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Jan 19, 2017 18:41 |  #1

Hi All,

I was just talking to a representative that called us from PhotoBacon. They are offering mentoring/coaching for a significant price.
We desperately need help in our marketing. So we're thinking of taking this program.

Is the program is solid or is it a scam?
Anyone have experience this company/program before?

Please help, we have 24hrs to decide.

Thank you in advance :)


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Jan 19, 2017 19:00 |  #2

Hmm, anyone trying to pressure you into working with them in a short turnaround window doesn't sound like someone who is worth working with.



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Jan 19, 2017 19:20 |  #3

thomasjpello wrote in post #18249754 (external link)
Please help, we have 24hrs to decide.

If requiring you to decide in a hurry was their idea, it's a bad sign.


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Jan 19, 2017 19:30 |  #4

It's BACON!!!

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Jan 19, 2017 19:59 |  #5

Anyone who puts a time limit on something like that would make me question the legitimacy.

If they could deliver the results to justify the cost you wouldn't be here asking what we think.

I read their PDF thing, they're good at showing you how to write click bait posts.


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Jan 19, 2017 20:11 |  #6

Walk away and don't look back.


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Jan 19, 2017 21:26 |  #7

thomasjpello wrote in post #18249754 (external link)
Please help, we have 24hrs to decide.

That is an instant "no" - all day every day.

This sounds like a classic pressure sales tactic and good companies don't need to use pressure sales tactics. If this course is any good then they will be offering it again so you don't need to rush to sign up. Spend the necessary time to research the company. Better yet spend the time researching the market - look for other companies that offer this service and compare them.

While doing that post here about what you have tried, marketing wise and what your business needs are. There are people here who will be able to offer a lot of helpful advise.


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Jan 19, 2017 22:02 |  #8

Pressure tactics do not necessarily mean a scam. It's a valid tactic used to make people buy NOW, rather than 'some time later' –especially when the 'some time later' tends not to materialise neither later nor ever.

That being said, I'd rather hire a marketing assistant (i.e. salesman) on a casual basis, than to pay for mentoring/coaching. The saying 'those who can't, teach' comes to mind. At the end of the day, the 'mentors' get to pay their bills punctually, whilst the onus of making sales for YOUR business is still on you.


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Jan 20, 2017 05:51 |  #9

Alveric wrote in post #18249925 (external link)
Pressure tactics do not necessarily mean a scam.

Disagree. Impulse buying is a HUGE benefit when selling retail online, like Amazon. When somebody want a widget, clicks on it, and can instantly put it in a cart and purchase it, it encourages impulse buying.

But that's retail. When dealing with a service, impulse is not the driving factor, pressure is.

I vote with the others - run as fast as you can.

But with a twist. Contact them and tell them you're interested. But you would like a few days to investigate their track record and ask that the offer be extended for that. If their reply is "Sure. We have a good record, and are proud of it. Contact us when you're ready" that's a good sign. But the opposite reaction - continued pressure - would be bad and a definite sign to run.


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Jan 20, 2017 06:39 |  #10

I guess I can't believe there even be any consideration of this 'offer'. Someone calls on the phone and identifies themselves as PhotoBacon? :rolleyes:


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Jan 20, 2017 08:12 |  #11
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This exact post has been made on other forums by other usernames.

It's just PhotoBacon out looking for new customers, ignore them.




  
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Jan 20, 2017 09:12 |  #12

MySony wrote in post #18250194 (external link)
This exact post has been made on other forums by other usernames.

It's just PhotoBacon out looking for new customers, ignore them.

Posting about themselves and bringing forth replies that call them scammers? That'd be a pretty poor self-promotion tactic.

The OP joined this forum almost seven years ago. Maybe he made the same post on other forums.


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This was posted on the PPA forum, and then OP deleted the post when the same question was asked.

Not suspicious at all...




  
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Jan 20, 2017 12:38 |  #14

MySony wrote in post #18250194 (external link)
This exact post has been made on other forums by other usernames.

It's just PhotoBacon out looking for new customers, ignore them.

LOL - the OP has been posting here for over 4 year. You on the other hand set up a new account just to put this company down. I know which one I believe.

Note: I just want to clarify that I'm not endorsing the company under discussion, I am supporting the OP and believe that they posted a legitimate question. As stated above I think the company are using pressure tactics and that the OP should not rush into anything.


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Jan 20, 2017 12:43 |  #15

Was just about to post what you did Dan...


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