Last night’s T3 seminar was awesome! We had a fantastic turn out for our Cyber Monday session and there was lots of great discussions about accountability and planning for the future in online business.
Then came…The claim!
A new attendee jumped into the discussion while we were discussing the $2.73 & $27.39 Plan and made a bold claim. They said they could show people a way to make 265 bucks a day for free if they ‘followed their advice’. Now I’m no judge when it comes to what people promote, I’ve learned my lesson trust me, but here’s my problem with this…
Anyone, who is anyone online, that had made a living knows a few things. One, it takes a heck of a lot of effort to build a brand and business but second, it does not happen for free. Yeah there are FREE ways you can make a few bucks here and there but it’s pretty simple, online you either trade time or money for your success…And most of the times, it’s both.
My problem wasn’t with what the person was promoting, to be honest, they didn’t even share what it was, it was the angle which plagues this business. The ‘do it for free’ way of thinking and promises of luxury if they just ‘follow the rules’. It doesn’t work like this and it makes me sad to see this.
What’s worst, even though most people confronted the person and pleaded with them not to claim ‘it can be done for free’, you still saw some other attendees ask to get in contact with the person making the claim so they could learn more.
It is, the great tragedy online. It really is. It’s a pipe dream and something I truly wish wouldn’t be a problem anymore. But I guess as long as the entry price for these opportunities are low, they will exist. It’s slot machine marketing but even worse, it’s sad to see such good people being led the wrong way.
My only wish, is no matter what opportunity you promote online…Please be truthful and tell folks, it does not happen for free overnight.
P.S. We’ve got something VERY special going on tonight at Traffic Exchange Live. A special guest, unlike any the traffic exchange industry has seen before, will be the guest speaker at 6pm Eastern in Randy Ritter’s Avenues To Success…Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman! You won’t want to miss this…