Posts Tagged ‘brett shelite’

How To Build A Real Lifetime Residual Income From Home With Your Home Based Business

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

To my loyal readers.

As most of you already know, over the last several years I have been advocating multiple streams of income.

The reason for this is because several years ago I built up a large organization in a network marketing company.  The ownership and management of this company quickly let all of its distributors down and went out of business.

Knowing what I know now, I can honestly say that getting involved with that company should not have happened for several reasons.  First of all it was a start up.  So of course there was a strong risk involved.

Did you know that over the last 50 years that the Direct Sales Industry has been keeping records, that around 51 thousand direct sales companies have registered to do business in the US and Canada?  Of those companies only 75 has managed to hit the $100 Million mark in cumulative sales – NOT IN A YEAR – but in the lifetime of their company.

In addition to that, it is a well known fact that most companies fail within their first year and the majority of the ones that make it that far will close their doors by the end of their second year in business.

What does that tell us?

Obviously start ups are risky and almost never make it to long term success.

After getting burned by the above mentioned company I decided to forgo MLM all together and put most of my efforts into marketing direct pay companies that pay me off of my efforts.  And I have done very well with these programs.

But these types of programs are just like a J.O.B. in a lot of ways.  There just is no real leverage involved.

However, during the last few years I have known that if I truly wanted to achieve my goal of building a real walk away residual income that I would have to get back into network marketing.


Best of Luck to you all.

Brett Shelite
The HBB Advisor

Postcard Marketing – Is Instant Postcard Wealth Real?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Hi Everone.

I just wanted to put up a quick announcement about my newest hub that I recently posted on hubpages.

You can check it out by going to Postcard Marketing – Is Instant Postcard Wealth For Real?

By the way if you are wondering how I am doing by following the exact instructions in the PCM course here you go.

I continue to receive opt-ins and sales on a daily basis.  So if you purchase the course and utilize the resell rights then you have a hot product that is proven to convert well.

In addition I continue to do postcard campaigns for a couple of my business opportunities that I promote and they continue to produce sign ups.

I am using several of the postcards that are suggested in the course and I purchased my list from one of the brokers mentioned in the course.

I have also discovered another broker that has some outstanding quality leads that are pulling very, very well for me.  I share this lead source to anyone who purchases the course from my Postcard Marketing site.

So yes… it really does work.

Best of Luck to you all.

The HBB Advisor

Postcard Profits – Can You REALLY Make Good Money With Postcard Marketing?

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I just finished answering an email about the huge potential profits available when marketing with postcards.  After sending out that email I decided that the topic of  the email was good enough to deserve a post of its own on this blog.  I hope you agree.

Can a person really start out small and make a lot of money with postcard marketing?

The answer is yes.  Let’s look at how easy it is to start out with just a few hundred dollars in marketing capital and turn that into thousands in income.  Remember that while my example starts with a few hundred dollars in marketing capital these numbers will work even if you have less money to start with.

Here are the realistic assumptions that we will use for this example…

  • The cost to mail out 100 postcards is $40.  This includes the cost of the printing, postage, and the cost of the mailing list.
  • The original marketing budget is $400.  With this you could mail out 100 cards per day for 10 days or do a single mailout to the full 1000 names.
  • The response will be 1% which is the national average for postcard marketing at the time of this post.
  • The profit per sale is $100.

Based on the above criteria if we spent the $400 marketing budget and mailed out 1,000 postcards and recieved a 1% response to the mailing we would make 10 sales for a total of $1,000.  Now we have $1,000 to spend on our next mailout or we could pocket our original $400 we spent on the mailout and only use $600 for the next campaign.

Personally I would use the full grand but lets assume you want to pocket the $400 so you no longer have any of your personal funds at risk.

Based on the numbers above $600 would allow us to do a postcard marketing campaign to 1500 people.  At only 1% response that would mean a potential 15 sales or $1500.  Now we are getting somewhere.

Now lets start picking up the pace by doubling our mailout every time we do another campaign.  If we do that then we are now able to mailout to 3,000 people at a cost of $1200 which leaves $300 profit to go in our pocket.  If 1% continue to buy that would mean 30 sales or $3,000.

That means that if we double again then we would now spend $2400 for our next mailout to 6,000 people leaving us with $600 to put in our pocket.  That’s a total of $900 in our pocket plus the original $400 we kept to pay back the original advertising funds.  Not bad for a few mailouts!

So after our last mailout to 6,000, if we stayed at the national average of 1% response rate we would make 60 sales or $6,000.  Which would allow us to double our mailout again and keep $1200 in profit.

So as you can see, it is possible to start out small and work your way up to huge profits quite quickly.

Lets recap and  take the example out a few more mailings assuming the same criteria…

  • 1st Mailing to 1,000 for $400.  10 sales for $1,000.  Keep $400
  • 2nd Mailing to 1,500 using $600 of profits from 1st mailing.   15 sales for $1500.  Keep $300
  • 3rd Mailing to 3,000 using $1200 of profits from 2nd mailing.  30 sales for $3,000.  Keep $600
  • 4th Mailing to 6,000 using $2400 of profits form 3rd mailing.  60 sales for $6,000.  Keep $1200
  • 5th Mailing to 12,000 using $4800 of profits from 4th mailing.  120 sales for $12,000.  Keep $2400
  • 6th Mailing to 24,000 using $9600 of profits from 5th mailing.  240 sales for $24,000.  Keep $14,400

If you stopped doubling your mailouts after the sixth mailing and kept mailing out to the same number of 24,000 people each time then your numbers would look like this for your seventh ( and every other mailout).

  • 7th Maling to 24,000 using $9600 of profits form 6th mailing.  240 sales for $24,000.  Keep $14,400

After only seven mailings you would be making $14,400 profit in your pocket for each mailing AFTER spending $9600 for your next mailout.

If you did one mailout per month that is $14,400 per month.  But if you did two mailouts per month you would be making $28,800 per month.  At 1 mailout per week… $14,400 per week.

All from an original marketing budget of $400 which you quickly got back.

So now do you see why all the “big guns” are using offline methods to make a huge profit online?

The key is to make sure that you know how to properly market with postcards before you do even your first mailing.  This Postcard Profits with Postcard Marketing Course is an inexpensive way to learn what works and what doesn’t.

The HBB Advisor

P.S.  If you are looking for a great program to send postcards out to check out the Your Commission Explosion team and their advertising cooperative.  This program is so powerful that it actually brought me out of “online retirement”.



Postcard Profits – The Forgotten Market – It’s Huge

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Recently, I decided to take things offline (well, not completely) and begin a new project where I can tap into a market that has been all but forgotten about since everyone has been flocking to the internet to make money.

Now keep an open mind here and hear me out. I am Certainly NOT giving up marketing online because I absolutely LOVE it… BUT, there are many folks out there who struggle to make a dime online and this simple system will help them out tremendously.

There is a postcard marketing course available online that is inexpensive but very powerful.  The information in the course is so good that the very first test campaign I did pulled a good profit for me.  Since then I have gone all out and re-invested my profits so that I can mail out several thousand postcards at a time.

Note:  This is NOT the $400+ course that is floating around on the net.  Save your money and get the one that actually has a system built in to it.

Check out Postcard Profits with Simple Little Postcards for more information on this extremely simple system.


The HBB Advisor

Postcard Profits – Inexpensive Postcard Marketing Course Will Teach You How!

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I knew that this postcard marketing course was powerful as soon as I read it.  But I quickly found out that I had actually misjudged exactly how powerful it is.

Obtaining real postcard profits really is easy once you know a few insider techniques that have already been proven to work.

After reading the course I designed a postcard that I wanted to test by using the exact copy of one of the several proven postcards in the manual.  I then went to Staples and had them print up 125 sheets on the type and color of paper the course suggests.  Since each sheet has 4 postcards once cut, I ended up with 500 cards to run my test on.  The total cost for my 500 cards was $24.32.  I could have gone to a printer and saved some money but I wanted them fast to start my test.

I started mailing out 20 cards per day the first week and then quickly upped that to 30 per day.  Within 5 days I received my first sale from my postcards.

The cards I sent out sent people directly to my affiliate page I set up to sell the postcard course itself.  One of the best parts of the course itself is the affiliate program that allows anyone who purchases the course to sell it themselves if they want to.

But the great thing about the proven postcards in the manual is the fact that they will actually work for just about anything you want to promote or sell.  So I have already sent out some postcards that has my websites to some other things I promote.

So, if you have ever considered offline marketing with postcards check out Simple Little Postcards.

Also check out my hub that I recently put up on hubpages.

Postcard Profits – Going Offline To Make A Fortune Online


The HBB Advisor