Monday, September 18, 2006

The Rich Jerk review

First some definitions, the Rich Jerk lives up to his name which is simply put:

Rich - Possessing great material wealth: "Now that he was rich he was not thought ignorant any more, but simply eccentric"

Jerk - In slang, the term "jerk" can be used to describe a foolish, rude, immature, stupid, or contemptible person

The Rich Jerk from claims he is here "not ... to make friends. [But] to show you EXACTLY how I make millions." He makes no secret of the fact he is rich, he shows proof of his earnings and tells us about his extravagant lifestyle. He also does not attempt to hide the fact that he is a Jerk. Throughout his website he comes across as arrogant and insulting, and appears to have an I'm-rich-therefore-I-must-be-right capitalist mentality.

You part with $49.95 (the original price was higher,) and the anonymous Jerk will give you an eBook of online money-making tips, a free mini-website and access to his 'Rich Jerk' forum.

"Yeah right, big deal", you're probably thinking. "I've heard this all before - this guy probably isn't as rich as he claims, he's obviously just trying to shift copies of his book - so that he can become his ideal of the 'Rich Jerk'".

The 64-page eBook contains chapters on eBay (buying wholesale and selling retail), SEO, Adsense (including a list of high-paying keywords), Adwords and Clickbank as well as other online ventures and other tips and recommendations - which on the face of it sounds like a combination of hundreds of other eBooks available, many of them selling for a cent-a-piece on eBay.

Arrh - but is the Rich Jerk different? The 'Rich Jerk' generated a ton of discussion when it first came online, with people trying to un-cover the truth behind the story - was it just another over-hyped and out rightly rude sales pitch to get you to part with your hard earned cash in the hope of making it big?

Well of course it was, that's what sales is all about - but behind the hard outer shell I have yet to find someone who has bought the book and doesn't think it was worth their while, (or course the skeptic here says they are just after their clickbank referral commission).

The identity of the Jerk was since been revealed as one Kelly Felix and he is in fact, as he claims on a successful Internet marketer in his own right.

The Rich Jerk's book has been criticised by some as it promotes unethical methods, such as what is commonly known by website marketers as 'cloaking'. Put it simple terms this means a website is programmed so that the pages search engine spiders see when they index a site are different from the end view a surfer will get when they visit the site.

But then, they did say you never get rich if you play by the rules.

From what I've read online and from discussions I have had with others, it seems that TheRichJerk's eBook is not for beginners, you need to be confident and need to be able to follow the instructions by the word in some of the more specific tutorials.

The best thing to do is to judge the jerk for yourself. Of course, as with all opportunities there is risk involved, if you do nothing you'll get nothing out - but if you can invest the time and effort like thousands of others have then this is an opportunity you cannot miss out on.

1 comment:

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