Greetings fellow travellers! Let me introduce us.
My real name is John Gates, our Online name is Ozzytraders!!
We are entrepreneurs, traders and bloggers, and we come from the land of Oz – Australia – hence Ozzytraders!
We blog in a few other places – but mostly for fun and enjoyment. This is our serious blog site, though we don't mind a bit of levity now and then. We want it to be a great place for you, us and the rest of the blogging world to come to. Now, I’m not naïve enough to think that everyone will come, but we just need a community of like-minded people who want to share great ideas. Are you one of those?
This whole website and blog is dedicated to people who want to get on in life and need more than just their regular occupation. While we are aiming at around the 40+ age group, being people who are not starting out in their working life, with more time on their hands, but people who have established pathways in their lives and are looking for more, all are welcome, because the principles are the same for all.
It may be money, or it may be challenge or mental stimulation, or boredom, but it is a fact that there are a lot of us out there, continually looking for change.
If you're at a point in your life where you always seem to need a bit more (or a lot more) to get by, or struggling to find a simple and profitable way to make a decent living from home, then we think you're about to find the solution.
Disclaimer: We are not necessarily presenting opportunities that we are involved in; however, we will never present an opportunity that we don’t believe in, or would not involve ourselves in. If we are presenting an opportunity that we are involved in, such as an affiliate program, we will always declare our interest, so that you are fully informed.
But first... do any of these apply to you?
* Do you deal with stress due to lack of enough money coming in each week or each month?
* Do you have assets but no cashflow?
* Do you worry about educating your kids, medical bills, housing and being able to afford all the usual day to day things, and still be able to save?
* Do you regularly “run out of money before you run out of month”?
* Do you lie in bed at night trying to figure out a way to improve your situation?
* Are you just plain sick and tired of going round in circles and getting nowhere?
Mark Twain is credited with the saying:
"....Insanity is doing what you have always done, the same way each time, but always expecting a different result..!”
If so, please read on because you will get a lot out of what we have to share with you. Because...this is your chance to finally start getting paid a significant online income. Even if you have no experience and even if you happen to be broke!
These factors determine your WHY ..why you should look for a suitable opportunity. We can’t influence your WHY – but we can, hopefully, give you your HOW.
You see... now there are lots of options for making a second income. We focus on the online ones and there are lots of opportunities out there. The problem for those who are new or inexperienced in online business is sorting through the opportunities (and there are thousands upon thousands), to find the genuine ones.
There are shady people out there who will take your money and give little or nothing in return, and that is why the web is such an interesting place, but one where you need to tread a little carefully, if your startup money is tight. If it's not, then dive right in, and make a few mistakes, then learn from them. The web is an ever evolving place, so even the gurus are learning as they go, and never be afraid of trying new things.
There are many people out there with the “next best thing” and they are charging ..... NOT $1,297..... not $997 ..... not even $497, just $167, or even $37!! For the opportunity of a lifetime.
You will see that a lot, but that doesn’t mean that they are all charlatans. It just means that you need to be able to read between the lines to find the best business opportunity for you. Generally, look for genuine people who have hit on a good product and put together a package that streamlines the system that they may have spent hundreds or thousands of hours and dollars developing.
Remember, there are roughly two billion (yes Billion!) out there surfing the web. If you take away all the non-English speakers, and then subtract all the people who asleep while you are awake, then you can still reach a pretty big audience – and don’t forget it doesn’t matter if they are asleep while you are awake, you can reach them next time they come online – so let’s say that you have a potential audience of 1.2 billion – how hard can it be to find enough people who like your message and are prepared to buy from you.
Also remember, the internet has fundamentally changed peoples’ shopping habits.
Nowadays, people research what they want online, thanks to Google and Facebook and Twitter and many other similar sites, and if they want to buy something they are usually “buyer ready” with credit card in hand. If you can find a niche in the market who like what you are offering (and you can) then you have a readymade audience of willing buyers, who can afford what you have to sell.
You don’t have to be like the old-style door-to-door salesman who had to convince his often unwilling audience that they needed his product.
Think of a large department store. People walk in because they are ready to buy. They go to the shelves where they will find the product that they want, and then they go to the checkout ready to pay the price on the ticket – no pressure, there, no bargaining necessary.
Our online businesses are no different, except that they won't just walk in your front door, because they don't know where it is, We just need to find the people and direct them back to our store (website) – and in many cases, that will be an attractive website that someone has built for you that they already know will work, if you just guide the buyers to it.
How to do that? – Patience, we will get to it in good time.
The Advantages of Following Proven Systems
Any intelligent person can build an empire from zero on the internet. The big problem with that is that it may take even a full time person years and many thousands of dollars and many mistakes and tries to get it right.
If you are a person who needs to get started now and don’t have the thousands of dollars or the thousands of hours to waste, then you need to find a trustworthy source and follow them.
That is what our articles will offer you.
Over the next few months, we will be presenting opportunities that you might like to look at. I cannot vouch for the success of any of them, nor can I tell you that you will make money out of them. No one can, so don’t be fooled by anybody’s claims. Evaluate them yourself, or at least think twice before committing your hard earned dollars. That great opportunity that “expires in 24 hours.. get in fast…it won’t last....” will still be there next week, believe me.
What I can tell you is that, from my experience, there are many systems that are offered by people of integrity, or are systems that are tried and proven, and not “get rich quick” deals. If I don’t adequately cover any particular type of opportunity it is probably because I haven’t yet begun to understand it properly, myself.
If that is the case and you want to hear about it, comment below or email, message or Skype me, and I will get straight onto it, or find an expert who will write a guest blog for me. We can always find the right answer.
At the end of the day, your success comes down to your judgment and your willingness to work the system. Notice that I did not say “your skill” or “your ability” because most of these businesses don’t require large amounts of that – they just require a willingness to learn, to roll up your sleeves and get amongst it, and then stick with it until the results come.
Investing in Your Business
The business methods I present to you will be profitable, but also completely beginner friendly and, in most cases will require almost no financial outlay. That is not to say that you should not invest in your business, but we hope to show you ways to start small, leave your money in the pot, initially, and slowly reinvest and grow your business, organically, until you feel you can start paying yourself. That could be days, weeks, or (hopefully not) months. The speed that you earn will be influenced by the speed that you learn and work it.
If I have learned anything from online business though it is START FAST, follow the system slavishly, listen to your upline or the founder or others who are successful in that business, continually try to improve and learn and keep going – don’t expect results too early and press on when it seems hard – results are always closer than you think, if you stick to your system – we will cover the motivational stuff, later.
Do all of those well and you will also find that it is both challenging and enjoyable – and there is another old saying:
“….Do what you love and you will never work another day in your life …”
Building Your Business Means Building Your List
You will find one constant throughout and this is always
Rule #1 – “The Money is in the List”
Don’t worry too much about that, but just understand that every successful business has a client database, and the bigger the better. If you think that the big retailers like Woolworths or Sears or Harrods don’t build lists, have a look at some of the online survey sites – they are there to capture leads for those businesses. When you go online to the retailers’ sites, the first thing that you will usually be presented with will be a form to sign up for a newsletter or a free offer – List Building at its simplest. No matter how big the business, you always need to keep that list growing, because there is no such thing as treading water, only swimming or drowning, in business.
Online businesses are no different – in fact lists are the lifeblood of success – no list, no success.
Whatever opportunity we present will focus on the core activity of building your list (and that is a whole different series of articles) – once you have a sizeable list of loyal followers, you can run parallel income streams quite happily and successfully. More about that, later.
The good news is that there are many good people out there on the internet who are happy to give away this knowledge free of charge – you just need to know where to look. Stroll through some of the many pages on this website and you will see the hundreds of free resources that we have found out there, for your benefit and ours.
We blog about topics such planning to succeed –v- planning to fail, failing to plan. What to do once you are on the right track. How to get there in the first place?. Once you have made your plan to succeed, we will then test it and work it and help you with it, and, hopefully, we will also learn from it, because we are not silly enough to think that we can’t!
Once you are there, how do you plan to make it work? To monetize it? To succeed in a space where there are a lot of other like-minded people?
What kinds of opportunities are out there? Good ones, MLM, Affiliate marketing, blogging for profit, and then there are the scams, dodgy business, short term plans, time wasting plans and all the other plans that people will tell you will make you rich in the next 5 minutes.
We will look into all of them, and when we find good income streams we will promote them so that you know they have our seal of approval.
Let’s face it, about the only thing you can’t do on the web is to hold a gun or a knife to someone and make them do something they don’t want to, but there are still plenty of ways that people can convince you to do something that you didn’t want to.
Are you a “plan of the day” or “plan of the week” or worse, “plan of the minute” kind of person? Many are, and most of those sites that show you the new next best thing are just trying to take your money without giving anything in return. So we will work on showing you the common themes of business offers that are solid, that you can rely on and that you can use as your basis for building a solid online growth business.
Are you ready to knuckle down and listen to the gurus, the experts? We have a wonderful database of who those people are and we want to share it with you. It’s not set in concrete, so we will add new gurus as we find them … and we will! Experts in their fields, motivators, leaders, but most of all, folks who are succeeding online and who are good examples to follow.
So, stick with us and we will all walk the right trail.
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