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Marketing Secrets:  Take the Marketing Challenge!

by Dave Cottrell

Marketing secrets are those things you wish you knew but everyone else but you seems to know them, already.  Today, I have good news.  It’s not as secret as you may have been led to believe, and it’s not as expensive, either.  Take this marketing challenge;  it could change your life.

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This is a challenge for you I think most people trying to make money online ought to take me up on.  I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.

First, let me get this off my chest…

Not that long ago, I opened my email and saw yet another program being promoted by “friends” from various popular social media communities who will likely never make dime with it, but who WILL pay money out of their pockets to the parent company, put money into the pockets of someone in their upline, and then be disillusioned once again about network marketing in general.

There it was, yet another powerline opportunity, where all you do is join and then make an unbelievable pile of cash with no work and no money ever… Right after you first buy this nice bridge I have for sale…

Take the marketing Challenge

Never ever believe anybody who tells you you can make money in anything without doing any work!  They’re not telling you the truth!  I can’t say it much clearer than this:  Don’t believe the hype!  It doesn’t matter how simple you’ve been told it’s going to be, how little work they say you’re going to have to do, or how much money you’ve been told you’re going to make;  you are being lied to.

The simple facts are this: The average person involved in any network marketing opportunity, online or off, will sponsor three or less people in their lifetime!  Those are solid statistics, and they are universal. Only a few ever learn how to sponsor any more than that and many never even sponsor three.

Read the rules!  You know… the thing called the “compensation plan…”

Almost all these hyped-up programs will not pay you before you sponsor three or more paid members. Most of the best network marketing programs  will not pay you until you have sponsored at least two paid members and often more.

If you don’t know how to sponsor people, it’s a waste of time and money for you to invest time and money into any program at all. You might just as well take your money and toss it in the fire. The results will be the same, guaranteed.

Don’t believe anyone who tells you differently – whether they know it or not (and many do not, because they’ve been lied to, as well), they are not telling you the truth.

Here’s my marketing secret and this is the challenge:  Join the PIPS program and bring in just three people who we will train to do the same thing. You can see my custom made affiliate page, made free for me, at http://www.thewinningaffiliate.com .  It is so super simple to join, you’ll wonder why everybody isn’t doing it.

It’s FREE to join and you don’t have to upgrade to make money. In other words, you never, ever have to pay a membership fee unless you choose to.  (Hint – start making money and upgrade out of that money to take it to the next level.)  This company is interested in selling products, advertising – not in paying people to recruit.  Once you sign up, you are in business with your very own done-for-you business.  Your task, as with any business, including the “brick-and-mortar” businesses of the real world, is to let people know you’re in business.  This particular affiliate system also provides you (again, at no charge) a thirty day training program that will show you exactly how to do this.  This works for almost any business you may ever be involved in.

Because companies that use affiliate programs to market their products sell a lot of product with this model, they also pay you commissions on the business generated by people you sponsor and people they sponsor, sometimes down many levels, plus residuals. It’s a very good and realistic marketing system, and it pays very well.  Most online millionaires made their fortunes, not on MLM, but as affiliates.  It’s a lucrative business model and always will be.  Everybody wins.

The “marketing secrets” that have made more than one millionaire are not secret, at all.  It’s just that while so many people are scrambling like made to find those marketing secrets, there’s already a system in place that works, and it’s yours for the taking.  Much like the prospectors of the gold rush days who madly stumbled right over some of the biggest nuggets ever found, most people are missing this.  Those who are soberly and carefully looking are discovering those “nuggets” and making a lot of money.

If you’ve already read this far, I want to specifically invite you to join the PIPS system:  I challenge you to join a truly free opportunity and then sponsor three people into that business and will gladly help you do it.

If you do that, you will be on your way to building a real business, and you will not be out of pocket to find out if you can do it.

I’m not going to guarantee that you’ll make a pot of money by sponsoring only three people, but I DO guarantee you won’t lose money doing it!  Furthermore, you don’t have to sponsor anyone to make money with an affiliate program.

Think about golf (I love par 3 golf)!  What’s perhaps the most important thing to know about golf?  Yep.  Follow through on your swing.  The number one reason some people will never make money with an affiliate program is because they don’t follow through.  I can see that so easily from my own stats.  I have long lists of people I’ve sponsored over the years who haven’t made their first nickel as an affiliate, and you know why?  They haven’t followed through.  They’ve never provided the most basic information for their done-for-you free website, nor promoted even the most basic (and lucrative) affiliate link.  How do they think they can possibly make money like that?  If you’re going to take the marketing challenge, follow through!

The next challenge is this:  Make at least fifty dollars with this company in the next ninety days.  I know you might think that’s ridiculous, but let me ask you:  Have you ever made any money online?

Fifty dollars may not seem like very much, but it’s fifty dollars more than you had, and if you can make fifty dollars online, you can make any amount you want. You simply repeat what you did to earn the first fifty dollars and it will grow.

Here are some handy free tools that can help you generate new customers:


  1. Free Traffic Builders
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  3. Marketing/Promotion Discussion List with 23,000 subscribers
  4. Free Web Pages
  5. Free Marketing Course by Email
  6. Free Ads
  7. My Advertising Pays
  8. The Secret of Free Traffic

Make a request in the comments, below, to ask for tips about these and other free advertising tools that will help you get started.  You can get a free website all set up for you HERE.

Did you decide to take the marketing challenge?  Good!  Here is the final challenge:  Teach others to do the same thing.

When you sponsor others, you’re multiplying your business.  Therefore, if you make fifty dollars in your first ninety days, you teach the affiliates you sponsor how to do the same thing.

Note that you should not expect everyone who signs up through your link  to do something.  Many won’t.  They’re looking for the non-existent get rich quick scheme and they’re never going to be worth even trying to work with.  They don’t want to work.  They want instant riches with no effort.

Instead, look for three people to work with.  That’s the industry average, so make that your immediate goal, something like your monetary goal of fifty dollars in your first ninety days.  Remember, Noah had no experience in ark building when he started, and it took him a hundred years to build it, but he took the challenge, never quit, and here we all are, today!

Just like you build a house (or in Noah’s case, an ark) plank by plank, nail by nail, you build a successful business one step at a time, too.   The fifty dollar challenge is the first plank in unlocking the marketing secrets you’ve been trying to discover.  The three sponsored and active affiliates are the next plank.  Helping them to each make fifty dollars in their first ninety days is the next plank.  Rinse and repeat.


I welcome your comments below in the comment section and would love to hear from you, even if it’s just to say hi.  If you have a question, I will do my best to answer it.  Feel free to keep the conversation going with anyone who drops by.  This is a friendly place.




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