Siphoning clients off Insta-sham

You tell me what really matters here.

So,I recently got this “scathing” review of my Social Media Marketing for Freelancer course. Okay, not really scathing, but a negative one. And I’ve noticed a trend with these. I don’t know if it applies to every online teacher, but it’s a definite trend with me.

Two things are almost always true with the negative reviews I get:

They don’t leave a comment explaining why

They enrolled in the course 1-2 days before leaving the review

The thing I find funny is none of my courses can be properly evaluated in 1-2 days. I know that. And it’s because of the thing I yap about constantly in these here messages… they aren’t about some “magic” gimmick that suddenly makes all your problems disappear.

They’re not about “epic” ideas that make you all hot and sweaty.

I mean… if I have something new or interesting to say, I’ll say it.

But, the stuff I teach isn’t about *sounding* epic or cool or dope. It’s about *getting results*. I come from a place of needing shizen to work in order to put food on the table.

Not some grandiose exercise in mental — ahem.

Most of my courses will take weeks to truly implement and see results.

They’re often focused on the long-term.

Not some illusion of “instantly going viral” and all your problems are solved. There are plenty of others who will sell you that pipe dream. I ain’t one of them. If that’s what you’re after, you’re better off just unfollowing me.

But, you tell me…

What’s more important?

A good-sounding idea that “entertains” you by getting you all hot sweaty when you hear it (but almost never gets any actual results)… OR something that might sound mundane but flat out works?

And can put some cold, hard dineros in your zapatos?

Anyway, the aforementioned course?


You’ll hardly see results in a day or two. It’ll take some consistent practice for a few weeks before you even start to see an uptick in the attention you get on the socials. It’s more about creating unstoppable momentum that’ll bring you gobs of attention…

Three months from now.

It’s about how big you’ll be in a year.

It’s about solidifying your position on these platforms for the next 10 years.

And, most importantly, siphoning clients off of them for years.

It’s as Alfin said about the course:

“This is has no fluff in it. Just plain and simple actionable steps on how to have a presence as a freelancer on social media. Great Work!”

That’s like nails on a chalkboard for some people (who, frankly, have no business being IN business). And when they don’t hear some “epic” new trick for instantly gaining 10K followers on the “hottest” new platform… they get all huffy and leave their negative review — “I’ll show him!” 😀

Anyway, probably doesn’t apply to you…

Other than to ensure you know where I stand on all this.

And what you’re getting into.

That said, one of the strategies I lay out in that course actually comes from spying on one of the world’s most infamous social media influencers. He tends to break all the normal rules and yet still has a follower count in the millions.

And, most importantly, sells a ton of his shizen off his socials.

I used it to nearly triple my following in just over a month.

But, it ain’t about going viral.

Or instantly getting 10K followers.

Like most of the things that actually work in business and marketing, it’s about strategy, hard work and consistency — and actually using the platforms for what they’re intended for.

And yeah, the site I reference throughout is the Insta-shams.

Anyhoo, may or may not be for you…

But, since the course is up on Skillshare, you can get it essentially free. That’s because, as a teacher there, I can get you an exclusive 1-month free trial of the platform (normal trial is just 7 days).

You get full access to all 30,000+ courses on the site.

And, if you cancel before the month is up, you’ll never pay a penny.

Do with that info what you will, but you can learn more about the trial here:



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