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Who Does NOT Want To Start An Online Business?

Sometimes I am guilty of assuming that everyone wants to start an online business (if only!) when actually they are looking for a job.

In fairness to myself, my mailing list is clearly labelled “Start Your Own Online Business”, so if they sign up for it, is it any surprise that I will be emailing about Internet business tips and ideas? Obviously supplemented by the usual “Comment on life as an Internet Marketer”.

No, this article isn't to say that people have been complaining about my emails. It's more reflecting on the fact that very few people DO anything. I have paid for professionally written emails and titles, plus two different auto-responders that claim to offer excellent deliverability.

Yet open-rates are dismally low, and action rates even lower! And that's being honest.

So Why Is No-one Interested?

I have three possible theories:

  1. People are so blitzed by emails for ways to start an online business that they're “blind to them”
  2. They have tried a few, been burned, and given up
  3. People do NOT want to start an online business, they just need some instant cash, and would be more likely to get it from a job!

Number 1 – I can sympathize with, and every so often I have a blitz and unsubscribe from a batch of email lists – marking as JUNK those that don't have a proper unsubscribe link.

Number 2 – Well, you have two choices. You can give up and get off the lists; seriously, there's some quite reasonable stuff on TV – so they tell me. Or do something different. I think it was Einstein who said:

[Tweet “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results”] Of course, if you read on you'll find my suggestion for “something different….”:-)

Number 3 – I think this is the most common reason. People find themselves with an emergency cash flow problem from: loss of job, big bill to pay, pension shortage…. whatever.

magic-compSo they think “Blimey, now what, how will I pay the mortgage”?

And then they think…. “I know, I'll start an online business (sub-text… and be rich by the end of the month)”. As if by magic!

In my opinion the problem these people have is that they don't need a business – they need a job, because they need money and they need it now – not in the year + it takes to grow a reliable online income!

When you are completely flat broke is NOT a good time to start an online business. If you have a little money to invest in your online business, possibly, but flat broke NO!

Start a gardening or car-cleaning business (using tools you already have and knocking on doors) maybe…., but if you have no cash whatsoever to put into domain, hosting, training or advertising I think you'll struggle badly* with an Internet business. *I actually think it's impossible, but I don't want to appear TOO negative.

Make a Fast Income Online?

So when people tell me they want fast income, I tell them to put their efforts into getting a JOB instead, because income online is not fast – despite the hype you'll hear. If it was, everyone would be driving fast cars and living the life of Riley (whoever he was).

That is NOT what they want me to say, but it is meant kindly, because making a sustainable income online is not a fast way to wealth – or even just to security. A few years ago you could sling up an affiliate website, throw a few dollars at it in PPC advertising and – if you were lucky – make a decent return. Try that these days and – unless you're very savvy – your budget will have gone in a puff of smoke. A slightly different kind of magic to what you were hoping for!

So Have I Got An Answer?

Well, I have a credible suggestion for people who really need a job (for extra cash quickly), but think they want a business. They can have both with Drop Ship Domination. Start with DSD the “Job” and use the income from that to build a business – IF you really want a business.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a job in the conventional sense at all. You will be self-employed, liable for your own taxes, no benefits, no guaranteed income, no holiday or sickness pay. Well – all the features of a business really. The difference is that YOU will determine your level of income. If you put in the hours, follow the training provided and attend the getting started hangouts, you can make a good income. I'm in a Facebook group and see people doing it all the time. It's for distributors only, so these aren't posts prove the income to outsiders!

Yes, there's a catch – it involves work, but so does any job. And if you think a business doesn't involved work……  ask any successful entrepreneur if they got where they are now without working for their results! (Then run….)

What is Drop Ship Domination?

DSD the “job” involves finding products to sell on Site A (eBay), sourcing them from Site B (various) at enough of a price to make a profit and getting them “drop-shipped” from the supplier at site B to the customer at Site A.

Then “rinse and repeat” as they say.

Does it take effort to find these “deals”?  Of course it does! Are there people who are putting that effort in and turning a profit? You bet there are. Below is a trade my sponsor made (posted with his permission). $65 for 20 minutes work – and he'll probably spend 2 minutes re-listing the item and make the same profit again.


DSD has turned out to be like a JOB for many hard-working people who saw what was on offer and ran with it! BUT, they are choosing the hours, venues and times they work – not a boss.

Every-day people are KILLING IT with DSD sales, when they treat it like a job and put the time and effort in!  80% are in profitruss-sales in their first month.

In a smaller way my son has been doing some buying and selling too (see image on the right), and so have I.

I used the DSD training to generate eBay profits of about £300 – which has has more than covered the monthly subscription for the tools and training.

However, I already have an offline business that is like a “job” to me, so, having seen the concept proven, I don't have the time to devote to the “job” side of DSD.

The business side I AM interested in, and – due to developments I heard about at a UK meeting last Sunday – I will be scaling that up in the autumn, when I've completed some commitments in my off-line business.

Looking for a Job?

If you have time to make the DSD “job” work, and just $19.95 a month to pay for the tools and training and support, give it a try; watch short video here.

PS They even include cash-back offers so you can claim back enough money to cover that $19.95 to get you started!

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I left it too late to plan for a financially secure retirement. Don't make my mistake. Start building an extra income with a part-time (or full-time) business online. Think you don't have time? Can't afford the start-up cost? Can't meet sales targets? Contact me for free advice (no obligation) on the best fit for your circumstances.

Angela McCall - July 11, 2014

Hi Joy,

Great advice!! 😀

The business online takes time to develop before you even earn decent money. You’d be lucky if you earn $100 from Adsense in about a year or so. But even that, it’s not enough to sustain your daily necessities! You still need a job outside home in order to support yourself.

In my case, my husband supports me. But so far, I am not relying on my business here online. I’m going to my Meetup Groups and THERE I can see it is more promising to get REAL CLIENTS offline than online.

Affiliate Marketing is just the HARDEST. I have quit doing this for now. I really need to pick up my traffic like 30K-50K a month, then perhaps I can think of an Affiliate Product to sell. Anyway, girl, GREAT ADVICE as always!!!


    Joy Healey - July 13, 2014

    Hi Angela

    That’s great advice, to go to MeetUps etc – especially in your line of business. I just KNOW you will succeed.

    Affiliate Marketing is tough, which is why I am suggesting using the tools and training in the DSD method to earn an income, rather than trying to make an income from the affiliate side of the business.

    Have a great weekend.

    Joy xx

      Angela McCall - July 13, 2014

      Yes, I think MeetUp group is the BEST way to target clients in your niche!! It’s UNIVERSAL and NOTHING BEATS FACE-TO-FACE!!! So this is what I’m working on so far. And so far so good. I’ve been meeting a lot of contacts here and all I need is to follow through. It is more promising for an income that would allow me to buy a house in the country!! *LOL* Anyway, girl, this post is the BEST post you’ve ever wrote…advising those who are just starters. You’re being HONEST and THIS will get you a long way!!! Kudos to you my friend. <3

        Joy Healey - July 13, 2014

        Thanks so much 🙂

Ravi Chahar - July 11, 2014

Hey Joy,

In today’s era of technology and money people want to make more and more money sitting in their homes.

Internet is the way by which people can make some money.
Online marketing of any product, company is different but setting up our own brand is different.

As you have mentioned about making money by selling products is a good way but it requires connections.
Making human bonds is important.

People wish to earn money fast but hate to do hard work. I don’t think It can work for them.

Great post.

Enjoy the weekend.:)


    Joy Healey - July 13, 2014

    Hi Ravi

    Normally I would agree with you, but the “connections” to sell the products are made for us in the training and tools described in the post.

    You are right – people DO want to make money fast, and it’s not reallistic. The method used by DSD requires hard work to set it up, but for someone with the time and determination, it’s completely achievable.

    Thanks for visiting. Joy

Adrian Jock - July 17, 2014

Hi Joy,

I liked very much your article 🙂

Let me tell you a true story. One of my newsletters is called “Ezine Advertising Info”. Never offered any bribe in exchange of people subscribing to it. So if you want to learn more about ezine advertising (incl. solo ads), you subscribe. It’s simple as that.

So theoretically all subscribers are interested in learning more about ezine advertising. Otherwise, why did they subscribe?

Practice is different though. Some of my subscribers read rarely my articles, but don’t unsubscribe, while always click on the solo ads of my customers who promise them a quick buck.

You see? You’re not alone. The truth is that some people cannot be educated. If you tell them the truth the way you did it here, they walk away and say that you don’t know what you’re saying; other people will offer them what they want – a business that is easy to run, with no prior experience, that gets you thousands overnight, etc, you know the hype.

That’s life. Don’t worry. Move on! 🙂

    Joy Healey - July 17, 2014

    Hi Adrian

    Glad you liked the article, and thanks for your story…. sometimes I do wonder if I’m the only one getting open rates LOL. Well, in truth I KNOW now that everybody isn’t making the massive incomes they claim to be!

    If people can’t/won’t be educated (and I know some can’t) I would far rather they leave my list because failure of someone you’re trying to help is demotivating for both parties.

    However, I hope that in the post above is an alternative for people who do just need a “job”.

    Thanks for stopping by. Joy

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