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The truth behind making money online…

"Shh, We're Hunting Wabbits." Let's get the low down on making some money.

It’s an interesting dynamic of sales and human behavior.  Everyone wants everyone else to be honest but they themselves stretch the truth.  Or… everyone wants people to tell them the truth but then when they tell them the truth it makes them so nervous they don’t want to listen anymore.

This happens with long sales letters with online programs.  Nobody likes them but at the same time you’re too impatient to actually listen to the entire video they have going at the top to placate you so you scroll through the material to read it for yourself.  You just can’t please people!   So what do you do???

You stop trying.

That’s what I do and it seems to be working all right for me, anyways.  You see?  Even right there I planted a seed that said that I was successful and now you want to listen to more of what I have to say even though I said I don’t care to try and please everyone.  Here’s the truth.  It’s all about human behavior.  There is no “magic bullet” behind making money online.  You’re dealing with the same people who you’re trying to sell at that job you hate.  The main difference is you’re having to communicate that message through different media.  With video you can talk to them the way you would in person but you’re nervous because you can’t read their expressions to know where to angle your story.   At the same time there are a lot of crooks out there the internet is also making people more honest.  Because no one trusts anyone anymore you really have to put all of your cards on the table.

Don't ignore the truth and don't be a loner. Partner with someone. It makes all the difference in the world.

That being said…  “The truth behind making money online” is as follows…  It’s difficult but at the same time easy.  I don’t want to say that something is hard because then I’ll create that reality and I don’t want to do that for myself or for you.  I also don’t want to simply say it’s easy because it paints  another reality that’s not true.

96% of people trying to make money online don’t succeed.  That’s a lot.  Good ol’ Affiliate Marketers that number jumps to 98%.  MLM “ers” are doing better and only 96% of them don’t make money compared to the affiliate marketers!  So what do we do?  I’ve made money online and continue to so does that mean I’m the guy you should listen to?  Well, who are the 96% people listening to???  The SAME people that the 4% who are making money are listening to!!!!!!   The difference is the person.

I was talking with a guy the other day and he’s been online for 2 years and hasn’t cracked $1000/month in 2 years!  He averages around 200.  As I was beginning to trouble-shoot some things he said, “I don’t want you to fix it, man.  No offense, I just don’t want that.”   I WASN’T EVEN CHARGING HIM!!  What in the world was going on?  So many people are “hearing” what people are saying but they’re not “applying it” or really “listening” to it.

The truth behind making money online is that you really have to apply what you hear and realize that it does take work.  I’ve spent many many many hours working on my online business and even more so than my offline businesses but the difference is that with my online businesses they literally continue to operate and work when I’m not and require very very little maintenance if I didn’t enjoy tweaking things.

It’s a short and to the point post.  Listen, repeat, and apply.  Don’t be a hard-headed loner that never listens to anyone.  That defines 96% of people who want to keep 100% of everything.  Remember this quote:

“100% of $0 is $0.  50% of $100 is $50.”

The point is that if you work with someone you’re more likely to make “some” money than no money.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Make it a great day.

Jerome Bethea