I’ll say it again… A growing number of Health and Wellness Companies must have cow dung for brains!
We just received a notice from one of our affiliated health and wellness sites (which will remain nameless, as I’m not writing this to promote anything – hold your shock for later :o)…
All affiliates “using a review, blog or testimonial format, it is required that you use the following disclaimer at the bottom of your website:”
“DISCLAIMER: THE STORY(s) DEPICTED ON THIS SITE AND THE PERSON(s) DEPICTED IN THE STORY ARE NOT REAL. RATHER, THIS FICTIONAL STORY IS BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE PRODUCTS HAVE ACHIEVED. THE RESULTS PORTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE, AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS. THIS PAGE RECEIVES COMPENSATION FOR CLICKS ON OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS FEATURED ON THIS SITE.
*Results not typical – This article makes no guarantee of results.”
Now, READ that again. So, what ALL their affiliates are NOW saying… This post is a LIE and I am NOT a REAL person. This is just ALL made up.
I’m sorry, but, if the Govt. TRULY wants to STOP people from using HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS that do NOT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS THAT CAN KILL YOU… I say shove it up their (well, where the sun don’t shine). I guess all the sales tax from their product sales is not enough.
It simply amazes me HOW all the “Natural Health Alternatives” companies, who let’s face it, vastly OUTNUMBER the drug company in REAL PEOPLE POWER (not fictional, as the Govt. NOW wants you to believe), simply stand by and take this crap!
It’s gotten so bad in fact, that we even just recently STOPPED promoting and dropped one of the companies we truly enjoyed being a part of. Not to mention, LOVED their products and recommended them to everyone as they ACTUALLY HELPED a member of our family (yes, I said it).
What was the final straw?
We were no longer allowed to even create and promote GENERIC banners, text ads, or GENERIC ads of ANY kind (keyword here, being GENERIC), that didn’t even mention the company or product(s).
Now, understand, this particular company did NOT provide a single banner, splash page or ANYTHING to help their affiliates market ANY products or the opportunity. With the single exception of OFFLINE marketing materials.
And considering I for one, am sitting in the middle of 10 acres of woods in the middle of God’s country with NO transportation… That really didn’t do me a hell of a lot of good, now did it!?
They tied their affiliates hands to the point that one couldn’t do ANYTHING without first getting approval. And that’s when our entire team decided to simply cut our losses and started pulling ALL our advertising. It was just sad.
Things have just gone too far now, and beyond stupid on the part of ANY company that simply sits back and allows this type of crap to go on. That’s like saying… Join us, get healthy, make money… BUT, you can’t tell anyone about us or share our products with anyone. Duh…Huh?
I can understand requiring prior approval for marketing websites and “sale aids” that actually NAME the company or product. And our team actually did that for our teams marketing website. And thought that reasonable, considering the growing numbers who DO outright LIE on their sites.
But, to block GENERIC advertising, that doesn’t even mention the company or specific product… It’s time to get real people.
Unfortunately, (and painfully obvious to anyone with half a brain) any/ALL Natural Health and Wellness companies are following suit and simply bowing down to the whims of the FDA (and/or any other Govt. agencies, for that matter).
Mark my words… It will get to the point (and exactly what the FDA wants)…. Companies and ALL involved (YOU) will take a growing hit and loss of sales if this continues. And worse… MANY will simply begin going out of business!
Just look at the signs. How many “Mergers” have you seen lately? There’s a reason for this.
IT’S TIME TO TAKE A STAND PEOPLE!
Ok, rant over. Feel free to let us what YOU think.