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How Not To Get Scammed With Internet Marketing Programs - Part I

Aug 10, 2008
The Internet can be heaven or hell when it comes to finding money making opportunities. There are so many programs on the internet promising to make you rich that it will make your head spin. How do you determine which programs are legit and which are scams? You need to know what to look for.

There are some red flags you must be aware of. Stay away from Internet Marketing Programs that want a large upfront investment. If the program promises big money with little work, another red flag you should stay away. Also, if you don't know what it is your selling, stay away like the plague. Another sure sign you're dealing with a huckster is a lack of contact information.

Unfortunately there are still some illegal pyramid schemes out there that give the legitimate Internet Marketing Programs a bad name. A sure sign of an illegal pyramid is where the sole objective is to recruit new members into the pyramid with no product or service involved.

Of course there are a lot of excellent businesses online that charge a fee to become a representative for them. Use the Internet Marketing Program for 3 months before you give your verdict. You should have a good idea by then whether you are receiving a benefit for your investment. Don't be too quick to dismiss an Internet Marketing Opportunity, give it 3 months.

The reason most people fail at Internet Marketing is they give up too quickly. There is a parable about an old gold miner that explains this fact all too painfully: "During the gold rush of 1849 an old miner had been digging for months with nothing to show for it. Frustrated at his lack of success, he gave up on his gold mine and sold it for a pittance. When the new miner continued digging where the old miner had left off he struck a huge gold vein...only 2 feet away from where the old miner had stopped digging!"

The moral of the story, don't give up...your gold mine may only be a few feet away!

Do your due diligence before signing on with an Internet Marketing Program. Research the company, visit forums, contact the company and see how their customer service is?...how long till they responded to you? Ask them questions...know exactly what you are getting into.

The Internet Marketing Program you choose should automate a lot of the tasks that are required to make money online... use the power of computing! You want to work smarter, not harder. For example, if you don't know how to build your own optimized website, choose an Internet Marketing Program that does that for you. Somebody has already spent years on how to create fully optimized money making websites, why reinvent the wheel?

Make sure the Internet Marketing Program you are doing utilizes auto responders in their marketing. I'm sure you have heard the term "The Money is in the list". Auto Responders are such a powerful weapon in your marketing campaigns that I cannot emphasize this enough. Most people will not buy your product until they are exposed to it 7 times, on average. Email auto responders allow you to expose your product to your customers every day!

Auto responders help you build trust with your customers, especially when you are sending them quality content on a daily basis... use it!

Stay tuned for Part II...

John Lynch
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