The Easiest Way to Make Money Online

by Jayne Kopp on May 9, 2011

Make Money Doing Nothing

What is the easiest way to make money online?

Maybe it’s just my week for eyebrow raising… or maybe it’s a full moon, but you may have noticed I’ve been letting ‘it’ all out … and have felt a little… shall we say “gobsmacked” at the number of people who I’ve talked to who are solely searching for easy ways to make money.

It got me wondering exactly how many people were truly serious about this fantasy, such that my curiosity prompted me to perform a quick experiment.

It was nothing too fancy to be honest, I just simply jumped on the Google External Keyword Tool for fun (or was it frustration?) to see if I could determine how many people do waste time looking for ways to make easy money.

Much to my surprise, or perhaps “chagrin”, I found that literally millions of people scour the internet daily looking for terms such as “the easiest way to make money” “Make money easy” “easy online business” Make money fast and easy” and my two personal faves : “Make money doing nothing” and “Make money no work”.. :-| (These are only to name a few!!)

Now I like to think that all most humans have at least a shred of common sense… and I’m hoping that even if you have found my blog looking while looking for ways to “make money fast and easy“, that you do too; and since I know you can’t be ‘serious’ (are you?) while typing these phrases into the search engines…that you will take heart to what I have to say rather than offense.

Due to the wee bit-o Scottish blood from my dad’s side, I’m not the best at mincing words, … so I’ll cut to the chase and share a bit of both the good news and bad news and hope it doesn’t smart too much. :-)

Let’s start with the bad news shall we? (Ya know…to get it over with)

Unless you win the lottery or something similar… (and, frankly I hope you do)… there is NO WAY to make money doing nothing! Period.

Literally wasting time obsessing over the easiest way to make money online (doing nothing) is looking for a magic pill or golden egg that does not exist, and is nothing more than a distorted fantasy.

As much as I hate to break it to you, there are no hidden secrets or ways to make easy money online… or offline – especially by doing no work…. or we’d all be doing it … so please save yourself the frustration and STOP IT!

The good news is however, You CAN make money and even good money at that; in fact there are many ways earn a decent living online.

The part that might make your eyes water though, is you are going to have to roll up your sleeves, put your nose to the grind, take some form of action and do some ‘W-O-R-K’ !.

Signing up for “an amazing” business opportunity, or fiddling with affiliate marketing…. or whatever, is like rolling peas around on your plate expecting them to be magically eaten.

If you take offense to my home truth, please accept my apologies.

I know you might be looking for ways to justify your fantasy, and by now you are likely rolling excuses through your mind as to why you ‘know’ I’m wrong… and that you just need a little longer to prove to me that it can be done… by doing nothing more than thinking about it.

( :-) Hey listen… please bring it on if you know something I don’t!)

You’re possibly starting to make also fabricate reasons as to why you “shouldn’t” or “can’t” put any effort or sink any time into ‘seriously’ getting set up.

People do it all the time… and use reasons such as lack of time, lack of skill, fear of failure, worrying about what others think…or too much competition.

The latest excuse I heard was due to “age”… “Oh I should have started earlier, I’m much too old for it now…” (At 51 btw). (Picture my eyes rolling)

The bottom line is… if you are happy with your current situation, but looking or a way to earn fast easy money…and have the time to waste doing it… then by all means, carry on!

In five years time you’ll be right where you are now… and that’s ok… ’cause you’re happy with your current situation right now … right?

You see, making money takes work and is all about pulling your head out of your proverbial backside, and managing your time… with of course the right determined mindset and a sprinkle of ambition.

The reason I keep mentioning ‘time’ is because TIME is one of those commodities we can’t get back… nor do we ever know how much of it we really have.

Money on the other hand, is something we can “have”, we can make… or even lose… but we CAN always earn it back when we invest our precious commodity… “time”… so does it not make more sense to use it wisely by working instead of wasting it looking for the ‘easy’ button?

If you decided to be serious about success, you will find that building and working towards a better life is not only possible… but also incredibly rewarding… and the work is fun and fulfilling too.

Now I know I’ve been on a role this week, telling it how it is… perhaps it’s the hot flashes… not sure… but sometimes things just need to be said… and often when you hear it from someone else, the penny drops.

I sure hope this post made sense to you… and I hope we are still friends

If you are serious about actually working to build a business and not chasing easy money…for doing nothing…, please feel free to contact me at any time and I’ll be pleased to spend some of my ‘time’ with you.

If you’re not serious and not willing to accept that the easiest way to make money is to actually WORK towards your goal/strong> …… carry on doing what you’re doing… I can guarantee it will feel good when you stop!

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Kesha @small business website design May 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

Wazzuper Jayne! Girl, I just wish money and power would fall out of the sky and land on my lap so I can make money fast! Just kidding :-)

But you know, it’s sad when I hear people saying they want something fast – lose weight fast, make money fast, etc. – because they just don’t get that it doesn’t work.

As a matter of fact, I’ve witnessed people do both – very fast – but guess what happened? They lost it (money) or gained all the weight back even faster…SMH!

I’m glad you wrote on this subject and I’m soooo loving that photo!! LOL

Talk to ya soon deary!

~Kesha

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Mavis Nong | Online Business Tools May 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Yeah Jayne! So proud of you! Well done for bringing this topic up and for sharing your experiment with us.

I love your writing style and personality, girl – so refreshing and entertaining :D . Keep it up!

I couldn’t agree with you more – too many people get sucked into the hype that making money online and offline is easy – not a chance! It takes hard work, persistence, commitment, time and effort!

There is no such thing as “easy riches” or “overnight success”! Oh, there is – if you play the lottery week in and week out and hope to win. That’s about it!

I so enjoyed reading this and people need to find this post, Jayne. You gotta promote it like crazy, build a ton of backlinks and get it on the top spots of Google!

Have a great weekend, my friend! :)

Mavis

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Jayne Kopp May 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Hey Mavis, this comment went into spam… which is peculiar considering I saw your other … this slipped right past me. Thanks for commenting here as well.

I take your words as great compliments my friend… I really do need to get through your product and ‘learn’ how to build more (or as you say) a tonne of backlinks effectively.

I am so looking forward to freeing up a day or so to nothing but listen to you share your knowledge.

Thanks for stopping here too Mavis.

Jayne

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Janet @ The Natural Networker May 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Jayne, aloha. It would be ever so much better for us as well as therapeutic for you if you would just tell us how you really feel. Because you spent so much time pussyfooting around, I wasn’t sure if you were attempting to say that I had to W-O-R-K (a 4 letter word if ever there was one) for my money.

Now, of course, I know this is not what you meant to say because you said “. . . bring it on if you know something I don’t.” Now how I interpret that, Jayne, is that you know there is something out there for F-R-E-E (a great 4 letter word) that in exchange for doing nothing will pay me mega-bucks within a few days. However, since you have not found it yet, you are only saying it doesn’t exist because you want to throw me off track so I don’t find it first! Admit it, Jayne; you know that’s the truth.

Jayne, this is a seriously fabulous rant. You are on a roll! Please do keep rantin’ and rollin’, my friend. Aloha. Janet

P.S. You can imagine my reaction to the 51 year old woman. 5 years from now she will be 56 whether or not she does anything to change her financial situation. If she plans to “last” that long, my suggestion would be that she get off her okole and do something so that 5 years from now she is a 56 year old woman with more!

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Jayne Kopp May 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

Janet, I could not agree with you more. (about the 51 year woman). Yes you are absolutely correct. That is why I started building this biz almost immediately after I sold my offline shares.. so that in a couple of years it was established. I don’t take too kindly to wasting time! :-)

Love the word okole… I will have to write that one down.

What’s with the gravatar? I can’t see your smiling face, rather … a little green bug… or something!

Lovely to see you Janet. Thanks so much for your comment!

Jayne

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Samantha Bangayan May 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This was such a refreshing post, Jayne! =) Thanks for speaking the truth of the matter!

I completely agree that we get-rich-quick schemes don’t exist, but I think that there’s definitely a way to make work not seem like work! I know I spend tons of time in front of the computer, writing and connecting with others — it’s part of my “work,” but when I have fun while doing it, time flies! =) Maybe it’s all in the definition!

I think we really vibe, you and I, Jayne, so I imagine you know exactly what I mean. =) Good on you for being direct and honest about this all! =) I hope this post eventually comes up on the first page of Google, so people aren’t fooled by all those other lies. =P

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Jayne Kopp May 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm

HI Samantha… thanks so much for your post. yes I believe we ‘get’ each other… it must be the BC thingy! LOL.

Thanks for your compliments… I love to see you here!

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Lou Barba@informationhighwaycardandgiftshop.com May 11, 2011 at 8:44 am

Hi Jayne,

You are hilarious! I can think of a few choice comments along those lines I’ve made in the past. One of the problems is that the educational process today lures kids into these get rich quick dreams. Too often, it’s not until they follow this way of thinking until they’re down and out, that they discover…it ain’t gonna happen. Thanks for a lively discussion about the work ethic.

Lou Barba

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Jayne Kopp May 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Hi Lou, thanks so much for stopping by. Yes the education system is not very entrepreneurial. consider many of the sources though! sometimes people really do need to learn the hard way… it’s unfortunate that sometimes a sprinkle of common sense is not added to the recipe!

thanks Lou, see you soon

Jayne

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Andi Fischer May 12, 2011 at 4:46 am

Hey Lou,
so true, it starts in childhood. Thanks for sharing your brilliant insight. And the possibly best way for people to learn is perfectly expressed by Laurette Lynn: “The healthiest way to eat is naturally and organically. The healthiest way to live is naturally and organically. The healthiest way to learn…. is naturally and organically!”; but school is all about the hard way of condition and training for general and specialized labor—the opposite of entrepreneurialism. I’m grateful for the lively discussion as well. Yours,
Andi Fischer

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Marcus Baker May 11, 2011 at 2:13 am

Jayne, you are hysterical woman!! :)

BTW whatever the reason… keep dong it because I think your comical soap box style is totally refreshing.

Considering the feedback from other commenters here and my recent post (Hurrah… I’m learning from you now!! Ha ha) on finding your unique blogging voice, I think you are doing a great job at refining this.

Okay back to the actual topic…. There is an easy way to make money online – find something you are passionate about, find a way to monetize it, commit to it and hey presto you won’t even notice you’re working hard and you won’t even notice that it took a good few months to learn what you needed to learn and now you’ve started making some money! Hardly rocket science!

The problem with most people is they are so busy looking for something that doesn’t exist that they miss the boat!

Excellent post!!

~Marcus

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Jayne Kopp May 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

HI Marcus, thanks so much for your encouraging comment!!

I do have many voices… ask my kids. Some are stronger than others LOL… this one may have been a little high pitched as a result of some of my follow up calls last week. :-|

You are absolutely right though that people really do waste a lot of time looking for something that does not exist… its a shame really isn’t it?

Thanks so much for commenting!

Jayne

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Hector Avellaneda May 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Hi Jayne!

Cool blog. This is my first time here, quite frankly don’t know how I ended up here but I decided to stick around because it looks like you’re definitely into financial prosperity and internet business; 2 topics I blog about on my site.

Personally, I would never wish anyone that they win the lottery of they are truly trying to become successful entrepreneurs and here’s why!

First of all, playing the lottery creates the mindset of “looking for that free meal”. It conditions you to think and be the type of person that wants to receive without working hard for what you have earned.

Let’s face it. Yes most people want to make money online but not many are willing to do what it takes to earn what they seek. Those that do, have to work hard for everything they earn.

Of course, they have more time freedom and control over how they spend days but the fact of the matter is that building a successful internet business takes hard work – something most people are not willing to do.

It’s quite evident by the results you obtained from the different iterations of search results you received for “the easiest way to make money online”

Great observation Jayne! Thanks for sharing your findings with the rest of us. It definitely puts things in perspective.

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Hector, how wonderful to actually meet you. I know I have seen you around… and I ‘think’ I may have been on your blog… silly me if I have and had not reached out and at least left a comment. I am slapping myself on the wrist as we speak… (just so you know).

I understand wholeheartedly about not wishing someone to win the lottery while trying to become an entrepreneur. I guess my point being, that I wish everyone well… and if they are lucky enough to win the lottery … not out of lazyness… but just our of luck… who am I to argue!? I personally would love to win the BIG one! LOL but I sure don’t hold my breath… although I do buy the “odd’ ticket here and there.

Frankly I love what I do… and it serves me well… so I am very, very content and feel so blessed to have the sense to actually do it.

With regards to my search results… did you catch my two favorites? ‘Earn money doing nothing’ and earn “easy money no work” (or something to that effect) Ha ha…

oh well… :-|

Thanks so much for reaching out. I am looking forward to visiting you and seeing you more often.

Best regards

Jayne

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Elmar Sandyck May 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Hi Jayne!

Hahaha You had me laughing the entire time reading your post. I especially liked your side comments and the facial expressions that went with it!

But, of course, the gist of the topic is no laughing matter and it’s really a “kick in the butt.” Some people do get delusional that things, especially money (lots of it!), can easily be acquired like requesting from a genie in a bottle. It’s not that easy but it’s not that hard, either. Just like anything in this world, we just have to work at it.

Thanks!

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Hi Elmar, lovely to see you again. I know we have met before … and I see you occasionally over at Oliver’s blog and often think “oh I have to pop in on Elmar and see what you are up to”… but you know how it goes. I will definitely make the effort because I do remember enjoying myself over at your place!

I am glad you saw my snippy side, but with that said, I am sure you may have had similar experiences?! I don’t know what it is these days. I have always worked hard and never had anything handed to me… so I have a hard time with that mindset. I hope our younger generation becomes more ambitious too, than some of the ones I’ve met.

The topic really isn’t a laughing matter. It’s quite serious really isn’t it? Though some people really do struggle, it’s frustrating that they don’t see the world of opportunity we have at our fingertips.

If a person isn’t happy with the way things are… why not make the most our of our God given abilities to make a difference.

You are absolutely correct Elmar when you say that it is not that easy… but it’s NOT that HARD either. Making a start can open the doors to so many blessings.

Well… lets hope enough people get that message.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jayne

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Adrienne May 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

Great post Jayne and love your input on this subject.

I think people search for that for a few reasons. First off, people are just lazy and don’t want to do any hard work if at all possible. Society caters to those types of people which is why all the hype online pulls them in.

Second, some people are just desperate to make some quick money so they search online thinking there has to be someway to accomplish this quickly. I can’t fault them for not knowing any better but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those particular people are lazy. We don’t know what we don’t know.

Too bad there isn’t really a way to accomplish this but you just never know what the future holds. But for now, don’t hold your breath. Learn how to make a good go of it and you’d be surprised what you future can hold.

Adrienne

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

HI Adrienne, I agree with both of your points. The lazy ones are the ones I seemed to focus on… which isn’t fair to those who are desperate… and in a way I do feel guilty for discounting their needs in this post. Unfortunately, I get the ones who can’t be bothered lately.

My main point I think behind a series of posts I’ve done lately is just to start. If you don’t like the way things are… what are you prepared to do to improve it??

Obviously I promote a business opportunity… I invested (both time and money)… although I invested about $1700.00… which is a lot for some people, but not a lot when you thnk you have ‘something’ to promote (opposed to no ideas)… and you get the type of training to get you off and running to be able to do anything else you want. (if you do run across something that catches your eye that is).

On the other hand, you can start a blog for less than $10.00 bucks per month, and do affiliate marketing or something else.

I suppose I just like to see people with some moxie… and that is really the purpose of my whole idea behind this post… and this blog really. To open the eyes of those who are sleeping… to let them see ‘what could be’ if they would participate.

I appreciate your pointing out both sides. I am aware that some are in pretty tough predicaments… and I’d love to see someone who would be willing to invest time… and elbow grease. I really believe that if we do that, eventually ‘something’ wonderful will happen.

Lovely to see you Adrienne. I love your self sufficiency.

Jayne

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Martha Giffen May 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

I think the reason people actually believe they can make money doing nothing is because of all the hype out there about online marketing. I do love what I do but it’s not a walk in the park! I work my buns off and because of that, success has followed. Thanks for a great post. BTW, got here from a comment you made over on Keisha’s blog.

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

HI Martha, lovely to meet you… how wonderful we met through Keisha.

Yes, I know what you mean, I love what I do as well, but it’s been a lot of busting buns…It sure beats leaving the house every morning and leaving the kids with a nanny though! :-)

There is Waaaayyy to much hype out there… it’s not fair really, but I guess there are enough people who buy into it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jayne

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Andi Fischer May 10, 2011 at 2:59 am

Hey Jayne,
funny article, thank you! Have you ever thought of the perspective, that those people who put “easy” keywords into google might be the publisher of these uncountable websites where easy money is promised? They optimize their rankings, just in case somebody puts the keywords into google, to be on top of all those empty promises.

And in the end, there really are people who earn their mony doing this. It’s the same with all these v1agra spam: They sell e-mail adresses to people who sell unspecific leads. That definitely is easy money. But don’t confuse it with simple money, because selling data consumes very much time, if this is what one does for a living.
Thanks again, Jayne. You do great work. Take care.
Andi Fischer

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 9:16 am

HI Andi, point well taken… Yes… perhaps those people do help increase the popularity of those keywords… but they do it because they know they are sought after… and as you say, that also takes work from the ones who ‘might’ be boosting the popularity.

Thanks for stopping by and adding to the conversation. Lovely to meet you!

Hope to see you again, and again, and again! :-)

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Martin May 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

Hey Jayne,
Great article. It’s so sad when you realise how people aren’t willin to put in their fair share of the work to achieve the results they want. It’s this quick/easy thinking that makes all those get rich quick schemes thrive. But I love the way you put it and kudos to Dr Rob ( the first comment) he got me going too.

Martinsays: Thanks

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 9:14 am

HI Martin, lovely to see you here!

Yes it is so sad… and a person doesn’t have to knock themselves out though… they just have to do ‘something’ and put a little effort in, instead of waiting for something to magically fall on their laps!

Thanks so much for adding to the conversation!

Jayne

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Oliver Tausend May 10, 2011 at 2:36 am

Hi Jayne,

love your refreshing style, awesome. A Blue couldn’t do better ;-)

Even if you want to win the lottery, you still have to buy a lottery ticket. How many people hope for breaks and don’t even buy a lottery ticket ? And of course, if you won the lottery, the work would start after you you won it – to keep the money.

What those easy money-seekers seem to forget is that we feel more worthy and deserving of the money if we worked for it, if we did something for it. That doesn’t mean that we have to be a workaholic or that we have to the make the new groundbreaking invention to cure cancer. Feeling worthy and deserving is very important to be able to keep and grow the money we make.

Thanks for sharing your insights.

Take care

Oliver

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Andi Fischer May 10, 2011 at 3:55 am

Perfectly said, Oliver. Thanks to you, too. I’ve put my Senf in here above. :)

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Jayne Kopp May 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

Hi Oliver, I love the way you always put a good spin on things.

I agree, its about at least doing ‘something’… doesn’t have to be absolutely outstanding, but just start chipping away instead of doing ‘nothing’ an expecting ‘something’ to happen.

Thanks for stopping by! Im off the buy a lottery ticket! :-)

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Dr. Bob Clarke May 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I disagree! I just know there’s an easy online business out there that will flood my bank account without me lifting a finger. I just haven’t found the right sponsor yet. The sponsors I’ve had totally screwed me! In fact, all the businesses I’ve joined are total scams. I mean, I sent them my money to get in and then… nothing happened! I just don’t get it.

Anyway, I will keep searching on Google because I know that easy money is just waiting for me, if I can just avoid the scams. It’s only a matter of time!

(ok, Jane, so I’m feeling a bit sarcastic today… but I love your article. It is so amazing how many people are out there looking for something for nothing. Truly amazing).

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Jayne Kopp May 9, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Ha ha, Dr. Bob, you caught me off guard for about a nano-second! Oh my goodness… if I had a nickel for all the times I heard what you just said, building my business would not require the work I currently put into it! :-)

It really is amazing though is it now how much of the population want it all on a silver platter. What is it??? I just don’t get it.

Oh well… it was my week for venting… I think it’s ALL out now… I can continue with renewed strength!

Thanks for your comment!

Jayne

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Andi Fischer May 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Well, Bob, I think I’ve got the right sponsor for you. But he hasn’t done it the way you want it to be as well. So talk the talk as long as you like: when the trainee is ready, the master will follow.

What I find amazing is the point I remember from Randy Pausch and his Last Lecture (he died of cancer in 2006, I guess). He pointed out how important it is for his wife to get every help possible before Randy passes by, and every help possible after Randy passed by, to enjoy her life with the three little children.

So what I see here is, everyone is seeking for “easy” money. Jayne, you, me, everyone. And everybody is right to do it. Therewith everybody is dependent on the ones who walk the walk, whether it is “easy money promises” or “simple lead generation with success guarantee”. The difference is the success everybody is making and the trust and honesty that is involved. What everyone can achieve out of a good role model is definitely more than a nickel, dollar or pound.

The best thing is, you do what you love. The money will follow. In that sense, you’re absolutely right: The money is waiting, so what are you waiting for? Make it a great time, everybody!

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Tisha May 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Hi Jayne,

LMAO!!!! Oh, wow! I had to take a moment to step away from the computer because I was laughing so hard that I almost fell out my my chair.

I am so happy that you brought this topic up. It is a shame, to know that the most searched key words are, “making money doing nothing” or “making easy money.” Apparently a lot of people rather believe in a fairy tale than to live in reality.

Thanks for venting on this topic, someone had to speak their mind.
You are wonderful,
Tisha

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Heather C Stephens May 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Jayne…I’m cheering, jumping up and down shouting Yea Girl!

Way to go on the telling it like it is post. Of course I completely 110% agree with you. There is no downhill road to success.

There are ways to make money online or offline that are easier than others, but I think it depends entirely on what works for each individual person. What’s easy for some may be hard for me and the other way around.

I think that sometimes people get mesmerized by all the gurus with their million dollar launches, making gobs of money in minutes online. That may be so for them, but I dare anyone to find a guru who didn’t put in a lot of blood sweat and tears getting to that point in their business.

I suggest more people take the “just keep swimming” approach to business and follow the guidance of someone who has succeeded already.

Hugs, Heather

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Jayne Kopp May 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Hi Heather, I hope you enjoyed your jumping session, perhaps it will save you from going to the gym tomorrow?

Yes, I suppose there were many holes left in this post… but of course you got the jyst… and that is to not waste time following the shiny things and getting mis-lead by the gurus who claim insta-success.

You are right, some things are easier than others and that is a personal take, but if a person does jump in and DO something their dream of earning a decent living will never be realized… and for sure if they are not willing to ‘work’ for it. (whatever ‘it’ might be)

Lovely to see you smiling face. Once of these days we might be able to have our chat.

Jayne

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Joe Young May 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hi Jayne,
well said. easy money. No surprise that millions were searching for it too. The “work” word just does not fit in today’s vocabulary. There are too many drive-thru mentalities that want everything in 2 minutes or the horn will be blowing!

Bless,
Joe

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Jayne Kopp May 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Joe, you are right… and that is really my point. Not everything in business is as easy for some… as it might be for others… so individuality aside… it all take work. It amazes me how many people just want to allow themselves to be mis-lead by the instant wealth promises. Some really believe it too… and it burns my bottom as you may have gathered. (LOL)

Lovely to see you…

Jayne

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Jeanine Byers Hoag @DressingMyTruth May 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

LOL, Jayne!! You certainly decided to tell it like it is.

You reminded me of a time when I was in college and a friend of mine told me about some thing or another that promised easy money. It sounded too good to be true to both of us, but we kept looking at each other and saying, “what if it really worked?”

So I called my father, who I thought might know whether or not it was a scam. he was very gentle with me as he said that it sure did sound good, but it probably was not on the up and up. My friend and I were SO disappointed!

So I understand why people look for easy ways to make money. But you’re right! It takes work. It can be done, but not by doing nothing.

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Jayne Kopp May 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Hi Jeanine, yes it must be that ‘Scottish’ blood that has be speaking my wee mind these days.

I know that disappointed feeling when you just ‘wonder if’… I have had similar experiences to your and your friends too.

I guess the cold hard facts are that if something sounds too good to be true it likely is….

Buckling down though is the easier way to earn than by dreaming and doing nothing at all … as we know.

see you soon

Jayne

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