Posted on : 05-02-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing
The past few weeks I received a couple marketing emails on free software beta tester sign up. I was excited being able to be part of what was being advertised a unique and powerful Internet marketing software tool. When I take a closer look at the beta tester sign up details, I realize that the supposedly ‘free beta tester’ is not free at all.
Apparently you are given 7 days to evaluate the product for just 1 dollar and after the 7 days expiry period, you will be charge the full cost of the product value at US$47/- per month unless you write in to cancel the monthly chargeable subscription service.
Such sinister attempt to lure people into signing up and and then charging full cost after the 7 days trial period is downright despicable and has got nothing to do with beta tester at all. It is such a pity that some of the Internet marketers that I have come to respect promoting such affiliate products through their email marketing campaigns.
What is beta testing or beta tester for that matter? Basically a beta tester is someone who gets the opportunity to evaluate a product before it is release to the market. The role of a beta tester is try out the product and provide feedback, information and recommendation on ways to improve it. In some way, a beta tester job is to spot any potential issues that the product developers may have overlook during research and development phase.
In return the beta tester may get to keep the software or even given the opportunity to upgrade the software to official full release version without having to pay for it or at substantial reduce price. Always make it point to read the fine print before you sign up as beta testers for Internet marketing software. Stay away from those that require you to pay upfront fee regardless how cheap or affordable the product it because beta testers should be paid instead of paying for it.