About Us

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Natasha Nassar Hazlett is a practicing attorney, international internet marketing consultant and author. She received her BA in Advertising and Political Science from Southern Methodist University, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholarship. Natasha received her Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

Natasha is the author of Slapped: Lessons from the Internet Advertiser’s Graveyard and the co-author of the Lead Whisperer’s Guide to Attraction Marketing course. Natasha’s writing has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine.

Since 2007, Natasha has been an avid student of the latest internet marketing and client attraction strategies. She brings to Fast Forward Marketing her expertise in copywriting, blogging and a background in graphic design. Natasha has generated thousands of leads through the use of social media and content-based strategies and has consulted with and coached business owners world-wide on how to use content-based marketing strategies to attract clients and customers and generate sales.

Rich Hazlett

Rich Hazlett has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, brand management, advertising production management and sales. As a founder of Fast Forward Marketing, Richard brings his wealth of experience managing marketing initiatives for high-profile national and international clients like Wal-Mart, FedEx, International Paper, Panasonic, Whirlpool, Lucite and others, to small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs looking to build or expand their business presence online.

Rich has managed advertising production for television, radio, billboard, consumer/trade publications, sales collateral, direct-mail campaigns, trade shows and Web-site development and since 2007, he has been implementing the latest strategies in online marketing, including one of the single most powerful (yet under-utilized) methods- Client Attraction.

In 2009, we made our biggest dream a reality when we moved across the country from Memphis, Tennessee to the incredible foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  We now live in beautiful Boise, Idaho with our two dogs, Dixie and Dakota.

Natasha’s Rocky Start:

Although Rich had prior experience in growing a home-based business, I found the industry in the fall of 2006. I remember how excited I was when I joined my first opportunity. It was like the “light went off” and I saw the tremendous potential that a home business has to offer.

When I started, I was EXTREMELY dedicated to building my business. I read the company training materials cover-to-cover the first day…then read it again and again. I made a list of my warm market prospects, purchased business cards and a domain name. I was READY for the customers to rolling in…or so I thought…

I followed my mentor’s instructions to begin by calling my warm market. I called up college friends, high school friends, co-workers, relatives, neighbors, you name it! I took a co-worker to a hotel meeting, hosted a “grand opening” party at my house, and dutifully attended the company training calls. Yet, I managed to only convince one person to join our business. 🙁

Besides that, I got rejected over, and over, and over again.

Determined to succeed, I shook off the warm market rejections, and turned to the “cold market.” I designed a variety of flyers about our business and we spent countless nights (sometimes below freezing rainy ones) putting flyers on cars in movie theater parking lots, on apartment complex bulletin boards and in the mail rooms.

Then I designed some snazzy “sizzle cards” and we put them all OVER town (grocery store shelves, public restrooms, inside magazines at bookstores, on gas station pumps, and in the tip tray after every meal at a restaurant). It was insane!

Total number of new customers after countless hours of effort…Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Well, for most people all of that effort with no success would’ve discouraged them, but not us…
We decided that if we wanted to succeed, we’d have to start shelling out more money. So, we purchased classified ads in all of the college newspapers within a 200 mile radius. We purchased online classified ads and even joined forces with our upline in purchasing ad space on a billboard off the interstate.

Then came cold-calling a ton of leads. We purchased a ton of “home business” leads that were supposedly HOT (and only given to a few people…ha ha ha).

Total number of new customers after adding in this more “expensive” marketing strategy… Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Seriously.

The more we tried the old school methods, the more uncomfortable I felt.

Our Turning Point

I started thinking about my law practice, and how I was able to get people to pay me over $200 per hour for my advice. (Hint: it isn’t by talking to everyone in a 3-foot radius about their legal problems)!

That epiphany went hand-in-hand with a concept we discovered right around the time that we had sworn off the “traditional MLM sponsoring methods” preached by our upline in January 2007….ATTRACTION MARKETING!  We’ve never looked back!

We have now generated more than 40,000 leads, made hundreds of sales of our own products, and are the #1 Producers in The Daily Marketing Coach training community.

Our story has been featured in Simply Home magazine and in Mike Dillard’s Magnetic Sponsoring Newsletter. Natasha has been featured in the Best of Better Networker on numerous occasions and we have been featured in Magnetic Sponsoring’s What’s Working Now.
   
In addition to being a top affiliate for two of the premier home business training programs in the world, I authored two of the most informative and highly-ranked blogs on the web on the subject of my former business opportunity. Natasha’s blog was featured in the Top15 MLM Blogs of 2010 and the Top 10 MLM Blogs for 2011.  

Thousands of entrepreneurs have been through our course: The Ultimate Attraction Marketing Crash Course. We are also the authors of The Lead Whisperer’s Guide to Attraction Marketing & The Fast Forward Guide To Social Media PPC and Natasha is the author of Branded 100% Authentic & Slapped: Lessons from the Internet Marketing Graveyard.

When we’re not helping our fellow entrepreneurs, we enjoy the beautiful Idaho outdoors and on any given weekday or weekend in the winter, you’ll find us on the ski slopes by our house.  Natasha also loves to write.  Some of her stories were featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine below are links to a couple of her stories: 

Vacationing With the Griswolds (Written under my pen name) 🙂

Fatal Attraction: My Day at the Spa

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We have been in the trenches, so we know exactly where so many of you are right now…overwhelmed with information and unsure where to start. We’re determined to help you succeed with this form of marketing because we believe that with the uncertainty of the economy, home businesses are the next frontier for wealth generation.

Through this blog, we will share our strategies with those of you who are looking to learn how to generate targeted leads and build your business online.

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