Friday, November 7, 2008

"No Time" or Too Lazy To Make Money

When I present opportunity to people who are searching for means to make extra money, the instant reply I always get is "I have no time !" or "My children are young" or "I will look into it when I am ready" Are these truly a legitimate reasons ?

Let’s face it. Network Marketing, Internet Marketing or Any Money Making Opportunities are not for everyone. You have to enjoy being out here and learning the ropes (learn how to find your customers, rope in a few downlines, or how to get ranked in Google, partner with other sites, writing content, etc.) If you don’t, this journey will be more like a job.

Most of these successful businessmen I know never felt that what they are doing are like Works and I believe that’s why I am putting real effort into it to become one of them. Unfortunately, though, when people hear stories of successful business owner earning five to six figures per year, they think all they have to do is join the business or build a site and they’ll get the same result.

If it were really that easy, we’d all have five to six figure income now wouldn’t we?

People often want instant gratification with little work and when they don’t succeed, they place the blame on everyone, system or business when 9 times out of 10, the only person to blame is themselves.

Yes, there are some of them who make a lot of money out here, but they worked hard for it. Some of them had started their business for 2 to 5 years and there were times in the beginning when they only made about $15 per month. But they never gave up. Yes, they've failed many times along the way but they improved their business from the mistake learnt in the process.

Mistakes are OK, but Laziness is not. I have people who want to make extra money for themselves but can only devote a small hour per week to do the business. If you’re just starting out, you have to devote much more time to get it started right. If you can’t, then your results will mirror your efforts.

Bottom line…

If you are looking for a free lunch or looking to get rich overnight, then doing business is not for you. It's better off working for a Salary that will tie you down for a long period of time with no certainty.

Look around you today ! There is no such thing as a JOB SECURITY anymore. People are getting retrenched for all sorts of reasons that the Company or Bosses can think of.
However, if you want to venture into some form of business then you got to get the butt off the chair and do something!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

From Articles To Ebooks To Make Money Online

After 2 weeks of searching and reading and subscribing to potential Gurus website for a way to generate money online, I learnt only one thing : Information Overload !

This does not helps much after forking out a substantial sum of money to learn the tricks of the trade about making money online. Why ? The more I read, the more confused I become ( Almost the same situation when I joined an MLM business venture ). Unlike in the MLM business, I have a Mentor ( usually my Upline to guide me as she has been in the business much longer than I am ) and the communication is close and personal whereas on the web, the so-called "Guru" throws you a ton of information's on how to get it right without pointing the Short-cut to preparing the process.

There are simply many ways to make money online. Despite everything is web-based and information is offered through the pages displayed, they all looks the same for a beginner. Its only through reading its Content, will one knows the purpose of the website presented.

Methods of generating money comes from Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Information Marketing, Network Marketing and many more. Regardless of which category of business you are interested in, you are guaranteed to do the following :

1. Read plenty plenty of information's regarding the business
2. Learn how to setup Website, Auto-responder and ways to generate traffic
3. Learn how to write Contents for your web pages
4. Learn how to write Articles to promote your business or website
5. Learn how to write Articles or EBooks to make money
6. Learn how to incorporate unique graphics, banners, advertisements to your website
7. Learn how to incorporate music, video, Forms, Links to attract your visitors
8. Learn how to SELL your Niche so that regular visitors come to your website

and there are many more tactics out there that one can learn.

I am sure by now you will be wondering if this is suitable for you just as I was asking myself when I join the MLM business venture. The answer is :

In order for anyone to learn something new, there must be an educational process by which you have to go through. Some learning are made easier because of an established system ( school and institution )or some learning comes from personal mentoring by a Leader ( Private Tutor / Business Leader (Upline) but the toughest of all is self-education / self-learning.

If you are hungry to learn something, nothing can stop you in the path. You will know how to overcome the difficulties, challenges or opportunities it presents. But if you are not prepared for it, thousands and one reasons will come out from your mouth to justify why it is not suitable for you ( we call it EXCUSES ! ), right ?

I am very convince by now that there are ways to make money online by writing Articles or Ebooks, otherwise we will not be able to see all these websites ( Hundreds of Millions ) promoting their Niches. In whatever opportunities we are looking for, we must give ourselves Time to familiarize those process so that eventually the money will start flowing in. To do it at a faster pace is obviously a choice you have to make but I always tell myself that "There is no such thing as a GET RICH QUICK opportunities out there ! If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably IS"

I urge you to treat your venture into the web as a form of learning that will eventually equip you with the skill to make the money you want. As long as you believe that you can do it, it will be done !

To have an idea of a possible money making opportunities, you can click here to learn more about PLR Articles ( Private Label Rights ).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Any Ways To Make Extra Income ?

"Is there any ways to make extra income without the huge capital outlay that a normal business requires ?" That is a question I have been asking for more than 10 years by now and the answer still eluded me. I am sure that there are also many people having the same thought process. I strongly believed that there are many ways to make money but it does not necessarily be suitable for everyone including me.

I can choose to sell Curry puffs or Newspaper and Magazines or Fruits such as Mango, Watermelon etc at the nearest MRT station but will it be suitable me ? I can also be a "karang guni" collector running from residential estate to HDB flats to buy those disposable items at a cheap rate and selling it to the Major Collector at some flatted factory in the industrial park somewhere ? Most people will give thousand and one excuse not to do any of the above as it can be "embarrassing", but my question will be "If you have no other choice, will you do it ?"

Frankly speaking, we all know money is important but there are still many people out there who want to save "face" by not doing any of the above-mentioned work. When I left the Army and become a Salesman in a Computer Firm 23 years ago, the look on some relative and friends face is that of bewilderment, doing sales sounded very cheapskate. Some people even avoided the issue by calling the sales that they are doing as "marketing". Isn't it the same ?

Its a lucky thing that I have learned a long time ago, not to let such things bother me. Can 'Pride' feed my stomach or my family ? Of course NO ! I will do anything as long as I honestly and seriously put in 100% effort to make that money I needed. Although I have not become rich in the process but I know that I have no worries when the time arrived for me to do those mundane jobs which many others will run away from.

Most important of all, I strongly believed that anyone will do their utmost best if they need that extra money to solve their daily expenses. Therefore, when I prospect people for my Network Marketing business, I will not waste my time on those people who gives me thousand and one reasons ( excuses ) why the business don't suit them. Instead, I will continue to find and invest time on those people who are sincere in wanting to make that extra $100 to $200 for their monthly expenses. With that in mind, I know I will find a handful of sincere and hardworking people that I can work together with to build OUR business.

Life is too short to be worrying about why people don't work hard or don't improve themselves or why when you stretch your hand to help someone, they will suspect that you have an ulterior motive in helping them.

I know what I want and I want to show anybody who need that simple know-how on generating some extra cash for themselves or their family. It does not matter if the "lobang" is tough or otherwise, as long as he or she wants to do it.

From now on, I will append any information's that can give us a thought on some money making opportunities and I hope that it will benefit somebody somehow.