I started my book-selling activities back in 1987 while I was an inner-city public school teacher. After two years of working at writing and selling paper-and-ink books I had written I was making more money than I made teaching, so I quit teaching.
I worked from home. My kitchen table was my office. My garage was filled with shipping supplies and books. Then my basement was filled with that stuff too. I bought a warehouse with a loading dock and offices the next year.
I went to the bank and got a six-figure line of credit so I could pay my 25,000 dollar printing and postage fees every time I mailed out my 80 page color catalogs to my list of 30,000 teachers I was mailing to. I hired people and trained them.
Oh yeah, I also raised two kids who turned out to be wonderful, productive citizens who I am proud of hell of. And--I cared for my wife during those years of growing my business. She had an incurable disease and was unable to walk, talk, eat, shower, or cook for herself for a fifteen year period.
I'm not bragging, but whatever degree of success I've experienced--I've paid my dues for. It didn't come overnight and it wasn't easy.
So here comes the rant, and you knew it was coming didn't you?
I see way too many people here coming on saying they have a friend who needs a thousand dollars in the next week or whatever. They want to know how they can make it online. Something like that--you know the gig.
In the first place they don't have a "friend"--they need some money themselves and they won't tell the truth about that. The want some Warrior Forum guru to cough up their secret techniques to help them become "big time" themselves. There isn't any secret to becoming "big time". It involves hard work, sacrifice, and determination--and it takes time. Things that are unfortunately in short supply.
And if your "friend" needs a thousand bucks in the next seven days--why don't you loan it to them? If you can't afford that then it sounds like you're the one who needs to make some money.
It is an insult to those of us who have paid our dues to come in begging for secret techniques or blueprints to do that yourself. Many people here have paid dearly to make themselves what they are today. It doesn't require a college education and it doesn't require much money at all. It involves sacrifice. Yes, it is insulting to those who have committed significant portions of their life, who have made sacrifices, who have invested time in learning to make a success of themselves.
Here's the only little secret I'll give to you. Every "secret" way of making money online is available to you for free. There is this thingie called Google that is available and you can learn anything from making a thermonuclear device in your basement to making money on line using it.
So rather than come here begging for people to help you, spend the time to do some research. If you need money to get your business going then go get a second or a third job. You bet, that may involve sacrifices. But that's how it's done. That's the big "secret" to making money online. Do your homework and stop begging for help from people who have simply done what you are unwilling to do to be successful.
End of rant.