Why I Don’t Believe In Get-Rich-Quick Programs

Yes you read that correctly.

I don’t believe in get-rich-quick programs. Any program that promises you millions without your primary input is definitely hiding something from you. When I came online, I joined over 10 email lists from all those clickbank vendors.

And do you know that I get nothing less than 20 emails daily, recommending one form of affiliate product or the other. Funny enough, almost all of these programs have bogus claims with no data to back up their claims. This is one of the ways to truly identify a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme.

You come to the sales page. After reading it, you still can’t pinpoint what you’ll be doing after signing up. I’ve been working online for close to 10 years now and I can tell you vividly that “shortcut to wealth” is the quickest shortcut to lack.

The new marketing rule


If you want to make a lot of money on the internet, you’ve got to obey the new marketing rule. For any expert you respect such as John Chow and Darren Neil, amongst others, they’ve employed it to sell thousands worth of digital products within a short period of time.

The new rule is “transparency.

There is no need trying so hard to convince your readers to buy from you. If the product/service as you claim is truly helpful, then you don’t need to trick anyone into buying it. Psychologically, human beings do not like to lose a very precious thing.

That’s why $10 lost is much more valuable than $100 gained. The emotional trauma that goes right behind you when a consumer loses money can’t be compared to the joy of making any amount of close range. You’ve to become transparent from henceforth.

Remember your readers and target audience are human beings. First and foremost, they don’t deserve any form of trickery or hype.

People who came to your blog have given you a level of trust. All they want from you is that openness. Getting them to buy your product isn’t the problem – because it’s easier than you think.

The reason why you struggle to make enough sales on your affiliate product is because you’re using hype or trying to sound too-good-to-be-true.

Did you observe that every affiliate product advertised in this blog have proofs to back them up? I think I’ll have to commend John Chow for the honesty with his readers.

He went as far as packaging a report; well-written and simplified to help you understand how he makes millions with MTTB.

He never promises quick money, even though it can happen when you press the right buttons for those who have email lists or sure targeted traffic source. You’ve got to work on it and stay there until you get a GOOD result.

Wrapping it up

This post is a short one. My aim is to help reposition your thoughts in the right direction. You do not need to cheat, use tricks, hype or deception to sell your audience. They’re the reason why you’re a blogger. Without your readers, your internet lifestyle journey will be cut short.

Do you promise to be honest? Some bloggers who review bluehost and Hostgator do not use these providers. And there is nothing wrong with that. But make sure you tell the truth that currently you don’t use the host – you trust they’ll deliver abundantly. That’s what transparency is all about.

Has any marketer used marketing tricks and hype on you before? I want to read your comment and give you my response. Thank you for reading…

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15 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Believe In Get-Rich-Quick Programs”

  1. geekmom says:

    I think that people who do the get rich quick schemes go from program to program and fail to make a name for themselves.

  2. Fast money rolls in and out like the tide. Karma is always in effect.

    I promote ventures or activities I fully believe in, opportunities I know that’ll help others because they’ve helped me.

    I’m also a rare bird because I don’t make income claims Michael: I sell the internet lifestyle. Of course, it does take money to live the lifestyle but by selling my globe-trotting style I inspire people to buy into building wealth patiently, so they can create a sustainable online income and become financially free.

    I’m writing these words from Savusavu, Fiji. We are 50 meters up on a cliff, across the street from the Pacific Ocean, with a million dollar view. This took time, developing this internet lifestyle, but I always was fully transparent so I gained trust, felt good about what I was doing and never had to worry about losing my reputation.

    Thanks Michael! Off to the beach….across the street 😉

  3. I. C. Daniel says:

    I guess those buying “get rich quick programs” will never end up making money online very soon as promised.

  4. Sunday says:

    Hi Michael,
    You have truly repositioned the thoughts of many bloggers with this post. Transparency pays and it is important that bloggers apply it by all means. I love the term you have used ” “shortcut to wealth” is the quickest shortcut to lack.” There is nothing truer than this. In real blogging, honesty remains the best policy.

    I have shared this comment in kingged.com where this post was found and “kingged” for its value to Internet marketers.

    Sunday – kingged.com contributor

    1. As always, thank you for sharing this post. I’m glad you found it helpful.

  5. Susan says:

    Would like some more info about MTTB please!

    1. You can get more information on MTTB when you follow this link:

  6. No such thing as get rich quick unless you win the lottery. Chances are you get struck by lightening first. Michael I wouldn’t say transparency is a new rule as if you have ever sold anything online or offline you must be transparent. No exceptions, especially if the price tag is reaching high 5 figures to 6 figures. Most people can spot a “rat” pretty quickly. Good topic. Thanks for writing.

    1. Hmm, I think you’re right. Transparency has always been the watchword of successful marketers both online and offline. Maybe this is a reminder to those who have neglected it. Thank you so much Kurt.

  7. faisal says:

    But works for very few na.

  8. Bill says:

    I’ve had quite a few friends fall for those programs and it’s just wrong. Unless you win the lottery there are is no way to get that much money that fast.

  9. what a great post. This is something that I’ve been trying to teach to many people. There is no such thing as “quick money” in internet but the problem is, still many people fall for it.

    Also great job on pointing out the transparency. Many bloggers promote products that they’ve never used and this is really disappointing.

  10. No one gets rich on these fast cash ads, only those who put them maybe. John – MTTB is the only one that seems to keep their promises, check it, might be something.

  11. Oaste says:

    Yes John, I used to join those things and realise that they teached all the based things that i can easily find on google then they gave me such a word like all depend on you.

  12. Pauleen says:

    Hi, Michael! 🙂

    While I must agree with you that any program that promises you millions without your primary input is definitely hiding something from you, I still believe that some get-rich-quick programs are good and helpful.

    However, we should be wise and practical in joining such programs. Not all programs like this can be trusted. We know that spammers are taking advantage in this online world, so we must be careful.

    I will absolutely agree with you that if anyone who want to earn money online in the quickest possible way, he should obey the new marketing rule, which is “transparency”. It only means honesty and trust.

    Your final words explained it all well. Thanks for sharing us your insights! 🙂

    Anyway, I’ve found this blog post shared on Kingged.com and leave the same comment there.

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