A few weeks ago, I suggested to one of my business partners that we invite their customers to participate in a conference call.
There was important news in their industry, and I believed their customers would pay to find out about it.
Turns out, I was right!
My business partner sent an e-mail inviting their customers to dial into the conference call to hear me explain the news to them.
To listen, we charged them $59 per person.
Since we sent the invitations via e-mail to our existing customer lists, our marketing cost was zero: no printing, no postage, and zero advertising expense.
Of those prospects who received our e-mail inviting them to attend the teleseminar, 378 signed up for the conference, paying online with their credit cards.
At $59 per attendee, that's a gross revenue of $22,302 - not bad for doing little more than hitting a button on your PC and distributing a text e-mail to your list.
Of course, that's gross revenues. There are some expenses, such as paying a phone service bureau to manage the "bridge line" that allows hundreds of people to listen all at once.
The service bureau also records the call, which we promised to send on CD to the participants as a free bonus, increasing our costs.
This reduced our net revenue for the teleconference to $19,642 ... still not bad for such little time and effort.
Anyway, the call was scheduled for a Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm - just one hour.
At around 1:55pm, I dialed into the call.
We began at 2pm, and ended promptly at 3pm.
At 3:01 pm, I hung up the phone - and immediately starting typing whatever writing project I had been working on before we started.
Total investment of my time: 66 minutes. Total marketing investment: zero dollars.
A few weeks later, in my mail, I found an envelope from my business partner.
It contained my 50% split of the net profit from our teleconference call.
The check was for $9,821 ... and as I held it in my hands, I realized this was probably the most money I have ever gotten for an hour's worth of my labor.
And what easy labor it was: nothing but chatting on the phone for an hour to a group of people.
No getting on a plane to give a speech ... no difficult consulting assignment trying to figure out a solution to a client's vexing problem.
Just talking to people about a subject I knew well, as easy as chatting to your best friend or mother over the phone about a favorite topic.
I realized then I had stumbled on a gold mine ... an incredibly easy way to make a LOT of money with minimal time and effort.
Just how much money can you make giving teleseminars -- either your own or for other marketers?
My "take home pay" for a 60 to 90-minute teleseminar typically ranges from hundreds of dollars to thousands -- depending on the subject, audience, and arrangement.
The LEAST I ever make for a call is $500 an hour. But on many calls, I've earned $4,000 to $8,000 or more for an easy hour's work.
How much effort is involved?
Very, very little.
Here's what you have to do to make $1,000 an hour or more holding teleseminars:
Come up with a topic an audience would be interested in hearing and willing to pay anywhere from $29 to $179 for.
E-mail an invitation to people on your list and other lists who you believe are interested in that topic - interested enough that they would give an hour or so of their time and a modest amount of money to learn more about it from you.
Arrange with any of a number of teleconference companies (I'll share their names and contact information with you) who can handle the technical aspects of audio conferencing in exchange for a modest fee you pay them.
At the agreed upon time and date, give a direct, straightforward talk about your topic over the phone.
Answer a few questions from the audience.
Take the money, deposit it in your bank account, and make yourself thousands of dollars richer for about an hour's work.
Well, mostly it is. But there are a few things you need to know - and a few tricks of the trade that can help ensure your event makes you a lot of money.
Grab your share of the huge profits others
are already making in teleseminars today.
My collaborator Kim Stacey and I produced an e-book, Teleseminar Profits, designed to help you quickly and easily get into the highly lucrative teleseminar business.
What many people don't realize is that you don't have to be a big company with a staff and a lot of money to do this.
Almost all of the marketing is done online, so the advertising costs are virtually zero.
There's no hotel room to rent. No need to supply your attendees with coffee, sodas, and snacks ...
... which if you've ever promoted live seminars, you know can add up to a small fortune in no time, given the inflated rates hotel catering departments charge seminar companies who rent their rooms.
There's no travel, food, and lodging for either you or the attendees. Everyone - the sponsor, the speakers, the students - dials in from their own phone, at their own expense.
In fact, you often don't even have to pay the speaker!
If YOU are the expert giving the teleseminar, there's no outside speaker fee.
But if you interview experts, they'll often do the program at no charge in exchange for the promotion and publicity the event gives them and their products.
Teleseminars are an ideal business or profit center for writers ... authors ... consultants ... subject matter experts ... service firms ... publishers ... information marketers ... marketers ... and anyone who has specialized knowledge they want to share with others - and get paid to do so!
And in her best-selling e-book Teleseminar Profits, Kim Stacey reveals everything you need to know to grab your share of the cash your fellow entrepreneurs are raking in every week in teleseminars today.
6 reasons why promoters consider teleseminars the "perfect" product to sell online. Page 10.
Build an informative, educational teleseminar - and create an event your attendees will rave about -- with the PSA formula. Page 29.
11 ways to profit from marketing and promoting your own teleseminars. The first one alone can earn you as much as $20,000 in just 60 minutes! See page 11.
Teleseminar prices range from $19.95 to $189. Rule of thumb reveals what to charge for yours. Page 20.
Why some promoters don't charge a penny for their teleseminars ... and how you can turn attendees at your free teleseminars into paying customers. Page 19.
Best topics for teleseminars. Here's the one key theme that virtually all profitable teleseminars share. Weave it into your topic and you're virtually assured a winner. Page 12.
How to write an e-mail that gets people to pull out their credit cards and register for your teleseminar immediately. Page 37.
8 key ingredients to ensure a successful teleseminar - and where to find each. Page 18.
How to design teleseminar presentations that knock your attendees socks off ... and get them coming back to every new teleseminar you promote. Page 26.
Create a great teleseminar with virtually no "preparation" - the art of interviewing your subject "off the cuff." Page 15.
14 ways to market and promote your teleseminar so you have a full house ... and collect thousands of dollars in registration fees online. Page 22.
Pricing the teleseminar "package" - should the fee include the call only? Or does it pay to add "extras" such as a PDF of the transcript, a CD recording of the call, or a special bonus report? Page 20.
9 steps to ensure a smooth opening to your seminar and a high clarity call over the bridge line. Page 27.
Maximize your profits with a teleseminar series instead of a single event. Charge up to $790 or more ... and collect all the money up front before holding a single call! Page 15.
A model teleseminar schedule - minute-by-minute agenda for your call takes out all the guesswork and puts attendees at ease. Page 28.
7 things you can do when you are the teleseminar presenter to make sure your talk goes off without an embarrassing hitch (like the UPS man banging on your door during the middle of your talk!). Page 30.
Simple formula calculates your ROI and shows how much profit you make from every event you produce. Page 32.
Turn your tele-seminars into audio CDs offered as free premiums. Page 107.
And so much more. Just follow the simple advice in Teleseminar Profits, and you could be giving your first teleseminar - and making thousands of dollars in pure profits - within a few weeks from today. It's that easy!
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A complete "teleseminar business kit"
In Teleseminar Profits, you get literally everything you need to instantly launch your own profitable teleseminar business, whether you do it as a sideline or your main source of revenue.
A Library of Model Teleseminar Promotions. E-mail invitations, follow-ups, confirmations, reminders, and other online promotions you need to market your teleseminar. Why reinvent the wheel? Model your own efforts after these winners instead. Starts on page 37.
Teleseminar Forms Library. Pre-event questionnaires, thank-yous, surveys, post-event evaluations, and other forms you'll need in your teleseminar business. Saves you hours of writing time. Begins on page 62.
Resource Library. Teleseminar hosting services, bridge lines, event registration and payment services, recording and duplication services, survey sites, message boards and forum sites, audio seminar training, shopping carts, Web page design and upload tools. See page 82.
Worksheets. Set of 5 worksheets for teleseminar design and planning. See page 88.
Your success is guaranteed -- or your money back.
That's right. If, after reviewing Teleseminar Profits, you don't agree that I've shown you exactly what you need to do to make $500 ... $1,000 ... even $5,000 an hour or more simply by talking on the telephone ... just let me know within 90 days.
We'll refund your $39 payment in full. No questions asked. That way, you risk nothing
So, what are you waiting for? Read Teleconference Profits tonight, and you could be on you way to making $1,000 to $10,000 or more from your very first teleconference ... literally within a few weeks!
Maybe you'll just do one teleconference, make a few thousand bucks, and decide you aren't really that interested in talking on the phone for money. Even if you only do one event and earn just $1,000, that's more than 30 times what you paid for our e-book!
But more likely, you'll get hooked by the "teleconference bug" ... and realize, like I have, this is one of the best ways on the planet to make quick, easy money.
Either way, the teleseminar secrets revealed in this manual can enable you to earn, any time you need money, $500 to $5,000 an hour or more ... simply by talking on the telephone.
So what are you waiting for? You can potentially earn $1,000 to $10,000 or more on your very first event (my latest grossed over $20,000).
And, after reviewing our material, you decide it's not for you, just let me know and we'll immediately refund every penny you paid. That way, you risk nothing.
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P.S. Although most of your events will be teleseminars, another product you can offer your customers is a "Webinar."
A Webinar is just like a teleseminar in that you deliver an audio presentation to a group of attendees who listen over the telephone ... except the Webinar has an added component, visuals.
In the Webinar, attendees can view PowerPoint slides for your presentation. The PowerPoint is posted on a special Web site that only paid attendees can access using their passcodes.
As a special bonus, when you order Teleseminar Profits within the next 7 days, I'll include a FREE Bonus Report, Webinar Profits (it's a a special supplement starting on page 96 of Teleseminar Profits) that reveals how to break into the exciting - and profitable - Webinar business.
Why Webinars are growing in popularity ... and their incredible advantages over ordinary teleseminars.
In Webinar Profits, you'll learn:
Technology requirements for delivering both the audio and visual Webinar content to your attendees.
Value-added Webinar capabilities such as Web tours, audience polling, applications sharing, and interactivity.
7 important steps to ensure the success of your first Webinar ... and your next ... and the ones after that.
Mini-directory of Webinar service providers: companies you can hire to host your Webinars
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