I’m Sick Of All The Crap
One thing has really prevented me from fully embracing the online community, has made me very angry at times and continues to piss me off- and that is the amount of people online who adopt this sly, slick confidence trickster approach to their internet marketing business.
It has become very fashionable to speak of ‘passion’, ‘education’ and ‘story telling’ – well for a lot of people the entire basis of their online work it is a total ‘Story’; it really is time to ‘drain the swamp’ of the digital community and identify those people who persist in exploiting the inexperience of others!
I don’t wish to get carried away with a rant here, I simply want to present the true picture. It is no longer acceptable, on today’s internet, to deceive and trick people out of their hard earned resources by presenting products and services which do not help anyone but the seller!
I know it can be difficult when you are beginning to understand the opportunity of selling online, who can you trust and what are the real opportunities and which are the outright scams? Obviously there is no simple answer to this, you just have to read and research widely, not just the first few search results in Google.
But the rule of thumb still stands, if something just looks too good to be true – it nearly always is a trap, a way for someone to profit at your great expense.
The fact is that these days you can do very well by being upfront and genuine. The tools and resources available to us all enable you to present good quality information, and a high quality experience for your customers.
It is just flat out true that you can learn and develop skills without great expense if you invest the time and effort to research and look for good quality digital information. I have several degrees and I worked in the corporate space for a long time.
I made my living from teaching and showing others valuable skills, solving weird problems, setting up equipment costing millions of dollars & keeping it all functioning; I tell you this not to brag, but to say: I have learned considerably more, and have been able to achieve way more than all of this ‘mainstream’ education and employment allowed me to do – how? By investing my time and energy into learning online, from YouTube, Udemy.com, and by careful ‘Google’ & “Dark Web” research – it cost me very little but my time. I am grateful and I do not take it for granted.
Too many people these days take it all for granted and have this very casual, ‘who cares’ attitude! It’s true, but if you go against this trend, and focus, actually give a fu#k about what you are doing you will be streets ahead of your buddies and friends – while they are bragging about everything and saying it is all a scam and online rubbish YOU will be learning how to build websites, how to write more effectively, how do things online, valuable practical skills you can translate into money and a better life.
Even if you are simply looking for a better job, this online stuff is what the world is now all about, you can learn just about anything – truly, and you can offer your new skills to employers who will be incredibly grateful that you can help them, they will pay you more!
I know it is difficult, I know there are a lot of crap merchants and big talkers online – because the digital world offers us all a huge opportunity there will always be those who decide to exploit the inexperience of others, it is just the way human beings are – anywhere you look there are clever tricksters who will always opt for the short-cuts; it is a lot easier to steal than it is to build your own.
But there is the real deal, and it is right in front of you, look a little deeper, spend a little more time, practice – take a gamble on yourself and decide to learn how to install WordPress on a cheap hosting account, then take it a step further and search for a nice theme to install, chip away at it, build your website, add a PayPal button on a post to sell a PDF you have compiled on a topic. Incrementally (bit by bit) you will build something impressive and valuable.
Don’t be distracted or put off by negative people – just quietly and steadily add to your knowledge and skills, nobody even needs to be aware of your ambitions. Never mind about the noise, the egos, the bullshit, just carry on and learn, develop. The internet is available and it is yours, it is valuable beyond measure-but most people do not appreciate what it can offer, they are consumers and wasters, you however are different, and you know it! This is my post of encouragement to all the sincere adventurers, to those who are like myself curious, insatiably thirsting for more knowledge and the means to extend yourself. If you have read up to this point, I congratulate you and invite you to be more!