What do an Amazon accessories retailer from Florida making $2 million dollars per month, a non-Amazon supplement retailer from Texas making $30 million dollars per year, and a guy in California making $5,000 per day on Instagram have in common?
Three Not-so-little Words:
Blue Ribbon Mastermind
Hi, I'm Ezra Firestone And I Love Mastermind Groups.
When I trace back every significant income gain or profitable relationship in my business over the past few years, they all stem from some form of mastermind group.
This is no coincidence; in this business it's all about who you know and what THEY know. Now, imagine having access to dozens of 6, 7, and 8 figure eCommerce business owners sharing exactly what's working for them. It's like having an arsenal of secret weapons tailor-made for your business.
Until about 18 months ago there was nowhere you could go to get that. To meet that need, I created The Blue Ribbon eCommerce & Marketing Mastermind group. It's the only group exclusively for eCommerce business owners to get together and share what's working for them in their businesses.
What People Are Saying About the blue ribbon Mastermind
Some Things You Need to Know
before you apply
Blue ribbon has a strict "zero tolerance for douchebags" policy.
One bad apple can spoil the entire barrel.
So if you're not nice you'll be asked to leave. We have the best eCommerce Mastermind in the world for a reason; we carefully screen each member to ensure that everyone is a good fit.
You must already be successful.
If your business is not yet making 6 figures per year in revenue, please do not apply.
Blue Ribbon is not the right fit for start-ups. If you are a start-up, please check out our eCommerce Community - it's designed specifically for you.
Ask and ye shall receive!
Open dialogue is the lifeblood of a good mastermind group.
There's a 99.99% chance that whatever problem you're facing has been dealt with by another group member. Learn from their experiences instead of reinventing the wheel. Pay it forward by sharing your own experiences to help others. If you are not willing to share and ask questions, then this is not the place for you. We can't help you if you don't let us know what you need.
Enjoy your success Now!
If you're working 125 hours per week and you never spend any time enjoying yourself, then this is not the group for you.
In Blue Ribbon we take the time to experience our success now - we eat at great restaurants, treat ourselves to top-notch experiences, and believe in living generously - so if you're the type to skimp on your waiter's tip, this is not the right group for you.
Being Interested beats being interesting 100% of the time.
Who do you think learns more:
The person who comes to a networking session armed with 25 pre-prepared anecdotes about himself, or the person who comes in genuinely interested in other people?
In Blue Ribbon you'll have the opportunity to get to know the brightest minds in our industry. Take advantage of this by asking good questions. Many profitable joint ventures have come out of this group.
If you're still reading, I think it's safe to assume you're interested in joining blue ribbon.
Let's talk about what it's like to be a member of the group.
What's Included In Blue Ribbon?
- In Blue Ribbon you get to see exactly what I am doing in my business every month! This means access to all my traffic campaigns, sales funnels, landing pages, and split tests.
- We have two Live Mastermind Calls each month where I take you behind the scenes and share exactly what I'm doing in my eCommerce businesses.
Here at Smart Marketer we look at the eCommerce business in 3 pillars.
The beautiful thing about Amazon is that it's both your traffic source (where people are looking for products) and your sales platform (the website you use to process transactions).
This makes Amazon a really easy place to make money. It's an all-in-one eCommerce solution, and it's where we start each and every eCommerce business we launch these days. In Blue Ribbon, I take you behind the scenes of my Amazon businesses and show you how we are growing them with paid advertising, sales funnels, and follow-up campaigns.
Pillar 2: Independent Ecommerce Stores
The benefits of Amazon come with a substantial negative trade-off: a serious lack of control.
If you have a large Amazon business, you’ve built your house on someone else’s land, and they can come knock it down anytime they want. It’s a shaky place to lay the foundation for your business. This is why once our Amazon businesses are doing well we incorporate Pillar 2 of eCommerce: an independent store on an eCommerce platform like Shopify.
Building on your own platform is no piece of cake; there are A LOT of moving parts. The platform itself is comprised of dozens of pages, plus there’s the automation, the pre-purchase and post-purchase sales funnels attached to the platform, and the big T — Traffic. I’m talking about Google Adwords, Facebook ads, Google Shopping etc.
I've been in the eCommerce business for 8 years now and Pillar 2 is where I started.
In Blue Ribbon you benefit directly from my in-the-trenches expertise as I show you exactly how we market our eCommerce platforms.
Pillar 3: Social Traffic and Sales Funnels
Once you've mastered Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 it's time to scale your eCommerce business with Pillar 3.
I’m talking about social traffic and sales funnels. This is where things get really creative! We do things like drive Facebook ads to webinars to sell our products. We run Google display network traffic to long form sales funnels with upsells and downsells. I’m always testing new ways to run traffic to offers, and with Blue Ribbon you get hot-off-the-press access to everything I’m doing.
The 3rd pillar of eCommerce has the most potential.
It’s what multi-hundred million dollar companies like Proactiv use to scale their businesses, and it’s where you want to focus once you’re all set with Pillars 1 and 2. The key to eCommerce is diversity. The digital business landscape is constantly changing, and it is never safe to rely on a single source of revenue. In the Blue Ribbon Mastermind you get access to the knowledge you need to create multiple streams of income for your business.
Okay, so I'm great and I'm smart and I've been doing this business for a long time,
and getting to see everything I’m doing in my businesses each month is invaluable...
...but the true power of Blue Ribbon is not just me, but the group itself. We have dozens of 7- and 8 figure eCommerce business owners who are out there testing things every day and sharing them with the other members in the Facebook group and at our live events!
We get together 2 times per year to mastermind, network, and implement. These events are like super-powered business fertilizer. Come party with my team and me and let us help you grow your business!
These exclusive gatherings are the core benefit of your Blue Ribbon membership.
While we do not require or expect that you will make it to every event, we do ask that you attend at least 1 each year. At these masterminds, you’ll be working directly with me and my team on your business. Think about how much you can accomplish in a two-day meeting, free from employees and interruptions!
You know those events that leave your head spinning with talk and theory? This is NOT one of them.
Blue Ribboners are the real eCommerce business owners who are out there day in and day out running multi-million dollar businesses, and our events reflect that. It’s the skillful implementation of smart, effective strategies that moves a business forward. We trim the fat and give you only the best of the best. Implementing one strategy you learn at a Blue Ribbon Mastermind can return your entire year's investment in a single day.
Blue Ribbon is a tight-knit community that runs on integrity and participation.
We’re in this together, and we have each other’s backs! We share our winning tactics and strategies so you can use them and achieve greater levels of success in your business. Every Blue Ribbon member is required to share what’s working for them — both their wins and their losses. This is mandatory — you must willing to share. If that bothers you, please do not apply. You also must commit to using what you learn; our individual progress strengthens the group into an ever-better resource for everyone.
But don’t worry, it’s not ALL work — we also know how to party! Time and again I see business-changing insights come from a simple conversation at the bar.
There's More To Blue Ribbon Than Our Mastermind Meetings!
Live In-Person Mastermind Meetings:
At these Masterminds you'll be working directly with me and my team on your business.
Two Monthly Behind The Scenes Live Mastermind Sessions:
Twice a month, I hop on the phone and show you exactly what I'm doing in my businesses. I'll take you behind the scenes and show you the campaigns and sales funnels I'm running and what we're split testing.
Private Facebook Community:
In this group you can get any question answered in a matter of minutes.
My team and I are signed into the Facebook group every day answering questions and sharing new tips, tricks, and tools.
Early Access To All my courses:
We release new courses each year on subjects like Facebook ads, Amazon advertising, eCommerce platforms, and whatever else is current and in demand. As a Blue Ribbon member you never have to pay for any of my courses. Yes, you read that correctly: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO PAY A SINGLE PENNY TO ACCESS ANY OF MY COURSES. Plus you get early access, so you can put them to use long before anyone else has had a chance to see them.
The Greatest Ecommerce Network on the Planet:
My most valuable asset is not a website, a product, or an email list. Don't get me wrong, those are all super important, but the asset that has made me the most money is my network. Building a network is like growing a tree; it takes time, attention, and care. I've spent years carefully growing and maintaining this irreplaceable asset. As a Blue Ribboner, you get to tap into my network immediately. You'll become friends with some of the biggest players in our industry and gain a level of access that you simply could not get anywhere else.
When you join Blue Ribbon, you're becoming a member of a tight-knit community of hard-working, successful business owners. We will hold you accountable for actually getting things done. If you commit to something at an event, we'll follow up to make sure you see it through by the next one. Blue Ribbon members are no strangers to tough-love. They will be honest with you and tell you when you need to person-up and get shit done.
The Golden Ticket:
As a Blue Ribbon member you get free access to Smart Marketer Live, every product we release, and you get 50% discount on our 3 day eCommerce bootcamp events. Not to toot my own horn, but this is one hell of a good deal! I encourage you to get the most out of your membership and take advantage of this all-access pass to my information and offers.
How Can I Join?
Blue Ribbon applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Apply here and we will contact you via email to tell you if you're qualified and what to do next.
Once accepted, dues are a one-time payment of $5,000 upon joining and $1,250/month thereafter.
This investment is non-negotiable. If it seems out of reach, that's a good sign that this group isn't a good fit for you right now. I would suggest spending your cashflow on scaling until you are ready to make this investment.
If you have an ecommerce business that is making at least $50,000/month in revenue, and you're interested in a group that can give you the strategies, resources and support that you need to scale...
Then we'd love to have you! Please apply here: