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Note: There are thousands of people giving away all types of free software programs riddled with scumware which produces undesirable effects upon user and their PC's. This is a topic of continual research at http://www.scumware.com. I suggest that all who wish to use these nasty but handy little downloads getting around Internet to actually read agreement before installing.
Jealously Guarded Secrets
Why would some Internet Marketing Developer tell you about really good stuff that you can get for free? It would not serve their PayPal account if they did. Furthermore, many affiliates seem to keep these jealously guarded secrets to themselves because they want to squeeze every dollar out of their subscriber list. Hell, I even know of Internet Marketers who have no outbound links on their site unless they are affiliate links.
I myself do not mind outbound links on my site if they will serve my readers. For example, I could be an affiliate for a number of HTML editors out there, but I openly show my readers where to get a fully working 100% Free HTML editor at my site: http://www.ezau.com/latest/articles/04.shtml.
I have recently been giving support to a successful Internet marketer in regards to this basic HTML editing tool and FTP-ing because they have been taught to use a what you see is what you get editor that performs FTP as well. They needed help because they have been deliberately kept in dark with a non-free program that is not as good a free one.
Some developers of non-free software can hardly wait to get a barely working stable version out there into marketplace. As soon as it "barely works", they send a broadcast to all their affiliates telling them that they are first to know and that they should email their list immediately with this hot new profit making, time saving software. Some affiliates recommend software even though deep down inside they know that it is not as "crash hot" as sales page claims. (This of course assumes that they even own a copy.)
Not only that, I have had experience of reporting bugs to a couple of developers but my emails go unanswered. They do not seem to care because as far as developer is concerned, promise is fulfilled as advertised. Their job is now to spit out another project in order to repeat process.
Tip: Before you buy a software program, why not do a quick search for term "open source _____" and add name of type of software you want, just to see what results come up :-)
The author, Ed Zivkovic owns his own website which contains articles with all sorts of tips for work at home webmasters. Here is site: http://www.ezau.com
The author, Ed Zivkovic is a self-taught webmaster. His website contains articles with all sorts of tips for work at home webmasters. Here is the site: http://www.ezau.com