Steve Tan hosts a retreat.
I come from a family that was not very financially stable. Not only did my house have very little to eat many times while growing up, but I was never able to afford a solid education like many people that I know. Despite all this, I have managed to find great programs online and make a decent living.
Over the course of looking for new opportunities, I came across something called The Ultimate Ecom System. It was started by a guy named Steve Tan. Everything looked great on the surface when I read about the benefits and all I can expect to receive upon signing up, but I know that doing a bit of digging can uncover things that people would probably rather not share with others. I typically use this kind of information to decide whether or not to move forward and invest in a business idea.
For starters, Steve Tan lives and operates his business from Singapore. I personally do not have a problem with working with people who have international companies. I actually appreciate the fact that he is very open about this. This is because so many people are not transparent about their location and you end up thinking they are in Southern California or some other US location and they are smack dab in the middle of the South Pacific.
One thing I saw in many articles was the fact that he was involved with some kind of business that many believe was a scam. Apparently, there was a crowdfunding campaign that people invested in and in return they were supposed to get a smartwatch. The company projected they would be rich in no time. In reality, people gave over a million bucks and when they got watches they did not even work. Keep in mind that there is a risk that you take when you invest in a business that is trying to get off the ground. Sometimes things do not pan out the way that you thought they would. This does not mean that you should be quick to dismiss it as a scam. It could be that the kinks were not worked out and there was a flaw. It happens. Every program I have tried in the past was not successful, but that does not mean that I walk around angry at the world. I chalk it up to experience; they cannot all be great.
Steve started all over and decided to go a different route this time and I absolutely commend him for that. He took the bad experience, learned from it and refuses to let this lead to him giving up on it all. We all could stand to take a lesson from his book.
I have no idea if his system is actually successful since I have never used it, but what I do know is that this is a hardworking guy who does not give up. Maybe I will give it a shot after doing a bit more digging.