I don’t have a lot of time for the vast majority of people who claim to be ‘internet marketers’ – far too many of them are bottom feeders of the worst kind.
Since I have included my health problems in my personal profiles so that people can understand something of the way I think and why I occasionally vanish offline, I have been inundated with spam emails offering:-
1 – A totally natural, guaranteed (lovely word – means nothing!) cure for cancer
2 – A totally natural system to guarantee perfect vision.
The people sending these emails have taken to heart the gurus instruction to ‘find a desperate market’ and have then tried to sell that desperate market the very worst sort of snake oil contaminated with arsenic.
There are far too many people offering ‘cures’ online and there really should be some sort of regulation to stop it. Here, in Spain, you cannot sell any sort of drug or health food (legally) without being qualified in the area of medicine that you are providing advice about.
Before anybody says ‘Oh, but I sell Acme Wonder Pills because my Granny swears by them’, that does not qualify you to recommend them to someone else who might be adversely affected by them – either financially or healthwise.
I recently applied for a home work job with a very well known health food company (I didn’t know this when I applied). I explained that because of my condition, there was no point in committing myself to a monthly autoship of product in order to be able to become an agent.
Considering that I have had 40+ years of very intensive health care and product trials, I was flabbergasted to receive an email telling me that “You are obviously deficient in many of the vitamins and minerals that you need and you really should give these products a trial. It will only be €xx.xx per month and I know they will cure most of your problems”.
This person is a door to door salesman for the company. This person has no medical training and did not even know what some of my problems are (the names were totally foreign) and yet this person is allowed to go out and peddle useless trash on false promises and deception.
Those of you who are students of psychology will know that once you get your first monthly shipment into a person, flatter the blue blazes about how much better they are looking and then say “You feel a lot better, don’t you?” while nodding your head, you have a new monthly recurring income.
Sickening, isn’t it?
Originally published at Qondio