From the desk of Loy Machedo: The Internet Marketing Scam – How Internet Marketers Take You For A Ride
This is me holding a stack of money roughly around AED 100,000 when I went to deposit into the bank. Before depositing it – I took a picture of it.
Here is me depositing around $42,500 USD Dollars into another bank account.
Now is the reason I show this?
Because these two images garnered me thousands of likes, many “friends” and yes many women who ‘suddenly’ wanted to marry me.
Funny thing was – 6 years ago – when I was penniless on the streets of UAE, the very same people didn’t want anything to do with me.
So what is the reason I am showing you this?
The answer lies at the end of this answer that I am giving….
So read on.
If ever you hear the magic words such as:
- Work from home.
- Be your own boss.
- Have freedom and flexibility.
- Have financial freedom.
You can be rest assured that either the scheme is
A Pyramid Scheme or Multi-level Marketing Nonsense
Internet Marketing Guru trying to sell you his “SECRET” to make “something”
- Get 500% more emails
- 300% more responses
- 900% more sales close or
- USD $845,633 per month
Choose whatever you wish to fill in…
So now the question arises…
The Internet Marketing Scam – How Internet Marketers Take You For A Ride
Google the word “Tai Lopez Lamborghini” and you will be flooded with images of him. A really brilliant successful internet marketer who made millions – by telling people he would tell them how to make millions.
Read my sentence again.
Is a Successful Internet Marketer
WHO MADE MILLIONS
by telling people
he would teach them
HOW TO MAKE MILLIONS
So in other words – he became a Millionaire BECAUSE a “A” number of people paid “B” amount of money to learn how to become a Millionaire.
So lets put them together.
A (number of people) multiplied by B (amount they pay) = USD $1,000,000
So you can have any combination.
If A (number of people) = 100
Then B (amount they pay) = USD $10,000 each
So here the equation is 100 people x USD $10,000 = USD $ 1,000,000
If A (number of people) = 1,000
Then B (amount they pay) = USD $1,000 each
So here the equation is 1,000 people x USD $1,000 = USD $ 1,000,000
If A (number of people) = 10,000
Then B (amount they pay) = USD $100 each
So here the equation is 10,000 people x USD $100 = USD $ 1,000,000
So he chooses the last option.
He kept bombarding the internet with his one single video
Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here
which became viral (because of the paid youtube advertisement)
As of now he has received – 3,633,481 views
with 28,034 likes and 31,760 dislikes.
Now, on the other hand, I want you to google the word “Internet Marketing Scam” and you will get About 1,780,000 results in (0.54 seconds)
So why am I talking about Tai Lopez and Internet Marketing Scams?
There is a very strong connection here.
Consider this format that ALMOST ALL INTERNET MARKETERS USE
You will see an amazing video showing you One Man or One Woman with….
- Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Rolls-Royce and other super expensive cars
- Holiday photographs of them standing next to some holiday resort in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, London, USA or Africa
- Living in some amazing house in some amazing location with a pool
- Wearing designer clothes while being on a Super Expensive Yacht floating on the Ocean
- And then they will tell you they have made $600,000 in net income while sleeping because they have created this magic system which helps you achieve your dreams
And then the CLIMAX!!!
They want to share this secret with you!!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???
They are SO GENEROUS, SO KIND, SO LOVING…. SO INCREDIBLY HUMAN…. that they have decided to share with you THIS BILLION DOLLAR SECRET…. (wait for it)… FOR FREE!!!!
All they want from you is… JUST YOUR EMAIL!!!
Now your heart starts beating faster!!!
Your pulse starts racing!!!
Your mind goes crazy!!!
You have to know these AMAZING SECRETS!!!
And this AMAZING KNOW-IT-ALL-GURU tells you, he will give you 3 AMAZING VIDEOS with ALL HIS SECRETS – the FULL ACCESS – if you just give him an Email!!!
You go even more bananas!!!
So you give him the email – and magic!
You get an email in your inbox with the link to the new videos!
You immediately click on it!
There is the Video with all the information you were dying for!
Steven Covey’s, Dale Carneige’s, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn – all their principles re-mixed and rehashed into a new masala – given to you once again – but in a different format and different sequence!
You copiously take down notes!
You are so happy!
He tells you – you are among the 10% who had the courage to go this far and make so much progress – that you are well underway to making a change in your life
So now…. comes the BIGGEST BIGGEST & BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF THEM ALL…
Would you like to join THE SECRET SOCIETY of Achievers?
THE SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP where all such High Performing Achievers are present?
Would you like to receive ALL ACESSS TO ALL VIDEOS, ALL ARTICLES AND ALL THE SECRETS THAT HAVE MADE THIS MAN – A BILLION DOLLARS?
Well, guess what…
All this being worth $ 9,999,999 USD will be given to you…
But since $ 9,999,999 USD is expensive…. and because he is feeling generous
He offers $ 9,999,999 USD course to you for $ 999,999 USD
Because he wants to change your life…he offers you ONE MORE discount
He offers $ 9,999,999 USD course to you for 99,999 USD!
Because you have stuck with him for so long…
He offers $ 9,999,999 USD course to you for $9,999 USD!!
Because he feels generous today…
He offers $ 9,999,999 USD course to you for $999 USD!!!
So now he is game….
And you know the price…
BUT WAIT…He blurts out…
Let me do this one thing…
For the 1st 5 people
He offers $ 9,999,999 USD course for $99 USD!!!
And there is a clock ticking…. 5 minutes….and you can see it…
So now what do you do?
Suddenly you see 4 more slots, and then you see 3 more slots…and then you see 2 more slots…
You take your credit card, you sign up and you are ready to change your life…
15 years later….you are still in your office slogging your rear end off…. not having any recollection of what had just happened….
So what exactly happened?
When you read stories of rich Millionaires and Billionaires who have made it online, we assume that everyone is meant to be one. Or for that matter – this is a process that can be learnt.
True it can be learnt.
However, the reality is – EVEN after you learn the process and DO-IT-WORD-FOR-WORD you are not going to succeed.
Trust me – You are not.
Now you must be asking?
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
How is that possible that someone who follows EVERYTHING that is said WORD-FOR-WORD still cannot achieve success?
In as much as you are talking about a “Secret Recipe” for success – yes, these people have done it using a system – but that by no means you can too replicate the system.
Let me give you a good example to prove it.
100 guys work in a Starbucks Coffee Franchise.
All 10 learn the perfect way the blend is made, the process, the systems, how to purchase, make and sell coffee and how to run the business.
All 100 guys then quit their jobs and all 100 go out and set up a shop **next to each other **to run their new Coffee Shop – each other with his or her own name.
Now given that one single customer has 100 new coffee shops – the customer cannot drink one coffee from all 100 shops.
He or she will have to choose one shop.
However, there are are obviously more than 1 customer living there.
So 100 customers have 100 coffee shops to choose from.
So there in comes the “other factors” that no one can teach you.
From likability, to special offers, to extras, to the ‘free’ bits, to the feel, the experience, the set up etc.
And this is where you either succeed or fail.
Now I am pretty sure you must be saying to yourself – not all of them will gather in one place or that there are more than 100 people in one particular location.
Yes, you are right.
That is where I will take you to the next example.
These are the number of advertisements I just managed to see as I went scrolling across facebook
I am not trying to say they are fake or they are real.
But the question is – Out of what all they claim – how many can actually deliver what they promise?
And how many people can achieve the results stated here?
In fact, given the number of emails you receive in a day – how many of these courses can you complete?
And finally – let me ask you this one small simple question
If 10,000 people complete these courses – you seriously expect the 10,000 to achieve results and become millionaires?
Trust me when I say this
The only people and the only people who become rich – are the ones advertising these claims.
Because people in the end want
- A quick get rich scheme
- A shortcut
- A Secret or
- An easy way
- Lose Weight
- Get rich
- Get more Emails
- Get more Instagram followers
- Get more Facebook followers
- Get more likes
- Get more sales conversions
In all the years that I have been online, I can tell you this much.
Yes, there are secret strategies to become successful – but they are not at all “secrets” – they are just simple common sense and processes that have been documented and taught and practiced by professionals.
To someone who is new and gullible – making all these terminologies fancy and spicing it up with big numbers, big cars and a world of temptation is the easiest way to lure someone who thinks – he too can become “THE NEXT BIG THING”
If you want to get rich, successful and famous – you will not become by subscribing to those people and their programs.
All they are doing is giving you THE EXACT SAME ADVICE you would get for free online – extended and expanded in a way so that when you click on their affiliate program – they can take money from you every month – which you will never know or feel – why because you are paying from your credit card.
The strategies that these internet marketers follow – are time tested and very powerful. however, they are not strategies they will teach you – rather they are the strategies they will use on you to make money.
What you will be left with is – a whole lot of information – so much information – that you will be overwhelmed with and wouldn’t know what to do about.
Keep in mind – if information was the key to success – then having access to the internet would be the key to making a billion dollars.
I hope you now understand the reality that Internet Marketing – is nothing but Marketing an Internet Course to you. In the end – you will lose $97 for information that you would otherwise get FREE online – repackaged, redesigned and re-worded to you for a price. However the smart guy who made you buy it – well made the money and made his claim “that he is an internet millionaire” are reality (remember – fake it till you make it?)
So now comes the part – WHY – exactly WHY did I share those images of me holding stacks of cash in my hands?
Picture 1 (this one of me when i was depositing AED 100,000)
and picture 2 (this one when I was depositing $42,500 USD Dollars in the bank account?)
THE FACT IS THIS IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST TEMPTATION BY WHICH INTERNET MARKETERS LURE PEOPLE TO THEIR COURSES.
Now I can EASILY flaunt all the money I have and keep taking pictures of me holding them, and then do the following
Take a picture of me standing next to a jet or in a jet (rented but I will claim is private)
or in a jet with beautiful women (whom you can hire as models)
or like 50 cent stand next to an expensive car
or like Tai Lopez next to many cars
or like what I did….Show some money like Tai Lopez
or like 50 cent show money “hard earned” money
or better yet just go to amazon and….
Buy a few impressive looking bank notes.
**And why would I want to do this?**
Because the world we live in today – WORSHIPS people who have money.
That is why people play this game.
If someone like Richard Branson writes a book
**Why do you think people buy the book?**
* Because he has a good heart?
* He is a good human being?
* He is a spiritual person?
What about our friend Donald Trump?
**Why do you think people STILL buy his book?**
* Because he has a good heart?
* He is a good human being?
* He is a spiritual person?
The fact is as long as the temptation for money, success, power remains, people like Tai Lopez, 50 Cent, Donald Trump and millions of other can people taking the public for a ride.
The so called persona that they have will forever attract small-minded people who use their brains less and fall for what they see more.
You do not have to go very far.
Just look at the number of people who pray to their gods for “special favors” and at its worst they even pray to Godmen for Miraculous favors….
Top 10 controversial godmen of India
So coming in my conclusion…..
I will simply tell you this much.
If you know the weakness, temptations and the hopes of the general public at large, and know how to play around with it – forget Internet Marketing, you will make and mint Billions and get away with it.
Are Internet Marketing Scammers?
Rather – I will ask you to rephrase the question and ask you
Out of 10,000 people who registered for the course, how many who registered for the “How to earn millions” actually earned a Million.
When you get this accurate information, you will know the answer to your question.
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