Is SFM (Six Figure Mentors) a Scam?
In these days, people are targeted regularly with various offers and business opportunities online, and whether an offer is legitimate is a reasonable concern.
A lot of people just starting in the online business world are asking "Is SFM (Six Figure Mentors) a scam?" Maybe you are one of those people who just typed that exact question into Google and found us that way.
Let me start by saying we are going to address this concern in this blog so you can make an educated decision about whether SFM is something you can trust. We will start by explaining what SFM is and talk about scenarios that may lead people to believing SFM is a scam.
What is SFM (Six Figure Mentors) anyway?
For those of you who are unsure of what SFM is, a quick recap, SFM is an online learning program and entrepreneurial community. SFM was co-founded by Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek, two successful online entrepreneurs, in 2010.
Stuart and Jay's vision was to create a platform where students can get advice they can trust from people who have walked the talk and built a six figure business online. SFM as an “entrepreneurial incubator” that shows people how they can achieve success in the digital economy. It is a program that teaches the exact strategies and steps people need to follow to generate leads and achieve a profitable online business.
Although education from SFM can be applied to multiple business models including e-commerce and online coaching, a lot of students choose to become affiliate marketers, promoting other business products or services by participating in high paying affiliate marketing programs. People can earn an income online without high startup costs.
For people to get started with affiliate marketing SFM offers a "business in a box", a bundle of education and mentoring, as well as a suite of products and services to promote attractive commissions.
Is SFM a scam?
Similar to any other business opportunity, you must do your own due diligence to assess whether SFM is the right fit for you.
This may come as a surprise to you, but I will say YES, SFM could be perceived as a scam to some people! Here we outline some scenarios where this could be the case.
1. SFM is not a "get rich quick" scheme or a magic bullet
A person looking for a "get rich quick" scheme will be disappointed in SFM and probably label it a scam. Yes, the SFM is a business opportunity which allows you to earn an income online, but this is not something that you can just switch on, or expect to happen overnight.
Building any business, including online business is a commitment that is not to be taken lightly. Becoming successful does not have to take years. Many successful SFM students have gone on to make money online in a relatively short time. It does require you to "show up" and be persistent and consistent with taking action.
2. You are ultimately responsible for your own success
Some people fall into the trap of ordering an online training course with the expectation it will automatically (and instantly) take them to their ultimate goal - wealth, relaxed lifestyle, financial freedom. This is not the case.
Your success will hinge on the actions YOU take to lead you closer to your goals. You are the only person who is responsible for taking these actions. This will require a concentrated effort over the long-term. Sometimes you will need to take a step backwards, analyze how things can be tweaked to receive the results you are hoping for, and take corrective action.
There will always be people who don't have the patience or commitment to put in the effort consistently. For these people, SFM will be perceived to be a scam!
Bottom line: Will SFM work for you?
Whether something is a "scam" or not can be subjective.
If you look you will find people who say that SFM is a scam. Those people may have had the wrong expectation, as we just discussed. Therefore, it is important for you to evaluate whether SFM is something that will work for YOUR unique requirements and situation.
1. Take advantage of the free resources
We've made a lot of information available so you're able to learn what SFM is, what the support community is like and what it takes to succeed in this digital era. Watch this webinar and learn "How to build a profitable business online"
2. Make use of the refund period/satisfaction guarantee
Sometimes you won't know whether something is a good fit until you try it. Most reputable and trustworthy training programs will offer a refund period or a satisfaction guarantee. If you decide this platform and community is not a fit, you will be refunded your investment in full within 30 days.
Where will your road lead?
We hope our blog has been helpful in clearing up some of the confusion there may be around SFM. There are people who won't have the right mindset for success. Those people will get frustrated and might view SFM as a scam.
If you are serious about starting an online business and making a living online, and you are ready to put in the work and be responsible for your own actions, it is worthwhile for you to explore the opportunity to see if it is a fit. We were at a crossroads in our life and we are happy we took a leap of faith.
If you approach the opportunity with the right expectations and an open mind, who knows where this will lead.
We look forward to joining you on your online journey.
Adrienne & Bob
We are digital entrepreneurs who took a courageous leap to start our online business. We have owned an Executive Recruitment company for over twenty years. The industry is being rapidly disrupted by technology. Our business isn’t scaleable and we constantly trade time for money. Our digital business allows us flexibility to work when and where we want and do the things we enjoy. We are passionate about helping others achieve the same.