Why Free Information Is Sometimes More ExpensiveI will be the first person to admit that I do love free information.  I feel so good when I do a search on Google and find the information that teaches me what I need to know at that particular time and it didn’t cost me one dime.  I kind of get a rush…

If you must know, I grew up in a very budget conscious environment so I have a feeling that mindset rubbed off on me.  I love bargains, I love sales and I love free.

When it comes to things online, there really is so much free valuable information available now.  I mean aren’t we all taught to add value!  To provide great information from what we have learned and share that with our readers!

This all leads up to when we are ready to promote something to our readers and our list, they will know it’s of great value to them.  Since we are already giving away this much great stuff for free then can you imagine what you get if you have to pay for it?

Information Overload

The downfall to free information is that the majority of times you aren’t going to locate everything you need to know all in one place.  That just means that you still have to go in search of the next piece of the puzzle.  Hopefully you will know what that next piece is but as we often find, we aren’t quite sure ourselves.  That’s part of the learning process.

When we do locate free information we often times find ourselves in information overload. Like what is step one, step two, step three and so on.  It would really be great if you’re able to locate a free community or blog that provides all the information you will need to know in order to move forward with marketing.  If you happen to have found one please spill the beans in the comment section because I have a feeling more would like to know about this hidden gem.

Here’s the real truth!  People can’t afford to provide only free information to their readers.  If they did that then there would be no reason for a business.  I mean how would you make any money if you only gave things away for free!

My Own Wake Up Call

I worked with a spiritual life coach several years ago and she was helping me with my confidence level since the online world was a new territory for me.  I went through what most people do and that’s why would people listen to me since I have no credibility. Sound familiar?

I had really learned a lot and even surprised myself if you must know the truth.  Most of my offline friends were so impressed with what I knew that they convinced me to create my first product.  As I created my product, the next dilemma was how to come up with a price point.  I seriously had no clue how this all worked.

What my coach explained to me about how to come up with a price was to think about how much my time is worth.  How much time did it take me to create that product.  How much time have I saved my prospects from having to locate all of this on their own.  How much money have they wasted from not knowing these steps.

This is when it really hit me that all the time I’ve wasted over the years because I was too cheap to invest in myself.   I could be so much further along had I just invested in a training community and learned from the people who were at the place I hoped to be.

Learn From My Mistakes

I don’t want to see this happen to you.  Learn from my mistakes and stop wasting so much time searching for answers just so you won’t have to invest any money even though you probably will eventually find what you need to know online for free.  It might take you one day, one week, one month or one year.  Are you really willing to waste that much time instead of investing in yourself and your training so that you can learn what you need to know right now?

If I had it all to do over again I’m probably sure you know what my answer would be.  Hell yeah!  I would be one of those success stories that they came online and within a little over a year were making their way into the top income bracket.

If you are anything like I use to be, stop it!  Don’t make me come over there and shake you.  Find the information you need, a training community, a course, a mentor, whatever it is that you feel would benefit you right now and do it.  Trust me, you’re worth it.

I’m Not Talking To You Right! 

So I’m not talking to you right?  You are someone who invested in themselves and is getting the education, applying what you know and are taking your business to the next level right!  Gosh I sure hope so and I really do hope that I’m one of the few who made this huge mistake.

I know we all say that we can’t afford it and we don’t have the money but remember that saying “you can’t afford not to”!  Man, I get that now!  I’ve wasted more time and money then if I’d invested in myself when I first came online.

Just learn from my mistakes, that’s all I really wanted to share with you.  Don’t drag your feet.  If you really want a successful business then put forth the effort and go for it.  You will not regret it, I promise.

Okay guys, here’s to your success!   I’m rooting for you!