The Bombardment of Online Marketing
|June 17, 2012||Posted by under Finance & Budgets, Shopping|
In this social media age, we are bombarded with online advertising. From Facebook to Twitter and especially Google (try using DuckDuckGo to search), we can’t seem to escape the constant pushing of products and services. It’s nauseating.
As soon as you buy something online, you end up on an email list. My Hotmail account (which I have had for 15 years now) had been constantly flooded with a plethora of advertisements waiting for me to click them and buy something. I’d get coupons and discounts in most of these marketing emails too, which makes it even more alluring to those of us who want to save a buck or two for something we want.
But guess what I’ve done to not fall victim to these alluring advertisements?
I don’t read any of them anymore. None of them. Not even the stores I shop in. I hit the delete button as fast as I can and also unsubscribe from the mailing list. By doing this, I am not tempted to buy or even want anything. If you don’t see it, it doesn’t exist.
I decided that I didn’t care if I missed a sale or a coupon code. Who cares? They’re always around anyway. When I’m ready to go purchase something, I will go find a discount code or wait for the next sale. No biggie. I refuse to be a slave to these emails.
Believe it or not, this method has saved me cash and time – I spend less time reading them and looking at the corresponding online shop and I don’t shop.
Perhaps if you fall victim to these emails a little too often, don’t read them. Unsubscribe. You won’t believe how much better you’ll feel.