Don’t Be A Lurker and Don’t Hide Behind a Partner!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    But Mike, what if you're shy like me?

    I fully agree. You can't do business if no one knows you. Whatever your niche may be, if you are selling a product or service you really need to get your name and face out there.
    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

      But Mike, what if you're shy like me?

      I fully agree. You can't do business if no one knows you. Whatever your niche may be, if you are selling a product or service you really need to get your name and face out there.
      Kevin's shy... HAHAHAHAHAHAH
  • Profile picture of the author Ted Kopelli
    That's great advice Big Mike...The internet is such a faceless society and too many people take advantage of the anonymity of it all.

    I laugh when my perceived vision of a fellow warrior is so far off base when I discover their true identity now that many warriors are posting their mug shots as avatars.

    Even more important to me is the first part of your post. Gathering all your accounts, passwords, domains, hosting, customers, revceivables, etc., documenting it and putting it in a safe place (bank safe deposit box, etc.) will make an easy trail to follow for whoever takes your place when you don't wake up on the green side of the grass.

  • Profile picture of the author Dave OSullivan
    Hey Mike, have you been talking to Tina??

    She actually said the same thing to me on Skype today. I am affectionately known as "Background Boy" as I like to keep my head down... lol.

    As of this morning, I now have to "step up to the plate" and start getting myself out there

  • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
    Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

    I think there’s a lesson here for those of you who are just lurking or maybe silent partners with others. Building your own credibility is important, because you just never know when you’re going to need it. [/SIZE][/FONT]

    This is especially true for those of you lurking for example, as you’re learning IM. NOW is the time to start contributing and getting your name out there so that when you are ready to launch a product or whatever, people actually know who you are.

    Think about that….
    Greetings Mike,

    Very sensitive strings plucked. I think besides that you are enough young to manage your business successfully for a long time. I also understand why you come to the point to introduce your friend Diego.

    My situation is something similar, because I'm also a 'silent' partner for others and gaining income without my own site and URL. I decided to set up my own system and site, because I don't want to be left in the lurch.

    Thanks for your thought provoking.


    • Profile picture of the author RenaissanceMan
      couldn't agree more Mike
    • Profile picture of the author flnz400
      This is why building a brand is so important. Not people. I see this all the time around here and it puzzles me to no end. The initial impression here of internet marketing seems so "individualized." Whomever runs the brand is not important (tech. it is; given the necessary competence to begin with). A company/brand can withstand dips and valleys furing a "face change."

      Focused intent on building a legacy that can be passed down will get your actions pointed toward the right direction to execute this effectively.

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    Hello. I want to be successful internet marketer. I have the zeal and passion to achieve this aim. But what restricting me to do this is money. As heading of my post says you would know that am from India. If you compare price of dollar with India Rupee its somewhere around $1=Rs. 66 which is increasing day by day. My budget would be $100/month which is equal to Rs. 6600. This is maximum I can spend. I dont have high paying job and also I have to pay rent, bills, etc. I need to pay for domain, hosting, bing ads, fb ads, landing page and so on. I know there are free methods too but as you say free methods take time to show result.

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    Have a very special client. I like to call him the Sheikh. He does not mind. In return, he says that I am a Petrol Writer. This client is generous when it comes to pricing and payments. I have never been greedy. Just like Tom Cruise used to say in the Oblivion: We are an effective team! This gentleman is born and raised in Kuwait. He earned his degree in some prestigious London business school. Yet, when it comes to the business culture, he obviously follows the region of his origin. We do not discuss the price. We do not negotiate. Never. He orders the work. I deliver. Then, he asks how much needs to be paid. I get my money. That is it. Smooth and simple. For what is worth, so far, we have worked only on relatively small projects. Until recently. This was a client only to wish for. Guess, it is not only in my nature, but I was not quite satisfied. I wished we could do some more work. And, you know what happens when you wish for something. It happens to you, but not exactly the way you wanted to get it. So, one fine day, the Sheikh approached me with an unusual proposal. Like I passed all the test, and the time has come for the real thing. What he had on his mind was a book about his personal and professional journey, somewhere around 200 to 300 pages. A brand new website. We are talking about a few dozen pages at least. Then, there was a package of 30 blogs, give it or take. He also needed some scripts for promotion videos, but he was not quite sure how many of them.

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    I read recently that as of late August, Google has removed the 3 adsense units per page limit and replaced it with a policy that has no specific limit but which requires that the amount of ads not exceed the amount of content. Is anyone familiar with this and can anyone suggest how best to implement this.