“The Longest Journey Begins With …The First Step”
My name is Brian Louden and I would like you to think about the above quotation, which I think was said by Chairman Mao. I myself would like to add the words “In The Right Direction”. For it has been my experience, that not knowing which direction to take when getting started online can leave you frustrated, disillusioned and out of pocket… even broke. The one question you need to ask is “Can I start making money online?” We all ask the same question but are not always sure of the answer. Without all the technical skills, you may think it would be impossible for you to start making money online. But in fact you can if you know how to get set up right in the beginning.
Seven years ago, whilst working a 12 hour night shift outside in the bitter cold, I made my mind up. Working for a living in a job making others a fortune was not my vocation in life. To be dependent on linear income was the most insecure way to make money. Millions had followed the old mantra without question “Work hard at school, go to University and get a well paid job”. Working from payday to payday with the only chance of release being death, retirement,ill health or redundancy. Not something most people would sign up to, but they did, as in the past there was no other option available. But now they do have a choice, as 2 billion people are now online looking for products and services and most importantly… the opportunity to make an online income working from home.
So How Do You Get Started Online?
It has been an ambition of mine to develop an online income from a few simple websites or links without the need for technical ability or my own products to create. In the beginning I signed up with any course or ebook which promised to show me how to get started online…but never did. Everything from website design, SEO,list building, html, squeeze pages and autoresponders, And do you know the hidden secret to making money online?…you do not need any of this crap. All the time I was wasting trying to master all the technical stuff, the gurus were learning how to market products online and making a fortune. Myself and millions of others were being destined for failure as the steps we were told to follow were too complicated and unworkable. Some like myself, carried on wasting thousands on information products which could not work or would not work. I began to blame myself for not being able to learn all this technical jargon and was about to relegate myself to the back of the classroom as being unteachable, an internet dunce, dummy, buffoon.
Admitting to being a failure to family and friends was not a problem. Most of them had told me it would end in tears…and they proved right. However, I had not been told how to actually sell a product online or what I needed to get started. After researching the internet I found out you only need the following to get up and running online
A computer or laptop with internet access
A credit card/debit card
A bank account for receiving payments
A PayPal account
A few hours of your time
But first, let us consider what other people do to get started online
They buy resell rights to an ebook and try to sell it on the internet. But as many people who have started this way, failure is inevitable within weeks_____often days__for the simple reason:
- Could not find any customers
- The ebook did not have any perceived value
- The marketing was very poor.
- Thousands of others are trying to sell the same ebook
What I can show you is the route I took from creating my first income stream without a product and no technical know how to where I am today. The route is bumpy at times with some obstacles which could have given rise to me turning back and giving up…but I never did. Persistence is the key to online success
As for my past failures I do not dwell on them. My actions, I thought at the time, were the right ones. Nobody was there to tell me any different. Others made a fortune as I followed the road to failure. I look upon failure as:
“The Lowest Form of Success”
If success was guaranteed millions would be trying to make money online
But they are not they are clinging onto their only source of income…A Job
Best of Luck