Because most people giving advice are completely clueless, and they keep copying and pasting the same useless advice. Why? I’m not sure. They gain absolutely nothing by doing it.
“Dear bro, send 10 buyer request, share gig on social media and don’t forget to be online 24 hours per day”.
Complete garbage. It’s a “popular opinion” because the majority of people on the forums are meksells.
I don’t have the numbers, but there are like 50 accounts or so that post regularly that know what they are saying and have quality gigs and know how - those users give useful advice, and I have yet to see any of them recommend buying ads. Unfortunately that advice will fall on deaf ears precisely for those that need it the most. Catch-22.
Then you have quite a few users that post sporadically to discuss their problems or experiences, and they are also valid. They will be the ones able to identify and benefit from the good advice.
But then there are hundreds of new users constantly coming and going, and most of them just spew that bs over and over. They have no original thoughts, they have no communication skills, they have absolutely no success as sellers. They are little more than glorified spam bots imo.