Are All The Free Things In Life Best? Not On Your Net, They're Not!

Written by Roger J. Burke

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Some take up such an offer, of course, but I'll bet most don't. Why? Because it's not really free! It's what I call "free...but".

The point has now been reached, I think, where few "free" offers can be trusted. And, I think it's about time that marketing pundits particularly took note ofrepparttar fact that free really does mean free.

Oh...there are no free lunches, you say? Apart fromrepparttar 113274 creation ofrepparttar 113275 cosmos perhaps, you're right. But, if a seller insists on offering a "free...but" product, that seller should make surerepparttar 113276 prospect knows that beforerepparttar 113277 prospect clicks through. What's so hard about that?

Look, it comes down to this: If a seller wants me to do a sell job, then pay me. Don't offer me a book, software or whatever "free", and expect me to blab about a product or offer when I haven't even read or tried it yet.

Now, if you think I'm wrong, then go ahead...keep doingrepparttar 113278 other guy's job and keep runningrepparttar 113279 risk of being accused of SPAM. It's your website and reputation that's onrepparttar 113280 firing line...not mine.

As for me...I don't buy that type of "free" anymore. It's getting to be too expensive. ;-)

Roger Burke has been involved with computers since 1967, and has managed to break quite a few, over the years. He, and his wife Sherry, are now actively engaged in online self-publishing and promoting specific affiliate programs at . If you have any comments or questions about this article, please send emails to . Copyright 2001, Online-Wealth. All rights reserved.


Written by Joan Bramsch

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JOAN BRAMSCH is a family person, educator, writer and E-publisher. Her articles appear internationally in print and online. Six of her best-selling adult novels - near one million copies - have worldwide distribution. Her Empowered Parenting Ezine serves 1000 parents around the globe.

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