An email I wrote yesterday to a well-known, and effective minister in Africa, who was asking if I knew anything about making money with an internet business. Because of what I've learned already I answered him very carefully and honestly. I'm sharing this here as it may be just what YOU need to know too.
Yes, I do know something about internet business! Probably far more than I can share in just one email. In fact, I've been learning different aspects of business online since 1999. One of the first lessons I learned is that income is not necessarily instant.
It CAN be fast, but there are some things to learn first of all, and that it can take time to learn them. There is also expense in money and in time to spend at it. Especially in the learning stages of an internet business.
When I began many things were free because people generally were afraid to spend money online. People who were selling something had to coax them with free stuff first, so they would learn to trust the sellers.
I had no income to speak of while I was caring for my elderly father. So I resolved to see how far I could go without spending money aside from my internet connection. I was able to learn how to build websites, and how to put on affiliate links for free. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience, but I only made a bit of money now and then from my internet business.
Nothing to count on – because I didn't understand marketing.
I even joined some multi-level-marketing internet businesses that promise great wealth. But nothing happens if you don't know how to persuade people to buy what you are offering.
In the last year I have signed up with a company that teaches members how to market their internet business effectively. We can choose to use any of a large number of methods, and the training is excellent because it is via video. I can see great potential here, but I cannot put in the number of hours every day that I would like to – so I see that I will not become rich until I can make room in my life to spend at least 4-6 hours a day at my internet business.
However, I am paying the monthly fee of $49.97 USD so that I can watch the videos and webinars in spare moments, or while I am working on other duties, so that I can learn. I am setting aside 2 hours aside every afternoon, Mon. thru Friday to try to write blog posts that will follow those instructions and hopefully sell products.
I have a client or two for whom I do website maintenance work and I am also an editor for one of them. Those pay regularly. But most of my time right now goes to keeping my promise to our mission that I have worked with since I went online, and especially, since my Dad died in 2007. I was asked to write a history book on the mission. This is a big project and I do NOT get paid for it. It is a volunteer job done for the Lord. When I will get this book finished, I will give all those hours, 4 evenings and 2 mornings a week, to really working on my marketing of all my internet businesses. I'm quite sure then I will make much more income! Enough to be able to give to those in need!
So – if you want to do this, you need to realize that you will have to have enough time in your life, or it will take a long-long time to learn the skills you need, and you will have to pay membership fees every month.
I love to teach, and I am preparing to teach others who sign up under my name how to do this. This will be for free, and mostly through emails and videos, (but I need to learn how to do the videos first). I would be happy to have you as one of my students, for I hope to focus on training people like yourself you are in ministry and need funds for your work, and seniors who have time for another career in their retirement.
I also want to teach my students that they can and must do this WITH the Lord Jesus. Our Christian Faith can be incorporated into our internet business life. Many of the people in MLSP teach that you must “believe in yourself” to succeed. I would rather teach that we must seek the Lord's will and do things His way, with Christian ethics.
(Christian ethics means that if you have promised to do something – you do that first, even if you have to put off what you would really like to do now.)
The good news is that if you can discipline yourself to make enough time in your life, and pay the costs, it is possible – to be making 4 and 5 figure incomes a month after a short time. Even 6-figures in a year! (4-figures would be $1,000 or higher; 6-figures would be $100,000 or higher).
I have observed, however, that first we have to learn how to do things like blogging, and using social media correctly, and they must build a mailing list. (That's an email list of people that you write to regularly).
I'm sure you can preach, but writing English well, might be more of a challenge. On the other hand, I notice that those who don't like to write, really take to speaking on videos a lot instead!
Below you will see links to my main program. It is possible to learn to do e-Commerce on ebay and Amazon, but again, it will cost you about $50 USD a month to sign up for that, and if you don't learn fast, that expense can be a strain.
I am somewhat concerned that you will get so excited about making money online that you won't have time for your ministry any more. So I suggest you pray carefully before you plunge in, and make sure you have the okay from the Lord, to get into this internet business.
I have daydreamed about coming to visit, and teaching a course over several days to you and some other pastors I am aware of there, so that each of you can teach others in your churches, and benefit from their work more than your own. But I confess that I can't afford to make the trip yet. Maybe next year!?
I believe it is important that I keep my promises before God and do the work I have committed to do, before I take on new ventures.
I can give you a link so you can see an introductory video about MLSP and decide if you are able to take the 10 day trial. That allows you to see what is offered inside to all members. You can see the training videos, but then you must know if you have the funds and the time to invest in learning all these things.
You will notice, that in the video, Brian Finale, one of the owners, speaks with tremendous enthusiasm and persuasion. It may be hard to resist signing up instantly! However, I usually wait and pray about it a few days before I go back and sign up for something like this, as I don't like to run ahead of the Lord.
Here's the video link again: MyLeadSystemPro (MLSP) video.
May God help you know His Will,
Blessings & Thanks,