Outside of needing an occasional piece of code or support with a sticky theme problem, I’m pretty self-sufficient when it comes to Blogging. I’ve even become a pretty fair writer. What I do need help with is marketing. I’m interested in learning anything about marketing that I possibly can from the pros within Internet Marketing; which is not to be confused with Blogging. Blogging in one corner, Internet Marketing in another.
I’ve Googled until bow-legged and blind looking into Internet Marketing. Wherever I go it’s always the same thing. First comes the “have I got something truly cool for you, it’s just what you need” just “Opt-in” here, after which I get the pitch about how this or that Internet Marketer started out either in the garage or the basement of some friend or compassionate relative, while the individual goes about digging out from under hundreds of thousands in debt, to arrive at the end of the rainbow to find a 458 Italia. Throw in a picture of the doting wife and kid ( a dog with a Frisbee in its mouth is always a nice touch ) and you have a killer up-sell.
I get tired of the endless stories of “if you had a million dollars, what would you do with it ?” And the “are you where you want to be in life ?” “Do you have the money you desire ?”. Can you take care of your family and take them on vacation with you for 11 months out of the year ? Can you afford to put gas in the family car ? On and on ……… God’s teeth, I’m drowning in useless PDF’s and now my E-Mail account is bankrupt from all the useless up-sells, usually pitching some other poor mutts useless power of positive something product …….. it’s enough to make your hair hurt!
What I’m looking for is something to work with. I don’t need a perfect road map of the yellow brick road, but I do want to get a feel for whom I’m about to invest several hundred dollars with. If I can tie into a Blog or can find someone who can give me an honest assessment, I’m good to go. But everyone in this day of social media are tied together pitching each others products.
There are about two dozen or so top guns out there making a killing at Internet Marketing and I can think of only one that is available full-time through their Blog. There are at least two others who come and go, but with nothing that you can build on. The rest I guess are on that 11 month vacation mentioned above.
Can anyone please provide me some answers here? If not, then there goes the launch of “Bloggers Billionaires Blogging Bonanza” and then ……. it’s back to the car-wash working for peanuts!