Imagine being told that you can earn millions on the internet right from your own home. Try to hear yourself being informed by a faceless stranger that you can make millions, on your computer, doing what you love. Now imagine having your mind opened to the fact that all of this can be done starting right away for little expense. But… There is a fee involved to get this party started.
Actually, it is possible, but for many not likely. It does seem that most people will fall for this kind of advertising because they aren’t aggressive enough to want to look at things objectively. They want the big money with the promise of little effort and that’s just almost never going to happen for most of us.
Now, to suggest that “with a lot of effort” you can start a successful business from home using the internet for little money initially is reasonable. There are many books out there that can tell you how this works. However, I personally can’t understand why many business owners take this step one level too far.
Granted it is always good to want to keep your overhead low. However, once your business starts to make money it doesn’t make sense to keep doing things as cheaply as possible. There comes a time folks when money should be spent wisely enough to improve your company image and standing in the market place. However, unfortunately, many books on starting your own internet based business do not emphasize this point nearly enough; thus causing many businesses in general to hit a dead-end.
The truth is; if you keep doing things cheaply in every aspect of your business, it will be seen by your customers. You will be seen as cheap and you will not be respected by consumers in general; losing them when a competitor who has seen your weakness of cheapness comes along.
So, don’t be afraid to spend a little on those things that are most important to keeping your business going. If it is something as important as your web site you don’t want to cut corners.
Most people with smarts can tell if you are using a free server, as opposed to when you are paying for a hosting service, or hosting it yourself; all based upon the way they are forced to interact with your website. “Yes,” the internet is a great place to easily start a business with little to no money down. There is no denying that.
But at some point you will need to upgrade to paid services for certain aspects of doing business with the target audience in your chosen niche. Of course, that is if you are truly serious about running with the big dogs.
If you are getting the impression here that I’m saying cheap people lose when it comes to making money online, “You’re right.” But, “I’m saying more than that here.”
Cheapness generally equals laziness when it comes to internet ventures. If you are one who is constantly getting sucked into get money quick schemes online; chances are pretty good that you are both lazy and cheap. Therefore you’ll want to change your mind set before launching any kind of online capital venture.