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Is there any such thing as ‘evergreen’?

For those of you who read this yesterday I am sure you questioned my notion of evergreen things. Because at first look there is nothing that lasts forever.

And that is the entire notion of evergreen.

Any product you make has a shelf life. After that it has to be updated and repaired. That is evergreen. The return business.

Get it?

That is why you do not want to burn your bridges unless you just have to. But there is a limit to how far you can go, I do understand.

Well that it is it for today. Short and sweet.

I brought this up so you could have a better understanding.

 

We all gotta eat.

Believe it or not we all gotta eat.

You either get your food for free or you work for it.

If you work  you can either go the 9 to 5 route or at the other end of the spectrum you have totally devoted your life to God and he pays you for your labor by the goodwill of others. Or you are a mutt like me trying to please both and sometimes you have money and sometimes you don’t. Such is life.

If you are choosing internet marketing and other computer jobs as your livelihood you will also have feasts and famines.

If you want more feasts than famines you always want to try and keep up with the marketers around you and even surpass them by creating something new for everyone that actually will work. Like teaching someone to fish you want to teach and sell things that do not wear out – called evergreen – and perpetually will bring in an income for you and the people you sell to.

These products can be anything you can think of such as books, software, websites, services, photos, headers, and everything else under the sun.

You can specialize in one area until you get to be the best at it or you can mix it up and be in several areas but you need to remember there are only so many hours in a day if you do get popular.

It also costs money to stay up with everyone else as you will most likely have to invest in new software, computers, and more to keep up with the changes. That goes along with any job.

Now that this is out of the way tomorrow I will go into more detail on the ways to make money.

So you want to be an internet marketer.

This morning I though maybe you would want to hear from a regular guy that has been doing this for a long time and has survived through many changes in the world and the internet market itself. I have seen business after business go away over the years and many guru;s give this up for greener pastures because they did not make the millions they thought they were entitled to.

For me this was more of a hobby for years and just because I wanted to learn and have some fun and improve all my skills as a webmaster and programmer and all of the other related computer skills that I have.

Like everyone else I also wanted to earn a wage.

Over the years I have almost done it all and have actually had some success. I never set my sights very high on the money goal as a few sales a week gave me some spare money and I was already working at a high paying job for part of the year so things went along pretty well.

I was actually was very fortunate that I could live like this for so long until my bad health finally caught back up with me. So now I am a full time marketer and trying to learn the new ways that people are doing to survive in this new age where nothing is steady anymore.

Everyone has their own theory for success but when you boil it down to the nitty gritty it still is the same old stuff at the very bottom and then you build on it to get the people interested in what you are doing.

What I am talking about is basic salesmanship, honesty, integrity, filling a need, and being nice. You never want to lie, cheat, or steal ever because when someone finds out that you have they will mentally start leaving right then.

I hope this is just the first article of many. There is a lot of ground to cover to actually be any good at this at all and it takes me time to think of what to say and then to get it written down.