I’ve really started to hate getting my hair cut.
My stylist is an idiot. Every time I go, he has some useless advice to give…and he’s relentless. Has ideas about where I should live, what I should do with my work, when I should take a holiday.
The worst is…
Without fail, every time I visit, he tells me I’ve gained weight.
It’s gotten to the point I won‘t cut my hair for two months just to avoid the annoying conversation.
Yesterday, i finally went in for a haircut.
“Has your wife given birth yet?” he asked.
Yes. She has.
“Who have you got over to help out?”
Mind you, I’ve told him this every time for the last 3 visits. And each time, we have the same conversation.
“Oh but you need to have her mother or yours over to help.”
She doesn’t want anyone to help. We’re fine on our own. I’m helping her and we haven’t killed the baby yet.
“But there’s certain things that you need a lady for. Stuff you won‘t be able to help with. Like how to bathe the baby…how to hold it…”
No we found out how to do that on our own. We’re good.
The conversation continued.
He went on to try to convince me that I need to fly my wife back home and let her stay with her family for a while. And shouldn’t I have let her give birth back home? It would have been cheaper.
The hair dress isn’t the only one.
Plenty of people have been insisting that we need a relative to come and help us out.
But what does this all have to do with you?
Well, in your business, you often find yourself in need of help. And there is never a shortage of self appointed advisors to tell you how you’re doing it all wrong.
Mostly these advisors are not experts and they have no business giving any kind of financial or business related advice.
In fact, listening to them could do more harm than good.
Take this example for instance…
Shortly after my wife gave birth, she had some trouble nursing on one side. That side became rock-hard and swollen, painful to the point she couldn’t sleep.
Apparently there was a milk-duct blockage.
A bunch of relatives suggested home remedies to get the milk flowing. The most popular advise was to use a heatpad.
We didn’t listen.
I told my wife to send an SMS to her doctor and ask her what to do.
The doctor said go right to the emergency room.
When we got there, a nurse gave similar advice. Use a heatpad.
But when the ER doctor arrived, she said the WORST POSSIBLE THING YOU CAN DO is to use heat.
Apparently it increases milk flow and agitates swelling and pain.
Instead, we should be using COLD water and gently massaging the area to encourage the milk to flow. There was a problem for which she prescribed the use of a simple piece of nursing hardware.
She demonstrated to my wife how to get the milk out and sent us on our way.
Now can you imagine if we had a relative staying with us…
Someone with supposed experience…
They would have made our problem WORSE instead of helping.
And that’s what my wife said to me.
I don’t want anyone here to help. They might be able to help for a month or two or three…but they’re not going to raise my baby for me.
And if ever there was a REAL problem…it’s going to need a medical professional’s help. Not old wive’s tales.
I wish more people marketing online would think this way.
There’s a shytload of misinformation lying around in the message boards and forums for free. Lots of blind to lead the blind.
And there’s no shortage of self-appointed experts offering to take care of your traffic for you.
But often that stuff will do you more harm than good.
For one, do you really want to rely on someone else to steer your business for you forever?
Or would you rather learn to do it yourself and be self-reliant?
And do you really know who you’re taking advice from when you get your free advice on forums and free pdfs?
They’re mostly people who don’t have traffic or results…trying wrongly to make a buck online. They’re people worse off than you are.
I mean, just because it’s published online doesn’t mean it’s been validated or verified for correctness.
In fact, even “experts” get it wrong many times.
Like the Google Rep who a few weeks ago reviewed a profiting ad campaign for me…who after making changes to my campaign…DESTROYED IT COMPLETELY.
If you really want to “raise” your business into a profiting cashcow, learn to do it yourself. And when you want advice, get it from a professional who actually makes money from DOING IT…not from advising on it.
But all the same, be prepared to question their advice…and see if it makes sense to you.
Now, I am such an expert who does traffic for a living.
That’s my area of expertise and it’s what I do day in and day out and it’s what I’ve done for over 7 years. I do it professionally and I do it for clients who pay me good money to manage their traffic.
But I won‘t take just anyone on as a client.
And if I ever do take you on, I will ask you for half your profit and make you pay for all the advertising expenses.
Which is why I created the Traffic KickStart course.
Because for the 99% of my subscribers who can’t afford my rates…it’s the only feasible way to benefit from my experience in traffic generation.
I teach you my method in its most basic form. So that it’s easy for you to follow and to get started driving traffic within MINUTES.
After you’ve got the ball rolling, and traffic is coming in, it’s your turn to start figuring things out. Like how to sell your stuff to the traffic you generate. And for that, I’ve hooked you up with a number of free resources in the KickStart members area.
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