The Balance of Life in an Online Business

It truly takes an out of the box thinker to be able do what I have done. My journey will be briefly summed up below and I hope it inspires someone out there chasing that all mighty dollar to riches.

When I was in college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying for my Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering, I knew that soon after graduation, I’d have to start living a life of joining the working class American. If you have heard my story before, you would have known that after working 4 summer internships with Hewlett-Packard (Mountain View, CA and San Diego, CA)  and one of those internships over at Xerox in Los Angeles I was left with a cancelled job offer upon graduation. It was not fun and dating my wife Xochitl at the time, my dreams crumbled. It wasn’t easy finding work without the proper connections and building those trusting relationships.

So I went rogue. I dove into the world of Network Marketing in 2001 to truly learn real world experiences of being rejected in sales and understanding how to build myself up for objections. For those that can build a genuine attitude in the industry of network marketing, you can absolutely succeed. I took a lot of education in network marketing and brought it to all the jobs and businesses I built over the years.

There is one misleading portion that should be clear when you run any business. If you don’t build a passive income business, the business will run you. We see it with people who own restaurants where the business doesn’t grow outside of the family business. It won’t ever scale and unless you’re willing to let go of control, it won’t scale out of your hands. What exactly do I mean? You’re running a business like a job. Yep like a job! The moment you stop showing up, the business stops generating money / processing orders. Now don’t get me wrong, it takes a very special recruiter to find someone to treat your business like theirs. A very special person. We are living in a push button society where folks just don’t hustle like they use to.

After not having much success in several passive businesses, I knew what I had was I was highly motivated. In 2009, I went heavy into learning how to market on the internet without sounding like a robot. How to essentially be a magnet where people want to join you instead of you chasing them. This concept known as Attraction Marketing absolutely changed the game for me. In 2010, I was able to link up with some top online marketers who had lists bigger than mine and people that trusted them. We did what’s known as Junior Venturing (JVed) to be able to sell and scale up a course I developed to help folks get traffic to their website. After generating over $35,000 in commissions on this product I knew there was a need for education. Being super techy, I found my niche of helping the average Joe.

In 2011, after applying the strategies to my Network Marketing companies I was involved in, my wife Xochitl was looking for something to do online. So I found Drop-shipping to be a great place to start. I moved into teaching her how to drop-ship but at the same time I saw value in teaching those how to go sell items they would enjoy online. At first I gave the training to my list for free for them joining me in a network marketing company and then eventually turned the system to what it is known today as EliteDropShippers.com  The concept helped so many people that we trained just shy of 800 people. The video modules are broken down from new members to more advanced members.  Additionally, some folks I trained on how to build their own branded store outside of dropshipping from eBay / Amazon so that they can keep the 12%+ commissions that these sites were taking from them.

In 2015, I got a call that forever changed my life. It was in a way of walking closer to my faith life and I answered the Lord’s call to move into a different direction of having passion to help build my wife on her next business to allow her to still work from home and be with the kids. It had to be this way as we have been home schooling them. We launched an ecommerce store and that store has kept us busy since then. The nice thing is that it’s a physical product niche so we’re not just sitting in our chairs all day on the computer. This business has been alive and well still growing in love. She found something that she enjoys doing and I support her in that. Needless to say, she triples what she use to bring home as a first grade teacher in California. Amazing right? We definitely need to take care of our teachers more.

Now in 2019 – I find myself reinventing myself of what is working now in marketing. The key thing is staying plugged in. It is said that content marketing daily will produce you traffic within 48 hours. Therefore, learn to enjoy and blog your heart out. I actually enjoy writing topics like these because of my personal experience. Ultimately, you will always do better on things you can get excited about.

Finally, there is nothing wrong with having a job. I see a lot of marketers out there knocking on jobs, but if it wasn’t for our jobs in the past, we wouldn’t have been able to fund our next business venture without getting into heavy debt. I think if you invest $1000 and you are getting a return in your investment within 3 months or less, re-evaluate your time/process and either continue investing or move away from what you’re currently investing your time in.

Side note: By no means am I a professional writer, so forgive me, I do my best to bring quality content to my readers. Stay strong in your Plan A… Plan B… or C. Commitment is key. Consider spending 1…2 hours a day on your business part-time connecting with customers who have interest.

To your success,

Cesar Ramirez

P.S. If you still haven’t found a method to build up wealth, here’s a cool project that I’ve been a part of since 2013 silently. It has survived the test of time and at the end of the day, it’s a business that can truly build from your cell phone without having to chase your family or friends (unless you want to of course). [Click Here]

P.S.S. If you’re stuck on how to automate your online marketing efforts, let’s do a quick 15 minute discovery call so I can maybe assist you on growing your currently opportunity. If I cannot help, no big deal, let’s stay connected. Click here so I understand what areas of help you need assistance.

ES 002: Ray Higdon 2017 Episode 2 Invest Learn Teach Podcast

Ray Higdon 2017

This is Episode 2 of the Embedded Strategies Podcast. The gentleman I’m about to bring out is someone who took the saying of  “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”
into fruition for me.

That’s right Mr. Ray Higdon is a leader that came out and served from the back of all of his people on his team in a Network Marketing company he and I were a part of in 2010. He saw that I was putting people into his organization through my Craigslist marketing and he wanted me to come out and teach his team. It’s because of this connection that I was able to create a product that helped hundreds of people change their marketing strategies to attract local folks in their business from Craigslist.

Today I’m bringing out Ray to have him share the story of how he became a success and to understand that you can make yourself available if you attract humble leaders into your business. He is the husband of the beautiful Jessica Higdon who I had in my first Podcast.

Disclaimer: This is my affiliate link for Ray’s First 90s Day’s in Network Marketing. These purchases assist you in business and assist me in funding these podcasts and bringing out these great leaders.

Buy here: http://cesarramirez.com/RayHigdonFirst90Days

 

Legoland, Carlsbad with Dr. Veronica (Sister)

Lead Generation Webinar Tonight

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Hello my friends!

This is a reminder of tonight’s awesome event with a long time friend who
has rocked it with lead generation in the internet space. If you caught my
boo-boo, it’s at 6pm Pacific / “9pm (Eastern)”. I wrote 7pm Eastern on my last
email and so make sure you make note of that eastern time folks!

Register here if you haven’t:  http://diamond.enterthemeeting.com/m/HRXTDQHV

I have to say I had an amazing time yesterday with my ‘3 sons’ at Legoland. Mysister, Dr. Veronica M.D., was able to join us. She has been home taking care of my ill father who has had a recent stroke. Thank you all for your Prayers, emails and messages on Facebook. He’s recovering quite well. If you are looking for short sales in MD, you will surely find Shawn Wilkinson. My wife and I are grateful for this industry as it allows us to get up and go as we please for emergency situations or even family fun events. It’s my vision to see everyone on this list achieve their dreams.

Legoland, Carlsbad with Dr. Veronica (Sister) - 4.1.2015

Legoland, Carlsbad with Dr. Veronica (Sister) – 4.1.2015

If you’d like to share a piece of your dreams, feel free to let them out of the box :-). Leave your comments at below this post.

 
Listen, I am going to be doing a webinar in a few hours (9pm EST/6pm PST)
that will show you a new method of generating quality phone leads for your business.

It will be a duh moment once you see this…

It’s so simple that you will wonder why you haven’t thought of it before.

Anyway, I have invited a special guest to come talk about this method of generating quality leads.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of the software company and he is going to be showing you how they came up with the system and how they generated over 129,000 phone leads in just 3 months. Network Marketers, Real Estate, Insurance Industry, Top-Tier, Sales and Marketing industry you deserve to be on this webinar, we buy ugly houses cleveland so that we can do a remodeling job on them and higher their value! Your Property Management Search Stops Here!

This will change the game for you and help you get leads faster, prospect better and convert more leads to sales.

Join us on the webinar to learn more.

We will have a special Q&A session where you can ask him questions directly.

He will also be giving you a one-time special access to try out the system for yourself.

See you on tonight!

Cesar

Wife and Husband Support Entrepreneurs

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The awesome support of a wife is like no other. I’m one of the few folks out there that still believes in great relationships. The humble people of this world are the ones I love to hang out with. The selfless folks that aren’t self centered. Trust me there’s few but they are out there.

To your amazing day! Stay tuned to CesarRamirez.com for more inspiring quotes.

Calling Network Marketing MLM Prospects

When it comes to generating leads, that’s something we can all say is a pretty streamline type of deal. Once you find your niche of capturing leads, you are rocking and rolling in what I like to call finding your passion in marketing. You see this beautiful industry called Network Marketing has allowed my wife and I to retire from a J.O.B in our early 30s. I am absolutely grateful that my sponsor in a network marketing company cared about me enough to get me involved.

It wasn’t too long ago that I can recall feeling low and losing it all. I wasn’t prepared for the worst. I don’t know if you have been here or not, but it plainly sucks. Facing foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Since we pretty much hit rock bottom at the end of 2011, there wasn’t anywhere else to go but up. I guess you can the fear of having to get a job scared the crap out of me. I really don’t like to be tied into somebody else’s business / dream.

My wife had reminded me that I had been playing with this internet marketing / network marketing stuff since 2007 and it was time for me to bring her home. She no longer believed in working for someone either. January of 2012 she gave me the message of “I’m not going back to work next year, so you better find something to replace my income.”

My mind spun with ideas and I remember committing to ONE company for the next several months. I applied the concept of picking up the phone and calling my network marketing MLM prospects. From the moment she went to work to the moment she came back, I was hitting the phones calling leads I had built since 2009. 2 years of leads and I was sure somebody would listen. From all the NOs I got, I continued to push forward. They didn’t stop me because it wasn’t a No forever, just a No right now.

Believe it or not I was over my fears because I had a Burning Desire. I believe that a person against their will is of the same opinion still. Meaning that no matter how bad you want to help people change the quality of their life, if they are not willing to change for their own dreams, you absolutely unequivocally cannot do it for them.

So here’s my ultimate advice, if you have absolutely no system in place to build leads, then you should start by reviewing this system that has allowed me to create an influx of leads. I have more leads than I can handle and that’s a great problem to have. You want to be in that position where you have a list, and the ultimate next step is to pick up the phone and connect with them to collect a decision.

When you collect a decision you’re seeking the perfect person to be your business partner. Not all personalities are meant to work together. Therefore, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the ultimate lazy person and 10 being the Top Income earner recruiter, give yourself your number. If you don’t know what number you are, most people are a 5 or a 6. In that case, you want to go seek 7s and maybe 8s. The reason for this is because when you find 7s and 8s they will go find 9s and 10s. And your team will duplicate that way. Seek people of influence and seek that pain.

 

Save Your Leads That Say No

A person’s pain today may be totally different 6 months from now. Don’t delete your leads. Even if they opt-out you can save that list for future use. I like to save the unsubscribes in my dropbox so I can have access to the leads in the future.

 

What Do I Ask People On The Phone Cesar?

So one of best questions you can ask that new person on the phone is “Hey John, this is Cesar I just noticed you requested more information on my website regarding leads for your business, just curious on where you’re stuck so I can assist you.” I can guaranty you that their sponsor hasn’t asked them that question because in my 15 years in network marketing, my sponsor never did. I had to go seek it somewhere else.

 

What’s You Product?

Human connection is a trait that will never go out of fashion. Your product is people and once you learn to leave your EGO at the door, you will no longer be afraid of picking up the phone and connecting. Since your ego is your opinion of yourself, if you’re afraid of the phone, it’s because your self image is more important. Ouch. I know that may sting a little but I had to wake up to that reality. If your EGO is of greater concern than helping people you are absolutely going to struggle. My final question to you is, are you willing to change?

 

 

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Cesar Ramirez
Skype: cesar8ramirez
Email: cesar@cesarramirez.com

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