08 Mar 2015
March 8, 2015

Another Indian Rip Off.

March 8, 2015 Blog 0 Comment

Makes me smile when I say that many IT wannbe’s in India rip off courses and site content, and people in England laugh at me, and frown for the comment!

But I noticed another one the other day. Here is a snap shot of a site that has literally copied text from my site. I have since removed the content, but it was once on my site!

 

 

I wonder how many people have already copied my published books, or purchased my online courses and ripped them off and trained people with them or sold them on.

At least I am famous somewhere in the world!

I am glad people love my stuff; I hope it helps them get to where they want to go.

Enjoy people, as my days of providing cheap courses are almost at an end, I mostly do it mostly for fun and keeping myself technically well-oiled so to speak.

Most customers are honest, but there are many who are not.

Funny enough, 80% of my customs are from the Asian Region, yet I still find that every 1/20 people who purchase, still whine about the PDF security, and usually also the price.

You can always go to IBM and pay the going rate of multiple 1000’s. IBM has great content, but you have to pay for it.

My advice is that If you choose to do business online, and it is digital, generally it will be copied. So make sure your business plan considers this J

I am starting to think making money online from selling IT training, is just really a way of spending 1000’s of hours of your time for others to just copy and train with, or use to learn to compete with those who taught them (several times in last 5 years, I have received a CV at a clients site only to realize that someone I have previously trained, is now working in the same industry, completing or wanting to work along side. LOL). I guess it is not necessarily just IT. The Internet is awesome, you can get anything you want, but often we know there are many con artists. I could go on all day about the really smart cons. I will save that for another day.

I think anyone enterprising enough should never fear as they move on and evolve, such as the case for myself.

I do now understand why other professionals do get upset when ‘offshore’ resources take lower rates and de-value the industry. Our clients (mostly Large Public International Corporate Entities) are much to blame, they go for the cheaper staff, as it helps the bean counters. But we all know that the re-communication time and the extra project time (effort added), creates a virtual overhead, and in the end not as cheap as it seems due to re-works. I feel sorry for full-time people sometimes, they are made to work longer for less to make up for the general lack of attention to detail (quality) in the offshore model. This is why we have seen our bank-systems fail more then ever i.e. web sites (online banking) and software failures have been recent news several times in the last few years. It is due to cost cutting and lack of experience. But that’s the way it is, we want things cheaper, so this is the answer given. We live in a throwaway society, and if we expect to throw away a TV every 2-3 years, a Mobile phone every 12 months, then why not accept that we have to put up with second rate quality in IT Services too.

Enough said, I aim to be positive in Life, and this is more of a factual log to remind myself of the reality of selling digital content online, especially in the IT industry. It is not a crusade nor witch hunt on my part., however I am no longer afraid to speak my mind on this subject. I put pen to paper so that I can let it go and move on to greener pastures.

 

Regards,

Steve Robinson

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