Saturday, August 1, 2015

Home Based Business Ideas UK: Can You Really Retire Through Internet Marketing S...

Home Based Business Ideas UK: Can You Really Retire Through Internet Marketing S...: Are you bombarded with emails promising you that you can 'retire young and rich' through using their marketing internet scheme, or ...

Retire Young And Rich Through Internet Marketing Schemes

Bombarded with emails promising you that you can 'retire young and rich' through using their marketing internet scheme, or you can 'get out of the rat race' with this or that automated online system? And were you, like I was, often disappointed when you clicked on the 'buy now' button only to find it was some complicated software that failed to bring in an avalanche of income - partly because you never understood how to use it?

Over the years I have researched and tried a number of different online marketing programs (invariably from America), courses and blogging with varying degrees of success. I have made money from the internet, but never quite found the nirvana product that could earn you money while you sleep or lie on a beach with your laptop - personally I can't read the screen in bright sunshine!

Also, some of the methods I used 5 years ago were no longer bringing in the same results. I needed to upgrade my skills and knowledge as the market had moved on. At this point I was beginning to wonder if it was really possible to earn a living and 'retire' though online marketing.

Then one evening on a crowded train from London I picked up a copy of the Evening Standard and saw a piece about a British guy, Andrew Reynolds, giving away a free copy of his best selling book, 'Copy This Idea'.

There was a picture of a man relaxing under a palm tree on a tropical beach with his laptop. The headline read:

'Is this the lazy man's way to make money? Free Book''.

Well, that grabbed my attention! I'm pretty lazy, I want to make money and I like free stuff!

Copy This Idea' tells the story of how, starting from nothing in his spare bedroom in Surrey, Andrew Reynolds made £50 million from home-based businesses and online marketing. I wanted to know more about this guy.

I quickly ordered a free copy of 'Copy This Idea', paying a not unreasonable £1 charge for postage, and was then offered an upgrade to a internet marketing course and newsletter on a free trial money back guarantee basis. "What the heck" I said to myself and clicked the order button.

A few days later I received the free paperback book in the post, along with a set of DVD's and module 1 of the Cash on Demand internet marketing course. All looking good so far, the book is very interesting, the course looks great and at this point I haven't paid a penny for them (apart from the £1 postage fee). In theory, I could even copy everything and return the whole lot for a full refund! But I don't.

A few weeks later I get the opportunity to meet the £50 million man, along with 3000 other people, at his Entrepreneur Boot Camp in Brighton.

Why give a way a book that sells in WH Smith and Amazon for £9.99? In a nutshell, the free book offer is a way of building a database of more customer, which is fair enough in my book, pardon the pun!

There were other great speakers at the boot camp all talking about home-based business ideas and making money from: online trading, social media and buy-to-let properties with no money down - one of the speakers has built a portfolio 400 buy-to-let properties without using a penny of his own money! I booked a place on his course on the spot.

One of the most interesting speakers was Simon Coulson who runs the Internet Business School from a farm house in Kent. In fact it's the actual farm used for the TV series The Darling Buds of May, which launched the career of movie star and wife of Michael Douglas Catherine Zeta Jones.

What I liked about Simon was that, unlike some companies, he offered a full range of courses (online and residential) on everything from getting started online to Facebook and social media, LinkedIn, email marketing, Amazon and more. His courses can be a taken online to a full 3 day live residential Internet Diploma course on the Darling Buds of May farm, which I am doing, He was the only one who offers ncfe accredited UK diploma courses.

Although he has shared the stage with the likes of Richard Branson, Lord Sugar, Tony Robbins and Brian Tracey, and made over £10 million from internet marketing, Simon concentrated on content rather than hype. He now teaches others how to do what he learned through trial and error.

The guys on his stand were former students now making their living full-time online, as well as teaching some of the courses. That impressed me because they could answer any question, knew what they were talking about and were generous with advice.

So can you really make a living or retire through online or internet marketing working from a home-based business? Having doubted this a few months ago I am now convinced that you can work from home and make money online provided you have the right internet training and support, and products to market. If you try tinker at it on your own you will not make it. Nearly all businesses use the internet these days, so it's not some obscure idea. The internet boom is only just starting, according to the experts, and we can all ride the next wave.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Home Based Business Ideas UK: Meeting the £50 million pound man

Home Based Business Ideas UK: Meeting the £50 million pound man: On a sunny July weekend in Brighton over 2000 people fill an arena to see a marketing genius who has reputedly made over £50 million from h...

Millionaire who made an online fortune from his spare room

On a sunny July weekend in Brighton over 2000 people fill an arena to see a marketing genius who has reputedly made over £50 million from a UK home-based businesses.

Andrew Reynolds started his home-based business from his living room over 15 years ago and has gone on to make a fortune selling products through direct mail, TV shopping channels and more recently on the internet.

What's even more remarkable is that Mr Reynolds, who admits to being little known outside his own industry, has done all this with almost no employees, no fancy offices and no flying around in balloons.

The 'Entrepreneur Boot Camp' is the brainchild of Andrew Reynolds who shared the stage with a host of leading speakers on subjects ranging from social media and internet marketing, online currency trading and property investment. Entrance was free, but with a optional donation paid direct to a charity.

The audience is made up of a wide cross-section of people of all ages from budding teenage entrepreneurs to retirees looking to supplement their pensions. Some I spoke to were already in the online marketing or home based business, whilst others were complete beginners hoping to find a way out of the rat race and daily grind of work.

With Andrew Reynolds holding his Free Book

Following his hour long talk before his adoring fans, I grab a chance to meet the £50 million man and pose for a photo whilst he promotes his latest money making plan - to give away 100,000 copies of his best-selling book 'Copy This Idea' for free. Yes, that's right, he is giving away copies of a book which sells in WH Smith's for £9.99, absolutely free (apart from a small postage fee)!

Copy This Idea was the No 1 WH Smith business book and earned a place in the Sunday Times top 10 list when it was first published and is a fascinating and easy read for a business book. The book takes you though Andrew Reynolds's personal journey from attending a seminar in the U.S. to building a huge fortune in direct mail and online marketing.

The photo is taken by his personal security man, keeping a close eye on the marketing guru, who is constantly surrounded by his subjects wherever he goes in the arena.

The multi-millionaire is friendly and quite unassuming, smartly dressed in a dark blue suit and open collar sky blue shirt. We chat briefly before he is whisked away by his PA for another meeting.

Unlike some of the speakers, who came from as far afield as Ireland and America, the event organiser and main attraction, made himself available to speak to endless lines of attendees for pretty much the whole of the three day marketing extravaganza.

After giving their talk, the lineup of expert speakers offer delegates an opportunity to enroll on courses and programmes designed to them get started in the business. It's easy to get carried along by the wave of enthusiasm and I soon find myself rushing to the 'back of the room' and signing up for courses including Andrew Reynolds's own VIP Accelerator programme of learning and coaching.

So why would anyone want to give away 100,000 books, worth over a million pounds on the retail market, at enormous cost for free? The reason is simple - to build a larger customer base. If you want to find out more, order a free 'Copy This Idea and learn about the £50 million pound man for yourself. Click HERE for more information.