When Joel Comm emailed me a month or two back to tell me about his new project – a reality show called the Next Internet Millionaire – I have to admit that I was a little skeptical. For starters – I’m not a massive fan of the hype of internet marketing and wondered how they’d keep this out of it. Secondly – I wondered how it would stop from becoming a second rate/cheesey show.
Having just watched episode one of the show I’m now happy to blog about it. Yes it is a little cheesy and yes it is a little cliched (think The Apprentice for Internet Marketers) – however I actually enjoyed it. They managed to have me watch all the way through and wonder when the next episode will go up.
While it’s not got the production levels of a high end reality show I think they did a pretty good job for a first time and I’m looking forward to what they do next. The hype wasn’t there anywhere near as much as it could have been and I found myself getting into it.
Did I learn much from it?
Not a lot – although I have to admit that as I watched I did press pause a few times to jot down a few ideas that came to mind as I watched the teams going about their tasks.
The ‘teaching’ aspect of the show was a little light on but even the snippets that we saw were good. I liked the concept of the ‘straight line’ and think I could probably reorganize my days a little to become more productive using that.
Interested to see what you think about Episode 1 of The Next Internet Millionaire (aff).