The Phil and Tom Video
The Phil and Tom Story
G’day, Tom here, welcome to philandtomplus.com
You have obviously clicked on this page because you want to know a little bit more about our story – who are Phil and Tom, what we are about and what we can do for you? I will keep this…Not short but streamlined.
On our last about us page we went on and on and on, it was like an entire encyclopedia. BORING. So this time I’m going straight to the main meal, how we partnered up, some of the things we have done, what we are doing now and how we can help you.
Also, if you didn’t already know, Phil is my Dad and from here on out I will be referring to him as Dad. Right, so let’s get some background out of the way nice a quickly.
1992: Mum and Dad started out their entrepreneurship journey in Network Marketing with Amway. Dad was always listening to personal development tapes and reading personal development books.
Mid 2005: When I was 14 Dad gave me a CD Audio program of an Australian property guru who was and still is worth over $100 million. In the audio he told the story of how he set a goal to be a millionaire by the time he was 25 and that he achieved this by age 23. I was 14 and inspired and decided I wanted to be a millionaire by the time I was 25 as well.
Late 2007: 2 years later at age 16 I left school after finishing year 10 and went to work in the city with Dad in a commission only phone sales job. I did this for a year, it was hard. Dad always suggested personal development to motivate me, and this was the time that Dad and I really started talking with each other a lot about business, wealth and personal development.
Start of 2009: After a year I left. Dad was always looking for business opportunities so we decided to partner up and started a mail order business from home, this lasted about 5 months.
Mid 2009: Dad gets 2 free tickets in the mail for a seminar about starting business’s on the internet, it was called “How To Make Money while You Sleep”. Dad asks me if I want go, I say yes and off we went.
Ok, so this is where our internet business journey begun. It was June 6 2009 and we went along to the seminar knowing nothing about internet business. The guy who was running the seminar was named Brett Mcfall and he talked about how to start a business on the internet. And of course Dad and I had never heard anything like it. Make money while you sleep, profit on auto pilot, run your business anywhere, low start up, easy.
At the end of the seminar, as you know if you have ever been to a marketing seminar before, they were selling something at the end. Brett was selling an internet marketing business course called the Warp Speed program, it was to teach us everything about internet business. After the big pitch, Brett said it was $3,000. Dad turned to me and said “I’ve got the money to invest and you have the time to invest, do you want to do it? And of course I said Yes and we got started.
Now if you have been in internet marketing for while now you know that it is not easy, it is full of hype, you are always being sold something and when you first get started it is like learning a completely new language.
So when we started we thought we would pick a niche, sell an eBook for 30 odd bucks and make millions…EHHHH NAAAAAAAA. Our first year from June 2009 to June 2010 we knew nothing and were pretty much running around with our heads cut off, except we weren’t running because we didn’t know how to run yet. In our first year we made a solid 0 dollars…But it is easy right? If someone says to you that starting a business of any kind is easy, punch them in the mouth because they’re full of it 😀
Speaking of punching, check this out, Dad 45 and me 14 duking it out
Our second year started off with Dad buying into our first Internet Marketing system and our first high ticket product. It was full of education on marketing, it had interviews from leaders and people who were successful. It was founded and ran by Americans, who generally, are way ahead of any Australian gurus in internet marketing. This year we actually started marketing. When I say marketing I mean we had an offer and we sent people to the link, tried to anyway.
I wrote tons of articles and press releases, put each one of them on 5-6 article directories but nothing happened. I remember doing a course on Google ad words for 2 weeks, it was a massive course and very intimidating. I then spent a month trying to get my ads approved, I went through all the Google tutorials and was on webinars. We then got an email from Jonathan Budd who was one of the guys who was running the big Google ad words course saying Google was dead for internet marketers. Well there is 6 weeks down the drain.
Along with doing articles, press releases and trying to advertise we made our first video back in late 2010. Check out one of the bloopers from it. The lighting is bad and we clearly are not use to be on camera but you gotta start somewhere. Check it out below.
So we a are about half way through our second year and I just spent 6 weeks trying to get Google ad words off the ground but apparently it was dead. At this point we are a year and a half into our internet marketing journey and we haven’t made a single dollar. Dad has invested around $17,000 and I have been working at it with no results. The truth is most people don’t even get this far, so what kept us going.
Remember when I said Dad was always listening to personal development and he got me into it in 2007. That’s what kept us going. Personal development builds you from the inside out, we had been trying and failing but we had a dream and we were going to make it happen. That is what personal development does, it makes you say I can and I will rather then I cant and I wont even after multiple failures and disappointments.
The good news out of this is we found Jonathan Budd who introduced us to Katie Frieling and Rachel Jackson, we learned a lot from these 3 gurus. We are now at the start of 2011 and Dad is now getting up early in the mornings, 5am, trying to learn as much as he can because he still has to go to work. And from the 3 new gurus we are working on branding with a blog. Actually our entire 2011 year was spent personal branding and building a blog, if you are just getting started, don’t do that, it’s a mistake but we learn’t a lot and we are using that knowledge to build our business today.
Now again 2011 was interesting because we picked up a lot of knowledge and our skills ramped up significantly. Dad was still investing in courses and products and now we were both working together trying to figure this whole internet marketing thing out. After spending the year of 2011 on our blog and branding I thought when we launched our blog it was over, we’re finally going to be making some dough. We launched it at the end of October 2011 and a big fat nothing happened. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I could keep going on and on about how much we struggled even after all the time and money we had put into our business. And we did continue to struggle and spend money on everything but lets get to a WIN. After 2 and a half years of struggle, overwhelm, failure, shiny object syndrome, frustration and $30,000 invested we finally got our first sale online. Check out the video below of our first ever commissions.
Now lets fast forward to November 2012. Dad has invested approximately $60,000 into the business to try and crack the code and we are still not getting consistent results. We invested into another system and A year long top tier coaching program. It cost another $5,000. This is the time things begun to change for us. Our coach, Robby, told us what to focus on and what not to focus on. This is what a coach does, they put the blinders on and get you focused on the basics. And because the systems was so good all we had to do was drive traffic to it.
So we listened to Robby and we started putting what he said to into action and with in 2 months we had built a list of 3,000 people and made $1,000. We were pretty stoked. Now $1,000 in 2 months doesn’t sound like much but we had been busting our gut, trying everything, being frustrated, overwhelmed and just simply failing for 3 and a half years. No we didn’t go zero to hero overnight, nobody ever does, but we finally had some results and we new we could replicate it.
At the start of 2013 we felt like we were starting again but this time we were not complete newbies, we had some knowledge, skills and we had a coach to show us how to put it all together. Over the next year we continued to get leads, we made thousands of dollars online, there is nothing like getting a big fat $1,000 commission notification, and we met and interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry. Check out some of the photos and interviews below.
What Online Multi Millionaire Matt Lloyd Says About Phil and Tom
What Online Multi Millionaire Mike Koenings Says About Phil and Tom
So now after 4 and a half years in the internet marketing industry we can now say that we know what we are doing. We have generated thousands of leads and thousands of dollars on the internet and we can say that it was not easy. But here is the interesting thing, does it have to be as hard for you as it was for us when we first got started, do you have to spend 4 and a half years being frustrated, overwhelmed, and failing again and again and investing almost $70,000 to start profiting in this industry.
NO, you don’t.
What changed everything for us was we found a smart business model and we got a coach who could tell us exactly how to make it work. When you get a coach it doesn’t become super easy, there is no way to dodge the challenge, but you can shorten it and and simplify it by working with a quality proven business model and someone who has been through the jungle and come out with some results.
If you want to really get results in your business you need to follow success because success leaves clues, if you go it alone you will be chewed up and spit out. Even if you don’t work with us, please, find a coach and find a proven profitable business model, these 2 things will shorten your learning curve and get you results sooner rather then later.
If you do want to work with us that’s great, Phil and I can teach you the first steps to internet business, we can show you a proven and profitable business model and we can get you focused on what works so you don’t waste your time and money on junk.
To get started with us just click here, you will be taken over to our “Work With Us/Coaching” page. Simply watch the video and fill out the form on that page and that will get the ball rolling.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Phil and I a bit more, if your enjoyed it or just the photos or just the videos then please tell us in the comment section below and show us some love by hitting the like button.
We wish you great success in your business, and I hope you have a great day. Actually it is 10pm here as I am writing this and I’m starving, food is calling, have a good one