Some Products Suck- There is More to Life Than Making Money

By Mark / October 8, 2009

Enough is enough, when are some internet marketers going to realize that you can’t keep releasing crap products just because you want a new holiday or a car.

Sometimes I get so frustrated with some of the crap products that get released onto the market. First you get your rehashed rubbish that just expounds common myths. This type of product is from marketers who can’t be bothered doing their own research and have probably never made a cent doing what they are supposedly teaching.Then you get the marketer who releases basically the same product under different names or under Version 1 version 2 and version 3. All Products based on an original book should have a lifetime update guarantee.

Whats worst of all is marketers who have always been honest and straight forward who release utter and total rubbish with an outrageous price tag of $995 and with a big discount if you get in early. (hmmmm Mark that sounds very specific!)You might be able to justify it if you spent months writing the product but when it is so obviously outsourced to the lowest bidder and not even proof read then that shows a complete lack of respect for you customers. At least my spelling and grammar mistakes are my own!

As you know I’ve recently done some outsourcing experiments and I am aware that there is a need for a good quality product on the topic that doesn’t hook you into a long term payment system just to get the info. So i’ve been checking out whats on the market and getting feed back from people I know who have the products.

Anyway a certain product by 2 well known exponents of PLR was mentioned but not in a good light. Below is a sample that was sent to me , I am assured that it is the same all the way through the book. I was told that the videos are much better and there is a separate audio taken from the video’s So my main gripe is the appallingly poor pdf’s as seen here…

Low Quality
The cost should set you back about $2-$3. Links is about 400 words. It is best for information site. If you get 50-100 articles written for $2, that’s $200 that you’re testing the market with. If you get a $100 a month back from testing that, then it is worthwhile to test the market and see how to invest that into some higher quality content
Best written by predominantly English speaking Romanians and Philippines. Higher end non-native English speaking countries; based on experience you can get good contents from the Philippines and Romania. You can give $600-$800 a month for a 50-80 articles a week. You can start off hiring them to do 10-20 articles per month, then 100-300 articles per month. Then they can’t take anymore and you find another person. And that’s what you want to do. You want to maximize their time and get to them to work full time for you.

Mid-range
These range from $6-$10 probably 400-550 words give or take, in links. This is sort of like a step up.
I wouldn’t put this on an authority site but it’s also better stuff than what you can get from the Philippines or Romania. Best for information sites and affiliate sites. Best people to write this are primarily English speaking countries: US, UK, Australia. These are people who do not have specific expertise. They are average people (like Mom and Pop) who are doing writing on the side to earn extra cash.

The first thing about this is the amazingly poor English, it’s obvious that it’s never been proof read and has been outsourced. Maybe there was a reason for not writing it themselves and yes outsourcing does make sense if you hire a professional writer. But come on that is just not acceptable especially with such a high price tag..$995 or $295 I wouldn’t pay $2.95 for it.

Secondly the facts are it’s just complete and utter rubbish. You can get great quality articles for a fraction of the amount they are quoting. Anybody who spent time doing any sort of outsourcing would know that. Check out my outsourcing experiment category for examples of what you can get done.

So before anyone says I am talking rubbish and you can’t get good quality content and a great price here is an article I outsourced and that cost me $1. Yes $1 Don’t ask me who my writer is, I won’t tell you, but I save that sort of information for the members of WordPress goldmine (see some marketers know how to look after their members)

How To Be An Alpha Male

By [INSERT NAME] So you want to be an alpha male? YOU want to be the one that all the women look at? Well KEEP READING, I will have all the ladies eating out of your hand by the end of this article.

What is an Alpha Male? HOW do you be an alpha male? Well to define it;

“In social animals, the alpha is the individual in the community whom the others follow.”

So do YOU want the people to follow you? The LADIES to follow you? Then you have to assume the position of power, which is a lot harder than it sounds.

This day and age, being ALPHA is a lot more difficult than it seems, as public perceptions on what is “cool” and/or “attractive” in a man is a lot different than it used to be. Not only do you have to consider a general consensus, but there is the individual desires of every woman you have to consider also. If you follow these general tips, and add your own to it, I am certain that you will be asserting your alpha status in no time, and those ladies WILL be begging to get your number!

How To Be An Alpha Male:

CONFIDENCE: THE #1 Trait the separates successful men from others, and DEFINES Alpha males, is confidence. Confidence is a reflection of your ‘inner-feelings’ and the way you feel about life in general. If a man is GENUINELY confident, then he is usually successful in life. He has money, a good job and no worries. Men, Women and Human beings in general all desire to be successful. If you exude this confidence then women will pick up on this and begin to take notice of you.

ASSERTIVENESS: If you carry that confidence that I introduced to you in the first paragraph, you can then move on and be assertive. Don’t be aggressive about it, but being gently assertive can be VERY EFFECTIVE. For instance;

“Hey guys, this place blows, lets go to bar123 and drink there. The women are better there anyway!”

Versus

“Hey, errr, what do you guys think? Should we go somewhere else?”

I want to ask you a genuinely serious question. What would you most likely respond to? Pay attention to? Which guy would you RESPECT more?

……..I thought you’d pick guy #1

BODY LANGUAGE: Asides from confidence, this would have to be the #1, it is quite hard to pick between the two, and I would say the body language and confidence are essential to each other. If you are confident, your body language will be positive, and that is an excellent combination. That being said, if you are confident, but you sit hunched, never look at anyone or speak softly….how can you convey the message of confidence?? You cannot, and you would surely fail!! For instance;

Guy 1: He is WELL dressed, Neat in appearance, Speaks clearly and loud enough so all can hear him. He sits and stands tall, and smiles always. When making eye contact, he will draw you in to him.

Guy 2: IF you could see his face (he is always looking down) it would be indifferent. Un shaven and wearing dirty-ish clothes, his mumble can barely be heard. Slumped down in his chair, he is barely noticeable in the crowd.

Which guy do YOU want to be? ….Guy #1 again, I thought so.

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If you would like to read more of my tips, or learn about being an effective alpha male head on over to [Resource Link] for Blah Blah

I think what really upsets me is that there is so much crap around that products by the good guys  like Potpiegirl and John Xfactor get over looked.

If you had anyone recommend a certain outsourcing product to you recently ask them if they read it!!

I feel much better for venting sorry if some of the language offended you but you really don’t know how angry this made me… (yeah i know get a life!!!!)

Right I hope you read this article and took a copy of it as I suspect it will be another one that ends up with me getting a lawyers letter demanding that I remove it or a threat from the owner.

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Allen

Ahmen, Mark!

I’ve dealt with those guys twice and come away frustrated both times. Poor ongoing support, flaws in the product, missed delivery dates for membership content, etc. I pledged not to do business with again and passed when this course was 1st launched earlier this year.

While it’s no surprise to hear about the problems with this new course, it’s a shame that a whole new generation of IM’ers can get sucked into it with all their affiliates putting out half-baked glowing reviews to their lists and blogs.

Great job on being a straight shooter who’s not afraid to tell it like it is.

Allen

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Jeanette Bolvary

It’s a jungle out there, since starting out half a year ago, I have spent many months checking out forums and some other products. There is much talk about how much money “you” can make while they rip you off. If you want a safe place to learn the actual step by step process of getting you from A to B, you need the WordPress Goldmine forum.

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awwww shucks thanks Jeannette. i do try to keep things simple in there and show people exactly how I make my money..and occasionally lose money

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Tom

That’s a great post. You’ve earned a reader, I’ve just read few of your post and I’m starting to change the way I am thinking. At least I want a new direction for my blogs and will adopt your style “the more I give, the more get”. I’m considering getting involved in WP Goldmine once I finish all the Halloween stuff 😉

Thanks Mark.

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Hi Tom,

Yes giving is much better than the normal method of Internet marketing… all that karma stuff balances itself out nicely!

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Pearson Brown

I’ve bookmarked this site. Very good indeed.

I suppose I know who those people are. I’ve found that they spread themselves too thin and can’t offer the quality that they used to provide. The passage you quote is quite appalling.

Pearson BROWN

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Rich Niccolls

Hey Tom, quick question. You make mention of Potpiegirl and John Xfactor at the end of the blog post. I didn’t quite follow if you thought that these were decent or if it was also a part of all of the crap that’s out there.

Thanks,

Rich

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They are some of the good guys!!

Mark <=======

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Mikael @ Retire Early

Hi Mark,

I’ve tried the $995 (trial $1) program and I have to admit that I did cancel after 5 days. I normally like the guys and they have definitely put a lot of effort into the program, but IMO it simply isn’t worth even the low price they are selling it for.

It is WAY too general and more of a chit chat then actual education.

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Tony

Indeed Mark!

I would have to agree with you and Mikael.

The quality of the above-mentioned course leaves a lot to be desired.

Just because one has the ability to devise and implement a business system does not automatically confer on that individual the ability to teach the same!

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