Let’s talk about what going on.
As I scroll down through my Facebook feed, I see an endless number of self-proclaimed gurus that are running marketing campaigns for businesses.
Here’s how it happens.
A “guru” says he is making a $10,000 a month running marketing campaigns on Facebook for other businesses.
Simple money right?
So he creates a course on how you can make money running marketing campaigns for businesses on Facebook. He flashes a few images of money he has collected in his bank account to get people to sign up.
Desperate people buy it, and we are off to the races.
The new “guru” who has just been educated by the old guru is now promising businesses that he will make them successful. He lands a couple of gullible business owners, and now he is off to the races.
Rinse and repeat.
It’s the perfect case of the blind leading the blind.
Who are the losers?
The business owners. Many of them are not educated enough to know what is fake and what is not. They will eventually figure it out after months of wasted time and money.
The “guru” has moved onto other companies.
Beware of “gurus” and beware of promises. Best to only pay these people based off of their performance. But don’t go blindly and mindlessly into business with them.
Marketing takes time, money, and expertise. There’s no simple solution. It’s hard work to beat out your competition and wrestle with social media and search engine platforms.
It’s a battle out there. You can’t have tinker bell at the head of your army when you’re fighting against Maximus or William Wallace.
Now onto some good stuff.
I’ve been reading “Scientific Advertising” for the third time. It’s one of the best advertising books out there because Claude Hopkins was one of the best Ad Men.
He understood that Advertising is about profits. He said, “Men are in business for profit, not to exploit their ideas. And their ideas vanish just the moment that profit fails to show.”
Profits come by speaking to the consumer and getting in their heads. We are continually fighting this concept with both Marketing Hy and Ydraw.
Your audience will listen if you talk service to them. Speak to their needs and their wants. Consumers will turn their backs when you seek to impress an advantage for yourself. If you take a look at your website and it is all about you, change it up a bit and change your ads.
Most advertising dollars are blown by companies creating selfish ads.
“That’s another big point to consider. Argue anything for your own advantage, and people will resist to the limit. But seem unselfishly to consider your customers’ desires, and they will naturally flock to you.”