Crap In a Box (Part 2): “Who Are You to Judge, Terra?”

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If you read my last blog post and asked this question, you were right – who am I to judge?  Well, you were sort of right…

I have the right to make judgments about anything I want – and so do you, and so does the next guy.  So, when we see someone selling a product or service, we each get to decide if it’s crap in a box, or if it’s something that’s worth our time and our money, and if it lives up to our own standards of quality and ethics.

But here’s the next part of the equation:  when it comes to your product or your service, whose judgment matters?

This is an easy one:  the answer is you.  Only you.  No one else.

If you believe in what you’re selling – if you believe it offers real value to your target audience and that, when used as intended, it truly delivers the benefits stated in your sales pitch – then no one else’s opinion matters. (Assuming you’re not a delusional kook, that is.)

This is especially true if you’ve created something from scratch, and poured your heart and soul and all of your knowledge into your product or service.  It may not be perfect, but you created it with authenticity, integrity, passion, and probably a lot of sweat.

So if you read something in an affiliate marketing forum saying your product is crap, ignore it.  Water off a duck’s back.  Same thing if you get an email from an angry customer (who’s probably just trying to weasel out of their own lack of taking action).  Same thing if your friend or spouse or mentor or industry guru or anyone else tries to tell you your product isn’t good enough.

If you believe that it’s good, then it is.  Period.  Don’t let anyone else take that power away from you.

You’ve got to have a tough skin in the affiliate marketing industry.  People can be crueler than usual when they get to hide anonymously behind their computer.

So adopt this attitude:  “Haters gonna hate”.  And then go on doing what you love.  Keep creating.  Entrepreneurship – whether in affiliate marketing or any other industry – isn’t for the faint of heart.

And during those times when you’re feeling a little (or a lot) beat up?  Remember these inspiring words from the great Teddy Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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