Yep, another rant…just what you wanted to hear, I’m sure!
This rant however has a bit of a theme to it…so it’s a structured thought of some sort? Well, not really, but I do believe it is time to come out and say what the hell is on my mind about these folks harassing people who are working hard to earn a living from Internet marketing.
I am, of course, referring to those self anointed online scam busters.
Now, some of you have seen that I started promoting The People’s Program again….yes, and no.
I mean, I haven’t really been promoting at all…nothing, really.
I am too busy trying to complete some jobs that I started with the plumbing business (don’t ask me why I went back to that this summer…it doesn’t make any sense to me!)
Anyway, I have been working on finishing up my obligations there, so I haven’t been promoting any business opportunity or activity at all.
I’ve even let my personal blogging go to the wayside a bit and I am seeing the repercussions of that choice – (be consistent!)
So now that I am coming back, and things are looking up, I have decided to start promoting TPP again.
Because when you know how to promote and market online, you can promote and market any activity out there and gifting is one of the best ways to generate a lot of cash very quickly.
So where do these online scam busters come into play?
It seems that there is a group of these folks cruising YouTube…and probably other sites and search engines…making sure that there is no one promoting anything that they deem illegal or “scammy.”
While I do understand that there are indeed marketers out there that are scamming people, I think there is a broad difference between someone who designs or participates in a program that is designed to scam people out of money and a program that is designed to generate cash like TPP.
What is that difference? The intent of the design of the program itself. One can generate cash, the other will not work is was never meant to work for someone.
The main problem with The People’s Program (and other similar gifting activities) for these folks is that there is not a “product,” although I would suggest that the idea alone is a product.
Thin ice you say? Perhaps, but the design of the system does not require that people you bring into the activity do well to assure your own success, nor does the success of someone that invited you to this activity have anything to do with your success.
If you know how to promote and market your activity effectively and efficiently online then you will generate cash.
Oversimplification? No, I don’t believe that it is.
So, why do I have a problem with the idiot YouTube “vigilante” police? Because they equate people who are truly trying to help others with those that are interested in screwing people for a buck – and there doesn’t seem to be a line between those that are just trying to make it and those that really want to take money from “little old ladies.”
This irks me to the core. Primarily because I know that anyone can take a program like TPP and generate cash with it – IF THEY TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN HOW TO.
A scam is a system or business DESIGNED for the purposes of stealing money from people or is a system or business DESIGNED for the marketer to lie to people in order to get them to sign up and get involved.
Most businesses or activities are NOT designed this way, but because marketer is very good at sales and is able to attract people to their program does not make them a “scammer” or their program a “scam.”
Yes, most people will fail with their online efforts, especially the first time round, but why?
For the most part, making money with any program online requires that you learn the ropes to online marketing and business and most people do not do this.
Another problem is perspective. Many folks think that by creating a website and advertising that website in a few place that they are going to find success. Perhaps some will, but the truth is that finding success online – with ANY program – requires that you either work your ass off or pay someone to work their ass off for you and most people aren’t prepared or have the discipline to do this.
Am I throwing everything back to the newbie, wannabe marketer?
Yes, to a certain extent I am, but experienced marketers also are at fault here. We should make sure that people understand that it’s no “cake walk” out here and be honest with what is required to generate an income.
Is making money online easy? I think it is, but I am also comparing that with the fact that I have worked in the construction industry for 20+ years and I KNOW what hard work is. Telling people about a program where they can generate hundreds or even thousands of dollars a day to their mailbox is NOT that hard.
Easy or not, in order to become a successful online marketer there are skills that have to be learned and perfected including sales skills. There is also a level of self-discipline that many do not have to become a successful online (or offline) entrepreneur that many have not developed.
So the online scam busters out there should really take a hard look at the real reasons for people failing to make the grade in the work from home niche that they are so self righteously guarding.
And let me say one more thing about the scam busting society – I despise you. For the most part, you stand for so many things that I think are wrong with society and freedom in general. You don’t care about free speech or free enterprise. You believe that adults must be protected, but sometimes we need to use common sense and learn hard lessons…even expensive ones, but you would not allow that because we must be protected and who else is qualified but you?
And what in fact qualifies you to “protect” the so-called “weak?” How do you know you are correct in your assumptions? Why not let people be free to choose what to do with their money and their time?
I think this is not about helping people or curbing the tide of illegal activity, but rather something a bit more sinister. I believe that it is all about control. You want to control outcomes and you think your way is the best way….a bit egocentric I think, but I truly believe that this is the case.
And why do you want that control over others, over what people have to say and express? What do you get from that? How do you benefit?
You say that it is about feeling good for “helping” people stay away from the scamsters?
You do it because you are unable to create anything on your own. You do it to feel better about your own failures. You do it because rather than embrace freedom and common sense, you seek a society filled with conformity and sheepish behavior.
And for every person you “save,” how many people who could have succeeded been averted from going out there and pushing themselves and found success? How many dreams have you crushed with your actions?
What you fail to realize is that MOST people who are marketing online successfully started off knowing nothing about the Internet or online business. Most of us were fed up with our jobs, with our bosses or with a way of life that no longer suited us.
Most of us just wanted to achieve something that others were unwilling to work towards and unwilling to sacrifice for.
When I first joined The People’s Program I had never marketed a thing on the Internet, but I was determined to “figure it out” and I’m still “figuring it out” to some extent.
This is what is required to find success. To be willing to go out there and be different, to walk away from the norm and choose to learn what has to be learned and do what has to be done.
We do these things not according to some “code” that YOU develop and approve of. We do things according to our dreams and visions and we HELP PEOPLE along the way. We become of service to others and rather than tear people down we try to build them up and tell them that they CAN do something, that they CAN succeed if they are willing to pay the price.
Unfortunately, you believe that the price is too steep and that you should not take a risk on a program or opportunity that isn’t guaranteed and that is where the scam really lies, In people coming to rely on what you have to say about this business, that opportunity or this activity when you have not succeeded with anything yourselves other than your criticisms.
For those of you that are willing to do the hard things, that are willing to walk away from your “comfort” zones and change your lives, we are here to help you and we will not quit on you and we will do what we need to do to make sure that you get your chance.
If you are truly in search of a way to generate cash online then I invite you to the world of gifting and also to a group that offers you online marketing training for free…yep, for free.
If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and you are ready for a change then welcome to the club! Join us, learn from us and let’s make those dreams become a reality.
I’ll see you at the top!