Like most beginners, I made a lot of mistakes when I first started checking out online business options.
But this was the biggest one, by far:
Believing the Hype of High-Ticket Course Promoters
Here’s what happened:
When I was starting out, I was lured in by the promise of webinars. Amazon e-commerce, writing children’s books, affiliate marketing, you name it.
Over the course of a webinar, a lot of big $ numbers were quoted, and fast success timelines shown.
What, of course, wasn’t shown was the normal bell curve of probability. The fact that:
- only a few people achieve remarkable success quickly
- without ongoing support and feedback, most people struggle to implement new skills
- a good percentage of students won’t even complete the course.
I fell for the marketing hype. More than once.
But, it’s also worth acknowledging that making this mistake taught me a ton.
To recognize over-promotion when I see it. To ask lots of questions. To start with free content, and get a reality check on my interest and skill set. Buyer beware.
So I encourage everyone to see their mistakes (and “failures”) as necessary steps along the path.
There’s always a lesson to learn.