Home Business and
Internet Marketing - The U-Factor
May 15th, 2006
There are many simple things that
can be done to make money online. Some are little things, like
using Bing for search. Bing will pay rewards (as of 2013) for
using their search. There are affiliate programs, eBay, Amazon,
and endless opportunities to make money.
If you want a home based business or
a work at home job, chances are you have done a lot of searching on the
internet. Let's face it, the internet is the place to be if you want to
You have, most likely, read about
many different opportunities. You have followed the words and
suggestions of some of the web gurus. You have looked at this internet
marketing strategy and that affiliate marketing opportunity. Maybe you
have gotten confused.
have wondered to yourself, "is this legitimate or just another scam?"
Can I really make money on the internet? The answer to your questions is
yes and no. On the internet, just as in the physical world, there is a
bit of everything. There are many choices and many different people
looking for choices.
are many types of people surfing the net in search of opportunities.
They are always looking for that perfect, just right, magical, special
opportunity. For example, there are the "window shoppers". The look at
every new opportunity, read all the websites, read the reviews, they
have them all bookmarked. Maybe they have gone to websites many times.
Maybe they have even gone through the order process, just to see how it
works. This person hopes and wants but will never take that final step.
is also the info junkie. This person wants and hopes and, in fact, takes
action. The info junkie gets everything hoping it will make him rich.
More times than not, this person suffers from paralysis of analysis.
Reading, assessing, double checking, and wants to know everything to the
infinite detail before actually doing the business. They want to know
everything first from the books and DVD's piled around doing nothing but
there is the "jack of all trades". This person jumps at every
opportunity to make money. Their inbox is full of emails from all the
new and different ways to make money online. They have so many bookmarks
and favorites they forget which are which. The grass is always greener
on the other strategy. These people know a little bit about everything
when it comes to internet marketing. They go to forums and make posts as
an "expert". It is too bad. This person might be able to succeed but
they have no time to get good at anything because they are spending all
their time trying to manage excess.
saw a cartoon, in which, a man was hunting a rabbit. It was a very windy
day as the two were running through the forest. I theatrical transport
truck was driving along a road in the forest and hit a bump. The rear
doors flew open and many, many hats blew out the back and into the
trees. From time to time one of the many hats would land on the head of
the man. He would than take on the personality of the hat, such as a
policeman, a soldier, a postman.
point in all this is that strategies of many successful entrepreneurs
are judged negatively because someone can't make money with it. I say
money can be made with most all of them. The entrepreneurs shares
experiences and knowledge that worked for him or her. What they can't
foresee when writing is the wildcard or the YOU-factor. There is no way
for them to plug you into their formula.
are a window shopper who researches but never takes action you will
never succeed. If you are an info junkie who buys the books and keeps
reading and reading but never take action, you will never succeed. If
you are a jack of all trades and never commit to one strategy or niche
you will have problems succeeding. YOU are the main factor that
determines if a strategy will make you money or not.
sure you have heard of Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, arguably the best
in the fields. They love what they do and strove to be the best. Someone
taught them how to play what they do. They took it from there. Many
people learn to do the same things but some take it and excel. The point
is that with Michael Jordan it didn't matte which basketball he used or
which court he was playing on, he succeeded. Tiger Woods is the best in
golf, no matter what clubs he is using or which course he is on. What
makes them the best is what is inside them. The YOU-factor.
are what make the difference with an internet marketing strategy. If you
have what it takes you can make anything work. You just must decide
which the one for you is. You must decide which strategy excites you.
You must make a decision, commit to it, and work it with persistent and
consistent desire. These same principles apply whether you are starting
an internet business or a conventional brick and mortar business. You
take your dream; mix it with a burning desire, and then top it off with
action and you are bound to succeed.
By: Darwin N Dennis
Simple Solutions for Success and Freedom
Darwin is retired military and now operates a
successful internet marketing business. He lives in