The so called industry
There is something that really bugs me about this whole online business.
It is something that for many years held me back, and made me turn away from internet marketing. It makes the whole “industry” seem sleazy, and gives the impression of everything just being about reselling information to other people. Basically like a pyramid scheme. However there are other reasons why I worry about new people looking for online opportunities.
The main reason is that there are so many people who simply want to take your money. These people don’t actually care about you, they care about the money in your wallet.
This really bugs me
In fact it happened just the other day. A very well known, rather mouthy marketer was promoting a product which was a WordPress theme that was meant to build viral content on auto pilot (more about this in a second).
However the guy was saying this is the best, I recommend you get it, but he called it a WordPress plugin. Now I know the guy knows about WordPress so he did not confuse the terminology. I can only see one of two things that happened:
1) He did not bother to read the sales page and just thought it was a plugin (shows he does not care)
2) He made mistake and did not bother to re-read his email (shows he does not care) Ok so this is just one mistake and we all make mistakes, but still to me it shows he is just blasting his list to get more money out of them.
That annoys me
Sure I have a list and I sent them different types of content, educational, informative and I also promote products. However, I only promote things that I have used and know that they will find useful.
I don’t promote everything as there is a lot of stuff that is garbage. In fact I am going thru a high end “coaching” course, and so far out of 10 videos, they have not really talked about the topic in question in any detail (all fluff).
Imagine that the best video lesson so far was a free TED video that they included! And this course was a good few hundred dollars – it disgusts me!
Here is the problem
Many of the people who are making money online, are simply making money by selling information about making money. And many of them are making 30k plus a month (which is a nice sum), but they are only selling a dream.
They know that 90% of people who buy the products will never use them, an also that many of the products are not really that good.
That pisses me off (sorry for the bad language.)
Although these guys and girls talk about building a business, the truth is they are not really building anything, apart from an information business selling information about building an information business. I am really ticked off by this. I know what it is like when you are trying to make ends meet, and you find a webpage that tells you that you too can build a business online.
All you need to to do is create a product, get people to promote it and then rake in the money. Heck I have seen people selling products that have been promoted by these so called gurus that are rubbish.
The information is technically wrong, the people are just rehashing stuff they have learnt but never enacted, and that annoys me.
To be honest I don’t have words to describe how I feel about it.
What’s the solution?
The solutions is to build a proper business. Learn from internet marketing but don’t listen to those who tell you to build a product about list building if you have never created one.
Ahhh I am so frustrated as I write this.
Ok the solution then is to make sure that you realise that my philosophy is to provide people with ethical and honest information to help you build a proper business online.
What I would like to provide to you is information that you need to create a website, to find out your why, to build a product and to help provide you with the tools that you need.
Yes you need to know about list building, about relationship building, about building a website but you don’t need to buy everything. Would you allow me to be your guide and coach?
If so I would be honoured, and in order to keep in touch with you all you need to do is sign up below for my weekly updates: