Ben exploded because of my review of his product

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Last week, I promoted a product called Castaway Commissions. It had some good parts, you could learn from, but there were two things about it I didn’t like. So I wrote about them, too.

Today, I got a comment from the product creator, Ben Martin, who certainly didn’t like that I was honest about his product.

He said I got it wrong. Did I?

I don’t think so. I went through his product several times, but you’ll see that if you check my blog post for the content, his comment and my reply here:

(Reload the page, if it shows a big white page instead of the text. I have to figure that one out when I have time one day.)

Why am I sharing this with you?

As a warning.

If you want to be an affiliate marketer and promote products, fine.

If you want to stay in business, you need to keep your subscribers’ wellbeing in mind all the time. This means that if a product has good and bad points, then you tell your list about both.

That often comes with a price: Angry product creators.

What can you do about it?

Three options:

  1. Lie about the products. Praise them. Don’t even waste time reviewing them. Just use swipe files. (I DO NOT recommend doing this, but a lot of marketers do.)
  2. Write your honest opinion, and shoulder the aftermath when the product creator finds out what you wrote. Be ready to take some tough blows.
  3. Create your own products. Make them good. Make them so that you can be proud of them.*

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