The making-money-from-the-Internet industry is huge, and there is no shortage of sites that purport to hold the secrets to getting rich on the Internet.
If you’re reading this page then you’ve more than likely seen these websites. Generally they follow similar templates. Often they claim to hold an underground, closely guarded system or piece of software that does everything for you, and all you need to do it set everything up and watch the money roll in.
The website will probably use a much hyped sales video that focuses on promoting the financially free millionaire lifestyle and how easy it is to get started, instead of telling you what the product actually is or giving you any realistic or informed insight as to the required effort to actually make substantial money from the Internet. The site will probably tell you there is a limited time discount or joining time, may be that the “video won’t be up for much longer”. If you try to exit the site you’ll be bombarded with further discounts and requests for your email address.
Ultimately these websites, whilst they do sell real information, promote one massive fallacy that has plagued the Internet marketing industry for years. That there is some easy, effortless and quick way of getting rich, and you can experience financial freedom as soon as you pay the registration fee.
And this is why these websites are listed on our websites as get-rich-quick scams. It is this fallacy that causes those who sign up to become confused, because the product they receive doesn’t match the hyped sales pitch, because the sales pitch of course is just to get people to sign up. Those who sign up do not realise that the reality is much less glamorous or effortless than what the program projected in that sales video. And it ultimately causes people to fail at making money.
Not only that but get-rich-quick schemes will bombard those who do sign up with upsells. This means further pressuring to pay more money to compliment the “powerful system” they have just purchased for optimal results.
The Internet is littered with complaints about these programs from those that sign up and didn’t achieve the unrealistic results purported in the sales video. Often these genuine complaints can be difficult to find because of the many “reviews” praising the program that often clutter on the first several pages of Google results. These reviews however are affiliated reviews (or reviews written by the program creator). Affiliated reviews are essentially bogus reviews where the author will receive a commission if they persuade someone to sign up to the program. Whilst affiliated reviews are a genuine form of marketing, such reviews will typically reiterate the same fallacies that the get-rich-quick scheme promotes, making them unethical.
Of course if you are interested in making money from the Internet the good news is that it is entirely possible to do that.
There is a wealth of free information available
that teaches you how to do it properly.
There are also legitimate training programs available
that will teach you the fundamentals to Internet marketing, not by selling you “programs” or “systems” but by providing a structured and in-depth approach without all the silly, confused hype and unrealistic projections. If you are interested you can visit that section of our site here.
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