Ray Edwards Show
Ray Edwards is a sought-after Copywriter, Author, Speaker, and Communications Strategist. His clients include Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Jeff Walker, Robert Allen, and more. On this show, Ray helps you start, run, and grow their Internet-based businesses. The show includes interviews with well-known experts like Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins, Dan Miller, Cliff Ravenscraft, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Don Miller, and many others.

Copywriting is the single most valuable skill you can develop in business. It's the only skill you can use to create more sales, out of thin air, without spending more on ads or changing your product or delivery. And if you need cash quick, you're going to love today's episode.

We're going to explore proven methods that can produce nearly instant income. Specifically, I will be spelling out three killer copy tactics that create cash. Reliably. Time after time. And the funny part is, you just experienced two of them already. Also in this week's episode…

  • How it's possible that God is offering you incredible gifts-and you are refusing to take them!
  • An incredible new copywriting tutorial video series, that is absolutely 100% free. How to get it.
  • …and there's more!

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.

Spiritual Foundations

Don't Block Your Blessing

“…Whatever He says to you, do it.”
(John 2:5, NKJV)

If I offer you a gift, holding out to you with arms extended, but you keep your hands in your pockets… To whom does the gift still belong?

I can't force you to take it.

Yet, sometimes this is how we behave in life. There are gifts that are right in front of us, we have our hands firmly stuffed in our pockets, oblivious to what life is offering us.

there are times when we are so focused on the only thing we can think about (such as needing more money) that we fail to see what God is offering to us in the here and now. Usually, it will lead us directly to what we need provision for.

You might say, “I get that, but I do need money and I don't have my hands in my pockets. But God still hasn't supplied me with the money.”

We'll keep in mind that the “hands in pockets” thing is a metaphor. There may be something else that God is asking you to do or suggesting to you that you are ignoring. As because you're so focused on the outcome, you're missing the process.

You might say that you're working hard, but your timing faithfully, and the your “doing everything right”. And maybe you are. And I certainly don't want to get into a discussion about whether or not we earn God's favor (we don't).

But one thing I know we do is sometimes block God's attempts to bless us. Is the equivalent of having your hands in your pockets when someone's trying to give you a gift.

For instance, if you're holding bitterness and anger in your heart toward someone, or unforgiveness, that could block your blessing.

Today, ask the Lord to help you search your own heart for anything that may be blocking or refusing his power. This is about trying to find something wrong with you, by the way. It's not about trying to “search out sin”. Most of us don't need to search sin out – we know exactly where to find it.

This can be more subtle.

If you're spending all your energy and emotional reserves on harboring unforgiveness toward someone, or you're operating from a victim mindset because you're so “wounded”, you're cutting off access to your own best self. You're limiting the resources you have access to, and you're doing it by choice.

So you might try praying something like this today:

“Daddy, every part of my life belongs to you. I know you have my best interest at heart. Show me anything I need to do, anything I need to change, so that I'm open to receiving everything you want to give me. In Jesus name, Amen.”

Tip of the Week

Would you like some in-depth video training on how to create copy that makes more sales? Would you like to learn how to write copy that sells like crazy, but doesn't sound sleazy or pushy? And best of all, would you like to get access to these information-packed, professionally-produced, and incredibly helpful tutorials absolutely free?

Today we're releasing the first in a series of four videos that will give you the very best ideas, tactics, and even formulas that we encourage you to borrow and use in your own copy to make more money. Starting right now. Just go to WriteCopyThatSells.com and put in your email address to get access to the video series. Video one is ready and waiting for you.

Feature Segment: 3 Killer Copy Tactics That Create Cash

Proven Methods Produce Instant Income

I believe in building businesses for the long-term. Creating valuable products, with a view to the future, and having lifelong relationships with your customers. And then, sometimes, you just need to pay the rent this month. That's why in this episode I'm sharing some proven methods that can bring you income right now. Here are 3 “killer copy tactics that create cash”…

  1. Benefits. Write benefit-driven copy. notice how this episode was titled. The title serves as the episodes headline.
  2. Specificity.Tie the benefit to specific actions. In this case, I tied the benefit of instant income to the action of listening to this episode.
  3. Deadlines. Use deadline scarcity to prompt immediate action.

Can it really be this simple? You bet it can.

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Most people live lives of robotic repetition… they are just going through the motions, and about 90% of those motions are the same ones  they went through yesterday. Most people follow routines and rituals they have never consciously thought through.

But then we have one of “those” days. You know the kind. The perfect day. Everything just goes your way… on those days we feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof. Why can't every day be like that? Today's guest, Craig Ballantyne, thinks everyone can.

In this week's episode, you'll find…

  • The reason I believe something really good is about to happen to you
  • An app that will help you unclutter your Mac Desktop.
  • Craig Ballantyne will share his Perfect Day Formula!
  • And there's more!

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.

Spiritual Foundations

Favor Is Pursuing You!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
(Psalm 23:6)

I have a friend – let's call him Pete – who seems to have the Midas Touch. Everything he touches turens to gold.

He publishes a book, it's a NYT Best Seller.

He sells a product online, it makes millions.

His family is the family everyone dreams of.

But it's not King Midas' touch – it's the touch of the One True King, Jesus.

In the Bible, there was another King, David, who was known as a man after God’s own heart.

His outlook on life was instructive.

In Psalm 23, he says, “Goodness and mercy are following me.”

David expected favor. He expected goodness. One translation says, “God’s kindness chases me everywhere that I go.”

King David’s attitude was “something good is going to happen to me. Favor is following me. Wherever I go, God’s blessings are pursuing me. ”

It's no mystery why David overcame great obstacles, and saw his dreams come true. He was positive that goodness was chasing him down like the “hound of heaven.”

And God's goodness is chasing YOU right now.

That same Psalm says “I lack nothing.”

So what's chasing you is not lack. It's not failure. It's not sickness. It's not depression or anxiety.

God says you are a royal priest, a child of the king, and heir to the promises given to Abraham, a co-heir with Christ.

God says all your debts have been paid. You're redeemed from every curse.

Divine connections, restoration of what was lost, favor, grace, and blessings … all in hot pursuit of YOU, wherever you are!

God’s goodness and mercy are chasing you – all the days of your life!

Pray this prayer with me:

Daddy thank you for the gift of righteousness and the abundance of grace. thanks for your goodness and mercy! Today I'll be looking for your goodness and mercy in my life. Amen!

Tip of the Week

Unclutter is a new handy place on your desktop for storing notes, files and pasteboard clips.unclutter Most of the time it hides at the top of your screen. To open it, you just move the pointer to the very top of the screen and scroll down. It's easy to drag items from other applications to the top of screen to store them in Unclutter.

More features:

  • Instant, configurable access even in full screen mode
  • Full multi-display support
  • File Storage, to keep your Desktop clean from temporary files
  • Notes, to write down something quickly
  • Clipboard manager, to track what you copy and paste, browse clipboard history
  • Draggable cards that can stick on top of other windows
  • Files and notes auto-sync across all your Macs via Dropbox.
  • Retina display support.
  • Light/Dark theme to match system appearance.

 

Feature Segment: Interview with Craig Ballantyne

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Wherein Ray interviews Craig Ballantyne about Craig's new book, The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. In this action-packed interview you'll discover…

  • How to overcome the feeling of “being stuck” or “getting nowhere”.
  • How to have a real separation between work and family so you can be fully present with your family.
  • Why having a self-created set of rules is actually a source of great personal freedom.
  • The secret of winning your mornings.
  • How to beat procrastination.
  • The 10-3-2-1 goodnight formula to guarantee a good night's sleep, and waking up with energy, ready to take on the day.
  • The Five Pillars of Success and how to put them to work in their own life.
  • …and a lot more!

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You probably know it's good to care about your audience. But I think you should go far beyond that. You should A.D.O.R.E. them!

In this week's episode, you'll find…

  • Why you are about to experience more favor, abundance, and “happy accidents” than you have ever imagined.
  • The charmingly simple audio recording app you're going to love.
  • A success story interview with one of my Regency Mastermind Members, Dr. Michael Hudson.
  • And the Five Phases of Adoration that bring more profits, more often!

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.

Spiritual Foundations

 More Than You Imagined

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
(1 Corinthians 2:9)

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease a few years ago. I've been contending for a supernatural breakthrough (i.e., miraculous healing by God) all this time.

Just last week, I went to the neurologist for my quarterly exam. I almost cancelled the appointment, because I've been feeling so much better. But I decided to go anyway.

The doctor was soon shaking his head and grinning.

“I am a tough judge,” he said. “But you are BETTER. You're still symptomatic, but you're WAY better than you were a year ago.”

“Ray,” he said, “People don't GET better from this. And yet, here you are.”

Then he said the thing that really got to me.

“I'm so glad you didn't cancel. I needed this. All day I'm surrounded by people who have given up. You have really encouraged me.”

We all get discouraged. We all need someone to lift us up. And I've got good news for you…

Whatever you're dealing with, don't give up on God. He will never give up on you. Help is on the way. In Christ's Kingdom, people DO get better.

Because God loves you, He longs to shower us with natural and supernatural blessings: healing, restoration, opportunities, favor, increase, and peace.

God's dream for your life is better, bigger, and more than you can imagine.

Maybe your dream is to be healed from an incurable disease. Maybe it's just to experience a day without pain. God's dream is that you live in vibrant, divine health.

Maybe your dream is to stop living in desperate poverty, deep in debt. God's dream is your credit cards are paid off, your mortgage is paid off. God's dream is to increase your wealth so that you never worry about money again

You might dream of existing without fear or depression. God's dream is for you to be overflowing with confidence and joy.

Get ready for good things. God has more blessings for you than you ever imagined. Keep your heart open and your mind open and your eyes open… today could very well be the day you experience the abundant life Jesus promised!

If you're a praying person, pray this with me… if you're not, think of it as an affirmation:

Daddy, thank you that your hand is with me, and thank you for pouring out your blessing, grace, and favor on my life. I accept your abundance in every area of my life, in Jesus name. Amen!

Tip of the Week

Piezo makes it a snap to record audio on your Mac. In seconds, you'll be recording audio from any application or from audio inputs like microphones.header-piezo

Piezo requires almost no configuration, and it's a blast to use. Simple and inexpensive – that's a winning combination.

As they put it on their website: “charmingly simple audio recording.”

Guest Interview: Dr Michael Hudson

Dr. Michael Hudson is a member of my Elite Regency Mastermind. He is also a teacher, speaker, writer, facilitator, coach, & ideapreneur.

He helps people discover their vision, write their story, and speak their vision into existence using his proven VisionSpeaker™ System.

Visit 52SpeakerSecrets.com to download your free copy of Michael’s ebook filled with practical insights you can use to increase your impact every time you speak.

Feature Segment: Why You Must A.D.O.R.E. Your Tribe

Want to make more profits, more often? Want to do it in a way you can feel great about? I call it the Five Phases of Adoration.

  1. Amazing Free Gift
  2. Deliver Value
  3. Offer
  4. Retention
  5. Engage (New Free Gift)

These Five Phases of Adoration can be repeated over and over, with escalating profits.

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Direct download: REP223.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

It's another first for the Ray Edwards Show. Imagine sitting in on one of our private team meetings in which we discuss a product launch. Recently, we held just such a meeting and we recorded it. We invite you to listen in, as we recap what happened in the product launch we conducted in October.

In the episode, we  go over exactly what we did during the launch, how things went, what went well, what did not go well, and some ideas for improvement in the future. Listen to the episode now to hear:

  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of a real-life product launch – complete with the numbers.
  • The insider secrets to recruiting “big” JV Partners for your launch from one of the industry's top JV Managers, Matt McWilliams.
  • Strategic thinking “on your feet” during a product launch from our Director of Strategic Development, Sean Edwards.
  • Copywriting insights from one of the very few copywriters I have ever hired to write copy for me, Marshall Bone.

Plus we've created a fantastic downloadable resource – and enhanced transcript – you definitely want to grab. It's free (as is the podcast!)

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.

Here's just a smattering of the sparkling gems we unearthed for you during this no-holds-barred team meeting…

  • How to bring in the right partners to promote your product. This is the fastest way to bring in sales that would otherwise elude you.
  • The three things that will ensure a smooth and successful launch. Skip these and you better have a large supply of aspirin nearby, ‘cause the headaches are a comin’.
  • The truth about the importance of copy in your launch. You may have the greatest product in the world, but if you can’t communicate your message effectively your launch is over before it starts.

 

  • The single most effective way to turn total strangers into a tight-knit community of raving fans. This free bonus will also identify the people who are ready, willing, and able to go to the next level with you.
  • What tools to never be without during your launch. These vital systems can make the difference between success and failure.
  • The truth about recruiting affiliate partners. (Hint: It’s not always who you know.)

 

  • The single most effective way to lower your “dropout†rate, and cause your customers to get the most out of your product. This will greatly reduce the biggest cause of customers asking for refunds.
  • What your affiliates won’t tell you that could cost you thousands. We show you how to head this disaster off at the pass, and keep those profits rolling.
  • The fastest, safest way to develop a creative environment for your team. This is one of the most overlooked parts of a launch, and they key to its success.

 

  • The $7 solution that will eradicate your biggest launch nightmare. This one thing will save you untold amounts of time and money.
  • Little known secrets that can eliminate failure completely…even when it feels like everything is falling apart at the seams.
  • What never works when dealing with an upset customer. Unfortunately, this is what most marketers always do first.

  • Why good intentions aren’t enough: We share our secret process that creates grateful customers who can’t wait to buy from us again.
  • Plus – I’ll share the “3 P’s†that serve as the lever to move your business to the next level. You’ll never look at a launch the same way again.
  • Little known secrets that compel your JV partners to keep their commitments…and get them to raise their hand to promote you again and again.

 

  • What never to do at 3am during your launch. I will never make this mistake again.
  • What to do if you can’t afford to hire your own launch team. This simple hack will give you all the benefits of a team without the hassle of payroll.
  • How interrupting someone’s dinner spiked our sales. Some calls are worth taking.

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Direct download: REP222.mp3
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I'm so excited to offer you this special bonus episode of the Ray Edwards Show. Today you're in for a real treat, as you listen in on a conversation with Michael Hyatt. In this week's episode, Michael shares some practical lessons from his new book, Living Foward. 

Whenever Michael and I talk, the conversation always takes some fun and unexpected turns, and this was no exception. Listen to the episode now to hear:

  • The valuable lesson Mike and his wife Gail learned after surviving a terrifying riptide in Hawaii (and it's not the lesson most people take from this kind of experience.)
  • Why telling your boss “no” can be the most important, career-enhancing thing to do (if you do it for these reasons, in this way.)
  • The surprising but important difference between courage and confidence.
  • The reason why Michael thinks it's perfectly acceptable for Christians to pursue the “life they want” – and it's based on this one question Jesus repeatedly asked people… before he healed them. (This is a fascinating insight, worth the entire interview.)

Click here to download or listen to this episode now.

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Subscribe to the show in iTunes and give us a rating and review. Make sure you put your real name and website in the text of the review itself. We will definitely mention you on this show.

We are also on Stitcher.com, so if you prefer Stitcher, please subscribe there.

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Direct download: REP221.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PST