In Praise of Thinking Small

Written by Elena Fawkner

All your life you've probably been beseeched to "Think Big!", repparttar idea being that if you think big you achieve big, while thinking small gets you nowhere fast.

That's probably good advice as a general rule but it shouldn't be taken literally when it comes to creating an Internet-based business. The Internet is one environment where thinking small generally leads to greater success than thinking big. In fact, thinking big inrepparttar 117714 wrong way can definitely get you nowhere fast!

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Many people, for example, think there's money in "Internet Marketing". There is. But Internet marketing is not an end unto itself. It's a set of skills you need to master once you actually HAVE something to market.

Sure, there's a large army of so-called "gurus" out there who profess to be experts in Internet marketing and have made a tidy sum from people who believe them. But you're not one of them and neither am I. (Neither are they, actually, but that's another story altogether.)

So, when you think about "making money with my computer" or "making money onrepparttar 117722 Internet", understand that there's not some parallel universe out there that will allow you to generate an income simply by connecting torepparttar 117723 Internet. You have to create something of real value to a very specific audience to get them to visit your site inrepparttar 117724 first place. You have to continually add value to your site to keep them coming back. Only then can you even begin to think about maybe making money.

So, let's start withrepparttar 117725 basics. What is your web site going to be ABOUT? Hopefully you realize now that it's NOT going to be about Internet Marketing. It's going to be about something that you know something about, something you have a special interest in or passion for, an interest or passion that others share and in sufficient numbers that they constitute a good- size target market.

That's whererepparttar 117726 beauty of thinking small comes in. If you set out to create a site all about Internet Marketing, repparttar 117727 subject is simply too vast to do justice to. And unless you're an expert (and 99% of you reading this are not), you're not going to be able to create anything of true value to attract repeat visitors. The competition's just too great.

Are You Determined to Make a Living from Home Working Online?

Written by Laurie Meade

Many of you are looking for free information.You want easy ways to learn how to begin an online business.

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All ofrepparttar 117724 success tapes followedrepparttar 117725 same basic theme. They just had different ways of getting this message accross. That message is "If you can believe it, you can achieve it." You first have to have a belief in your head as if you have already accomplished what you are setting for your goals.

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It is possible to put extra cash in your pockets. The money is being made online. And allrepparttar 117730 information being sold follows a basic theme. There are free ways to ultimately discover these secrets.

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