Must be the season – or everybody’s feeling worse or getting sick of their jobs. I’ve received a ton of questions recently about all the work from home “opportunities” that are floating out on the internet. The dream that’s being sold is one where you set your own schedule, have no one to answer to and simply surf the internet for a couple of hours a week and rake in the dough. That scenario would be attractive to anyone. The picture painted is particularly enticing to those of us with a chronic, debilitating disease, many of whom are forced to quit their jobs. I faced this very reality last spring. My blood pressure was WAY up (hello stress) and as we all know, MS is a jealous disease. It couldn’t have me paying attention to another health concern, so it turned up the heat. As such, I had to leave a job I adored at the end of May. It was really tough, but in the end, it was the right decision. I’m feeling a ton better and am more productive because I can schedule my work around when I’m feeling best. But finding something that would allow me the flexibility I needed along with an income wasn’t easy. I looked through all of those rose-colored glasses that the various internet scammers were offering. I even purchased a few. In fact, I feel particularly well-versed in this subject. So, when people started asking me my opinion of these “work from home opportunities,” I felt like I should share my experience.
The scenario where you don’t have to do a thing, but the money rolls in, simply does not exist. And, it has been my experience, that there are far more scammers than genuine opportunities. However, I did find something that has made a huge difference for me. It’s 2 guys, Jason and Jeremy, who have a whole lot of internet business experience between them. I came upon them by accident, but boy am I glad I did. They really share, step-by-step, how to find a good niche, build a site and market it and how to get and stay motivated, among other things. They “pull back the curtain” on what they’ve done to be so successful. They don’t dangle a tidbit in front of you then expect you to pay out the nose to learn the rest. They are very straightforward and incredibly supportive. Any questions I’ve ever had, I just email them and they get right back to me with fantastic information. They don’t stop until I understand and can utilize the information. I signed up for their Internet Business Mastery Academy training first. There are audio and video recordings and worksheets, etc. to walk you through every phase of starting and/or growing an internet business. They’re very hands on. You’re never left out in the cold guessing how something might apply to you. And one of the best parts is the forums that are set up for everyone in the academy. You can post a question or search out a partner on these forums and talk directly with others in your situation. Did I mention the live weekly phone calls in the Academy training? They don’t hang up until every last question is answered. And its recorded so you can always refer back. I also signed up for their Podcasting training and will have my new podcast show up in iTunes very soon. It’s all very exciting. And I’m so happy to share this information with so many people who could really benefit from it. I had no idea so many of you were looking for the same thing. I would have written about it sooner! It’s a great solution – as long as you get good training from a reputable company. They’re the real deal. So – here’s a link where you can learn more about it: Internet Business Mastery Academy. Let me know what you think – or if you have any questions. I’m happy to share my experience with you. I’ll post more in the future about this topic.
Remember, it often helps alleviate stress, just to say FUMS!!
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