How To Avoid Scams In Internet Marketing

Before we dive into the topic of avoiding scams in internet marketing we first need to get clear on some definitions. What is a scam and more precise, what do I mean with an internet marketing scam?

When Is An Internet Marketing Scam Really A Scam?

In my opinion we have a scam, if the provider of any program never has the intention to deliver anything, but just wants to take your money and run and whenever the provider is simply lying concerning the service and products on offer.

I know it is sometimes hard, especially in the internet marketing arena, to draw a line, because hype and big promises are everywhere, and if you really look at the details, very often not even a fraction of what is promised, is delivered.
But in my opinion to name something a scam, it needs more than just some marketing language and unforeseen failure. There must be some sort of negative intention involved, and yes, as already mentioned it is often not possible to objectively get to a common conclusion whether something is a scam or not.

So, the hints that I will give you here are general and should work as some sort of a warning sign, before you join any opportunity blindly.  Check this stuff and be cautious if more than one of these warning signs are applicable.

Having cleared these points, let’s dive into the usually surefire criteria of programs you should avoid within the field of internet marketing:

Warning Signs For Internet Marketing Scams

Videos of Dudes On Huge Million Dollar Yachts And Mansions
If you see on the website sales page videos from guys and girls hanging out on million dollar yachts doing nothing useful at all, you can be pretty sure this is a scam. Don’t ask me why, it has proven many times to be true.

They Promise You Millions Without Any Skills And Knowledge Needed
If they promise you millions of dollars for literally free, without you needing to know anything or having any special skills, you can again be pretty sure this is a scam. I can’t tell you how many times I have checked this out in my internet marketing career, this warning sign has – unfortunately for me – always proven right.

You Earn Within Hours Without Any Work Involved
You are all set and ready to go within a half an hour or less, and then you only need to count the thousand of dollars that are flooding in. Once again, unfortunately it just has never worked in that way, ever. Another clear warning sign for an online scam program.

If You Don’t Join Now, You Miss Out On The Cheap Introductory Offer
The cheap test or introductory offer (usually clearly below $100) is often the main income a scam generates for the scammers. Sometimes there are also higher up-sell offers.
Honest programs usually offer you a free version you can test, and the really good programs offer an unlimited free version, because they know they have value to offer, so they do not need to cheat you into anything in any way.

No Company Or Person In Charge Is Mentioned
If it is very hard or even impossible to find out who operates a website, this is usually a big sign to be aware. Once again, it is a sign, it does not mean there is always a scam involved, and sometimes scam-websites have fake people on it to deceive you. Yes, scammers aren’t necessarily stupid. But it is obvious, that if you plan to scam others that you prefer not to be known to them.

There Is No Real Clue On The Sales-Page What the Business Is About
This is another big warning sign, if a website just promises you lots of money with some super secret method, but never ever mentions how they do it. If you will just see most of the 6 universal principles for persuasion being played out on a website, without giving any useful information on the business and the product or service on sale, you should be alerted.

In Closing

Before joining an opportunity it is recommended to do some reviewing of the program. Do an internet search and have a look what others have to say. Get some information about the company and for how long it is around the internet, and you should be playing it save enough.

If you see more than one warning sign on any website, all your red alarm bells should be ringing loudly. And if you do fall prey to a scam, normally it is always possible to get out of it again pretty fast and painless. If you do have a small loss, take it as apprentice’s due. I assume throughout the career nearly every internet marketer at least once fell prey to a scam; it nearly seems to be part of the learning curve.

The Law Of Attraction In Internet Marketing

Today, the topic is Internet Marketing, of course, and the Law of Attraction. Now you might think, how does that fit together? And in one way or another, you are right, that does not really fit together.

Internet Marketing vs. The Law of Attraction

Internet Marketing has a lot to do with getting something done, with doing something to get a product or service delivered, while the Law of Attraction has a lot to do with letting things happen, which you have thought through before.

If you look at these two themes just roughly they seem to be very controversy in nature and absolutely incompatible. But trust me, this is just the first glance. Great art always has to do with uniting things that seem to be completely different if you do not look closely enough.

Are IM And The LOA Really So Different?

But if we look at it closely, the Law of Attraction and Internet Marketing can really be united in a nice and smart way.

If you start practicing and learning to think and feel consciously about the things you are doing and attracting, it will get easier and easier to come into alignment with your desires and to see where you need to put your offers and in what way.
Doing Internet Marketing in such a way, it will become a study of the Law of Attraction.

Over time you will get better and better in feeling the right path, what programs to promote, which media to join and choose, which trails to follow through.

More On How The Law Of Attraction Works Within IM

The Law of Attraction teaches that there is a source of well-being and the more you get in contact and unity with this source through practicing the art of appreciation, the better your results will get.

There is not one right path and Internet Marketing offers lots of opportunities to get a unique style to the path you are going without going against anybody else, which really makes all the difference.

The ultimate secret and art within Internet Marketing will be to get from the felt point of not being there yet, to the point of having it done, emotionally, and by doing so, you will become a practitioner of the Law of Attraction; being vibrationally at a point before its manifestation. This is the ultimate art of creation within any field of expertise you might want to choose.

Practice Makes The Master

Before you get overexcited about this amazing outlook I am just painting here verbally, be aware that this art and science needs to be practiced. Lots of practice. I know people studying this Law of Attraction science for decades with only small progression. Depending on where you stand and what your background might have been, it might take quite a while before you make recognizable advancements.

Anyway I would say, every second spend on this topic is worth a lot, not only for your own limited personal perception, but also for the whole of humanity.

So, that is it for today. Internet Marketing the Law of Attraction style is definitely a road worth travelling, but it will not be right for everyone.

I can still recommend it.

 

 

7 Hints To Improve Your Forex Trading

As we know, the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market is a market with lots of liquidity and you can make quite some money there, if you know what you are doing. The Forex market is open Sunday night till Friday night around the clock and buying and selling of currencies is fast and easy, once you have the necessary skills.

As a matter of fact, 95% of all Forex traders are losing money on the market and based upon experience, I know that it is not that simple to consistently make money trading Forex. In the following blog post are 7 things worth considering that will help you stay in the game and learn how to trade the Forex market, so that you might eventually make consistent profits over the long run.

I will not explain all the basics and the Forex jargon, as this would break the intended size of this blog post. This means you should have some basic knowledge of Forex trading and the specifics involved, otherwise the information presented here will be sometimes hard to grasp for you.
By doing an internet search I am pretty sure you will find free resources that will help you in understanding the basics of Forex trading.

1. Follow The Trend

As an old saying goes: “The trend is your friend.” It is very true for the Forex market. Going against the trend will not help you in the long run. It is of course true that there are always different trends running on different Charts in dependence of the time frame you choose, so it might be not too simple to figure out where the real trend is and how you can profit from it. Practicing will help you figuring out where the trend is, and how to ride it to your advantage.

2. The Secret Of Support And Resistance Lines

Whenever we can draw an horizontal line where the price often moves around over time or often bounces back upwards or downwards, we have a support or resistance line. It is called support line when the price comes from upward and bounces back up again, and it is called a resistance line when the price comes from downwards and bounces back down again. These lines are interesting, as there is usually some price action going on whenever these lines are broken or whenever the price bounces back on them. This is the reason why they might offer a great opportunity to start your trade; through practicing you will learn how to utilize these lines.

3. The Magic Is In The Naked Charts

Forget about all these indicators, they are usually completely useless. If you have a clean candlestick-chart, that is all you need. The candles show you the prize movement within different time frames and will give you insides on prize levels that are of interest and importance. What you need in order to succeed is that you learn to read the charts in the right way; the best way to get there is by practicing it.

4. Never Enter The Market Directly

Whenever you are trading, trade through Limit or Stop orders. Never enter the market directly by buying or selling at the present market prize.
This is more a psychological thing, because by deciding where to put your order you made a plan before doing so, that will give you a higher probability to win than to lose. It is hard to explain and even harder to prove, but ultimately true.

5. Always Take More Than You Might Eventually Lose

Your TakeProfit must always be bigger than your StopLoss, if you want to win in the long run, and of course you should set a StopLoss and a TakeProfit, always. Be aware that you usually have a Spread (because your broker also wants to make some money) so that you choose your TakeProfit and StopLoss according to that and still have a bigger TakeProfit.

6. Proper Money Management Will Keep You Alive

Never ever lose more than 5% of your capital per trade. Even better would be 2%, and even better than 2% would be 1% per trade. Trading the Forex market is really risky business, so there are many traders that will tell you that proper money management is one of the most important skills as a Forex trader, if you want to actually make some money in it.
You will control the percentage of your capital you set at risk by choosing the right Lot-Size and a proper StopLoss.

7. Demotrade, Demotrade, Demotrade

The smart people out there will teach you that you should at least trade for 6 month successfully on a Demo-Account before actually risking any real money. To be honest with you, it might take a couple of years until you will achieve a successful 6-month-Demo-Trading-period. It depends on a lot of factors, and if you have a huge portion of talent, you might get there faster.
Just for the case that I have not mentioned it, a Demo-Account is offered by nearly all brokers and provides you with real market conditions, but you are not trading with real money. So it is perfect to try out whether you are ready to trade for real. If you are unable to make money Demo-Trading, do not even think about trading with real money, if you do not want to lose it.

Final Recommendation

Forex trading is not as simple and easy as it might has been promoted to you. It will require lots of work and practice until you will consistently be able to achieve profits. Before you ever start real trading with a money account, make sure you get yourself a Cash Back Forex account. It is free, and you would give away money if you do not utilize this offer.
Sign up with CashBackForex right now or at least save the link. Click here to get to the CashBackForex Website (link opens in new Tab).

 

How To Manage Time In Internet Marketing

In the very beginning of your Internet Marketing Career you might not really ask this question on Time Management, I assume. But if you manage to get beyond the first couple of challenges and stay in this internet marketing game, this question will earlier or later arise.

It is especially important to deal with this question, as you do not want to spend your whole life in the office, or pay your whole life-energy into your internet marketing business.

Every New Beginning Is Time Consuming

In the beginning it is for sure that you will need to give lots of energy in order to make that rocket get started and enter space – if you can see this analogy – but later on, the smart automation should tick in, and your online business should be run with a couple of hours a day invested on your part, maximum.

In order to get there and not end up sacrificing your life – family, friends, vacation, fun, adventures – for your business, it is smart to make plans and to develop them over time.

Make Plans To Manage Your Time

Here it is very intelligent to have longer term plans and strategic thinking on where you want to go with your internet marketing endeavor. Which programs you would like to join, what you want to reach with them. And especially, what and how you want to live once you reached all your business goals.

The more precise you plan, the better it will be. You do not need to plan every detail, but the more details you plan over time the better this whole ride will work out.

Plan Your Time In Both Directions

Best would be to plan in both directions, coming from your daily routines and getting in the monthly and yearly plans and goals, as well as coming from your big final and strategic business aims and breaking them down to your in the moment action that should be taken.

If you start out with this time management process and planing adventure, it most likely will be rough and vague at best on both ends, but over time you will realize how trends and pattern will crystallize and the big vision as well as the daily routines become clearer and more precise.

Making Planning And Time Management A Daily Routine

If you make time management and planning your daily routine and keep working on this mental picture of where you want to go and what you want to reach, it will get better and better and the tasks you perform will become better and more enjoyable for everyone involved, until the complete manifestation of your desired internet marketing business and income streams.

That’s it. actually it is far more simple and I think many people are doing it already like this and I just put it in words for you to read it and share it.

In Closing

Time management and goal setting and fulfilling is part of one and the same thing and should not be separated. The more you become able to make it an holistic task and set the right priorities, while always fine-tuning and improving the whole process over time, the better you will get and the better the results will become.

And the most important thing is, have fun and enjoy it, while you make it happen, as there is no happy ending to an unhappy journey.

Internet Marketing Success – The Natural And Organic Way

Well, there are obviously different approaches to succeed in internet marketing. One approach is more the “investor approach”, and the other is more the “work it out approach”. I am aware that this is a very general diversification that I am using here, and that you could find far more other and more precise differentiations in classifying the internet marketing world, but for the purpose I am following here, this classification is good enough.

What Is The Organic IM Way?

The natural and organic way of reaching for success in internet marketing is more part of the “work it out approach”, and it will take of course more time and will be harder to achieve, but usually it is more long-living and in some way far more fun.

A very crucial point of this natural and organic way is that you will begin building assets by setting up a blog on your own domain, by building a couple of email-lists, by creating content and promoting it through diverse networks, social media and traffic exchanges, for example.

Setting up these assets will usually take time, and  you usually have to also invest some money for some of the tools you will need, and it might take some time before these investments will pay off, but if you do not give up, they will definitely pay of some day, at least if you managed to create some sort of value within the marketplace and got some of the things done in the right way.

As with every entrepreneurial endeavor there is of course always some risk involved and never a guarantee, but if you keep going and learning and applying what you learned you will most likely succeed in the end.

What Would Be the An-organic Way To Internet Marketing?

The other, the “money approach” is more the easy way, and I would not say it is wrong and it might also work for many people. Applying this approach you would get yourself in a money generating internet program and then you would buy traffic for this program which will hopefully convert into new memberships, sales or distributors, whatever the advertised program is all about.

Although it might seem easier and simpler to do it this way the main challenge is here to find traffic sources that convert your traffic into sales without sending all of your money. This is really not that simple because besides the promises you never exactly know which traffic provider is genuine, and what sort of traffic delivers results for which opportunity. And you also, of course do not know which opportunities are really well managed and which are gone before they will be profitable for you.

Which IM Approach Is Riskier And Which Is Recommended?

So, by now we know that there are always risks involved with being an independent internet marketer, no matter what approach you choose, and the organic way also includes a bunch of work. But if you like what you do, this can actually not really considered work; but this depends solely on your perspective upon the things.

In closing, I would recommend everyone to go more in the direction of natural and organic internet marketing through the creation of assets, as it bears less financial risks in my opinion and lets you learn and grow while being on your journey.

Organic – An-organic, Should It Always Be Strictly Separated?

I need to add here, that over time these two approaches get usually mixed up, because even on the “work it out approach” you might buy some advertising from time to time, and while being more on the “money approach” you can also come to the conclusion of getting yourself a blog set-up, or clicking yourself through some traffic exchange ads.

Final Recommendation

So over time this classification can not really be made, because every internet marketer would be considered wise, if she uses what works and creates results and fits to the personal preferences and style; whether it is the “money approach” or the “work it out approach” is in the end pretty much secondary.

Thoughts About Being An Artist

This is going to be a blog-post that I wanted to write for quite a while and it has only partially to do with internet marketing and far more with the art of being an artist, as the title of this post lets us assume.

Everyone Can Be An Artist

It might be that there are many artists out there who consider themselves artists but never thought about the things that actually make an artist an artist. And I am not talking about whether an actor is an artist, or an author, or a dancer. The way someone has chosen to express the creative force is not really the theme of this artistic article.

And I also want to mention that being an artist is not limited to certain tasks at all, in my opinion. An artist can hide behind all kind of expressions of form, like an Internet Marketer, or a real estate agent, or a controller within a company.

Being an artist is more a thing that depends on how you do things, it more has to do with the inner attitude you practice while you are acting and performing. In my opinion, if you want to be considered an artist, you cannot act and perform without joy, without a singing and loving heart, without putting a piece of your highest spirit in everything you do.

What Really Makes An Artist?

A real artist, no matter in what vacation she is engaged, always puts some of his joy, fun and freedom into his work, which ultimately makes it an artwork; independent of it being really called an artwork, it becomes an artwork through the love involved in its creation.

The great news which follows these assumptions is that every human has the potential to be an artist by doing things in the right way and putting some of the joy and love felt while creating something into the work being done. This is actually very simple and natural and kids act and live like that most of the time; if they are not forced otherwise.

So, by now everyone should have understood what makes an artist based upon my exclusive view, and that there are hardly any limitations in arts. You might wonder why I keep writing and why I started writing about this subject in the first place.

Why Choosing The Artistic Way?

Well, the purpose was to shed some light on the subject of arts creation and what an artist actually is, and of course to motivate more people in becoming artists in their own chosen field of interest.

I think this world and the experience of physical living will become exponentially more worthwhile if more people would try to approach their presence on the artistic principals outlined within this simple and precise little blog-post.

But besides the fact that the general masses would hugely benefit by more artistically styled practical styles of living by an increasing number of human beings, I am also absolutely convinced of the fact that every person who is willing to apply these artistic ideas to his own style of living will hugely benefit from it in a way that can hardly be described.

I did not start out with this article convincing anyone of anything. The purpose of this little text might more be seen in inspiring people to give the artistic way of doing things an ever increasing awareness, here and now.

In Closing

I guess this is enough now, the idea should be clear enough for those able to grasp it, and those unable will not understand it, even if I would write another 606 words.

So I will close this short little essay with the following words:
Be it, Live it, Express it, Enjoy it.

Sales Psychology In Internet Marketing

In today’s beautiful blog post I will talk about sales psychology within internet marketing. Why are people saying “Yes” or “No” to the things you might offer them? How can you get better results for the efforts you undertake? How to finally succeed within internet marketing?
I will try to shed some light and answer at least some of these questions throughout this article.

Most of this blog post has a lot to do with what PhD. Robert B. Cialdini researched and documented in his brilliant book “influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”. Keep reading and you will learn about the six universal principles most of us human beings use in order to decide in an ever complex and information overloaded environment.

These principle, used in the right way, are really powerful; but do not get to the idea to misuse them. Only utilize them in a moral and friendly way and just to the advantage of everyone involved. Misusing these principles will fall back onto you in the long run, so essentially you will only harm yourself.

Principle No. 1: Reciprocity

Explaining it as simple as possible, reciprocity means, if I do you a favor chances are good that you will feel like doing me a favor in return.
An example would be, if I invite you to my party, chances are good you will invite me back to your party. If I treat you with respect, chances are good you will treat me with respect as well. Thinking about it you will find many more examples proving this principle to be right.

Principle No. 2: Scarcity

Most human beings tend to value things that are scarce. The scarcer something is the more it will raise in value. Ever wondered why money has such an amazing affect on most people. There are many reasons of course, but one is most likely that money is usually scarce.

If you are aware of this principle, you will understand why some online-shops will tell that there are “only 5 products left on stock”. Whether there is really a limited supply on a given shop cannot be proved by any online customer, but as this product supply is at least “virtually” limited, an online-shop rises its chances you will become a buyer right away.

Principle No. 3: Authority

The authority principle might have to do with people not wanting to take responsibility, and having an authority telling you what to do is a simple way to not take responsibility for the outcome.

Now you might know why recommendations within the field of business are so powerful, because they give authority to whatever is recommended; but only if the person recommending something is seen as someone trustworthy and knowledgeable. An authority within the given field of interest.

Principle No. 4: Consistency

Most human beings want to be consistent throughout there actions. So if someone, for example says “Yes” once, he is more likely to say “Yes” again. If you have done an action moving you in one direction, you will be more likely to keep acting in that direction than starting to do things in a different way that will move you in the other direction. Why? Because most of us like to be seen as beings who are straight and accountable. Consistent, in one word.

Principle No. 5: Liking

This “Liking” principle is pretty obvious in my opinion. Everyone would prefer doing business or even having contact to people they like, rather than people they do not like.

This explains why business people always tend to be friendly and polite. It is of clear advantage to them, because chances are better being liked if we are friendly, although it is not authentic.

Principle No. 6: Consensus

The last of the 6 universal principles is the “Consensus” principle. We like to do things – or have things – that everyone else is doing or having. In example, hardly anything is as good for a small shop anywhere than people standing on the street waiting to get served.

A funny saying supporting this principle and also showing that it is not always the smartest way to follow an unconscious pattern would be: “If a thousand flies think that shit is good, then shit is good.”

It is obvious that this principle has to do with the fact that most of us human beings are gregarious animals who feel more comfortable moving with the flock.

Conclusions

Here we go, these are the universal principles found by Mr. Cialdini, and they really seem to be true, although it would be better in many situations for many individuals not to follow them.

Knowing about these principles and applying them in a non-abusive manner can really make a difference. Be smart and only use these principles in support of everyone involved and I am pretty sure you will reap the rewards you deserve.