One piece of commonly accepted wisdom among the Internet Marketing expert crowd is that you have to “earn” a sale by asking for it. They spend a mess of time talking about a bunch of crap that effectively boils down to asking people to, “buy my stuff”.
Growing up, there was a girl that I knew who was so smart, she actually came across as quite strange to other children. I was always considered very smart and bright, but this girl was weirdly intelligent – I’m talking savant like intellect.
Whenever you see successful businesses online that look like everything they do is well thought out and executed, it can be quite jarring to see that they can make really common mistakes.
Today is going to be a shortish post. I’ve had a really rough 24 hours and I’m struggling to stay upright at the keyboard.
One thing that interests me all the time is when someone says that they’ve achieved a certain level of freedom because their business has hit a particular financial goal.
The world is full of parasites. The leeches and bloodsuckers look to attach themselves to healthy, vibrant people and drain them of all the value that they can before moving on to their next prey.
As most of you who read these posts regularly know, I’m not a big fan of the people who try and sell the “digital nomad” dream. I am pretty open about the fact that I think the overwhelming majority of them are running a scam to either try and justify their own inadequate situation or to sell you a big bag of hope.
One of the big trends in selling over the past year or so in the online marketing community is the notion of selling with stories. I’m quite a fan of this idea and it’s something I’ve been doing for a few years as telling stories is my most natural way of getting my point across.
Let’s just put it out there right away, blogging and writing on a frequent basis to an audience is hard work. I literally know hundreds of people who have thought, “Yeah, I have something to say, I’m going to blog (or write emails) on a frequent basis to my audience” and they get into it but somewhere around six to ten posts, they lose inspiration.
Every now and then you’ll come across some people online, especially in certain Facebook Groups, who decide to become peacocks. They spread out their tails and show off everyone else in the group just how majestic they really are and their display is just a way of gathering attention.