Saturday, August 30, 2014

Take This Job And Shove It

As my time here at Bloggers Market draws to a close ( I know I’m repeating myself from last week ), I’m taking time for reflection. Reflection on where I’ve come and where it is that I’m going. As you have no doubt witnessed I have moved away from the lesson’s or training on this site for the new Bloggers and have become a bit more philosophic in my approach to writing and Blogging in general.

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You’ll see this trend continue with a greater variance in topics as time goes on. This is truly what has precipitated my move to my new Blogging Home. As I have moved away from “Make Money Blogging” and started to “Philosophize” I’ve seen my traffic increase 3 fold. As I have stopped catering to the niche and started to write for just the sake of writing, I’ve also had a bit more fun.

Cashing In

As I have crossed the open desert of Internet Marketing, I’ve been able to find an oasis or two along the way that at the very least will provide me with the necessary income to continue to bend your ear. These skills were hard-won and were never found in any type of E-Book.

My Table Was Already Set

I came to this table, prepared ….. I wouldn’t say as an extreme professional, but by-George I wasn’t far off that shore!

I’ll have to admit that I was a little more than surprised in how difficult it was for me to establish myself Online; I’m not done yet. I’ve seen many a good Blogger come and go. This at times has been of greater surprise than other aspects of this business.

The Toughest Niche

At least in this niche ( a niche that Darren Rowse calls the toughest around as most coming in to this niche already have a good idea of what it is that they are doing and don’t as a whole or market, buy a lot of e-products ) the competition and the attrition rate are horrid. I truly shutter to think of all the money that has been spent and lost by those who just could not make a go of it.

My own sales figures bear this out, as I track those who purchase my products and services. My products are as close to perfect as I can get them, however they are hard to sell and once purchased fall to a quick decay 8 times in 10. Such is Internet Marketing. I’m selling a product or service that is desired, but lack of action and commitment by those customers involved lead to entrepreneurial bankruptcy. This problem is systemic.

Everyone Wants To Sing

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, but few have what it takes. No one wants to work with others anymore. Our education system is in disarray. Too many people; too few resources.

Think of all the information that is available to all on the Internet today. A year’s study Online would have made you a genius back in the 1800′s. Yet so few are able to take that information and make it work for them.

Anyone For Boot camp ?

Now I understand that as far as info on the net is concerned, most is social or entertainment in nature. But there is a fair amount of educational information that few take advantage of. Most have no idea how to use it; that’s why you see so many “boot camps”. Those that want to make a difference with their lives realize that after offering a product, too few who purchase actually know how to deploy or use those products, leading to all the “boot camps” you see. For those who lack even the common understanding of that term; here it is: It’s called “basic training”.

Take This Job And …

So here it is that we have all of these good folks Online with little if any education that have told the boss to take their jobs and shove them and then throw caution to the wind and proclaim themselves entrepreneurs. They see the liqueur of low investment with starting a business or Blog Online and start drinking only to become drunk and pass-out.

If only these so-called entrepreneurs would drink in moderation, the web would be a much safer and profitable place for the rest of us.

Comments

  1. Raj says:

    ‘Drinking in moderation’ is an excellent piece of advice. Thanks for that. BTW, are you sure about, ‘A year’s online study would have made you a genius in 1800′s?’ :)
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    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Raj, and welcome back!
      If you would do me a big favor and read this carefully: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory ………. you will see what I mean. You would be setting “William Herschel” and “Maria Mitchell” on their ears with a careful explaintion of the above. You would also be the talk of the town. You would also be rich in no time with the above information ……… if you could grind glass!

  2. Adrienne says:

    Hey Jeffrey,

    I can only speak from experience but I know how it is to purchase a product and then become overwhelmed because even for the beginners, sometimes it’s over our heads. We don’t quite understand all the terminology or maybe haven’t done some of the work that needs to be done first before applying what we have learned with a particular product. There is just so much to learn and know when first starting out which is why this niche is so competitive.

    Bootcamps are great too, you can actually get more hands on information and some offer connecting with other people in these same programs. I’ve met some awesome people through some of these services

    I must admit, I enjoy hearing from you and you sharing your experiences with us with your own journey. I know you are so much more advanced then a lot of us in most areas but since you do cater mostly to the beginners, you take the time to help them with their questions. That’s what makes you stand out to me Jeffrey so I appreciate that!

    As your time here winds down, I have no doubt that what lays ahead for you are only bigger and better things. There’s no place left but up my friend. That’s how I chose to view this.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend and don’t work too hard. By the way, be sure and tell Carolyn I said Hi! Can’t wait to meet you both some day! :-)

    ~Adrienne
    Adrienne recently posted..How To Never Run Out Of Blog Post Ideas

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Adrienne,
      Sometimes I feel like I’m caught up in a whirlwind, can’t catch my breath. I’m knee deep in hot water and breaking out in a cold sweet. Can’t seem to catch a turtle, in this rat race. Feels like I’m losing ground, at a breakneck pace.

      What I’m trying to say here is that I’m trying to get a handle on providing my market with a product that works so I can successfully build my brand name.

      That’s why I’m confronted with the knowledge that I am going to have to throw in some pop-physiology with my products considering who it is that is buying them.

      As for that video that I mentioned to you, it will be posted here next Saturday! Killer!!!

      And as for meeting Carolyn and I, we’re really looking forward to your “Keynote Address” in the fall on next year at “The South East World Series Of Inernet Marketing” ……….. oh by the way, I failed to mention one critical point, I intend on video taping the whole thing so that you can offer it as a paid product to your market.

      Hey I understand that thowing you under the bus makes for a bumppie trip, but grab a mitt and get in the game will ya …… roll up your sleeves. Hire a speech therapist. Stand in front of a mirror ……… you’re up!!! Swing for the fences!

      Look at it this way …… it could be worse ……… it could be me that has to lead-off in the top of the 1st inning!

      • Adrienne says:

        Jeffrey, I have more faith in you my friend. You need to change your outlook and attitude and more of the good will start coming your way instead of the other. Not that I’m saying you aren’t doing good things. That’s not what I meant so don’t jump on me for that. I believe you just need to have more faith in your abilities because you have some killer experience in this industry. These bumps in the road will be behind you soon!

        With the direction you are now headed I have no doubt that things will start falling into place for you. I see the light!

        Yeah, our conversation about that “Keynote Address” will continue. One way or the other though, I will be meeting you both in the future. I just have a feeling about that.

        Video taping the entire event, that would be a smart way to go. Promote it as a product after the fact is always a great way to share great training with those who aren’t able to make the live event.

        Yeah, yeah, yeah! I hear ya! We’ll see!

        Have a good weekend you two! :-)
        Adrienne recently posted..How To Never Run Out Of Blog Post Ideas

  3. When I was starting in this business I had a lot of “boot Camps” and seminars to make sure that I do things right.
    Mark@Lethal Commission Review recently posted..Product Launch Formula Review-By Jeff Walker

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Mark,
      I would be kinda interested in knowing whether or not you have been through the “Product Launch Formula” that is mentioned in your CommentLuv site link below your comment here.

  4. Hi Jeffrey,
    I did the same thing when I started my PD blog. I wrote about topics that I thought people would be interested in. Now I write about what interests me and my traffic has increased dramatically because of it.

    I hardly spend time online on pure “leisure activities” since I started my blog because there is just too much work to be done.
    Justin | Personal Growth recently posted..What’s the Difference Between Feedback and Criticism

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Justin, thanks for coming by today!

      Kinda frustrating really. I had a pretty good reception to what I wrote, just very few reading. Then I started writing about how to provide a native nesting for php within your WordPress Posts and in a word “Zoom”, traffic soared.

      I guess the beginners would rather purchase a product instead of reading through this Blog, even though I actually numbered the posts for ease of reading.

      Whatever, I’m over it. However, I’ve had the uneasy realization the past several weeks that I’m going to have to throwing in some pop-psychology into my future products, which I have never really written about. I can’t say I’m really looking forward to that!

      I’ve always been of the mind to just do it, without anyone urging me along that I can do it. But I can see how important “the power of postive thinking” is to the newcomer.

      I’m an awesome teacher, however I’m not so good at cheer-leading!

  5. Everyone loves singing but not me. I have a hoarse voice.

  6. Barry Wells says:

    Hi Jeffrey,

    Like you and others have said here, I used to write about what I thought people would be interested in but have now started to write about my journey and what I’m doing online. I have also seen an increase in traffic as a result.

    When it comes to products, I’ve only created a few but I’ve bought a lot more and I have to say that some of them are written in such a way that it’s hard to understand exactly what’s being said.

    Many a time I have got so far through them and then get so stuck that I close them and think “oh I’ll come back to that” and I never do. Then of course they get forgotten and left on the HD until I have a clean up.

    I think “Boot Camps” can be good as they show people how things work and what’s needed. I’m currently taking part in the Learn With Sally coaching, which I suppose is a form of a boot camp and I have to say that the coaching is far far better than I ever thought it could be. I’ve been online for some time now and this coaching is showing a whole lot of things that i’ve never approached before, and it’s really working for me.

    I have no doubt that your new site will be awesome Jeffrey and look forward to it, ducks an all ;)

    I know it’ll be great, like you said to Justin, you’re an awesome teacher but not a cheer leader ;)

    Looking forward Jeffrey, take care

    Barry
    Barry Wells recently posted..Another Fear Conquered Thanks To Sally Neill and My Latest Online Win

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Barry,
      Just like anything one who undertakes teaching, training people takes certain skills. Not everyone is on the same page here and learns at the same pace, or the same way.

      Most Online just want to sell something, anything. They never really consider if the material they present is presented right or is even correct for that matter.

      I am incredibly careful in these matters. Even then I can get caught in the gears of the machine. In my last project ( that got caught in it’s own set of gears and was never released ) “WordPress Secrets”, I explain how you need to include your server ip to install WordPress before your domain propagates. Now WordPress themselves never mention this fact.

      WordPress Example:
      http://barry-wells.com/wp-admin/install.php

      My Example:
      http://148.458.78.7/~barry-wells.com/wp-admin/install.php

      The WordPress Example will fail to install if the domain name does not have the name servers set correctly or the domain name has not propagated.

      My Example will never fail under any circumstance, ever. You will have to go back and make minor changes to your database later to remove your ip once your domain name has propagated, but that’s it …… or so I thought.

      Now I understand that you have to place your hosting account into the mix. This is a hosting requirment. I was unaware that such additions could be placed on your domains server address. I thought there was some sort of a standard practice in place that all follow, obviously I was wrong.

      Now, we go:

      http://148.458.78.7/~myhostingaccountname/barry-wells.com/wp-admin/install.php

      Notice that even the placement of tilda has changed. The above changes everything and makes my work invalid …. just great. Thank God I’m not in print!!!

  7. Peggy Baron says:

    Hi Jeffrey,

    My first time here as I came through Barry Well’s. First off, I appreciate your writing style – it speaks to me. It’s nice to meet you. :)

    I’ve been on both sides of info product purchases that don’t go as desired. I’ve bought and tucked away some for future use… only to have them floating around on my hard drive like ghosts, always haunting me.

    I’ve also created products that not everyone has put to use. With one of them, where I explained how to do what I do, I offered ongoing help, especially marketing help, via a newsletter. This ongoing support has been very successful and I see some of my students really growing, which is very rewarding for me. I guess the newsletter is a version of a bootcamp.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Peggy
    Peggy Baron recently posted..I’d Like To Make It Easier For You To Whip Out Quality Content…

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Peggy and Welcome!

      I’ve got a few of those Ghosts and Grimlins lurking on my hard-drive as well.

      I’ve been talking with Adrienne Smith lately about the need to throw in some pop-psychology with our products to get people to take action.

      It’s also a task and a half to determine who is serious about a future here Online and who is just out prospecting for Gold.

  8. Darren says:

    Most of the people who seem to be interested in internet marketing seem to have ‘horse before the cart syndrome.’ There’s nothing magic about running a business online, other than the low cost of entry. As you said, that means a crowded marketplace.

    People have to be realistic about how to achieve success. It takes work and them something extra!

    Darren
    Darren recently posted..8 Terrific Tips For New Bloggers

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Darren,
      Thanks for dropping by my Blog!

      I”ll have to apoligize for the slow reply, I have a crazy big launch coming up the first of the year that has capitalized a great deal of my time. I hope to see you over at Jeffrey-Morgan.com this January.

      As for your comment on this Blog; I’ll have to admit that I was a little more than suprised at the “something extra” that one needs to accomplish their goals online.

  9. Arjun Rai says:

    I have around 250 blogger friends connected on Facebook. Each of them claim to be an entrepreneur or CEO. What they actually do is re-write tech news and reviews from different blogs. Is that entrepreneurship? that the heck is at stake for these people? what blasted ground shattering development have these people brought. the fact is these are jobless people who cannot compete in the jobs market and have read a few articles on internet and got inspired (read brainwashed) into believing they are entrepreneurs.

    Good luck with your post “make money online” blogging life. Cheers.
    Arjun Rai recently posted..XRF tester

    • Jeffrey says:

      Hi Arjun,
      I do believe your comment is the best I have read all year here at Bloggers Market!

      Arjun, I do look forward to your contiuned input over at Jeffrey Morgan. Please don’t be a stranger!

  10. abhinav says:

    Great Point you discuss with us.Its very helpful for me. thank you so much for sharing this post.
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