Bet ya never thought you’d hear me say that right?!
Well, I am fed up with the gurus and all their crap. I have been buying classes and upgrading for years. Do you know what I’ve made online? ZIP!! I haven’t even made enough to pay my DSL bill. Which is pathetic. So here is the whole sad tale…
We own a small business and I was looking for a way to supplement our income. I kept hearing about online money being fast and easy. I am fairly bright. I should be able to make this work. Well, I am either not as smart as I thought or I have found every scammer on the net.
(Probably a little of both!)
In fairness, some of these systems may work better if you are willing to become a scammer (or at least scummy.) But I can not sell people junk that I know doesn’t work. I can’t tell people “It’s so great!” when I can’t make it work (just to get a cut of their $30 bucks.)
I will not cheat people on purpose.
And I will not con people into giving me an email address, then bombard them with mail until I can find some offer they will spend $$$$ on. I HATE SPAM!!! And I can’t make myself write all those crappy salesy letters to get people to spend their cash. It ain’t right.
So I quit. If a guru read this they would say I am nuts, and I don’t care. Nothing they have sold me has worked for sour owl poo ( as my grandma would say…) So I am creating my own system!
My system is this…
- I write articles and publish them on the web.
- You read them, like them and come back often to read more.
- I put a little place where you can donate some $$$ to my cause.( Which is the ‘Raise My Kids Well, Buy Groceries and Pay Bills’ fund) This is a way for you to let me know how much you appreciate the material I put out. ( Kinda like tippin’ a good waitress.)
I have thrown away my email list. I have closed down my newsletters. I have thrown away all the advice that says…
- The public has a short attention span. If you don’t email them daily they will forget you.
- The public is short sighted. If you use spicy words, they’ll be enticed to try..even the junk.
- The public is lazy. If you set the price right, they won’t bother to demand a refund. It’s not worth the time.
- The public is stupid. If you ‘address a need’, promise to satisfy a ‘hunger’, they will spend their rent money to get it.
I think you should treat people the way you want to be treated. And I am sick and tired of this treatment. I WILL NOT TREAT ANYONE LIKE THIS.
I love to write. I love to talk. I have been told that I can be very insightful. I want to share the experiences that I’ve had. So that is what I am focusing on. I am going to share my heart with you.
My writings are free, please feel free to share them. All I ask is that you leave my name on my articles, so if people like my style, they can find my other stuff. If my articles make you giggle, shake your head in wonder, or challenge you to achieve something in your life, please, let me know.
I don’t want to be some character in cyberspace. I am a person. I plan to network and share with other real people. I will share more as I get the guru mess ironed out. I’ll let you know where my stuff will be, and what sites I’m closing down. I am looking forward to proving that real people sharing useful information on the Internet can make a living, without tricking anyone.