05 Oct

Are you putting it off?

I wanted to let you know about something that I’ve recently done. It’s something that I have talked about, thought about and even had quotes about over the last 8 or so years…

But, and this is important, I never actually did anything about it!!

What was it?

Well, this week I had braces fitted to my teeth!!

When I was younger, I had 2 milk teeth that just stayed with me. I still have them. I was playing so much football that we decided they would eventually be knocked out by an over aggressive defender, or similar… but it never happened.

I could have had them taken out and implants put it, but I never did.

And here we are. I’m in my mid-thirties and I still have 2 milk teeth!!

And that’s not everything. My teeth are not straight.

And I have hated my teeth for years… and talked about doing something about it for years as well.

And here’s the thing. If I HAD done something 2, 3, 4 years or more ago… it would have been done. My teeth would have been straightened. My milk teeth gone and replaced, or the gap closed up by braces…

It would have been a box that I had ticked.

But, I didn’t. It hasn’t happened.

In fact, I have only just started along that road…

But, importantly, I have started.

Now that I have started, it is something that will be completed.

And I hope you are seeing my point here. It might be braces and my teeth, but this could so easily be your business, your mortgage, your credit card bill, your golf swing, learning to swim, your gym membership, learning to drive… whatever it is that you are putting off today!!

My teeth will be straight in about 18 months from now. They could already be straight now!!

Just some food for thought… My teeth hurt right now, so I’m eating soup at the moment!!

Whatever it is you have been putting off, keep smiling!!

Until next time…

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11 Jun

Perseverance is the key…

Last week I had an email from someone on my list that made me both angry and laugh at the same time. Not something that’s easy to do!!
The gist of the email was “it’s alright for you Chris, you’ve made your money.”
(The email was a lot longer than that, but this is the point that I want to highlight.)
Now, here’s the thing.
Yes, I’ve made money. BUT, I have also lost a lot of money, I have tried many things, I have worked on many projects… and I have never given up…
So now, today, I know exactly what works. I know what not to do as well as what to do… and I’m helping others to do the same.
This is a very important point here.
You need to do one of two things if you want to make it in life:
1.) Go for it. Try everything that you see and try it until it either works or it’s obvious that it’s not going to work… and then try something else. Never give in or give up… or;
2.) Copy someone that has already done point 1. They have already gone through all of the learning curves, all of the pain, all of the stress, worries, troubles, investments of time and money, etc.
For example, I invested over £25,000 into a venture recently that did not work. I lost £16,000 on another project and I have spent thousands on marketing which has only broken even for me. Oh, and I also lost over $27,000 on a US project a couple of years ago.
Did I quit?
No, I kept on going… I worked out what ACTUALLY works. I learnt from other people. I copied other systems… and I never gave up…
So, yes, it is “alright for me”… because I made it so.

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08 Feb

Why Most People End Up Working ALL Their Lives…

Today’s post is a very important one. It’s something that I started to do a few years ago and it’s something that has enabled me to semi-retire now – in my thirties!
And most people just don’t get it… or when they do “get it” it’s too late…
What I’m talking about here is “investment”.
I alluded to this in a previous post, but I wanted to add more detail today because I had a lot of emails about it and people wanted more details.
So, here we go.
Firstly, investment can be in many forms. It can be advertising, it can be paying for traffic. It can be offline as well – for example stocks and shares or property.
And today I want to talk about how you can get started. And why you need to start doing it asap…
What most people do is they spend everything they have coming in. I see it all the time. A constant battle to keep up with the Jones’s… and it’s marketers all over the world that are to blame for doing too good a job!!
Let’s say you earn £25,000 pa. What most people will do is they buy the very best car they can afford for the money they have coming in and they stretch to the biggest and best house they can afford to rent or to buy…
At £50k it’s a better car and a bigger house – there is always something dangled in front of you to match your budget.
It’s only natural to want the very best out of life, but so few people realise that this is actually hurting them in the long run!
You see, everything they have coming in has gone out just as fast…
Gone out to pay the mortgage, the rent, the car payments, the holiday they MUST HAVE!
And there’s no money to play with, no surplus cash to invest, or even to start to build a business with.
Sound familiar?
It probably will… I know that I made this mistake.
And even worse, when I was employed, I used credit cards to top up my life as well… so on the surface it seemed that I was doing really well. i.e. nice flat, nice car, but in reality I was going nowhere.
In fact, I was going backwards… because the car was depreciating and the debt was growing!!…
Sound familiar?
It might do, but not everyone goes this far.
I think I might have taken it to the extreme to be honest!! It was only when I couldn’t get any more credit cards or borrow any more money that I realised there was a problem!!
Lesson learned I can tell you…
And this is why I’m now both super cautious and super aggressive when it comes to money and that phrase you really need to understand:
Making YOUR money work for you.
Because this is where it gets exciting. This is where it gets easy and this is where it gets more and more fun.
Because with my money working for me, I do less and less each month and I make more and more.
In fact, I now make money because I have money… so that rumour that we’ve all heard is very true!!
And just to give you an example of this in action, let’s say I make £20k online this month (through my online business), I can then take that £20k and through one of the investment vehicles we have I can make a guaranteed return of £25k in 10 weeks time. i.e. £5k profit just because I have £20k in the first place.
Now, if I do this once per month that’s £5k per month, every month and approx £60k pa.
£60,000 each year, just because I’m putting my money to work. And that’s profit… I still have the original investment back in my account after the 10 weeks!!
And at this figure, why not do another project every other month or even another EVERY month and that brings the income from just this venture up to £120k pa.
Now that’s what I call making your money work for you!!
And another example of this working is my US property portfolio. If you don’t already know, I own 9 properties in the US, which I bought outright for cash back in 2010.
These properties pay me each and every month, so I can use this money to live off… or… you guessed it… I can invest this money into something else. Maybe another property!
The important point here is that it’s possible to make money with the money you are making, but ONLY if you put some aside each week, each month or even each year to “play with”… It’s just not possible to make your money work for you otherwise.
When I started online, this is exactly what I did. I made a commitment to pay for traffic each and every month and this commitment brought me a steady flow of traffic to my websites.
And sometimes it takes a little sacrifice…
It usually means that you can’t drive the very best car that you can actually afford, or maybe you don’t go for the bigger house just yet…
But if you put it off you’ll probably jump a few steps on the ladder anyway, so it’s worth the wait.
In fact, I waited many years before I could justify my new Aston Martin. Note the word justify, not afford. I could have bought one years ago, but I felt that I didn’t have enough money-makers in place to justify it… so I kept investment my money and getting it to work for me…
In fact, I cancelled an order for a Ferrari F430 back in 2010 and I started to invest in US property instead… and what a great decision that was. These properties have not only doubled in value already, but they pay me every month as well!
We also live in a pretty modest house – a 5 bedroom house in the country that is actually quite understated… but again… we will jump 2 or 3 rungs when we can justify this with more automated money-makers… where we put our money to work for us!
Besides, we already own 28 properties around the world, because we haven’t spent all of our money on the very best house and the very best cars that we could afford!!
I hope by now this is making sense or making more sense and you’re getting some ideas about maybe sacrificing something that you really don’t need, or even cancelling that order for your new car…
Either way, this post has been written from personal experience. Experience that I will certainly be passing on to close family, friends, clients and students whenever I can.
I wasted so much money before I realised all this.
After all, it is YOUR money – even if it’s on a credit card or car finance. You are the one that has to pay it back. It does exist and it is real…
Make it work for you, rather than making it hurt you.
And, in short, don’t try and keep up with the Jones’s. They have no clue!
The Jones’s will be struggling to make car payments, trying to keep up with credit card bills and living in the very best house they can possibly afford…
Just one bad month or one unexpected expense and they are in trouble.
Set your sights on big things and the very best things, but take your time and plan ahead… and you’ll get there.

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03 Feb

Chris Cobb Featured on Flippa

Check this out – Flippa have just used me as a Case Study:

http://flippa.com/blog/case-study-a-hidden-gem-pays-off

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17 Jan

The ONLY Economy that matters right now – YOURS!

What do you see right now?

Do you see doom and gloom, or do you see opportunity?

If I’m honest, I see nothing but opportunity!

I see now as the time to get filthy rich… and I want to explain why (and how).

But first, some background.

We’ve had it good. We’ve had easy lending, we’ve had “stupid” self certification mortgages and credit that pretty much anyone could get…

Most people took advantage and it’s time to pay it back.

If you didn’t, or if you spent the money on stuff that didn’t make you money, then kick yourself and then read on… All is not lost.

Right now, there are bargains to be had. Stocks, shares, properties, even businesses!… ripe for the picking…

Harsh? Insensitive?

Possibly, but I don’t care.

This website and the list that you have subscribed to are all about making money, so this is what I will be talking about. If you don’t like it, then you can go and subscribe to other lists and let them promote useless ebooks and systems to you!

(Not sure where that rant came from, but it’s off my chest now!)

And now I come to the point of this post.

What you NEED to be doing with your money right now. One word:

Investing.

Not necessarily in the traditional sense of the word though. Let me explain…

When I first started online, I invested in some training, some products that I could sell and then TRAFFIC. It was one huge investment, most of which I did on a credit card.

So, when I say investing, I invested in training, something to sell and then people to sell it to – in the form of traffic.

And what a great investment that turned out to be!

But it doesn’t and it shouldn’t stop there…

You see, over the years I have seen many people make huge amounts of money, only to squander it, spend it, invest it badly or just screw it up and lose it!

And I’m talking six and seven figure a month businesses here.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent/wasted money in the past myself… I’ve just grown up a lot since then.

And what we do now is very powerful…

I still have my online businesses. I call this my “core business”. But, through this business I am now able to invest in other things – other money-making ventures and even new businesses.

So, what we have now is a business that makes me money. I take this money and invest in property for example. The monthly income that is generated is then invested into another venture or business to grow and grow.

They key here is that much of these income streams are passive. One investment that I started just last week only needed investment from my part. It’s already making £2,500 per month and I plan on doubling this and then doubling it again over the next 4 months.

So, if you haven’t already seen what’s going on:

1.) I make money online
2.) I invest in property through the income that I make online
3.) Profits from property are then reinvested in more property or other ventures…

Making money from the money that I’m making!

And because I make money just one of these ventures will be able to make £120k this year alone, just because I have the money to invest!

From JUST ONE income stream…

WOW!

And this is a completely passive income stream… and nothing to do with the core business.

If you want to find out how the core business works, how the investments work or if you want to start investing in property just like we do, then contact me through this site or via email.

But for now, the message is short and sweet.

You need to start investing in you. Even if it’s a small amount to start with, make a commitment to start. It can be in anything really, the only criteria is that it MUST make money for you.

Start, start today… It’s amazing where this can take you.

Oh, and if you want to see some pics of my new car I’ve just posted these on this site as well!

It’s a new Aston Martin DBS… paid for from the money that I made, invested, invested and invested again…

Best Wishes,
Chris

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03 Jan

A Happy New Year message to you…

I wanted to post this message today. A little later than planned, but here we go.

Victoria and I have been seeing in the new year up in the Highlands of Scotland. Lots of walks, great food and a few drinks!

Anyway… enough of that. We’re already in 2012 and I wanted to let you know about some plans that I have for this site and for more frequent updates to my clients and customers this year.

You see, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes on a few projects… and that work is now done so it’s now time to reap the rewards…

For you as well as us!

So look out for these updates.

I’ll be posting some videos, reports and more frequent updates on this site over the coming weeks.

And just before I go. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Best Wishes for 2012,

Chris

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16 Nov

The thing about the internet…

Here’s the thing that most people just don’t appreciate.

They just don’t get it!

The Internet, Internet Marketing, Websites and all that good stuff is powerful. It’s leverage, all boxed up and ready-to-go. It’s money on tap, it’s automated. It’s making money in your sleep… It’s all that stuff that you’ve seen (apart from making money from the beach – I’ve never done that as I really don’t see the point in risking getting sand all over my laptop!!)…

But, here’s the thing…

Although it really is that good. It doesn’t start off this way!!

It takes work. It needs to be set-up. It is a business…

And today, I wanted to shout this from the rooftops… because I’ve been bottling this up.

No, you cannot simply push a button and have money flooding into your bank account in your first week online.

No, you cannot buy a system that will do this all for you. A money-printing system, or a cheque-writing system…

Sorry folks, it just doesn’t exist!

What the internet is all about is leverage. It is systems, automation and in one word – volume…

The internet allows you to communicate with hundreds or even thousands of people at once, to sell hundreds of products each and every day, yet not handle any of the products yourself.

This is what it is.

It is a business.

It is not a get rich quick scheme.

It is certainly NOT something that you can start this week and make thousands next week… but if you’re prepared to treat this like a business, albeit a business that you can run from your home or even from your sofa… then this works… and it can work in a very big way.

I’ve made money online every single day for the past 5 years now.

(Read the above sentence again. Until that sinks in. Every single day…)

So I know what I’m talking about when it comes to making money online, starting a REAL internet business and also showing people how to do this for themselves.

And I guess I’m just a little fed up with people not taking this seriously… Not being prepared to put any work in themselves and expecting this to just happen for them… almost overnight.

That’s not what the internet is about.

(Rant over)

Talk soon,

Chris

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01 Apr

Key Ways To Drive More Traffic

Spring is here, warmer weather is on the way and it’s time to take CONTROL OF YOUR OWN DESTINY!  It’s massively important that we remember not to be over-reliant on affiliate traffic and JVs as this is not a business in itself. By learning to drive and control your own traffic to your business,  you are creating a sound model and business plan for you to strive towards.

Here are some key ways to help you to drive your own traffic:

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): This method pushes your website right under the nose of your target audience. It’s a very cost effective way of driving your own traffic. You need to make sure that you do everything in your power to ensure that you have optimised every aspect of your website i.e. content writing and link building campaigns, so that search engines have everything they need to know to send you high quality traffic and plenty of it!

Social Media: This is an opportunity that you simply cannot pass up. It’s easily accessible and more importantly completely free. Social Media is growing from strength to strength and has a diverse range of target audiences to include suppliers, customers and social networks. The likes of Facebook, Twitter, My Space etc provide the perfect platform for you to establish and build an online reputation, thus hand in hand driving your own traffic to your site.

Blogging: An invaluable means of driving your own traffic. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events or other material such as graphics or video. Similar to an online diary. The advantage of a blog is that they are mostly interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and messages. Blogs are the ideal place to advertise products and promote offers, particularly related to your selected niche and drive traffic to your website.

General Online PR: Web based press releases are becoming increasingly popular for raising brand awareness and promoting your website, products and services to target
audiences. Online PR includes search engines, blogs, news search, forums, discussion threads, social networks and other online communication tools.

Well the sun is shining today so I’m off to walk the dogs now…. but before I leave you here are some of my top tips for driving traffic to your own website:

1) A professional-looking, up-to-date website gives you an immediate leg up with net-savvy consumers.
2) TARGET YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE!
3) Stay in touch with your customers as this is a powerful way to drive repeat traffic to your website(s). i.e. build a list!
4) Not every email you send needs to be a sales email – it can be a subtle and effective way to stay in touch with interested customers.
5) Avoid spamming at all costs! Used correctly, email marketing can turn one time customers into lifetime customers.

If you want to know more about this subject and much much more then make sure you grab this opportunity to sign up to my FREE LIVE TRAINING event in London on the 9/10th April 2011, where you can meet me personally. There are very few tickets available now, so sign up now to guarantee availability! http://www.ais-seminar.co.uk

Chris

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17 Feb

Well it’s a busy few weeks travelling around the world for me…

Right now, I’m in Florida for the Clickbank Masters Seminar. Shortly after, I’m flying onto LA and then Sydney to attend the World Internet Summit. I’m also squeezing in some personal Chris Cobb training sessions in between destinations…

And then the minute I return to the UK it’s straight back to organising the AIS Seminar, which I’m personally hosting in London…. it’s all about the seminars!!

Enough about me for now, the main purpose of this blog post is to raise your awareness of the utmost importance of attending online marketing seminars. I know what you’re thinking… and you don’t have to travel the world, spend weeks away from home (unless you want to!) and splash loads of cash to be able to do this… There are amazing seminar events closer to home, exactly like the one I will be holding in London this year.

If you have never been to an online marketing seminar, you’re missing out!!

Here of some of the key reasons why attending seminars should be on your priority list:

A) You can mix with and are surrounded by like-minded people.

It’s a perfect opportunity to be around people who are driven by the same goals as you are. You can share business ideas, learn new skills and techniques and make some POWERFUL connections in the industry. Networking at seminar events is crucial, so stick around for as long as you can and speak to as many as you can. Take full advantage of the situation and RAISE YOUR PROFILE.

B) You meet amazing people who inspire and drive you.

Seminars are truly inspirational!! Everyone is there for the same reason as you, everyone is keen to exchange ideas, share strategies and learn as much as they can. This is real life stuff that actually works and is better than any text book or document! It’s priceless information for your online marketing business to not only succeed but excel.

C) You will be motivated outside of your daily routine.

Sometimes you can get stuck in a daily routine, where you feel that motivation is low and business is slow. All you need are some fresh ideas and inspirations to get you kick started again. Even if business is going well, there is nothing quite like ‘thinking outside the box’ to get your business to the next level and going full steam ahead in the fast lane.

Attending seminars are a key part of my business plan and I have made some invaluable connections and business partners at such events. When you attend a seminar you can dedicate 100% of your time to networking, as opposed to being at home or in the office where you are being distracted by emails and phone calls. Personally, I find seminars extremely refreshing, simply going to a seminar can give your brain the jump-start it needs. I have attended a multitude of online marketing seminars over the years and I can honestly say that I have never been to one where I haven’t walked away with remarkable business ideas and opportunities.

Once you have been to one online marketing seminar you will be so excited and that you won’t be able to wait to attend the next one. There are so many benefits to attending a seminar, the list is endless….

We have just set-up a new site that is dedicated to keeping people informed about our Seminars in the UK and you can see this by clicking here

Regards,

Chris

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27 Jan

Wedding Present From ClickBank – Thanks Guys!

We just received these from CB and I had to post this on my blog!!

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