When Ya Give, You're Gonna Receive...Somehow
I saw another one.
It was one of those postings that keep popping up all around in forums and discussion groups.
One of those "I made oodles of bucks by doing nothing" messages.
In this case, they actually claimed to gain $86,000 (yep, all those zeroes!) from writing and distributing ONE article. Never mind that it was full of whopping grammatical errors and misspellings, it was obviously(???) magic. Abracadabra.
Incredible as it may sound, this extremely fortunate individual ignored the direct requests of several people, including the forum's owner and myself, for details of how this miracle occured.
Remember the cricket sounds in the old Bugs Bunny cartoons when it was supposed to be really quiet?
That's a shame for us all, because giving is what it's actually all about.
Not throwing sales pitches, selling hard or wearing 'em down over time...giving.
It's sharing what you know, what's working, what helps.
And I mean making a habit of it, not throwing little crumbs here and there. No one'll walk up to you with a big bag of money and say, "Since you were such a good egg, we've decided to give you the bacon".
For instance, I advertise several products on Google Adwords. Some change from season to season or even with the amount of time I want to put into them. There's one thing that never changes - I keep my copy of The Definative Guide To Google Adwords open each and every second I'm working on any aspect of my Adwords campaigns, referring to it constantly. Why? It's the best resource available for that stuff and by using it ALL the time, my profits continue to increase.
There's a killer introductory ecourse that costs zip to give a feel for it, constant updates, helpful teleseminars, etc. It's awesome!!
Now what if you saw a message from me going crazy over all these smackers I'm making on Adwords campaigns without ever mentioning HOW?!? Would you think I was a good guy? Would you think I was the least bit helpful? Would you think I was just some selfish turkey??
Life is hard. That's definitely no secret. We need whatever help we can get. As hard as life can be, life in any kind of business, online or off, is even harder. The only ones who are still around tomorrow are the ones who help others.
Helping others is not only right, it's also appreciated. Making that buck has to be the furthest thing from your mind. When you do right by others, they remember. When they remember, they return. As they continue to return, they develop trust. I could probably break my desk under the weight of everything ever written that advises establishment of a trusting relationship in business. By the way, remind me not to print this out...
We're all here in this life to help one another anyway. What's the big deal???
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