The Definitive Social Media Guide
The web has become the first place most people look to make purchasing decisions, and they depend on social media for advice and guidance from their peers.
A good online presence is not about just having a website or ranking well on Google anymore, businesses need a presence on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and YouTube.
When it comes to prioritizing your marketing strategies, it can be hard to decide what will make the cut. But the problem is that many small business owners usually ignore some of the most powerful strategies, such as Social Media Marketing. In fact, social media is the most cutting edge form of marketing and networking.
If you want to know more about social media marketing to unleash its power to your benefit - wether you're a business or an individual looking to establish yourself online, download this definitive guide!
If you google "4% challenge" or any similar search term, you'll certainly find two categories of posts and articles:
a) one large percentage group raving about the program;
b) another (large) group, bashing and calling it a scam.
In this post I'll explain why BOTH are equally mistaken!
So, what it in fact the 4% Challenge?!...
The 4% challenge is an online training program created by Vick Strizheus. It teaches people how to create and develop a brand new online business using the technics applied on the videos provided by the platform.
The idea behind this whole "challenge" is very simple: to go from 0 to 10.000 USD while you are building and developing your own skills. Once you achieve that threshold, you'll unlock a new challenge, this time to reach 100.000 USD. The final level is to achieve 1K.
Ok, so far, so good. What's the catch?...
Apparently, there is none. You simply start the program, follow instructions and you'll soon start to see some results...
If you dig a little deeper, however, you'll find that is not quite as it seems...
For a start, you need to dedicate your time and put some effort to it. It's not a typical "get rich while watching TV" scam, at all.
There are assigned tasks you need to do in order to progress.
On top of that effort on your side, the whole program is based on the assumption that you need to sale the "opportunity" to someone else... meaning that you would reach the 10.000 USD by selling the challenge to others.
Now you're seeing why there are two main groups of people reviewing the program...
The first group are those who enrolled and are trying to make sales, by posting reviews, videos, ads, you name it. You will see lots of videos with the same kind of message, the same kind of happiness and engagement and - most importantly - proof of (some) sales!
The second group are those you tried and didn't succeed (or didn't tried at all). they claim the program is another scam, that you won't make any money unless you spend a lot more on upsells, that is a pyramid scheme and that you're promoting a product from someone else, rather than building your own business.
The thing is, both groups are seeing just one perspective of the reality... or , if you want, the glass half full, or half empy!
Ok, time for a reality check and - finally, an honest review...
The 4% challenge is a training platform. You MUST see it and use it for learning purposes. If you join it just for the money, you might be disappointed. You might get some sales, yes, but the most valuable derivable you gain from the program are the skills you need if you want to make anything online.
If you take all the lessons (all the videos show you what to do, how and when to do it) you learn from this program, you CAN use them on anything else you want to do.
As for the upsells inside the program, it's all up to you. Yes, there are a few "unmissable" add-ons, but guess what?! You can get the same knowledge on Google, it just takes more time!
Imagine if someone tells you to go from point "A" to point "B" using road "X". If you know the objective (to reach point "B") and the way to get there (road "X"), it's up to you what kind of transport you use to get there... meaning that you do NOT need to buy a Ferrari to get there! It's obvious that a Ferrari will take you faster, but any other car will get you to the same destination.
The real difference between success and failure, between accomplishement and dissapointment is just one thing: attitude!
The idea of being an "entrepreneur", the freedom to do what you want, when you want, the lifestyle I was seeing from others, the income potential has always been fascinating to me and was the fuel that kept me going... and the 4% challenge gave me the opportunity - but most importantly - the tools and skillset to achieve success in the industry!
Forget all the hype around it, forget all the "honest" reviews, forget all the promises of "fame and fortune"...
What you need to understand is that the 4% challenge is just that, a training platform. Use it for learning, use it with the correct attitude and determination and you WILL see results that go far beyond any sales! You're investing in yourself!
In my case... well, it may not be typical, I know, but just after the second week (the first one is dedicated to set up links, emails and automation systems, I was able to collect 85 leads and got 1 sale! I was happy about it, but most importantly because I knew how to build a following base and how to apply all my knowledge!
We all start small... se my own example above! We all start with just hope and excitement! If you have the desire, if you are like-minded, if you want to learn and if you commit to it - remember, attitude! - the sky is the limit for you, like it is for me right now!
There you have it!
No selling, no "fake review", no hype, no nothing... just pure facts and my personal testimonial.
Now that you have the facts, if you're willing to give it a try, go for it (I guess it's just $1 to test it for a week)!
This learning can change your life, like it changed mine!
A product or service without traffic is like trying to drive a car without fuel, you’re stuck! In this post, I’ll teach you how to get traffic to anything you want to do online… along with a FREE gift!
This is the biggest hurdle and the most difficult part of any business, any service or any offer online… you may have the solution for a problem, but you need people to look at it.
Let’s take a look at some numbers……..
These raw numbers mean that, despite such online audience, there’s a tremendous amount of information to look at… every single day! Why would someone look at what you’re trying to say/promote/sell?!
If you’re trying to stand out, you need to drive traffic to your page(s)… and with such competition, that may be the hardest task… until now.
There are two basic concepts you need to know: there are free traffic sources, and paid traffic sources.
The free traffic sources require much more time and effort. It can take you weeks or months to see any results, but if you do it right, you will get some traffic.
Here are my best sources for FEEE traffic:
SEO: SEO stands for search engine optimization. Simply put, is the work you do to rank higher on search engines, like google. It can take you a lifetime to get to Google’s first page, and it requires a lot of tech knowledge on how to create backlinks, tags, anchor texts and much more. You can outsource it, though, through Fiverr for example. Results may take quite a while.
(Quick tip: if you aim for long tail keywords you WILL see better results than using simple search terms)
Blogging: You need to blog for a huge amount of time to create a following base, you need to create original content , you need to write more than 500 words per post, and so on….. It is definitely possible, but it will take you a lot of time, especially if your blogging to get prospects to look at some product or service you have to promote.
Social Media: The easiest method, gather some friends, post regularly, crate some sort of buzz around what you have to offer and hope for the best. Keep in mind that Social media algorithms (Facebook, mainly) don’t like you to send people out of their platform, so be ready to struggle.