Don't be a sell out!

Last Update: May 10, 2018


So I got a little excited at the start of the week, when I found an E-Book while I was just randomly trawling the internet. The sales pitch was fantastic, a quick search and yes they have an affiliate program, and it pays 50% commission - WINNER!

Not only that they have a compete refund if you don't like the book, plus 3 additional bonus books and from the sales pitch it looks to fit my niche market brilliantly and is along the same lines as I teach - WINNER!

So I bought the book but didn't have time to start reading it, had to sign up as an affiliate to Clickbank, to which I was originally denied but after a bit of messing around got approved. I'm ready to sell.

On my flight to the city yesterday I started reading the book so I could write a killer review, this is going to be my #1 recommendation, take pride of place on the top menu and make me a killing over many years to come - WRONG!

The sales pitch and the actual content are poles apart. The methods for handling horses are archaic and bordering on cruel.

When the first page advises you need your horse to fear you first and to cause pain by whipping the horse I knew I was done and could not promote the book in any way, shape or form.

What's the message?

Do your homework first don't go blindly rushing ahead.

Keep your integrity and don't sell out for the chance to make a sale. Believe in the products you promote so you can hold your head high and know that you genuinely help people. Don't be a sell out for the $$?

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RobFore Premium
Good on you for actually investing the in product so you could give it an honest review. I see a lot of affiliates do REVIEWS and get them ranked WELL before the heavy hitter, well-known, famous-brand dude actually launches the product.

And while that is actually a quite brilliant pre-positioning strategy, especially if you intend to bonus people up, but RARELY do you ever see the REVIEW change post-launch with real, true, HONEST insider tips, tricks and even a sneak peek under the hood.

I don't know. I'll your approach better. Good on you.
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HeidiY Premium
I hope my readers appreciate it also. I suppose now that I have reviewed it I can always include it as a don't go there, with a link to my offering once I do it LOL.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Heidi,
Thank you for your enlightening message.

Sue and I have been been down that "scam road" several times. It took awhile to learn how to be cautious and check things out first.

It wasn't -ebooks or products, it was whole training programs that was the problem.

Then we saw Wealthy Affiliate. It was like reaching the "promised land".

Best wishes in find your dream and pursuing it.

Bill
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HeidiY Premium
Love that "the promised land" it's a fantastic platform that's for sure. I can't believe how much I have learnt even in the first few months. It's so enjoyable and rewarding getting the brain engaged.
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Laurel0887 Premium
Heidi,

Thanks for the info. It's amazing that what gets sold/bought is not what it says it is!

Whoever wrote that book should be whipped and then shot! Who would do that to any animal? I happen to have a soft spot for horses to begin with - I had 4 when I was growing up - along with puppies. dogs. cats, birds. rabbits, snakes, fish, ducks, geese, turtles, penguins, goats, sheep, lions and tigers and bears - OH, MY! You get the picture...............

I'm sorry you found that, he world's not always a nice place. I'm glad you kept your integrity

My best,

Laurel
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HeidiY Premium
Hi Laurel

LOL yep I have about half of that menagerie now! I love them all to bits and couldn't imagine my life without them.

I have a big dominant gelding and I know if I treated him the way this book suggest he would likely kill me! So not only is it wrong it's dangerous IMHO.

Good learning curve all the same!
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Laurel0887 Premium
You'll laugh......My first horse was a Shetland Pony named Blacky...I know, not original but I was 5 and he was black......
Anyway, my Uncle built a small track for me to excercise him on and for some reason couldn't get one very large "boulder" out of the track.
I would ride that crazy pony around the track and he would throw me on that rock as many times as he could.....I guess it was a competition - who gave up first!
He even bit me once when i was giving him a sugar cube....But I loved that crazy pony anyway!

If it had been a person or company that "bit the hand that fed them", I'm sure I wouldn't be so nice with my comments!

I've always thought that animals are many times nicer than humans, and humans should return the favor.

Laurel
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VSoles1 Premium
Great thought, I'm at a bit of a standstill as I'm waiting for affiliate programs to approve me. I took some time to look over what programs are available and what products are on these sites to make sure they fit with my niche and that I trust these products. Thought maybe I was being too strict and picky with what I wanted to promote. Hopefully this is ok..
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HeidiY Premium
I don't think you can be too picky, and I also think there are enough really good products and offers out there that we as affiliates can maintain our integrity and offer great value to our readers.

Good on you for doing your homework, sometimes it is easy to get carried away with joining every affiliate program or network that you come across just to have choice. I know I did and now realise I may never use some of them. It's a learning curve that's for sure.
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VSoles1 Premium
Thanks for the pep talk..
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Freisia Premium
This was a well written post. I feel like I flew on that plane reading the book beside you. It is easy to get caught up in hype and sales pitches but when you get to the nitty gritty it doesn't always stack up. You just have to attribute this to your learning process.
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HeidiY Premium
Honestly Freisia I was so excited after the sales pitch, it just sounded absolutely perfect for my niche. Obviously the pitch was good enough because I bought the book immediately, so I thought this will be an easy sell, it basically sells itself.

I wonder how many returns they get? I expect it's high.
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