Passion versus Profit: Greetings and welcome to episode 051.
Today, I work through some listener feedback on Passion versus Profit. Dave from the UK asks me where I stand, since I seem to talk about both passion-focused opportunities like the Internet Business Mastery Academy teaches and Profit-focused stuff like Forever Affiliate.
It's a great question, and I deal with it head on.
Also, Matt Richardson from Go2Geo.com is in the house to talk about his new service and why it's important to affiliate marketers. He also gives us a behind the scenes look at starting a new internet business.
This week around LateNightIM
— Traveling again — American is back on track. In February 1987 the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a $9.5 million fine against Eastern Air Lines for safety violations, which was the largest fine ever assessed against an airline until American Airlines was fined $24.2 million in 2010. (WikiPedia)
Johnny Manziel tatoo is fake…
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 13, 2013
I would not put a longhorn tattoo on my chest for a showbox full of gold Krugerands — well maybe.
— Everybody sick — Strep throat is caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria. There are many different types of strep bacteria. Some cause more serious illness than others. (WebMD)
— LNIM meetup Wed 3/27 at 8PM at the Londoner in Allen, TX
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From the land of ice shards — Dave Tudor
Hi from the UK Mark. I listen to your podcast regularly and am one of those ‘on the verge' Internet marketers trying my best to get started.I get a little confused as to where you stand on the subject of affiliate marketing. On the one hand you actively support guys like pat Flynn who advocate finding a niche that you're passionate about and build a business around that. On the other you seem to champion Andrew Hansen who seems far less choosy on the content of his sites with the major driver being to select niches that can make money.There does seem a bit of a conflict on this. In my mind you can only really recommend one method and not both. I did buy Andrew Hansen's latest course (through your affiliate link I believe) but his approach is far more ‘mercenary' (if that's the right word) than Pat's.Please clarify which side of the fence you're actually on Mark if. You'd be so kind. Thanks.
Matt Richardson — Go2Geo
Great interview from Matt about this interesting service.
From their home page:
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Global becomes local with Go2Geo because One Link has Many Destinations.
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Episode 051 Transcript
It’s been a super busy week. I hope you enjoyed Episode 50 with my good buddy Pat Flynn. If you want more Pat Flynn, you can find Pat on Episode 300 of the Podcast Answer Man podcast over at PodcastAnswerMan.com/300. Cliff had exactly the same idea I had and he had Pat on for his 300th episode. I can’t wait to get to episode 300 here.
There’s not so much podcasting in that episode, there’s more talking about the value of networking with other people in your industry and in your niche. I think that is just an awesome episode. It tells the story of how Pat and Cliff got to know each other. It’s a very cool episode, so go check it out at PodcastAnswerMan.com/300.
I’ve been traveling and this episode is a little late, as usual. Sorry about that. If I was early I would scare the heck out of everybody. I’ve been flying around on American Airlines this time. It looks like they’re starting to get their stuff together now that they merged with U.S. Air. I’m glad to see that, because I like American Airlines. They’re Dallas based and we want them to be successful.
I always worry when airlines get in financial trouble that they’re going to have safety violations. From my perspective, that’s what finally killed Eastern Airlines back in the 1980s. They had a $9.5million fine against them right when they were in the middle of bankruptcy, or that pushed them into bankruptcy. Those money and safety things go hand and hand, so I’m glad to see American back on track. Of course, I think American Airlines holds the record for fines from the FAA at $24million. In any case, it’s all good.
The other excitement while I was traveling was my good buddy Johnny Manziel, who is a Heisman Trophy winner – he’s not actually my buddy, but boy I wish he was – attends my alma mater at Texas A&M University. He was shown in a picture on Twitter with a tattoo of enemy Longhorns logo on his chest. It turned out that was a fake tattoo. I’m happy to hear that, it’s a good thing Twitter was there.
I was talking to my buddies about this. You could offer me a shoebox full of gold krugerrands and I would not put a Longhorn tattoo on my chest. Apologies to Longhorn fans out there, but that’s just the way I roll.
I guess the other thing in my house that has just been crazy is that everybody has been sick. We had Strep run through our house. Streptococcal bacteria stuff, not fun. But antibiotics clears that up.
So I’m back and I wanted to remind you that on Wednesday the 27th we’ll be doing the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast meet-up over at The Londoner Pub in Allen. That’s going to be at 8:00 PM. That’s a great place. If you haven’t been there, it’s easy to find. Come on in and we’re just going to sit around and talk about whatever you guys want to talk about. Last time I had 10 or 12 people, which is awesome.
It shocks me that I can have a little podcast like this and geographically there can be 12 listeners anywhere close to me. I know it’s downloaded all over the world and it’s all spread out, but that’s really cool. I really enjoy this and I hope you’ll join us at the Londoner Pub in Allen on Wednesday the 27th. If you’re interested, please RSVP at LateNightIM.com/feedback.
One more thing. I just wanted to say thanks for the five star review on iTunes. I got one a couple of weeks ago from Eric11155. You know who you are, Eric. Thank you very much.
Eric says he finds the podcast practical and very useful information for online marketing, presented in a very down to earth manner.
I do try to be down to earth. The thing is I started out like every new guy out there, I didn’t even know what any of the words meant. It’s important to remember that. If you’re ever getting advice from an online guru and you feel like they’re talking over your head, you have a couple options. One is you can ask them to stop that. If they do and they understand, then maybe they’re the right person for you. If they don’t or of they look down on you or make you feel silly, go the other way. Nobody has time for that. Everybody is new at everything sometime.
I just can’t stand it when people do that, so I try not to do that to you guys. If you ever have a question about anything that I say on the show you can contact me at LateNightIM.com/feedback and I’d be happy to answer your question.