Starting Your Internet Business Right HTML version
much less BUY anything from them. You'll end up a permanent resident of an Internet Ghost Town, and you'll pay for the
(Philosophical question...if thousands of Internet Sites twiddle their thumbs, and no customers are there to see it, do they actually
twiddle at all?) :o)
Why do they do it? Why do these scam artists go to all the trouble of setting this whole thing up? Because:
It looks GOOD to you. Everything in one place, for one fee. Internet Store, ready-made Products, Marketing Tips and Information,
Promises to bring thousands of customers to your store. All in one place for one "setup fee", and "reasonable" monthly
payments. You hardly have to do ANYTHING!
It's EASY for them. All they have to do is create ONE web site, and duplicate it thousands of times, one per customer. Then they
simply take your money, plug in your name, and they're done!
They don't care if you EVER sell a single product. Most of them don't stock those products anyway. They simply have a "drop
shipping" arrangement with the REAL wholesale supplier. If you ever DO sell something, all they have to do is send an email to
the REAL supplier, and have the product sent to your customer. (Of course, they make a profit on THAT, too).
They make it look as easy as possible to you, hoping you'll send them your money. Then all they have to do is click a few buttons
and hook you up with a useless Internet Store that SEEMS to work. While you're trying to figure out (a) why your "store" doesn't
make any money, and (b) why you suddenly can't get ahold of the magician who sold you your store and disappeared, said
magician will be whistling a happy tune all the way to the bank. With YOUR money.
This goes for eBay Auctions too, folks. There are a huge number of people out there selling "Overnight Auction Riches"
packages that just don't work. You'll see them online, in TV, etc.
Don't let it happen! Here's my number one rule concerning the Internet: If it seems too good to be true, it IS too good to be
Actually, that's not even my rule. You know you've heard it before. It's simple common sense. It's probably been around since the
first caveman stumbled over a sleeping bear, and thought he had dinner all locked up!
If it seems too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. How quickly that simple common sense statement flies out the window
when someone promises you money!
Be smart. You may only have one chance to take your future in your own hands. Don't hand that one chance over to one of the
thousands of scam artists who will lie to your face and leave you with nothing without the slightest twinge of conscience. Their
sites look very professional, they sound like they know what they're talking about, and they can't wait to get their hands on your
money and run.
I've literally seen thousands of people taken by these scams. I've only seen and talked to these people because after they get
scammed, they keep at it and try again. They eventually end up at our web site, looking over this free information. I hate to think
about the tens of thousands of people who have been scammed once, and have given up for good.
As I said, there are good Internet Store solutions out there, but there are not many of them. You need to be sure you work with
a reputable company when setting up your Internet Store.
So, with that said, where do you start this whole process of selling on the Internet, and doing it the RIGHT way?
Probably the best place is a quick review of how retail sales works.
1. A factory produces a product. Factories don't want to get involved in SELLING products to individual Retail Stores.
They're too busy MAKING the products. So, they sell huge amounts of the product to a wholesale distributor, all at once.