Is A Countdown Timer A Sleazy Sales Trick?
If you've ever researched "Make Money Online" opportunities before then you've probably come across countdown timers.
Countdown timers are the timers that websites use to create a sense of urgency in order to get people to rush into buying something.
I've read a lot of other WA members blogs and they often call these tactics sleazy or too salesy. But the fact of the matter is that these timers do work.
WHat I find sleazy is when the timer is totally fake. You know when you hit refresh and the timer resets so you can tell its fake. I agree that those ones are sleazy and they can quickly ruin your credibility.
But I've recently discovered a plugin for a timer that is actually attached to your IP address and so no matter how many times you hit refresh, it keeps counting down. It's a legitimate timer.
This seems somewhat appealing to me as long as it's used in a tasteful way. MAybe you could say something like, "Buy this in the next 24 hrs and you'll get my bonus for free".
That way you're still offering the product at the same cost except you're giving them an opportunity to also get your bonus.
If you think about it, WA actually does pretty much the same thing just slightly altered. They say you get your first month for only $19 if you buy within the first week. Or something like that I think.
So I was hoping some of you had an opinion on this. Maybe you've tried it and had good or bad luck with it. Or maybe you have a good argument for or against it that I haven't thought about yet.
I'd love to hear what you all think.