The 4 Rip-Off’s of Marketing and How You Can Avoid Them

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I’m going to talk about marketing on the Internet and tell you 7 major traffic sucking scams you have to watch out for.

The 4 Scams is

1. Super-Affiliate Scams. Some very big brand name “Secret Report” ebooks that usually cost $47-$97 will tell you how to become a Super Affiliate just by clicking on their links quite easily.

They promise you the same thing every other report does – the flashy, flashing, and convincing graphics and hype. This is why I call it Super-Affiliate Scams.

2. Worthless Information and Waste of Time Scams. These happen every day.

The promise to you is that if you want the information you will have to spend a lot of time pouring your heart and soul into it. The truth is that you do not need all of the information. You could certainly do a lot of the coding yourself.

However, if you are learning a new one of those scripts and you want to develop it yourself that is fine too. However, don’t expect to sit down and develop it all in one day as a professional programmer would.

That usually takes months and in the meantime, they are making another “Super Affiliate Scam” from every website you come across that they own. I bet it was one of them.

3. Hype Expensive Scams – Hype Affiliates.

These are ebooks that are so cheap they make me cringe and laugh at the same time.

There are also other less substantial “secret reports” out there but they also happen every day. These often cost more than the better ones, but you would still be better off just purchasing them from another site that you buy it from if you do not like it.

The weird thing is these reports often tell you how to do something but at the same time will try to capitalize on some hype by trying to sell you something. The important thing is to know who you are buying it from.

If it is free, great, and if it is charging you like knock-offs, why buy it from that site? Why NOT research it on your own from several sources and then buy it from a knowledgeable person who has already earned enough money to show you what you need to implement it from their site to achieve the results you want.

4. Email List Scams – clears your inbox Threats and Spammerswhich preys on the sheer curiosity of many people to see what’s coming next.

Since many people have signed up for a “free” newsletter or info, the topic of the e-zine may be relevant to what they signed up for. I do not recommend buying information that preys on email lists.

If you have the time, you can do it yourself – but you’ll soon get discouraged because many autoresponders are set up to automatically send “unsubscribe” e-mails to anyone who submits an e-mail to any of their client’s e-zine.

If they do not email messages themselves, reputable email marketers will use this as an additional means to help your list decide whether they will stay on your list or not.

They would, of course, send mail to your inbox and not the spam, but out of courtesy at least the owners of these “free” newsletters should be helpful enough to use a 300-word answer to an actual query.

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