Firstly I think Joel Comm has totally missed his calling and should just concentrate on writing. He has a real gift and this book is an excellent story, intermingling facts with just enough story to create a rich text.
There is so much information jam packed within the stories of how famous internet marketers like John Reese, Rich Schefren, Rosalind Gardiner, Yanik Silver, Jay Abrahams and hundreds more, all got started and what they are most remembered for.
All of the marketer’s personal stories are overlayed upon the history of how the internet even came to be and what it actually began as and what it has evolved into, to date.
To date being the operative phrase and conclusion of the book as Joel Comm tries to look into the future to see where the next big thing will be.
He finishes off by profiling a story of an Iranian girl, Ladan Lashkari, borrowed from Eric Holmlund’s blog. The cliff note is she doesn’t have one advantage that we do but is still managing to earn $US6,300 a month.
The story from all of these marketers is that they laser focused on one thing or one niche or one topic that they knew and took it from there. What they learned from their first experiences they took to their second and so on.
So even though what I know is not savory, I also know there’s a huge and growing market for it so I’m taking all the tips I learned and going forward with it.
History is important. To know where something has come from, you can judge where it may lead. Joel Comm has given an excellent, and relatively concise history of who, what, when and where and wrapped it in entertaining ditties about the personal struggles of the big guys.
Fantastic and highly recommended read for anyone, but EVERYONE who is even THINKING of starting an online business.
Joel, can we please have more books? You are a fantastic writer. Well done mate.