Internet Attorney: Beware of the psychic octopus in your business

There’s a German zoo that has a psychic octopus.

The octopus correctly predicts the winners of World Cup games, including the results of every game played by the German national team. And people are gambling based on these predictions.

Ridiculous? Absolutely.

As an Internet attorney, I see Internet marketers employing the same absurd concepts to their businesses. Instead of betting on an octopus’ predictions, they believe the unproven claims of a ‘guru’ on how to succeed.

Promises of fame and fortune are frequent. Actual results are not. Success leaves clues beyond bogus testimonials and a good sales letter promising you the moon.

Perform your due diligence when selecting a coach or mentor. When in doubt, talk with an Internet attorney who knows the guru.

To your success!

-Mike the Internet attorney

P.S. If you’ve been successfully coached by an Internet guru, please share your experience by posting a comment below or sending me an e-mail.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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