What do you mean I need to pay you, to pay you?

by Kasey Rainbow, Administration Assistant

Have you ever walked into a workshop expecting knowledge, tools and insights, only to walk out with a receipt and an empty bank balance? It is something that is far too common in this day and age and I can’t help but wonder why.

If you are anything like me, when you purchase a ticket to a seminar, workshop or conference, you expect to learn. You expect to gain valid insights into a topic that you are interested in, hence why you bought a ticket in the first place. However, something that is becoming more common (and annoyingly so) is that while you do get some minimal tips and tricks from said seminar, you are hit at the end with a kick to the guts.

The sales pitch.

We all know the one. They offer you a product, program or life changing pill and lure you in with the promise of wealth, success and steak knives. If the salesman is good, it can be easy to throw your credit card at them or even your first-born child for the right price.

Now, if you wish to do this, that is your choice and that is totally fine. But ask yourself this question. If I attend an event that I paid for and at said event am asked to pay for MORE events, doesn’t this mean that I will be asked to pay for something else at the next event?

Unfortunately, such events are fast becoming the norm and it is getting harder and harder to find helpful and informative knowledge without the downfall of a large cheque attached. We have witnessed this happen too many times and are determined to help by setting you on the right path, before you take the wrong one.

Follow our simple guidelines to become a more informed and sensible entrepreneur:

  1. Do your research.
    This one is simple – research everything. An incredibly easy task with the internet constantly at our fingertips.
  2. Be patient.
    Do not throw your money at the first opportunity that comes your way, unless you have followed step one and feel comfortable with said opportunity.
  3. Start conversations.
    Join a networking group, attend free skill sessions or find a forum online that is in line with your goal. You will be amazed at how much you can learn just from talking to people.

That’s it! Follow those three easy steps and you are already on your way to becoming more knowledgeable about your target market, your business goals and quite possibly the world!

Now, if you can just provide me with your first name and email, I will send you our ‘How to Make a Million Dollars a Minute’ brochure for the TODAY ONLY price of your soul. 😊

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