If you read my About page then you will know that I spent atleast $10,000 over the last few years chasing dreams. Much like the people that spend that much gambling at the casinos or that purchase lottery tickets. I’ve read that you are more likely to get hit by lightning that winning a lottery.
So why do individuals look for the one thing to make them rich? For me the main reason was I really didn’t want to do a lot of work. The thought of writing an article every day was discouraging. I wanted to get there right now. I didn’t want to wait for one minute.
I have since learned that THERE AIN’T NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH (or TANSTAFL for short).
But of course, I didn’t get there. My bank account is lighter by atleast $10,000 and what have I got to show for it? Nothing. Well – maybe some “pretty” ebook covers where I (along with a zillion other individuals) purchased or got free resale rights, or master resale rights or something like that for our $97.00.
So how do “they” sucker you into it?
- They use slick sales letters, that have cost them several thousands dollars to have written.
- They “prey” on your sense of helplessness (you COULD be earning $50,000 per MONTH! You COULD be living the lifestyle).
- They offer scarcity (only 100 copies left, bonuses worth $10,000 if you buy right now…).
I also be admit – from time to time, when I visit the “forums” I get suckered into the sales pitch. So I try and avoid the forums – and if I do visit them, I try to skip over the sales pitches. They are pure EVILE!
Now I will give credit where it is due, they DO tell you that the results and examples provided are not typical and that your success will depend on the amount of work you do. Unfortunately the sales pitch doesn’t include this information, you only see this in the fine print that is usually a lite-gray color at the bottom of the sales page WELL below the numerous ORDER NOW buttons.
Tim Gary has an excellent post over at his website entitled Weasels and False Promises. Have a read – if you’ve been in my shoes in the past, you will agree with him 100%