Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Information Age

by Robert Leavitt.

The World Wide Web is a real revolution isn't it?  It's absolutely amazing how much can be done online these days.  Some of you may remember the day when you had to make sure you phone line was free if you wanted to log on to the Internet, on one of those old fashioned "dial up" modems?  I swear sometimes I can still hear that sound in my sleep.

We have entered the information age.  Just about anything in the world you can imagine or think of, can be found on the Internet.  Both good and bad.  Better or Worse...probably until death due us part.   Some of the information is relative and great.  Some not so much.  So what does this means for us as a society and as a whole?

It can be viewed in a number of ways.  Some people say it's bad and that it's stolen our individuality or some other nonsense.  Others say it's the best thing since sliced bread.  I think I fall in the middle.  I love the fact that you can google anything and find out about it.  But I also hate the insane amount of time I spend sifting through horrible non-relative content and "going in circles".  It is so easy to get side tracked on the Internet it's absolutely incredible.

I also think it's a fantastic opportunity.  Never before in the the history of man-kind has it been possible to effectively communicate with such a huge number of people at any given time.  This is marketers dream!  So I started looking at marketing options many years ago and what I found was very disheartening.

Do you hate spam in your inbox?  I do... do you hate pop-ups?  I do... Do you have countless and endless offers to "do a survey for cash" or something similar that never pans out?  Or pays you such a small amount of money it was hardly worth the time?  I DO TOO!!!!

I hate marketing and I hate the way the Internet is a non-stop advertising mess.  I remember the good old days when you would have to watch a show at the time it came on...and sit through the commercials.  That is no longer the case.  Now it's gotten far more ridiculous, more corrupt and scandalous than ever!  There are probably 20 new scams in your inbox since you started reading this post!

But I wanted to make money on the Internet.  I mean that's the goal and probably the dream of most people.  To quit there job and work at home doing a 10 hour work week and make .. I dunno how about 10k a month?

Well I'm here to tell you that anyone selling you that program is FULL OF IT.  That doesn't exist.  I will tell you what does work though.  Hard work, and determination. There is NO get rich plan, there is no MAKE MONEY WITH NO MONEY plan.. (there is but it's in no way, shape or form a NO WORK plan).  If you really want to make money online from home it is 100% possible, but it is also just like any other business that you run yourself.  You are going to work an insane amount of hours, for a long time before anything like actual "cash" comes in, and that's the bottom line. 

I hope to share with you some of my experiences in the "get rich quick" in the next few months and see if I can't steer some people in the right path.  There is no blueprint, or "road paved with gold" in this story.  Many people are successful on the Internet in many different areas.  I can share with you some of the things that have worked for me, and some that have not.

Have a great work week!  I will be working too.  Granted I will be wearing something comfortable, but I can assure you, it will be work.

You can learn more about Robert Leavitt on his Google Plus page.

The Mission

Hello world wide web!

This is my first shot at this, but unlike most initial posts, I'm not going to apologize.  I could say something like "I'm new to this so bear with me.. this site is under construction...etc..".  Instead I am going to say "This is going to be the best thing you have ever read, and you are BLESSED for landing here!"

The story starts about five years ago.  I have been working for myself in one way or another now for about five years.  I didn't start working for myself because of a grand dream or because I was stubborn.  It really was a number of factors.

  • I'm mentally ill.  Yeah, I said it.  I'm not capable of holding a job.  The longest I ever held a job was 5 years, I think I was rehired 6 times in that period.  It's not something I am good at, I lack discipline and my brain works in mysterious ways.  I'm not going to go into diagnosis or anything like that because the fact is, the whole field of mental health is a sham.  There is not one single lab test they can do to confirm that anyone has anything when it comes to your brain.  I'm not saying of course that there aren't some really wacked out crazy people out there.  Because there are.  I'm just saying the whole field of psychiatry is full of it.  They consistently meet each year to make up new things to give you new pills for.  It's all a big fat lie.  A big fat money hungry lie!  I was at the doctors the other day and say they have a new pill for "shift-work disorder"... Are you tried because you work from 12am - 7am every day? oh we have a pill for that, you obviously have "shift-work disorder"... really... come on man, what kind of bull____ is that?.  My grandfather would have called it "working late at night and I'm tired disorder" .. seriously.  How can anyone take that seriously?  If you agree with that diagnosis, then you suffer from "I'm a total idiot disorder"...
  • There was a recession going on and a very limited amount of work available.
  • I'm getting older and I have worked in food service most of my life.  I have done other things too, but food service is where I have the most experience.  Needless to say when I was 18 I could land a job like no other.  Economy was hot, and too... was HOT!  Now.. ahh who wants a middle aged waiter going through a pre-mid life crisis waiting on them?
So.. as a result of these things, I started working for myself.  I have actually had the following types of businesses in my life:

Children's Entertainment / Balloon Artist (this is the one I made the most money with)
Reselling Flea Markets
Small Engine Repair
Home repair and remodeling
and what I do now which is what I plan to share with you in the following posts!
I actually am on the brink of being successful again, I'm close to making enough money to support myself.  I am really excited about that.  I hope to share some of my secrets and things I have found along the way to get you going at working from home.  It's a tough road, but it can be traveled.