Really??? A $25,000 Bonus...

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Hi,

I would love your opinion on something...

One of the well known marketers that I am on their list offered a $25,000 bonus in product and services (good stuff too) for signing up using their using their link to an affiliate program/opportunity that costs about $50/month.

What is your gut reaction?

Do you get the impression it's a good or bad affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?

Why do you feel that way?

-Chris
#main internet marketing discussion forum #$25 #bonus
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Based on the information you have provided, it's impossible to say.

    How can we possibly make a judgement call without knowing a thing about the product.

    My rule is always to buy the product because you need the product and because it is more valuable to you than the money it costs. If it is then buy it. If it's not then don't buy it.

    I will bet you the bonuses are worth nothing near $25,000 in real world value.
  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    It makes me think that the marketer is hurting for money and trying get gullible people to spend $50 "FAST" so he can make a few dollars to pay his light bill before it gets turned off.

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  • Profile picture of the author willbucks
    My gut reactions, is there must be a bonus for the guru (like a new car)? Or maybe they made a deal with the original owner to cross market.

    Most guru's have ton's of products already there so it is not costing them anything. Why not use them to increase their income.

    I would judge the program/opportunity on it's own merit and purchase it as such. Like you I have bought products because I wanted the bonus from the guru.
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    First off, I don't believe that the actual worth of the bonus is $25K, unless it's a car and no I wouldn't buy into a $50/mnth product unless I absolutely wanted that product. If someone has to attempt to lure you into buying on their affiliate link with the "$25K bonus" line, the product is probably really crappy and wouldn't sell on it's own merits.
  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    Like everyone else said, I doubt there is actually a $25000 bonus. seem like an over the top marketing pitch
  • Profile picture of the author nmcc
    The over-valuations do seem to be escalating - saw one yesterday offering $10,001 worth of products for $9.99 - stretching credibility to the max. I note the big players don't feel the need to do any of that - I think that says it all.
  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    I don't think it's scammy. It seems like the marketer is offering such a killer bonus because he/she is trying to win the affiliate contest for that product, which could mean an extra $25,000 cash bonus for him/her so you might be getting a great deal.
  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Anyone can write an ebook and then claim it is worth $25,000.

    If the products he is delivering are digital, then they may be 'worth' that much, but they sure as hell don't cost him much to produce.
  • Profile picture of the author cskaminski
    A lot of people have chimed in about the bonus and what the marketer's motivation might be, but so far, there are really only two answers to the original question:

    Does a $25,000 bonus give the impression it's a good or bad affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?

    Originally Posted by THK View Post

    I doesn't say anything about the original product.
    Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

    If someone has to attempt to lure you into buying on their affiliate link with the "$25K bonus" line, the product is probably really crappy and wouldn't sell on it's own merits.

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