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mental blocks

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by serialfish, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    I'm sure many of you have some of these same issues, so I wanted to put this out there and see how you all deal with it.

    As a competent Internet user, I never click on ads. Adsense, popups, banners, none of it. I also don't fill out surveys to watch movies. If a site wants me to do something, I typically leave the site, unless I'm damn well sure what's going on.

    Now, in IM, this is exactly what we're doing (most of the time). I'm having trouble creating pages with these things because I have trouble thinking they work. I know that most Internet users are not savvy, and that's the point. But still, a mental block is making it quite difficult.

    I'm sure there are many others out there feeling the same thing. How do you get past this?
     
  2. crazyflx

    crazyflx Elite Member

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    The easiest way to get over this is proof that it works. Regardless of what you think, if you have an idea, you simply have to put it into action and see what happens.

    I don't care how ridiculous the idea seems, you simply must try it out.

    Get results just ONCE doing that, and you'll never have a problem trying something out ever again because of "what you think".
     
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    I remember something that happened to me a long time ago.

    I had an idea to get into a niche, and it turned out to be an amazing niche to be in, and all I was doing was promoting an affiliate offer on clickbank. A friend of mine found out about the idea and stole it and the two of us became friendly competitors.

    The basic site design was this:

    Visitor hits my landing page -> Clicks buy now button -> Hits the checkout page (they didn't know the price unless they hit the buy now button) -> buys product
    I turned that site design into this:

    Visitor hits my landing page -> clicks buy now button -> has to give me his email address to get to buy the product -> if user gives me the email address they hit the checkout page -> user buys product

    Now, my friendly competitor told me I was crazy. He said there was no way people were going to give me their email address to get to a checkout page.

    I made a wager with him. I said that I would get to set it up on my site AND his site for 1 week. If his conversion rate dropped by more than 20% I would give all the money from all my sales for that week and any email leads I collected.

    If his conversion rate didn't drop by more than 20% he had to give me all the money generated from sales that week and all his collected email leads.

    Well, I won the bet. I got a nice $1,500 bonus (money his site generated that week) and an insane amount of email addresses (sorry, I don't remember this number...but it was a lot).

    Point is man, you simply can't not doing something because you think it won't work.

    That is a surefire way to make sure that you never accomplish anything.


    The first time you do something crazy and it works, you'll not only be the happiest man alive, but you'll never be afraid to try something out ever again.
     
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