In any business regardless if it’s on or offline, it all boils down to one thing at the end of the day… Who you know, and more importantly, Who the FU** knows you. If you have sensitive eyes and figured out that the asterisks after FU are the letters “C” and “K” my apologies, but I’m feeling very passionate as I’m writing this.
Something dawned on me…
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has an email address set up specifically for your Guru mailing lists – if you don’t please visit your email provider of choice and set up a dummy account for this specific reason. So as I was doing my normal routine today I logged into my designated email account and noticed that I had 13 new messages, which is nothing out of the ordinary, and while I was sifting through the Aweber generated communications I realized that they all had something in common – they were all promoting Brad Fallon and Andy Jenkins’ Stomp The Search Engines 2 release. Wow.. Immediately I started thinking back to the Mass Control launch and the magnitude of force behind it, and that’s when it really hit me: This is exactly how the millions are made online. It’s who you know, who knows you, and what they are willing to do for you. This financial mantra is no different online than it is with the Donald Trumps and Ted Turners of the world.
You’re going to love this…
Imagine launching a product and having the force of 15-20 of the worlds most successful Internet marketers blasting your launch to their lists every day for a consecutive 2 weeks prior to the release date. On September 3rd I received a blast from the likes of Yaro Starak, Frank Kern, Jason Moffat and Matt Callen to name a few – and if any of the people I just mentioned are reading this and have an issue with your name being mentioned, I love you all and you’ve taught me tons, but in the next 48 hours you will make more money individually than I have made in my entire working career – so bite me.
Back to my point, let’s hypothetically say that each of the 20 people blasting your launch own 5 lists combining 10,000 hungry ass leads – that would give you a total of 200,000 targeted leads not including your own lists. Take that number and throw in a conversion rate of 15% on the first day of launch and a product priced at $97 and with less than half the people converting you would have a total of…
$2,910,000.00 in sales
The last thing I want to do is discourage anyone from aspirations of Internet domination, like my man Avon Blake, but I do want to remove the veil over your eyes for a minute and bring to light the harsh realities of gaining “Guru” status in the affiliate marketing industry. The only way you are permitted access to the inner circle of marketing powerhouses is through money – not by paying your way in, but by becoming a top affiliate. If you consistently out perform on top campaigns and industry wide launches you will quickly gain recognition just as each one of our Guru’s did. You will begin getting phone calls and emails with directions to every “secret” roundtable meet up, and as long as you deliver results you too will be bathing in tubs full of money.
Affiliate newbies and beginner bloggers pay attention…
Keep your goals realistic. Start off by connecting with people who are on your level and create a strong network to bounce ideas in and out of. If you become over obsessed with what the Gurus are doing, you will be passing up opportunities to form your own roundtable of ninja marketers. If you are out to make millions and millions of dollars, fine, but don’t fool yourself with dreams of being the next Shoemoney because it won’t happen. Why waste your time making the Gurus richer by blasting everything they put out? They really don’t need your help if they truely are as big as we think they are. Why not concentrate on making your own network richer by promoting your own products, and eachothers? This is how the rich stay rich my friends. Think about it.
11 thoughts on “How The Rich Stay Rich: An Internet Marketing Reality Check”
Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.
I was actually going to write up a post just like this one today but I got so busy with everything else that I may not have time to get it done today.
But I do want to get it done, although I plan to call out some names just to see if I can get some controversy going 😉
Elijah-Blue! You know how powerful a dedicated group of “D-List” bloggers could be by helping each other out like the “Gurus” do? Hit me up, let’s start a movement! 😉
I’d be willing to join a D-list movement, but maybe I belong on the Z-list.
Anyways, I think reaching towards becoming one of the big guys is a good goal, but smaller goals must be set along the way. A person also needs to take a different approach than what the current A-list has taken. Once I figure out what it is, I’ll let you know 🙂
Jay, you are on to something there. I was thinking about putting something like this together. How about a 9rules type site, a private collective for newbie bloggers. I’d happily provide the domain name / hosting / design if you wish. And then a handful of us could moderate it.
What do you think?
In theory, we could become very powerful!
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Ladies and Gents.. Long before this blog was even launched that was a plan of mine.
How could it not benefit us? If we were to have a weekly Skype group for example – like a sunday morning session, or whatever – I really think some serious movement would come out of it.
We should really really think about this…
This is how each one of our favorite Guru’s become the people that they are.. they connected with other people and embraced the opportunity that was presented to them.
I would definitely be interested in something like this as well. While I don’t have as much traffic as you all right now, I am all for helping out other small blogs to get some footing and traffic.
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I totally agree about not trying to suck up to the “big boys”, but rather connect with your own peer group, and grow together. One day, we’ll be the senior class…
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Wow, a really nice post. Real eye – opener.
The group idea is really nice.
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So, so true. You’ve hit the nail on the head with this one. Like many walks in life, the affiliate marketing world is one of “who you know, not what you know”.
Taking on the big boys with their own products, trying to out perform them alone is a waste of time – they have vast networks of scuttle sites that they can use to boost their money sites….and they all keep the link luv strictly “inner circle”. Us little guys have to pick long tail, little used niches, build our infrastructure and our network and then slowly slowly, we can rise!
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Well, I would say that it is an idea to think about that there is some sharing of information between certain people. Some individuals are not able to handle information at their current state, and so it would not arrive to them.
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