“Without pain,without sacrifice, we would have nothing.”
I just PERMANENTLY banned someone from the KDP Marketing Engine group on Facebook.
Reason: It’s slated to become a paid group, but while I’m building the core community of this group, people are invited to join for free.
While some really cool writers, authors and journos have joined the fray, so too have a couple of bad apples…namely…
That’s right – while the doors to the KDP Marketing Engine are presently open for free for the time being, two people who’ve opted to join immediately asked how long it’ll remain free or should they ever have to pay for anything.
Kind of funny they should be asking that considering the ad that drove them there in the first place clearly stated that anyone joining during this time period is in for life (at no cost).
But that’s not good enough for a Freebie Seeker.
The very notion of investing even so much as a penny in their own advancement is the stuff of nightmares.
Know what I find quite ironic about the situation?
These people write for a living.
And barely anyone gets the run-around worse than writers (ask me how I know…oh wait – you’re about to find out).
Writers of all stripes constantly have to contend with low-ball offers that clearly demonstrate the person looking to hire them doesn’t hold the value of their skills in very high regard.
It’s not uncommon for writers to come across misers who expect to pay 70% less than market value (with a straight face, no less).
Why then, would someone who’s experienced first-hand what it’s like to have their skill, expertise and time pissed on do the very same to someone trying to help them?
Answer: because despite thinking their belief that being a scribe somehow puts them more ‘in-the-know’ about what’s really going in in society (re: seeing through the Matrix), they’re little more than part of the common Sheeple herd.
Hey, there snowflake…why are you crying?
“You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all a part of the same compost pile.”
Know what’s funny?
Yesterday I sent an email to my mailing list (you can read what I sent them here).
I asked three questions and offered quite a generous form of compensation for their time.
One of the three questions asked was; What has been your biggest challenge over the past THREE months?
The most common answer I got was:
“I need more traffic and build my email list”
When I asked these respondents if they enrolled in the Email Ronin course (which is free), the answer was “no” for most (three are working through the course now).
When I asked if they had picked up Jon Dykstra’s book on getting cheap Facebook traffic which they could use to build their lists, once again the answer was a VERY sheepish “no” (only TWO of the respondents picked it up). How much does the book cost? $9.95.
What would Jim Rohn say to someone like that?
“You don’t have a traffic / email list problem, you’re problem is YOU.”
Good News & Bad News
First the bad news: I’ve been working on a new course teaching the very street fundamentals that go into starting biz on a shoestring budget.
Thanks to the Sheeple, this course just underwent a huge price hike before it’s even released. You want in, you’ll have to really want it.
Good news: You can still get a discount on this now much-more-expensive course by taking action on this post.
Make no mistake of it:
Business is hard.
Marketing is hard.
If you’re going to play this game, you need to pay your pound of flesh.