Two practical ways to get started
Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 12:22AM
The Internet offers huge opportunities, in bewildering array. The main challenge it presents is that of getting lost in the abundance of opportunity. There are ebooks, courses, membership sites and much, much more, all promising to educate you and get you rapidly on the road to quick riches.

Well, it is true that quick riches are possible--but not likely. However, slow and responsible building toward a steady income, in the time you have available to you, and with minimum outlay of cash, is definitely possible. You just need a plan, and a little bit of education.

I'd like to offer you two possibilities to consider:

1. Dr. Ken Evoy's Site Build-It. Ken is a retired MD in Canada (actually, I think he's moved to Anguilla) that created a system for "regular folks" to follow. He calls it, among other things, "the way of the tortoise." It offers huge amounts of education; an active forum of thousands of users; a money-back guarantee; and more. You use their web-based software for setting up your site, and it's very easy.

It costs $300/year/website. Go to the site; there's a lot of free stuff you can download, and it is all reliable information. Here's my link:

2. Among the many courses on Internet business, I've found one that is honest, realistic, direct, and easy to understand.

This course has 10 modules; they come to you as both MP3s you can listen to, and PDFs that are transcripts of the recordings. They are all conversations among several top marketers with grade-A credentials, including one highly-focused psychologist. In addition, you get a page of "Truthprints," their name for a step-by-step walk through each of the lessons.

This course will take a while to go through. It is amazingly thorough, yet down-to-earth. I consider it to be worth much more than the sales price.

To go to the sales page for the course, go to and scroll to the very bottom of the page. There, in small letters, you'll see "Beginners." Click on that. Note: It comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee--and you keep the course, even if you request a refund.

There are many, many, many other approaches, and I'm certain that quite a few are good. But these two are at the top of my list. They both introduce you to the broad range of possibilities and give explicit instructions on how to get started at minimal expense.

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