Why it makes sense to sell a product you actually like+

Selling what you love:Reason number one: You are going to be exposed to it every day. If you are shipping out sparkplugs everyday, and you have no interest in them, you’ll get bored. But if you are selling something you make and love, you will enjoy it more.

Reason number two: If you have no passion for your product, you will lose interest in promoting it. Think about it; how are you going to sound jazzed about a product you are promoting if you have no interest in it?

Reason number three: if your product promotion involves writing e-zines, reviews, or posting articles every day, you are going to run out of things to say unless you know about your product and/or research your product. If you aren’t in love with your product or well acquainted with it, you writing juices will run dry. And people will feel it.

It’s not all about the money. And even if it were, you won’t make much if the passion isn’t there.  Before you jump on the “what product will make me the most money”  caravan, find the  best product for you personally.

When is a duck not a duck?

Answer: when it’s ducking. Here’s what I mean. In 12-step recovery groups, there is a term for someone who is in denial, and it’s called ducking. Here’s the logic behind the term. Let’s say Lisa is in a 12 step group for co-dependents, and she is with a real loser. He won’t let her have a say in the finances, he never let’s her go anywhere without him, and he never helps with any of the chores even though she also works a full time job. So let’s say Lisa comes to the group week after week along with her sister, who is being abused. And she listens to the stories of women who are with losers. And then she sits up in her chair and proudly declares that she is not a codependent like them, even though her partner yells at her every night, and treats her like dirt. And if you try to gently point out the abuse of power, she brings out isolated incidents of gratitude…like the time that he paid for dinner at McDonald’s last year. Or how he helped her lift the turkey out of the oven on Thanksgiving. And while Lisa’s friend is howling as she hears it, Lisa swoons and tells everyone that her guy, who has never  paid for a real date, is Mr. Wonderful. So what is Lisa doing? She’s ducking.

Ducking is defined as the process of denial that a duck’s owner goes through when his webbed pet walks into the office.  Here’s the narrative (just imagine the Aflack duck quacking in this example)

Employee #1 (Bob) “Oh      my       Gosh…..there is, like, a duck.  A duck, dude, it’s a duck;  no. …seriously”.

Employee #2(Ed)“Say WHAT”?

Employee #3 (Sarah) “Hey, you guys, get in here! There’s a duck in the office!”

Boss (hearing commotion)”What is the trouble, gang”?

Duck’s owner, Fred. “I’ll take care of this”

Fred picks up the duck and takes it out of the office.

Boss (following  Fred): “What is the meaning of this?!”

Fred: “Oh. That was my friend. He was visiting for the holidays”.

Employee number one “From where…Canada?”

(Office hoots and hollers)

Sarah chimes in “no, Ed…geese are from Canada. It’s a duck. Where is it anyway?

Various quips of, “it flew south for the winter” etcetera fill the office.

Later, in a private meeting, the Boss who is actually fighting intense laughter, calmly repeats, “Okay now, so,  why don’t you want to admit you had a duck”?

And the duck’s owner makes insane arguments as to why his duck was not a duck.

It was not flying. It was well-behaved. It went outside with him when he “asked” it to.

And it doesn’t matter how many times the boss (now reeling in disbelief from the owner’s denial) calmly assures Fred that he won’t be fired, Fred refuses to admit that he ever had a duck in the office

“Ducking” quote– If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck and acts like a duck…it’s a duck.

“Ducking” definition: When a person draws any other conclusion, that person is said to be “ducking”.

Friend, are you “ducking” when it comes to the profit potential of your online business? If the numbers aren’t there, if the money’s not rolling in, and if you aren’t making a living income online, it’s time for a real plan.  In my internet marketing blueprint, I design a personalized roadmap for your business. You’ll see where you need to go to get from where you are at, to real internet marketing success. You can read more here

How to really make money on the internet

Hey, reader, did you ever see some new affiliate package that seemed SO COOL you just knew, there was NO WAY that you wouldn’t make a bunch of money selling it?

Maybe it was some awesome, cookie cutter affiliate website that just was so visually compelling, you just knew that if you had one of those cool, draw-you-in and-wow-you websites, then everyone would come running. They’d see it be impressed, and find it irresistible. Bang! They’d buy your product…and you’d be so rich, shooting fish in the barrel.

Or maybe, you found some dropship site. All you had to do was get some cookie cutter dropship site. They’d let you send this stuff out to your customers only, no, they would actually send it, with your address on the return label. And you had nothing you had to do except to collect the orders.

How did you feel when it dawned on you that in the end, you had nothing to do, because no one was buying? No one knew you were even on the internet….and those dropship guys had their $250 sign up fee you’d paid them?

If you are tired of playing the “get rich now game” that doesn’t make you rich at all, then maybe it’s time for a real plan.

In my internet marketing program, I teach you what it really takes to build a business from scratch, get it on the internet (with your own unique website), and how to take orders online.

I also show you how to really get traffic to your website.

And I show you how to do all of this without paying one dime for advertising.

Interested? Learn more HERE

My secret to success

A lot of people know what it takes to be successful, but they fail to do it.

Jesus himself said that there would be people like this: they would read His advise, yet fail to keep it.

I think a lot of internet marketing programs are like that; they teach people what to do to be successful, but the student never actually does what they were taught to do.

They are ever-learning, yet not becoming wiser.

How many readers, I wonder, have purchased internet marketing tutorials and manuals in abundance, yet never put them into practice?

The wisest man who ever lived, said that people like this are building their foundation on the sand.

But people who read His word, and do it, have a rock for a foundation.

You can read this story in the seventh chapter of the book of Matthew.

So, what is the secret to success? (remember, you need to actually do it):

Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

So there it is: the secret of my success is:

I read God’s Holy Word, the Bible, in order that I may actually do what it says.

Then, I meditate on it day and night.

Hey, reader, do you wake up every day and ask God to speak to you through His word?

Do you do what It says?

Do you meditate on the Word He gives you…all day and night?

I know you’ve heard this before. But this time, no more sand castles. This time, build on  a rock.

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say”?

(Would you like to know more about Jesus?)

How To Make Money Online

The very basics of INTERNET MARKETING ARE:

 

  • Having a product that has a market
  • Using the right platform to sell it on (almost always, a website)
  • Getting enough people to visit your website.

That’s it! If your internet marketing program doesn’t cover these things, then they assume you already have the product, platform, and traffic.

Don’t buy any internet marketing program, any informational e-book, any “secret system” or “winning formula” until you at least know these things:

How to build a website
How to drive traffic to your website
How to write reasonably good content.

If you can’t write, don’t know basic web design, and know nothing about how to build online traffic, then you are wasting your time with the other stuff.

In the beginning, you need a way to make money without advertising. You need a way to draw traffic without paying to get links. And you need a way to make a website (without money) to drive all of your free traffic to.

I cover all of this and more in my e-course “How to sell anything online.”

You’ll learn how to develop a website that is effective, and optimized for the search engines.

You’ll learn how to drive quality traffic to your website.

And I’ll show you how to collect payments online. I’ll teach you how to do all of this with absolutely no money or advertising in the beginning.

You’ll learn step-by-step what it takes to be an overnight internet success.

Will you make a million dollars overnight? Anything’s possible if you believe. But I think a better goal might be to make a decent income so you can afford some of the bells and whistles that can make you a million down the road.

Click on the blue text to sign up for our self-guided internet marketing course (which covers all of this).

Read more about internet marketing here

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