An Unreasonable Burden Of Proof?
Last Update: Dec 6, 2013
There's not many weeks in WA when someone doesn't ask for proof in one way or another.
- The first day newcomer wants proof that they can make money here..
- A starter member wants proof that they can make money without becoming a premium member,
- A starter member wants proof that 'WA works' before they will invest in becoming a premium member
- Some members (starter or premium) want proof that members actually make money (usually by way of a declaration of their monthly earnings)
- Some members choose to leave because they haven't made any or enough money, saying that they haven't had 'proof' that WA works
Okay - it's not unreasonable to expect some proof before you invest your time and money in some training is it?
I decided to think about some of the times besides WA I have forked out for training without having any proof before I started that I would get the end result I wanted.
Driving lessons, British Sign Language lessons, bokwa lessons, salsa lessons, fashion degree, two masters degrees, two types of teaching training, becoming an NLP practioner and coach and piano lessons (to name just a few)
In each case I had an end in mind. I wanted to learn something new, I wanted to become proficient, and in some cases I wanted to gain a qualification and increase my earnings.
What proof did I ask for?
Well in most cases nothing at all. Occasionally someone made me a recommendation - but I never saw any tangible proof that the training I was going to do actually worked. What could they have shown me? Nothing that would have satisfied me.
Is that unusual?
Not really. With most training - you may get a recommendation before you start, you may even see some figures about how many people have succeeded but the only way you can find out whether it will work for you is to give it a go.
What I've always known is that there are no quick fixes. I've had to work really hard, apply myself, take lots of action and keep practising. And sometimes I've had to make some sacrifices to get what I wanted. There were highs and lows with all of them and the majority of them cost me a great deal of money. Was I successful at all of them? Not all - but I won't tell you which ones I wasn't! But the one thing they all had in common was that I had little or no 'proof' before I started.
So what proof do you want from WA?
Well, you have some proof right in front of your noses. Kyle and Carson. They don't just tell other people how to be a success - they are the 'proof in the pudding'. They set up WA - 8 years ago and it's a huge success. it's evolved so much. They've developed it, changed it, improved it. They've had things that worked and things that haven't. They continue to innovate and demonstrate daily what people need to do to be a success at an online business and thousands have taken the opportunities on offer.
Okay you want to know if anyone apart from them actually makes any money. Well they do. You can read some of the success stories here.
Still not enough?
You want to know how much money people are actually making. Well here's just the sales from one affiliate program.
Of course not. By the way I didn't say that was my statement. I have no idea whose it is - but it's certainly not mine and it's not real.
Most members prefer to keep their financial business private, but even if they do tell you, what does it mean? You have no proof. The only proof worth having is the money that will come into your bank account, first at a trickle and then hopefully at a steady pace, when you have taken the time to grab the training here, set up your website and are running your online business.
So instead of wanting proof - shift your focus
Instead of worrying about whether it works - MAKE IT WORK.
No it's not easy and you won't achieve instant success but you'll have a lot of fun getting there.
And if you find yourself moaning that you're yet to achieve the success you want - take a look at my reality checklist. If at any time you could answer YES to the questions in the red boxes - shake yourself down, refocus and get back to work!
Don't waste time trying to apply an unfair burden of proof on WA!