And what's funny is this:
I've seen a lot of products which claim to be a lot of things to a lot of people...either coming directly from the creator or the respective fan/customer's lips...
...and yet, when you check the products out, you suddenly find these are folks talking about how their business relies on using IM related networks (such as JV networks or Giveaway events) to get traffic...
... or getting their customers to become affiliates.
...or posting on blogs and forums all day.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this, because I have a side business that involves a lot of this too - after all, it's a very lucrative market.
But I'd love to see and hear from more people who deploy marketing outside of IM. I'm talking about the young and upcoming Eban Pagens...who are working on product creation and email marketing to niches that have nothing to do with IM...
...and doing well, I might add.
I'd love to buy a product that finally shows a marketer enter a niche outside IM, and bank hard with it.
I don't even care for details. Just reassure me that not everyone out there is depending on selling to other marketers to make a living...please?!
Why should I care?
I guess I'm just a bit tired of seeing skewed training material. People saying "don't expect more than 10% open rates" or "in order to grow your business you'll need to jump on the latest launch competition."
You see, that might be relevant advice in the IM 2 IM market, but it certainly isn't my perspective and experience of things when marketing to other markets...
...nor does that kind of advice even make sense outside the IM2IM market in the first place.
By all means, feel free to direct me to a product which goes in the opposite direction. I yearn for the fresh air, even for the pure inspiration alone.
I'm not saying I need to know, or have it proven, because I can (and do) create my own proof...but it sure would be nice to just see others doing similar (so I can learn from them in a way that is relevant to my model).
Again, I'm not bashing anyone for getting involved in the IM market. After all, I clearly sell a product or two in this space, and I do pretty well for my efforts.
But just for once, I'd love to buy a product or at least read a vague forum post that suggested that the method was used in a market outside IM...
You know, like, a method that has solid universal effectiveness...
...a method that doesn't rely on the unique circumstances and advantages that the IM market lends itself to.
Feel free to self promote.
P.S - I'm sure there's a TON of Warriors who fit the bill...but I just don't seem to have heard from you...and more to the point, I've heard too much from the "I make money selling how to make money" crowd recently...and I need a break.