How do you know it is a SCAM?
There are alot of people around on internet trying to get rich in seconds. And a lot of people really think they can be rich in seconds and that there are easy money online promising them things that are nearly impossible to do. Don’t be that person that think you are going to be rich in seconds and all your money problems will be solved in seconds. Affiliate marketing has presented a new frontier for internet scammers to prey on the unsuspecting public. So, how can you spot these scams and avoid the stress of losing your money to people who only want to take advantage of you?
Genuine programs do not require joining fees
You may have seen them, those affiliate programs that ask you to pay some joining fee. Then you should ask yourself; why should I pay a fee for selling something? Those are scams that you should completely avoid. If a business wants to partner with you then why should you pay a joining fee? Isn’t the business interested in increasing sales and therefore should be the one to make efforts in finding publishers? Do not pay andy fee to join an affiliate program because a genuine merchant will never ask you for cash to be part of the system. Your credit card information may be stolen and none of the promises made to you by the scammers will be delivered.
Promises of BIG income with little work
Nothing comes easy and you must be prepared to work hard. So, if someone try to show you how you can make a lot of money and be a millionarie fast, if it was the case, why would they not been relaxing on a beach enjoying their wealth? Just tell me one reasong why they would make efforts convincing people to join their programs on internet? They will display figures and statistics to try and concince you that their claims are true. One thing is for sure, if those asserions were true, the merchant would not even need to talk about his program, because information travels fast and people would be flocking to it.
Knowledge is power and if you are armed with information, nobody can take advantage of you. Most people get scammed on internet because the fraudsters prey on threir ignorance. Learn about the basics of affiliate marketing so that whenever you are confronted with such a scenario, you can not be a victim because you already have all the relevant infromation. Many people also just hop onto search engines without andy idea of what they are looking for. Arm yourself with knowledge and use it as a weapon agains internet scammers.
Anyone can make a career out of affiliate marketing but not everyone who attempts to succeeds. You should be ready to work hard and choose those programs that are genuine and that will provide you with an opportunity to grow.
Important is however to distinguish between a paid membershipsite and/or a coaching program/site. This is not the same as paying a fee to an affiliate program.
If you want to know more about affiliate marketing online and how to start from the ground I can recommend.
Affiliate Marketing Secrets – by Ian Del Carmen – The ‘Big Book’ of Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate Marketing Excellence – Step-by-Step Method to Make Money with Affiliate Programs.
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