This is my Email…this is my Email on blogs…If you have built a blog, posted on Facebook, or even received an Email, you are up to your eyeballs in get rich quick offers.
Lucky you, right?
The picture above is a small snapshot of my Email inbox – complete with a variety of offers that are going to make my blog just rake in the bucks! All I have to do is send these guys a low introductory rate of $7 bucks and the key to Internet wealth will be revealed
(exclusively to me!).
I can’t be the only one who is reminded of the pre-internet marketing days of (gasp!) newspaper classified ads…You now the little ad that said “Get Rich Quick”! Send $2 and a SASE. For those younger than 40 – that stands for Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. (I know, I know, what’s an envelope?).
Get Rich Later!
If you were fool enough to fall for one of those ads, you wrote a note with your best bic pen, you went to the post office to buy your stamp, to buy your envelope and to buy your money order (well, back then people still sent colored paper called C-A-S-H through the mail). In a few weeks, once you’d completely forgotten about getting rich, and you tended to yet another grease burn from flipping burgers (a friend told me about that part), a nice big yellow envelope arrived in the mail (An envelope is a container made from paper used to convey even more pieces of paper through the postal system…).
When your daydream of buying a room full of arcade machines finally wore off, you opened your 9×12 key to riches only to find an 8.5×11 reality – a piece of paper written in a beautiful courier font that said:
“How to Make a Million Dollars”
Put ads in all the papers for “How to Make a Million Dollars”. Send them this letter. Charge 2 bucks.
Step 2: REPEAT STEP 1
I don’t want to be one of those guys!
Yes, I have been working from home for the past year and I LOVE IT! If I can make a living from blogging or some form of it, then that’s fantastic. But I promise you, my loyal readers, that I will NOT be the get rich quick guy.
I like to think that I’m bound for great things (see my post on creating Good Fortune) but in the meantime, being a huckster isn’t one of them.
What about you? How are you going to make your first Jillion?