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#%*&$# guru launches, stop them happening!

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by diego99, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. diego99

    diego99 Registered Member

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    I quit being on any guru mailing lists long ago but i still get the occasional mail from god knows where, as well as seeing this crap on various forums.

    I for one just HATE these gurus and their "launches". it goes on for weeks where they try to rile people up for it. There are so many upcoming ones which are yet again going to reel noobs into spending $xxx or more on products they dont need. one off the top of my head going now is firepow.com but there are others too.

    :jerry:
     
  2. Paradigm

    Paradigm Newbie

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    Don't see your logic in complaining about it - it's a daily marketing lesson my man. Though some gurus are complete offer-hungry whackjobs.

    And yeah - Andrew Hansen's product is going to be cool.
     
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  3. whynot

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    I remember not too long ago I got a million emails promoting
    ready aim wired by the great Guru himself Steve Iser

    Only kidding paradigm ;)
     
  4. diego99

    diego99 Registered Member

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    I just needed to vent :D
     
  5. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Don't you enjoy the gurus frothing at the mouth over their pumped up opt-in marketing splurges as much as I do? ;)
     
  6. Paradigm

    Paradigm Newbie

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    Instead of hating on the launches... think the other way around.

    Guru Launches spawn a surge of bonus seekers in the search engines - an easy way to capitalize on profits given at the launch phase the keywords are pretty much not that competitive.

    Just my tip.
     
  7. Yukinari84

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    I agree. these launches are perfect for making quick cash. because the majority of people that buy these products are the type of people that buy but don't take action, they don't get results. so they are constantly looking for the "next best thing" that will make them money. you can make a good amount of money with these launches.
     
  8. The OA

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    Guru-jacking...BHW style!
     
  9. pdaguy9

    pdaguy9 BANNED BANNED

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    That was my thing for a while... guru launches. Made decent money, but it requires a lot of workhorse methods, unless you've got a huge list.
     
  10. interpro

    interpro Registered Member Premium Member

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    I realize that getting those tons and tons of emails from all the 'gurus' can be annoying, but sometimes you can make money from them. If you get enough of a headstart, you can use PPC to generate sales thru your affiliate link.

    If you manage to move quickly enough, you can get cheap clicks that are directly related to the new product name and you'll benefit from all the buzz created by the gurus.

    I know that when the gurus start their deluge of 'launch' email messages, they're doing it with their own interests at heart, but there's no reason why you can't capitalize on their efforts.

    I've done this before myself, so I know it works!
     
  11. carubull

    carubull Newbie

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    Is there a site that announces all the new "huge" product launches?
     
  12. padaman420

    padaman420 BANNED BANNED

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    Big time !1

    Make 10, 20 blogs, write 5-6 articles about it on each blog, push your rss feeds to the top 20 rss aggregators. + a few more white hat and black hat technics

    Head start is the key ! if you have a 3-4 week head start and use the proper technics you can dominate the top 20 search engine results.

    When the product launches you update your articles with your affiliate links to buy the product.

    Bam you on your way to make lots of moula $$
     
  13. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    Best Solution. It's how you learn from these launches that matter. It's a daily marketing lesson. Let's face it. Half of us have a guru in us. Maybe not in the IM niche but hell, I wouldn't mind dominating the billiard niche or the traveling niche as a leading guru of that area. LOL

    The best thing I can say is that learn from the launches. Believe me at least 1% of those newbies will become better marketers either by learning from what the gurus teach them or through experiencing never ending product buying and finally taking action.

    Just my 2 cents.


    catz
     
  14. CoolAdvisor

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    If they buy they might as well buy from us.
     
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    Anytime I see an email
    that is written in a slim
    column down the left
    side of the letter it immediately
    goes into the trash.

    I used to just have a filter
    that sent anything with an
    aweberlink into the garbage
     
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    Like it, Opt In, don't like it Opt Out.

    Guru launches are just launches. Simple marketing that works like mad. Creates hype, hunger, and of course tons of sales. The concept applies to many things in life like The Dark Knight movie launch, Firefox's 3.0 launch, etc.

    Don't hate it. Learn from it. :) Yes it's sometimes annoying to receive the emails, but then again... YOU DID SUBSCRIBE TO IT! :D
     
  17. interpro

    interpro Registered Member Premium Member

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    One good place to get news about product launches is hxxp://imnewswatch.c0m

    I'm sure there are other sites too, but this site seems to have news about the big money makers.

    When you see a launch that interests you, get signed up as an affiliate. Then, gather as much info as you can about the product - sales copy, keywords, graphics, testimonials from the gurus - anything you can find. If you think the product will go over in a big way, you should also register a domain name that contains the product name - something like 'ProductNameReview.com' might be good. You can probaly think of other variations.

    Start advertising right away and build a list that you can contact as soon as the product is actually released. Add a pitch for the product in your signature file for forums that are related to the product. Get in with PPC early, so you won't have much competition.

    Write a few articles and post them to the major directories. I've made hundreds of dollars quickly from just a single article.

    You'll also want to provide your prospects with a good bonus when they purchase. Many times, the most sales seem to go to the seller that offers the 'best' bonus. The bonus doesn't necessarily have to be a huge collection of items - it's more important that they augment the new product.