I’m sick and tired! (please don’t ignore)

I’ve got a little bit of a rant today…

I don’t do this often.


I think it’s high-time that we had a wake-up call
in this industry.

You see – this business has been good to me.

I eat, sleep, and breathe this stuff.

It’s like the best video game on earth :)

But there are some others out there who want to
ruin it for the rest of us.

Instead of providing massive value, they’re shelling
out crap and putting a pretty bow on it.

Not cool.

There are other marketers who pretend to “care” about
their customers – but don’t seem to be able to answer
any emails.

Also not cool.

There are others who are trying to build “relationships”
with other marketers but at the end of the day – all
they really want is for them to promote their product.

Definitely not cool.

A relationship online is just like a relationship offline.

It’s a LOT more than just contacting someone when you
want them to promote for you.

Think about the people in your life who ONLY call when
they ‘need’ something. You probably avoid even answering
the phone if you have caller id :)

Building a relationship means YOU put in the effort first.

It means asking about their family. It means caring your
face off. It means asking the OTHER person what YOU can
do for them FIRST!!

Lots of people think you need 100’s of JV partners…

But the truth is you only need a handful of ‘strategic’
partners. People like you who are committed to providing
massive value to their customers and subscribers.

Things start to snowball from there.

If you look at any of the most successful businesses
online – you’ll find that almost ALL of them have
formed strategic alliances with other marketers.

No one gets to the top by themselves. You simply cannot
build your business to its greatest potential without
also building relationships with other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Give unconditionally – and it will come back 100x.

And if it doesn’t – don’t worry about it.

Being a good person ALWAYS wins out.

Sure… sometimes it’s hard.

Sometimes it includes many late nights and coffee refills ;)

But it’s worth it!

Business is a creative outlet.

A chance to serve at a higher level.

And at the end of the day, building a business
is one of the greatest journeys you’ll ever take.

So keep it REAL!

And do it right.

105 thoughts on “I’m sick and tired! (please don’t ignore)”

  1. Hi Kim,

    I think every IMer should be made to read this post. You’re right there is so much Bull out there on the market, whether it’s the latest and greatest new product or the so-called Guru who can unlock the online atm for you…

    Finding strategic partners and only a handful of them is a great tip. There are too many people out there looking for a free lunch i.e. sending emails asking to promote their product when you’ve never heard of them in the first place. It all comes down to being genuine and giving value – I think if you can do that you’re on the right path.

    All the Best – Noel.

  2. Only just come across this Kim, but this is sooooo true. The amount of garbage that is pushed on my emails from so-called gurus is appalling. I absolutely agree that one needs to build confidence and trust in your target audience and customer base and a lot of this comes from giving quality stuff and advice etc. Building a good relationship is essential if you want to survive in this business – treat others as you would like to be treated!

  3. Don’t know how I missed this one, but thank you for sending this out. The saddest thing Kim is the bad effect these so-called Guru’s have on newer marketers that are picking up all these bad habits, and then beating themselves up because they’re not being successful. They don’t understand that they can’t be successful with these sleazy tactics. This is why they keep moving to the next shiny object. You continue to be an amazing role model in delivering value, and giving the real honest deal. IT WON’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT! Period! My blog has experienced a wonderful drop in it’s Alexa Rank and that has everything to do with you. New Years Eve my Alexa was 5,000,000 and today it’s 384,811, and I don’t do SEO (it makes my head hurt) =) …

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
    Wendy Nicholls 

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