As you may already be aware, there are many programs that claim to teach you how to make a full-time income online. Unfortunately, out of the vast number of products available there are only select few that are actually legitimate and will guide you towards creating a successful online business. For someone who is new to internet marketing it can be hard to identify which products are the “real deal” and which ones are there simply to take your money. We have listed what we feel are signs you should look out for when deciding on a system to invest your time and money into.
Money back guarantee / trial?
If the merchant of the product is offering either a money back guarantee or trial service, it’s a good sign. Often you will find products in this market that are promoted though a site called “Clickbank”. Clickbank works as a middleman between product promoters and the seller, and the seller promotes their product/service through Clickbank. Payment is made through Clickbank and then passed on to the merchant/seller. This gives the buyer huge piece of mind, since it’s mandatory for all products through Clickbank to have a 60 day money back guarantee, and if you’re unhappy with the purchase for any reason within that period then Clickbank will give you a full refund no questions asked.
So, if the product is a scam or doesn’t live up to your expectations, and others are also unhappy with the product then the product/service could be removed by Clickbank from their marketplace. You can find out whether the product you are looking to buy is associated with Clickbank by clicking the “add to cart button” on the sales page, which will take you to the order page. The order page will have the Clickbank logo on the checkout form if it is linked with the product.
You can see the Clickbank Logo is visible at the top of the order form as well as the product information on the right hand side (in this case Work From No Home).
If the product does not come with a money back guarantee, make sure it offers a trial either for free or for a small percentage of the overall cost. Some merchants will give you a 7 day free trial, where you will gain full access to the program. This is often a good sign that the Seller is confident in their product. If the merchant isn’t offering a trial or money back guarantee, then it’we recommend to avoid it, or at the very least to your due diligence and ask around first.
Proof or case studies
When viewing the sales page, keep a look out for any demonstration of proof that shows the product actually works. Now, we’re not taking about snapshots of the merchants bank accounts or photos of flashy cars or huge houses! That is not proof – in this day and age you shouldn’t be so naive to believe that snap shots of sales figures etc. are real and not faked, or even that it’s got anything to do with the product in question (he could’ve earned that in any number of ways, not necessarily from utlising the product you’re about to purchase).
The proof we’re after is actually evidence that the methods that the program teach actually work when applied. This could be actual video-documented case studies, such as the merchant showing existing sites/projects that he/she has successfully built from scratch using the formula taught in the program, for example. On the Work From No Home sales page, the Owner Peng Joon, documents his progress with video diary footage over a 29 day period, and although he only shows you the sales he made over the 29 days, it’s clear to see from video that none of this is faked.
Upsells upon Upsells
You often find that once you have purchased the product, then before you’re presented with your purchase, the merchant will try to sell you additional products/services. This is known in the business as “upsells”. Although this is not necessarily a bad thing, it can be a major sign that the product is not what you expected. Having one upsell supplied with a product is perfectly fine but when you find yourself bombarded with upsell after upsell you know something isn’t quite right. It’s almost like the merchant is holding information back from you for more money “Ok you have purchased the ____ product, but if you really want to learn how to make a killer on the internet, then you really need to purchase this product”. Sound familiar?
The point we are making is, if you find youself having to purchase upsell after upsell before you get access to a complete product, then the odds are the seller is greedy and doesn’t have your best interests at heart.
Automatic get rich quick software
I’m sure at some stage in your Internet Marketing Research you will have come across programs that claim to make you rich with just a piece of software and no real work on your part (“autopilot”). These kinds of products screams scam instantly. We can assure you that no marketer makes a fulltime living online with just a piece of software. The fact is that if you’re serious about creating a successful, sustainable income online, then you need to prepared to put a lot of work in, especially when you’re just starting out. There is not one piece of software available on the market that will make you rich without any work on your part At least not to our knowledge so far, but if you find something we would love to know :-).
This one may be less obvious than it sounds at first glance. Some of the sales videos you’ll come across will have you starry-eyed and seeing gold in no time at all if you don’t keep your scruples about you. You will not make $10,000 a day on autopilot in 3 days. Trust me, it’s doesn’t happen. So if you hear something along those lines, RUN!
That doesn’t mean you should keep your guard up for similar, albeit less exxagerated claims. Just use your common sense here.
I guess we don’t have to spell it out for you, stay away from get rich quick schemes! They don’t exist and never will.