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Posted By: MaaMaw In Response To: Re: A Shameless Plug (but a really good one)... (fiddle)
Wednesday, 13 April 2005, at 6:48 a.m.
In Response To: Re: A Shameless Plug (but a really good one)... (fiddle)
> I know you have to pay the rent but for years I've admired your stand on
> these kinds of things. The word 'sellout' comes to mind...
Everyone who has looked at my little scrolling ad doohinky can see I'm in the process of adding a pile of affiliate programs to FIB, but NOTHING goes here unless I believe in it at least 100 percent.
The word "sellout" isn't in my vocabulary (although I hope "pay the rent" soon will be:-)
> There is some
> objectional material on that site. Things like '$1,000 for a few hours
> work' and 'how to turn $10 into $4,000 in a week'. Sure, these are real
> stories but the title leads one to believe riches are around the corner.
I disagree. The site doesn't blind you with pictures of people weighed down by their diamonds as they lean on their gleaming Porsches in front of the Taj Mahal...
and it most definitely does *not* promise you can duplicate any else's success.
The titles are written to generate interest (as all titles and headlines should be) -- but even they don't promise you can do the same.
The site promises ONLY to deliver "proven ideas" -- and when somebody hands me "an idea," common sense tells me I'm going to have to take it from there and not all ideas are going to work for me.
They all involve hard work (i.e., pooper scoopers) or extreme creativity (i.e., coyote pee, which also requires strong innards).
There is no magic, no one is asking for money, and no one is promising a free ride:
==> Nowhere does it say, "For just $999.99 we'll set you up with a website identical to this one. Your website will do all the work for you! We'll do your mailings and build your downline! You don't even need a computer to run this business! You do, however, have to buy $100 worth of product every month because of course you can't sell something you aren't using yourself, that wouldn't be kosher. And we have a seminar in a dream-vacation location every six months which is a requirement to run this business, but it only costs $5,997.00!"
> The same kind of stuff friends in business shoots down everyday.
No... ↑ that ↑ is the kind of stuff FIB shoots down every day.
I've read just about everything on the Business Fastlane site at least once at this point, and I didn't see ONE SINGLE THING that made me think I could get rich quick.
What I did see were *tons* of ideas that are working for tons of people -- but no one is pushing me to try any of them, no one is promising me any of them will work for me, and even though some can bring in a whole pile of money very fast, you have to consider those in terms of your OWN reality. I won't be able to make most of those work for me, and I know it. Nobody is trying to convince me otherwise.
Even though I'm desperately looking for something to shove my husband into, I had to look at every one of the possibilities that caught my eye and consider whether they would work for US based on OUR reality (which is, "We couldn't sell water to Donald Trump if he was dying of thirst.")
Absolutely nothing on that site is a "give us your money and we'll make you rich" proposition.
And absolutely nothing on that site tries to mislead you into believing "anyone can do it."
I hope that clear things up.
P.S. One correction: It isn't "turn $10 into $4,000 a week" -- it's "turn $10 into $4,000 IN a week" -- in my opinion, it's one of the BEST ideas on the site. The problem is, it requires face-to-face selling, but it is EXTREMELY workable and I believe just about *anyone* who can sell would be able to pull it off. That isn't "get rich quick" -- it's reality, and I need money badly enough right now that I'm almost tempted (I said *almost*) to "step out of my comfort zone" and try it.
The Business Fastlane -- Success Stories and Money-Making Ideas Up the Wahzoo
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