But there is a fine line between misleading, and marketing strategy.
Have you seen or heard programs where they say FREE and ended up not being free ?
I heard of 1 program that says, get google ads totally for FREE.
And the course was teaching you how to integrate adsense into your website. So what was the gimmick?
You still pay for google adwords, but you earn back in adsense revenue.
Therefor its free.
I mean come on.. Is it just me or what?? :confused:
Then today i saw another program on free wireless phone network. Basically providing services like your normal cell phone network. ie atnt.
Just that they are saying its free.
End up..... yea you guessed it. You have to refer 3 people and its free.
But they have a monthly fee of $50+/month.
So roughly it means you are earning 34% commission, and once u have 3 customers referred by you, its 102%. Thus its considered free. But you still pay every month, just that you earn back in commissions.
Like that there are many things that are free in this world according to such marketers.
Imagine our government are this "infamous" marketers that promote in a gimmick way.
I can almost imagine the news going "And todays latest news update, the government has announced that if you join the army, your utility bill are free, they will be taken care of, all your water bills, electricity bills, gas bills and so on.
Then only to find after you signed up into the force that what they meant was if you join the army, you would be drawing a salary from them. Thus you will be able to use the salary to pay for the bill!!!!
I dont know about you but i for one will freaking VOTE THEM OUT!
I mean there is a fine line between marketing tactics and pure misleading.
Using psychology in marketing is a whole new level of marketing that is still acceptable.
But playing around with words like FREE is purely LOW LIFE.