I've been interested in Internet Marketing for around 4 years, I've purchased many products, have had mentoring, read many articles etc, etc, etc
And you know what, over the last year or so I have come to the conclusion that the MMO (make money online) niche is full of so called professional and full time marketers (and some who like to call themselves "Gurus"), who have now left the MMO niche as they are not making money online!
They preach and market themselves online saying that by "buying this product, what I have developed and have used to make £££££'s, you to can make a full time living and be like me"...
Now I'm not saying that ALL Internet Marketers are the same, as there are many marketers online who I have the up most respect for and many do sell products that they have developed which help the average person make money online.
I met a UK based IMer 2 years ago at a training day, he was sitting in the crowd, near to me
I approached him as I recognised him from the e mails I had received re his launch and the videos I watched of him promoting his product, a product and system that "would make you ££££s". I lead the conversation with how I had received details about his product and asked how it was going?
"Have you purchased it" he asked, "No" I replied......Instantly the guy, was, how can I put it, well I suppose as not very talkative!
He had the personality of a wet fish, and whilst I was standing there thinking to myself "would I ever buy anything from this man and I'm wasting my time" I thought of all the people who had purchased the product from a guy who tried to present himself on video as someone who was there to help the viewers make money! These people are so full of self importance!
Fast forward to yesterday, this same guy is on a traffic training day, sitting behind me.....Was he there looking to push traffic to this wonderful product he had launched a couple of years ago? Why was he there? If his product was that good at creating a passive income, why wasn't he sitting on a beach checking his bank account online?
I had to ask!
"Hello" I said, "You are Tim? (Not his real name, but don't want to cause the guy embarrassment) "yes", he replied.
"so how is your product doing?"
"Err don't sell it no more, erm sold the business, fed up with people not taking action, and asking for refunds, I sold the business" He replied (Instantly thought of a wet fish again!)
"I'm now doing bla bla bla" he said. By this time had switched off due to his monotone voice
Who knows if this guy is telling the truth, he maybe, but this is my perception of the MMO BS...IMO there are so many so called gurus selling how to make money products to the how to make money online crowd that are not making money themselves. I too got caught up in the web of BS a few years ago
I know I have gone on a bit with this thread, I would like to see others opinions from the WF
My advice, for what it is worth is:
1. Don't believe every sales pitch or person that contacts you, SOME people are not who you think they are!
2. Research people/products before buying (Use the Warrior Forum)
3. There is no "magic software" that will make you money over night (unless it is software that will make part of your IM business easier, you still need to learn the fundamentals)
4. There are so many ways to make money online. choose one and stick with it
5. Most importantly TAKE ACTION, and don't listen to BS!
I have learnt a lot about the IM world over the last few years.
Have I made money? Yes a little....
Why am I not making money full time online? Well we all have our excuses, mine is that I have an offline business and family that takes my time and is my main scource of income, however, I still have a passion about marketing online, and with what I have learnt I plan to stick with CPA marketing
Enough of my rant,
I wish you all the success you deserve