Bitten By The Internet Bug


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Earlier this year, I knew nothing about internet marketing. I had always thought that it would be great to have a business on the internet, but I was never motivated enough to check it out. Another thing holding me back was my fear that I would not be capable of doing it.

This year was one of those “big birthday" years one that ended in an O. I thought, here I am hitting 60 this year and I still have this dream of starting my own business. I had better get with it now. What an adventure I was about to embark on. I started checking out “work at home" businesses. A couple sounded good, so I tried one. Big mistake! What I got was not what I was promised. Fortunately I have learned that if you want your money back you have to be persistent. I succeeded in getting every cent back. To some people a lost $300 investment may be nothing. To me it was a big thing. I then got more serious about researching work at home opportunities.

I found one and did nothing for awhile. Unfortunately sometimes you have a sponsor who welcomes you and that is it. I was lost and floundering. I wasn't sure how to get started making money. Things have changed now. I found a forum associated with the opportunity I signed on with. Lesson #1 for those of you just beginning: Find a forum and start learning. Even if you don't ask questions, you will learn by reading the posts. People offer to help others. I found out I should make some changes to my website to increase profitability. I have learned how to advertise. It is totally amazing how much I have learned this year.

The “bug" really did bite me. I have just purchased another domain name. I have plans for my new website. Down the road I can see more websites. I am so full of ideas. Now, my only problem is time. I work a full-time job and have family responsibilities, so I have to squeeze in time to work on “my business".

Not having a boss is great. I make the decisions. I sometimes make bad decisions, but I am learning from them. My forum community can give advice he help me make better decisions. I am in charge of my journey down the road to success. I have no doubt that I will make it.

Do you have doubts? Listen, if I can make it, so can you. All you need is a great deal of determination and motivation. You need to believe in yourself. You have to be disciplined enough to work on your own. There are no time clocks to punch. No one to tell you when to go home or take a break. My problem, when working on my “work at home” biz, is forcing myself to take a break once in awhile. I get so engrossed in working that the day flies by.

It is truly rewarding to have your own internet business. If you have had that dream, stop dreaming and start doing. Find a business, get serious and start working for yourself.

Jan Wilhelm invites you to visit her website She has compiled a directory to help you find a “work at home” business. If you have any questions you can contact her directly at . In the future look for her new website


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