The MVP Method To Accelerate Your Progress & Boost Your Results

The MVP Method To Accelerate Your Progress & Boost Your Results

If you're feeling like you're spinning your wheels and can't seem to make any progress in your online business, listen up...

In this free training video, you're going to discover the MVP method for accelerating your progress and boosting your results, so you can end the stagnant cycle and increase your profit.

Let's get started!

Please leave a comment below with your thoughts 🙂

Speak soon!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

Juggler

How Many Websites Should You Run At The Same Time?

When we speak with people who have applied for our coaching program, one of the biggest issues we discover is often not a shortage of ideas, but instead that people have way too much going on.

"I'm following this guy's/gal's program, but I also want to go into this niche, and have this other website on the side..."

Sound familiar?

STOP! You're killing your profit.

Here's why...

Whenever you start any kind of new venture, there is a huge learning curve and some degree of a workload.

For some systems it'll be smaller, and some projects it'll be larger. But it still involves your blood, sweat and tears.

For example, even with the most basic affiliate marketing funnel, you could send traffic to a squeeze page to get the email subscriber, then give them some free content which pre-sells the affiliate offer you're selling, then you follow-up via email.

This still requires you to set up your squeeze page, create the free content, find a profitable affiliate offer, write follow-up emails and generate traffic - which will take most people a good few weeks if they have no idea what they're doing.

But let's imagine you want to do that alongside creating your own products on a different topic.

This means you not only have to create your own products, website, sales funnel and follow-up sequence, but you're also juggling the other affiliate marketing project at the same time.

Being human, you can't do everything at once, so you end up flicking from one project to the other like channels on a TV remote.

And while you're working on one of the projects, the other is sitting there doing nothing.

Even when the projects are finished, you still need to scale the business by adding in more offers, managing your prospects and customers and growing your traffic - and you can physically only do this for one project at any one time.

(Yes you can outsource these tasks, but you'll still need to hire the right person, train them and manage them, which is another workload in itself.)

All in all, this leads to 3 reasons why working on multiple projects at once is a terrible idea in the beginning stages of your online venture...

  1. You end up multiplying the amount of work required to reach your end goal, because you'll have two/three/however many unfinished projects, instead of one project which is 100% finished and making money.
  2. You multiply the time required to get stuff done, as you'll be too busy flicking back and forth between projects to get anything done quickly, and nothing really gains the momentum it needs to be completed.
  3. You restrict your profit because you're too (insanely) busy "doing stuff" to take a deep breath, pause and analyze what needs to be fixed or improved.

So what's the answer?

When starting your new online business, you should only focus on one website or project.

Yep, just one!

This means if you have a lot of different ideas, you'll need to put some of them on the back-burner.

Focus on that one website or project until it's making money, then continue focusing on it until it's making more money.

That's how I grew Digital Prosperity to beyond $500k in sales last year. I only have the one business in the one niche.

(If I'd have been focusing on several projects at once, I'd probably still be getting my first website online right now.)

Then if you find yourself getting bored once it's profitable (which happens to most of us entrepreneurs), you can consider whether working on any new projects makes sense at that time.

Better still, making one business profitable will teach you a ton of valuable lessons which you can incorporate into your other ideas, which you wouldn't have been able to do if you were stuck at 50% completion for your other projects.

Does this make sense? Can you see how this would speed up your success?

Go forth and prosper!

- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

P.S. Feeling like you need to make a change for the better? Comment below with how many projects you have on the go right now, and make a vow to focus on just of them.

Leap of faith

The 3-Point Trick To Break The Cycle Of Failed New Year's Resolutions

Do you find yourself setting the same New Year's Resolutions every year?

There's actually a 3-point trick to breaking this cycle forever, so you can finally achieve your goals quickly and easily.

I've explained it in this video...

Have a great day!
- James Francis.

P.S. Don't forget to leave a comment below with what you think 🙂

Expecting Sales

When To Expect Sales In Your Online Business

You start driving traffic. You think, "I'll be a millionaire soon!". But then nothing.

Why aren't you making sales yet? And when should you expect them?

Here's a quick video which reveals exactly that...

Not following a proven blueprint? Grab one here.

Have a great day!
- James Francis.

Busy Life

How To Fit Your Online Business Around Your Life

Ever find yourself struggling to find time to move forward with your online business because life keeps getting in the way?

Here's a quick video which reveals exactly what I do and the challenges I've faced lately...

Have a great day!
- James Francis.

Daily Life Of An Internet Business Owner

The Daily Life Of An Internet Business Owner (The Movie!)

Ever wondered what it's like to live as a successful Internet business owner?

I decided to record an entire day and show you "behind the scenes" of my online business.

WARNING: This video contains bad jokes, loud cars and my cute dog Tyson.

Click the play button below to watch it now...

Have a great day!
- James Francis.

Free Up More Time

How To Free Up More Time In Your Online Business

The best way to make massive progress in a short period of time is by managing your time more effectively.

Sure, it’s not a sexy “push-button” solution which will make you a million dollars overnight – but it’s a fundamental exercise you must do to become successful online.

The truth is, most beginners spend way too much time on the wrong things, leaving very little time for the activities which actually get results.

Here’s what you need to do to fix this…

Step #1 – Analyze Your Working Day

Be honest with yourself and write down everything you do on a daily basis while working on your online business, then put an approximate percentage next to each activity for how much time you spend on it.

For example, my average working day this week has been something like this…

Reading emails – 5%
Replying to emails – 5%
Creating content (blog, products, etc) – 30%
Creating web pages – 5%
Getting traffic – 20%
Communicating with my email list – 10%
Tweaking and optimizing marketing campaigns – 10%
Coaching calls with students – 15%

The key here is to be honest with yourself, as if you write down what you think your day should look like instead of what it actually looks like, you’ll only be fooling yourself.

The biggest breakthroughs happen when you take an honest look “from the outside in”.

Step #2 – Trim The Fat

Look down at your list of activities and for each of them, ask yourself a simple question…

“Will this activity directly result in me making any money?”

For example, if you’ve listed “browsing forums”, that’s a pointless task as it won’t get you any results or make you any money.

Similarly, if “reading emails” takes up a huge chunk of your time, that won’t get you any direct results either.

Put an “X” next to each activity which doesn’t directly result in you making any money from it.

Sooner or later, you’ll see that most of the activities without an “X” next to them will all be “action taking” activities, i.e. when you implement something.

Step #3 – Optimize Your Productivity

Now this is where the magic happens.

Look at all the activities you have an “X” next to, and either remove, reduce or outsource it.

A few non-money-making tasks are necessary sometimes (e.g. reading emails), but if you have a huge percentage of your time spent on any of these tasks, then in future, reduce the amount of time you spend on it.

For the example of “reading emails”, you can reduce the amount of time spent on this by unsubscribing from everyone’s email list who doesn’t provide value to you or help you in any way.

For the example of “designing web pages”, you’ll get better and faster at it with experience, so the amount of time required for this will decrease naturally over time.

If you can remove the non-money-making activity altogether (e.g. browsing forums), then even better!

Finally, if there’s an activity which is necessary but is taking a huge chunk of your time (e.g. customer support), then hire somebody else to do it for you. After all, they dedicate their life to doing this activity each and every day, so they’ll often do a much better job than you anyway.

Write down your “action steps” next to all the activities you have an “X” next to.

After following this 3-step exercise, you’ll have a lot of extra time available in your online business (and your life!), which you should use to create assets in your business, such as products, content, building your list, managing your list, etc.

So what are you waiting for? Implement this right away, and let me know how it goes for you in the comments 🙂

Talk soon!
- James Francis.

I Don't Have Enough Time!

I Don’t Have Enough Time!

One of the biggest questions I'm always asked in my support desk is...

"James, I haven't made any progress yet because I don't have enough time."

If this sounds a problem you currently have, watch the video below to discover exactly how to fix it...

 

Talk soon!
- James Francis.

Daily Routine

My Daily Routine...

Hey, it's James Francis - I hope you're excited for the holiday season (I know I am!)

In this blog post, I'm going to answer a question I received from one of my valued subscribers in a recent survey...

"What does your day look like step-by-step as in a weekly spreadsheet. If newbies like me could follow THAT process, we wouldn't have soooo much information overload and we would KNOW it works."

Naturally, I thought this was a great idea - as I strongly believe that if you want to become successful yourself, you need to do what successful people do.

So although I don't really have an "average" week due to different tasks and projects cropping up, I'll try my best to show you EXACTLY what I do (so you can copy it).

So here's my "average" working day (all times are in GMT)...

8:00AM - Wake up after 3 alarms, have breakfast (I never miss breakfast).

8:30AM - Log onto my computer and reply to my important business emails (coaching students, JV partners, solo ad vendors, etc)

9:00AM - Decide what to send to my email list today. If I haven't sent any valuable free content in 2 emails, I'll send some content via a blog post. Otherwise, I'll look for a helpful product to promote to my email list as an affiliate. I should probably do this a few days in advance, but doing it in the morning means I can be quick to react to new high-converting product launches or WSOs.

9:05AM - Research topics for a blog post OR a product to promote, based on the offer's EPC and how helpful the product is.

9:15AM - Either write the blog post, record the video tutorial, or write the email copy for the affiliate promotion.

9:45AM - Queue my email up for sending at either 7AM EST or 12PM EST, depending on whether it's a blog post or promotion (respectively).

10:00AM - Take a short 10 minute break; make a cup of good ol' English tea.

10:10AM - Work on any critical short-term tasks, gathered from my To-Do List.

11:00AM - Work for the rest of the day on any long-term projects, such as my upcoming Online Income Masterclass coaching program, taking 10-minute tea breaks every 2 hours or so. This usually involves recording videos, setting up member areas, writing sales copy, buying traffic (mainly solo ads) to build my list and similar tasks.

12:00PM - Have lunch. Sometimes this will happen slightly later if I'm busy and "in the flow" of things.

4:45PM - Reply to any business emails which have appeared throughout the course of the day.

5:00PM - If I have a coaching session with a one-on-one coaching student, spend an hour or so on GoToMeeting tutoring them. If not, I finish work and grab something to eat.

Note: Sometimes I'll have to run some errands outside of the house for a few hours, such as grocery shopping and trips to the bank - but you get the picture.

... And in all honesty, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to working.

I know of a LOT of people who get up as early as 5AM to start work, then finish at 7PM or later.

(That's a 14-hour day!)

However, I much prefer to spend time with my fiancée and my family over work any day. Nobody lies on their death bed wishing they could've spent more time away from their family to work more.

... After all, what's the point in having money if you have nobody to share it with?

Anyway, I'm rambling here.

So there are a few things you can take away from this...

  1. Always try and satisfy the long-term aspects within your business every single day. Even if you just record 1 video, write one page of your new PDF ebook, or make one new contact in your industry. Every step counts.
  2. Take regular (tea) breaks, as working on the computer for prolonged periods of time can cause annoying health issues (like not being able to see properly).
  3. Don't spend all day "checking" emails, as it doesn't accomplish anything. Instead, check and reply to them 3 times per day at the very maximum (unless something important comes up).
  4. Don't spend too long in any kind of "research" phase, as most research can be done effectively within 30 minutes at the very most.
  5. Treat this as a business, and structure your day accordingly. At the end of every day, review what you've accomplished. If you didn't get anything done, ask yourself why, then fix it the next day.

I hope this blog post has provided a valuable insight into how a successful online marketer works.

But now I have a task for you to help improve your business...

Write down your daily routine (exactly like I just did), and analyze it.

Are you spending too much time on a certain task?
Are you satisfying both short-term AND long-term projects?
Can you improve anything in your routine?

Get it done, as you'll be surprised at how much it helps you 🙂

Talk soon!
- James Francis.

P.S. What's your average working routine? Leave a comment below and let us know! 🙂

One Small Tip To Double Your Productivity

Using just one small tweak, I doubled my productivity literally overnight.

This means I can now build my business (and my income) twice as fast, and generally get stuff done a lot quicker so I can have more time off.

Watch the video below to see exactly how I did it…

 

 

Enjoy!
- James.