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You are absolutely right. I might have used a wrong word here. the point is that people do not really know what they want or what they should want. Due to this they receive unlimited free imformation they cannot really use because they do not know how or where.
You are right about the non-caring situation. I myself gave up blogging on my own site because it took a lot of time away from the type of work I need to do to survive. So there is always a catch 22 in life.
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The problem isn't always lack of ambition or desire in people, it's the inability to filter extraneous, superfluous information from useful, helpful information they can use and actually need to act upon- so they can succeed.


Isn't this what ppl pay for? A filter?
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@zsazsa @Seniorpreneur

Isn't that what ppl should pay for ... an expert to tell them what they want?
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gave up blogging on my own site because it took a lot of time away from the type of work I need to do


Catch 22 is right. Blogging -- regular quality posts -- is the best way to develop focused organic traffic which leads to paid clients or customers. Giving that up to make money to survive is counter productive.

I'll bet there isn't anyone here who can't find the time too write six posts a week. Anyone?

And you can set up a blog for free so that money excuse thing doesn't apply either. Next?
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six posts a week.


What will you be doing the other 6 days of the week?
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zsazsa private msg quote post Address this user
Surely people pay for the filter. But paying for the filter doesn't make one knowledgable. One needs to consciously copy the filter. However everybody is different and we are not robots. So your filter is not fit for me. Therefore everybody's 100% works out differently.
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@Belew

Often "one step at a time" works best.
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I am happy to pay for help that would further my ambitions and bring in money, @zsazsa - I just do not have the money! Hence I get as much free info that I can; the lack is knowing what free info is correct and what isn't...
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Rev private msg quote post Address this user
@philipwatling

What exactly are your ambitions?
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You have to invest in your journey if you want to go somewhere - there is now way around it. The investment may be monetary or it may be time (which, in truth, is more valuable because you can't make more).

BUT!

You need to define where you are going. There is nothing more frustrating than pulling out on the road only to realize you have no clue of what the destination might be. You can continue to drive. You can get a better car. But until you know the destination it is nothing.

A business plan will help you define your destination (or you why) so that you can better invest in the tools.
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morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
Could it be as simple as what we are conditioned to expect for free?
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We want it for free and also want to complain about getting what we paid for, too.
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@lunar_ranger

There you go. Comparatively it is a drop in the bucket. If you get one good thing a month from the classroom you will be ahead of the game. There are already good teachers there. More coming.

They key to participation, I feel, is after payment, engage. Show up. Bring your questions. Seek out the answers you need. Ask. Put pressure on those who claim to have answers. Make us work. We're committed. We need to be accountable. We need to deliver.

I have been exposed to a great amount of information. I store it in mind maps. Yet, every day I am aware that I do not know what questions to ask. Maybe I need to find and buy a book of good questions to ask.

I already know more than I am doing.
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I give away a lot for free. I also charge for some of my programs. I do find more people want everything for free and really get miffed if I suggest they sign up for a paid program. Then I ask them for some service they offer and they always want to charge. Mostly big prices, too.

I've set up programs in the past. I have current programs running. Good programs. Programs to teach and share and guide. They are not expensive. Maybe I don't charge enough. Maybe people don't value them because they are cheap. I think I'll raise my prices. I won't get any less people and I'll get paid better for doing so.

Sounds like a plan.
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I'll bet there isn't anyone here who can't find the time too write six posts a week. Anyone?

I write 6 posts a day nevermind about a week!
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@SusanDay

I think the key to finding the time to write 6 posts each week is to find the REASON to write them.

Mar 2006 ... I was writing 15/day @ $7.50 / post. That's how I got started.
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I enjoy writing about lots of different things all the time
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I pay for things, you pay for things.

I am not so sure people are afraid to pay for things.

The problem, no doubt, is that I haven't made an offer compelling enough that someone would pay me for it.

It's not their problem ... it's mine.

Have you figured out what people will pay you for?
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@Belew

Chris and I were talking about this today on the Marketing Monday live-stream presentation. We seem to have come to the conclusion that it must be our good looks and compelling personalities people are willing to pay us for!
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People paid me good money for great coffee in Shanghai.

The producer allowed only one word in the script.
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good looks and compelling personalities


So, how's that working for you?
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Reason I still use an old computer running Windoze 3.1...


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Rev private msg quote post Address this user
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So, how's that working for you?


There seems to be a certain technical aspect required as well; something called "Knowledge". Know where I can find any?
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I thought I go back to the original question about payment and Knowledge. The problem is that most webinars or so called life coachings tell people what to do but not the how to do it. Also they never look at individual abilities or ideas. Coaches want to shove down your throat what they concider being the right step. However it doesn't work. And since these seminars-webinars usually cost a fortune, promising a fortune, but not suppying adequate result, people are a bit suspicious about payments. On the other hand free stuff is taken for little or nothing. Here we arrived to the Knowledge part. I think the word is misunderstood.
Information is not knowledge. So learning the what to do is not going to further you life. You need to put it into practice and then it becomes knowledge. On the other hand without information one cannot learn because you only learn what you already know. If a certain information doesn't make sense to you, you are not going to able to use it for practice. I hope it makes sense to you. Love and peace.
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@zsazsa

So how do we convince people that we are giving them the how to do, not just the what to do?

Money back guarantee?

What else is there?
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I might pay for information. But probably not. I am inclined to pay for those able to show me how to take information and convert it into intelligence or knowledge. I am also willing to pay someone who can teach me how to convert intelligence or knowledge into wisdom.

What does that mean in real life? We all begin at different starting lines. I am willing to pay a little to be moved from the line I find myself at to one I view as more advantageous.

You convince me I need a WorldPress site. I am at a starting line. Some things I know to do. Other things I don't know to do. I am willing to pay a little for the process that moves me forward. So I pay by spending my time reading WordPress books and attending webinars. But I would be willing to pay someone who can say, "buy this book. Read these pages. When you are done you and I will build your new site."
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@Belew During the years I have been teaching I relaized that nothing should be free because whatever I offer it takes a certain amount of my time. It is up to the individual to buy it and I only want people to pay for the time I put into it and not according to the wishful outcome. One also needs to put example out in a way of a pilot lecture, naturally free of charge, that is convincing ans talks to individuals without smelling money.
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Sorry for the typos!
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Right, so if I try to answer from the point of view of the student. Just about everything is figureoutable and if I ask the right questions, google hand delivers all the information and I can piece it together and put it to use and all it cost me was time and my internet connection.

When it comes to the billions of webinars and quick fixes and people more than happy to have me part with my money I would the fear is that I'll just get another set of prerecorded youtube videos that do not help me specifically and usually there isn't anyone to help show me where I am making my mistakes.

If I invest in education the value I am looking for is someone to actually hold my hand and say no no shine the flashlight here this is the right path let me show you how I did it and now let me show you how you can do it for your particular situation.

I hope that makes sense.
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Don't forget the fear of uncertainty. How can I know what my life will look like after I gain this knowledge? Since I can't understand how I'm going to get there it's going to make it harder to justify investing in it.

So, @Belew -- I came across a copywriter whose theory for sales pages are the cloud, the pot of gold and the rainbow. The cloud is the customer's current situation and pain. The pot of Gold is their life perfect and happy once the pain is resolved - basically their hopes and dreams and wishes. The rainbow is what you are offering to help them get from where they currently are to their wish.

If you can clearly communicate that then the sale is no longer over price it becomes a contract of emotion and results. By clearly laying how a plan of action if makes everything less overwhelming.
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