Rex Harris | rexharris

Why I Hate Pre-Launches

Feb 24th 2011 at 6:06 AM

"Man, I'm so excited right now!  There's a new pre-launch that just went into pre-launch and people are joinging by the gazillions!  We're all going to turn $2 into $975 katrillion without recruiting, advertising, prospecting... we don't even have to turn on our computer!"

Does any of that sound familiar?  I had to put my boots on just to get through my 10 clicks on Sweeva this morning... give me a break.  Are people really so naive as to think that most of this stuff will actually work?

Consider this... If any of the programs truly produced what they claim then why do people run from one, to the other, to the other each time one pops up?

I was invited to attend a very insightful webinar, last night, in which the discussion talked of the irresponsibility of this type of marketing.  Whether the intentions of these "companies" are solid or not, they are actually distracting people from the goals already set.

Pre-luanches remind me of the old "dangling the carrot in front of a hungry horse" reference.  After 13 years of doing this, I get it, I REALLY get it... people want results and they want to cash in.  Everyone wants their payday and there is nothing wrong with that.  But what does it say about our industry, as a whole, when thousands of people run from one "get paid to do nothing" program to the other?  What does it say about the overall mentality of people on a global scale?

I believe that anyone who wants to be successful, as an Internet marketer, can do so if the get their head right, think a little bit and start applying the formula.  I've seen so many people get hurt by these pre-launches that bring false hope... it's ridiculous.

If this article offends you, then good... maybe later on you'll stop to think about how crazy this has all become and decide to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

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Mar 7th 2011 at 4:43 PM by AbdeelMarketing
Great article Rex. I could not agree more. There is also another more sinister plot behind some of these prelaunches. Sometimes they have no intention of actually having a company. Instead, they offer massive incentive to lure people in, then disappear before the launch. Now they ave a huge list of names to sell to a leads company for a nice profit. For this reason, as well as the one you point out, I would never get involved with a prelaunch. I liked and dugg this one.
Mar 7th 2011 at 2:04 PM by JohnFuller
Rex, the get rich doing nothing mentality is more like a casino mentality than a business building mindset. I am sick of it myself. Keep it real...
Mar 7th 2011 at 1:50 PM by checkthemout1st
You hit the nail on the head, Rex! I actually got the same canned email from different marketers this morning concerning something in pre-launch, and they pay you $10 just for joining (free while in pre-launch). That was all that was mentioned, so I signed up in order to see what was actually going to be provided when it launched. If it launches, it's supposed to be a marketing training membership with a forum for members to use, at a cost of $29.95/mo. Now, if you're a paying member, you'll receive $20/month for each paying member you refered, with a $50 minimum for payout to PayPal. Of course, the training and forum aren't online until it launches, so there's no way to tell whether it's worth anything at all, let alone $29.95/mo.. Personally, I fail to see how it could possibly be worth that amount as one membership I belong to is 1/2 that price monthly, has 2 member forums AND provides webhosting and even installs a starter blog for you to customize as you want. Will I be promoting this "pre-launch" in an attempt to earn some bucks as the 3 "marketers" who mailed to me are doing? NO!! The product isn't online in order for its quality to be determined, so there's nothing I could recommend to anyone else. Now that I, and now you and anyone else that reads this has an idea what's involved, wouldn't it tend to change your perceptions of the people who ARE willing to promote something like this? Keep on keeping on, Rex!

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