My name Ed Wellman. I'm still fairly new to the forums, but I've been posting around trying to help people out and get to know some of you.
Anyway - a short introduction. I got into marketing nearly 2 years ago now, when I started looking for ways of starting my very own ebay business. Fantastic.
Then I started discovering all the millions of ways of making money online and began buying ebook after ebook. I moved from simple reports to more high ticket items, as you do.
I told myself that I was learning all the way (and I was), and that eventually it would all come together. The excitement remained for the first year or so.... and then frustration kicked in.
I realised I enjoyed the learning, but not so much actually doing anything about it. I was overloaded with information, hitting me left and right.
The point of this story is: in November 08, I discovered somebody who turned this all around for me. I joined his coaching program, and had learned more about business and marketing in a week than I had for the last year and a half or so.
He taught me to stop reading all those sales emails and to watch them instead.
I learned how the system works. I now know:
-that you need to get people to know, like and trust you, and then selling becomes superfluous.
-that if you help others first, you will be rewarded by their trust in you
By learning from a mentor, I've discovered that marketing is about helping others while revealing your story to them.
But I've come away from this coaching with more than just business knowledge. I've actually changed as a person. He's taught me to give before I receive (as he says - it's better to give first, as the giving creates the receiving).
I no longer read endless ebooks, even the free ones.
Instead I spend my time productively. I've had some success since back in November, and I'm only looking to expand. I'm shortly going to be producing my first ebook to give away (give it away to create value and trust, and build my story).
So if you want to avoid information overload
-file all those sales emails into one folder, and then only refer to them for copywriting purposes
-focus on marketing, not the system. Do something each day that builds your business
Anyway, thanks for listening. I've recently relaunched my blog, so if you would like to get to know me better then please check it out and leave some comments.
I'd love to hear from the great people on the Warrior Forums.