Pierre Charles on More Targeted Traffic, MLM Leads & Sales
A few years ago Pierre Charles had no idea how to generate leads or establish trust with leads. Now, he’s an expert internet marketer. Here’s his story.
I’m honored to have this interview with you, Pierre. I have watched you over the years and am always intrigued by your blog and brand. So, let’s get started.
First off, where were you born and raised, what did you want to be when you grew up, and what did your parents do for a living?
I was born and raised in Haiti. I always wanted to be a doctor but failed to be as my parents didn’t have enough money to pay my tuition fees.
My father was a factory worker and my mom used to stay at home taking care of us as she didn’t have a job. We were very fortunate to have one of our parents working because not too many people have a job in this country.
When I have arrived in Canada in my twenties, I was able to get a student loan to go to college and now I’m a graduated respiratory therapist.
Was there any entrepreneurship in the family?
In some way yes, because even my mother didn’t have a 9 to 5 job but she managed to sell different stuffs home to bring food on the table when my dad did not have enough money after getting paid from his factory job.
What were you doing in life and for work when you discovered internet marketing, and what were the first couple years like?
I was working as respiratory therapist in the operating room in a Montreal French hospital. It was a very good experience for me to be part of operating team doing a lot of open heart surgeries and I always wanted to help people with respiratory diseases.
But a lot of doctors and colleges didn’t like me as the first and only black respiratory therapist to work in that place. There were a lot of racist comments about me and I have quit and decided to move to another province or state (English) as many French speaking people in Quebec are not open minded. I was able to get a job as home care consultant in Ottawa, Ontario and have moved there with my little family.
Did you start affiliate marketing first or network marketing, and what is the difference between the two?
I have started with network marketing as I soon realised that I couldn’t accomplish much working for someone for all my life but I wished hearing affiliate marketing before MLM.
I wanted to start an online business while working full time as a health professional. I have made my first $5000 investments in a well known mlm company to become supervisor and earned 50% on every sale I made. It was very painful for me as I did not have any marketing skill at the beginning.
I used to pay $500 to have 5 people to talk about my business opportunity and none of them were interested in my income opportunity.
The worst part of it, the same 5 people were sold to many other distributors in the company. So I ran out of people to talk about business. This hard start didn’t stop me because my dreams were bigger than my obstacles.
Your blog has a major presence online. How old is it, how many posts are on it, and what is the daily traffic like?
My most valuable advice to every internet marketer is having a budget for paid advertising and personal blog or website if you’re serious about marketing your business online.
Also start promoting one company products and maybe more when getting at marketing as it’s the only skill you need to succeed online! Remember, blogging is not going to get you lot of traffic right away but it’s most sustainable source of traffic once you have an established blog compare to everything else I’ve tried.
My main blog is now two and half years, I have about 345 posts on it and I have an average of 270 pageviews per day. I have made many mistakes when I’ve set my first blog by myself, I’ve learned a lot from it and started a couple of other ones.
What has helped your blog attract leads the most?
As blogging is my preferred marketing strategy, I publish regular unique valuable content to my target market and promote that piece of content. You must have a strong social presence as well.
In short, how do you get “Targeted Traffic” to your blog?
By writing content that provides a solution to a specific problem facing your target market and sharing it on the major social platform.
Can you tell me a little about your experience with Elite Marketing Pro and who is it for?
I truly wish I have started my online venture with EMP. It’s a very unique marketing system that puts the marketer in a leading position and helps establishing authority, credibility and trust.
It’s an online PHD in marketing. Elite Marketing Pro is very strong on mindset which I like the most. It converts better than any marketing system I’ve tried so far.
This year for the first time, I was able my make first $23905, 73 online. I have never been so confident about achieving my online business goals. You can’t fail With EMP if you don’t give up!
How does a new internet marketer stop chasing family and friends?
By using attraction marketing to provide values and solutions to a specific problem facing your niche.
Marketers always say that “money is in the list.” How do you create a “list building machine?”
To be honest with you’ it’s all about traffic. You only need to master one source of traffic to start with converting sales funnel.
How does one “Brand themselves?”
This is where you need to have a blog that stand out. Set up a facebook fanpage, twitter etc. Basically beside your blog, you must have a strong social presence.
What is your favorite book right now and why?
My favorite book is still “THINK AND GROW RICH” by Napoleon Hill because no other book motivates more than this one.
What are your goals for 2017?
Mastering one or two more marketing strategies as my business marketing!
What is your favorite quote and why?
“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” Everyone has absolute control over one thing, and that is our thoughts.
This is the most significant and inspiring of all facts known of human being. We’re the sum total of our thoughts.
In other words, if we change our thinking, we can change our life.
Thanks so much for this interview, Pierre!
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