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Joel's adventures on the wild wild web

Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill, California in early January, 1848. The stampede of fortune-seekers that ensued is an important part of American history and forms an important part of our national character.

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Worldwide Web, a simple graphical interface to the Internet, he started a gold rush, too. Only this gold field is unlimited, and huge strikes are being made every day, by people of all ages, from all walks of life.

I've used the Web almost since its inception, and have some understanding of its technical underpinnings. But it took a long time for its commercial potential to actually dawn on me.

And it has taken even longer for me to realize that I might be able to personally benefit from it - beyond having a "calling-card" or "branding" site for my consulting services.

I began seriously thinking about this almost a year ago. Downloaded free ebooks. Started buying some. Tuned in to free teleseminars. Attended events. Interviewed people.

The more I learned, the more confused I got. There are many often-contradictory opinions about how to make money on the Web.

What I finally realized was known to the Gold Rushers: It's a land of truly boundless opportunities. There is no "right way" to do it - there are many ways.

But far from making things easy for me, that just confused me further. I have a hard enough time making choices; to hear that  "any road MIGHT lead to riches" is almost too much!

I think most of my readers are more decisive and perceptive than I (after all, I never got an engineering degree :-)). But since there may be a few who can benefit from my journey of discovery, I will share what I learn in this blog.

Welcome to a novice's journal. 

(These posts now have their own site, InternetMarketingConfusion.com.)


Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 02:55AM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment

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