I Must Have Told You A Million Times Not To Exaggerate!
Last week I wrote a really great article that I was going to post here about honesty. It was the best I ever wrote but somehow in my zeal I lost it when I tried to add a picture to the post. Arrggghhh!!!
I hope you believe me because today, especially on the www, people say or write just about anything. If you do not check it out to find out if what is being said or written is true it could be a complete lie.
On my facebook page I keep getting ads that show a pic of a celebrity doing something bad or even dying but when you click on the link it goes somewhere else completely unrelated. Unscrupulous people know how to get people to click on things with a just a picture or a headline. Lots of time and money is spent to find out what it is that will grab someones attention on a webpage.
I try to not do anything misleading. I really attempt to tell people the truth and not to embellish the truth with exagerations or misleading titles or headlines. Maybe that is why it is taking me longer to make significant headway in the world of internet marketing. I am not sure.
Way back when I first tried to make money by selling on EBay, I joined a group, for a fee of course, and they were tasked in teaching me how to make it work. Right off the bat when I wrote something about a product I was attempting to sell my "mentor" changed the wording in such a way that I could not agree with it. I wrote something like "most" and he wanted me to change the word to "all". I said I know the products does not do "all" but that it does "most" and for me to write "all" would be a lie. He tried to intimidate me into doing it his way but I would not budge and I never went back to him as a mentor.
So, if you are just starting out in the world of online marketing know that if you decide to do things honestly it may take you longer to see the results you want. However, in the long run you will be better off knowing you are doing things the right way and not just chasing the quick buck. Honesty builds businesses, not dishonest tactics. Honesty gets repeat customers. Dishonest practices may get a sale now but once the customer realizes they have been duped they probably, see- "probably" but not "never", will not buy from you again.
So be honest. It is "ALWAYS" the best policy.