So how many times have you seen someone offer you a free trial of something or other, but to get started you need to provide a credit card number, or use your Paypal account to sign up? Up until recently, this was common place in the world of IM.
A lot of products, services, and marketers even ask that you pay ONLY $1 to start any sort of trial and act as if you are getting an incredible value … but what they are really doing is getting your credit card number or PayPal account locked into their auto re-billing feature! They hide behind their real motive simply by telling you that it is for your convenience. Although many respectable marketers have cut down on this, and made any recurring billing blatantly obvious … this is still something to watch out for.
It is a well known fact that many people who offer products or services are making more money due simply to people forgetting to cancel these auto re-bills.
Now I’m not in any way speaking for all marketers. Many do in fact provide great value and are trying to make things easier, but it is also an overly abused marketing tactic to make the product or service owner a lot of extra recurring income.
Go ahead, see for yourself. Log into your Paypal account right now, search your history and find and identify all the subscriptions you are currently paying for. See if you remember what exactly you are paying for. I bet you can’t.
You see, a lot of unethical marketers know that most of the time you will forget about the trial and a few months later you will finally notice that you have been charged XX dollars every month. Guess who makes a pile of money that way? That’s not cool man.
So, again, this is something to watch out for when signing up to any free trials of anything. Read the fine print!
On a total flip side, here’s an example of a guy who has an insanely good free trial offer, but you don’t have to give your credit card or Paypal account up front. It’s just a free trial, because he believes it works and is not hiding behind anything!
Ian Herculson’s Smart Subscriber
It’s a no obligations 90 Day Free Trial of what’s called the Smart Subscriber marketing system. His name is Ian and he’s been an online marketer for over a decade and claims he will make you money through affiliate commissions just to prove his service is worth paying for!
With no credit cards or Paypal account stuff upfront, I’d say that’s a pretty rock solid and safe free trial. Make sure you check this one out;
Until Next Time,
I actually made a video about this when it was in prelaunch … and it’s still going EXTREMELY strong
Here’s the link to the video, if you wanna check it out: