Newbies, have you heard the Siren Song of Internet Marketing? If You haven't, you will soon! Okay, so what the heck is a siren song anyway. It is defined as the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous. Now you're wondering what does that have to do with internet marketing? Stick with me and I'll explain.
Does this sound familiar?
One day you're surfing the web, not really looking for anything, and you come across THE AD. You can't believe what you're reading … you're thinking … this guy is not nearly as smart as me … didn't finish high school … made a gazillion dollars overnight … on auto-pilot … works 30 minutes a day … has 3 Range Rovers, 2 houses, lots of money … where do I sign up? You start to feel funny, you're thinking about how to spend the money, the look on your boss's face when you quit your job. You can't wait to sign up!
Well, you keep reading the ad, it cost him $ 100,000 of his own money and 3 years to develop, ok, now you're thinking you'll never be able to afford it, but wait … buy right now, he's gonna give me 3 bonus worth $ 197 if I buy right now … but how much does it cost? Keep scrolling down, there's only 7 more of these packages available … But How Much Does It Cost? … keep scrolling … "I bought Bubba's product and I made a little less than a gazillion dollars, here's a screen shot of my earnings … "If you buy Right Now, I'll throw in another 2 Bonus products worth $ 97 … BUT HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? If you buy right now you can have if for $ 1997 … no, that's what it's worth … $ 197, no $ 97, no $ 77, ok, you're thinking this is never gonna work for me, so then you try to close the screen … you get a message that tells you to click cancel to stay on the page and take another $ 20 off the price. Well, how can you refuse that price, so before you know it, you've bought into the program. You're on your way to the gazillion dollars that this is gonna make you!
Did you hear it? That my friend, was a siren song!
Do they sing other songs? Oh yes … Beware of the siren songs of internet marketing.
Source by Holly Gibson