This is my first thread in the new forum so I wanted to post something nice, here it is.
All throughout your life you keep on hearing the phrase "Money doesn't grow on trees..." from your relatives, your friends, the media, books etc... I bet everyone has heard this cliche phrase at least once in their lifetime.
Let me tell you something, it's plain BS, money DOES grow on trees!
Now, before I get flamed, allow me to explain myself.
The tree metaphor is just perfect. To create a tree yourself it needs to be planted, watered, looked after and it needs the due maintenance once it has grown. It will keep on growing and growing with the proper care and once it has a solid foundation it can last for centuries. However, to achieve this, it needs work, hard, consistent and dedicated work.
Apply this metaphor to business and you will see an incredible similarity, just replace the tree references in the above paragraph to business references and you will see.
Now, here is where I get to brag a bit. I have been doing internet marketing for less than 3 months, when I started I had absolutely no prior knowledge on the subject, no mentor, no special skills whatsoever... I mean seriously, english is not even my first language!
I was just the average newbie trying to hack it in the real world. Today, I find myself making approximately $4,000 dollars per month through IM alone. My first $3,000 I didn't even spend any money at all to obtain.
What is the difference between me and the people failing to make money online? I'll sum it up in 1 sentence. Focused action, consistency, congruency and dedication backed up by research and study on the subject, plain old hard work with sweat and tears (it can get very stressful when something doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to) plus never giving up. Yes, it is that simple.
So, to all the people out there saying that to be succesful you need big lists, the right connections, deep pockets to invest etc..etc... I SAY: CUT THE CRAP!
I didn't have ANYTHING when I started except a drive to success and I am managing just fine. Neither did people who are now making 6, 7 or even 8 figures when they started.
Money DOES grow on trees,