Go West Young Man
by Len Thurmond
"There's Gold In Them There Hills"
It was the cry of a generation and the chance of a lifetime.
An unprecedented opportunity for the common man to shake off
his shackles and follow his dreams of a better life.
The way was hard and filled with frustration for there were
no maps to success, no instructions to follow. This was
But for those who persevered and learned from their mistakes,
fortunes were made and legacies created.
For those few imaginative entrepreneurs who saw the opportunity
in time and acted without hesitation, the end result was golden.
But more often than not, the dreams went up in smoke.
Tens of thousands watched and waited to see how the pioneers
And then....it was too late.
Finding only the same shackles they'd left behind, thousands
came home worse off than when they had left, while thousands
more stayed on to dredge out an existence for themselves and
their families. Having to be content with the leavings of
those who came before.
Does any of this ring a bell? It Should!
"Go 'Web' Young man. There's gold in them there hills."
The analogy is not as farfetched as you might think.
The World Wide Web is the Wild Wild West of our time.
We stand at the crossroads of a revolution and we , all of us,
must decide whether to join in or be left behind.
The internet is changing our lives and our way of doing
business, and the opportunities abound.
"The way is hard and filled with frustration for there are
no maps to success, no instructions to follow. This is
uncharted territory. But for those who preserve and learn
from their mistakes, fortunes will be made and legacies
created. For those few imaginative entrepreneurs who see
the opportunity in time, and act without hesitation, the
end result will be golden."
Just like the Wild Wild West, the 'Wild Wild Web' is
attracting all segments of society.
There are entrepreneurs, professionals, workers, sheriffs
It's unfortunate, but wherever people are making money, there
will always be thieves. Con artists out to make a fast buck
by fleecing the unsuspecting.
But Make No Mistake...There are many fine programs, by which
one can make a good living.
These programs allow you to work from your home, and raise
your own children , instead of letting the childcare people
They also give you the satisfaction of being your own boss
and choosing your own hours.
But beware the snake oil salesmen, they are everywhere!
Never be taken in by the hype. Do the research before you leap.
Most good programs will have testimonials with contact info for
the authors of their testimonials. Don't be afraid to contact
Sure, at the time they wrote the testimonials, they were
obviously enamored with the program or product (otherwise
their letters wouldn't have been published).
But as is often the case in life, the illusions of grandeur
soon wear off and reality sets in. You might be surprised at
the answers you get.
Everyone offers a guarantee today, but some of them aren't
worth the silicone they're written on. Read them carefully
and look for the loopholes.
'If after one year, you've followed our comprehensive course
and not doubled your business, We'll gladly refund the full
Sounds pretty good doesn't it?
Can you prove that you followed the course to the letter for
Not many of us can!
One or two well placed words can be very misleading.
Don't get me wrong! There are many fine programs in cyberworld.
Just do your due diligence and you'll be fine.
I'll say it again;
Beware the Snake Oil Salesmen, They're Everywhere
Len Thurmond is the editor & founder of 'The Affiliate Review'
A Weekly Free Publication dedicated to bringing you the truth
about online businesses and marketing tools.
There's a new Sheriff in town!!!
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