Best internet marketing gurus

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Hello People
Can you list ma some major players in the internet marketing business that are making themselves millions online? And that have made good learning programs for beginners, intermediate?
Thank you in advance.

I am just looking for a good mentor to follow, as I have learned - the best way to succeed - it to emulate someone successful already

I know only of Anik Singal, Rich Jerk, Eben Pagan, Tellman Knudson. Can you please comment on these, and add some more?
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  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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    I don't know about most of those guys but I would add Sean Donahoe.

    I would subtract rich jerk.

    Edit: oh I didn't realize who Eben Pagan was, I will vouch him.
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    • Profile picture of the author irawr
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      Originally Posted by Jeff Lenney View Post

      Rich jerk aka Kelly Felix is amazing. Def keep him on the list
      I don't know man, there's just something about the way that guys does pretty much everything that's unprofessional. I get that's the "angle" but I wasn't sold on the books with the pictures of the Lamborghini's back in the early 2000's either.

      If you're getting into the business because you want to be rich, then maybe he will help get you motivated. But look, there's no real secret to this. You have to find a way to accumulate business assets and develop a system to utilize them. Then repeat. As long as you are retaining your assets or are multiplying them, you're growing and you can grow to whatever level you can handle or desire. There's guys who did this with pretty much every form of internet marketing there is. Ads, social, SEO, Email, products, whatever. That's the "magic formula."

      Also I can't stand guru's or coaches who do mental mastery coaching like John Chow. Look I get it, getting your mindset and getting motivated are 99% of the problem. I'm beyond that, what's the game plan here? You make 40k a month blogging I get it, how do I reproduce that... Answer: you don't.
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      • Profile picture of the author gianbizz
        Neil Patel is my favorite, he is the best internet marketers for me.
        I found lot of valuables lessons from his blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    Regardless of the myriad of opinions regarding each of them, I have learned mountains of knowledge over the years from Pat Flynn, Internet Business Mastery, John Lee Dumas, Matthew Woodward, Neil Patel, Noah Kagen, Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuck.

    Google any of those names and they will appear.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Seth Godin is the man

    Seriously.

    Lots of other 'names' just recycle Seth's concepts.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    I would stay away from RJ.

    If you like to do solo ads business, I think Igor Kheifets is the guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I hope u re not the style of jumping from 1 to more shiny products .
    Just do it, test it again n again on a daily basis n you'll see results..
    except if you're buying a very cool technical stuff, the techniques, I think that's still ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I think a more important question is why have you failed the last few years? What has gone wrong? What have you seriously put effort into and given it a long enough chance that didn't work? What about any courses you have bought? Did they not work or did you not follow them?

    From your post history, you have been here quite a while, appear to have tried various things over the years, but for some reason things haven't worked out for some reason yet.

    Asking for a mentor is a common theme but it fails for most people because they don't follow the mentor the same way they didn't follow the other stuff they know to do. I'm not saying this is the case in your situation, but it is in most other cases.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Proteje
    Originally Posted by skydragon89 View Post

    Hello People
    Can you list ma some major players in the internet marketing business that are making themselves millions online? And that have made good learning programs for beginners, intermediate?
    Thank you in advance.

    I am just looking for a good mentor to follow, as I have learned - the best way to succeed - it to emulate someone successful already

    I know only of Anik Singal, Rich Jerk, Eben Pagan, Tellman Knudson. Can you please comment on these, and add some more?
    Shaquir Hussein seems to be killing it at the moment.
    Ive seen a few of his offers lately they look great.
    They are all from what Ive seen high ticket offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    And that have made good learning programs for beginners, intermediate?
    A lot of filler is what you will find. "Gurus" for lack of a better term, love to talk about themselves.

    It's painfully simple, really.

    You have something to sell. (Product)

    You let interested people know. (Advertising)

    You analyze your results and tweak for best performance. (Testing)


    Develop your own methods so some day people will be adding your name to these lists.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicoli
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      It's painfully simple, really.

      You have something to sell. (Product)

      You let interested people know. (Advertising)

      You analyze your results and tweak for best performance. (Testing)


      Develop your own methods so some day people will be adding your name to these lists.
      Best post in this thread
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  • Profile picture of the author nicoli
    Seth Godin, Neil Patel and Gary Vaynerchuk. Top 3 IMHO
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Look up 2 guys named "Yanik Silver" and "Ken McCarthy". That's all you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    It depends. There are many aspects of Internet Marketing.

    When I want info on being an amazon affiliate I look to Erica Stone

    If I want web Traffic I look to Kim Roach

    For Affiliate Marketing I look to Mark Ling of Affilorama

    Email Marketing I seek out Paul Nicholls

    So, there are many it just depends on the info you are looking for

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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    gotta say FRANK KERN by a mile.

    His FREE stuff, is about 10000000 times better than the paid products out there.

    Plus a few guys in the paid traffic niche, but frank covers this too, in his free stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
      I agree frank kern is awesome and ryan diess also!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      gotta say FRANK KERN by a mile.

      His FREE stuff, is about 10000000 times better than the paid products out there.

      Plus a few guys in the paid traffic niche, but frank covers this too, in his free stuff.
      I Nominate this Warrior Celente has a good rep
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      • Profile picture of the author Charles E. White
        Here are some that I follow and believe to be the best in their field.

        Terry Dean
        Willie Crawford
        Dr. Mani
        Paul Myers

        Hope that helps you!
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        • Profile picture of the author Terry Dean
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          Originally Posted by Charles E. White View Post

          Here are some that I follow and believe to be the best in their field.

          Terry Dean
          Willie Crawford
          Dr. Mani
          Paul Myers

          Hope that helps you!



          Hey Charles,


          Thanks for calling me out. My friend Louis Kennedy runs a pretty good coaching program for pennies at Thebizhelp.us. I think the coaching page is www.thebizhelp.us/vip-coaching


          Recommended him because I won't teach what he teaches in his program even if you'd pay me $5K. But he does it almost free.


          T.D
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    • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      gotta say FRANK KERN by a mile.

      His FREE stuff, is about 10000000 times better than the paid products out there.

      Plus a few guys in the paid traffic niche, but frank covers this too, in his free stuff.
      I love Frank Kern...
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  • To add to the list:

    Mark Ling of Affilorama - offers free webinars and courses in affiliate marketing
    John Chow- his blog is full of great ad handy tips, especially for those who are into making money through blogging
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Yeah I like Eric Louviere. As well as Matt Bacak and Paul Nicholls for List building


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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Oh, they are all listed and "rated" here:

    http://www.imreportcard.com/people/

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    • Profile picture of the author Julie McCogan
      Willie Crawford
      Dr. Mani
      the best to my opinion
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by Julie McCogan View Post

        Willie Crawford
        Dr. Mani
        the best to my opinion
        Yep, too bad Willie was chased off here


        - Robert Andrew
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        • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Yep, too bad Willie was chased off here


          - Robert Andrew
          What happend here? I miss Willie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    I would like to add Jamie Lewis to the list.

    He doesn't just make money teaching Internet Marketing.

    He actually does it.

    In several niches, not just internet marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    I learned so much from Liz Tomey. From blogging, creating sales funnels, resale rights also product reviews. Her lessons so simple to understand for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Tarberg
    These are gurus I follow

    Frank Kern, even on his free videos he gives a ton of value.

    John Chow, he gives some golden nuggets on his youtube channel.

    Alex Becker, if you are the type of guy who never takes action on anything, he gives the answers no one would like to hear but you know he is right.

    MJ DeMarco, this guy will convince you to start a fastlane business(the best type of business). This guy were the one who totally changed my mindset about business and everything in general.

    Gary Vaynerchuk, probably the most sucessful of all these guys. He talks alot about social media and he got some good motivation videos too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex65
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    Neil Patel... I like his history
    MJ DeMarco "The Millionaire Fastlane"
    Mark Hoverson He is a master of direct response marketing.
    He founded many business movements, such as the Lifestyle Design Network .
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  • Profile picture of the author dcmalk
    +1 to Eric Louviere.

    I also recommend Jeff Walker. His new book, Launch, is a solid read and good place to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidjhorne
    There is an awesome guy that is doing Internet Marketing the right way.

    He is New, Humble and seems to be straight.

    His name is Pat Flynn - his blog is the Smart Passive Income and has an awesome Podcast that I would strongly recommend (for any Internet Marketer).

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    If you get in touch - tell him that I sent you
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    Armand Morin?
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I like Frank Kern and Ryan Diess and there is a young kid that I'm on his list that I like watching by the name of Mike Buontempo. Which a lot of what he does is based off of Ryan Diess. I also like watching Vick Strizheus (high traffic academy) which a lot of what he does is based off of Frank Kern strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    My favorites are Terry Dean,Russell Brunson,Ryan Deiss,Frank Kern and Matthew Woodward...
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    • Profile picture of the author Terry Dean
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      Originally Posted by tyronne78 View Post

      My favorites are Terry Dean,Russell Brunson,Ryan Deiss,Frank Kern and Matthew Woodward...
      Thanks for calling me out, I feel honored :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Raydal
        Originally Posted by Terry Dean View Post

        Thanks for calling me out, I feel honored :-)
        Great to see you around these parts again Terry Dean. You are one of my
        early Internet Marketing heroes and your Protege course was my
        Net breakthrough (no pun intended) so much so that I named my own coaching
        program off of that program. Not only your marketing skills, but
        your integrity was/is unmatched in the industry!

        I'll always be a fan.

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    I would put Frank Kern on the top of my list.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    Brian Dean, Jack Duncan, Alice Seba, Lynn Terry

    There are probably a load of others, but these guys don't ram "push button" riches down your throat.
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  • Profile picture of the author southbaybones
    Sean Mize anyone. Like Frank Kern he gives away more free content then he sells
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  • Profile picture of the author funkdoctor
    It seems to me that Eben Pagan is one of the greats you can learn from. There are plenty of videos by him (and his mentor Wyatt Woodsmall) you can find on YouTube.

    I don't want to mention too many internet marketers as you will get information overload. However, I would suggest reading The Entrepreneur's Guide To Getting Your S*** Together by John Carlton (a copywriter), which is about $9 on Amazon.

    Also check out Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz (which I believe is free online due to it being so old). The only problem is some of the material in that book is so old it doesn't really apply to today, however there are some great nuggets and foundational information on copywriting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
    A more useful list would be those "gurus" who are basically con artists selling garbage to newbies but forum rules prohibit such a list being posted here. I can say this much: one or more of the names that would be on such a list are mentioned in this thread.Caveat emptor.

    You don't need a "guru". Most of what you need to know is available for free right here in this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Seth Godin, Paul Nicholls, Ken McCarthy, Ray Edwards, Mike DeVincent, Sean Mize, David Vu are some of my favorites. There are many others but those are the first names which came to my mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author TBosch
    I've been on Frank Kern's list for ages. Quality guy!

    Frank Bauer is pretty active and has a nice selection of helpful ad sites, so he is definitely worth mentioning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I'm reading Russ Brunson's book now. Should be required reading for anyone in IM. I would definitely add James Jones and E Brian Rose to any list.
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  • Profile picture of the author taha0092
    I would say:
    Dank Kennedy, Eben Pagan, Frank Kern, Rayan Deiss, and Russel Brunson. Just to name a few. Im sure there are plenty more.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetSensei
    I think the problem with many of those mentioned are their general inaccessibility. If you are not yet making money online, I think you would be doing yourself a favor to hook up with a six figure marketer.

    Success is achieved in steps. If you want to use mentorship, then you will find that someone in the trenches knows how to survive and thrive there. Someone sitting in the penthouse... maybe not so much.

    For example... I think Russel Brunson is genuinely a good guy and a smart marketer. But he has had a level of success that is so high for so long, that if you listen closely you will soon understand that he is now wanting to do business with marketers of a certain level.

    So his training caters to that. For example he speaks of solo ads that are $5000 for one blast. In the example I am thinking of... they lost $3500 on that blast. But they learned something from it and went on to have other successful solo ad blast with that site.

    But do you have $5000 to play with. If you lost $3500 would the information you learned be valuable to you? Or would it simply break the bank?

    Often the superstars are not the best suited to teach a beginner or intermediate level marketer what the best course of action is to succeed.

    By finding someone who is above you in success, but is still doing the same daily task that you will need to do to succeed, is the person who is more likely to be the one that is more affordable, more accessible, and more able to understand your situation and how to succeed from where you are.

    Good luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcfitz
    I have to agree with others, Frank Kern puts out some solid stuff. He has a good video you can download free if you want.
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    Frank Kern. His Legacy project is on offer at the moment I believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roenick
    Seth Godin, Eben Pagan, Neil Patel, Gael Breton are what I subscribe to.

    I find when I follow too many "gurus" at once, I get caught up in reading when I should be working. So don't get too caught up in reading material.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Roenick View Post

      Seth Godin, Eben Pagan, Neil Patel, Gael Breton are what I subscribe to.

      I find when I follow too many "gurus" at once, I get caught up in reading when I should be working. So don't get too caught up in reading material.
      I respect Seth Godin ,and I could only dream of the success he has had.. But his newsletter was something I never really got into. Very general ,philosophical stuff. I'm sure others get a lot out of it. But not me.


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  • Some of the major players I follow are:

    > Neil Patel
    > Luke Peerfly
    > Yaro Starak
    > Pat Flynn

    Great guys and I'm sure you'll learn a lot from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamNuku
    As you can tell there are a TONNE of suggestions here! My suggestion wouldn't be who to listen too cos theres already alot of suggestinos here.

    What i'd suggest is this:

    Figure out what you want to learn in the next few months. What you really want to perfect. eg. Email marketing

    Then do your home work on email marketing. Find who are the top 5-10 & research them AS WELL.

    You'll likely find 1-2 or 3 that resonate with YOU. Follow them & take away all the things you like from what they do & add your personality to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Excellent advice Sam.

      My experience with experts is this . . .

      Most often they are an expert in one thing, one method, one topic that they know well . . . but they are not an expert in many other things.

      So whatever specific thing you want to learn . . . find the expert and learn it . . . but don't assume that because he/she was great in one area - that they will also be expert in something else.

      My favorite definition of an expert: an ordinary fellow a safe distance from home!

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      • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
        Thanks very much for this interesting post. I have some exploring to do over the holidays.

        I came across this article the other day that might be of of interest in this thread: 50 Online Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2016.

        While it goes slightly off-topic, some of the people mentioned in the article are listed here.

        Others included, like Mari Smith, certainly should be listed here. I'd also like to include Jeff Bullas and Kim Garst whom I am following on Twitter.

        I would add Anik Singal and recommend his books The Circle Of Profits and The Email Lifeline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    I somehow do not believe in that word guru... it seems suspicious to me. I am trying to get inspired by others to take action and then I need to discover my own uniqe way not to be copycat
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
    I know a few "gurus" in the adult niche that will wipe the floor with most general online marketing gurus.. The big money as we all know is in adult and you will not find these gurus on here or on some blogs or sites, the are quietly making fortunes every month from media buys and tube sites...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
      There's quite a few that I personally 'follow' (sounds a bit like stalking!) but one who really sticks in my mind is John Thornhill.

      One example is the videos that he bangs out for his training!

      Short and to the point, do that and move onto the next when you're ready...

      There's a lot of things (especially in IM) where they need to be broken up into small chunks, you've got to try and cater for everyone, John does that.

      Others, I'll have to check my emails! the list might be a bit too long?

      Cheers
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