What's With All The "How I Made $20" WSO's?

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Are people now a days that stupid or that desperate?

Im talking about the people on both sides too.

The people that create these products as well as the ones selling them.

Every day I see WSO's selling a product based on how they once made a couple of hundred bucks.

Whoop dee doo!

People need to stop buying this crap.

The only reason they sell these things is because idiots buy them.

Warriors, you are not going to get out of debt, build a future or let alone a real business for yourself from a product telling you it can make you a small amount of money.

Do the maths and use some common sense. If these experts are saying they made $140 per day or $1400 per month (based on real WSO's ive seen) this means you as a newbie are going to have to work twice as hard, no doubt invest time and money and for what...? a potential to make anything close to what that person made which lets be honest is two fifths of nothing. It's diddly squat especially once you take into account the money you need to invest to get the system up and running.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
    What's wrong with people making $20?

    Biggest problem for people who are just starting out is to get started and do something. In my opinion it doesn't matter if you earn $20 or $100 - it's about getting the ball rolling. If you live in a western country you'll have hard time getting by with $20/day. So I'm pretty sure nobody is expecting to make a living out of those WSOs.

    It's simple market evolution.

    People are sick and tired of sellers claiming that they can do $635,643 per month when they very well know it won't happen by buying $19.97 course. So the next iteration seems to be hyper realistic get-your-feet-wet type of WSOs.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewbieLifer
    "Are people now a days that stupid..." Yes, Yes and Yes. LOL Take a look at the average American IQ. It decreases annually by roughly two points yet every other country seems to be increasing. Have you seen the move Idiocracy? It's becoming a reality in America.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I don't think these people are "idiots" for buying them, just looking to make their first dollar online. You have to learn how to crawl before you can walk.

    Just because you won't buy it, doesn't mean others are idiots for doing so. They have probably tried the make big money WSO's and are looking for more realistic ones.

    Not sure what other people buy would upset you to the point, where you call them idiots. To each it's own, you can only worry about you.

    I remember when I first started, I was looking to make my first dollar, not 6 figures with a click of a button. I made like 5 cents from an adsense click, and was the happiest guy on the planet.
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  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

    Are people now a days that stupid or that desperate?

    Im talking about the people on both sides too.

    The people that create these products as well as the ones selling them.

    Every day I see WSO's selling a product based on how they once made a couple of hundred bucks.

    Whoop dee doo!

    People need to stop buying this crap.

    The only reason they sell these things is because idiots buy them.

    Warriors, you are not going to get out of debt, build a future or let alone a real business for yourself from a product telling you it can make you a small amount of money.

    Do the maths and use some common sense. If these experts are saying they made $140 per day or $1400 per month (based on real WSO's ive seen) this means you as a newbie are going to have to work twice as hard, no doubt invest time and money and for what...? a potential to make anything close to what that person made which lets be honest is two fifths of nothing. It's diddly squat especially once you take into account the money you need to invest to get the system up and running.
    It's because they're being honest now. Saying that they made $177,213.19 last month doesn't sell anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    People obviously want to buy them, so entrepreneurs rush to create them. So be it, frankly Scarlet, I just don't give a rat's ass.
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      People obviously want to buy them, so entrepreneurs rush to create them. So be it, frankly Scarlet, I just don't give a rat's ass.
      I usually don't either Tim, but today it just got to me I guess. Maybe I need a beer.

      In response to the other replies, I guess im coming from it at a different angle.

      People are in this to change their lives, create a lifestyle and they are certainly not going to do it buy making someone else rich when purchasing an info product that shows them how to make $100. Making $100 does not build a business and frankly 99% of these systems to a lot of work and effort with little return.

      So you end up in this cycle where you are making some money but you either cant scale it because its not a real sustainable business, there are too many holes in the system. It's like online hustling.

      I mean for example half of the methods are either overly manual in nature which means you are spending most of your time doing the manual effort and because of the low return you are not in a position to outsource the manual stuff.

      The other problem is that most of the 2 bob methods are so full of legal grey areas which again dont make it easy for newbies to create a real business.

      Its great for people to start to earn money online, but thats a far stretch from them working online full time or having an online business.
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      • Profile picture of the author cjalvarez91
        Well is not that people are idiots, like someone posted, they want to learn how to crawl first before they can walk and run.

        I myself would be happy if I can start making $20 a day Of course, I would always try to escalate, so that one day I can quit my 9-5 job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dragone
    What seems more realistic? Making $20 or making $5k this month? Beginners realise that most of the wso's claiming the '5 figures in 10 days' promotion is BS so they choose the less appealing but more sensible route.
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  • Profile picture of the author seriousblogger
    If you can make the first $20 online, you can do the same thing 10x and make $200 per day with enough time. It's just a different phase of internet marketing, its no longer the "make $100 a day with data entry jobs or answering surveys" but its getting to the more realistic face, which is "making $20 a day by real hard work".
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    Others want to make $20 before they make $30.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

    People need to stop buying this crap.
    People buy "crap" all the time and it's never going to stop. That's why there's a lot of bad material being sold everywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    First of all if it's a simple method that doesn't require much time to implement, then I don't think there's anyone who would say no to that extra $20 a day to their bottom line. That's $400 at the end of each month that you haven't worked too much for. And for others, easily making their first $20 can be a big motivator in going after bigger projects. Just my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Maybe its the way I explained myself...

      I guess what im really trying to say in a nut shell is that its so easy to make $20 or even $100 a day that I dont believe you need to make others rich buy paying for their information when 99.9% is already freely available online.

      Just my opinion and just sayin :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author JonP
        Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

        Maybe its the way I explained myself...

        I guess what im really trying to say in a nut shell is that its so easy to make $20 or even $100 a day that I dont believe you need to make others rich buy paying for their information when 99.9% is already freely available online.

        Just my opinion and just sayin :rolleyes:
        While it is true that there is plenty of free information on this forum that can help you make that $20/day, buying that WSO is a matter of convenience to some people. It also helps them believe that they can do it if they see exactly how someone else did it.

        People shell out money every day for information that they could have found for free but didn't want to spend their time looking for it or just plain don't know how to look for it. I'm guessing more than a few people on this forum have made a pretty penny by providing people in their respective niches with information they could have found for free.

        I agree with you that making $20 is not going to change your life however everyone's got to start somewhere and that is a very easy number for most people to "believe" they can make. Sometimes that makes all the difference in the world.

        Jon.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    I just need to earn $20, and then I'm retiring from internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nate Harding
    Guys, you're overlooking the most important fact.

    These WSO's are there, and increasing, because people are buying them!

    A WSO is a money making endeavor. As long as they sell, people will continue to make them. Simple as that.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by Nate Harding View Post

      Guys, you're overlooking the most important fact.

      These WSO's are there, and increasing, because people are buying them!

      A WSO is a money making endeavor. As long as they sell, people will continue to make them. Simple as that.
      Of course. Also, for some people, just learning how to get their first $20 online can be enough for them to get an idea of how things work, and they can scale it from there.
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      • Profile picture of the author retirewithsandie
        Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

        People are in this to change their lives, create a lifestyle and they are certainly not going to do it buy making someone else rich when purchasing an info product that shows them how to make $100. Making $100 does not build a business and frankly 99% of these systems to a lot of work and effort with little return.
        TRUE! But it'll get me where I need to be if I don't have the funds to do so. If my income doesn't allow for me to be able to pay for it out of my pocket, that $20 or $100 is going to help me to to WHERE I want to be.

        If the business I actually want to do looks at paid traffic to get money in quickly vs. the slower free method, that $100 is going to help pay for the traffic that's going to allow me to do the business I actually want to do.

        No one (OK maybe some lucky guy or gal) started off making a gazillion dollars online. They struggled, they finally made that $1, which became $10, that became $100 & now $1000+.

        Yes there is a lot of crap out there and just like all the "free" stuff online, you have to weed through & find out what works & what doesn't.
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      • Profile picture of the author KnightOnboard
        When you are a newbie, you just want to believe that you can make a living from your internet business.
        20 bucks just does the trick to keep your dream alive, something to keep you going to the next level.
        It is only the beginning of this amazing business.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Products that promise so little are usually cheap/affordable.

    They cater to an audience of wash, rinse, repeaters who figure if they can learn $20, they can parlay that into $200, then $2,000 and so on.

    Sometimes you want to learn "topping income stuff" on the side. I do it with web 2.0 sites - they're not bread and butter. They're extra sprinkles. I might scroll into the forum during a break and just be looking for something quick and easy and - well, to play around with.

    It's kind of like reading War and Peace versus some quick to digest romance novel. Most of the time you want depth, but sometimes (like while waiting for a root canal), you just want to turn the page quickly and read some fluff.

    As for the sellers - same thing. I have in depth products and specific tutorials. In depth products are business empires people can build. But I might release a short, cheap report that teaches one quick thing to help people tack more onto their income.

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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Originally Posted by TiffanyLambert View Post

      Products that promise so little are usually cheap/affordable.

      They cater to an audience of wash, rinse, repeaters who figure if they can learn $20, they can parlay that into $200, then $2,000 and so on.

      Sometimes you want to learn "topping income stuff" on the side. I do it with web 2.0 sites - they're not bread and butter. They're extra sprinkles. I might scroll into the forum during a break and just be looking for something quick and easy and - well, to play around with.

      It's kind of like reading War and Peace versus some quick to digest romance novel. Most of the time you want depth, but sometimes (like while waiting for a root canal), you just want to turn the page quickly and read some fluff.

      As for the sellers - same thing. I have in depth products and specific tutorials. In depth products are business empires people can build. But I might release a short, cheap report that teaches one quick thing to help people tack more onto their income.

      Tiff
      Well written. You took the mumbo jumbo I was trying to say and turned it into what I should have said. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
    Why blame the "People" seeking to earn their first dime here? They are not familiar with the frauds, scams whatever you name it.

    I want to ask the members here, When you were new in IM, did not you buy anything like this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Honestly, there is a market for everything. Want to make a million dollars and 34 cents? there is a market for that. What to make $20? there is a market for that also. If there is a market for it, people will make it.

    Can't really get mad at people for building what the market demands
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    sometimes it's the most basic of things that you learn which can have the biggest effect on the results that you get

    when i first started out i would of absolutely loved to make $10 per day i would of been the happiest person alive so you have to look at things from other peoples perspective because learning how to make $10 - $20 per day for some people is pure gold

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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

    It's diddly squat especially once you take into account the money you need to invest to get the system up and running.
    This post is SO full of hate and anger.

    $1400 a month is 'diddly squat'?

    Lets compare that to another investment opportunity.

    I bought a house as a rental property it cost me $38,000 , after taxes and insurance and setting some of the rental income aside for maintenance I make a monthly profit of about $400 off of it. Sure I have the property still but there is no guarantee that it will increase in value. Id gladly pay $20,000 up front if I knew I could make $1400 per month. I hightly doubt these WSO's your talking about are going to cost your $20,000 in initial investment, though they will cost you time. However if you do less thatn $20,000 worth of work to get to the $1400 income level your in the black.

    Ok now lets look at $20 a day. Thats $600 a month.

    $600 a month is a NEW car payment.

    Its an extra mortgage payment every 2 or 3 months.

    Its savings for a vacation (after a year you would have $7200 for a vacation),

    Its savings for your kids college fund (If you made $600 per month and saved it for 2 years and then just let it accure interest and your kid is say 6 years old by the time he was 18 with interest you would have $20,000 for him)

    Its clothes, food, for your family.

    Its the US average electric, water / sewerage, cell phone, cable bill all paid for.

    $600 a month is NO joke.

    Honestly you almost sound spiteful in this post, like your upset that you didnt get rich quick. If thats the case then you might have to think of the bigger picture.

    PS) About the 'get out of debt thing' .. thats a completely separate thing from making money. If your in debt you have other issues and dont look to IM or anything to suddenly solve them. 35 years old here and I am 100% debt free and have been my entire life.
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  • Profile picture of the author A P Geofrey
    Originally Posted by goindeep View Post

    Are people now a days that stupid or that desperate?

    Im talking about the people on both sides too.

    The people that create these products as well as the ones selling them.

    Every day I see WSO's selling a product based on how they once made a couple of hundred bucks.

    Whoop dee doo!

    People need to stop buying this crap.

    The only reason they sell these things is because idiots buy them.

    Warriors, you are not going to get out of debt, build a future or let alone a real business for yourself from a product telling you it can make you a small amount of money.

    Do the maths and use some common sense. If these experts are saying they made $140 per day or $1400 per month (based on real WSO's ive seen) this means you as a newbie are going to have to work twice as hard, no doubt invest time and money and for what...? a potential to make anything close to what that person made which lets be honest is two fifths of nothing. It's diddly squat especially once you take into account the money you need to invest to get the system up and running.

    Actually what they meant is how they will make $140 per day on you buying their crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author dml8131
    I find some good information in just about every WSO I purchase. However, as time has gone by and my experience has broadened I am finding less of a need to purchase any WSO as the info is something I am very aware of.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    $600 a month is NO joke.
    $600 a month in alot of countries is a comfortable living.
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