I was working on my computer, and went through some old directories on my laptop and on my external hard drive. The external drive is a few years old — about 7 or 8 and from my old desktop PC.
As I went through it, I found over a dozen folders marked “INTERNET MARKETING“. I found tons of stuff on them. E-books that I bought, stuff that I got for free, access codes to monthly membership sites where all I did was download the information provided but NEVER put to real good use.
I was heart broken.
Heart broken, because I even kept copies of the ClickBank, PayPal and other receipts. There were HUNDREDS. As I looked at each one, and roughly totalled how much I spent – it was easily in the thousands of dollars.
I looked for a quick fix. And after reading James Brauschs’ blog, I found that there really isn’t a quick fix. I was taking, what I thought was one step forward but in fact took probably a dozen or more steps back.
Who got rich? The marketer with the slick sales page, who promised me that the fix would cure all my woes.
I don’t hate them. But they suckered me in. I won’t let that happen again.
I’ve learned MORE over the last year reading James blog, plus others found on the blog roll to the right that I did from the internet marketing gurus.
They sure know one thing – how to manipulate people into buying anything. Much like advertisers to on TV (especially on TV since they have a captive audience).
I’m drifting a bit in this post.
I remember a post that James had on his original site about TV, and I was quite adamant that he was wrong and I was right. But over the year, I gradually filtered out the TV and focused my energies. In doing so, I got more things done around the house. My career took positive turns and I felt better since I was not getting sucked in by every marketing message out there.
I still do watch TV, I love science fiction so enjoy some favourite shows. But TV no longer runs my life.
…anyway, back to topic.
Today I’m following what James teaches:
Traffic + Copywriting + Product = Successful Internet Business
And you know, I’m pretty sure it is going to work. He doesn’t force me to buy into his software or whatever he sells – and what he does sell works. The people that follow James operate in the same way.
They are a bunch of honest, hardworking folks who want to succeed without going broke.
And they are doing it.
I WILL be doing it soon!
I’m not going to be the 98% that are kidding themselves.
I will be part of the 2% crowd.