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Free Stuff - If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, Look Closer!
Does anyone really believe you can get a FREE Plasma TV or a FREE laptop computer or a FREE Digital Camera? I get junk email offering me this crap all the time. I immediately delete them because if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Right? That's what I use to believe. Then one day my friend Gus, showed me his new computer system. High-speed name brand computer, color monitor and color printer.
"Guess how much it cost?" he asks me. Since I use to sell computers for a living, I had a pretty good guesstimate of what it should cost. "It's about $1,000 bucks for everything" I said. "Nope, I got it FREE". "Yeah, right" I said not believing him. "Did you steal it or was it a gift?" He told me he answered one of those ads for a FREE computer. I said. "Those things are all scams. Nobody gives away FREE computers". He tells me that some of those offers probably are scams but there are also some legitimate offers.
"No company can make money giving away FREE electronic equipment. Wouldn't they would go broke giving away FREE stuff?" He says "Do you remember when Google first started?" "Sure" I said. "How much did they charge to use their service, when they started?" "They didn't charge anything". "How much do they charge now?" he asks. "They still don't charge". "So it's FREE" he says. Yet they have grown to be one of the most profitable companies in the entire world.
"Yea, but they are not giving away FREE expensive electronic equipment" I countered. Gus looks me straight in the eye and asks "How do they make their money?" "They sell advertising. Google Adsense and Adwords". "Ah, ADVERTISING" he says. "Advertising has made them one of the most profitable companies In history. While it may be contrary to what you've always been told - if it sounds too good to be true it probably is - there really are legitimate promotions that do offer consumers the opportunity to "earn" all types of expensive gifts for FREE".
To get this FREE Stuff, you have to do something so that you are actually working and "earning" your Freebie - but you do get the item. "There are things a person needs to do to get them, but when you do, you get the item. This type of advertising is known as incentive marketing and has spawned an entire cottage industry of people earning free products. The way it works is that (unknown to you) the sites offering FREE Stuff make their money from Advertising. As part of their promotions they introduce consumers to various advertisers' products and services, and in return they are paid a commission for each new "lead" they generate.