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The Psychology of Free Stuff

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by djbaxter, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. djbaxter

    djbaxter Guest

    Use the Psychology of Free Stuff to Generate Leads
    by Vinay Patankar, SmallBizTrends
    Sep 9, 2015

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  3. jcorkern

    jcorkern <b>Senior Member - SEO Pro<br />Global Moderator</ Administrator

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    I use psychology in ever post, page or any other published material. I use as many triggers as possible while still maintaining quality.

    I prefer the more subtle methods/wording as to let them know I am there to help, which is in fact my real intent. I think this is something most forget, and that is the only way to truly gain is to help others gain in their health, personal, business or relationship quest.

    It's simply a must.
     
  4. patco

    patco Affiliate affiliate

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    Yes. Psychology is the trick to sell things online.. But sometimes it can have a negative effect... So use it "naturally" :D :)
     
  5. BigWreck

    BigWreck Affiliate affiliate

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    ALWAYS use it naturally!
     
  6. JosephKatz

    JosephKatz New Member

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    Everyone loves free stuff, this is basic. But how we make it work for us, that is the kicker
     
  7. ChristianNetworking

    ChristianNetworking Affiliate affiliate

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    I wonder two things per this topic,

    Are people waking up to the word free and realizing nothing is really free?

    If I charge even $2.00 for something, won't that give me a better quality list than what I refer to as the gimmees?

    Rick
     
  8. Chris_tax

    Chris_tax Affiliate affiliate

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    Very good post. My prices for doing income tax is already very cheap. My wife is now going to quote my prices. I do think giving away something for free is a good idea.
     
  9. Netmillionaire

    Netmillionaire Affiliate affiliate

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    all you need to know,is all about people's need,interest,desire,pain they have in what you're sharing no matter at the end they are buying so long as you're solving their problem
     
  10. JasonStormriderr

    JasonStormriderr Affiliate affiliate

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    Alot of marketers like Eben Pagan call this "moving the freeline".

    It also creates a negative effect, in that people expect to get the good stuff for free and sometimes are more reluctant to pay.
     
  11. HCFGrizzly

    HCFGrizzly Affiliate affiliate

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    Psychology is important in every aspect of life, but in the marketing business I think it`s one of the most important things.
    I remember when I did a campaign that offered a free sample of the product that my company is selling at the moment, the short story is that we had lots of success.
    Sure, I should have spelled "free" in the first place, because we asked our customers for some actions (a review, a share on social media etc).
    But we have to keep in mind that if people don`t have to pay for a product with money they consider it free.
    The other catch is to know what people to target, not everybody responds well to this kind of campaigns, but knowing your target audience is also psychology. :D
    Because of this psychology I encourage and help my affiliates to offer "free" samples of our products.
     
  12. durell217

    durell217 Affiliate affiliate

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