When I started this blog my goal was to show my successes and failures without holding anything back.
Well, I was really close to failing a couple days back.
I almost got sucked into the dark side of making money online where the main focus is repackaging terrible products and selling them to wide-eyed, hopeful novices.
I know… I know… I’m sorry.
Here’s the backstory:
I was having money issues and didn’t yet know that I was going to sell my site for a very happy amount. 🙂
It was late at night and I couldn’t sleep and somehow I stumbled upon a product I purchased recently from one of the dark side MMO people. (No, I won’t tell you who it is.)
I watched his videos and everything he said made sense and seemed so easy. (They love to make it look really easy, don’t they?)
I was instantly hooked.
I had the money to run solo ads, I could make a landing page just like him, and I could make a product just like him or even better. (His product wasn’t terrible, but it ignored a lot of information that newbies might not know about or understand, and didn’t go in-depth.)
I even reached out to solo ad providers, created a landing page, and wrote out a plan for course creation, upsell creation and downsell creation, and then it hit me.
I’m not providing any actual value to these people whatsoever.
Instead of creating and promoting a high-quality Amazon affiliate course, I was about to create some crappy solo ad course that taught people how to make money with solo ads.
Where did my conscience go? I have no idea.
I could blame it on the lack of sleep, the lack of money, or anything else, but I knew the truth.
The real issue was with me and my mindset.
I was so focused on the fact that I needed money that I ignored how this would affect other people.
What lesson can I learn from this?
I never thought I would ever think of promoting crappy products, but now I can see why someone would do it.
If money is all you care about, or if you’re able to trick yourself into saying that you provide value, selling BS is easy.
P.S.- If you make money online by selling MMO products I don’t have anything against you unless those products are complete crap.