Stop being cheap. Seriously.

So, I went on a double date. We hit up a nice restaurant and bar down in Soho, NYC. And let me tell you: the bartender was great! Service was great. He was likable and fun. And bonus? He even hooked us up with a few things for nothing. When the bill came, my friends and I decided to split it. And I left about a 45% tip. I don’t often tip that high, but again: the guy was fun. He hooked us up. And you know what? My mom worked in the service industry for much of my childhood and I always like to tip well. And … Read Entire Story

How I Made $88.71 For Each Person Who Visited This One Single Page On My Website

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So, I made $88.71 for each person who visited this one single page on my website. What page was it? My checkout page. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like: It’s simple. It’s clean. And it works like a charm. Now let me breakdown why it works… And then show you how to make one yourself. The “Human Psychology” Behind A Checkout Page That Converts Your checkout page is the page people visit to “make an order.” It’s where they enter their name, their email, their address, and of course, their payment information. What’s going on inside their mind? Well… I’ve talked about this before, but people … Read Entire Story

Behind the Scenes of Social Triggers (and Derek Halpern)

So, I got into an argument with my videographer. Him: “We should film one of those day in the life videos.” Me: “But my life is pretty boring… All my employees work from their home office… I go to the same coffee shop everyday… And I rarely have meetings.” Him: “Well, lets go do some cool stuff!” But… I can’t do it. I’m not going to “pretend” my life is anything different than it already is. Sure, I get to travel the world and do cool stuff. (Last year I went on a trip to Europe. I visited London, Paris, Rome, Florence, and Ibiza)… Read Entire Story

This is why some people can charge $1000 (or more) per hour.

Ever wonder why some people can charge $50 per hour? Or $100 per hour? Or $1000 (or more) per hour? You may think “it depends on your industry,” and that’s partly true. But there’s one other thing that’s directly correlated to how much you can charge your clients… …and I break it down in this video. Or, in other words. If you sell a service, this video can help you raise… Read Entire Story

I Had The Depressing Realization That I Got Fat… So I Fixed It

So, I had a speaking engagement. And I had a big problem. I went to button my blazer and the button popped off… “*#@(@(&#$” So I settled for my second favorite blazer, and then it got worse. I was speaking at an event for personal trainers. As I walked in front of the crowd, everything became crystal clear: Everyone was fit. Except me. I had gotten fat. And I looked like a meatball. A big. Fat. Meatball. I know. I’m being harsh. But it was bad. I Gained More Than 30 Pounds… I had gained more than 30 pounds. My doctor told me my blood pressure was on the high-end of normal. And I really… Read Entire Story

How to be confident

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What’s the secret to becoming confident in any social situation? About 10 years ago, when I was just starting college, I would have said, “there is no secret. You either have it or you don’t.” And I would have been DEAD WRONG. You see, back then, I had almost zero confidence. But today I’m thinking about getting “unstoppable” tattooed on my forehead. How did I develop my confidence? The answer might surprise you… Why Confidence Matters – in Business and in Life But first, let’s be clear WHY being confident matters: Whatever you want to do or… Read Entire Story

So, I spent $139,614.18 on one Facebook ad. Here’s why I did it…

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Yep. I spent $139,614.18 on one Facebook ad. Why? Well… Read this! Let Me Break It Down For You… Every single person who clicked on that ad was sent into what’s known as a “sales funnel.” What’s a sales funnel? Well… Here’s a visual representation: Or, in other words. * People visit your website. * They opt in to your email list. * You send them valuable content. * You then ask them to buy something. And the entire system is 100% automated through your email autoresponder. This … Read Entire Story

How to Sell More: 3 Steps to the Perfect Sales Pitch Online

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How do you persuade someone to buy your product or service… even if you’re not great at “selling?” If you read advice from other “experts,” you’ll see that they recommend you use shady tactics like “fake scarcity,” “fake discounts,” and worse, they’ll encourage you to outright LIE… UGH! David Ogilvy always said, “The customer isn’t a moron. She’s your wife.” He said this more than 50 years ago, but the spirit of what he said was 100% right. The customer isn’t a moron. She’s your wife. He’… Read Entire Story

How to Live A Remarkable Life (The Secret? Be The Exception)

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Things look pretty bleak… 17 out of 18 women make less than $100,000 per year. 1 In 114 countries, more than half of the adult population is overweight. In America it’s closer to two-thirds. 2 “Poor at 20, Poor for life.” A new study indicates that from the 1980s to 2000s, people are less likely to move up the income ladder… even with an education. 3 Loneliness is becoming the next public health epidemic. And even though we are more connected than ever, people are feeling MORE lonely. 4 The odds are stacked against … Read Entire Story

How to Make People Like You In 5 Seconds Or Less… (No Gimmicks. No Tricks. Just 3 Quick Tips).

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There’s one thing I do that makes people like me. I never realized I did it. I just did it. I don’t want people to think I do this to be manipulative. FAR FROM IT. I just noticed that I often did it in social situations and it works like a charm. Especially if you’re meeting someone new. I’m Derek Halpern, and I’m the founder of Social Triggers. A top destination for entrepreneurs who want to get ahead in business and life. When I was in college, I wasn’t the best at talking to people. Who am I kidding? I was straight up bad at it. I didn’t have confidence in myself, and … Read Entire Story

Fun fact: If you rely on “word-of-mouth,” you need help

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Fun fact: If you rely on “word-of-mouth,” you need help. Specifically my help. Here’s why: Everyone knows the BIG PROBLEM with Word-of-Mouth… …but no one thinks it will happen to them. I’ll explain. Look: Word-of-mouth is a great way to build a business. It means that your product or service is good enough that people are willing to recommend it. Good on you. You’re good at what you do. The problem? It’s a slow burn. Sometimes you get clients. Sometimes you don’t. And the reality is this: you can’t rely on it. …Because what if all of the word-of-mouth dries… Read Entire Story

There are 2 types of passion: One is good. The other is very bad.

There are 2 types of passion: One is good. The other is very bad. I invited Adam Alter, NYT best-selling author, and professor at NYU, to explain the difference. I find myself walking the line between these “good” and “bad” passions. Especially when it comes to my business. You may notice the same thing. So, here’s what I’d like to hear from you… Leave a quick comment sharing your personal experience with each type of passion. Also, if you know someone who may struggle with the same issue, can you do me a favor? Share it. Also, here’s what else you can expect from this 30 minute interview: * There are two types… Read Entire Story