Welcome to Free Software Reviewed. This blog is meant for the millions of people who acquire a piece of “free” Software offered on the internet. It is also for those persons looking to acquire a piece of “free” Software from the internet. Here we will review the Software’s usability and intent and report on its delivery and usefulness.
Setting up and using software, or any other materials for that matter, can be quite time-consuming. Why waste your time downloading free software, reading through the instructions (which for the most part can not be understood by most), attempting to install the program and use it when in the end it turns out to be: (1) not what you really needed or expected; and (2) just doesn’t work?
First you need to understand: “The the software offered Is Not Free“!
It may be at no financial cost, but it is NOT free! Before you can get your hands on that desired material you will, no doubt, be required to hand over your Name and your eMail Address. These are precious commodities and every internet marketer wants to get their hands on them. Why? So they can bombard you with constantly flowing email offers that crowd your inbox and wear at your patience. I have an email address that I hadn’t used for almost 4 years. When I decided to start using it again (about 2 months ago), I found I had over 50,000 emails piled up in there. Over the years, email marketers have continued to send me offers. Although I never responded to any, apparently the emails kept on flowing. I finally managed to empty that box, yet I still receive (from the same marketers) over 200 emails daily. One would think by now they would have purged their email systems of non-responders!
You should also know about the “OTO’s” (One Time Offers)! These seem to be abundant today. Some even have secondary OTO’s…that is…if you try to move on past the first OTO another page appears offering you the same OTO (identical) at a fraction of the cost of the first OTO. Apparently these tactics work or why would marketers continue them? And most of the OTO’s say something like…”Purchase This and Get All These Items Free”! What are the items? Free eBooks or free software products! Think about this. If you are given 5 software products, free for your purchase, when would you have the time to implement them? Do you really need the software on offer? Will it work? How much time will it take you to understand how to use the software? If you are given 20 eBooks free for your purchase when will you have time to read them? Mostly, these items will just take up space on your hard drive until one day you dispose of them! So…Why were they so valuable in the first place?
Why am I qualified to present these reviews? I’m not going to write here what is said somewhere else…so if you want the answer to that question…wander on over to my “about me” page. Needless to say, what I am proposing to accomplish with this blog is to save many of you the aggravation associated with acquiring these items if they are not what you are looking for. Additionally, we will report on the completeness of the information presented and provide resources that may fill the gap left by most of these materials.
For instance…I recently downloaded a piece of “Free Software”. The advertised purpose of the program was to install a widget that would present “affiliate links” on my WordPress Blog. I read through all of the instruction materials, finding them quite difficult to follow even with my computer savvy, and once working (about 5 hours later) decided to have a go at installing that ability on my blog. Problem, there were no instructions received for “How To Do That”!
So, like any reputable person would do, I contacted WordPress Support to get instructions. Low and behold, WordPress doesn’t allow that type of program to be installed on a Free WordPress Site (xxxx.wordpress.com). If I want that functionality, I will have to use the WordPress.org site, pay for independent hosting, etc. Funny, no mention of that in the instructions received or in the advert for the “Free Software”!
Now don’t be deceived…I do NOT pretend to be a Guru…nor have I made a million dollars doing internet marketing, and I certainly won’t make that kind of money doing a free blog. But then…it was never my intention to become an internet millionaire! I have had some sites online and they have done very well. I do have computer experience and marketing know-how. This blog will utilize those experiences to report on the products marketers are offering you at “no Cost” (NOT Free) and their usefulness. You decide whether or not to pursue acquiring them!
In addition, should the software reviewed leave out the important stuff (the where – how & what to’s), we will try to provide you with those left-out resources. The first software review is currently in process and a report should be posted here about findings within the next week. Readers are free to submit reviews if they want to take the time to write them. Requests for reviews will be accepted and acted on as time permits.
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