So what's good?

I had an interesting conversations the other day about my blog. I was asked, "What positive things do I write about? Doesn't it get old just blowing the whistle on charlatans and scams etc?"

Two great questions. I'll answer the second question first. No, I don't get tired of busting bad programs, scams and anything else that rips off a consumer. I have had family and close friends ripped off by internet marketers. There are so many people out there who have the singular goal in life to make as much money as they can regardless of the cost or who they hurt in the process. That's wrong, IMHO. To be clear, so I don't get emails about being industrious and successful....nothing wrong with making money...buckets of it even...but when a person deliberately takes advantage of folks (particularly these days with people out of work struggling to make ends meet)or sell a product that is bogus then they have gone too far and I am happy to help good, hard working folks know what to stay away from... and look to make money somewhere else.

Now on to the first question. The Thirty Day challenge put on by Ed Dale is a great course and a generous program on the part of Ed and his team. The challenge is over but you can still see much of the content on youtube. If you can't find it let me know. From this FREE course you can learn everything you need to know to get started making money online and once you are started you can grow from there. So many programs from "Gurus" are nothing more than rehashed material seasoned with some of their thoughts to make it their own. The information I have seen from, for example, Jonathan Budd or PotPieGirl is good stuff but I don't think it lives up to the hype and cost. Much of the material available elsewhere for free if you're wiling to do some digging.

In the 30DC its straight talk and good instruction. The program had a pre-launch period to help students get a look at tools and tasks that will need to get done during the course. And man its a lot to learn and execute in 30 days! Awesome. Since you can get the material online I won't go over the content list here. Suffice it to say that it covered all aspects of niche marketing, blogging, articles, PPC, squidoo, adsense etc, etc. The course is free but just to provide full disclosure, they are making money during and perhaps after the program. They get commissions on recommending the services they use themselves and know to be reliable and a good value to their customers.

With the 30DC you get excellent, complete training with a great customer experience and they make, what customer experience expert Frederick F. Reichheld refers to as, "good profits"--profits made by adding value to your customer and helping them in their business--not cut throat or dishonest profits.

Here is another thing I liked about their course. So many internet marketers don't tell you, when they try to dazzle you with big money, that great success comes from hard work, diversification and a great marketing list! That's how they make the money and the course you'd buy from them may or may not get you there. It takes time and effort to build up a good marketing list. With the 30DC you hear this upfront so you have a clear understanding of what is expected of you and what the rewards can be. You gotta love honest, upfront advise.

So kudos to Ed and the 30DC.