What was your experience with make-money-online scams before discovering Wealthy Affiliate? Did you experience "Shiny Object Syndrome"?

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NemiraB Premium
I got few lessons, which ended happily. If not fake coaches, I would never find WA.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Being reasonably versed in scams I have only partially fallen for one once. I did a scam search and found nothing on the entity. But I did put a $$ limit on what I spent. So in I went and the constantly the next step had a "pay only" theme. So I canned that immediately. Then out of interest I did another scam search and found one by Nathaniell. He suggested WA, and with the first 10 lessons free the rest is history.
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GaryHorton Premium
Bless Nathaniell. He introduced me to WA too!
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topquest Premium
Most of us have fallen for more Shiny Objects than we would like to admit. But since discovering WA, they are not nearly so appealing!
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GaryHorton Premium
I agree. They don't tempt me any longer.
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WKnoepp Premium
I'll be posting an article on this subject later today or tomorrow. Watch for it.
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topquest Premium
Would love to see your article.
I am new here, but working online for many years. Have seen every type of fraudulent site imaginable (and fell for too many). But now I am building a similar site - WhyGetScammed.com. (Nothing to see for a few more days, but looking for all sorts of related material.
Thanks,
James
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WKnoepp Premium
Here it is, I just posted it:
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GaryHorton Premium
Great! I look forward to it.
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EddieBush Premium
Good read, Werner. :-)
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WKnoepp Premium
By the way, just for fun: One of the major players in this game is a guy named Kyle. He hasn't been to a meeting in Las Vegas in years, because he's always tied up in California. At San Quentin prison.
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EddieBush Premium
No relation to our Kyle, clearly. Seeing as how ours is in Canada! :-D
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nathaniell Premium
I used to...but I guess now the satisfaction of buying other products is taken care of since I do reviews for my site. I'm constantly reminded that shiny objects are all packaging, and rarely deliver anything of value.
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GaryHorton Premium
Me too, Wealthy Affiliate cured me of the Shiny Object Syndrome. Now, I take delicious pleasure in opting out of the mailing lists from self-proclaimed gurus.
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