Online Marketing How To Avoid Scam Products
The internet marketing niche is a circus. Gurus teach how to make money online by selling their how to make money online products and that is how they makes money online.
Finding real and unbiased evaluations about people and programs related to internet marketing can be tricky. Most of the so-called review websites are created by affiliates with an agenda of selling and do not contain unbiased and factual information.
In today’s guest post Patric Chan highlights the problem and provides useful tips to help you avoid being taken for a ride by the next “six clicks to riches” shiny object internet marketing “how to make money online” product.
Half Truth Information How They Try To Fool You
Have you bought any car from a car salesman? You’ll then know how they’ll say every good thing that can get you to sign for the order. Half Truth Information, How They Try To Fool You In fact, some of them will just exaggerate and if you’re ignorant towards educating yourself about the truth, well, you’ll put some nice fat commission into their pockets. But you see, it’s not their FAULT. Their job is to sell cars, that’s their goal. It’s your fault for wanting to be the “victim”.
It’s the same on the internet today. Thousands of people will try to sell you their latest . Heck, even if they don’t have their owns, they’ll sell you OTHERS so that they’ll make big fat commission checks from Clickbank out of you.
For instance, here are some “half truth” information…
1. Promote Amazon.com’s high price products so that you’ll earn lots of money from the commission. Theoretically, that’s true. But frankly, have you bought a $20,000 product from Amazon before, or lately? Probably no, but you MIGHT have. So I’m going to assume that people REGULARLY buy high price products in Amazon but I think the affiliate would only have a slight chance of earning the commission. Why? Let me explain…
The current “trend” of promoting Amazon Products is by creating product reviews and doing your very best to get your website ranked in Google.com. So for instance, you’ll try to get listed for “Cartier Men’s W2020005 Santos” and hopefully, after prospect visited your website, the visitor buy the watch. Make perfect sense, right?
But dude… it’s a $13,333.33 watch. Do you think he’s going to buy RIGHT AWAY? Probably not – he’ll most likely visit other websites to gather more details, go to a Cartier shop to see it, call up his friends to ask for opinions, etc. But we’re going to assume that he did buy from Amazon.com after a few days of thinking about it and asking around. The problem is, Amazon affiliate cookies is only valid for 24 hours.
My point is simple – if you don’t know the whole story (about Amazon cookies limitation) or don’t bother to understand marketing (doing your own thinking on the behavior of customers), you’ll continue to be another marketer’s sucker. Of course there are SOME who make good commission from Amazon.com’s high price products but really, why try so hard?
2. Push button SEO software to get ranked in Google.com. As of today, I’ve never experience of any SEO software that can get websites ranked at the top of Google.com by just clicking buttons. But now and then, I do come across software that will accelerate website rankings by enhancing proven SEO strategies.
I am still baffled why there are so many people who cannot use their brain to interpret simple common sense facts – if clicking buttons can get ranked in Google.com without any strategies, then Google would be out of business. You need knowledge, dude… not software. (I’ve just released a new product called, The SEO Conspiracy that reveals my exact strategies to get ranked on Google’s page #1 for “internet marketing”, “personal improvement” and thousands of other keywords. If you want to get the kind of free target traffic I’m getting from the search engines, you need to read this.)
3. “See how much money I make, wow, go buy my product.” Frankly, I lost count of how many new internet marketing products that come out everyday telling how much money they make and ask you to buy their products so that you can make as much as they do. Wow. First, it may be true that they DO make that much amount of money. But they kinda “forget” to tell you the whole story, didn’t they? First, the money might had been made by selling their “systems”, not by using the methods in the “system” that they teach. For instance, I saw a salesletter selling a “blogging system” and the video salesletter shows that they make close to a million from blogging. Holy molly cow. That’s a lot of money from blogging alone. My hunch? The money was made by mailing affiliate promotions (or their own product) to their mailing list.
The good news is, those who fall victims are plain ignorant people. For you, you can easily avoid being fooled by just equipping yourself with knowledge. I know, knowledge is not obtain in a day (or a week) but trust me – if you’re willing to be educated, it’ll pay off for you handsomely.
So what can you learn today?
Nothing much actually. But if there’s a final note, then it’ll be…
You’ll be fooled, once in a while. Me too. And that’s alright but anytime you see something that’s “too good to be true”, well, do some due diligence like analyze if the claim makes sense and see the reputation of the marketers who are selling to you. I mean, if Tony Robbins creates a Law of Attraction product, I’ll still buy it (even though he’s not an expert of that topic) because there would be too much for him to lose, if the product didn’t turn out real.