It never ceases to amaze me the lengths some clueless affiliate marketers will go to in order to try to make a sale.
One “technique” these people like to use is the online equivalent of the “foot-in-the-door” salesman of old.
In the past these door-to-door salesmen would start pitching you their wares as soon as you opened the door to them and would keep pitching and pitching until you either bought something from them or shut the door in their face.
The modern-day version is the affiliate marketer or MLM promoter who joins an online conference and then pitches their product from the moment they arrive.
Not only is this technique incredibly rude and irritating both for the organizer of the conference, those speaking and those in the room, it also seems to be singularly ineffective.
I had the misfortune to see this happen twice in the past couple of weeks and on both occasions the marketers in question left empty-handed after only succeeding in angering the people in the room.
You can spot these people a mile away.
They always talk about some unmissable opportunity or other and they keep to their script no matter what people say to them.
A typical conversation goes like this:
“I’ve got this great opportunity I want to tell you about today.”
“We don’t pitch in this room.”
“You will want to hear about this, I can guarantee it!”
“No we don’t”
“How would you like to make money without doing any extra work?”
“That is insane”
“Well since I discovered XYZ I have made $x in the last six weeks alone.”
“Please take your sales pitch someplace else…”
And on it goes until a moderator kicks them out of the room.
Why do people do this I wonder? Does it ever work? I would never even consider buying anything from someone who things promoting in that manner is a good idea.
What about you? How do you feel about it?