I'm really really mad now. If I don't let of some steam here I think I'm gonna explode my kidneys! Just got discharged for kidney infection today.
Bear with me here's the story:
There's this guy who approached me for a JV in the IM niche. Saying that if I helped him out in his launch, he'll be able to reciprocate in a BIG way in another niche and basically tell me and show me everything there is to attacking that particular niche.
Of course, I would never promote crap and their product is pretty alright and since I would be able to make extra money in the other niche I agreed, since it made good business sense. On launch day, I sent to only half my list and made a fair amount of sales for them. Note that I agreed to promote them, I didn't say how many people I'd promote too.
(I had another scheduled mailing that day so I couldn't commit my full list)
So they sent me an email asking and virtually demanding that I sent out to my other half. I was quite angry actually and sent him back and email asking them what rights do they have to demand I send to my other half. They apologised, I felt bad and promptly promoted to my other half bringing them more sales.
End of chapter 1 of the story.
Now, all along the way, they kept lobbing promises at me, asking me when was I gonna launch the product in that niche. Telling me the kind of money that could be made in that niche and telling me how they would help me out in a big way.
But being the lazy guy that I am, I kept procrastinating. They were productive and they launched their next IM product. This product was better the their 1st one and actually I thought it was pretty good. I agreed to promote in principle but I didn't commit to a date. So that seem to get them hot under their collor so they heckled me into commiting to a date. And I did. It was quite a successful promo.
Note that all along I've been the one giving and they are they ones receiving. Yes, they helped in out in one of my IM launches too but in their own words 'it wasn't much of a help'.
Reaching the climax of the story now.
So now I've finally got my act together. I've got the product done, salesletter done. Under their recommendation, I hired this ghostwriter who wrote the book for me. This was under their strong personal recommendation!
So when I finally approached them and asked of they can help out as they have always promised so. They said no. And the reason.......is...because that the ghostwriter didn't understand that niche at all. That the product was bad!
This was the very freaking guy they recommended to me!!!!
So after pouring good money, they told me to 'forget about launching this' in their own words. OUCH!
I would never force anyone to promote something. I wouldn't even pressure them. But I sent them an angry email giving them a piece of my mind.
Now warriors, if you were in my shoes. Would you be miffed too? Or is it a case of lesson learnt, choose your partners carefully next time?
Thanks for hearing and letting me rant!!