I think alot of the head butting around here is because we havent made the distinction between the two...
In other words, alot of these posts are offline salespeople and techs who do ONLINE work, correcting each other constantly... comparing apples to oranges.
Just a random thought. Wanted share.
For instance, as long as Iamnameless knows how to do SEO, and he is offering an seo package... I dont really need to be a tech to sell his package for him. I just need to know his presentation.
But if I can sell and he cant, then I am valuable in an area of offline that he isnt.... (he can sell too BTW newbs- Just an example).
I think alot of the opportunity seekers here are spinning their wheels for months on end trying to learn how to become techs...and the techs are offended that they are calling themselves "pro's", just like I would be if I had worked hard on my skill and less experienced people were taking credit for being like me...
This battle shouldnt exist, because we can all be an asset to one another.
In truth, these newbies could easily just focus on learning the sales part to "make money" (because thats what we talk about at the WF) and in the process feed another warrior who needs work with their very special talent for selling.
In other words; their talent for offline "Customer Acquisition" (Oooh big word huh? lol)
Someone made a post the other day that had me thinking about this....and truly they are separate subjects - sales vs. marketing. Even though closely related.
This distinction also helps me understand better what the purpose of my own site should be.
Anyway, I thought this was an interesting distinction and wanted to share it. I think it will increase everyones understanding of one another.