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Internet Marketing Tips - What Do You Avoid?

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Everybody asks (even me) who you follow, what do you do and so on.
But how often do you hear somebody ask, "What or who do you avoid?" It's not something we really think about most likely because of the way our thought process works.
We tend to gravitate towards the things or people that get talked about the most and subconsciously stay away from things that set off alarm bells for whatever reason.
But we don't talk about those reasons much.
And if we do, they usually get drowned out by all the rah, rah, rah over the next great new thing.
So let me ask you, who or what do you avoid when it comes to IM? I'm going to give you my short list.
Ironically, I avoid the things that ARE hyped up.
When I see a bunch of people all jumping on the bandwagon of some new marketing tactic, eBook or whatever, I am usually quite skeptical.
I have found, over the course of time that I've been marketing online, that most things that are hyped up a lot turn out to be more marketing and less substance.
In fact, in the almost eight years that I've been doing this, I can honestly say that I can count on one hand the number of hyped up products that were actually worth their salt.
So that's the first thing I stay away from...
the hype.
I also stay away from things that look like they could get me into legal or ethical trouble.
Off the top of my head, I stayed far away from the continuity programs of a couple of years back.
You remember them, right? Some poor guy would sign up for a free offer and hidden in the fine print was some stuff about how, if you didn't cancel your membership in 30 days (huh?) you'd be billed $39.
95 per month after the first 30 days.
It was forced continuity and eventually led to the FTC crackdown on the practice.
I knew right away to stay far away from it.
Turns out I was right.
Finally, I stay away from people who are always bragging about how much money they make.
I have found, more often than not, that many of these folks are almost broke.
Don't ask me how I know.
I'd have to kill you if I told you.
Let's just say that when you hire a copywriter to clean up your mess, make sure you hire somebody who can keep his mouth shut.
You just might find your dirty laundry is being aired out in public for the whole world to see.
That's my short list.
There's more, but these will do for now.
Point is, I want you to sit down and think about what you stay away from.
Because if you haven't thought about it, most likely you're going to end up getting sucked into something that you're going to regret later.
To YOUR Success, Steven Wagenheim
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