I was doing research on Numbers 31:17, when I came across a christian apologist on YouTube, which I wrote about in a different post. At first I thought he was a regular guy with his religious views. But then I clicked around a few more videos of his and began to realize something…. this guy isn’t a regular guy… He’s attempting to jump start a business!
His Youtube channel is called “In Thy Word,” and he self-describes as “answering the tough questions” in the Bible. I thought he was just another christian with attitude… but then I looked at his videos… check out this description:
What am I seeing here???? This is what professional Youtubers do to make $$$. They run affiliate links, sell “books,” and work marketing funnels. This is an entire business.
Not only that, but in his videos he sometimes pins a comment like this one:
He’s asking for single and monthly donations.
So let’s get this straight… he’s not a church, has no board of directors. He’s a YouTuber attempting to make a personality on “Jesus” and a “defender of the faith,” but in reality he’s using this as a platform by which he can sell product (T-shirts, merchandise, e-books and asking for money.). THIS is the exact thing that happened in the Bible when Jesus reacting by throwing all the money changers out of the temple.
He even has a link, “HOW TO PRAY TO GOD For Something You Want And Actually Get It!” Wait… that’s not even biblical. When I went to that video, there’s another link in the description:
Uh, again, suspicious. This is starting to sound like the christian version of “The Secret.”
Out of curiosity I clicked on the link for his “Free Book.” Guess what I found… A MARKETING FUNNEL! I mean this is what I’d expect with something like, “How to turn $100 to $10000 with FOREX, download my free e-book.”
In case you don’t know how marketing funnels work, check this out, it explains it very well: https://skotadi.org/manipulation/
The way a funnel works is that they usually offer something for seemingly FREE. You provide your email, and you get a free something. But then they began to send you monthly emails… slipped into those emails will be an idea to get you to buy something… and then something more…
If he was honestly giving this away for free, why does he need your contact info? People do this for a sales followup.
Now I understand why he censored me! He is running a business and doesn’t want negativity. Why does he need money? He says so he can create “high quality videos.” His videos already look good. YT is free… so what’s this about?
$$ MONEY $$