Income For Dummies

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I am subscribed to very few lists now, but the ones I do read often send great information. This is one of those most excellent ideas. I wish I could take credit for writing, but I guess I will have to settle for only taking credit for sharing this:

Income For Dummies
#internet marketing #dummies #income

  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I don't know where these Dummies folks get all their knowledge. But they seem to know everything.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Originally Posted by timpears View Post

    I don't know where these Dummies folks get all their knowledge. But they seem to know everything.
    IDK either for most of them, but this one comes from Steve Pavlina.
  • Profile picture of the author SaraHendren
    Feels like leaving my job right now...
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Originally Posted by SaraHendren View Post

    Feels like leaving my job right now...
    Make that your goal, you can do it and you deserve it as well.
  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    Originally Posted by SaraHendren View Post

    Feels like leaving my job right now...
    I wouldn't do that just yet! There is know reason that you can't do both for now, once you have reached a point where you feel comfortable enough to quite your job, do so.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    It's that itch that can't be scratched by anything else except being in charge of your own life. Every individual needs to make that decision for themselves, when is the right time to change.

    And for some people, the answer is going to be - never. Lots of people like having a regular job AND a business. Some are quite unemployable (in a good way)
  • Profile picture of the author Miers
    "Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet."

    That was #2, and it is spot on! Thats why i decided to be my own mechanic instead of being a wage-cranker.
  • Profile picture of the author Miers
    JmichealZ, where did you find this article, was it sent to you via email?
    Who's email list did you join to received this article?

    I use to be subscribed to literally 10s and 10s of individuals who cranked out crap advice, had to throw that longstanding inbox into the trash. Im trying to do what you do and just stick with a select few people to follow up on.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Originally Posted by Miers View Post

    JmichaelZ, where did you find this article, was it sent to you via email?
    Who's email list did you join to received this article?

    I use to be subscribed to literally 10s and 10s of individuals who cranked out crap advice, had to throw that longstanding inbox into the trash. Im trying to do what you do and just stick with a select few people to follow up on.
    The email came from a guy named Justin Mazza. he is in the personal development market and the article is form Steve Pavlina's blog. it is older, but very inspiring.

    I used to be on dozens of email lists. Lots of good people, lots of people trying their best, and some absolutely nothing but a series of affiliate links to the latest and the greatest programs and products.

    I found after a while that I couldn't even think straight. That the minute I tried to concentrate on what I wanted to do, another email would popup in my inbox that wanted my attention. I was spending all my time on reading what other people were writing instead of building my own business.

    Once I started unsubscribing, I reclaimed more of my time for myself and realized that I never really missed out on anything. Justin Mazza is one of the few people whose email I read, and truthfully, not all of his either. But his viewpoint and mine are close enough that I am interested in what he has to say, even if I don't agree with everything he writes.

    It was hard at first to unsubscribe, but once I started doing that, my own work improved tremendously.
  • Profile picture of the author Miers
    Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post


    I found after a while that I couldn't even think straight. That the minute I tried to concentrate on what I wanted to do, another email would popup in my inbox that wanted my attention. I was spending all my time on reading what other people were writing instead of building my own business.

    It was hard at first to unsubscribe, but once I started doing that, my own work improved tremendously.
    Never heard of Justin Mazza before.
    I never quite got to reading the majority of the emails I got in my inbox. but I would always stress about not reading them.
    So, quite literally, I was "stressing over about nothing."
    Does he have a biography website or blog?

    I NEVER optin for anyone who doesnt have a blog they invest themselves in.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    His site is at MazzaStick dot com. I signed up for his emails after he had left a comment on my blog. His site is a little off the beaten track, and his emails are a mix of personal development, spirituality and marketing. Right up my alley.
  • Profile picture of the author Miers
    Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

    His site is at MazzaStick dot com.
    I cannot seem to access the website, it might be a connection issue on my part. Ive literally just caught a lag about 10minutes ago, or am I not the only one on this forum?

    Ive n3ever heard of spirituality and marketing coming together, that's greek to me
    I'd really like to see how he ties those 2 together. I just hope this lag lets up soon.
  • Profile picture of the author Miers
    Originally Posted by timpears View Post

    I don't know where these Dummies folks get all their knowledge. But they seem to know everything.
    They probably have a program that invites persons in respective fields to write about the respective topic and plaster the "Dummies" brand on it while the For Dummies handles the marketing aspect of the book/manual.
  • Profile picture of the author Sonja
    Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

    Once I started unsubscribing, I reclaimed more of my time for myself and realized that I never really missed out on anything. Justin Mazza is one of the few people whose email I read, and truthfully, not all of his either. But his viewpoint and mine are close enough that I am interested in what he has to say, even if I don't agree with everything he writes.

    It was hard at first to unsubscribe, but once I started doing that, my own work improved tremendously.
    Amen to that!

    It took me a while to come to the conclusion that all of those emails were nothing but "shiny things" to distract me from what I needed to do. I was feeling that if I didn't read it that I might miss out on something BIG . Well that never was the case because I also realized that most of those "shiny things" weren't for me anyway.

    It used to crack me up that whomever was promoting it had rave reviews about the latest promotion but only purchased it the day before. I literally unsubscribed from most everyone and have only kept those that truly provide value….and that amounted to very few people.
  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

    Translation: "I hope you feel so hyped up by this page that you click through to my get rich quick ebook and buy it! You'll never make any money online, but thanks for the cash sucker!"
  • Profile picture of the author Koljak8
    The article is on point about the conditioning of individuals to only think a certain way on how to earn an income. Once they are conditioned to think that way, they become a small part of the machine in which the big players make all the money from their labor.That is why, to be successful, you need to start thinking outside the box.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

    Translation: "I hope you feel so hyped up by this page that you click through to my get rich quick ebook and buy it! You'll never make any money online, but thanks for the cash sucker!"
    I don't know Steve Pavlina, the author of this article from 2006, personally and I am not sure he sells get rich quick ebooks, I see there is a link to site-build-it at the bottom of this article, but i already know how to build sites, so that was not of interest to me.
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    Originally Posted by Sonja View Post

    Amen to that!

    It took me a while to come to the conclusion that all of those emails were nothing but "shiny things" to distract me from what I needed to do. I was feeling that if I didn't read it that I might miss out on something BIG . Well that never was the case because I also realized that most of those "shiny things" weren't for me anyway.

    It used to crack me up that whomever was promoting it had rave reviews about the latest promotion but only purchased it the day before. I literally unsubscribed from most everyone and have only kept those that truly provide value….and that amounted to very few people.
    Yup, I bought way more than my share of those. I still have a hard drive full of them, its hard to think about parting with them when I spent money on them. ;-)

    I do feel better not feeling the need to read so many emails every day, especially when there is a big launch coming out, and I have way more time for my own sites and my own projects - time I reclaimed from reading promo emails.

    Don't get me wrong, I have some great tools i found out about from email promotions, but now I spend more of my time using them instead of reading about them and buying them.
  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    There is no one correct way to make it in this world. And there is no vast conspiracy to get people to fall in line and work for The Man. Countless people have been through this "conditioning" yet start their own business.

    As with anything, there are pros and cons to working for yourself. How many times have you seen an article include both the upside and the downside? You don't see that because explaining the downside doesn't help sell ebooks.
  • Profile picture of the author apoorv.parijat
    Thanks a ton for sharing. Nothing else resonates more strongly with my thoughts and I'm sure, this is the one cause which unites most, if not all, warriors on this forum.

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