It’s no secret that there are a lot of so-called “experts” out there who are more than happy to sell you their latest and greatest course on how to make money online. But the hard truth is that most of these people are nothing more than charlatans who are looking to take advantage of naive people who don’t know any better.
As a copywriter myself I have colleagues who occassionally directed their consulting expertise to this kind of niche only to find out that many of them couldn’t afford copywriting services. Quite ironic when you’re teaching the law-of-attraction principles…
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Here are 5 reasons why you should NOT spend your hard-earned money on one of these so-called coaches:
They make it sound easy
Everything is easy when you’ve done it for a long time. But the reality is that most people who are buying these courses are rather inexperienced and think that a course will solve lot of problem for them.
So the first reason is that they’re not being completely upfront with you about what it takes to succeed online. They make it sound easy — like all you have to do is buy their program and you’ll start raking in the dough — when the reality is that it’s not that simple. It takes loads of actions to get things running that you’ll rarely learn at these courses.
The students are often lazy dreamers
This might seem odd but let me explain:
Always remember to check out the community as much as you can before signing up to a course. A lot of people have dreams about making big money and don’t have the tools. But many simply aren’t cut out for it so chances are you are going to encounter users who really likes the material but aren’t entrepreneurial so they’ll just goof around in the facebook groups or at the forum on the website giving meaningless advices.
A lot of these courses sell a great community, a promise of people coming together who wants to “make it”. But chances of meeting someone there who actually knows what he/she should really be doing are slim.
You Don’t Need Them to Succeed
The vast majority of people who have been successful in making money online have done so without spending a dime on a coach. In fact, most of them will tell you that all you need to get started is a willingness to learn and a bit of common sense.
There’s no reason to waste your money on someone else when there are so many free resources available online that can teach you everything you need to know about making money online. If you’re willing to put in the work, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve the same level of success as those who’ve spent thousands of dollars on so-called “coaches.”
Now, you will probably need to learn the skill somewhere but there are better areas to do that like skillshare, coursera or udemy.
If you do want to pay courses to learn about a new subject, check out these websites and go for the courses that are highest rated. Chances are you’ll get a lot of value out of them while at the same time paying around 12–50 euros instead of 3000–5000 euros.
They care more about selling than teaching