The 10 Online Snake Oil Salesman Commandments

Yes, today we’re all over online snake oil salesman! Maybe you’ve noticed that I quite enjoy writing posts on the dark side of online business, or more precisely, the dark side of online business education. In other words, I love to stumble upon some hip new douchebag marketer techniques, also known as online snake oil salesmen (in memory of their idols from back in the day in the wild west).

Does Sending Mass Emails (Spam) Work for Grey-Area Online Entrepreneurs?

So the other day I got an email. After giving it a thorough 3-second examination, it went straight to my spam folder. Then after a couple of hours, I went back to see it again as it actually was one of the most out of place spam emails I received in a while. It was trying to sound like it was a personally crafted email by a real human who actually visited my site and then wrote the thing. But in the end, it was a lame attempt, mainly because of the topic of the email, which made it clear that the person was just sending mass emails. See for yourself.

Why Launching a Blog “For Yourself” Doesn’t Work – a Failure Case Study

Now, the most important question here is this: What’s in it for you and how can you learn from my unfortunate mistakes? Here are the things I’m about to discuss: Why I think that writing a 100% personal blog is very unlikely to stand the test of time. How to find out if you’re heading towards failure or not. How to launch a personal blog better. When is a good time to pull the plug on such a site.