What a great heading don’t you think?
Not mine I’m afraid…but Internet Business Coach Terry Dean’s over at TerryDean.org
Terry really helped me in my early stages of building my Internet business. Unfortunately I didn’t come across Terry until my internet business was set up and running.
In those days I was also working full-time for a large corporate company. Working long hours for the corporate and then working in the evenings and weekends on building my own on-line business.
And this article by Terry is a must read for anyone, not just starting out in their on-line business but also for those who are perhaps one or two years in.
1. You’re not likely to make any money in your first couple of months.
2. You’re not going to have a 4-hour work week this year.
3. Your first few checks won’t be very large.
Three years ago, I thought I would make my first product, earn $millions and retire. Three years later, many products later, I’m still working as hard as ever and although the checks have got bigger, it did take a while before I received any checks!
These days part of my on-line business service (and income) is building blogs and websites for clients and one of the first questions I ask is “Why do you want your blog / website?”
The response I get back determines if I want to work with this person.
The internet is NOT a get rich quick scheme.
I tell my prospective customers the truth, as I know it. You are not going to become rich, you are not going to work a 4 hour day…you ARE going to have to work hard…you ARE going to be frustrated…making money is dependant upon so many factors.
Sometimes I lose customers as a result. That’s fine. I’d rather manage and exceed the customer’s expectations.
So what’s been your on-line experience?
Different to what Terry outlines?
Read the full article here: Is it just a big lie
I also read Terry’s article and it was very true and interesting. For me, it took me about 4 LONG years to finally KNOW how to make a full time income online. Yes, I had a good mentor who is my friend now which I totally respect.
I see too many people who think that they will make a lot of money in their first month and when this does not happen, they QUIT.