Don't Be The Wile E. Coyote Of Internet Marketing!!

by tpw
7 replies

I was just watching Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner on TV with my kids.

I was laughing hysterically at the coyote's failures...

My oldest boy said, "I thought coyotes were supposed to be tough?"

I laughed and said "Yes, except he always fails when chasing the road runner."

Then it hit me...

Why does the coyote always fail?

Because he tries to take shortcuts, buys a bunch of shiny magic buttons, and generally tries to avoid the one thing that could potentially ensure his success...


Then it hit me again...

Wile E. Coyote is an wannabe Internet Marketer!!!
#coyote #internet #marketing #shortcuts #success #wile #wile e coyote
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Didn't he catch the roadrunner once?

    So there is a magic button! ...Or wait. Maybe he only caught the Road Runner because he put in the proper work. So is that a metaphor for achieving your goals through proper effort?

    Idk, this thinking stuff is hurting my brains. I'm going back to watch some Tom and Jerry.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    Great post and you are very correct. There are alot of successful failures when it comes to Internet marketing and "short-cutitis" is one of the tactics these successful failures constantly make. Many can utilize the symbolism with these characters. Wile E, thinking he is something he is not and going after something he is not qualified to possess, and Roadrunner, who simply has an understanding of his strengths and weaknesses and therefore knows how to put himself in a constant position of "getting away." Nicely done!
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    Nice. Though I do think there are shortcuts. The best shortcut is to find someone who's already at where you want to be and then model and imitate what they do. This is why a good mentor or coach makes all the difference in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Bowring
    I like it.

    --- Ross
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    • Profile picture of the author Irish Intuition
      Hmmm, we should see if sales dip in WSOville after this

      Succeeding online takes work... it amazes me people come
      here from 'regular' menial paying jobs, and sometimes manually
      exhausting jobs and expect to do little, make a lot.

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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    Everyone is lazy. It's just part of human nature. We all want the quickest easiest way to make money. Until you get over that crap you'll never make real money. Just the way it is. But, hey who the hell wouldn't want a magic button? The idea is awesome until you buy 2 or 3 crap products and get burned. Then ya wake up.
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  • Profile picture of the author robnoble
    Yep stay clear of all shiny new products from Acme corp! ... or is it that he's chasing the wrong niche?
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