I’m a fan of Jeff Walker’s work and thought highly of his book Launch. (Read my review of Launch by Jeff Walker.) His recent video resonated with me, as I’ve been thinking of a way to handle an issue at Danger & Play.
How do you reward your core guys while getting rid of the freeloaders and mooches?
I am happy that Danger & Play is a free site, as it’s helped a lot of men (and a growing number of women) change their lives. What does bother me is the bitching and moaning men do.
And yes, it is men. No woman reader or podcast listener has ever complained about what I write.
You’d be surprised by the volume of complaints I receive. To me, this makes zero sense.
Danger & Play is a website that costs nothing to read. Yet I constantly hear that people don’t like my posts on Twitter (unfollow me) or that they don’t like how I am marketing my juicing ebooks.
I even had two young men backstab me. After helping them with their sites, they have become haters.
It’s tiresome, and it’s why a lot of people burn out from helping men.
One reason I don’t deal with as much hate as many is because of my aggressive style. In a way, my attitude prices out the people most likely to complain.
On the other hand, there are a lot of core guys who are supportive.
They review my podcast and many bought my juicing ebooks (even though they don’t juice) as a way to support my work.
I have been thinking of a way to take care of the core guys who take care of me while getting rid of the complainers.
One way to accomplish this is by raising your prices. It seems counter-intuitive, but people who pay are less likely to complain than people who ride for free.
Check out this video and let me know what you think.