Here is a conversation a friend of mine had with someone over the weekend.
Just let me know what did you learn from it…
<dude> Hey Paul, I really need to make money, can you show me?
<P> Sure. tell me about what you have done so far to start the process?
<dude> nothing, I just heard that you can help people make money online.
<P> Ok, first things first, you need to educate yourself – are you a part of any coaching program? do you read blogs and websites about making money online?
<P> ok I can help you, I can show you what I am working on – here check this out – link
<dude> nah man I don’t wanna join anything, I just wanna learn how to make money.
<P> ok. You said it – “learn” That’s your first step – you need to create a foundation based around how you educate yourself first. I could tell you what to do but then that’s me making money for you and not you learning how to do it.
<dude> well someone did try and sell me XYZ coaching
<P> what was the reason you didn’t take it?
<dude> I figured I could save some money and find someone who would show me how.
<P> And you thought people would do this for free? well I could but then I would ask that you participate in some of the ventures I am involved in and promoting.
<dude> nah man I told you, I dont wanna join anything, I just wanna learn how to make money, can you help me or not?
<P> that all depends
<P> on whether you are willing to change your attitude about how to make money online – you see its a mindset – you need to be prepared to spend money to make money. If you had to start say an autoshop where you fix cars for a living. Would you not pay to go to college to learn how to fix cars first before attempting to fix someone else’s car? Wouldn’t you need to invest in a garage, tools, a work bench, machinery, a winch, torque wrenches, spanners, grips, trestles, jacks etc?
<dude> yeah but that’s different.
<P> how so?
<dude> thats a real business.
<P> so my ecommerce stores, my solo ads, my rev shares, my networks, my websites all which bring me in enough money to live on, save and be able to pay my sons tuition and still let me travel are not “real businesses”?
<P> ok. if you want to make money online you can do it without taking a coaching course, you can do it with bare minimal or free tools – but you going to hit your head until you realise that a carpenter pays good money for a good hammer because he knows that the hammer will be the best tool for hitting nails into a piece of wood. He could do it with his head if he wanted to save money on tools but that would just give him the same magnitude of headache that you are going to give yourself without a solid foundation.
<dude> why do all you gurus always want people to spend money to make money?
<P> because we all did. and we don’t want you to, we expect you to for all the reasons I mentioned above.
<dude> well I don’t wanna spend any money and I don’t want to join anything. can you help me or not?
<P> No, I can’t.
I think what my friend Paul answered was just perfect and if I have to take a sentence from that conversation I would surely take this one: “<dude> why do all you gurus always want people to spend money to make money?
<P> because we all did. and we don’t want you to, we expect you to for all the reasons I mentioned above.”
If you really want to know how you can start making money online you have to get rid of that poor mindset that will just give you troubles. THIS IS RULE NUMBER ONE!
Be sure to invest in yourself and believe me when I say that you will be celebrating your success before too long. But as you know I like to show you the easiest way for you to start.
Today I want to share with you my favourite one…