Sir, Tell Me How To Make Money On The Internet

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I started a site about online home businesses a few years ago.  The site serves as a guide to somebody looking to start a home business and I do not really sell anything on the site.

Once in a while, my inbox will have an email with a single sentence that reads something like the one below:

“Sir, tell me how to make money on the Internet.”

For the first year or so, I took the trouble to craft a few paragraphs as my reply, essentially repeating what I said on my website.  I would also ask about the background of the sender, so that I may be in a position to better understand what he wants and what he can do.

I can’t remember ever getting a second email.  The sender was probably looking for a simple turnkey solution and I didn’t offer him one.

I did remember getting an email from somebody who said he liked my site very much.  He said that he liked it so much that he wanted to join my site.  I told him that my site only provides and that I do not promote any business opportunities that he could register in.

I went to college for 3 year to study electronics engineering.  I did electronics design for a further 10 years.  It is only after this period of time that the industry considered me good and experienced enough to be earning a few thousand dollars a month.

There are many websites in the Internet that will tell you that you can potentially make a few thousand dollars a month if you work their program.  Every single time, they will also tell you that anybody can do it and no experience is needed.  In fact, they will tell you that an unemployed odd job laborer made $1200 after his first month on their program, or something similar.

What I can say is, “Use your head.”

I mean, if a man were to offer you a lot of money to do something really easy, would you do it?  Say you were offered $100 to deliver a parcel to a nearby address.  Would you do it?

You will run away like you have never run before right?

You know that nobody is going to offer you $100 for a half an hour job that a 9 year old can do.  There is definitely a catch.  He is hoping that greed will take over and you will accept the job.

The Internet has been called the most revolutionary development in the history of human communication, or the great equalizer, or the information superhighway.  Whichever superlatives you use, the same rules regarding money still apply to the Internet.  Money still has to be earned and competition for it is extremely keen.  So, the sooner you get off “the roads are paved with gold” mentality, the sooner you will start putting in the time and work needed for a successful home business.


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