Won’t somebody please think of the children?!
Yep, mass hysteria descended onto the interwebs this week when popular-ish website The Verge (I’d never heard of it before) decided to call out the entire Internet Marketing industry as one almighty scam.
Cue much coughing, spluttering and utterances of “nothing to do with me, guv” from those “outed” on the blog trying to distance themselves from the murky world of “selling snake oil” and using “boiler rooms”.
But, is The Verge really doing it’s readers a “service” by publishing this article…
Or are they just behaving like an attention-seeking step-child by running with emotion-provoking link-bait?
Well, I linked to the post… so make up your own mind on that one.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been talking about this week…
I can’t believe it was two weeks since I went to watch the awesome Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (what do you mean you haven’t seen it yet?). I’ll probably write more posts based around it too. But for starters, I used a simple exchange between Steve “Captain America” Rogers and Agent Phil Coulson which spelled out a simple lesson Internet Marketers would be wise to adhere to.
I’ve noticed my Facebook newsfeed has been getting more and more cluttered by “marketers” who are all too keen on promoting their tedious blog posts to their “friends”. Instead of thinking: “Wow, Johnny Average… thanks for the 1,000 word extravaganza on which social media plugin to use”, I think “who needs enemies, eh?” If, after reading this post, you recognise yourself, then make sure you stop it. Right now.
You know who would make a great Internet Marketer? Well, apart from you if you keep following me, Fireman Sam. He’s one of my son Thomas’ favourite television characters and he’d definitely be an A-lister in the marketplace. He has a fearless character, a selfless “can do” attitude and nobody makes fun of him because he has ginger hair. But, he’s only a computer animation. We can’t have it all…
Incredibly, 96 percent of Internet Marketers don’t have a clue how to make money from email marketing. You’ll also be interested to know that 83 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. But, in all seriousness, the chances are you have an autoresponder account but aren’t profiting from it to it’s full capabilities. Here are a few tips to help you make more sales.
All this making the monies online can get a bit tiresome so sometimes it’s fun to look elsewhere for the next big payday. If you don’t want to end up a big fat failure like Homer Simpson who tried selling pumpkins in April, here are five “alternative” investments that can yield big returns. Make sure you send me my 10 percent cut…
Have a great weekend!
Image Attributed to: Patrick George