Copyright 2005 Michael Murray
The world of Internet marketing isnít all itís cracked up to be. In fact, it can be a brutally cold one. Believe me, I learned hard way.
I started trying to make money online when I was 14. Like today, there were a lot of scams out there, and being so young I was especially vulnerable. I wasted hundreds of dollars.
The weird thing was I was a pretty smart kid. I knew value of a buck. But when I came online I didnít think that ďreal worldĒ rules applied.
All too often people come online and lose all sense of reality like I did. I see two types of people who fail online.
The first type of person thinks EVERYTHING online is a big scam. They donít think they should have to pay for information in e-books or for tools they will need.
If you have to put money into your Internet business, itís a definite scam. They also may be freebie seekers and try to suck all your time and knowledge away for free.
Donít get me wrong. You should always have your ďScam RadarĒ up when youíre online. But letís think about this logically. Can you startup an offline business without investing any money into it? Even a small family owned business requires some startup capital.
So why would an online business be any different? Starting up an online business is a lot cheaper than starting an offline one, but same principles apply. This is what economics is all about. People make money by providing a product or service to their customers. It works same way online.