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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
    • Profile picture of the author apoorv.parijat
      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      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.
      There are no pros to selling the one thing you can't buy back - your time.

      Even if someone needs the conditioning, he/she should understand the right way forward.
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      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.
      Of course there are pros and cons, the article is something to discuss, not the gospel. There may not be a group of people who are in charge of deciding that everyone should go to work and get a good job, but there are plenty of people willing to tell you that is the only way to live in our world.

      Lots of authority figures, parents, teachers, officials, all willing to tell people there is one best way to live and that is by working for someone else. Lots of people have jobs and like them and don't want to live any other way. that is their choice. Lots of people want to work in their own business and that is their choice. I've done both, and sometimes both at the same time.

      And let's face it, this is the Warrior Forum, people get all breathless and sweaty about WSO's that sell Buy buttons. Making a choice in your life about how you are going to make money deserves at least a modicum of consideration.
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I know a guy in his 20's who has NEVER had a job (he's doing what most of us here do).

    And I quit my job at the beginning of the year. Like my friend I can live anywhere. And it's now Monday morning and I still have the whole week to do freaking awesome stuff.
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      I know a guy in his 20's who has NEVER had a job (he's doing what most of us here do).

      And I quit my job at the beginning of the year. Like my friend I can live anywhere. And it's now Monday morning and I still have the whole week to do freaking awesome stuff.
      Way cool, Brett.

      Working for yourself might not work for everyone, but when it does, it is a most awesome feeling.
  • Profile picture of the author cuie
    "Don't work for money, let the money work for you"

    Automate, outsource, scale. Rinse'n repeat.
  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    Thanks for sharing! I like their viewpoint, and their writing.
  • Profile picture of the author wayneh
    Thanks for sharing this. Lots of very good points on what a job is. I can relate to a number of them. Now I've got a mortgage and other responsibilities as long as a job I do find I'm more conscious of what I say at work.
    It's one of the reasons I'm online working on creating another source of income so I can leave my job behind.
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by wayneh View Post

      Thanks for sharing this. Lots of very good points on what a job is. I can relate to a number of them. Now I've got a mortgage and other responsibilities as long as a job I do find I'm more conscious of what I say at work.
      It's one of the reasons I'm online working on creating another source of income so I can leave my job behind.
      You are very welcome. Sometimes its like we see only one small and narrow view of the online world here in the WF. Its good to see people in other parts of the internet making their way very successfully.

      That's awesome that you are creating your own path, I wish you the best of luck and much success.
  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I would like to add the fact that even if you don't have a job and you are ‘your own boss’ but you are working hard far from home, this is practically the same thing as depending on a salary.

    Nothing is like working from home, and without having to deal with storage, carrying merchandise, organizing your store/office, and all the trouble you have with an offline business.
    • Profile picture of the author Fbadist
      Originally Posted by clever7 View Post

      I would like to add the fact that even if you don't have a job and you are ‘your own boss’ but you are working hard far from home, this is practically the same thing as depending on a salary. [/FONT]
      Yes, but you gotta admit, it still is a step or a half above working for someone else, eveni f you are working like a dAAAwg, at least you're doing it for you.
      You have the power to change your circumstance more freely then if you were earning a wage.
      Thats the important "asset" of any struggling self-employer.
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by clever7 View Post

      I would like to add the fact that even if you don't have a job and you are ‘your own boss’ but you are working hard far from home, this is practically the same thing as depending on a salary.

      Nothing is like working from home, and without having to deal with storage, carrying merchandise, organizing your store/office, and all the trouble you have with an offline business.
      Most people I know who are self-employed work very hard. Many of them like it that they can be in charge of their own lives; some don't and wish they could get a regular job instead, but for the most part, the ones I have met really enjoy what they do.

      I've known some people who have great businesses working from home, or at least not going to work at a jobsite everyday (sometimes they work in coffee shops). I've built nice sites and worked with clients in public libraries, but mostly I prefer my own office.

      I've known a couple of people who have their own businesses, but have offices and staff and they like that too, it's just that their particular businesses won't work form a home office.
  • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
    Ya, definitely read through some of his other posts (thousands to choose from) in his archives. You will find LOTS of gold in there!
  • Profile picture of the author jelkin
    Love this! Great advice. It hurts to trade time for money. I would much rather be in control of both, not one or the other.
  • Profile picture of the author twinkenterprises
    Good website. I enjoyed it.
  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    Now this is hitting the proverbial nail on the noggin'-even way back before I discovered marketing I knew that hourly paid employment was a big fat Con-you only have to look at how state schools are operated to see quite clearly what the game is...X quantities of Plumbers, Lawyers, Doctors, Office workers...all manufactured and tied with a bow. any training for individual thought, self directed action is frowned upon and those individuals with a spark of creative energy are singled out and marginalized-if you want that kind of a life, well good for you, but there are so many options if you just look at life as an opportunity, open ended. Great article.
  • Profile picture of the author STMN
    Thanks for sharing.
  • Profile picture of the author Rasa2722
    Making money is just like anything else. You have a value to share. If value is great then no problem making money. Online or offline they are tools to help you get there. Finally it all depends on what value you are offering to people. There are no secrets if all the fluff is taken out. Unfortunately our mind does not seem to accept this concept at first. Anyone who has value and meets a demand or solves a problem will be rich. Is this good for dummies? Appreciate a thought provoking creative post like these.!
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by Rasa2722 View Post

      Making money is just like anything else. You have a value to share. If value is great then no problem making money. Online or offline they are tools to help you get there. Finally it all depends on what value you are offering to people. There are no secrets if all the fluff is taken out. Unfortunately our mind does not seem to accept this concept at first. Anyone who has value and meets a demand or solves a problem will be rich. Is this good for dummies? Appreciate a thought provoking creative post like these.!
      You are right for sure. Value is fundamental, without being able to offer that, there is not much point in being in business.

      it seems like when you have your own business, it is easier to decide what value you are going to offer people, but truthfully, there are organizations where lots of people have jobs that offer value to their customers. I think which a person prefers is up to them.
  • Profile picture of the author GoPartnerPro
    I agree "Time" is priceless and wasting it behind a desk building somebody else' s
    dream totally sucks! WSO's baby!

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