So many people go through the motions of trying to achieve success. But just going through the motions doesn't work. And while you may fool a few people for a little while, you can't fool yourself. If you truly want to be successful and can't achieve success by yourself, do the smart thing and pay a professional to help you.
It's unbelievable how many people will spend money on the most frivolous of things, but decide to close their wallet on those things that can most help them further their career.
I really believe that's why so many people are enamored with the search engines. Because of rampant hype, they mistakenly see it as a way to promote their business to millions of people, without having to spend any money--not realizing the search engines just don't work for the vast majority of businesses!
And I can't even count the number of e-mails I get every day from people asking me for free advice. Do I give it to them? Sometimes, I do. It really depends on how busy I am at that particular moment and how they approach me.
There's an old saying, "it takes money to make money!" I personally spend hundreds of dollars a year on business and marketing books, magazines, e-books, etc. I consider the money I spend a well-placed investment in myself.
Do I always get my money's worth from the books that I buy? It depends on your point of view. I've been in marketing for over two decades, so I've learned a lot over the years. And most of the time, I usually only pick up one or two little nuggets I can use, from the many books that I read.
However, those one or two little nuggets are usually solid gold that invariably helps me earn thousands of dollars in additional income.
That's why I don't look at how much I have to spend, I look at what the end result will be. And quite frankly, if I have to spend $500 on a book, if I feel that book can help me significantly increase my income, I'll buy it. That's what most successful people do. They don't just look at the price. They look at the end result.
How about you? How much do you invest in yourself? If you don't know anything about Internet marketing, how much are you willing to spend to learn? If you don't know anything about copywriting, how much are you willing to spend to learn?
Granted, there are a ton of free resources and tutorials available to you on the Internet. But quite frankly, freebies can only take you so far. If you want to be successful, you have to spend some money. There's just no getting around that.
Perhaps you don't want to take the time to learn about Internet marketing, but you want to profit from it. Fine. Then pay a professional to do most or all of the work for you. Perhaps you don't want to take the time required to learn the finer points of copywriting. Fine. Pay a professional to write your copy for you and reap the benefits.
That's the way the world works. It's always been that way. If my toilet breaks, I don't worry about trying to fix it myself, I call a professional. If my car needs fixing, I take it to a professional. If I need a haircut, I go to a professional.
If you can't or don't want to do the job yourself, pay a professional to do it for you. After all, the only thing that really matters is the end result, right?
About The Author
Dean Phillips is an Internet marketing expert, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. Questions? Comments? Dean can be reached at mailto: email@example.com
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