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This is AndyGold's Blog about business issues surrounding sole traders, small business and the life of an online marketer, moving up in the world of business.

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The Wolf at Your Door!
<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I0R-IwXOPV0/TuFIWw7NlAI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/fSrdFUCfKAM/s1600/Grey%2BWolf%2BAndyGold%2BWolf%2Bat%2BYour%2BDoor.jpg"><img style="float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 180px; height: 144px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I0R-IwXOPV0/TuFIWw7NlAI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/fSrdFUCfKAM/s320/Grey%2BWolf%2BAndyGold%2BWolf%2Bat%2BYour%2BDoor.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5683903760645854210" border="0" /></a> <br />Watch out! The Wolf at Your Door post is here! <br /> <br /><span style="font-weight: bold;font-size:180%;" >No Wolf at Your Door?</span> <br />Are you curious as to what I am going on about? <br />How many times have you started and restarted on the road to building your business? <br /> <br />(PS - Pre-Script. note. I am a Brit, living in the UK, writing this blog, mainly for the US market. We use different spellings than the USA and this blog is set to American English, so you UK residents don't nood to errect me every time I apprear to make a spolling mystake. I've cheque'd it hall lots of times but there may be the odd sperring error)! <br /> <br />I digress, back to the post! <br /> <br />Will you commit to your New Years resolutions in 2012? Or will they just fade into nothing and be forgotten about by the end of the first week of January? <br /> <br />There are people who have made it you know. You can too, if only you'd just get your finger out and get on with it. No-more false starts! This post relates to whatever you are going to do in life, whether it is a conventional off-line business or an online business. <br /> <br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight: bold;font-size:130%;" >Why do people make plans and set goals, but then do not work on them?</span> <br /></div> <br />We are all full of great intentions, we may say, I will do this and then I will do that. Full of excitement we will hurriedly get going on our project. Then we hit a snag, or a problem and then we stop. <br /> <br />The drive to build your business can come from two directions as I see it. There are benefits to both directions, but there are also penalties and pitfalls. I'm not going to explain them here, I think they are self evident anyway! <br /> <br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Direction One.</span> <br />You decide that you want and desire more out of life and after much deliberation, decide on a plan to get what you desire by building a business. The desire and imagination you have fuels your drive to build your business. I believe this is the best form of motivation. Being self-motivated and driving your own business from a positive angle. <br /> <br />You would use planning, delegation, working and doing anything that needs to be done. Checking and keeping records, visualization, affirmations, self-talk and perseverance to keep your goal in mind and keep yourself constantly working towards it! <br /> <br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Direction Two.</span> <br />You may find that circumstances are not good in your current work, (or maybe you have no work at present), bills and creditors are looming, knocking at your door! (There's The Wolf)! <br /> <br />Under fear of penalty, of losing your home or pending redundancy, your change in fortune then fires your desire to work to simply earn enough money to live. At this stage you can only just hope and prey for money to come in to pay your debts to keep the Wolf from your door. <br /> <br />However, the Wolf at your door is sometimes the only real motivation that will physically force you to get a move on and work at your business. Starting a business when you have already the support of an income from a day-job, or have money coming in already, with no pressing bills, is much easier. There is less pressure and no sense of urgency, so you take your own sweet time about doing things! <br /> <br /><div style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-size:130%;">The Wolf at your door is sometimes the only real motivation that will physically force you to get a move on and work at your business.</span> <br /></div> <br />I was on a film-set once-upon-a-long-time-ago, there was a stage-coach being used in the filming. The director, (who had no-knowledge of horses), asked about the whipping of the horses to make them move, as regards to potential cruelty to horses. (But, actually more concerned with the finished legality of his film commercial). <br /> <br />It turns out that a horse does not actually ever get whipped! It may have happened in training once or twice, if the horse did not spook into motion at the sound of the whip. But, after being hit those couple of times the horse would learn and spook into motion just on the sound of the whip. <br /> <br />The trainer (who was also the driver of the stagecoach in the commercial), said that it is like when you've seen horses spooked into running in cowboy films when guns are fired into the air! You don't ever think that they would have ever shot the horses in order to train them would you? Conversely, horses are very bright and can be trained not to react to gunfire or the sound of a whip! <br /> <br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:180%;">I can't help thinking if those none-starters among us, couldn't do with a little whip training or gun-fire to wake them up!</span> <br /></div> <br />Lets hope that you do not have to work and build your business under those stressful conditions, but sometimes, it is the only thing that will motivate some people. Moreover; Lets hope that that is not you, but if you have had lots of false starts and cannot get yourself motivated, then maybe you need to get a Wolf at your door! <br /> <br />If you do not have a driver on a stagecoach, whipping the horses enough to scare them into running, the coach won't move. That knock you just heard at your door, well, lets hope it isn't the bailiff or the postman with your P45. (A UK job market pink-slip you get when you leave work, voluntary or involuntary (Loosing your job) for those of you in the USA and elsewhere)! <br /> <br />A short story. <br />A friend and business associate whom I am in the process of helping with his own online business, is currently working at a regular day-job. He previously always claimed to be 'at-it' and 'working on this or that,' but he had never seen any cash from his business. In reality, he was only logging-in most of the time to various blogs and accounts, to see if some miracle had happened. In addition, he never committed to spending even a little money in his business. <br /> <br />Then he was threatened with redundancy and started putting a little money in (as I advised), and put real time into his online business. He put in an hour before he went to work, at work he was constantly making spoken notes into a dicta-phone, on his return home, he immediately got sat down at his computer. <br /> <br />He ate his evening meal and helped his children with their homework, all from his workstation for his online business. His week-ends were spent in front of the PC also. This went on for three or four weeks, then the worst thing happened, he did lose his job! For the next two months he had no job and no-income. <br /> <br />He put even less time in to his online business, because he was now having to walk his children to and from school and walk on shopping trips etc. <br /> <br />He had applied to social security for state benefits, but there was some delay. In the mean-time, he and his spouse sold their cars to pay the mortgage and other bills that first two months, (after-all they could not even afford to put fuel in them). <br /> <br />His wife was always unable to work because of some illness or recurring complaint. He also canceled the motor insurance and cashed in on his private health scheme. He now had nothing to fall back on, the Wolf was well and truly at his door. <br /> <br />His days were spent looking for work, writing and rewriting his CV, looking through job-center jobs, newspapers and surfing the internet for work. He was out-and-about for most of the day walking the industrial estates physically asking if there was any work. Eventually he found another job, doing exactly what he was doing before, on the same pay, but working for a different company. <br /> <br />He had kept up with some of his online efforts in the evenings, whilst unemployed, but he was losing his drive and determination due to stress and depression. It was even hard for me, watching him go through this whilst trying to give him vision and hope. <br /> <br />Just about the week before he started his new job, (it was at the end of the month), he received an affiliate payment from his online efforts from the affiliate marketing I had been helping him with two months before. $1,400 was the amount, (about £700 UK GBP at the time), so I set about working on what he should use it on in his business, to try and help him make even more money faster. <br /> <br />I put in a lot of work, showing cash flow forecasts and writing out in detail what to do next. I pointed out that the income he had made, was made whilst he was employed and working for someone else. <br /> <br />Plus, that income was only a starting income and he could build on it from there. His net take-home-pay was only £350 and it only took him one real months work as a newbie and he made £700 for the month! This was a great set of stats for a newbie, but he didn't seem interested. I was more excited for him than he was for himself! <br /> <br />About three days later, he told me that he had spent the money on a few bills, took the family out for a meal and to the movies, bought some presents and even a secondhand car for £300 from a family member. Now, whilst he did make good use of the money, he could have spent it more wisely by putting it back into his business, buying automation software and memberships with better services with more available features. <br /> <br />Once he started back into work, he went back to only visiting his online business when he had nothing else to do. He stopped posting ads with ad-words, left his blogs unattended and seemed to have forgotten how to do most of the stuff I had taught him. He couldn't remember how to set-up Google alerts to post topical items to his Twitter group! <br /> <br />I realized that he was not learning this stuff at all, but just letting me talk him through things step by step, not taking notes, nor bookmarking sites, not even keeping the hand-written lists I had sent him in the post, along with an A-to-Z note-book required to keep an additional off-line hard copy of sign-in details, like user-names and passwords for the many sites you need to use. <br /> <br />His Twitter group became bogged down with none-follow-back, none-posting-tweeple. His online business went back to how it was prior to him losing his job. <br /> <br />I blame the false-sense of security his job provides. Instead of making his own moves and being responsible for his own income, he is reliant on a day-job that could just as easily kick him out on the street with just a months notice as it did before! <br /> <br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">No one is perfect!</span> <br />Having not learned my lesson, I helped another friend by building two twitter groups and an email list with Aweber, up to about 2,500 twitter followers each and about 1,000 email followers. I was even writing his emails for him! <br /> <br />I handed the whole thing over to him after ongoing training with him, (like the idiot I was), then three months later he just closed all of the accounts, deleting all of the work I had done. He said he couldn't be bothered with it all! (The actual word was Bov-verd). What an idiot! <br /> <br />All done without a single word of thanks, except that I had made some money promoting my own affiliate products to his list. (Which was my list really since I had built his business with my own hard work). <br /> <br />If affiliate marketing is not for you, if you are not inspired by the amount of money you can make in relation to the pittance of an income and hard work of a day job, then you need to stick with the day job. (I think rudely, the saying goes, 'You cannot teach a pig to sing! So don't try)! <br /><span style="font-size:180%;"> <br /></span><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:180%;">I am learning that point the hard way!</span> <br /></div> <br />If you are not motivated to develop your own online business through the simple-common-sense reasoning to know that; You have to be making your own moves in this world; Even for the sheer excitement, pleasure, joy and desire of wanting to build it, then maybe you should get a Wolf to your door! Find a reason and really scare yourself into action. Use what if's and maybe's. Here are a few suggestions. <br /> <br />What if:- <br />I loose my job? <br />I cannot work through ill health? <br />The market my company sells in fails? <br />I am suddenly faced with an ill partner, causing crushing debt? <br />I have house repair bills after a storm and the insurance does not cover it? <br />New people start at my work-place and I hate them, and they make my life a misery at work? <br /> <br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JyjgbA-iHwc/TuFI56sxhMI/AAAAAAAAAHg/I0uUfMs7dbI/s1600/Grey%2BWolf%2BAndyGold%2BWolf%2Bat%2BYour%2BDoor%2B2.jpg"><img style="float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 129px; height: 150px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JyjgbA-iHwc/TuFI56sxhMI/AAAAAAAAAHg/I0uUfMs7dbI/s320/Grey%2BWolf%2BAndyGold%2BWolf%2Bat%2BYour%2BDoor%2B2.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5683904364565071042" border="0" /></a>All of the above are actual problems that people have told me about as the main reasons for deciding to build their own business. <br /> <br />If you can develop your own list, relative to your own life, maybe that will motivate you into action. If you've tried everything else and failed before, then why not try some negative motivation. Some 'OR ELSE' motivation, as I like to call it! <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:180%;">Is there a Wolf at Your Door? No?</span> <br /><span style="font-size:180%;">Well, perhaps you should get one!</span> <br /></div> <br /> <br />Howwwwwwwooooooooooo! <br />AndyGold. <br /> <br />TAGS: Negative Motivation, Motivation, Wolf at your Door, <br /> <br />© AndyGold 2011 <br /> <br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.taddoany.com/share_save"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" height="16" width="171" /></a> <div class="a2a_linkname_escape" style="display: none;"><post.title></post.title></div><script type="text/javascript">a2a_<span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% yellow;" class="goog-spellcheck-word">linkname</span>_escape=1;a2a_<span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% yellow;" class="goog-spellcheck-word">linkurl</span>="<data:post.<span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% yellow;" class="goog-spellcheck-word">url</span>/>";</script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>


Skipping from Money-Making Plan to Money-Making Plan
This is a rant! But its good for you because by the end of it, you will know that I take my business seriously and test all my plans personally before promoting them to you.<br /><br />Is There Actually a Single Plan for Making Money Online? Nope!<br />Is There Actually a Single Plan, That Does What It Says On The Box, for Making Money Online? If there is, I've never found it!<br />Does Jumping from Bandwagon to Bandwagon equal failure Like many of the Top Marketers Would Have You Believe? No - You Can Always Learn Something, You Only Fail If You Fail To Learn Something!<br /><br />Is There Actually a Single Plan, that Does What It Says On The Box, for Making Money Online? I ask myself this question all the time. The reason I ask, is because I too am looking for that simple step by step system that is easy to do. This brings me to a primary reason, that a lot of the top marketers claim is the biggest reason why people fail in 'online businesses'.<br /><br />I can say that another way, for those of you who are frightened or put off by the words 'online business'. Lets call 'online business', 'How To Make Money Online', types of plans. I have always stated, that I am no Internet Guru and still don't earn the kind of money I desire or deserve. (A positive statement in there)!<br /><br />I work hard and long hours, so I know that making money online, is not all that it is cracked up to be by the purveyor's of online money making plans! (continued at * below).<br /><br />The Internet Lifestyle, Is The Life For Me...! (side note).<br />[I do make a lot of money online, enough to give me my stay at home money and not have to work for anyone else. But not enough to give me my dream lifestyle, go-anywhere, live-anywhere, buy almost anything I desire; Kind of money (Yet)]!<br /><br />(* continuing).<br />I know that must sound a little crazy and self-destructive, coming from someone who promotes and sells online money making plans. But I must point out that making money online is not for everyone, despite what a lot of the guru's tell you in their marketing plans and promotions.<br /><br />They always have a get out clause in their marketing spiel, (which they have to put in by law), which will say something like; "Evidence and statements of income are only shown for examples of what may be possible and should not be taken as actual incomes produced. Income success is dependent upon many factors like experience, desire, ability and aptitude to perform the tasks set out in the program".<br /><br />Everyone who takes up the course will not succeed! It is just a fact of life, we are not all created equal, and even though they will claim; "If you just do step one and then step two, its as simple as 1,2,3, etc, that you cannot fail". You still probably will most of the time!<br /><br />Am I jaded? Yes!<br />Am I a skipper? Yes!<br /><br />Why have I skipped from plan to plan, (and why will I still continue to do so)?<br />First, this is not an exposé. I will not point out plans that I have tried and failed to gain the exact results promised or stated! Why? Because I believe that you always learn something from each plan and can carry information over to your next endeavor.<br /><br />Par for the course with me is that I always have to buy into the course myself, before I promote it, or speak to someone I personally know and trust who has bought the product or service or plan and then they give me a personal rundown, so that I can judge it for myself almost firsthand.<br /><br />Let me explain; recently, I purchased a plan that had all the pieces of the puzzle, - (as I understand online marketing). But as I studied the course I found holes in it. Like; the the course failed to mention the new FTC rules, (when building websites as explained in the plan), where you had to have specific pages of TOS and privacy policy pages etc.<br /><br />When I promoted this plan myself, I offered free 'FTC How To' pages, for buying through my affiliate link. Note: I also learn't how to do offers like these from other plans I have done, but not had the desired results. But as I've said, you always learn something new, to take to the next 'guaranteed, (Oh yer), online money making plan'!<br /><br />You are going to ask the question aren't you?<br />Re- "So, armed with your knowledge of FTC rules that you claim where missing from that plan, why didn't you make your millions as promised"? Well, the honest answer is, that I don't know! If I did know, then I probably would not be writing this at all. I'm still looking for that magic secret ingredient. I don't think it exists really, I believe that it is just a case of getting more well known for no-BS, honesty and actually telling people about like it really is. Because of that, I chose to sell courses that are as factual as they can be. -<br /><br />Like; How to set up a website with wordpress! How to Blog, How to set-up a Blog, How to make money with affiliate marketing and no cash investment! How to find profitable niches. (Notice I didn't say, 'how to make $8,000 a day' - or 'how I make £1,000 a week online', (although I do make about £1,000 a week online, I wouldn't dare to try and tell anyone how I've done that, because it is income from a multitude of sources that probably won't or don't work anymore.<br /><br />Not to mention, (and you are going to find this strange), that I don't know where some of the income originates from. (Re- I still get paid from various recurring income programs I once promoted years ago and I don't remember where my free ads are anymore. Also, some of these plans have referral income from referral's who are maybe still promoting the plan, I don't know!<br /><br />The majority of my income though, comes from ongoing sales commissions of products and plans I am promoting. Also sales of products in over 40 niches from dog food to plasma televisions; - (my latest niche outing). There is not one single course that could possible cover all of that knowledge or experience that I have gathered in order to do that. So, just because I earn about £1,000 per week GPB, does not mean I could teach it.<br /><br />The Root of the Guru Issue.<br />And there-in lies the problem. When you hear of a Guru who makes thousands or millions online, their spiel often leads you to believe that they got their overnight success via this promotion of their online money making plan they are now promoting to you!<br /><br />I've been to affiliate marketing venues and heard the real money makers state face to face, that it took them years to learn how to become an overnight success. Literally all wealthy Internet marketers, who've actually made their money doing Internet marketing, did not make their money, doing what they are going to show you what to do, to make money online. That's a long-winded explanation and could be read different ways, so let me explain it like this.<br /><br />A Sure-Fire-Way to Make-Money-Online.<br />This may sound condescending, its not meant to be. - But If you found a Sure-Fire-Way to Make-Money-Online, would you really go off and tell everyone else about it? (Even for a fee)?<br />If the answer is yes, (and I want to be honest with you), you are a stupid fool!<br />If I found a Sure-Fire-Way to Make-Money-Online, in all honesty - I would not tell you! (Continues at ** below).<br /><br />Do Not Try! (Do or Do-Not),<br />I might 'try' to tell sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, of this Sure-Fire-Way to Make-Money-Online, because they are close family loved ones.<br /><br />Side-Note: (Did you notice I said 'try', because in my experience, you cannot tell friends and family, because they won't listen, believe you or understand. Then to top it all off they will sometimes look sideways at you and ask, 'what are you getting out of this'? So why should you try to help them?<br /><br />My advice is; "Not To Help Them", or show them anything, (I've been there several times believe me- and it has never worked for me), what you do do, is to just be successful yourself, until one-day they will realize that you have everything that they have ever wanted and that they are still working for, whereas you are free of a job and nagging boss with time on your hands to do what you want; should you so please). Then they may decide to ask what your secret is, that's when you show them, (if you really want to)!<br /><br /><br />(Continued from ** above). I would not tell you if I found Sure-Fire-Way to Make-Money-Online because, my current understanding of Internet marketing is that if you duplicate something, you usually end up with a share of the overall market. (More on that a little later at **** below).<br /><br />Being greedy like all humans, I'd want to keep all the income to myself, because of a lot of reasons. Like; I would put the income to good use and causes, helping charities and health organizations if I had untold millions to spare. I certainly cannot see myself driving $100,000 cars or living in a £50 million mansion. Especially when there are still people starving in the world and drinking water from ditches contaminated with human waste! That's not for me! What an indulgent and selfish waste of money!<br /><br />Don't give me lazing in the sun, I like action and adventure!<br />I can see myself, living well and enjoying my life, taking many fact-finding and explorative holidays, that's my bag. (Don't give me lazing in the sun, I like action and adventure). I do things that educate myself and my family - and then using that information, try and do my bit to put things right in the world. I ask you, do you live in the real world?<br /><br />Question: Can you sleep soundly at night; (and before I finish this question, let me state; its OK in my book, to have a nice reasonably expensive luxury home and drive a reasonably expensive luxury car or two, and take several luxury holidays a year; so don't get me wrong, I'm not saying its a bad thing). So:- Can you sleep soundly at night; knowing that there is a child somewhere in the world, sleeping in the street and having to fend for themselves, scavenging from waste-tips to make money to buy food and have to get drinking water from excrement infected water sources?<br /><br />What I am saying, is that we should all feel a sense of guilt that there is a fellow human, who through circumstance is innocent of their plight, yet are left to fend for themselves. I can give you good examples without wanting to start issues concerning politics or religions and the like.<br /><br />But just to put those two broadly on the spot. What about governments that displace its poorest poverty-stricken residents in order to build multimillion dollar sporting venues; when they should be putting that money into sewerage and safe drinking water systems. Also, it is well known that the various foundations of religion are amongst the wealthiest organizations in the world.<br /><br />My question is obvious isn't it? Why can't these governments and religious organizations use this wealth to build the old style missions in these places and provide the services and help needed. (This would be my mission if I had millions and is my mission for when I do have my millions coming in).<br /><br />That's Enough!<br />I cannot even go into politics or religion because I know everything I point out will have some justification, but will likewise be shot down in flames by nay sayer's and people who think they know better than me. I'm not claiming I know better. I just know right from wrong and have my own strong and well thought out opinions (I think), on what religious organizations and governments should or could be doing to ease the plight of the needy people in the world. But that's just my own thoughts and I'd rather like to keep them to myself for now because I don't want to get political or religious.<br /><br />(Continued from ***): I've heard and understand the speculative theory. Yes, I would like or prefer to have 1% of a thousand peoples efforts, than 100% of my own singularly. This is often a pivotal reasoning point behind MLM style promotions. None of which have ever really worked for me. I'm not saying that they don't work and please notice I have not mentioned any companies, but over the last 20 years I have done every door knocking and MLM scheme, both online and off-line you can possibly think of! So I have experience!<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">The Secret.</span><br />The only thing that I can say does work for me, is recurring income membership types of programs that don't rely on one sale and then that customer is gone! - I do sell one-offs like this, because I do make money with them, but I prefer to put my efforts into recurring income or membership promotions. So, If I had a secret to tell you it would be to spend your time on recurring income products and services. Since logically, you will still do exactly the same amount of work to promote a product, why not have the chance of recurring payments rather than just one payment?<br /><br />I'm not really giving anything away there, because I haven't said what are the best programs or services to promote. So, from that point of view, you will have the same level of difficulty and chance as I have. That is: Unless you pay for one of the courses or programs that I also study with, that's only fair to me, isn't it? I'm only trying to make a living too and if I bring you up-to-speed, without getting any recompense then I've lost that sale and any recurring sales forever.<br /><br />So, if you want to get the same kind of insider news that I get, that gives me the upper-hand over those who are not prepared to pay for it, then you too will have to pay for it. Also, there is a chance that I will end up in competition of sorts, with you! But I am prepared for it and can accept that anyway!<br /><br />Take a look around this site to see the offers I have for you. Offers that I do actually make money with, I apologize in advance if they are a little vague on info of what they are or do, but you shouldn't be disappointed since I only promote products with full money back guarantees or free trials! That should put you at ease!<br /><br />There is a way to make money online for free, (and it could and should be used as a starting point if you have no start-up capital) and its not really a secret, but it is often portrayed as a secret. I get really annoyed when I get suckered-in (after all my experience), by the sales spiel of the no upfront information band of entrepreneurs, but unfortunately, that no-information is the critical part to the sale, for if you knew what the info really was even partially, then you would either jump to conclusions and think you know what it is or you'd actually have the information and the resulting sale would be pointless and lost.<br /><br />Recently I spent (Oct 2010) over £1,500 (including travel and accommodation expenses with no-refunds), for a course venue and business start-up, just as a starting point, as there was also a monthly fee of £500 GPB a month. I had no information as to what it actually was all about, but I was curious because the sales literature stated all the things that it wasn't.<br /><br />The selling point for me, is you could put, say $200 into the business over and over again (even the profits from the first income, so it would become self funding) and all that was within 30 days, so you could be seeing a return on average of three times your investment.<br /><br />Although It wasn't (so they claimed), investing, PPC, email, anything to do with the stock-market, currency trading, betting in any shape or form, promoting courses, manuals, CD's, telephone sales. Everything I have ever heard-of from website flipping to MLM - it wasn't. I racked my brains. But couldn't find what this was about. Additionally, it was promoted and backed by several respected millionaire marketers!<br /><br />Now I cannot say what it was either, nor tell you who or what it was all about, because I had to sign confidentiality agreements that keep my mouth closed even if I decided to cancel the course; -which I did. Was it good stuff, sure, if you were an Internet newbie, you would have been impressed, I can still hear the gasps of excitement from those around me, who were bouncing off the walls, wanting to get started.<br /><br />I kept my opinions to myself at the event, with general nods of agreement when talking with people in the breaks, for this two day event. (I didn't attend as AndyGold, (my pen name), and made no disclosure that I was actually an Internet marketing professional. - Meaning that I make my living via Internet Marketing). I'm annoyed, financially out of pocket to the tune of £1,500 and embarrassed that I fell for all their spiel.<br /><br />But, what else can you do, nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, back to the main theme of this article, about jumping from plan to plan. Even as an experienced marketer, I still fall for stuff occasionally. Hopefully, I can see through all the basic opportunities. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not calling them rip-offs, scams or con-jobs or whatever term. I see many opportunities that are great, for the beginner or intermediate affiliate marketer. Yet I see very few that are aimed at fully professional marketers. I am still looking for that ever elusive way to make millions online! (I think that's why I get reeled in occasionally).<br /><br />One of the main reasons that I jump from plan to plan is because I still haven't found that magic ingredient. Each new plan I look into, is either a twist on something I already know, or plain out-and-out does not work because, it is a re-hashed idea, that maybe used to work. But because of the way the Internet trading laws have changed, especially since Dec 2009, many courses are not up to date. In addition, products themselves are out of date with other sites they rely on to function.<br /><br />I bought a Twitter marketing course recently, It all revolved around a twitter marketing tool-site that had been restricted by Twitter for not obeying their rules! I got it with a view to marketing it, not for my own use, The course had patched holes in it, with added videos at the end, (so you couldn't relate them to the earlier parts of the course they were going on about. The extra videos showed 'how to get more followers' but it was just some con-job of a conga-line, follow-me-follow-you. These are rubbish, (and as a free-tip for you), you don't want to follow someone, who is not interested in what you have to offer or say. Only follow people with quality bios, but make a decision also by reading some of their recent posts.<br /><br />If they have not filled in their bio and pic, but are talking incessantly about their dog, then there is a good chance they will be interested in your dog niche, follow them and see if they reciprocate. If they don't - flush them a month later! No harm done! From my Twitter Marketing Advice 101. Simple and logical really, when you think about it!<br /><br />I've had courses, that have videos about how to use other sites that no-longer exist! Then I've even been on web-business-website-building courses recently (Sept 2010) with millionaire marketers as mentors that had nothing in their support, ignored me for three weeks with out making weekly modules available; because they hadn't actually finished writing the course.<br /><br />And guess what, it was a good course! I was telling my followers and business associates all about it. But then at the 8th week of the 12 week course, nothing, they just left me (and all the other members) hanging for three weeks without reply to support tickets, answers to my phone messages, even though they claimed to check messages three times a day, I sent email and even did a companies house check and sent snail-mail to see if they were still in the game!<br /><br />Surprise!<br />The reply I did get, after three weeks of asking where the weekly modules where, was to be expelled off the course without any correspondence being entered into, they refused to reply. Whats more is the way they did it. Claiming that I had requested cancellation! - Now I'm glad that they never got to the stage of getting referral links to us as promised, (something else that was late), before I was out if the course, because I was so impressed with the course to that stage I was even telling people about it before I had my affiliate-link. That's unusual for me, I don't let myself get carried away so easily, and now after that experience, I have a bigger reason why that won't happen ever again in the future!<br /><br />But as I see it, I learn't some valuable lessons, (So nothing is ever a real loss); if I ever get into running my own membership site one day, which I fully intent to do, I will make sure I have all the course laid-out first, and then I would make sure I have a dedicated support team that actually replies to members and lets them know what is going on!<br /><br />Like I always say; Nothing is a total loss, so long as you learn something from it, and you can always learn something from any experience. The course was good, although it taught me nothing new and I actually did point out a little hole (two actually), in the course. Which was obvious, but if you are deep in the building of a course, it's easy to skip the obvious. But being a qualified Yamaha music teacher for most of my life, I was also taught to act the part of student. Always asking, if I were a one or two year student, would I know this?<br /><br />I invoke this 'student-mode', whenever I'm assessing courses for my targeted niche followers and website readers. In this case asking:- "If I were a newbie, would I naturally know how to install this"? (As in one lesson the course tutor said to install xyz plug-in, yet never told members (from a newbies point of view), how to get the plug-in, and none of the previous instructions for similar plug-ins did not work the same.<br /><br />I had trouble with the plug-in myself, but with my experience quickly worked it out. I wrote to support and got a smug reply, that implied that I was mistaken. So I wrote back explaining, 'that following the instruction exactly gets you nowhere' and furthermore that if their way did work, then why were there lots on members complaining that it didn't work? There were lots of questions about it in the courses members comments, that I answered personally and got praise for from the members.<br /><br />I think that that may have been the reason; that the big-headed-snotty-nosed course tutor didn't like me and kicked me off the course without explanation. By the way, the comments were not being answered by the support even a week before the 8th module, people were asking for help. Some members were posting half-done answers that newbies could not follow, or speaking techi-talk that even I didn't understand. When I answered with my solution, I got a flood of replies thanking me for making it simple.<br /><br />In another course I checked out for my followers, the tutor told everyone to switch off policy and TOS pages with their sites live, yet only a lesson before that, he'd been pressing on how important those pages were and had to be seen. But explained he didn't want them to be visible in the main menu, but then never explained how to display them else-where, like at the foot of the blog where you would expect to see them. Again there were no replies to messages from members post requests for help, so other people had also spotted the same mistake.<br /><br />I know several members dropped out, (when again, support did a runner, by not answering questions for weeks on end), since the members said they were leaving in the members area. I tried to help people by posting the answer for them, since no replies were forthcoming from support. I got a reply from support, to say don't interfere with the course! Yet in their sales spiel for the course they stated heavily that it was a community of members helping members!<br /><br />Some people were further on in the course than I, and even they still did not know the answer until I told them. So it wasn't as if the topic was going to be answered in the next forthcoming lessons! People had sites live with no Policy and TOS pages, (and they were no-follow), Only the geeks like me will know what that means.<br /><br />Anyway, I got some high praise from the members, but I like to point out, when I'm right (that's my failing perhaps) and mentioned that in the sites promotional materiel, (I'm always polite, I don't call it spiel in writing to them), that they did say -"members helping members", and "a support second to none". Well, I don't really know what happened after that, because I couldn't log-in anymore an hour after sending the message to support! I hadn't forgotten my log-in details and even when I clicked 'Forgot your password?' it returned with email is not registered! I emailed them, I sent email to addresses recorded at companies house. I ask you, is that anyway to treat your members? Since then - they returned both of my previous monthly payments, that just appeared in my bank account without explanation.<br /><br />Now, why do I tell you all this? First, to point out that I am not just a serial-money-making-program-joiner, although I am still looking for that magic key to making real money hand over fist online. I think the trouble is with me, is that I won't give in and do blindly without asking questions and furthermore, I won't just do whatever they tell me at the expense or detriment of others.<br /><br />So, I do join program after program, only if on the surface of it, I think it is a good educational program, and they may even have me convinced that it will make money. My secondary reason is to find worthwhile programs for my followers and readers. One thing I've learned recently, is not to be too hasty. Pre-promotion - of someone with a new course coming out, that I cannot inspect. I've done this before and just generated complaints and refunds after the products have come out. But I thought I give it another chance. Different course, different methods and all that.<br /><br />Guessing correctly (as you will see), what the course was about, I joined a course with no real info about what it was, telling me again, no info except the usual, about all the things I might think it was, that it wasn't. It wasn't investing, selling via PPC, and 30 other things that it wasn't, including email marketing. (liar liar - I bet their ass is now on fire)! £153 GBP later when when I got it, it was exactly what I thought it was. But since I had it, there's no-use in not giving it a try.<br /><br />It was email marketing! (I love email marketing by the way and have no problem with it). But, I could not resist writing to the vendor, being the sarcastic type I am; I was also angry, because if I had believed it was email marketing, I wouldn't have bought the course in the first place! I said, "Did you copy your promotional text from another products site? Because you stated categorically that it was not email marketing! - I had a reply today, three weeks after my purchase and that email and with a week to go to the 30 days MGB, (Money Back Guarantee). before I ask for my refund which I am now going to do.<br /><br />I was in two minds as to whether to keep the course and promote it to my followers, because in general, it is a good course, but do you know what just put the nail in the vendors coffin? The snotty lying reply I got today! He claimed that I was mistaken because he had not said it wasn't email marketing, and to check out his original sales page again. The liar had simply changed it. Here's a tip - Like me, you should always print off a copy of the original sales page to PDF and also and TOS or MBG terms before buying anything.<br /><br />I'm going to forward him the PDF of the original site, so that he can see that I have proof he's lying. Also, he goes in my black book of people who I'll never recommend or buy off or do business with of any kind in the future!<br /><br />He should have just admitted his mistake, and he'd have probably been enjoying a few sales from some of my 25,000 strong email list in that niche, what an AH. <br /><br />About his program, I gave it a whirl whilst I was waiting for reply to my email. It was just affiliate marketing but with JV's on products not yet released. I can't do business this way, it doesn't feel right to me!<br /><br />My nose and experience had proved correct! I know these programs work, but I cannot ethically promote them, since in my experience, the vendors won't give you an evaluation copy, (regardless of what the course writer says in the course lessons). Usually this is due to the fact that they don't even have a finished course yet! Claiming, 'we are still finalizing and refining the product!<br /><br />What's more, I've had a pending JV partner promoting an offer that isn't going to launch for two months, with no sample of the course for my examination, who is asking for a copy of my email list to promote to on my behalf, (what kind of fool does he take me for)? Perhaps they do this because they don't trust you to write your own email marketing spiel.<br /><br />I shudder when I think of the newbies who will just blindly hand over their list, eager to obey this self styled guru's masters voice!<br /><br />Listen! - If you have a list, usually part of your privacy statement when you are building your list, is that you will not lend or lease your list to anyone. <br /><br />Back to the business.<br />In-case you are wondering, I did update my fact-finding about this business and as the course stated, requested evaluation copies from 'all the vendors' requesting JV's - for their future releases.<br /><br />My results!<br />Half have not replied, and the rest have sent me 20 page long non-disclosure policies for me to read, sign and return via post. Or requested traffic info on my sites that I might want to promote their program on. (But how would I know, until I've had the chance to evaluate the product)?<br /><br />I marked off release dates in my diary for all the products I sent off for, (as per my experience as this was not taught in the course. Record keeping is the biggest part of any business)! And to date none have replied in time for me to stand a chance of pre-selling their product. In all, I've spent two weeks on this waste of time. I will be returning the course for a refund as per their MBG! With an explanation as above!<br /><br />The thing I learned? Well, I learned nothing new about JV's, email marketing or web business, only that this did not work as stated in the course literature and therefore I won't be promoting it to my followers. I did discover one of my business associates had a JV offer pending and because of that association he has actually sent me what he thinks will suffice for an evaluation copy. (Which is just an outline of what he intends to put in the course, not the actual course).<br /><br />I'm sorry, but that's not good enough for me or my followers, if I don't have faith and knowledge in what I'm promoting myself, then I won't promote it! There's my message to all you new affiliate marketers on the free start line, who just think they should continue to promote programs that they have not used themselves.<br /><br />Put some money where your mouth is! First; look for programs that are of interest to you with a full MBG. Second; you may even learn something from the course that will help you in you money making business venture (depending on the type of course it is). Third; you will be able to talk positively with experience about the product if you chose to promote it. Fourth; if the program is not up to scratch, get your MBG and start over again with another product!<br /><br />On a final note about that program.<br />I already knew of the JV sites existence from Warrior Forum. I also had previous association with one of the JV partners. And for those reasons I am not attributing the one potential JV or info about this 'secret' JV site, (as it was mentioned in the promotional spiel), to the course material.<br /><br />In summary...<br />I go to all this trouble before I promote anything to my sites readers or email subscribers. What I look for is real educational material, that will teach and help the newbie and intermediate marketers out there. Therefore, you can always trust the programs I promote and if you decide they are not for you or are not what you expected, then you can always get your MBG!<br /><br />I hope that this has been an informative glimpse into the life of a marketer for you and hope that this does not put you off wanting to be an online marketer. It is just life, such as it is! C'est la Vie!<br /><br />AndyGold.<div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>


Get Started Working Online
Show me the Mo-HONEY!<br /><br />I know that nearly all new people are looking to make money online and need some direction. So, I am going to talk about using FREE services to initially get you started.<br /><br />If you do have money to invest, then it should be spent initially on advertising. (After you have got all this stuff below set up and running). I would suggest PPC (Pay Per Click) marketing. It is relatively easy to learn to use to develop a simple flow of traffic to your website or blog.<br /><br />Now, - PPC is and can be a lot more involved than that, I just want to simplify the process for you. However, the PPC (how to) info, will have to wait for now. I will make a separate post about basic PPC methods for you later.<br /><br />Where to start! The Hard Way or The Easy Way?<br />I <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="cbfv">believe</span> that there is always money to be made, whatever your interest. At the very least you can put together an information report about your subject and sell it. A report will increase its value, as you extend the information and turn it into a guide or <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="y9ly">e-book</span>.<br /><br />Not enough money in it! You THINK?<br />What about starting a project in your spare time, whilst still working for a living. Then you get your FREE Blog and FREE Twitter working for you. Then set up selling your download of an <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="zgva">e-book</span> through a FREE hosting service! Like my friend, who sells about $1,800's worth of his <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="fkgh">e-book</span> every month, (fully automated and hand's-off), using FREE services. It is a full resale rights pack and he didn't even write the book or course, nor does he write any of the articles he uses. It is in the Tattoo Designs niche! As he says, "It pays the Mortgage!"<br /><br />You may also be able to develop products within your line of interest yourself. If not, there are already lots of products covering nearly every subject you can mention. Usually the best and easy way to get started is to look for existing products from other vendors and sell those.<br /><br />There are products you can purchase the resale rights to, or buy the licence to sell them and keep all the profits yourself, but that usually involves <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="rrtk">having</span> to sort out all the website landing pages and dealing with customers and providing your own shopping cart and support etc. There is an easier way to get started.<br /><br />The Easy Way.<br />Using <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="bagu">ClickBank</span> is the <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="vgqy">easiest</span> way to start that I know of! Here's the simple truth and a reality check for you! If you cannot sell stuff from <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="w3nx">ClickBank</span>, then you need to pack your dreams away for a while until you have learned more about selling online. Oh, and don't give up your day job. I'm not trying to be <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="f7l3">sarcastic</span> or <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="opn6">condescending</span>, but I hear plenty of stories of people giving up their jobs to start their online businesses, only to fail and blame the system and not themselves.<br /><br />There's no-need to give up your day job, just get started for free in your spare time. Then, take it from there! Add paid advertising then expand your operation.<br /><br />If you check www.ClickBank.com you will probably <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="jh-e">find</span> many products that will match your subject interest or niche. <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="rh4h">ClickBank</span> has digital products that are usually sold online, where the delivery follows instantly after the purchase. The <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="ug1p">products</span> are usually <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="ku3i">eBooks</span> and courses that may also comprise of video and audio packages.<br /><br />Choose a favorite subject or something of interest to you. Then start to write a BLOG about your interest and get a Twitter account for telling the world about your new blog.<br /><br />Blog with <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="nbtu"><span class="misspell" suggestions="Googly's,Gogol's,Googlies,Goggles,Googled">Google's</span></span> own Blogging Platform 'Blogger'. (You are looking at a Blogger Blog right now)! Do you see loads of relative banners and links on this page? They are all links that will make money for me, but only if you go off and buy the product or pay to use the service at the other end. I even get paid sometimes, just for a visitor clicking on links and checking out the other advertisers links, so it is not too hard to make money online! You can do this too!<br /><br />Before you set up your blog, you will need to get a free Google account. Google is the best for all the services you will need to write your blog.<br /><br />Keep records with Google Documents, compose and spell check within Google Documents, download files as <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="t6t0"><span class="misspell" suggestions="PD F's,PD-F's,Pd's,Puff's,Pad's">PDF's</span></span> and start writing articles to talk about your interest. You can create presentations within Google Documents.<br /><br />Name your blog and Twitter account with a similar name to your area of interest, so, if you are interested a certain breed of animal, dog, cat, <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="i1tw">gecko</span> or whatever. Think of a name that implies the area of interest.. <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="cfzt"><span class="misspell" suggestions="Gecko Keeper,Gecko-Keeper,Goalkeeper,Gamekeeper,Gatekeeper">GeckoKeeper</span></span> - or <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="gamr"><span class="misspell" suggestions="Overcooks,Elegiacs,Alphecca's">ILoveGeckos</span></span> / <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="e-dm"><span class="misspell" suggestions="Overcoats,Elects,Overcoat's,Infects,Elevates">IloveCats</span></span> / <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="qylr"><span class="misspell" suggestions="Capstones,Capstone's,Capstans,Capstan's,Capacitance">CatPawstNews</span></span>.<br /><br />Create the content for your Blog and Twitter pages yourself. It is the easiest and safest way to make sure that you don't step on any-one's toes, when it comes to copyright infringement. For example; Use your own pictures of yourself for your blog and Twitter photo. Write your own intro and fill in your bio and as much about yourself as you are willing to give out.<br /><br />Personalise the look of your Blog and Twitter page to match your niche subject if possible. Try to create a 'Brand' look, by using similar fonts and colours, so that people can see that the blog page and Twitter page obviously go together!<br /><br />An Overview.<br />So, using FREE services - you can find a product of interest to you, market it, (this simply means talking and writing about it). then providing a link to the customer, so that they can go and buy it! I make it sound so easy, don't I? Well, at the basic level, that is all you really have to do, it is not rocket science!<br /><br />Sign-up with ClickBank. - Choose a product.<br />Sign-up with Google and set up a Blogger blog about your niche product.<br />Sign-up with Twitter and link and match your page to your blog. Then find followers by; -<br />Signing-up with <span class="misspell" suggestions="Dwell,Twill,Willow,Tallow,Wallow">Twellow</span>.com and get your quality Twitter followers from relative categories!<br /><br />Twitter about your subject on Twitter; Make posts on your blog and give your ClickBank link in the posts as you talk about the benefits of your product. (And if available, you may have banners that link to your vendors product on you blog).<br /><br />Don't just write about the product it's-self, write about related issues too. This may be health concerns or negatives of not using the product. It could be reviews of other products in the same niche, thus giving your readers even more variety or a wider choice of products.<br /><br />Try to write clear informative articles about your subject and post them on FREE article submission sites. Free article submission sites, generally allow you an authors box at the foot of the article, to put in your own links to your blog and-or website. One article may bring traffic for many years and get re-used on other peoples sites, thus creating more inward-bound links to your blog or website!<br /><br />You can find ideas for your own articles by searching for your topic on these same article sites too, or even simply using other peoples articles in the first instance. (Just be sure, you also use the original authors links within the post, as per the rules and copyright laws of these types of sites).<br /><br />If you have chosen a good ClickBank product, the vendor, (the originator of the product), will usually provide an affiliates page, where you can copy script code for banners to put on your blog. They may even provide full articles for you to use 'as is', or to modify to make the article unique. There may also be product images for you to use on your site!<br /><br />www.ClickBank.com<br />ClickBank is FREE to sign up to. You then select a product of interest to you in ClickBank's marketplace. I won't bore you with how to sign-up at ClickBank, you should just be able to follow the on screen instructions from ClickBank.<br /><br />My thoughts on this are, (it is tough love though, I know), but I think, if you cannot find your way through a simple sign-up process, then you are going to have a lot of difficulty online. I may point out certain things for particular sign-up processes, that are not always self explanatory.<br /><br />Like with ClickBank, (your ClickBank ID forms part of your URL, (the www. address) and is also used for tracking sales); so don't use your first name as your ClickBank ID, because it will just look stupid! (Don't use your surname either)! It's not too bad if you already have done that, it is just often better to try to use an ID that looks like gibberish-code, or is in fact the opposite; a name that implies your niche. i.e. If you are in the pet dog products niche, and that is 'all' you are ever going to intend to sell, then '<span class="misspell" suggestions="pet dog,pet-dog,pettifog,postdoc,petcock">petdog</span>' may be a good name to use.<br /><br />However, consider that you may later find that the dog niche is not working for you and you want to use the same account for cat products or worse financial advice or foreign-trading and investment info. Then '<span class="misspell" suggestions="pet dog,pet-dog,pettifog,postdoc,petcock">petdog</span>' is not going to fit or sound very professional. Where-as gibberish-code like '<span class="misspell" suggestions="">Gtopsgek</span>' is none recognisable as any particular niche and can be used for literally any product!<br /><br />The basics is down to selling stuff. (WHAT? You don't like to sell)? Everything you talk about positively 'is selling'; even if you are telling a friend of some new movie, or restaurant, or new car you like or whatever it is. You have only to get passionate about something and you will find that you can sell it!<br /><br />I know why people hate selling, it is because they have probably been either sold-to by someone they didn't like, and or been pressured into buying something they didn't want or need; or they were actually forced to sell something they didn't want to sell, because they knew it was not as good as they were being told to say and they possibly were not passionate enough about the product themselves.<br /><br />The News.<br />What you will discover, is if you were to continue doing what you are doing now, is that people will continue to buy stuff, all sorts of stuff. The world will not stop buying stuff just because you give up on your dream to make money somehow.<br /><br />All you have to do, is choose what stuff you want to sell and then put your self in the market place were people are buying it! And here's the headline for that news. "People will buy what you sell." It really is as simple as that!<br /><br />Do you think an expensive product will sell better or worse than an inexpensive product?<br /><br />Lets say you sell an eBook about Dog-Food Dangers. (by the way, I do, and I make a lot of money with it too)! Maybe you have two different offers, one with all the bells and whistles and the other is a different version of the same eBook without all the extras. One is priced at $97 and the other at $5. A customer may see the two eBooks and decide between them. Here is their logic.<br /><br />Scenario One.<br />One person will say, the $97 eBook has all the recipes and lots of info that must obviously cover everything that the cheap eBook does. Also, for $5 the other eBook must be rubbish!<br />Yet another person, will say that the $5 eBook is all they will need, (perhaps they don't have or want to spend $97 for information). They will justify, that the $5 eBook is the one for them!<br /><br />Scenario Two.<br />You may have the exact same product as a competitor, yours turns out to be more expensive. The customer may choose your more expensive product, simply because they think the more expensive product is better in some-way. After-all, you pay more for quality don't you? We all know that, like its an unspoken rule or law!<br /><br />Don't like selling? Get Run-Over.<br />Selling is as easy as trying to get yourself run over. (Not that I've tried that particular technique myself)! But, if you wanted to get run over, you would not stand on the pavement of a suburban road on a Sunday morning. If you want to get run over, try standing on a busy highway, or a motorway that carries lots of fast moving traffic at rush-hour. Your goal may then soon be reached.<br /><br />It is the same with selling stuff. If you sell stuff, you need to put yourself on that highway where the buyers are. If you sell music downloads, you need to be advertising in the blogs and forums and on the websites that are talking about your style of music. Also, you need to advertise your products with the right style and keywords that will match your product to what your potential customers are actually searching for.<br /><br />Please check back with this blog for future posts that will take this subject further for you, I hope that this is enough to get you started. As a point of note, you now know more than I did about all of this stuff, when I got started!<br /><br /><center><a href="http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/" target="_TOP"><b>CLICK HERE to go to THE TOP<br />of the main AndyGold's Money Makers BLOG page.</b></a></center><br /><br />AndyGold.<br />TAGS: making money, to make money, How to make money, Working Online,<br /><br /><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img alt="Share/Bookmark" border="0" height="16" src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" width="171" /></a><br /><div class="a2a_linkname_escape" style="display: none;"><br /><data:post.title></data:post.title></div><br /><script type="text/javascript"><br />a2a_linkname_escape=1;a2a_linkurl="<data:post.url/>";<br /></script><script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"><br /></script><div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>


The Secret.
Success doesn't just happen, even if you win the lottery, you still had to do something by way of buying a ticket. If you're not 'in the game' you don't even stand a single chance to win anything! You've got to be in-it-to-win-it!<br /><br />The same mentality should be applied to all areas of your life! If you are not actively seeking a better income, better lifestyle, to learn and grow, then you will just stand still or even regress. Jobs become stale, trends change and life moves on.<br /><br />You've got to be ready to change with life, progress to the next level and always keep moving forward.<br /><br /><center><br /><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rmLJ5Hjjffk&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;fs=1&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rmLJ5Hjjffk&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;fs=1&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br /></center><br /><br /><br /><center>What will <span style="font-weight:bold;">YOU</span> do? <span style="font-weight:bold;">TAKE ACTION NOW</span>, or wait till 'something comes your way'?<br /><span style="font-style:italic;"> It is said, that - those who wait for their ship to come in are always missing the boat!</span></center><br /><br /><br /><br /><center><a href="http://18d4d9hlw7u8pbfnk-u69rbv0a.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=AGsMM3"><img src="http://www.thesgrprogram.com/media/images/banners/bannerad2.jpg" /></a></center><div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>


Working Online:- to make money!
<p style="color: rgb(153, 0, 255);"><b><span style="font-size:130%;"><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS;">Working Online Pointers:-<br /><br />You have to find something you enjoy doing, something you are passionate about, -thus keeping it interesting for you.<br /></span></span></b></p><p style="color: rgb(153, 0, 255);"><b><span style="font-size:130%;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="color: rgb(153, 0, 255);"><b><span style="font-size:130%;"><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS;">It's no good selling time share or mortgages if that stuff bores you to tears! (With the exception of,- if the commissions are big enough, I can get interested in almost anything!)</span></span></b></p><p style="color: rgb(153, 0, 255);"><br /></p><b><span style="font-size:130%;"><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS;">There is a secret code to be found on this page, it is the key to your wealth and good fortune. You may want to check out the links to make sure you don't miss it!</span></span></b><div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>



Hi,<br />Sorry - I know my post is late this month, I've been piling the work on and working the pounds off when not at my desk! You know how it goes, you make lists of things you 'have to do', then because there are too many things to do, you prioritise and assign a "A" "B" or "C" to each.<br /><br />It just seems that all the stuff on my list is priority "A"! Result, = you create a "+" &amp; "++" system to add to the ABC's! Then, guess what, you find you've just spent most of the little valuable time have, spinning your wheels, prioritising lists, making new lists, (because the old one got messy) and you generally get stuck in a rut.<br /><br />Paralysis By Analysis!<br />That's the term for it in business circles.. Like writing this post, it's only going to take me maybe 20 minutes, but in true form something else just cropped up to delay this. I've just restarted writing some 6 hours after I started. What's the answer.<br /><br />There are lots of remedies that will work differently for different people in various situations. In this instance, I have set a timer and sat down to write it, giving me a 33minute time frame to have it finished or cross it off my list altogether, missing a month!<br /><br />What's it worth? Well, I use this post elsewhere as a part of a larger article and it is used in a feed elsewhere. This raises my profile (hopefully), and ultimately my sales. So it is very valuable to me, sure I could miss this month and take the easy way out, but then that would lead to me probably missing next month too. Where does it all stop.<br /><br />Another valid solution, if I do not complete this today and something to consider for the future, is to just quickly record what I want to say and hand it over to <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">Elance</span> to have it typed up. There are also a few other sources for transcription services, just check out Google search.<br /><br />Anyway, it looks like I've managed to get my gripe out of they way - finally for this month. All I have to do now is NOT let this stop me in the future.. Just be sure you know the different between spinning wheels and thinking you are busy, when in reality you are just making lists of lists of things to do and NOT GETTING ANY REAL WORK DONE!<br /><br />Andy.<div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>


You ain't got the money or the time?
You ain't got the money or the time? WHAT!<br /><br />No - and I'll tell you, you never will have! DO YOU KNOW WHY?<br /><br />Because:- YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT! (Yes, I'm shouting, sorry, you know it makes me so mad)!<br /><br />Well, its those people who whinge on about not having enough time or money to do the things they want to do, I just want to grab them and slap them!<br /><br />I make money online and I'll help others who want to do the same.. Its not all for personal gain or anything like that, (I know you've probably already made your mind up anyway, but I'll tell you the truth)..<br /><br />You see, it just so happens that the main niche I'm in, happens to be in the self development and income generation line. Why, well, I got started for free, I did all the work myself without spending money on servers, hosts, advertising, marketing, domain names, what-ever-else-you-can-think-of. I didn't buy it. - Not because I didn't want to, but because I had no-money!<br /><br />The products I bought into and learnt from also had affiliate programs and when I told people what I was doing, they wanted to do the same. When they bought the products I also made some money, it soon dawned on me that I was actually doing what I had set out to do!<br /><br />So don't think you can tell me that its impossible to get started for free, I know the truth from personal experience! You know what also? If I were talking to someone who insists on this line, face to face, I'd have to turn and walk away from them, simply because its like they are calling me a liar! So don't call me a liar, I'm telling you, I got started for free and you can do the same!<br /><br />So, you are going to say.. "Then why are you offering to help others? What's in it for you?<br />Well, I'd like to think that if I can help you make some money, you'd at least give me credit for it!<br />Also, if you do spend any money (the money you've made from me helping you), on the programs I promote to you, ones I also use to learn and make money with, then often I will also make money via an affiliate sale.<br /><br />I'm not trying to hide anything, or be frugal with the truth! I'm telling you or showing you something that is actually making money for me. There's nothing particularly special or spectacular about me, except that I have belief and faith in myself and understand what and why I'm doing what I'm doing!<br /><br />So, in a way, I am special and spectacular, in that... Most people cannot ever develop this level of belief in themselves. Here's a saying, that is part of my self-talk, you should make it part of yours...<br /><br /><br /><br /><div align="center"><strong>Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't.... YOU'RE RIGHT!</strong> </div><div align="left"><br />So how do you do this? First things first, you need to realise that time IS your limited asset, but in this case when you are just starting out, if you truly have no-money to invest in your business, then TIME is your only viable FREE asset you have to give..<br /><br />Here's one of my self-talk statements that you will need to have and remind yourself of -on a regular basis.. </div><div align="left"></div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-size:130%;">Time IS my only LIMITED resource!</span></strong></div><div align="left"><br />How do you make time? - Well, what about all the time you spend watching TV, most of that is wasted time! Especially if its a dope opera or unreality TV show! (Why call them "REALITY" when no-one's life is really like anything they ever do / apart from watching them sleep)!<br /><br />Sorry, I'm a bit jaded about all that TV Shh.. Stuff, but I can only see it as a waste of time, if you haven't done the things you need to do to make a living and designing a lifestyle first! After you've put in enough time, then you can reap the rewards!<br /><br />Why is it that some people can barely afford the TV licence fee or the electricity bill to power it, yet avoid doing any work to get them out of their money getting troubles?<br /><br />If your desire is strong enough, you will find the time. I used to come home after 14 hours out at work, then sit and learn and work at my computer till I either fell asleep or had to go to work again the next day. Yes, I'd worked all day, spent all night building my dream, then gone to work again the next day with no-sleep! I found the time - it was hard, but I did it!</div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left">So, this brings me to the next point. If you don't actually have to do that, why would you want to? You have no-boss standing over you, cracking a whip. No reason (YET), to build your own business online. Perhaps you can't see it, or you don't realise how much money you can make.. </div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left">Usually, I find it is self-belief, or lack of it. Look, there are all these other people online, making money, thousands of new people everyday starting out and becoming financially free. Do you think there is no-room left for you. Every last single spot has been taken, besides which, doing what I do, or whatever niche it is, means finding new customers or clients all the time will be impossible. (Fine then - stay broke - if that's what you really believe)!</div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left">Everything requires work, real work. Don't believe all these claims that say you will get rich quick, like overnight, just by joining this or that program and doing no-work. I've never seen it and although I've heard lots of hype from people, I've never actually met anyone who's done it!</div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left">I have met and know people who did it the same way as me, or have had an advantage of having money to put in to get started. If you NEED to get started for free, or verey low budget then you are in for a long haul and hard work. You will still have a better chance than I did, because I had no-one to follow to start me off. </div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left">As soon as I started making money, I knew I had to put it back into my business. I bought into a few things, without really knowing what to expect, with no-advice from a thrid part who had my interest at heart.. LOOK, I'm not going to let you get burned, follow what I tell you to do and you will only risk loosing what you have put in, due to your own lack of TIME input!</div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left">If you have any money at all, you need to start with Start-Your-Profits-Today, from Michael Cheney, you could find it on your own, but I suggest you should use my link. This is because I have taken the time to show you and introduce this program to you.</div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left">It was the best program I purchased, it gave me lots of info and step by step videos that showed me exactly what I needed to know to get started. </div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="center">Here it is Start-Your-Profits-Today. <a href="http://tinyurl.com/StartYPT" goog_docs_charindex="7905">http://tinyurl.com/StartYPT</a></div><div align="center"></div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left">So, If your interested, read on, and you will find out why I was wound-up, and what got me to write this.</div><div align="left"></div><div align="left"> </div><div align="left">=====================<br /><br />OK, so why am I upset? (Imitate sounding like Al Pacino in Scarface)... This Funking Guy... he took my time and effort, whinging all the way, made some money, blew it on rubbish that I told him wouldn't work, but its his money....<br /><br />Still whinging (not me, HIM)!.. I help him make some more money, I ask him to get <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">XYZ</span> product that will take his <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">knowledge</span> to the next level and hopefully, his income along with it..<br /><br />But, you know what.. He only starts asking that if, he avoids using the link I've provided him, will he get it cheaper? NO - I replied, its the same price, it only means that if you buy it through my link, I'll get a small commission... If not, all the money you pay will go to the seller!<br /><br />So.. this is what makes me angry, not only am I helping him free of charge, putting in my-time and knowledge. BUT - HE IS ASKING IF I CAN GIVE HIM MY COMMISSION TO MAKE HIS PURCHASE MORE AFFORDABLE! The cheek of it!<br /><br />OK, sorry, I know, I know, I asked for it! But, a bit of advice for you; If someone is helping you and guiding you to make money online, don't try to sidestep them when they tell you where to buy <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_3">XYZ</span>! I'd say, its even rude to ask the question in the first place!<br /><br />He went to all the trouble of setting up and signing up his wife as an affiliate, so that he could purchase the product, get the commission and save himself a few quid!<br />(There is a term to describe him, but I cannot say the big "W" word on here)!<br /><br />Hey, but - you know what, I didn't get angry or upset at him personally. I just said, there's the link, you'll pay the same physical price either way! (He didn't get it - but then I'm a <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_4">sarcastic</span> type sometimes and I don't always get my point over properly when I'm angered).<br /><br />So, <span class="blsp-spelling-corrected" id="SPELLING_ERROR_5">in case</span> he ever reads this post, or I have not made myself clear -<br />Q. Did I help him any-more? Nope!<br />Q, Where's the product he purchased? - (probably lost on one of his hard drives amongst all the PC games and other tat he has on his computer).<br />Q, Is he still working 9 to 5? Err... YES!<br /><br /><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_6">AndyGold</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>


What's it about?
AndyGold's Money Makers is my place just to get my rants and raves down, about money makers, the way some people flash their cash, why you shouldn't flash your cash, and if you haven't got any cash to flash, HOW To MAKE MONEY ONLINE! (You thought I was going to rhyme it didn't you)! ...Go on then... HOW TO GET CASH TO FLASH!<div class="blogger-post-footer">AndyGold's Money Makers http://andygoldsmoneymakers.blogspot.com/ http://www.Andy-Gold.com Home of AndyGold http://www.Websites-Make-Money.com AndyGold's Business Site.</div>



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