Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2004
When we begin working online we have no idea how to get visitors to our website, let alone actually make a sale. We start to read everything we can get our hands on to learn as much as we can.
We subscribe to newsletters, sign up for free reports and buy e-Books and courses offered by those who already make their living online.
They know how to start and promote a business and they're willing to show us. We follow their lead as they guide us into the world of Internet marketing, teaching us what they know each step of the way.
There are many wonderfully helpful people in the Internet business world. Not only do many of them provide help along our journey, but they also become our friends.
Then there are the ones who "hit the big time" and leave their friends behind. They suddenly think they're too good for those who haven't yet reached the same financial status. They're hob-nobbing with the "big guys" now and don't have time for us. Our names aren't in the same social class as theirs anymore.
Excuse me, Mr. "I'm a Millionaire now." Wasn't it "little guys" like me who helped you make so much money? We bought your e-books and software programs. We became your affiliates and sold your products, putting even more money in your pocket.
(By the way, if you're so rich, why didn't you send my last commission check? I'm still your affiliate even if you don't acknowledge me as your friend anymore.)
We looked up to you and we appreciated everything you did for us. Most of all, we were your friends. Suddenly we're not good enough for you?
You should never forget where you started and how you got where you are now. The hands of your former friends and other "little guys" put food on your table and clothes on your back.
To the people who remain "real" and true to their friends, I say "Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Without all of you, most of us wouldn't get anywhere.
I haven't yet struck it rich, online or offline, and maybe I never will. But even if I do, I'll never forget my humble beginnings and the friends I've made along the way. They're much more valuable to me than money.
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