Raygoza is an Internet Marketer — a 21st century snake oil salesman.The term Internet Marketing in this context describes both a particular business model used to sell fraudulent products and services online, and the community or subculture that embraces it.It operates out in the open — with poorly designed websites, tacky infomercials, and outrageous claims designed to scare off the wary and draw in the curious, desperate, and naive.The Internet Marketer positions himself as a marketing "guru" with a product or coaching services guaranteed to generate income.He was being my friend." The courtship lasted around six months, and eventually Joseph agreed to purchase an e-commerce site from Push Traffic.
This is what the Internet Marketer is after when they sell you a book.It catalogs Internet Marketing’s misdeeds, telling the stories of the scammers’ victims with sarcasm and black humor."This is a really dark topic," says Jones, "and the [victims] feel raped almost, so the sense of outrage [on the site] is appropriate to their level of suffering." When we met in the high-rise apartment that he shares with his wife, our surroundings belied the image he cultivates on the site: that of the angry, nerdy, loner-cum-robot.The path to internet riches begins with an introductory product, such as a book or DVD.This is often a loss leader: the real value for the Internet Marketer is that it allows him to capture your contact information.
By August 2007, complications prevented him from working at all — possibly forever.