I’d be lieing if I said I did not enjoy making fun of The Secret two weeks ago. It got me a backlink on ABCNews.com besides attracting some really wacky comments (e.g. I avoided laser eye surgery and healed my own vision)
If you are a member of WickedFire.com you’ll know I’m not the only person who looks down on get-rich-selling-this-product-to-your-friends-after-you-buy-it-from us schemes. You know, those 10 page sales letters full of earnings screenshots that are suspiciously all from clickbank. These seedy products give the entire legitimate ebook industry a bad name. Simply offering an internet marketing informational product for sale causes your audience to question your credibility — even if you have a damn good product.
I was quite suprised today to find the company behind one of my favorite blogs, mindvalleylabs, is launching an affiliate program for this sleezy self-help “Secret” (read my old post if you are wondering why its sleezy.) I can accept an affiliate program for a product I think is rubbish. What bothered me was the video the included for recruiting affiliates.
The introduction video on the blog has a women who makes the following statements — “Its taken me 2 minutes to set up my very own Secret Science of Getting Rich website” — “There are many tools here that I haven’t tried out like.. something called the pay per click ads” — “My friend recently joined the Secret Science of Getting Rich through my website and now she gets her own website as well..”
From the mouth of MindValley’s own co-founder — “Your not going to need any knowledge of the internet, or websites, or programming, leave that to us.”
I think The Rich Jerk made it sound harder than this!
If I want to learn how to be rich, I’ll listen to Warren Buffet, not some self-proclaimed philosopy gurus. If I want to be rich, I’m going to avoid, at all costs, the people who say I just need to buy their product and promise smooth sailing. Enough said.