Fair Warning: This post is a bit ranty.
I’m getting real sick and tired of coming across these Instagram accounts that are full of nothing but motivational quotes and claims that they can help you make money…but only if you give them some of your money first.
It takes money to make money, right? Kind of but this isn’t like that. Sure, you have to spend some money to get some investments, whether it’s product to resell or equipment to help you run your business.
I’m okay with that.
I had to spend money on a business license, a website domain, product to resell, and packing material before I even thought about making my first sale.
It’s just a part of the game.
But these guys, it’s not like that. They’re selling you hard because they know they don’t have anything of real value to provide you. They’re going the emotional route. They’re feeding you feel-good bullshit to make you think that you have a problem and that they’re going to solve that for you if you buy their useless information.
They’re really good at marketing. I’ll give them that.
They’re really good at making you think that your life sucks; that there’s all these problems in your life and that you’re worthless. They’re really good at making you think that they have all the right answers to all of life’s questions.
They make you think that your life is getting better but all that you’re really doing is spinning the wheels. They have nothing of substance to offer you yet you’re eating all this shit up.
If you’ve been thinking about getting yourself involved with something like this, here’s something to remember:
The more they have to spruce up their product, the more shit it is.
It’s really that simple. The best form of marketing that you can have is through word-of-mouth. That happens when someone buys something awesome (hopefully like your product) and they tell people that they know how awesome your product is and they buy it because they trust that person and they just gotta have it!
If you check out the item descriptions for the products that I have up for sale on my website, you’ll probably notice that I don’t have much fluff to them. I let the product (and the pictures) speak for themselves. If they are quality, then they’ll hook you and hopefully you’ll buy it. If not, then either the picture or the product isn’t good enough for you and I’m okay with that.
They’re not for everyone. They’re for the right people.
I don’t think of myself as a salesman and I try to do as little selling as absolutely possible. I just don’t have the time for it and I hate doing it.
I also hate being sold to. It goes both ways. You should sell how you like to be sold to. Business should make you money but it should also be enjoyable for the most part. There’s no point in having your own business if it makes you miserable. You might as well work for someone else if you’re looking for the same result.
Stop spending your money on fluff. Stop spending your money on useless information that you could find on your own for free. Stop spending your money emotionally. Try to think about it more logically. Get better at seeing through the bullshit and start figuring out what you’re really getting; a whole bunch of empty promises and a big hole in your wallet.
Stop chasing get rich quick schemes. There’s no such fucking thing.
Put in the work and the time and create your own luck.