Direct Track have been/are still going through their biggest network downtime in their history. What started off as one of their “usual” glitches has suddenly developed into a full on disaster for the internet marketing industry. It is anybody’s guess just how much money affiliate marketers have missed out on over the past week, I thought I wasn’t affected but it looks like I may have been wrong.
Don’t Make Money
Another year, another rant about a host that’s got too big for their boots at the expense of customer service. You can’t make money whilst your websites are offline and Bluehost are good at taking them offline.
A little over a year ago I bought my first ever website, it’s something I will never ever do again. For the princely sum of £1000 it’s been nothing but hassle, grief and more hassle.
Will this sort of crap never end:-
“I was just like you a few years ago search (sic) for something
legit online that was going to bring me an extra stream
Looks like the Video Boss spam is starting all over again, oh the joy. So far I can count 11 e-mails today about how great Video Boss is. If you’re in a similar boat do yourself a favour and mark them all as spam, anybody pushing this sort of crap doesn’t deserve to have you unsubscribe nicely. Mark them as spam and be done with it.
What sort of crap you ask, this sort of crap.
It was an old trick, when you used to buy domains from certain registrars you’d always end up getting some spam through the mail (snail mail) from Domain Registrations of America or similar telling you to renew. You give them your payment details and they renew your domain for 1000% more than what it should cost! It’s easy to get the contact details of who owns a domain, this is the problem with open registration and why people choose to use services like Domains By Proxy. Looks like the scam has moved on.
I still own a couple of domains that rank very well for SEO related search phrases even though I don’t actually sell any SEO services or even do anything with those websites anymore. It never ceases to amaze me though how many e-mails I get sent from Indian SEO firms who want to sub contract work (at least a dozen a week). I never reply to them, if they were that good they should be easily capable of shifting a dormant website from the top of the rankings, after all that’s how they’ve found me? What has started to annoy me now though is that lots of those same firms are now bombarding my sites and the websites of people I know with un-asked for SEO reports, want to know why this annoys me?
Let me put my psychic hat on for a minute….I’m predicting right about now, perhaps maybe yesterday, perhaps tomorrow..there are a lot of people who have just discovered something about The Shoemoney System. What they have just discovered is that when you try to get your Shoemoney System refund you only actually get the second month refunded? Don’t ask me why cos I don’t know. All I know is that I discovered it a few (3 I think) weeks back, it seems that once you have made that second payment then that’s all you get back.
If you go into ClickBank post refund request you’ll see your subscription status as cancelled but no way of requesting a refund on that first payment. I hope you have more joy asking ClickBank than what I had. I’ve given up and will put it down to experience. As this is being handled by ClickBank I can’t say that it is Shoemoney at fault but even so it’s not quite a 60 day no questions asked 100% refund is it? Unless the course got better than setting up a Facebook Fan page after I left I’m guessing there could be some angry punters out there.
As an aside how is everybody finding the system, the whole blogosphere has gone very quite about it, I was expecting to see several reviews from people who were well on their way to 4 figures (if not a lot more by now)?