Dave Magee wrote:This whole thread is so typical of Magicians it's really sad and pathetic,if you dont want the guy to advertise just tell him and let that be it. To eat each other up like this really, just sad!!!!
Thank you for being the voice of reason. I was going to respond to all of the above comments, and then I read your post, and now I've decided to ignore the nonsense, and just state my case.
Over the last two years I have invested thousands of advertising dollars in Genii Magazine and the Genii forums. I will venture to say that I've probably invested $10,000 over the last two years in Genii.
The only reason I stopped advertising is because the ads stopped producing results. The last several months I advertised, I either broke even or I lost money. I'm not in business to lose money. I'm in business to make money.
Contrary to popular belief, I don't make any money by posting my comments and links to my articles here on the Genii Forums. The occasional sale doesn't even come close to paying for the amount of time I spend on here.
I released two products in 2009. I didn't release any products in 2010. Now, I have three more products scheduled to be released this year. When I'm ready to release these products, my plan is to advertise in both Genii Magazine and the Genii Forums. Until then, I won't be throwing my money away, because a few people here on this forum have an issue with the way I run my business.
The decision sits firmly on the lap of The Chief, Richard Kaufman. If Richard believes that my posts take away from the experience here on the Genii Forums, then he should speak up and tell me to stop. Otherwise, I plan on giving away as much free information as possible and using this forum as a vehicle to have my voice heard.
My business does not depend on this forum to be successful. I have dozens of strategies all working at the same time, and I have several new marketing strategies that will be implemented in the next few weeks. This is what I do. I'm a marketer. It's my passion. Not only marketing my products and services, but sharing my knowledge and expertise about marketing with the people that care for it.
In the end, my belief is this: the only way to prosper is to give more value to the world around you then you take. My articles and videos are designed to do just that. The viewers can use the ideas to grow their business without buying anything from me, and most do exactly that.
If you are trying to grow your business, then the Marketing & Magic Business forum, here on the Genii forums should be the place to go to for answers. I believe my posts contribute to that end.
If Mr. Kaufman believes otherwise, all he has to do is say so, and I will cease.