Do you take advice from “online marketing” experts who wants to teach you to make $20,000 month on the internet?
I’ve come across people like Mike Johnson on FB. Fr what I see, someone who couldn’t even afford proper resolution photo in his Twitter or Google+ account. Giving me a lecture on online advertising and copywriting.
So a few mental questions as you acquaint yourself with a new stranger giving you advice on marketing through Facebook post.
Who is this person? Has he ever done any copywriting? Ever written anything that wasn’t a twitter post with a self-marketing goal attached to it? Has he ever worked on a real multimillion dollar campaign? Online marketing huh? If you could teach someone else to earn $20,000 a month online, why aren’t you earning $200,000 and retiring to your Malibu beach house? Instead you are sitting in front of the computer, trying to speak from a intellect high ground and telling people who actually have done copywriting and manage a multimillion advertising campaign?
If you’re so great at search engine optimization. When I type Mike Johnson. Why does your online marketing help site not show up on the first page in Google?
A quick check in your LinkedIn profile shows that you graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2000. But haven’t listed any work experience till 2008-2012 as owner of some Internet an Affiliate Marketing business? Come on, you’ve got to give us more than that if you’re thinking of making money out of teaching people to market themselves? How do you do that if you can’t credit yourself even in your own LinkedIn page?
So the next time you see someone offering to show you the path to earning $20,000 by blogging, or $50,000 by knitting sweaters at home. Look up their credentials.
Never take marketing advice from anyone who has no significant marketing background or real world experience. Would you let your plumber perform a tonsillectomy on you? Thought not.
Annie Leibovitz. I love her work. They’re a reflection of our times. Our pop culture. They’re subtle and sublime at the same time. Who could forget Demi Moore’s pregnant poise in Rolling Stones mag. John Lennon nakedly hugging Yoko Ono. Exemplifying the subtext of John Lennon’s obsession with Yoko.
And one of the most influential photographers of our time thinks the iPhone is the snapshot camera of today. No, she doesn’t recommend the iPhone over a DSLR. Nor does she say it is better than a Rollei.
As the famous saying goes “The best camera is the one that’s with you”. How true. The best photo taking tool is one that’s with you all the time when you need it.
And today, I use predominantly my iPhone 4S for the photos for this lil’ blog. It’s easy. It’s fun. And I really don’t want to wait another extra second fiddling with a camera before I dig in to the delicious (and sometimes yucky) food.