Fast Cash or Real Business?

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What do you want?

Having worked on this forum for about a year I have had one crash after another. I could not make money. I bought into every new concept and idea I could. Nothing worked. I failed, again and again.

After six months of pain and suffering I began to ask my self, was it me? Was I an online waster?


The change

There is no magic button to wealth. Accepting that was the beginning of a new life online.

I mean damn it. I had set up an off line car dealership. I had built it up from scratch, starting out with just $150! I bought an old car, cleaned it, advertised it and sold it for a profit.

Then it was just a matter of rinse and repeat.

Eventually I rented a unit and sold cars online and to passing trade, turning over hundreds of thousands of pounds! I employed staff, completed tax returns, cash flow foirecasts, the lot.

Here is why I failed online for months. I didn't have any kind of strategy, no system. Instead all I had was hope and a bunch of info products that didn't make me $1.

Then I applied all the tools I used offline to my online life.

I decided on a financial target (and wrote it down!!!!) I adopted one system that I believed in and focused on how I could get to my target in the shortest time possible.

This makes sense, why didn't I do that from the start?

Because I bought into the IM dream. The dream that newbies are told on CB and the like. I actually believed in all the BS.

So why am I writing this?

To challenge the culture on this forum. There are thousands that are doing what I was doing when I started out. Jumping from one product to another.

I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

It's time to STOP and approach this IM thing with a new perspective.

I make solid money every day online. And I show other people how to do it. You must have a framework in place. It doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming. In fact it is actually simple and it's affective.

If you don't believe me then go right ahead, eat your heart out and waste your money. But I tell you it is a road that leads nowhere.

But honestly it is time for you to WAKE UP. Get a grip, you can change your fate in just a few days.

Get one system. Write down your financial target. Draw up a super quick plan of how you are going to get there. Find out what you need to make every week to make that target. If you do this you better your chances of making some real online profit 10 fold.

#business #cash #fast #real
  • No doubt you need a system to follow and you need to stick to it. But you can't necessarily blame the IM community entirely, although some fault does lie there. This is no different than a beginning artist slapping paint on a canvas believing he can produce a masterpiece or a young writer setting out to create a novel before he has written ten articles. Naivety exist in all aspects of life and can misguide us all.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Gladwell
    Totally agree. Even those that can make 'fast cash' usually do so because they have at least a good idea of how to create a real business that provides what their customers want.

    I referred to the concept you're talking about in a blog post, about a year or so back. I called it 'Magpie Syndrome' and it's something that most people coming online have. It actually requires a more mature approach to make money, by realising that one needs to focus on just one income stream or method until it's working as well as possible, before moving on.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marcus Rockey
      Yeah recognizing the problem is the first step.

      Helping newbies to see what is going has to be a priority.

      There are good products, good WSO's but they just have to be sifted out from the thousands that are around. If you find a "special" then adopt it and go go go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Rockey
    The lack of interest in the thread says a lot about the subject and what people really want.
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    • Profile picture of the author matt78
      Originally Posted by Marcus Rockey View Post

      The lack of interest in the thread says a lot about the subject and what people really want.
      It's typical newbies mindset when they first heard about IM ( including myself when I first started out) is that it's as a way of making money fast and easy.

      It will take some time and experience before they eventually realize about what you said in your first post.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Marcus Rockey View Post

    Then I applied all the tools I used offline to my online life.
    Online business is... business.

    Internet marketing is... marketing.

    Infoproduct sales are... sales.

    Business, marketing, and sales have been pretty well understood since before any of us were born.

    The online, internet, and infoproduct bits are largely irrelevant.
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    "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    So why am I writing this?

    To challenge the culture on this forum. There are thousands that are doing what I was doing when I started out. Jumping from one product to another.

    I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

    It's time to STOP and approach this IM thing with a new perspective.
    Yes, too much learning, just stop us longer to take action.
    Stop learning... make the first sales.

    Start somewhere, start something...

    Just pick one niche, CB/ Amazon/ CPA/ Adsense/ anything you like, and master it... Learning by doing... Don't wait until you know everything. Start today. "The time will never be just right."- Napoleon Hill.
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