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You Are Online But You Won’t Spend A Cent On Your Business…Why?

When people first come online they are often given what turns out to be quite bad advice and it goes like this…in order to achieve results you can invest either your time or your money. The theory goes that if you have money to invest then you will get faster results and if you have only time then it will take longer but that eventually the results will come.

The truth is that the reality of the situation is, that just like the offline world, if you are going to be successful online then you need to do both…invest your money and your time into the venture from which you are planning to make a living.

By all means try out a new program for free to see if it is right for you but there will come a time when you will have to upgrade in a whole series of programs in order to be successful online.

John Brewer from Lucky 13 explored this topic on the team blog recently in the post Breaking the Mold and with Black Friday coming up it is a timely reminder indeed for us all to really think about what we are actually doing online.

He questions why so many people online fall into two traps:

1. just doing the same as everyone else is doing and

2. never questioning why they are doing the same as everyone else or even having a specific purpose to their actions.

He says: “I know marketers who never upgrade at programs/services that require a monthly payment which makes me ask the question ‘Why are they into Internet Marketing?

“How do we ever expect to be successful at anything online if we are not willing to commit money as well as time? Sure we should be careful about what we spend our money on and why, but how in the world can a business be successful if we don’t invest any money in it?”

So how can a business be successful if the owner will not commit any money to it? The answer, which should be rather obvious to readers of this blog, is that it simply cannot be.

This is a good time of the year to think of our own spending plans. Do we have the right resources to make the most of our business online? Should be upgrade in a program? Buy more advertising? Promote ourselves better?

Well lots of companies, including TimTech of course, are gearing up for the Black Friday weekend where their very best deals of the year are on offer for a limited time.

This is the best time of the year to grab yourself a few bargains but also to put into action a spending plan which will allow you the best possible chance to be successful online.

John added: “I admit it is not always easy to move out of our “comfort zones,” but that is exactly what is necessary if we want true success…

“[A]s long as I keep surrounding myself with such highly motivated and very talented people like the folks on Team Lucky 13, then sooner or later I will get my act together. At the very least our motley crew at Lucky 13 really keep me motivated – even if they don’t realize it. I also have to give a big shout out to Jon Olson, who’s voice is always in the back of my Internet Marketing head urging me to stick with it.”

Further reading: Lucky 13 Blog – Breaking the Mold

17 responses to “You Are Online But You Won’t Spend A Cent On Your Business…Why?”

  1. Well said John. I can not tell you how many times I have turned to my team to ask for links or advice. They have taught me to spend that extra $3 on a site so I can do my job more efficiently. Now if they were to ask me about farming and all, I could lead them in a starting direction. But some how I don’t see Sunny cleaning out a barn or Lynn pounding nails to put up a fence. LOL ( I mean no disrespect). We each have our own thing that we do on and off line. As I said in my CTP video, “you have to spend a little to get started or you will not have what you really want” or something like that. AND… would not have made that video without the encouragement from our Leader Tom… Said I could do it, I did. I can’t wait for Black Friday… I got some great Lifetimes last year. See You There..

  2. Great post. For context I would like to mention a post that I wrote entitled ‘What Makes You Click?’. Click my name if you would like to read it.

  3. James Bain says:

    Sad but true. Many of us have been burned so many times in the past and it is difficult to make a financial and time commitment when something worthwhile comes by. However, it is more difficult for us who are on a fixed income and barely getting by. I enjoy networking and have made a few bucks. It did take money and time to do so.

  4. Evelyn Kramer says:

    One of the best things about the CTP Team concept and the CTP Community as a whole is that it gives people the opportunity to get to know and talk to other like minded people and in so doing build trust within the members.

    Our team will absolutely get links from each other before looking elsewhere.
    If I get a TE link from a team member, I am less likely to hesitate upgrading
    and in so doing, I help myself and a team mate.

    I have only ever made money in a program as an upgraded member. Period.

  5. Stefan Berg says:

    Very well written John Brewer. I agree with it all…

    I also want to ad 2 things… many say

    1. “I’ll Upgrade, invest WHEN… I make money”! … Really? Try the other way around… Plan, Invest work hard… work even harder… then some more and
    then Reap… Reap… Reap… Invest even more Money and Time…

    2. USE the services you paid for Every Day or at least a few times/week
    I see so many people paying for services they don’t even Use.
    How to get any results when you don’t do what it takes or at least Start doing what it takes and gradually increase your efforts?

  6. everyone who is thinking business should have a budget , business is business there is no difference between offline or online when it comes to investment.

  7. Victoria Stein says:

    So glad I took a few moments to read this excellent post from you John,..and, all the reviews!

    Consistency is key for me,..and learning more and more to invest in my regular programs.

  8. Great post, but like anything else you do make sure you know where your money is going and what you are gaining from it.

  9. John Brewer says:

    I would first of all like to say how honored I am that my Lucky 13 blog post has been mentioned here on the CTP Teams blog.

    I am also humbled by the comments and conversation that has resulted from it. Thank you all very kindly for your comments and input.

  10. Wendy Browning says:

    Great post.

  11. Cathrine says:

    Great post and I agree. I use to say: “If you want to make money, you must invest….” If I am intressting in a program I sometings look who has joined, people I trust and know. If they have joind and invest the program is good and I will look closer to it.

  12. Marye says:

    well said…you never gain if you don’t put out…

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