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How To Get A Job

How To Get A Job

When it’s time to pay the rent and the kids need new shoes, you just might run to Google to search out “how to get a job.”

It makes sense, doesn’t it?

You need money and income.  A business, company or government agency can give you the money you need, in return for your time and effort on their behalf.

So, you sit at their desk, or drive their truck, or swing their ax, or run their machine.

You create something of value. 

In return, you get a check at the end of the week.

You cash the check and the money becomes yours.

But notice this.

All the tools you used to create that money are “theirs.”  The desk, truck, ax or machine belong to the business, company or government agency.

So, in order to keep drawing the income, getting the check at the end of the week… earning money… you need to keep your job.

Sounds fair, right?

“They” own the equipment, system, customers and clients.  You just have to put in your “8 hours” of helping them out.  They, in turn, reward you with a check for your services.

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But think about it for a moment.

You own the money you earn, but “the job” owns the means for earning it.  So, without the job, you no longer have the ability to generate an income. 

You must never stop working for the business, company or agency or else you won’t get that end-of-the-week check.

Without the job, you can’t pay the rent and the kids can’t get new shoes.

But what if YOU owned the desk, truck, ax or machine ?

Now, you’d have the ability to go out and get your own customers and clients.  You’d have the ability to generate income without the middle-man that we call our “boss.”

You see, the only thing standing between you and the freedom to create the income you want, when you want, how you want and as much as you want… is the business, company or government agency. 

In other words, the “boss” gets the bigger portion of the value you create when you serve him or her.

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In medieval feudal society, farmers called “serfs” worked the fields to harvest a healthy crop.

When the crop came in, though, it didn’t belong to the serf, it belonged to the king or the lord (the “land-lord”).  The serf could keep just enough to keep from starving, but the “authorities” took the rest.  They took the rest to better “the kingdom”  of course, but the serf had no say in what that meant.

In modern society, the same relationship persists. 

Workers and agents do the work that allows the “boss” to accumulate wealth.  At the end of the day, the workers are left begging to gain higher compensation for their labor, or even just to keep their job at all. 

But that all changes when you own the systems and equipment for generating your own income without the “middle man” that you call your employer.

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Be Your Own Boss

Now the problem with being your own boss, historically, is that systems, equipment and other means of producing income were far too costly for small groups of people.

It was certainly out of reach for ordinary individuals like you and me.

Workers, therefore, joined in groups to try to force changes that would benefit them, or even to take over the means of production altogether.  Sometimes, governments would take over businesses and convert them into state operations rather than private ones.

The result for the individual worker, though, was the same.  He/she was essentially losing one boss, but gaining another. 

Instead of the private owner controlling the fortunes of the individual, the worker group or the state controlled it.

In modern society, though, you actually have the means and ability to be your own boss.

You can put systems and technologies to work to create your own business, your own method of production and income.  These things are no longer for exclusive groups of wealthy land owners, workers groups or government agencies.

The best way to be your own boss in today’s economy, is to create your own online business. 

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This requires, too, that you take the responsibility of running it consistently and efficiently.

Instead of an employee or an employer, you can become what I’ve called a “webpreneur.”

 

How To Get A Job

Now understand, the old economy is gone.

Your economic power as an individual is no longer derived from a business, company or government agency.

Your power no longer has anything to do with getting a job.

It’s all about creating your own job.

But even that is not entirely accurate.

Creating your own job implies setting up a business format, and then working it repeatedly… End of story.

But the economy has moved away from that static, business place, job focused model altogether.

Doing business online is not so much a job as it is a series of projects. 

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If you open a shoe store and attract customers, they will keep shopping in your store on a regular basis.  Your “job” will be to stock the store with shoes, do the accounting and all that.

But the world of the webpreneur is not that neat, and it’s not nearly as repetitive.  That’s why I say it’s more like a series of projects than a job.

Running an online business means setting up systems, executing a plan and making it work.  Inevitably though, that model will only last a short time.

That’s because the internet is always changing.  Systems, strategies, information, the way we retrieve and utilize information… it all changes constantly.

So, for a webpreneur, you have to create a project that is profitable today, but expect to undertake an entirely new project for tomorrow.  You have to keep reinventing your approach, your strategy and your business model to fit the ever changing online climate.

But rest assured, project based employment is the future of the world’s economy.  You will either create your own projects to profit from, or forever beg others to be a part of theirs.

So, I must confess…

This article is not really about how to get a job at all.  It’s about how to take actions that can leap-frog this “default mindset;” this short term, band aid solution to your financial security. 

Does a job underlie your financial security?

Are you satisfied that it should?

Or, do you have a different model to follow?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

David Merrill 101
I'm an Internet Marketer and Online Marketing Coach. My students learn no-nonsense, power strategies and techniques to build solid blogging and internet businesses. David Merrill+

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42 Responses to How To Get A Job

  1. Atish Ranjan November 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    I would love to be my own boss but it is not simple to set the whole set up as the company which I work for, has already.

    I do contribute there everyday and I get paid at the end of the month with a cheque. Job is indeed necessary along with this blogging stuff because a job gives you stability in terms of Money.

    Thanks for the post David.
    Atish Ranjan´s last blog post ..List Of 25 Free Backlink Checker Tools

    • David Merrill 101 December 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

      I do understand, Atish, that getting that check at the end of the week can be critical.

      Not to undermine that, and keep it coming of course.

      But in you spare time, the weekend or whatever… start planning your freedom because (1) it’s a really cool thing to do (2) you can never depend on others, ie., your boss, your job or whatever… and (3) the way the economy is shifting, job creators are getting fewer and fewer, real unemployment is horrendously high, and the future of traditional workplace jobs in private industry and government is pretty bleak.

      Good luck, glad to have you out here.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..3 Ways Bloggers Make Money Online

  2. Lesly Fedeerici November 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Hey David,
    I would much rather work for myself than for someone else and the internet provides an incredible opportunity to do just that. But, some people find it easier to work for someone else. Be told what to do, etc. There’s a lot of freedom being your own boss. I love it … is it easy? Of course not, most everything you want in life takes effort and that’s what gets you there… great discussion …
    Lesly Fedeerici´s last blog post ..Community Marketing

    • David Merrill 101 December 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      You’re right, here, Lesly.

      Some people definitely do find it easier to work for someone else. Nothing wrong with that. And it certainly is “easier” to work for someone else in most instances.

      The 2 problems with that are:

      (1) You limit your potential
      (2) Opportunities to work for someone else, and therefor the presumed security of doing so, are rapidly evaporating in the new economy. So in many instances, it’s not even a viable option.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..The Shortest Path To Online Success

  3. nick catricala December 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    David,
    great explanations of the importance to create your own income while provide value for others .. and thanks so much for providing an escape in case we get lost while going out to find a job 🙂

    O am without a job since 1987… have keeped always busy doing what I know it provide for myself and my family and I must confess… creating value or providing value by working on the Internet has been a little slow for me.. but I am getting there and as with everything else, I love to offer and create value in all what I do for my self and others.

    In the latest venture that I am loving it, I happen to share with others part of what life experience shared with me and some how always find ways to add value to who listen to me.. mind you, is not always easy to please everyone.. but than again.. I am here to add value, and if others cannot see it that way.. I cannot do much more for them and hope they find value somewhere else.

    You and Donna are doing a wonderful job helping others getting off the ground and guide them along the pathway to success and for certain you are doing that by creating lots of value for them.

    Thanks so much for all you do to support others.
    _nickc
    nick catricala´s last blog post ..Be Grateful and Happy Vegan ThanksGiving

    • David Merrill 101 December 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

      As long as you’re creating and sharing value, Nick, you’re on the right path. It may not always be the easiest, or the simplest or even the most financially secure.

      But anytime you’re giving people sincere value, whether it’s “on the job” or in your own business… you’re doing things right.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Building An Online Business

  4. Chery Schmidt December 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    Hello David, I absolutely loved this article my friend! I worked for the same casino for 18+ years, then one day I walk in and was escorted right back out! Why? Because of cutbacks! Really? Could they now have offered me a new JOB? Not that I wanted one!! But one would certainly think that after giving up 18+ years to take care of their customers that I would have been treated better then this..

    Right?

    From this I have learned that no one is going to take care of me, but me, and I took charge of my own life and started searching online on how to make this happen.

    I started working on my mindset, marketing and networking with every person I came in contact with.. This was almost 4 years ago now and NO I am not where I want to be BUT Yes I am my own boss and I Love what I do and do what I love…

    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))
    Chery Schmidt´s last blog post ..Imprint Powerful Affirmations Into Your Subconscious/ Mind Movie

    • David Merrill 101 December 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

      This is an important point, Chery.

      Not everyone WANTS to create their own business and source of income… but many people are forced to. The “job” is not always the secure route, as you point out so well.

      Thanks for sharing your story.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..The Shortest Path To Online Success

  5. Mark December 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    Spoken like a true entrepreneur David! You really a laid out an extremely powerful case for learning how to be in control of your own destiny!

    Provided we start to develop the skills that allow us prosper and leverage any and all th tools we need to be independent.

    I really like how you’ve not only explained the striking differences between being employed by someone else, but they differs greatly from owning and being in control of your very own assets, whatever they might be!

    And learning to use them to create financial independence for ourselves! This is a terrific article! You offered some very powerful food for thought! Thanks!
    Mark´s last blog post ..Why You Really Would Be So Much Better Off If You Had A Real Fear Of Failure!

    • David Merrill 101 December 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      Thanks for visiting, Mark.

      I do tend to think and act like an entrepreneur… that’s what I’ve done with most of my life.

      It’s not the “easy way out” though, for sure.

      Anyone who’s opted to be their own boss, run their own business or “control their own destiny” knows that it’s really the more difficult path to follow. But the rewards are certainly great, not just financially, but in terms of human empowerment, and the fulfillment of your life’s ambitions. That part is not always easy to do with a traditional job, although, I’m sure many people have done it.

      Humanity is a diverse group, and there are many paths to follow. I’ve outline just one possible route to consider.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..The Shortest Path To Online Success

  6. Marquita Herald December 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Love your article David! To be completely honest I would be worthless as an “employee” at this point because I could never again be tied to a desk and if I didn’t suffer from authority issues back in the day when I worked in corporate America I surely do now after being on my own for the past 3 years.

    Do you know what researchers have found to be the key to authentic happiness? Autonomy – having a sense of control over one’s life. I mean why else would someone leave a steady paycheck and benefits to start their own business if not for the opportunity to have greater control over ones own life and destiny?!
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    • David Merrill 101 December 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

      Good point, Marquita… happiness is rooted in autonomy.

      That’s not to say that you can’t exert control over your life if you’re an employee, but you certainly have more opportunity to do it as an entrepreneur.

      “A steady paycheck and benefits” can be the right way to go for a great many people. One of my concerns for those folks, though, is that the “steady” is buckling to these economic times, and the “benefits” have all but evaporated. So it may not be the warm fuzzy security blanket that it often thought to be.

      For many people, it’s not a choice between working for yourself or someone else… but a choice between working for yourself or not at all. Working for yourself is certainly not the “easy way out” but is increasingly becoming the “only way out.”
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Do Shiny Objects Drive Online Entrepreneurs Crazy?

  7. Joan Harrington December 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Wow David really enjoyed your blog post!!! You share some very awesome and valid points and I have shared for you my friend 🙂

    Nice share and thank you for sharing your thoughts on this fantastic subject 🙂
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  8. Zach December 6, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    You put into words exactly what I was feeling for the last couple of years. That general dissatisfaction with not being able to take home the fruits of my labors led me to start my own business. And I’m glad I did. Let others make ME money for a change!
    Zach´s last blog post ..Christmas Greetings from Pickard Parry Pfau

    • David Merrill 101 December 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

      Nice to hear you’ve dug into a bit of your own freedom, Zach.

      You must be very grateful for the ability to strike your own pose, and for all those who contribute to your success.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..3 Ways Bloggers Make Money Online

  9. WILLIAM O'TOOLE December 7, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Hi David.

    I have quite a lot to say about this but I will try and condense it. Working from home.. hmm.. certainly has its challenges.. The first thing you need is the mental capacity to get something done. Let’s say for instance you want to set up a blog…a SELF HOSTED blog… Let’s say you have a 9-5 job which is your primary source of income.. well as soon as you get home you need to get to work building your vision.. You need to turn off the TV,.. turn your phone OFF.. remove all distractions and just crack on…. YES you have worked all day and your really tired but you have to get DISCIPLINED if you want you own business.. and it starts with taking action.

    Your mind has to break free from the ’employed’ bracket of relative safety to becoming a lone ranger riding onto the night onto a better horizon… Don’t get me wrong work your safe job it’s what pays the bills after all… run your side project along side. The time will come when you can leave conventional employment and manage running your own company.

    For now enjoy the learning curve.. and remember.. it’s a journey.. you will fail on doing things.. but never ever see it as failure… see it as a learning curve… then you don’t make the same mistake again.

    Thanks David for the reminder message of where we all start from.

    William
    WILLIAM O’TOOLE´s last blog post ..Google Sniper

    • David Merrill 101 December 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment, William.

      Being self employed certainly is a challenge, and one that’s not suited to everyone for sure. It’s a good idea for even the happily employed people to spend a bit of their spare time developing a little bit of a back end business, though. Just think of it as extra security in case the unexpected happens, and you’re suddenly left out in the cold.

      At the very least, as you point out, it is a journey that won’t be wasted. It gives you an opportunity to gain some valuable skill-sets that may even make you a more valuable employee.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..List Building With Video | Introducing Breakthrough Video

  10. Rachel Lavern December 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Hi David,

    I have to say that when I saw the title of your post, I was surprised. I wondered why you would discuss this topic when your audience would not want a job. Now I see 🙂

    I love being my own boss–charting my own course. Thank God for my father, who told me when I was 16 years old that I will always be unemployable. There is nothing better than being your own boss; however, the brutal reality of most small business owner’s lives is you feel like a slave to your business, there’s very little family time, no real freedom, major stress, you feel like you have a job anyway (instead of a business).
    Rachel Lavern´s last blog post ..Business Lessons Learned While Hiking

    • David Merrill 101 December 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

      Quite right, Rachel.

      Being your own boss gives you independence, but it’s not without challenges. It’s not the easy way out, but the potential and possibilities are worth the effort… at least for those of us who have the entrepreneurial spirit and ambition. For those who don’t, the “job” is perfectly suitable, as long as it’s available.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..The Shortest Path To Online Success

  11. Sarah Arrow December 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Do you think we’ll ever overthrow the feudal overlords? JOB stands for Just Over Broke, and the only way you can earn more or do more is to ask someone else’s permission… there’s no need for that as an entrepreneur. Forget the job, be the boss.
    Sarah Arrow´s last blog post ..You are Not Your Ideal Customer Part One

    • David Merrill 101 December 12, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      I like that, Sarah… Just Over Broke (JOB).

      I totally agree with you, but we both know that being an entrepreneur is a challenge fraught with struggle, failures and an endless, burning desire for freedom. The JOB is the road most traveled because of it’s perceived safety, and because it is the easier one for most people.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Do Shiny Objects Drive Online Entrepreneurs Crazy?

  12. Dr. Erica Goodstone December 9, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    David,

    There is a danger, for some people, when they are told they should not work for someone else and they should be the boss. They may have delusions of a life of wealth and ease without having to work hard for it. But being the boss requires working continuously without having that ease of mind provided for workers who finish on Friday at 5 and don’t have to think about work again until Monday morning.

    I have done both – worked for many years as a professor at a college, an institution and also maintained my private counseling practice at the same time. And now I have both a counseling practice and my online business.

    I can honestly say that in many ways it was so much easier to teach at the college. We had 15 week courses. The first day was just an intro. The last day was just an exam. That left 13 weeks of real teaching. The classes were 2 hours but there was a delay of 15 minutes at the start and end to allow the students to change (physical education classes). So I was not teaching all those hours. There were breaks and paid vacations and lots of opportunities to make additional money with extra classes.

    On the other hand, as an entrepreneur there have been continual ups and downs. One week the money is flowing in. The next week, I am struggling again. And although it is all my own effort and confidence that will bring me the new clients and the online success, that is also the problem. I find I am working double the time I used to work for a much less predictable income.

    The up side is that I love it more and more each day. There is such a freedom and opportunity for unlimited success in many ways.

    Warmly,
    Dr. Erica
    Dr. Erica Goodstone´s last blog post ..The Dirty Secret of Success in Business

  13. David Merrill 101 December 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    The “delusions of a life of wealth and ease without having to work hard for it” are certainly just that… a delusion… especially when we are talking about online business. Those who harbor such delusions usually drop out pretty quickly, as soon as reality kicks in.

    I couldn’t agree with you more, though, Erica, that even with all the hard work and seemingly endless learning curves…. the potential is unlimited. The freedom alone makes the journey of the online entrepreneur the most worthwhile one to embark on, for me anyway. Given the choice of security or freedom, I’d always choose the latter, as most entrepreneurs would.
    David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..The Shortest Path To Online Success

  14. Miriam Slozberg December 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    Working for someone else is never satisfying even if you are able to pay your bills. However, if you decide to be your own boss, which is the best job to have, be prepared it can take a lot of time to build up and you will have to continue to work for someone else until you are fully able to create a steady flow of income on your own. Patience and hard work is the key to earning your freedom.
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  15. David Merrill 101 December 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I’ve got to agree, Miriam.

    Entrepreneurs don’t have a “cake walk” with their business, but it’s so much more satisfying than trying to build somebody else’s business for them.

    As you say, it;s always a good idea to keep the “steady flow of income” rolling in, until you’ve got your own online business cashing in.
    David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..The Shortest Path To Online Success

  16. WILLIAM O'TOOLE December 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi David.

    Sometimes we need to take a step back and get a ‘real’ job to cover the bills but once we do that we need to be careful that it does not let our vision go.. we need to keep focused… the ‘job’ is just a way to help you get the desired lifestyle change. It will take time but that’s ok.. Enjoy the ride.

    William
    WILLIAM O’TOOLE´s last blog post ..Liverpool here I come

    • David Merrill 101 December 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

      Entrepreneurs talk about developing a “funded proposal.”

      That simply means, find something that brings in some immediate cash while you’re working at developing a bigger business plan.

      Like you say, William, people do need to “cover the bills” and they can do that as online entrepreneurs with an online funded proposal that dovetails with their blog, or other online business. That’s ideal.

      But if you need a job to pay the bills, certainly, you have to do that… just don’t “let your vision go.” Keep working as much as you can on your online business, with the clear goal of having it eventually replace your j.o.b.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Building An Online Business

  17. Carmine December 15, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Nice post David. I will agree that being your own boss is nice, but it also comes with great risk. Not only can competition come in tomorrow to make you irrelevant, having the cash to fund slow sales does the majority of people in. When working for others or companies, it’s not the steady paycheck that makes you rich, it’s how you use it. Those entering corporate America making just 35k per year receive many perks like healthcare an 401k matching. When they set a budget and salary goes up, excess cash can be invested. When done right, these investments are enough to ensure a very comfortable retirement.
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    • David Merrill 101 December 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      The “steady job” idea certainly has faded, as you point out Carmine.

      Just because you’d like it to be “steady” doesn’t make it so.

      You make the case that I’ve that getting a job in today’s economy, may mean building your own online business and giving yourself the job of running it!

      Thanks for your valuable comment.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..List Building With Video | Introducing Breakthrough Video

  18. Monisha Kapur December 18, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Hi David,

    Great post and being my own “boss”, having work flexibility and doing what I enjoy are all reasons why I decided to start my own business. I love what I do and I’m so thrilled that I am learning so much (much more than I would have had I still continued my traditional office job).

    But will say there are days where I think working a “regular job” may be easier since it’s a steadier income.
    Then I look back at my day and realize that I was able to schedule it the way I wanted to, personally make a change in someone’s life (by teaching her how to dress and giving her more confident) and I realize it’s one of the best decisions I ever made…

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!
    Best,
    Monisha
    Monisha Kapur´s last blog post ..7 Tips on Dressing For A Holiday Event

    • David Merrill 101 December 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      Nothing like being your own boss, Monisha.

      As you say, a “regular job” may seem easier because of the steady income… but that steady income is not reliable today like it may have been a generation or two ago.

      Glad to hear you enjoying the freedom of being your own boss!
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Do You Want To Rank Page One On Google?

  19. Andy Lockhart December 22, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    David

    I much prefer working for myself but it requires discipline and focus. I think some people prefer being in a much more controlled environment.

    Great article.

    Andy
    Andy Lockhart´s last blog post ..How to Get What You Want in Life

    • David Merrill 101 January 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

      That’s a good point, Andy.

      A great many people don’t really want to be their own boss.

      It’s so much easier to just do what you’re told by the “boss”, don’t question or evaluate it, just do it… and get your end of the week paycheck.

      There’s a price to pay for that in freedom, of course, but as you say, many people are happy to forego the freedom in exchange for the paycheck.

      That doesn’t mean, though, that the paycheck will always be there for them.

      What then?
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..3 Ways Bloggers Make Money Online

  20. Dawn Golden January 11, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    The entrepreneurial spirit is a fickle friend and sometimes it can turn against you! Discipline, dedication and patience are all part of the puzzle that leads to success, but you need a clear vision to lead the way. Great article here David!
    Dawn Golden´s last blog post ..Marketing Toolbox Basics

    • David Merrill 101 January 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

      You certainly do a need a “clear vision to lead the way,” Dawn, if you’re going to be your own boss.

      That’s the first thing that entrepreneurs need to develop, and their failure to do so is one of the main reasons so many fail.

      That’s one of the challenges you must accept if you want the freedom and rewards of running an online business instead of working a job.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Techmare on Elm Street

  21. Yorinda Wanner February 1, 2015 at 12:16 am #

    Hi David,
    what a great look at the job, business and online business options.

    I like the term ‘project based employment’ you used for the ‘webeneur’.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
    Cheers,
    Yorinda
    Yorinda Wanner´s last blog post ..Empowering Questions help getting more Results we want

    • David Merrill 101 February 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

      Any good “webpreneur” learns from the start that his/her business is not a single entity that churns out a single product or service.

      It’s all about completing one project after another, stacking your successes atop one another until you’ve got a business model designed to help folks in your niche solve their problems.

      So instead of completing an “8-hour shift,” the webpreneur is challenged to complete a specific project. It may get done in 8 hours, or 2 or a week. It’s the results that yield his/her reward, not the amount of time spent completing the project.

      Most jobs are purely time based. Put in your 8 hours, 40 hours, get your per hour reward. It’s limited to that, and limits your potential accordingly.

      That’s not to say, though, that many people would still prefer doing “time” rather than completing “projects.” That’s okay. Everybody’s different.

      Makes things interesting, no?
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Building An Online Business

  22. Erika Mohssen-Beyk February 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Hi David,
    I am sure many would like to work from home,,but there is the fear of existence for many.
    It needs a change of mindset and support. It needs to get out of the comfort zone,
    The bad thing is the start for many,because of this companies who sell the
    programs to the people who do not work to make money or they let them alone with no help.
    Lucky the ones who find somebody who is honest and helps.
    But I am sure many will find the way and in the future more people will be “webeneur ”
    Thank you for the great post
    Erika
    Erika Mohssen-Beyk´s last blog post ..How To Deal With Toxic People

    • David Merrill 101 February 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

      You are so right, Erika.

      The more support you have, the more likely you are to succeed.

      That’s why coaching with the right people is so important for entrepreneurs.

      It’s a tough go without being able to get individual assistance for exactly what you are working on. I’ve never seen anyone create a successful online business without first finding a good mentor or coach to work with. It’s the same reason that big businesses and corporations hire consultants.

      You don’t have to be lucky, though. You just have to decide that you’re serious about your business, and the first thing you’ll do is hire the right people to help direction you and assist you each step of the way until you make it happen.

      It’s not luck, it’s a business decision. Much like hiring a good lawyer and accountant when the need arises.
      David Merrill 101´s last blog post ..Mentoring For Online Success

  23. Willena Flewelling March 1, 2015 at 2:20 am #

    Great article, as always, David.

    Working for someone else is a necessary first step for most of us. It’s too bad when we still haven’t gone beyond that first step, forty years later. The question of self-support looms closer and closer as my husband’s 67th birthday is just weeks away. We’d far rather be in the position of working for ourselves than anything else.
    Willena Flewelling´s last blog post ..Week 20 – The Hedgehog and the Fox

  24. Miriam Slozberg June 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    Being your own boss sounds more glamorous than it really is. It’s hard work, and you need to be very disciplined to be successful in what you do, great post.
    Miriam Slozberg´s last blog post ..Business Owners and Depression

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