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Updated on September 21, 2008

Nobody wants to pay for success


As I have been actively trying to help people be successful in their business or help them find a good business opportunity, it amazes me more every day at just how little people value the price of success.

Just in a matter of one hour on Yahoo Answers or almost any public forum, I can find hundreds of people searching for "free" ways to make money, "free" advertising, "free" website hosts, "free" website builders. It seems that everyone today believes that they should not have to pay anything for services or business opportunities anymore. Don't get me wrong, I am as much in favor of saving money as anyone. However, I see people post all the time saying that if you have to pay to join a business, it's a scam! BOLOGNA!

What I would like to ask these people is "why on earth would a business take profits from their own pockets to set you up in a business, offer free training, free sales aids and materials if you are not willing to invest anything into your own business?" This never ceases to amaze me! I am not saying that you should pay out the wazoo for a questionable business. There are ways of checking these companies out if you are willing to do some due dilligence to find out if it is legit or not. That is a free service that I provide to anyone if they want to learn.

Why is it that so many people are becoming so lazy that they want to sit at home on their computer, do nothing, pay nothing and get rich? I see so many people saying they don't want to work but yet they want the money that usually is associated with that aspect!

I think it is time that people wake up and realize that you have to be willing to pay a price for success if it is truly what you want in life. That means investing at least a small fee in yourself to start your business. It also means that you have to do the work that is needed in order to make the business grow. You can't just sit on any business and expect it to bloom into an empire that is going to make you a millionaire.

I do all that I can to help people who are willing to learn how to find a good business opportunity but I receive at least a dozen emails a day asking if I will check out a company and tell them if it is a scam or not. If I have time, I do a little checking. However, it is not something that is hard to do if people are willing to try themselves, rather than wanting someone else to do the work for them. If I am busy, I send them a copy of my instructional article that teaches them how to find the right opportunity for themselves. At first, I felt a bit guilty for not helping everyone that asked me to check a company out. But as the emails continue to grow more each day, I have realized that if they are not willing to invest a little time and work to investigate the company when I am providing the means to help them learn how, then I am not responsible for their lack of interest in their success.

Starting a home business, whether you just want to earn a few extra dollars or whether you want to build a huge business requires some up front work to insure that the company you are joining is reputable and has a good opportunity and product. You must be willing to do this research yourself if you want to be successful in any business. The willingness to learn is one of the most important factors in making a business grow. The willingness to act is also very important as is the willingness to invest in your future.

You don't expect to get free stocks that earn a return, do you? You don't expect anyone to donate you some real estate just so you can make a lot of money, do you? It is the same in any business opportunity. It costs to start a business. It costs to advertise. That is just a simple fact of business and it would be really nice if people would realize that and stop expecting everything to be "given" to them in life!

Ask any successful business owner who started out on his own (not inherited a business) if they had to invest time, money and work into their business. If any of them say that they didn't, I would really love to meet them and find out how they did it! So, are you willing to invest in your future? If not, don't expect anyone else to, either. Harsh but very true!

However, if anyone is willing to learn how to look for the right opportunity while avoiding the scammers, then I will provide some information that is totally "free" for the asking. The learning and doing the work is completely up to you!

© 2008 Bonnie N. Ramsey

Bonnie Ramsey

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      10 years ago

      Great article! I am a stay at home mom. And I have done hundreds of searches trying to find a program that suites me to work from home. And NOTHING is free. You have to be willing to give alittle, to make alittle.


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