Become your own GuruBy Linda Landry (c)I have been an Internet ... now for nearly a year. One ofthe first things I learned was there were a lot of people willing totell you how to make money o
Become your own Guru By Linda Landry (c)
I have been an Internet 'marketeer' now for nearly a year. One of the first things I learned was there were a lot of people willing to tell you how to make money on the net. I would get lost in cyber space because I was redirected to sites offering to tell me how to become rich with little or no money to invest. It was usually an E-book they were selling. I purchased a few and I learned some things but mostly that the way to become rich was to sell their information. I did a lot of exploring and tried a lot of things to promote my site. I did the FAA, the safe lists, I paid for opt in mailings, I did banners, link exchanges and passed out flyers and business cards. With all of this I learned that everyone on the net has a way to promote that will seemingly make you rich. I became familiar with the names of the Guru's. I learned from them but what I learned that seems to be the most important, is that making money on the net is not an overnight success. It is a learning process or a try and then try again. I learned that I cannot stop exploring and I cannot expect that I will know everything there is to know by listening to Guru's. In that sense, I have begun to become my own Guru. I know things now I did not know one year ago. I have learned what works a little, what works a lot and what works NOT! First and foremost, I have learned what works for me and what I feel comfortable doing. I enjoy trading links, I like making banners and post them when it is economical and I like publishing my ezine. I have let go by the wayside things that did not work for me such as the FAA pages and the safelists. I am not a Guru by any means but I am not certain I wish to be. Whoever heard of a RICH GURU anyway? I always pictured a Guru as a wise old man sitting and living atop a mountain waiting for seekers of wisdom to find him. Perhaps he lived in a mansion but I only saw pictures of Guru's wrapped in white sheets with rope belts. I am certain that is not for me. I will settle for continuing to explore the vastness of this Information Highway we call the Internet until I am making the amount of money I feel my efforts deserve. Lately, I skip the tips of the Guru's. I subscribe to a lot of ezines and when I have hundreds of emails I open the ones from publishers I trust. They are making a sincere effort to assist other publishers and 'marketeers'. I skip the subject lines telling me I will make a lot of money or asking me if I 'missed the call' or touting the name of a well known Guru. I read and listen to the publishers who started out just like I am and have built their list and there web biz. That is what I plan to do. I will become my own Guru. ---------------- Linda Landry is the Publisher of CYBERSHOPNEWS The latest edition can be viewed at http://www.galleryogifts.com Also visit her brother site: http://www.galleryodefense.com
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Linda Landry is an internet newbie with two retail websites and an new ezine, Cybershopnews. She is a publisher dedicated to providing informational, inspirational articles and an affordable media for you to promote your online biz opps.