This article, written by Newton Perry, is meant to move your business along a little faster.
People always ask me if an average person can
REALLY make money on the Internet.
I tell them absolutely YES Ė if, and only if, a person follows a few simple rules. In fact, odds are, you already know most of the rules, even if
you've never had your own business before.
Rule 1: PLAN YOUR MOVES WISELY.
It doesn't make much sense to just jump in
and start driving in any old direction.
Think about what you are trying to accomplish.
Don't just jump into the Internet, pick any old
program to sell, and advertise in any old place.
THINK first - and ONLY then do you get in and drive.
In spite of the overwhelmingly obvious common sense to this, most people fail to think things out first. It's sort of like walking into a clothing store and buying the first pair of shoes you see - never mind the style, sex or shoe size!
Rule 2: IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT IS.
If someone is telling you "just buy this and your troubles will soon be over", or "you have to get in on the ground floor", I say head for the hills. Life isn't always easy, and anybody
who tells you it is, is a teller of falsehoods. Beware the snake with the apple, for there a million of them out there online.
Rule 3: TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK - NO MATTER WHAT.
Don't jump into everything that comes down the pike. All that glitters is not gold. You need to be selective, and you need to be honest with people. Do you REALLY know what kind of company you are involved with? Or do you just care about the paycheck?
I watched a formerly good friend of mine sell out for the dollar this past summer, and I can assure you that their lack of ethics is now reflected in their paychecks.
Don't let this be you - jumping from program to program with no regard for the quality of what you represent is not going to get you anywhere at all.
Rule 4: DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW.
Practice makes perfect. You can read until doomsday, but you'll never make dime one unless you start the actual work of promoting. You don't have to know everything about the Internet and marketing. There are plenty of good people out there, including me, who will be happy to guide you along.
Don't be like so many people I see - they buy something, look at it one time, and put it on the dusty shelf next to all the other stuff they've bought. Thatís no way to get rich.
Rule 5: YOU'VE GOT TO TELL PEOPLE WHY YOU ARE DIFFERENT.
I always made sure my boss and my customers knew who I was. I was able to tell them EXACTLY why they should hire me and what I brought to the table that was different. It allowed me to make more money, and to stay employed
when others were let go.
If you can't tell people why YOU are different than the next person after their money, or what you can especially contribute to their well being - forget it. You will be lumped in with every other 2 bit marketer online.
Learn to tell YOUR story - and tell it often.
And if you don't know how or why someone should do business with you - you better STOP EVERYTHING until you do!
Do these rules seem pretty sensible to you?
All I did was apply them to the Internet.
In conclusion, all I can tell you is that making money on the Internet is most likely something that your work experience in the real world has prepared you very well. It's not brain surgery, and it's not all that hard. It does, however, require a strong work ethic and a heaping of common sense.
It's now your call - if you are SERIOUS about making money Online, and need someone to help you translate your current business skills into Online success, why not drop me a note at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at
I'd be happy to help you. I donít know everything but Iíll be glad to share
the knowledge I do have.