The message was the result of a conversation that I had with a guy this morning whose wife left him last night due to the amount of money he was spending on products, etc - he estimates he has spent over $30,000 in the last year and a half and has made a grand total of $263.
I believe that many people fall into the same trap he did...If you see yourself in anything at all that is about to follow - it is time for some serious thinking and reevaluation.
As much as I love Internet Marketing - the way it works, the creativity
behind it, the whole process - I really dig it from beginning to end!
BUT...There are parts of it that I don't like. Let me tell you a
little story and give you a bit of a rundown here...
I've always tried to make myself accessible to people. Sure, it's
gotten harder in the last 6 months, but I still try to be as available
as possible. Because of that, people talk to me about things. They
tell me when stuff goes right, wrong,etc...
In the beginning, I would get a couple of messages a week or so from
someone saying: HELP - MY HUSBAND/WIFE IS GOING TO KILL ME BECAUSE I KEEP BUYING PRODUCTS AND NONE OF THEM WORK. or something along those lines anyway.
Here lately though, the number of those messages has jumped BY A TON!
Seriously, I bet that just this week alone, I have 10 emails that say
something similar to the example I gave.
Do you know why it happens to so many people?
Well, I'm not trying to offend anyone if you are in the category that
I'm talking about but, people make themselves easy marks!
Inherently, we all want to believe people - we all want to believe
that they are telling the truth and not just out to fleece us.
A good percentage of the time, that is exactly what they are doing -
TRYING TO FLEECE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CASH!
You have some people out there that are cranking out 4 products a week
telling you how you can make $500 a day on auto pilot....and hundreds
and thousands of people buy every last one of them week in and week
Basically, they are PROFESSIONAL EBOOK BUYERS - NOT INTERNET MARKETERS!
Is that you?
Before you BUY ANYTHING - You should walk away from your computer for
a minute and think to yourself..."self, do i really believe that this
guy/gal is making $500 a day each with 25 different methods" or "self,
do I really believe that this person is making 150K a day or more?"
I guess the point that I'm getting at here, is to use some common sense
before you run to paypal or bust out your credit card. At the end
of the day, you have to decide whether you want to be an ebook addict
or a marketer...I honestly don't believe that you can be both.
With all that being said, information is still definitely vital to
your success in the aspect that there are always nuggets to be picked
up here and there OR whole systems out there that can help you
both simplify and increase your profits online.
You have to carefully determine who you think is actually using and
perfecting the methods that they are selling, and who is only making
money by selling ebooks to sheeple.
Every one of us has a path that we can follow to get everything
that we want from life - Money, happiness, stability, and good
strong relationships. Finding that path though ALWAYS includes hard
work and good decision making especially in the beginning of the journey.
So, if you are someone that is guilty of buying every single thing
that you see, I challenge you to do a couple of things over the weekend.
1. Make a list of Marketers whose products and services you trust and
unsubscribe from everyone that doesn't make that list.
2. Promise yourself that you will ask yourself some questions like
the examples I gave above before you buy anything.
3. Give yourself a fair shot at success by working more and reading
Don and I have personally seen SO MANY people in the last year go
from making ZERO to making five figures a month, so we know it is
possible for ALL OF YOU to do that, but sometimes it takes some
serious soul searching and being brutally honest with yourself about
what you are doing, and not doing.
Anyway, sorry for such a long email. I'll close this thing out by
wishing everyone that is going to be celebrating the holiday this
weekend a great holiday, and wishing everyone more success than they
ever thought they could attain - It's there for the taking.