So today I decided to buy a gold guide I'd heard about for quite some time. It's an extremely popular guide and was perhaps the finest piece of marketing I have ever seen for the wow niche. The pitch page was sound, the copy itself made me just drool at the idea of learning just a few lessons to hit the gold cap. Oh look, apparently these lessons are updated for 4.0! I decided I would buy it and see if perhaps the mighty Markco needed to learn from these lessons.
The idea that anyone had ever taken these strategies and hit gold cap was ridiculous and you know what, after reading the 'testimonials' I realized that they had to be fake. One way to see if testimonials are written by the guide writer is to look for where the emphasis is in the writing. Is the spotlight on thanking the guide provider or on promoting a piece of the guide? Does the testimonial say "thanks for the awesome guide, it has helped me so much!" or "Strategy XYZ made me 500 gold per hour!"? The first one looks genuine, the second looks like a marketing ploy.
You're probably wondering to yourself, well wait Markco, why do you bother to buy guides when yours are so good?! I'm a marketer, and a damned good one at that. I like to see what the competition is doing and every time I've done it mine was vastly superior.The guides that I have enjoyed are ones that I also recommended to you, but 90% of the ones I have looked at were total bs. These guys writing guides are just looking for a quick buck off the vast majority of noob players who need to be pointed at a few addons and given a general strat to follow. My guide is far too adventurous for that, I not only show noobs how to become better players but I then show them how to go all the way to gold guru status. I give them the tools and the road map and then they choose how far down the path they want to go. Some are happy with an epic mount while leveling, others with a mammoth, others with 100k and still others are only satisfied with a million gold. This makes my guide capable of helping even some of the most advanced auctioneers. If you don't have a system for getting gold cap, I will show you how to make your own personal one. While other guides may be able to provide a leg up for noobs and newbs, mine will take them the distance.
I think that it would be a disservice to totally disregard all other gold guides out there as there are a handful of honest players who, like myself, have poured their hearts and souls into developing reputable guides. For instance, I thoroughly enjoyed the personal walk through style developed at Cataclysm Mastery, so if you'd like to check out their membership blog you could go there with a very strong recommendation from myself. They are looking into personalized guides for gathering in the first few weeks of cataclysm, along with profession guides for crafters who want to get an early lead on the competition with guidelines showcasing what mats and crafted items will be popular.
Let me reveal to you a little known secret, 20kleveling is not the first guide I've written and it wasn't the last either. I've written two others so far and several other guide marketers have stolen my content for their own use. Here are three catch phrases which you'll find in other guides that came from my writings, see how many you recognize:
- "The secret to making gold is thousands of small profit auctions."
- "15 minutes a day is all it takes to make XXX gold per hour."
- "24 year old wow player with a full time job, house, girlfriend and a dog still finds time to make thousands per day."
What I have realized is that they're doing it wrong. So very wrong. By providing you all with great content many of you have purchased my guide just to say thank you! Imagine that, people buying products they might not even need because they found your free stuff so useful that it compels them to pay you for your efforts. I've developed a guide that is everything you need in one place, complete with videos, audio and screenshotted walk-throughs, so that this guide actually goes into the wow auction house in full detail. I'm not here to screw you over and take a few bucks from the occasional noob, I'm here to improve your game play experience and provide a service. For those of you who have bought the guide you know that everything you could possibly need to make gold is in that guide and that I will take care of you for expansions to come. If you purchased it early on you've seen dozens of updates and quality content added over time for free, and you know that the same will be true for cataclysm. Value is what I deliver, not just what I promise. The difference between myself and every other marketer you've seen in the wow niche is that I give a damn about what you see in the members area and my primary focus is to give you great content that only gets better as time goes on. That's why my refund rate is an impressive 2.2% and the refund rate for my forum premium membership is an unheard of 0%. Think about that. Not one person has asked for a refund on my forums and only slightly more have taken one for 20kleveling. 500+ people are premium members of the forums and over 2,500 people have purchased 20kleveling. Now that's a track record no other guide can hold a candle to. This incredible record is due to the fact that you get content for life with your purchase, so people are happy in the knowledge that their purchase will become even more valuable over time.
Buy my Cataclysm Gold Guide, complete with a 100% guarantee or your money back. It is a one time payment for life, full of updates and extras included over time. I haven't steered you wrong this whole time, why would I start by giving you a guide as atrocious as the one I bought last night? Don't let the pathetic attempts of shady markets fool you, buy the guide that actually was written by the same guy pitching the product to you and the same guy you've come to rely on for a great read every single day.
Act now before December 7th, as I will be raising the price to $47! Also, if you use the promotion code "JMTC" you will get an additional 10% discount, dropping the guide down to just $33. You've got nothing to lose!
NOTE: 20k Leveling is not a leveling guide in the sense of showing you how to level quickly, it is focused solely on the gold aspects of leveling and then professions at 85. It will take you from your first character to your tenth and how to create a business plan on your server. If you need an actual 'leveling guide' then I would recommend using one of the leveling guides in my members area at 20kleveling.