If there’s one thing that grinds me gears online as someone that is always trying to help people earn money from home it’s when information on how to earn online is hidden behind a paywall of some kind.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a MLM company such as Younique or an online e-course offering you untold knowledge to earn online for the pricely sum of a few hundred pounds!
I am completely against the practice as usually when people are wanting to find ways to earn money from home it is because they need the money for some critical reason and I think asking people to pay for that information is absolutely out of order.
Ever since The Money Shed was created I’ve always wanted
It’s because of sites like TMS that I just find it so baffling which knowledge is hidden behind a paywall. Yes the information might be presented a bit nicer and the content is generally a bit more glossy but you do have to wonder what people who are selling these e-courses are actually getting out of it except for money.
Another worrying trend is when I see people grant access to a Facebook group of all things as part of paying for the course. As if it is in some way a super exclusive group and at its core isn’t just a free group set up on Facebook which took all of 2 minutes to set up.
As a side not as well a lot of these e-courses I find tend to promote the awful Law of Attraction mindset where you are ‘attracting’ success or failure which I think is very dangerous as it can create a very negative mindset untold riches don’t appear a few months down the line having already paid £199 for this e-course to earn money from!
One of the most troubling things is also I guess that people pay for it! These e-courses or MLM companies wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t a market for it of people in this country who are desperate to earn money from home in one way or another that they will literally pay for hat information.
Now I suppose you could say that I am being hypocritical in that I promote companies on here like Profit Accumulator which charge £17.99 a month to help people earn from Risk Free Matched Betting but I would say with that you are paying for access to tools instead of just information that you can source anywhere for free.
Personally I think the people trying to sell information they KNOW is available for free online at a cost are a HUGE part of the ‘earning money online’ world problem.
I remember when I first started looking into earning online and was looking at dropshipping and I paid £100 for a ‘list’ of suppliers who I could use. I couldn’t believe it when I just recieved a spreadsheet with 10 website and email addresses! The reason I was lured in was being they had a very glossy website and offered me the chance to get involved with Dropshipping and hit the ground running.
It was from then onwards that I decided never to pay for information about how to earn money online no matter how desperate I was. In the 9-5 world you wouldn’t be expected to pay £100 to get access to a job application so why do people think it’s OK to do that just because the work opportunity are online?
I remember seeing a quote when I was first looking into creating The Money Shed which was along the lines of how if you help people out without expecting anything in return (ie, having to pay for it!) they will gladly reciprocate that by in turn helping others out so that EVERYONE BENEFITS!