We are all followers, aren’t we?
Especially in the on-line world.
We are all looking for that ‘silver bullet’. The ‘silver bullet’ that will make us successful and each day we are bombarded by emails and adverts trying to sell us the latest buzz or hot topic.
Ever fallen for one of those and it turns out to be just a re-hash of something else? But the advert promised it was easy.
Yep, I have as well.
Nowadays if I do sign up for a free report or free something and all I get is emails from the individual trying to sell me something else – I simply unsubscribe.
Of course, I expect some sales type emails – we all have to earn a living and some of the products which are recommended can be good and worth buying…but not sales email after sales email please – especially when you haven’t even used the product yourself.
But to be successful, especially on-line, I truly believe the quickest way is to follow someone who is already successful and who has already made the mistakes (so you don’t make them as well!).
So who do you follow?
I follow only a few because they have credibility and I trust them. They aren’t always trying to sell you stuff either – they give good solid advice.
So who am I willing to mention?
Darren Rowse over at ProBlogger is a must.
Yaro Starak at entrepreneurs-journey.
Then there is Terry Dean. Terry really helped me in my early days of starting an online business and I’ve followed him ever since.
I subscribe to all their blog posts.
Today in my email was one from Terry entitled, “Content That Leads to Sales”
Great title. It certainly caught my attention.
I write lots of content and if I can make a sale every now and then, that would be wonderful.
So I click in the link and see it is actually a guest post by a guy named Jimmy Brown (James Brown – cool name, I Feel Good!)
Never heard of this ‘guest posted’ Jimmy Brown!
Wow, it’s a long article – over 2500 words.
But I read every word.
It’s a great article and it turns out good ol’ Jimmy is an affiliate master and Terry recommends him.
Now I trust Terry but I go over to the Warrior forum and see if anyone has used Jimmy’s products before.
When it comes to spending money – it’s worth getting a second opinion. I think it is anyway.
Jimmy is getting great feedback from independent individuals.
I like what I am seeing and reading.
I go back to the sales page.
It’s a membership. You pay a monthly fee and you get a weekly lesson. I like that approach rather than one big package and not knowing where to start.
So I decide to sign up. I can always cancel if I don’t like it.
So it’s Friday July 31st and I have my first lesson from Jimmy the affiliate master.
Here’s a sneak view (schhh – don’t tell Jimmy!) on the front page and what’s covered in the first few weeks:
Every Friday, I shall give you an update on my affiliate progress (without giving too many of Jimmy’s secrets away of course – that would be totally unethical).
If you want to see what I signed-up to, check out Jimmy’s sales page by clicking here: The Affiliate Master
I’m now off to start this weeks assignment!
Oh and tell me – who do you follow?