What we have here is a failure to communicate!

@TDonald (1423)
United States
July 10, 2007 4:39pm CST
That's a memorable line from the movie, "Cool Hand Luke". It came to mind as I was reading today's email. The story... I'm getting lots of signups in the opportunity I'm promoting right now. Of course, sign-ups mean nothing if they don't do anything, right? So I offered a bit of motivation. I told everyone of them I would GIVE them 5 Direct Referrals IF they show just a little sign of gumption. Now every big money maker in any multiple level pay plan will tell you they make almost all their income from the efforts of only 1 or 2 go-getters. What if one of the 5 I GIVE them is one of the go-getters? We'll see what happens. Meanwhile this... What kind of incentive would someone have to offer you, that would make you get off you backside and take some positive action to make more money?
1 person likes this
5 responses
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
The failure to communicate is bigger on the internet than anywhere else. There are several reasons for this... 1) There are millions of people like you trying to earn a dollar on the internet... and we have all heard it before. 2) There are a million new ideas... and 99 per cent don't work because no-one is willing to listen to them. 3) If we had to take part into every websites and blogs which ask us to participate... there would not be enough time... even if we did spend 24 hours a day on the internet. 4) On the Internet... like in real life... if you want to earn money... you have to do something which has not be done before... and you have to be the first... like the people who came up with the idea for "myLot". You will also need to invest time and money into the project before making a profit. People today want everything serve on a plate with the minimum of work. Furthermore... they don't want promises... they want to see results immediately. People have to write for hours on myLot to earn a dollar. They don't have the time to go and write on another website. You really need to offer them something which will pay more than what they earn on myLot... so that they can leave myLot and come and write for you. Referrals is the hardest thing to get. First because you need to use spamming to get them. And second... because people interested in that sort of things are few and between. Most people want to be on a forum for the fun of it rather than to earn money. Pay Sites like myLot are not that much fun. Too many rules. That is why that out of 100.000 members... only about 6000 are active members.
@TDonald (1423)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I agree on some points and disagree on others. I think it's a mis-conception that you can "make money off the Internet". The Internet is simply a communication tool. If you have a business online you still have to do the same things you do offline. One of those things is dealing with people. Referrals are not hard to get and I have never spammed anyone. Just about everyone is interested in more money. Don't you think it's possible to have fun while you are earning money? In fact, some would say you earn more when you are doing something you enjoy. MyLot not fun? I met some great people here. You get out of it what you put into it.
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
10 Jul 07
That's the risk you're gonna have to take if you want to try to succeed. As far as incentives go, I'm always looking to make more money but like most people I want no start up costs, guaranteed income and flexibility to work my own hours. So it looks like I'm staying at my insurance job until I win the lottery! LOL
1 person likes this
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
11 Jul 07
LOL, Here's the problem, although I say "when I win the lottery" I don't actually buy tickets. I know it sounds crazy, but I can think of a lot of other things I can use the lottery ticket money for, and I hate to lose money for no reason, so I just don't participate in the lottery.
• United States
11 Jul 07
Hi Tom, I find the same thing, everyone wants something for nothing. You know is the people that do something or the ones making the money. You are right I have been working 2 programs and get a lot of people who come and go. but in both programs it is one or two people who are working the business that are making me the most, one person is making me more than I am making from my efforts. I am going to keep working my programs till I find a few more people who want to work and make Money. The best thing a person can do is find a good company and stay with it. People who keep jumping from one deal to the next will never get the rewards they can by just keep on working the company they are in. It may take a few deals to finaly find the good ones but when you find a good company, Stay and work in time it will pay off.
@TDonald (1423)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Good advice to all those program jumpers. You can't get anywhere if you keep starting over.
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
11 Jul 07
If a site is not credible, I won't sign-up although they are offering a great incentive. Money is the number one incentive that I will consider in order to make me take some positive actions. Or if someone can offer something that is related to my interests, I'll also consider it as a great incentive.
@TDonald (1423)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Looking at you profile I see you have a lot of interests. How much money?
• United States
11 Jul 07
make an offer?
1 person likes this
@TDonald (1423)
• United States
11 Jul 07
How about a date with the super model of your choice?