Catch a Scam.! Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Last Update: July 19, 2019

What affiliate marketing is not and how to catch a scam?

If you get an unsolicited email inviting you to join an affiliate network and it is asking for an upfront payment, then you definitely have to scrutinize them and find out whether or not they are a scam or legit.

Go to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and find out about the company, if you can not find any, then go to affiliate marketing forums and discussion boards.

They would know a lot about these scam sites as news spreads fast in social media and forums.

Another thing to look for is if these people are selling you unrelated products or something that you will never be able to use, like the $350 "Secrets to Affiliate Marketing Success" book or some other catchy titles;

Although a few are genuine but they do not charge you that high.

The truth is you can learn the basics of affiliate marketing for completely free from top-ranking websites, blogs, and YouTube.

In fact, they can teach you more useful information than all those specialized books and DVDs that other people are selling.

Becoming an affiliate is free when you sign up to affiliate marketing programs and the only thing that will really cost you money is web hosting.

A few other expenses may include a unique website or blog logo (optional), hire a blog writer (optional because you can write the blogs yourself) and probably paid advertising to promote your website or blog (optional again).

Best regards,

Hardik Raval
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Mick18 Premium
Great post thanks Hardik.
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hardikkk Premium
My pleasure!

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Hardik
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RussellO1 Premium
I think that each case should be individually investigated. To determine a program a scam because it sells you a book instead of giving it to you for free could lead you to lose out on a great opportuity. I know of legit programs that charge a fee for their training. WA is one.
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hardikkk Premium
So true!

Thanks,
Hardik
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firstlearn Premium
Training here at WA is not free Hardik. You only get the first lessons free before you have to sign up to platinum to get further training.

Yes I know there is a lot more than just the training for a platinum member but be careful about using the phrase free training.

Derek
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hardikkk Premium
Thanks for pointing it out.

Removed that part.!

Hardik
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Joes946 Premium
Great post Hardik
Joe
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hardikkk Premium
Thank you :)

Hardik
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KingZ221 Premium
Good advice, thanks Hardik!
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hardikkk Premium
My pleasure!

Hardik
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