Real gurus for me are those veterans that are actually doing what they claim they are doing (500$/day from adsense/affiliate sales kind of claims).
So, you see a thread title stating: "Learn how I earn 950$/day from amazon", you enter the thread and there you see a very generous post describing a step-by-step blueprint how in 1-6 months you can make more then 900$ daily.
Are there real people really doing that kind of money?
Are there real people making that kind of money and revealing their blueprint?
If I/you will follow their blueprint, are we going to do the same kind of money? Half? Quarter? Tenth?
Why is that?
Because I can't cook
I can't cook, and few yeats back I wanted to surprise my wife for her birthday with this glorious cake.I called my mother and asked her to guide me through the phone helping me to make the cake.
Although my mom virtually held my hand through the phone and told me EXACTLY what to do eventually the cake was "just ok", when my moms make it, its devine!
How come? Did my mom misguided me?
In some way she did. When she is cooking she is doing lots of small decisions she is not aware of. In addition I guess that I misinterpreted some of her instructions without even noticing it. In addition I guess that my kitchen and materials are a bit different from what she is using. All of it sums up to "an ok cake".
In a business, specially in an online business you can't have "an ok cake", and a system that worked wonderful for that guru will fail you, cause guru is doing tons of very small and minor things you are not, things he will not mention cause he can't - he doesn't know he does those things.
To be an IM or an online enterpenuer means mainly to invent yourself, you can't be like others, those 99% that fail are those that are doing what every one else is doing.
Now, don't get me wrong, here is a template that if you will follow you'll get rich in few months:
1. Do a keyword research and find low competitive keywords with lots of traffic in a very high paying niche
2. Create a site around those keyword
3. SEO it
4. Monetize it.
I guarantee you that there are many that are making a killing from the above "blueprint", but they are differ in the HOW they are doing it. You need to find the how.
Use gurus, listen to them, get inspired by them, but don't follow them.
There is a book called: "If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him". I'm not totally into this book, but I honestly believe that if you find yourself following some Gurus step-by-step "how to succeed" plan/bluepring slap yourself, cause you are doing something wrong.
Should you listen to me?
Sure, after all I'm not a guru