Push-button products are all the rage these days. You know the drill, buy this cheap piece of software, make millons of dollars, buy your Googles, Bookfaces, what have yous.
You see, in my day, scams used to at least allude to some type of work, whether it was data entry, rebate processing, auction processing, or some other fancy technological doodad. Now all these young whippersnappers are running amok promising millions of dollars with absolutely no work other than “Here, push this button.”
Kids these days I’ll tell yah.
Warning: Avert Your Eyes
Here are some ACTUAL screenshots of the headlines for some of the most popular products for sale at Clickbank right now. Yes, these are ACTUAL headlines. These people are really advertising “EASY” ways to make millions of dollars online.
All four headlines have one thing in common (besides being overly obnoxious of course): they’re all advertising “push-button” systems that guarantee instant success.
There’s no real content on any of the pages. There are only made up, elaborate stories referring to proven success that was achieved by the push of a button using some fancy software. The sales pages all refer to hidden, “underground” secrets that were “stolen” from guru millionaires.
Lucky for you, the stolen software that will make you rich will only cost you a few bucks. There’s one teeny-tiny little thing that wasn’t mentioned. The software doesn’t work. But hang on! Mr. Secret Giver has another secret to give. It’ll GUARANTEE success for only $197 more. Still not rich yet? How about this fancy new coaching program! Only $2997 and $97 a month for future lessons! It’s a steal and you’ll be rich in no time! PS. Here is a list of 57 other products you need to buy in order to achieve success.
This is more or less the exact path you’ll follow with any of these programs. They lure you in with a cheap ploy, then hit you upside the head with upsell after upsell until they bleed you dry. Even after that, they’ll come back for more with new products, cross promotions and JV deals.
Truth be told, someone will get rich, but it most certainly won’t be you. Building a business online requires W-O-R-K. It takes time, and like anything else in life, it’s not easy. Stay far, far away from any product that labels itself “push-button.”