I recently opened up some coaching slots. My intent was to offer this at a great discount to those who could FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. If someone is unable to follow directions, it is a waste of my time and their money to hire me because they are NOT COACHABLE.
I sent an email to my list that clearly said
Many of you have asked me for one on one coaching. I’ve decided to open up a few spots. Unfortunately, I can not work one on one with everyone. I can, however, fit a handful of you into my schedule. If you want to apply for coaching with me, email roxanne at coachroxanne dot com and put “APPLICATION FOR COACHING” in the subject line. Tell me what you are working on, where you are now and what you need help with. Life or business…I can help.
Eight people replied. Here are a few of the responses (the rest were similar);
- I want to work with you.
- Will you coach me for free please.
- I love your trainings but have no money. Can you work with me free?
- Since I bought a course from you in the past can you teach me everything you know.
Now….I’m not in business for charity. My prices are VERY reasonable compared to what others charge. I have given away a LOT of free trainings in the past.
I am totally shocked at the online mentality of people. Everyone wants something for NOTHING. Life does not happen that way. You spend time or you spend money. Everything I’ve learned, I’ve paid for with time and/or money. It makes me very sad when I see these people struggling. Many of them I’ve been acquainted with for years. And years later they are still wondering why they are not successful.
HELLOOOO??? Are you serious?
If just ONE of them had replied and actually followed the instructions in the email, I probably would have been so excited to find someone who is coachable that I would have given them a huge discount and given them way more value than they paid for.
I recently told people about a program online that costs ONE MEASLY DOLLAR for the first 30 days. They walk you through step by step how to make money online. There are videos showing you EXACTLY what to do and EXACTLY what to say. If people can simply FOLLOW DIRECTIONS, you can be successful making money online. I am amazed (I SHOULDN’T BE) at the number of people who replied to say “I can’t afford $1” or “I don’t have the time to do this”. OMG…really?? Are you kidding me? Some of those people who have no time are playing facebook games for HOURS every day.
A couple months ago, I had someone purchase a 6 WEEK self study course from me. This course is clearly delivered in 6 WEEKLY lessons. That was stated on the order page. This particular woman had multiple failures to follow through. First, she was directed by my payment processor to a page that clearly said
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAYMENT
BUT WAIT!! YOU’RE NOT DONE YET
Just one more step. In order to receive the modules, you will need to fill out the form below.
My payment processor verified that she was, indeed, directed to this page. My stat counter verified that her IP address visited that page immediately after payment. She emailed me to say that she did not get access to the course. The reason was that she did not follow directions and did not fill out the form. I did not tell her that, I simply apologized and gave her access to the form to fill out. She then emailed me to tell me that the links in my email do not work. I verified that the correct links were in my autoresponder series and send her the link to the first weekly lesson. At that point I suspected her email was stripping the links so I said “If you can’t get the remaining weeks, just email me.” I did not hear back from her. Now, at this point, I know for a fact that this person received module ONE. However, she did not send in homework from module ONE. This was her SECOND failure to follow directions on her part. Over the next few weeks, I checked with my autoresponder periodically to be sure the lessons were being sent to her. They were. I did not hear from her so I assumed she was getting the lessons. She did not send in homework from lesson one, which I know she received so her failure to follow directions and send in homework was not an indication of anything.
WEEKS LATER…after the entire course was sent to her and I took the course down to redo it….she emailed me to say that she never received anything beyond week one and she wanted a refund. ??????? I was very nice and let her know that my terms are 30 days on refunds and since it had been well beyond the 30 days, I could not do that. I offered her a couple different options, one being a free one hour coaching session (worth well over $500) . She wanted NOTHING but a refund. We have multiple failures to follow through on her part.
In conclusion, failure to follow directions and failure to actually WANT to better your life are the main reasons that you are not successful at making money from home.