I emailed this to Kelly per his request for me to contact him on my other blog post about Bring the Fresh, so I wanted to share with you what I had to say to him via direct email:
I just found your comment on my blog in askimet, so I approved it and replied as I read it so you get my raw emotions ha!
Anyway, here’s the deal…
You went on your blog, posted about the stuff you did, made it sound horrible, and now seem annoyed I’m publicly posting about being cynical of your intentions – when you yourself TOLD me to be on your blog. It’s not making sense to me.
The stuff you spoke of I already knew went on behind the scenes because of all the “gurus” I ghostwrote for over the course
of YEARS. I heard them say, “don’t put too much detail in there – I need something to sell later,” or “I don’t want them competing with me.” I’d put detail in there and often get told they cut it – scolded for being thorough.
They got on the phone and laughed to me like you said you did about the money they made off of their customers, as if they were suckers.
I admitted to my readers that I have a special slant because of my past connection with “gurus,” but what I do now instead of ghostwrite is DELIVER those details to newbies who for years wasted money with fluff guides.
Let me be real honest with you – because I don’t give a rat’s ass who you are…people are too intimidated to contact you and say they want a refund or even not need a refund, but felt the product didn’t live up to its hype.
Why? Maybe you’re too big to understand now…but for the little guy/girl starting out, this whole industry is overwhelming. Did you see the posts recently in the Warrior Forum asking how to walk up and approach a “guru” at a seminar? The little guy feels you’re like a rockstar. They get nervous.
I get people emailing ME – and I’m nobody comparatively – saying, “OMG I can’t believe YOU replied yourself!” as if I’m somebody…that’s just sad that they feel this is something where they should be put at arm’s length.
I wish you lots of luck with BringTheFresh and I truly hope it helps a ton of people. I also hope that you DO realize that those weren’t just words you threw around – people DID get burned by your (and others) actions, and they did NOT contact you – they contacted OTHER marketers (of which I’m one) to complain about you because many people just don’t go directly to the source. Or they quit trying to make money online completely.
They did this exact same thing with One Week Marketing. I got literally a dozen emails or so each week telling me they bought OWM, and quit – didn’t grasp it. They did NOT refund and they did NOT contact Jennifer Ledbetter. They contacted someone ELSE they could trust, chalked it up to a lesson learned, and moved on.
That’s what some people did with RJ too.
I am more than willing to come back and say, “Kelly is really a changed man – damn he’s over-delivering and making up for past shortcomings,” IF that’s what you truly do.
You can’t build yourself into this mega marketing star and expect everyone to just clap for you when you say what you did on your blog, period. I’m just commenting on it with my own POV.
You’re going to prove something one way or another…you’ll either pull the same shit and people will say, “I told you so,” or you’ll make a lot of people happy, and hopefully other marketers will follow suit since you’re a leader for them.