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Important Element in Building Your
Business Online Today...
... and because of that, I'm going to actually take you through my story from the beginning of how I found my Clients On Automation method so you can understand it and so you can apply it to get clients.
If we haven’t met before, my name is Ed J C Smith and all I have ever done, all my life, is coach people.
Unlike most people online who get into the online game just to make money, my life was transformed by coaching.
I wasn’t a high achiever and I failed badly at school.
It wasn’t because I wasn’t putting the effort in or because I was lazy, but it just didn’t seem to really work. It was like my brain just didn’t seem to work like everyone else’s.
I was slower, I thought differently and exams just didn’t seem to go well. My 3 E’s in my school results officially puts me as a school failure.
Growing up I had a toxic relationship with my dad.
He was the exact opposite from me, and he had a very fixed view of life and what I should do with mine.
One day we had a huge argument, and I ran out the house.
I found my way to a railway station where I stood on the edge of the platform and prepared to jump in front of the next train going through at high speed.
At the moment I was about to jump in front of the train, two hands on my shoulders ripped me back to safety. I was given a second chance at life and that day I made a promise; I made a promise that I still keep today.
That turning point changed the entire course and direction of my life. I was coached back to life by someone who didn’t even know really what they did for me. I believe life is just moments and a simple moment can alter the entire path of your life.
I am sure that there are times that you too can recall a moment when it all transformed for you.
I hope that in turn, just by reading this, that right now becomes a moment that it all transforms for you too. I was coached back to life by someone else so, in turn, I started on my coaching journey also and got addicted to helping other people.
I started my coaching business to make a real difference in the world because I was given a second chance in life.
Someone saved my life, and in turn, I committed my life to service.
And I'm not sure many people in the online space can genuinely say they started because they truly care about making a difference.
I really care about making a difference and I hope that's going to be transparent as you read this.
Starting As A 1-2-1 Coach
I first worked in the health niche after becoming passionate about health and training in the gym.
I first got a job as cleaner in a gym so that I could get a free membership and I started just helping people with what I knew at the time for free.
Slowly but surely, I started to see my skills grow and the results that I was able to deliver for my clients grew.
People started asking me if I could help them and so I started taking on more clients. My first niche was helping people with bad backs.
I loved this niche and then, as my knowledge deepened, I expanded into helping woman lose weight in the gym.
This then moved to helping men with depression.
And as my knowledge deepened further, I moved into relationships and helping couples bring the spark back.
My Uncomfortable Move Into Group Coaching
I started like most coaches and consultants, doing a lot of one to one and I loved it.
I loved making a difference, and I loved helping people.
I was making a difference, I was helping people, and I was making an okay amount, but at the same time, it really wasn't at the level I knew it could be.
The problem was, no matter how much effort I put in, I was completely limited by the number of hours in the day and just how much I could charge.
I was stuck in a cycle of the “same” every single day and I wanted to make a difference to a lot of people, but I just couldn't scale because I literally had no more time left in the day.
I wanted more.
I wanted more purpose.
I wanted to impact on people's lives without draining all my time.
I was missing the most important moments in my life, slogging away trying to grow my business, and repeating the same cycles over and over again.
I remember being told that the only way to scale a coaching based business was to do one to many and focus on group coaching.
I thought at the time, “You know what, that's definitely a good idea.”
However, the problem is that I remember watching this guy that was all nervous presenting in front of people holding notes and pretending to be cool, but he was a nervous wreck.
I remember thinking that that guy has no hope of presenting one to many if he needs notes to read from.
He can barely string a sentence together.
He looked like a total nervous wreck.
And if you didn't guess it, that's right… that guy was me.
I was awful in front of groups.
I did not grow up being some confident, outgoing person.
I was shy, quiet, reserved. People described me as a very basic, simple person.
My first presentations were horrible experiences.
I was so nervous, and I had to hold notes and read line by line, my hands shaking every step of the way.
I was awful.
And if you don't believe me, here’s a video of one of the first times I was actually on camera and you will see how nervous I was and how much I'm trembling and it's just never going to work.
However, as awful as I knew I was, it was something I knew I had to conquer if I was going to scale my message.
So, I decided I must face my fears head on, because I owed it to the mission.
My First Live Events
I watched a couple of presentations, took some notes and went about planning my first presentation.
This was the first presentation I put on, “How To Make Changes In Your Life In The Fastest Time Period”.
I hustled a lot of my friends to come and I got a load of people in a room. And this was my first attempt on one too many.
And this is actually a screenshot from my Instagram, and you can follow the timeline of this on my Instagram in 2014.
You can also follow the timeline of this on my Facebook page, so you know that this is 100% legit.
I'd seen those elaborate sales pitches at the end of those presentations from people offering their programs, so I thought, you know what… I'll just copy that.
I remember thinking that if just five people bought the program then I'll make 10K, and that would be amazing.
I did the pitch. I followed the process. I stacked it all up… and not one person bought.
I went home that night and I cried while I ate bowls of cereal vowing that I'll never do it again.
However, the next morning I picked myself up again and committed to trying again.
This time I trained and practiced over and over again.
This time, it was going to be different.
This time I was ready.
I got ready, I did the pitch… and one person bought.
Sadly it was my brother's friend who then asked for a refund a couple of days later.
Again, I went home and wallowed in self-doubt.
I thought to myself, “I have to get better at this cos right now I suck.”
How was I going to do it though?
I started shouting my message from every social media channel possible, doing what I thought would get me more clients.
I noticed that the more I put my message out there, the more people started laughing at me.
“Who are you to teach?”
“You're not qualified to help others.”
“You have no clients, no results, nothing.”
“Who are you?”
I started massively doubting myself.
Then things got worse - a lot worse.
One of my closest friends, one of my best friends that I grew up with, someone I had known my whole life, his dad was my dad's best friend, I heard that he'd been saying cruel things behind my back. Words I would never want to repeat.
I became a joke.
And my closest friends were laughing at me.
This was the first time I'd ever really had someone hate down on me.
You kind of think it's going to be from someone you don't know, not from one of your oldest and best friends that you grew up with.
I started to feel like a joke.
I started to question the whole idea.
Maybe they were right.
Maybe I was a joke.
Who was I to help someone else when I could barely help myself?
I got really emotional and started to get upset.
Why You Must Keep Going
Without the ability to give back, I just felt there was no real purpose to my life.
There was no higher meaning.
I remember the only reason I started this in the first place…
I didn't want to be famous on social media and I didn't want to have people hating me, I just wanted to help people. That was it.
I wanted to help people with the skills that I was passionate about.
I remember the one single promise that I made to the person who gave my life a second chance, the person that transformed my life without ever really knowing it…
It was a simple promise, a promise to never give up on your dreams.
I pieced myself back together.
“I'll give it one more chance,” I thought.
One more chance, but I can't leave it down to hope. I can't leave it down to guesswork anymore.
I have to know that it's going to work.
Making It Work
I worked harder than I'd ever worked. Day and night, it became my mission.
And I really studied…
How to validate an offer.
How to get people to turn up.
How to structure value.
How to get people to purchase.
I became obsessed.
The old way was just not working for me.
It was just too complicated and slow to follow.
I couldn’t do all the work up front to create something that I wasn't sure if anyone would buy.
That started to look like a crazy idea.
All these things that I'd have to do to on launch my program, to get it ready, and it was just like, this is never going to happen.
I need a shortcut.
I need a faster way.
I don't have years to figure all of this out.
I didn't have an email list. I didn't have a brand. I didn't have an online presence. I didn't have any followers.
I had to find a better way, so that I knew that I'd be able to sell it and so that the clients would get amazing results. I had to find a way that could bypass the slow way of building it all beforehand. I needed a simple straight-line approach to speed up the whole process.
I knew I needed to get people to a purchase decision – so I’ll start there.
I need to go straight to the purchase decision and design the program with them in real time.
I sold the idea of the program, before creating all the content.
My First Beta Program
I got a really small beta group together to test the idea of the program and to take them through it.
My beta group consisted of my best friend, his sister, a girl from the gym, and a friend.
The Clients On Automation Methodology
The heart of this method is in the client.
I put the client first: the client’s results, fulfilling what they want, and creating it with them.
I taught it to them live in real time.
I answered all their questions fully.
I made sure I fully understood their thinking and I made sure they got all their answers.
I broke down everything I taught and split it into modules in rapid time.
I had an outstanding program that my clients had vetted, so I knew it worked.
If they did not understand what I taught, I stayed as long as they needed until they got it.
By the end, my belief went through the roof.
Now I knew my program worked. I understood their objections and, most importantly, I understood how to sell it, so this time, I knew it'd be different.
I then collected a testimonial from each of my beta clients so I could tell other people about how they found the program.
I was easily now able to sell it because I knew how to answer their objections, and all the reasons that they would have for not buying.
I now no longer had to wait around, and I could make money in days without all the guess work.
Launching My First Program
I started promotion for the next program launch and I planned the biggest presentation I had ever done to sell my new program, which I had just created.
This time I was so excited because I knew it would work.
So I did everything I knew at the time to get as many people there.
This time it was going to be different.
The presentation was going great.
They were loving it.
However, I was so excited explaining my program that I had lost track of time and completely forgotten about the pitch.
As I was coming to the end, I suddenly saw my best friend who was helping me out rushing up to me, all panic stricken across his face.
"Dude," he says to me, "You've got no time left. You've completely forgotten about the pitch."
I couldn't believe it, but I couldn't let this go.
I rushed an overly excited enthusiastic pitch, forgetting everything I had planned, and hoped for the best.
I didn't sell one person onto my program.
Instead I sold seven people onto my first ever program. I made 14K and my first program was officially fully launched.
I went home a different man that night. This was my first ever coaching program.
Using The Methodology To Take It Global
As time went on, the numbers grew.
More importantly, I learned what works, and what doesn't work.
I continued to refine using the Clients On Automation method with every program I ran and my programs became better and better.
It wasn't me it was the method that was making it happen.
Program after program, I kept refining the process, and it got better every step of the way.
After each program, I would refine the method. I would notice what other people were doing in the market, and I would test what they were doing to validate its effectiveness.
If it was good, I would add it to my method. If it wasn't good, I would subtract it from my method.
I tested it out in different countries. First, in Europe, and then further afield to places like Kenya.
Wherever I went, the same result occurred because it was focused around the client and getting the client results.
I started noticing people flooding into the market offering very bad advice.
I kept quiet.
I just focused on growing my programs consistently and serving my clients.
As the method got better and better, the results got bigger and bigger.
Clients were getting great results, and because they were getting great results, I was making more impact and more income.
As I started to scale, so did my earnings, and I just couldn't believe it.
I was helping people. I was making a difference, I was doing what I was most passionate about, and I was making more money than I'd ever seen in my life, to a stage where we broke over 194,000 in just one month.
Each time I refined the method so that it kept on getting better.
The Clients On Automation method was like a laser cutting through metal.
I was scaling past people that had been in the industry for years and years.
What most would take a lifetime to achieve, I was achieving in rapid periods of time without all the hassle.
It became glaringly obvious to me that a lot of people were telling people to do things that just didn't work.
So many people were following people that were just giving them very bad advice.
I launched a high-end Mastermind and took a very select group through my Clients On Automation method.
It sold out and they all paid 20,000 to join.
I turned all my programs into online programs so that I could scale with no limitation.
As my message started to get out there more, I started getting invited to speak alongside people like Gary Vaynerchuk, Ryan Deiss, Lord Sugar, and Grant Cardone.
Because the method started getting better and better, I started rubbing shoulders with Olympic athletes like Sir Mo Farah, Niall Horan from One Direction and I got flown out to meet Joel Osteen the American pastor.
As the method started growing, it started expanding my business beyond all measure.
From having three failed grades at school, I then released a book. I did a huge launch and had a bunch of people turn up. It ended up being an Amazon number one seller, all that from a person that couldn't get any grades at school.
And it wasn't because of me, it was because of the method.
My online programs continue to make a massive difference to a lot of people and transform people's lives.
I ended up being flown out to meet Russell Brunson, because my online program started to scale so much and I ended up winning not just one, but two two Comma Club Awards for doing over two million with just one online funnel.
If you're familiar with the company called Click Funnels, they give awards to anyone that's done over a couple of million online.
Our earnings continue to expand beyond the seven figures because our business is online.
The Clients On Automation method alone, took me from a place of having a couple of clients to having thousands of clients…
...from a post in 2015 of me in a tiny room saying, “Tony Robbins, I'm coming for you,”…
...to a place where I'm actually in the same line up as Tony Robbins...
How You Can Use
The Clients On Automation
There is nothing special about me. It's got nothing to do with who I am as a person. It's the method.
The method did this.
And the method is what I can share with you.
As a direct result of the method, I have been able to impact on the lives of tens of thousands of people.
It even had an impact on my dad who actually said he was proud of me (even if it wasn't to my face behind my back).
I think sometimes in life, that's what we live for… for our parents to actually say that we did a good job.
I’ve been able to take my family on amazing holidays all around the world, and I’ve travelled to places that most wait a lifetime to see.
So being able to actually do things like that, to be able to buy some cool things along the way, but most importantly, the Clients On Automation method has in turn transformed the lives of thousands and thousands of people and build a legacy.
I've been able to run an exclusive retreat in Bali.
Today, my programs have been able to create hundreds of testimonials from people getting amazing results that are using the same method, making a difference, and making an impact across the world. They’re people that are serious and want to take their life and their business to a whole different level.
So the question is, “Ed, how can I do what you did?”
Now it's time for the Clients On Automation methods to transform your life.
I've showed you what the Clients On Automation method can do. I've showed you how I found it.
So let's tap in to how you can do this for yourself.
If you want my personal support, and you want someone to actually personally help you, and you want to go through my process, then book a call with my team and we will help you get really clear on your next steps.
no matter what happens,
never give up on your dreams!