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Free Home Business Training or Paid?

Should you find free home business training or pay for the information? This is a debate among internet marketers that will probably go on forever. Which side are you on? Do you think it’s better to pay for your home business training or get it for free? Before you answer that question, you need to know some of the pros and cons of each and that’s exactly what I am going to cover in this post.

It’s not a question of deciding whether or not to pay for something just to save money. There’s a lot more to it than that. Below I have given you a little bit of information about each so you can decide which direction you want to go in, or combine them. There’s no reason why you can’t get some home business training for free and also pay for some of it. Anyway, let’s look a little deeper into this debate…

If you ask 100 people the question, “Which is better, paid or free education” you’ll probably get a split right down the middle on the answers. Nobody can really say what the best road to take is. The reason is probably because there are some big problems with both methods.

For example, let’s start with free home business training. One of the biggest problems with it is knowing where to get it. You can’t just go to a random website and find the latest and greatest information on starting and building a successful home business. You have to go out and really do some searching for the information. That means going to forums, search engines, blogs, or wherever else and getting as much information as you can. You’ll find it all over the place.

And therein lays the problem… There’s no order to this information. It’s kind of like going to a restaurant without getting a menu or a waiter to ask. Unless you go to each table, you really don’t know what they have or what’s good. And of course going around to all the tables is a very time consuming process. Now, imagine if there was a menu that said, “Pick of the day” where you could pick out the chef’s suggestion and a waiter to ask whether it’s really good or not. That would not only save you a lot of time but it would also probably land you a good meal without taking much of a risk.

Having said that, there is never a guarantee that the home business training you pay for is going to be a good one either. There are plenty of crappy ebooks, courses and membership sites out there. And that’s the problem with going the paid route. Sure, you can ask for a refund in most cases, but in the meantime, you’ve wasted all that time going through the lousy material and now you’re back to square one looking for another paid source. Plus, you might not get a refund, and you’d be out of the money that you didn’t really have to spend in the first place.

And then, of course, some paid home business training is very expensive. Even if every internet marketer in the world says it’s the best thing since sliced bread, there may be a very good chance that you just can’t afford it. Then what do you do? And then what would you do if you found out that the same information was out there for free… Provided you could find it?

As you can see, there is no perfect solution here. Learning anything, whether it’s for free or not, comes with a price tag attached to it… You either pay your time, your money, or both.

Ultimately, finding home business training, free or paid, comes down to what’s most important to YOU!

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One Response to “Free Home Business Training or Paid?”

  1. Ted Hillman Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    The difference between paid and free training is often going to depend on the business model used by the person offering the training. If they’re charging for training, but aren’t planning to get much, if anything, from you after you start… Well, that’s not a bad deal. If someone is offering free business training, it’s often because their model keeps taking a percentage of your eventual earnings… Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just explains the training costs.

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