Are you addcited to WSO's?

by newdad
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Lately I have been totally addicted to the WSO's that come through my email. Each one I have purchased is a good system to make money but I haven't made any yet because before I really take action I am onto the next one.

I know that I really need to focus on one thing and as they say "put my nose to the grindstone" but I feel like these are all such a great bargain how could I possibly pass them up.

Ultimately I think I have to unsubscribe from the emails because I have no self discipline. Does anybody else have this problem?

~ Justin
#addcited #wso
  • Profile picture of the author WilliamBlah
    Hi Justin,

    I understand your problem. A good way to deal with it isn't to give yourself a total ban, or even to unsubscribe, but to:

    - Choose your method (Only one!)
    - Create targets/aims/goals (Look up SMART objectives)
    - Only ever buy an information product if it helps you get closer to your goal

    You also need to drop the "too much of a bargain to pass up" mindset. If the information is good, it will still be around in the future. If the information is amazing, it will become common knowledge in the future.

    Before buying any information product, try to think: "How would I go about solving the problem the WSO claims to have a solution to, on my own?"

    Regards
    Will
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      If you take up heroin, by the sweet law of contrast theory your WSO addiction will be an awesome thing.

      It's fine to shop around until you get your focus. Just ensure you get your focus before you waste years of time or thousands of Dollars.


      Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    Used to but not anymore as there are simply too many WSOs now, I will be broke if I buy every single one of them
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  • Profile picture of the author eldudebros
    Yes I understand this feeling. Purchase a WSO, read all of it and start taking actions. After 1 week, I will be so demotivated, and here comes a mail promoting a kick-ass WSO. Wow, that WSO looks awesome, maybe this WSO works better than the last one. Bought it.

    Here goes your never ending cycle.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    NO! Let me give you an example of what that will do to you if you are addicted... Imagine that you first start with a vision. Your vision is your definite purpose. When you have the one idea that you will dedicate your life to until you succeed you can say you have a definite purpose. So now you stand looking up at a huge mountain that you have to climb. The only way you will get to the top is if you climb one way... UP. All of the WSO's that you buy will lead you in either up or to the side. If it is a WSO that gives you content that will help you in your definite purpose you will gain knowledge that can help you move up quicker. If its unrelated its the equivalent of going no where which is like climbing to the side. You spend energy + time which is money and more importantly you fill your subconscious with a belief that its ok to waste time making no progress... The moral of the story is define your definite purpose and only purchase material that is going to help your climb UP.
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    • Profile picture of the author newdad
      Thanks everyone lots of helpful advice.

      There is definitely a common theme to all of the replies to set a goal (long term) and if at all only purchase WSO's that are going to help me achieve that goal.

      I do find that being able to visualize something is very helpful so thanks James for this:
      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      So now you stand looking up at a huge mountain that you have to climb. The only way you will get to the top is if you climb one way... UP. All of the WSO's that you buy will lead you in either up or to the side.
      Now I guess its time to get climbing!
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Originally Posted by newdad View Post

    Lately I have been totally addicted to the WSO's that come through my email. Each one I have purchased is a good system to make money but I haven't made any yet because before I really take action I am onto the next one.

    I know that I really need to focus on one thing and as they say "put my nose to the grindstone" but I feel like these are all such a great bargain how could I possibly pass them up.

    Ultimately I think I have to unsubscribe from the emails because I have no self discipline. Does anybody else have this problem?

    ~ Justin
    You need to go through all the WSOs you have bought and try to make some sense out of them. Otherwise there is no way you can get the value of your money
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  • Profile picture of the author David Mcalorum
    WSO`s are great if your looking to expand your knowledge on
    a specific field of interest....

    However... If you get caught in the education phase...
    Im afraid WSO's may be your vice.

    You'll be surprised how much you actually learn when you
    go out and do the damn thing. Regardless if you win or loose.
    In fact, you will usually learn more if you loose.

    In any case, chunk things down and set a goal to get only
    a certain number of things done each day, week, month and year.

    Take breaks, and give yourselves some incentives.
    Also, if possible, find a close friend or family member
    whom you can hold yourself accountable to.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopBackBuilder
    Well first you need to realize that there is a problem.

    You aren't really making good investments because 90 percent of WSO's are all the same...

    Also most WSO's involve methods that aren't good for long term business, more like the online equivalent of odd jobs.

    You can find ALL the info you'll ever need in the free WSO section, you've already paid enough money to WSO's, now take ACTION, you need to save that money for REAL investments.
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  • Profile picture of the author darrenchow
    Steps:
    1) Determine the method you would like to follow, which suits your style and skills
    2) Study related wso and take action
    3) Ignore the other irrelevant wso until you make money =)

    If you cannot determine what you want to achieve at the end of the day, you will end up buying all kinds of products. So, set your ultimate goal first. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    Originally Posted by newdad View Post

    Lately I have been totally addicted to the WSO's that come through my email. Each one I have purchased is a good system to make money but I haven't made any yet because before I really take action I am onto the next one.

    I know that I really need to focus on one thing and as they say "put my nose to the grindstone" but I feel like these are all such a great bargain how could I possibly pass them up.

    Ultimately I think I have to unsubscribe from the emails because I have no self discipline. Does anybody else have this problem?

    ~ Justin
    I cannot stress how important it is to know your goals when buying a WSO. Making money is not a goal (well, it is, but it is too generic). Instead you want to write down everything you need from a WSO, and see if the offer fts your expectations.

    Bargains are only bargains when you make something off them. Remember, when you go buy something at a sale, you are not saving any money if you were not gonna buy something anyway. So start looking beyond the price.
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    • Profile picture of the author harrydog
      Great posts warriors.
      What I do when looking for WSOs (notice I used Looking for not at) is look for specific WSOs that give some knowledge, system, tool etc that i specifically need to enhance my progress. As other people have said you need to focus on one area and get proficient in that and only look for WSO's that help you in this goal. It sounds like you are in the "Shiny Object" phase.
      Stop buying unrelated WSOs they will only take you off in tangents that will probably end in a cul de sac for you.

      Think about IM like taking a college course. If you were studying english you would not go out and buy books on physics because of the shiny cover. This would get you nowhere and waste your time and money.

      Step back look at what you have bought and focus on one type of marketing and only buy what you need to achieve the next step.

      Been there done it - now I search the WSO forum for specific keywords so I only see WSOs relevant to what I need
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Step away from the WSOs.

    It might not be such a bad idea to pick one of your purchases, and really focus on just that one WSO. Purchasing WSO's can prove to be a very valuable thing, however, at this point, it may help to put your wallet back in your pocket, and really commit and focus to just one, at least for a month or two.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    To be honest I bought 1 WSO and it was total trash. After that I never bought a single WSO again. Maybe in the future something will catch my eye.

    For now, If I need help on something I just ask questions and I go through the War Room and get priceless information. Joining the War Room was the best investment I ever made.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
      Originally Posted by 3000 View Post

      To be honest I bought 1 WSO and it was total trash. After that I never bought a single WSO again. Maybe in the future something will catch my eye.

      For now, If I need help on something I just ask questions and I go through the War Room and get priceless information. Joining the War Room was the best investment I ever made.
      Exactly, Joining the war-room is great investment, I have gotten a lot of free WSOs , free membership site access and ultimately I'm also able to post a wso myself and sell it to everyone else

      probably you would want to slow down on buying products after products.. Start learning, and start selling.. it's much better that way..

      God bless you,
      Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    3000 there are some marketers that will overdeliver but the majority will waste your time and deliver useless crap. I am not suggesting you buy WSO's just don't let one bad apple ruin the whole tree. I like David Wood's strategy in selling which is to give away so much value for free that people say... "If he is giving this much away for free I wonder what i'm going to get if I pay for something." Judge the products on how much the marketer is giving away for free as an indication of how much value they can offer you.
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    • Profile picture of the author 3000
      Originally Posted by jamesrich1 View Post

      3000 there are some marketers that will overdeliver but the majority will waste your time and deliver useless crap. I am not suggesting you buy WSO's just don't let one bad apple ruin the whole tree. I like David Wood's strategy in selling which is to give away so much value for free that people say... "If he is giving this much away for free I wonder what i'm going to get if I pay for something." Judge the products on how much the marketer is giving away for free as an indication of how much value they can offer you.
      No I completely agree with you, I was just unlucky in that the very first WSO I bought was all rehashed garbage. I'm not putting down ALL WSOs.

      I'm just saying that you can get real priceless information just by asking or by joining the War Room.

      I was fortunate enough to find some real methods in the War Room that I'm currently using to get some income from Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I always ask myself if I "want this" or if I "need this" and usually the answer is I want it but don't need it... works most of the time for WSO's and occasionally for food!

    If you're going to buy anything and need that buzz of whatever chemicals get released in your body from buying then just make sure it's always related to what you're currently working on and something that will help you move towards your goal. If it's a totally different method... don't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    Personally, I almost never buy information based WSOs unless they are super cheap and by people who have a good reputation for providing real value. I found too many of the information WSOs I bought were rehashed info which could be found elsewhere and weren't worth wasting money on. What I do invest in is tools which can be helpful to me (for example, I'm working on starting up a website development business so I've bought developer rights for a large number of useful plugins which will be added bonuses to my clients).

    It's also a good idea to get a War Room membership. I find that much of the information in WSOs is made available there as well along with occasional tools (though developer rights on the tools is rather rare). Totally worth the one time investment.

    Finally, bottom line -- you are suffering from shiny object syndrome. Stop buying and start working to make some money.
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    • Profile picture of the author 3000
      Originally Posted by Rekando View Post

      Soo gd !!!!
      Just read your other posts... Umm... Bye?...
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  • Profile picture of the author drewcpappas
    I am the same way. I buy a wso and I see another one and lose focus.
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  • Profile picture of the author bighostchennai
    This is one of stage in IM I also gone through, when this excitement will settles, will happen soon or later, and you see things more clearly then before, what needs to done, what is single most things you need to concentrate. definitely the WSO gives you good knowledge won't go waste.
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Like others have said, stick to stuff that you would likely take on further and not buy every new product under the sun.
    In saying that, join then war room. You'll REALLY get addicted there lol
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