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How to Avoid Internet Marketing Scams

Aug 20, 2007
Even if you are brand new online you have more than likely come across the plethora of internet marketing products, all promising to make you rich beyond belief overnight. If this was possible there would be no one in the U.S, or indeed worldwide, in active employment. They would all be online making easy money.

The problem with all these info products promising to make you a considerable income is that the vast majority of those selling the products are not making any money at all online themselves. Shocking but true!

Besides the obvious scams like 'phishing' and 'spoof' emails there are online opportunists who will sell anything going to make a fast buck even though they do not have the first clue how to make a full-time income on the net. The thing that their product lacks is a proven method or strategy on how to make it work.

There will be plenty of information but little substance and even less followup.

These would be scammers are fly by night types who will never last the course online unless they change their ways. That means getting honest.

These types thrive on 'newbies' to online marketing who they know will be very unlikely to request a refund when they eventually discover that the new info product they have just bought is not worth the pdf it is written on.

For those who are genuinely looking to setup a legitimate internet marketing business, it is difficult to tell the difference between the good and the bad.

Indeed many of the methods and strategies promoted by the 'fly by nights' are the same ones being touted by seasoned marketers. The difference being that on the part of experienced and successful internet marketers, there will be accountability and the experience to follow through and help their customers onwards to success.

You cannot lead where you have not been, so the 'fake it 'til you make it types' will not be able to back up there products with a proven, sustainable, internet marketing plan. This will be apparent if they actually make contact with you or respond to your emails.

So, how can you avoid the 'scammers'?

Well, the main thing you can do is a little research online before buying any IM product. If there is any doubt at all then do not buy.

Visit the various internet marketing discussion forums and interest groups for guidance from experienced buyers. The more experienced member of the forums are generally those with the most number of posts but of course there are exceptions to every rule. Don't take one response as a given. At the more popular internet marketing boards you will get more than one response to any query you have.

Also remember that the respectable internet marketers will back up their product with a full money back, no hassle guarantee and will always honor this promise. This is another big reason why you should buy from the right places. If the product is later discovered to be a 'dud' or not what you expected, then you are quite within your rights to request a refund

The fact that you have read this article means that you will be more likely to exercise caution when buying your next 'method to internet success'.

There are legitimate internet business owners out there so do not be put off by the 'crooks' who in any arena - no less internet marketing - are an unfortunate fact of life.
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