My Success And Failure With Carbon Copy PROCompany: CarbonCopyPRO
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Carbon Copy PRO is one of the most popular home-based business options for people seeking to make money online. If you search on Google for “carbon copy pro” you will find both positive and negative postings, some even labeling it a “SCAM!”
It can be very confusing for someone trying to make a decision to join.
What follows is a chronology of MY EXPERIENCE with Carbon Copy PRO. As you’ll see, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride, but for anyone running a business (online or traditional), this should be no surprise.
February, 2009 - joined Carbon Copy PRO and began seriously marketing. Although I had started one MLM business prior to joining PRO, I had NO (ZERO) experience in internet or online marketing.
April, 2009 - spent the last 3 months trying to learn the ropes and get up to speed on how to market on the Internet. The Carbon Copy PRO 30-day Marketing Guide (now expanded and called Carbon Copy PRO University) made it easy and fun to learn and I began understanding the importance of such things as keyword research, SEO, and creating a personal brand.
Although things were moving forward and I had made some money already, I was impatient. I saw the potential, but needed to ramp things up.
June, 2009 - as I observed the leaders in the company, the guys (and gals) who were making the big bucks, I noticed one similarity -- they were all marketing on Google. I wanted a part of that!
I joined Carbon Copy PRO’s exclusive Google PPC training and dove in. Within one month, I was getting 10 times the leads for my business than ever before. The sales began pouring in and I was a happy camper!
July, 2009 - MY FIRST 5 FIGURE MONTH! Became an L1 leader in Carbon Copy PRO (leadership levels in CC PRO are based on acquistion of team members; L1 is 10 members). Leads and sales still pouring in... it was like a machine!
August, 2009 - became an L2 leader in CC PRO (at least 25 team members). Things going smoothly and then.... CRASH!!!! I woke up one morning, logged into my Google Adwords account to find NO TRAFFIC - no leads, no clicks, NO IMPRESSIONS. My Google account had Flat-Lined!
I had been SUSPENDED by Google!
(I was later to find out that these suspensions were widespread to most of the MLM and Network Marketing community, and has since spread to the Get Rich Quick crowd as well).
September, 2009 - I had made a critical mistake. I became so captivated with PPC to drive traffic, lead, and sales in my business that I had ignored any other kind of marketing -- I had put “all my marketing eggs in one basket!”.
Tried to play catch up. I started blogging like crazy, creating articles, videos, and poured through forums like never before. But for anyone who has done this type of marketing, you know that it takes time to get established.
I felt like my business was failing, or at least on life support. I was frustrated and mad at myself for allowing myself to get into this situation. Never again!
January, 2010 - leads and sales have begun coming in again, although much slower than PPC. But an interesting thing has happened. These leads are better quality, because I’ve already built a relationship with them.
I am not just a faceless PPC ad to these people.
My sales conversions are higher, and my team is stronger. I am beginning to get a “name” in the industry. People are recognizing my name and paying some attention. I now have more skills that attract people, and I can use this knowledge to help others.
I have become an attraction marketer.
June, 2010 - I jump ahead 6 months, and things have changed again. I am now a proficient article marketer and blogger. I know how to take a specific search keyword and get ranked on the first page of Google. I understand SEO and how to take advantage of it.
My Carbon Copy PRO business continues to grow, but my focus has changed.
I have taken the skills I learned as a CC PRO member and created entirely new “arms’ to my business:
- I am helping brick and mortar businesses in my area to get online
- I am now a niche marketer using Clickbank products
- I have begun coaching other MLM marketer who need help in their businesses
- I have discovered an outsourcing option that effectively lets me hire others to do much of the work for me that costs me less if I did these things myself (I learned this trick from a fellow CC PRO marketer).
What does this mean to me? MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME.
So here is the thing about Carbon Copy PRO, and most people get it wrong. They think, “How much money can I make in this opportunity?”
Yes, if you are just starting out and have no product to sell, you can use the product line of a financial education and investment company they partner with, and you can make quite a bit of money. In fact, that’s all some people do and it works well for them.
But to me, the real value in CC PRO is the SKILLS YOU LEARN. They probably have the most comprehensive internet marketing education and training platform all under one roof. Some of the biggest experts in the industry not only belong to CC PRO but train and educate their members, showing them step by step how they have become so successful in this industry.
And an added benefit? Attend one of their live events and you get to hang out with a bunch of millionaires (no exaggeration).
My successes and failures in Carbon Copy PRO was simply that -- MINE. As John Jackson, CC PRO Vice President of Leadership likes to say, I OWN IT.
The successes were a result of my drive to become a better and more complete marketer. My failures were a result of my limited knowledge and yes, my stupidity.
But I NEVER GAVE UP, and today I consider myself very rich for having chosen this path in my life.
Will you make money in Carbon Copy PRO?
Look in the mirror.