Internet marketing scams

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When you first approach the world of internet marketing, you can’t help thinking, This can’t be real… this has gotta be a scam. Rhymes with spam, man. And, in most cases, you’d be right. But guess what, you so wanna believe you’re wrong;)

So you go for this… and that… and wo, there’s another one! Chase it down… into a dark alley. Damn, lost my money again…

Was it a scam?

OK, this is my honest take on it. I’m not going to go into specific cases – you can read a very good article citing examples clicking here – but stay with me a minute, come back to that link, after this.

Most internet marketing opportunities aren’t literally scams. They are probably just imperfect systems. They require ideal conditions in order for you to gain from them. Let’s take mlm. Your average mlm, home-based opportunity requires you to get people to join your team. – But for what?

The chance to make some money, dumbhead.

OK. I get that. But what are you selling?

Cue laughter. The chance to be in my downline, stupid.

Your what?

Yeah, you know, my downline, man, it’s like part of a chain that goes 5 levels deep. No, 7. I forget. But it’s cool. You just have to recruit your entire family – and that aunt you never speak to – and you’re doing fine.

And that’s marketing?

Er, yeah, kinda. Get with the program, man.

And you could sell a new product with this, er, downline of yours?

Hey, man, don’t be so negative…

OK, so maybe it’s not that easy to sell these ‘opportunities’, and maybe they’re really little more than pushing money and emails around. And if you have big network of sometimes gullible friends, you can make some money. But what happens when the ‘opportunity’ and your downline gets tired?

Who cares, as long as I made enough money, right?

OK, so this is where I interrupt. I’m serious about becoming a better entrepreneur. I’m serious about being able to take any business and do the marketing for that product or service. No matter what. I am serious about becoming an expert in lead generation. And I am serious about helping other people achieve the same – or even better.

So what about these high ticket, direct marketing schemes, or systems, or whatever they’re called? These guys are charging big bucks for joining like this YourNetBiz thing of yours.

Why the high ticket? Well, that’s the business model. That’s all. YourNetBiz offer a lot of value and a lot of support. When you join my team, for instance, you gain instant access to The Six Figure Mentors -which is an excellent EXTRA resource you wouldn’t get with any other high ticket item I know of.  Would you expect to go to a college or university to study online marketing and pay only $97? Exactly.

The point is, with YourNetBiz, you can learn in your spare time, AND DO SOME MARKETING, too. And when you start to generate sales, your commissions will be higher than anything you’d see on an affiliate program. This is the busines model. It works.

Does it mean I have to, like, work at it?

Yep. At the beginning, you most certainly have to put the time in. If you don’t, you wont’ get results and you may even give up thinking, Oh, hell, it was just a scam. You have to study and you have to take action. But you know what, when you start attracting leads, when people start to see you’re here to help, they will happily pay what you’re asking…

What I do with YourNetBiz is I coach people and turn them into entrepreneurs, not email pushers. You have a choice, either you want to take it up a level or stay where you are. The internet is growing at 10% a year in the US. If you’re at all business-minded, you have to conquer this environment. Yes, you probably could muddle through on your own – but why go solo when you can work with someone with years of experience in marketing and multiply your chances for success? And make money while you’re at it;)

But how do I know who’s a good mentor and who’s a bad mentor?

Simple, listen to your gut. Get to know the guy before you sign up. I wouldn’t take on a new team member until he or she had visited my site at least 3 or 4 times. I don’t look for dilettantes. When I signed up to my mentor I’d watched at least half a dozen of his videos and returned several times to his site.

OK, this guy has something, I thought. Let’s do it. But only then. People who get scammed? On the whole they rush into things. So, if you’re reading this, I’d say, take your time, look around, come back here, open a dialogue, weigh things up. Then I’ll know you’re ready…

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4 Responses to “Internet marketing scams”

  1. ZX1400 owner August 4, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I wish I could write like you as Margaret Laurence once said “When I say “work” I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.”

    Sent from my iPhone 4G

    • admin August 4, 2010 at 11:45 am #

      thanks for the warm comment. Nic

  2. Folke Van der Spek June 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Network Marketing is not a get rich quick system at all. It needs a lot of research and hard work, but your efforts will be well rewarded.

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