Hard Sell VS Soft Sell - It's Still Selling

Last Update: March 20, 2021

Welcome Everyone!

Hard Selling where the salesperson whether in person or online feels really pushy, has never been a challenge for me.

More than not it pushes me to just wait and I will not make a decision in the moment no matter what pressure techniques they try using.

Soft Selling is just the opposite. Its very casual, polite and the salesperson seems genuinely interested in you.

Sometimes you'll get a combination of the two as I did with MOBE some years ago. They are no longer in operation.

In Nov 2020, I experienced the Soft Selling with 2 different companies.

In hindsight, I lowered my guard. Pretty amazing for someone who generally doesn't trust anyone very far.

They are usually paid on commission and of course their focus is to SELL.

I overlooked that fact and looked at it as more of building a relationship with someone and they really do bend over backwards for you.

I just began naively accepting the direction things were going in and assumed they were also interested in my best interest, which is not necessarily the case.

That's my fault. I accept the blame there.

I still need to do my research and due diligence.

It was the more expensive consultation program ($30,000) that got me looking for finer details of what I would receive that led me to some Youtube videos showing the core elements of the program.

I was not impressed.

The lessor priced program would not have served me at all.

So I saved myself $32,500 which I really didn't have to begin with.

Very valuable lessons for me going forward.

I have recently invested in 2 programs for a total under $1500 and was able to see in detail what was included with both and so I am not disappointed with either.

We need to evercise caution and be careful not to let our guard down as I did.

So with my new, smaller investments, I have a lot of training and business building to be doing in the weeks ahead so I may be less active on WA. Sorry Chris! :-)

To Our Success!

Mel Waller


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Christorv Premium Plus
Research, and checking things out from multiple sources does really pay, doesnt it. Almost did just that today when I was following through with advice to outsource a few things. And when investing in ourselves it becomes multiply critical with finances in mind. Thanks for the experiential info and lesson- great post Mel 👌
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MelWaller Premium
You are most welcome Chris!

Mel
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CherryRed20 Premium
Thanks for giving us this valuable lesson, Mel.

Best,
Myra
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MelWaller Premium
You are most welcome Myra!

Mel
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drjec Premium
This is a great caution post for all of us. I think you’ve also made the point that checking things out on YouTube and through other sources is really important before making a commitment. Thanks.
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MelWaller Premium
You are most welcome Jim!

Mel
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RogerMackley Premium
Investigating is the key, I have forgot that several times, investigated after the purchase, to late. More careful now.
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MelWaller Premium
Agreed, Thanks for sharing Roger!

Mel
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Wow, Mel, just the price tag would have been the red flag that sent me running for the hills!

Jeff
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MelWaller Premium
Darn Jeff! If you are Kansas that sounds like an awful loooooong run to get to any hills! ;-)

Mel
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Fortunately for me, Mel, I live in the Flint Hills of Kansas😜

Jeff
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MelWaller Premium
:-)

Mel
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JeffreyBrown Premium
😎👍
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