Spammers – Who Are You Listening To?
Just the other day I was having a conversation with one of my good friends Jamie Pelaez. Anyhow we where talking about spammers and how annoying they are.Â That conversation led to this post I am writing for you.Â You see spammers seem to think its okay to be totally annoying. what is worst is these so called self proclaimed marketing experts don’t know a dam thing about internet marketing. Instead they prey on the emotions, fears and lack of education of innocent people who are coming online to try and create a better life for themselves.
Spammers – It Comes In Many Shapes And Sizes, It’s Still Spam All The Same!
First things first! We need to really talk about what spam isn’t, I am sure those of you with email marketing list already deal with this. What cracks me up, are people who literally opt in 2 times to receive my email messages and are shocked if I promote something.
In fact these folks are so mad at me for promoting something they find it necessary to send me a prompt reply telling me that they aren’t going to buy anything else and if I don’t stop SPAMMING them, they are going to report me.
First off for the record! I don’t spam. In fact I hardly promote anything at all and when I do it is something I strongly believe will benefit the person I am promoting too. More important than that, it is against the law to spam and it is against pretty much all T.O.S agreements on all sites….
Spammers – Where are they coming from?
It’s being taught right now, even as I write this. You see spamming actually works. There are certainly thousands of unsuspecting souls out there who are buying into all the bullshit that is spread online. You see real spam comes out of nowhere. It is unsolicited and usually misleading. It can alsoÂ involve hype that plays on peoples emotions…
People want to believe what is being told to them. Mostly because they are in a situation of total desperation for anything to work.Â Ever wonder why the failure rate online is so high? It’s because most people are trying to market online out of being in a desperate situation. Doctors, lawyers, school teachers etc.. Don’t do what they do because they are in a desperate situation.
Warning: Hear me loud and clear. If you buy into the hype and you are taught spamming tactics. The person teaching them to you could give a rats ass about you or your business. All they care about is making their quick buck and moving on to the next victim.
Spammers -Â How To Find The Perpetrators
This may offend some people, ah so what!
Facebook Spammers – This is a person who spends their day on facebook constantly promoting every pre-launch known to man.Â People like to be informed of stuff. People do not like to be hammered with promotions. I know I have blocked a ton of people from ever posting to my wall again. (Note: It is not okay to ask to be friends with someone and then go to their wall and post an affiliate link)<— That Is Just Lame! Ditto for all other social type networks.
Email Spammers – True email spam is lacking 2 things.
- Physical Mail Address
- Unsubscribe Link
Generally speaking if you are reading an email with those two things, sure enough you physically and willfully opted into that list.Â Granted you may still get blasted promotion after promotion. While I think it is a bad policy to constantly slam your list with promotions technically speaking the person really isn’t doing anything wrong other than not knowing how to properly build trust with their subscriber.
Skype Spam -Â I find this type of spam to be the most annoying because it is pure ignorance.Â Rule of thumb –> Don’t make friends with the sole purpose to earn a buck from that person. Actually try to get to know them a bit and maybe even develop a friendship with that person.Â Real networking has little to do with what businesses people are in and has everything to do with leveraging the assets of others. (In a tasteful mutually beneficial way!)
Spammers -Â Wrap Up
Ideally you always want to provide as much value as possible with everyone you connect with online. Spam comes with the territory. So many people get mad when they get spam. I don’t I just delete the stuff and move on.Â What type of spammer bothers you the most?