If you have been to an Internet marketing conference or summit you would have noticed all the hype and sales pitches that are thrown at you. Each presenter has a number of Internet marketing products to sell and you will feel like they are looking into your eyes and talking directly to you.
Let me tell you that these people are the most professional and crazy sales people I have ever seen in my life. I am one of those people that could sell rice to the Chinese, however I could not even describe the people I have seen at these Internet marketing conferences. Every word they say, every movement they make, is geared to make you buy.
They are preying on the desperate “wanna be” Internet marketing people who will do anything to be successful in an online business. There are so many Internet marketing products out there; someone must be making some really good money by selling these things.
What do you get when you buy Internet marketing products?
Unfortunately you don’t really get anything special. With the Internet the way it is now days, any education that you wish, is available on the Internet to free. I know it takes time to find his education, but it is better than forking out thousands of dollars and finding out that you have learnt absolutely nothing.
The big Internet marketing products hook you in with high monthly payments or a huge lump-sum payment.
Basically after investigating at least 10 of these products that cost $2000 or more, all I can say is that they are junk. I know many people that have bought more than one of these products and I call them Internet marketing product junkies. When they finally get to meet me, or even read my blog, they finally realize that you do not need all of this sales hype and bullsh*t!
Sometimes I wonder how these Internet marketing gurus sleep at night? I am not pointing my finger at every Internet marketing guru, however we all know that there are rip-off products out there. Of course there are great products out there but it is really hard to tell the difference now days.
Unfortunately I cannot mention particular programs and names, however, I would like to tell you to simply steer clear of these products. If you really want to learn how to do something on the Internet, go and join a monthly membership website and get educated that way. It least you could drop out any time you want and save your money and time.
Things to consider when buying Internet marketing products?
- What value will you receive if you buy this package?
- Are you sure you are going to get everything, and I mean everything, that is promised.
- Have you inquired and asked all the questions you need before buying?
- Have you gone away and thought about it first to avoid impulse buying?
- Have you researched what people say about the product forums on the Internet?
- Is this package going to show you something that is not available on the Internet for free?
- Are you buying this package because you have failed in the past?
- Have you finished going through the last Internet marketing package you bought?
If I can’t buy Internet marketing products, what can I buy?
I like to spend my money on tools that will help me do my job quicker. These might include certain types of software and of course the occasional WordPress plug-in or WordPress theme.
Here is a list of some of the products that I have bought:
- Membership to the
warrior forum war room ($20)
- Aweber email management ($19 / month depending on your list size)
- SEOPressor SEO post optimizer ($97)
- Subscribers Magnet by Maxblogpress ($99)
- Elegant Themes ($39 a year)
If I added Web hosting to that list, I have set up my business for under $1000.
Internet marketing products that just include Internet marketing tips or tutorial videos are not worth the money. You can find out everything you need to know on the Internet and amazingly, people are getting all this information away for free. Sometimes you can just buy a simple e-book or even download a free report that will give you some great information.
Of course I would recommend using this website for a free resource, however if I had to recommend a monthly memberships site, it would have to be the Chris Farrell membership website. He has won awards for this website and it is the number one memberships site we can learn how to make a living online. What I like about it is that it teaches you the honest truth about how to be successful in this business. There are no hard and fast money making methods here.
If you want to get started in the Internet marketing business I suggest you avoid investing huge amounts of money into Internet marketing products. If you think you need a helping hand I would visit the Chris Farrell membership site and check it out. I would also it definitely join the warrior forum even as a free member as there is plenty of information there.
As for buying products such as software, themes, or plug-ins, you can avoid this now and go with the freebies. You will need Web hosting though, as I do not believe in building a business unless you are building it on your own land.
Do you really need expensive Internet marketing products?
Unfortunately I have to say no. I do not believe that you need to get involved with these gimmicks, as making money online is a legitimate business that takes time to build. Most of these Internet marketing experts are making money from you. They do not actually have any other sources of income and rely on people like you to earn a living.
The products that I highly recommend you buy is tools that help you save time and money in your business.