We all get caught up in the “shiny new object” syndrome from time to time. We just have to have a new car, new pair of shoes or download the latest guru’s product that’s sure to make us rich overnight.
The truth is that most of us won’t get that winning lottery ticket (I don’t gamble) or program that would miraculously rocket us to the top of the heap. For most Internet marketers, hard work and lots of time is what’s going to get us there – and it won’t be as fast as we’d like.
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I believe that Internet marketing is the best way for me to build a business. I’m proud of and in doing so, help others with their own businesses. I like the independence that Internet marketing provides.
There are so many different schemes (and scams) for making money online that it’s difficult to know which are legitimate, and which will lead you down a path that will take your money and then leave you high and dry.
I’ve tried many of them, including Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM), and I know that there’s no particular online business that’s best for everyone – but for me, the opportunities that Internet marketing provides is the best personal decision.
Unlike MLM, the Internet marketing niche allows me to leave out the “middleman” while developing a network of colleagues and clients whom I respect and enjoy working with. My affiliate marketing program lets me work under the umbrella of larger Internet marketing sites and make money on their coat tails while building my own reputation.
With MLM, you network by letting others in on the business you’re attempting to build, and you all must depend on a “down line” to succeed. Internet marketing allows me to be independent, but still interact with others and help them build businesses that can help all of us as we grow.
List building is also a passion of mine. Not only do I get to meet and help so many, but they help me. The information I’ve received from my list of clients and other marketers has been amazing, and I have a list building business model that you can use for helping to build your own list.
With my online business, I can still interact with people and help them with their own businesses. That’s important to me because there are so many black hat marketers out there that sit like spiders, ready to prey on newbies and unsuspecting, trusting people. If I can help others stay away from them, I feel that I’ve done a good deed.
Working from home has allowed me the opportunity to be with my family more while making a living and being my own boss. But, it does take discipline and hard work to build an Internet marketing business – and then you still need to work at finding new and better ways to become more successful.
No matter how you choose to make money online – Internet marketing, MLM, eBay, freelance design and writing or blogging – you can succeed. Just choose something you enjoy and have a passion for. Find a niche that’s particularly appealing to you and then go for it.
Just don’t expect to become rich overnight. Do the hard work and mind challenges that success requires, and your hard work will pay off beyond your dreams.
Here’s a link to Tiffany Dow’s Blog where she talks about “Get Tired of Your Own Excuses.” Snippet: “You whine about not being successful or knowing what to do. But when I find out what you’ve been doing _____.”
Check out Tiff’s blog post – A fantastic read if you have the courage to click the link!
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