I discovered someone here in my country trying to organize a bloggers organization and conducting "make money through blogging" seminars and charging innocent people some considerable amount of money for her blogging courses.
My friend who is not really familiar with blogging borrowed some money from my sister (around $400) and joined her club. I discovered this when my friend paid a visit to my sister after around a month since he joined and got nothing. He asked me what I am doing online and I explained to him everything. He was impressed and started to open-up his experience. I was shocked when I found out that the module he got was some free "how tos" information available almost everywhere.I gave him the links where the module were taken "mostly from EZA" and he was very disappointed. he taught he was robbed.
There are dozens of people who paid for her package and attended a short seminar. Most of these people borrowed money from others because of the promises and sales hype they heard. The amount involved is not a joke considering the value of money here.
The person who conducts this "blogging seminar" has a crappy personal blog and don't even have an adsense ads nor a squeeze page and not updated (last post was 3 months ago).
Do you think this kind of activity is unethical?
How can she conduct such seminar when she isn't even making money through blogging?
My friend said he will confront her and I told him it's up to him....