Reading the comments from yesterday’s post, I got the overwhelming confirmation and I must admit, satisfaction that changing yesterday’s topic was the right thing to do. Thank you dearly, my dear readers!
Instead of writing the Day 6 topic, Social Media Personal Branding Success Stories, I chose to share with you some personal stuff, and my thoughts of being open to sponteneity and doing what feels right. In the process, I got to share with you a little bit more about me on a more personal level… without oversharing this time… (Some people might consider these “oversharing”: “My Story of Woe” or “The Breaking Point and How I Found The Solution”.
Now here’s the confession that I said I’d make…. ready? Here it is:: “I’m making this all up as I go!”
Seriously! But let me repeat that again for the hard at reading… “I’M MAKING THIS ALL UP AS I GO!”
Huh? What do I mean by that? Think of it this way.
Sure I outlined my daily topics in my “Get Immortalized! Be In My eBook!! post of what I’m going to write about in this month’s #Blog30 Challenge hosted by Jeannette Cates. so you know I’m The Man with The Master Plan.
I’m the co-founder of Pro Manager, an online publishing house of digital goods, with a built-in Social Networking System, Multiple Revenue Engines and a 2-Tier Affiliate Program.
And sure The Pro Manager System with The Ultimate Social Media Personal Branding Platform has the potential to grow extremely viral even with just the Beta version of the prototype that we’re rolling out with.
But for the record, I want you to know that I’m on the level with you when I say that Life has no dress rehearsals and that every moment is as unique and powerful… and with the potential to positively add to your Personal Brand! Because when you’re feeling it… and you know you’re feeling it… like you’re in the Flow… you just let the current take you in the direction where you’re meant to go. With that in mind, I’m making this all up on the fly!
Now the case studies of success stories that I’m citing…
THESE PEOPLE ARE SUCCESSFUL AS A DIRECT RESULT OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONAL BRANDING.
They used social media to brand themselves using their own systems… but once you look at enough marketing landing pages and read enough sales copy, you’ll begin to see a pattern to what they’re doing… Imagine if you looked at thousands of landing pages, spent countless hours watching hundreds of marketing videos, and attend endless webinars and teleseminars until finally someone lays out the step-by-step formula in a way that makes sense, and it creates the emotional connection … and create a loyal following and compells them to keep reading your newsletters, keep returning to your blog, and eventually buy something you’re selling or promoting as an affiliate.
When I saw that formula, that’s when it finally clicked together. “VOILA! I GOT IT!”
Now the people who “got it” before I did, they’re well on their way in building their brand and creating financial freedom. As the software programmer for the Beta prototype, I’ve had my head buried in code for forever that looking back on it now, I should have outsourced more of it rather than developing it myself.
But as it were, the 8+ years of researching and developing, beta testing, rebranding, retesting and redeveloping The Pro Manager System to get to the current Beta stage was very well spent, as we’ve completely bootstrapped it with our life savings and minimum investments from a few close friends. We were so focused on too broad of a niche, we totoally missed the initial Social Media Wave that’s created multi-millionaires in short time and many other success stories of people becoming financially free!
When we took a step back at the Pro Manager System, and looked at it from different points of view, as an Affiliate Marketer would see it… or an Original Content Producer… or a Network Marketer… or a Charitable Organization looking to raise funds for worthy social causes… or a student looking to fund their own way through school because their parents were laid off… or an online Social Gamer looking to play games and win big money…
That’s when it all clicked together, oh so beautiful!
That’s when we re-integrated the blogging package (in WordPress + Plugins and Themes) and packaged and promoted it as The Ultimate Social Media Personal Branding Platform, we knew it was like going from driving the family minivan to say… how about one of these cars that Jonathan Budd won in Mike Dillard’s affiliate contest, a $140,000 Audi R8.
Since then, every time I go to any landing page, I see elements of that Secret Blue Print embedded in each one. And it’s the same Blue Print that I used to structure the outline of my #Blog30 Challenge.
Here’s a list of folks that are succeeding wildly using the same concepts, nearly identical blue prints to brand themselves blogging about what they’re passion about, and rising to the top in their niches and in Jonathan’s case, to the top of his Industry!
A little heavy on the “NLP” stuff tho, but Jonathan and I are Bros so don’t tell him I said that!
- the amount of passion you put into it
- the level of personal sharing you’re willing to open up to
- of course, the # of blog posts you make