For those of you who are very keen to make money online (which is probably everyone!), you may not consider this article of much interest to you.
However, I urge you to read it. Making money is not all about finding the next big ‘strategy’. It is not all about reading about how others have made money, then seeking to emulate their success. In my experience, success comes largely from within. Having said that, good advice from others is invaluable – the key is to know who to listen to.
There is an endemic problem when it comes to absorbing the huge amount of advice freely available on the internet – it may not be useful. Worse yet, it may be misleading. It may even be used as an attempt to manipulate you.
The internet is an information medium with no precedent. It allows anyone with a computer and an internet connection to publish their words to the world. This has clearly had a remarkable impact on society, with both positive and negative ramifications.
I like to think of myself as a genuine guy, and I pride myself on my honesty. Whilst I have always been an honest person, someone very close to me has really brought home the power of truth over the past few months. Honesty is something we should all strive for.
However, if this is the first article of mine that you are reading, don’t just trust me because I say you should. Why should you? You don’t know me! The same goes for anyone. I won’t be offended if you don’t trust me the moment you start reading my content, nor would I expect you to. That in itself does not have to be a negative thing, as real trust can only be built over time.
There is nothing wrong with reserving judgement, and this is something you should bear in mind whenever you are reading the advice of others. Reserving judgement is not tantamount to cynicism, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Most importantly, when considering the advice of others, rely on your own judgment, as that is the only way it will develop. Nurturing your own commercial instinct is far more valuable than all of the advice you could ever read, as no one will ever walk in your footsteps.
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