@RandyGauge and/or @AConcernedBNCitizen It’s preferred to post under your screen name unless you are not confident in what you are saying unless you recognize that what you are saying can have some consequences. I don’t think that anyone doubts that this is a legitimate job offer.
@EricWalker -- Great free (in your 1 post), that one should be read several times as a minimum...these are crucial teaching points if you are looking for a job that presents opportunities such as mentorship from your boss/mentor and team members, that can increase your overall value in the market place significantly and your confidence and ability to stand alone as a business owner.
Also, Eric thanks for taking the time to describe me so well... lol...You nailed it!
I have to say we are very much alike.
I am glad you are a part of the team now and we get to work together and practice our intense personalities on each other.
@MalikaDuke Thanks for the response to our fellow “hater” marketer.
To answer your question: "Did you have to quit your personally branded business to work with the Renegade Professional?"
For anyone following the progress of Renegade University and Renegade Professional I was involved from the start in the process of creating it together with Mike Klingler. This alone was a great learning experience...although I had already been involved in witnessing and being a part of the creation of other platforms, having been working with Mike for almost 4 years now.
But to get back to this particular one you might have noticed that I was among the first to be featured all over Renegade University and Renegade Professional in video trainings and articles, as I was not only working for Mike but I was also his student from the get go and wanted to develop my own brand and business and had results to show up for. (this has always been the case, for the entire 4 years I have worked for Mike I was always also building my own business, even with the old school ways, and I was actually also involved in the community doing training and connecting with other students, in a way developing my brand)
With the development of Renegade Professional I was doing a lot of research for my own business and to also helping the development of the training platform and so I would learn a lot of things that I could then pass onto the Renegade Professional students and brand myself as an expert in whatever topic I was teaching. (you can see training by me in Renegade Professional back office, about bookmarking, Twitter, Facebook, Video Marketing, blogging..etc)
I was basically among the first trainers inside Renegade Professional -- not as an employee but as an independent marketer, branding myself just like all the other trainers. You can also look me up on the sales page of Renegade Professional. That’s all branding for me.
I started a blog, I started video marketing, I am all over the place on the Internet and most people know me as Diyana Alcheva or Didi - an attraction marketer or even a social media expert and not just a person working for Marketing Merge.
When Ann Sieg approached me for a testimonial for her book, it was not because I work for Mike Klingler, it was because my personal results I have gotten as an independent marketer.
If you check out my Twitter account, which Eric so graciously posted above
you will see that I have almost 100 k followers ..
just a bit more than my mentor ...hehe
So don’t believe that I am in danger of losing my personally branded business.
Although, a while back in one of our Mastermind sessions I evaluated my goals as a marketer and decided that I would like to brand myself as Marketing Merge Professional expert that provides value to the Renegade Professional community, and thus I started to slowly include in my videos little bits of facts that I work closely with Mike Klingler and Ann Sieg, and started to tweet about the fact that I just went off a 4 hour phone meeting with Ann Sieg, Mike Klingler and Isaiah Sieg. Which none of them mind me doing…even though my role on these calls is as a team member, (the word employee is not really what we like to refer to)...I can still tweet about it on my personally branded account and leverage their credibility by putting my name next to theirs. What do you think that does to my brand? ☺
These are just the tiny details of what kind of benefits you get when you work with Mike and Ann…I am not going to even go into the learning and growing as an individual and business owner benefits.
I will admit that with the company's growth and new projects developing I am finding that I often don't have time for my own marketing, but I have come to realize that I am developing much bigger opportunities (like Mike mentioned, ownership and partnership) here and the projects I am working on are a lot more fun. In a way I have moved onto a different stage in my business.
With the evaluation of my goals I recently decided to donate my blog RenegadeProfessionalNews.com, which I had planned for it being something similar to what it is right now. And when brainstorming one day with Eric Walker and Mike Klingler I didn’t have to think twice when proposing to donate the blog knowing that I have the same or even bigger opportunities for branding than when working it all by myself. Just check it out, I am right on the top.
Writing all of this, once more makes me aware of how cool it is to have this job.
And be grateful and appreciative, knowing how much I am growing and developing while I am getting to work with the best business minds, learn from them and get to also not only keep but expand and develop further my personal brand.