March 20th and 21st in Manly, Sydney
People have asked me…
Why did you choose Manly?
Who is this ideal for?
So of the 100 to 200 who come to an event like this, most of them have a basic understanding of what a squeeze page is, what posting is, what a website is. They really connect with each other, there’s a lot of suppliers, there’s a lot of experts, there’s a community of people who get it. It’s like when you can go to an event and actually have a conversation with someone without them looking at you as if you’re some kind of alien with three heads.
It may not be super ideal for a complete beginner or novice, however if I was starting out on this, I would want to come to this event and meet the people who are further down the path than I am. We have multi-millionaires in this event who do this every single day. Live it and breathe it.
It’s the best way to get access to this people in one room for several days and to share meals, to discuss stuff over a drink, to absorb information first-hand from real experts.
What are you most excited about?
That is exciting for me, that someone is going to come away from this feeling that they got a huge return on investment. That makes me excited. As someone who likes to create value, as an entrepreneur putting stuff out in the world, I like to get a real satisfaction from that.
What’s the best story you’ve heard from someone who’s been to a previous FastWebFormula?
I think back of people like Ryan Spanger, who, after presenting his stuff on video documentaries, traveled across to America, was involved in a campaign with other SilverCircle members, and they generated a six-figure launch in a very short window, with an expert, applying the stuff that we directly teach, using people within the community to partner on the deal and to provide the expertise that they contribute.
I think they’re the success stories that I love to hear. I like to hear of people who have actually taken the idea and implemented it.
What speakers are you excited about this year?
Behind the scenes, for people who were doing it for people. So this guy’s like the godfather of the industry. He’s the original pioneer of this. He’s the world’s leading expert at it, and he’s coming to Manly to talk about this for our audience.
So it’s such a rare treat. We touched on this a few events ago, maybe FastWebFormula 2, I think we covered this with Bryan Johnson. Teddy was the guy behind the scenes then. So I’m really excited to hear about what he’s doing now. But importantly, I’ve briefed him on sharing ideas that we can use, with the technology that we have.
With the CRM systems we use, what can our average FastWebFormula audience member take and implement today, to get going on this without getting too difficult? And of course, if someone needs help with it, you can’t find anyone better than people like Teddy to actually implement this stuff.
What’s Ezra going to have in store for us this year?
So with Ezra, he’s in the trenches. He moves so fast. He moves like the speed of light. And he’ll be telling us what works right now, what we can implement. I know that he changed suppliers for his e-commerce, I know that he’s got a new thing in place that he’s getting great results, and we’ll find out what that is. And I know that he’s going to give us a firehouse of e-commerce information. So anyone in e-commerce needs to hear this,
along with Greg Cassar, who works on some of the biggest e-commerce stores in this country and some from overseas. He is an e-commerce conversion extreme specialist. I know that Ezra and Greg have been chatting about stuff. Greg is the unknown… the secret guy who works on the big stores. I mean people pay him to go and to improve conversions. So I’m really looking forward to what Greg’s got, because again, the things that he using on big stores can quite often be implemented on little shops, on e-commerce products, but also information products, affiliate stuff, little live chats, abandonment follow-up sequences. These things are working in my business and they’ll also work in your business and you’ll be able to find out exactly what to do with these actionable steps from Greg and from Ezra at FastWebFormula 5 in Manly.
It’s a lot of effort to put on an event like this. Why do you do it?
Why do I run these events? I mean that’s a great question. I don’t do it for profit, because it’s a big expense, especially a facility like this. It’s expensive. I pay for the meals. I pay for merchandise. I pay for dinner. I pay for entertainment. I want people to be nourished, not just mentally but physically, emotionally. I’ll feed your mind, I’ll feed your body, and you get an experience that is not available at other places.
Partly I do it because no one else does it. Partly I do it because I think the community demands it and needs it, and it’s a good thing to do, and it helps people get results, and I’m all about nurturing that community. I’m in it for the long haul. I’ve been running paid communities for five years now, so I really put my heart and soul behind it. It is like raising a child, there is that responsibility, and I figure if I’m not going to put on these events, who’s going to do it?
So I do these events for the community. I usually just break even, I get to record some stuff that can benefit members in the future, and I get to have my best friends fly in and hang out for a few days, and I really enjoy that experience. But above and beyond all, it is for the members to come, to get the information fresh, to be able to implement it straight away, and to get some value from it that keeps them coming back. And people come to FastWebFormula 1, 2, 3, 4, and now 5. There’ll be people who have come to every single event, and even the ones before that. Underground Profit System 1, 2, 3. Business Internet Formula. These events are special, and there’s a reason people keep coming back.
The other thing is, I don’t overcharge for these. I charge less than a thousand dollars, and that includes meals, it includes a fantastic venue, and it is a life-altering experience for people who embrace this, and use it for what it’s worth.
When is FastWebFormula happening?
We have the finest food. We have fantastic rides to the city on the ferry. You can even get here in about one hour from the airport for less than $20. It is just a world class facility, it’s amazing value.
You can ride your bike, you can surf, you can stand up a paddle board, you can play beach volleyball on the beach here. There are beautiful walks along the foreshore, you can go and see the zoo, you can go into the city.
It is a great place and March 20th and 21st 2014 is when you’ll be able to come.
Now, if you happen to be in SilverCircle, then it’s also on the 19th, the day before. If you’re thinking of joining SilverCirlce, it’s a good thing to do if your business is at that level because you get your whole ticket included as part of being a member of SilverCircle.
Also, SilverCircle members are going to be able to share their expertise at the event with case studies becase these people get results. We’re taking six-figure businesses and turning them into seven-figure businesses. So if you ever thought about joining, now is the time to apply.
What are the presentations you look forward to
So, we’re going to be talking about: What he did to do that; How he brought a new offer to the table; How he entered a new market; How he did this with minimal staff, with minimal equipment, minimal resources and had an explosive validation that he can now take into a huge business.
I have no doubt that Brent is sitting on a multi-million dollar business that has wide appeal and it is because he’s done just a few things right. Now, if you can apply just these few things to your business, you can go from nothing to something quite substantial. So we’ve literally got a startup case study from Brent who is applying stuff that he has learned from other businesses to a new market and if you just replicate the things he’s done to your market or even to a new market, you should see a great result. That would be worth the ticket price alone just to see that session and apply what Brent has got to share.
We’re also going to have some podcasting. We’ve got FreedomOcean and ThinkActGet scheduled. If Tim is available, we’ll be doing a live podcast for that. If not, at least we’ll be doing a ThinkActGet podcast live, it’s always a favorite. You’ll be able to be part of a podcast that gets thousands and thousands of listens. In fact, if you ask a question, you can certainly get a shot at being famous.
What about Taki Moore? He’s a coach? Coach of coaches? What’s he going to tell us?
Taki… so he spends about four hours per week working on the business and what he’s been able to do is grow a multi-million dollar business from just that amount of time per week but he does it through automation and frameworks. That’s what his true genius is. He has got his business model down to a recipe.
So, you’ll actually learn from him what he’s templated, what frameworks he’s got so that you can actually roll them out to your business. Now, Taki charges at least $1000 a month for his students to be teaching them some of this stuff and you’ll be learning this at FastWebFormula. I’m great friends with Taki. We meet every single week. We speak every few days. We share business ideas at an extreme top level and I’ve asked him to wheel out his best stuff at FastWebFormula 5 and I’m looking forward to that presentation as much as you probably are.
What about you James, what are you going to be talking about?
I’m constantly refining and innovating in my own business. In fact, one of the greatest secrets is I’m doing less in my business than I’ve ever done and I’m getting more results, more sales, more profit than ever before and that is absolutely deliberate and it’s repeatable.
So again, I’ll be saying what the best innovations in my business are. I’ll be sharing these. I’ll be wheeling out some profit structures that are proven and tested and that work. I’m just one guy here at Manly, at the beach.
And quite often I’m not even here, I’m around the world. I’ve got my laptop, my backpack and I’m somewhere anywhere. Who knows? It could be Thailand, it could be the Philippines, it could be America or it could be Dominican Republic, it could be Hawaii, it could be Mexico. These are all places I visited just this year and I’m learning from the core phrase and I’m implementing.
I’ve got my business down to around about 30 minutes a day when need to and sometimes I’ll put in a 10, 12, 14-hour day and put the hard yards in. And in fact in one day, I can probably do a month’s worth of work because I’m so productive. I’m going to share some of those productivity things. I’m going to put myself in the mindset of someone starting out or in that frustrating phase where things aren’t quite working out and I’m going to unravel it and make it simple.
So James, what kind of business problems do people have that are going to be solved by coming to FastWebFormula 5?
I’m going to share some of the best insights that we cover in our weekly calls at SilverCircle, in my own modules. I actually brief each speaker on exactly what I’d like them to deliver, knowing their expertise and matching that to the challenges of our typical audience member. Our audience community is, by large, sharing the same set of challenges and that’s what brings people together and we solve them together. That’s why people keep coming back over and over again.
The biggest question I get asked is: When is the next FastWebFormula 5? So the answer is it’s March the 20th and 21st 2014 at Manly Beach and the ticket price is less than $1000.
For two days, you’re going to learn the best stuff but nothing more than you need, just the good stuff – it’s like the concentrate. It’s not one of those pitchfests where you’re running to the back of the room, I don’t have people coming who are trying to sell you into high-priced programs.
Their brief is to deliver content, that’s it. We don’t need to know all about their story and when they grew up and all of that stuff. We don’t need to know what they’ve got for sale and how much money you can spend with them. All we need is the meat – the real important stuff. What should you do with your business right now to get the kind of results that they are seeing and getting for them and for their customers.
You’re very generous James. You’re very open about business. Why do you do that/ Why do you give so much away?
a) I’ve really refined my business to the point where I’ve got excess productivity and I’ve got capacity to create. So instead of dredging through the inbox, looking for the next miracle to try and quote myself, I’ve already got to the point where I’ve figured out a business model that works. My business is profitable. I have the ability to create content everyday.
b) Secondly, to put on events like this, it’s actually, even though it’s a lot of work, it’s very fulfilling and satisfying because I think not everyone can do it and I’m happy to take that role. I’m happy to take the responsibility. I’m happy to be who I am to the market and be the example of what I think people should be doing.
I don’t think many people are occupying my position of open book, transparency and sharing, so I’m happy to take that role. It’s rarefied atmosphere, I’ll let people judge me on what I produce. I’m happy for people to resonate with what I do or not. I’m comfortable with who I am but I’m also comfortable about the results that our members are getting.
The people in FastWebFormula, the people in SilverCircle, are getting everyday because I’m helping them and they’re doing what they need to do for themselves. And I’m happy for more people to be exposed to that. That’s why we put on an event like FastWebFormula 5.
For people coming from overseas, it’s quite a big investment to come to Australia. What would you say to those people?
I’m the one who travels overseas. I’m the one who spends the money on the ticket, the accommodation, the event. I really do get all the spoils, though, because I’m making the effort that other people won’t make.
When you make the effort to come to FastWebFormula 5, you will join the people who have made the investment. You will access a different kind of event than you’ll ever find in North America. These events are different. They are really community strong. The Australian marketer has a rare and unique innovative streak, a whole new level of grit that you don’t find in other markets, so you can actually tap into that by making the effort to come over here.
People worry these things are just going to be a pitchfest. Is FastWebFormula 5 a pitchfest?
A lot of them are customers, or people who I mastermind with in private, and it’s a personal favor to me. I don’t run many events. It’s actually special for them to come and meet my very best hundred to two hundred people and to communicate with them. If you asked someone like Ezra Firestone what he thought of coming to the event, he will tell you it’s by far and away the most amazing event that he’s ever been to, and he goes to a lot of events.
Because it’s different in Australia, it’s a different community. Most of the members know each other, so if you want to fast-track your success, if you’re sitting at home, at your desk, by yourself, feeling a little bit isolated, this is how you join a community who really stick together. If you join FastWebFormula, you’ll know what I’m talking about. A core group of hundreds of people who know and like and trust each other and help each other like a transformational mastermind.
What are the top five outcomes someone can expect from coming to FastWebFormula 5?
Maybe you sell something or maybe you buy something, it doesn’t matter. You’ll actually get the supply chain. So you’re going to get friends and peer groups. You’re going to get suppliers or customers.
The top five takeaways are you’re going to get friends. You’re going to meet people who do what you do, who you can talk to on Skype, who you can be members with in the FastWebFormula community, if you happen to be a member of that.
These people are good people and they do what you do and they understand your challenges and your pressures. You’re going to get customers if you sell something, or suppliers if you buy something. If you need Pay-Per-Click, if you need social media, if you need SEO, if you need websites, these people are all there.
Conversion experts, copywriters. They fly in for this event. You’re going to learn about cutting-edge technologies. I’m going to say that again. Your’re going to learn about technology and information that is current and working now. Stuff that is actually useful, that wasn’t an expired technique or something. So it’s fresh information.
You’re going to get access to people you couldn’t normally access. So you’re going to get to the top echelons of that mastermind mindset, the level of entrepreneur that is normally only behind a paid firewall. You don’t get this stuff in the free-for-all open forum. This is a paid community. The price is a qualifier of quality.
And the fifth and most important element is you’re going to get an experience of my lifestyle. You’re going to be able to swim in the Pacific ocean, walk the promenade, spend time on the beach, ride a bicycle, stand up paddle, surf, go to the zoo, catch a ferry, do things that I do. Eat and drink, get the best coffee in the world. It’s all right here in Manly. It is an experience. It is a lifestyle. It’s probably tax-deductible, too.
Speak to your accountant. You get a tax-deductible holiday that pays for itself with the information many times over.
So there you go, that’s FastWebFormula 5 LIve. I hope to see you at the event, be sure to order your ticket right now.