How People Are Being Scammed from Free Trial Offers

September 20, 2009 in Affiliate Marketing by

Even though I admit I’ve been promoting different free trial offers for more than 6 months, I find it extremely unfair the fact that those companies are squeezing every single dollar from innocent (let us call them innocent) people who don’t have a clue how affiliate marketing works

How do Free Trial offers work?

Alright from an affiliates point of view, usually you get paid $30-$40 (based on the offer) for every visitor who converts into a paying customer (who pays only $4.99 usually for shipping and handling). So how is it possible? How can they offer such a big payout for such a small fee?

The problem lies beneath our eyes, most probably somewhere at the bottom of the page, written in microscopic words such as “If you do not cancel within 7 days, your credit card will be charged 60 dollars”

Now if you ask me, this is pure illegal, pure robbery and definitely not the proper way of doing business. Watch all those acai berry offers, watch all those colon cleanse products, they are all big lies.

So basically, just because they had Winfrey’s support at the beginning (now no more) doesn’t mean they can steal money, because charging my credit card without my notice is considered theft.

So whom should we blame for all this mess around? For all those spam about acai berries? For all those innocent people losing money accidentally? Is it our fault for not reading every single line before ordering? Or perhaps free trial offers age is over?

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