If you’re on this site, you might be wondering who I am and whether I’m for real. 🙂
Well, I am indeed a for real person, trying to be real with myself and with you. So here’s my story, my philosophy about working online, and what you can expect from the material on this website…
A Little Info About Me
I’ve been accumulating knowledge in the Make Money Online field, or Internet Marketing if you prefer that term, since 2008. In that time I’ve learned a lot about the right way to do things, and even more about the wrong way to do things.
As the inventor Thomas Edison is attributed saying:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Yeah, I’ve learned way too many ways that won’t work, and spent way too much to find that out!
My hope is to help you steer clear of some of those ways that don’t work, while giving you options that WILL work. My information will be NO SPIN. In other words, I’m going to tell it like it is. Naturally, I can only give you my viewpoint on how it is, but it’s a viewpoint created from years of being part of online business endeavors.
Learning the Hard Way
I have spent literally thousands of dollars on programs, courses and guru coaching looking for the magic solution to make money online.
And that sentence holds so many of my mistakes. Spending so much money chasing bright shiny objects. And looking to make money – that quick buck – instead of BUILDING A BUSINESS.
Yes, there are ways to make fast money online, but either it’s something you have to do over and over again or it’s something that just doesn’t last and you have to start all over again and again, chasing that next bright shiny object and going down that rabbit hole looking for push button riches.
Looking for a quick buck will not build a business.
The Reality of Making Money Online
I hate to burst your bubble, but no matter what any so-called guru tells you, there is no push button method to getting rich. You can’t lay on the beach sipping drinks with little umbrellas in them after spending 15 minutes slapping up a website and expect the money to roll in.
Not gonna happen.
If you want to make money online, you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You have to choose a business model and learn how to implement it. You have to stick to something long enough to give it time to work. Put a little blood, sweat and tears into it. Get in the game and stay there!
You’ve got to shift your thinking. You need to build a business if you want a long term money maker.
Yes, there are passive income models, but once again, you don’t get to lounge on the beach until you put in the work. The business has to be built first before you take time off. And it takes some WORK up front.
So if you think work is a dirty word, best just give up this online income dream right now.
I told you, I be real.
Cause what will happen is you’ll SPEND all kinds of money looking for that magic button, and instead of making money, you’ll just be losing money.
Dream Big, But Expect to Work!
It’s great to have a dream, but you’ve got to be realistic on how you are going to achieve that dream.
Would you expect to run a marathon without doing any training first?
(You’d be lucky to get far before giving out…)
Would you expect to know how to do surgery without learning how first?
(If you think yes, I pity your patients!)
Would you expect to go big trading stocks and bonds without learning something about it first?
(Not unless you plan to lose your shirt!)
Do you think you could be an electrician without learning anything about electricity first?
(You’re in for a shocking experience!)
Would you expect to build a rocket to head to Mars without any training?
(Oops, your rocket never got off the ground… or is drifting in space… )
Okay, making money online isn’t rocket science. But you still can’t expect to build a business online without learning what you’re doing first, and putting some work into it before you start making money.
That’s what’s real. And any guru who tries to tell you they’ve got a course you can buy that will help you make thousands of dollars overnight, well, don’t believe it. You might as well spend that money on a lottery ticket, because you’ve probably got just as much chance of hitting it big either way.
So repeat after me, there is no magic push button to riches.
There are no overnight successes. Famous authors, actors, sports stars… they all put in their time first learning their craft. What seems like an overnight success is in reality the crowning point of a lot of hard work.
Everyone has to learn at least one business model and put in the work to build that business.
Turning Yourself Into a Success
So don’t go chasing the quick buck. It’s alright to have a side hustle or two, but realize the main goal is to build a business. And to do that you need to decide you are going to go pro, not just play around like this is a hobby.
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. – Stephen King
And that’s what this site is about, helping you choose a business model that’s right for you. There are many, many ways to make money online, and no one perfect way to do it. Each method has it’s pros and cons, and I’m not going to put a spin on it to make you think one particular method is the best way for everybody. That’s just not true.
You need to explore the different ways to make money and decide which one resonates with you. Then you can learn more about it, implement it, and build your business. THEN the money will come in, and THEN you can go lay on the beach when you want to … and the money will keep coming in, even while you’re goofing off.
But remember, before goofing off, there’s work to be done first!
Learn From My Mistakes
I’m hoping the information you read here will help you. Id like to see people learn from my mistakes instead of repeating them.
Don’t waste your time and thousands of dollars chasing a fast buck.
Don’t give up before you’ve given your chosen method time to work.
Build your business.
Then pave your road to riches one brick at a time.
That’s right, you can build your own yellow brick road, not to Oz, but a lasting income. One golden brick at a time, you can build the online business you’ve dreamed about. But remember…
Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work. – Booker T. Washington