My name is Max "MaxTheMarketer" K and I am young Internet Marketer from Sweden who was introduced to the fascinating world of Internet Marketing several years ago from a friend of mine who currently lives in the US now (he is also Swedish).
He gave me tons of free stuff to go through when I was introduced to this world and one thing I learned was that the best way to make money online is NOT focusing on making the money as priority one, but focusing on WHAT and HOW you can help people with things.
When you actually can help people with something (even if this means being the medium between the person and someone else product such as in affiliate marketing) that is when people really want to throw their money at you.
What I am curious to know is how many people here who is ONLY interested in making money and who wouldn't give a time of their life of what they are actually selling is helping or not helping their customers?
(I understand that this question might not be answered honestly as it may affect your reputation here if you state "you're only in it for the money")
Personally, I only see money as a vehicle to survive and do fun things, to be able to travel so you can see new things and people, but that's it. Money itself does not make anyone happier than the average earner who is just getting by each month, just ask any true millionaire if they wake up each morning with the same feeling as someone who just won the lottery!
I experience more satisfaction in receiving success-stories from people who has bought and applied (which I make my best attempts in making sure that they do) my products rather than knowing that I have destroyed 1000s of people's lives by selling them a piece of dog-poop inside a box (IOW, a product that does not work).
HOWEVER! I can admit that when I first got into IM several years ago, my focus was ONLY on the money, "where's the money?", "how do I make money?", "how do I make a quick buck?" etc.,.
The material I went through though taught me that it was the WRONG mindset for marketing in general. As I love to say, "Don't try to sell sand in the Sahara Desert, sell jackets on the North Pole!".
This means that you should focus on selling something people actually benefit from than just a social hype about the benefit you will get but then you never really get them because the product/service is flawed due to the reality of things.
I guess what I am really trying to get started with this post is the discussion about honest intentions in Internet Marketing. Because as more people use a "scammers"-mindset for Internet Marketing, the harder it makes for people who are genuinely interested in making money BY HELPING PEOPLE, not just by any means necessary.
Finally, I understand the statement that might arise, "Well, you cannot please everyone and some people will just not be able to use your product because of low IQ, pessimism or whatever".
View your customers for what they really are, living human beings not "leads", "traffic", "conversions". And I know, I know! This is just simple terminology for communication between us marketers.
But I think these words is kinda creepy to use just like the words in the so called "seduction community" (I sell dating advice for men and I have been a part of this community, but are no longer, many years ago when I myself was struggling with the opposite sex) are where women are viewed as "targets" or "sets" or "HBs" (hot babes).
In both instances, you are objectifying living beings which makes it easier for you to treat them as such and make what otherwise would be viewed as unethical or just pure evil, mean or distasteful.
When you talk about people as objects (leads, HBs, etc.,) it is easier to treat them as such which is NOT a good long-term strategy. Now, I am NOT pointing at one here in particular, I just suggest people change mindset if they are "only in it for the money" and nothing else (such as making money BY HELPING PEOPLE).
Thank you very much for reading such a long post. Feel free to troll, start a flame war or contribute your reply in any way, shape or form as you please! ^^,
Take Care & Have An Awesome Weekend, Dear Reader! / Max "MaxTheMarketer" K.