Theres a big name internet marketer that lives not far from me. Infact, its probably less than 15 minutes drive from here.
I've sent numerous emails and PM's asking if we could meet up for a cup of coffee and a chat.
I'm not going to lie, of course Id love to ask some questions about internet marketing, and I certainly dont expect $5,000 worth of personalised coaching at a cafe - but thats not my reason for asking.
I like to network with successful people. To see how they think. How their minds work, and of course to meet new people and make new friends. Im new to Sydney - I dont know a lot of people here.
Time and time again, I receive no response, or worse, Im told to sign up or register for some offer, or put down money for an upcoming seminar.
Its annoying when you send a personal email - get no response, to which is then followed up by an autoresponder a week later with the wording ..
"John, thanks so much for your interest in my ..."
Dont f*ing call me John, if you cant even have the decency to email me back. Even if it is a "no thanks", or "sorry Im busy..."
Today I unsubscribed from this persons list - all of them.
Its funny - a simple $3 cup of coffee and a 20 minute chat, and I probably would've spent thousands with this person. Infact Im certain I would have.
Instead, they've lost me - big time.