OK, you’re saying…here we go…yet another blog about internet marketing, home-based business, blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada!
So what’s different about my blog? Well, maybe not much, or maybe a whole lot!! I think for those of you who are interested in finding a business opportunity or a way to work from home, your island paradise, a ski slope, or wherever, the opportunities out there have never been better IF YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH and apply a whole bunch of other stuff that I will talk about later on!
My inspiration in starting this blog is in my background. I am a teacher by trade (special education, to be exact) and had reached a point in my career where I was mentally and physically exhausted. Exactly one year ago I left the teaching profession with the intent of NEVER returning…(low pay, ridiculous expectations from administrators, the whole idea that special education was becoming less specialized and we were expecting low performing students to take tests way beyond their current abilities, increasing paperwork…you name it the list goes on and on…) and as I sat pondering what I was going to do when I grew up (lol), I starting researching internet business opportunities. Let me tell you there are ALOT! As matter of fact there are TONS! The opportunities are staggering and bewildering, to say the least! I should have made millions of dollars by now, but I haven’t quite gotten there yet! (That was a sarcastic comment…those of you who have been in the game awhile should be smiling at that).
Sounds like I’m contradicting myself?? Not really, there is money to be made out there IF you apply several skill sets to your business and yourself and not fall into the “get-rich quick” lottery mentality. I am still horrified at the number of people that I talk to who so easily believe the hype and misinformation out there. You need to be able to sort the real deal from the phony stuff because the learning curve is STEEP!
OK, so what’s the point? Well, as I said before my background is teaching, communication skills, relationship building, team building, learning styles, writing, research, interpersonal skills, consulting and direct instruction. As such, I want to teach and inform you as I have done my research into what I believe are the skills and characteristics of those who have achieved success on the internet and how they did it.
Exactly what am I talking about? Personal branding, utilizing social media, building relationships, a “new” style of marketing both yourself and your product, how to research opportunities, what to do if you’re a techno newbie, accountability…just to name a few.
That’s all for today gang, stay tuned for the next post….“WHAT’S YOUR FEAR FACTOR?”