I am half way thru Ramit Sethi’s 8 week Earn1k course. The course costs $900 and is not a scam. It has a LOT of worthwhile material.
The great part about the program is it goes at a very slow pace. This is great for people with limited time to invest in the program. It consists of specific steps each week. You learn via 4 videos then you have action steps to complete, for instance defining your target market. You also get weekly surveys to update your progress. I use this as my reality check. How easy the questions are for me to answer equals how faithful I’ve been to the program.
Not everything is sunshine and lilies. I find the pace slow. I have time on my hands and toward the end of each week I find myself twiddling my thumbs, second guessing myself, or the worst, thinking about pricing(Ramit says set it and forget it. Spot on.). I hope this will pick up in the second half of the course.
The surveys, while I use to motivate myself, are also a big sign that part of your role in this course is to make Ramit’s job of selling the course easier. When he pitches that he has 10,000 data points that he’s researched… That’s me. I use the survey for myself, and try to ignore the self service Ramit is getting from it.
The worst part of the entire course, unlike the preview week Ramit offers, is I am completely alone. I have a support page if I have problems. That’s it. No forums. No posts to talk to others about my progress. NOTHING! I hear America’s ‘A Horse With No Name’ playing every time I log in. I’m in the desert with no one else around.
While the negative stands out a bit more from the positive, if I had to sign up again, I would. I am making progress toward my goals. The information is extremely helpful and I feel like I’m getting a leg up.
If you are looking to make more money and not sure where to start, sign up for Ramit’s course. Have someone be a guide so you are not alone each week. The guide will also be able to keep tabs and ensure you are following through. I would not recommend using a friend, you need someone who is willing to stand up to you. You may have to pay someone to fulfill this role. Even if you are by yourself this course is worth it, and I would do it again.