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Posted By: Bloooooooooooooto In Response To: Is therichjerk a scam?? (RCL)
Friday, 7 April 2006, at 2:41 a.m.
In Response To: Is therichjerk a scam?? (RCL)
The problem is that it all depends who you are and what you know. I agree that they way the jerk and MANY others market their stuff is less-than-ethical IMHO. I hear you that they should be more up front, but the thing is that the rich jerk does say (or at least said) that the book isn't for anyone who already knows it all. But he does make it seem like everything is so easy such that you could make money tomorrow. Fact is, none of it is really like that (especially if you are a newbie - which is the main target market for these types if internet marketers like the rich jerk.
Personally, I have read the ebook and I did find 2 sort of new things in it that I didn't ever really even remotely try or check out in the past. However, I heard of everything in the ebook. But I can see how it might help others who know nothing at all about any of the techniques He mentioned. Everything he suggest CAN in fact be used to make money (and a lot of it, too) if you know what you are doing. He gives no instructions. He just tells you what he does. Well, he might give some instructions (been a while since I read the ebook) but nothing to get excited over. I would never touch one of the "marketing/SEO" techniques he suggests, but I know for a fact that it is done by many and many are successful at it. Nothing new, but definitely not used by all and it's not for everyone.
The only part I have issue with is at the end. He suggests getting into HYIPs (or whatever you call them). I don't know anything about HYIPs but I can tell you that they are not very safe (and from what I hear, that is an understatement). Funny, because every other suggestion is definitely legit (even if some of it may be black hat). But to suggest HYIPs? That's insane, I think.
He definitely knows who his main target market is - the Sucker. As many IMer do. Suckers is the market with the money in this "business".
Would I suggest buying it? Only through my affiliate link. LOL. Just kidding. Well, I would say yes if you realize before you even buy it that these IMers are all hypers. He hypes everything up but that doesn't mean that the info is bad. In fact, I would say that it is actually one of the top 10 most useful ebooks out there today. I have read many and there are many more I have not read. There are a lot. Top 10 is very good.
But if you think you are going to buy an ebook that is going to tell you of a system or a technique that is going to make you money yesterday with little effort and extensive instructions, forget it, you will be disappointed.
So is ti a scam? Nope.
Are you going to have a good shot at becoming a "rich jerk" after you read the ebook? Not likely. It;s not even guaranteed if you actually implement the suggestions. in fact, one thing is for sure, you will lose money as everything suggested requires at least some money to start it up. But just because you do what needs to be done and just because others make money on it, that is no guarantee that you will, ever. And that is the harsh reality IMers will never tell you, except in their legal statements - which don;t do much because people are conditioned to just shrug those off as a 'necessary evil' that means nothing.
> While it might not be a scam. However, It's garbage. I tell you when it
> comes to hyped overpriced over worked ebooks with a losing MLM concept. I
> garrantee you that you'll end up being soaked in the process.
> It may have some information useful. The thing they won't tell you that
> they got the information for free elsewhere and they're trying to fast
> talk you into making an impulse purchase.
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