Are FFA Pages For You?
by Ronald Dunn
When you post to an FFA page, you agree to receive an
email from the person who owns it. In exchange, your
link is displayed on his/her site.
Just how long does your link actually stay displayed?
When FFA pages first emerged on the Internet scene,
your link could be seen for as long as a week. Most
pages hold between 50 and 75 links, so at least that
many people stood a chance of seeing your link. That
was also when people had to actually visit the site
in order to post their link.
This has changed drastically over the years. Yes, you
can still visit the site and post your link, but it's
no longer necessary. We now have sites and software
packages that will automatically post your link to
millions of FFA pages, Search Engines (large and
small), Safe lists, Opt-In lists, Bulletin Boards
and much more.
There is a down side to this automation:
1. Nobody actually visits the site anymore.
2. Nobody ever sees your link.
3. Your link stays on the site for 5 - 10 minutes, if
you're lucky. Of course, it doesn't really matter
since nobody sees it anyway.
4. There are numerous submission services and software
packages you can use. By using these services, you
could possibly receive thousands of emails
introducing you to their business offers.
The only possible up side I can detect might be for a
person who is brand new to Internet Marketing who is
looking for a business opportunity.
If you choose to use a submission service or software
package, I strongly suggest you don't use your main email
account. Find one or more Free email accounts that are
available, such as Yahoo, Eudoramail or Hotmail to just
name a few.
As you research through the myriad of emails be careful
and picky. Check it out to your satisfaction, first. If
all you can find is an email address for a link, delete
it and go on to the next one. Stick to the ones that
supply a link to a web site on the Internet.
When you do find one that you want to investigate further
look for a couple of major items on their site. If you
can't find out who owns the site and/or an email address
to contact them with, don't waste your time or money.
Even if you do decide to join, you will probably be left
to flounder on your own. You need to know that someone is
going to be there to help you when you have a question
or a problem.
Can you figure out what product or service they are
recommending and can you get enough information about
it so you understand it? No! Next!
Look at the commission schedule. If it doesn't pay on more
than one level and pay at least 20%, don't waste your time.
If you have made it through all these tests and you are
still interested, don't stop yet. If you have any
questions - no matter how stupid you may feel they are -
email the owner and ask. The only stupid question is
the one that didn't get asked.
Be absolutely sure that this sounds like something
that you think you can do and want to get involved
with. Don't just join things helter-skelter. Be sure
that you understand what you're getting involved
with completely before joining.
Following these few steps may save you a lot of time
and money. There truly are a number of good business
opportunities on the Internet. It is possible to make
money as long as you are careful. I wish you all the
success in the world! Happy hunting!***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Written by Ronald Dunn
Publisher of The Christian Marketer bringing you
Online Business Information, News and Opportunities
along with a unique sense of Internet Humor,
Resources, Education, Christian Help and Fun!
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