It’s been said that DA used digital marketing products as a disguise to lure innocent people into the system and recruit more people.
Basically, members are required to pay for a series of tiered memberships with increasing fees.
Back then I learned that Digital Altitude copied pretty much everything from MOBE so I thought that if DA had been cracked down by the FTC because they rip people off, then it’d be a matter of time before MOBE gets served as well.
Here’s the funny thing:
After I published that article about Digital Altitude, I received a few comments about MOBE, where some people said it was a scam and others aggressively attacked that these companies are not scam.
Have a look at the first comment I received to Digital Altitude scam article:
Minhaj shared that unfortunately he fell for the company that the DA copied, which was MOBE.
(I wasn’t very familiar with it until he mentioned it).
In his words:
“I hope MOBE are on the FTC watch list, I don’t know how they have survived this long while DA got served in less than 2 years.“
Lucky for us, there was an undercover investigator indeed!
Let’s look at another comment I received:
A typicalad hominemattack (attacking me as a blogger and not the substance of my argument at hand).
As I told Mike back then, I may be just a regular blogger but I don’t recommend network/MLM programs.
Instead I recommend programs that are affordable to regular people and actually are legit money-making opportunities.
While I don’t deny the fact that some people do make huge commissions thanks to network marketing programs, my point here is that their price point is a scam because other programs deliver the same info for less.
Choosing Affiliate Marketing Over MLMs
Here’s the truth:
There are two camps – affiliate marketers and network marketers -and generally people tend to stick to their “camp”.
(Probably it has to do with the get-rich-quick mentality that MLM people have.)
I don’t plan to “convert” anyone into my “religion” but if you’re only starting toexplore online opportunities, I’d recommend choosing affiliate marketing over multi-level marketing.
There are a few reasons why I don’t like MLMs, at least in the way they are today:
I don’t like recommending programs with exorbitant prices,
I don’t like running after people and recruit them (kinda feels like a sect too lol),
I don’t like recommending programs that have even a slight scent of it being a “scheme”.
I am sure you, as my reader, wouldn’t want me to recommend it too, right?
There’re enough scams already on the Internet!
Now, what about affiliate marketing?
To me, affiliate marketing is simply helping Internet users what they are looking for, without feeling like a sleazy salesperson.