The online landscape is filled to the brim with people who promise that they can “help you.” Coaches are lurking around every corner and offer content in exchange for your email.
In the name of curiosity and to be on the lookout for new trends and changes in the world of social media I decided to actually check out some of these services.
What follows are some of my favourite tips so far:
- If you hit the wall when starting a business, don’t you worry! You can sort out your problem by hiring other people! Make sure that you look for a personal trainer while you are at it and a personal assistant!
- For the charitable sum of $1.497 you can join a hang-out and meet media-establishment people, throw in a $500 tip and you can even join a dinner among other perks!
- Hand out all of your income details in addition to your home address and Skype in return for a free assessment of your business! You have no idea who these people are so hey why wouldn’t you?
- Assuming that your audience can afford consistent manicures, as one does! I do get the impression that some influencers and coaches simply throw out some sentences like that now and then to make themselves come across as posh. My reason for saying so is that these type of statements are usually very ill placed and come across as attempts at socio-economic battle cries, or dog-whistling. However what I’ve seen of this so far just pops out because it just doesn’t fit in. If anything it looks pretentious.
- An online service declaring that “trust has been established” since they’ve shared some free content with you.
- Separate influencers sharing links to the exact same coaching service fiercely promoting it since they are both making a commission if you sign up!