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  • Gerson

    March 21, 2010

    For a lot of people what is missing is alignment. Some will not act until they see a bigger picture, not just the money. Others just do not want a lot of changing technical stuff things like FusionHQ could work for them. It is about focusing on professional outcomes, finding your customer’s bliss and then the conversion to those that succeed or take action towards it will be much higher. In a couple of words, purpose alignment.

    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell

  • normz2

    March 21, 2010

    Yes, some marketeers do have an unfair advantage. They use a system that works. Others, like myself try to re-invent the wheel to find out what works for them. There is so mugh hype out there that it is hard to find out what to believe. You have to find out for yourself.

  • Anne Martin

    March 21, 2010

    Hi Omar,

    I think it comes down to how much time and effort someone is willing to put into it. I believe the only advantage someone has over anyone else is determined by who their mentors are. I’m pretty new at this, but I really believe I will succeed!

    Anne Martin

  • annette taylor

    March 21, 2010

    Some where born to succeed and some aren’t. I think a lot depend on who you are where you come from and do you get the breaks others do. So the universe is pretty messed up and I feel yes some people do have an advantage.

    Take Care

  • Judy

    March 21, 2010

    For some it is education, being a “newbie”, just not understanding the how to in a lot of areas. And then there is a trust issue, being that you have been taken advantage of or scammed for so long you just don’t know who to trust. In the ecomonic times we live in many of us just don’t have money to waste on the scams, not saying that this is one, just stating where a lot of people are at.

  • Tim

    March 21, 2010

    Hi Omar,
    I think that it all comes down to affordability, at least in my case. You see, I really want a coach, but am not in a position to afford one right now. The other thing that some have that others don’t is motivation. You have to be self motivated to succeed. A coach can help you fulfill your dreams of success and keep you on track.

  • Rosy B.

    March 21, 2010

    Dear Omar:

    This is a good question! I have been trying to make money with the internet for more than 2 years and I have only made pennies.

    I have spent thousands of dollars and alot of time to make an online business.

    I buy all the knew products because I get excited at first and then they seem too complicated or I just can’t get them to work right.

    I wish I could afford to have someone teach me personally or just hold my hand till I start making money on my own two feet.

    HELP!
    Rosy B.
    Irmo, SC

  • Randy Lahnum

    March 21, 2010

    No, I dont think there is an unfair advantage, I think it becomes what you put into it.

  • Allan Dersmond

    March 21, 2010

    Personal guidance is the problem. Or rather “THE LACK” of personal guidance and coaching. I want to hire a consultant to help me but the rates are through the roof! Frank Kern charges $100,000.00 That is just nuts! Who can afford that?

    I even got a call from your office or one of your representatives a few months ago to sell me your one on one coaching and I was so very interested but when he said the price I freaked out!!! It was like $15,000 usd.

    You must have very rich subscribers!!!! I wish it was more affordable like less than $1000 so I can save up and then hire you or someone like Frank Kern or Mike Filsaime. If only I can talk to you personally for help I know I can work hard and succeed.

    So that is why I think the people with MONEY have unfair advantages!!!!!!

  • Ariel Anderson

    March 21, 2010

    Dear Martin:
    From my perspective I would opine that having someone successful to follow would straighten the pathway. There are so many important “little” details, and their positioning in the process, that become stumbling blocks.

    For my part,I believe I will succeed-(But I must state that I have had that belief far too long now.)

  • Sean

    March 21, 2010

    I think that some Internet Marketers start out with an unfair advantage based on their background. Their lives prior to becoming an Internet Marketer can be very beneficial, but only to a certain extent.

    For example, there are some that have a sales background like yourself. Others have done marketing in the past like Liz Tomey. Still others have already been entrepreneurs like Jeff Dedrick and Tellman Knudsen. These experiences can all contribute significantly towards your IM success as they are all heavily drawn from in this business.

    As for me, I have a technical background so all of the technology that we work with is like second nature to me. But the sales and marketing side of things is where I struggle. While being tech savvy is helpful, I don’t believe it makes up for the lack of experience/knowledge in those other areas. The successful IM folks just outsource their tech stuff if they don’t know how to do it.

    That being said, I know that it doesn’t apply to every successful Internet Marketer out there. There are some that can still overcome any deficiencies in their experience and be successful.

  • Clark

    March 21, 2010

    Hi Omar,

    I’m struggling at the moment I think because of information/sales pitch overload… “try this”, “no, do this” “this is guaranteed” “Look at all the deposits I get”
    I’m not afraid of hard work at all, in fact, I relish it because of the sense of accomplishment I feel when I succeed.
    I just haven’t learned how to weed out the fluff and hype and find some valid direction that I can afford.
    But, there’s no “giveup” in me so it will just take a bit of time.

  • William Salazar

    March 21, 2010

    Omar- I think some people are born with an unfair advantage like YOU. You have the gift of gab and you can make good videos that make people buy because you are experienced at selling. Other people (like me)just plain suck at life. (and making videos)

    Billy

  • Howard

    March 21, 2010

    All men are created equal – but we develop differently. The majority of people fail because they are lazy and that’s the bottom line. Even if you have a coach – you still have to do the work. And the money is not an obstacle because if you want something badly enough you will find a way to get it. That is what i think.

  • Mitch

    March 21, 2010

    With all the information out there and all the side tracking that can happen with all the information to me its clear that its the lack of coaching that one can afford. Let’s face it getting any information to move forward must be paid for and so the more comprehensive the content the more someone will have to pay. That is obvious!

    It isn’t easy to find someone who can coach about internet marketing, website design, video, audio, business management, time management, google slaps, SEO, niche marketing, FTP, wordpress, blogging! Nice list eh! What about all the new stuff that is coming out and being launched too!

    This to me is the thing that makes it difficult… too much out there and not enough one stop internet marketing shopping goin on?

    Fran Kern said it nicely in his last video
    I’m not selling anything here either, just love Frank Kerns way of helping people!

    The

  • andrew

    March 21, 2010

    Hi Omar I dont think it has anything to do with advantage after all we all make our own destiny I think it has more to do with trust .I myself have been shopping around the net for 2 years now and have looked in to a lot of oppotunities only to find out after solid research its a scam,and now Im at a stage where ive got one foot in the door and one out ready to run,money is just to hard to make to lose it at a flick of a finger so who do u trust .It would be nice if sombody out went ok Ill coach u and when u start making money lets make a contract stateing a pay back system now that would help a lot of confussed people get started cheers

  • Jason

    March 21, 2010

    We all start at different points and have different prior experiences. I think yes if you mean education or personal experience make a difference, but for those willing to push through where they are lacking no I think it is effort and quitting.

    ie I have a writing background and article writing and blogging came natural; however emailing was another story.

  • Patrick Hall

    March 21, 2010

    Some people over-analyze things. True, there is a lot of information out there…it becomes a scenario where people have to pick what works for them, and throw away what doesn’t. Beyond that they just need to take action on things and be persistent.

  • Omar Martin

    March 21, 2010

    WOW – lots of great comments in here in just a few minutes since I posted the video!

    I just want to address one comment in particular for now…

    @Andrew – I have had MANY people hit me up before saying – coach me for free and then I will give you a percentage when I start making money…

    Sounds like a noble idea right?

    WRONG.

    So I should just work for free teaching them everything I know and then HOPE they do EXACTLY what I say?

    I believe in Good Will towards your fellow man – but I’m sure you’ll agree that this suggestion is just not fair.
    Coaching is like teaching… no different than going to college. So let me ask you this… If you were to go to a University and say “Teach me for free and I’ll give you a percentage of my salary if I get a job when I graduate.”

    What do you think they would tell you Andrew?

    Coaching isn’t free and it cant make promises or guarantees. Just like LIFE.

    🙂

    Omar

  • Alex

    March 21, 2010

    Hi Omar,

    As you said people get the same information, some successfully and some not.

    I guess it all gets down to the indiviuals headspace. Some are just prepared to do what it takes and model themselves on others that are successful, some just want to do their own thing with mixed results and then there are those that just want the quick buck without doing the work

  • Robert Deveau

    March 21, 2010

    Some people probably do have an advantage, but whether its an unfair advantage, probably not.

    Maybe it comes down to the “rights” of the business. The right coaching/mentorship, the right technique, the right amount of work. There is also some luck involved, but luck can only take you part of the way.

    In fact, the more I think about it, the harder time I have trying to think of what that “unfair advantage” might even be!

  • jacqueline

    March 21, 2010

    Some have ears to hear and eyes to see but they don’t
    really hear or see. Maybe they have some learning dis-
    ability and go at a slower pace or they simply don’t
    comprehend and maybe they need the one on one tutoring.
    Money has a lot to do with it to. It takes money to make
    money and some just don’t have enough. Some will work at
    this harder than others. They have a vision and a goal
    while others don’t have it so strongly. Maybe they don’t
    study the course enough. Some lack faith in themselves
    or can’t think of a product to sale. Maybe they’er not
    creative in their thinking.

  • Tim Barrett

    March 21, 2010

    I think the advantage some have is in experience in driving targeted traffic to their sites and knowing where their money is best spent to advertise. Beginners like me struggle to get quality traffic and not having the bucks to spend or knowing where to spend the few we have use the “shotgun” method of Traffic exchanges and safelists etc and usually the free one which garner few sales so we get tired of expending all that energy and run out of money and wind up quitting.

    Also there are so many programs out there wanting your money and your time and you just don’t know who to trust or what will work best for you.

  • Bonnie Profit

    March 21, 2010

    I must admit that this is one “”TUFF”” Call! Well sure
    Internet Marketers have a Great Deal of advantage, but
    don’t forget Russell Brunson & his own IDEAS, and how
    Jeff Gardner in WealthWorld and MORE that Little Lady
    here doesn’t even know of…CAN’T HELP IT…They found
    the way by themselves – Okay, Pretty Much.
    {Excuse; I’m Home, but I’ve got Pneumonia. Gonna go to BED!} Don’t forget to let me know who wins.

  • John

    March 21, 2010

    Hello Omar and fellow readers.

    There IS an unfair advantage that exists, and that is a number of totally illiterate successful Internet Marketers, pay THOUSANDS of dollars to copy writers/ghost writers, etc., to write their sales copy/articles/emails/eBooks for them. The average hard working hopeful just doesn’t have the dollars to throw at their project like those mentioned above do.

    There’s the ‘unfair advantage’ scenario in a nut shell.

    There will NEVER be equality between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots.’ The latter just need to ‘copy’ what the successful ones are doing, EXCEPT for mortgaging their house to become successful. There ARE other ways.

  • Pauline

    March 21, 2010

    I am one that has not succeeded yet…. but working hard to gain that goal. I have not got much time to spend on it, but with every moment valuable I tend to be looking in the wrong direction. I think if you could take out the workable bits out of all the good programs and set a plan to suit all (pipe dream) everyone would have equal advantage for this business. I find that in many cases, you get so far following a mentor/tutorial and then all of a sudden there is a piece of the puzzle missing. And even though the mentor/tutorial has told you to do it, there is no directions on how. So we get frustrated and try the next mentor/tutorial until we have bought so much stuff….. Unfair advantage of course there is… but it is no ones fault. If everything was fair, there would not be much of an internet business to build. I need that unfair advantage and I am still looking for it….

  • Elizabeth

    March 21, 2010

    In my opinion, most people fail getting to the top of internet marketing because they go into it for the wrong reasons. They want to make money, preferably lots of it, quickly and without much personal effort and dedication. Given the number of product launches that you see with great regularity it’s not difficult to see why that is so. Each launch promises a new marketing method or system that with a simple push of a button promises to produce all the income you want. The result is confusion and information overload and people either give up or keep spending money on new info products hoping to one day find that miracle one that will bring them the bucks without effort. The people who do succeed have a self made advantage in that they plan to succeed. They tend to persevere with one strategy and get to know it before adding the next one to their arsenal. They don’t expect to get there overnight without effort.

  • Leon Noone

    March 21, 2010

    G’day Omar,
    It’s really simple. You’re running a business. It just happens to be online. If you fail to do the things necessary to run a successful business, you’re likely to fail—online or offline. Personally I believe that
    *Marketing-not selling- is crucial. You must have a definitive marketing strategy
    *Have a narrow, crystal clear business focus
    *Good systems create good performance
    *Learn to think like a manager
    *Perception is reality
    *Be Careful whom you listen to
    *Customers and prospects are more important to your business than you
    As a successful offline marketer who recently moved online,
    I’m appalled at the number of “get rich quick” schemes touted on the internet. They aren’t internet marketing. They’re old fashioned , blatant, head in the door hard selling.
    Many people are seduced by these touts. As a result, they fail. And they would probably fail at offline business too.
    “If the systems are poor the people will fail” also applies to people trying to make money on the internet too.

    Hope this helps

    Leon Noone

  • Thomas Richmond

    March 21, 2010

    Dear Omar , hey its me buddy !

    yeah you got me on one of your blogs lol Finally huh.

    The key to network marketing is know your customers, know your friends, once they get to know you then everything else comes second in nature, the trust, the mustual respect and of course the buyers.

    Not everyone will know specificly what you know, you can tell somebody what you do and how to work it but its not nessasaraly going to do the same for them, each of us all have levels of skills but its the basic principles to marketing we all know, email,downlines, ads, banners..etc. In the system i use when they sign up as a tour taker they get… me,

    me saying something about the program and what to expect in a video like you have here, its up to them to take that 3rd step and innitiate that with what they know (skills) and hope it works for them as well as for you.

    Thank you Omar for the input as well.

    All the best my Florida friend.
    – Thomas

  • Andrew

    March 21, 2010

    Nice come back Omar and yes I do agree in away But I believe it is to different scenarios for one at a university your face to face with real people u know what your paying for and u attend classes and u have the oppotunity to talk to adminastration when things dont work out not saying your not a real person lol.as for the net its a screen and u lack the security of person to person contact its all based on trust. And its seems that that isnt enough to some out there as I found out not long ago after signing up for a coaching programme to pay a sum of money to find out that it wasnt at all what was sold to me and do u think I could refund my hard earned money Im afraid not and I cant solve the problem because at the end of the day im talking to a screen and it seems phone calls dont help because they dont answer them so thats why I think if u had a payment system it would aleviate the non security of it all and put trust back thanks that fills better! cheers 🙂

  • Ingar

    March 21, 2010

    To be able to do business and earn money, demands HARD WORK! I do not believe in “$$$$$$$$$$ in just a day”! or similar “promises”! You also need knowledge. Maybe search for information/knowledge f.ex. on facebook? Here is one such page and there are a lot of them around!

    One advice for everyone: If you don`t have a facebook account yet, get one! Wish you luck!

  • Gordon

    March 21, 2010

    The reason some people don’t get anywhere with their home business is because, for one they don’t have a credit card, two,they don’t like taking the risk when it comes to using a credit card and third, some people don’t know exactely where to start in order to know how to break into a home business.

    Sincerely
    Gordon

  • Jim

    March 21, 2010

    As a newbie, I find myself reading and watching all the free and paid stuff that one is bombarded with everyday, that I never get around to putting any of it to practice. Everyday there is a “new best ever product” that the newbie must buy or must get into thier coaching club.

    I definitely have “information overload” and now just don’t know which way to start.

  • walter daniels

    March 21, 2010

    I have to agree with Pauline, and Frank K. Yes, there are some with an unfair advantage. They stick with one system, and make it work, for them. There is also the strange notion that “the money is in the list.” H—-S–T. As Frank says, it’s the relationship with the *people* on the list that counts. Some never, or too late, understand that reality.
    Others, have the resilience that any entrepreneur needs to have. There will always be problems to overcome, just as there are in life. How we handle them, determines success, or failure. In 40 years, I’ve had 4 serious knee injury/surgeries, and a serious back injury. I’m 80% paraplegic, due to that back injury, and I struggle to keep what I still have. Most would have given up long ago, but I struggle on. SO, I guess I have an “unfair advantage.”

  • George

    March 21, 2010

    My opinion is that most of these so called “gurus” put these packages together and then they leave out critical details that cause some people to stumble and fail. I also believe that if you are going to do something or sell something (I.E. training materials)then it is something that should be done right to start with instead of half-%^& doing it at all. I apologize for my candor, but if someone asks me for the truth, then the truth sometimes hurts.

    Sincerely;

    George

  • John L. S. Adams

    March 21, 2010

    Talk about Credit cards. People do not always realize like I did not know; that once they get you credit card; they can take and charge you every month without having to get your okay to keep on taking money out of your acct leaving you liarible for a dept you did not realize you got yourself into. Baaaad Move.

  • James Hecht

    March 21, 2010

    I read a few of the comments above and yes like Jim I have a form of info overload (self imposed but time consuming) between the reading, surfing and filing I find little work gets done to actually bring in money.

    The credit card thing is a big wall for me as I’ve never had one, not needed, not wanted.

    The other issue is no money, the whole reason I began looking at these opportunities in the first place.

    What I’ve learned so far is that with commitment it will work. It’s not an over night thing but a building process. Having money to invest doesn’t hurt either.

  • Sumaya Kabbara El Ayoubi

    March 21, 2010

    Hi Omar, I think it comes down to two important factors.
    The first one is that if you are on a budget (a very tight budget), especially since this worldwide economy is like it is nowadays, people tend to prefer feeding their family instead of buying stuff on the internet and, to be able to wait and see if it works, sometimes takes a long time. And let’s face it NOT everything you buy works, so it’s hard earned money down the drain.
    And secondly if you are working to keep afloat, you probably work from sunrise till sunset, and when you come home you tend to be very, very tired, and don’t want to spend the rest of the evening on the internet.
    Best regards,
    Sumaya

  • James

    March 21, 2010

    Hey Omar,

    Writing and Testing Good Ad Copy, a working knowledge of HTML, a Real Stats tracker, Your Own Branded domain (website) and Blog from which you can promote multiple programs and apply SEO in tandem with PPC using a dynamic script to choose the ad words works! An enduring spirit and strong physical stamina is also needed so that you can remain alert to changes which do occur without warning. A good auto-responder can be used to establish a rapport while answering questions. Using the bookmarking sites and being hands-on in the age of Web 2.0 is important. If those basics are not in place, you are not likely to earn the substantial income you came online to earn! The realization that it will take time and planning with adjustments along the way is important. Finally, extracting your hungry target audience from the masses is the goal so it’s smart to have a translator widget on everything because you are marketing to the world and not just to people who reside in the U.S. Yes, choose your niche market about something which you are passionate and knowledgeable! Quality Content attracts everyone!

    So, is there an unfair advantage? I don’t think so, I think that the Web is probably the most level playing field on the planet. Offline business depends upon location, Online business does not, it only depends upon you and your product or service! Should you test before making a purchase? Yes! Should you blindly trust someone based on position (lawyer, doctor, minister, teacher, coach, etc.) with your life or your finances? NO!

  • Robert

    March 21, 2010

    Omar I think your answer to your question is parallel to the majority of those that are capitalising online. My answer however is slightly different possibly because I have had no known excess yet I have a huge amount of knowledge. When people ask me a question I can answer it for them freely and this in turn makes all of this seem worthwhile. As you know there is a whole bunch of people who what ever they do win, and the belief is they will always win. Listen to this though what is it most people are trying to protect and why does this make them succeed and what simple investments have they invested in enough for them to protect there investment. Its this boundary that separates peoples capitalising online regardless of expertise that separates winners from losers. Here’s what you want to hear and all your subscribers its the whiners that don’t succeed. The answer to your question beats the hell out of me and my life has been a series of losses so the odds are I to will continue to fail. But I can handle failure and I will continue to proceed in life despite the failures. The participation is always fun and the limelight is appealing although the reality is remaining anonymous in life is safe and priceless.

  • Terry W. Clark

    March 21, 2010

    Yes & no!
    Yes, this internet marketing is possible as long as one stays focused on one project & stays tuned in to the project at hand. Mindset to me is the key to internet marketing. I myself believe I finally found my mindset by tuning out all the noise around me & working on one project at a time.

    No, with all of the men & woman who are established online(and have been for years)have the upper hand over a newbie starting out. This is where the noise comes from with all the emails I receive telling me they are the only one to trust. This is very distracting to any newbie. Like the people above me I was not concentrating on one project at a time, because I would open an email go to the link to check out the offer. This is where I got to much info to process all at once, therefore “information overload”.

    I have been a student of yours with Higher Level Strategies recently. My coach helped me tremendously with staying focused on one project at a time. He also told me he still gets caught up with offers from other marketers that he can’t seem to resist.

    Also, like other who commented here I haven’t made any money yet, but now it’s only a matter of time & I will. I’m very determined to make this internet marketing campaign work for me.

  • Donna jean

    March 21, 2010

    I have read other people’s comments and I agree with some of them. Money is an unfair advantage in it’s self. Some have it and others don’t. Me personally I am broke a lot of times and can not hire anyone to coach or mentor me. My mother always told me “No money no fun” meaning she was interested in money but her pocket was empty too. She raised 10 kids and had nothing to show for it. She is gone now, but her memory lives on in us.

    Donna Jean Carroll

  • Jeff

    March 21, 2010

    Omar,

    There is alot of stuff out there. I think it is that some are way too costly. “Gurus” make money as they have big lists and when they have something new they have a lot of Affiliates. Regardless of what people say this is a huge thing. I got at least 10 emails on the latest promotion. I don’t have that kind of reach as a newbie and have nothing or not much to offer to get someone to promote my stuff to their list. So it is an uphill battle for me from the get go.

    I just bought a progam for $197, the video touted that it was what the best thing out, so I bought it. To date, not even one sale and I’ve promoted it to a list from another program that I bought. I even paid the $97 to have it setup for me. So sometimes, the stuff we buy, just does not work.

    Sometimes too, people just get disheartened and distracted. That is no excuse really, but it happens.
    There is a lot of crap out there, so it is hard to sift it all through.

    Also, sometims you buy one thing and then are told that you need another thing. Well, you barely scraped up the money for that one thing and now you don’t have the money for the other thing, so you’re stuck.

    Someone talked about the coaching program. Some of them are really pricey for a new person; if you are trying to make some money, that barrier to entry is really high. I don’t want it for free, just a little less expensive.

    So, I’m actually going to start a new site to help the common dude sift through all the clutter; focus on one thing, see results and then ramp up slowly. Watch for it.
    Hope that answers your question Omar.

  • Maria P

    March 21, 2010

    I have not read the other answers, but I totally agree with what Donna Jean has written. Back to the question, YES, some have an unfair advantage, as in being trained by the BEST….guess where my finger is pointing. Now another thing that is super annoying, you purchase a product from one of the Gurus, and then it gives them the opening to start “spamming” Who actually gave them the permission to send you other products on sale just because you bought a product from them? Yes I know one can cancel being on the mailing list, but what maybe you would also loose out on other info needed for that specific product. Not all maketers give you the option to choose or distuinguish waht kind of mail you want.

    I would ahve preferred to get affiliate mail only when i SPECIFIACLLY asked an affilate to pass it on.

    I would have loved to send information about what products to purchase to my list, but then I will loose them entiredly, as they will just be TOTALLY be SWAMPED and SWALLOWED in by masses of promotions, which in the end makes a newbie feel totally overwhelmed and demotivated.

    THE FINAL ANSWER, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE IT BIG, DO SOME “CHEAPER” COURSES BUT SAVE UP TO PAY FOR PRIVATE TUTORING OFFERED BY SOME GURUS. ONLY A MERE 3% OF ALL THOSE TRYING WILL BECOME A BIG GURU…..IF THEY ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME…AND HAVE THEE RIGHT GUT…(Just a personal opinion)

  • Maria P

    March 21, 2010

    Oops…meant Jeff’s letter, not the one as mentioned above.

  • Inge Feiler

    March 21, 2010

    Dear Omar
    I think many people give up too quickly, because they have technical problems or lack the money to continue.
    I am lucky to know someone, who supported me financially over again and again.
    I’am struggling now over 2 years and I have here and there earned a few dollars.
    My learning process is not finished and I will not give up.
    I work 10-16 hours, which is of course far too long and not everyone has the time available.
    I still have not understood how viral marketing (auto pilot) works.
    All the gurus are talking about like Ewen Chia.
    I agree with some people here who say the offer is too large to find out who you can trust and what to focus on.
    I have finally started with social media to reach many people.
    Whether it is the right way, I do not know.
    By the way,
    I would like to thank you Omar, it was like Christmas when I saw my first $23.50 in my PayPal account,
    that was enough proof that affiliate marketing works.
    Sorry for my bad English, but google translation is not perfect.

  • Omar Martin

    March 21, 2010


    Hello Everyone,

    Thank you for all the great comments in here. There are too many for me to address individually. But I read every single one and I hear you. Trust me. I hear you.

    I was once a newbie too remember. It wasn't that long ago. If I could say one thing for sure, I never looked at the Guru's as "evil" or spammers. Actually, quite the opposite.

    I didn't just read all their emails, I studied them, the wordings, the patterns the times and dates they sent them - everything. I focused on learning everything I could from them down to the smallest detail.

    I was never upset to receive too many emails, I welcomed them because I knew that these were expert marketers and they had a purpose for sending them.

    My biggest DIS advantages as a newbie were...

    #1 Time
    #2 Money
    #3 Technical

    But I believed in myself, I believed I would be successful so I pushed forward. I invested in #1 and #2 and then #3 just seemed to fall into place.

    I personally do not feel that I had any "unfair advantage" when I started internet marketing. It was quite the opposite. I was worse than most.

    There was no luck involved in my success, only sacrifice and hard work. But I am so happy that I didn't give up - because there is no way I could provide this life for my family if I had.
    --Lets stay focused on the debate--
    The question at hand is...

    "Do you feel that certain people have an unfair advantage to succeed online?
    If so, what is the advantage?"


    Thanks!
    Omar Martin
    Omar Martin


  • Dillan Alessi

    March 21, 2010

    To: Mr. Omar,

    I just wish that there was a guru that would be willing to let me ask him questions on a weekly or daily basis – basically for whenever I get stuck.
    I don’t need any more videos or courses – I just need an expert on “stand by” for when I hit a brick wall.
    If this was available to me for free or even if it is for a REASONABLE fee – I would consider that to be my Unfair Advantage. Thank you.

    Dillan

  • Gary Clark

    March 21, 2010

    Do the people who succeed have an advantage? Of course be it on or off line, success is an attitude. Keep in mind that all the information we recieve is filtered through our belief system. As a result many of us dont even see the most valuable information we are given, and we continue to do things as we always have. Remember.
    “If you always do what you’v always done, you’ll always get what you always got” The change starts with your attitude. In his book “Spiritual Marketing” Joe Vitale provides a 5 step plan for creating wealth from the inside out. Its all about developing a success mindset.
    If you still have trouble succeeding, you may need to clear some of your blocks to success, see a practitioner of one of the energy psychology methods such as TFT EFT etc.
    So yes the people who succeed on line or anywhere else do have an advantage. They know precicely where they are going and they dont have any blocks stopping them. Oh yes and so can you.
    Gary

  • Kathy

    March 21, 2010

    I’ve read all the responses and I can only say Omar, your comment about you welcomed all the emails sounds absolutely rediculous. I’m going to assume that internet marketing must have been a bit different when you were a newbie. If you think getting over 200 emails a day telling you the product they have will solve all your problems is welcomed, I’m here to tell you nothing could be farther from the truth. I’ve been at this for 9 mos. and this is what I get everyday. I purchase one program and next thing you know I’m getting 10 to 20 emails trying to sell me the same product. If I get one more email that starts with this
    “My good friend so and so has been kind enough to let just a FEW people into his new program for a fraction of the cost” or “If you want to succeed you must have this product” or “get it now before it’s gone because I don’t know when SO & SO is going to pull it” and the list goes on and on. How in the world is a newbie suppose to weed all this crap out? It just seems to me that nobody really tells the truth. Why is it when ever you buy a program before you can ever download it you are told you will get so much more if you upgrade.
    Why can’t they just sell the best product up front without making us pay $XX.xx for the product and then the famous “You need this page before you got to the download” and of course to really get the best part of program and especially the guarantee, you will really want to get this now” So now we go back to the process of paying again which take more time and now they’ve gotten $XX.XX more dollars out of us. By the time you get thru with all this BS you’ve practically forgotten what kind of a program you even bought. Yes it would be nice to have a coach, but most of us can’t afford the price. So guess what we get the old “submit a ticket” and wait for an answer and even then they make us go somewhere else to find where they might have sent it and that’s if they sent it all. But boy are they good with the auto responder message “We’ve received you request and we will get back you as soon as we can” Well that sure hell doesn’t help the person who is trying to get their bus. going and can’t proceed until they get the problem solved. Keeping in mind most gurus don’t have a phone number just and email they never answer. Signed ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED

    P.S. The only time we heear from them is when they send us an email recommending one of their fellow gurus product we must have. I have 3 major emails I use and between them I get over 600 emails at least every other day. If a person wouldn’t be bombarded with all this crap everyday and they could send something maybe once a every couple of weeks it would probably have better content. By doing this it would at least give us time to catch our breath, they would still most likely get the sale, because we would actually of had time to really look at what we purchased from them and if what they sold us in the first place is truly what they said, we would trust them and become loyal customers.

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