On a weekly basis, I make it a point to review at least one “hot selling” product that has just been released claiming to teach people how to make money online.
By reviewing a product, I actually buy it which, as you can imagine; can get very expensive.
Now, as expected, most of these products are usually products only created to bleed dry the unsuspecting, newbie online marketer thinking that by spending just $9.99 on a “system”, they’re going to wake up tomorrow and suddenly be rich.
It may sound like a BS claim to you and me, but I am surprised to read the many emails that I get from people telling me how badly they’ve been robbed following this type of online products and courses.
At the time of writing this, I have been doing online business for 5 years now and I have finally accepted (it took me a while) that there is no magical, one cure for all system that can make you rich online.
Just. Forget. About. It!
However, I still go ahead and buy these products (to review) knowing very well that this money is going down the toilet, or worse; going to the guy / gal that created this mess of a product.
So why do I keep doing this on a weekly basis?
In this post today, I’m going to take the usual break from the “how to guides” and publish for my online business advice section of the blog, 5 reasons why I don’t mind getting scammed online by these fake gurus.
5 Reasons Why I Don’t Mind Getting Scammed Online
It’s A Business Expense
Starting an online business like mine, which uses a simple blog and the “affiliate marketing” method is very affordable.
I can go ahead and start another “online business” with just the $15 needed for a domain name and set up shop on WordPress in a few seconds.
However, that is the price of getting started, but the actual cost of running this business a bit more complicated.
Since this site is dedicated to “reviewing online tools for online entrepreneurs”, it only makes sense that I actually buy and review these products.
But why do I this even though I know it’s money down the drain?
Because this is how I bring in readers to my site and make money. To me, it’s just another business expense that I need in order to deliver the best possible value to my readers (and to my business).
Product Reviews Rank Very Well
I have talked about this many times and I will continue for as long as somebody is willing to listen: writing product reviews is the best thing you can do as a beginner (and even as a pro blogger) to drive in traffic from search engines.
I have managed to make this blog rank very well for competitive search terms and reap the benefits from it due to these products that I buy and review.
Again; it’s a business expense that I need.
I won’t go into much detail about how to create products review here but you can see any of the reviews I have published here to see what they look like and you can also read this guide on how to write product reviews that convert readers into money!
I Get To Weed Out The BS
When you look for already existing reviews of these types of products (the make-money-online products especially), you will find that there are a lot of websites that claim that product X is amazing and it’s something ‘everybody needs”.
They do this to guess what; make a hefty commission on these products when they know very well that this product is not as good as they claim it to be.
This either makes them a liar (because they saw that it’s not great but they claim it is) or they just have no idea what they’re talking about; which makes this a dangerous thing for you; the reader, who just wants to learn how this business is run.
I, on the other hand, do not make money off these products reviews (I will tell you how I make money further down).
When I write a product review which I do not like, I do not affiliate myself with them. I can if I want to, as I have done my job of “revealing the truth” but I choose not to since, to be quite honest, I do not need to make anymore (especially from those types of products).
So, whenever you look for a review, make sure you take your time and read more than 1 review as probably, the one saying it’s “amazing” is probably just saying that so you buy it and he can make his commission.
I Can Help Others Better
Like most of you reading this, I was also a newbie a few years ago looking at “the hottest” new product and buying it with big hopes and dreams.
I also remember the feeling of disappointment and shame after buying the product and finding out that this was just another over-hyped product with a slew of upsells connected to it that made me even more confused and fearful of missing out.
I have spent a lot of money buying up shitty products and I know it sucks so that is one of the reasons why I decided to start up this website reviewing products in the hopes of helping people save some money and pointing them to the right, proper thing.
I can’t even tell you how much a “thank you for saving me money” email makes me happier than a “you have a commission” email.
It brings a smile to my face knowing that I have, from the tiny office in my house, managed to make a positive impact on somebody at the other side of the globe.
So I don’t mind getting scammed online just so I can be the hero and win the “Mr Nice guy award”?
Nope… as you can imagine; I also do it for the money.
It Proves To Me That I Have The Best Training
After all the many tries years ago looking for a good system that I can follow, I actually did find it and it is called Wealthy Affiliate.
Using the training available at Wealthy Affiliate, I managed to create a flourishing business (that sells jewelry online) and finally I have found “success”.
That is why I have decided to become an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate and point the people reading my reviews to a training that I actually know works.
At the time of writing this, I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 4 years and I do not think I will ever let it go as I also have a bunch of students that I mentor in there.
I won’t go into all the specifics of WA, but I do invite you to check out my review of it here and you can see why it’s by far the best product out there to learn from.
Also, might I add; it’s free to get started so rest assured you won’t be scammed as there is no money involved.
Working with Wealthy Affiliate and reviewing these online scams has made me realize how lucky I was to actually find WA and how much of a fool I was buying into all the other products wasting a lot of money, time, and energy following the wrong information.
So there you have it boys and girls; the 5 reasons why I don’t mind getting scammed online.
I would have loved to say that it’s all about helping you but while that is partially true, I also have my own reasons ($$$) why I do it.
But I think that is what makes a good online business right?
Providing a service that helps people and improves their lives while also making money from it?
How awesome is that?
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