Online Marketing Courses Fraud: How It Works
You might come across online ads posted by marketing 'gurus' who promise to make you millions of dollars within a short amount of time. To find out how, you have to buy their digital classes, kits, webinars or even ebooks which reveal the secret. Before you fall into the trap of paying for deceptive marketing courses you need to recognize the secret signs. How?
Watch the video below to see the exposed secrets of scamming gurus:
Exposed Secrets Of Marketing Gurus Video
Don't get us wrong. These guys have definitely the skill of selling and most likely are successful somehow. Also, there are reputable marketers out there. We are just referring to the ones that are taking hundreds – even thousands – of dollars from victims and not deliver effective practices but barely a poorly run marketing course.
The Simplest Trick To Get You To Pay
When it comes to the scammers who promote their phony ebooks, they have an insanely simple trick. Most likely, you will pay $20 for an e-book that will tell you to do the same exact thing: post an ad online and wait for the cash to come.
However, the more complicated scams are the deceptive practices that come through webinars. These 'gurus', showing themselves driving expensive cars and living in a million-dollar houses (both rented just to shoot the videos), host webinars that they claim are live.
In reality, the webinars — which are just shameless pitches asking for thousands of dollars for weak digital marketing courses– are just recorded and played over and over again, with a strategic script.
Join The Live Webinars That, Well, Aren't Live
Throughout the webinar, the 'guru' might want to show that is interactive with the participants. He might say things like: "Press letter A if you can hear me well". Within three seconds, he continues: "Oh, that great, I like these As". It's just a simply recorded trick since there are indeed a few people who would press the letter A when they can hear the call-to-action. It makes it look live, but only the audience feed on the right side of the screen is (comments from attendants).
On the other hand, although these marketing specialists promise to stick around after the webinar for a 30-min Q&A session, they also have recorded questions and answers that they pretend to address to. These answers are strategic as well. They are just discussing the questions that relate to how people can pay, the deadline, customers from other countries, etc.
They are also careful to throw in a disclaimer, saying that the results vary for everyone who takes their digital marketing courses. Which is correct as a statement, but how can you ever claim your money back when you know you did your best and heard the disclaimer?
In essence, the recorded webinars would not be a bad thing, indeed – as long as you learn valuable things from them. However, if the host claims it is live when in reality is not, how can you trust his product/course? Something to munch on.
Digital Marketing Courses Fraud: How To Avoid
Don't pay. Remember that the Marketing courses in universities take 2-3 years to complete, not 45 minutes. If all these marketing gurus made all millions that they show you screenshots of, how come they're flogging their books and courses instead of relaxing on their yachts or private jets? It's just because, well, they make money from naive people who believe the lies, not from actual legitimate marketing results.
How do you know if the webinar is recorded? When you register, you may be given a couple of times (e.g. 2:15PM or 4.15PM). If you refresh the registration page at 2:16PM, you will see two new times: 2:45PM and 4.45PM. And so on.
At the end of the webinar, look at what questions he answers. Check to see if they really exist in the audience feed, as if people would have asked live, earlier. Most likely they are not. There is no real interaction between the marketing guru and the audience.
The sound also varies throughout the presentation. The 'gurus' might say throughout the presentation: "There are 41 spots left", then 5 minutes later "That's cool, there are 22 spots left. It's gonna be sold out guys"… All recorded on tape.
Online Marketing Courses Scam: How To Avoid
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2 thoughts on “How You Can Lose A Lot Of Money To Online Marketing ‘Gurus’”
It sounds exactly the same kind of thing that Kevin David does…real or scammer like everyone else?
i was desperate after my last contract ended in the place i worked before, without nobody staying in the company/institution. I wanted only something i could regarding my knowledge writing articles about mountains and outdoor activities, something that i knew how to do and get like 1200 euro like my previous job. Here in Portugal I was promised a realistic outcome such as 1200 – 1500 euros, but never happened because all it seems they do is to delay you instead of going right to the point. All of them are scams. Nowadays i am almost homeless and completely broken inside and outside . I work in a kitchen part time and live in a camping park. (even this laptop is borrowed)