Here are a few things I’ve heard recently that have been bothering me. I just need to get them off my chest before I go crazy.
“How dare you recommend a program that costs money. You’re a scammer. I’m telling EVERYONE!”
As of today, there have been 611 posts written at I’ve Tried That. Nearly all of them have been warnings against a particular program or “job offer.” There have been thousands of comments posted by random visitors thanking me for saving them money, and I’ve received countless emails expressing gratitude for the work I’ve done with the blog. But, I make one positive recommendation on a program that costs money and I instantly get called a scammer.
When I make a positive recommendation, it’s because I’ve personally tried the program and found it to be worthwhile. I never make a recommendation just to make a quick buck. The latest program that’s been getting me a lot of flak is Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve used their teachings to build a successful online career so of course I’m going to give them a thumbs up. Why wouldn’t I? They’ve personally helped me get to where I am today and I share with you guys my story what has worked for me. I’m not holding a gun to your head saying spend your money and join right now. If you don’t want to, that’s fine. But don’t email me and personally threaten and harass me because I give one positive recommendation.
“We don’t want this secret to get out!!!”
This is a sales tactic I’ve seen popping up a lot more frequently these days. The owner of the program states over and over that he or she does not want this secret available to the “general public” but anyone is free to sign up and watch their ultra-secret hidden underground videos or webinars.
It’s just annoying. If you don’t want your information out there, then why are you holding a free webinar in which you reveal said information you want to keep private?
“I know you said that ALL CHECK PROCESSING jobs are scams, but these guys are offering me $500 a day to process checks! Is this real?”
Of course it’s not real.
You explicitly state that you’re reading my advice, but then throw it out the window. I had someone email me the above quote. Even after I responded saying not to do it, they wrote back saying they were going to try it out anyway. I love you guys, and I promise I have your best interests at heart.
“Sir, please get out of the ball pit. You’re much too tall.”
I was just looking for my keys, I swear.
How did they get in there, you ask?
Uhh, well, you see…
I threw them in.
Fun fact: you’re never too old to have fun in a ball pit. I’m going to open a national chain of ball pits for adults. If you’re interested in investing in a franchise opportunity, please send me an email. Tons of fun guaranteed.
Well, that’s all of them.
And I feel better.
Thanks for listening.