The Decline of Internet Marketing
How did we get to this point? Truthfully. When did it become acceptable for an individual to profit from the Internet by duping people fed up with living in scarcity by making false promises of wealth creation by means of simply doing what they're doing? Luckily, for most, it's a vicious cycle that can be recognized well before digging into their wallet.
Internet marketing used to be a way for companies to promote their product(s) and/or service(s). Today, it's a vortex of lies benefiting a handful of mendacious salespeople capitalizing on emotion to drive others more in debt than they already are. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but for these scoundrels, does the lack that they experience in their life need to be filled by enslaving and recruiting those that, unfortunately, and understandably, can't make sound decisions given their current circumstances?
We're all guilty of (hopefully) offering value with the goal of receiving some form of financial compensation. Even those that start out as saints online quickly realize that returns on their investment need to be made to continue doing what they're doing, especially if it's their intention to do it on an ever-growing scale. Still, there's always room for ethics, transparency, and the genuine hope of benefiting all parties involved in any Web-based transaction.
Similar to the increase in innovation and collaboration moving industries forward (and, in some cases, creating new industries altogether [which is a good thing]), contributors to poverty-baiting should consider the notion that being genuine could potentially help with everyone's bottom line, let alone their own. Luxury homes, fast cars, and hot dates aren't cool; improving the quality of life of the general population is. And while we can't change the economic climate of the world overnight, not screwing others over is a healthy start.