Olivia was really too tired. She fell asleep the moment she returned to her room.
She only woke up in the afternoon.
When she opened her eyes, she realized that there were a few missed calls on her phone. They were all from Gillian.
She got up to wash her face and comb her hair. After saying goodbye to Megan, she left the house. Gillian was waiting for her in a private room in a restaurant.
As soon as Olivia entered, the restaurant owner welcomed him with a face full of joy. “Miss Sandwich, you’re here. Go up to the second floor. Your friend is waiting for you there.”
Olivia smiled politely and went upstairs.
“Gillian, long time no see.” Olivia was very happy to see her friend.
Gillian quietly sized up Olivia and realized that she had lost a lot of weight recently. There were also dark circles under her eyes.
However, she was very energetic. There was wind under her feet, and she was very happy.
Gillian lowered her head and took a sip of water, using the cup to hide the haze in her eyes.
It had been half a month, but Olivia was still so sunny and lively. There was no gloom in her eyes.
Could it be that the Taylor family did not do as she said and did not reject Olivia?
Gillian was dissatisfied. She decided that later on, she would give Megan and the others a piece of advice to remind them not to forget their business.
“How have you been recently?” Gillian smiled and said in a teasing tone, “Your sandwiches are selling well. I’ve heard seven or eight rhymes alone.”
Olivia smiled mysteriously like a kitten. “Gillian, let me tell you a secret. Actually, I made up those rhymes.”
“What?” Gillian’s hand that was holding the glass of water paused. “You made it up?”
“Yes, yes.” Olivia nodded. Then, she took out a wrinkled book from her bag. It was called “Manual for Marketing Success“.
“Look!” Olivia happily displayed her treasure. “I bought it at an old bookstall at the market. It’s only two dollars.”
Gillian looked at the blurry words on the book and fell into deep thought.
This thing was obviously a pirated book.
Moreover, the title of the book was too aspirational.
It was obvious that it was that kind of motivational speech to deceive noobs who don’t know anything. Gillian did not even know how to look at this thing. She felt that it was a waste of time to even glance at it.
She did not expect Olivia to read such things.
Gillian felt secretly pleased with herself.
It was a sense of superiority that made her feel superior to Olivia.
“Don’t read this kind of book.” Gillian’s tone was disdainful. “They’re all lying to ignorant noobs. They’re useless.”
Books like these were basically trash. It was useless.
It was for those who did not have time to focus on learning. The goal was to give these people the illusion that they had learned knowledge.
However, in the end, it was just an illusion. They would not learn the real thing.
Hearing Gillian speak about the book she liked like this, Olivia was stunned.
She raised her hand and touched the book with a stunned expression.
Gillian took the book and flipped through it. She realized that Olivia had actually taken notes.
The notes were very detailed. There were almost a hundred words on every page.
Gillian’s gaze was filled with disdain. “Don’t look at these useless things. If you like to read, I’ll get you a few good books. These are all lies.”
“It’s a lie?” Olivia was really surprised. “But I think it’s useful. I followed the method taught here and managed the social media account. I already have a lot of fans.”
Gillian asked casually, “How many?”
Gillian spat. Fortunately, it was aimed at the side.
Otherwise, she would have spat all her saliva on the table.
Gillian placed her left hand on the table and coughed for a long time. Her face was red and he only looked up after a long time.
“What did you just say? Say it again?”
Olivia blinked her beautiful eyes and asked, “Gillian, are you asking how many fans the account has?” Gillian nodded.
Gillian was so done.
Olivia must be teasing her.
It had only been two weeks since she left, but she had already sold sandwiches and started a social media account. She had 380 thousand fans.
Fuck. If she was in a marketing company, she would be considered a genius after gaining 380 thousand followers in two weeks.
However, Olivia actually learned it from a pirated book.
Impossible, absolutely impossible!
Gillian did not believe it.
Olivia handed the phone over for her to look at the background data.
Gillian took a closer look.
Olivia was really lying. It was indeed not 389,762.
It was 389,788.
In just two minutes, she had gained 26 fans.
How was that possible?
Could it be like those fantasy novels? The secret manual for success is hidden in a small village! Gillian quickly flipped through the tattered book.
Now, her mentality when reading this book was different.
Previously, when she saw the title “Manual for Marketing Success“, she felt that it was so silly.
Looking at it now, it was simple and direct. It was obvious at a glance that it was written by an expert.
She immediately flipped it open.
The content inside was,
- What’s the benefit of having a social media account?
- How to identify and accurately target audiences
- Typesetting is very important
- A Free Way
- Sincere Advice for Attracting Fans
- How to Retain Fans
They were more or less the same. It didn’t matter if it was said or not. It didn’t have any actual use.
Gillian looked at it again and again, but she did not see anything special.
She frowned and looked at Olivia. “Did you really learn from this?”
Olivia nodded. “Yes.”
She reached out and tapped it with her fingertip. “Look, I even took notes.”
Gillian read Olivia’s notes carefully.
She realized that she had written very carefully. Combined with the content taught in the book and the characteristics of her sandwich shop, she made a plan of action step by step. Every step was implementable.
The notes Olivia had written were indeed based on what was taught in the book, but she had purified them and combined them with reality to find the best solution.
Gillian read it and did not speak for a long time.
Seeing that she was silent, Olivia thought that Gillian was sad, so she explained, “Gillian, I know you’re doing this for my own good. You’re afraid that I’ll waste my time and not be able to learn anything after reading the books.”
She propped her chin on her hand and smiled cutely. “Actually, I don’t think there are any useless books. It’s just whether the person who studies it is serious or not. Even if it’s something common, as long as you’re serious, you can learn something.”
As she spoke, Olivia raised her hand and took the book back. She carefully closed it and put it in her bag. Gillian’s fingers that were holding the glass of water trembled a little. It took her a long time to stabilize them.
She thought of a question. “It’s okay in town, but most of the villagers are old people. Many of them don’t know how to use it. How did you get them to pay attention?”
Olivia chuckled. “I’ve thought of this problem, but they’re all using WhatsApp now, so this isn’t a problem. The key is how to use and protect them after they become fans. We can’t possibly have new sandwiches every day, right?”
Olivia had indeed thought about this problem. She could not sleep for a few days. She thought about it day and night and finally thought of a good idea.
She took out her phone and let Gillian look at the app on it. Her tone was light. “I realized that Amazon and the other apps will spend money to buy new members. It’s about ten dollars per member. As long as a new person registers and logs in, they will give commission.”
Olivia looked serious. “Many of the old people in the village have never used Amazon before. They are all new users. As long as they register on Amazon, they are new members and can get money.
“I’ll post such a link and let them register themselves. Then, I’ll give them a direct rebate.”
“Will they register?” Gillian frowned. “It’s easy to follow social media accounts, but it’s very difficult to register on an app. You still have to download it.”
“Look at this.” Olivia waved her phone and showed it to Gillian. “This is a comic I drew. It teaches the elderly how to register.”
The manga was simple and straightforward. Moreover, the process was clear and easy to understand. She didn’t need to read to understand.
Olivia continued, “This is just one of the ways to retain fans. Not everyone will register. There are more messages about the sandwiches in the account.”
Olivia was really serious about her business. Painstaking effort has been put into every tiny detail.
She told Gillian, “I really intend to make turn my sandwiches into a big business.”
Gillian originally wanted to ask if Olivia was sad these few days and if she was jealous of her favored and outstanding sister.
However, looking at the dazzling Olivia, she suddenly could not bring herself to ask those words.
Olivia’s willpower was never limited to a small world. Her eyes were always focused on her heart and the vast world.