Kathleen Gage, the host of Power Up for Profits Podcast, is a “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist, speaker, author, product creation specialist, and owner of Power Up For Profits. She helps entrepreneurs make money online. Her clients are driven by making a difference through their own unique voice.
In a recent thread on Facebook, one of Kathleen’s colleagues mentioned an email he received from someone who was upset because David Perdew was charging $500 for his event. “You’re trying to make 100% profit from people.”
This got Kathleen to thinking about the number of times people complain they are not making money and yet, they are usually the ones who refuse to invest in themselves and their businesses.
Listen in to hear what Kathleen has to say about this.
Top 3 Tips
- Before you complain, take a look at what it really takes to succeed
- Be willing to invest in yourself if you want others to invest in you
- Get a life and grow up
I love it when you lay it on the line Kathleen!
In many respects, we’ve created a world where people feel entitled to get so much for free because we’ve given them free software, free events, free ebooks, free audios, etc. This is the “new marketing” and it’s fabulous.
The downside, that we as entrepreneurs have to be aware of is that when we encounter folks who balk at paying for our services or products, we have to either challenge their thinking or let them go.
It takes time, money, and energy to create success. Amen Kathleen!
So true Lynn. And yes, we are partially responsible for the state of affairs. Tides are turning.
You are awesome. I’m so sick and tired of people wanting to get everything for nothing. I HATE when people call me and ask me, “Can I pick your brain.” This is like saying, “I want your knowledge but I don’t want to pay for it.”
Is it logical for someone to want to benefit from my knowledge without paying from it? No….
I just want to say this…. those people who are unwilling to pay for help are doomed to fail!
Thank you for bringing this important topic to light. It’s a real tragedy that people believe the concept of taking someone’s valuable information for free is appropriate. It isn’t!
Love your comments Lauri. Thanks for sharing.