If I’m on the computer at 9pm here in the UK I know it’s TELive time, and I will listen away to the gossip going round the world of timtech. The main topic this week according to Larry is Wussification, which is a made up word, but as you will later I think he might be onto something.
Some sites like sweeva allow you to write comments that mean you can give feedback on what you see. Now I have an opinion, and when I see people promoting blatant scam sites such as JSS tripler, pre-launch cash grabs, or matrix sites where a single $20 investment turns into thousands I will post a comment to try and educate people not to promote this sort of crap.
By doing this I’m standing up and trying to educate people, and if everyone did the same then perhaps one day the internet will be free from the scumbags behind these sites who prey on vulnerable people.
I like spending time in the warrior forum, and it really annoys me that when a thread on how to start building a list appears that someone with a low post count will appear and say “Buy solo adverts” as if it is the answer to everything, and we would all be millionaires through this approach.
This is just wrong, when you start out buying a solo advert is probably only just slightly better than trying a PPC campaign – at least with the solo advert it’s a one off loss of cash rather than $25 a day for nothing. Generally if you have to ask such basic questions you’re not ready to buy advertising, and you need to think like an offline business person for a moment.
For example recommending an advert on local radio to a new business owner is a great idea, but if the owner has not set up their shop, has no method of taking payment from the customer, and the radio station you recommend is in a different state then it’s not really great advice is it?
When using forum marketing make sure that you add value, and try to encourage people to think in more detail about the question rather than just giving the expected stock answer.
But what if I upset someone?
I’m now back at Larry’s wussification point.
Did you notice the strong headline to this post, the use of 4 stars in a headline is a bold move on my part. I know that some people will unsubscribe from my list as a result of this headline, but guess what I don’t care. You see the whole point of this blog is to use it as a channel to reflect my personality and build relationships with people.
I actually respect people who are prepared to show enough passion to swear about something, but like everything if it’s overused then and every other word is a F Bomb then you need to grow up. It’s all about getting a happy medium and knowing what’s appropriate.
When I see Larry & Patrick get on the screen and start talking I get excited as most of the time we share a common view on life. For example today’s rant was about the people who try to blame everyone else for picking a sub standard programme to promote on a traffic exchange and then quit 3 months later having spend a lot of money and made zero return.
If you want to succeed in life you are going to have to take risks, voice your opinions, and generally run the risk of upsetting someone in the process. By sitting on the fence trying to please everyone all your doing is getting a splinter in your butt, and eventually this will hurt you in one way or another.
Stop being the person who walks past things, let the world know who you are and what you stand for.
I guess what I’m saying is that you’ve made it this far, so it’s time to write a comment and tell the world your opinion!