I Don’t Require a Lot From My IM Biz…

I Mean Really… Why Do We Need A Huge House and Porsche?

I’ve been dabbling in and lurking around this thing we call Internet Marketing now for almost 10 yrs. I watched, I studied, I learned bits and pieces here and there, I tried a few things out, made some valiant attempts to make some online income… but alas it always illuded me and I know that it was because-

  1. I did not follow the steps properly
  2. I did not have someone looking over my shoulder saying… whoa pardner… you got to do THIS before you do THAT…!
  3. I believed some of the garbage that some of the promotions were touting.
  4. I gave up waaaaaay too fast.

So, since I’ve now got a lot of time on my hands (I was terminated by a bald headed, 10yrs my younger, incompetent, office bully that had no relationship skills or self-confidence… hah take that Neil!) I’ve decided to delve in again with BOTH feet and make sure that I am well educated and doing things step by step with patience.

You know though… as the subject line of this post says… I don’t really want to be that crazy rich guru that most of the sales letters brag and display.

I just saw an interesting news clip today on “Does Money Make Us Happy…?” and it made me think a lot. You see the researchers have found, through several studies, that money CAN make you happy, but only up to a certain level. They saw that people were quite happy with incomes around the $75,000 but that anything over seemed to lessen their “happiness quotient”. The fact that people still wanted more, wanted even better lifestyles and started to work more and enjoy life less to get them made the higher levels of income less “happy”. Also the trials and tribulations with that style of high-living made the enjoyment even less. So I started to think about what I really wanted out of like and what would make me happy.

I don’t need any of this to make me happy –

  • An expensive car to show off with (I drive a Smart car and am proud of it… would buy
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    another high miles-per-gallon car or even better a plugin electric though if I had some additional income).

  • A 35,000 multi-bedroom, multi-bathroom, pool in the back yard, 3 car garage (I’m single, don’t need a lot of room, live a minimalistic life, don’t believe in requiring excessive objects and have a car and a scooter!). I would though build the house of my dreams which would be made of recycled metal shipping containers, have an extreme high R-Factor, be environmentally sound, have an ultra-low carbon footprint and have all the latest tech gadgets a geek like me could handle.

All I would really like to do with this business is to have a steady $60-80,000  income (would double my previous j.o.b.), work my own hours (not scared of working 8-10 hour days but don’t want to do it 7 days a week), be able to travel and see things I have not had the chance to do in the past, be able to give back to my community (sharing time/money for good causes) and truly enjoy the work that I do and the people that I work along side.

Can my “internet marketing” online business do that for me…

… stay tuned over the next 3 months and I’ll be able to let you know.

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Self-employed designer, IT and home businessman that is tired of coughing up TONS of my hard earned money for junk, reworked old ebooks/PLR, programs and systems that DON'T work and a lot of worthless or outdated information. It is time to fight back and offer a bit of help to the newbie home worker/internet marketer to give them a bit of background information to help them sort out the poor choices from the successful ideas.