The Internet Journey, Our Secret To Success
It all starts with a dream, a DESIRE, if you will. Let me tell you a story. This story is not so much about the internet, it is about a person. This journey begins about 13 years ago when the internet was in its infancy, for the most part. Let me take you back! Itís the mid 1990ís. Everywhere you look, people are down on their luck, looking for a better way and taking a chance.
They make it big and the next thing you know, theyíre selling you their IDEA and telling you how easy it is, and if they can do it, so can you. All you have to do is pay the $10.00 and theyíll show you how. The problem is, if itís so easy, why isnít everyone doing it, and if theyíre making so much money, why do they need my 10 bucks? This canít work, ďitís got to be a scam!Ē. So, I buy into it, ďhey, for 10 bucks, maybe Iíll catch a breakĒ.
So, a couple of weeks go by and I get the package in the mail. I take a quick look at it and put it down on the bookcase as Iím leaving the house for work. I havenít seen it since. I donít know why, I guess it just wasnít that important to me. You laugh, huh?, I did this kind of thing all the time! A few years go by, all the hype is about these DotCom Guys and how much money they made on the internet. You know, ďthe overnight wondersĒ, I donít know too much about them other then they were gone just as quick as they got there. I hear rumors they over spent? But now is about the time when every Corporation and Businesses were showing up all over the internet. You know, expanding their MARKET. Makes sense to me, now they could sell their products/service all over the world. The next thing you know, everyoneís doing business on the internet.
It just explodes! Ma & País Smoke Shop down the corner has a website and they are selling cigars by the case to customers 100ís or 1000ís miles away, heck, theyíre probably even using a Drop-ship company to send the products, and theyíre raking in the dough. Everyoneís making money on the internet and they all have a PLAN. Me, well things have changed in my life in the past 13 years. I have a family now, more responsibility and it seems Iím working all the time. I never have time for myself. The only time I get to go out is to a family event or once every couple of months, the wife and I get a night out to dinner. I canít remember the last time we even went to the movies. Oh, I remember the good old days, but, they are just memories now. Let me ask you a question. Does the person in this story sound like YOU? Yah!, I thought so.
So, this is what I did. I decided that I wanted a piece of my dreams and if everyone was making money on the internet, so could I. I took ACTION, I was determined to find a better way. Almost immediately, I started seeing Free (let me say that again-Free) information all over the internet about starting a home-based business. Well I thought to myself, what kind of product or service do I sell, with todayís technology, hear today and gone tomorrow, where should I start. And then I start seeing things everywhere about becoming an Affiliate (no product and no service to sell), just promoting other peoples websites. Let them sell their products and give me a commission for sending the customers to them. Thatís exactly what I did. I even found a place to get my own website (so I didnít have to learn how to do my own), all I had to do was sign up for 5 Affiliate programs (which I did, 3 of them where free, but the other 2 were a couple bucks but they pay commissions to me every month) and then I advertise (some of that is even free). Pretty good deal! Well every month, I spend a little more (out of my commissions) on advertising and oh-yah!, I quit my job.
Now Iím enjoying my life and so is my family. I have some other things going on with the internet now and Iím making money. Thatís the bottom line! Did you see our Secret to Success in the story? No, Ok, scroll up the article and find the Bold typed words (never mind, Iíll just tell you). The DESIRE, an IDEA, find the MARKET, make a PLAN and most importantly, take ACTION! The moral of the story is you can sit back and watch life pass you by and never change anything, but when youíre ready to follow your dreams, I mean when you want something better out of life, then it will be your time to TAKE ACTION. Then, the next step of your journey can begin.
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