PLEASE stop doing this.

by WebPen
30 replies
"Check out http://thesuperamazingaffiliate.blogspot.com for hot tips from a SEVEN figure super affiliate!"

"Still strugging online? Go to http://getricheasyonline.weebly.com and learn how to create a six figure business in NO time!"

just....stop.

Do you really think that somebody who built a successful IM business will be using free Blogspot or Weebly pages?

That's like driving a crappy, rusty, 30 year old clunker with a window sticker that says "Make Money from Home with X MLM products!"

If you're in the make money online niche, please do yourself a favor- spend a few dollars to get your own domain name, get hosting (free or paid- doesnt matter)- and then try to convince the world that you've made millions online and are giving away your secrets for just $27.

Better yet- get into a different niche for your first go.
#stop
  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    I don't think they're targeting successful Internet Marketers. They are going for complete newbies who are just starting out and will jump on any shiny object.
    It's a terrible way to do business for whomever is doing this. Sad thing is many newbies fall for this trick and lose a lot of money, get discouraged and quit..
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973762].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author s1ngular1ty
      TBH regardless of the domains, super cheesy, super unbelievable headlines like those just scream SCAM to anyone with even half a brain.
      Signature
      Viral Marketing Machine ONLY $9! How to create your own viral, monetised, niche websites that AUTO PROMOTE themselves on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Google. NO SITE CONTENT NEEDED![B]
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973815].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author JEasy
      Yeah I'd be a bit skeptical myself. Anyone successful will definitely have their own stuff set up already and not using free resources.
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973826].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
      Originally Posted by NoviIM View Post

      Sad thing is many newbies fall for this trick and lose a lot of money, get discouraged and quit..
      Sounds like myself in the first 2 weeks of doing this...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5974043].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
        I myself also prefer hosting my own sites, but just because someone uses blogspot or weebly doesn't mean they're not successful. Just my opinion
        Signature
        Now Accepting All Countries! Earn $5.10 Per Free Referral, Totally Free To Participate!
        WealthyClark.com
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5974112].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
          Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

          I myself also prefer hosting my own sites, but just because someone uses blogspot or weebly doesn't mean they're not successful. Just my opinion
          It may be true for other niches. I know many people who make good money with their blogspot blogs in cooking/foodie niche.

          For internet marketing niche, I don't think so. IMers sense things in different ways.

          Anyways, those ads have "scam" written all over them. I wouldn't touch them.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5979049].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
            Originally Posted by Onora Oz View Post

            It may be true for other niches. I know many people who make good money with their blogspot blogs in cooking/foodie niche.

            For internet marketing niche, I don't think so. IMers sense things in different ways.

            Anyways, those ads have "scam" written all over them. I wouldn't touch them.
            Yes but in my opinion 99% of the products being sold related to IM has scam written all over them, yet they are selling by the truck load. This includes many many wso's.

            Who do you think buy's this crap? You guessed it, so called IMer's lol
            Signature
            Now Accepting All Countries! Earn $5.10 Per Free Referral, Totally Free To Participate!
            WealthyClark.com
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980784].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sven grahn
    Do you really think that somebody who built a successful IM business will be using free Blogspot or Weebly pages?

    That's like driving a crappy, rusty, 30 year old clunker with a window sticker that says "Make Money from Home with X MLM products!"
    [/QUOTE]

    Ha, ha, lol - yep that's so true. You see video sales pages claiming fantastic results, with having made thousands of bucks, and the video is done with power point.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973818].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Parker
    People will never stop doing that. As NoviIM said above, these are the marketers that are targeting newbies and other individuals who are not yet experienced in Internet marketing. And as long as newbies fall for it, they'll continue to do it.

    But I do agree - if you're going to offer a product, at least put up a proper website with your own domain name and website.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973829].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Slaughter
    tbh, I haven't seen anyone claiming to make 6-7 figures, using a free website to offer their stuff. Never!
    Signature
    Penalty Safe, Long Term, 100% Whitehat Backlinks
    Love your site? Then check out SafeSpokes!
    ~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_~_
    karan996@irchiver.com karan997@irchiver.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973838].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author WebPen
      Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

      tbh, I haven't seen anyone claiming to make 6-7 figures, using a free website to offer their stuff. Never!
      They're out there- and why wouldn't they be? It's tempting to go out and try to teach/make money off of what you're learning, right?

      That's why they target newbies, as other posts have said.

      But it's still silly- its not even fully going the "fake it til' you make it" route. It's more like the "half-ass faking it until you make it".
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973938].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Morten V
        I see these sites all the time and it makes me sick. It's like spam in email world!
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5974009].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    People will do anything for a buck.. There's just no morality for some of these marketers.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5973994].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    yes I guess they are targetting newbies or those without cash or maybe even failed I.Mers but theres more of them than you think so perhaps it is a ready made audience for some people.
    Regards
    vivi62
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5974285].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I watched a video the other day on a free website like this and he stated that he had made millions in this field and that I could too if I just bought his product. I immediately glanced up at the web address and just shook my head. I wasn't born yesterday and I'm much too smart to fall for things like this.
      Signature
      My Internet Marketing Blog - Warts And All!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5974675].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        PLEASE stop doing this.
        I'd say please KEEP doing this. Makes the wannabes, fakers and snake-oil sales people easier to spot.

        Becky
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5974718].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tanshi
    Too late for me to check them, both websites are down...
    They listened to your advice
    Signature

    The best things in life aren't things

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5978561].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Yulia from DNP
    But that's like saying for people in weight loss niche-
    Yeah you went through all this trouble to lose weight and now you're giving away your secret for just 10$?? really?.
    The techniques is everywhere , in ever niche, and targeted fro naive straggling buyers.And as long as it works , and apparently it does, they will be there.
    Signature

    Yulia borova
    Affiliate Manager | CPA Affiliates Network.
    $50 Signup Bonus – Faster approval for Warrior forum members

    Email: Yulia@DirectNetPartners.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5979017].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Alright I'll take down those blogs immediately!

    (joke)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5979048].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    But Justin, you posted this on a free forum. Why didn't YOU put this post on your own domain and send traffic to read it?

    Not having a go at you - just saying. I understand your point completely and agree to an extent. But different people use different tools differently. I know some very successful, 6-7 figure types that use Blogspot for their blog. They also have their own domain but the blog is on a free provider.

    Mark
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5979330].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tom B
    Banned
    Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post

    "Check out http://thesuperamazingaffiliate.blogspot.com for hot tips from a SEVEN figure super affiliate!"

    "Still strugging online? Go to http://getricheasyonline.weebly.com and learn how to create a six figure business in NO time!"

    just....stop.

    Do you really think that somebody who built a successful IM business will be using free Blogspot or Weebly pages?

    That's like driving a crappy, rusty, 30 year old clunker with a window sticker that says "Make Money from Home with X MLM products!"

    If you're in the make money online niche, please do yourself a favor- spend a few dollars to get your own domain name, get hosting (free or paid- doesnt matter)- and then try to convince the world that you've made millions online and are giving away your secrets for just $27.

    Better yet- get into a different niche for your first go.
    How do you know it isn't working for them? I have no doubt I could make money using the same free sites.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5979358].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Wolster
    Damn the getricheasyonline one has nothing on it.

    Now I'm gonna have to keep on doing what I'm doing till that magic button is revealed.

    Back on planet earth....

    Can't really see that happening while i've still got my own teeth.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980386].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    Now, if the report or course is about how they did it using a Blogspot or Webbly site, it might be appropriate.
    Signature

    Visit My website http://kipferguson.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980554].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Challendge
    Agreed! It's right up there with the "make $5,000,000 a day by pressing this button" technique. Too many people promising the world and taking advantage of newbies.

    This begs the question: are the IMs or the newbies at fault? It goes back to the "don't hate the player, hate the game" saying. If thousands weren't falling for these ludicrous product promises then it would have stopped a long time ago.

    Honest IMs will prevail because more and more people are expressing their dislike with these types of strategies!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980597].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Seems legit.
    Signature

    No signature here today!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980618].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author keivn2
    Agreed with the topic creator. Those free domains tend to give the "I am scammer" vibe to me. I wouldn't trust any of sites that using free domains.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980646].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Linkology
    Awww, I wanted to learn how to become an Online Millionaire TODAY but alas-

    "Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist. However, the name thesuperamazingaffiliate is available to register!"

    Hmmm, maybe I'll re-register it and try to scam some people as well...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980739].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MrMysteryBox
    lol pretty funny point
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980760].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    If I am not mistaken .. the number one ranked MMO site for years was a blogger site(or one of the free ones) . If you are depending on SEO .. you use the medium that is ranking best.
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980829].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author QuirkieGifts
    i agree, i think there aimed at newbies who im afraid to say might be slightly gullible and just need some guidance and their drawn into it and end up not learning anything and on occasion spend a small fortune buying into it!

    i myself am new to this and ive seen things like that and thought 'o this looks good', but ive never gone with it.

    I seek advice here on WF and ignore all the flashing popups of 'quick make money' ways etc and concentrate on what people advise me here.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5980877].message }}

Trending Topics