America’s Most Wanted: Unethical Internet Marketers
By Mary Maxey October 24, 2019
News Flash: Unethical Internet Marketers are caught stealing hopes and dreams
If you ever invested in your business, you may relate to this.
As a “preneur”, entrepreneur, mompreneur, infopreneur, solopreneur etc…, you are constantly looking for golden nuggets that will help you build your business. During my journey, I have experienced unethical Internet Marketers all selling the same thing, different name, same game. Well I am proud to say, “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, I am free at last”.
There is a set of internet marketers who are out to make a quick buck, and they could care less about you and your business. We must use discernment when it comes to linking our vision to an individual whom may appear to be a trusted advisor. Do not let their fancy titles and large list fool you, look at what these people are really selling. I have invested over 30k in my business and ½ of that was a hard lesson to learn.
Watch who is teaching you, and making deposits into your business. I was told by one of my mastermind members that authenticity and integrity went out the door after Thomas Leonard passed. If you don’t know about him, Google him, and if you want to see the fruits of his labor check out the awesome Andrea Lee who is depositing doses of truth, reality, purpose and authenticity back into the coaching world.
I refuse to gamble my money that I work hard for to another “Power Puff doll guru in training” and walk out with just another book shelf collector’s item. I refuse to give up my time to someone who is practicing with my vision, or has elevated to a point where they no longer give value and I am just another number on their list.
Here are some unethical tips to write down. Matter of fact, print this out and email it to your entrepreneurial friends.
Unethical tip #1.
It’s important that you be aware of anything that sounds unethical or illegal. Paying something for nothing is a red flag off the bat. Swindles crop up all the time, so you need to make yourself aware of their existence. Follow the adage that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Also, listen to sales pitches with both ears open and do plenty of research before you make any commitments.
Unethical tip #2.
Some Internet marketers use fluffed up language to mislead customers to believe in the benefits that don’t actually exist. You’ve probably seen advertisements with pictures of private jets, exotic cars; expensive vacations that lead the reader to believe that, 1) the business owner on the website is living this lifestyle, or 2) the opportunity or product being promoted can provide this kind lifestyle for you. However, it is the blatant or intentional misleading, or implication of unrealistic expectations that borders the unethical in the internet marketing world.
Unethical tip #3.
Do your research. Use Google search, call up the testimonials they have listed on the sales page or the website. Just as if you were checking out a new community to live in, you would checkout the schools, the neighborhood, the stores, the convenience and etc, same thing goes for your business.
Sidebar: Keep your eyes open…If you have a story or a company that you would like to warn us about, please share so that the next “preneur” does not get burned. I really hold my clients close and refuse to allow you to fall into the same traps I did. Don’t follow the glitz and glamour.
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