Just wanted to share my opinion in the hope that people see sense in what I am saying and save the WF forum from what I call the 'Clickbank effect'. I hope it's not, but just in case:
What do I mean by the 'Clickbank effect'?
When you first started, I expect that a lot of people like me started with affiliate marketing and Clickbank was always pushed in training due to the high commissions. All of the training programs for aff marketing like Blogging to the Bank, AutoPilot Profits etc - all geared up to convince poor, newbies like me that the internet was easy to make money on and you could make $256,172,278 with just 1 hour per week with no experience necessary. You probably know the sort of thing I am talking about :rolleyes:
Any one of us who has been there and done that know that it is all nonsense and you cannot build a business this way and it just doesn't work like that.
The sad thing is, that WSO's seem to be heading this way with the offline systems, often using the same kind of salesy copy and attention grabbing claims like 'get clients banging down your door' and 'making clients beg for you to work with them' etc. Whilst some of these WSO's *may* be genuine - I am sure a lot of them are not and are putting the Clickbank effect into the WF forum.
Heck, there are even forum posts I have seen with people describing their methods of making offline sales that have worked for them. These threads usually have later posts from experienced marketers warning that the method will not be that easy and not to believe it will happen for you like the OP may suggest.
The fact of the matter remains, is that it does not matter what system or method you use, whether it be emailing, cold-calling, postcards, LinkedIn, walk-ins, this script or that script..... the only way to succeed is by putting in the hard work, persisting, and tweaking what doesn't work for you.
I think this kind of thinking is also at least partly to blame for a lot of people not taking any action, as looking for the magic bullet approach just causes you to drop your current method in favour of a new one that *sounds* better and claims to be easier and more effective.
Let's just make sure we continue to appreciate fellow warriors posting their methods and tips, but not to take them as a guarantee that it is the magic bullet that will instantly land you more clients than you can handle in just 1 day. Just use them but applied to common business sense - such as persistence and hard work and tweaking.
Not a rant, just something I have been observing.