Free Bodybuilding Ebooks – The Good And The Bad

Many people use a search engine like Google to search for the term “free bodybuilding ebook” or other similar phrases.  They feel happy when they see a website which allows them to download a free bodybuilding e-book as they think that they are getting a bargain.  This is not always the case, however!

Many free bodybuilding e-books come with a “hook”, so this post is simply being written to make you consciously aware of what is probably happening:

  • The author(s) of the free e-book may ask you to give your e-mail list in return for the information.  There is nothing wrong with this as the author should get something for his/her time and effort.  Just know that you will be placed on mailing/newsletter list, so be prepared for several e-mails to come your way.  Depending on the author, there can be some very useful content in these e-mails so do not simply trash every e-mail you receive.  Within a few e-mails you will be able to determine if the author wants you to buy everything recommended or if the author genuinely wants you to get some quality information.  Of course, you can opt-out/unsubscribe anytime you wish.
  • The “free” e-book may not even come from the author.  Instead the e-book (usually in a PDF format) may have an individual’s affiliate link in the PDF.  You actually may have downloaded information produced by “John Doe” (the actual author of the information), but he gave “Suzie Smith” (an affiliate) the ability to “brand” the PDF free e-book with her affiliate link.  If you click one of the links then you would be taken to John Doe’s site through Suzie Smith’s affiliate link.  This way she would get a commission from John Doe and/or the the company handling the credit card processor.  Again, there is nothing wrong with this.  You just need to know what is going on so that you are conscious of it.
  • The “free” e-book may just be a big sales pitch.  If so, then delete the file and remove yourself from the mailing list if you joined one.
  • The “free” bodybuilding ebook may promote a certain supplement as the answer to all of your bodybuilding challenges.  Of course, take this report with some skepticism; and definitely talk with your doctor before purchasing any supplement or starting a new workout program.

Again, this post is simply to help you become aware of the “trade offs” you are making when you look for “free” bodybuilding e-books.  If you want an honest trade-off regarding “free” bodybuilding e-books then you are welcome to click this link:  Free Bodybuilding Ebooks

Bodybuilding Ebooks – Why Are They Helpful

Many people have asked why they should pay for a bodybuilding e-book when so much information is free on the internet.  That is a great question and one which deserves to be asked!

There are a few reasons why you should consider paying for a bodybuilding e-book if it helps you in the following ways:

  • First, it MUST come with an enforceable guarantee such as one you would see honored by a service like Clickbank.  Many personal trainers do not come with a guarantee as you pay by the hour, so having a guarantee is something worth considering
  • The information on all of the forums and websites, even if well-meaning, can be wrong.  This is not to say that e-books for which you pay are always accurate; but having a guarantee backed by a third-party should reduce that risk
  • It saves you time because you will not have to spend hours trying to consolidate information which works for your specific information
  • It will force you to take the information seriously.  You must remember that most bodybuilding ebook authors have to be good marketers, and they should be studying crowd psychology as much as health and fitness.  One of the reasons why bodybuilding ebook authors can justify their prices is that many people get “paralysis by analysis” when it comes to gathering bodybuilding-related information; and many people could disregard quality information that they find for free.  Paying for legitimate, guarantee-backed information will help a reader take action because he/she has a financial investment in the outcome.  For many people, having a financial investment in something is the ONLY way in which they will be motivated to take action

There are other reasons why you should consider purchasing a bodybuilding e-book, and those will be covered in future posts.  Nonetheless, you should consider purchasing bodybuilding ebooks which help you with specific goals if you believe that the guarantee and financial investment will motivate you to take action with the recommendations you discover.

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