Wednesday, November 5, 2008

$200 Ugly Websites Outsell Million Dollar Websites Every Day of the Year

I received this e-mail from Wendy in Peace River today:

    Hi Ernie

    I read your first book
    The Joy of Not Working right after you published it and recently recommended all your books to a friend who is unhappy in her career. She is getting it with your work.

    I recently heard a CD you did for Dave Dubeau and the Fast Track to Cashflow people.

    Who is the internet marketing company that teaches how to build an ugly but workable web site? I am at the stage of wanting to build a web site but have limited funds at present. I could not hear the name on the CD.

    Thanks for your help.

This is my reply to Wendy's e-mail:

    Hi Wendy:

    I can't ever recall doing the CD.

    Regarding ugly websites, internet marketing millionaire Tom Antion says he intentionally makes his websites just a little bit ugly and his $200 websites will out sell the million-dollar websites every day of the year.

    Check out Tom Antion' main website at Tom Antion.
    I find this website really cool because it is so plain and yet owned by one of the most successful internet marketing gurus. As I have said in my books, perfectionalism is the last refuge of the idiots of this world.

    Another example is his website
    wedding speeches which makes him about $35,000 a year.

    Tom Antion, incidentally, learned the secrets to internet marketing from his mentor Corey Rudl who started the
    Internet Marketing Center in Vancouver.

    Corey Rudl was killed in an auto racing accident about 3 years ago and IMC is now owned and run by his friend Derek Gehl.

    I took an internet marketing course from IMC two years ago in Vancouver and the presenter Jason Bax also said "ugly inexpensive websites make more money than expensive artistic ones. Problem is, most website designers who do cool and artistic websites have never made a cent marketing on the Internet.

    Have you ever noticed how many "cool and artistic" people in society are broke?

    As millionaire Harv Eker says, "I would rather be nerdy and rich than cool and broke."

    Thanks for your e-mail and so long for now.

    Ernie Zelinski
    Author of the Bestseller
    How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
    (Over 100,000 copies sold and published in 7 foreign languages)
    and the International Bestseller
    The Joy of Not Working
    (Over 225,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages

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