Have you ever bought a $7 course on how to make money online, only to realize that you need $47 more?
You’ve overspent and violated your budget for the hopeful possibility of making more money.
2 weeks later, unfortunately, the promised ‘overnight’ profits didn’t come at all.
So you threw away the course and looked for something else.
And look what you’ve found, a complete system with the much needed hand-holding for only $197.
You haven’t bought it, yet you already feel like a winner!
But look what happened? Your coach left after the 30-day window for refund. Again, you barely made a cent using his ‘life changing’ method.
Still, you didn’t mind the lost dollars and moved on to the next system. This time though, you’re careful about which guru to choose.
And so you’ve found a a membership site for $49 per month which will walk you through a proven blueprint. Totally legit, no red flags detected.
Months passed, and you’re scratching your head, wondering why you haven’t yet gotten the results you desire.
Frustrated, you move on to the next biz opp course or program ‘til you find something that works. Rinse and repeat.
Does this sound like you?
Have you been pogosticking from one shiny object to another, leaving you with little to nothing to show?
Look, you don’t have to hide it coz’ I know what it feels.
I’m a perfect example of someone who never stuck with a single money-making method long enough to see success. And I deeply regret what I did.
Now, do YOU want to suffer the same fate?
If not, then read this entire article to discover how and why you’ll FAIL to make money if you greedily chase shiny objects for a living.
Why I Hate Shiny Objects: My Bitter Experiences
My experience with shiny objects is a weird one.
I stumbled first on a legit biz opp program before I was lured into get rich quick schemes.
The reason? my curiosity prevailed and I wanted to explore what’s out there.
So I started wandering around WarriorPlus and JVZoo for interesting money-making methods and buying several of them.
I bought them from affiliates who were spoiling people with dozens of bonuses, which turned out to be crappy, old products, and those coming from PLR bundles.
But here’s the big move.
I committed to an Internet marketing coach and spent over 2,000 bucks in the hopes of finally making it. The promise was that I can make $10,000 in only 6 weeks, and he said he was going to walk me through every step of the way.
However, all I got was a shitty-looking, ClickFunnels-powered members area containing some rehashed training, which can be bought somewhere for 10 bucks.
Now, I would tolerate this if the guy will indeed hold my hand along the way. But no, he replies to my queries for only twice a week!
The worst part: He stopped replying after a month!
Devastated, I then placed my remaining chips on the hype during that time: cryptocurrencies.
I heavily invested on a crypto which was supposed to boom after a certain date.
And guess what happened? NOTHING.
In fact, my portfolio even fell by around 20 to 30 percent. It was so frustrating that I had to stop my losses by salvaging the remains of my investment (and accepting failure).
Because of this, I vowed to never spend another dollar on get rich quick stuff.
But here’s the funny part. Just as I thought that I didn’t have anymore funds, I pursued another coaching program, but this time about email marketing.
Problem is, my coach was asking me to do very difficult tasks that are not newbie-friendly. So in the end, I gave up on the venture as well.
And then there’s this course on YouTube, which involves a strategy that lies within the gray area (partly unethical, partly ethical).
I remember hoping a lot on this method because the plan seems perfectly sound. It will feel uncomfortable, but it will lead to big money.
In the end, I failed to make any money and even lost a YouTube channel in the process. It felt scary because I didn’t want to worsen my relationship with the video giant.
So I left the course and moved on.
The Real Problem With Using Shiny Objects to Make Money
Look, I’ve had very colorful experiences with various shiny objects on the Internet, so I won’t feel bad if you’ve experienced something similar.
However, you must start treating your shiny object syndrome before it’s too late.
They won’t do you any good, and here’s why:
I. They’re Mostly Hype, Not Focused On Value
Do you know how a snake oil salesman works?
He sells this product that’s supposed to cure all your problems and will change your life forever. After buying though, you feel ripped off because the claims weren’t true at all.
In the end, the salesman made money despite the product being horrible.
Truth be told, there are countless products and services on planet Earth that do no good, yet are selling like hotcakes because the marketing part was well thought out.
In this day and age, however, we now have the ability to become smarter with our purchasing decisions. Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier to find important information on whom to trust with your precious dollars.
You can leverage product reviews, forums, complaint boards, and social media groups to your advantage so that you won’t fall for crooks lurking in the shadows.
If you aren’t utilizing them yet, now is the best time to do that.
II. They Make You Feel Greedy, Only Looking After Yourself
Buying shiny objects is like taking drugs. You feel high after buying it.
The devastating effects, however, come in later once the feeling subsides.
What happens is you keep wanting the same feeling over and over until eventually, you crave for it.
I know because I remember bragging the YouTube course to my friend after buying it. I then told him that in a few months, I will be rich.
When I realized that it was another shiny object, I felt ashamed of admitting my failure. And I never bragged again ever since.
You see, money comes as a result of providing goods and services. And you can’t do that if you’re only looking after yourself.
In fact, the reason why ‘make money’ products sell is because there are people who crave for money.
But hey, there’s nothing wrong with wanting money. It’s just that gurus are taking it too far by promising something that’s beyond realistic.
And worse, they’re targeting complete newbies who are filled with hopes and dreams since it’s an easier sell.
III. They Dilute Your Focus Over Time
I’ve observed myself for a long enough time.
What I’ve found out is that in my first 3 years, I focus on a money-making method for 3 months at a time. That means I naturally get distracted every 90 days or so.
If the method doesn’t work beyond that, I would stop and move on to the next method or program.
Before I knew it though, I have a pile of digital junk and a very confused mind, thanks to information overload.
And all of a sudden, everything I’ve learned mixed up like a bowl of fruit salad.
Imagine generating traffic using Guru A’s advice, building an email list with Guru B’s method, setting up a funnel as taught by Guru C, and promoting offers the way Guru D does it.
Ever felt the same feeling?
It’s tough, right?
Yet I can assure you, if you keep buying dozens of courses from various gurus, you’ll be making progress so slow that even a snail can outrun you in the race!
IV. You Attract The “Suckers” Into Your Life
You may have heard of the Law of Attraction, which states that you attract everything into your life.
Guess what, the same principle applies to shiny objects as well.
I remember vividly from the $2,000 coaching program how awful I felt while implementing my coach’s method.
I purchased some Internet marketing tools from companies I don’t like, bought ads from dozens of strangers, and promoted products from gurus I don’t trust.
The longer I kept following his exact money-making blueprint, the more awkward I felt while doing business.
The same trend happened with the YouTube course. I was invited to a community filled with newbies who were only in it for the money.
Looking back, I realized it was no accident.
My greedy mindset attracted the ‘suckers’ who also had the same greed as me.
I want you to contemplate on your past experiences as well and track the people who’ve come to your life as a result of pursuing shiny objects. I bet all those people you’ve come across are greedy as well.
Stop Chasing Shiny Objects, Focus On Me Instead
So, will you still buy that $7 product?
Will you keep on following the hype, hoping that you’ll come across a money-making system that will change your life overnight?
It’s your call.
But if I were you, I’d stop chasing them already and only focus on ONE thing.
I know, you can focus on me instead 🙂
You see, I’ve decided to do something which I’ve never done before.
I’ll personally mentor you so that you can finally make real money online.
I’m doing this because I’ve already lost a LOT as a result of chasing shiny objects. I don’t want you to become the next casualty!
Then the first step to take is reading my comprehensive guide on How to Make Your First $1,000 Online for FREE.
Please follow this important task because this will give you an overview of how I make money online.
If it doesn’t resonate with you, all you have to do is close the page and move on to something else.
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What are your experiences with buying ‘make money’ courses? Have you succeeded with these shiny objects, or did you only lose money? Come leave a comment below and let’s talk about it.