When I first launched “Email Players”, a blue light special who subscribed made me the following offer:
(Paraphrased, this was 6.5 years ago)
“Ben! If you’re so good at this, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is? I have an offer that converts at (whatever the %’s were). What if you write me an email campaign and I’ll pay you a commission on the extra sales over what I usually get! This is a great deal, you’d be a fool not to take me up on!”
“Away with ye, marketing prole boy.”
And off he scuttled… to some forum.
And, in this forum, he whined about my rebuking him to his marketing prole friends and, like the marketing proles do, they all started saying, “yeah, that Ben sure is a dummy — why wouldn’t he take you up on that generous offer?” Along with the usual prattling marketing proles do, with more drama than you can find on a Game of Thrones episode.
Another true story about marketing proles:
Once upon a time I decided to help someone get started in the copywriting bid’niz.
And, this person (a chick), started mysteriously getting various offers (all of them stewpid ideas) from various people (all guys pretending to be successful, but were just newbies) asking her to partner up/JV to sell their products, do work for them in exchange for “exposure”, and other deals that made zero sense at all considering she had zero experience at all, with no portfolio or prior experience. i.e. they simply wanted to have the secks with her and, like marketing proles with zero game do, that was the only way they knew to try.
Call them cautionary tales.
Marketing proles are everywhere.
And, this is one of the games they play.
If you’re new to this bid’niz, my advice is to tell them to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.
Create your own offers.
Build your own list.
And email it every day.
As for creating offers and building a list, that’s not my speciality. But, when you’re ready for the email part, that’s where my “Email Players” newsletter comes into play.
It ain’t cheap.
And it ain’t for the marketing proles.
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