Something bothered me for a while and then I found out why it was that way. Since then it is like I have a behind the scenes view of what is going on. I will share it with you.
Ever wonder why when you bought an internet product you liked, like a training or how to ebook, some course or program, that the person you bought this nice product from would later send you an email recommending some product that turned out to be junk?
I did. Why would someone of this quality and caliber recommend something as crude as this other product? The answer is syndication. It turns out most internet marketers are members in one way or another of some internet marketing group or you might say syndicate. They work together, they share ideas and they promote each other's stuff.
So someone new, makes friends, begs and pleads, is recommended, buys their way in or otherwise joins a group and members of the group send out recommendations for the newbie's products to their list. Usually a freebie is involved and you sign up to a new list. Sounds ok so far.
The problem is this new guy or gal is now indebted to the group and has to now recommend the group's products to their list. Junk or not. Match or not.
You might buy dog training and then get a recommendation for internet marketing products or ventriliquism or voice coaching or negotiating, maybe even old car restoration. Cool? Right? Well, now that you know what is going on, it might be funny.
The worst part about it is you could buy a very professional product and then the person that created that product may recommend a product someone hired school kids in India to create. Not anything against school kids in India, I think that country has some outstanding people, but the school kids in India may not know much about restoring cars in the United States for fun and profit.
I use a marketing email address when I sign up to things like this. It doesn't clog my work or personal emails, so friends and clients can get through to me without me taking twenty minutes of email searching to find them. I also see what other people are doing on the internet. If I don't like what they are doing or don't think it will work I ask myself with this in mind, how would I do it to make it work?
I get a lot of ideas that way. Some I even get around to using.
best and be blest,
Scott Hogue CChH
Scott Hogue is a Strategic Life Coach, an Author and a Certified Christian Hypnotist.