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Do Not Join for Money

By John Olson
Posted Saturday, October 30, 2004

We are all looking for something, we keep joining this thing and that thing in the hopes that one of them will be the one that sets us free at last. That for once, all the Hype and Promises on the Website will be true.

We are greedy, we believe the Hype because we want to believe it.

Unfortunately most of the time the Hype on an Opportunity Website is just that, Hype, carefully worded to get Us to Spend Our Money and Join, with the Hopes of Finally Making all the Money so many sites we see promise.

When we fail and drop out, we place the blame on the Program. We call it a scam, or the owners cheats and liars. We tell ourselves that it was anyone's fault but our own. When in fact, most of the time it was our fault.

We joined for the wrong reasons. We joined for the Money.

Here is one peace of advice that I want to give you.

Never join something just for the Money.

That's right, don't join for the Money. Join for the Product or Service. If you can't see a value in what the program is offering, how can you stand behind it?

You must want the Product or Service, you Must Use it.

Now, some people I have read, talk about the Product not being important. That it doesn't matter what the Product or Service is, that we can learn to sell anything with enough training.

Sad truth, most of us couldn't sell Ice in a Desert.

We need to be excited about the Product or Service to sell it. We need to use it and love it. The more excited we can get about a Product, the better we will write about it, the better we will talk about it. The more we will be able to sell it.

The Super Salesmen don't need to read this, they are doing all right. But the rest of us Must. Look for Programs with Products or Services you want, you need, you will use.

Along these lines, watch out for programs that only stress the Money end and not the Product or Service. They are one step away from failing.


Because as the Program grows and more and more people Join, it will be harder and harder for new members to find sign ups. If they are only in for the Cash and the Cash is not coming or not coming fast enough, they will drop out. Then the ones above them will start losing Money and they will drop out and so on up the line until the Program dies.

The only people who really make money in a Program that is Marketed only for the money you can make, will be the ones who started it and the ones who joined first. Everyone else will lose money or hardly break even.

Never Join anything because of what someone promises you will happen because of who is above you or who is behind it. If you don't need or want what the Program is offering, you will not do well, and the promises almost always go unfulfilled.

If you join a Program because you want the Product or Service, it doesn't matter if you make money or not, or how long it takes to break even, you will stay a member and keep using the Product. If you market with the Product in mind, the members who join with you will stay too, for the same reason.

The Program will grow and stand a much better chance of lasting and making you money in the long run. And that is what we all want.

I have joined things in the past for the wrong reasons. I believed the Hype, I was fooled into spending time and/or money on something I didn't really want, need or believe in. I have dropped Programs I no longer can get excited about, even if I was earning money with them. If someone called me or wrote me and wanted to know about the program, what could I do? Lie, and tell them it was great and I loved it. I can't do that. And you shouldn't either.

When something like that happens, it's time to drop the Program and move on. I have learned from my mistakes and I am trying to keep you from making the same ones.

Look for Programs with Products or Services you want to have and the money will follow.

Don't believe the Hype, believe in yourself.

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Written by John Olson Owner and Webmaster ( (
(c) Copyright, 2003
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