Joseph hoped that, if he didn’t survive the infection, this source of income would be a lasting gift to his family.
While relating this all to me, he starts to choke up a little.
There is another, legitimate form of "Internet Marketing" which operates much more closely to a traditional marketing business, but men like Raygoza have co-opted the term and run with it.
In some ways, his kind of Internet Marketing is an evolution of the old "make money from home, stuffing envelopes" ads you used to find in the back of Rolling Stone magazine, alongside those promising to make you a world famous songwriter or a musclehead who no longer has to take crap from bullies on the beach.
He called the hospital, got my room number, talked to me in the hospital.
I remember this really well, because I was watching CSPAN and how the economy was going, and I’m sitting in this ICU room talking to him on the phone, and he’s talking to me like a good friend.
It operates out in the open — with poorly designed websites, tacky infomercials, and outrageous claims designed to scare off the wary and draw in the curious, desperate, and naive.