A huge promise 99% of the time means a garbage product
I'm sure you've been to at least one sales page which says "Make $XX,XXX in 1 week!" I want you to know you've been had, at least if you purchased one. In my 3 years of scouring the IM world for people who genuinely and authentically earn 5 digits in a week, sad to say I haven't found one yet. Maybe there's Shoemoney's 6-digit Google paycheck, but that was from an era long gone, plus he didn't earn that in a week.
I suggest you stay away from products like this. If you're new in the game maybe it'll help you learn a few things, nothing you couldn't find in the internet for free, and in the long run you'll get frustrated because the product's "Earn XX,XXX a week!" promise didn't deliver. Even if you could get a refund, it's quite irritating and sometimes you'll wait for a really long time.
I hope you don't actually buy into that crap. This sales pitch, contrary to logic, sometimes dupes people into panic buying a digital product. They'll really think it's a limited sale and would move double time to buy a copy. See, one reason internet marketers do this in their sales pages is exactly for the hype and for the impulsive purchasing. They want to make you believe that their product is so special and exclusive that only the first 500 or whatever number purchasers could get their hands on it.
Truth is, IM marketers want all the money they could lay their hands on. Selling their rehashed product in a limited basis for them is like stealing candy from a baby, cutting it in half, and returning the other half to the baby.
Watch out for flowery testimonials of random people which probably doesn't exist
I had this experience way back with an IM marketer who identified himself as Rip Cord. I thought, "What the? Rip Cord? Really?" I literally burst to laughter because this Rip Cord moron apparently can't think of a better name. So check that okay? Make sure the seller of the IM product actually exists.
Anyway, if you've seen a couple of IM sales pages on the internet, you'll be familiar with this:
Hey Matt! Great product! After using the MoneyBurgerMakingMachine2000 I actually made quite a lot of money! I'm not actually sure why you sold this in the first place, but I'm glad you did! I hope other people buy this product as well so they'll be able to enjoy the 10 grand I'm earning a month!Riiiiiiiiiiight. Would it help if I said that the sellers wrote those sweet lines themselves? Hey, on the internet, you could be whoever you wanna be. You sure you wanna buy a product from a person who fakes his own product testimonials?
And even if the persons giving the product testimonials were real, chances are they're in it for the "You scratch my back I scratch yours" principle. In short, they're doing it for future favors. IM marketers at some point will be willing to be associated with one another for favors. They're like "I'm going to promote your product so next time you do mine okay?"
And even if the persons giving the product testimonials were real and they're not into the favor thing, chances are they're compensated. I've yet to see genuine and authentic testimonials anyway. Oh, I remember. There's lots of genuine reviews and comments for the WA forums and Dan Brock's Amazon product. My mistake.
Watch out for the sales page itself
IM people are now making more and more convincing sales pages. They'll put real life pictures of checks amounting to $X,XXX from 2001 in their sales page (probably from a loan), put Google Adsense Earnings screenshots amounting to $X,XXX (which can be faked online faster than you can say cheese), ridiculous Clickbank Earnings of $X,XXX (which is also faked), show themselves sitting in front of a mansion or standing in front of a Lamborghini Gallardo to show how rich they've become in using their product (which I can do too if not for my camera-shyness), heck they'll even use legitimate organizations just to pump up their product's ante!
The very best example of all the things I've said above is this website: CLICK HERE
After reading the bull post and all the bull comment on it, scroll down to the bottom-est part and read the fine print. Haha! They even used pictures of CNN and BBC! What a sham! Now tell me, is this something you want to buy?
Another red flag: Dialog boxes which say "Are you sure you want to leave this page? You'll get a $20 discount if you press "Cancel" on the following page." Stay away from those, they're desperate to sell you their hideous product.
Be a skeptic. Ask yourself "Why do they need to sell their secret if they're making $XX,XXX a month off the internet?"
This is the final nail to the coffin. If these IM gurus are making five to six digits a month from Google Adsense or Clickbank, why do they need to sell their products to you? These guys, they sell their wares for $47 a copy and they say that they sell their products to help other people make their dreams come true. Oh come on. Really?
Let's take a product that has $47 for its selling price. If a thousand people bought this product in a span of three months, the seller would have $47,000 right? But what's $47,000 in three months if he claims that his product makes him $50,000 a month? That's $150,000 in three months from using his product against $47,000 he earned from selling his product. See? Why does he need to sell his product again?
So in short, the seller of this product would be as broke as a rat if it wasn't for you buying to his ridiculous claims. They really don't earn what they say they earn, that's why they constantly churn up new IM products. So that if one gets old and loses its selling power, they create another one and claim that its better than the previous one, thus their stable internet income stream.
So with this small but helpful nuggets of income, I hope you don't buy yourself fraudulent products that promise you nothing but crap. Make sure you check all the red flags above when trying to purchase an SEO or IM product online.
I do want you to realize that making money off the internet is truly possible. It's just that you don't even need a single one of these IM products to make money online, although some would be of help. All you need is to download a few ebooks here and there, read a lot, and apply all you've learned.
'Till my next installment.