I want you to imagine a popular niche. Doesn't matter what it is. Just imagine a popular one, okay? I mean, this niche is so hot, it's practically on fire! Well, not really on fire, of course, because then you'd need to call in the fire department and by the time they arrived, your money could be up in smoke. So, it's not literally on fire, but it's figuratively on fire.
It's hot, hot, hot!
I mean, you'd be a fool not to be in this niche. Millions are being made. You could be getting your share of the loot. Mind you, you're not going to make millions yourself. That would be silly. No way you're going to dominate like that! But, you could stake out your own little corner. You could make two maybe three dollars a day.
Sure, you could make more. How much more? I can't tell you. Sorry. But there are millions to be made. Of that, you'll make some figure somewhere between nothing at all and, um, probably not millions. I mean, clearly you can't make more than what's being made in the niche, right?
But, don't worry, because there's this product that's going to help you out. It's awesome. It will teach you everything you need to know.
You want to know if I use it? Sorry, I can't answer that. Okay, ha ha, only kidding. I'll answer.
The answer is no.
But, it's awesome, I swear. Trust me.
But why am I not using it? Why would I be selling you this product instead of carving out my slice of the pie?
Enough already. Stop with the questions. Look, I'm telling you this works. No, I can't prove it. No, I cannot give any examples. No, I cannot share my credentials, but I have them. Really. You have to trust me.
If you don't believe me, you can have your money back!
But, what if it doesn't work? What if it's all theory? What if none of these techniques have ever been tried? What if you end up spending hours and hours of your time trying to implement these schemes and you never get anywhere? What if you never make any money not because you didn't do things right or didn't put the effort into them but because none of these things have been tested?
Well, um, no, you can't get your time back, but there's a 100% guarantee on the price you paid. You'll just have to trust me that the product is good, even though I'm not willing to back it up. Maybe I can't actually back it up. Maybe I can. Who knows. Either way, I'm not going to.
Well, what if the scheme ends up with you getting banned from PayPal or Clickbank or whatever service is required to follow this program? Well, um, you can have your original payment price back. As far as the accounts, um, you won't get shut down. I swear. Trust me.
Don't even think about that stuff. If you're even questioning me, you must be a competitor or something.
Is that a great offer or what? How could you possibly refuse an offer like that?
Hopefully, in your mind, a few red flags would go off. Heck, you should practically have a red alert blaring in your head. If you see an offer that makes a bunch of promises, but the seller refuses to provide any shred of evidence that any of it actually works, is that an offer you cannot refuse? If the only thing the seller has to offer is a money-back guarantee, is that an offer you cannot refuse?
It's not just a matter of money, but one of time. If the money is a small amount, no big deal, right? You can get a refund or you can earn that back. But those hours you put into something, don't you want to be sure that those hours are well-spent? You cannot get those hours back. Even if a seller offers a double-your-money-back refund, you cannot get those hours back.
And what if something is so untested, so unproven that they could result in your account getting banned? You could be permanently locked out of good markets, not because you were knowingly doing something wrong, but because you followed bad advice.
If nothing else, consider your time. That is your most precious resource. Any time you spend away from your family and friends, any time that is not your "me time", you want to be putting to good use, right? Don't you want to be sure that your time is being well-spent?
Consider if you have a child or an elderly parent you care for deeply. Could you look them in the eye and tell them you cannot spend time with them right now because some person, on the Internet, trying to make a buck, is promising you that you can make a bunch of money by implementing their money-making program? Could you look them in the eye and tell them you are certain your time is better spent hacking away at the computer than with them, because this person, who was unwilling to provide any shred of evidence that their program actually worked, assured you it would work? Could you? Really?
If all a seller has to offer is a fancy sales page and a slick guarantee, is that an offer you cannot refuse?
If you want to make money online, you need to be careful about how you spend your time and money. Be critical. Be selective. Don't buy everything that comes down the pipe.
Don't fall for hype. Ask questions. If you don't like the answers or if the seller refuses to answer, walk away. Time is much too precious to be wasted away.