I was wandering about some of my older postings from my Rich Hermit days, and came across something that’s still, alas, extremely important to this day.
Have you ever been swayed by photos of income earnings….perhaps…..a picture like the below:
Yep, that was back over 3 years ago, and no, it’s not MY Clickbank income, but instead a picture that was use to show YOU how SUCCESSFUL the AUTHOR of the NOW-DEFUNCT SCAM SYSTEM was with HIS Clickbank product.
Looks impressive, right?
Two things should pounce upon you right away concerning these earnings.
1.) the scamster types a capital “Z” in place of a “2″ in several spots. NOTE to scamsters…if you’re going to scam, please be intelligent about it!
2.) the income results for for Mar 31 is less compared the number for Mar 28…but the bar appears LONGER for the second reporting date!
Mistakes like the above…Clickbank NEVER makes.
It’s obvious that the above picture had been brutally photoshopped with a vengeance.
The above image tries to seduce you to BUY THE DREAM. And sad to say, there are people online who will lie to you about their income earnings….simply to get you on board as well.
It’s called Faking It ’til You Make It (well, actually…it’s called "just plain lying").
Other things to peruse when examining income statements are:
- Colors – Are the colors uniform or are there photoshopped blurs?
- Ragged/pixelated edges – Not everyone can master Photoshop and create seamless additions. Sometimes it’s quite obvious if something has been cut and pasted in.
- Consistency – If one days’ earnings is 4K, and the next is 3.9K, the second bar should NOT be longer than the first.
- Compression – Are any of the words moved over to make room for false earnings?
But….that’s not the most important aspect here.
The MOST important aspect is the following.
What IF…the earnings really WERE correct? Should you buy then?
Based upon that, hell no!
What you can do with a product is starkly different from what I can do with that same product which is starkly different from what Darren Rowse can do with that product which is starkly different from what Mike Filsame can do with that same product which is…..
See what I mean?
It comes down to the following key 5 points.
Are you a real person to potential buyers? Do they know they can count on you to walk the walk you talk?
How large is your network? Can you send out an email and generate thousands of sales because there’s millions of potential customers in your affiliate network?
If you’re going to try, say, making money with a blog, do you know how to compel visitors to give you their email address for future marketing? Do you know how to encourage community interaction? Do you know how to build up your subscribers?
Your tech savviness.
If the product in question is a cookie cutter, do you know how to tweak the look and feel so you stand out unique?
Affiliate marketing aside, how big is your personal list? The larger it is, the more potential you have to make money.
And I’m sure I can add more…but the above should suffice.
Remember…the marketer’s job is to make their offer soooo seductive you want to run screaming at them while flinging your wallet at their foreheads!
Your job as an educated consumer is to read and learn.
Make certain you do your job well.