Are You Willing To Pay The Price?

Do you believe that there is a price to pay in anything and everything? I do. But I am not necessarily referring to monetary terms. I am not strictly talking about the dollars you hand out when you buy something either.

You see, there is a price tag to everything we do.

On the Internet, we have many so-called gurus (I do not like using this word but anyway...) telling other people that it takes little or no money to start an Online Business. True. However, what most people fail to see is the price tag that goes along with that statement: you need to invest a lot of sweat equity to make your Online Business a success.

Starting an Online Business on the Internet is a great option for most people who do not have much money but still desire to be an entrepreneur of some kind. However, instead of paying a lot of money to succeed, you contribute in terms of sweat equity and be a 'little' intelligent.

The reason I said a 'little' intelligent is because time and again, most of the successful Internet Business owners we know, witness or heard of are not from bright academic backgrounds. What is ironic, it is these people who surpass the so-called academic stars and professionals in the financial field.

Whoever said it takes money to make money is certainly wrong. If money can make money, the following will happen:

[1] The poor will perish because they do not even have the money to make money.

[2] The rich and middle-class will go on to make more money with no effort or using their intelligence and wisdom simply because they already have the money.

You and I know that the two statements above are not 100% true. Why?

[1] Most of the rich people we know or heard of today were not necessarily from wealthy backgrounds. They used what is cheap and available to every one of us to succeed.

[2] Some rich or middle class people still end up losing their wealth owing to their foolishness. If it takes money to make money, should not they be getting richer?

What has all these to do with your pursue on starting your own Online Business? Most people who start their Online Business have fallen for the idea that it is a very 'easy' way of making money on the Internet.

Let us get some facts straight here.

It is easy to make money from the Internet ? but also easy not to make money from the Internet.

Has anybody told you that before? I do not know. If you are reading this, please keep this statement in mind especially if you are just beginning to pursue your Online Business - It is easy to make money from the Internet, but also easy not to make money from the Internet.

Remember that doing business on the Internet is a means of high leverage. You can seek prospects without traveling to their homes and offices across the continent. You can communicate with many people at the same time. With the Internet, you can more omni-present and not limited by your presence and time in the offline world.

However, since you do not have to put a lot of money to start and operate your Online Business, this means that you will have to invest a lot of sweat equity and working smart in the process to reap the rewards from your Online Business.

Investing a lot of money in any form of business is never the only solution. It is just part of the solution. The rest of your pursuit towards success depends heavily on your determination and hard work.

If you are not prepared to work hard, you will be doomed to fail and wonder why everybody else is surpassing you. I did not make the world that way but it is a law written on stone.

Copyright © Edmund Loh

About the Author:
Edmund Loh is the author of the E-Biz Wiz Blog and Starting An Internet Business Special Report. Visit E-Biz Wiz Blog for proven ideas, tips and information on starting your own Internet Business and subscribe to the 12 Day Internet Marketing Success Course. http://ebizmodelsyoucancopy.blo gspot.com

Creating Your Internet Marketing Plan

For large corporations, a marketing plan is a huge document detailing strategies for the... Read More

Traditional Mediums versus Search Engine Positioning

Banner Advertising:Paying $15 for a 1000 impressions on a high traffic website. Sounds like good... Read More

You Gotta Think -- Strategic Internet Marketing!

Have you ever been lost in the woods - wondering around aimlessly, not knowing where... Read More

Internet Consultants for Online Sales

Beware of Internet Consultants, as many of them have never been able to promote anything... Read More

Mortgage Marketing: What To Expect From Your New Website

The day has come for your new website to go 'Live'. After tweaking this and... Read More

Discover Which Sales Triggers Are Most Effective When Mixed With SEO!

We all know the importance of gaining top visibility to a specific target audience on... Read More

Online Advertising Techniques

Online advertising is necessary for your computer business to grow. An attention-grabbing ad is very... Read More

Can You Provide an Internet Advertising Solution?

This year, 2005, will see the demise of some well known Network Marketing businesses. Spam... Read More

You Attract Who You Are On The Internet!

Being online is not only about getting your piece of pie, it's also about what... Read More

To Survey Or Not To Survey

I have learned over the years that when it comes to online marketing as... Read More

Limited Time Offers ? Time Limits That Will Improve Your Sales

Using limited time offers can spark a feeding frenzy that will sell tons of your... Read More

What is RSS - For Marketers

RSS is a technology that has the potential of overcoming many of the internet ... Read More

Secrets To Successful Selling Online

What is the secret to selling online? This is a significant question on the mind... Read More

Ive Started My Own Online Business...Now What?

People ask me this question all the time! The "Now What" part is what grabbed... Read More

DOI, a Proven Marketing Tool for Driving Traffic and Increasing Search Engine Rankings

The Digital Object Identifier otherwise known as the DOI is not new. The history of... Read More

Web Success Secret - Overdeliver

A few days back I got an email telling me to look at a software... Read More

Seven Ways to Keep Earning After Youve Completed the Sale

So you've just sold another digital product; things are going great, right? Well, they might... Read More

This Here Web Aint Big Enough For Both Of Us! Can You Corner Web Market Share With Negative Action

If you're a fan of Western movies I'm sure you've heard most of the title... Read More

Successful Marketing Using Websites and Why So Many Businesses Get It Wrong

Many great website concepts are developed, launched... and then flop! The primary purpose of a... Read More

Three Easy Lessons to Take Your Online Marketing to the Next Level

I just spent the last week in two very different, but parallel universes. After helping... Read More

How to Turn Your Articles into a Viral Traffic Stampede

By writing articles you can send targeted traffic to your website at any time... Read More

I Want To Be An Online Marketer!

Where do I start if I want to be an online marketer? Tough question, huh?... Read More

Networked Markets Are Democratic, Structured Markets Are Republican

Today I was checking out Michelle's A Small Victory. There are threads on self-publishing that... Read More

Use Photos as Part of your Marketing Arsenal

Photos should be important parts of your marketing. The photos are useful- to document... Read More

Online Marketing And Promotion: 10 Profitable Ways To Recycle Your Content

You may have heard the expression that "content is king".Yes, what type of content you... Read More

The Yin & Yang of Internet Marketing

Westerners believe opposites flow in a natural cycle always replacing the other. They tend to... Read More

Keep those Back end Sales Flowing 24/7 Using The Funnel Theory of Marketing and Automated Tools

The Funnel Theory of Marketing Relies on the fact that it is far more expensive... Read More

Website Marketing: 10 Killer Website Marketing Tactics To Boost Your Profits

Here are 10 killer website marketing tactics to boost your profits:1. Gain an advantage... Read More

Getting Targeted Traffic by Standing Out In The Crowd

Have you ever seen the trading floor in action on Wall Street? After the opening... Read More

An Internet Marketing Plan Is Crucial

A Internet marketing plan provides you with a way to define your potential market... Read More

Five Proven Methods for Internet Marketing Success

There are hundreds of ways that you can promote your online business or website, some... Read More

Five Steps To Successful Web Marketing And Sales Process!

The basic principles used successfully by brick and mortar storefronts in moving your potential clients... Read More

An Internet Marketing Secret: Using Tie-Downs to Increase Sales

If you could get your prospective customers nodding their heads in agreement with every major... Read More

Do You Market To These Emotions Online?

What can Mother Theresa and Charles Schwab teach you about marketing online.Certainly these two... Read More

Marketing Objectives for Your Web Site

Do you have marketing objectives for your Web site? With objectives to help overcome... Read More

The New Marketing Landscape

Many of us in the marketing services and/or agency business are starting to see... Read More

One of the Golden Rules of Internet Marketing

In my opinion, one of the 'Golden Rules' of Internet marketing has to be... Read More

You are Being Lied About Reciprocal Links!

Exchanging links has been an important part of generating traffic since the concept of Internet... Read More

Nobody Knows You Yet!

It is really a small wonder why most people fail in the first 90 days... Read More

Twenty Ways To Profits Online

1. Offer to write exclusive articles (that means you only submit them to one place)... Read More

What The Internet Marketing Gurus Are Doing That You Are Not

Do you want to join the well known gurus like Terry Dean, Willie Crawford, Jimmy... Read More

Make Money With A Business Opportunity Online

There are so many business opportunities these days that promise to help you make money... Read More

Bring Spirit Into Your Online Business

For people who have decided to strike out on their own entrepreneurial careers, the currency... Read More

Viral Marketing

What is Viral Marketing?"Viral marketing is word of mouth marketing on the web.... Read More

Visitor Traffic Statistics 101, or, The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Web Analytics

As we all know, visitor traffic is crucial to the success of every Website. If... Read More

I Too Was An Internet Marketing Junkie!

I spent every waking hour at my computer, looking for the 'Golden Fleece' of ... Read More

Internet Marketing Online: How To Eliminate Your Competition Without Bloodshed

Business thrives on competition.You've to be aware of your competition and do something to remain... Read More

Stitching Up a Niche

I am a great admirer of businesses that serve and market to one or a... Read More

The 3 Keys To Business Victories

No matter what business you are in there is a high chance of failure. Why?... Read More

See Abundance In Your Prospects

I was privileged to have a good friend and great Internet Marketer to share this... Read More