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David Elefant

It's time you have thought about it and now you have decided to make a living online. The only problem is that you have never done this before and have not the slightest idea as on how to start. You're quite honestly, LOST. And I don't mean as in the TV show, though in comparison, those guys are on a picnic. At least they have each other. This time you are really on your own.  Oh yes, there are those who can give you some direction (which I hope to do) but ultimately, you have to do the work. Eventually, as start to become a known figure in the online world you may get somebody to go into a Joint Venture with you, but I'm getting ahead of myself there. The point is, at the beginning, you truly are ON YOUR OWN.

Now, as you sit and stare at your computer screen, imagining the amount of money you are going to earn and how you are going to spend it. You realize that you have to plug in your computer for it to work. No, seriously what comes into your mind is one question…
 
Where Do I Start????

Whoa! Am I scaring you? If you think this isn't a scary thought, it is. I've been there. In my case I didn't even have people to turn to in order to ask questions. I was REALLY new to this. I had to do the whole thought process all on my own.

In effect, I made mistakes. TONS of mistakes, which resulted in months of no income or worse…expenses that were killing me. Man, do I wish I had some direction.

Well, I'm here to give you some. But if you're expecting that I am going to just lay out some step by step game plan, it's not just possible.

Why?

Let's say I said to you that the first thing you want to do is learn how to write really well because that is going to be one of the keys to making an income on the Internet, at least a good one, and you said, “But I hate to write!” Well, then obviously you're going to drift from the game plan right from the start. So instead, what I am going to do is give you options. A whole bunch of them. Because believe it or not, there are many ways to make money on the Internet. Some will be more profitable than others at the start. Some will entail more work than others. But for some sites you don't have to be an award winning writer.

My point is, there is more than one way to skin a cat in this business. I will give you as many ways as I know of. I certainly don't know them all, or am an expert at them all. For example, I know nothing about selling on Ebay, though I hear that can be very lucrative. I just can't help you with it because I have never done it before. But I will be experimenting on Ebay in the near future.

So in the series of articles to follow, I will give you a number of ways to capitalize on your, what I call, “generic” starting point. So this is what I want you to do after reading this article, because this WILL be YOUR “Where To Start.”

Sit down with a pen and paper (yes, get away from the darn computer) and write down ALL your interests. That's right, ALL of them. I don't care how silly they are or how unlikely they are to make money. Just write them down.

Here's my list.

1. Writing
2. Music
3. Computers
4, Games
5. Health
6. Sex (okay, this will probably be on EVERYONE'S list)

Okay, make your list and then we'll pick it up from there in our next installment Finding Your Niche on The Internet.



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