So how many times have you seen someone offer you a
free trial of something or other, but to get started
you need to provide a credit card number, or use your
Paypal account to sign up.
A lot of services or products even ask that you pay
ONLY $1 to start any sort of trial and act as if you
are getting an incredible value.
But what they are really doing is getting your credit
card number or PayPal account locked into their auto
re-billing feature and hiding behind their real motive
simply by telling you that it is for your convenience.
It is a well known fact that many people who offer
products or services are making more money due simply
to people forgetting to cancel these auto re-bills.
Now I'm not in any way speaking for all marketers.
Many do in fact provide great value and are trying to
make things easier, but it is also an overly abused
marketing tactic to make the product or service owner
a lot of extra recurring income.
You see a lot of unethical marketers know that most
of the time you will forget about the trial and a few
months later you will finally notice that you have been
charged XX dollars every month. Guess who makes a pile
of money that way. That's not cool man.
So it is something to watch out for when signing up
to any free trials of anything.
On a total flip side, here's an example of a guy who
has an insanely good free trial offer, but you don't
have to give your credit card or Paypal account up
front. It's just a free trial, because he believe it
works and is not hiding behind anything!
It's a no obligation 90 day Free Trial of what's
called the Smart Subscriber marketing system. His name
is Ian and he's been an online marketer for over a
decade and claims he will make you money through
affiliate commissions just to prove his service is
worth paying for!
With no credit cards or Paypal account stuff upfront,
I'd say that's a pretty rock solid and safe free trial.