Is It Just a BIG Lie?
I regularly get emails that just about break your heart.
People have SPENT years trying to develop an online business…without any success. And they’ve spent thousands of dollars in the process. The highest number quoted to me was someone who told they spent over $30,000 on information products trying to succeed online over the past two years.
I’ve also gotten emails from people who need money quickly (such as to stop a foreclosure or something similar). To all those we’ve responded we can’t help them…because an online business is not a get rich quick cure-all. I remember one in particular who told me they needed $10,000 by the next week. That’s not going to happen.
There are many people who have bought internet business types of products…never to see a return on their investment of money.
The biggest reason for this I feel is wrong expectations. And this most definitely doesn’t just happen with online business!
We live in a microwave society. We want results yesterday. Think about any weight loss product. They’re based off of immediate results. In fact, most customers are looking for the pill which just melts fat away from your body without doing anything. Hey, if you find one that really works…I want it too!
The problem is…that product doesn’t exist (no matter what people may claim).
The “instant success” online doesn’t exist either. So quit looking for it.
In the imaginary world of internet business, everything works perfectly on the first try. Tens of thousands of dollars come pouring in just from putting up a website. And Google is desperately waiting in anticipation of the next website you start to send you a flood of visitors.
Just do _____ and you’ll instantly be in the highest tax bracket.
In the real world of online business:
1. Every product isn’t a winner. Some are duds.
2. Every site doesn’t generate thousands of visitors. Some are on the wrong subject.
3. Every salespiece doesn’t break sales records. Some don’t work.
Some times it takes some trial and error…even when you’re following someone’s complete system. The reason is everyone of us is different.
Plus what works in one market may not work in another. That’s why there are so many variations.
If you’re not willing to take some risks and some losses, you’re not prepared to be an entrepreneur.
Here’s another one I have to bring up. I’ve had a friend who told me he was watching TV and wanted to know if internet business was as easy as they presented it on the infomercial he saw. They told him, “You don’t even have to know a thing about computers.”
How far would you get if you didn’t know a thing about computers? Not very far I expect. Sure, you don’t have to know how to repair them or even what type is the best one. But you had better know something. You had better learn how to do email. You had better be comfortable using your web browser.
Although on this one I do have to mention there is a successful internet marketer who bought their very first ebook from me. After purchasing they called me in terror because they couldn’t figure out what happened to it. I calmly showed them how to use the “search” function on their computer and told them what the file was named so they could find it again. I trust they have gotten better since then.
Having the right attitude and expectations are vital from the beginning in this. It’s a rare occasion when anyone talks about their failures. That’s why we made sure to talk about some of ours on the Truthprints product (which by the way is the the best course in my opinion to give you a full understanding of what it really takes in this business).
Here are some basic expectations for starting out:
1. You’re not likely to make any money your first couple of months.
There are exceptions to this, but that is a general rule. It’s always the exceptions you hear about…the ones who do get a full-time income within a few weeks. But the majority of people go through at least a couple of false starts and take time to get income coming in.
2. You’re not going to have a 4 hour work week this year.
Yes, some people do get to the point where they have passive income or they have team members who do the majority of the work for them, but first you have to get the business running, profitable, and systematized. That’s not happening this week.
3. Your first few checks won’t be very large.
This is a biggie. As a beginner don’t ask how you can earn your first thousand dollar check. Ask how you can earn your first $1 check. That $1 check can multiply quite quickly. Do it once…and you can do it many more times.
So that’s the bad news. What about the good news.
The good news is that this is the best business in the world. This post is simply a reality check. It is a BUSINESS. Try to start your own restaurant with a $100 bill (the cost of hosting for a full year). Try to buy your own McDonald’s and see how far you get. Even the person who lost $30,000 hasn’t lost NEARLY as much as the average brick and mortar business person loses from a failed business.
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