you are coming outside my comfort zone..
6. Investing In Myself More
Shaqir has done this from day 1, even when he had no money, he still begged and borrowed to get there… Now he has easily invested $200k at least in his brain travelling to learn from the worlds best of the best at what they do, no expenses spared there.
He loves investing in himself – to attend conferences, seminars, on average he invests around $10,000+ PER MONTH into his mind to make sure he is at the top of his game, emotionally, mentally in his business and in his personal life….
He went to probably 6 different seminars last year, some of them went for as much as $5,000 for a weekend, $15,000 for a week, and alot more, and he joined Strategic Coach too, the highest level of coaching for high-growth entrepreneurs…
He also spoke and attended a $30,000+ PER PERSON mastermind in Mexico with some of his friends and mentors like Matt Lloyd & T.J Rohleder.
See – he does, what he teaches. He attends events, and if you want fast-success, you need to!
2015 he’ll be doing a TON of events – all over the world, yes – he is going HARD this year, because he wants to impact and reach more people this year than he has done in the last 5 years combined…
The fastest way to get to where you want to be is to find people who are doing what you want to achieve and Model Them..
Are you part of a mastermind ? Join my team now and I will show you how to attend the best masterminds on beautiful places all over the world…
7. Stop worrying about what other people think.
The only people who are ‘liked’ by everyone are those who do nothing, say nothing, and ultimately accomplish nothing. Shaqir is at the point in his life where he really couldn’t give a shit about what anyone thinks of him…
He used to always let the fact that he’s Muslim, that he’s young, that his name is Hussyin, that he’s got 101 things wrong with him and no one will want to do business with him hold him back… He let it hold him back for at least 6 months when he got started on the internet, all these limiting beliefs came about, some people he meets at seminars go through the same except most of these people are stuck for years and years and years…
If that is you, wake yourself up, SLAP YOUR FACE NOW, seriously why waste years on not being yourself, life is too short my friend.
SO SCREW THAT!
You are fine, you are great, you are YOU. So just get on with it, get your hustle shoes on
So come from a place where you aren’t too hard on yourself, and focus on the good stuff about you, work on your self-esteem
He couldn’t give a crap about anyone thinks of him, and the more he has this attitude, the more he succeeds in all areas of his life, he has mentors and his team who he is listening to, everyone else… well he takes it with a pinch of salt.
Don’t let those that have no results dictate you and your future… He used to let his cousins / uncles affect his behaviour cos they would always make fun of him when he was trying to get rich on the internet…
If you feel like people aren’t supporting you – cut them out of your life. Love your family, choose your friends that support you, that will guide you. We am your friends.
Find / Create YOUR tribe of raving fans and serve them with massive value.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
8. Email Marketing is still #1 Money-Maker.
Hands down, the easiest way to sell, make money, build a lucrative business is through email marketing. If Shaqir would lose everything, he could build a 7 figure business in less than 12 months just using his e-mail list.
Email beats the heck out of everything else, he has now built one of the most responsive lists in the entire industry and a solid MULTIPLE 7 Figure Business…
All from e-mail marketing
It’s a major shortcut that will allow you to build a six-figure or seven figure online business WITHOUT becoming a world-class copywriter. It’s also a major shortcut in getting Ultimate Unfair Advantage when it comes to communicating with your customers.
Practice writing daily, get leads daily, email your leads daily.
In fact – he has never even gone thru a complete e-mail copy course, thru daily writing to his list he has honed certain formulas another topic for another time…
When you email your subscribers consistently each day with fun, personalized emails packed with value, lessons that you have learned, your own life challenges, successes, your students success…
…you become the real friend, a trusted authority, the expert, the guru that they follow, stalk, and buy stuff you recommend.
They will happily buy from you based on the RELATIONSHIP that you’ve built with them. The money is not in the list, the money is in the RELATIONSHIP you have with them…
The value that you’ve provided, how you make ’em feel is the asset. Read this part again, cos you gotta burn it inside your mind
EACH and every day he asks himself – what is the MOST Valuable thing he can share with them? Then he writes it. It takes 30-90 mins to write each day. Then he hits send. This is the Million Dollar Habit…
Each e-mail broadcast he sends out to his list is worth around $10,000 – $15,000+ per day
And guess what? His list is actually way tinier than most of the biggest “names” in the marketplace…
But VERY VERY RESPONSIVE
You don’t need a massive list… when he had around 30k subscribers he was making a million or two a year, now he makes alot more and his list is over 60k…
Wait, so he started having a SECOND email marketing habit after he spent 2 days with one of the world’s smartest marketers, Dean Jackson,
He’s the guy who invented the squeeze page, so at this $5,000 per person event he attended he spoke to him about this mindset he has when it comes to e-mail marketing, he then added in a SECOND million dollar habit question for me…
“What fears & challenges are my prospects going thru today ?”
Now you have Multi-Million Dollar Email questions that can guide your email marketing
1) What is the MOST Valuable thing I can share with you?
2) What fears & challenges are my prospects going thru today?
9. Provide 10-20x More Value than you charge.
Shaqirs buddies Mike Dillard and Robert Hirsch have taught him this well and constantly remind him that he has to provide 10-20x more value than he prices his products and services.
He has done that and created “Million Dollar Offers” on the “fly” with hardly doing sales pages, webinars etc – cos the VALUE is there…. One of his last businesses he took from ZERO to $1MILLION in less than 18 months and it’s because he always asked himself — “How can I make the person who is buying my product or service feel like this is the best damn offer they ever got!”
Master creating Irresistible Offers and you will write your own paycheck for LIFE!
10. Email your subscribers 1-3-5 times per week. Shaqir emails daily.
You open, then read them, take action and buy stuff he recommends.
He writes daily, so you can get into the habit of writing daily.
Think about this, you have a BEST FRIEND or a FAMILY member – do you like talking to them for few mins each day? Of course you do, he certainly does – he may know hundreds of people, but there’s a handful of people he likes communicating, emailing, texting, skyping, fb-ing, each day…
Email is like talk radio.
People will tune in each day if you educate, inspire, and entertain. This is how you build your fan base / your following / your tribe.
Don’t mistake this for just trying to be fun and educate, sell. Sell each day, everytime you mail sell something that will help your people…
He knows his e-mail is super-uber-responsive because he talks in a way which adds value, he is their friend, trusted advisor and teacher.
Here’s a little pic of ONE of his lists and you can see the response rate. He can get as much as 19.31% OPEN Rate on a “Mass E-mail List”…
Where industry average – even for “Guru” marketers, get 3% – 7%.
Below is just TWO different lists he owns…
This proves his e-mails work, on top of that – the daily revenue that his business EMPHASISES how he writes – his emails turn into money…
Each day he keeps a close eye on the numbers and at the time of writing this you can see – these are daily numbers – sales – profits that he gets notified DAILY on his phone….
Each day it’s an average of over $10,000+ PER DAY in revenue.
It’s been like that for the last 300+ days…
Magic happens when you can create money out of thin air like this. It’s all possible – don’t quit. Don’t stop. Turning one-off visitors into leads who become RAVING fans and then loyal, raving BUYERS. Because of this – one of his highest paid clients has spent over $110,000 with him. Think about how powerful and effective that is….
Shaqirs Mantra : Build Your List Daily. Email Your List Daily.
(He sometimes emails 6-7 times per week) mostly it’s 5-6 days per week, people unsubscribe and that’s ok too – he rather has less people that are more higher quality than just mass numbers.
And he views it as their loss when they unsubscribe – you shouldn’t let unsubscribes or complaints hold you back – build your biz. build your tribe.
Add value. Sell stuff. Get that money. it’s there. So DO IT
11. Paid Advertising is the FASTEST way to grow your business.
When he started out and didn’t have much money he wasted alot of time on twitter and facebook, he should have found the resources to invest and master paid traffic…
Ultimately Paid Traffic – helped him make his first million in sales at 23 or 24 years old. He even forgot when it was because he was too busy comparing himself to his friends who had made $50million, another story for another day…
Paid traffic is the fastest-scalable-most- predictable form of traffic for you to ca$h in.
If he was to start all over today, he would use SoloAds & Fb Ads & maybe another 1-2 to rapidly grow his subscriber list, amplify his content to reach and impact more people, and sell more products and services..
Right now – his business is built on paid traffic which means each and every month he makes consistent income – just last 12 months he has averaged over $300,000 per month in revenue – which works out to be over $10k per day for over 300+ days now..
It’s NOT relied on Google, Facebook, Calling Cold Leads or Blogging, or SEO – simply him and his e-mail list.
12. The Power Of Simplification. Simply everything.
Your business model. Your products. Your home-biz. Your blog. Your team. Your processes. Your thinking. Your friends. Your life. Your payment system. Everything.
Lol Simplify everything.
He used to want to do local marketing, then niche sites, then software creation, and a whole bunch of other stuff…Now he sticks to what he has mastered. High Ticket Direct Sales. Home Business. Driving Traffic. High-End Workshops.
The more simple something is – the more easily you can scale it, granted it does get complicated, now he wants to build a $50 million company in the next 3-5 years…
As Dan Pena says, you gotta have “Laser Beamed Focus”….This is the secret sauce behind every successful entrepreneur. When he stopped chasing 10 different ways to make money, and focused on 1-3 – that’s when he really hit it off.. Some people join 5-10 different home businesses rather than joining one or two and ACTUALLY making them work. Focus in chunks of 20mins – 45 mins. Use a timer. Close the door. Go to starbucks. Get some quiet time. OR listen to some YouTube calm music with headphones and ZONE OUT. If you are all over the place – then focus. And tell yourself: I AM A GENIUS – I FOCUS AT WILL. That’s another one of his mantras
14. And most importantly… HAVE FUN.
As much as he wants to make $50 million and yada yada yada, he knows deep down the real success is embracing the journey – going thru the challenges, going thru the ups and downs, learning, growing, adding value, stretching yourself to go to the next level….
The real success is the journey, he lives each day as if it’s his last, he smiles, laughs and makes sure he has a f-ing good time.
That’s why even now – he does not always take things seriously. You gotta smile, enjoy, live life as it’s meant to be lived. Life is NOT about being overwhelmed and stuck…Yes – you want to make a fortune – but remember the journey makes you who you are, he asked his best friend Masum, few days back what does he think of his success and such…He said – although the money is impressive, it’s who you’ve become in the process…
So, It’s not just about making millions, it’s who YOU become in the process… Be grateful. be happy. Stay present.
I hope you got some really great content out of this blog post. Now you know what kind of a guy Shaqir Hussyin is. And as I mentioned, he is my coach and mentor. You can imagine that being in his inner circle is definitely not cheap. So I am actually your back door, join my team and you get some really great stuff out of Shaqirs inner circle without paying anything. Join my team and I will show you the best system to currently make money and give you all the needed information to get started and make money.