Why Dave Decided to talk to Makenna Riley:
Currently a sophomore in high school, Makenna explains how she was able to make 10k in one month and has managed to become a successful internet marketer, specializing in making other entrepreneurs online dreams possible using funnels to social media work. The author of “Every Company need a Kid,” Makenna has also been interviewed by Ink and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
"Invest money in a course on how to do internet marketing properly."
"Put them in your own business or make a business for them to start learning how to do things."
"The angle of every company you have is to sell it, or it just dies down."
Makenna discusses her online vitamin store that tailors supplements specifically to customers needs and explains how she has been able to grow her business and be successful at the same time. She also discusses internet marketing strategies and how they have benefited her to this point.
Speaker 1: 00:00 Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back to [inaudible]
Speaker 2: 00:18 funnel hacker radio. You guys are in for the treat of your life. I am so, so excited to introduce you to my guest today. First of all, let me introduce to you Mckenna and Mckenna. Welcome to the show.
Speaker 3: 00:29 Hello.
Speaker 2: 00:30 I am so excited. Mckenna's 50. I actually met her out and Bradford owns tedx event earlier this year in Vegas and was fascinated by all this stuff that she's doing and people always say, well, you know what? You have to be older to figure this thing out. I'm like, wait a second. Mckinnon is killing it, crushing it online at the age of 15 at that. You know what? I want to bring her on and, and have her tell her story. So without any further ado, let's kind of dive into this. So Mckenna, tell people, how did you, what you were just telling you, you're starting to buy in the shop before you were doing that, then what you're kind of doing, how'd you get involved?
Speaker 3: 01:02 This whole online world. So my mother is Forbes Riley, she's a big online presence, a television person and I was into like coding and computers and I wasn't really doing much with it and I actually did something for her and we generated a lot of money through it. So she was like get on this internet thing, like you will be so good. Alright. And the first thing, the first program she handed me because I was just using a just pages to build sites all with code with no help from any, like besides wordpress. But she put this program, click funnels in front of me and within an hour I had made like six clickfunnels. I was like, oh my God, like why am I not doing this? And that's how like clickfunnels entered me into the Internet marketing world.
Speaker 2: 01:59 That was awesome. So tell people what are you doing now?
Speaker 3: 02:03 I'm working on a vitamin company that selects the vitamin perfect for you without having to go to a doctor having to. So it goes through if you're tired, your blood type, what's in your blood irons? It's this whole thing that makes the perfect vitamin for you. Super excited about.
Speaker 2: 02:24 How'd you find out about this? I mean, how'd you even get it? I mean most 15 year olds aren't too interested in taking vitamins.
Speaker 3: 02:30 I was interesting because my dad, he takes vitamins because he has. He's a really large person so he's just low on certain things like most people are and I found research showing that people are taking vitamins, they're overloading their body with iron and copper, which is actually not helping them. It's like shortening, shortening their life. So I was like, I don't want my dad to like insert shortening his life because I wanted to live as long as can. So I did all this research and it shows people are taking vitamin C and it's killing them because they're overloading. I was like, I don't want this for anybody. So when I'm working on now is doing everything for your blood type so it's exactly what you need without having to go to a doctor and go through the long extensive wait process and money and so this is really easy. It's perfect for you and you know it'll work because it's based on your body drop, drop shipping. Then are these custom vitamins or how's that work? I am going through a company that does the fulfillment and they've got the vitamins and we sell them online with quizzes, a blood scans and whatever information we can take for new medically that you'll provide for us.
Speaker 2: 03:51 That's fascinating. So I can figure right now I've got a. what's going to happen here is I going to get bombarded by two different groups of people, a whole bunch of 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 year olds are going, how in the world do I get to wear Mckenna's at? And the other group can be. All the parents are going, I've got a 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 year old who would love to get online? How do I, how do I get them to where Mckenna's that so what I'm gonna do is when I asked you a couple questions here. First of all, for others who are in your age group, call it 15 to 20, whatever it might be, what would you do? What would be your advice as far as recommending how does a person get started doing what you're doing?
Speaker 3: 04:29 If I were someone getting started, I would definitely start looking up information on Internet marketing so that your facebook ads will change. So Internet marketers were actually target you and just like a thing to get rolling so you can see everybody out there. But I would definitely invest money in a course on how to do Internet marketing or if I were someone I would do click funnels and clickbank and just try that out. I love it.
Speaker 2: 05:00 So next thing then is your mom basically said, well, Gosh, well first of all, how did you get involved in coding? How old were you when started coding?
Speaker 3: 05:08 Um, I was about eight or nine because someone gave me a honeycomb and I started collecting emails off of Wifi in a hard rock. This is amazing. I want to do this. Oh my God. The best thing to say life when they did that, I was like, this is possible. So.
Speaker 2: 05:45 Alright. So now basically if, if it's a parent or an adult, what advice would you give to them to have their kids get started doing this stuff?
Speaker 3: 05:54 Well, I would definitely made sure that your kids actually interested in this because everybody says I have a four hour work week with my laptop. That is not true. It is a lot of work and if you're not interested in it, it's not even try to push your kids towards it. But if they are, I mean I fully support click funnels because any kid can do click funnels and if they're an entrepreneur, you're k to do that for you. So that would, that's what I would say for parents that want their kids to get involved is just put them in your own business or make a little business for them to start learning. How to do things.
Speaker 2: 06:34 That is so cool. So tell me what were some of the things you're working on? So you have thing going right now. What? What's the next step? Say you're primarily working as an affiliate then for that other company. What other company? So the vitamin shop, the vitamin company who backs is doing the fulfillment? Are you doing
Speaker 3: 06:55 vitamin companies? My company, the whole thing is like my thing. There's actually really cool. So if you want to do a vitamin company but you don't really know much about the vitamins, you don't want to have inventory. There are sites that allow you to go on there, you pick out which vitamins you want. So you want vitamin C, Vitamin D, you want protein, fat loss, weight, whatever to lose weight. Vitamins for that. And all vitamins are pretty much the same. So it's not about changing them, it's just about marketing them. So you can go on these sites, you pick which ones you want and then they do the whole process. They stick your label on it, you pick whichever one you want. They've got bottles, they ship it out. And all you have to do is pay a couple of fees and then they do all of that and all you have to do smart things. I love it. So you're basically white labeling other vitamins. Well, it's not labeling other vitamins, but you just can't change vitamin C. Vitamin C is vitamin C, Vitamin D, iron sufficiency pills, the same. Any brand you buy, it's not like, oh, we found the secret to vitamin C. it's the same thing, just one cost more because someone's face is on it and one doesn't because it's a no name brand.
Speaker 2: 08:15 Got It. So you've got your own vitamin company. Now what? So what's your plan with them? What do you know? How hard you want to take this? How are you going to grow it? What's your strategy?
Speaker 3: 08:26 The guys that created Clickbank, I heard from one of them, they said, the end goal of every company you have is to sell it or it just dies down and you shouldn't put your heart and soul into something that just dies. A, my end goal is to build this up, build the concept of it, and either sell the company or sell the concept of the entire company to a bigger vitamin person so they can really push it out to the world more than I have the energy to do. I love. So where do
Speaker 2: 08:55 you get your funding, your resources?
Speaker 3: 08:58 I. Well, I, I make most of my own money. My parents don't give me money to help me out with any of this. So I promote clickfunnels. I promote this new Kito Diet. It's really cool. I definitely build stuff for other entrepreneurs because a lot of people have such great ideas but they don't know how to use online softwares. So I get them to sign up a shopify is one of my biggest ones. I know got a lot of affiliates underneath that and I build a lot of stores for people because if you're not a tech person it's hard, but if you are, it comes really quickly to you. So that's one thing I'm big into his building. Shopify for people when I need funding. I love it. So typically how much do you charge the for a bit I'm kind of pricey because I can do it really well and do exactly how you want. So I do $1,500 for a basic plan, then another $1,500 on top of that for the performance plan.
Speaker 2: 10:06 I love it. Super, super cool. All right, so you're making your own money at 15 and now you're investing that money into a vitamin company that you plan on selling to a larger, larger company or some exit in the near future. Is that kind of the plan? Yeah, that's what I'm going for right now. I think that's fantastic. So what are the words of advice do you have to our listeners?
Speaker 3: 10:28 Um, I would just say follow your heart and definitely use the encouragement of I missed when I was in eighth grade. I missed 10 weeks of school, which is not looked upon very highly and I was told you're going to have to retake the year you, um, you're not here enough you can do this. Kids aren't supposed to work like your parents have money, just live with your parents. And like, and I kept hearing all of this and I was like, look, you see encouragement of the words you're saying to the fuel, me and I sky rocketed in eighth grade because I just, I went to my teachers and they told me, Mckenna, you can't miss any more school. And it wasn't like I was getting bad grades, they just don't do well if you don't go to school, like the teachers don't get paid as much as a whole system behind the school. And so I got a part by teachers, by the administration, by principals telling me, you can't do this. And I used all of that. You can't, you won't. You're too young. You have to go to college. All of that just fueled me through like the hard days of why did I put money there? That was really not right of me to do that, to encourage me. So just take all the negative and use it as positive because there's a lot of negative.
Speaker 2: 11:49 I love it. Well, Mckenna, it's always so much fun having you on the show. It's great talking you. I look forward to connecting
Speaker 3: 11:54 with you again soon. Any last parting words before I let you go? Um, Internet marketing is the new thing and I will tell you computer work weeks are harder than regular work weeks, a lot of time. So this is from a girl basically who has been working all night long and barely getting up right now because he's been crushing a very, very long day. Is that fair to say? Yeah, I had, I woke up at eight this morning. It's five now and I haven't left the bed all day. Well, Mcginn, if people want to reach out to you, what's the best way for them to contact if facebook Mckenna Riley or make money with Mckenna.com should be up right now. If it's not, I'll go put it back up, but that is just a site that I have that you put your name and email in and you can be part of my newsletter as well as see what programs I work with. I love it. Well mechanic. Thanks again. Appreciate your time and we'll talk to you soon. Talk to you soon. Thank you.
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