Have you been watching the "make money online" entrepreneurship journey in motion?
Have you been wishing you could do the same? How many birthdays have you made another wish that things would be different and you could really make money online?
How many birthdays have passed since you started joining lists of those who have the message of entrepreneurship, time freedom, opportunities for financial freedom?
How many birthdays have passed where you have gone through the motions of dreaming and hoping without taking action?
Watching from the sidelines, dreaming, wishing, hoping in and of itself doesn't get anyone anywhere. How's that been working for you?
I am always interested at how people behave toward jumping into entrepreneurship, even a little home based business. The longer I've been an entrepreneur, the more amazed I am at the length of time people are willing to sit on the sidelines without taking action.
Their hopes and dreams are based on wishing and, if I can be honest, making excuses. Wishing, dreaming and excuses never got anyone anywhere except more of the same that they've always had.
Friends, opportunities to make money online, to start a home based business through network marketing or MLM model, to do affiliate marketing, to market your own skills and knowledge, to make money through your hobby industry, are abounding. There's just tons of opportunities everywhere you look.
Amazingly however, Here's what I see….People doing this:
- They will be on people's lists for years.
- They will email and ask questions.
- They will go into hiding.
- They will surface years later to email or ask a question again.
- They have reasons and excuses why they can't get started.
This post is about the excuses. Have you ever thought or said this?
"Too busy" (We ALWAYS find time to do the things we REALLY want to do.)
"Not sure I can do this." (Decide you will do it come heck or high water, and you'll figure it out as you go)
"Not enough money to get started." (Bologna. Period. Not going there.)
"I might choose the wrong thing." (I have a couple of times. So what. Everyone has. Big deal.)
"I've been burned." (So have I. So What. Your point?)
"I don't know what to do." (Get started.)
Yet they will stay on lists, continue read just to see "what's going on". And maybe their intention is simply to be entertained with no desire to ever do anything and in that case, cool. To each his own.
But they never get started doing anything. They are fans in the stands. The audience. They watch the players "wishing" they could play but never get in the game themselves.
They've had invitations by many to "get in the game" no doubt. Their email inbox is full of invitations to take action on many levels for many products, events, services, and opportunities.
They resort to their excuses which they legitimize in their minds as to why they CAN'T.
With a home based business model, the investment is so small to get started, it's ridiculous. It's laughable. Have you shopped for a college education and return on that investment? Have you shopped for a franchise?
There's no better opportunity to make so much yet getting started with so little.
I would say to the sideliners out there, unless this is sheer entertainment for you, either get in the game, or get off the lists and go do something you enjoy.
Don't spend your time reading emails, clicking on links and hanging out on webinars to learn how to be successful.
Spend your time on things that matter to you.
- Watch your favorite TV shows.
- Play with the kids.
- Toss a frisbee with your dog.
But don't waste your time on hours and hours sifting through emails and invites and training if all you're going to do is make excuses why you can't get started doing something. Anything.
Here's the contrast I see in these "wish they could be entrepreneurs"
They say "I want to make money online".
I say, "Ok, great. Here's what I'm doing and recommend."
They say, "That's a scam, you people are all the same, out for my money!"
I have to laugh and shake my head. Ignorance is not attractive and they don't qualify for my time. They can go back to their own pyramid scheme.
Here's another one.
They say, "I don't have a lot of money to get started"
I say, "Ok, great. Here's a tool that for $25, you can get started"
They say, "Do you have anything for free to get started?"
I say, "find someone else to talk you."
I have to laugh and shake my head. I'm thinking to myself, for all the years this person has been on my list and the list of 20 other entrepreneurs who are IN the game, and say OK, you keep thinking about while the rest of us move into time and financial freedom. Ironically, these are the same people who post on Facebook when they are eating out, sharing their views on movies they are seeing, and the parties they are going to. Did eating out, movie going and party drinks go free and nobody told me?
Here's another one:
They say, "I don't have the time"
I say, "Ok, is there anything you can compromise or give up or say no to for a short time so you can create all the time freedom you want?"
They say, "No, there's just nothing, I'm just swamped."
I say, "Ok, well, when you decide you want a better life and all the time in the world, you let me know because time and being busy is an excuse."
I have to laugh and shake my head because I see these same people on Facebook playing Farmville and reporting the football game.
Here's another one:
They say, "I'm a baby boomer, you just don't understand, I can't do the technical stuff."
I say, "Wrong. I'm a 52 year old baby boomer, almost 53 and we can do anything we really want to do. I'm not techy, I fumble all the time. But I'm in the game, people don't care if I'm techy or not, and they won't care if you are techy either."
They say, "I wouldn't have guessed your 52,… hummm…"
I say, "So, that's not a good excuse, ready to get started?"
They say, "no, I don't think so, I'm just too old for this kind of stuff."
I say, "You're right, you're too old. Gotta run. Bye."
I have to laugh and shake my head because age is a mindset. You think you're too old? You're absolutely right. You will believe to be truth anything that you say.
Friends, there's so many ways you can get in the game. This is the time.
Choose a product you will have for a lifetime for your family to enjoy. I have chosen Global Resorts Network, you choose what's right for you, there's so many out there.
Choose a resource that allows you get training for less than taking your family for pizza, again, ridiculous low price. I have chosen MyLeadSystemPro, you choose what's right for you, there are many out there.
Choose an affiliate program that pays $100 commissions with a strong product behind it to generate the cash flow you need to scale up your marketing and start ranking in the search engines. I have chosen Empower Network, and this is the only option I know of.
Look to see how you can take what you love in your hobbies and turn it into an income stream. I do that with my scrapbooking.
Today, you're invited to hear how Empower Network can change your business.
Change your finances.
Change the cash flow that's preventing you from being able to scale up your marketing.
This webinar is about paying you, me, the affiliates for Empower Network, 100% commissions for marketing their affiliate products. The products are fabulous. I'm using them, I recommend them, as I don't refer anything I'm not using or believe in.
I received today from David Wood with Empower Network showing our growth over the last couple of weeks. Empower only launched October 31:
Here’s a quick update on Affiliate Stats:
Total Paid & Active Members: 6,628
Total Inner Circle Members: 2,894
Total Costa Rica Intensive Members: 737
Total Payout: $830,074.20
Alexa Traffic Stats Update:
You can check this here:
I would encourage all of you to download the Alexa toolbar to keep a tabs on the traffic rankings on our site and others – just go to the site and get it. Here’s a pic:
We’re floating in the top 900 sites on the entire internet in the last 7 days – not bad, but I got a feeling that it’s going to double in the next week. Congrats everyone
Here's the registration link for the Empower Network webinars today. They are at 3, 6 and 9 EST
If you want to make money money, you don't want to miss this
“A Million in 100% Commissions Paid To You” 3pm EST
“A Million in 100% Commissions Paid To You” 6pm EST
“A Million in 100% Commissions Paid To You” 9pm EST