SOURCES FOR FUNDING
There are a lot
of funding sources: parents, part or full-time jobs, high interest
personal and business loans, scholarships, grants, and outright gifts.
All of these come with some sort of "repayment" obligations.
Some might be embarrassing to seek, some out of reach, some improbable.
These uncertainties add to the "pressure" and often stand in
the way of accomplishment.
TRENDS IN EDUCATION
To be sure, reaching a worthwhile goal requires
determination, hard work, physical and mental difficulties, an ability
to overcome adverse peer pressure, an ability to maneuver through
personal differences with parties in charge, and usually having access
to ample funds.
CHANGES ARE COMING
There are big changes coming down the line. Many jobs that were
available just a few years ago have disappeared due to technology,
changes in business practices, and even obsolescence.
choices are becoming less obvious. Trades, for instance are becoming
more prevalent. Trade schools turn out skilled workers in one eighth of
the time that colleges produce degrees. Trade schools produce workers
that are needed. Therefore graduates are usually immediately employed,
have adequate salaries, and importantly have secured the coveted
"seniority." College graduates with nebulous degrees are
having more difficult times securing positions, even those positions
that need additional training. It's the old problem: they
won't hire you without experience and you can't get experience if you
can't get hired. And many are strapped with high student educational
TIME IS NOW
Right this very
moment is the time to assess your career goals and decide how you are
going to reach them - right now! Career minded people should spend time
researching the present and future job market. Make a decision, make a
plan and follow that plan. Decision makers progress towards a goal.
Sure, you might have to adjust from time to time, but during it all you
will be making progress, learning about the field that you have chosen,
and understanding if and why you might have to make adjustments.
DECISIONS MAKERS ARE THE KEY
It's the decision that counts. Employers want people who can make
decisions. They usually understand that some decisions are wrong
decisions and they accept that because they know that a decisive person
and the mistakes that they make provide experience, mostly yield good,
profitable decisions down the line.
SECURE FUNDING BEFORE DIVING IN
It might be a good idea to first settle on a plan to secure funding for
your education before embarking on your selected vocation. We've
mentioned that technology has eliminated a lot of present and future
jobs. But technology has also created a lot of new jobs, some of them
very lucrative. For instance, the methods of getting a product known to
consumers is changing dramatically and promises continue to do so.
OPPORTUNITY AND TAKING ACTION
company must create the product and service, advertise it heavily to get
it known, then pay commissions to sales people, usually picking up their
related personal expenses. This is commonly referred to as the
"cost of sales." With the advent of technology,
specifically the Internet, distribution methods have changed
allowing reductions in such "cost of sales." These changes
have offered a unique opportunity. Companies can reduce costs by making
agreements with people to help them introduce their product. People
familiar with the opportunities that the Internet provides can make
good, often excellent money by helping these companies sell their
TIME AND LOCATION CONSTRAINTS DISAPPEAR
The interesting part is that "consumers" accesses the Internet
at their own convenience, and the Internet is available 24 hours a day,
365 day a year. Since information remains in the
"cloud" until a demand from an interested consumer accesses
it, the Internet "Marketer" can "place" that
information on the "Web" at his convenience.
THE INTERNET HAS BECOME THE WORLD'S MARKET PLACE.
Automobile Dealers Association, (NADA) advises that over 90% of all car
sales start on the Internet. This method is quickly become the main
source of product sales. Ebay has sold over a million automobiles,
sight unseen. Automobiles, vacations, homes and businesses, investments,
insurance, you name it, are all being sold over the Internet. And the
marketplace is vast: it's the entire world! Simple language translation
software, especially Googe Translate makes international marketing
available to everyone.
THE INTERNET MARKETER HAS THESE ADVANTAGES
First, the internet "Marketer" never has to speak to the
consumer as all advertising and sales are completed through a
"distributor" website - "on line." The Marketer
simply directs the buyer to the proper website.
the product originator pays high commissions to the marketer when the
sale is made. He can pay higher commissions because he has eliminated
advertising costs and eliminates the incidental expenses normally paid
to a salesman. In short, he makes and banks his profit before having to
pay any commissions.
the Marketer can "post" the offer on the internet at his own
convenience meaning that he adheres to no preset hours.
with just a little bit of training a system can be set up to run
automatically requiring limited effort. This means that a system can be
set up to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and can produce revenues
randomly during that time. Need more cash? Just increase the numbers of
people introduced to the product, increase the number of times the
introduction is made, and select offers that pay higher commissions
the Marketer can post his information on the internet from anywhere that
has Internet access. He can do it from home, in the school cafeteria, at
the library, the school's provided study areas - at a restaurant or book
shop . . . anywhere. This means there is no extra time wasted commuting
to a specific designated location. This means that no office expenses
are incurred nor are employees needed.
the Internet is free and so are most of the elements needed effect a
lucrative Internet based income.
the training, if one needs it, is readily available, usually free to a
large extent, or reasonably priced. Everything you need to know is on
YouTube! It's presented mostly for free. Beware of the
affiliate marketing gurus. Most offer just enough information to entice
you to buy their "get rich fast" training courses. These
"gurus" write their own training programs put them with a
company that sell them and pays the seller a commission. In short these
guys make their profits by selling their own products. Read more and
you'll find links to several companies that will provide all the
training that you will need for free, make profitable products for you
to introduce, provide all of the customer follow-up so that you won't
have to keep track of your commissions, pay you regularly, and keep you
abreast of new products and trends. Why will they do that? Because they
need you to make money so that they can make money. Don't forget they
get a commission on everything you sell! They want you to succeed!
since the Internet is so large, there are unlimited consumers
world-wide. There are unlimited products and services available, so
there is virtually no competition.
FAST AND CONVENIENT
A Marketer could be up and making some money in 30 to 90 days, good or
even great money in 6 months. Since not all of your educational expenses
are paid up front, payments can be made as the funds are received.
it right and you can have an unlimited income opportunity and the time
and the where-with-all to pursue and acquire lofty dreams. If you didn't
eventually get the career of your dreams, for whatever reason, you'd
still have a "wealth" of experience and unlimited earning
opportunity via the Internet. (Think of it as a "back-up
plan," "Plan B," with money in your bank account)
IS A COLLEGE EDUCATION WORTH THE PRICE?
A college education is essential if you are pursuing a career that
demands it. Tuition, books and supplies, room and board, if you need it,
can run $20,000 per year or about $80,000 total . . . give or take.
Entry level jobs in most industries start at somewhere about $600 -
$800 per week or about $31,200 to $40,800 annually. The student loan
paid over ten years forgetting interest takes over $8,000 per year or
20% or 25% of the annual salary.
it. In Florida a welder just out of trade school is sometimes paid over
$100,000 per year - six to seven month training. His education would
cost on the average of about $10,000. He could easily repay a loan of
$10,000 over two or three years using about 2% of his annual salary.
DO I BELIEVE IN THE OPPORTUNITY?
Do I believe in
the opportunity? I'm a former Commercial pilot. I'm well over my flying
age. I enjoy the aviation industry and whatever part I can play in it. I
love the opportunity to help aspiring pilots pursue an airline career.
Consider this: I am introducing you to an income opportunity, pilot or
not. If you
follow through and sign up with one of the product providing companies I
present, using my special "link," or enroll in one of the
schools that I present, or even buy a pair of aviation sunglasses as a
result of this introduction, I get a commission. So, I can still spend
my time in non-paying aviation activities and make money doing what I
like, introducing aspiring pilots znd others to at least one way to fund a
career. This process can and will work for you.
OKAY, HOW DO YOU SUGGEST THAT I GET STARTED?
that you spend a few hours searching the Internet. Start with
"Google" and search for " What
are the types of Internet marketing?" Soon you'll run into the "gurus." Remember, the
"gurus" want to sell you something, usually their own product.
I suggest that you don't buy anything, just get an idea of the
opportunities. Remember most product suppliers provide free
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND?
much time you spend commuting to your present or proposed job. My guess
is that you'd spend at least 45 minutes each way, considering parking
your vehicle and walking into your place of business. That would be 1.5
hours per day 5 days per week: 7.5 hours per week. I'd suggest doubling
that time spending working on your Internet opportunity. Don't forget,
you probably have weekends free, so dedicate some of your weekend time
to your efforts. Remember the Internet is available 24 hours per day,
365 days per year: always available.
WHAT COMPANIES SHOULD I RESEARCH?
There are at
least seven full service companies that provide products to the Internet
Marketer, assures that the proper commission is paid in a timely manner,
keeps tabs on the information needed to introduce more products, and
even offers training on how to profitably use their services.
of the companies in the following list are free to join. I would suggest
signing up with them one at a time and reviewing each services' pay
plan, product or service offerings, training assistance, etc. And
remember that if you sign up with any of these companies, I get a
commission just as you will when you start your business.
(4) eBay Affiliate Program
(5) Commission Junction Affiliate Program
(6) AWeber Affiliate Program
(7) Shopify Affiliate Program
find that Clickbank is the most versatile company. The products are all
downloadable. This means that the entire
process of the sale and collecting a commision can be done at your
convenience at home or from anyplace in the world that has Internet. It
can be done any time, any day, all at your convenience. It's done
remotely and automatically.
If you would
like to jumpstart your Internet marketing opportunity you might be
interested in Clickbank University. It's paid training, but well worth
it for beginners to generate an income in a shorter time.
ARE THE INTERNET
MARKETING GURUS OF ANY VALUE?
Absolutely! I have been
researching many Internet Marketers (Affiliates) and I have selected the
one that I like best. His name is John Crestani. John has sold over a million dollars worth of products a year.
John gives an abundnce of free
information and also has paid training. His paid training is more
advanced than ClickBank University and is targeted to those more savy
with the Internet and some of the basic marketing features and skills.
If you earned just a
fraction of what John has your earnings can provide ample income to fund your dreams
and enjoy your lifestyle while spending very little time.
Internet Marketing may become your dream!