It took me FOUR years and FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. That’s right! I started in early 2014 looking for a business I could do online. I was 68 years old and not too swift on a computer. I was an easy mark for the sharp internet guru. I would buy their program for $1997 or $997 or $47 and I’d be off to the races. I’m sure their programs, methods, and results were real. People were making good money. I figured that I could too.
I’m a retired school teacher so I was sure I could learn their little special ways of making money online. However, as the late Gilda Radner (as RoseAnn RoseAnna Danna) used to say: “It’s always Somethin’.” Somehow, I seemed to just get lost. It was a set-up problem or a software compatibility issue; it might have been a small technicality that I could’t quite comprehend; or I’d set something up wrong and have to re-do it….on and on my excuses and reasons went…the end result: I failed.
I did learn some things, however. I learned that I had a tendency to over complicate stuff. I learned to blame technology. I learned that I was just a number that fell on to someones email list as a target to buy their stuff. I learned that I needed a system that worked for me. Most importantly, I learned that when I was really ready my teachers would show up. So, I worked on me. I had to question my expectations. I had to develop some skills. I had to take my time and truly evaluate what I was getting into.
My system for evaluating an online business was born
The teacher trainer had to be authentic, knowledgeable, and willing to teach for fair pay. Other than that, the system and its program of implementation had to meet my newly developed “SCUPER” test.
Simple: A third grader could do it. A newbie could do it. Even an old man with few computer skills could do it.
Clear: Point by point, step by step, building block kind of a to b clarity. No fast talking mumbo jumbo that becomes confusing. There is no fog. The path is clear.
Unified: Just: Do A; do B; do C; do D. with pictures, illustrations, and review questions that proved it. It all ties together in an organized fashion and has a reasonably predictable outcome.
Personal: I had to be able to relate to the ideas and methods personally. The benefits of the program had to matter to me. Yes, I want to make money! The products or services that I am offering have to truly benefit the human family.
Effective: At the end of the day, the business model, methods and practices when completed had to be profitable for all involved. Most importantly, folks involved were always better off, healthier and happier.
Repeatable: It had to work for anyone who did it correctly. If it works for me, it will work for you if you work it too.
I have found two programs that are complimentary and meet my SCUPER test. I am enthusiastically involved right now and I offer my whole hearted endorsement. You can check them out here:
LifePreneur: Here’s the information link: livetogive.us just type that in a browser window and “enter”
Wealthy Affiliate: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/createaccount/bullit You can just click the link.
So… I recommend that you join each program. Wealthy Affiliate has a free version that will really help you. Once you have absorbed the ideas behind WA, you can pay the $50 monthly fee and your online life will be changed forever.
With LifePreneur, Join Chris’ $1 class. I will be notified. I will contact you and we will discuss the pro’s and cons of LifePreneur for you personally. If it’s a fit, we’ll join hands and work together. If not, That’s fine. I wish you health and happiness anyway.
I would appreciate your feedback, suggestions and criticisms.