In today's economic environment, you only have to look around to see just how bad things really are. Everyday now it seems, we are constantly bombarded with tons of negative information that has to make you wonder how deep this will go.
Job loss is widening across the entire nation. Banks that are still standing are still at real risk of failing. The government bailing out all of their big corporate buddies, yet leaving us to fend for ourselves and putting all of the burden of this economic mess on we the taxpayers.
AIG, need I say more as an example of this corporate greed that will not just cost you and I, but will cost generations to come untold misery due to the enormous amount of bad debt this giant has incurred leaving us to foot the bill while the big whigs get to carve up huge bonuses and take the family on exotic vacations at our expense.
What each and every one of us needs is a solid back up plan, an economic stimulus package of our own if we are to survive this madness. Its already getting worse and one only needs to look to the past and see that history is indeed repeating itself.
Welcome Great Depression 2, as some label it. Who knows how deep this will go. Who knows how you and your family will fair during all of this. Who knows if you will even survive? Do you really think that your job is secure? After all, there is a recession on, and foreign labor is cheap & getting cheaper as this all unfolds.
You need to ask yourself just how prepared are you?
What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Do you have six months worth of living expenses put away so you can feed your family and keep a roof over your head?
We were all warned by a few experts more than a year ago that this was coming, though most refused to take it seriously as they thought that things just couldn't get any worse. Well, what have you done? Now its worse.
Better yet, what are you going to do? Are you just going to sit around and hope for the best? Hoping that all of the bad will just somehow pass you by leaving you unscathed?
I could almost guarantee that it will affect you in some way, though I do not really know your personal situation. What we need is a plan. A really good plan, to ensure that we have a fighting chance to survive the financial turmoil.
* Large Financial Institutions have failed and more will follow
* The government is trying to bail them out and it will be up to us to repay the debt
* Unemployment is at an all time high and rising
* Your job is not as secure as you would like to believe ( how many jobless people do you think would be willing to do what you do for less money)
* Unless You take control of your financial destiny no one else will
* There is still money to be made in any economic environment
Until you take control, you are at real risk of losing everything you have worked so hard for. Why would you want to live like that? Why would you want to live with the uneasiness of waking up every morning wondering if you still have a way to provide for yourself and for your family?
It doesn't have to be this way. You can make an effort to preserve what you already have by creating your own economy. If nothing else it might provide extra money to make life a little easier or it could provide a way for complete financial independence. How? What am I talking about?
No matter what is going on, people want to know things.
How to better their lives. How to make more money. How to make life a little easier. People crave information. All kinds of information. And you know what? Just like the old saying goes, information sells.
Information products are a multi-billion dollar a year industry, and though there are a lot of information product companies, there is still unlimited room in this market and its this market that could be your ticket to freedom. Who doesn't want freedom. I mean real freedom.
If this is at all going over your head, don't just turn a blind eye to the idea. There are many ways to get started even if you have zero writing skills, zero computer knowledge, zero web design skills, zero marketing skills. All of this can be learned and there are plenty of resources to help get you started. Just do your research. Its not difficult at all, and as a matter of fact, its so easy your grandmother could do this information marketing thing.
Probably the most valuable tools and resources you can have is PLR (private label rights) products. There is a trick that you must employ to use them properly, but they are very valuable and save huge amounts of time.
If you don't have the technical skills to put up a website right away, though I highly recommend you learn how to, there are plenty of free blogging services out there like wordpress and google's blogger platforms to get started.
An easy way to make extra money is by having a review blog and giving solid reviews of the affiliate programs products that you are promoting.
Affiliate programs are easy to find and an easy and free way to get started.
Examples of affiliate resources are:
and there are tons more.
Just research the subject of affiliate marketing.
As far as marketing goes, there are paid ways like google's adword's, yahoos paid advertising as well as Msn's and of course email marketing. That's a different subject in itself, but very effective.
There are also many different ways to market products for free.
*Blog posts from your free blog.
*Write and submit articles to article directories like I do.
*Leave comments on blogs & forums that are related to the product you are trying to promote leaving a link in your signature.
*Use the social networks to promote your products.
All of these examples can produce huge volumes of relevant traffic for you. Free!
See, with a little ingenuity and minimal effort, there are ways to generate huge sums of money from the internet for years to come.
Your imagination is the only thing that can set the limits of your success.
Web designer, author, all around information junkie.