Originally Posted by Pagination1
Tell that to sippin_criss then! The guy crushes sngs, but still has time to make vids for cardrunners. I'm afraid I disagree with you, if I may.
Youre honestly gonna list one example to the contrary to disprove my point? Theres a guy in this thread who absolutely crushes and is(was?) a training site pro. Theres tons of people who crush and make great videos. But i know a lot of pro sngers and from my experience the top guys are generally more concerned about getting better and making money playing than they are marketing themselves. A lot of the coaching/training site world is filled with guys like zero who havent played enough games to prove themselves and focus most of their energy trying to make money and get notoriety from things other winning money from the tables. Guys dont become site pros and training site pros and coaches because they are they best; they become those because they put the effort into marketing themselves.
You also have to account for the fact that someone who was crushing even a year ago might not be that good anymore. There were guys that crushed high stakes hypers on FT that cant beat lowstakes hypers on Merge.
From my own experience ive backed away from coaching even though i was able to charge a large rate and had a ton of interest, because my time was better spent improving my own game and grinding.