I am amazed at the number of seemingly intelligent people who are acting like they don’t have a shred of common sense. If you are offended by this statement or this post I apologize in advance. This is not meant to “trash” anyone. It’s meant to educate.
In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a lot of emails that go something like this:
THEM: I started a home based business and was told that I would be able to quit my job in no time. But here it is, a year later and all I’m doing is spending money instead of making it.
ME: What are you spending your money on? Why do you think you are not making money?
THEM: I’m spending money buying products from my company so that when I do sponsor someone, I will qualify for bonuses. I’m also spending money advertising. I’m not making money because nothing works me.
ME: First of all, there are MANY free and low cost ways of advertising. You do not need to spend a lot of money advertising. Unfortunately, if you don’t know what those ways are, yes…you will spend money to learn. You need to either spend time learning it on your own or pay someone to help you. It’s that way with anything. If you want to be a teacher, you pay to go to school to learn how. If you want any career and not just a job, you pay to go to school to learn how to do it. If you don’t already know how to build a business, you have to pay to learn how. The question then becomes – Do you pay someone thousands to learn or hundreds? Just like going to college, it’s an investment in your future.
THEM: Why should I pay more money to learn how to market? Nothing has worked so far.
ME: That’s exactly why you should make the investment into learning how to market. Once you learn it, you can implement it forever. Think of it as an investment into your future, not spending money on something that is getting you nowhere like you’ve been doing.
I really am surprised at the number of people who honestly think they can start a home based business with NO EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION and be replacing their income in no time. It seems these same people would think they could become a doctor just out of high school with no education.