Hello friends of Internet
You are here in Internet for a purpose, right ? You are either an Internet Surfer (for leisure, window shopping, or just browsing), or you could be an Internet Entrepreneur (looking for business opportunities to make money out of Internet). Whichever you are, you would probably know that Internet is a gigantic maze, with virtually infinite boundaries.
We are all here for a purpose, however hazy it may be. My purpose is to make money online, working from home. I do not call myself a guru (Oxford dictionary : an influential teacher or popular expert), although there are many self-proclaimed gurus out there. I make money and at same time, help other people make money. No, I'm not into charity, but I am a strong believer that if you help others succeed, money will come naturally.
4 Simple Rules
If you are just starting to explore internet business, there are 4 simple rules to remember:
1.Know what you want to do. 2.Learn how to do it. 3.Sell your ideas/products or website effectively 4.Use common sense (which also means "Don't be greedy !")
There are countless get-rich-quick schemes available, some with guaranteed results, explosive income, instant rewards, and minimal efforts. Among those junk, there might be a few jewels that can achieve all of above, but I have not seen one. Or one which can be done with dignity, pride and integrity.
One of my good friends spent countless hours searching, spent nearly $4,000 online, and has so far made a grand profit of ….. $100. His personal conclusion is that most of online business opportunities are fake, or does not live up to its promise. This I believe is experience of countless people hoping to generate multiple streams of income online, but faced with frustration, confusion, deception, unfulfilled promises, and many simply gave up. It has been reported that only 5% is successful in online business industry
On brighter side, there are many who have made it, with sheer determination, persistence, creative thinking, and integrity. These are people I will salute. They are rightful Internet multi-millionaires, for they do not have to resort to scams, empty promises or make money by ripping people off.
Practical Ways To Get Started
Now on to practical aspects of starting a business online. There are numerous ways, with or without your own website. You can earn commissions as an affiliate (selling things for others online), you can try eBay, you can get paid doing online surveys or even as mystery shoppers, explore Google Cash system, and list goes on.