If you are an author, podcaster or both and someone makes a too-good-to-turn down offer to be famous and make tons of money, they are the only one making the tons.
I get stuff from many writing, publishing and marketing sites. Have learned to delete the ones who bait me by profiting from making me famous. Why? Isn't that what I want? Not necessarily by dishing out $$$ to scammers.
The genuine ways to publish and or get income in your field and mine is via learning and hard work. For me, that means using ”real sites” and licensed agents. They don't ask for up front fees to teach the ins-and-outs of how they did it and how ”they” can teach me to do it. Don't have elaborate sites with long speeches and glowing lures: they don't need that! They make tons from representing real authors, promoting real sites, etc.
Also, avail yourself to Youtube videos where you can find lots of great advice without dishing out your cash. I was looking at publishing and podcasting and amongst the TONS of offer to teach me how to do it by making them money I found lots of free advice.
So you might ask, but ”how am I going to get known and sell my books, my product, etc.?” Certainly not by paying for said services. In this article from a site I trust are some ideas and useful advice:
Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!