I’m fairly active on Twitter, so people see that I interact with others and share links to my articles and blog posts. I also promote my own and affiliate products, making me the target of a new breed of renegade marketers. Stu McLaren has an excellent post about this that includes a video of what is going on. These people contact us and ask us to promote their similar, yet inferior products, offering us a few dollars more to do so. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I only promote products I have used or currently use, and that I have benefitted from. When I recommend someone else’s product I am putting my own reputation on the line.
What do you think? Is this type of renegade marketing sleazy, or is it just a part of marketing?