Are making money online tutorials real?
Real as in not lying about their results and whether they work? It depends on the tutorial.The first tutorial I read to make money online was legit. But in between then and now, I have uncovered a lot of “spam and scam”, as I like to put it. For now, according to my experience and feedback received from my contacts, I can tell you the qualities of a real tutorial so that it becomes easy for you to make a decision on any such course in the future.
I believe that instead of telling you which courses for making money online are real or not since that would just sound like a promotion of the ones I like, I will tell you some criteria based on which you will be able to understand the genuineness of any course on your own. Following are the ten attributes of any real course for making money online:
1) Any such course never in its introduction or marketing claims without the caveat that you can earn X amount of money from it in Y days. Testimonials of someone who did? Fine, great. People who make such statements usually make it clear it’s only an example from one person who did especially well. Look for the phrase “results not typical” because that means the person is being at least a little honest.
2) It is usually inspirational. As it is human nature to learn from the experiences of other people, a real course will always have stories of people who succeeded from that course. You may call that social proof. Look for courses that use feedback and directly welcome it from you. Avoid anything that makes it difficult to share your feedback. For instance, I know two online entrepreneurs who host live streams for their customers and pretend to answer questions, but really they just use that to shoot down complaints so people are scared to complain or unsubscribe.
3) A real course does not just give methods. It teaches the principles that stay for a lifetime. Anyone can outline steps on losing weight, for example in another niche. But without the principles behind how the teacher specifically did those literal steps, how they stuck to the routine, what’s the point? What are you really buying?
4) It works for both entrepreneurs and employees. Or it makes it very clear that only one side will benefit from it.
5) The knowledge that any such course provides will have a bird’s eye view and specificity, together. Step-by-step detail plus holistic explanations and reviews.
6) Instead of just motivation, it gives technical details also on why the methods work. I’m really annoyed with courses that teach you how to do something with no attempt to explain why it works so well. Understanding the “why” of how what your learning does differently is a huge part of feeling motivated to try it. Some course sellers try to shroud it in mystery when really, they just don’t know and don’t care to make an attempt to rationalize it.
7) By not being confined to limited sources of information, a real course provides information from as many sources as it can. Having sources to back something up doesn’t make it right all the time, that’s for sure, but it does lend a bit more credibility.
8) The structure of the course is such that by the end, you aren’t left thinking “Okay, but how do I make this work for me?”
9) It does not get obsolete with time or admits if the knowledge is time-sensitive.
10) Finally, the course has good reviews from a variety of sources and places.
Based on the above properties that any real course should have, you can decide if any course is genuine or not. Some of these, you can only really tell from after buying the course, but that’s what reviews are good for! See what other people have said.
Seeing the responsibility associated with such a course, one should not select a course without doing research. Look for trends. Sometimes the positive reviews are a little too similar and surface-level or the negative reviews are very specific and appear to be rationally written. Also, learn to spot potential conflicts of interest or bias. An endorsement from an email by a marketer you follow isn’t worth as much as a review by a random person online who tried the course. It’s easy to imagine that the email marketer is running a deal where they make money if the course seller gets a sale from you.
Anyways, I can call myself a successful online entrepreneur after been doing good for a long time, and the most life-changing course on making money online for me had been a book, “The 4-Hour Work Week“, by Timothy Ferriss. It is one of the oldest, biggest, and most-read books on making money online.
In conclusion, I would like to say that: to know if any course is real or not is possible, if you get the direct feedback from the ones who have tried it as well as by reading about that course and researching yourself. I a world full of fraudulent claims, don’t choose any course hastily. Please feel free to let me know if I can help you in any way.