Good Morning: As a subscriber to your newsletter I Haven't Made My $100,000 Yet Part Time. When Am I Going To Make Money?Written by Ross Reyman
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3) NO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN GOALS AND COMMITMENTS. A goal and commitment are not same. To sell 50 ads is a goal. To be committed to making sales is hard work. Give yourself some slack, but don't let yourself slack off. Make realistic goals and work towards it. Did you know that most fortunes are still made one step at a time? Carry out one step at a time with commitment. Make bit size portions and win one step at a time.
4) NO GOALS AT ALL. Define what you want. One my early advertisers didn't want to be on Internet, but wanted to be a weekend artist. He has talent, too. Do you really want to be an Internet marketer? Write down your goals and keep them in sight. Do check them daily. Some days you will have holes in your plan, but by daily glancing at them, you will eventually think holes full. One goal that successful businessmen always have is to take a percentage of their earnings and reinvest it. If you spent $100 to take $200, pyramid with $150 to make $300. Plan your strategy.
5) TAKE TIME. In Mail Order that I came from, experts said that it took about a year to learn that trade. I believe that it takes same on Internet. Make a learning period first. Learn as much as you can. But unlike mail order, I believe that you must continue to learn. I got an email from someone in New Zealand once that outlined my mistakes. And told me that I must change because in so many words he was an expert. There is no total expert in this business because both technology and practice is still growing. The persons who think he or she is an expert will eventually run out of expertise that he had because it will have changed.
The Internet is still as land of opportunities, but you must be realistic and then work hard. Some will disagree with me, but I believe that one should try until you get it right. Where else can you start a business with $400 or less and have a chance to make it. Sound unpleasant, but some will have to invest that $400 and about third or fourth $400, he will make it.
Ross Reyman is owner of Entrepreneur 2001 Online Magazine. He is also owner the largest freebies site for Internet businessmen that contains free ads, moneymaking, and freebies such as computers, money and others at http://www.sonic.net/~rwreyman/ He will try to answer short questions from his Internet addresses.
Ready to "Go Pro"? Leaving the 9-to-5 RoutineWritten by Steve Cartwright
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But your work is not finished there. Aesthetics aren't everything and your content will need to back up, what your page design infers. Pick up a copy of a book, such as "The Damn Good Resume Guide" (Yana Parker / 1996) and Harvey Mackay's all-time great "Swim With The Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive" (Harvey Mackay / 1996). Read them, study them, memorize them. Learn what sells you and your job skills. When time comes to present yourself, you'll be glad you did.
Onward with preparation... Every developer who possesses a personal portfolio, will have a much better chance of getting job position they seek. If you've built any type of site, be it a personal site, or something built on a freelance basis, make sure that it is available for viewing by potential employers. If site was built as a temporary or time-limited site, make sure that you retain a copy of it, and it is available somewhere, online. A note though, if you do include personal sites in your portfolio, make sure that they represent an image of yourself that is both professional and desirable to prospective employers. In these cases, it may be better to suppress references to your hobby of collecting sharp weapons, or your on-going campaign to convince authorities you WERE actually abducted by an alien.
In closing - The final thing to take into consideration, is to be sure that you are getting your real worth, when being offered a position of employment as a Web developer. Do your homework, research job market, pay scales, and comparable items that are specific to your geographical location. Don't just accept any position offered, without first considering what your OWN requirements of employer are. The industry is highly competitive and right skill-set can mean a huge difference in compensation and benefits packages offered.
"Wait!", you're saying, "I don't want to be a full-time employee. I want to be a freelancer!". Well, in this case, we have one important piece of advice for those of you wanting to become full time freelancers... Stock up on instant noodles. You may need them in early days. But, that's another article, and another month!.
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