Will the real person stand up, please?

So many things have changed in today’s high tech environments that allow, encourage, foster and grow, virtual altered versions of the self that may or may not reflect the real person. Most humans do not want to feel ‘left behind’ to anything new, especially on the web. We have a need to follow what is ‘current’, even if it is to our detriment, both personally and financially. Let me explain. As we all know there is huge growth in online social networks, facebook, youtube, classmate websites, adult sites, gambling sites, to name just a few. When choosing to do e-business or a direct marketing business on the net the options are so wide and diverse so as to allow you many virtual possibilites. Many companies capitalize on this need of the small online business person wanting to make money through the net. The largest growing trend, buzz and direction of the net is to grow a ‘pipeline’ of virtual prospects from many sources ‘out there’ interested in what you want to sell, then pipelined direct to you, all done virtually. It is the new world of viral marketing. There are many flaws with this type of marketing that for most people will lead them to poverty. Firstly, you do not need to care anything about the ‘real’ person including there real name, as long as you get an email address, they are a contact prospect. Another consideration with this type of marketing is getting this pipeline growing by keeping lots of fresh leads (prospects) attracted to your web page and follow through to become a long term client, buyer. Very very few people have positioned themselves on the web with strong pipelines attracting prospects, resulting in what is known as ‘lead poverty’. This is where ‘affiliate’ programs, lead generation companies and derivative programs come into play. Web sharks operate these programs and, mark my words, make huge sums of money, have powerfully positioned themselves (with everyone elses money- there own teams monies!). Want proof? In google, type in names like DONALD TRUMP or RICHARD BRANSON and look on the righthand bar who the top sponsored links are. These are just some of the guys operating these programs. The click throughs are extremely expensive for the average individual to capitalize on but cheap for the affiliate companies, which make you sign up, pay $40.00 per month to access, then add many other $charges for splash pages, web pages, templates, $5.00- $40.00 per prospect lead, to name just a few. (One side note- a multi-millionaire 20 year veteran networker says there are very few, if any great leads from these programs and it is all a waist of money!) You could easily seduced into 20 or 30 sub programs from the original company you got involved with from all the ‘leaders’ on your so called team. When you join these so called ‘teams of professionals’ you are forced to ‘follow’ their leadership and DUPLICATE what they tell you to do. When you do not (maybe because you cannot afford it) the person(s) who attracted you to the online opportunity most times will not communicate with you anymore nor aid your new business. DO YOU SEE WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING? Remember also most rarely do you ever meet all these so called professional team members unless you pay great sums to attend their holiday functions. This brings me back to my 20 year veteran marketer. He made huge sums of money over the years by doing only 2 simple things that work, meet and talk to real people! He does not use technology in TODAYS marketplace to make a fortune. Did you hear that? He states that the $300,000+ monthly earners do their business that way. If you are serious about making a fortune on the net with a direct marketing business you always have the option of following the crowd into the new virtual world trends or do it the old fashion way, by being yourself, authentic, real, meeting real people in need of a better life. It’s that simple. If you walk into a room and see an odd looking guy standing and chatting to people its probably me, being real. Come shake my hand, then I’ll know the real you? How great is that? Meet you soon…

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