There is a lot of bullshit in the Internet Marketing space.
A lot of people selling hopes & dreams, smoke & mirrors.
And it pisses me off.
I know, I should have tunnel vision and focus on my own path. And I try, but I felt I needed to stand up and put out a video, and this blog post.
It is not a jealousy thing, it is the “lying to others” that pisses me off. it is the setting unrealistic expectations for people who are just starting out.
It discourages these newer people who are just trying to start a new biz, maybe make some extra income on the side, with the dreams of it becoming a job replacing income one day, perhaps.
Some of these people give up, because they compare themselves to these cheaters.
And that is why is pisses me off.
Let me explain…
am was in a lot of Facebook groups revolving around Shopify. These groups can both be a gift & a curse ( I recently left all Shopify groups). There are a lot of people sharing screenshots (I’ve done this), but not giving any context to their numbers.
They share these impressive numbers showing their revenue in a day/week/month or whatever.
What they don’t tell you is what they are selling. This is always kept a secret, as most marketers will copy what you’re doing, and go out and sell the same thing. They undercut the price, and then it’s a race to the bottom. A fast way to go out of business.
So I get the not telling people your store URL. I do not reveal mine, and for the exact reason above.
A lot of these people sharing these screenshots are selling counterfeit items.
Selling fake knockoff items they buy from China they buy for very cheap.
And then they re-sell it and undercut the retail price of the item over here (in the U.S.). One guy was selling a Dragon Ball Z jacket for $40, and an officially licensed jacket retails for about $120 here in the states.
No wonder his item is selling so well, he is undercutting the actual company by 200%!
These guys conducting business like this are CHEATERS.
This is also illegal.
This is NO way to create a sustainable business.
These cheaters will eventually be shut down.
I hope they get sued as well, which is likely, at some point. You reap what you sow.
So I recorded a video last week calling some people out in my industry.
I am sick of the lies and bullshit, so this was long over due.
I am just trying to clean up the industry, one video at a time.
And I got a flood of messages and emails from people after posting this. I wrote another blog post about that, and you can read it here — People Crave the Truth
Impact over Income