My name is Mark Satterfield and I'm the Founder & CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing. I'm on a mission to assist more solo-entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve the dreams they have for their businesses. It's my hope that after reading this you will decide to join me and my team as a partner in achieving this very important goal.
Without question, small business is the backbone of the global economy. In the USA alone, there are over 25 million small businesses. Each year over 600,00 new business are started-each representing the hopes and dreams of their founders. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that over 80% of these new businesses will fail within their first five years.
The reason they fail usually doesn’t have to do with the quality of the services or products they offer. Rather, the most common reason for failure is…a lack of clients and customers.
Although on the surface this would seem to be a “blinding grasp of the obvious”, the reality is that far too many companies lack a straightforward, simple-to-execute client attraction process that is easy to implement and execute. Instead, they over-rely on word of mouth and referrals for all their new business. Not surprisingly, this leads to the inevitable feast-or-famine business cycles.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with me, before I started Gentle Rain in 1992, I was a senior person at two of the best marketing companies in the world- PepsiCo& Kraft Foods. I started my career as an advertising copywriter and along the way I've written 7 books and have been fortunate to win a number of awards.
All false modesty aside, you should know that I've helped clients grow their businesses by $5 million+, I've mentored start-ups to quickly grow to the $200,000+ level and everything in between. No matter the size stage my clients want to play on, I can show them how to get there.
Since its founding, Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. has shown over 700,000 entrepreneurs, consultants and business owners a step-by-step process to attract more new business…how to stop chasing clients and start magnetically drawing them to you.
As a direct result of the consulting and coaching we’ve done with these clients, I’ve personally created a select number of content rich, This-Is-Precisely-How-To-Do-It, instructional programs based on the Gentle Rain Marketing system.We also have become one of our industry’s leaders in developing powerful lead-capture micro-websites specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses.
It is my passionate and heartfelt belief that by using these resources any business can put in place a marketing system that will generate for them as many new clients as they desire.
It’s time we reduced the 80% failure rate for new businesses, and I hope you will join me in achieving this mission.
Allow me to share with you more about these programs.
You'll earn substantial commissions and ongoing passive recurring income when you introduce Small Business Owners & Solo-Entrepreneurs to these great client attraction resources:
Gentle Rain Affiliate Licensee-Silver Level: This is our entry-level program and ideal for those who may not come in contact with a large number of small business owners or solo-entrepreneurs. There’s no initial enrollment fee and just $8.95 per month to stay active. You’ll receive a 25% commission on Gentle Rain Marketing programs and a 20% commission on the development fees for Gentle Rain Micro-Sites.
As a Silver member in good standing, you’ll also receive a complementary subscription to our acclaimed Gentle Rain for Beginning & Intermediate Marketers Monthly Program. (Retail price of $27.00 per month.)
Gentle Rain Affiliate Licensee-Gold Level: This program is designed for those who are committed to our mission of introducing Gentle Rain Marketing to solo-entrepreneurs and small business owners. Your goal should be to not only build an ongoing passive recurring income stream for yourself,but also to play an important role in helping more small businesses reach their full potential.
As a Gold Level Affiliate Licensee, your commission percentage is increased to 50% on products and a 20% commission on the development fees for Gentle Rain Micro-Sites. The one-time $595 Initial-Enrollment investment includes free copies of the following:
As a Gold level member, you also have the right (but not the obligation) to recruit others into the Gentle Rain Affiliate & Licensing program. You will receive a 5% override commission on sales of products made by those you directly recruit, PLUS you receive 25% of the recurring monthly “stay active” fee from each person you sponsor. This means that once you recruit 4 new Gold members, your own monthly dues are completely covered.
In addition to all of the above, your monthly stay-active fee of $27 enables you to participate in our monthly group training calls designed specifically to assist you in growing your business to the level you desire.
Gentle Rain Affiliate Licensee-Platinum Level: This program is designed for the most serious players.We refer to this elite group as our 3 Percenters. Who are they? Highly achievement focused, driven, and willing to put in the effort a true entrepreneur must in order to achieve their goals. The one-time $895 Enrollment investment includes all of the services and products offered at of the Gold level, plus these unique benefits.
The monthly $57 stay-active fee includes access to the monthly training calls, hosting of your Affiliate & Licensee website, hosting for your autoresponder/email stay in contact service, and additional business growth training resources available only to Platinum members. This membership level is reserved for those who are committed to maximizing the potential of their Gentle Rain Affiliate & Licensing program.
Limited Overhead: The monthly costs for operating your business are very low. Naturally you’ll need a computer, Internet connection, and telephone, but aside from these basic necessities, there is little else you need to invest in to be successful as a Gentle Rain Marketing Affiliate-Licensee.
Work Full or Part Time: The choice is yours. Some Gentle Rain Affiliate Licensees may wish to begin on a part-time basis. Others may decide to dive right in and focus the majority of their efforts on introducing our programs to small business owners and solo entrepreneurs. Others may have an already established business and view the Gentle Rain Affiliate-License as an ideal “value added” service that they can offer their existing clients and a helpful tool for attracting new clients to their own primary business.
A High-Demand Service: Marketing services are in high demand and the need for proven client attraction systems has never been greater. Owners of businesses desperately need cost effective methods for getting new customers and clients. Clients are enthusiastic about the Gentle Rain approach because it is easy to explain and easy to grasp. It is precisely the right offer for an ever-increasing need that exists.
If you can answer “Yes” to those questions then please select the program that is right for you.
"After using your Gentle Rain program for a year, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate its effectiveness. We tripled our inquiries from qualified prospects and doubled our contact-to-close ratio. Not bad for a "gentle" method that runs on autopilot. Your systems approach was just what we needed to grow our consulting practice."
Lanier Turnaround Group, LLC
"I love "Gentle Rain Marketing. The first batch of letters I sent out netted me a fee for over $20,000 and several inquiries. In less than a month, I picked up 3 more assignments that I can contribute directly to my 'gently raining' on prospects. I have only targeted about 25 prospects at this point - so that is a fantastic response rate. I am adding 5-10 prospects a week to my system and I am generating at least 2 inquiries a week. I am becoming more choosey in picking assignments; working less hard and earning more. I recommend your marketing plan to other business owners frequently."
Sales Search Associates, Inc
"I’m most comfortable when there is a game plan or system that one needs to follow. Mark’s approach, while flexible to accommodate individual needs, leaves no doubt about what must be done at each stage to keep the business development process moving forward."
"I consistently was someone who would start a marketing initiative with great enthusiasm only to have it sputter out due to lack of follow through. Gentle Rain ensures that I focus on the most important activities and that the initial enthusiasm doesn’t turn into vapors"
"I hated to admit it but my “unique marketing message” sounded just like everyone else’s “unique marketing message”. We’re now much more effective at differentiating our services and it’s paying off with 3 new clients."
"The ideas for what to put in a marketing letter-and even more importantly-what not to put in the letter, has proven invaluable. We’ve increased our response rate by a factor of 35% based on what we learned."
"A very easy to implement yet sophisticated approach for attracting new clients. Excellent advice on everything from getting initial attention to accelerating the sales cycle."
"Previously we had spent considerable money on appointment setters and got nothing for our money. Gentle Rain enables us to control our marketing ourselves by knowing precisely what to do at each step."
"I immediately implemented his techniques and saw significant improvement in the results of my sales team. Mark is an expert in his field and I highly recommend his consultation."
Regional Business Director,
"There are many programs that one can choose from and while I have experienced many of them, Mark's down to earth and practical approach is accessible and without hype. When I use Mark's materials I feel like he has developed them just for me. Thank you Mark, you are a real straight arrow. I look forward to working more with you in the future. "
"Since 2002 I have found Mark to be both insightful and creative when it comes to developing new business and reinforcing relationships with clients. The material and advice he provides is consistently first class."
"What I find most helpful about Mark Satterfield's Gentle Rain process is that it is an easy to implement system that focuses on building long term business relationships."
"I have looked at a number of marketing consultants and found Mark's approach far and away the most logical, structured and supportive method for businesses to use to generate real sustainable growth."
"Mark has an excellent take on how to market to new clients in a soft but determined manner. Great material and well worth connecting."