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  • NegBox 9:36 pm on June 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Submit   

    Obama Email Submit Exposed in Pictures 

    Shady email submit using Obama’s face, exposed for all to see page-by-page – Because I’m a dick, and I hate it when I don’t think of scammy stuff before someone else does.

    I was just browsing a website when this window appeared. Mr. President wants to talk to me!

    Obama just wanted some input on his campaign

    He asked me about Donald Trump

    ... and Sarah Palin

    ... and Ron Paul. I was sure he would put this information to good use.

    Obama kept his word and let me select my prize. My three very valuable minutes were turned into a $500+ electronic gadget. Gotta love the stimulus.

    I chose the iPhone! So excited to get my prize!

    Obama wanted to know my e-mail address. How else is he going to ship my goodies? By e-mail, of course!

    After I gave him my e-mail, I was surprised he STILL had more questions for me.

    He started getting really personal with the questions. I guess he might want to invite me for dinner. Or maybe an extra-special prize! Or a mortgage rebate!

    Maybe he was going to offer me a job... Or sucker me into a payday loan?




    I thought he would give me a scholarship!

    Or a new checking account!

    Then he asked me about my credit score. I've got no clue, maybe he can send it to me.

    Jesus Christ how many question does the president have?

    Finally I get to the last question, again... I can't wait for my iPhone! I know Obama won't let me down - He's the president of the USA!




    What the hell, mofo!? Now he says I need to complete two "offers" to get my gift. What kind of gift is this? I don't understand why it says on the top right that I selected the Dell computer instead of the iPhone - whatever, I also need a new computer!

    I thought ok, I just buy two crappy things and get my prize, so I got some teeth whiteners and Dr. Seuss books for the kids. Couldn't wait to get my stuff. Then this son of a bitch tells me I need to complete NINE more offers. Fine, I'll buy myself nine more useless things...

    Ah! finally, after I bought eleven pieces of shit, I get some bonus offers right before my prize. I'm just gonna skip these bonuses and head for my prize... So I'll click the bottom link...

    What the fuck now? Where is my prize? This lady is talking to me about credit cards. Lady, tell me about my prize, not credit cards god dammit!

    Maybe Obama is just going to send me an e-mail asking me for my shipping address for the prize... Lets check my inbox. ... Strange, I don't remember signing up for financial aid, scholarships, government grants, credit reports or auction places. Oh well.. I'll just wait, maybe Obama is going to call me!

    Shady email submit using Obama’s face, exposed for all to see page-by-page.
  • NegBox 7:01 pm on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CPA, Offers, Submit, Value Chain, Zip   

    Escalating the Value Chain 

    Disclaimer: Before anyone thinks I’m the King of CPA, don’t be mistaken – I’m nobody and still trying to walk.  But I can smell short-sighted fools a mile away.

    Why are you promoting a Zip Submit? Why are you promoting that eBook? Why are you promoting X?

    The dumb answer: “To make money”

    The smart answer: “To figure out how to make money”

    If you’re not actively figuring out how the next link in the chain is making money off of your actions, and intend to take over the next link as soon as you understand your current part and the next link’s part, then you’re wasting your time and should be looking elsewhere for something you can expand vertically – not just horizontally.

    Ever take the time to see what the hell happens after you buy a snuggie via an affiliate marketer online? How about taking the time to follow an e-mail submit and see what happens and what offers are behind it? Work out the math?

    You don’t even have to dream up a fake names or addresses anymore.: Try the Fake Generator.

    Of course you’re not about to create an Auto Insurance company, but take a peek. Is it really Geico? You’d be surprised at the incredible number of intermediaries. Imagine instead of taking your commission for the silly submit, adding the $$$ for all brokers in the middle. Couldn’t you later offer your own Submit offers to the networks?

    Maybe this is obvious.. I haven’t seen people comment on this anywhere, really…

    I’ve spotted several instances of offers on networks that payout for example $120 for a Business Opportunity (might cost the consumer $500 over several months, or it might be an aggregate or lifetime-value calculation), then someone builds a fake blog landing page and puts it up as an offer that pays out $50 per person that signs up to the $120 Business Opportunity offer I just mentioned. Looking at the blog or the offer individually doesn’t give you a clue what’s going on, until you realize these are indeed not the same business – these are different companies and different people both with offers on the market, one encapsulating the other and while not really skimming off the top, adding some value – after all, the buy rate from the flog is probably higher than sending cold traffic straight to the offer.

    Or you’ll see lead generation in the insurance industry, with a payout of $15. Then there is a Zip submit with a payout of $2, which when activated leads to a page that shows the visitor three insurance offers from other affiliate networks – those same offers you can get for $15.

    Do you see the value chain?

    Its not about driving the traffic straight to the ultimate destination. You could, but it won’t work. Its really about building the entire road that takes your customer/lead there, and keeping all the money along the way.

    You have to learn how to walk before you can run… You have to learn how to market the stuff at the bottom before you can move higher in the chain…. By the same token, you’re not going to learn how to walk by picking your nose, and you’re not going to move higher in the chain by promoting things you can’t replace the next link with yourself.

    This is something to think about next time you’re picking offers to promote.

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