Internet Marketing: If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is...


A day in the life of a home based business owners search for advertising.
We all know that traffic is king. Without eyes on our website we have no possibility of making a sale. And we know that we want and need lots of traffic to our site to make a sale. So we sit at our computer looking for new ways to advertise.
Then up pops that eye catching ad:
"Get 40 Million clicks to your website FREE, simply enter your name and email address below". Or, "Make 1 Million dollars by tomorrow evening just by sending this email to ten of your friends". Or, "Post to 1 Trillion websites with the click of a mouse". Ok this is a bit of an over exaggerated, but you get the idea.
We have all read them and we have all fallen for them, including me. We think maybe this time it will work. It's free or doesn't cost that much, what do you have to lose? Well, only your time, most likely your money, and sometimes your mind.
However I think we would all agree this is a problem. One might even go so far as to say it's down right misleading. You rarely get what was promised from these hyped up sales letters. But whose fault is this really?
Is this the fault of the advertiser trying to sell their product or service? No, I don't think so. Is it the fault of the savvy copywriter? Nope.
Seems we have one person left...you! Now I know at first that might sound crazy to you and you might even be saying that's ridiculous, after all their advertising promised! But really it's our responsibility not to fall for such hype. After all remember "if it sounds too good to be true, then it properly is".
None of us wants to believe that people are really that misleading. That someone would promise you something, even for free and not deliver on their promise. You would never do that. But people fall for this every day and some people lose large sums of money chasing the easy way to overnight success.
But not is all lost, there is hope.....
We all have the drive and determination to succeed no matter what. It's human nature and that's what makes us great.
Once you realize that success does not happen overnight and that it takes dedication and hard work to succeed in your home based business, you won't fall for the tactics of those skillful copywriters. You begin to recognize value when you see it.
Take the time to really read that sales page. Look beyond the words and ask yourself "is this worth the price tag even if it's FREE? Is it going to help my business? Will I see a profit from this purchase?
If you can say yes to those questions then you should move forward. If there's any hesitation move on to the next offer.
In my opinion the vast majority of the advertising products, lead generators, safe lists, solo ads, and email services, so on and so on, are well worth the money you invest. Just make sure you understand the agreements, some make you earn credits to send your ads, and you may not have the time to dedicate to receive real benefit from that service.
The most important thing is to never give up. Advertising is the life blood of your business. View each method you experiment with as a learning experience. You will find the right method for you and your business and once you do the traffic you so badly want will be more than you can handle.


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