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The following is a list of 5 books that every marketer should be required to have on their bookshelf (and have actually read them several times each)…

Scientific Advertising/My Life In Advertising by Claude Hopkins

Influence (Science and Practice) by Robert B. Cialdini

Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham

The Irresistible Offer by Mark Joyner

Yes, you can probably add to this list (please add a comment with more from your list below) and yes, you could even replace a book or two with a different one…but the list above WILL provide you a foundational education in advertising, copywriting, and marketing…all skills critical to successful marketing online and offline.

Enjoy! And please help me out by sharing this list with others who might be starting out, or who need a boost to their business.

There’s no doubt…

We live in an age where there’s more information available on any one subject that it’s mind-numbing.

Also…with the development of marketing businesses on the internet, a new “foe” has entered the ring…market fatigue.

What is market fatigue?

It’s the saturation of book and product launches within any niche.  It’s not happening in all niches, but some niches are suffering market fatigue right now.

For example, in the “make money online” niche, there have been quite a few product launches, and when you combine the number of launches, then multiply that by JV (joint venture) partners promoting those products to their lists…you end up with inboxes stuffed with opportunity after opportunity.

People are getting tired of it…and that my friends, is market fatigue.

Does that mean the end of product launches?  No.

Does that mean you can’t successfully launch a new product in a niche such as “make money online”?  Hell no.

You just have to be real.

What do I mean?

Well, a variety of things:

  • You have to be authentic. No more direct re-hash of the latest product launch.  No more direct swiping of copywriting pieces when you don’t have the slightest idea exactly how to fit it into your sales letter.
  • You have to be yourself. Write from the heart, yes, actually work to build a product yourself (write a book yourself etc…) with your opinions and your true feelings.
  • Your product and business have to be based on some concept of helping people reach a real solution.  No theories, garbage, or untested opinions will work any more.  Don’t create a business to “make money”, instead create a business that serves markets.

There’s obviously a lot more to this, but this should serve as a primer.

More to come on this topic.

Until the next time we look in the mirror together,

Joseph Ratliff - Is your business real or will it just add to market fatigue?

Joseph Ratliff - Is your business real or will it just add to market fatigue?

This is the final part of a two part post that should have been a small report I guess 🙂

Part 1 is here.

Continuing our “what it really takes to make money online” theme…

This whole internet marketing business game really boils down to one simple concept (and yes, it IS this simple)…

You need to think about how much value you can deliver to people to help them improve their lives first…before thinking about any profits you’ll make.

Most marketers are very selfish in their mindset to making money online.  They want that elusive “internet lifestyle” so bad that they will try to “game the system” or use all the blackhat tricks to make money using the internet.

Those internet business models don’t have long – term value…because they don’t serve people…instead they annoy people.

John Reese covered this thoroughly in his document “The Rebirth Of Internet Marketing”, which incidentally, is no longer available.

Yes, it’s from 2007, but really, the strategies that John makes reference to (as well as the strategies that I’ve pointed out in these 2 posts) are all evergreen concepts that will transcend any “marketing gimmick” that doesn’t serve people.

You can also download my Ramblings 2 Report (no longer available) which contains nothing but evergreen business strategies (105 pages of them) for you to enjoy.

(keep in mind, that blog is the one that “died” a short time ago, so I don’t know how long this download link will be active until I change hosting and change the link)

Anyhow…I think this concludes our lesson (for now).

Be on the lookout for posts on pricing, building systems for leverage in your online business, and much much more!