Lessons from get-rich-quick marketers

Brian
December 4, 2008

We've all seen the get-rich-quick schemes. Despite the fact that these are often scams, the businesses behind them are highly successful.  Unfortunately, many who purchase these "programs" buy into the hype and fail to see what will really work for them.  Instead of doing as the program publisher tells them to do, they should do exactly what the program publisher is doing itself.  Don't practice what they preach.  Practice what they do.  That's what works.

What are the magnates of your industry doing to succeed? You don't need marketing classes to be observant. All you need to do is watch, learn and emulate. Don't just follow one industry leader, and study other industries to see where the future is headed (and how you can tie into it). While it's true that what works for one won't work for all, it is also true that what works for many will work for most.

Just don't scam anyone.  In the long run, that never works.

Now, let's list our “favorite” marketing scams.  What have you come across?

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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