Now, to think this report will instantly change the ways of hardcore veteran marketers out there who perpetrate these sins is just as naive.
Sylvie is not targeting these seasoned marketers with this report. Not directly, anyway. She's mostly targeting the newbie who's thinking about emulating them — and forcing them to think twice before doing something they may not be completely aware of.
She's giving them a choice... A choice we didn't have.
However, don't think that this report is just a voluminous rant-filled discourse that spews negative commentary about the way bad marketing is still being perpetuated online.
It's not just a report in which my wife finally exposes some of the deviousness going on the Internet that's giving all Internet marketers and online entrepreneurs a bad name.
It's not only a voice expressing the growing undercurrent of hostility that has been brewing online for quite some time. (If you haven't been living under a rock in the last few years, then you know exactly what I'm talking about.)
It's also an attempt to be a voice of reason and clarity in a world that has become shady and cynical, while offering some real, solid and practical solutions.
Sure, we might come off as sounding hypocritical to some degree, and we understand that. After all, we're running businesses ourselves and have used some of these tactics on behalf of our clients — tactics my wife will be uncovering in this scathing report.
But keep in mind, after years of prostituting ourselves while we were learning about Internet marketing and starting our own online businesses…
… We had enough.
But there's more to it than that.
For fear that my wife will appear as a troublesome, whining bitch who only wants to purely rant about the sad state of marketing on the Internet, she will more than just address important issues all Internet marketers should be aware of.
She will also provide actionable strategies anyone can follow to counter the trend, and to grow an exciting, ethical and long-term business that serves and not just sells. One that you can be proud of and believe in.
Also, this report will be freely downloadable.
There are no strings attached, no hidden offers and no disguised marketing tactics.
This manifesto will include a few links to related resources. And in the interest of full disclosure, some of these resources are our own. But whether or not you choose to click them to learn more is totally up to you. You certainly don't have to. This report is not meant to be a sales pitch of any kind. More than anything, it's therapeutic.
But if you're at all interested in this manifesto, the only thing you need to do is first read the important disclaimer at the bottom of this page, then proceed to download it. That's it. You can directly download it straight from this web page.
There are 15 "sins" in all. The report is available in three stages, since my wife has so much to cover. Each part will cover five sins at a time. (For example, the first part is 126 pages covering the first five! The second is 117 pages. Part #3 is done in video format.)
Here's a list of the chapters included in the first installment of Internet Marketing Sins. At the bottom of this page, you can download this report immediately:
Let me repeat, there are no sales pitches or hidden offers.
We believe it's high time that someone put their foot down, and I also believe my wife is the perfect person to do this. Why? Because she has seen a lot of what goes on, behind the scenes — things that would make your skin crawl and bank accounts shrivel.
In her many years as an outsourcing provider, she has seen firsthand (more than I have) what goes on in the world of Internet marketing. And she's a lot more credible too, since she has a lot more to lose and a lot less to gain from finally exposing these sins.
When my wife was preparing this report, I've never seen her type so furiously. I've never seen her as motivated and on fire as this. She's mad. And I'm sure this report will make a lot of people mad, too.
It will certainly piss a lot of people off.
Chances are, it will piss you off, too.
Maybe it will upset you. Maybe it will annoy you. Maybe it will make you feel a little uncomfortable, or even cause you to shake your fist at your computer screen.
Perhaps it'll be because she shatters some common, long-held myths, and exposes some of the stupid mistakes — mistakes that even we, as consumers of Internet marketing products, make — and how to stop making them.
Perhaps it'll be because, as you read through this scathing report, you'll recognize how many times you made the mistake yourself of buying into some of these piss-poor marketing mistakes, thus contributing to the "disease" — and how many times you were shafted by them, or how stupid or ignorant you feel because you easily fell for them.
Perhaps it'll be because you're a marketer or business owner, and you realize that you're guilty of some of the shady, underhanded tactics my wife exposes — and maybe, just maybe, feel the finger is being pointed at you.
Or perhaps it'll be because you will join in the chorus of a growing underground of dissatisfied, disenchanted and disgruntled consumers who are quietly gnashing their teeth but never say much for fear that their complaints will be disqualified or perceived as useless, irrational or unfounded.
If this report does make you mad, then great. I hope it does, but in a good way. Because that's what needed to make a difference. That's the discomfort you need to push you into being a part of the change — rather than being a part of the problem.
One of my favorite authors, Larry Winget, author of "Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life!" who is known for his rants about sales and customer service, once said that you need to be uncomfortable to initiate change. Discomfort is often the catalyst for change.
If you're sitting down right now reading this report, you may be sitting in a certain position for quite a while. You're comfortable and you won't change your position — until you feel uncomfortable. The moment you feel a little discomfort, you'll fidget. You'll twitch. And finally, you'll move around until you find another position you're comfortable in.
This report, in the same way, is intended to do the same.
So I'm warning you…
As you read this, you might give a sigh a relief thinking that finally someone is speaking out on something you've felt for so long. Something you knew wasn't right. Something, like that sick, sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when buying — or even promoting — something online in a way you knew wasn't right.
Or maybe, as you read this, it will make you upset, mad, even angry. For some people, this report might cause you to rip your computer screen from out of its wall socket and thrown out the window, as you turn green and bulky like some comic-book hero.
For others, this report might appear obscene, vulgar and rude. Perhaps even offensive. After all, my wife doesn't sugarcoat anything. She uses strong language not intended for a young audience. So reader discretion is advised.
If you're easily offended, then back away now.
This report is bold and brash. It will not hold anything back. Not a single opinion, and certainly not a single curse word censored for the sake of political correctness. If you are offended by words like "bullshit," "ass," "jerk," and other four-letter words I won't mention here, then don't read this report. It is not for you.
My wife wanted to release this report in all its unedited rawness and raunchiness. It's remarkably edgy, it's unabashedly candid and it's definitely going to ruffle a few feathers… if not the entire chicken coop.
So hold on tight. If you want to see what's causing my wife — and a growing number of quiet yet disenchanted consumers — so much anguish these days, along with actual, actionable solutions you can implement to make a necessary change, then sit back, grab your favorite beverage and take notes, because you're in for a wild ride.
More important, if you want to learn how to grow a business both ethically and reliably, for the long haul, then you're going to love this report.
I wish you the very best.
Enjoy the ride,
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Sylvie Fortin's manifesto, Internet Marketing Sins: An Open Letter to All Internet Marketers, in available in three separate installments. The first two are in PDF format. Simply click to download or start reading. The third is in streaming video format. Click the link to watch. A new window will appear and the video will start playing instantly
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