100% agree with that.
I had a business advice gig for a while and it really infuriated me that in the space of a year - not one seller even inquired about how they could improve their business! Not 1 message! Plenty of buyers from elsewhere - places like “the real world” where it is not acceptable to expect a third party to bring you a steady stream of work or to complain because x,y,z is not in your favor so therefore someone/thing should fix it for you.
I suppose I should not be surprised when the majority of people that @blaisefaint helped spent less time working on their own business than he did for free! Then when one guy @selfors, did take his advice, he then went on to perform spectacularly and wrote a post about it the following was the result:
Thank you for all your suggestions, Blaisefaint. I made most of the changes you suggested. Now I’m buried in work.
A new seller, with a fairly unique gig and boom - I also read somewhere about a month ago, about how he had to increase his pricing repeatedly due to the amount of work he was getting - just checked now and its gone up again.
I think Blaise must have assisted roughly 7 billion people in the same way but the ones who find success are the ones who actually get stuck in and apply what they are told - the rest get what they deserve - nothing.