There doesn't seem to be a week that goes by whereby someone doesn't complain about some of the bad WSOs out there or that a WSO didn't work for them. There's a time and place for that.....
........but today I'd like to give the flipside of that perspective because every WSO I invested in this year has made me money. Okay, so I've only purchased 2 WSOs this year so far and BOTH have made me money (this is not an open invitation to ask me which ones, what's important here is how I got there). Last year I invested in 3 of them and they all made me money.
1. I don't buy WSOs for the sake of buying them, out of sheer curiosity, or just to take a peek inside. I buy them with the INTENT of fully implementing them. I only buy them if:
a. I can build another income stream from it.If it doesn't meet either of these two criteria, I don't buy it. It makes WSO buying a whole lot easier.
b. It can enhance my existing enterprises.
2. BEFORE I invest in ANY WSO I click on the seller's information, where he or she is from (sometimes they don't give that information out), and I read about a dozen or so of their posts. I want to see what kind of person they are, their temperment, etc.
I'm looking for trends.
If they have any past WSOs, I go into those threads and I read every single post made by people who have left feedback. Sometimes it's painful to do that with some of the cheezy testimonials, but I'm sure you feel me.
3. I generally don't buy WSOs right away (personal choice btw) unless I already know the seller from previous purchase(s); otherwise I wait for people to come back to the thread and leave feedback. Contrary to what some people have written, the mods DO allow negative feedback as long as it's objective and constructive.
I don't mind paying a slightly higher price by waiting a few days or a couple of weeks. Another thing I do is I contact the people who leave feedback and ask them if they are using the WSO product or service, that gives me additional insight.
My last WSO that I invested in was already more than 6 months old, but the overwhelming positive feedback, the seller's willingness to answer my questions, and his refund policy made it no-brainer.
4. Ask the seller questions if their sales copy is blind or unclear in anyway. Many of them WILL answer your questions but only via their support desk, PM, or email (depending on how they set it up to contact them).
5. Is there a money-back guarantee? Is it 30 days? 90 days? If it's 30 days then it is assumed that by implementing the knowledge of the WSO that you should get results in 30 days or less.
If there is no stated refund policy contact and it's unclear if there is one or not, contact the seller and ask them if they have one.
I generally don't buy WSOs without a guarantee because that tells me the seller isn't confident in their product or service. However, there are some exceptions to this. Like some services are non-refundable and that's understandable (some coaching types of services, copywriting, graphic design, etc.).
6. Common sense - Just because someone made $26,732 last month using their own system, that doesn't mean you will. In many cases, there's a lot more to those figures than meets the eye. Take income claims with a grain of salt. Focus more on the seller's reputation and the feedback they are getting.
7. Don't sit on the information - One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is that they buy a WSO and then the next day or next week they buy another one.
Sometimes they don't even finish the first one.
If you invest in a WSO and it's literally crap, then don't be afraid to ask for your money back. I'm talking about if it's really crap, not that you didn't take action on it and that you THINK it's crap. Big difference.
8. If A Seller Or A Poster is breaking the rules, please use the report post icon. The mods cannot catch everything and what makes this community better is if we use the report post icon which is underneath every member's name.
If you see a seller breaking the WSO rules or even a poster, use that report post icon. This will alert the mods and we will all be better for it.
For most of the WSOs that are like $7 or $17 I use my Paypal account. But I once invested in a WSO that cost me $2,000 and I used my credit card from my bank because it had awesome fraud protection. The guy didn't deliver on his service and he didn't want to refund me, which was silly because I contacted my bank and got my money back.
Don't use your Paypal account for high ticket WSOs or services.
This should help you out in the buying process.
Fellow Warriors feel free to chime in and add to what I've written here as I think it will benefit the newcomers to the WSO forum.