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Early Mover Advantage

This post was most recently updated on July 30th, 2016

Early Mover Advantage
I’m the type of gal that just can’t pass up a bargain.  This is why I like to know all about the latest tools and systems coming out for my business.  I find that when I jump on something new, it is more cost efficient.  So I’m an early mover.  And I’m always looking to leverage my early mover advantage.

To get the jump on new things happening in blogging and internet marketing, I make it my business to keep up with the latest trends on the internet.  Of course, I look for Facebook changes, Google updates, and all those major platform tweaks that happen every time you turn around.  I have to keep my business intact and need to be notified immediately before things change, so I can be prepared for them.
Then, of course, I go out an actually buy a lot of things, so I can know before anybody else, just how good (or not) it is.

To do this in a somewhat organized manner, I have to weed through what I “need” as opposed to what I simply “want.”  You know that shiny object syndrome!  I am not a fan.  But what I do know is that I need to cherry pick certain things that come into the marketplace to use as tools for my business.  The things I need, I have to make a move on.  The things I want, I need to discipline myself and let them go by.
It’s not always easy to determine which things are needed as opposed to wanted.  But the longer you’re in an online business, the more discerning you become.
Practice makes perfect… or at least closer to perfect.
Early Mover Advantage


What is the Early Mover Advantage?

I have purchased endless amounts of programs, tools and tutorials by being one of the first ones in the door.  How do I do that?  I usually get it from subscribing to people’s email lists, keeping in close touch with my product creator gang, and I keep a sharp eye out on JVNotifyPro, MunchEye, Warrior Forum and some other paces that put up a red flag for new things coming down the pike.

Now, while I’m not a shiny object person recklessly buying everything I’ll never use, there is another side to the story.

By dogmatically avoiding shiny objects, you also run the risk of missing out on grabbing your potential early mover advantage.

You see, early movers are risk takers.

A software, a plugin, a system, a training… hits the market and you think… sounds great.

But maybe it’s just a shiny object.

Maybe it won’t be the big deal the promoters are saying it will be.

Then again, maybe it will be and you can be on top of the wave.

That’s a lot of maybe’s.

This is where you have to put your business acumen to the test.


When you find something that you think looks like a winner, you know that people who follow you will be wondering about it.  But they don’t want to buy in either, until they know more about it.  So they watch to see how it works out for the early movers… they folks who do jump on it and give it a ride around the block.
The big advantage of being an early mover is that you’re ahead of the pack, and the pack is watching you.  So you gain leadership status and build your authority whether the new thing works or fails.  Either way, you’re the person who let everyone else see if it’s worth their time and money or not.  And it’s something really good, you get the biggest windfall benefit before the crowd joins the party.

Also, when you subscribe to things just hitting the marketplace, you get the early mover advantage of buying in at a crazy low price.  

As a blogger and marketer, I do need to know the latest that is going on.  For instance:

I was searching for a new webinar system this week and was researching what would be the best for me.  I looked at one guy… he is well known and really smart.  He just rolled out with a major upgrade to his webinar service.
It has a fairly hefty monthly cost.
I compared it with a relatively new kid on the block.  His system is not as polished, but is really good and has incredible potential.  He has lots of enthusiasm and spark and I like that.  Plus, I can buy into now at a lifetime price before it goes into a monthly cost.

So, I sat there and said hmmmm to myself.  Here is a spank’n new service only one month old.  How can I get that trust issue? So I put in two support questions and they answered me immediately.  I wanted to know how it would integrate with certain things I’m using.  

I went with him and as I did, he reached out to me personally asking me how I was doing.  He’s seen me around because I’ve built a reputation in the business as being a pretty polished presenter, and I’ve been starting to teach others how to do it.  So he was wondering, right away, how my status and contacts might help him build his business.  We built a personal relationship within a week.  But the best part is I got the deal.  It was at a low price, I jumped on it, and now I’m enjoying immediate early mover advantages.

I do this a lot and wanted to share with you my dear readers how you can get that early mover advantage when purchasing products.
PS: I don’t know how this webinar service will pan out, long term.  Maybe it will crash and burn and I’ll have lost some time and money.  That’s the risk you take when you’re an early mover.
Early Mover Advantage
But the benefits are far, far greater than just jumping onto a train that’s already  filled with passengers and is moving full steam ahead.


What Is An Early Mover?

As the internet goes through many trends, it is so important that we keep on top of them.  Being on one social platform or another is one example of this.  Remember when Instagram just came out?  I was one of the first ones on it.  Am I using it on a regular basis?  To tell you the truth I’m not yet, but I am meeting many people there and not sharing as much as I’m responding.  However, I do plan to use it as part of my next product launch.  Right now it is all about making connections.
I’ve been connecting with a small number of people, but I always say that numbers are way overrated, especially in social media.
Many of the people I’ve connected with are major product vendors, big names in internet marketing and blogging.  They’ve begun to build an interest in promoting my next product launch, and I’ve been helping them out with a few things.

You know all about how important that sort of connection and relationship is!
Much of the reason I’ve been able to do it is because I was an early mover on the Instagram platform, and a lot of the savvy marketers and influencers found me there, while the crowd was still relatively small.


How Can Being An Early Mover Work For You?

Keep on top of the trending issues in your niche.  You want to be on a platform where you can strut your stuff.

When you assess a new thing to have good potential for your business, get to it early.  You will get a high ticket product for a very low end price.  I cannot tell you how many $7 products I have purchased that pumped up my business.  And then a few weeks later it was a $97 product.   

It’s not too much work if you subscribe to, and hang out with the influencers in your niche on a regular basis.
Make it your business to do just that.

Set up a specific email account for subscriptions.  Make that your “notify” and “go to” email address.  Scan it once a day and see if there is something that will benefit your business.
As soon as you get whiff of a rabbit, hit the trail.  There’s a lot of hungry dogs roaming about, and you need to get there first.  Most are too timid and won’t go near it until they see you take the first step.
Early Mover Advantage

Will you lead the pack, or trail behind it to scavenge the leftovers?

In our online marketing world, we need to be just about everywhere.  But how can we do it single handed?  There are great systems out there, but also new ones that are up and coming and if you are one of the early buyers you will get the deal and leverage the advantages.

It’s like the major department stores when they run a sale from 9 am to 12 pm.  Will you want to be the first one there if you needed a particular item?  Sure you would if they were giving you a great deal on it.

This is why the Early Mover is a huge Advantage for you.  It’s a great way to get the deal.

If you don’t apply that Early Mover strategy in your business, you will probably find out about things from other leaders in your niche.  Or, you just might miss the boat altogether.

“The Early Dog Catches The Rabbit”

I’m sharing what I do, and it works so well for me. I would like to know how you get notified  of the latest and greatest stuff out there and also how you keep up with the latest changes.
Do you sit on the fence until the pack has rushed past you?
Or do you get up front and go after the rabbit before all the others can see what’s even happening?  Are you willing to take the monetary and time risk that you may be chasing it down the wrong trail?  Or are you willing to take some calculated risks?
You know, the leaders in your niche don’t get there by accident.  They take the chances, they risk their money and time, they lose out many times, but when they score, they leverage it into huge success.
Now, I’ll challenge you to be an early mover… right here and now.
I am setting up a new blog called Donna Merrill Buzz.  It is not live yet… I’m still building, but I hope to be rolling with it real soon.
So make your early move.


Sign up on my Early Movers notification list.

When you do, you’ll be the first to know when it’s live, and you’ll be the first to know of each new addition to it.
I will be using Donna Merrill Buzz for interviewing people who are movers and shakers in the online world.  The focus will be on those who have made their own digital products, or those who are planning to launch one.  The interviews will be 15 minutes.  This way you can get to meet and greet the people behind these products.   Many of these products will help you in your business directly, or they may be products you want to affiliate and promote within your own niche.  (Sneak preview:  Adrienne Smith is going to be my very first guest)  If you don’t want to miss my grand opening and/or updates please sign up so I can notify you via email.
Again, it’s time to make your early move. 


Sign up on my Early Movers notification list.

Now, tell me.
Are you an early mover, or do you prefer to make sure something is up and running smoothly before you jump in?
I’d love to hear from you.


Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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68 Responses to Early Mover Advantage

  1. Donna Merrill May 9, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Hi Siphosith,

    With so many products out there every day, it can become an overload of shiny objects. However, some do work for us and we have to be choosey which ones that will do the best for our business.

    We do have to put into action what we learn. We have to weigh our time and see if it works for us.

    Ahhh Decisions…Decisions lol.

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  2. Siphosith
    May 4, 2015 at 12:44 am #

    Thanks Donna for sharing this information. I always stay away from most products thinking I will be get into too much shiny objects. But the way you explain this makes sense, it clearly shows why some people move so fast and are always ahead in the game.
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  3. Donna Merrill April 24, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for signing up. Who else would I open a brand new blog with but Adrienne? I know her product helped you so much.

    There are too many shiny objects out there, but I like to cherry pick those, especially on launches to get the best price on something I need…not want! Big difference lol.

    As I work with a product and/or service, if it is good, I want to shout it out to others. This is why I created my Buzz.

    Talk soon,

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  4. Barbara Charles
    April 24, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Definitely I think I’m an early mover. I signed up right away for your notification list.

    I love this article as it explains clearly how some people get ahead right away while other are always behind the 8-ball. Early movers will always get the worm! Absolutely love the idea of finding the shiny object first. Makes so much more sense than waiting for the ‘big’ price to come in. Really good posts. Also, can’t wait for the first with Adrienne. Sounds interesting.

    Thanks for the heads up so we could be the first ones signed up and ready to go. 🙂

    Have a good week-end.
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  5. Sue Anne Dunlevie
    April 23, 2015 at 10:57 am #

    Love the name of your new interviewing series “Buzz”. Captures the idea so well, I wish I thought of it 🙂

    Good luck and I’m looking forward to listening to the interviews, Donna.

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  6. Lawrence Bousquet
    April 22, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Great article and good luck with your new venture. I have been on the fence for things and as described in your example watched a $7 product jump to $47 and then $97. These seem to be the standard price increases to. So it is good advice to jump in at the $7 mark.

    Besides if you really give the product a once over and discover it is not for you normally there is a money back guarantee. So absorb the information quickly determine if it is for you and celebrate the fact you found it early and acted before the price went up.
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  7. Sue Bride
    April 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Being tired of emails that promote anything and everything, I jumped at the chance to subscribe to your early mover list. The sheen has worm off those shiny objects and I’m much more discerning than I used to be.

    There is real value to be had by getting in early and, knowing that you research well and will only recommend the best, I’ll look forward to your emails.
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    • Donna Merrill April 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      Hi Sue,

      I’m grateful that you have subscribed to this list. I know that pain of having emails piling up every day of the latest and greatest shiny object.

      I want to provide people with products, services, and mentors that are providing value. People I’ve worked with, purchased products from that are reliable and so on.

      I’m focusing more on the people rather than their services. This way my visitors can see who they are in real life. A short video can do that. Either we like them or not. Or we like them, follow them, but choose weather or not their products/services would be a good fit for our own business.

      As we need to purchase the tools and learning curves to keep moving forward, we cannot go into it blindly.

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  8. Willena Flewelling
    April 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    It really is nice to have someone say something good about shiny objects, for a change. 🙂 There’s a balance, for sure, between buying too much stuff, most of which will never be used, and recognizing the potential in something even if you’re not ready for it just yet. I appreciate your wisdom and your sharing.
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    • Donna Merrill April 21, 2015 at 11:20 am #

      Hi Willena,

      There sue is a huge difference when looking at those shiny objects! Some of them are greatly needed for our business.

      As long as we know what we need, we can keep on top of things and get them at a lower price on a launch or “special deal.”

      It is all a mater of having some go-to people and opting in to something that interests you. St up a different email, and categorize each person. This way, you will be notified of certain tools you need for your business.

      Thanks for stopping by,

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  9. Irish Carter
    April 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm #


    I just signed up. Super excited about learning so much more from you. I’m really excited to start working on some of my new products in just a few weeks. Razor focus is how I am accomplishing each task. That is how I manage it with my Fibromyalgia. I have a whopping fantastic idea I want to run your way in a few weeks for my first product launch on my irish carter site. Keeping that for coaching talk from you.

    I finally feel like I have possibly masterminded how to do this with my chronic illnesses. Yes, I said illnesses. You are the first I have told of my online world friends and colleagues. The specialists confirmed two more autoimmune disorders this month. I think I am seeing where my journey is taking me. God is good my friend. So proud to have connected with you in this online world.

    Have a great week.

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    • Donna Merrill April 21, 2015 at 11:17 am #

      Hi Irish,

      What exciting news! Doing your first product and sure…run it by me anytime my friend. Gosh, you have been going through so much with your fibromyalgia it is difficult to do the work needed. But the good news is you are focused to accomplish things on the “good days”

      Yikes…two more autoimmune disorders? I’m sure you are taking things under control wisely. And if God is your good friend, I have no doubt that He will lift you up and take care of you. You need to share with others your wonderful work.

      I Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers… God is my friend too!

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  10. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    April 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm #


    You are not only an early mover and early adaptor, you are also a mover and shaker. I am often an early mover. I jump on new products at that $7 or $27 price. I have purchased more than one webinar product and more than I can fathom of video software. I love learning all this wonderful new stuff online bu I am leery of unethical business practices.

    At one point I signed up for an instagram program that I thought would be great, teach me some ins and out. But when I found out that they use their system to actually steal the affiliate subscribers of other people who had created ads and optins. I instantly requested my money back and ran away from them.

    I love the way you have set up your system, your new interviews to keep others informed and to establish yourself as the go to person for advance information.

    Happy to call you my friend.


    Dr. Erica
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    • Donna Merrill April 21, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Hi Erica,

      When purchasing products I love to get that bargain too. But sometimes we can get “stung” like you did with that instagram product.

      As long as they have the money back guarantee you can return it. This is why I always tell people to be selective. Once you buy something, don’t put it on the shelf, but rather, start to use it and see if it is a good fit. And more importantly if it is a good product.

      I’ve have had my share of “lemons” out there, but returned them within the guarantee period.

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  11. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    April 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi Donna ,
    this is very smart of you ,since you are a awesome authority ,
    we can see what you found out for us ,and I look forward to see
    all the new things you let us know about. Do not look for shiny objects,
    see first what Donna tells us about.
    Great Idea
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  12. Dennis Seymour
    April 19, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    That’s a very unique way of building your own list! Ingenious! 🙂

    I, too, (was) very addicted to new and shiny tools.

    It’s crazy how I spent money on softwares and courses…

    My first gamble was Market Samurai. I got it for 5 licenses back in the day it was below $60 bucks I think… I got a getresponse account back in the day that was not limited to brackets of subscribers (which has saved me a TON of $) and the rest, well, lets just say I paid for my mistakes LOL

    Heck I even have lifetime licenses for currently crap software or just plain dead. Remember Senuke? TrafficGeyser?????

    I have a ton of bots, scripts etc. LOL! Crazy.

    The only ones functional now are xrumer, animoto, scrapebox, logo creator super discount from the warrior forum, cover action pro etc.

    Don’t make the same mistakes I have guys, listen to Donna! 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill April 20, 2015 at 12:17 am #

      Hi Dennis,

      Thanks for wising us all up!

      You’re not the only one who has purchased a lot of stuff that got outdated.

      I’ve done my share, too. I’m sure most of us have.

      None of it is wasted, though, if we learn from the things we buy, and learn the mistakes we’ve made.

      Fair to say, too, and I think you’d agree… the success we’ve had online is largely due to the training and education we’ve received by buying trainings from those who are a few rungs up the ladder on us. That’s called education, and how much do people pay for that in college. I’d say you can buy a pretty cheap education online if you’re going to the right people.

      Now, as far as software goes, I can’t say that I’ve bought a lot of that. I’ve really grown my business organically more than technically. I never even did much of anything with SEO.

      Thanks for your interesting story, Dennis. We’ll all benefit from it.

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  13. Chery Schmidt
    April 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Hello Donna, Well I used to be that person, the one who couldn’t pass up that shiny object i someone said it would save me time or if I thought the price was going to be going up OH YEH I needed to have it LOL

    But this was the old me, now I am BROKE from all that buying ( Just kidding ) But I did spend more money on products that I really didn’t need and I am more cautious these days.

    I do like your idea and of course will be there to see what you have going on.. Thanks for sharing and do have a great weekend.. Chery :))
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    • Donna Merrill April 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Chery,

      Oh that shiny object syndrome! I think we all had a taste of that! But when it comes down to it all, there are so many things we need in our business. Key word need here not want.

      This will be on an interview basis with people not only product creators, but high achievers in the industry so we can learn from them.

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  14. Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
    April 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    It takes a special talent to be able to look through all of the offerings that come in our mailbox daily and find those one or two special gems. i adore the idea of you doing a review website and wish the very best of luck. I would certainly be one of your first subscribers.
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    • Donna Merrill April 17, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      Hi Elise,

      I know how cluttered our email boxes can get. This is why I do have a few. I like to keep posted on certain people and what they are doing, offering or sometimes go to a webinar.

      I wanted to set up this new blog so that people can see other people who are product creators, influencers, and so much more. This will give them the KLT factor.

      Thanks so much,

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  15. BG Jenkins
    April 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I have to say I’m a bit of both…sometimes I just right on it and other times I hold off. A lot of it depends for me on who’s offereing it and if I know anything about them and their products. So glad to find all the pertinent information here though. Thanks for letting us know.
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    • Donna Merrill April 17, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      Hi BG,

      I’m the same way. I have to know the person or have someone I know, like and trust tell me about it.

      I do like to keep on the edge of things but have it streamlined. I created this new blog so people can meet other people behind the scenes.

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  16. Merle Gibbins
    April 17, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    I am also an early mover and like to get my hands on things at a very special price. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t but at least I know I have tried. I have got a lot of software and tools that I got at special prices and never used yet but one day they might come in handy !1 Thanks for sharing.
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    • Donna Merrill April 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Merle,

      So have I. The other day in fact I dug up a pop up program that I’m using on the other blog “Donna Merrill Buzz” I had it there for months and it cost practically nothing.

      I do like to be advised via certain emails I’m on for various things. In my new blog, I want to introduce the people behind the products. Influencers in the market and so much more.

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      • Merle
        April 18, 2015 at 3:25 am #

        That’s a great idea Donna of introducing the people behind the products. All the best.

        • Donna Merrill April 18, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

          Hi Merle,

          I thought it would be a cool thing to do. Building the KLT factor with others via a 15 minute interview. We can talk about the person him or herself, then at the end, tell about the product.

          Not only for products, but also others that have achieved any kind of success online. This way it is a place to learn.

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  17. William Earl Amis Jr III
    April 16, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    Donna, all the warnings I use to signup to get in my operation’s email. I had to take a month or two. Just to get rid of them all. Too much information and not worth it. The most was hype on a product or service which may come out.

    We as people who create products or services. Must get a feeling of who may be interested. Thus, newsletters and other media feed back tools. Yes, having the understanding, nothing is free. Hey, you get a newsletter full of new ideas that may be the next best thing?

    I am all for reading people’s blogs to learn what is new or not. The same people at forums put more on their personal blogs. They do not use blogs but to promote what they believe will be hot at a certain time. That is all well, and people have to eat.

    May I suggest causing signing up for newsletters which are focused on new ideas, growth or the next best thing. They, share contact information with other affiliates and you will start to generate months of emails. Nothing to produce growth nor increase your revenue source.

    Hey, Donna I say each at their own mercy. Pray on it and get your choice right. Nothing worth anything has a expatriation date. That is one key you may want to use in evaluation anything worth while.
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    • Donna Merrill April 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      Hi William,

      Nice to hear from you.

      I sure understanding the thing about having your inbox filled with stuff you’re not interested in. As online marketers and bloggers, we do need to to know what’s going on, what’s up and coming, and what’s the next big trend.

      Then, we need to let our readers know what’s out there so they don’t have to sift through tons of emails and vendor contacts.

      It’s part of the service many of us provide, and the better informed we are, they better we are at providing it. And the more we keep up to date on things, the more we can deliver timely information to our readers, not outdated things that were effective 12 months ago, but are starting to wither.

      I think of this part of the business like being a publisher who has to work through tons of manuscripts to know which books to publish and bring to the marketplace for her readers. It’s a lot of work, but it’s a service you provide as a publisher. You’re really the gatekeeper, deciding which information is worth promoting and which is not.

      Thanks for commenting today, William.
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  18. Dylann Andre April 16, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    I learned from this article. Glad I found this site. It’s really great and amazing post. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Joy Healey
    April 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I do tend to be a bit of a “jumper-inner” as, after all, most of these low cost products have money back guarantees.

    That said, have t confess to quite a few unused / unread purchases on my PC.

    Funnily enough, just the other day I needed to produce a new squeeze page and couldn’t achieve what I wanted to do in my usual product, so I had to resort to actually using one of my recent unused purchases!

    I was delighted to find that it was excellent value for money, and I had bought it at a very low price. I will probably be writing about it soon.

    Look forward to hearing more about your new site. Joy
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    • Donna Merrill April 16, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      Hi Joy.

      That happens to me so many times. I get suck and then remember I have bought something that saved the day!

      I’m with you as a “jumper-inner” we can get information and/or products for a low cost and yes, there is always a money back guarantee. Easy Peasy.

      Just sign in and you will be notified as interviews come up.

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  20. Monna Ellithorpe
    April 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Great post. I’m signed up to be notified when your new site goes live. I’ve always wondered how people got advances notices of new things coming out. I will have to be more observant from now on.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    • Donna Merrill April 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

      Hi Monna,

      I developed this new site to have people meet others that are shak’n it on the internet. People buy People…others hear names of people and never know who they really are.

      I want to make this a place where the KLT factor is first and foremost.

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  21. Nanda Rahmanius
    April 16, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    Hi Donna,

    When I saw the title of this article, I am curious what you mean by early mover. And I know what that means after reading this article completely. 🙂

    If you ask me, if I was an early mover?
    Honestly, even I rarely buy a product or software, but my brother did it. And sometimes he get a discount for being early mover, as you said in the article above.

    He did not realize that the next few weeks, the price of the product is more expensive than the previous price. It was lucky for him. 😀

    Well, that’s the only advantage that I know, I do not know there are other advantages as you mentioned in this article. I am grateful to know that. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this interesting post with us, Donna.
    Thanks for contributing in my learning curve as well. Do have a great week ahead!

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    • Donna Merrill April 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Nanda,

      There is always a way to purchase a product or information at a low price. It is so amazing how much we can learn or purchase something to enhance our business before the price goes up.

      But this new blog is not only for buyer, it is also to get to know with people are doing online as influencers, marketers, product creators, etc.

      It is all about people. Getting the KLT factor and learning curve.

      Thanks so much for stopping by,

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  22. Mark
    April 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    Another totally excellent post Donna!

    I love your early movers advantage perspective and philosophy!

    It makes perfect sense! And BTW, i just signed up to be notified of the launching
    of your brand new blogger venture.

    Which sounds like I’ll be in the perfect position to take advantage of exactly what you’re sharing here!LOL!

    I feel like I’m getting a two for one on you very first interview! Both of my Coaches & Mentors, in one power packed interview!LOL!

    How the heck can you do better than Adrienne Smith & Donna Merrill, I ask you?

    My biggest take away is, that the early mover advantage that you’re speaking off, is really a particular mindset, first and foremost!

    Thanks for sharing some awesome content and i really like the look of your new blog! And i can’t wait to start studying over there as well!
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    • Donna Merrill April 16, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      Yep you are getting a two for one with Adrienne and I launching this new blog. She was the first person that came to my mind. And I’m so glad you signed up because I want to have guests there so that people can get to know them.

      I know this will be a blast! There is a list of people you may not know in the industry that I have scheduled.

      It is a good way to build the KLT factor for everyone to see who’s who behind a product or an influencer in the field.

      See you there next week.

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  23. Don Purdum
    April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I love the insights that you shared with us. It is important to be an early adopter, especially if it’s a place where our audiences might be in the near future. If my memory serves me well, this is how both Mari Smith and Amy Portorfield became so successful. They were early adopters of Facebook marketing.

    I’m excited to join your list and I’m looking forward to all you have to share.

    I find ideas from the web development world I was once a big part of. I have some friends introducing me to knew things all of the time. While I don’t use much of it, they share it so in-depth with me that I have ideas of how a certain website or technology can be leveraged to help a business with either marketing, sales, processes and systems or automation.

    I really appreciate your viewpoint and I can’t wait to see what you have cooking for us!!! It smells yum, yum good.

    Have a great second half of the work week!!!

    ~ Don Purdum
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    • Donna Merrill April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Don,

      Indeed those two ladies were early movers when it came to Facebook. I have actually purchased two of Mari Smith’s courses. Applied them and gained some good traction in that area.

      I like the example you have given because it keeps you up to date of how you might want to apply certain things to leverage business.

      As business owners, we need to be notified not only of products, but also of the latest trends.
      Just yesterday I shared information I stumbled upon on how Youtube is now using cards, which is awesome for marketers. We can set up a good CTA for a product, service, or just our blog posts. I’m playing with it.

      I like to have a designated email whereby I find some leaders in the field of marketing on and seeing what they are doing. Also if I need something I can be notified to get it at a launch price before it goes up to a regular price. I can’t tell you the amounts of information I’ve received by purchasing something for $7 that has pumped up my business.

      Yes, Donna’s buzz does smell good and of course I’m opening it up with our dear friend Adrienne Smith.

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  24. Jane
    April 15, 2015 at 1:37 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Wonderful! Congratulations on your upcoming new blog – I so love the name; it is so current and vibrant! I am sure it is going to build up really good buzz 🙂

    As to the early mover – yes there are both pros and cons to be one. I used to be an arrogant product hunter keeping a close eye on Warrior Forum. I’ve grabbed some great products at $7, $10 and in the same price range!

    It is so wonderful to try something new very early and at a bargain price. And when you see that the price goes up to $97 or $149 there is so much pride isn’t? “Ah I got it for just $7” haha!

    Well but I’ve also purchased some crappy products – when I realized the product is so crappy I got a feeling that may be I should have waited for a few more reviews to pour in before clicking on that Buy button.

    It is a fine line.

    But as you say, nevertheless, I can let the world know if something worked or not! That’s an advantage for sure 🙂

    For some products I’ve found the support system to just fade away. They promise life time updates for a deal price and then after a year, they just say they’ve stopped updates for Product X and that they’re launching Product Y that you should purchase instead – and at those times I’ve found to be robbed of.

    But still I completely agree with you on being an early mover. Some of those $7 products have been extremely useful to my business! And they are generating consistent affiliate income too from the reviews I wrote 🙂

    So yes again, there is a fine line 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this Donna. Have an awesome week!

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    • Donna Merrill April 15, 2015 at 10:54 am #

      Hi Jane,

      Oh that Warrior Forum…I keep an eye on it, but each time I go to it I feel a lot of yang energy. I don’t know why, but I do find some stuff there.

      I have subscribed to those in the marketplace that have done launches and for seven bucks I can get a product that will jump to $97 the next week….happy dance!

      There are pros and cons indeed. I have purchased some products from some at a full price because I wanted to learn something and have been let down. It is really not about the money as much as it is about the sizzle and no steak.

      The worse is purchasing something that will happen. I’ve been burned with that, so I keep away from those I’m gonna folks.

      I have created this new review blog so people can see the product creator. Sometimes that KLT factor goes a long way. This way they can be one of those early movers to pick something up that will help their business.

      Also I like to interview people who have done a good job with something so that others can learn.

      Indeed it is a fine line, but without being notified of the latest trends and tools we need in our business, we can get stuck.

      Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

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  25. Ikechi
    April 14, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    Hi Donna

    I agree with you 100%

    There are examples to support your fact. The pro blogger Linda Ikeji that is an authority in blogging in my country achieved this because she was an early mover. She started blogging when others thought blogging was worthless. Today she is an authority and has developed a business in it.

    Being an early mover has its benefit; it is true that there is a lot of risk but there is also benefits, I am also reminded of people who do MLM business. The ones that succeeded in this business were the early movers.

    So you are spot on that we should be early movers. I try to always keep up with trends and I am not weary to try new things or products. Thank you for such a thought provoking post. Have a wonderful week.

    • Donna Merrill April 15, 2015 at 10:29 am #

      Hi Ikechi,

      Early movers are the ones that keep on top of things. They are fearless leaders in the industry. So I had to bring up this topic. It doesn’t mean we have to purchase everything in creation, nor try to learn it all, but make a choice of what we need in our business.

      Also find new people to follow so that we can emulate what they do if it is a good fit. We have to grow all the time with business, and that’s why I created this site. For information not only to purchase goods and services, but also for people to share their “claim to fame”

      Thanks so much,

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  26. Adrienne
    April 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    Well the day got away with me my friend, sorry about that. I was suppose to be over here first thing this morning. Darn it!

    I’m a bargain hunter too and if I can get something at a low price before everyone else then I’m on it. Like you though, I had to learn how to stop buying everything just because it sounded good. I know there is so much stuff coming out today but you can go broke buying it all. I had to decide how to go about this so if I think it can possibly benefit me today, right now then I’m on it. If not then I’ll pass it up.

    I know though that with the type of coaching that you do you need to stay on top of what’s working now so I understand that logic. It also helps to make those connections and sometimes things can be worked out so that you either get it for a much lower cost or you exchange services. Gosh I wish people would get that as they are moving forward with their business. I’m sure they’re learning that from you though my friend.

    I can’t believe you’re taking on another blog. You are brave my friend, very brave. I’m thrilled though to be your first interviewee and I’m excited to do this with you Donna. I know this series will probably be a big hit and I’m flattered to help start this off.

    Look forward to the launch and I’ll be talking with you very soon.

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    • Donna Merrill April 15, 2015 at 10:26 am #

      Hi Adrienne,

      As soon as I had the idea, I thought of you. Adrienne has to be the one to kick this off not only because you are a dear friend, but because you have so much to give to others.

      Yep we are both bargain hunters and I want to share with others how they can get in on a deal too. I’ve been doing this forever and have purchased wonderful stuff for seven bucks before it rolled out to $97.

      But only purchase what I need to move my business along. It can be an app to a learning curve, whatever it is, I do cherry pick things and don’t buy every shiny object out there. So I came up with the idea to do interviews with people. A great way to build a KLT factor if they ever want to purchase something.

      Not only purchasing, but also introducing other leaders and influencers online who they can follow and learn from if they choose. I have some great leaders in the field on a list already. They are busy folks, and have actually said yes. Woo Hoo!

      I believe this will be a good way for many people to get to know each other. So looking forward to doing this with you my friend.

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  27. Marquita Herald
    April 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    YOU are my early mover Donna! 🙂 Seriously, I’ve never felt the need to be on the cutting edge of gadgetry. I may be wrong but I believe that this is more important for websites that are more involved in eCommerce or – like you – teaching others how to create a business on line. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to know what’s going on so I really value your knowledge and the way you share the latest tools and resources.
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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      Thanks so much! I’m not a huge consumer, but do like to know what is on the cutting edge. So many things change and I want to be notified asap, instead of missing the boat.

      It can be notifications from social media, products, whatever. I like to keep a record of people who are movers and shakers out there to keep up my learning curve. So why not set up something for others to have?

      A notification will be sent and someone can come on over if interested.

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  28. Ryan Biddulph
    April 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Early mover 1000% of the time 😉 I dig your view and live it myself, because waiting around only hampered my growth in the past. Whether it’s being all over a new product or service or moving on my intuitive nudges, I am all in.

    Example; I felt the urge to publish an eBook weekly a month or 2 ago. I jumped on it. I see myself as an early mover in terms of being prolific on Amazon for the *early moving* Kindle crowd, as more and more folks are only consuming books on Kindle these days, with all the awesome free programs Amazon has up and running. So, I’m on it 😉

    Power message Donna!

    Tweeting from Bali.

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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

      Hi Ryan

      You are the example of an early mover with what you are doing on Amazon. We have to take those risks as some people call them.

      We cannot wait around especially if there is a new great tool we can use in our business when it is first launched. This is how we get the best deals.

      Not only products, but also it will encompass a lot. Each week I will get an influencer to share their tips and tricks lol.

      See you there!

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  29. Corina Ramos
    April 14, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I love this idea! Thank you for doing this for us readers. 🙂

    I admire that you jump in and try new things. I normally wait to see who has tried a product and see what they have to say, which is why I love this idea. There are so many marketers out there you don’t know who to turn to. Besides some only have the intentions of making a sale and others, like you are genuinely out there to help people. Best of all, I trust you and your opinions and recommendations mean a lot so I know I’m in good hands :).

    I just signed up to get my updates too and I can’t wait!

    Hope you’re having a great day and having beautiful weather :).

    Take care,

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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

      Hi Corina,

      Thanks for signing up. You will be notified when I have guests and I’m keeping things short – a 15 minute interview by a product creator to get the KLT, and many other influencers.

      I want to keep things under one roof for my readers to give them a chance to “meet and greet” people behind the scenes.

      Plus, who knows who one will resonate with.

      Thanks again,

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  30. Sylviane Nuccio
    April 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Well, I did it again. Came in here yesterday and I saw no new post and thank goodness seeing you just now on Facebook made me jump to your blog again right away.

    Wow, I’m impressed by your professionalism when it comes to checking those things out and be right on it early in the process.

    I love that expression by the way, “early mover advantage” pretty cool.

    When it comes to buying programs and stuff I did my share for sure, to the point that I had to stop, but I like the way you connected with that guy and built a relationship in a week. I love that. Nothing like building relationships right?

    I’ll sign up to your list now, because I feel like I should 🙂

    Thanks for sharing all that with us, Donna.
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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Hi Sylviane,

      Oh yes, that guy sold me because of his excellent caring and communication. When I use the system a few times, and if I find it works well, I sure will be shouting out a good deal! (or not lol)

      There are too many programs out there, but finding things under one roof is great. That’s why I have a designated email for “stuff.” I don’t buy everything, but just the things I need.

      I also get updated on many things like changes in Google and what I need to do about it. Makes my time a lot easier.

      Sign up for sure…We all will have the pleasure of seeing Adrienne Smith as my first guest, possibly next week.

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  31. sherman smith April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    So far the only ways I find out about new products is when I just happened to stumble upon them. Yes, I know, not the best way to do things, but I have purchased some products before the majority of people ever found out about it. That’s the best part about it.

    But yes, I think it’s a good idea to be an early mover. You’ll always be on top of things, you can be one of the first ones to do a review, and usually you would get the products for cheap. These are all great reasons to run the risk.

    The downside of this would be that the products just didn’t work well for you. You wasted some money (usually not a lot) and you wasted some time. So yes, I do need to get on a list to keep me posted on the new happenings when it comes to new tools and i’ll start with yours 😉

    Thanks for the share Donna! Have a good one!
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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

      Hi Sherman,

      Yes, being an early mover can get you products/services at a very low price. If you know like and trust someone in the business, you want to get the opportunity to see what is coming out first, so you won’t have to pay a hefty price after a launch.

      Most products I get are only $7 and sure there are those upsells, but taking one product, and putting it into action is sure worth it.

      Yes, some bomb out, but at a very low price to me. And when I do find a lemon, I still like it because I realize I can make lemonade better than the guy who is selling it. lol.


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  32. Mi Muba
    April 14, 2015 at 4:22 am #

    Hi Donna

    Very interesting topic this time as well.

    The benefits of being an early mover are more than its demerits. Not every product is a bad or low quality product, only a few from many maybe not up to the mark.

    So trying in the beginning means a person has prompt experience of using it and can be lead consumer to share his views on it.

    Secondly those who know the real value don’t wait others views to buy a product and themselves pick the best one. That also puts good impression on others because everyone does not have this kind of quality.

    What others are saying or thinking is the syndrome of mediocre and those who have expertise in a field don’t wait for the public response and decide to buy on their own wisdom.

    Thanks a lot for sharing a post on such a unique topic.
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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

      Hi Mi Muba,

      I like what you mentioned about the syndrome of mediocre. So true. Jumping on things like a cat is what I like to do. I spend time to see what is new out there from products to the newest trends on social media.

      I have a dedicated email for this so it is easy to scroll through. Just today I found out about Youtube cards and how great it is to use especially on mobile. I will take time out of my day to learn and apply.

      That’s what it is all about. Learn and apply. Of course everything has to do with what exactly fits into my business, but I do believe it is important not to be in that syndrome of mediocre you mentioned.

      Thank you for your input on this subject,

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  33. Harleena Singh
    April 14, 2015 at 1:44 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Congratulations for Donna Merrill Buzz – what a lovely idea, and I love it 🙂

    Yes, the early mover advantage works well, just as you explained so well, especially for the ones in business and keen to make a headway. They are the real risk takers as one never knows whether the product will take off or not in the first place, and if it does, you’re good to go!

    Although I am not much into taking such steps as one’s still getting the hang of business, affiliates, and all of it – but we do get a lot of products for reviews, which we do off and on, once we try and test them. In return, we are either offered the product for free or at a discounted rate, so it works that ways for us presently, as one’s not on the look for anything particular. That’s how we got the StandingDesk we are using now, and gave away a free one too, if you remember 🙂

    Nevertheless, I am learning from you dear friend, and taking the early mover advantage by signing up to the notification list right away.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      Hi Harleena,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with StandingDesk. This is exactly what I love. Sometimes we can get a product for free when it comes out. You try it, test it and then can offer it for free or a discounted rate. It works so perfectly when this happens. It is a win win all around.

      I’m on a few people’s mailing lists so I can get notified when something new is produced. I will get it at a low rate, or even free sometimes.

      When running a business, we need many tools from technical ones to learning curves. When something is new, and I have the KLT factor of the product creator I like to jump on it and get the lowest price ever.

      This is one of the reasons why I wanted to create Donna Merrill Buzz…to keep people informed of the products out there, and also to meet those who have created them. Not only products, but also what others are doing for marketing.

      It is difficult sometimes to find who’s who, so I want to keep it all under one roof on this new blog just in case Youtube or Google falls apart. What can I say? I like to have my own property lol.

      Thanks for signing up and you will be notified when my first guest Adrienne will be there.

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  34. Nile April 14, 2015 at 1:12 am #

    I call it being an Early Adopter. It’s always nice because that’s when everything is new and sometimes you get to be a part of helping to shape the community and software around it.
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    • Donna Merrill April 14, 2015 at 10:33 am #

      Hi Nile,

      Being an early adopter, as you call it is a great way to get in on something new. Thank you for raising the point that you can get to be part of helping shape the community and software around it.


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  35. James McAllister
    April 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi Donna!

    I think it’s always really important to be on top of things, both as you said with product launches as well as information.

    Back when I ran my iPhone blog and I was one of the big players, I had so many companies sending me products that I had to open a P.O. box. The good news was once those products finally launched I was already established in Google for search terms related to those products. I received a lot of backlinks and a ton of affiliate sales as a result.

    My problem is that I’m such a cheapskate that I have a hard time spending money, even if something is a great deal. That’s just the way I am, although it’s something I should probably change. As you said you don’t get rewards without taking risk. It’s true many things – or even the majority of things wont’ be worth your time or money but when one thing takes off it really takes off.

    I’m all over products if they’re offered to me for free though. I have a good 100+ video courses that I still need to go through.

    On your webinar system, I hope it ends up being a good choice for you. I enjoy doing business with small companies. Other than the price advantages they are often more likely to offer great customer service and work hard to ensure their customers are satisfied. That’s been my experience anyway.

    Best of luck with Donna Merrill Buzz, I’ll be seeing you there!
    – James
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    • Donna Merrill April 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

      Hi James,

      I’m a bargain hunter, so I do get a lot of free stuff and like you, have it and still need to go through things. But that’s being ahead of the game.

      I love to get a bargain. If I need something to make my business work and I can get it for 7 bucks before it goes to a $97 product…I’m there!

      This is one of the reasons why I want to start my review site. Giving folks the chance to get in on some free or low cost things out there. Everyone has different needs. So when something is good I like to share it. I can be an affiliate or not, it really doesn’t matter to me. It is geared so people can get to see a person talking live for 15 minutes. Sometimes that is all one needs to build that KLT factor.

      It can be something new that will take off, but mostly I want to deal with people and not large companies. Not a fan of that lol.

      I’m trying out the webinar system…getting used to it and so far so good. The guy who made this sure is amazing and I like him very much. I don’t want to shout it out until I use it. Then I’ll give him credit where credit is due!

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