Most people dream of two things: Lots of money and unprecedented success. One of the most common traits of man is to yearn for something which he does not have. The sad part is, only a negligible percentage of people in the world can achieve either of the two dreams.
Upon scrutiny, you will find that although being rich is considerably difficult, doing so can easily pass as a science. It is a science because it can be easily duplicated using a defined set of rules. There is a high chance that if you do exactly what rich people are doing, you will start getting rich. On the other hand, being popular and successful is more about finding what ultimately works for you and for this reason does not pass as a science. It is, in my opinion, an art, which even less amount of people can get good at.
This article is about achieving financial freedom online. I have taken the time to write this because I feel that people have (largely) been kept in the dark as to how they can make their money work for them as opposed to the other way around. It is quite sad when I see people working for a minimum wage job, slaving away for the entire day for a meagre pay check, whereas they can start their own business and earn 10 times the current amount without much hassle. Apparently, people think a normal job, as opposed to starting a business is more secure. However, if you look at the dramatic downsizing in recent years in virtually every industrial sector, you would see that a 9-5 job isn’t so secure after all.
The main reason why people have no idea how to achieve financial freedom is that they are never taught this in school. Most schools today religiously aim at creating employees (as opposed to employers) out of their graduates. It is mostly people with lesser education or are forced through circumstances, who start their own businesses and achieve financial freedom. This is because they are less conditioned by our schooling system and take the risk in thinking outside the box.
Just so you know, achieving financial freedom and working a normal job do not go together. Have you ever heard an engineer or accountant say or feel that he has achieved financial freedom? I never have! The reason why working for someone is detrimental is that in doing so, you are consciously working to earn a pay check and never come to a point where you can use your ideas to earn more. The absolute truth is: A good employee is always rewarded by more work (and a slight increase in pay)! Remember, an employer would NEVER hire you if the amount of money he spent on you was more than the benefit you were providing him. So, by working a normal job, you are providing to your employer way more than what you are being compensated for.
One of the easiest ways of achieving financial freedom is to start a business online as opposed to having a brick-and-mortar business, which has many distinct disadvantages. Brick-and-mortar businesses are a thing of the past. It is predicted that within the next 10 years, the manufacturing sector will diminish because of the intense competition from cheaper output from Asian countries. This point once re-iterates the fact that you should concentrate on building your business online. In the coming years, service and finance industries will boom, so look for the service sector for lucrative opportunities.
How can you achieve financial freedom online? Is there a secret formula which can instantly make you a millionaire? Browse the web for that secret formula and I can assure you that you will find millions of websites promising you INSTANT riches. The secret is: There is no secret. Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without hard work and dedication. On the other hand, all hope is not lost. If you try to copy people who have already achieved financial success, you have essentially completed half the journey! Go ahead, read the success stories of major internet marketers such as Stone Evans, Ewen Chia and Brad Callen. Understand why what they did, worked and you will have great ideas on how to start your own business.
However, to give you a brief idea on how people should proceed to start their own internet business, look at the points listed below:
1. Research and choose your niche which you are going to promote
2. Build an online presence via article marketing, social bookmarking, email marketing etc.
3. Drive traffic to our website by purchasing PPC advertising, getting high search engine rankings etc.
4. Make sales once your website gets an adequate amount of visitors
5. Grow your monthly income to an extent where you can leave your job.
6. Do not stop here. As soon as you start earning a consistent amount per month, you should consider branching out into other niches.
If you do not have the time or experience you can do all of the above through SFI, which all their marketing aids, forum discussions, communicating with your sponsor, participating in S-Builder, PSA to go, Locavantia and much more.
Now, I know this is a horrible over-simplification, but it makes the entire process easier to understand. I can never put the whole idea of achieving financial independence in one article but you can get more info by visiting my website and making the first step by joining my team.
Remember, the key to achieving financial freedom online is to consciously work towards your goal, pace yourself and be fully committed to the cause.
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Many SFI affiliates wonder when they can say they are “successful” with their SFI businesses. The answer depends to some degree with how an individual defines success; it means different things to different people.
An example of different views of success occurred in my own family. My father was a devout Christian minister for over 60 years. He helped a lot of people to get through rough spots in their lives. Through all those years my father was totally focused on saving souls with the goal of going to Heaven when he died. Unlike me, he never had a thought about anything related to money. He was 90 when he died, and I have no doubts about whether he was a success.
But my personal definition of “success” has always included financial success. That’s why I am so dedicated to SFI. It gives everyone willing to try a platform from which they may become very wealthy. If you read my profile, you will see that my main goal with SFI is to earn enough money so I can help others as I have been helped at various times in my life. So, even with a money-focused goal like mine, success for me is not entirely defined by financial success.
Before getting into ideas about how to define success, let’s look at what some SFI affiliates have shared at the SFI Forum about how they worked through difficult times in order to keep their SFI business alive:
Rosina said a family member stayed connected and committed to SFI through two tornadoes and power outages to keep her SFI business. Rosina also shared that, because she had no phone or Internet connections for four weeks, she had to walk 12 miles for three Sundays to be able to log in to SFI and take care of her Daily and Weekly To-Do List actions!
SFI Forum member Randy said: My push through story is that I had started SFI with a lot skepticism at first. SFI has taught me that if you are determined, persistent, and motivated, there is nothing that can really stop you. So, even though I started out with nothing, I’m still building my business, and I know that with perseverance in the long run, I can achieve success.
Here’s a response from Rosina: Yes, Randi “nothing short of death” is exactly where I am, and it may sound like an extreme and crazy attitude about a business. But SFI is not just any business. It is THE business, with A REAL Answer for achieving anyone’s goal of financial independence. And so I run this race.
SFI Affiliate Jeannine posted her own story in the Forum: When I joined SFI, I was using an iPhone; my laptop computer was 14 years old and no longer working. I continued to use an iPhone while I save up for a laptop. I am unskilled in using a computer and have limited knowledge; I knew nothing about Internet marketing. My business began to suffer in 2008 as a result of the economy. I had been teaching piano in my studio quite successfully before this. With my limited knowledge of computer usage, I didn’t even know how to cut and paste and had never uploaded photographs–I was definitely technologically challenged! Thanks to SFI, I have been able to learn much about Internet marketing and am starting to put this information into practice! Some months are quite difficult for me, especially in the summer when my students take vacations! I have done my best and have maintained my Executive Affiliate status for 11 months now. Hopefully I will be able to retain my current BTL status as I continue to build my Team and begin to advertise more on and offline. Some days are extremely busy and it is difficult to log in. However I always make sure I earn the points for all of my Daily Actions. SFI is a great opportunity, and I will continue to build my business as I look forward to the future!
Another Forum Member, William, posted: If you are ruled by feelings in this business then you are certainly on a roller coaster. You see today’s results, but not much further. There will be numerous peaks and valleys and, for a long term, may be too hard to bear depending on how many lows vs. how many highs. Decisions about investment tend to be about the short term. If you are ruled by facts, your eyes are more on the horizon seeing the big picture. Decisions tend to be with the long term in mind. The big difference is that you can see far enough to know that the prize is real and that all you have to do is keep moving towards that goal.
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“SUCCESS IS FOR EVERYONE, ONLY AT DIFFERENT LEVELS. YOU DECIDE, YOUR CHOICE, YOUR DESTINY.”
–Rawle M. Trim
“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize it that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have or do.”
We couldn’t agree more. In fact, It’s frankly ABSURD to think you can succeed in SFI–or any business for that matter–if you don’t also commit to learning all about the business you’re in. Every day, you should be absorbing new information and adding to your knowledge about SFI. Indeed, there is no other path that will help you achieve success faster.
As you begin to explore LaunchPad and the SFI Affiliate Center, you’re going to quickly discover that you have at your fingertips an absolute WEALTH of knowledge, information, and world-class training resources. What’s more, we’re continually–every day–adding to our immense “knowledge base.” And as an SFI affiliate, you have complete access to everything. Take advantage of this tremendous asset we’re providing to you and change your life! Remember, as Mr. Einstein said, “Learning is the beginning of wealth.”
You are probably reading this and thinking to yourself, “ok, there’s another MLM group that is trying to get me to join.” Well, I am going to cut to the chase – YES! I am affiliate for SFI Marketing Group and we provide regular people better opportunities. If you are financially satisfied, then please disregard this notice; I DO NOT want you to consider this ad important. If you are not financially where you want to be, contact me and I will help. That’s a promise!!!