What I am noticing is the sudden shift to price increases and some hefty ones, these are still digital products that hasn't changed. Let's not neglect the OTOs, had to buy a product and not 1, not 2 but 3 OTOs that were actually vital to the product working in my view. These were not here that long ago. It feels the WSOs are gearing towards being no different than those marketers "out on the web"
Hasn't anyone noticed all the questions about OTOs to the product creator on their WSO, "Is there an OTO? What is it? How much? I feel confident that sales are lost because of OTOs. Have you also noticed how many thank yous are on the WSOs with no OTOs
Even read once on a WSO a product owner state that his OTO cost $27, I bought the product and actually was seriously thinking about the OTO, until the OTO page opened and the price was $27....a month, might have been a good thing to mention when the seller stated the price when asked in his WSO page. That is not sales tactic. Just in my eyes thats nothing better than that lying to my face. There was nothing that even hinted towards monthly fee. So the product became useless so I deleted it. I didn't ask for a refund, I chalked it up to experience, To the best of my knowledge I have never asked for a refund for any purchase.
On the other side of the coin, I am so for the ways some marketers are selling,Selling options upfront is great. I see it mostly with WP plugins but its all on the salespage Single use is this much, multi site use is this much and developers use is this much. (IMO in this day and age who is running a single blog for ever is getting slimmer by the minute, how about considering a price between single and multi and only sell multi site licenses). Having 2 or 3 options right at the buy buttons not behind the next page. Again just my opinion.
My last little rant, dimesales, really? I will speak only for myself. I still have a full time job, I leave for work at 4pm and get home at the earliest 4am, pacific time Canada (7am Eastern), and I am not permitted to access this site on work computers.. So unless I choose to deprive myself from sleep because I cannot nap and get up, I don't nap I sleep. So because I have to sleep, by the time I wake up I get to see the price has usually at the very least doubled and its easy to verify when one of the first purchasers is woo hooing about getting for anywhere from 1 penny up usually to around $4 to start. It's like the WSO lottery, what price am I going to get in at?
As a WF and War Room member and someone who has purchased a LOT of WSOs,tons of PLR, videos, software, and so many plugins that if I installed them all they would prob fry the server has a hard time rationalizing why I can't have the opportunity to get the best price because of the hours I work, the time zone I live in, have we forgotten the WORLD Wide Web. Just a suggestion, how about 24 hours at best price, then dimesale, then the WORLD has a chance to get your awesome product, get on your mailing list and you have the opportunity to market to a larger mailing list. Long term that seems preferable.
I totally understand that a product creator / owner has every right to sell their product how and for what price they wish. It just seems the intent of what WSOs were meant to be, selling great products which many many are, for a Warriors Special Price, which was really not that long ago, around the $5-$7 range, rarely saw an OTO. It seems that as times are getting tougher for everyone its costing them more to try to get the help they want.
I honestly have no problem helping pay for your home, trip whatever you are striving for by buying your awesome product, I just don't want to pay for it all at once and I don't want to be upsold, give it to me all upfront and let me choose.
My apologies for the long rant, this is what my perception is becoming and I think I backed it up fairly good. Only you reading this can make that decision.
This is not a flaming I will never buy again post, as soon as I hit post Im off to the lottery to grab 2 products and hope they are within my range. I will still buy products but shopping around is becoming more frequent and sadly I am checking for free likeish versions of the same plugins rather than hitting the buy button almost without blinking. The latest greatest shiny objects will eventually start to tarnish, then the fight to revive is tough. Then again I may be wrong and the forum will flourish like never before for ever and ever.
However you feel, there is no intention to say anything bad about this forum, As I said I'm a War Room member I'm not going anywhere. This post is aimed at the seemingly consistent increasing prices and my personal rants on OTOs and Dimesales. If this offends anyone my apologies, it's not my intention.
In closing, my grandpa who was born in 1899 and stayed on earth until 1994. On his 90th birthday he told me 3 great quotes that is applicable to everyone,
Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. You can have the greatest product in the world but if you want too much for it, then the product will lose value as your potential customers will demand it for way less when you are ready to budge.
Push your customers or potential customers away and they rarely come back. Treat them right the first time and consistently from then on and you will have many customers for the long haul.
If sex is a pain in the butt you are doing it all wrong.
If you are reading this, thanks for reading.
Let the flaming begin
Have a profitable day.