Paulo is a top online marketer who has earned over $700,000 in commissions in the past 16 months working from home and is a huge inspiration in my life and in the life of thousands of others.
Paulo, what’s an interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I use to be a printer, this use to be my profession.
I’m Portuguese, educated in Portugal.
When I arrived in the U.K. I spoke no English.
Foreign language is my thing, I speak fluently in different languages.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
Just 3 years ago I was a printer, I was a printer all my life.
Was broke not only financially, but mentally and spiritually.
I knew deep inside I wanted more, more for myself and family.
I wanted to be unplugged from The Matrix.
I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and work for myself.
I’m a true believer we come to this life for a purpose.
Wasn’t in love with printing, did it as a profession to get a salary but it wasn’t my life purpose, was depressed the past 5 years before finding online marketing.
I wasn’t passionate about printing so it was a hard live getting up at [5:30]am to go to work and got home at 8 in the evening.
This put me on a path to discovery for something else.
3 years ago I had a wrong mindset and was a completely different guy.
I was so negative and was depressed like the world was out to get me.
It wasn’t until I found someone online, a mentor who taught me how to change my mindset and how to do online marketing.
My mentor put me on 30 day program.
The program consisted of reading for 30 minutes a day (positive stuff like Think and Grow Rich, Start with Why, etc.) and was told do this for 30 days nonstop so the trick was if I stopped for 1 day I had to start all over again.
Listen to audio for 30 minutes a day.
Also for 30 days not to complain or whine about anything, was one of the toughest things.
I did it for 30 days, it was hard but changed my mind and during the 30 days didn’t watch any T.V. and stopped reading newspapers, etc.
I started seeing the light at end of the tunnel, my depression was gone, it was a pure mind shift.
Everything started clicking and I started making money, started seeing success.
Within 4 months I gave up my full time employment as a printer.
My life purpose is not only to work for myself and have enough money for my family but also my mission is to help others.
I found out my purpose which is to help others.
How did you overcome your fear of public speaking?
So I started thinking about being of service to others and that’s when I had my breakthrough.
This aint about me, it’s not about how I look or speak.
If I can speak to hearts of people and change 1 person in the audience of 5,000 I did my job.
Getting out of your comfort zone is the best thing you can do.
What’s your top 3 advertising tips for generating traffic and converting sales?
1: Facebook PPC with he right demographics
2: Email marketing/solo ads
3: #3 banner advertising the right way.
Why do you believe most people fail as an entrepreneur?
I think it’s to do with mindset.
Have a winners mindset.
If you only had $1,000 to your name and a laptop computer, walk us through step by step exactly what you would do to build your business?
Get a mentor, that’s the first thing.
Lookup someone online who already has a proven record to achieve what you want to achieve.
Look for the top 10 leaders and follow them to the T.
Subscribe to their emails and see what sort of traffic are they experts on and model off that and self educate yourself.
Work harder on yourself versus your business.
Read, attend events, etc.
What’s your favorite Success Quote?
“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
What’s a recommended book you would like to share?
Start With Why – by Simon Sinek.
What’s the best way for our listeners to connect with you?
Blog – paulo-blog.com
Facebook – facebook.com/hilitemarketing