The ads are everywhere:
- “Make $1,749 in your spare time!”
- “Make $10,000 in just one week!”
- “How I made $1,000,000 in less than a year!”
Magazines, newspapers, websites, Facebook – everywhere you look you see these ads. It sounds like everybody on the planet is either rolling in money or they’re living in a cave. But not you! YOU have what it takes. You recognize a good opportunity when you see one. Go ahead. Hit that time clock for the last time and tip your hat to your boss on your way out the door. If everybody else is making gazillions of dollars on the Internet, you can, too. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Do you really think you can quit your bakery job or you assembly line job or your restaurant job, sit down in front of a computer, and make $10,000 in one week? You can’t even get a job flipping burgers without some kind of training. And you’re talking about trying to make a quarter or a third or even half of you annual income In. One. Week. With no prior training and no previous experience. Well, you go right ahead. And when you make that first million let me know. I have some ocean front property in Arizona I’ve been trying to unload.
The people behind those ads will show you all kinds of documented evidence of how they achieved those lofty pay-outs. And maybe they really did. Or maybe they’re just really good with Photo Shop. Maybe they actually did make a big wad of money in their spare time but they put in months, and more probably years, of non-stop work before they did it.
In other words, do something you love. Because you’re going to be working at it almost 24/7. Bertena Varney, Lexington’s Vampire Professor, has turned her passion for all things vampire into a multifaceted business that involves blogging, event planning, writing, lecturing and sales promotion. But she didn’t do it overnight. Varney’s interest in vampires began in middle school and after high school she went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree and 2 Masters. She has literally immersed herself in the sociological study of the vampire so it only makes sense that she would also build her business around vampires.
It is possible to make money working online. However, if you have no experience you have to be patient and take it one step at a time. There’s a lot to learn about working on the Internet. It’s a completely different marketplace than a physical location. And trying to accomplish everything all at once only increases your potential for failure.
For example, Lexington marketing copywriter, John Wiggill, understands the need for a website and/or a blog if he wants to be able to compete online with other copywriters. He also understands what it would do to his business if he just rushed headlong into the online marketplace and didn’t give careful consideration to that website:
“If you just throw up a website you are wasting a lot of money. Your website should be the result of a mature marketing concept and be built with a purpose that leads to a result. You can get this by finding a marketing copywriter. The design isn’t the most important part. It’s the message… It’s the first thing people check out to see who you are and what you do. You have to answer this question… Why should I do business with you? If you don’t answer that question, it’s not going to work. You define the problem, and provide a solution. If you do that correctly… you’ll have a lot of people searching you out.”
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