Pride and Prejudice and Internet Marketers

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Why is it so hard to find a good book, article, post, or eventually a thread about Internet marketing? My best guess is that first of all, you need to know what you're writing about. That's obviously much easier said than done. Just because you're aware of some IM terms, it doesn't make you an expert, automatically. With so many self-proclaimed gurus that keep popping up like mushrooms after rain, IM is blessed to be still alive and kicking. Secondly, you need to be honest and with some good intentions about your writing. Very often, what you see and eventually get in terms of IM writing is allegedly free. Yet, little did our enthusiastic marketers striving for knowledge know that there is no such thing as a free reading material in Internet marketing. You will either pay with your money, or with your privacy data and admiration.

I see that many people tend to condemn the entire Internet marketing structure because its main motivation force is - money. Oh, I only wish that was the case. I'm afraid that the situation is much worse than it looks. The pride itself is the main engine fuel in Internet marketing. You need to prove something to someone or yourself. Your pride is forcing you to show the others that the technology and cyber universe are no mystery to you. If you want to, you can do it. Just like that. This venom of pride is easily spread. Internet marketing is working for someone. Why should you be an exception? You need to prove that you're as smart or smarter as other successful marketers.

What's happening with the prejudices? That's your antidote you need to survive the attack of venom pride. But, guess what, it's poisonous too. You're affecting other marketers with your broken illusions. From time to time, something useful and honest surfaces about Internet marketing. However, this invaluable material quickly becomes contaminated. You can't get anywhere closer to the idea behind this book, article, post, or thread, because there's an entire jungle of crippling comments, fake warnings, and wrong advice. This too good to be true prejudice is forcing us to destroy all what with the relevant and promising potential in Internet marketing.

So, what's going to happen eventually and inevitably to the written word in Internet marketing about the Internet marketing itself? It's not going to disappear. It's not going to mutate. It will become a whisper. The priests of Internet marketing, who treat this industry as an art for the sake of mystery and excitement rather than the money itself, will protect it. And no pride nor prejudice will be able to harm it. Keep searching. Keep reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    Interesting little article, and I can tell by the lack of response that you have put off the ravening hordes of illiterate people, unable to discern what is valuable and what is just clever marketing!

    By far the most effective strategy employed is to present highly colored, graphic-rich products that appeal to the popular culture mentality of most people-this is why the simplistic, easily digested website sales page has become so popular. For the average newby coming into this arena, armed with their confusion and innate belief that 'technology' is the path to freedom and riches - if only they could find that secret 'hack' that will release the massive bounty from mass-traffic! - this is all bewildering.

    As someone who has obviously explored this realm for some time and gleaned the underlying orders - you have determined that 'Writing' is still the cardinal skill, and you are correct! The written word is still the principal means by which people are motivated, by which they learn and are informed. Even with 'video' the written word is still the major content, it is simply read aloud by a narrator.

    You have articulated the duality of Pride/Prejudice -and the venom of vanity and ego. And the contagion of 'Mammon' being the objective, the quest for the buck!

    Service to others is always the path of most validity, but most people can't understand the humility needed to be successful, the mentality of the modern person is aggressive, selfish and ruthless, essentially misanthropic, which is why rudeness and hostility is the major feature of most social media commentary-the average urban savage is too busy trying to stick it to his neighbor to consider the value of being a provider of valuable services - which is just the reality of our world; it seals the fate of most to failure.
    Being able to assist and truly help others is the most powerful road to making money ironically enough-but this simple insight will continue to be elusive to the average Johnny looking for the golden hack online!
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

      Interesting little article, and I can tell by the lack of response that you have put off the ravening hordes of illiterate people, unable to discern what is valuable and what is just clever marketing!

      By far the most effective strategy employed is to present highly colored, graphic-rich products that appeal to the popular culture mentality of most people-this is why the simplistic, easily digested website sales page has become so popular. For the average newby coming into this arena, armed with their confusion and innate belief that 'technology' is the path to freedom and riches - if only they could find that secret 'hack' that will release the massive bounty from mass-traffic! - this is all bewildering.

      As someone who has obviously explored this realm for some time and gleaned the underlying orders - you have determined that 'Writing' is still the cardinal skill, and you are correct! The written word is still the principal means by which people are motivated, by which they learn and are informed. Even with 'video' the written word is still the major content, it is simply read aloud by a narrator.

      You have articulated the duality of Pride/Prejudice -and the venom of vanity and ego. And the contagion of 'Mammon' being the objective, the quest for the buck!

      Service to others is always the path of most validity, but most people can't understand the humility needed to be successful, the mentality of the modern person is aggressive, selfish and ruthless, essentially misanthropic, which is why rudeness and hostility is the major feature of most social media commentary-the average urban savage is too busy trying to stick it to his neighbor to consider the value of being a provider of valuable services - which is just the reality of our world; it seals the fate of most to failure.
      Being able to assist and truly help others is the most powerful road to making money ironically enough-but this simple insight will continue to be elusive to the average Johnny looking for the golden hack online!
      A Warrior, who actually read what I wrote. Vanity was/is my favorite sin. I wanted to see hundreds of comments and thousands of views here. But, then I realized, you need just one.

      Ecce Homo!!
      Ecce Warrior!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Peckerwood

    You need to understand three things and the different meanings of the niches

    And after your attack yesterday on a very senior member you have lost all respect on this forum
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

      Peckerwood

      You need to understand three things and the different meanings of the niches

      And after your attack yesterday on a very senior member you have lost all respect on this forum
      Didn't know we have a caste system here with quite a few holy cows.

      There's no need to defend yourself when a marketer to the bone slams you. But, when I smell a "fellow" copywriter barking at me for "invading" the territory, then it's justified.

      Had a lovely experience with senior and respectable members during my high school days. Lost a tooth, but saved some dignity.

      Peace brothers and sisters warriors, I'm not here to steal the show.
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  • Profile picture of the author aleangui
    Hey I used ctrl+F to find any questions on this page and I took the first question I found and I Googled that question.

    The results that came back were beyond valuable I found this blog post right here 60 Must-Read Marketing, Business & Social Media Blogs for 2015

    From what I read it's pretty good.

    By the way it's not my blog nor do I benefit at all I just wanted to share a good bit of info that is very relevent hope you find value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    I was there when they filmed pride and prejudice.

    Just sayin'
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    • Profile picture of the author neshaword
      Originally Posted by Luke Dennison View Post

      I was there when they filmed pride and prejudice.

      Just sayin'
      Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, LOL
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