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This is more for the older marketer I would of thought but still younger marketers could also pitch in and say what they think. Basically here is the question, do you trust young marketers? (Age wise) If you don't, why?

Me being a younger marketer my self, I would like to know for future reference for things to look out for and ways to smooth over possible issues which may pop up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarrett
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    age is only an issue if you make it one. Provide value and quality.. and nobody will care what you look like or how old you are.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post

      nobody will care what you look like or how old you are.
      Well that is obviously wrong if history tells us anything, racism, sexism, ageism, how migrants are looked upon, just to name a few.
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      • Profile picture of the author dtendrich
        Hey,

        As a young marketer myself, I've found that when you present yourself in a way that shows you really know your s*** and that you really care - people respect you and pay you what you're worth.

        When I was 19 I started teaching guitar - and I'd have men and women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s blindly following my guidance because they trusted me.

        Actually - I used to ask them... "...It doesn't bother you that I'm so young? You wouldn't rather have an older teacher?"

        And I never heard a yes. I always heard the opposite. They'd just say that they could tell I cared a lot, and that they got a ton out of our lessons.

        Now I write copy and charge a good amount to do it - and many of my clients are much older than me.

        Great question I'm glad you brought this up.

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        • Profile picture of the author Jessica Martinez
          When you say young...you mean age wise or experience wise? Because when I read the question I honestly thought you meant young marketers as in marketers who haven't been doing this long. But, everyone is touching on age, so maybe that's what you meant.

          Either way, I agree with Jarrett and David. If you provide value to your clients and they come away from working with you or using your products and services feeling like they really got something out of it, they won't care how old you are. The great thing about the internet is that you don't have to meet people face to face and be subjected to any kind of first impression assumptions because you're younger than they are.

          Very good question. Hope that helps.
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          • Profile picture of the author butters
            Originally Posted by Jessica Martinez View Post

            When you say young...you mean age wise or experience wise? Because when I read the question I honestly thought you meant young marketers as in marketers who haven't been doing this long. But, everyone is touching on age, so maybe that's what you meant.
            Fixxed I meant age wise .
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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              do you trust young marketers?
              There was a guy here years ago, named Laksman Veeravagu. He'd been here since he was, I think, 14. At 16, he had a viral service with something like 60,000 subscribers. The young man had (probably still has) real class. And more brains and market savvy than most 6 of us.

              Trust has nothing to do with age, and everything to do with character.


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              • Profile picture of the author Nutrifitness
                Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                There was a guy here years ago, named Laksman Veeravagu. He'd been here since he was, I think, 14. At 16, he had a viral service with something like 60,000 subscribers. The young man had (probably still has) real class. And more brains and market savvy than most 6 of us.




                Paul
                Excellent I like that and echo
                Trust has nothing to do with age, and everything to do with character.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy Trump
    I personally don't have a problem buying from someone young. As long as the quality is there. I've seen successful promotions in the past that have used a persons young age as their marketing angle.
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