I need your advice (please).
[Note: In case you're wondering, this is the post (which received more replies that I've ever received). I try my best to respond to each and every email, but the sheer volume is causing the delay].
OK ... so I'm getting a LOT of emails from my readers who are upset about me letting Barry take unfair advantage repeatedly.
Sorry about that. I will work on myself to prevent that in the future.
Anyway, I've been feeling reluctant to talk about this. But it's *long overdue* so here goes ...
As you may, or may not know, this whole affiliate marketing course and content has gotten WAAAAY out of control (in the best possible way).
When I first reported the spat I had with Barry ... I never in a million years IMAGINED it'd end up creating such a movement of sorts, and end up with dozens of people rallying behind me and egging me on to give my best shot.
I feel blessed -- deeply touched -- and at times moved to tears -- by all the encouraging emails, virtual fist bumps, and comments you've been sending me (and from all over the world).
One reader, a single mom, offered to work as a virtual assistant for the duration it takes to get the course ready, for FREE (it's times like these that make everything worth it a 100 times over)!
And boy, have I learned a lot!!
So here is what I have been holding out on for years ...
- Nicely asked
- Strongly encouraged
- Pleaded with ...
To share the accumulation of what I've learned over the last 20 years (and to share and teach the techniques of affiliate marketing).
For YEARS I've resisted teaching this stuff.
I made the usual mundane excuses like "I don't have enough time" and "I'm too busy with my consulting to actually teach this to others".
And I'm embarrassed to admit that, as my consulting practice grew bigger and bigger (and blessed my family and more)...
... I wondered if sharing my affiliate marketing techniques would actually HURT my own practice and result in fewer clients.
I also wondered if I was even capable of teaching everything I'd learned in over 20 years of doing this. (Day in and day out. Now, I'm realizing just how small this kind of thinking was).
Oh... And I'm also a bit of a perfectionist.
Ok, ok... "a bit" is a understatement... I'm a FULL BLOWN perfectionist.
And also, because I have given up all hope of fixing this, I realize that I cannot go half-way with this.
As far as I am concerned -- its ** all the way** or not at all.
So I am giving this my best shot
Despite my fears, hesitancies and perfectionism, I am seriously considering pulling back the curtain and showing you just about everything I know about marketing as an affiliate and how I operated as an affiliate.
And sharing stuff I have never publicly shared with ANYONE about being a super affilate and, frankly highly successful affiliate marketer earning salary replacing income.
(I would have LOVED to have this trainig 20 years ago when I was just getting started).
If I Do This, It Will Be A Lot Of Work
I'm excited about sharing stuff with you, but I've been around long enough to know that my small projects quickly get out of hand and turn into big ones
So I only want to do this if there's enough interest.
So I want to know ...
- What do you think?
- Should I do this?
- Should I risk going head-to-head against Barry who has a much bigger list than I?
- Would you be interested?
Your feedback and thoughts are absolutely the fuel that keeps me going.
And I don't want to even think about going into this contest, where I could potentially lose face, unless there's enough interest.
Anyway, if you have a second, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. You could even reply to my email. Whichever way you choose is fine with me.
It would mean a lot ot me, and I'll do my best to respond to each and every comment.
Don't give up now, Mancuso. I am with you on this.
I am an affiliate who has struggled to make ends meet.
I would love something like this.
Oh, please go ahead. I'm looking forward to getting your course.
I love your style of writing. I would love to go through your course. Plese launch it fast
Mancuso, I am with you. Let's fight this contest together. I can help you market this course as an affiliate if you allow me.
Come on! Don't give up now. You have a gift and it's your duty to offer it to the world.
Isn't this a bit late for asking people's opinion? Sounds like you have already accepted Barry's challenge. Why chickening out now?
You're absolutely right. But I say, better late than never. Also, my whole intention is to create what YOU want, rather than creating what I FEEL you want. No harm in trying that, right?
I am eagerly awaiting your course, Mancuso. Please bring it out fast.
Affiliate marketing is extremely important for us who are just starting out online. Please give us the course to help us sell and make money online.
Can I help you market your course? Together we can beat Barry.
No problemo. We beato Barryo togethero.
Hello, I'm sure we cn beat Barry together. Let's do it. My man!