As you probably know last year I wrote a few blog posts about poor quality products getting launched and the general state of the Internet Marketing industry.
Well you probably don’t need me to tell you a large percentage of this industry is full of marketers who don’t care one bit about your welfare and only see you as a cash cow. They may claim to have your best interests at heart but the truth is all they want to do is pitch product after product to you and most of the time they haven’t even checked out the product they are promoting.
Do you know I have been invited to promote a ton of products over the last few months and in a lot of instances the product creators didn’t even tell their affiliates what the product actually did. All they seemed to talk about was the prizes I could win and the commissions on offer from all the upsells and how much they have paid a top copywriter to have their sales page created.
Hmm, maybe they should also be concentrating on creating a quality product.
Anyway, when writing about these tactics a few times I was asked to name the products in question but it’s not really my style, I was merely talking about the tactics used and how it is damaging for affiliates to promote bad products.
But I suppose that doesn’t stop you getting sucked in does it?
I want you to imagine this scenario.
You have just opened an email from a marketer who has just found a product that is going to make you a ton of money for clicking on your mouse a few times. He loves the product so much he urges you to check it out right away. He tells you that you simply have to get this ‘before it’s sold out’.
So you go to the sales page and you are mesmerised by the screenshots of ClickBank earnings and how easy it is for you to do the same. You keep reading and all the time this product sounds like it’s just what you need. You get to the buy button and although you are tempted to buy what looks like an amazing product something is niggling away in the back of your mind. “What does this product actually do?” Surely there must be some explanation somewhere on the sales page so you look again only to find there is only information on ‘what it’s not’, but you still have the urge to check out this latest and greatest product, this is the one, you simply have to have it.
So you think of hitting the buy button….
STOP RIGHT THERE!
Anytime you find yourself hitting the buy button and you don’t really know what you’re buying do yourself a favour and go to the Product Reviews and Ratings Section of The Warrior Forum. Do a search for the latest shiny object that is going to make you rich and the chances are someone will have already started a thread about the product and you will get an unbiased opinion. This is because affiliate links aren’t allowed. If you don’t see a thread about the product in question then start one and before long you will have a few replies.
This may help save your hard earned cash and more importantly your time getting wasted.
Oh, and if you find a product promoted to you is the biggest pile of rip off trash you’ve ever seen then you know what to to with the email you received from the marketer telling you that this is the latest and greatest thing ever seen don’t you?
Hit the un-subscribe link so they can never burn you again…