Oh, there are so many….
Let’s start with the biggest one that I KNOW we’re ALL familiar with.
“Sign up at this program and you will get rich overnight! We GUARANTEE it!”
So many things are wrong with that sentence but the worst part is the guarantee.
Why do I say that? I say it because nothing is guaranteed in business (or in life for that matter). In fact, a LOT of what we do is deciding risk vs reward, over and over. There is NO guarantee where there is risk and there is ALWAYS risk!
….and do we really need to talk about getting rich overnight? Really? In 2020? Have we not figured out by now that in order to make money, you have to actually WORK for it? The bonus is when you can find something you LOVE to do so it doesn’t necessarily feel like work all the time but you’re still going to have to work for your money and you won’t love it all the time.
I can’t help but grimace when I see these advertisements. I’ve fallen for them so many damn times in the past but yet it STILL shocks me that they are still around.
It would almost be funny except for the fact that it’s really not that funny when someone gets duped. It’s not funny at all. It’s actually heart breaking and can be devastating to the person who has been scammed. It’s a real shame because I think it turns a lot of people off from trying again at business online.
Please when you see these ads, if you’re considering joining, I beg of you….don’t. To quote my favorite TV judge, “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” In other words, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!
There is no easy button. Believe me, if there was, someone would have found it LONG ago and we’d have heard about it by now and everyone would be rich. The reason we haven’t heard of it yet is because it just simply doesn’t exist.
You have to hustle. You have to work.
It takes time, money and effort to become successful – NO MATTER WHAT!