Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Secrets Ann Sieg Won't Tell You...

OK, You have seen ads everywhere - "Xango Won't Tell You" - or insert just about any network marketing company in there. (And now Ann Sieg teams up with her #1 competitor - Mike Dillard - so expect even more.)

But have you ever wondered what Ann Sieg isn't telling you?

The Renegade Network Marketer is a basic e-book on PPC marketing with some multilevel marketing thrown in (so you'll promote her book). There's also talk about "affiliate marketing" but in her usage it's mostly a redefinition of multilevel marketing.

I've been fascinated by how many ads I see and yet I see very few of her "affiliates" marketing her stuff. Maybe they are all marketing other things - that's possible but it turns out that's not true.

Talking with a man claiming to be a consultant working with Ann I found out that Ann runs over 11,000 keywords.

She won't tell you what they are...

Those are her closely guarded secrets as are her ads. So she doesn't share the truth about what she did to supposedly sell 1000 copies of Andre Vatke course "How To Turn Cold Leads Into Hot Prospects" per month. (Note that the data she shows on her site - sales, prospects etc. had nothing at all to do with her 'The Renegade Network Marketer' program since it predates it.)

She has not even shared this information with her friends!
  • Her sponsor in Send Out Cards only advertises on 150 keywords!
  • Her best affiliate runs just over 1000.
  • Only 1 in 120 affiliates ever advertises her ebook. Out of those who do only 1 in 43 do so for more than 30 days!
  • I have received 32 letters to date from people who have lost hundreds, even thousands running Renegade and Magnetic Sponsoring ads without generating a single lead.
This is because the real secrets to her success are just that... secret!

It's what this keywords list reveals and the pages they go to that are her big secrets. You can't pay her to give them to you. If she did she would lose her advantage.

This proves the point that if a company needs you to advertise it's product in the same place it already advertises - there's a catch! When you have hundreds or thousands of marketers advertising the same thing in the same place - the catch is that you're getting screwed!

Want the keyword list? Write me a short message letting me know your reason for wanting the list and I'll send it over in a text file.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Truth Challenge for Wendy Mills

Former Leaders Club marketer Wendy Mills has made more than a wee bit of noise on her termination from the company.

I recenty noticed Wendy running some charged ads reminiscent of political attack ads on Leaders Club. So I visited some links and saw Wendy still harping on her termination and using some irrational logic to justify her stand.

I asked Wendy some very simple questions about her stance on her blog but I guess I hit a nerve… (Access Wendy Mills' Blog Here)

She deleted my comments. }:-(

What’s the reason for this? Could it be Wendy isn’t being honest?

No one expects Wendy to agree with whatever reason it was that she was terminated. But to attack bystanders as pawns while claiming to be above reprieve is going to far.

So here’s my challenge… I’ve posted my response to her comments here. I’ve e-mailed Wendy and asked her to post her rebuttal here.

So here goes…

Wendy responded to another poster regarding a statement they made about a former Leaders Club employee:
“How do you know what is true in the statement Leaders Club makes about the
termination of Jeff Zalewski?

Without knowing what he says it is difficult to judge isn't it?”
In response I pointed out that this logic works both ways. In other words if Wendy can ask a poster “How do you know what is true…” why can’t we ask her the same thing?

I have not seen a statement by Jeff Zalewski or by Leaders Club on this and I’m wondering what Wendy Mills knows, how she knows it and what hard evidence she actually has.

She responded:

The truth of the matter is, I have absolutely no interest in revenge and have been doing very well since all this nonsense. Even though Leaders Club had no right to take the income I had earned nor keep my residual income, I have more than made up for that income loss in the last 6 months. That is why it is so important to have multiple income streams and not have "all your eggs in one basket" in our industry.

I, and the others involved, certainly had enough justification to bring a class action lawsuit against Leaders Club, but personally I really had no interest in spending the time, energy and money, in doing so. The lawyers end up getting it all in the end, so my focus has been to get on with building my business.

As "mlmtruth" knows, I had nothing to do with Leaders Club going downhill. I was a guest speaker on several of the training calls, but had nothing to do with the running of the company: the drop in lead quality, poor customer service at corporate offices, and more.

I have no reason to lie about Jeff Zawlewski, but Leaders Club certainly does. My
purpose in posting information about Leaders Club was simple to warn others so
they would not find themselves in similar circumstances.

"mlmtruth" is the one who needs to "get over it".
My response is this (Posted here since Wendy deleted it from her blog…)

Wendy says, “I have absolutely no interest in revenge and have been doing very well since all this nonsense.”

The truth of the matter is that Wendy is running ads on Leaders Club and states on her landing page:

From Wendy's Page: “Leaders Club doesn't want you to know the truth, but you can read what really happened on my blog.”

What’s the point of this if it’s not crying sour grapes?

Wendy says, “Even though Leaders Club had no right to take the income I had earned nor keep my residual income, I have more than made up for that income loss in the last 6 months.”

Then why run ads like that on such a low traffic keyword? And would you be willing to show us how much income you’re talking about? One could understand your venom if you lost a $10,000 a month income. On the other hand if you are making this much noise over $500 a month I would say it’s revenge.

Wendy says, “I have no reason to lie about Jeff Zawlewski, but Leaders Club certainly does.”

Can you tell us what reason Leaders Club has to lie about Jeff Zalewski? And what are they saying that is untrue – I have not read a statement by either party – please clear this up.
So there you have it Wendy. Please answer these questions for us in a place where you can’t delete rebuttals or follow-up questions.

Monday, December 10, 2007