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The Internet Cash Machine Myth

People jump online all the time looking for easy ways to make money and in the end they give up. They give up because making money on the Internet is no different than making money offline: it takes work!

If you want to gamble online then maybe you can get instant gratification and money but with gambling comes big risk. For those of us that have set out on a less exciting but safer path of trying to figure out what opportunities the Internet holds, patience and hard work are what lie ahead. Turning the Internet into real work from home jobs is difficult.

The Internet is not a magic cash machine. The sooner you understand that the better off you are. There is so much hype and misinformation that many people believe it is just that. Internet marketers are constantly trying to hawk their schemes and ebooks to the unsuspecting beginners and in the end those beginners are taken advantage of and quite frequently their wallets become lighter in the process. There are many ways to make money online but no one has the secret formula.

A case can be made that almost everything on the Internet can be found somewhere for free. In other words, if someone is trying to sell you the next great money making system, chances are that it isn’t that great and it can be found for free somewhere anyway. A new person inexperienced with the Internet may not know that, however, and end up being an easy target.

All that being said, it is possible to make good money on the internet if you know how. This is not something that one can learn overnight, however, and will take a tremendous amount of perseverance and learning. Most people find it too confusing and hard at the start and end up throwing in the towel. They find that it is just not as easy as they were led to believe. Interestingly though, for every one who ends up quiting it seems there is someone right behind to take their place searching for those Internet work at home jobs. The world is forever full of optimistic dreamers and that is a good thing!

  • 1

    Good to see someone who tells it like it is – wayyy to much hype with these ‘money making schemes’ and more substance is needed. Look forward to reading more about your adventures.


    Anthony on June 23rd, 2008
  • 2

    That’s true. There’s a proliferation of money making and get rich quick schemes on the Internet that are actually scams and many has fallen into the trap. Hope Internet users may be more cautious and keen.

    Angeli on June 23rd, 2008
  • 3

    Yeah I really get sick of the hype that comes from some of the internet marketing Gurus etc. Its nice not to have to wade through piles of gibberish to get to the real nuts of the matter.

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