I was just thinking of something.
I was wondering how many people would be absolutely honest.
When I say honest lets just say this happens.
Okay I offer you a program that I know that works, Lets just say it costs 50 bucks.
Heres the catch. You never have to pay until you have actually used the program and made money with it. So I guess it would work on the honor system.
So honestly how many people would actually pay for the product after the fact.
If I actually made money from the program, I would definitely pay for it...I've done similar things with other kinds of products before. I think it would make me feel funny NOT to pay for a thing if I knew I should.
I would pay. And I would recommend it to everyone I know.
But - most of these things only work for a length of time or for so many people. You know how that goes.
most would and attempt to pull one over, so to speak.
especially with affiliate marketing.
The old: I'll pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today -in the corner trick.. Problem is it creates a 'mortgage' situation or debenture affiliate program. If a trial period, 99.9% will cancel before it ends, leaving the business in debt (loss of product/service/information -so to speak- IMO.
Sorry Dale, I won't pay for any Affiliate or Internet marketing program, even if it is free or a "trial".
I don't know if some people are not honest then they won't pay for it as people like to get a freebie, but maybe if you provide a refund up to 60 days like some products actually do then maybe this could work!!
I would pay if something worked like it said it would and I earned money however....
If it really worked and I made money out of it I would pay, but i know plenty who wouldn't!
I would pay... maybe you could do a holding credit card number until the end of the free trial and if they had any reason not to buy, then they could stop the transaction after the free trial. No money taken until the trial had finished and the customer was happy with it. Does that make sense?
If I made more than the $50, plus extra to cover any time and effort invested on my part, AND if it looked like it would continue to make me money long after I'd handed over the $50, then yes, I would.
But these things tend to have a stench attached to them, so I'd take some serious convincing from the start.
To be fair, if it worked, I'd pay, no question. Why wouldn't I? The product did what it said on the box, the seller deserves paying. Simple.
However, the money up front but money back if ... no way. Never fell for one yet and hopefully I never will.
personally, i find it highly doubtful that anyone is going to pull any tricks out of the hat that are genuinely new. so its difficult to imagine any courses being worth much of anything to me anymore.
If a course existed that would make me ignore forums and facebook and email and just be a writing and linking machine...than id be all in.
So oyur target market is very,very important...nothing annoys me more than "new" elite programs that are just the 35th reincarnation of the first program I ever read. But if your marketing to new marketers than this is a moot point.
Theoretically, this is the worst group of people I could ever imagine as far as a "honor" system goes ( I mean affiliate marketers, not hubbers)..if it can be scraped, stolen, copied or got for free, it will be.
I would never pursue selling a product that i put genuine time into on a honor system , a money back guarantee is good enough...but if the product is chockful of aff links and you develop a mailing list or an impressed following..than the cost of the product is moot.
But, in an informal setting like this thread...if a community member I was aware of said, 'Josh (thats my name) ill let you test drive this course, if it works for you and you make x amount of money that you wouldnt have otherwise..than pay me "x" amount" than I would follow through and pay if it delivered. If I just clicked some random ad and saw that sort of offer, i would probably forget all about teh course and any "honor" payment...long before ever truly trying it out.
Forcing people to pay makes them take the product/info more seriously and make an investment on their end to match the financial investment they already promised.
I dont see it as a viable method ...most of us who respond..would pay "dale' the hubber we are familiar with...would random buyers be so honest..I unfortunately doubt it very much
yes 'he man' Josh (wink)... it is a very traditional method... word of mouth and from honourable sources. Buy from reliable sources! I am always reluctant to buy without a good recommendation - better from someone I trust.
Well just to be clear, I wasnt and am not trying to sell anything.
I just remember from my days in MLM how people used to ask if they could pay when they earned.
All in all was just meant to be a hypothetical question.
My laydown on this is if there was a great product that was free most wouldnt take it seriously anyways.
Im still working on my hubs about how to make money online for free but its just my thing and its how I do it.
In principal, Dale, I would most certainly pay and it is my sincere belief that most people would. Although most things that were once good and treasured about this world are fast disappearing down the cosmic toilet pan, the basic honesty of ordinary people is (for now!) not one of them.
However, I cannot envisage any circumstances whereby I would partake in such a scheme were it in any way related to, "Making money online." Any advice which is worthwhile in such respects is obtained for free or by hard work and research.
Interesting question, though!
Dale, good quest.
Again, the old adage: free has no value.
Social networking: like Twitter or FB, free services, that no one really engages on the business level.
Recently, MLM/NM have tried to use it as a tool to promote their wares, but why buy the goat when the milk is free.
Daily I get friend requests and pitches for free or other wares on my FB, Tweetdeck and now MLM Social.
Yet not one of them really wants to engage me -one on one.
Instead, they cough up a generic, cut/paste blogspot pitch, hoping I'll bite.
Food for thought.
I actually did an experiment way back when I was in MLM
That was paying 10 peoples first months. This was before pay it forward was even around.
Out of those 10 people 7 cancelled by the second month, 2 stayed on for 2 months and the third stayed on about 6 months.
Trust me it wasnt enough to break even.
Just my 2 cents
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