So, I log into the Warrior Forum a little earlier tonight and see that I have a new PM - Cool, I think, so I check it out. Then I see that it is from a fairly well known marketer here - Damn, seems like it is getting even better, right?
I open it up and start reading it. About half way through I feel my blood pressure rising and start to get a little bit irritated. Basically, he was telling me what I am doing wrong with my business.
Really? This is news to me. I've been marketing for under a year and make enough already that I don't have to leave my house for employment or rely on any other income other than what I make online and support a family of 5 to boot.
Now, I by no means think that I am doing everything right. As a matter of fact, I know for a fact that there are at least 3 areas in my business that I can improve on greatly and I am working on them daily. What irritated me is the fact that he does not know what my business is. He essentially doesn't like the fact that I am earning a bulk of my money through Article Marketing and think it is a waste of time - because after all, your time is worth money right?
Consider this though, many people that come online with hopes of making some cash and don't have any money. Why don't they have money? Most of the time it is because the jobs that they are working at right now pay little to nothing for wages. Believe it or not, a large majority of the population works for minimum wage. Therefore, guess how much their time is worth, in a work environment. six to seven bucks an hour. After taxes it is more like 4 or 5, so for people starting out in this situation Article Marketing is a viable and profitable business model.
When I started out, I started writing articles at night when I was sitting on my couch watching TV. How much was watching TV worth to me? Not a damn thing.
I guess the moral of the story especially for me is that nobody should assume what people need to do or want to do with regards to their business.
Hopefully, this does not come across as me being an a-hole because that is the furthest from the truth. I just found it absurd that someone that I have never talked to in the past would assume that they knew the magic pill for my business, especially because I'm not looking for one.