Bring The Fresh 2012: Ultimate Review
Kelly Felix and Mike Long’s Bring The Fresh reviewed
Written by Mack
As I mentioned in one of my first posts on this blog a year ago, I owe a lot to Bring The Fresh, Kelly Felix, Mike Long and the hundreds of great girls and guys within the Bring The Fresh forum.
It was one of the first courses I looked at when I set about expanding my on-line portfolio and I’d say overall the most beneficial to me in terms of knowledge gained, self-belief and outside support (I’m sorry Mack, but it’s true…)
This MackMichaels.org blog itself was set up, SEO’d and marketed using their exact methods – the first draft of the site only taking about 20 minutes to complete (I’ve since upped the standards of the graphics a bit, but only because I’m into my Photoshop – and started using the awesome Afilorama tools, but heck – still pretty much a Bring The Fresh site!).
It was my first ever attempt at using wordpress, my first ever blog, the first time I’d used an unlimited hosting account. A lot of firsts.
In fact since studying the Bring The Fresh method I’ve barely built anything other than wordpress sites – quite a change from taking 1-2 months per website to be making 1 or 2 a day.
So, without further ado – here’s my Bring The Fresh review.
When a friend mentioned Bring The Fresh to me (thank you Alison) I’d never heard of it. It was Spring 2011 and I’d decided that this was the year I was finally going to make a real push on my Internet Marketing.
Alison and I are old buddies and quite independently she’s also into internet marketing so we quickly got down to brass tacks.
She’s not one for mincing her words and we’d barely taken our coats off and ordered coffee at one of our semi-regular coffee workshops when she was going on about Bring The Fresh.
She was literally shouting with enthusiasm about this club she’d joined where all the BS and hype surrounding internet marketing had been taken away and where methods that actually worked were openly discussed in their forum. People not only shared niches, but their actual domains. For anyone that knows internet marketing forums, this is unheard of.
“So it’s a forum then?” I asked.
“Oh Mack, it’s WAY more than a forum. The forum is the icing on the cake, Jeez it’s, Oh God how do I describe it?”
“Deep breaths Alison” – She was unusually agitated. It was honestly like she’d discovered the secrets to eternal youth.
“Right, you know Kelly Felix?” She asked.
“No. Honest” she looked at me like I was from Mars.
Ok, this isn’t a play, so I’ll get to the point. For anyone who as I did, had not heard of Kelly Felix I’ll say another name. The Rich Jerk.
Now THAT’s someone I did know. The awful, show-off, obnoxious foul-mouthed internet marketing “Guru” from way back.
Turns out that Rich Jerk was in fact Kelly Felix having a laugh and playing a part. Thing is, playing Rich Jerk netted him over $12 million.
Alison swore blind he was nothing like the Rich Jerk character. She had his phone number. “He’s really cool and laid back”, “He’s actually quite shy”, “He’s quite hot”.
Apart from Alison having an e-crush on the guy I spotted something awesome. SHE HAD HIS PHONE NUMBER. His PERSONAL cell-phone. And e-mail. And home address.
Was this the beginnings of a relationship? “Oh no”, she said, “He gives it to everyone on the course. And besides he has a girlfriend and she’s a model or something”
My mind was taking this in. An outrageously successful Internet Marketing legend, giving away his personal contact details?
“Have you spoken to him?”
“Oh yeah, I’m in touch with him all the time. He’s got an amazing Boxer dog. And Mike’s great too”
Here’s a name I did know. Mike Long. You see before I discovered internet marketing I was a geek. I was a full-on, card carrying, Dungeons and Dragons playing geek – and Mike Long is almost a folk legend. He was a Magic The Gathering champion and had famously caused a furore, allegedly cheating. It’s even on Wikipedia.
I also know of Mike through a friend of a friend. He ghost-writes for a lot of famous internet marketing gurus, as does one of my best friends. His penmanship rocks. He writes compelling copy like no-one else I know.
“So there’s this Kelly Felix / Rich Jerk and THE Mike Long? And what else?”
“Well there’s the forum, which is totally awesome – with all these seriously successful marketers sharing ninja tips left right and centre” She’d started shouting again.
Seemingly any problem you were having with ANYTHING, someone would help. Coding? No problem. Graphics? Someone’ll even knock something up for you! Niche finding? There’s a whole section.
She went on and on about the masterclass videos, something about Macro Ideas (the underlying ethos behind the whole Bring The Fresh club) which seemed to be all about helping each other and never judging. And Mike is heavily into Reagan and it’s almost become a drinking game watching him mention him in videos.
I’m fairly certain I banged my fist on the table and shouted “ENOUGH!”, although Alison swears I was a little more colorful.
I took out my netbook (remember them!?) and without pausing or reading any pitch, signed up to Bring The Fresh there and then.
“You’d better be right Alison”