Is it just me, or is everyone else getting slammed too?

by mmixon
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It seems that for the last month I am getting slammed/pitched/you gotta buy this etc., more than ever before. Now it seems that the latest tactic is "I know everyone else says their product works, but mine really works" or "Tired of all the crap people are selling? My (crap) really works."

Honestly, I feel like I am at a cheap county carnival, and every booth I pass is some toothless pitch guy calling me over to his booth.

Is this the future of internet marketing? If the crap products that don't work don't kill the system, then the sheer volume of products will.

So, where are we headed? Into the abis or is there a solution?
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    About four years ago I created a dedicated email address on my down just strictly for newsletter subscriptions. After about a year or so, I had 18000 messages unread in it. I finally said to hell with it all and deleted the entire thing. I am subscribed to about 10 or so ezines altogether and that is because these people provide real content and actually talk to you.

    So ever since I did that I quit buying product after product. It ended my constant never ending cycle of chasing the next "biggest" thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Originally Posted by mmixon View Post

    It seems that for the last month I am getting slammed/pitched/you gotta buy this etc.

    Only for the last month ?

    I have unsubscribed from about 90% of the BS.

    These days if I need to find a tool or something I look on the forum here, or one or two others. I don't need to let others pitch me any more.
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  • Profile picture of the author TelZilla
    Originally Posted by mmixon View Post

    Honestly, I feel like I am at a cheap county carnival, and every booth I pass is some toothless pitch guy calling me over to his booth.
    The old quote, "There's a sucker born every minute", still applies in todays marketing. Most of the marketers out there today are nothing more than pitch men, shoveling someone else's dirt off on the next unsuspecting soul.

    No matter what you do, there will always be people more than willing to throw their money at the loudest, most obnoxious pitch man around.

    Is this the future of internet marketing? If the crap products that don't work don't kill the system, then the sheer volume of products will.
    If you look at it from the pitch men's point of view, it doesn't matter how many products there are on the market because they are going to push their newest product or affiliate offering on the unsuspecting newbies. Pump up their excitement, get them believing they will make millions, drop a POS product on them for a couple grand, then move on to the next sucker.

    So, where are we headed? Into the abis or is there a solution?
    There's a solution, but as long as people are focused on chasing easy money, there won't be any change.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulMark
    mmixon - it's not your imagination. It's increasing!

    The main reason is the general population is aware of the scams. So instead of a guy sending an email and making a ton, they have to send around 30 offers to get what they used to get with one.

    Of course, if a personal is doing integrity marketing you don;t have to send a bunch of emails. The relationship and loyalty bring plenty of income while providing maximum service at the same time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christina Osorio
      Mr. Nixon,

      There have been Snake Oil Salesmen since the beginning of time. What you are experiencing is just the latest version. And as many before me have voiced, it is up to us to change our tactics and marketing ethics.

      I have heard many say that you can't survive that way. You have to deliver what the market is asking for. To that I say a resounding BULL****. Sorry but it had to be said.

      I am new to Internet Marketing...yes. But let's just say I know a thing or two about business. You need to stand out from the crowd (head and shoulders above them would be better).

      This is my mantra for IM. I plan to do that by consistently delivering quality and NEVER compromising my ethics. That alone ought to be a shock for the IM system.

      Wouldn't be great if alot of others decided it was the popular thing to do? And kudos to those who have been doing it all along.



      And to you......

      Mr. Santi,

      That must of hurt to hit the delete button on all of those unread e-mails!
      Glad it's over...you did the right thing!


      Be well,

      Christina
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
    Originally Posted by mmixon View Post

    So, where are we headed? Into the abis or is there a solution?
    It's a self inflicted wound.

    The old saying "When you find yourself in a hole...stop digging", more or less applies here.

    Unless those are spam messages you're getting...stop paying attention. If you are on lists you feel over-pitch, then unsubscribe.

    You knew they were marketers when you signed up or started listening to them, and guess what...if you lay down with marketers you get up with pitches.

    Solution?

    Disconnect...

    Nothing has changed.

    ~Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
    Absolutely. The "unsubscribe button" has been in turbo mode.
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