I have run a website about online home based business for (the past|a couple of years. It is an informational site which I try keep as hype free as possible. On the site, I try to give the surfer an insight into home based businesses. I go into a little detail about why many people fail, about how to start such a business, and what will be needed to make such a business a success.
Every quarter or so, I will get an email from someone that wants to know how to make money on the web. Normally, it will have only a single sentence that will go something like this:
“Please, I want to make money on the Internet.”
In the beginning, I would send him a proper reply. I would tell him that making money on the web is not something that you can do on a whim, and that hard work and skills are needed. I would enquire about his background and skill sets.
Most of the time, I didn’t get a reply. In fact, I don’t think I can remember a time in which I did get a reply. Obviously the sender was looking for a simple answer, and I didn’t provide that.
I did remember a nice 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 spent 3 years at a local college studying to be an electronics engineer. I spent a further 10 years working in the electronics field as a design engineer. It is only after this period of time that I am considered good enough to be worth a few thousand dollars a month.
Many websites that advertise their business opportunities claim that a few thousand dollars a month after a few weeks or months is within easy reach. And you do not require any experience or expertise to pull it off. What’s more, the work will probably need only 1 to 2 hours per day.
All I can say is, “Get real, people.”
If somebody approached you on the street, and offered you $100 to deliver a parcel for him to a downtown address, would you do it? The errand would only take half an hour of your time, and he would pay you there and then.
You will not run the errand right? You will say that you need to wash your hair, walk briskly away and never look back right?
Unless you are the most beautiful girl in the world, he is just not going to offer you $100 to do something so simple. You know that something is not quite right. Besides, why can’t he do it himself? But don’t ask him that ’cause he is going to have an excellent excuse. 😉
The Internet may be cyberspace but things are no different from the offline world. Stop looking for a quick kill, put your nose to the grindstone, do your homework and sometime soon, you will be the proud owner of a successful home based business.