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Internet Marketing newbies a nuisance?

After the conclusion of Internet Money Secrets, there’s been a buzz of discussion about what people got out of the event.

I gave the feedback that the sessions by Joel Comm, Ewen Chia, Jo Han Mok, Kelvin Hui, Stuart Tan and Peter Drew provided value.

Some of the strategies could be used as the bedrock of an Internet Marketing campaign.

In fact, Jo Han sharing his strategy in getting testimonials for new products was worth the price of the seminar.

And on the sidelines of the even, I got Ewen to spill the beans on the marketing strategy for Web Advertising Secrets.

Internet Money Secrets speakers

Internet Money Secrets Speakers: Stuart Tan, Joel Comm, Kelvin Hui, Ewen Chia, Peter Drew, Jo Han Mok

Quite a stellar lineup.

And yet there’s been some recent controversy.

Over at the Internet Marketing Singapore forums, the thread I started: Feedback: Internet Money Secrets

has newbie Internet Marketers giving the following grouse:

  • Internet money secrets, so where are the secrets ? May you guys got it…
  • For a newbie like me, it is just like another preview section and ended up asking people to buy their products again. I didnt find it beneficial and left the seminar with disappointment. Still somehow lost.
  • I only see Stuart lectures are good and straightforward, he is the one who is willing to share all the so call secrets and I see he is working very hard. I appreciate the sincerity he’s shown.
  • As for Ewen presentation, he is basically going thru the motion of the steps and nothing much except showing how much he earns and that lead to people rushing to buy his products. Is that really so simple ?, yeah that is Singaporean, a bit lazy, just pay to earn. Good money ah, earn >100K within an hour…I think Ewen can switch to giving seminars to make money.
  • The rest of the speaker, they are not really helpful to get some useful hints.
    I am sorry to give such comments, but this is how some of us feel when we communicate with each other… sigh.

What I don’t get is ‘disappointment’ newbies might feel about the event.

My buddy Stuart Tan gave out 10 hours of newbie Internet Marketing materials BEFORE the event.

He also gave out teleseminars with luminaries like Yanik Silver, Jeff Walker, Kelvin Hui and others BEFORE the event.

I suspect many did not go through all the materials.

Maybe some did not even go through ANY of it.

If that was the case, I feel it’s disrespectful to the speakers and even more dispectful to the participant involved because they did not get value out of the seminar.

I doubt you’d invite Michael Schumacher to a driving workshop and ask him how to open the door, adjust the mirrors, turn on the headlights.

Likewise, why would you ask established Internet Marketers to start at the equivalent of an Internet Marketing 101?

I’d think you’d do your basic research before the event, investing in SecretBlogWeapon, UltimateAffiliateWeapon, or Affiliate Project X BEFORE the event.

AT THE EVENT, corner the speakers and ask them for the insider story on a recent project.

Don’t waste your time or theirs by asking what’s RSS or what’s WordPress.

It’s very frustrating, but you see the same patterns repeating.

Look at this post: Why 90% of Internet Marketers fail

Sounds like a similar scenario doesn’t it?

Here’s my theory.

It’s not Internet Marketing that’s the issue.

People are not motivated to succeed.

If you’re blunt, they’re lazy.

If you’re taking your first steps into Internet Marketing, and you’re expecting success to be handed to you on a silver platter. You’d be waiting at the table for a long time.

If you’re hungry for success however, you can take action today.

5 comments on Internet Marketing newbies a nuisance?

  1. Jet
    October 30, 2006 at 9:55 pm (4994 days ago)

    Well, maybe it’s time to show some compasssion for those who are technically less inclined. It can be quite daunting when many IM terminalogies are suddenly thrown at them. Let’s encourage them to continue learning at their pace and check out the forums more and most importantly learn! Even Ewen and Stuart said they started from scratch just like anyone else. The only difference is that their education journey is an ongoing one…..and they started with a game plan in mind….

  2. Jet
    October 30, 2006 at 10:06 pm (4994 days ago)

    Hmmm, is this Shoemaker Guy another Internet Guru cum Celebrity? I don’t mind having that checks written in favour my name….and don’t worry, won’t ask him about RSS….it’s Really a Simple Syndication idea….. ;)

  3. Andrew Wee
    October 30, 2006 at 10:06 pm (4994 days ago)

    Hi Jet,
    tks for yr feedback.

    Even Ewen and Stuart said they started from scratch just like anyone else. The only difference is that their education journey is an ongoing one…..and they started with a game plan in mind….

    i think the other major difference is that there was a hefty pre-convention pack that consisted of 10 hours of MP3s, a whole bunch of teleseminars, and software provided before the seminar.

    i think it boils downs to priorities.

    If generating a secondary, potentially massive source of income (and we’ve seen internet newbies making income in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars in their first year like Rosalind “Super Affiliate Handbook” Garnder) is a priority for you.

    There really is NO reason that we should give ourselves for not taking action.

    Literally, Internet Marketing is a game where ‘you snooze, you lose’.

    You put in hobby time and effort, you get back hobby money.

    I feel really frustrated when effort is not taken and blame is put on a perfectly good program.


    “compasssion for those who are technically less inclined”

    I can show you at least a dozen work-at-home mothers who’re single, with kids, who started out PC illiterate and are now making five figure incomes on the internet.

    Was it easy? Nope.
    Was it possible? Yes.
    Why did they succeed? They were hungry enough.

  4. Andrew Wee
    October 30, 2006 at 10:10 pm (4994 days ago)

    Hey Jet,
    I think you meant to post your Shoemoney comment in this thread: “Pick Shoemoney’s brain”
    cos I don’t mention him in this post…

    If you’re into serious blogging, the two blogs you must check out regularly are:
    1) Shoemoney.com
    2) ProBlogger.net

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