Who are the top 5 Internet Marketers we should listen too ?

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Hi Team,

I just wanted to open this thread for the benefit of everybody that earns a living online.

It is important to surround your self with quality genuine people if you want to make the most out of all the hours you spend making a living online...

There is still far too much hype and overpriced, courses and info out there.

So I want to streamline my business even further now by only dealing with the top internet marketers who still care about their customers and always give top value in everything they do...

Looking forward to your thoughts and experiences

Have an awesome Day

Clayton J
#internet #listen #marketers #top
  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    I'll start off with..

    Steven Wagenheim
    Andy Henry

    Great guys, contactable and are no hype - just reality marketers!


    Sure they are not the top millionaire type guys, but thats what I like about them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Perdant44
      I never heard of either of these guys. I just checked out their sites. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author venturer
    I'm in a discovery phase as well however I feel Stephen Pierce, Mike Filsaime and Armand Morin seems to be pretty creditable..

    Let see what the thoughts from the rest of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    I like ShoeMoney... just started to read some of his stuff

    CopyBlogger is good

    Ryan Deiss is someone I have heard of but don't think he has his own blog just heard he has a ton of products out..
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  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    I have come across three which have inspired me. I will put in order the ones who have

    inspired me the most:

    1. Chris Farrell. Because he is a down to earth guy who gets straight to the point. He teaches

    how to understand and implement ways and means of making money online.

    The way he does this is by teaching using videos of how he does it. Its just like looking over his shoulder. Easy to understand, step by step videos. He also offers free hosting. Chris would be my number one mentor.

    2. Willy Crawford would be the next in line as he has been in the IM business for many years. A lot longer than Chris Farrell. Willy teaches a lot of stuff but no where as good as Chris Farrell.

    3. Armin Morin would be the 3rd. Armin has his own unique style and excellent products.
    Me personally I could not afford to follow Armin or Willie Crawford as I got into an information overload space. However do not underestimate what these men have achieved.

    4. Russell Brunson would be 4th in line. He also has an interesting style. I notice he talks quite fast, thats probably in relation to trying to offer his products in a systematic manner.
    I found his products were too expensive. However he has lots to offer.
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    • Profile picture of the author lesleyjc
      I totally agree with you Chris Farrell is my number 1 guy too. I love his honest and down to earth approach. He genuinely cares about his customers and this shows in what he does.
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      • I don't think I could name 5 that I like because most of them come over as quite hypey and I hate that! I like watching/listening to people who know their stuff, but are interesting. The type of people that I would like to spend time having a drink or meal with, in other words if they make me go :confused: or :rolleyes: I just click off the video or unsubscribe, it doesn't matter how good they are, I'm not interested. I want to see interesting personalities, not bland or hypey and especially not BS.

        So I like people like Matt Carter, Frank Kern and Ed Dale.

        Haven't seen many women mentioned, are there any women IMer's that I'm missing out on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
        Chris Farrell has such a compelling story... he's a relative newbie himself that has managed to do some pretty big stuff in a short time and really seems to focus his efforts.

        Yaro Starak is worth subscribing to for sure, easy to read.

        Shoemoney, if for nothing more than the entertainment factor, but he's good at what he does.

        Ok, you only get three from me. Why should we listen to anyone? Our individual reasons are so varied...
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      These threads come up all the time and ultimately lead to the usual fan
      club endorsements.

      Clayton, do yourself a favor...listen to your gut.

      Take everything you hear, regardless of what it is or who it's from, and
      analyze it.

      Does it make sense or does it sound too good to be true?

      Then...test out the theory. Regardless of what anybody says about
      anything, each person is going to get different results depending on the
      niche they're in and they're skill level.

      I've listened to, supposedly, the brightest minds in this business...all with
      different ideas on how to do things. But it wasn't until I thought for
      myself and tried things out that I started seeing some level of success.

      You're not going to suddenly wake up one day and become a master at
      this game just because you listened to any one or a hundred and one
      "experts."

      You're only going to become a master by doing.

      Take this advice for what it's worth to you.

      I learned it from a lot of painful experience.
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      • Profile picture of the author rubydooh
        Steven Wagenheim,
        Thank you for the honest observation.
        I am almost three years into this source of income generation.
        I have spent enough time purchasing and listening and reading, and sometimes regretting. I have been told that I am sometimes too caught in the education phase.
        Tapping into my own gut feelings has been the most productive key to my forward motion.
        I listen to everyone and then chew on it till I find what is right for my path.

        Cheers, N. Mc.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
          How 'bout listening to yourself. Try things so you can see how they work (or don't work) in your business.

          There's nothing wrong with gathering information from knowledgeable people but at the end of the day its not their business its yours.

          You're not them (and they're not you). What works for you might not work for them (and vice versa).

          Research, plan, execute, evaluate.

          Repeat that process and you'll gain more actionable information (based on my experience) than you will by listening to a group of experts.

          Just my .02

          Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author SpikeS
    I'm still learning (and have been for a while!) but Glen @ viperchill.com seems down to earth and open. Pat Flynn also is very helpful and gives probably the most realistic advice I've heard from anyone in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Maybe I should read up on some of these people. I haven't heard of any of them. I don't know anything about the top internet marketers, I have just learned by taking action and seeing results of what works and what doesn't.
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    • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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      I deleted my initial 5 because I think it will do more harm than good for OP.
      However I saw a couple of post that sums it all up for now.

      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      These threads come up all the time and ultimately lead to the usual fan
      club endorsements.

      Clayton, do yourself a favor...listen to your gut.

      Take everything you hear, regardless of what it is or who it's from, and
      analyze it.

      Does it make sense or does it sound too good to be true?

      Then...test out the theory. Regardless of what anybody says about
      anything, each person is going to get different results depending on the
      niche they're in and they're skill level.........

      You're only going to become a master by doing.

      Take this advice for what it's worth to you.

      I learned it from a lot of painful experience.
      Niiiiiice

      Originally Posted by Doug Wakefield View Post

      These 5 people will depend largely upon what route you wish to travel. The 5 people I would recommend for article marketing would not be the same 5 for PLR marketing... or the same 5 I would talk about for CPA... or offline.

      Narrow down what you want to do and it becomes easier to find people to follow and mimic.
      Exactly

      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I don't know anything about the top internet marketers, I have just learned by taking action and seeing results of what works and what doesn't.
      The end
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  • Profile picture of the author AD25
    Mike Johnson of AutoBlogBlueprint. Very smart guy and no BS.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
      These 5 people will depend largely upon what route you wish to travel. The 5 people I would recommend for article marketing would not be the same 5 for PLR marketing... or the same 5 I would talk about for CPA... or offline.

      Narrow down what you want to do and it becomes easier to find people to follow and mimic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Dickens
        Kelly Fleix

        Steve Clayton

        chris farell

        jeff johnson

        brad callen

        these guys are genuine and offer great content

        as far as the "clickbank" gurus I try and watch them like another poster mentioned but I dont take what they say to heart.

        They make all their money selling push button scam products, and not ethically marketing anything... But they are obviously good at that.
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    fan of Frank Kern
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      Banned
      Mike Filsaime & Chris Farrell
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  • Profile picture of the author BenSalez
    Kelly Felix

    Kelly Felix's Blog - How to be a Rich Jerk, without the Jerk Part.

    Frank Kern

    Frank Kern Internet Marketing

    Ryan Deiss

    Driving Traffic | The Internet Traffic Report

    Pat Flynn

    Passive Income: The Smart Passive Income Blog (His blog is interesting because he breaks down his monthly IM income every month in specific detail and shares his business plan)
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    Jimmy D. Brown
    Lynn Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronngoh
    Top 5 internet marketers you should listen to

    1) Shaun Stenning and Matt Stenning
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    http://www.facebook.com/MattStenning

    2) Jeff Mills
    Jeff Mills | Facebook

    3) Patric Chan
    Patric Chan | Facebook

    4) Vince Tan
    Vince Tan | Facebook

    5) Mark Anastasi
    Mark Anastasi | Facebook

    I have worked with them personally and they have contributed to my internet marketing success.

    I am grateful to know these people.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewMagnum
      I'm a newbie when it comes to Internet Marketing, and I'm glad I read this thread. I'm writing down names so I can do some research on some of the people who's names keep popping up over and over again.

      With gratitude,

      Mike Bennett
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  • Profile picture of the author KristofferIM
    I'm sorry to tell you I don't know about 5 marketers that seem to truly care and provide value.

    I only know of one and that's Andre Chaperon.

    And knowing Andre, that's probably just great persona marketing from his part
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  • Profile picture of the author Luis Gabriel
    I would say,

    Russell Brunson
    Anik Singal
    Mark Ling
    Ryan Deiss
    Joey Kissimmee
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    Jason Fladlien: I purchased a WSO created by Kieran McDonogh with a private webinar by Jason on email marketing and I have learned so much that I can't believe the low price I paid for it. I will be buying more of Jason's products

    Vita Vee: his free material is better than lots of the paid affiliate marketing trainings I have seen
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Brauer
    I agree that Jason Fladlien's really really good...

    Also, I like Rich Schefren....or....

    Jay Abraham --- yes, yes, he's not really considered an internet marketer BUT everything he teaches can be (and already is) used online...
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Brauer
    Ryan Deiss too.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllanVans
    first I would like to say that is a good question!........

    there are a few people that still care for their fellow marketers an
    also who they are teaching...... I would have to say that so far i have
    come across a few that are in to helping you to make you business grow,
    to becoming a better marketer......... I will give you my honest opinion to you
    an say that Johnathan Budd is one of the most caring an motivated persons,
    who is there to help anyone an everyone to becoming Unstoppable with their
    Goals in life........ Johnathan's has created a system that is easy to follow an
    gives you many options to understanding the market........
    Johnathan's methods and training is simple and affordable..... you will be filled
    with information that will help you grow your business but will grow you as an individual...
    You will find Great Value in Johnathan's system, You will see the total amount of
    Energy Johnathan puts in to His work and also in to you.......

    Thank You for your time Hope this Helps.... Enjoy.....
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  • Profile picture of the author royaltyw
    Well, I am a fan of Steve Clayton and Chris Rempel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nikhil V Nair
    Here is my list

    Glenn Livingston
    Jimmy D. Brown
    Perry Marshall
    Mark Ling
    Jason Fladlien

    I learned a lot fro these people
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    • Profile picture of the author alco
      Originally Posted by garish View Post

      Matt Cutts
      LOL...I have definately seen more videos of him then anyone else. Don't know how honest he is though! Is there any gurus' listed on here into SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nikhil V Nair
    Sorry, I forgot one person whom I should not have forgotten

    Ken Evoy, the founder of SBI(Site Build It)
    His materials about affiliate marketing and internet marketing are of supreme quality and they are free

    SiteSell Blog

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    These threads can help introduce people to marketers they weren't aware of, so they're good for that, but who is "best" will be different for everyone. What you need and what you are interested in are different from what I need and what I'm interested in.

    Keep that in mind as you read. A lot of good names will surface, but because a marketer makes someone's list doesn't mean that person should be on your list.

    Steve's advice, to listen to your gut, is good advice. Find someone who resonates with you for all the right reasons, then you'll be onto something.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      listen to your gut, is good advice. Find someone who resonates with you for all the right reasons, then you'll be onto something.
      Listening to your gut is useful... but it's not always accurate.

      For example, a few years back, my gut told me that the
      top Guru Launch guys were worth listening to and buying
      from.

      I used to think that they had my best interests at heart. I
      used to think that their high-priced products were worth it.
      I used to think that they were worth my time and money.

      I was wrong. My gut was wrong.

      Going on gut feel is not always reliable.

      Sophisticated marketers using advanced persuasion techniques
      can overly infuence people to think and feel things that are not
      necessarily in their best interests.

      Dedicated to mutual success,

      Shaun
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

        Listening to your gut is useful... but it's not always accurate.

        -snip-

        I used to think that they had my best interests at heart. I
        used to think that their high-priced products were worth it.
        I used to think that they were worth my time and money.
        There are no guarantees in anything in life. Nothing is perfect. That's a given.

        When you say your gut was wrong I have to take your word for it. It should be noted though, you did cite three instances of thinking ... and thinking is not gut instinct.

        According to your own words, there is the possibility that your head overrode your gut.
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        • Profile picture of the author Prady N
          Eben Pagan
          Frank kern
          shoemoney
          Gauher
          They are great!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I like mike filsaime and frankie boy kern,

    They are my favourite. There really is no guru marketers you should listen to, some will jsut catch you and make sense to you. stick with them....and try to model yourself like them.

    You will be suprised that some really good marketers making a killing are not even well known.
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  • Profile picture of the author PabloVTB
    I'm an Eben Pagan guy
    Then I also like Gauher Chaudhry

    Those two really preach what they teach.

    Frank Kern (just to see what he's up to)
    Jeff Johnson (has been releasing good free videos lately, we'll see how it goes)

    Michael Campbell's blog, just because he is such a cool and helpful guy
    Eric's Tips can also be a good source of information for new people
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  • Profile picture of the author Nisip
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    thousands of internet marketers... no wonder that the average income from internet marketing overall is about $350 per month for most people...
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  • Profile picture of the author Buford Mobley
    I listen to many different marketers to give me different perspectives and nuggets of information, then I try to apply the relevant stuff to my own business in my own style.
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    • Profile picture of the author GatoFelix
      Kyle and Carson from Wealthyaffiliate have a good reputation and a great community build for internet marketing in general, they cover everything from SEO to PPC.
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      • Profile picture of the author ghyska
        Wow. I guess from here I should look at the names listed the most.
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    • Profile picture of the author GatoFelix
      Originally Posted by Netbiznewbie View Post

      I listen to many different marketers to give me different perspectives and nuggets of information, then I try to apply the relevant stuff to my own business in my own style.
      What you just mentioned is very important. It is essential to learn from reliable teachers but it is also necessary to implement our own style. That's the way to master any discipline, including IM I think.
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      • Profile picture of the author SmartSuccess
        Hi

        ME!

        Yes I am serious...

        Really...

        No just kidding


        Personally I think you should follow a Blog about the topic you want to learn more about, that is owned by somebody who doesn't try to sell you anything...

        I am serious this time...

        If the blog owner doesn't try to sell, but only provides good relevant content then eventually you decide to follow that person and will sign up to his list and later on you decide to become a member of his or her membership or buy something...

        "You actively decide to do so... not being sold"

        MAGNETIC ATTENTION

        Those are the internet marketers you want to follow... they really care and truely want to build a relationship...

        Most internet marketers mentioned above don't fit in that category (trying to sell you over and over from day one)

        Dump those off your list right away - don't waste your time with them!

        And in th end listen to your own voice, what is right for you, how you want to run your business (with your customers truly in mind I hope)

        You should be on number one on the list of 5

        warm regards
        Arjen
        Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author AsianIM
    Vitha vee? Until now, he's my coach..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehak
    I would recommend Frank Kern and Mike Dillard. Also I don't just study material from top internet marketers. Invest in some self help to organise your business and you as a person. Being in the right mindset is the key to success in anything.

    All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    As a blogger, I like reading and learning from Darren Rowse (Problogger.net) a lot.
    He really knows the most essential parts of blogging and his blogs are living proof
    of that.

    Other than that, Yaro Starak, John Chow, Zac Johnson and Shoemoney
    are the ones I follow. I am not saying they are the best but I like their content
    and style.
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    Ryan Eagle

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    • Profile picture of the author Kim S
      The ones I`ve grown to trust are Mark Ling, Matt Carter, John & Matt Rhodes, Lisa Parmely. They give alot of free advice and no hype.
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    • Profile picture of the author sixpack01
      The Top 5 Internet Marketers To Look Out for In 2011:

      Oliver Roup - Co-Founder and CEO of VigLink
      Deborah Carney Founder of Team Loxly
      Murray Newlands, CEO of Affiliate Heat and Co-founder of Influence People
      Charles Calabrese of Performance Horizon
      Brian Solis principal of FutureWorks
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    Eben Pagan
    Jeremy Kelsall
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    • Profile picture of the author jgrink
      I'm a fan of Chris Rempel; down to earth and tells it real.
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    • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
      My top 3 is

      Frank Kern
      Eben Pagan
      Mike Filsame

      Nobody else deserve to be with them on that list
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      Benoit Tremblay

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    • Profile picture of the author donnamorris235
      I signed up to Chris Farrell's membership site a few months ago and I have learned so much just by watching his video courses. It's ranked the number 1 membership site on IM report card.

      He is really good at explaining things so you rarley have any questions left to ask. I would suggest taking a look at some of his videos.

      Really like this thread by the way, lots of good info on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author awoob
      ERIC HOLMLUND
      HITESH JUNEJA
      SEAN DONAHOE
      JONATHAN LEGER
      JASON FLADLIEN
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    • Profile picture of the author digitalmoolah
      Lets face it. Most GURUs out there dont have time for you. You only see them when they are promoting their next big get rich scheme. The names listed above are all people who have had a degree of success, but most of them are un-touchable. They surround them selves with help desk people from foreign countries that know just enough to answer a few questions. There are a few people out there who still care.

      Chris Farrell.

      He gets an A+ from IMReportcard.com, and I have been on his list for over a year now and not once has he sent me a product offer. Just great content. He has spoken to me on face book, and is genuinely glad to help anyone. His membership site is second to none also.

      Lynn Terry

      I have been on her email list for a long time too, and she always provides lots of help. You can ask her anyghing, and she will answer. She has a blog where she is constantly posting new free content. She has done affiliate marketing for a while now, and is willing to share her knowledge with you.

      Brian Johnson

      I purchased his commission ritual course, and loved it. I have been on a few of his webinars, and he genuinely is willing to share his expertise with you.

      Derek Gehl

      He has been doing internet marketing for years now. While I wouldn't stay on his email list, his course is one of the best out there. It is 400 pages of no fluff information on how to start and run an internet business. He is constantly updating his material, and the price tage for all of his content is a reasonable $197.

      Most every other marketer that I have come across in the past 5 years is only interested in you if you are making them money. I have purchased the domain infoproductreports.com, and am planning to create a list of the good guys there. I have coppied the names above down. Thanks to everyone who posted. I will check them out. Please do yourself a favor. Before you buy someone's product, check them out in the warrior forum or at imreportcard.com. If you don't see them listed there don't buy their stuff.

      Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author KateW
      I recommend

      Kim Roach

      Bob Jenkins

      Jimmy D Brown

      Connie Regan Green

      Nicole Dean

      Lynn Terry

      **All top quality genuine people with tons of knowledge!
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      Kate Wilber
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    • Profile picture of the author AnthonyBe
      I agree with Doug Wakefield: it depends a lot on what you are doing or what you want to do in future.

      Additionnally I would say that it's quite hard to find some great marketers you can really rely on.

      I like Michael Rasmussen, Ritoban C, Dan Brock and Sean Donahoe but I saw that ultimately they are promoting some stuff that doesn't make any sense to me (push button softwares) or other expensive products that create a false scarcity (like Commission Siphon). What I don't like is that they participate promoting these products while they have some exellent products on their own.
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    • Profile picture of the author marketonline1
      I'll go for Chris Farrell, like his ideas.
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      • Profile picture of the author ViperChill
        Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

        This is a pretty complicated subject because "gurus" on some subjects could be newbies on other subjects...

        I'd say that:
        - Glen @ viperchill.com is the go-to-guy for blogging.
        - Kelly Felix for getting good rankings
        - Frank Kern for deeper and more serious stuff...

        However in each part of the IM industry there are different experts... One person simply cannot be a guru on content creation, getting traffic, building a list, setting up a blog, running a successful blog, selling affiliate stuff, selling your own stuff, working with adsense, working with CPA...etc.

        Pick your niche in the industry, find your gurus
        Thanks!

        Much appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    I am a relative newb myself so I'm probably not the most qualified to talk, but from the dozens of people I've read, by far the one I found most useful (and the only one I consistently visit) is John Chow. I like his plain style where he doesn't try to BS you and tries to offer real value instead of tons of hype.
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    James Schramko

    No hype. No garbage. Just teaching real people how to build real businesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Terry
    Here's my top 5 of Internet Marketing experts that I study, get coached by and work with:

    1. Tellman Knudson
    2. Terry Dean
    3. Jimmy D. Brown
    4. John Delavera
    5. Marlon Sanders

    If you want to know about a very specific subject within IM any one of those guys will recommend the experts they follow for advice on those subjects.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Terry
    You might find this website an interesting place to go to find more experts...
    Experts Index from GuruDAQ.com

    According to them Jonathan Mizel is the highest ranked guru.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    Each of the "gurus" have different strengths. To be useful, you need to get a match between what they are teaching and what you want to do ... assuming avoidance of the "next shiny object" is important.

    For Affiliate Marketing, I like Lynn Terry, and Mike Filsaime. There are others who are great, but these two, especially Lynn, resonate with me.

    For business building, I like Rich Schrefren. He puts things fairly bluntly without the fluff, and I really like that! Paul Lemberg is another one who is fairly blunt and right on.

    For Article Marketing which I've pretty much just started to look into, I like Alexa Smith and Dr. Mani as I find their comments on the WF generally going directly to the heart of the matter. There are several other good people here on the WF as well, but they are a bit harder to find the "meat".

    For copywriting, I like mostly dead people including Gary Halbert, Eugene Schwartz, David Ogilvy, and a few others. There are some good people to follow over in the copywriting forum who are still living . And a number of very good copywriters including Clayton Makepeace and Gary Bencivenga, both of whom have websites with lots of good information.

    For general IM, I like Ed Dale, Frank Kern, and Dan Raine. I heard of Dan Raine through the The Challenge (formerly the Thirty day Challenge) and read somewhere about him doing a 15K Challenge. The 15K Challenge was where Dan started out with IIRC $150 and none of his contacts in a non-IM field. He had one month to make $15K or wear a pink thong in public (you can see the video on youtube.) BUT, he only missed it by $500 or so ... impressive. He documented the whole process, but the only place I've been able to find it is at archive.org and a lot of searching.

    I'm missing quite a number of other people who are probably equally qualified, but the above are the ones who I've heard of and resonate with my personality.

    Marvin
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    • Profile picture of the author Meonthe
      Originally Posted by Marvin Johnston View Post

      Each of the "gurus" have different strengths. To be useful, you need to get a match between what they are teaching and what you want to do ... assuming avoidance of the "next shiny object" is important.

      For Affiliate Marketing, I like Lynn Terry, and Mike Filsaime. There are others who are great, but these two, especially Lynn, resonate with me.

      For business building, I like Rich Schrefren. He puts things fairly bluntly without the fluff, and I really like that! Paul Lemberg is another one who is fairly blunt and right on.

      For Article Marketing which I've pretty much just started to look into, I like Alexa Smith and Dr. Mani as I find their comments on the WF generally going directly to the heart of the matter. There are several other good people here on the WF as well, but they are a bit harder to find the "meat".

      For copywriting, I like mostly dead people including Gary Halbert, Eugene Schwartz, David Ogilvy, and a few others. There are some good people to follow over in the copywriting forum who are still living . And a number of very good copywriters including Clayton Makepeace and Gary Bencivenga, both of whom have websites with lots of good information.

      For general IM, I like Ed Dale, Frank Kern, and Dan Raine. I heard of Dan Raine through the The Challenge (formerly the Thirty day Challenge) and read somewhere about him doing a 15K Challenge. The 15K Challenge was where Dan started out with IIRC $150 and none of his contacts in a non-IM field. He had one month to make $15K or wear a pink thong in public (you can see the video on youtube.) BUT, he only missed it by $500 or so ... impressive. He documented the whole process, but the only place I've been able to find it is at archive.org and a lot of searching.

      I'm missing quite a number of other people who are probably equally qualified, but the above are the ones who I've heard of and resonate with my personality.

      Marvin
      I agree with you on Gary Halbert. He is the copywriting guru.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    This is a pretty complicated subject because "gurus" on some subjects could be newbies on other subjects...

    I'd say that:
    - Glen @ viperchill.com is the go-to-guy for blogging.
    - Kelly Felix for getting good rankings
    - Frank Kern for deeper and more serious stuff...

    However in each part of the IM industry there are different experts... One person simply cannot be a guru on content creation, getting traffic, building a list, setting up a blog, running a successful blog, selling affiliate stuff, selling your own stuff, working with adsense, working with CPA...etc.

    Pick your niche in the industry, find your gurus
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    • Profile picture of the author Kvn
      Jason Fladlien, Steven Clayton and Matt Carter. I have learned a lot of stuffs from these guys.

      Product, content creation and productivity tips from Jason Fladlien. (His stuffs are awesome).

      A lot of clickbank and affiliate marketing strategies from Steven Clayton.

      And niche sites link building techniques from Matt Carter.

      They all helped me a lot to start my IM.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
        Originally Posted by venturer View Post

        I'm in a discovery phase as well however I feel Stephen Pierce, Mike Filsaime and Armand Morin seems to be pretty creditable..

        Two out of three ain't too bad.


        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Clayton, do yourself a favor...listen to your gut.

        Not when you're hungry though...


        Checkout Mike Hill and the boys at BTF.
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    • Profile picture of the author camero
      I look forward to receiving emails from Chad Kimball and Sean Donahoe as they provide lots of free information and provide all the steps to follow on videos. I also like Paul Lynch and Phil Henderson. The information that these guys supply is easy to follow and just simple and basic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roz
    I would have to start with Chris Farrell
    A great place to get started...and more
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  • Profile picture of the author rcritchett
    I don't think anyone said this yet, so:

    Tim Ferriss.

    Tim's not really an internet marketer, but he IS one of the savviest marketers (I believe) in the world and if you read his stuff, and get into the way he thinks, it starts to sharpen your thinking and help you to be way more precise in marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Paul Myers & Marlon Sanders get my votes.

    I need to mull over the other 3 :-)

    Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
    Originally Posted by Clayton Johnston View Post

    Hi Team,

    I just wanted to open this thread for the benefit of everybody that earns a living online.

    It is important to surround your self with quality genuine people if you want to make the most out of all the hours you spend making a living online...

    There is still far too much hype and overpriced, courses and info out there.

    So I want to streamline my business even further now by only dealing with the top internet marketers who still care about their customers and always give top value in everything they do...

    Looking forward to your thoughts and experiences

    Have an awesome Day

    Clayton J

    IM is an extremely broad area, as is all business.

    If you had a specific problem with your knee would you go to a proctologist?

    There are many general practitioners out there.

    Seek out and find the specialist for whatever area your particular business needs are.


    At least that's how the "big boy's" delegate.
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  • Profile picture of the author JTDrew
    Wow... How awesome is this chain. I can't believe how many different people came up and how few duplicates.

    I will tell you what, I don't know who the top people are but I will say Tony Robbins has a series out called The New Money Masters. Very powerful!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOExpert999
    John Reese
    Mike Filsiame
    Russell Brunson
    Jimmy D. Brown
    Stephen Pierce
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    Some of the people I have learned the most from over the years...

    Cory Rudl (The person that got me started)
    Willie Crawford (Niche Product creation and business ethics)
    Josh Anderson (video & Audio)
    Armand Morin (pure business Strategy)
    John Delavera (out of the box thinking)
    Andrew Hansen (Niche Marketing)

    I have a couple more but I will stop there since you only asked for 5
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Seriously?...Listen to yourself and watch what certain people do, not what they say. Trust me on this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronngoh
    I think these threads will confuse a lot of newbie.

    There are so many names being mention and who should they follow?

    Most people would have budget to follow one to two internet marketing experts

    This is what I would do - Go to the seminar and meet them personally

    This will allow me to see if I can work with the person.

    I must like the person to start with...

    I am sure that you can do a lot of research online before you go to see them
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    chris farrell, jack humphrey,etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I started Internet Marketing in 2007, earned $3,000 in my first month and never looked back. The key is to learn Internet Marketing at an expert level, then you can write your ticket for life. Here are my Top 3

    1. Jay Kubassak (CarbonCopyPro Founder)
    2. Mike Dillard (Magnetic Sponsoring)
    3. Warrior Forum WSO's (I buy them like candy and take bits and pieces from each one to better myself.)
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    • Profile picture of the author matthyde
      For me:

      Chris Ferrell
      Russell Brunson
      Lee Mcintyre
      Terry Dean
      And one guy whose research seems to have influenced a lot of marketers, Robert Cialdini. Not an internet marketer, but his book on influence is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
    Just like any other topic, this depends upon your areas of focus. For example, some internet marketers are experts in social media, while others are experts in event marketing, Clickbank marketing, Amazon, online auctions, webinars, etc.

    What will you focus on in your business? Tune into the marketing channels for a focus on who's who there...
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    Allen Says

    What ever he Says you better listen
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  • Profile picture of the author EdYaw
    Like Mike Dillard, and Frank Kern, But I haven't seen Johnathan Budd's name listed this guy rocks for inspiration and teachings.
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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    I love:

    Eben Pagen
    Frank Kern
    Vita Vee
    Prashant Sharma :p
    Jason Fladlien
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    I follow DB!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBrainteacher
    Internet Marketing is a bit like 'Pass the parcel'.

    My observation is that 90% of internet marketers teach internet marketers how to market to other internet marketers.

    I think a cool list would be the top 5 experts who can teach you how to sell real stuff and not more internet marketing hype.

    It reminds me that all the people who got rich during the goldrush were yelling "Gold!" and making money selling shovels and picks.

    I too would like to know who's cool to learn from - yet not another dream/hype/get rich quick recycler.

    Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Since the thread is still percolating...

    I'll take..

    1. Paul Myers
    2. Lynn Terry
    3. Jeff Walker
    4. Ed Dale
    5. Steven Wagenheim

    Those 5 consistently get every one of their emails opened....Honorable mention to Willie Crawford and Travis Sago...They get all of their emails opened too, I just ran out of spots on the list of 5.
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    agree with jony
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  • I can only name one... John Delavera. He's the guy who genuinely wants to see you succeed. Always sincere, always prompt, always caring. John Delavera is like an internet marketing father who will take you in his wings until you'll learn how to fly yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clayton Johnston
      Well you bunch of warriors are the most awesome contributors I have seen in any forum to date....

      This has to be one of my favorite threads, it is so cool to see everyone share their favorites and recommendations...

      I have been online marketing for 10 years and follow maybe 35% of the people listed connecting and spent plenty of dollars on products and training from these Online Marketers......

      So it was great to have many of you confirm we are dealing with the right people and sharing your stories.... Fantastic Thread...

      I also loved the fact that I have probably only heard of about 60% of the names mentioned so a great adventure to do some research on these other guys.....

      I value the opinions very highly of each of the warriors who have posted comments....

      I love having an overview of the big picture of gurus out there and learning first hand what genuine people like you guys think of all of these top marketing people

      What a great read and education this thread...

      You guys rock

      Hope you all have an awesome weekend

      Clayton J
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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    Matt Furey
    Ben Settle
    Jimmy D. Brown
    Michael Campbell
    And Drayton Bird

    There are others, but these are the ones I follow and benefit from.

    If you follow any ONE of these you'd do well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Just two people for me.

    Just because, after I came into contact with them, I took away stuff that actually made me money. No hype, no fanfares, no hair transplants... just solid info which worked. These guys both have a sense of fun, are not completely up themselves and always deliver actionable content.

    If these two guys ever collaborated and put together a course or event, man, that would be worth every nickel.

    Kevin Riley
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    • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
      Originally Posted by Paleochora View Post

      Just two people for me.

      Just because, after I came into contact with them, I took away stuff that actually made me money. No hype, no fanfares, no hair transplants... just solid info which worked. These guys both have a sense of fun, are not completely up themselves and always deliver actionable content.

      If these two guys ever collaborated and put together a course or event, man, that would be worth every nickel.

      Kevin Riley
      Ryan Lee
      Oh, yeah, I forgot about Kevin Riley.

      Definitely among my five. Or six.
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  • Profile picture of the author calfred
    1) John XFactor for his military and disciplined style of work ethic, never fails.

    2) Frank Kern for his supreme marketing persuasion and shrewdness

    Hm... that's pretty much it.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingBusiness View Post

      I don't follow anybody that's why nobody is my boss or teacher. I learned everything myself. From start to now and will keep going as before without the help of anybody else.
      It's good and instructive to have several people that you can look up to as model IMers, but of course you also have to retain the ability to think for yourself and not just blindly believe everything that you're fed.
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      • Profile picture of the author vetvca
        I am not surprised to see so many different opinions on this topic.

        I have spent too much money following a lot of these people.

        It wasn't until I found a style and approach that I found comfortable and made sense to me. (I think that is the secret)

        So, I lost money and spun my wheels until I followed these two:
        1. Brian B. Johnson
        2. Sean Donahoe

        Frank Kern is cool but his methods are way too advanced to where my business is at the present. You need to learn how to ride the bike before you buy the Harley.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenB
    Yourself. When it comes down to it. Don't be a sheep.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by KenB View Post

      Yourself. When it comes down to it. Don't be a sheep.
      I've never understood this philosophy. One of the oldest, time-tested success principles is to shorten the learning curve by emulating and learning from others. You can learn a lot from others, take that knowledge, and implement it into something that is unique to you. On any planet I don't see how that translates to being "sheep".

      I wouldn't be where I'm at today if I didn't have the coaches and mentors that I had. Not by a long shot.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
    1. Chris Farrell
    2. Mike Filsaime
    3. Lee McIntyre
    4. Frank Kern
    5. Ryan Deiss

    Good stuff, straight talk, extreme knowledge, honest people

    plus:
    Jason Oickle
    Ben Hulme
    Tim Lowe
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    • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      1. Chris Farrell
      2. Mike Filsaime
      3. Lee McIntyre
      4. Frank Kern
      5. Ryan Deiss

      Good stuff, straight talk, extreme knowledge, honest people

      plus:
      Jason Oickle
      Ben Hulme
      Tim Lowe
      You have a very good list there alan
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    Frank Kern
    Eben Pagan
    Brandon Burshard (how ever you spell his name)
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    Frank Kern
    Stephen Pierce
    Rich Fairfull
    Kevin Nations
    Rich Schefren
    Bill Glazer
    Dan Kennedy
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