Founded by Randy Cassingham
The Internet Hotshots is a Mastermind group of Internet entrepreneurs, founded by pioneering online publisher Randy Cassingham on March 1, 1999. No matter what your online field, you would very likely recognize many of the members’ names. Membership is by invitation only.
You are likely successful because you’re a “jack of all trades,” but no one knows everything, and you could well be leaving significant success on the table because you haven’t thought of how X technology, Y methodology, or Z monetization technique might apply to your business. Hotshots consists of leaders in their fields — top experts in Internet marketing, online publishing, and broadcasting. Top names in B-to-B and B-to-C, online entertainment, how-to, and much more. The point: they have thought of things you haven’t — and you have thought of things they haven’t. By getting together and sharing what works, we all benefit.
In addition to an active email discussion list, we also have face-to-face meetings for “high bandwidth” interaction at various locations around North America. These sessions are incredibly intense strategic and tactical meetings where members not only reveal the how-tos and what-fors of online business, but show other members the particulars. Most members come away from these meetings incredibly inspired and sure that they’ve taken away tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of value from the conferences.
Hotshots is unlike most groups which center around a niche “guru” (with often five-figure annual “dues” costs charged for the “honor” of access to that guru). Here, all members are peers; no one, including the founder, is considered “the” group guru. Current membership dues are $1,200 per year. Your first year’s dues, pro-rated to December 31, are payable immediately upon your acceptance into the group. Conferences registration is typically less than $500.
Also, unlike those “guru” groups where the primary membership requirement is the ability to pay the five-figure dues, we have a fairly stringent application procedure — there are “hoops” to jump through — because we all end up being friends here. We are very welcoming to those who jump through those hoops, outlined on this page, because your answers demonstrate how well you’ll fit in. We do know the hoops are tedious, and hope you understand this is how we ensure you will fit in.
If you were invited to join, congratulations: that’s a significant accomplishment by itself. Click this link for the application page. The password you were supplied is required, and should not be passed on to anyone else. Thanks!