The Dreaded Freebie Seekers – And How to Handle Them

The Dreaded Freebie Seekers – And How to Handle Them

Allow me to be perfectly blunt. Freebie Seekers are incredibly frustrating. They are tire kickers. They are time wasters and they will suck the life out of your business before you ever get it off the ground. You may be thinking, “Doug, what gives you the right to say that about them?” Well, first of all…I used to be one. (BAM!) So allow me to also explain that when I say those things, that it does NOT mean they are bad people that you should avoid like the plague. The bottom line is that the freebie seeker is unavoidable. They will always show up in some form or another. The key to “getting rid” of them. Is to help them see the light. I can almost guarantee that every freebie seeker expects something for nothing because that is the message 99% of the “make money online” products deliver. Whether it’s something along the lines of: “Free Leads = $1,000’s of dollars a month!” “I’ll teach you how to be successful or I’ll give you a million dollars!” or, “For only $10, you can start a multi-million dollar empire!” Granted, I’m being a little facetious here. But I trust you get what I’m saying. So how do you help the freebie seeker see the light? Well, for starters, you have to deliver an honest message. In one of the articles I wrote, I discussed 5 things I wished I had known when I first started marketing online. But it doesn’t just stop there. You have to offer help and advice, but at the same time, not give away the farm so to...
Selling. Is. Pain.

Selling. Is. Pain.

One of my favorite scenes from the Hell Raiser series is when two security guards corner Pinhead and this dialogue transpires. Security Guard 1: Don’t make us put some pain on you! Pinhead: Pain? How dare you use that word? What you think of as pain is a shadow. Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you. Gentlemen…I… Am… Pain. MAN that line is so good! Anyways, this post isn’t about Clive Barker’s dark and twisted tale of demonic awesome-sauce; it’s about why people buy. Check out the video below and as always, feel free to comment if you have any questions. 🙂 Download the MP3 Share...
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