SPS 039: 80/20 Book Sales & Marketing with Perry Marshall

AuthorSPS 039: 80/20 Book Sales & Marketing with Perry Marshall

SPS 039: 80/20 Book Sales & Marketing with Perry Marshall

Perry Marshall has turned 80/20 into a verb. It’s an action you take on your business. It’s the central lever to any great strategy. Perry’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing is mandatory reading in many growth oriented companies. It’s also one of my favorite books of all time. After reading it, I started giving copies away like I was Oprah. The book is legendary.

He also is a pioneer in web advertising, as the author of the Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords, he laid the foundations for the $100 billion pay per click industry. He is one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after business consultants. He has consulted in over 300 industries and even was an expert witness for Google AdWords litigation. He is a man that actually doesn’t need an introduction. Today, we talk about his book, marketing, advertising, and more.

 

You can find Perry here:

Perry Marshall

80/20 Sales and Marketing

Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes

Books by Perry Marshall

@PerryMarshall on Twitter

Perry Marshall Facebook Page

 

Show Notes 

[01:58] Perry’s first book evolved organically. In 2002, he went to a seminar and started using Google AdWords.

[02:48] Perry discovered Google AdWords should be the first marketing step for testing. He was invited to speak at a Ken McCarthy seminar So, he made an ebook to sell at the seminar and on his website in 2003.

[05:15] AdWords became so popular that Perry had to work to stay current with his knowledge and ahead of the competition.

[06:09] The snowball effect of his testimonials worked for him, and it became a self-publishing success story prior to the Kindle.

[06:56] He was selling half a million dollars a year of ebooks.

[09:04] Wikipedia flagged Perry as a non-notable person. To have real longevity Perry needed to engage with the rest of the world.

[11:01] He went to an agent speed dating seminar and found an agent and got a publisher.

[11:58] He makes less money with the published book, but he is established as an expert. It is a long-term play to be a number one author on Amazon.

[13:24] How there can be good reasons to go the traditional route, but there are trade-offs.

[14:11] His first book was about beginner to advanced intermediate PPC or Google AdWords.

[15:28] The seminar got him great customers and testimonials.

[18:19] If you can become the number one expert, you can make a good living.

[19:02] 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

[20:21] There is an 80/20 inside of every 80/20.

[21:03] 50% of customers comes from 1% of your business.

[21:50] In Google AdWords it’s closer to 90/10.  Perry cracked the code on AdWords using 80/20.

[23:14] 80/20 became a staple of what he taught.

[23:52] Perry decided to write an 80/20 book because this was the secret to everything. He wrote the book that he wished he had years ago.

[25:23] 80/20 applied to book marketing. Purchasing a book is like racking a shotgun.

[27:40] Playing poker with marks or guys who are going to lose.

[29:05] Everything in marketing is like racking a shotgun.

[30:33] 20% of people who buy your book will actually read it. 20% of them become your customers.

[32:53] The penny book offer is like the Columbia record and tape club. He makes money off of the backend. The penny won in Columbia’s marketing tests.

[35:03] The advantage of reading a book over looking at a computer screen.

[38:10] How buying Perry’s book is a lesson within a lesson.

[38:35] The average person who takes up his offer spends about $25. You can learn a lot about marketing technique from how they sell the book.

[39:54] Perry is a legendary copywriter.

[40:46] Copywriting is the art and science of saying things so that people want to take action.

[43:03] How to make your book twice as good for $500. Go on Fiver and find candidates for reading your book. Pay 5 gigs or $25 to get them to read the book and answer questions. This can make your book twice as good.

[46:41] Write for an hour everyday, first thing in the morning.

 

Links and Resources:

self-publishingschool.com

Spsfreetraining.com

Ken McCarthy

Andrew Goodman

Perry Marshall Round Table

The Jeff Herman Agency

Entrepreneur Press

The 80/20 Principle

The Marketing DNA Test

Fiverr

Eat That Frog

Perry Marshall

80/20 Sales and Marketing

Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes

Books by Perry Marshall

@PerryMarshall on Twitter

Perry Marshall Facebook Page

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