Roll Up! Roll Up! It’s the Affiliate Marketing Sideshow Alley!

I don’t know about you but I tend to be a sucker for the hype oozing from Internet Marketers who give stuff away and promise enormous riches for very little work and not much money! I have a hard drive full of free reports and affiliate marketing promotions and, as a result, I am on so many mailing lists that I am now receiving nearly 100 emails a day. Now it has to be said that some of this information is useful, but most of it is from Gurus promoting the same latest product launch. The real problem is that my focus is being flipped from one bright shiny new thing to another. Consequently I am not very effective anywhere.

Side Show AlleyThe whole scene is a bit like sideshow alley at a carnival. Lined with gaudy stalls with brightly coloured flashing lights and spruikers at each promising the earth for no effort and very little outlay. At each stall you are encouraged to buy a shiny black box that will make you an affiliate marketing millionaire by next Tuesday. “What’s inside it you ask?” “Never mind that”, they say,  “Look at all the trigger words I’m using to make you buy. Never mind the quality, look at the hype.”

(Actually, in defence of some in the affiliate marketing industry, I have stumbled upon one money making product that tells you exactly how it works. It is being offered for three months to test and, very importantly, doesn’t require that you pay any money or provide billing information. Make money first, then subscribe – or not. There’s confidence for you! But more of that later.)

At some stalls you’ll be offered a free trial of something or other, but to get it you need to provide your credit card details, or use your Paypal account, to sign up.
A lot of services or affiliate marketing products even ask that you pay “ONLY $1”, or just “Postage & Handling” to start any sort of trial and then tell you that this is an incredible value.

The real motive behind these “shocking” offers  is to get your credit card details or PayPal account locked into their auto 
re-billing system, because it is a well known fact that many marketers who offer products or services are making a lot of money due simply 
to people forgetting to cancel these auto re-bills at the end of the trial. Or, especially if the offer is from America and you live somewhere else, they make it so difficult to cancel that you give up and just keep paying or close the bank account down! Now I’m not in any way speaking about all affiliate marketers.
 Many do, in fact, provide great value and are trying to make things easier, but it is also an overly abused
 marketing tactic that makes the product or service owner a lot of extra recurring income.

You see a lot of unethical affiliate marketers know that most of the time you will forget about the trial and a few 
months later you will finally notice that you are being charged XX dollars every month for something you are not using. Guess who makes a pile 
of money that way. Sneaky, isn’t it? So, watch out when signing up 
to any “free” trials of anything. Basically be very sure you know the risks when you supply your billing details.

Something Genuine

I mentioned earlier that I had stumbled on a marketer who seems to appreciate the trials and tribulations of people picking their way through the mine field that is affiliate marketing. His name is Ian Herculson.

People taking up his offer will know exactly what it is and how it works. It’s called the Smart Subscriber marketing system.

They will have 90 days to test it out and make some money before committing to buying the service.

They won’t have to part with any money up front or divulge credit card or PayPal details.

So basically, you can try it out for 90 days for free.  It costs nothing and you haven’t given away your credit card details. If it doesn’t make you enough money for your liking, don’t subscribe.

A genuine win-win situation for the fledgling affiliate marketer is a rarity these days.

You can check it out here or click on the picture ad at the top of the left column.

Let’s leave the fairground behind and go and make some money.

Who’ll come affiliate marketing with me?

10 Responses to “Roll Up! Roll Up! It’s the Affiliate Marketing Sideshow Alley!”
  1. Ariane Perth says:

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  3. i signed up with the Amazon Omakaze affiliate program. i am not yet earning from this affiliate program because my blog is still very new.;*:

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