After years and years of public speaking, does fear ever enter the picture?
I’ve done a lot of public speaking, both in the U.S. and abroad. Most people who follow what I do now first saw me on YouTube.
I’m not afraid of big crowds. Big crowds are great. They laugh more readily — all you need are one or two, and the laughter spreads; in a small crowd, people feel weird laughing. Big crowds erupt into applause. They give standing ovations. Those are much easier with big crowds.
I’m not afraid that I’ll stumble over my words. Nobody’s perfect, and nobody thinks the worse of you if you make a mistake or two.
I’m not afraid that I’ll forget what I want to say.
I’m afraid of this:
Nobody showing up.
Now that’s a fear.
I remember hosting someone in my college days for a campus event who’s now a nationally known name, and at that time was a rising star. I think fewer than ten people showed up. He begged me not to publicize the attendance figures.
We all have this fear in different ways. If nobody shows up to your blog, or your affiliate offer, or whatever, that’s pretty terrible, too.
So I’m going to make you a deal.
I can bring you traffic.
On my show, which attracts a substantial audience, I publicize new blogs that were started using my affiliate link, tomwoods.com/blue. That’s a permanent offer that isn’t going to change. (Here’s that deal.)
Here’s a temporary offer that definitely is going to change: I’ll do the same for your online business, or your opt-in page, or whatever, to help you get sales or build your email list, whether or not you use my Bluehost link for your hosting.
So you won’t have to worry about crickets chirping when you open your online doors.
You want to sell stuff as an affiliate, but aren’t sure anyone will click on your link? I’ll send traffic to that link.
I’ll lay out my deal in the webinar Mark Ling and I are doing tomorrow on how to be an effective affiliate. This is the first, last, and only time I’ll be making this offer in 2017, so grab your spot:
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