Direct Talk On What It Takes to Succeed

Written by Joe Bingham

A lot ofrepparttar time, especially in my humor writing, I am extremely sarcastic about Internet marketing. I make fun ofrepparttar 117941 hype,repparttar 117942 advertising, and some ofrepparttar 117943 marketing strategies used. At times, my readers may wonder if I believe there is even a point torepparttar 117944 whole thing.

In all seriousness, however, there IS money to be made overrepparttar 117945 Internet, and it can be done legitimately.

I've been online working to create wealth from home for close to a year now. I am making money. My business is profitable.

I am not so stupid or arrogant to claim that I know everything, or how to do everything. I'm sure there is more for me to learn, and there will never be an end to that learning.

However, I can tell you that I KNOW now what it takes to succeed. This is not a knowledge gained from reading other's advice, although that helped lead me to it, this is a knowledge gained from practical application and experience.

If there is any one message I could have reach out to everyone involved or even thinking about being involved in online business it would berepparttar 117946 following:

"Making money onrepparttar 117947 Internet takes time, effort, WORK, a unique, valuable product or a unique presentation of valuable products, commitment, and persistence. However,repparttar 117948 Potential Rewards are GREATER than anywhere else, especially in regards to what one person can do on his or her own with an incredibly small financial investment."

There it is. Wonder no longer aboutrepparttar 117949 'Secrets' of making money onrepparttar 117950 Internet. That'srepparttar 117951 BASICS that you must first understand. Do NOT buy any more general marketing information from anyone. All they will tell you is that same thing.

Ben Franklin's Secrets For Success

Written by John Colanzi

Are you overwhelmed by allrepparttar advice onrepparttar 117940 internet about how to become a successful small business owner?

The sheer volume of information is overwhelming and worst of all, many ofrepparttar 117941 "experts" disagree.

Every so often my business will experience a slow down and this week was one of those weeks. I could easily blamerepparttar 117942 holiday orrepparttar 117943 normal summer vacation period, but that wouldn't solve my problem.

I needed to step back and rethink my business plan.

The response for most online business owners is to pick their favorite "guru" or "gurus" and start studying their advice.

That works well for a lot of marketers, but sometimes I like to think outsiderepparttar 117944 box. There are some time tested ideas that are universal and will work if applied to any situation.

I studied Ben Franklin's simple system for self-improvement. The system may be simple to develop, but that doesn't mean it's easy to follow.

In his autobiography Franklin talks about his need to constantly monitor himself. Old habits are truly hard to break.

Although Franklin used this system to reshape his personality, it can just as easily be applied to improving your skills as an online entrepreneur.

If you're looking for a quick fix, this isn't for you.

Here's a step by step plan to becoming a more successful entrepreneur.

1. The first step is to pickrepparttar 117945 13 areas of your skills that needrepparttar 117946 most work.

Step back and take a look at your business and find 13 skills that would improve your performance. The hard part for me is limitingrepparttar 117947 list to 13 skills.

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