Quite often when romances start of you only have eyes for the other person, you are prepared to completely over look some little flaws, the annoying laugh, the hair growing out of their ears, the constant smell of patchouli oil (Don’t ask me how I know about that one!).
Over time you start to notice the the flaws and those little insignificant flaws become major issues sometimes the flaws become so much of an issue the cause the end of a relationship. Quite often the catalyst is noticing someone who doesn’t have that flaw that annoys the hell out of you.
In last mondays blog post I talked about looking outside the fish tank at the wider world. this was brought home to in a big way only yesterday. Over the past week I’ve been reading some great blogs by several Internet marketers who treat IM as an extension of “Real World” marketing. You find that as you read one blog you find a link to another great blog and so on.
It’s been like a breath of fresh air.
Then yesterday I opened up my email and there was an email from someone who I had bought a product off of a while back.. the title was:
“sudden death (NOT about Whitney Houston)”
I mean how low can you get? Who in their right mind would think that was a good subject line.
It got me thinking really hard about how short sighted and myopic the IM niche can be as opposed to Online Marketing (I’ve manufactured a distinction for the purposes of this article).
I love the IM niche I love to teach and show people how to make money online, I create products that show them how to do that and I like to think that I add value and that I have something worthwhile to say.
Over the past 7 years I’ve defended the IM niche from people who say it’s just full of scammers and people who want to rip off newbies. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have subscribers and customers and friends in the IM niche who I consider to be incredibly ethical who wouldn’t knowingly promote, create or support a bad product but I am starting to think that I am wrong.
I think it’s time to get out of this relationship as the flaws are annoying the hell out of me.
How about you?
Want to come on a journey of discovery with me, out of this stinking stagnating pond and into the wider world?
So where do we start?
Well you can start by paying attention to this… I’ll say it only once.
Take your excuses and shove them… There are no more excuses.
No , I haven’t got time – make time.
No, I can’t afford it – you can start this journey for less that a pizza and a beer.
No, I don’t know what to do.. create a blog, write good content, promote the blog via social media and guest blogging and BUILD A LIST, build a relationship and sell things via your list.
Let start on the journey by broadening our horizons.
Read the following post If it doesn’t get you thinking then maybe you aren’t cut out for this:
Over the coming months I am going to try to get away from IM, I’ll create some sites with value and attempt to generate an income from them. I’ll embrace transparency so you see my successes and failures . Are you coming on the journey?
Ok off to take my anti grumpy pills! Let me know what you think with a comment, and if you want to get updates then add your email address below… you won’t be spammed.. I promise!