I was on the list of a very popular marketer here on WF. He spams his lists every day with emails telling you to buy in big capital letters, often italicized and in bold, and always loaded with the craziest grammatical and spelling errors. No attention to detail. Every email he sent was a "MUST BUY! You'd be stupid not to." To make matters worse, he would mail up to 5 times per day -- although 3 times was the norm.
On a few occasions, I'd ask him what the real deal was with a promotion and he'd quip back with borderline nasty comments that I was unfocused and didn't have a plan. Really? You bombard me with emails and then get angry at me for asking about details?
At one point towards the end of last year, I decided to become part of his product creation mastermind group. Not a big investment at about $27. The problem was that I was never properly added to the mastermind group, so didn't get the benefit of the group dynamic! As much as I told him that he was the one who needed to properly add me to the skype group, it never happened. Oh well, I kept moving along and built a product with a much more congenial mentor who didn't glaze over my questions and concerns.
The funny part comes when I finally get my product ready to launch. Since I didn't have a list before, I contacted several people whom I thought would be interested. For whatever reason, I thought to myself "I've bought a ton of stuff from this dude in the past 6 months. I've left great comments for his products that I felt he delivered on. And I have bought things through his affiliate links." Not to mention, that I was (technically) in his course that was all about product creation. So I sent a friendly email about it only to be directed to a video saying "Don't ask me to promote for you, if you don't promote for me!" [insert expletives wherever you'd like]
Now I wasn't totally shocked or hurt by this, but I was disturbed that he didn't get it. After months of spamming his lists with every offer under the sun, claiming to want to help people be successful, he was treating the same lists as if they were made up of leaches who were wasting his precious time -- begging him for something that they didn't deserve.
Obviously, he has overlooked many facts including people without lists cannot mail and the fact that not everybody has all day to work on IM. Many of us have daytime jobs and families while getting these businesses off the ground. Needless to say, this person has burned his lists in more ways than one. And now it seems he is back to rebuilding his lists from the bottom up.
The moral to this story?
If you spam people, don't be surprised if they think you will promote any and everything under the sun. Spammers are sending out a certain kind of energy that says "I don't care what I promote, so long as I make money." Just don't be angry or confused if that's what people expect of you. And don't be nasty when people unsubscribe from your lists. It's not their fault. You reap what you sow.