How much would you pay for an eBook that contained valuable information that could help you with your Migraines? Whatever amount you have in mind, would you still pay it if the same information could be found online at NO CHARGE?
Twitter has become one of the fastest and most effective way of promoting business endeavors, including the sale of eBooks. Something I've come across lately is a practice that I find to be pretty sneaky. I'm not going to get into naming names, so I'll refer to the person I'm talking about as TweeterX.
TweeterX Tweets so often with the hashtag #Migraine that she's ranked as a Twitter influencer for the hashtag. Here's how she's sneaky - several times a day, she posts valid migraine facts such as:
- "Sometimes postdrome #migraine phase can involved impaired thinking for a few days after the #headache has passed."
- "During postdrome phase, many report a sore feeling in the area where the #migraine was."
- "The frequency of #migraine attacks is variable, from a few in a lifetime to several a week, with the average being about one a month."
Sadly, she also posts Tweets such as:
- Discover The Secret To Completely Eliminating Your Migraine Pain Forever
- #Migraines are not as difficult to treat as you think
- Never Spend Another Dime On Expensive, Dangerous #Migraine Treatments
- Eliminate Your #Migraine Pain Forever In The Next 48 Hours
There are a few things wrong with that second list of Tweets:
- At this time, nothing can live up to those claims.
- All of them link to an eBook she's selling.
- The eBook is garbage. There is some decent information in it, but none of it is anything that can't be found online AT NOT CHARGE.
The eBook she's selling is The Migraine Relief Guide, and I can make statements about it because so many people were asking me about it that I bought it so I could review it. The cost? It was #37 when I bought it; it's now $27. That's $27 for a 53-page eBook. If you want to know more about The Migraine Relief Guide, you can read my review, but that $27 would be far better spent on a couple of GOOD books.
Keep in mind that, just like web sites, some Tweets contain good information while others... well, others are a waste of time at best and a rip-off at worst. Migraines can make us desperate and ready to try pretty much anything. But, we need to be cautious and aware of useless Tweets and eBooks. We already spend enough on our health. We don't need to spend money that, in the end, is wasted.
© Teri Robert, 2015
Last updated April 16, 2015.