Bob Brown on Attraction Marketing and Building Other People Up
Bob Brown has been an internet marketer since 2010. He is also a MLM blogger and Attraction marketing specialist. Here’s his powerful story.
Wow Bob, I’m excited to learn more about you! Thanks for accepting this interview. So, let’s get started.
Where were you born and raised, what was childhood like, and what did you want to be when you ‘grew up?’
I was raised in a Military home so we did a bit of traveling early on in life.
I was born in Oceanside California on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in 1961 shortly after that my dad was deployed overseas and we went to live with my grandmother in Louisiana for a year.
When my dad got back we moved to South Carolina, as a young kid I really enjoyed those early days, they are some my fondest memories growing up.
That was an era of freedom as kids (not like that anymore) we had woods all around the house and we did a lot of exploring. We would take off early in the morning and come back whenever we got hungry.
From there we moved to Imperial Beach California for a year, while my dad was deployed again. On his return we had the opportunity to move to Hawaii for three years where we lived on North Shore Kaneohe Bay Marine corps base a couple blocks from the beach, what a beautiful place to live.
We ended up back in Oceanside where I lived till the early 80s when I spread my wings on my own.
I am not sure that I really knew what I wanted to do as a kid other than the fact that I loved to travel and see new places.
What did your parents do for a living and was there any Entrepreneurship in the family?
Not much, but what I did get came from my mom!
My dad was a military man through and through he spent 30 years in the Marines he went in when he was 18 years old and was dedicated to serving and protecting his country. We lost my dad last December from liver cancer.
My mom on the other hand was a stay-at-home mom she raised four kids on her own when my dad was serving in the military overseas. She was really the one that was inspiration as far as entrepreneurship goes for me.
She started working in Avon back in mid 70s to help make some extra money so that we could do some of the fun stuff growing up. As kids I remember helping her deliver her books and products to different houses in the neighborhood so I guess that’s where it started for me.
My mom was also very encouraging throughout my life, she would always tell me that I could do anything that I put my mind to and still does to this day. Love you Mom…
What profession(s) or jobs did you eventually get into, and was Entrepreneurship always calling?
I could spend days talking about this one! I will do my best to condense this answer.
I guess you could always say that I have always been an entrepreneur at heart as well as a life learner. Early on, I used to go around the neighborhood knock on doors and cut people’s grass to earn some extra money.
I had many jobs over the years trying to figure out what I really wanted to do “in life”. I remember in high school we had to take a test with our guidance counselor to find out what we wanted to do in life. The two areas that I gravitated most to, was woodworking/construction and photography.
Photography was the highest at that point I really wanted to become a photographer /photojournalist but unfortunately I was given some bad advice by my counselor, he said I would never make any money in that field, so I should choose something else. (What I found to be true since that time is; that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life and your passion can always produce a profit!)
In my early 20s I broke into the construction industry for little while and then ended up doing storage auctions and selling merchandise at swap meets on the weekends while hitting the gym and doing triathlons during the week, it wasn’t long after that that I met my wife and things changed a bit.
We had a baby on the way and it was time about taking care of a family so I went to work for a general contractor in the construction industry not long after that and got my license and started my own construction company.
I had five guys working for me and began making a boatload of money. And then the Dream came crashing down for the first time when the market tanked in the early 90s.
From there I went into full-time ministry for about 10 years the last 3 1/2 of that spent in Scotland pasturing a small church. When our time there was over we came back to California and I got back into the construction industry and once again started my own business.
As I mentioned I consider myself a life learner always reading, taking courses, and trying to better myself. So, in 2005 I paid $5000 to go to a real estate course that teaches you how to buy property with no money down.
That $5000 invested ended up netting me over $3.5 million in personal property. With one of the properties my wife and I also started a wedding business on a 6 acre parcel that had 2 acres of vineyards; we did 14 weddings are first-year and were on course to double that for the next year.
Our businesses were growing exponentially until the American dream came crashing down yet again in 2010 and this time we lost everything.
It was at this time after being out of work for about a year that I started looking into online/network marketing as a viable way to build a business. I wanted to build a business on residual and passive income that wouldn’t be held captive by a downturn in the market…
Well you know what they say 3rd time’s the charm, so time will tell.
When did you discover network marketing, what was your first two years like, and can you tell us what you would change if you started over today?
I got my first taste of network marketing back in the late 80s when a friend got me involved with the company selling life insurance. It was just not my cup of tea, although I believed in it I had a hard time pushing it on others. (That was my mentality then)
I did try my hand in a health product a few years later, and got stuck with a garage full of product. So I guess I would say the first 2 years were tough “ok miserable” to say the least and as you can imagine I didn’t last long.
To be fair when I look back it wasn’t the products but it was me. First I had no clue what network marketing really consisted of, I was caught up in the allure of big money and didn’t realize that I was actually going to have to work if I wanted to build a business.
We quickly went through friends and family and had no understanding of what it meant to really begin to generate leads to share and to recruit on a regular basis.
If I had to do it all over again first thing I would tell someone is to commit to your MLM/Network as a business, work it as a business and give it time to blossom!!!
Although friends and family can be helpful you need to deploy a system that will generate a consistent stream of leads to share your business and products with on a daily basis.
Use Social media to your advantage, there are so many tools today that can help to expedite success, find what works best for you and be consistent at it.
You’ve been in several MLMs. When did it finally “click” for you, and how can new MLM’ers make that shift quicker?
Yes, that is true, I have tried my hand at a couple of different MLMs, unsuccessfully I might add. To be honest I got involved in my present Network marketing company back in 2011 primarily because the product had an impact on both mine and my wife’s health.
We started sharing about it with people and moved 9 units our first month but the commissions weren’t that great then and I really didn’t see the bigger picture (yet).
Although we continued to use the product religiously and even tell others about it we really didn’t earn much for 4 years ( I got side-tracked and ended up getting a job for security reasons and lost a lot of money in the process) and out of the blue in 2015 I shared the product with a health and wellness coach and her and her husband purchased a unit and started sharing and selling.
The next thing I know is that checks started showing up in the mail. I got a call from my direct upline and he said “you might want to reconsider this business” that we did and started back up in November of 2015 buy June of 2016 we had built some significant momentum and through a turn of events due to an injury (too long to tell here) I found myself out of work yep no ‘job” and very excited about it.
It was at that same time I was introduced to MLSP I got plugged in and started learning and implementing right away and before long started generating leads.
We have just hit another growth spurt in our business and we are looking forward to an amazing 2017. We are on track to reach a top level and are helping others on our team to do the same. I finally see the big picture.
The new kids on the block really do have a greater advantage because of all the technology and the ability to reach so many more people.
My advice would be to come out of the gate hard and fast to build momentum. Establish your lead generation system early. Be persistent and consistent there will be tough times. (If it were easy everybody would be doing it.
The big bucks go to those who are willing to work for it no matter how long it takes). Surround yourself with those who are going to the top of the mountain and follow their path…
You discovered online attraction marketing through using a system, can you tell us about MLSP and what it does?
MLSP is an amazing tool that has really changed the way I do business online and is really the key factor that has caused my business to take off. MLSP is a system that gives Online, Network, MLM marketers the tools, training, leadership and community to succeed in their businesses.
I have spent a lot of money on different training and courses over the years but they all seemed to be incongruent.
MLSP put all the pieces together in a systematic step by step process that makes it easy for anyone no matter what your skill level is to get plugged in and start building a solid infrastructure that will you generating leads almost from the get go.
There are plenty of platforms to choose from Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube videos and so many more, coupled with the ability to use capture pages, lead funnels to generate an affiliate income as you build your main business. I highly recommend MLSP to anyone who is serious about taking their business to the next level!!!
I love your blog! How old is it, how many posts are on it, and what is your daily traffic like?
I have a couple of different blogs that have been around for a while in different niches but the main one that I am working with now is www.bobbrownonline.com I started this blog last year around the end of May after getting plugged into the MLSP system.
Right now I have about 20 posts on the blog ( I took a bit of a break from posting on the blog to work on a couple of other lead generation techniques) so things have slowed down a little bit.
Getting ready to ramp it up again and be a bit more consistent (may have to hire some help for that :) . Right now I am generating around 30 – 40 visitors a day and would like to get that to a consistent 100 visitors by the end of the year.
What’s the hottest way to generate leads for you these days, and can you share a technique?
Wow! I am actually using several different methods right now! If I had to chose the best one it would be video marketing more specifically videos on Facebook and now with the emergence of Facebook livestream that is what I am going to really be focusing on for the remainder of this year.
I have been testing out some new software and have seen some amazing results compared to boosting posts and paid ads. I am in the process of putting together some training on this specific topic. Sign up for notifications on my blog to get notified when it comes out.
What are the 3 best things to do on Instagram to attract Leads?
#1 The first would be to post intriguing content, give people something that they want to keep coming back to. And make sure you are engaging with your followers…
#2 Is to help you followers become famous by sharing their content on your page and giving them credit for it. You can also share them on your other social media platforms. I did a quick video on this topic you can watch it here:
#3 Would be not to just use #hashtags but to use the correct #hashtags that will bring in your target market.
What is your favorite book right now, and why?
Well the Bible will continue to be my go to book for all of life’s answers and the business parallels that we can glean from it. As far as other content:
There are actually 6 books sitting on the table next to my reading chair. The one on the top is “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks In a nutshell it is about Conquering your biggest fear and take life to the next level in wealth, work, and love. Everyone has an Upper-Limit problem no matter how successful you are and this book defines what it is and helps you to overcome it.
What are your goals for 2017?
Overall: My Goal is to make a greater impact on the lives of the people that I come in contact with, Spiritually, Physically and Financially. To serve and help others to move forward and achieve their goals!
Business: Help 2 people on my team to rank up to a Top level in my Network Co.
Travel: Brazil to visit Friends
What is your favorite quote and why?
Well Erik, looks like great minds think alike at least on this topic.
My favorite quote continues to be “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want,” by Zig Ziglar. This is one of those biblical principles “give and it will be given back to you” that just works. It is also extremely fulfilling, to see someone benefit and grow from the knowledge or experience in life that we can impart to them.
Thank you so much for this interview Bob!
My pleasure thank you!!
For more info on Bob, please visit his awesome Blog HERE.
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Erik Christian Johnson