Showing posts with label Beware. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Beware the Dreaded Apron-String Marketer

Beware the Dreaded Apron-String Marketer

Do you know what an "apron string marketer" is? Probably not because I made it up. (lol) I like to do that. Before we get into what that means, let's talk briefly about other internet marketers as a whole.

Many internet marketers offer to teach newbies the art of marketing in addition to their primary business of marketing their own products which is great. They take you by the hand and lead you step-by-step through a process covering a span of various related topics. Some even offer memberships and personal mentoring which I think is wonderful for the newbie. The gist is that they equip you with the tools you need to fly by yourself, and then you fly by yourself. From here you can choose which direction you want to go and how you wish to go about it. Perhaps for the first time in your life you have total control over your financial future and your business because you call the shots. Talk about freedom!

Now let's talk about the "apron string marketer." This marketer is similar to the others on the surface but upon closer inspection, you begin to realize some differences. This type of marketer will educate you on internet marketing but only as it pertains to his particular needs. In other words he will not give you a thorough foundation in marketing which would allow you to make your own decisions on which direction you want to go in the future. He will instead only give you enough information in order to carry out his plan for that day. He will tell you to "sign up here," "get a domain name here," "get a website here," and "promote this product," all of which are services or products that he owns.

Then he will tell you to get a specific auto responder, of which he is affiliated with, and then he'll tell you that you have to load it. But he's kind of vague on that subject so he offers you pre-written emails in which to load your auto responder up with so that "you don't have to be bothered with this tedious task," and then he'll charge you an arm and a leg for it. Or he will tell you to get his e-commerce website filled with all of his products and pay for it every month. So while technically he does offer training, it is not the kind of well-rounded foundational training needed in order to start your own business. The fact is, you were trained to work for him, not for yourself.Where's the freedom in that? There's not many "apron string marketers" out there. In fact I only ran into one but if there's one, then there's probably many more.

Let me state that there is nothing wrong with a particular marketer telling you to promote his product. That is completely different. If you signed up to be an affiliate for a particular marketer who has many products to promote, then of course he's going to tell you to promote his products. He's not out to train you because he assumes you already know this business and he's simply making you aware of his new products.

I'd like to leave you with this...when seeking out mentors, please pay attention and make sure that what they're teaching you is something that you can take with you and benefit from. If everything they teach you is designed to benefit them, then he/she probably doesn't have your best interests at heart. I encourage you to try various sources for learning internet marketing such as forums, eBooks, articles, blogs, and even opting in to lists and studying what they do.

About the Author
Michelle Lopes has an IT background and is an internet marketer. She also offers free internet marketing training at her website Ebusiness Beltway when you sign up for the newsletter.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Top 10 Tricks Used By Recruitment Agencies Beware

Top 10 Tricks Used By Recruitment Agencies Beware
We have posted this before but we thought it was worth posting again so that contractors are not caught out.

Many unwary contractors, and even some very wary ones, have been caught out by some very devious agency tricks. To be forewarned is to be forearmed though. Here are ten agency tricks that you should look out for.

1. They phone you up saying that they have several jobs that you are suitable for. They need you, however, first to supply them with references. Is this true? No, it isnt. They do not have any jobs for you. They are just trying to find out people who take on contractors and want to know the names and phone numbers of your old bosses.

2. Theyll say, Who did you work for at BT. Was it Graham Sutherland? No, you say. It was John Salisbury. Now the agent has a contact at your old firm that they can call up to ask him if he is looking for any contractors.

3. They post jobs on job boards that dont exist. They are only trying to get themselves a number of extra CVs to increase their own database. When you send in your CV, theyll say that the job is gone.

4. Theyll ask you, Tell us what companies that your CV has already been sent out to, so that we dont make the mistake of sending your CV there again, which could cost you a job interview. If you tell them, then they now know what companies are looking for contractors, and they can then put some other candidates up in opposition to you. Dont think they wouldnt.

5. When they are asking you what your rate for the job is they might say, Whats your bottom line? Whats the least that you would take to get a job? Obviously we will try to get as much as we can for you. No they wont. Your bottom line now becomes the most youll get for any job. Theyll still try and get as much as they can from the client, but theyll keep any extra they can get for themselves. How many people have actually heard from an agent Weve managed to get you a higher rate than you were asking for?

6. Theyll put a clause in your contract that they and the client company can terminate you with a months (or a weeks) notice, but that you have no notice period with them. Under the law, notice periods must be reciprocal. You especially want to have a notice period with them now that IR35 is in place.

7. If you get a job interview through them, theyll tell you that theyll call you back when they have any news. What they mean is that if there is good news, they will be on the line pronto to try and get you to sign up straight away in case you take another job. If its bad news, they wont call you, and theyll be not around when you call in. Theyll give you the bad news eventually but only after several attempts to get hold of them.

8. When you dont get the job for an interview that they sent you to, theyll say theyll look for other jobs for you, but they wont. Theyll quietly drop you. They dont like people who dont pass interviews for them.

9. They tell you that if you introduce them to another contractor that they get a job for, theyll pay you 250 or 500 quid. They will if you find out about it. They wont contact you, unless you call up asking for it. If they get this person a job three months down the line or a couple of years down the line, theres no chance at all of them sending you a cheque out of the blue, even though the finders name (yours) will be on their database.

10. Once theyve got you a job, they may say that they werent able to get you the rate that you wanted that the client will only pay 5% or 10% less. This is rubbish. They told the company what your rate was initially and the company accepted it. The agency are now just trying to help themselves to an extra bit of commission for a job that is safely in their pockets. Dont fall for it. Tell them that the client can forget it then, and see how quickly the agent changes tack. They dont want to lose surefire money.

There are many good agencies around of course, and the good ones like the dodgy ones even less than you do. They get their industry a bad name, spoil their relationship with contractors, and take their business through unfair means.

Dont let them do it.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beware Of Fake Links Of London

Beware Of Fake Links Of London
Jewelry will always lure men and women to their charm, but most particularly women. The appeal of jewelry is never fading and the charm is constantly strong. Because of that only jewelry making business is a stable one throughout centuries. Jewelry craftsmen will always have a constant stream of work, for jewelry will always be appealing to many people. Due to many jewelry makers have made a name on their own fashion and work, jewelries become very demand. Using materials like gold and gems are used to make the jewelry but due to higher price of gold, the silver also used in jewelry making. Nowadays, Links of London are very popular for silver jewelries in the mean time fake links of London are also becoming very popular too.

Because of the cheaper prices comparing gold jewelries, silver jewelries are becoming very popular. Silver has the same properties of gold, that it is very easily molded into shape. For jewelry and artistic purposes silver can easily malleable like gold. Silver is becoming the new trend when it comes to jewelry because the price of gold is constantly going up. Silver poses some little risk for allergies apart from that no drawback there so that silver has easily caught attention and appreciation in the jewelry market. Links of London is now becoming the new fad in wrist jewelry; bracelets made of many small silver rings and held together by an elastic link. So, Links of London are very popular and very sellable.

Fake links of London are usually made of alloy metals, which would resemble silver. In appearance both original and duplicate looks like as same. Although they might have a certain luster or shine, but it would still be much duller than the polished silver of the real links of London jewelry. Fake links of London are poor in quality and would oftentimes sometimes expose their elastic links, which would be very not classy. Real links of London uses the links of London logo engraved on the silver jewelries. Three overlapping oval circles are in the logo. With the help of this logo you make sure that you have the real and not the fake one.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Gary Montesinos Lectures - Campaign Managers Beware! Google Could Decide The Winner Of The Mid Term Elections

Gary Montesinos Lectures - Campaign Managers Beware! Google Could Decide The Winner Of The Mid Term Elections

Gary  Montesinos Lectures - Campaign Managers Beware!  Google Could Decide The Winner Of The Mid Term Elections

How big is too big? Google may very well find itself on the same side of this question as Standard Oil, Microsoft, and Ma Bell The American Bell Telephone Company. Google has not only dominated the American market in both online search and advertising but has also conducted a clean sweep of the UK Markets.

As political strategists prepare for the Fall Elections the internet may represent the Battle for Middle Earth as candidates fight to gain a competitive edge in the eyes of public opinion. The new term this season is called "word of mouse" which represents the speed at which a smear campaign can damage any chance of political success in the November Elections.

The battle for Congressional seats is predicted to be one of the most intense political confrontations since the Republicans ended the honeymoon period of President Bill Clinton in 1995 and gained control over the Congress and Senate. It is safe to say that the future of The GOP will be determined by their success in November, which is also the reason many political strategists are bracing themselves for an unprecedented social media blitzkrieg.

Google could determine the winner of many of the elections that will take place across this country as voters ignore the traditional campaign television commercials and conduct their own research with the use of the internet. Search engines now have the power to collect and present information about candidates that could make or break their congressional dreams with one simple search.

Any political strategist unfamiliar with the term ‘Algorithms' has already lost the election for their candidates.

Political strategists will now have to accept the fact that the internet is now ‘The King Maker' and Google search results are just as important to the success of their campaign as having a spotless background check. Tyronne Jacques author of "How to "Fight Google and Win" says now is the time to saturate the internet with the Gospel / Good News about their candidates.

"The best thing about the internet is that first page of search results are for grabs and is rewarded to the publisher with the most relevant content. Everyday your campaign should actively publish positive information about your candidate designed to persuade potential voters. A vote is also an endorsement that your campaign was the most successful at gaining the confidence of voters and the internet is the perfect forum to ask them for their support."

Tyronne Jacques went on to say that political attacks in the form of blog posts, created domains, and forum comments has the potential to land on the first page of Google and demolish the momentum of  a campaign. As November approaches, mudslinging and internet lies will land on the first page of political hopefuls and could become the deciding factor in a major election.

"How to Fight Google and Win" is comprised of 21 chapters and 250 pages of slander combating  techniques.

This new book "How to Fight Google and Win" is the absolute best way to protect your political campaign from Internet slander, and cyber attacks. To order your copy simply visit

Tyronne Jacques is also available for political planning and strategizing; please forward all inquiries to


This new book "How to Fight Google and Win" is the absolute best way to protect your political campaign from Internet slander, and cyber attacks. To order your copy simply visit

Tyronne Jacques is also available for political planning and strategizing; please forward all inquiries to

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

DePuy Hip Recall Victims Should Beware of Marketing Web Sites Posing as Attorney Sites

DePuy Hip Recall Victims Should Beware of Marketing Web Sites Posing as Attorney Sites

After you found out that your hip replacement is one of the devices recalled by DePuy (either the ASR XL Acetabular System or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System), you likely went online to find out more about the recall and/or to obtain a legal consultation. There are many Web sites that claim to be affiliated with a law firm and offer a free case evaluation. In reality, many of these sites are not designed to connect you with a lawyer, but are commercial operations seeking to obtain your personal information.

When a popular product such as an ASR device is found to be defective or dangerous, the Internet becomes flooded with new Web sites targeting those individuals who may have suffered injuries from the product. In the case of the DePuy recall, as many as 93,000 people are affected by the news, which has led to hundreds, if not thousands, of new sites that offer to review your case in exchange for information such as your name, phone number, street and email addresses, and the circumstantial details of your injury. You may encounter a phrase on these sites such as “complimentary case review” that leads you to believe that the answers to your questions are only a click away.

Unfortunately, sites of this kind are typically not run by a law firm, nor do they have any legal credentials or affiliations at all. Rather, they are operated by a marketing company that solicits your personal information in order to send you advertisements in the future. When you click the “send” or “submit” button thinking you will receive legal advice, you in fact are only setting yourself up to receive unwanted advertisements. And what’s worse is, once your personal information is sent out into cyberspace, the entity soliciting it might turn around and sell it to other companies. While you may receive emails from actual law firms or attorneys, you wanted prompt answers to your questions, not an inbox stuffed with spam.

To avoid this, always read the fine print on a Web site offering legal consultation, including the Terms of Use, Disclaimer, and/or Privacy Policy sections, before you submit any information. In order to receive genuine legal help, only visit sites maintained by actual law firms, such as the Rottenstein Law Group Web site. Taking these precautions will ensure that you end up speaking to an actual hip recall attorney, not a selfish marketing company that only wants to profit from your misfortune.

Are you a victim of the DePuy hip recall? Learn more about the issue, explore your legal options, and defend your rights.

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