607Beware Of Magic Beans - A Warning To Newbie Internet Marketers
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Beware Of Magic Beans - A Warning To Newbie Internet Marketers
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John read a story about a fantastic piece of software that he
could use to build his online business. But this often used
Internet marketing tool brought John something that John did not
intend. His software made him famous... For all of the wrong
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Beware Of Magic Beans - A Warning To Newbie Internet Marketers
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John (and other newbie online marketers),
Let me ask you a question. Why would you ever send out an email
that destroys your own credibility? Credibility is absolutely
essential to the success of any company on the Internet. And yet,
you lied to me in your email, multiple times.
Lies? Yes, that is a strong word. Would you prefer me to suggest
that you exhibited "extreme ignorance"?
I know that you likely have some very clever software that you
are using to construct and mail your sales offers to folks.
Your only salvation here is that I know you likely made only one
mistake. You trusted your handy-dandy software package to take
good care of your business interests.
But your software has failed you.
The first problem in your mailing appears in the first and second
"I was recently reviewing automobiles ezine sites in some of
the major search engines and I came across your web site:
"After reviewing your site I found that we are both targeting
the exact same market, though we are not in competition with each
It is obvious that you really did not review my website, or you
would not have written your sales message as you did. But then
again, I also know that your nifty little software package wrote
the actual sales script for you.
Later in your message, you also said,
"I offer this partnership very selectively, so please do act
fast if you wish to go ahead with this."
Here is another lie that your software's nifty little sales
script tagged to "your reputation". If you were selective about
who you offered this too, you would never have contacted me.
After all, I only have about 20 pages related to the automotive
industry - in more than 6000 pages on The Phantom Writers
The truth is that ThePhantomWriters.com is not an automotive
website!!! It does not even have its own ezine!!!
But, you know what? I decided to check out your offer anyway,
because I actually do own an automotive website at a different
URL. I am always on the search for monetization offers for my
various websites, so I gave you a shot.
At the beginning and end of your message, you referred to my
"automotive website", and you offered an affiliate program to
enable my "automotive ezine" to earn money.
The biggest disappointment I found in your message is that your
affiliate program has absolutely nothing to do with automobiles
or the automotive industry. Nope. You are soliciting me to sign
up for an affiliate program, to sell web hosting services to my
visitors!!! Yes, it is true that most website owners own cars,
but not all car owners own websites!
John H. (last name withheld for obvious reasons), I have news for
you. My company specializes in the creation of informational and
tutorial-style articles and in the distribution of those articles
to publishers on the World Wide Web, for the purpose of promoting
my clients' websites.
You know what else John? In responding to your email, I just
wrote my newest article. The good news is that you are going to
be famous!!! The bad news is that you are going to be famous for
all of the wrong reasons...
At http://WritingPuzzle.com/ you will find more training materials for article
marketers. If you are more interested in writing and publishing books, then
you may find http://ProfessionalBookMarketing.com/ to be your perfect
cup of tea. Bill Platt has been teaching other writers how to create content
that gets the reader's attention and how to promote themselves online, since
early 2001. Subscribe to his mailing list here:
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