Last night, I was thinking that Internet marketing sometimes feels a lot like a robbery. I have felt that I have been robbed a few times, and you might have felt this way yourself. At least after I have read a rather perfect sales page or an e-mail from one of the so called gurus, right that very minute, I felt that I just had to buy what they where offering. And especially because what they offered me was only available for 24 hours or so. I felt that they talked directly to me, and that the product they offered, was only offered to me and not to thousands of people.
But what happened after I realized what I just bought?
It was some crappy e-book, telling me stuff that I already knew. The author had just hired a really good copywriter who tricked me into buying it, along with some Internet marketing hotshot and his email. I remember a few times, when I just had to take a deep breath and try to relax after one of those robberies. But a robbery isn’t all bad, I have learned a lot from them all. Well, I haven’t been robbed that many times, even though it might sound like it.
I think that I know when to spot one, without actually seeing the product. I know some of the names behind some of the not-so-good products, and I know that I won’t buy from them again. And I know some of the techniques they use, especially the limited offer one, and I am not going to be in such a hurry to buy the product this time.
… but when I say that I have felt like being robbed a few times, it’s nothing compared to the greatest robberies of all time. I find it very interesting to read about how creative people make their living, today I suggest that you read the stories about the ten greatest robberies of all time. This might help if you have felt that you have been robbed a few times, then the amounts you lost might feel like nothing compared to what you will read today.