I really feel there are basically two types of people that try to make money online.
1. People that are smart and
2. People that are…well…not-so-smart.
The next question is “which one will be successful?” Well, they both have their challenges but it is important to know which one you are…
First off, the not-so-smart person tends to chase every shiny object out there…
“What? I can make $3.4 million dollars in my sleep if I just resell a crappy $7 PLR book 485,715 times. Why that is only selling less than one book per minute – this going to be easy!”
Dream on “short bus” rider.
I hate to break the news to you, but here it goes (you might want to put on your helmet for this).
Nobody makes money that way. Except the guy that sold you the $7 PLR in the first place. Go find something that will require you do a bit of work, and you might be on the right track to finding a home-based business that actually has money coming in.
The “Smart” people are smiling right now. Well, put down the double macchiato and listen up.
You are just as lost when you fall for the LOOOOOOOONG sales page. Being the intellectual type, you are almost easier to sway. When the sales page has really long copy (I mean just short of Atlas Shrugged kind of copy) you think the opportunity must be real. “
“If it wasn’t a real online money-making opportunity, then how could they possibly write this much. And look, there are screenshots of checks and Clickbank accounts; all from a home-based business!”
Please Poindexter. You don’t think these guys have Photoshop and can make it look like whatever they want? They can…and do – just to appease the people that need “proof.”
That said, the other issue the “smart” person runs into is just outright over analysis. At some point you have to pull the trigger already. Save that brain power for making changes later – but don’t let it stop you from never taking action. You will never be 100% ready – get over it.
No matter which category you are in, you both have a positive attribute.
The not-so-smart people are not afraid to jump in early and take risks. The smart people are, well, smart – at least from a business perspective.
Either one can make money online; just make sure you avoid the traps on the path to starting your own business.