You said you wanted more transparency. I shall oblige you…
This year so far, I estimate that about $100 Million has been made by “gurus” doing product launches. I know a lot of these numbers because I have written copy for most of these people. I have an “insider line” on what various promotions have done. And while I never reveal confidential information from anyone’s individual business… I can tell you that as an aggregate the number is very close to $70 million… and I believe it’ll be over $200 Million by the end of the year.
You’re being lied to — continuously and with gusto. Most of the courses and programs have been touted as “must have” methods and secrets you “cant’ live without”… and the sales pitch for these things makes it clear that if you don’t have the latest, greatest, whiz-bang whang-doodle, you’ll be lost in the middle of a hopeless world. Simply not true.
You’re the victim of an elaborate scam — just like you already suspect. Now, not all “Internet Marketers” are scamming you. And some who are scamming you aren’t doing it on purpose. But at the end of the day, you’re still sitting there with your wallet cleaned out. And it doesn’t have to be this way.
Now here’s the secret I want you to “get”.
You can learn a lot from the “gurus”… but mostly by watching what they do instead of what they say.
What they say is… “You just have to have Method X, and if you don’t, you’ll never REALLY be successful.” And then they proceed to sell you Method X… for a lot of money.
And now may I ask you: how’s that working for you so far?
How many more “Method X’s” will it take before you get the picture?
So that’s what they SAY..
But HERE’S What They DO…
What the “gurus” are all doing — the one thing that they have in common – is so simple that when I tell you about it you’re going to be tempted to gloss over it.
You’ve heard it before.
It’s not sexy.
But it’s what’s really going on.
And you want to know what’s really going on.. and how to profit from it yourself… don’t you?
Okay. Now that you’re ready to take what I’m about to tell you as the serious truth, here’s what every single successful guru does:
Find a big group of people who are (a) passionate about a topic, who (b) have money to spend on that topic (and who already do spend money on it), and then (c) find out what they want, (d) make the product these people are begging for and (e) sell it to them.
You most likely already knew this.
Think about how the “gurus” sell their stuff to… let’s call it “The Internet Marketing Crowd” or “IM Crowd”.
And what do we know about the “IM Crowd”? Well, follow along with me here. The IM Crowd…
- Is passionate about making money online.
- Has money to spend on their topic.
- And already does spend money on it!
So the smart “guru” just figures out what these folks want… makes it… and sells it to them.
The secrets of becoming a guru – revealed!
So What’s Wrong With That?
Let me be really clear: not a thing is wrong with this.
In fact, I recommend you do exactly the same thing in your own market.
What IS wrong, though, is when Gilligan Guru starts telling you seductive lies that go like this: “Step right up, ladies and gents, and get your own Money Making Genie 2012! Just rub the lamp, and money comes out of your computer just like an ATM machine! It’s MAGIC!”
And without the Money Making Genie, the Guru implies, you just can’t make it in this business.
But ask yourself a question: why isn’t Gilligan Guru actually using Money Making Genie himself?
And if he’s not using the Genie… then how IS Gilligan Guru making his money?
Right: he’s doing it by telling lies. He’s appealing to your desires alright, but not delivering the goods.
Whether it’s Method X or Money Making Genie 2021… the “guru” is making promises but not keeping them.
And he’s not telling you what really makes him all that money.
Read This Part Or Stay Broke (Your Choice!)
There is a very real conspiracy to extract as much money from you as possible.
Right now, as I write this, there is a group of “gurus” sitting in a circle in some hotel suite.
Each one of them is talking about their own version of Method X, and how he plans to sell it to the masses.
And they are all agreeing to promote one another’s Method X….
…and that’s why you keep getting email after email from the same group of people promoting one another.
Now, am I saying it’s wrong to promote products for other people? No. I’m not. What I am saying is that when there is an organized “plan” to put you into a cycle of buying one $2,000 or $5,000 product after another, without regard for what’s best for you…
…when you have bought… and bought… and bought stuff, but still haven’t made any money….
…when you are being told 10-12 times per year that the latest, greatest, “Method X” is the “one true answer” to all your problems…
….and you keep racking up credit card debt to buy all this crap, with no results to show for it…
IT’S TIME TO GET OFF THE MERRY-GO-ROUND.
It’s time to stop buying crap, and start making some money. Agreed?
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Thanks! Now… what do you have to say about all this?