Ever hear the saying nothing in life is free? It wasn’t too long ago I sent an email to my list for a trial on Facebook marketing. The trial cost $9.95. You can try for one whole week and if it doesn’t work out for you simply get your money back.
Pretty much a can’t lose deal right? Well I got the following reply from a reader with the initials SD.
“I Won’t Try Anything That Cost Me Money” -SD
I replied back, “than good luck making any money.” However I wanted to use his email to show why you can’t succeed with this type of attitude. If you have the same attitude as SD you need to change it or your make money online career will be over real quick.
Nothing In Life Is Free
Let me reiterate NOTHING is really free. Lets not kid ourselves. We all know that nothing is really free in this world. There is always a cost involved. If it’s not money then it’s normally your time. The problem is most people don’t value their time very much.
They think their time is worth nothing therefore other people’s time is worth nothing as well. I know this because over the years I have had hundreds of emails asking to spend my time for free. They get upset when I direct them to information they need to read or view first.
What they are really looking for is not help. What they’re looking for is someone to do all the work for them and do it for free. Yesterday I received this email from Ron.
“I need to make money fast. Was wondering if you could set my blog up with all the affiliate stuff set up. I will pay you back when I get money!!!” – Unedited email from Ron
Then I get emails from people that try and sweeten the deal. Like Jack P. from Providence College. Check this one out.
“i know you make lots of $$$ with your social media and seo stuff. i don’t have enough time to do what you do but was wondering something. if you could set everything up for me i could do all the follow up and make sales. when i get out of college and get a car i will sign everything back over to you.” -Unedited email from Jack P.
What an amazing offer. I set up the sites and social media accounts for him and he gets all the money. Once he thinks he made enough he’ll turn it over to me. How could I possibly refuse and offer like that.
I hope that Jack is not representative of the quality of students that Providence College is not turning out. A lot of this may be my own fault because I do give away a ton of stuff for free. Unfortunately free isn’t what some people are looking for. They want it all done for them and don’t want to pay for it.
Nothing In Life Is Free – Just Ask Facebook
Here’s something to keep in mind. If you’re not paying for it you’re not the customer. You’re the product being sold. Just ask Facebook.
It is possible to learn how to create a successful blog on your own. Just go to Youtube or Google and search thousands of pieces of content. This could take you few weeks or even months. Or you could pay some money and have it all presented to you step by step in a few hours.
You need to place a value on your time. Don’t you think it’s worth a few dollars to save a couple weeks or months of your time on the internet searching for free information?
I hire people to design all my blogs and set them up. I outsource a lot of my work. Some months I spend thousands of dollars on outsourcing and tools to grow my business. If I had to pay someone $1000 to design a blog that is a bargain because it would take me months to learn how to do it. A month of my time is worth far more than $1000.
Your time is worth money. You need to place a value on it. Once you do you may realize your better off spending $1k on pay per click instead of spending 20 hours a week learning to seo your site to get free traffic.
If you don’t try anything that cost you money the chances are you won’t try anything. You won’t take any classes, you won’t buy any training products, you won’t do anything. You won’t even do a try before you buy offer because they require you to put in a credit card number that won’t be charged.
Another example is a company that I promote. They require you to spend $49 for an MTTB application that will be returned to you if you cancel. Countless amounts of people will make excuses how they can’t afford $49 to possibly change their life but they won’t think twice about spending that going out to eat and too a movie. And you wonder why most people are still broke.
There is a famous saying “you can pay me now or you can pay me later.” You need to get rid of the attitude that you won’t pay anything that cost you money. Think about it. Do you know how many new customers go into an auto repair shop and ask for a “Free” diagnostics? When you go see your doctor for a checkup does he or she give you a free diagnostics?
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