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Are you searching for Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network Review?

If you stumbled on this blog post, you’re likely looking for information about John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing Network in terms of it’s value, cost or pricing, and if it’s a worthwhile investment.

Before you read on, please know that you can give me a phone call at any time and I will give you a candid assessment of my experience.

For many agencies and consultants, this Duct Tape Marketing will be a spectacular investment.

But for others, not so much.

Once I understand your goals, capabilities and ability to execute, I can give you an honest assessment if Duct Tape would be worthwhile for you.

I am happy to do this an have talked to many prospective DTM consultants over the years.

How Much Does the Duct Tape Marketing Network Membership Cost?

There is no question that joining is an investment in time and money.

If you join, and attend your training session, and one annual summit (which you are strongly encouraged to do), and pay for the recommended “marketing activated website”, you’re looking at a $20,000 investment over the first 12 months.

  • One-time fee of $11,000
  • Annual fees of $2,500 (starting end of month 12)
  • Optional “marketing activated website” ~$5,900
  • Optional quarterly bootcamps; time, travel and accommodations
  • Annual Summit meetings; event fee, time, travel and accommodations

My First Year

September 2015 marked my one year anniversary as a Duct Tape Marketing Certified Consultant.

What a great year it was and I have Duct Tape Marketing, John Jantsch and the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network to thank (in large part) for it.

Today, we are launching a new website for our SEO services and we’ve done our best to incorporate a year’s worth of Duct Tape Marketing experience  and training into this site, while still baking in our brand of Kansas City SEO.

If you’re familiar with Duct Tape Marketing, you are familiar with the the “strategy before tactics” mantra and you’re probably aware of the Marketing Hourglass:

Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, Refer.

You can see that the hourglass had a big influence on the design and structure of this site:

duct tape marketing hourglass

Where Am I Now?

As of 2022, I am now a multi-seven figure agency, with 7-figure profits!

I own 3 agencies now and will continue to grow organically and by acquisition.

Two of these agencies bring in 7-figure profits each!

I have also purchase two direct-marketing franchises, and bought a home services company – all of which use some part of the the Duct Tape Marketing system.

Duct Tape Marketing is a huge reason we have been successful at my agencies and other entrepreneurial ventures.

Looking back, the single-most important aspect has been focusing on strategy and selling a system (or product) rather than customized services.

I personally think I have made Duct Tape Marketing work better for me as I have modified it for my own businesses.

The Second Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

I say second best because an investment in myself was the groundwork for a dream career of working with small business owners in Kansas City and now around the country.

As far as a third party investments, however, becoming a Duct Tape Marketing Consultant has been the best investment I’ve ever made.

Nothing else has come close in terms of ROI – this has been a real game-changer for me and my business.

I don’t want to mislead anyone.

It’s not like joining the DTM Network opens the sales flood gates by itself.

In fact, you are unlikely to get any leads from from the network itself, although it does happen.

In my case, I not only became heavily engaged in the network, I also practice what Jantsch teaches.

That’s probably made the biggest difference.

Marketing is a full-contact sport.

And you can’t write just write a check anymore and expect to get results from the sidelines.

The DTM training has helped me remove my tactical SEO blinders and see the bigger picture of content marketing, and given me and my team what we need to succeed in the new era of content-driven SEO.

I have identified my ideal customers and have worked tirelessly this year to create and distribute great content.

I’ve also developed the lowest cost, highest impact SEO-based marketing system that enables me to achieve unicorn-level profit margins while getting my clients to dominate the search engines an reach their full growth potential.

It really works.

Here are some of my first year’s highlights

1. Our revenues doubled

I am confident they will double again next year.  I have a super-charged inbound marketing in place and my team is growing.

2. Better at content marketing = better at SEO

I went from being a reluctant writer to a prolific blogger and my writing has extended into other forms of content as well, such as videos, eBooks and soon podcasting.

3. I co-wrote a *best-selling* book.

But wait there is more.  It became an Amazon Best Seller.

It was endorsed by some of the top names in marketing and SEO, such as Copyblogger’s Brian Clark, BNI’s Dr. Ivan Misner, Freshbook’s Mike McDerment and The Art of SEO‘s Eric Enge…and many, many more influencers and tech company CEOs.

Our competitors hand business cards out at sales meetings.

We hand out our best-selling book.


With Duct Tape Marketing and John Jantsch’s help, combined with my own hard work and content, I’ve been able to increase my authority in my niche and especially in my market.

4. We’ve systematized our process & scaled our services.

Through Duct Tape Marketing, we’ve been able to establish a strategic partnerships with great companies, like Bottleneck’s virtual assistant services, that have given us a tremendous ability to scale while improving profitability.

With this platform, we’ve been able to standardize our our proprietary search engine optimization process in a way that will enable us to scale using cutting edge Internet marketing techniques and methodologies.

As an extra bonus, the DTM Network provides access to dozens of the top digital marketing tools.

That means DTM has helped me grow my business as well as helped saved us money on the third party tools we need to deliver top-notch SEO and marketing services.

5. We’re taking market share from the big boys.

Aligning with Duct Tape Marketing has helped to elevate our own brand.

This is especially helpful in the SEO and Internet marketing space.

Many business owners are hammered by cold-calling SEO sales people and misleading robo-calls pretending to be Google.

By partnering with DTM, we can leverage the most powerful and trusted name in small business marketing.

This increases the trust factor and gives prospective clients, especially larger businesses, more confidence in working with a boutique agency such as ours.

This brand power, combined with our own track record, has enabled us to close more business with high quality companies.

In fact, we took three large accounts this year way from large creative agencies.

We’re going to take a lot more market share next year.

pointing to the fence seo

Duct Tape Marketing is not only the perfect complement for a web development and Internet marketing agency like ours, its the missing link.

You can’t can’t win on Google anymore without great content, and you can’t create create content without knowing your ideal customers or having a solid marketing plan in place.

Is the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network Worth It?

As I mentioned at the top, Duct Tape Marketing is not for everyone.   As someone that has an MBA, I think of Duct Tape Marketing as an executive MBA course for small business owners, marketing consultants and agencies.

I have seen a lot of people come and go in the network, it works really well a lot of marketers but sometimes not for others.

Have know and worked with hundreds of Duct Tape Marketing Consultants, I have a pretty good feel for good candidates and for setting realistic expectations.

Have questions about Duct Tape Marketing or becoming a DTM Certified Consultant?

Please call or email me.