Glenn Beck Markdown - A new e-commerce business site dubbed Markdown.com is Glenn Beck’s latest business venture. When he first announced that he was leaving his daily Fox News show later this year, millions of people were curious about his next venture. Although the new website has nothing to do with his future television plans, it is an interesting twist of more things to come.
Beck has made it clear that the reasoning behind his deals site is jam-packed with good American values.
“As a small business owner myself, I understand the daily challenges that entrepreneurs face and how frustrating it can be to get well-deserved attention for a great product or service,” Beck said in a statement “With Markdown.com we will be able to feature these great local and regional businesses right alongside some of the most well-known brands in America.”
The site is essentially identical to Groupon and LivingSocial (sans the official “Value and Values” tagline) and will offer discounted deals on various products. The first deals are for Chocolate.com and LifeLock, an identity theft prevention company.
The site also boasts a referral system. If a user refers a friend to the site and the friend buys something, then the user gets an additional 10% off the discounted price.
Beck plans to plug the site across his entire media empire, which includes his news service The Blaze and a syndicated radio show that draws about 10 million listeners a week.
“Markdown is a place where I will be able to connect you directly with the products and retailers that I love,” Beck said.
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