With their low start up costs and easy access, internet home based businesses have paved the way to easy riches for many individuals. EDC Diamond is one of the best known companies on the internet and claims to have created more people making five and six figure incomes per month than all their direct competitors combined. This may be true, but is EDC Diamond the best opportunity for beginning internet marketers?
I know you’ve seen the pictures of millionaires lying on the beach or standing next to a shiny exotic sports car that costs more than most people’s homes. A lot of people are making a lot of money on the internet, but it would be foolish to think that everybody can make a fortune starting an internet business. The truth is some people are just not suited to start and operate their own business and not every opportunity on the internet can provide a solid path to riches.
My feeling is that given the right opportunity, most people can make a very solid income online and some of those people will make fortunes. The money is there right before your eyes. The real secret is there is no secret. Like any other business, making money on the internet requires training. You have to know what you are doing. You can join a company that provides the training or you can spend months or years trying to learn it on your own. Other than lottery winners, nobody has become rich overnight in any business. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can start today and have millions by next week. If you are a beginner you need training.
I’m sure you don’t want just any training right? You want the best training. You want training from someone that has made millions, right? You want someone to show you exactly what they did to make those millions. Step by step. You want to see their system. You need a company that provides the training for you as long as you need it. Not for a week or a month, but forever. Ok, so you want training. What are you going to do with your training? You’re going to need a product, right?
You don’t want just any product…you want the best product. You want something that can make you a lot of money. You want something that everyone uses. It definitely should have a high profit margin. You don’t want to sell 1,000 units to make $70. What about storage and shipping? Do you want to fill your garage with inventory or with shiny new cars? I think we all know the answer to that. So, you want a product that you don’t have to store, makes you a lot of money and that everyone uses. You want software. You are using it right now, it can be easily downloaded directly off the internet so you don’t have to store it and once you own it with resale rights you can sell it as many times as you want without paying another penny. You’ve found the perfect product…now what?
I really can’t believe I’ve made it this far without talking about how you’re going to get paid. Isn’t that why you want to start your own internet business…to get paid? I mean sure you get to set your own hours, don’t have to commute, don’t have to wear that shirt and tie anymore and you get to kiss your boss goodbye. Those things are nice, but you can’t fool me…I know it’s the money you want. Now, would you rather join a company that lets you keep all your hard earned commissions or a company that takes 40% from you? I think we know the answer to that question, but if you said 40% go back to your job now. You want to choose the company with the best compensation plan in the business. Pick a company that makes you the most money on your first sale and every sale after that. Speaking of sales, are you any good?
You’ve picked the company with the best training, the best product and the highest pay. Now you just have to sell. I know you don’t like to sell; I don’t like to sell either. In fact, its one of my least favorite things. Not only do I dislike it, I’m really bad at it. Unless you were raised on a used car lot chances are you’re not very good at selling either. Wow, it sure would be nice if you could make a bunch of money without selling anything. That would be crazy wouldn’t it… somebody else sells, but you keep all the money. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a multi-million dollar earner closing all your sales for you? Somebody that not only likes to sell, but is really good at it? What if David Dubbs, one of the most successful people on the internet, personally closed all you sales? I think it’s crazy, but there is one company out there doing it right now. That company is EDC Diamond.
I think we may have figured out the answer to our question. EDC Diamond provides you with unlimited expert training including 12 hours a week live training with the most up to date information from experts that are making thousands every day. They have the best compensation plan in the business which allows you to keep 100% of what you earn. And, they have one of the absolute best salesmen in the business closing all your prospects for you. The answer is YES… EDC Diamond is the best internet opportunity for beginners. No wonder they are rated as the #1 internet home based business. Why would you choose any less than the best?
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Copyright (c) 2008 Kha Ton
One challenge that new Internet marketers face is finding the best Internet business opportunity. Because there are so many different ways you can make money online, it can be confusing and overwhelming. In this article we will present an Internet opportunity that might be what you are looking for.
The primary way to make money on the Internet today is to sell something. I would like to submit that a tremendous Internet business opportunity can come from selling information products. There are several advantages to selling information products on the Internet today.
What steps must you take to start your business internet money online opportunity to make money online for a purpose filled life? I could think of hundreds but will discuss 5 very basic and initial steps you must take in order to begin. If you are new to this process you need to begin somewhere. If you have been around for several months, then pass these basic steps on to a friend who wants to learn.
Here are 5 steps you must do to get started.
(1) Take a computer course.
Even before you own a computer, you really need to understand what it is. A computer course will explain the terms operating system (OS) and how to navigate the internet, often referred to as the world wide web (www). Computers have been around a long time but the past 40 years they have evolved from mainframes through minis to micros and even cell phones are computers to access the internet. It is worth your time to take a basic course on computers and you will learn a lot about what they do and how they work.
(2) Buy a computer.
If you don’t have a computer, then you need to pick up a book and read about them to learn what they do and how they do it and what you need to buy one that works for you. A book on computers is a good start. Once you have read this book you will then know what a mouse is, a keyboard, random access memory (RAM), hard disk space and many more acronyms or terms that are part of the computer language. Before you buy a computer, go to the library or a friend who has one and learn all about that computer. When you are ready to buy a computer don’t spend a lot of money.
(3) Get an Internet Service Provider or ISP.
Once you’ve taken a course and have a computer, you need to get an internet service provider or ISP. The ISP will be your link from your computer, through your telephone line or cable box or device to connect it to the internet. Remember that your telephone line is much slower and also less expensive than using your cable service provider or even a DSL (digital subscriber line) provider. Both these are more expensive but will provide the state-of-the-art speeds.
(4) Learn about the internet and specifically affiliate marketing.
Learning about the internet is such a generic statement that I added specifically affiliate marketing. Learning about the internet is about like saying, learn about the encyclopedia Britannica. There are so many areas of knowledge on the internet; you need to focus on affiliate marketing. Do a Google search on affiliate marketing and start from there. You will get a lot of information and still have to choose what area of affiliate marketing. I recommend article marketing as a start.
(5) Work on your computer daily.
This is the most important of the 5 steps. If you aren’t ready to buy a computer, go to the public library and use theirs for free. The key is to do it every day so you aren’t intimidated by the movement of the mouse or typing on the keyboard. Once you get into a comfort zone you will find yourself falling in love with it and your ability to use it will rapidly move forward.
If you are anything like me, the words "make money from home", "home based business", and "internet business" cause immediate scepticism and eye rolls. We are always being bombarded by businesses, systems, techniques and all forms of propaganda about making money on-line. We hear far more often of the systems that fail than the one that succeed.
We are financially and mentally hurt by the ones that do NOT work. Now, do we know of any business that succeeds on-line at all? I was not sure. So I started to investigate some offers on the internet.
The amount of offered opportunities is tremendous, as I soon found out. I immediately was thinking: "OMG, this will take the average opportunity seeker for ages, to go through these amounts of information". I mean, if you consider to start an on-line business, than you at least need to inform yourself about what it is and what it can mean for you. And you need to compare it to other offers, is it not? The first one you consider is not necessarily the best one (for you). Seeing how many offers there are (just google the words "home based business"and you see what I mean: around 500 MILLION PAGES are reported to cover that subject). I would say basically it is undo able to really investigate offers, since it will take a life time to only try to find the right one this way.
Back to the Basics
And I apologize because this is what I should have done in the first place. I said to myself: "IF I want an on-line business, WHAT KIND of business should it be? Aha, better start, I think. So now I am on the path to find out what kind of on-line businesses would be available and interesting for me. Googling On-line Business Opportunities does not help much (more than 1 BILLION pages). Now what? Give up? Nope, I really want to become independent, work from home and don't have a boss. Motivation. Start to think for yourself and make a list of possibilities:
1. Selling my own products
2. Selling someone else's products
3. Offering services
4. Don't know yet but probably a lot more
Oke, now I focus on these first three first. I don't have my own product, so no that skips. Number 2 maybe? Well, perhaps, worth looking into, at least. And finally, Offering Services. This is also a maybe for me. I know now how difficult it is to find good on-line business opportunities, but I am learning and why not help people in a later stage with my knowledge (for a price, of course)?
Opportunities (next stage)
Right, I decide to go first for number 2. I am not a salesmen, as a matter of fact I hate the idea to have to phone someone I don't know trying to sell something. So I have my doubts but yet again, at least it is worth exploring. And exploring I did. Jeez, it takes enormous amounts of time to do this. After a month's work in my spare time, I finally had the basics discovered to decide IF: a. there is something interesting for me at all in on-line business and b. what path should I follow? To make it short, and this in no way is meant to discourage you, just to get you SCEPTICAL: the first thing I found out that 95% of the on-line opportunity seekers DON'T succeed. Actually they only lose money, after signing up for whatever possibility. That is to say at least not very encouraging. But I am an optimist, so I said to myself: what the heck, this also means that 5% DO succeed! Compare it to the famous story: Is the glass half empty (pessimist), or is it half full (optimist). OK, Now what? Well, as I discovered, it can be certainly worthwhile selling other peoples products, by promoting their products and earning a commission. They call it Affiliate Marketing (google it: 57 MILLION pages). Yes, I decide to explore that further (57 million is much less than 1 billion :-)).
Affiliate Marketing (or: Selling someone else's products)
"As I discovered the secrets shared, and learned how the business works, I was stunned. It made sense. It was true. It worked, and will work.". That is what I dreamt about night after night after night. That is what I was thinking about day after day after day. Yet again I faced an unbelievable amount of information, opportunities and opinions to investigate. But it turned out finally, after spending 18 months of research, that Niche Affiliate Marketing ((Niche means: focussing on a smaller part of the general market, for instance: General is: Golf (google: 500 million + pages), Niche could be: Golf Balls (google: almost 15 million pages, but a better Niche would be: Personalized Golf Balls (500.000 pages)) is probably the best business to get into as an on-line entrepreneur. You can promote products (and when there is a sale: get a commission) from almost every on-line company in the world, this includes giants like Amazon and many others. I thought: if these companies offer to join their "affiliate marketing" program, then it had to be worthwhile, would it not? Yes, MAYBE, but how to do it so, that I actually earn money. And after that we need to: How to stay alive without a normal job. And then the next and final step: Earn enough money to become FINANCIALLY INDEPENDANT (the ultimate goal, don't you agree?). I am facing now yet another learning curve, since offers to promote from others (affiliate marketing) google 58 million results. Now one thing I have learned being an off-line entrepreneur for almost 25 years is that I DON'T want to reinvent the wheel, I rather choose to learn from those who already have proven success, and want to teach us starters how they did it. (On-line they are generally called: GURU'S :-).
Wikipedia on Guru (just kidding, this is my own definition): "The people who are (or feel they should be) considered as real and proven successful experts in the field of knowledge they want to teach to others." OK, finding a Guru is the way to find someone who can teach me to become really successful in my on-line business. I felt more and more to choose Niche Affiliate Marketing as my future on-line business, so I started to search for "Guru's" in this field of expertise.
Disappointment to say the least. This is my personal opinion, guys, so don't hang me if you disagree, but fact is: I found that the 'gurus' were selling re-hashed ideas that never gave me enough information to start making real money. At least, yet again, 95% of them :-). There are some really good, impressive, outstanding coaches (Guru's) that can teach you all there is to know about Niche Affiliate Marketing. And yes, I found some, and yes, I am starting to get successful in Niche Affiliate Marketing. So I know now:
Niche Affiliate Marketing
WORKS. BUT....... There are many things to learn (the best is to find a good coaching program, IMO), this is certainly NOT a Get-Rich-Quick-Scheme, like any off-line business you need to learn and work hard to earn.
So to recap my initial question: Do any on-line businesses succeed at all? Definitely: YES, ....... BUT........ I think if YOU want to succeed on the internet, you should choose to do so in Niche Affiliate Marketing. That is my honest opinion. But it finally is your choice of course. Be always very sceptic on all offers you want to look at, and do that BEFORE you pay, even if there is a money back guarantee (much income is earned from people who sign up for something, don't do anything with it and forgot about the possible reimbursement). Be aware of the fact, even if you are already an expert in your field, there is lots of things you need to learn to become successful on-line. Even IF you use a Guru. And I certainly recommend a Guru, but yet again, there are only a few people who are really successful on-line and even much and much less really good Guru's who can teach you to become successful. So beware who you choose as your mentor! Stay always SCEPTICAL!