For the life of me I don't know why people want to believe something is easier
than it is or sounds.
I can say to you I make $2-$3 for every $1 I spend and show you real PROOF
I do this as a direct mail marketer.
I can tell you how easy it is for me to do this little effort using postcards. And I
do n real life. And I wouldn't be lying to you. It would be the truth.
But does it apply to you? Let's say for example...
I make my living marketing products using cheap postcards making hundreds
of dollars in profit doing it....but is it really cheap?
The postcards may be. The toll-free number may be. The whole set-up may
be. But the process...was not.
The process cost money and time. And it started with Matt Olsons "Postcard Marketing System", It "started" there, but I had the choice to CONTINUE from
And this is why people fail. The stop when they realize (as always) it's not
as cut and dry as they thought it to be...even if the income claims are true.
When people like me speak foreign toungue like testing, modifying, calculated
risk, spending money on set-up and trial-n-error, keeping records,spending
money on coaches to shortcut learning process, etc. they run for the hills.
This GROWTH process to be the person you need to be to make the money
in the income claims or more is the process most ppl here try to ignore.
Time and money was spent to make a learned skill LOOK easy, when it never
is when your learning it. This unprofitable learning curve can take weeks,
months, or in rare cases -- years depending on what business you're getting
into...but rarely will it "snap" for you in a few days.
Not seeing the benefits instantly before eventually mastering the skills needed
to make money (namely marketing and sales) is why people quit the process
to begin with.
I was the same way. Now, I look at problems with a sense of curiousity to
solve the problem and out of love. Not anger for not making money as fast
as I thought or it not going my way...just love of the process. And every time,
I come out profitable.
It works the same way in dating, business, spiritual wholeness, and life.
Fella's, when you're watching a basketball game and see Kobe miss layup
in open court...do you sometimes scream at the screen "CMON! I COULD
HAVE MADE THAT SHOT!"
But could you really?
Could YOU have made that same jumpshot, under the pressure? In front of thousands stadium seats while on national televisiopn? Paid millions of dollars
to perform every night like it's your last even when you don't feel like it?
WSO promoters can say it's as easy as "A-B-C", but not before you screw up
at D-E- and F...and skip G and try to go to go to Z...before you have to back-up
and follow G...
In basketball and business the process is inevitable. I don't care how easy it
is or sounds you WILL have to face it one way or the other to get to the point
where you're making real money online or off.
Than it gets easy, but NOT before than.
Will you buck under-pressure when you find out that Ebay method actually
requires you to use your brain BEYOND the ebook?
Will you crack when you finally come to terms that offline "local seo" WSO is NEVER copy and paste or as simple as sending out a few emails BEFORE
you are experienced talking to people face to face or over the phone?
I wrote this thread...for myself.
to remind me that whenever I look at a business opportunity I am prepared for
the learning curve.
I can enjoy the process alot more looking forward to it, this is what kept me
away from learning a new business model every other week...because I
value myself and my time and money. So, I focused on the businesses that
bring in the biggest income with mastery or even intermediate skill level.
Direct Mail being one of them.
I focused on business models that product 200-300% profits when done right.
This makes the process MORE than worth it. And the business is enjoyable
beyond the profits.
I suggest you do the same. If you want to master CPA, commit to it. Don't
jump from CPA, to listbuilding, to affiliate, to ebay, to writing articles, etc.
Feel free to share your thoughts if you like, but as I said...I could care less if
you do or not...these principles in business are true for me and my millionaire
mentors...that's why I succeed. Take it or leave it, that's up to you.