The internet offers a unique opportunity to earn a passive income and to take control of your life and finances.
However, there is a huge problem with this – The web is literally overflowing with poor people who teach others how to make money! No wonder very few actually make any real money online. If you are even remotely serious about succeeding as an internet marketer, you need to do two things really well.
First, you have to have complete self-belief; you have to learn to block the haters and doubters who will make you second guess yourself. Once you choose to take the plunge – there is no looking back.
Secondly, you have to find a reliable mentor – one who is today, where you hope to be somebody. If you do these two things right and throw in some resourcefulness and persistence into the mix, then it is really difficult to fail at internet marketing and even at life in general.
What you just read above is actually really basic – decide what you want to do, find a mentor and remain perseverant.
This formula applies to almost every career and path in life. Still, most people fail utterly miserably at executing this simple plan of action and end up having mediocre careers at best.
This is because 99% pf the people are sheep and only 1 percent are the shepherds. You have to decide NOW which one you intend to be. Being a sheep is very easy – just do what everybody else is doing.
Keep working at your 9 to 5 job even if you hate it. Keep drowning in debt and blame others for your problems.
Live like a pre-programmed android – do not even attempt to escape from the rat race!
Be content with what you have and just drift through life aimlessly – like an empty plastic bag through an open field. Being a shepherd, on the other hand is much more arduous. You have to embark upon a tedious but exhilarating journey of self-discovery!
You have to keep struggling until you can live life on your own terms. You have to swim against the current and have faith in yourself even when everybody else doubts you and calls you a fool! Being a sheep involves following orders while being a shepherd involves giving out orders.
You decide now which one you want to be! If you want to be a sheep, please press alt + f4 and begin playing candy crush on your phone. if you want to be a leader and pioneer, keep reading further.
As soon as your friends and family get a whiff that you want to begin an online business, they will do everything they can to make you change your mind. They will say things like – the internet is a scam, a friend of theirs tried the same thing and got ripped off etc. etc.
The truth is, most people understand very little about how the internet works – their knowledge of the web is limited to using google, youtube and facebook. As people do not understand the intricacies or even the basic principles of internet marketing, they think that it is impossible to make money online unless you are a prodigy like Zuckerberg.
People fear what they do not understand. Your parents probably have your best interests at heart, but they do not understand anything about internet marketing. They want you to have a ‘real’, honest job.
Many middle aged and older people do not even know how to properly use a smart phone; hence it is not difficult to guess why they have a negative opinion about internet marketing.
Your teachers are the pillars of society, they are crucial for the proper development of society. Still, the truth remains that teachers themselves make little money. So what can they teach you about becoming a millionaire?
Their job is to prepare you for the role of an obedient, hardworking employee. Even though teaching is a noble profession, your teachers are definitely not qualified to coach you upon making radical life changes. They themselves are caught up in a monotonous existence.
Your friends, or those people whom you call friends, will also discourage you from stepping upon the path to financial freedom. Partly because they are jealous and partly because they are ignorant!
They do not really want you to succeed because that will make them feel bad about themselves. Their opinions do not matter and should not faze you. Those who are truly your well-wishers will respect your decision and stick with you through even the toughest times.
Your colleagues are stuck in mediocrity – they probably spend all their free time gossiping and drinking free coffee. So they are the last person you want to listen to!
Your boss will go bankrupt if all his/her employees begin to quit their jobs, making his/her opinion biased!
In short, even though probably nobody will back your decision to get into internet marketing, you have to remain courageous and grounded. It takes a lot of grit to be committed when everybody doubts you.
All this ambiguity, hesitation and doubt brings us to the most important question – Is it really possible to make millions online, even if you are not a technical whizz? Yes, it is! You see, 3.5 billion people are already addicted to the internet and it will not be long before the rest of the planet goes online. A human being is essentially rendered incomplete if he does not have access to the web. You may have noticed that you feel empty and lost if you are not online.
Very soon, internet will become indispensable in our lives. We will not be able to do much without it! So yes, with so many people dependent on the web, it definitely has unlimited earning potential. There is absolutely no doubt regarding the matter. The internet is a money minting machine! All you have to do is learn to leverage the tremendous income generating power of the web. This is easily done if you have a good mentor.
What interests or fascinates you most about the internet? Do you want to be a blogger, a social media expert, a youtuber or a domain name flipper? Find a good, reliable mentor in your area of interest. Only choose to follow those who are able to provide what you seek. Learn only from the best. You will meet a lot of people who are willing to give you their 2 cents. However, it is not 2 cents of advice that you are looking for – you need a mentor who can teach you how to make millions!
A mentor can only show you the way. Ultimately, you have to walk this path alone. The journey can be maddeningly laborious at times – however, if you can block out the disappointment, frustration and scepticism, the rewards are immensely gratifying! Someday, you will reach a stage in life wherein everyday will feel like a celebration. You will gain the respect and admiration of people; you will travel the world and buy that big house and fancy car. Most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of doing what you love to do – and that is priceless.
Being an internet marketer is not just about making lots of money. It is about having a voice and leaving a legacy. It is about solving real problems and making the world a better place.