Instagram traveller Aggie Lal got herself into some real Internet ish. The Los Angeles based blogger made roughly $188,860 after charging almost $500 per student for a 12-week course on how to build an audience on social media.
But according to students who took the course, which ran from September to December, Lal’s classes are nothing but a big ‘ol scam. One participant, who chose to remain anonymous, wrote in Medium,
“I really did not learn anything of value. I was hoping for actionable tips and advice on how to grow my account. In the original course description Aggie promised: ‘you will learn everything I know about growing my social media account, building a committed caring audience and figuring out a way to make a living while traveling full time.”
Anonymous added that Lal began blocking those who didn’t like her course or ones who asked for a refund. But Lal denies all the claims about her being a scammer. She took to Instagram to defend herself and her course, writing,
I was heartbroken because this course was my baby, which I’ve been working on since June. Due to some hurdles with my health and WiFi connectivity, 4 out of 66 videos didn’t get uploaded as scheduled last week. I want to sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart who anyone who feels like what I shared wasn’t enough