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Business ManWhere do you draw the line between a business or scam?

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Published on: June 20, 2012

Business or Scam: Where Do You Draw the Line? ()

Business Man

This is part two of a two part post. You can click here to go to part one, where I talk more about the general business climate.

In my last post, I mentioned that there are real problems in business, which I believe are made worse because we don’t pay attention to them. Here, I want to talk a little about the different factors to look at, and draw a conclusion.


Suitcase Full of MoneyIs Internet Marketing a Scam?

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Published on: June 15, 2012

The Line Between Business and Scam ()

Suitcase Full of Money

This is part one of a two part post. Part two was posted a few days later.

It’s been a few weeks since I was clued in to The Verge’s article, “Scamworld“, about the prevalence of online marketing scams and the ongoing work of The Salty Droid to try to combat it. Reading the article made me reflect my own career, what my fellow online marketers are doing, and whether this is all really ethical or not. I decided that there are definitely activities online that constitute a “scam”, but there are also very legitimate marketing activities online as well. The Scamworld article brings a lot of problems to light, but I think the most valuable insight is the question: where do you draw the line?


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