Just another rant, but I bet you're not the only one who feels this way…
So, those that do not spend unnecessary money are not action takers? I'd really like to see that myth proven!
I recently received an email from someone who I was recently introduced to and already have a LOT of respect for. While most people are selling "buy my crap, turn it around and sell it," this guy is selling "download this for free and here's HOW to turn it around and sell it." So, yeah. I have a ton of respect for people who teach 'how' and none for those who say, 'thanks for the money, sucker! now you are on your own to figure it out'.
But even those who earn your respect are not immune to marketing gimmicks, like 'if you buy, you are an action taker' (in other words, if you're broke and busting your ass to barely make ends meet, while those with cash to spare are living it up, YOU are a slacker!).
This product that I recently bought tought how to do something a certain way in a certain program. —I'm not giving any details here because this is a paid product and I do not step on peoples' toes like that (if I respect you)— So, anyway, I went through this guy's video course and followed his method not once, but twice —once for myself and once for a customer of mine who never saw it coming (yup, my customers get the God treatment!). Later I received an email from the course owner which stated that, if you took the paid upgrade in a membership site that he recommended, you are an action taker. Unfortunately, this myth has become quite common in Internet marketing.
I have had a free account at this particular membership site since 2009. And I have put to practice this guy's method TWICE already and I am working on a third. I'd be willing to bet that those paid upgraders did nothing more than get sidetracked by the new wealth of MRR and PLR products that they were overwhelmed by in their shiny new gold accounts. Most of them probably spent the rest of the day downloading tons of products that they will never put to use. Others likely downloaded a product, unzipped it, signed up for this required service and quit when they saw that there is actually a minute amount of WORK involved.
Of course, I am not saying that people who spend money do not take action. That would be as ridiculous as the reverse myth. What I AM saying is that spending unnecessary money does not equate to taking action. In fact, unnecessary spending can only lead to laziness.
I think you get my point. If you don't buy my product, you're not an action taker! So take your slacker ass to someone else's blog! (NO WAIT! Click here to read more of mine!)