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If you get an email with a title like 'Don't Ever Trust Me Again!' and
continues along the lines of '... then you don't have to take my
advice ever again!'
My advice is - Don't *
Perhaps it's because I'm skeptical of the number of "miracle" products,
"great deals", 'limited time offers' or 'incredible packages'
that are advertised online every day. Perhaps it's because I
have bought more products than I can possibly use for now.
Perhaps it's because there are probably more people trying to
sell this particular package than the number of packages that
are available. Or, perhaps it's because I received an email with
almost identical content from too many different sources.
Whatever the reason, don't make the same mistakes as I have in
* It may be a good deal. It may be exactly what you are looking for. But if
you receive emails with exactly the same content from different
sources, think carefully before you buy. There are some good
internet marketers that I have every respect for. However, there
are an increasing number of 'marketers' that show little thought
or consideration for others. They will take from you but offer
nothing in return. You may disagree with the last statement. If
you buy a product from them and you are happy with that product
and they are happy with the money earned from selling you that
product it's a win-win situation.
That's all well and good until you look more closely at the process. To do
this, other factors must be taken into account. These include
cost, value, convenience, time, and most importantly trust.
You've probably heard of the phrase. "The money is in the list".
I wouldn't disagree with that and it's easy to see why many of
the "big list" hitters are successful in the percentage game.
But unless they offer you something more than somebody else's
'sales pitch' ignore them. Many of these people come and go.
Make sure they don't go with your money.
With regard to the email in question, here is a quote from a 'trusted' ezine
that I subscribe to "This is only of interest to you, Bryan, if
you really need some brand new products to sell. If not, don't
bother." At least, this is honest and straight to the point. I
know who I'd buy from. On occasion, time may be more important
than trust. If this is the case, then make sure you have a use
for the product before you buy it. We are all guilty of impulse
buying. It can be all too easy to buy something that will
seldom, if ever, be used.
If you subscribe to an ezine or newsletter, it's often useful to keep tabs
on the sender. By doing this you will learn to recognize if the
content is original or simply a copy of someone else's work.
You'll also quickly discover if the sender is only interested in
using you as a means of earning a 'fast buck'. This is obvious
if there is little or no content, excessive affiliate URLs, or
emails that are repetitive or delivered more often than
If you like the newsletter or email subscription, that's great. If you
don't, you can usually 'unsubscribe'. If this fails, then try
'whitelist' filtering to weed it out. If you think the email is
from a spammer, then be careful. Don't click on any URL or
'unsubscribe' option, and unless you are absolutely sure of the
originator, never open an attachment.
If you use eBay or PayPal, you will no doubt be aware of the fake or spoof
emails that are periodically blasted out. Well, the spin cycle
has begun again. A good tutorial on spoof emails and how to
recognize them can be found at
Tip - If you have your own website, don't use your default address for your
PayPal or eBay account. Use a different address and you will
quickly spot the spoof email in the 'To' line of the email.
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