A few days ago, I was browsing the Web a bit, and I decided to go an visit a website of a fellow that I know. His website, frankly, is not very nice. It’s poorly laid out. Many of the articles are not well written, or about subjects that tend to really bore me. But, the person who owns the site is a friend, and I do visit his site because from time to time I find something there that is worth looking at.
This person who publishes this site is somebody who always seems to be short on money. There have been times in the past when I have even sent meals to his house because I knew that he had nothing to eat, and no money to buy food. Because he is my friend, I wanted to help him. There have been other times when I have given him money or loaned him money. I don’t mind, because he is my friend. There were also times when I wanted to help him, and I have tried to teach him how to make some money online. I showed him different methods of making some money through a website. He has tried to do what I have shown him over the years, but he has never been able to make any money online, and he has told me so. When I go look and try to figure out why he is not able to make money online using the methods that I have shown him, it is obvious to me why he is not earning anything – because he does not follow the simple instructions that I have given him. I don’t know why he doesn’t do it the way I explain to him, but he does not.
So, anyway, when I went to visit this fellow’s site the other day, I just wanted to see what he had been up to, what kind of information he had on the site and such. I was pretty surprised when I read his first article right on the top of his page. He was selling information on “how to make money online.” What? How could he show others how to make money online when he has made no money himself online?
I make my living online. I have been making money online for about 15 years now. For the past decade, I have made all of my income online. I have no other income to live on other than what I earn online. I know how to make money on the Internet. I am not bragging, I am only stating a fact. What I am saying is no different than if you said “I make all of my income by working at a bank” or perhaps “I make my living by working as an engineer.” The fact is that I make my money on the Internet.
So, when I saw this article from this fellow, it really surprised me, frankly it shocked me. I sell e-Books and other materials teaching others how to use the Internet to earn income too, so I have no problem with people doing that. However, I do feel that if a person wants to charge people money to show them how to do something, that the person doing the “teaching” should know what he is talking about, don’t you think? The thought that came to my mind is “who ya gonna call if you want to learn how to make money online?”
One of the things that really bothers me about this is that a lot of people think that “making money online” is a scam, and that anybody who tries to sell information on how to make money online is only trying to scam people. People like my friend, who are trying to sell information about something that they know nothing about, give people like me and others who legitimately do earn their living online a bad name.
Anyway, I would advise you that if you want to learn how to earn online, you should really seek out the information from somebody who really does make money online. If you see an ad for somebody who wants to help you make money online, the first thing you should do is to look at the person and ask yourself – “how much money does this guy really make online now?” If he is not making his living legitimately online, he really can’t teach you how to do it, can he?
Sometimes, people need to learn things the hard way. And sometimes, people never learn. And sometimes more, people are just out of their minds!
I bought your book ’49 Ways to Earn Money Because I Can Forget About Social Security Benefits Because They Won’t Exist When I Am Ready to Retire” OOPS…’49 Ways to Make a Living in the Philippines’ and there is good, solid, logical info in there. There is a certain amount of creativity needed on the reader’s part, but this is a great source of info to point you in the right directions.
Hi Mike – Thanks for your nice words. I am happy to know that you found my book useful! I hope that you do well in whatever enterprise you choose to go after!
I think I’ve seen it…hard on the eyes…but seems like a nice guy…well traveled…great photographer…am I right?
Hi Mike – I think I know who you are talking about, but that is not the same person I was talking about in this article.