"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
― Isaac Asimov
I couldn't agree more with this statement. Nowadays, the Internet is full of useful educational content which covers different studies. However, tt the same time, it's a huge library which is bloated with people trying to earn money selling information that is literally written on the first page of search results.
You can see dozens of 'unique' courses, coachings that will make you a millionaire in a year, methods allowing to earn a $100 of daily passive income etc. At the end of a day, all these hacks are no more than a set of basics flavored with a bunch of lie and presented by a charismatic author.
After spending hundreds (or thousands) of hours on various courses and coachings I realized that most of them are following the same script. I decided to share it with you so you could avoid wasting your time on such activities.
Another SEO/Marketing/Moneymaking course/hack/coaching/training/whatever you call it
Hello guys, my name is <author's name> and I will tell you about a brand-new advanced technique called <name>. You will learn how to earn thousands of dollars using his technique. Key thing is that you don't need to be an expert in <niche> and it doesn't require any investment (or only a couple of bucks).
Now it's time to remind your target audience of their pains.
Sick of working for your boss? Sick of daily routine? Sick of being paid less than you should be? Have a dream but don't know how to start? Tried starting your own business but failed? Have an outstanding idea but don't know how to start? Want to travel while working? Etc.
Still think that it's impossible? Cmon, look at me! I started my first business in 13 years, earned my first million in 16 and I've been helping people from all over the world to run a successful business for 9 years! <insta full of photos with pretty girls, expensive cars, and from different countries>. The annual turnover of my company exceeded $10 million.
Here is my partner <name>. He is a professional in <niche> just like me. Last year he earned <crazy amount of money> and he will also share his methods.
You might think that it's very difficult for a person like you. Yes, it's not easy, but we will teach you everything you need. Here is Mike one of our graduates, he used to be just like you 2 years ago. Now look at him, he earns 10 times more than he used to earn on his full-time job. He bought his mother a new car. He has already traveled to 16 countries and currently lives in Italy.
Other examples in order to reflect all types of your target audience from students to disabled people.
You can do exactly the same only with your laptop and internet connection. Don't waste your time and start earning with us!
Well, this example is kinda obvious and smells like 2008, but trust me 90% of today's courses from gurus are based on this structure. They play with your pains, pull the wool over your eyes showing made up figures and offer a unique solution.
Nowadays, such gurus tend to focus more on offering small but recurring and passive income. Like how to earn $30 each day with little to no effort.
There's no magic stick in this world. As someone has already said - no one will share a gold mine with you unless there's no gold left in it.
Learn from free sources and practice yourself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that everyone who offers any paid course is a scammer, but in 9/10 cases it's true. If you want to buy something from someone, don't be in hurry and spend a month checking free stuff from the author, how he behaves etc. Don't trust any reviews or insta photos. Be smart.