"Sorry, your name is no longer on the account"
I was devastated.
I ended the call in a mix of rage, sadness, and worry.
Not only was my GoDaddy account with all my business domains taken, but now I had zero access to the bank account with all our money.
See, I'd spent the last 10 months living the life of luxury.
I stayed in the Panorama Suite in Planet Hollywood, Vegas:
Flew BA's first class, London to Orlando. Flew business class more times than I can count on one hand.
Visited Queenstown (NZ), Sydney, Orlando, New York, Vegas (4x), Amman (Jordan), Cairo (Egypt), Bali, South Spain, etc.
Even paid several months of my parents mortgage to help them through the recession.
I was back in my hometown, Corby, a town of around 60,000 people, so small it didn't even have it's own cinema.
Except now I was a high school drop out...
(About $212.78 USD today)
All after one big argument with my business partner, and obviously, reckless spending leading up to that.
And as much as I'd like to tell you of my "genius". How I rebuilt it all overnight. It's not so simple.
I worked 12-14 hours per day, 7 days per week, for 2 years straight. In the end reducing myself to...
But the hardest part was meeting up with old school friends again, and battling the loss of "my identity".
"Are you a millionaire yet?", they asked.
I told the truth technically, but I was so ashamed of myself, I couldn't bear to tell them I wasn't even close. That a job at McDonald's would pay more.
Finally, on Friday, 10th May 2013 - I had a slight change in luck.
Credit to massively over-delivering on those £300 websites.
I got a call from a guy named Tim, a local business owner, referred from one of those clients.
We arranged a meeting at the reception of my parents' office building - thankfully their local business was back to normal now.
Fast forward a few days, and I'm sitting awkwardly in the reception area waiting for him to arrive. Trying to not make it obvious I don't actually have an office.
I recognised Tim from his LinkedIn picture within seconds, and quickly introduced myself before he had a chance to ask the reception which office I was in.
That means search engine optimisation, but that's all I knew of it.
Tim was twice the size of me, around 34 years old, wearing a suit. Looked business-y.
And after a few minutes of explaining, he said the only thing I remember from that meeting today:
"We currently have around 30 people working for us"
Say no more. I'm your man.
I Google'd what I needed to know to put together a proposal. Ended up being 8 pages long. Got it to him that same day.
And despite the meeting starting with "Are you still in school?"...
I was MINDBLOWN. Sure I'd made money in the past, but that was commissions from huge businesses.
I'd earlier charged someone £30/m to do some work for them. £30 per month... This deal was over 20x that!
I had no idea these businesses could pay so much.
And the only reason I quoted that much was a gamble, after Tim barely reacted to my comment of spending £20 per day on ads.
Within miliseconds of reading the confirmation, I FELT ALIVE.
My passion went into over-drive, and I couldn't stop visualising what life would be like when I "get back".
So I did the only thing I could...
I looked up who could teach me SEO.
And the very next day, I purchased a $67 course.
I took it a step further and "bribed" the course creator into privately consulting me.
And even with that...
In the next few months, I failed to make payments multiple times. My bank balance simply couldn't cover it until the next payment came through.
My affiliate side-project was finally earning over $500 per month, only to crash and burn on October 4, 2013 when Google rolled out Penguin 2.1:
And worse than that were the "inner struggles".
That little voice in my head poisoning me with negativity:
"You can't do this while travelling, you need to meet your clients"
"Tim is an exception, nobody else will pay that"
"You're not good enough at sales to close clients"
Maybe that was down to being born to a single mum for the first 3 years of my life, or being bullied in school as a young kid, I don't know.
What I do know is it multiplied after being ripped off by my ex-business partner and mentor.
It was proof that I "wasn't good enough for this".
Maybe I'm not cut out for this.
I'm not "ruthless", a massive risk taker, super intelligent... or anything you expect an "entrepreneur" to be.
I'm just a nerd that loves creating things, playing video games, and got C's and D's in school.
So at the end of 2013, 3 years after this story started. I had it out with myself:
"Grandma already thinks you're a failure. That you need to get a real job. What if she's right?"
I love my Dad, but what if that's the life ahead of me?
My Dad loves his family, and works tirelessly to support it.
But he HATES his work.
He's stressed out every day. Taking painkillers almost daily to fight off the recurring headaches.
Yet, he continues to work from 8am to 11pm, every single day. 7 days per week.
What if that was the future for me?
"Was I going to work a job I hate, to fund a lifestyle that makes me miserable? FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?"
Tears were building up in my eyes.
Was Corby my final destination?
Was it? Did I just get lucky once?
The tears became anger.
"WHY AM I IN THIS SITUATION?"
I had all the information in front of me, 3 years to rebuild myself...
Why was it this difficult?
In a mix of anger, disappointment, and sadness. I made a decision.
Done with not believing in myself.
Done with working 12-14 hours every day.
Done with living in a town with nothing to do but go to the pub.
And done with being broke.
So I set a goal:
And I did the opposite of what my fears told me to do.
I studied and practiced sales, getting rejected several times.
I cold called businesses, often being treated like a criminal.
I sent lumpy mail letters, and occasionally got angry emails back.
I sent hundreds of personalised emails, most of which never received a single response.
The more I did it, the more I figured out the simple parts of it that made it all work.
And in 2014, the year after I started, I comfortably cleared the 6 figure mark.
But more importantly, it finally happened, 12 days after my 22nd birthday.
After visiting a few months prior, I decided to pack up everything I cared to own, and...
The digital nomad "hub" of the world.
Since then I've moved again, to Saigon (Vietnam), for over a year now...
All while managing my clients on the go.
And along the way, I've helped others cut out the "excessiveness" of getting clients, and do the simple things that work.
Take Brandon for example, now earning over $4,000 per month:
"I joined in November... [I was] learning throughout November and December... did $2.6k in January"
Or David, who used the sales techniques to close a $6,000+ client:
"This is the setup fee for a 6 month $1,000+ a month contract"
"This is the set up fee for a 6 month $1000+ [USD] a month contract that I just landed by using the closing techniques from Daryl's sales webinar.
Education is really powerful.
I had a couple of meetings with this client and explained the whole process / strategy for ranking sites over about an hour and a half.
Was able to close with practically no objections, and the client said something along the lines of thinking I would be really thorough when working on their SEO."
I wouldn't be where I am today without that small $67 course, so the least I can do is give back in the same way.
An A-Z training of the simple, yet effective things you need to do to have clients asking you to take their money.
Not only that, it'll show you how to turn it into a REAL business that will pay you to travel, spend time with your family/friends, and anything else you enjoy putting your time into.
There's a reason I've managed to surround myself with some of the best SEOs in the world:
"Daryl bases his ranking techniques on actual data and collaboration with the best in the business.
Which is essentially why he gets the results that he does. Stand up guy and quality SEO"
My training works. So here's what it's going to help you with...
The first module is about laying the groundwork for your agency. Client acquisition and growth is important, but without a solid plan and foundation, you won't get anywhere.
Here you'll learn:
In module 2, you'll learn how to get your agency setup and ready to begin taking on clients. Including:
In module 3, you'll learn how to find your ideal clients to reach out to and convert into clients. This deserves an entire training on it’s own and is the most underrated part of building an agency. Here you'll learn:
In module 4, you'll learn how to reach out to your ideal clients to get them interested in your services, and how to later follow up. Here you'll learn:
In module 5, you'll learn how to convert your leads into paying clients, using just a phone. Here you'll learn:
In module 6, you'll learn how to deliver the services you've sold to your client. Here you'll learn:
In module 7, you'll learn how to manage your clients without frustrating them so they leave, or frustrating yourself so you feel like you're in a high-paying job. Here you'll learn:
In module 8, you'll learn how to position yourself as an expert so clients start coming to you. This is an advanced module for once you've got a few clients from outreach. Here you'll learn:
In module 9, you'll learn how to build a list of prospects that you can sell to through automated emails, and use to generate clients on demand. Here you'll learn:
In module 10, you'll learn how to hire virtual assistants and outsource your work so you have more time for scaling and client acquisition. Here you'll learn:
If you're ready to build or scale your own SEO agency, then this training is a must-have collection of all the systems needed to scale to 6-7 figures per year.
You can either figure it all out for yourself, or take the "shortcut" and get instant access to all the systems right now inside Agency Immersion.
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This guy even got his first client using only the FREE training I've shared when promoting this:
I'm a client SEO and recovered gaming addict. I also do some affiliate SEO and lead gen.
When I'm not doing SEO, I'm either helping other SEO's through my podcast, blog, and Facebook group at LionZeal.com...
Or travelling, currently in South East Asia. Last year visiting 7 countries.
As much as I would love to help everyone, this training simply isn't for everyone. Let me be clear:
If you have no interest in dealing with people, making calls, or selling to people... this isn't for you.
But don't let fear or lack of experience with these things stop you, the training will cover you for that.
To put it simple:
This training is PERFECT for you if...
If any of the above statements sound like you, this training will help you.
But I understand it can be a difficult decision, especially for people just starting out, so let me answer a few questions you may be asking yourself:
Yes. While I haven't personally tested it outside of a few English speaking countries, it's been used by students all over the world. Doesn't matter where you are, there are always businesses that will benefit from marketing (inc. SEO), and the marketing and sales strategies you'll learn in this course work absolutely anywhere.
There is a module focused on how to deliver your services, but it's not intended to be a comprehensive "how to rank" training. Instead, it's an advanced level overview of what you need to do - week by week.
If you have an advanced understanding of SEO, that should be more than sufficient and add a lot of value by simplifying it down to a simple step-by-step process.
But for anyone that isn't 100% certain in their ranking ability, you can join our Scientific Rankings membership for only $67/month, which also includes the benefits of monthly coaching webinars for all Agency Immersion students.
(You'll get a $1 trial offer for 30 days in the members area)
Absolutely, this training was created with beginners in mind.
Many of the students of this program started with no experience running an agency, and no experience with ever ranking a website.
Everything in the training is broken down into simple step-by-step actions, so anyone can follow it, regardless of your experience or past results.
If you're already running an agency and already have some clients, then you'll probably know some of what we cover.
But that definitely doesn't mean you won't learn something from this.
Whether that's outsourcing, creating systems for your team, improving your sales process, or creating a more repeatable approach to getting clients... there is a lot of advanced training in here.
It's just broken down into simple step-by-step processes for absolutely anyone to follow.
If you're reading this, you're neither.
There's no such thing as too old to do this. As long as you have the commitment to learn, you'll be able to follow along.
As for younger people, the only thing you have to account for is the lack of trust you may have being younger. I know this from experience, being asked if I was still in school on my first ever SEO sale.
The upside of being young though, is that often times they'll instantly presume you're good at this stuff... because y'know... you're young.
Not to sound like every sales guy in the world, but remember to account for how much it'll cost you without this...
Thousands of dollars of lost deals, months of wasted time learning ropes, you get the idea.
The actual costs of running your agency will depend what stage you're at. Initially, I recommend putting all of your effort into client acquisition, so no more than a few hundred dollars.
And best of all... It's FREE if you implement a technique I share with you in Module 2 to get your first ever client.
This is a great question. The answer varies on how much you're willing to invest - and how ambitious your goals are.
For example, you can hire an assistant to help you with prospecting. Or pay for tools or leads to help speed things up.
But if you're on a tight budget now, and for starting out, I recommend having at least 4 hours per day to put into this.
Yes. Everything is broken down into simple step-by-step processes you can follow to go from an absolute beginner that's never done SEO or dealt with clients before, to managing several clients and delivering great results to them.
And for more experienced people, you can jump in at any point and follow the step-by-step directions from there.
Yes. There's no delays or waiting, you'll get instant access to everything.
On top of 10 modules of training personally delivered by me (Daryl), you'll also get the following bonuses to really make sure absolutely everything you need is given to you:
Armando is a good friend of mine, and one of the most open and sharing guys I know.
He's currently running an SEO agency out of his home in Texas, doing around $37,000 per month.
And funny enough, he built most of that up while working a full time job.
As part of Immersion, you're also going to get a webinar replay Armando presented where he shared his best advice for scaling your agency from 4 to 5 figures per month. This is a 2 hour 5 minute long webinar that you'll get instant access to inside Agency Immersion.
(This was previously sold for $97, but since kept private for Agency Immersion students only)
Despite how clear the training is, people always want to see a real life example of it being done. So if you're new to sales, or new to selling SEO, this is going to be huge for you.
I recorded one of my recent sales calls were I closed a business on a PPL deal for a £4,000 deposit, with expectations to grow the campaign past £15,000 per month.
The whole recording is in there from how I went through the proposal, to closing them and negotiating the price.
(Some of it is beeped out, but it's all there)
If you're interested in later transitioning to "Pay Per Call", this is going to be massively beneficial to you.
It's the recording of a coaching call I did with my coaching client and friend Rob Atkinson, a 6 figure affiliate SEO that is attempting to transition more into PPL.
Normally I charge $450+ per hour for these, and for a good reason, in this call I lay it all out there showing how to get started with PPL and build a business off of it.
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This is a do-it-yourself product, so doesn't include support.
However, if you feel like there is anything missing, let us know and we'll see if we can expand on it.
Yes. You'll receive full, instant access.
If you're not sure if this is right for you, don't buy it. Our refund policy is simple:
Go through the training. Implement at least 5 small changes over the next 29 days. And if you decide for any reason that it's not for you, let us know and you can have all your money back.
The course doesn't teach the rank and rent model, since I personally think it's a better model for once you already have clients, not before.
However the outreach and sales processes you'll learn here will be hugely useful for someone following the rank and rent model.
You absolutely do not need to cold call if that's not for you.
I will encourage you to push through any fears you may have, and to follow up call with outreach leads. But even that's optional.
This training is not designed for "naturally gifted people". Especially in sales.
I'm a terrible salesman naturally, and all round, just awful with people.
This training breaks everything down, sales included, into simple to follow systems that will overcome your lack of natural ability.
P.S. Remember, the worst case scenario is... You try it out over the next month, decide it's not right for you... then get all of your money back.
But what happens if you don't take the leap of faith?
You continue not fully committing yourself, so not getting the best results you can?
You continue spending weeks, even months, testing different strategies out so you can find something that works?
You lose thousands, potentially tens of thousands of dollars worth of deals, that you could have easily gotten if you had a proven sales process?
You give up after what feels like endless failures, and move on to try the next "hot opportunity"?
You decide which is more risky to you. I can't answer that for you.
All I can say for sure, is that if I didn't invest into the training courses and coaching that I purchased when first starting SEO... I wouldn't be where I am today. Maybe, I'd get there in the end. Who knows. But it was absolutely worth it. for me.
If you know you could benefit from this training, and you're willing to work like crazy to get results from it, then don't let anything stop you.
Disclaimer: Let's be real. While plenty of people have got great results from the training inside Agency Immersion, even more haven't. In fact, I think that most people that go through training like this never get any results. The reason I believe that's true is that most people are not willing to take action. They lose momentum after a few weeks, and over time it drops off of their priority list. I'll do my best to keep you motivated and excited, but I absolutely cannot guarantee you'll get results from this program. On the contrary, I can guarantee you won't get results if you don't implement what it teaches. So if you're not willing to fully commit and take action, then don't buy this.
Also some of testimonials here are from different paid trainings that are included as part of Agency Immersion, so they may not have seen the full course.