A few methods I use to avoid Scams
I’ve noticed, especially of late, a lot of WA members asking for information or advice on one company or another offering services or products. As in anything in internet life, when you join a group, website, or fan page, someone somewhere will make note of it.
Congratulations, you’re now the next name on a list to be sold, targeted for whatever niche you fell in by buying that domain name, webhosting account, or whatever it was. God knows I fell into a few scams myself over the years.
I get hundreds of emails and a number of phone calls a week . Many pitching a new, can’t live without piece of software. Or an automatic website that will make me hundreds, no thousands a week, or maybe a month. Here is the method I’ve developed and learned to deal with what to even bother to look at, and then maybe, maybe consider buying.
If they start off with promises of getting rich quick or making thousands in the next few weeks, it’s time for the trash, or to say no thanks and hang up. Simply put, if you knew how to make thousands in a month with little to no effort, what kind of brain dead person would you be to give that secret away? I know that I would just keep doing it myself and laugh all the way to the bank. Why would I be building websites and spending money for mailing lists to sell that secret for 17, 29, or even 99 dollars? If they promise to build me a website to build me a business to make thousands, why are they not doing it for themselves instead of bothering me?
Offers to send me thousands of FaceBook likes, webpage views, mailings lists on the cheap, all go in the trash too. I know, they are of no help and many will actually hurt whatever I’m trying to build or promote.
So why don’t I just delete or unsubscribe? Because once in a while I do find a little nugget of gold. A piece of software or plug in that will automate something that I’ve been doing or to do something different that would be of great use and time saving.
The key to it all is, is it something that is actually time saving, and useful, and at a decent price. Avoid the ones that promise easy money and riches without effort, cause it’s their riches that are being made, not yours.
One more method I use to find out the true cost of almost anything being promoted. Find their affiliate page and see what kind of money they are promising, and how many upsells and downsells they offer. That 17 Dollar product can turn into hundreds or thousands of dollars by the time you’re done paying for the “extras” that make it work as originally promised. And of course that special training to help you get there faster and better prepared.
My suggestion, stay the course with your training here at WA, and build your business with tried and true methods that have proven to work time and time over again. Avoid trying to buy your way to riches. Best wishes on your endeavors.