Money for Nothing, Chicks for Free

Money For Nothing...  That was the hit song from the now defunct British rock band Dire Straits, and I guess the famous line "money for nothing, chicks for free" sounded like a great attention-grabbing hook. It sure did.

What comes to mind is that blogging seems to attract a lot of people who think there's easy money to be made online. Not for a moment do they think through that blogging for money takes more than some quick-fix attempts to be able to stay the course and see the rewards.

Home-based business: Dream, Hype and Reality

The Dream:

Millions of people are dreaming about owning a home-based business online.


1. opportunity to work at your own pace

2. there's no one to boss you around

3. making money online is an intoxicating idea

The Hype:

* Well, there are thousands of new home-based business opportunities born everyday - offline and online.

* Promises of easy wealth and a fantastic lifestyle

* Flashy websites, well-crafted audio presentations

But don't be blinded by the flash...

The Reality:

* Once you're in, you will have to Sell....Sell...Sell. But are you the type of person who can be a salesman.

* The truth is many hate selling. That's why they never succeed in the business.

* You got to advertise, but do you have the financial means to invest in advertising?

Think. Do you get money for nothing, chicks for free?

Do not get sold on the idea that purchasing a home-based business will give you immediate passive income. This is a pipe dream that can cost you both time and money.

Whatever endeavor you wish to pursue takes dogged determination, resilience, and getting your hands dirty in order to succeed. There's plenty to learn.

Take the plunge but don't be a 'no-brainer'

If you're an Internet newbie and looking forward to stake your claim in internet marketing, go in with eyes wide open.

Watch out for the phoney gurus. They're so smart with words, they could even sell the shirts on their backs to some of you. Don't fall for their "latest" and "greatest" hype. Be very circumspect about it all.

They'll tell you of their brand new marketing strategies that will blow the competition away. Some of them will even tell you that making money online is a no-brainer. You can do it in your pyjama, underwear or whatever. And the money keeps rolling in.

Surf most of the traffic exchanges and you'll come across mini-sites and splash pages that tell you they have the "greatest thing" since sliced bread. Great, but take it with a pinch of salt.

That's the surrealistic world of Internet marketing. The hypes are obviously targetted at countless newbies who are just coming on board the Internet bandwagon. If you had travelled down the same road before then you would be wiser by now.

To be fair, much as there are the "quick buck" artists, there are the real marketers who have their reputation to protect and they only think of your best interests.

In fact, once you know your way around the Internet minefield, you'll discover many sources of useful information that'll help you to move on to the next level. I'm sure you'll recognize the right source when you come across it.

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Where have some of the bloggers gone?
Are you ready to be a laid-back blogger?
There'll always be another noob or sucker
On the Internet trail of delusions
Mama, don't let your baby grow up to be a blogger
Would you wait 10 years to earn some change from Agloco?


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Akavar 2050 said...

i wish i had some of the chicks for easter when i was younger; i would have loved them :/

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April said...

So true - there are way too many "get rich quick schemes" out there on the web. It takes some real digging to make it through the BS! I don't expect to get rich, but I do make extra cash in my spare time mystery shopping, doing surveys, freebie trading, etc. Selling is really not my thing, so these fit me :-)

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