Jamaica Magazine

The Island Marketer

For some time now I have been an island marketer and the journey has been worth every moment. When I first discovered the Net, all I used to do was read my emails and surf.

Then I realized that the net had more than that to offer to me. There are opportunities being thrown all around at you from all angles as soon as you log on.

Schemers, scammers and legitimate marketers are all clamoring for your attention and money. Make $10,000 in 30 days claims, emails from relatives of dead African leaders, various affiliate programs and many more are all common anywhere you go.

I used to believe all the hype surrounding becoming wealthy off the Net, but time and experience all changed that. It is possible to make money on the internet, but you better be prepared for the long haul. It takes time to become an overnight success, well that is what I heard and it is so true.

I think some of the hype online is true indeed. I have heard of marketers making thousands of dollars in a few days without much effort. This is where so many people go astray. They believe that they can do the same starting today and have money lining their pockets by next week.

But the truth is the hype is only half true. What they fail to tell you is that yes it can be accomplished, it just takes a lot of work and discipline to reach that level. Most marketers work for years before they achieve what the hypers are preaching.

But don’t go beating yourself. It is all part of our human nature and many persons suffer from this weakness. Many want to achieve success and live a dream life, but when it comes down to working for it they want to skip out that part.

Every successful person deserves to be where they are because they worked for what they wanted. They craved success like any human being, but the difference is that they put their shoulders to the wheel.

In other words, they believe that grime pays. To start, much less run and maintain a business, takes guts and a strong belief in one’s abilities and talents. In the long run, it is all worth it.

I would rather work for several years without accomplishing much and knowing that sooner or later it will all payoff many times over. Or I could just ride the currents of life and hope that fortune falls on me from the sky.

If you had the choice which would you choose?

Copyright © Nicholas Dixon

Nicholas Dixon is the publisher and editor of The Roc newsletter.
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