One of my favorite board games is Monopoly. |
It’s a great feeling when you build hotels on your properties and charge expensive rent on your opponents to the point of bankruptcy.
Monopoly Deal, which is the card game version of Monopoly with a slightly different objective, is also a favorite of mine.
But recently, I read that Monopoly was created to criticize capitalism.
And it makes sense because it illustrates the saying that is, “The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.”
As you accumulate properties, your income will slowly increase. Then you reinvest the earned income to build houses and hotels to be able to charge higher rent. Once you build that momentum, the chances of you going bankrupt diminishes, while the people who don’t have a high stream of income will have a harder time staying in the game as it progresses. Eventually, they’ll have to declare bankruptcy.
But there are flaws to this board game, which means when people say that Monopoly shows how “evil” capitalism is, there are some things they aren’t considering.
The main things are that they don’t take into account that there are multiple ways to earn money and there are more resources available to use in addition to land and properties.
And the Internet has made those two things extremely possible. So much so that you almost don’t have to worry about any competition.
Justin Goff, who is considered the king of cold traffic conversion, explained the above statement very well in one of his daily emails.
Check it out.
One of the most interesting things I've learned running a mastermind and selling courses is that the people who buy my stuff ALSO buy lots of other stuff.
They buy Ian Stanley's email courses...
They buy Stefan's copywriting course...
They buy Ben Settle's books and newsletters...
They buy all that...
But that doesn't stop them from buying my stuff.
Or from joining Copy Accelerator.
Because good buyers buy from lots of people.
That's why they're good buyers (and usually pretty successful).
This idea that if someone buys Ian's course, then I'm losing out on that customer is just false.
It's not a zero-sum situation.
Cause that person can still buy my stuff, or Stefan's or Ben's or whoevers...
None of us have an exclusive on customers...
I don’t think there’s any clearer way to explain it than the way he did it, so I’ll leave it with that.
But speaking of courses, I have one that teaches everything you need to know to get started in email copywriting. The only thing is, it’s in book form, and you can get a copy of the sample chapters using the link below.
About the author:
Ellisen Wang is an email copywriter and the author of “How to Become an Email Titan.” You can read the sample chapters of the book and learn how to write email copy that your subscribers will never get enough of and will make them want to buy from you by opting in at EllisenWang.com. When you opt in, you’ll also get daily copywriting, email marketing, and business tips sent straight to your inbox. If you don't want to optin, you can also read through the blog and listen to the audios for more marketing content and training.
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