February 10, 2020
by DR. MARK T. WADE
#118: How To Implement Contests & Give A Ways Into Your Summit.
Scott Carson went from losing tens of thousands of dollars from a live event to hosting one of the most profitable Virtual Summits in one of the most niche industries. Learn why he only runs paid summits, and says free has no value. Plus find out how he creates the most engaged audience using contests and give a ways. All that and more on today’s episode.
On Paid Summits
👉 Free has no value
👉 Your time is the most valuable thing
👉 If you're doing a summit, don't do it for free. Your time is valuable
👉 Charge for your time, charge for your information, because your experience, your wealth of success and failures is valuable and worth something
How To Engage Your Audience
❇️ Have ways for people to network remotely
Facebook group, meetup groups, Basecamp
❇️ Survey your audience
❇️ Educate your audience
❇️ Add a lot of excitement about your event
❇️ Unique hashtag that people share
❇️ Create infographics that they can share to their social media handles
❇️ Discount code that they can give to their friends or their guests as well
❇️ If it has a big enough audience, create a special affiliate link
How To Get Speakers To Engage
👉 Affiliate splits
👉 Run specials with their speakers
👉 Give out swag bags
👉 Create infographics for each speaker
👉 Post it on social media
Scott's Advice For Summit Hosts
“Just do it. Get out there and start it. If you're waiting to become an expert to get booked on other people's summits, go start your own. Invite the people that you would bring to your own and say, I'd love to have you on my event. When you surround yourselves with other authorities, you become an authority. The biggest thing is start one. They're easier to put together than you would think. When you've got your amazing software that helps out a lot of people. It's not as difficult as you think. But go start one if you really want to do one. It could be a one day summit just to get the feel of it started. But realize, start sooner. This is where everything's going and might as well get on board. It is the 21st century and Scotty is here to beam me up into the new decade.”
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I want to end this episode by saying,
"I believe in YOU & YOU can do this."
Summits are by far one of the most powerful ways to quickly grow your list, launch your platform & make more money! (Even if you are just getting started).
Don’t get caught up in Analysis paralysis, because the world needs to hear your message & there are people who are waiting for you to help them.
So just get started. Imperfect action is always better than doing nothing!
Thank you and see you on the next episode!
Dr. Mark T Wade went from brick & mortar to multi-million dollar online business using a strategy called the "One-Day Summit".
Having created 6, 7 & Multi 7-figure businesses in the Brick & Mortar, Online (Education) Business, & Software As A Service space (Virtual Summits Software), Dr. Mark now helps entrepreneurs scale their online businesses with proven strategies such as the One-Day Summit Formula.