Who are our top earners? And why are they the top ones? MOBE is no different than any other human endeavor. Achievement in any field comes down to not only playing the game, but having the right outlook … and working at it.
Room at the Top
From time to time, there have been people who leveled the criticism at MOBE that the only people making millions of dollars with the company are a “small handful of gurus.”
They might as well complain that in the Olympics, only a small handful of champions get gold medals or that only a small handful of actors take home Oscars every year.
Even among the highest achievers is a subclass of highest-ever achievers: Of the hundreds or thousands of people who’ve ever starred in a movie, only a small percentage of them get nominated for the Academy Awards. An even smaller percentage win. The number of actors who’ve won two or more Oscars for Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress is even smaller: only 40 have ever done it. Among those 40, only six have won more than two. Only one (Katherine Hepburn) has won four.
The fact of life in any professional pursuit is that the highest-achieving individuals in any field make up the smallest percentage. You’ve heard that saying, “There’s room at the top”? It’s true, because very few people achieve what it takes to occupy the top spot.
However, that isn’t to say that they can’t achieve it.
Some will complain that it’s a lack of opportunity or some other perceived inequality, but I am not going to go there. As far as I see it, if you get into the game—any game, whether basketball, the movies, or business—you have an opportunity to achieve. The only lack of opportunity is if you fail to play.
MOBE’s Top Earners
The top MOBE affiliate has earned $3.4 million in commissions in their first 18 months with the company. After that, there are four other affiliates who’ve each done more than $1 million in commissions within a year or so of starting with the company. (One took a bit closer to two years.)
Results like these are not typical; not everyone who becomes a MOBE affiliate will have these stats. Yet, I will say without reservation that there is a potential for that to happen to anyone who starts in MOBE.
There are another 30 or 40 affiliates who have earned six figure incomes with MOBE—some of them are heading for $1 million. Results like these may also not be typical, but as you can see, incomes in this range make up a much bigger group.
I don’t have an exact number, but many MOBE affiliates are experiencing their first online commissions as $49, $270, $1,000, $3,300, $5,000, and beyond. Ten-thousand-dollar months are more and more common. We’ve paid out more than $25 million in commissions to our affiliates.
What Part Does Mindset Play?
Most of MOBE’s top earners came into the company with previous online marketing experience, so they were able to plug into MOBE’s infrastructure and begin generating commissions right away.
Even people with no experience at all can also get started with MOBE and, using MOBE’s easy-to-learn approach, soon experience their first online commissions.
I can confidently speak for our top earners when I say that, once upon a time, they started at square one, knowing little-to-nothing about online marketing. Again, I can speak confidently about what enabled them (and myself) to achieve such remarkable success.
I talk about the many facets of “mindset”—entrepreneur mindset vs. employee mindset and how to move away from the latter and into the former. But there’s an even more basic way to look at it than that.
“The view you adopt of yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life,” says Carol Dweck, Ph.D. of Stanford University. In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she and her colleagues found that success or failure in any endeavor is based on one or the other of the following mindsets:
- Fixed mindset, in which you assume that your potentials—aptitude, talent, etc.—are fixed, unchanging, and can’t be improved.
- Growth mindset, in which you believe that your talent, aptitude, etc. is something you cultivate through your own efforts.
This is not to say that we are all the same or that we can all reach the top, but it is to say that if you believe you can improve and allow yourself to try and make the inevitable mistakes that come with learning, you will grow and improve.
Because fixed people don’t think they can get any smarter or able, they stick with what they know, avoid challenges, and give up easily in the face of obstacles. They have a need to be perceived as being smart.
Growth people, on the other hand, embrace challenges and have an ability to persist. Effort, to this person, is the way to mastery. They don’t fear making mistakes, since they believe they can learn and improve.
Not surprisingly, the growth person is inspired by others’ success, whereas the fixed person resents it.
Relating MOBE to these mindsets, the fixed person would probably never even consider getting into something they’re totally unfamiliar with. The growth person, seeing the potential, would do what they had to do to benefit from that potential.
MOBE’s Level Playing Field
Perhaps more than in any other endeavor, MOBE provides the same exact infrastructure to all of its affiliates, regardless of experience. That “infrastructure” is MOBE’s marketing assets: high-converting ad copy and offers, top-tier information products, established delivery and accounting systems, and more. All anyone has to do is choose a product and an advertising method and drive as much traffic as they can to the offer (the landing page that tells about the product).
What separates the $1 million-plus earners from the affiliates who are just making their first $49 commission is the quantity and quality of traffic each is driving to their offers. The more people you drive to an ad, the more clicks you get; the more clicks you get, the more sales and commissions you can start earning.
When you boil it down, that is the main thing we teach you to do in MOBE.