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Apparently 10 years of failure

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Axioms, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Axioms

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    Decent read until now.
     
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    Very interesting article.

    I had similar problems in the last few years, I focused all my attention on studying and trying to reach some goals that I completely forgot to take care of my body and mind health. In the last two years I changed my mindset, I have lost around 20kg, and I gave up trying to make stupid things just for the sake of learning. I never made 20k dollars per month, but I can understand why he got into troubles like that...
     
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    I haven't read the article, but in ten years he was making bunch of monies with most experience. The blog is well-known and the author would had written great.

    $20k per month is not a less margin for anyone, but people still try to make more.
     
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    LOL! haha

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    Nice article. I would love to see what his ads contained which were "inappropriate" according to the network owner/s. :)
     
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    Wow, interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

    His story about being -$8,000 reminded me of Chris Sacca's -$2,000,000 story.
     
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    Very good read. I have been in the business for many years now so I remember the waves around the times that he speaks of. Much of his story led me to reflecting thinking about my own story.
     
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    What an awful article. Seriously. Dude goes on boasting and positioning himself basically to end off the article like, "I'm depressed, I hate my job, my life and have no motivation".

    WTF?

    Here are some key points that bothered me:

    1) Saying that he still believes money can make him happy - No wonder you're depressed dude. I'll tell you what, money does NOT make people happy. It can alleviate stress up to a point. But spend a year or 2 in prison and you'll learn really quick what makes people TRULY HAPPY. Freedom, family, relationships, safety & security. Money MAY be a small part of "security" but freedom and family trump all. Dude said he has depression, so he's not even FREE. True freedom isn't a physical thing. It's an emotional thing. A lot of people lack emotional freedom. They always feel trapped and confused. Think more money is gonna make them happy and that's the exact patch he seems to be on right now. It's not a very good path to build a blog or business on.

    2) I can't respect the way he sits perched up on his fake ivory towers while looking down and largely condemning affiliate marketing. Seth Godin said it best, "all marketers are liars". FFS, that's the REASON I got into marketing. Cause I come from a family of salesmen. And salesmen may be great liars. But great salesmen tend to know whats true and whats really important in life. They can see through all the bs and it's easy to see the truth. It doesn't matter 1 bit if you're selling bags of rotten, stinky shit to people. As long as those people believe that shit is blessed with some magical powers, and they are HAPPY that they bought it, that's ALL that matters. You're MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY.

    3) I think it's hilarious how he felt more ethical / morally superior by promoting video games vs some acai berries. Almost like he's completely unaware of gaming addiction. It's a huge part of the reason why so many teens are fat as hell, socially awkward, emotionally stunted, have no friends and wanna commit suicide when their parents tell them to stop playing WOW. At least when you sell some miracle berries to someone... they're gonna be motivated to focus on their health and possibly workout. I'm surprised this dude made the money he made cause smart marketers know how relative morals really are.

    4) There was no real value offered in the post. The fog of depression runs so thick it comes off more like a therapy session. And the blog itself is a nightmare to look at. Just saying, I thought this dude spoke at ungagged. Guys like this should know to keep business matters in the business and personal matters at home. Let me rephrase that. It's ok to talk about your problems. I know plenty of guys who have gone through melt downs. Like Frank Kern. But Kern was smart enough to not talk about all that shit until AFTER he got all his issues sorted. Same thing with Joe Polish and many other people. That's not even the point. The point is, when you are getting back into blogging the LAST THING you should do is make your first post some depressing ass article. Failure can be inspirational. But I doubt there are many people who read that article and felt inspired or uplifted at all. Unless maybe you know the guy personally. To a stranger like me. What I really read was, "I've been marketing for 10 years, had my ups and downs but in the end I failed, I'm depressed as hell and I hope you'll all come back to read more depressing shit". No TY.


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  10. Axioms

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    BreaknBrix, you made valid and good points. It gave me some new perspective of marketers. But your point #2, based off your example, if you convinced someone to buy this magical berry and made them happy, what happens if they find out that those berries are not as magical as you said they were. Won't they feel lied to and think marketers are just "scummy"?