The Curse Of Being A Freebie Seeker

I really hope for your sake you are not one of those people who choose to learn all they want using free information instead of paying for it. 

I don’t doubt that online there is ALL the information required to learn anything and everything.

Yes, if you want to build a successful online business where you generate thousands of dollars each month in semi-passive income… all of the information you need will be there online somewhere.

You could become a very wealthy person if you were to follow all of the right information that is online.

But that is the problem… finding the right information.

There is so much information out there in the cyberverse it can be overwhelming. It can take an absolute age to work through it all to find the information you need.

Much of it can be contradictory to the next.

That’s not to say that none of it works, contradictory information can mean nothing more than two different people doing the same thing but from a different angle and achieving similar results.

For example…

Two people promoting expensive mentoring courses on Facebook may do things slightly differently.

One may use content to ‘qualify’ their leads, the other may ‘qualify’ their leads doing a live 15 minute Zoom call.

One may send people a proposal in a Google Doc, the other may send them to a sales page on their website.

One may try to get you into their Facebook group, the other may prefer to get you on their email list.

The business – making money via Facebook – may be the same, but how they go about it can be different.

When the information is contradictory, it causes confusion and there is nothing more destructive to success than a lack of clarity.

As I say, I don’t doubt that there is all the information that you need online for free, but insisting on using only free information is a very self-destructive behaviour.

Firstly, it is going to take you a lot longer to learn what you want because you will spend a lot of time trawling the internet for the information you want, plus you will have to go through the information you find to see if it is the right information and worth working through.

Secondly, success loves speed, and it rewards focused attention. 

By avoiding buying help, advice, information, and the support and encouragement that comes with mentoring, you are greatly slowing down your chances of any success.

I appreciate that people often don’t have the money and they want to save money… but not buying something can actually cost you more in the long run.

This is the argument used often when talking about poverty.

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People who are living in poverty struggle to get themselves out of it because, even though they initially spend less, it costs them twice as much to live than those who can afford more.

You see, someone who needs a new pair of shoes but cannot afford to buy a decent pair at $50, will buy a $20 pair which will last them only a fraction of the time compared to the $50 pair.

As soon as one pair is knackered, they buy another pair, and then another, and before they realise it, they have spent $60 on shoes which have a shorter life than the better made $50 pair.

They may go through four or five pairs of cheap shoes before the person with the more expensive pair needs to buy a new pair.

Poor people in general spend more on living than they have to due to the fact that they are poor. It is a vicious cycle which is bloody hard to get out of.

In the UK, people who cannot afford to pay for gas or electricity using monthly direct debit payments are encouraged to ‘manage’ their money by using a ‘pre-paid meter’ which they ‘top up’ with money when they can afford it.

They pay before they use it.

Don’t ask me why… but pre-paid meter users pay more each month for their gas and electricity than those who pay with direct debit after usage. 

It has been “affectionately” called the poverty tax.

You’d actually think that they would be paying less due to the fact they have actually paid upfront for something they have yet to use.

Plus – and this is a biggie – choosing to use only free information is the complete wrong mindset to have.

It is a limiting and success-crushing behaviour.

Imagine that you wanted to learn how to make money online and that you wanted other people to buy products from you… ask yourself this… 

Why should they buy from you when you clearly avoid buying products from other people?

I am not going to go all woo woo metaphysical on you, but if there is any truth to it, what kind of people and experiences are you going to attract if you yourself are selfishly avoiding paying other people for their information and expertise?

You cannot seriously expect to sell expensive courses or products to people when you yourself refuse to buy them from other people, can you?

I remember once reading an email from a guy who said that you have to buy at least one expensive program online to ‘unlock’ the right belief in your mind.

Because until you pay over $1,000 for a program, you won’t actually believe that you can ask people for that amount of money.

Yes, you can create the product, you can build the sales page, and you can add the Buy Now button that will process the $1,000 product price… 

But deep down inside you will not believe that your product or you are worthy of that money.

You won’t believe that you are deserving of other people’s money until you yourself have been in their position.

You won’t believe that people will buy from you until you yourself have spent the kind of money you wish to make per sale.

I don’t know if that is true for everyone, but I can imagine that the people who are resistant to spending that kind of money on a program are also going to struggle to believe that they can sell expensive programs.

The idea that you can learn something life changing for free is nice.

It has this romanticised idea that you are a ‘self made person’ who built a successful life and/or business from scratch without spending a penny.

Some people take great pleasure out of telling people that they ‘did this, that, and the other’ and that it cost them nothing… but it’s a load of bollocks… as we like to say in the UK.

It’s a completely flawed idea and has been proven time and time again to not be true… mostly.

One or two people may have done it, but they are more the exception than the rule.

Successful people are willing to invest in themselves and I am not talking about taking time out to learn, they spend money to acquire the exact information, help, expertise, and advice and encouragement they need to succeed.

They know that their chances of success increase greatly when they ‘buy’ the right information and help from the beginning.

It also means that the quicker they can implement what they learn, they can start earning money back sooner

Freebie Seekers (those who seek free information and help) will still be scratting around trying to figure out what to do, how to do it, and when to do it, while those who decided to buy the right help and information are accelerating towards their desired goals.

Oh, and no, I haven’t written this as a way to get you to buy anything. 

It’s just an observation of mine that I see with people who are always trying to take instead of giving or buying.

I see it in the offline space too. 

Those who are constantly trying to avoid spending their money on the things they want and need, are usually living a perpetual cycle of struggle of their own making… and they are also trying to spend other people’s money…but that is a post for another day.

So, my advice is… if you are a freebie seeker, then is it time for you to take a step back and ask yourself whether it’s working for you?

Because I truly believe that once you drop the freebie seeker mentality, things will change for the better.

Until next time.

Have a great day.

Andi

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