MAK Interview at the National Speakers Meeting in St. Louis
How long have you been an Internet Marketing Expert?
That is a great question, and to answer I should share my story. My defining moment in my life happened in late 2000. About 6 months before, I had been laid off my corporate job and joined my father in an internet venture to sell highly impulsive products via the internet.
At the beginning, things were great. We were planning, crunching numbers, cracking jokes knowing that we are going to make millions with my father as a merchandising genius and I somewhat computer savvy. We were so excited and I kept saying to myself “We’re gonna be rich. We are going to be so rich.” After we launched our small business web site, we were not selling enough to make a profit and I started to get scared, I mean really scared. Then one week the orders slowly began to drop off. At that point, I just remember laying awake at night (my wife next to me and my 2 babies down the hall) thinking “Oh my God! How can this be? How can WE NOT be selling millions right now? What about the kids? What about the house?” I kept running things over and over in my head. We had our small business web site professionally built. We have ad’s running on Google. We were smart with our pricing. My father knows what products are impulsive and what we have are winners. So, what am I missing? How are others doing this?” I tossed and turned for nights on end just to awake the next day and walk into our tiny 10X10 office in Palatine. I’d sit with hopes that there would be orders and usually, there weren’t towards the end.
After days of the torment I took a step back and started to ask the question “What are we missing?” I mean we are educated and smart and know our business inside and out. So how come I keep hearing about everyone doing well on the internet and we can’t make a profit? The only thing that kept coming up was the fact that our site was no where to be found on the search engines unless we were paying for an ad. Could that be it? Could this be the key?
I just had to shut up the voices in my head and at that very moment, I made a commitment to immerse myself in absolutely everything that had to do with internet marketing, traffic and search engines. I read just about every book on internet marketing and search engine marketing I could get my hands on. I would call up SEO experts across the United States trying to squeeze some secret they use to get high rankings. I even took a Google Boot Camp course that was available. I essentially decided to become a mini-expert on how to get visitors to a web site via the search engines.
I tested all the avenues suggested by the experts and within less than 8 months, we were getting a good steady stream of orders. But the code wasn’t really cracked until a good friend of mind gave me an ebook about selling on the internet. The author was smart and gave one piece of advice that has changed my life. “If you think everyone comes into your site on the first page, well then you aren’t thinking like a marketing guru.
Right then and there, BAM…THAT’S IT!! I had it, I finally had it!!
During this process, I had an epiphany! The thing that I enjoyed MOST about my newly found treasure was that few knew about what I developed! Seeing what makes the search engine tick was the ticket for me.
Soon, my friends and colleagues heard about my discovery and kept pulling me to the side and asking “Matt, could you look at my web site and get me to the top like you did for your site? What am I doing wrong? Can you help me?” I’d give them two or three things to do and told them I will personally implement their homework on to their site. We’d wait a week or two and “BAM”!! They usually fell on the first of Google!!!!!!”
I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other self-employed, sole practitioners, and corporate marketing directors get their web site on the first page of Google and gain more visitors in record time.
Since then, I’ve worked with hundreds of private clients, spoken in front of groups, and have created The “Build it and They Will Come System”; a series of 10 important practice-building steps every web site owner needs to apply to get more visitors from the search engines.
What Type Of Clients Do You Have?
I work with small business owners, mid size, national, and corporate….I work with everyone! People just like you trying to get their business to the next level who have never been taught exactly how to set up systems that will drive visitors to their web site. They are looking for a web site that is always working on getting visitors and closing sales. That said, the professions I’ve worked with run the whole gamut.
Does this really work?
Yes! The result of my work is an approach that over time and with your dedication, works consistently to gain the first page of Google and any other search engine for hundreds of key phrases that will drive more traffic than you would ever think about.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to:
- Gain more visitors
- Create a compelling marketing message that will increase sales
- Make your company stand out in your industry and in the marketplace
- Have created a Client or Customer Attraction strategy
- 1st page rankings, more opportunity to have referrals sent to you from other businesses.
- Create greater exposure and visibility for your business
- Learn time saving techniques that will dramatically cut down your learning curve
- Implement systems so you consistently market your services easily and can finally stop struggling to get clients, for good.
Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?
Yes, I encourage you to!
How quickly can I expect results?
Obviously, this depends on how long you’ve been in business and how much you put into the assignments I give you. That said, virtually all clients see results within the first couple of months in the form of increased visitors, clients who stay longer on the site, more revenue, turning more prospects into paying clients and more referrals from these clients.
Will I recover the investment I put into this program?
Yes, a resounding Yes! Many clients are excited to report that they were able to cover their investment within 3 months.
Matt, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to work with. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your business goals…
I only allow 2 new clients per month so please call me as soon as you can to discuss scheduling and proposal pricing.
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