I bet you're wondering where I'm going with a subject line like that. 


When a brilliant idea for my email doesn't hit me right between the eyes, I go to Plan B. 

What is Plan B? 

I scan my swipe Gmail account to see what other marketers are promoting. 

I've been unsubscribing from lists like crazy, but it feels like the more I unsubscribe, the more junk mail I receive. 

The world domination email resonated with me today. 

It seems like at least 50% of the emails I receive promise hundreds of qualified leads and buckets of money. 

High-ticket closing secrets. 

Or how to start a web agency that earns $50K a month. 

Or destroy your competitors with this rarely used strategy. 

Do you really need to destroy your competitors to be successful? 

Many of these guys who are teaching you how to start a profitable web agency never ran a profitable web agency. 

I know because I hired a few of them to run Facebook ads for me. 

Nada new business for me despite their promises. 

A few months later I see they closed their web agency and started teaching us how to start our own agency. 

In a few months, they'll be pivoting to the next big thing and making big promises. 

It's sad to see my "competitors" prey on people. 

Frank Kern told me I leave millions on the table. 

I'm okay with that. 

If I can't help you, I tell you. 

I don't take your hard-earned money unless I know I can help you. 

I've been playing this online marketing game for over 20 years. 

I've been focused on LinkedIn for over 10 years. 

I haven't pivoted in years. 

Before you spend your hard-earned cash, do your homework. 

Google their name. 

Do they have positive reviews (real reviews not fake ones)? 

Do they dominate the Rip-off Report? 

Does their offer sound too good to be true? 

It's sad I have to say this but... 

Buyer Beware! 

About the author 

Ted Prodromou

Would you like me to help you?

I'm the #1 best-selling author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business. People call me America's Leading LinkedIn Coach.

I'm the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full service online marketing agency. The SMS team designs and implements advanced LinkedIn and social media lead-generation strategies for small to medium-sized businesses. SMS will set up and manage your marketing funnels using organic, social and paid traffic.

Did you know I've been working with the internet since 1991, long before Al Gore invented it?

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