My reputation comes first

by Philippe Moisan Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
A few weeks ago, I had joined a program that doesn't cost much per month. In fact, it costs very little, although they ask for 6 months payment in advance to discourage non serious people.

I wasn't successful with it. I got one referral. But it's not the reason I just quit.

In the first place, I hesitated in joining it. It wasn't clear what the product was. They mention a list builder.  They mean by that you can send emails to your downline, cause the program has an autoresponder.

Well, I am a member of Aweber. I had the thought that, yes, Aweber has a referral system, so what made it different from that other program ? Then it dawned on me. The people to whom I send emails are on my list for the APSense Insider, which has nothing to do with Aweber. It just happens that I chose Aweber. These people are not members of Aweber, or they could be, but I never promoted it, so they are not in my downline, as I don't have one at Aweber.

There was a heated discussion about whether or not the program is a scam, a pyramid, a ponzi scheme, or something along those lines. Some members defended the program. What increased my doubts was when 2 of them said that, even if the program is not quite legitimate, what they do with it is, i.e. they send good information to their downlines, they even send them links to free products, so they do offer something.

Call me stupid, but to me, that argument sounds like: "Hey, yeah, I work for Al Capone, I hire killers, but I don't kill myself, I just offer bullets to the killers I hired."

Another thing that convinced me to leave the program was when I talked to one of my mentors. He said he was on the fence about the program. He hadn't joined it. Then, someone who is successful with the program also said to me that he's on the fence.

Making money is one thing. Getting involved in something where doubts creep about its legitimacy is not something I'm confortable with. I prefer that my reputation be as someone that can be trusted to promote  legitimate programs. Building a business is a long term thing, I prefer to do it and sleep better at night, without any nagging doubts.

I hope the people who are in it have much success. If they do, and it keeps on going for years and years,good for them. Me, I won't regret my decision.

About Philippe Moisan Magnate II     Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer

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Chukwuekwu Okonta Professional   Forensic accountant
Most of us joined programs that are scam but as soon as you know it the best decision- to delete account and inform others.
So if your mentor is watching, you too decided to quit then let us know this program to guide us.
Jun 6th 2011 03:12   
Salim Benhouhou Professional   IT Support
your right philippe the reputation comes first
Jun 6th 2011 03:28   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Salim, I'm not surprised that you agree here.

Chuck, I'm not sure if you want to know what the program is. I respect the members who promote it, that's why I chose not to name it here.
Jun 6th 2011 03:46   
Angela Walker Advanced   TAE Owner & Entrepenuer
Phillippe I belong to 2 Auto-responders. None of them are paying me so far to belong to them. One of them has far more to offer than the other so it is time to delete the one that is not working the best for me. I wouldn't say either are scams, they are just not attracting new referrals so that I can earn off them. It takes a lot of dedication and time for a program to work for you. It will not happen overnight
Jun 6th 2011 04:57   
Nathan Gassman Freshman   
This is True..your right Philippe the reputation comes first

I also like your statement:
"A true teacher is not one with the most knowledge, but one who creates the most teachers."
-Neale Donald Walsch
Jun 6th 2011 08:55   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Hello Angela, the program I talk about is not an auto-responder, it's a membership site. It offers an auto-responder if you don't have one.

Nathan, thanks for the mention of the quote, I love that quote :)
Jun 6th 2011 09:17   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Reputation is either good or bad there does not seem to be any middle ground.
It is much easier to keep a good one than try to repair a bad one.

Jun 6th 2011 10:52   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Cindy, if you don't mind, I will use your comment as a quote. I love it! :)

Jun 6th 2011 10:55   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Be my guest.... I think it is mine
It came to me as words of wisdom anyway
As if my magic... Poof!

Jun 6th 2011 11:01   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Recently, you told me you called yourself S... Cindy.

I don't want to say what the S word is, cause I don't believe it for a second.

From now on, I will call you Magic Cindy. :)

Oh, you can be sure I will put your name when I use the quote.
Jun 6th 2011 11:12   
Roosevelt Evans III Professional   Home Business Entrepreneur
It's All Good, Philippe!
Jun 6th 2011 11:53   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Well, Roosevelt, as James Brown sang, "I feel good!" :)
Jun 6th 2011 11:55   
Philippe Moisan Is a great man
This is true
I am pleased to recognize Philippe Moisan
Jun 7th 2011 16:00   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Kuo, thanks a lot for your very nice comment :)
Jun 7th 2011 16:15   
Jose Palomino Professional   Consultant
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Jun 7th 2011 17:01   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Yes, you are right, Jose. As Tom Watson, the former IBM CEO, said to a salesman who complained he wasn't making enough sales: "Double your failure rate" :)
Jun 7th 2011 17:03   
Dianne Reid Advanced   Medical Office Assistance
That is so True Philippe ...your reputation comes first ...Thanks for sharing ...Have a bless day .
Jun 8th 2011 12:20   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, sci-fi writer
Thanks for the feedback, Dianne. A very nice day to you too :)
Jun 8th 2011 12:37   
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