The amount of crap informational products that are being sold online is truly phenomenal. Perhaps the greatest absurdity of it all is that people are actually buying this crap.
The Warrior Forum special offers room is probably the most well-known place for infocrap, however there are other places online that sell these products. Earlier today I was checking the special offers room at Forum Special Offers.
You should see the crap that is being sold there. Seriously, it has to be seen to be believed. The claims of some of the sellers are hilarious.
I appreciate that most companies exaggerate the benefits and features of their products in order to make a sale, but the claims are insane.
Here are two claims from the first few listings that jumped out at me:
- Zero To $59,147 In 8 Days
- $151,440.91 in ONLY 28 Days
Common sense should prevail and remind you that anyone who was making around $60,000 a week using a so-called “System” is not going to sell the secret of their success to the world for only $9.95. Would you? Of course you would not.
The truth is that the main source of income for most of these sellers comes from the information product they sell (which states that they make money using other techniques).
What baffles is me is that there are so many of these informational products making these absurd claims. There are few guides that cut the crap and give practical information. I'd rather buy a guide that said “Learn How I Earned $100 Per Month Using This Simple Affiliate Technique” than “Learn How to Earn $50,000 in Seven Days” (although both these products sound like crap!).
Unfortunately, too many people are looking for shortcuts. They are looking for the quickest and easiest way to success. They are looking for a “System”. This blinds them into thinking that such a thing exists in the first place. Before they know it, they have spent $9.95 on a crap info product with regurgitated marketing nonsense that does nothing but teach bad ideas.
Thankfully, I started working online at a time where poor information products were not prevalent; however, I appreciate the lure of these products to those who are just starting out and do not know who to trust and what to buy.
What was the worst information product you have ever purchased? Get your scare stories out in the open and tell us what the product promised and how much you paid for it.