When it comes to making money online and internet marketing in general, you really have to be suspicious of many things you read. That is especially true for the vast majority of the products launched in this industry every month. Sometimes it can be something that seems so minor but it still makes you wonder what the heck it’s supposed to mean. The topic I am going to discuss in this post is one such thing that drives me crazy!
This is something that confuses the hell out of me and is really quite amusing if you think about it. Actually, it has always bothered me, but it’s not something that only happens in the internet marketing industry. It’s quite common when people are talking about many things that involve any sort of large number. I even heard someone do it in a movie I was watching earlier. But since this is a make money online blog, I will keep my example related to that. There’s no doubt it’s a deceptive marketing tactic so it’s relevant here anyway.
So, what is it, you ask? Something you have seen many times before, I’d bet on it. Here goes…
An internet marketing guru, or some other wannabe trying to pretend he’s rich so he can sucker you into buying his product, will throw out a headline along the lines of this…
“I make over $16,845.71 per month using this exact system and you can too!”
Do you see what the problem is? If you didn’t catch it then read it closely one more time and you might. If you still aren’t sure, don’t worry, I am going to tell you right now.
It says they make “OVER” $16,845.71 per month. Hmmmm, well, how much over? I guess we are just supposed to guess that. And if you make more than that amount then why don’t you just tell us exactly how much it is?! Obviously you have specified it right down the penny already so it can’t be much more difficult to simply give the actual number. Duh!
Something just doesn’t seem right. Could it be that you are lying to us? Oh no, it couldn’t be that! All the guru marketers tell the truth. Don’t they?
I’m no genius but I am pretty sure there are a lot of numbers OVER that amount. In fact, I think it keeps going on into infinity. So, do you actually earn $896,746,530,957.69 every month and were just too lazy to type that out? Or do you earn just one more dollar than you said and decided it wasn’t worth adding in? I wish I knew.
But I guess us poor suckers on this end will never know. We’ll just keep buying your products anyway because you are obviously super awesome. Although you apparently SUCK at basic math!
Moral of the story…
You (the non-guru reading this) are probably smarter than the average so-called internet marketing guru, so get out there and take their spot! Then, you can make so much money that you aren’t even really sure how much it is. But please don’t make the mistake of thinking the rest of us are retarded. A little honesty can go a long way in business.