Traffic Is Not Your Problem

It may be wise to promote products as an affiliate, but one Traffic expert cautions that “money-making” affiliate marketing systems are fundamentally flawed and will fail you no matter how much money you spend promoting them.

I don’t care about history.

Actually…I did like a series that aired on Showtime about a historic family; The Tudors. Have you seen it?

It gave a dramatised account of the life of King Henry VIII. Apparently, I’m the last person to learn his story. All the same, I admit…the show captivated me.

If you haven’t seen “The Tudors”, you should.

So like I was saying, history is dull. I bring this up because if one thing bores me more than history, it’s the online businesses I see.

They’re based on selling ready-made products and “easy” systems that are duplicatable. (is that even a real word? my spell-checker says, “NO!”).

Yeah, let’s encourage unimaginative people to be even LESS imaginative. A mish-mash of predictable faceless marketing businesses from affiliate-, to attraction-, to information-, to network-marketing is all I’ve dealt with for the past 4 years. I’m so bored I might slit my wrists the right way and end it all.

To make matters worse, the “leaders” who sell the “let’s show you how to get traffic and make lots of money” bullshit keep asking ME to help them get traffic.

ME, help them!?

Fuck off. Like traffic is their problem!

Between you and me, you’re better off marketing your own stuff than wasting your money sending traffic into their shitty copy and even shittier products. I actually did a test last year to prove a point with one supposedly popular system that has THOUSANDS of affiliates. I wanted to see how it converts without any help from me…and guess what?

After 15,000 dollars worth of traffic, the system got FIVE measly $20 sales.

Big whoop! SO WHAT if you sent a lot of traffic to one of those things? The product sucks! Nobody wants to buy it.

Cool Traffic Monster

Now in case you don’t know my reputation, I’m no dummy with traffic; I make my clients millions of dollars when they have a cool product. Otherwise, I don’t waste my time.

You, on the other hand, might be wasting your time if you are an affiliate for one of those businesses.

Trust me, traffic is NOT your problem.

Being boring is.


38-Hour Documentary

Boring businesses don’t make money…

Like, for example, imagine if Showtime were to air at prime-time, a four-season, 38-hour historical documentary about the life of King Henry VIII…instead of the series they actually did air.

I wouldn’t tune in. Would you?

Viewership would plummet. They’d lose a crap load of money.

See what I mean?

Casualties, Sacrificed

Those affiliate programs and network marketing systems are boring as heck. It’s bad enough that you’re losing opportunity just trying to make them work. Even if you haven’t spent 15,000 bucks yet.

The problem?

They have one nerdy-ass personality going on about how cool it is. It’s the same personality, regardless of which marketer is running the business in question.

Personal branding, my foot!

That term has become synonymous with arrogant, self-glorified dicks convincing themselves they’re celebrities, gurus, and advisors. In reality, the biggest of them knows a lot about
N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

Their products are mediocre. Their copy has no substance. And their personality is as deep as an egg-shell.

And I’m not even talking about the affiliates here! They’re just the poor casualties that have to be sacrificed for SOMEONE to make a profit.

May as well replace affiliates with Spam Bots—the system owners would get the same effect; maybe they’d like it too since they wouldn’t need to pay out commissions.

Now I didn’t write this to say, “Hey, you’re totally screwed!”…Since there’s a very simple solution. If you’re bored too and you agree that you’ve got a dull, faceless, boring marketing business, then all you need to do is…

ADD DRAMA.

I’ll explain; but you’ve got to promise to listen.

Think about what traffic means. Isn’t traffic a kind of audience?

A show like The Tudors gets audience, not because of advertising (although it helps)…but because it dramatises reality.

It takes boring information found in history books, plain-jane facts, and dull dates and weaves them into a dramatic account that engages the masses.

It makes a person tune in EVERY WEEK. It makes audiences anticipate the start of the new season. It stirs the emotions.

Consider if you’re a fan of the Tudors, a person like King Henry who historically was described as a tyrant, how he was explored and portrayed in the TV show. The character was brought to life and you started to empathise with him and side with him.

To the audience, he was more than a man who married many women and beheaded his wives and executed his friends. He did more than just oppose the Roman Catholic Church. He was a real human being who had moments of weakness, moments of strength, moments of extreme sadness. He had friends, he had enemies. He had frustrations. He had people he loved, and people who loved him.

Depth is missing in the online marketing world. Everything is so didactic… “click here to get traffic” … “20 leads per day” and “30,000 dollars in one day” they’re just so BORING. Like there are no words left, no other ways to get across a benefit than to … just …. state it.

Are we all that illiterate?

One character who stood out in the Tudors, probably for everyone who watched was Charles Brandon. Do you remember him?

He was portrayed as a very loyal and good friend to Henry—one of few friends who was not executed.

Brandon was also a historic figure and had indeed been a supporter of Henry’s. Many say his life was spared because he sided with Henry regardless of what he did. He was rewarded for his “loyalty” with land and titles and ultimately…

Brandon died a natural death.

However, what I did not find a historic account of is a final meeting between him and Henry before Brandon’s death.

Since it was one of the final scenes of the finale episode, I would venture to say that it required more drama than any other scene. Some dramatic liberties must have been taken.

In this scene, an old and worn Henry asks to see Brandon who is ill and near death. The heart-wrenching dialogue that follows is brief but packed with dramatic effect.
Henry becomes aware of his friend nearing his final days, which deeply saddens him.

Henry asks Brandon to kneel.

Brandon complies.

With passion and feigned power Henry implores:

“I COMMAND YOU TO BE HEALED!!”

As if he were some God that could command anything he wished to be true.

Is this history? Or is it drama…. to tantalise the audience and make the scene memorable?

Perhaps it’s a marketing ploy to get the audience to buy the DVD box set or tell their friends to watch it next?

Drama turned into profit. A powerful thing.

Marketing is a business of drawing audience.

And Drama is the best tool for getting interest and attention.

Use drama in your marketing.

Make it Memorable.

To show you how, I’m working on a series right now that demonstrates a technique I’ve been using with clients. I actually borrowed it from Aristotle who identified six core elements that make up Drama.

I’ll be posting the series to my blog as I complete each lesson and you can follow along and ask your questions.

Otherwise, if you’d like someone to personally analyse your business and advise you how to proceed in a live consult, you can request a consultation with us at Yaghi Labs here.



Author: Jim Yaghi

Jim Yaghi is an advertising consultant and traffic expert, with a background in Artificial Intelligence.

103 thoughts on “Traffic Is Not Your Problem”

  1. Thanks Jim! I always look forward to your posts as you have a knack for bringing us marketers back to reality and telling it like it is. I find your blog post to be very insightful as I too have spent a lot of money marketing for many affiliate systems and find that without my intervention in revising the copy and adding the “drama” to it, it does not convert well. So, yes, I agree that depth is totally a missing factor in many online marketers campaigns. Consumers are looking for much more value, both in the information they recieve and the product they purchase. Unless we change our marketing strategies and offer better products to meet the needs of the consumers, no matter how much traffic we get to our websites, the expected conversion rate will always be very little to none.

    1. Shaylanna!! you're welcome. you have no problems bringing drama, i've seen you write and your copy is outstanding and upbeat. i agree with you that the customer wants value and they want to be entertained while getting it more importantly. the big money seems to follow audience (not the other way around)!

      doesn't it make you sick though, to know that the people who ask for traffic from affiliates are not doing their job of providing CONVERSION?

      i don't wanna send traffic to them if they wont convert it. even if i can't convert worth a toss, at least the traffic stays mine. what do you think?

    1. thanks man! yah the Tudors is off the hook, i seriously almost cried about 3 times haha jokes but yah i couldnt watch the beheadings…had to look away EVERY TIME. they dont last long though so you should be safe 😛

  2. I KNEW IT!
    You are a genius!
    I was cluing into making your own products is better than marketing others but I like that you have the kahuna's to say so. Now to make my own products create some drama!

    1. you should have no problem creating drama, Rebeccy-wecky. sounds like you're onto the right track though making your own product. i have a bunch more pointers coming up to help you with the drama, dont worry :)

  3. I KNEW IT!
    You are a genius!
    I was cluing into making your own products is better than marketing others but I like that you have the kahuna's to say so. Now to make my own products create some drama!

    1. you should have no problem creating drama, Rebeccy-wecky. sounds like you're onto the right track though making your own product. i have a bunch more pointers coming up to help you with the drama, dont worry :)

  4. Thanks Jim! I always look forward to your posts as you have a knack for bringing us marketers back to reality and telling it like it is. I find your blog post to be very insightful as I too have spent a lot of money marketing for many affiliate systems and find that without my intervention in revising the copy and adding the "drama" to it, it does not convert well. So, yes, I agree that depth is totally a missing factor in many online marketers campaigns. Consumers are looking for much more value, both in the information they recieve and the product they purchase. Unless we change our marketing strategies and offer better products to meet the needs of the consumers, no matter how much traffic we get to our websites, the expected conversion rate will always be very little to none.

    1. Shaylanna!! you're welcome. you have no problems bringing drama, i've seen you write and your copy is outstanding and upbeat. i agree with you that the customer wants value and they want to be entertained while getting it more importantly. the big money seems to follow audience (not the other way around)!

      doesn't it make you sick though, to know that the people who ask for traffic from affiliates are not doing their job of providing CONVERSION?

      i don't wanna send traffic to them if they wont convert it. even if i can't convert worth a toss, at least the traffic stays mine. what do you think?

    1. thanks man! yah the Tudors is off the hook, i seriously almost cried about 3 times haha jokes but yah i couldnt watch the beheadings…had to look away EVERY TIME. they dont last long though so you should be safe 😛

  5. Hey Jim,
    You sure have a unique style of writing. Who would have thought of the connection between drama and marketing!
    I am used to marketers repeating dull and boring stuff and sometimes they treat you like a fool. I had signed up for free educational information from a marketer. This info should be delivered to me over seven days. I have received 4 days worth of info supposedly. In each email I was asked to click on a link to download material about a specific topic. But guess what! Each of the 4 different links took me to the same sales letter and I kept looking for my free info but it was no where to be seen. I even asked someone to look for it with me in case I missed it. Does this marketer think I am going to trust him and buy anything from him after what he did.
    Jim is honest. He respects his customers and cares about them. He provides them with good stuff. God bless your efforts Jim.

    1. mum you're being too kind, you're making me blush like a school girl hehe. yeah but you're right though, i saw that email you're talking about. they think if they send you a sales letter and call it a “report” then it's enough of a disguise that people will think there's valuable information inside it.

      problem is, if you trick someone into reading your sales pitch, sure they might read it…but they're not gonna buy from it.

      i remember when my downline would do that in face-to-face sales in Sydney. it was the worst. they'd bring their friends out “for coffee” and then i'd give them a sales pitch lol. needless to say none of them ever bought anything.

      the lesson for marketers to take away from this is, don't assume the person on the other end of the email is an idiot who can't scratch at a thinly disguised sales pitch and realise that's all it is.

  6. Ha (lol) – You draw me in every time Jim – amazing. You are so right about getting bored reading people's marketing. I even get bored reading the “guru” letters now because they all follow the same format (and as for poor Basma above, that's AWFUL!!!! – It's so bad It actually made me laugh – sorry Basma!!)
    I'm off to look in the mirror to see if I'm boring.
    (Loved this, but loved “one tree hill” more ….)

  7. Hey Jim,
    You sure have a unique style of writing. Who would have thought of the connection between drama and marketing!
    I am used to marketers repeating dull and boring stuff and sometimes they treat you like a fool. I had signed up for free educational information from a marketer. This info should be delivered to me over seven days. I have received 4 days worth of info supposedly. In each email I was asked to click on a link to download material about a specific topic. But guess what! Each of the 4 different links took me to the same sales letter and I kept looking for my free info but it was no where to be seen. I even asked someone to look for it with me in case I missed it. Does this marketer think I am going to trust him and buy anything from him after what he did.
    Jim is honest. He respects his customers and cares about them. He provides them with good stuff. God bless your efforts Jim.

    1. mum you're being too kind, you're making me blush like a school girl hehe. yeah but you're right though, i saw that email you're talking about. they think if they send you a sales letter and call it a "report" then it's enough of a disguise that people will think there's valuable information inside it.

      problem is, if you trick someone into reading your sales pitch, sure they might read it…but they're not gonna buy from it.

      i remember when my downline would do that in face-to-face sales in Sydney. it was the worst. they'd bring their friends out "for coffee" and then i'd give them a sales pitch lol. needless to say none of them ever bought anything.

      the lesson for marketers to take away from this is, don't assume the person on the other end of the email is an idiot who can't scratch at a thinly disguised sales pitch and realise that's all it is.

  8. Tell a story, engage the reader, cause a commotion. DRAMA
    The strong prey on the weak, some say its a survival thing and for the latest “guru” maybe it is. The problem for them is when the weak get strong and realise that all the time and money they spent trying to get the 20 leads a day or the $30,000 was just a huge waste of their resources the tables will start to turn.

    There are some affiliate products, courses, training groups that I would love to get DRAMAtical on, but their time will come.

    People respond better to honesty. Placing the honesty in a well constructed story helps the reader relate to it quicker. Mix in a valuable lesson with that and you now have a follower.

    Great post Jim.

    1. dwayne, do you think that perhaps we're coming into that time now where people have wisened up and they're starting to fight back a little?

      i say this, because something i notice is that when we came in to this industry, we were all treated by marketers as children. then as we got better and more knowledgeable, the people who taught us continued to treat us like children. they didn't grow with us and in a way many of us have outgrown them.

      do you think they failed to grow and they just don't know any better? or do you think they know exactly what they're doing?

  9. Ha (lol) – You draw me in every time Jim – amazing. You are so right about getting bored reading people's marketing. I even get bored reading the "guru" letters now because they all follow the same format (and as for poor Basma above, that's AWFUL!!!! – It's so bad It actually made me laugh – sorry Basma!!)
    I'm off to look in the mirror to see if I'm boring.
    (Loved this, but loved "one tree hill" more ….)

  10. JIm I have to admit I was rapt with the Tudors. I agree with your views about boring stuff. I do enjoy all of your writing. I am still working writing article drafts that are…. beat this! honest and not boring, I let them melt away! I will publish soon. It's hard yakka.

    1. noelinemathews,
      don't let your interesting writings go. you know they always say one its ones own harshest critic. embrace that role. a good strategy to use when writing, is to plan FIRST, then write, then edit. in that order.

      this way you avoid writing stuff you hate after you've worked on it. you get to hate it at the planning stage and then you know now to proceed with it until you get the plan right. try it and let me know if it helps!!

      jim

  11. JIm I have to admit I was rapt with the Tudors. I agree with your views about boring stuff. I do enjoy all of your writing. I am still working writing article drafts that are…. beat this! honest and not boring, I let them melt away! I will publish soon. It's hard yakka.

    1. noelinemathews,
      don't let your interesting writings go. you know they always say one its ones own harshest critic. embrace that role. a good strategy to use when writing, is to plan FIRST, then write, then edit. in that order.

      this way you avoid writing stuff you hate after you've worked on it. you get to hate it at the planning stage and then you know now to proceed with it until you get the plan right. try it and let me know if it helps!!

      jim

  12. Tell a story, engage the reader, cause a commotion. DRAMA
    The strong prey on the weak, some say its a survival thing and for the latest "guru" maybe it is. The problem for them is when the weak get strong and realise that all the time and money they spent trying to get the 20 leads a day or the $30,000 was just a huge waste of their resources the tables will start to turn.

    There are some affiliate products, courses, training groups that I would love to get DRAMAtical on, but their time will come.

    People respond better to honesty. Placing the honesty in a well constructed story helps the reader relate to it quicker. Mix in a valuable lesson with that and you now have a follower.

    Great post Jim.

    1. dwayne, do you think that perhaps we're coming into that time now where people have wisened up and they're starting to fight back a little?

      i say this, because something i notice is that when we came in to this industry, we were all treated by marketers as children. then as we got better and more knowledgeable, the people who taught us continued to treat us like children. they didn't grow with us and in a way many of us have outgrown them.

      do you think they failed to grow and they just don't know any better? or do you think they know exactly what they're doing?

  13. Good stuff here Jim. I completely wholeheartedly agree. Tho easier said than done for the average Joe building a network marketing business dontcha think? Or an affiliate. But certainly worthy of the effort. So many unsuspecting newbies fall for the quick buck b.s. that that is what used to make the industry go around. Either I'm maturing or that shit doesn't work as much anymore. Not sure. I've had to pull my head out from time to time (meant both literally and metaphorically) to see it for what it is. I liked the “stories” you told for Google Switch. It was a good example. I'll be reading your “Cool Biz” series.

    1. You know Eric, you bring up a very good point here.

      i look around and i see a lot of people who the marketing doesn't seem to be working on any more. but i'm also not sure if it's because WE have grown or because society as a whole has become more informed.

      either way, one thing i do know is that technology seems to have increased society's ability to communicate their experiences with others and word on everything seems to travel fast. all a new person needs to do is run a quick search or two on google and they'll find endless blog posts, forums, and articles telling them to beware.

      but perhaps the guru lies work still on some…because everybody thinks they are special…that they're smart and they won't fall like so many silly others. i certainly remember years ago thinking silly anyone who criticised the marketing we've become used to.

      what do you think?

  14. Always entertaining and perceptive! I also find their sales letters boring and tedious. On top of that, the writer is pompous.

    For me, the most important point that this post makes is the link between marketing and drama.

    1. you know, it's interesting you say that. for years my instincts told me that Sales Letters are too long and boring and even as i wrote them i wondered what kind of people would read them.

      but i'll be the first to admit i justified it by telling myself that they seemed to work. perhaps drama enables us to write at length and remain engaging?

  15. Good stuff here Jim. I completely wholeheartedly agree. Tho easier said than done for the average Joe building a network marketing business dontcha think? Or an affiliate. But certainly worthy of the effort. So many unsuspecting newbies fall for the quick buck b.s. that that is what used to make the industry go around. Either I'm maturing or that shit doesn't work as much anymore. Not sure. I've had to pull my head out from time to time (meant both literally and metaphorically) to see it for what it is. I liked the "stories" you told for Google Switch. It was a good example. I'll be reading your "Cool Biz" series.

  16. Always entertaining and perceptive! I also find their sales letters boring and tedious. On top of that, the writer is pompous.

    For me, the most important point that this post makes is the link between marketing and drama.

    1. you know, it's interesting you say that. for years my instincts told me that Sales Letters are too long and boring and even as i wrote them i wondered what kind of people would read them.

      but i'll be the first to admit i justified it by telling myself that they seemed to work. perhaps drama enables us to write at length and remain engaging?

  17. Jim,
    What a great article! Interesting perspective all the way around. I am fairly new to the online world, have been on since June '09. What I am coming to discover is that a lot of online marketers, while appearing to be successful, are actually barely getting by. Perhaps it all leads back to what you said – it's all imitation. Would love to pick your brain – I have always strived to be unique and different. Thanks for writing this, I'm going to subscribe to your list and hopefully we can connect. If you have a lady in your life (Mom, Sis, Cousin,…) please have them visit with me at HolliRovenger.com – There's a lot of fun info coming out but in addition my main focus is to help women get involved in their financial planning. I am a casualty of that – M.B.A. and all – so know what it is to shy away from the scary financial stuff. I'm going to bring it all down to basics and make it less frightening and a little more fun if you will. Anyway, sorry to ramble – love your article and look forward to more information! Thank you. Have a fabulous Tuesday,
    Holli

  18. Jim,
    What a great article! Interesting perspective all the way around. I am fairly new to the online world, have been on since June '09. What I am coming to discover is that a lot of online marketers, while appearing to be successful, are actually barely getting by. Perhaps it all leads back to what you said – it's all imitation. Would love to pick your brain – I have always strived to be unique and different. Thanks for writing this, I'm going to subscribe to your list and hopefully we can connect. If you have a lady in your life (Mom, Sis, Cousin,…) please have them visit with me at HolliRovenger.com – There's a lot of fun info coming out but in addition my main focus is to help women get involved in their financial planning. I am a casualty of that – M.B.A. and all – so know what it is to shy away from the scary financial stuff. I'm going to bring it all down to basics and make it less frightening and a little more fun if you will. Anyway, sorry to ramble – love your article and look forward to more information! Thank you. Have a fabulous Tuesday,
    Holli

    1. Holli it sounds like you have an exciting angle on your business idea. It's the fact that you're using your own personal skills and experience that makes it sound so dramatic and cool for me. i'll certainly check it out and share with anyone i think needs it :)

  19. Jim, you are so spot on there. I agree with you that except an audience-pulling "drama" of a marketing, a "boring" product just would not convert even if an affiliate gets a truck-load of traffic. One thing that never ceases to amaze me, though, is that even at that, some affiliates (common in network marketing) blindly and stubbornly stick at it while the product creators keep showing them the "future they could have if…".
    Packaging for appeal and captivating an audience with an engaging "drama" is the reason why some products generate lots of sales even with the smallest traffic.
    I look forward to your follow-up series.

    1. absolutely! what is unfortunate is that the same unimaginative angle is taken by everyone and expected to work. there is honestly no such thing as duplication except in employment…possibly. that's the closest thing we have to duplication. but in business, duplication is death. wouldnt you agree?

  20. Jim, you are so spot on there. I agree with you that except an audience-pulling “drama” of a marketing, a “boring” product just would not convert even if an affiliate gets a truck-load of traffic. One thing that never ceases to amaze me, though, is that even at that, some affiliates (common in network marketing) blindly and stubbornly stick at it while the product creators keep showing them the “future they could have if…”.
    Packaging for appeal and captivating an audience with an engaging “drama” is the reason why some products generate lots of sales even with the smallest traffic.
    I look forward to your follow-up series.

    1. absolutely! what is unfortunate is that the same unimaginative angle is taken by everyone and expected to work. there is honestly no such thing as duplication except in employment…possibly. that's the closest thing we have to duplication. but in business, duplication is death. wouldnt you agree?

    1. hmmm…it's hard to say i relate to any specific one of the characters to be honest…i sorta liked anne boelyn for a while but i was sort of glad to see her axed because she got very annoying. henry is not by any means an admirable character, he was in fact very often a tormented one. Charles was a bit of a sell out. the character i did like i forget his name but he was the clergyman/scholar who was very good friends with Henry and got axed lol it's been a while since i saw the show though

    1. hmmm…it's hard to say i relate to any specific one of the characters to be honest…i sorta liked anne boelyn for a while but i was sort of glad to see her axed because she got very annoying. henry is not by any means an admirable character, he was in fact very often a tormented one. Charles was a bit of a sell out. the character i did like i forget his name but he was the clergyman/scholar who was very good friends with Henry and got axed lol it's been a while since i saw the show though

  21. Wow Jim I cannot wait to see you do this bro. It is going to be awesome. I agree mostly everything is boring out there everyone is doing the same thing…. Can't wait to listen intently.

  22. Wow Jim I cannot wait to see you do this bro. It is going to be awesome. I agree mostly everything is boring out there everyone is doing the same thing…. Can't wait to listen intently.

  23. epic! Humans are emotional beings. They are driven by emotions completely. They buy tings with emotions, they do what they do with emotions. The good marketer knows how to tantalize people, stimulate thoughts and associate producdts with specific emotions. Then people buy it.

    1. steven, excellent observation. an excellent marketer does not have to wear "marketer" clothing…they just need a deep understanding of human psychology and then they play on it beautiful songs that induce emotion and give people a pleasurable experience in being an observer. just saw Walk the Line on TV today and was astounded by how Johnny Cash figured that singing to prisoners would be a huge success OUTSIDE the prison walls. i dont know how close to reality that story was, but whoever determined that was a good move definitely understood a thing or two about people!

  24. epic! Humans are emotional beings. They are driven by emotions completely. They buy tings with emotions, they do what they do with emotions. The good marketer knows how to tantalize people, stimulate thoughts and associate producdts with specific emotions. Then people buy it.

    1. steven, excellent observation. an excellent marketer does not have to wear “marketer” clothing…they just need a deep understanding of human psychology and then they play on it beautiful songs that induce emotion and give people a pleasurable experience in being an observer. just saw Walk the Line on TV today and was astounded by how Johnny Cash figured that singing to prisoners would be a huge success OUTSIDE the prison walls. i dont know how close to reality that story was, but whoever determined that was a good move definitely understood a thing or two about people!

  25. I am captivated Jim. Howe soon before you get all this done. My marketing system is more than boring. What can I do to make it more "dramatic"?. I sure could use your help.

    1. Sallie, the articles are being posted around 3-5 days apart because that's how long they've so far taken to get created. the team and i are working on them full time to get them done as quick as we can! Follow the tutorials here and implement what you learn, you'll be able to throw your boring marketing system to the back-end and step up with your own personal business with your value, your products, and your services that people will love!

  26. I am captivated Jim. Howe soon before you get all this done. My marketing system is more than boring. What can I do to make it more “dramatic”?. I sure could use your help.

    1. Sallie, the articles are being posted around 3-5 days apart because that's how long they've so far taken to get created. the team and i are working on them full time to get them done as quick as we can! Follow the tutorials here and implement what you learn, you'll be able to throw your boring marketing system to the back-end and step up with your own personal business with your value, your products, and your services that people will love!

  27. Excellent article Jim. I was actually browsing through my spam folder looking for something else when I found this link. Looks like garbage diving can pay off sometimes.. 😀

    1. Of course you did remove this from the spam folder so you can get the other lessons without missing them.

  28. Excellent article Jim. I was actually browsing through my spam folder looking for something else when I found this link. Looks like garbage diving can pay off sometimes.. 😀

    1. Of course you did remove this from the spam folder so you can get the other lessons without missing them.

  29. Someone said a while back that if everyone likes what your doing then it's probably not going to work. By that they meant your good stuff is going to piss off some people, okay a lot of people, but it's also going to resonate very well with a great deal of people.

    Now, a cool technology would be that as people are reading the posts the computer used the webcam to track eye-movement and added dramatic background music along the way.

  30. Someone said a while back that if everyone likes what your doing then it's probably not going to work. By that they meant your good stuff is going to piss off some people, okay a lot of people, but it's also going to resonate very well with a great deal of people.

    Now, a cool technology would be that as people are reading the posts the computer used the webcam to track eye-movement and added dramatic background music along the way.

  31. I still consider myself a “newbie” to this industry. Been reading quite a lot of stuff. listening and all that. I've been missing the creative part. It's all hard core selling. Same contents over and over again. You're dead right! “Depth is missing in the online marketing world. Everything is so didactic…”

    1. sorry to hear that they've got in your head too. :-( lots of us are like that. you have to rise above it and recognise the bullshit from the bullshit. what you describe is not marketing. it gets attention to look but then disappoints with some “fine print” or “loop hole”. The product is what people pay for, not the marketing. your marketing should be just an “enhancer”.

      right on! at least now you're going in a positive direction forward. nice to see you here!

  32. I still consider myself a "newbie" to this industry. Been reading quite a lot of stuff. listening and all that. I've been missing the creative part. It's all hard core selling. Same contents over and over again. You're dead right! "Depth is missing in the online marketing world. Everything is so didactic…"

    1. sorry to hear that they've got in your head too. :-( lots of us are like that. you have to rise above it and recognise the bullshit from the bullshit. what you describe is not marketing. it gets attention to look but then disappoints with some "fine print" or "loop hole". The product is what people pay for, not the marketing. your marketing should be just an "enhancer".

      right on! at least now you're going in a positive direction forward. nice to see you here!

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