Warning: If you don’t like rant posts, you might want to check out another blog.
I don’t even know how to put into words what I’m feeling at the moment. I guess I could call it disappointment, but I suppose it’s more than that. I’ve had two refund requests for Blog Flipping Blueprint today (my first two), and I suppose out of the 100+ members we have, it’s not a bad percentage (industry average is around 3-5%, so I’m well under that). But what aggravates me the most about these people is that they are so short sighted. They’d rather recoup a $97 investment, than to actually TRY one or two of the methods offered inside. The sad part is, they could recoup their investment, plus some, in just a few hours if they’d get off their butts and do something about it. Anyone remember the 24 hour challenge? $147? pffft… I made $1,600 in ONE DAY with that method.
Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate 99% of my members, and they are wonderful… sharing info on the forums, posting success stories, answering each others questions… but there is that 1% that really irks me. One of the greatest tools I offer on Blog Flipping Blueprint is the forums… you have me, 2 other mentors, and all the members that like to read, and learn from the questions you ask. Out of 100+ members, how many have actually signed up for a FREE username at the forums? Less than half. Are you kidding me?
BOTH of the refunds today have logged into Blog Flipping Blueprint ONE time (no, not each… ONCE between the two of them). Tell me that they were there to make money. That’s like me giving Romeo and Juliet a once over and then saying I think I’ll exchange it for the next issue of Playboy. I’m getting great feedback from the members that are actually there to learn. I guess others are wanting a magic button to push that makes it rain cash.
What makes someone think they CAN’T do something, before they’ve tried it? I’ve never been that way, and I pity those that are. I’m quite the opposite, I’ll always assume I CAN, until proven otherwise. The make money online niche has become full of a bunch of whiney noobs wondering why they can’t make money online. The reason? You suck! You aren’t willing to take advice, you can’t handle criticism, and a new method? Oh no… not for me… looks scary.
I’ve made $160,000 in front of your very eyes this year. Is that not enough to make you think that it’s possible? Do you really think I blog about site flipping for my health? I’m trying to help… and until some of you out there are ready to open your mind, and think outside the box… I hope you are content with the $60 a month you earn currently.
The sad truth is, this is becoming less and less about money for me. I’ve made more than my fair share, and I’ve been very fortunate. I feel like it’s time to pass the torch to those that are willing to take it rather than wondering if it’s worthwhile. That’s the difference between those that are going to make it and those that aren’t. The successful will jump on an opportunity, while the others will wait and think about it to make sure that it’s the right opportunity. By the time they decide, it’s passed them by. I don’t need people like this in my site. I don’t need your money, and I don’t want you bringing down my members that are already succeeding just a week into the lessons. I’ve had several members make their first $500 the very first week of this course, and we’re just getting started.
Regardless of what happens, my members are going to continue to get quality posts day after day. And if you think that I want your money bad enough for you to bring others down around you… think again. I only want people that want to succeed, and are willing to step outside their comfort zone to do it. Let me repeat that… I ONLY WANT THOSE THAT WANT TO SUCCEED. If you don’t fall into that category, don’t even visit the landing page, you aren’t what I want.
This might have turned into a rant post, but that’s not entirely my intention. I know that my readers here at Site Flip U are some of the smartest, friendliest, and most talented bloggers in the world. Most of you are outside the box thinkers, and that’s going to take you FAR. I’ve never owned a blog where the comments alone are enough to teach a newbie a thing or two about making money online. I’d venture to say that the readers at Site Flip U are more intelligent, ambitious, and goal oriented than just about anyone I run into online. I have no doubts about you guys, you all have more potential in one finger, than some of these people have in their entire bodies. My challenge to you, is to not end up like these guys. Don’t cast something off until you try it. Don’t fall into the trap of only doing what you know. Remember, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward… and don’t we all want big rewards? Step outside your comfort level and allow yourselves to be great. You are the only one that can.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008