Killer post title don’t you think?
I, like anyone else, loves to read the details of life changing deals in Internet Marketing. However, most have little usable intel. And, as stories go, this one is so fortuitously stupid that it really isn’t worth going over here. It involved the sale of a business and two domain names. There, you have the scoop!
This story, indeed this post, goes much deeper though. It involves the greater issue of leverage that such online activities bring. With that leverage comes the ability to market where one could never have marketed before, because of the exposure that such deals provide.
Some do so well online that they can now provide the details of “success” for the online marketer to a hungry market, gaining even greater exposure. Only problem is, that they have no idea what they are talking about. They truly can only speak of their experiences, yet for some reason they go beyond that to establish themselves as authorities in many other areas of internet marketing. Talking or writing about affiliate marketing, or domain name mining or such, with absolutely no experience at it what-so-ever.
Those that troll online for opportunities for years are the ones in the trenches that have the real experience. They are the real ones; the authorities; the ones with true experience with depth. Those who troll, spend years looking at a bewildering amount of online earning opportunities from every angle, earning as they go. I’m afraid that those who are trench diggers, those that we really need to hear from, are those that we will never hear from. Reason being, is that they are busy doing it and not writing about it.
Eventually, most will surface explaining how they registered 10,000 domain names back in 1990, and sold them in social media packages, through social media for millions. Great, you could register domain names for free prior to 1995, however, things have changed. You now have carrying cost for domain names that would make such opportunities for the most part, useless now.
Just because you make a lot of money online does not make you an automatic authority in all areas of online marketing, and those in the trenches can understand as much, it’s the new guy who take such propaganda as fact and has to endure the consequences of lost opportunities and worse …… lost time.