Thought provoking week this week – been researching and setting up a practise ebook down load to exchange for starting an email list.
When I do this ‘for real’ it will likely be based about the fiction I am writing but just for a change I thought I would go for a non fiction – I researched on line and following the collective advice I chose a subject that people ask me about – how do I cope with change? Probably as badly as most other folk TBH but according to Guru’s, Mentors and Coaches, Course Providors collectively that doesn’t matter because it doesn’t have to be perfect it just has to be Out There…
I have watched and read blogs and Pod casts, Periscopes and Blabs and free give away 54 Easy Steps To Get Your X Out There material all week.
I signed up for a lot of ‘Good Stuff’ and now I feel I was led by the key board into the back allies of Information and Knowledge as far from the highway of Education as I ever want to go….
My Take Away?
- Did these people train in Peckham Market with Totter’s Independent Traders? It is the impression they give.
- A money back guarantee is not a guarantee of standards or quality – or qualification – either on behalf of the provider or for the student to take away.
- I felt I was in a wagon train, having paid to be taken where few have successfully been and that the glint of their easy won gold was pulling me in.
What happened to my practise e book?
Not a lot. I decided I didn’t want to set the thing up half researched and poorly formatted and that my experiences of change are just that – at best funny and worst painful – but egged on by all in sundry I was sorely tempted to stick it Out There, as proof what happens when you flock to other folk’s calls and don’t heed your own mind. I haven’t spent any money on this – that I haven’t had refunded.
My Advice should you need it…
Gang warily! There are solid folk Out There.
Stick to a subject you know or the work in hand and do your best to make the product worth having or you will be asked for money back and your News Letters will hit the Junk box.
This doesn’t help me at all with my own E Marketing that I will need at some point in the future but then by then I might have had another idea…