This Is The Reason Your Business Is Not Growing.

This Is The Reason Your Business Is Not Growing.

Video Highlights

  • 0:07 A pretty Bold Statement
  • 0:38 Businesses That Are Thriving
  • 0:59 Buy A Customer
  • 1:37 Leveraging Paid Media
  • 2:10 The True Ability For A Company To Grow
  • 2:31 Acquire Customers Profitably
  • 2:40 Closing Remarks

Hey, guys. Tanner Larson here. I want to kind of start this one off with a statement.

That is,
“you don’t have a business until you can afford to buy your customers.”

That’s a pretty bold statement. It’s something that shocks a lot of people when I say it from stage, or in my presentations, or in a training product, or whatever, but it’s the truth.

So many companies are out there focused on “free traffic” and trying to get all the free publicity and everything else they can. Then they wonder why their company doesn’t grow, or why they struggle to pay their bills, or why they basically just struggle all around in business, and why business is so hard.

The reality is that the businesses that are kicking ass, that are thriving, that are growing, scaling, multiplying, just doing excessively well, they buy their customers. If you can get that into your head and adjust your mindset to where you believe the best way to acquire a customer is to buy that customer, everything changes. What do I mean by buy a customer? Using paid media sources to acquire customers, things like Facebook ads, media buys, email drops, other things like affiliate promotions. When you have an affiliate promote your product, and they make a sale, you are effectively buying that customer from an affiliate. The more money you can be able to spend to acquire that customer profitably, the better off you are. It doesn’t mean you have to spend the most money, but again, being able to acquire customers at higher and higher price points means that you’re going to be able to acquire traffic from multiple sources.

When you start leveraging paid media, there’s different costs associated with it. There’s different acquisition costs when you actually factor out how much does it cost you to actually acquire a customer. Well, if your business is designed in such a way that it maximizes the return on ad spend so that you can actually spend more money and turn that money over quickly back into more advertising to then acquire more customers, that’s how … Sorry about that, guys. That’s how your company really grows, because you can acquire customers quickly. The true ability for a company to grow and be successful comes down to being able to leverage paid traffic at break-even prices or better. You need to be able to leverage paid traffic. That means being able to buy your customers.

If your company can’t afford to buy customers, you don’t really have a company. You’ve got a little hobby or a sideline thing. You need to be able to acquire customers effectively and profitably on an ongoing and ever increasing basis, so that you can scale your company effectively.

Guys, think about that. Are you able to buy customers? If you’re not, what can you do when your company to make it so that you are able to acquire customers and pay for them? All right. With that, guys, I’ll talk to you later.

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Tanner Larsson
Studly Husband, Super Dad and serial entrepreneur. Tanner is also the Founder of 80/20 Media an ecommerce incubator and the CEO of