It is pretty difficult to surf the web nowadays without getting bombarded by some over-the-top advert for the latest ‘Killer, can’t fail to make a million overnight’ internet marketing product.
Well, guess what?
Having looked at far too many of these so-called internet marketing ‘success stories’ over the years, I have never yet seen one that is able to back up the ludicrous claims being made with real results.
Unfortunately, for many people who are considering entering the world of online marketing, these products paint a very poor picture of the online marketing business.
Most people with common sense learned a long time ago that if anything seems too good to be true, it probably is. They are therefore (quite rightly) skeptical about these claims and the product creators behind them.
The question of whether internet marketing is a real business opportunity or a scam is therefore a very valid one.
Here’s the thing to think about.
If a would-be internet marketing beginner only ever encounters products that are almost certainly bogus with the way they represent marketing on the Internet, they have every right to question whether these products are the industry.
If you fall into this category, someone who is just launching themselves into internet marketing or thinking of doing so, there is some good news.
Internet marketing per se is certainly no scam.
There are many millions of people all over the world who are pulling down an income from the Internet perfectly legitimately and legally. Most of these businesses have a multitude of extremely satisfied customers and are run by highly professional and extremely conscientious, honest business people.
In short, if you are thinking of trying your hand at online marketing, there are a multitude of perfectly legitimate opportunities for you to do so. There are many online marketing systems which work extremely well plus thousands of products and services that consumers are buying every day without complaint.
This does not however suggest that you do not need to be careful because you do.
For every 100 honest online marketing business owners, there are one or two scam merchants, people selling products that don’t work, creating marketing systems that have never been tested let alone actively used, and so on.
Now, the most conspicuous factor about 99% of scam artists is that they have an internet marketing product to sell, usually a moneymaking system that either
(a) lets you make money in your pajamas or
(b) will put six Ferrari’s in your garage by the end of next month or
Here’s the truth.
When you are starting out, you do not need to buy products like these anyway.
Everything you need to know to become an internet marketing success story is available on the Internet for nothing – all you need to do is use a search engine to find it.
And of course, if at some point you are thinking of buying a product of this nature, be sensible.
Does it look too good to be true? If so…well, you know what comes next…!
Check out the internet marketing forums as well. Scam and bogus products soon get red flagged on sites like these.
The bottom line is, internet marketing is no scam. It is a real business from which you can make money. A degree of skepticism and caution is however never a bad thing.