This post is a rant. It’s a rant about one of those things that are going on in Internet marketing that are all kinds of bad, but everybody does it because they’re all lazy and greedy and they can get away with it. What I’m talking about in this particular case is people selling products that don’t exist yet. As a customer, that’s just a slap in the face, when you are presented with a completely empty members-area, after you’ve handed over substantial amounts of your hard-earned cash.
But, instead of only complaining about it, I also offer some suggestions of what to do instead.
Check out the video below:
Admittedly, I always say negative things about products that are bad and I do occasionally point and laugh at silly marketers. But I don’t want product-bashing to be “my thing” and I know that there’s more value in providing useful information that can help you move forward than in railing on about everything that’s wrong in the Internet marketing space.
Having said that, there are times when people need to be warned and when a rant is in order. Now is one of those times.
Membership sites or continuity programs (same thing) are very popular among Internet marketers. In certain circles it’s almost mandatory to have some type of continuity program to add as an upsell to whatever the latest product is, that you’re launching. And of course, there are also tons of product about how you can get incredibly rich by creating membership sites.
But among all the noise, what is actual fact, when it comes to the membership site model? To find out, I decided to create a survey.
Here are the results:
Now that we’ve gotten the inside scoop on Kajabi, it’s time for my “final” verdict. It isn’t really final, as the product will keep evolving and there are some open questions I have yet to find any answers to.
As you can tell by the title, I’m not exactly recommending Kajabi. However, I want to make it clear that I don’t mean to bash the product unreasonably and i do think that it has some absolutely phenomenal features. But I’m guessing there are already enough “reviews” out there, that will tell you all about how great Kajabi is…
Read on to see what the two biggest problems with Kajabi are…
If you are a regular visitor to RichQuickReview, then I’m sure you noticed that I switched themes recently. This this new one is a theme made by Elegant Themes and in this post I want to give them a short review, talk about whether they are useful for online marketing purposes and also discuss an interesting lesson in marketing that you can learn from the Elegant Themes business model.
An interesting and, as far as I know, unannounced change has just taken place with the Google Keyword Research Tool: If you go and check the search volumes for your targeted keywords, you’ll likely find that all of the numbers are far lower now than they were before.
The change affects all search volume numbers. The ones we’re interested in for SEO purposes are generally the exact match volumes, though. In some cases, the drop in search volume is dramatic, with numbers being only fractions of what they were just a few hours or days ago and in other cases the changes are less dramatic. From the quick scan I had through my keywords list, it seemes that all of the search volume numbers dropped by at least 50%.
So, what’s going on, here?
Here’s just a quick video I put together on how you can, in many cases, recognize scammy and useless Internet marketing products by just taking a quick look at the sales-page:
This video is definitely made for newbies, so if you're one of my seasoned readers, there's gonna be no news for you here. Hopefully, the video can help some beginners steer clear of a bad experience and help them not get scammed out of their money...
Andrew Hansen has a very well articulated and detailed post about this topic. He provides some actual quotes from people who create these newbie traps and gives some interesting insight into what goes on "behind the scenes". Highly recommend you check it out: Internet Marketing Scams.