It seems that no matter what career path you want to pursue, there’s an online training program for it. Are they just out for your money or are they really interested in helping you to succeed? Both are true. It is up to you to decide which is which.
There are numerous ways to uncover the facts and it is imperative that you do if you plan on spending any of your hard earned money. So before emptying your wallet, open your browser and do a search. Go to Google and type in the person’s name or web address and see what comes up. If you have their phone number, do a search on their number and see if it’s been associated with anything shady or questionable.
Another way to find out a lot about a certain website is by going to http://www.scambusters.org — If it is not listed there you may be in the clear, although it might just mean that they haven’t had any reports yet.
Another great place to find out about whether a company is legitimate or not is to go to http://www.sohojobs.org/scams.html
Since the birth of the Internet there have been many people out there looking to make a quick buck. Many have succeeded because the person doing the buying doesn’t take the time to look into what they are purchasing.
So when looking to purchase training online, do your homework. There are many great training programs available online and many are free. Most trainers will offer a free audio, video or e-mail course in exchange for your name and e-mail address. You are then placed in their autoresponder and will begin to receive sales messages via e-mail. This can be a very fair trade-off if the training content is good. If it’s not, just unsubscribe and you’re on your way.
There are also numerous training sites that offer various types of material for a monthly membership fee. It would be unfair to place all of these systems under one dusty old umbrella because there are many legitimate companies out there offering top of the line training. But be careful; don’t spend $100 a month on something that sounds too good to be true, because it probably is. So watch out for fantastic claims in their sales literature, and always be sure that their cancellation policy is clearly defined.
In any business, you must be willing to work at it in order to succeed. And in order to become truly successful, you must continue to learn and acquire good training throughout your career, or risk becoming obsolete. Just be careful and do your homework first, otherwise you could end up a statistic — just another dime in some scammer’s pocket.