The Ultimate Reality Blurb Checklist

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What is reality blurb?

Reality blurb is a term coined by my sister, Denise. It’s when a company or individual tries to woo you using false facts about themselves. A good rule of thumb is to take whatever they are saying with a grain of salt. The internet makes it too easy for people to pull facts from thin air. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

In business, if the company has been around for more than 10+ years and has been in business for less than 5 years, beware. Companies that have not existed for at least 5 years cannot offer you any track record or promise what future products will be like or how they’ll deliver on their promises. Fake reviews: For some reason, companies will post fake reviews as a way of getting you on board with their brand new company.

How do I recognize reality blurb?

If you are unsure whether information on a website is true, check their social media pages 

If they have nothing there or their Facebook page has posts that contradict their information, don’t trust what they say. 

Would you like us to deliver on our promises?

If they ever do, that means it was false original information.

The ONLY ways to get paid for delivering is if you have a solid offer and a solid plan. If you are not sure if the company or individual that is promising you this has either of those, then don’t trust them. It will be a waste of time for both of you. Don’t pay for something that won’t result in any results.

What causes reality blurb? 

Companies want your money but want you to believe they are more than just that. People also want attention through getting followers on social media. The easiest way to get followers is to promise a lot of money and great results, both real and fake.

What else have we learned? 

Only believe in the things you see. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not true. Don’t trust what is said or written until you can verify that whatever it is on line is actually happening with them. For example, if a company offers you something for free, but all you have to do is pay for something else, that means you will lose money with them and they are probably doing reality blurb as well as trying to scam people out of their money by getting them to buy things that will do nothing but drain their bank account.

How does someone get away with this?

People who decide to do this think they will be able to fly and have unlimited money. What that person doesn’t realize is, when you promise a high level of success in your business, it’s not really about money, it’s about commitment. If you don’t follow through with what you are promising, people will find out and the amount of followers on your social media pages will go down.

What should I do if I see reality blurb? 

If you see something like this, report it on their social media pages. This can help others spot the lies for what they are so they too can have a better understanding of reality blurb. You can also report them to the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. It’s good to be on the watch for this kind of thing. There are people out there who want to take advantage of people who are going through hard times, or are just in a different place than you might be, so that they can get money out of you. Either way, reporting these things will help others avoid these companies and ensure they do not get taken advantage of as well.

What are the benefits?

Greater Money: When you are dealing with a company that is solid and has been around for a while, the chances of it being around tomorrow increase. With companies that have been around for a while, they have already dealt with the issues that come up when dealing with customers. They should be able to provide you with great customer service! They’ve had to deal with unhappy customers before, so they should be able to help you in any way they can!

What are the cons? 

Being ripped off from companies that may only be in business for 6 months is not something you want happening to you or anyone else. These companies may be new, with no history to determine how they will do in the future. They haven’t had to deal with issues that come up when dealing with customers, so there’s no telling what sort of customer service you’re going to get from these people when something does go wrong.

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