So in today’s post, I’m gonna talk about how to start your own digital marketing agency, okay?
How did you start how to get your first clients and Online Business ?
And then how to go through take it from zero to ten thousand dollars per month.
Okay, and then once you’re at ten thousand dollars per month How many of you guys would love me to show you?
How to take it from ten thousand dollars per month to even a hundred thousand dollars per month in Online Business ?
How would you guys like to see exactly what I’ve done to go through within twelve months?
Take my business from in essence zero to over a hundred thousand dollars per month with what I’m doing here, okay with Online Business ?
We’ve got star from Venice Beach what welcome star Okay, awesome guys.
That’s we’re gonna cover today at AgencyConsultin.io and more things too. We’re gonna go through because obviously like if you’re wanting to start your own digital marketing agency. That’s the core that’s obviously the title of this video.
You need to know how to get your first clients. You know how to go to have success with those clients because I know a lot of people. They like want to start their own agency, but their biggest fear .
This is me a couple years ago is why I want to get clients. But what if I have no idea how to help them how to run ads for them how to get leads or success or any of that stuff.
How to really build a digital marketing agency?
So, I want to cover that for you all today get those first couple and honestly, you can run your own market agency as a one-man show and take in a ten thousand dollars per month Fairly easy.
It really is not that hard. That’s what I went through and did but now I’ve kind of merged to the fact where I am Just you know I’m trying to go through and specialize only in sales and market.
We’re going to talk about that here as well, okay, so Awesome guys.
Let’s jump into this so the first point.
What you need to do first is go through and get experience with Facebook advertising with marketing with starting your own agency.
Whether it’s SEO Facebook Ads Google Ads whatever it is and so Number one key point number one kind of contradicts number two which I’ll tell you about here It is a little bit, but you need experience, so it doesn’t matter.
What clients you’re going to go through and grab could be chiropractors, dentists, real estate agents, gym owners, restaurants anything you just need to go through and get familiar with the whole Facebook advertising marketing process right now when I first got started This is me back when I was super naive with all this stuff.
Whatever the timeframe is and say hey look you know I’ve been really studying Facebook advertising.
It’s really hot right now, there’s so many successful case studies out there and I want to go through and help you with your restaurant with your gym with your you know real estate agency.
Whatever it is and help you go through and market that business Okay, so you go through and you say hey?
You don’t even have to pay me Okay After the two-week trial or before we trial whatever you’re doing you can say then we can go through and we can talk about What the right amount to pay me is?
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And we kind of move forward from there, okay, so we’ll just like we’ll use your Facebook advertising money Okay So they set aside a budget of 200 400 500 whatever the number is and you go use that money to gain that skill set Because honestly guys I’ve been through a lot of Facebook advertising Courses and all that stuff especially when I first got started but honestly at the other day it all comes down to just getting that experience and going through and Using the ads manager in Facebook or Google or any of that stuff And you will learn way quicker way more by actually going through and gaining that experience okay, so anyway, that’s number one and the best way to go through and get clients you guys have probably seen this on some other trainings of Mine or some other people is just going through and posting on Facebook hey, I’ve been studying Facebook ads where I’ve been studying you know at Google Ads or whatever you’re like been focusing on and I’m looking for some people to go through and help them out.
Struggling to Start a Digital Marketing Agency in 2019? Here’s a Online Business on what to do, step by step:
So it's 2019 and you guys have probablyheard of maybe you haven't heard about how to start a social media marketingagency or a digital marketing agency and guys what you have to understand is itis huge it is an amazing business to be and because of the fact that I get towork from home you can see I'm at home right nowin my basement I have an office set up all this my office setup right in hereand we just run marketing campaigns for businesses from home so I'm going to inthis video explain the step-by-step process everything you're going to wantto know not what everybody else tells you that you think you're going to wantto know about starting a marketing agency in this video so stay tuned herewe go welcome back everybody and thank you for joining me my name is JordanSteen also known as Cereal Entrepreneur and at this channel we talk all abouthow to start a marketing agency how to build a personal brand online with theYouTube or a blog really just how to build an online business so if you'reinterested in any of those topics before we get started into the main contentmake sure to hit that subscribe button and the notification bell on thebottom right hand corner so you get updated with all of our giveaways ourfree training like seriously we do so much for free here at this channel youjust need to subscribe now guys I get asked all the time number one how am Imaking money online number two what are great ways to make money online andnumber three what's a great way to build a profession or build a career rather intoday's day and really the answer is super simple there are tons of ways outthere obviously outside of doing a marketing agency or starting your ownagency but this is the one that I have found is the most lucrative because theprofit margins are so much higher you're able to work from home so the cost ofoperation is so low to start it literally cost you maybe a thousand totwo thousand dollars in total that's including your education maybe gettingyourself a website some business cards your business name all of that set upand it's going to get you going and on the road so that way you're making fiveto ten thousand twenty thousand we have students making fifty thousand seventyfive thousand dollars per month in revenue for their agency alright and sothat's what I want to show you guys is what you really need to know we get intothis topic a lot and you guys probably have seen these types of videos all thetime but really people leave out some of the most important information when itcomes to starting a marketing agency and they leave out really the technical sideor they leave out the practical side where you actually have to know how toimplement the marketing campaigns you can't just like go into this businessonly understanding the theoretical side and just outsourcing everything you doneed to understand the ins and outs and that's what I want to go through todayso that way you at least have a broader picture of what you need to know oh and PSstay tuned to the end of this video and i'll show you guys how you can actuallyget your marketing agency checklist we put together a checklist that shows youall of the things that you're going to want to know pretty much everything wecovered in this video and more because we put in tools resources there's atwo-week training involved so guys it isn't all just hype you actually canmake from one business per month anywhere from a thousand to ten thousandfifty thousand a hundred thousand dollars per month in revenue for theirmarketing campaigns now obviously the businesses that arespending a hundred thousand and fifty thousand dollars per month there arevery few of those right but they do exist and they are kinds of clients thatyou can take advantage of I promise you they're not the the unicorn type ofclient I promise this is possible so what I want to show you guys todayoutside of you know understanding the marketing side of it you have tounderstand the revenue side how the business is actually built how do youactually make money off of this how do you build a team large enough to managea client that's spending ten thousand dollars per month right all right guysso let's go ahead and break this down a little bit so you can see how therevenue is actually generated to build a six-figure income all you guys have tounderstand is you're charging anywhere from one thousand to ten thousanddollars per month at the base rate right ten thousand is more your enterprisestyle packages those are going to be medium to large style businesses the$1,000 package is to like 2,500 3,000 those are going to be your smallbusinesses that are more local they have smaller budgets okay but all you have toknow is it takes roughly eight thousand dollars per month to make it's a littleover eight thousand dollars per month to make a hundred thousand dollars per yearso a hundred thousand dollars is actually8333 dollars per month for 12 months to make a hundred thousand dollars in ayear all right so that's actually not that much when we break it down becausehere's the best part guys most clients that we've taken on are spending anaverage of $2,500 per month or more all right so anywhere between usuallyour clients are between the 2,500 to 5,000 even actually today we've stoppedtaking clients below 5,000 dollars per month and we only work with clients thatare five to ten thousand dollars per monthbut let's say that the average is 2,500 well how many does it take to get to2,500 well divided by 2500 you're looking at roughly three clientswell three clients are making seventy five hundred so three and a half but youcan't really have a half a client so we'll just say four clients at 2500right but we could say that other client is you know it's instead of them being a$2,500 package they're just a thousand dollar package right so you have 2,500times 3 you got this guy times 1 you've got 7,500 you've got $8,500 righthere in revenue and that's just for clients guys there are businesses allover the place that if you know how to get results we'll hire you to do thiskind of work why well let's think about it real estate agents make 3 percent offof the sell of the sale of a home so let's say they sell a home at I don'tknow 500 grand 10 percent of that would be 50 thousand so five percent it'stwenty-five thousand three percent is roughly twelve thousand dollars rightmaybe fourteen thousand dollars so that's what I want you guys to see 14thousand dollars in revenue for that agent for getting them one client do youthink they would have a problem with me basically selling for them and makingthem fourteen thousand dollars off of one new client now obviously there'sexpenses associated with that but that's still way out of the the price thatthey're paying me three thousand four thousand dollars per month to managetheir marketing campaigns and that's just real estate attorneys spend evenmore than that the automotive industry is spending hundreds of millions ofdollars every single month in digital marketing there are so many industriesout there that aren't even being tapped to because people don't know theindustry even exists or they just don't even think to go market for those kindsof people for example dry cleaners nobody thinksto manage a dry cleaner but they actually do need marketing just as muchas anybody else so that's a little bit about the revenue guys now let's look atall of the things you're actually going to have to know to get the businessrunning right you got the math I just wanted to show you guys it's notactually as far-fetched as it seems and people think Oh business isn't gonna payme $1,000 per month why would they not that trust me there are tons and tons ofbusinesses who don't want to manage Facebook Ads they don't want to buildwebsites they don't want to run email campaigns they just want to focus ontheir business and go home at the end of the day and they want someone like youto come in there who actually knows how to do it and that's gonna that's the keythat's gonna be the whole premise behind this videos for you guys to get howimportant it is for you to find quality education and digital marketing let's goahead and jump into what you actually need to know about digital marketing andbuilding that kind of business because building a digital marketing business isdifferent than say building a real estate agency or a an attorney's officefor practice and doctors practice you know all of those things are differentand you build the business a different way and you have you're required to knowdifferent things so let's look at what you actually have to know now guys thefirst and most important thing that I can say that you guys need to do and I'mgonna leave it up here on the board the whole rest of the time because it is themost important your education if you do not get how important this is guys whatI'm saying is even if you don't take one of my courses what I'm trying to tellyou is take somebody else's course and when you go through that course do notrush yourself do not try to blow through the videos so you can get out there andstart getting clients because you are hurting yourself more than you evenrealize you will get up there get the client realize how unprepared you areand then start struggling and then all the sudden you lose that client and theyleave you a bad review the education side of it is the side that nobody takesseriously and that's why there are so many people that fail with theirmarketing agency because they just go out and they just see the money comingin but then they forget that they have to fulfill that marketing service andactually make that customer happy otherwise they're not gonna be there inthree months right so this is the most important part in what do you actuallyhave to learn well you have to learn things like how to run a biz you have tolearn things like how to grow your team so outsourcing right you guys have heardof that the third thing you need to know is alsoprobably how to sell right you have to actually know how to sell this servicefor selling any other service because you if you don't understand how to selldigital marketing simply to business owners that don't get itthen you're not going to land clients and that's a lot of the reason whypeople fail but also outside of that you just need to know general rules andtechniques to selling and that's the thing a lot of people don't go through aprocess to learn about overcoming objections and qualifying leads and thatthere's somebody steps in the follow up process and we go through all of thatyou know in all on our youtube channel and through our courses but either waysubscribe get it and of course something but that's what I'm trying to tell youguys anyways number four is you have to learnan acronym that I created called SWEPS alright and you guys will see what thisis so let me get down here S.
alright SWEPS and what doesthat stand for these are what I refer to as the core concepts to digitalmarketing to social media marketing agency SMMA that you guys are familiarwith it's not actually SMMA it's a digital marketing agency or a marketingagency but SMMA just means social media marketing agency we're talking aboutdigital marketing okay everything building an entire marketing agency notjust somebody who only does Facebook Ads but anyways guys SWEPS and what thisstands for is social media marketing web marketing and design email marketing andautomation pay-per-click which is Google ads Bing Yahoo YouTube ads and then SEOwhich also stands for search engine optimization these are the core conceptsthat people don't take the time to learn and how to actually apply them forexample we also have another concept I want to go through here really quicklywe'll go back into this oh and then I also like to say plus C because C andits really CM and that stands for content marketing and that is buildingquality content for your business for your clients whether that be throughblog content video content for Facebook for YouTube whatever the you know thecontent channel might may be you need to understand how to actually createquality content and so let's talk about you know some of the other conceptswe'll talk about SWEPS a little bit more here in a second and what you'reactually going to want to know and then talk about pricing and all of that butbefore we do I want to go into the next step which is why people don't actuallyunderstand how to apply SWEPS to their it to their agency and to their clientsmarketing campaigns and it really comes down because they don't know another oneof my concepts called 3-step marketing I'm going to simplify this even more foryou guys you guys are gonna be like oh my god that's it because a lot of youyou've probably heard of digital marketing before or starting a marketingagency some of you might be new to this which welcome but a lot of you areprobably familiar you just haven't seen the success you're looking for yet andit usually comes down to this simple factor you don't understand 3-stepmarketing first step is finding or building awareness sorry awareness youhave step two which is consideration and then finally you have conversion letme ask you guys something you guys mostly deal with local clientsright local businesses well when you're looking for a service most localbusinesses they're providing services most local businesses aren't sellingproducts right a restaurant kind of sells old they sell a product and thegrocery store sell product but pretty much every other business is a servicebased business all right and so what do you do let me ask you a question what doyou do when you go to find a service in your area first thing you do is you goon your phone you go to Google and you type in blah blah blah near me right orwhere is this in this city right and that's what you start searching for sothe awareness stage the first step marketing aka cold traffic is all aboutusing SEO and PPC to drive traffic to the site and then what people areactually doing is they're going out straight to Facebook and they're tryingto sell Facebook and Instagram campaigns as cold traffic right they're trying tosay hey mr.
business owner you pay me $5,000 per month we'll just manage yourFacebook page we'll do all your cold traffic for me and that I'm not sayingthat you can't get results that way but 90% of the time you're doing it wrongbecause you're not driving traffic from the main traffic source which is Googlesearch engines and then you remarked it with Facebook Instagram YouTube emailthose are the remarketing platforms YouTube and email and finally numberthree is conversion where do people go once they actually you know they've seenyour product now you've remarketed to them now they finally want to buy wellthat happens on the website right that's where they go and they sign up to comein for an appointment or they send that email to set up a phone call or whateverit is that your try that metric that you'retrying to convert them through that's where it happens at at the website so ifyou don't have that third final piece of the puzzle done you're not gonna sellthem to begin with right so you have to understand this three-step marketingprocess and that is what understanding SWEPS allows you to do and so that'swhy it's important to really go through each one of those things individuallyand try to at least get to an intermediate level of knowledge andeducation and training before you ever start to take on a client in this white90 percent of businesses and marketers go out there and fail in their firstyear because they don't take the education seriously if you don't if youdidn't already know this was a saw a strong solid method for building amarketing campaign for a local business which again 90 percent of you are gonnawork with that you shouldn't consider yourself ready to be marketing for otherbusinesses yet after you do that the next step is to get your business plantogether because before you even need to start worrying about a business you needto understand the industry need to be able to technically work yourselfthrough how to run ads how to create content how to build email can all ofthat stuff right once you get through that then you need to start making yourbusiness plans so we'll just write that up here this plan and what does thatconsist of things like your LLC or your business license your EIN so that's yourtax identification number you need your name right you need a website the nexttwo for the business plan are also going to be super important and that ispicking your service offering so your services and the next thing is going tobe picking your niche so we're just gonna write niche up here okay so youneed to know what services you're gonna provide you don't have to provide everysingle digital marketing service I personally recommend it because it makesyou that one-stop-shop for businesses which they really like but you don'thave to you can just do you know if you wanted to start with just webdevelopment because you already have some experience there then just start therebut you know and actually you can even do really well at that niching yourselfinto just being a web development company and that's all you do and thenyou scale in other products and services later right and then the next thing isyour niche I recommend picking at least 2 to 3 now I used to say 1 but Iactually kind of like the 2 to 3 range and the reason why is because not everyniche is always going to have a ton of availability I guess for potentialcustomers in your immediate area right so you might have to do some travelingto go get those other kinds of clients so it's nice to have that backup nicheto say okay I've kind of done six months of hitting these people really reallyhard so I'm gonna switch over to this niche and try and take some more clientson in this niche and then we'll come back to that my you know primary nichein another six months so that way you give them some time to you know lookthrough stuff and throughout that process you're following up but that wayyou actually have consistent flow of potential clients coming in okay sothat's the business plan now let's talk about pricing right we got to talk aboutpricing and I can't okay I want you guys to understand something very clearlyhere when it comes to pricing services you have to understand that noteverything is just cookie cutter packaged a lot of people like to do itthat way and you can choose to do it that way if you like where you set youknow we'll do this many facebook posts we'll do this many ads at this level youcan do it like that if you want I personally like to kind of customize mypackages each time so that way I'm making sure I'm getting that businessowner the best result but the package pricing also works very well for peoplewho are new to the industry so if you're new I do recommend going with packagepricing and just kind of setting some base rates so that way you know what tocharge you know about how many hours you're gonna work and it's consistentright that's the biggest thing that people struggle with in the beginning isgetting consistency in their pricing their packages and the service offeringso set something up but basically you're going to start off with a $999 so fromfour thousand to about ten thousand that's considered your enterprise levelso you could actually put ten thousand on here and that's gonna be your entireenterprise level anything between these two packages right here and then that'swhere you basically give them pretty much every single service that you canoffer but not really because they do need to spend a little more to getreally the full shebang really it's about ten thousand to fifteen thousanddollars to get that price or to get those types of services but those arethe good kind of clients anyways let's get into that so this also does notinclude any ad spend a lot of people like to they go well that includes youknow Facebook ads but know that is where you add five hundred dollars on top youknow a thousand dollars on top of that actual budget and then you you caneither work this pricing out to where you assess your ad management fee intothis or you'll need to add it on top as well so you'll say plus 300 for ad spendthat's why I like to just include this in here and work that price intoyour base package but basically these this money over here goes into Facebookads Instagram ads YouTube ads this money right here is what they pay you and youtake home to your agency and then you pay outsourcing or you pay for laborfrom people who are on platforms like upwork freelancer blah blah and youactually have them fulfill the work for you you create the high level strategyto many people and this is one of the things where it's important to takeeducation courses because we teach you you do not need to be sitting therewriting Facebook posts and creating images and shooting the video andediting the video that is not a cash producing activity guys a CPA if you arenot working on your CPAs you're not building your business okay so you haveto understand that outsourcing is super important so let's talk about thatreally quick so now that you kind of understand the business model therevenue model how to price your services you also need to start understanding howto build your team and again as soon as you take on your first client Irecommend outsourcing like then I recommend going out immediately and atleast hire you like someone to schedule your posts for you that alone will saveand free up your time so you can focus more on selling and landingmore clients but you have to build the team you'll need designers you'll needcopywriters you'll need SEO related people people who understand searchengine optimization add managers admins just to do basic admin work you wantsomeone like a creative director right and this person actually comes up withposts for you they come up with ideas for campaigns they help you knowfacilitate the entire campaign creation process there's so many different thingsthat you're actually going to want to hire for I believe we have a team ofalmost twenty two people now with our agency and our personal brand combinedso you know these are a ton of different people running a ton of different jobsright and that's so I can focus on again those CPAs so that allows me to bring inmore revenue for my business which in the end makes me more money now finallyguys you're going to want to do what everybody wants to do which is land someclients right and I'm not saying you actually have to build your team beforeyou go out lame clients but you will want to put a plan together so that waywhen you go out and get clients you have an idea of what you need to do to getthe job done right so to get the clients all you haveto do is go and send things like we have a digital marketing audit that we built and we actually give out the templatefor that so again we're gonna give you that at the end of this video and that'sgonna help you land clients we teach also here's what I'm gonna do guys landclients basically it's all about value right you guys know all about thatalready you know it's about providing value you know it's about showing yourworth right showing them that you're gonna make them extra money testimonialsright all of those things are important those are what you want to showpotential clients to you know get them to listen to you actually here's what Iwant to do guys because I don't want this video to get too long and Iactually have a two-week training put together for you guys already oneverything that we've already covered and some more so what we're gonna do iswe're gonna end the video here but what I want you to do is I want you to lookright below this video in the description you will see a link at thetop that says SMMA checklist alright that is our two-week free training itstarts off with a checklist of all the things you're going to want to knowtools resources everything like that but then it continues with things like howto price how to set up your business how to get your digital marketing auditscreated how to go find clients how to perform the marketing campaigns thingsyou'll want to look out for so you don't fail all of that is included in thattwo-week free training so make sure that you click that checklist link down belowthis video and get in that group so before we get out of here guys I do wantto do something extra special for you again I told you my brand CerealEntrepreneur what we're really about here is teaching people how to buildsuccessful marketing agencies we actually have several help we have over700 students in our courses we have several hundred people make who havemade at least a thousand to five thousand dollars per month with theiragency we have several making ten thousanddollars per month we have a few that are making even over $50,000 $75,000$100,000 per month in revenue for their agencies if you don't believe me just goto my site CerealEntrepreneur.
Academy check out the digital marketing coursesand then go there and look at the testimonials from our students go to myfacebook business page and check our testimonials there but I guarantee youwe don't put out bad quality courses and it's because of the fact that I knowthat if I put out something super useful for you and you're able to make moneythat changes your life and your family's life and your friends then all you'regoing to do is thank me for it later and you're gonnacome back to me and ask me for advice whenever I can possibly give it to youwhich again is just gonna help my brand grow so why would I want to hurt youguys I want you guys to see success because I know it's possible and I knowthat you can do it if you try if you truly commit that's the last thing thatI believe you guys with is the fact that if you do not truly commit not only tothe going out and finding clients you're gonna fail a little bit right you'lljust fail forward right but you're you're you have to expect those thingsand when you understand that and the commitment that's required you will besuccessful I have a student her name is Kayla Haley, I always tell thisstory she's gonna laugh when she sees this but she was a biology major 23years old in college never done marketing before stopped doing biologycame into my marketing school and within six months was making about twentythousand dollars per month with her agency but it took her six months toland or it took her about four and a half months to land her first clientthis isn't something that you just should go out there and you expect tomake a hundred grand or ten you know ten thousand dollars even per month in yourfirst three months it that it's not realistic guys why would you think thatyou can go out and either try to learn this for free or spend $300 on aneducation and expect business owners to pay you ten thousand fifteen thousanddollars per month do you think that makes any kind of logical irrationalsince it doesn't so what I'm telling you guys is seriously invest in the time theeducation the commitment as far as learning sales landing client scalingbusiness starting a business running digital marketing campaigns it alltakes time to learn so don't get frustrated or hate yourself if you don'tget it in the first month if you after a first year you're just completely arelost still then that might be time for you to look away but if you're after ayear you know you've had some clients but you've had some failures at the sametime but you've also seen a lot on successes and you've made some decentincome then you're on your way just keep pushing through the struggle and Ipromise you you'll see the other side but that's it for today's video guysthank you so much for joining me I really do hope that it was helpful foryou and kind of you know shed some light on what you're actually gonna need toknow to get your agency rolling and actually start making six figures in2019 I want you to do me a favor though if you guys have any questions aboutstarting a marketing agency if you have any concerns if younot sure that you can do something if you don't think you can afford it I wantyou to leave all of that information below in the comments so that way we canget back with you and try to provide you some resources or tools or whatever itis that you're gonna need to get your agency going successfully in 2019 butagain that's it for me guys make sure that you check out the SMMA checklistin the bottom of this video I'm gonna get out of here for now though so untilnext time Cereal Entrepreneur out bye guys ready to start living thesix-figure work where ever be your own boss lifestyle well at CerealEntrepreneur Academy we'll teach you how to use a laptop and internet to startyour own social media and digital marketing agency get started with ourfree Facebook Ads training links in the description below guys see in the courseCereal Entrepreneur out.
How to Close a Sale : 7 Reasons Clients Don't Buy From You
- You're also makinggold that has no context for the distribution.
- That's right.
- Which is vulnerable at some point.
You got your perspective.
(crowd cheering) I just wanna be happy.
Don't you wanna be happy? (chill hip hop music) - I am Paul Daly, AKA Paul J Daly.
I'm the founder and CEO ofCongruent Creative Agency.
So, it's been a crazy sixmonths since the first meeting with Gary and the mentors.
That kinda sounds like a band.
Although we had a lotof stuff rolling already when we started the mentors program, I can definitely say thatthe strategic guidance and mentorship that they have given me have really fast-trackedthe growth of the agency.
Our revenue since the mentors'program has almost tripled and our head count has almost doubled, so it's making a real difference.
Look, there have definitelybeen a number of setbacks since we started theVayner Mentor Program, but the real point is theyhave been available for us whenever we've hit one tohelp coach us through it.
I can say Vayner Mentorschanged my business for the better, continues toimprove it for the better, and I think will in the future as well, so here's to the journey.
- [Man] So, what do you seebecoming your core product as an agency? - I think our main in-roadis gonna be through this incoming generation of dealers.
There's a lot of transitioninggoing on right now who are progressive,who are following you.
That's the emails you're getting.
We need to show them there's a solution that they can bring to dad and say, dad, we need to do this.
- So, let's talk about that.
What do you wanna sell? I agree with you 100%.
- I'm Gary.
Sasha, right here, we have a dealership, fuckin' dad's wasting allhis money on TV and radio and doesn't believe in this shit.
I wanna do it, and I know it's early, but what do you think it is? - I wanna create a brand,clarify your messaging.
- Branding, I got it.
- Branding, messaging,and content production.
This is how you produce content.
- How much? - How much content? - How much money do you want for that? - I think we could have hundred thousand dollar relationships.
- Quarter million to a 100,000.
- 100 to 250 is whatyou're thinking a year.
As a retainer? - That's what we're working towards.
- Sure, yeah.
That's why we're here.
Listen, that's why we're here.
- I'd love to get away from project-based.
We work with local and national brands.
- Yeah, honestly, the reason Vayner Media became a big company fastwas we did no project work.
We've layered project workon top now, but I hate it.
- So, what's the current.
You're doing 300 plusthousand in the business now.
What are people paying you for today? - On the agency side? - Yeah.
- On the agency side, yeah.
And why did you project 800.
- They're just seeingcool stuff out there.
So basically, major globalbrands are producing amazingly cools stuff.
We just started producing coolstuff at a very local level.
People are like, I want that, I want my brand to reflect that, so they call us, hey, we want - And when you say cool stuff, a video? - Video, yeah.
- Social media executions they come in and say, wewant you to make us a video.
We're like, well, why do you want a video? Who's gonna watch it? Where's it gonna live? And then, we kinda backin and they realize, walk out, say we need a lotmore help than just a video.
- Yeah, so they hire us not for one video, but a series of 20 videosand we execute to that.
- Cool videos, cool media,cool photos, cool animations.
- But you're not doing themedia placement, right.
You're doing the creative production.
- Very little placement.
- Yeah, we brought on Pat,that guy with the orange sweatshirt over there, do that,to start executing to that 'cause we give them this piece of gold and they totally fuck it up.
- They don't understandwhat to do with that.
- You're also makinggold that has no context for the distribution.
- That's right.
- Which is vulnerable at some point.
- Let me tell you my personal end game.
- Go ahead.
That's a great way to start.
- That's where we should start.
- Which is? - So, I was kind of ready,'cause you're to the point, so I'll just beat you to it.
I wanna help people.
I wanna help people get clarity.
This was born in Claude'soffice a year ago.
I wanna help people withbusiness, with relationships.
- If you're not makingdecisions based on clarity, you're just guessing, at best, you're guessing a general direction.
I think that having anagency leverages my ability to communicate, builds my personal brand, and if I can do it in business, I wanna keep doing it in business.
If it's dealership world forthe next five years, awesome.
That will give me 20 yearsin the dealership world.
- My blueprint is attractive to you.
- Absolutely, 100%.
- That's what you're saying.
- That's why we're connecting.
- That's what I'm doing.
- That's why I trust you, that's why I'm like, I don'tknow how it's gonna work out, but I know being closest to this sun is gonna help me get there.
This is the same thing.
It's literally, whenyou're talking to that, I'm like, you're talking to me.
- It was so important for the whole team because there's an elementof getting close to the sun that I wanted us to experienceas a team of creatives.
It's one of those things, wedon't know what we don't know and when you get in anenvironment that's completely outside your regular life andyou can start to see people operating on a different level, all of a sudden, you startto realize, you know what? This is possible.
- Let me give you acouple pieces of advice that I think will really matter.
You need to be very, verythoughtful about the products and services you do for this company.
Let me give you a great piece of advice: Immediately, from day one,and I know we're kinda of in day one, but post-acquisition,we're in a new day one, I want you to announce a datefor Clarity Con immediately.
The thing that you'lllearn very quickly.
You're gonna get your moneysworth right this second.
Your even business willbe more profitable, more fun, more profitable,more impactful for you mission of why from day one.
If you're able to do Clarity Con, if you're able to sayClarity Con looks like this: It's $1000 ticket, but youalso get 30 minutes Q and As or one hour Q and As ona closed door live stream with me once a month.
Got it? And then, that all of asudden becomes also something you get free, that if you'rea client of your company, as part of the retainer.
I think if you build a model.
If I could do it all over again, which is what we're talking about here, knowing your industry enough, you do a $5000 a monthretainer, a strategy retainer, not a creative output,and then a contractual, minimal guarantee of another5000 in social media content.
So now, they're locked in for120 to even be in your world and then above and beyond project work.
So, it goes five, five- I'm gonna come around and hug you in a second.
- This is what's good.
This is it, man.
This is what's good.
This is what I would.
If I- And I'm not taking notes 'cause I know Levi is.
- So now, what you're doing is you're creating perceived value.
It's like, okay cool,I'm getting something that's 1000 bucks, I'mgetting access to him, you're building that, you're building in, you're building, you'rebuilding, you're building.
You're building stairs.
You get this, you getthis, but now it's like, hey, it's 5000 a monthretainer and obligation to do 5000 a month of output, so they're gonna be like, okay,it's $10,000 a month, right? By saying 5000 for that and5000 you have to buy for output, what you've done is a verygood job of not mixing the two.
They've now bought intothe fact they're paying you $60,000 a year to be smart.
That's a lot of upside for you and your organization, long-term.
That's why I want you tobreak out that Clarity, 'cause we used to do it asyou're gonna get $10,000 worth of community management and pictures and you get the value of our strategy, but whenever anything is free, it's free.
- It's free.
- Got it? So, I want you to start withit's $5000 a month retainer for strategy and brand positioning, comma, even for us to say yes to that, you have to then doanother $5000 in the output and that's where you'll get your pictures and videos and cool stuff.
- That's your day in and day out.
Above and beyond that,you can do one-off videos for your big fall sale, you're sitting on too much inventory, you need an extra boost, orif you wanna go down the path of internal culture, kindaof the Claude stuff, fine.
You'll decide how you wannabuild out your company and your services, butI do think that 120 base for thinking and pictures and videos, you're at a really sweetspot to build on top of, along with they get aticket to Clarity Con, which is 1000 bucks.
- Anyway, that would be the model, I think you need to go with, but Ithink Clarity Con from day one, when you announce it, literallyit's we've been bought and literally comma, we've been bought, we've got an agency, we'vegot Clarity Con coming, in fucking wherever on whatever.
- What's realistic? What's the attention lengththat we can actually push that? You know what I mean? 'Cause I'm thinking,how much time do we got to execute to a conference.
- And here's the good news, here's what's amazing about video, and I think we see it alot in my internal coms, as long as you're humble and transparent, this is how you hedge: It's humility, it's self-deprecation.
Let's say you make a video in September, everybody's away for the summer, you say, guys, Clarity Con, March 2109, super excited about it.
To be very frank, we're gonnastart opening up pre-sales and getting a sense, it's $1000 ticket, also you get it for freeif you're a client of ours.
Very simply, I have no ideaif this is gonna happen in a Dunkin Donuts orif this is gonna be done at Buffalo Bill Stadium.
I think probably more likely Dunkin Donuts than Buffalo Bill Stadium, but if there's one person that comes or one million people that come, we're gonna put on a show.
You've now eliminatedany expectations, got it? That's it.
Now, you're not vulnerable.
Now, you've taken pressureout of selling it.
Now, if you sell seven - Everything you announcethat's gonna happen in the meantime, it's an upside.
Oh, this is actually gonna happen now.
- That's exactly right.
- This is live.
- That's right.
- This is live.
- I just think - We watch Gary Vaynerchuck,can you believe it? - Yeah, and you're only150,000 in the hole.
(laughing) By the way, by the way - That would be yours, so - By the way, by the way.
It's really right for you.
You'll win that game.
You've got all these personalities that you've been able toget into your ecosystem.
You'll be able to call in favors.
You're gonna put on a realshow and it can become a real thing and what'sgreat about Clarity Con is maybe year one it's a little bit more towards that world, but to yourwhy and where you're going, you'll be able to expand out.
- Step, man.
- Proud of you, man.
- Thank you.
I think it's really important to say that the value of thisprogram is not just Gary, but it is the team that he's assembled and I think he'd be happyto hear me say that, but for real, the mentorsteam is accessible and ready and willing to helpwhenever we have a setback.
(camera flashes) There was this sense of we'reabout to take the first steps on a trip that we're gonnatalk about for a long time.
It was this knowledge that, I don't know what we're gonna learn, I don't know what we'regonna do from here on out, but I know it's gonna be meaningful and I know it's going tobe one of those moments that we look back on and say, can you imagine if we hadn't done this? (upbeat Spanish hip hop music).
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