$100M Offers Summary (Alex Hormozi)

I read the $100M Offers Summary out of curiosity to learn why some e-commerce sites and businesses grow more rapidly using the power of offers.

This book is for all, whether you are a business owner or someone interested in learning about and growing your business.

It will help you understand more about market problems and make offers that serve and add value to their clients.

Learn how to create value for your customers by creating grad slam offers.

Section I: How We Got Here

How We Got Here

“Magic will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost.”-Morgan Rhodes

One Christmas Eve, Alex was sitting in a movie theater, his heart pounding like a drum and feeling utterly defeated. He had experienced a lot of bad luck before that moment.

  • His business partner took away all his money, leaving him with nothing.
  • His mom had been in a terrible accident.
  • He must pay his salesman a $22,000 commission check for the $120,000 business he performed. (BH also knows he will not receive $120,000 from their clients).

However, one thing that is in his favor is his remarkable girlfriend, Leila. Even though he was sinking, she refused to jump overboard.

He decided to launch my new business idea, Gym Launch. He planned to use a special offer to attract new members to gyms. However, he had one issue: zero cash. Therefore, he started the same with credit cards and loans.

Then, in January 2017, a miracle happened. His offer worked, and he made over $100,000 that month, enough to pay off the mountain of credit card debt. From there, things just kept getting better.

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Grand Slam Offers

Make people an offer so good they would feel stupid saying no.”- Travis Jones (TJ)

When he was 23, lost, and desperate to be successful, a simple question from TJ changed my life: “Do you want to know the secret to sales?”

That was when I discovered the power of the “Grand Slam Offer” – one so irresistible that prospects felt stupid saying no.

Every business owner faces two important issues: not enough clients and not enough profit. The struggle is real!

But did you know that most business models are not built for profit but for survival?

Further in this blog, I will show you how to build your Grand Slam Offer. I’ll show you how I did it, why it works, and how you can make more money and help more people.

Section II: Pricing

Pricing: The Commodity Problem

“Think different.”- Steve Jobs

I have learned that if your business is not growing, it is actually dying. But there’s a way to beat this reality.

The key is a “Grand Slam Offer,” or one that customers can’t compare to anything else. In this way, you can stop the downward spiral of price (selling products at a lower price than your competitor).


If all products (Commodities) are the same, which one do you buy? The cheapest option might be the most valuable choice for you.

In the same way, if a prospect compares your product to another and thinks it is similar, they will buy the cheaper one.

Imagine two products – one is a generic water bottle, the other has amazing insulation and keeps your drink cold all day. Which one would you prefer to buy? That’s the difference between a “commodity” and a “differentiated” product.

Commodities are everywhere, and they all look the same. Businesses that sell them have to keep cutting prices to compete. The result? Shrinking margins and a race to the bottom. Nobody wins.

The Grand Slam Offer helps to create a differentiated and value-driven product and service purchase (sell in a category without a comparison). It helps to meet all 3 requirements to grow your business, i.e:

  • Getting more customers,
  • Getting them to pay more,
  • Getting them to do so more times.
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Pricing: Finding The Right Market – A Starving Crowd

A marketing professor asked his students, “If you were going to open a hotdog stand, and you could only have one advantage over your competitors . . . which would it be . . . ?”

“Location! ….Quality! …. Low prices! ….Best taste!” The students kept going until they ran out of ideas.

The professor smiled and replied, A starving crowd.

Starting a business is hard: perfecting the product, crafting the perfect offer, honing your sales skills, and yet you might end up struggling. Why? I’m going to tell you something that changed how I think. That is Starving Crowd.

Remember COVID’s toilet paper and hand sanitizer madness? It didn’t matter that the rolls were flimsy and overpriced. People were DESPERATE, and that made even poor products go off the shelves. A “starving crowd” is so hungry for a solution that they’ll ignore a lot of imperfections.

Let’s discuss how identifying the right market can make or break your business.

  • Massive Pain = Massive Opportunity: Don’t only cater to minor inconveniences. Find the people DESPERATELY seeking solutions. That desperation means higher prices and easier sales.
  • Purchasing Power is Key: If people can’t afford your services, they’re dead ends. Go after high-paying customers.
  • Easy to Reach: Could you reach and target your ideal clients? It will be an uphill battle if they’re scattered and difficult to find.
  • Growing, Not Shrinking: A booming market gives you a boost, while a dying one makes everything harder (think of the newspaper industry)
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Pricing: Charge What It’s Worth

Most people are stuck in the mindset of “price = value”. But as entrepreneurs, we need to flip that.

In business, “value = price” means that you don’t focus on being the cheapest; you focus on delivering incredible value.

Many businesses focus on winning customers by charging them the market price or a bit lower or sometimes a little extra. But they do not realize it is a race to the bottom. That is why they cannot last long: They do not have enough money to invest in better products and services and cannot provide good customer service.

This doesn’t mean we start charging higher prices. It means we must deliver something remarkable in return for our high-paid service.

WHY It works

  • Clients Take You Seriously: They pay a lot, so they’re invested in getting the results you promise.
  • You Attract Awesome Clients: Price filters out the complainers and bargain-hunters and leaves people who value what you do.
  • You Fuel a Better Business: If you make a lot of money, you can use it to benefit your team, customers, and business. This helps you reach and serve even more people.

SECTION III Value – Create Your Offer

Value Offer: The Value Equation

Focus on value-based pricing instead of fair pricing. Your goal should be to charge high money for your product or service as humbly as possible. But remember, you must provide more valuable products and services than it costs to fulfill them.

Think 100x, not 2x. A seemingly crazy price hike can be perfectly acceptable if the value proposition is unbeatable.

There’s a formula for value! I call it the Value Equation, and it has four key parts:

Value Offer The Value Equation
  1. Dream outcome: What amazing transformation will your product or service bring to the customers? (Maximize this)
  2. Perceived Likelihood of Achievement: How confident will the customer feel that you can deliver this dream outcome? (Boost their belief).
  3. Perceived Time Delay: How long will it take for the customer to achieve their dream? (Shorten that timeframe in their mind)
  4. Perceived Effort & Sacrifice: How much work will the customer have to put in? (Minimize the perceived effort)

The best companies in the world focus all their attention on the bottom side of the equation. Making things immediate, seamless, and effortless.

  • Apple made the iPhone more effortless than other phones at the time.
  • Amazon makes purchases with a single click of a button and delivers them almost immediately (maybe within a few years, they’ll send drones to our doors within 60 minutes).
  • Netflix made consuming television immediate and effortless.
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Free Goodwill

Did you know that helping someone without strings attached is actually beneficial in the long run? Studies show it leads to greater fulfillment, a longer life, and even more money!

I’d like to allow you to check out this for yourself right now. Would you be willing to help someone you haven’t met before? It won’t cost you a dime or get you any public recognition, but it could make a big difference in their life.

By taking this step, you will contribute to a chain reaction of positive change.

Value Offer: The Thought Process

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”

Have you ever felt stuck searching for the perfect solution? That’s convergent thinking – the “math class” approach, where there’s only one right answer. But in business, the magic lies in divergent thinking, where you brainstorm many creative solutions.

Imagine you need more salespeople to reach your sales goals. Convergent thinking leads you to a single answer (hire 2 more people). But divergent thinking explores possibilities:

  • Increase call conversion rate through training.
  • Offer sales incentives.
  • Partner with another company to expand reach.

Let’s use a fun activity to practice divergent thinking. Imagine a brick. Now, set a timer for 2 minutes and write down as many uses for a brick as possible.

Think beyond the obvious – paperweight, doorstop! Consider the size, material, shape, etc.

Here’s my list:

  • For building things
  • Plant holder with dirt in the holes (holed brick)
  • As a trophy (painted brick)
  • A weight for resistance training
  • Make a mural (tiny bricks painted)
  • A wedge under uneven platform
  • Pen holder (holed brick)
  • Children’s toy (lego bricks)
  • Floatation device (plastic brick)
  • Payment for goods (gold brick)
  • Stabilizer for leaning something against
  • Retainer of value (gold brick)
  • Holder for flagpole (holed brick)
  • A seat (jumbo brick)
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Value Offer: Creating Your Grand Slam Offer Part I: Problems & Solutions

Many businesses felt stuck, unable to sell their amazing products or services. The same happened with Alex when they started their gym. People would shrug off $99/month boot camp, claiming a regular gym membership was cheaper. Even offering it for free wasn’t working!

Then, he discovered the power of irresistible offers. These are not just good deals, they are offers so good that people feel silly for saying no.

He focuses on the dream outcome instead of the product. He understands that people don’t want a gym membership; they want to lose weight. You can do the same by following these steps.

Step 1: Identify the Dream Outcome

First, understand what is the ultimate result your ideal customer seeks. In the above case, it was losing 20 lbs in 6 weeks – a big dream outcome delivered in a short timeframe.

Step 2: List the Problems

Now, consider the obstacles that might stop someone from achieving this dream. Think from the customer’s perspective and consider every step of the process, from buying groceries to cooking to exercising.

The more problems you identify, the more opportunities you have to create value in your offer.

Step 3: Solutions List

Now, you should transform each problem into a solution by removing obstacles and making the dream outcome achievable.

For example, someone might struggle to buy healthy groceries because they’re expensive and time-consuming. Your solution might be an ebook, video, or list guide on how to find affordable, quick, and healthy options.

Remember, you need to address ALL the problems, not just a few.

This process may seem overwhelming, but it’s actually a good thing. The more issues you solve, the more compelling your offer becomes.

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SECTION IV Enhancing Your Offer

Enhancing The Offer: Scarcity, Urgency, Bonuses, Guarantees, and Naming

Crafting an irresistible offer is the secret sauce of successful businesses. It’s not just about the product or service itself but how you present it to create a sense of urgency and value. Here’s a deep dive into five powerful tactics to enhance your offer:

1. Scarcity: The Allure of the Limited

People crave what they can’t have. By limiting the availability of your offer, you trigger a fear of missing out (FOMO) and elevate its perceived value.

Imagine two bakery displays: one overflowing with croissants, the other with just a few flaky, golden beauties. Which one tempts you more?

2. Urgency: Light a Fire Under Your Prospects

One of a customer’s worst enemies is procrastination. Creating a sense of urgency encourages customers to take immediate action. Deadlines and countdown timers are effective tools. Imagine a sale ending in 24 hours. It makes you want to act quickly before it’s too late.

3. Bonuses: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Bonuses are like cherries on top – they sweeten the deal and increase perceived value. Think of them as a way to go beyond your core offer and provide additional benefits. Offer exclusive guides, templates, or checklists with your product.

4. Guarantees: Risk Reversal for Peace of Mind

One of the biggest hurdles to purchase is the fear of losing money. Guarantees remove this risk by offering a money-back guarantee, a replacement product, or additional support if the customer isn’t satisfied.

5. Naming: The Power of Words

Think of it as a headline that grabs attention and accurately reflects the value proposition. The right name can build trust and credibility for your offer. The name you give to your offer can have a significant impact. A compelling name should be clear and concise and communicate the core benefit.

Enhancing The Offer: Scarcity

Enhancing The Offer Scarcity

Why are seemingly ordinary things able to be sold for outrageous costs? The answer lies in a powerful force: scarcity. Scarcity leverages the basic human desire to make your offer infinitely more valuable.

Consider a concert that has a limited number of tickets. The exclusivity creates a frenzy, which makes the experience even more desirable. It creates a sense of urgency and fear of missing out (FOMO), prompting people to take action immediately.

Best ways to create scarcity.

  • Limited availability: People are more likely to value something if it’s unavailable or has a smaller supply. Offer limited spots in your program, coaching session, or workshop.
  • Time-Bound Availability: Put a deadline on your offer. This creates a sense of urgency and compels people to act before the opportunity vanishes.
  • Limited-Time Bonuses: Offer exclusive bonuses that are only available to those who sign up during a specific timeframe. This incentivizes immediate action and adds perceived value.

Enhancing The Offer: Urgency

Enhancing The Offer Urgency

Scarcity is a function of quantity. Urgency is a function of time.

People are more motivated to avoid losses than to acquire gains. Urgent tactics can help people understand what they might miss out on if they don’t act quickly.

Here are four powerful methods to create a sense of “now or never” and encourage immediate action:

1. Rolling Cohorts: The Power of Scheduled Starts

Imagine a fitness program that starts new groups every week. This creates rolling cohorts, where people can sign up and join the next available group.

  • People are more likely to sign up now to avoid waiting for the next group to start.
  • By having specific start dates, you can make it easy for new customers to get started.

Example: “Spots are filling up fast! Sign up today to join our next group, which will start on Monday!”

2. Rolling Seasonal Urgency: Leverage the Power of Holidays

People are naturally more receptive to sales and promotions tied to holidays or seasons. Rolling Seasonal Urgency capitalizes on this by creating time-bound offers:

  • Highlight deadlines coinciding with holidays like “New Year’s Sale ends January 31st!”
  • Create engaging promotional names based on the season (e.g., “Summer Slimdown Special”).

Example: Our ‘Back to School Savings’ end on September 1st! Don’t miss out on these incredible deals!

3. Promotional or Pricing Urgency: Discounts with a Timer

This method uses the allure of temporary discounts or bonuses to create urgency. Here’s how it works:

  • People are motivated to act quickly to take advantage of limited-time discounts.
  • Emphasize the value of the discount or bonus, not just the deadline.

Example: This discount won’t last forever! Get 20% off your purchase today only!

4. Exploding Opportunity: Highlighting Time-Sensitive Opportunities

Sometimes, opportunities have a built-in time pressure. Exploding opportunities are time-sensitive arbitrage opportunities where value diminishes with delay. This could be a limited-time product launch, a special investment window, or a rapidly evolving market trend.

Enhancing The Offer: Bonuses

Strategic bonuses provide an abundance of valuable benefits that are unavoidable to resist. A single offer may be less attractive than its components, presented as a stack of bonuses.

List everything you could potentially offer alongside your core product or service. Think tools, checklists, templates, consultations, recordings, and anything else that adds value.

Here are some key points to remember when presenting bonuses:

  • Always offer them.
  • Give each bonus a descriptive and benefit-oriented name.
  • Explain how it relates to their needs, what it is, and how it will improve their life.
  • Provide proof of its value (stats, testimonials, etc.).
  • Paint a vivid picture of their life with the bonus’s benefits.
  • Assign a value to each bonus and justify it.
  • Focus on tools and checklists over additional training (lower effort = higher perceived value).
  • Address-specific concerns and anticipate their next needs.
  • Make the total bonus value eclipse the core offer’s value (psychologically amplifies perceived value).

Advanced Bonus Strategy

Collaborate with other businesses to offer their products or services as bonuses. This is a win-win:

  • You provide high-value bonuses at no cost.
  • They gain exposure to your audience.
  • Your clients benefit from additional solutions.

Offer free products or services, but negotiate group discounts and referral commissions for yourself. This will turn bonuses into potential revenue streams.

Enhancing The Offer: Guarantees

Most people are hesitant to spend money on something they’re unsure about. A guarantee removes that fear and allows them to try your product or service confidently.

Guarantees can address common objections customers might have, such as “What if it doesn’t work for me?” or “What if I’m not happy with it?”

They remove a major hurdle for potential customers – risk. When you remove that risk, your offer becomes more appealing and can significantly boost sales.

Types of Guarantees

  • Unconditional Guarantees are the strongest guarantees, offering a full refund without questions. Although they can be risky, they can also lead to more sales. (For example, if you don’t see results in 30 days, get your money back.)
  • Conditional Guarantees require the customer to meet certain conditions to get a refund (e.g., complete a training program). This protects you from people taking advantage but encourages action. (Ex: Double your money back if you don’t lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks following our program.)
  • Anti-Guarantees state that all sales are final. This can be a good way to show confidence in your product or service, but it can also scare away some customers.
  • Implied Guarantees are performance-based offers that imply a guarantee. You only get paid if the customer gets results. (For example, we only get paid if you increase your sales by 20%.)
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Enhancing The Offer: Naming

You should think of your offer as a delicious cake. The cake (your service or product) is fantastic, but if it’s presented on a boring paper plate, people might not be as excited to try it. Here’s where naming comes in: it’s the icing on the cake that makes it visually appealing and grabs attention.

People tend to judge things based on first impressions. They are drawn to things that resonate with them. A bland name might not accurately reflect your offer’s value, leading to missed opportunities.

A strong name, however, can pique interest and make people curious about what you have.

The M-A-G-I-C Formula

This is a framework for crafting compelling offer names. It includes:

  • Make a Magnetic “Reason Why”: Highlight the benefit or promotion that grabs attention (e.g., Free, Discount, New Year).
  • Announce Your Avatar: Specify who the offer is for (e.g., Busy Professionals, Salon Owners).
  • Give Them a Goal: Clearly state the desired outcome the offer helps achieve (e.g., Pain-Free, Double Your Profits).
  • Indicate a Time Interval: Mention the timeframe for achieving the results, use with caution due to advertising restrictions on some platforms).
  • Complete with a Container Word: Use a word that positions the offer as a comprehensive solution (e.g., Challenge, System, Mastermind).

Remember: You don’t need to use all the M-A-G-I-C components; 3-5 are usually enough. Experiment and test different names to see what resonates best.

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