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    Posted January 18, 2014 by
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    Are All Online Business Opportunities A Scam Or Are There Some Goodies Out There?

    I've been dabbling about in the online business opportunities world for around 7 years now. Must admit, I've spent a great deal of money on "the next best" real online business opportunities, only to be not only disappointed, but broke!

    There's always an upside though - I'm the perennial "glass half full" kinda gal. Anyway, spending that amount of time looking for real online business opportunities means that I'm, albeit reluctantly, self-taught.

    Being true to my nature, that is, stubborn, pigheaded and not allowing anything to get the best of me, I've learned many lessons - the most important one would have to be "Never Give Up".

    Another bonus is that I have every bit of software you could possibly imagine sitting on my desktop. Yes, they've all been used at some point, but although there are some that I wouldn't be without, there's a heck of a lot sitting there gathering cyber dust.

    After spending (insert a rather large, embarrassing figure) in my pursuit of the best real online business opportunities, I made a pact with myself that my only purchases from now on would be "things" that would make my overall target easier to attain: primarily software that makes the mundane, ordinary, everyday tasks a little bit easier to accomplish.

    Because one of the lessons I learned came as a bit of a shock. There isn't any magic out there. There's an awful lot of smoke and mirrors (that's how a lot of the successful guys get to be successful - selling the smoke and mirrors) but sorry, Dorothy, we're not in Kansas anymore.

    I can confidently say that there is nothing I have bought that has not, at the very least, taught me a lesson or two. I've been one of the lucky ones. I haven't been fleeced by any scam artists, although there are some nightmarish stories out there, believe me.

    So, let's fast forward to around 2 years ago. That's about the time the "Eureka" lightbulb switched on and I got to peep behind the curtain and see what it was really all about.

    It's also then that I stumbled upon my mentor - and have never looked back. That's got to be one of the most important lessons too: I found a mentor, someone I respect and who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. He knows and remembers what it was like at the beginning of his online business journey.

    So yes, real online business opportunities do exist, and I am forever grateful that I found what I was looking for.

    One of the other bonuses is that when you find real online business opportunities, you have this amazing drive to help others to be successful. Unfortunately, there's so much razzle dazzle out there, it's not easy to sort out what's real and what's hype.

    When I realised what I had in my hands, my first reaction was to yell it from the rooftops, but in that there is yet another lesson. It can get frustrating. You can't make people do what you want them to do, knowing that they'll never look back once they see what they have in their hands.

    All you can do is show them. Show them what you've got, and let them make up their own minds. There's quite a major mindset change involved, but when you're sitting on the other side of the fence - where the successful people sit - you'll realize that the ones that made up their own minds will be with you: the ones that you had to bonk on the head with a wooden club and drag kicking and screaming into your world will have already fallen off the wagon.

    So, that's it. Take a look at my video, if you like. See for yourself what real online business opportunities look like and if you see the genius in it, great. If you don't that's ok too.

    And I'll wish you all the very best in finding real online business opportunities that float your boat - that's what it's all about.

    You can check out my quirky little video here, but if you're somebody that just likes to cut to the chase, check out the real McCoy here:


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