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Letter From Hollywood To Gregory Heard Illusionary Profits From False Prophets
by Carlton Pruitt 
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Thanks for the last e-mail. I'm still interested in USA Talks, however, I'll pass for now on the leads etc until the service is both up and running throughout 95% of the U. S. population and when USA Talks decides to start paying their agents a commission.

Now you've no doubt run across many many money making opportunities (most are really schemes) on the internet. As Mike Claggett said there is till money to be made on the net but there are very few real, genuine, profit making programs. Unless you have $2,500.00 saved up for marketing your business you're probably under capitalized and headed for failure before you get out of the starting blocks. There is what I call the illusion of profits from the internet. The illusion is simply this. Every one looking for a business opportunity has within them a secret, and usually, sinful desire to get rich. The sooner the better.

The internet prophets proclaim the false gospel of wealth to those who are ready, willing and able to invest their hard earned dollars into their so called gold mine. The echo cry goes out far and wide into cyberspace how you too can become a cyberspace superstar and stake your claim in this cyberspace gold rush. Unfortunately, the people making most of the money with the internet are not those surfing the net or even established retail businesses with web sites.

The people making the real money are those selling the picks and shovels to all those greedy gold sniffing point men who are bound to get blown up in a mine full of booby traps, a mine within mines. The reward if you are able to see your way clear of these deadly obstacles is not gold but fools gold. The people "getting rich" on the net are doing so often through misrepresentation also known as lying. How sad but true. These false prophets can hardly lose by selling the picks, shovels and other paraphanalia because users of the internet are increasing to the tune of over two million per month.

The market for internet related services will continue to increase. this perhaps is where the real opportunity lies. Get picks and shovels and sell them to the other gold miners. They'll need a map and lantern to find their way around the internet maze.

As for making money with so called malls which offer thousands of different products like PriceNetUSA it ain't gonna happen. People's buying habits don't change over nite. Most people will continue to buy products from their local vendors and community where the merchandise can be seen and felt and test driven i.e. demonstrated.

It will take enormous amounts of money to promote such a mall to the point of making a burning and indelible impression on people's consciousness as to a particular website. Even Amazon.com found this out. Somehow, it has paid off in their positioning themselves in the minds of most internet consumers as the place to shop on line for books. Still multitudes will continue to buy their books from Barnes and Noble. Why? Because the consumer can visit their local bookstore and peruse a particular book til their hearts content before deciding whether to buy it. Amazon.com is great if you already know about a particular book and the price is less expensive when purchased through Amazon.com Positioning is the name of the game today.

It takes an enormous amount of money to establish a position in a person's mind AND TO HOLD THAT POSITION ONCE IT IS ESTABLISHED. There is just too much noise in the market place competing for our attention. For example, during a years time the average person is exposed to over 150,000 advertisements. WOW! You got to ask yourself what is going to compel me to buy from you when you have nothing but a puny, miniscule advertising budget.

Gregory, I know you mean well and your certainly money motivated but sometimes it is just far wiser to just find some gainful employment, fix up a car and sell it for a profit and then save save save until you have several thousand or at least a couple before you start any new endeavors. Y2K is just around the corner and you must take this threat seriously. I don't believe it's just hype. It will certainly cause a lot of unforeseen problems to the unprepared. YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE ANY MORE MONEY! It's poor stewardship to say the least and I think Bill Gothard would agree.

The desire to be one's own boss is not bad in itself but it is often a disguise for a refusal and/or willingness to submit to authority. Much like having long hair was in the 60's it was and still is a symbol of rebellion and REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT 1 Samuel 15:23.

I trust you take this admonition seriously as I know a wise man
will because our Lord says through King Solomon "A wise man
will hear and increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels" (Pro. 1:5)

Hoping for you prosperity in all things lawful and good. CP

Carlton Pruitt ministers the gospel to the Los Angeles area. Formerly a Hollywood actor (SAG member)and junk removal expert he now spends most of his time studying the scriptures, writing articles, hymns and poems and doing street preaching.

See his videos on http://www.youtube.com Type LAStreetPreacher in the search bar. CONTACT at Carlton2061@gmail.

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