The farce of making money
You have seen them and have probably received thousands of them since you started marketing on the internet. They come out of the carpentry, right? Opportunities that promise that you too can make money online with little to no effort. Then you invest your money in the opportunity only to find that there are no pies in heaven … just the harsh reality that you just spent some of your rental money on someone’s new car.
Yes, this is the reality many Internet marketers face. I have been there. I started in this business with my father and let me tell you … we’ve seen all the scams under the sun. Why? Because we were those people who had a dream and wanted to help other people achieve success only to find that there is no free lunch in business. The cold, stark truth is that “business is business.” Period. There are a million work-from-home opportunities devised each year. There are many more gullible people who buy the dream. In the end, they are like me and my dad … a few thousand dollars less.
But it’s online and it has to be TRUE
Here’s a revelation. People who scam lie. They don’t just lie a little, it’s more like lying a lot. They want you to trust them and believe their story. But when it comes to delivering … well. You know. You have been there a thousand and one times. You’ve wasted your money on magic potions on the internet only to find that you’ve run out of money and now have a rash (the legendary rash of discouragement).
I’m not here to sell you a cake in heaven. I’m here to be your jolt of reality Sleeper, it’s time to wake up! The Internet is not a new invention that defies business laws. It’s a business on steroids. Imagine the business rules you know, and then multiply them by the large volume of variables now introduced by the online component. The Internet can allow you to get very rich or very broke.
So … can I earn money online or not?
You can young Jedi. I know that some of the things I’ve said may be a bit cheeky, but I mean it. There is no money like money online from the “internet business”. The thing is, you have to see it for what it is. Your Internet business is just that … a business. Don’t enter the field of online business with any mindset other than “I’m going to run MY business.”
There is nothing more rewarding and professionally fulfilling than running your own business. And if it works properly, your Internet business can feed you and your family. You may be looking for quick ways to earn money. Once you set up your business, depending on the model you use, the money can come quickly. It all comes down to you and your imagination. Add hustle, grind, and guts and you’ve got something.