Anxiety Culture: The Puritan Work Ethic
I am quoting from above:
"The available statistics don’t support the belief that hard work leads to wealth – for example, US government figures from the eighties showed the average savings of a person reaching retirement age in North America to be less than $500. This is the typical level of financial reward a person can expect for forty years of full-time hard work – based on government data for an entire generation of working Americans."
Basically the article talks about the puritan work ethic has influenced the way we think about wealth, mostly by believing that hard work brings wealth. The thing is that as mentioned above most north american workers after working their whole lives-accumulates about $500 dollars. On the internet it is great to know that hard work doesn't necessarily bring wealth as if you don't pick the right keyword then you can work hard building a site for much time however you will make little if any money at all. Smart Work is what I think brings wealth, especially in the internet marketing world.
This has made me come to realize that hard work doesn't spell out wealth. I have come to believe that smart work will make you richer than just plain old hard work. I think this principle applies even more to the world of internet marketing because you can work hard trying to promote some affiliate product however if you pick keywords that aren't buyer keywords or just wrong keywords you can work hard for a lot of time and you won't make much money at all if any.
The same thing goes to trying to find out if you should try to rank your website which has your affilate links in it for the top 10 search results in google or another search engine for a certain keyword.
The top 10 search results may be sites with hundreds of links pointing to it so and your new blog site with five inbound links may not even have a chance at ranking near those top 10 search results for a certain keyword yet because it does not have enough inbound links.
What I am trying to get at is that you must work smart in the internet marketing world to become wealthy as hard work doen't necesarily bring you wealth especially here on the internet.