Some years ago there was a big time marketer leaving the online industry.
Of course, he had already made fortunes and I guess he figured it was time
to go. He started selling off his scripts and various materials. One major
package he had was I think $1,500. It was down to the last amount he
was going to sell licenses to and I only had $500 in my paypal.
I replied to the email and told him I was interested in his package but I
only had $500 in my paypal and that I wasn't willing to spend any more
He replied with 'Ok send me the $500'.
I did. I sent him the $500.
The package consisted of some immediate downloads to his famous
program scripts. Then I was also sent materials through snail mail.
Here is the clincher......
You couldn't do a thing with the scripts the way they were encoded. He
had a forum set up just for those that bought the package. Of course, he
was only selling a set number of packages but when I got to the forum, there
seemed to be a hundred people or more there at any given time. He had
programmers lined up and if you wanted to actually set up one or more of
those scripts, you had to pay the programmer first. Each programmer had
a sticky topic with Bio.....you could read their bio and read which scripts
they were good at working with.
So bottomline......you paid Mark for his goodies and then you paid thousands
of dollars to the programmers.
I thought I was getting over and getting a good deal by talking my way into
paying only $500 for the pack. However, he still had me by the baxxs and he
@sethjoel You didn't ruffle feathers. I was being straight forward. That is all.
My point now in this reply is, no matter how much you think you can get over
on some of those 'hot' marketers out there, they usually are going to get the
last laugh. It's not necessarily that what they have for sale is good or bad.
It's if you yourself will really put to use what they have. There are in fact big
time marketers that have some great ideas, have made a lot of money off their
so called 'secrets' and it could very well be a real deal. Like most online
marketers, all their eggs don't go into one basket. They'll make money from
various resources and even sell what they know to make more money. One
thing is for sure, they're not going to lose out.
It is amazing how many people will hand over their money for 'secrets'
That's why I say, do your research, contact the person, call them on the phone
if you can, ask them what their 'secret' deal consist of, ask them if there is more
to buy, tell them you can't spit cash out your bazooka for no good deal and you
are interested but must know more. If they act as though they can't tell you
jack, hangup. Same goes with an email. Those that are really making money
and have a legit product to sell, they're going to want to talk about it.