The Internet Marketing Quest Revealed is the brain-child of Professor John P. J. Zajaros, Sr, yours truly. This is the result of a year-long search, a search that continues today, for a complete, and completely legitimate, Internet marketing opportunity.The year has been a rough one, beginning with a tabula rasa, an empty slate or tablet.
Wikipedia defines it as follows: “Tabula rasa (Latin: blank slate) refers to the epistemological thesis that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and sensory perception. Generally proponents of the tabula rasa thesis favor the “nurture” side of the nature versus nurture debate, when it comes to aspects of one’s personality, social and emotional behavior, and intelligence. In other words, we learn our lessons from others, from our own experiences, from our peers! My mother, she passed away this past year, as did my little brother…I said it was a rough year…used to say I always had to learn everything for myself, usually the hard way!
I guess she was talking about things like enlisting in the Army in 1972! That kind of stuff! I can say one thing for “the hard way,” they are lessons not soon, or usually, forgotten!
During the first year of my Internet Marketing Quest, building a business, often badly, often with absolutely no idea of what I was doing, I learned a lot. I knew very little going in and had virtually no help, particularly in the beginning. I knew one thing, I knew that doing nothing was simply not acceptable! I also knew something else, something that gave me hope when there was little else to keep me going, actually it was more of a belief, a belief based more on what I had witnessed first-hand rather than any clear-cut, scientific data, I knew that Internet Marketing, regardless of the niche I ultimately settled in, was and remains a treasure chest!
So, when all else failed, when nothing seemed to be working, I continued to do something, anything, believing I would ultimately triumph! If I wasn’t succeeding, it was simply because I didn’t know enough yet. So, I learned more. And ultimately, I began to get results!
Internet Marketing may be considered a “get rich quick” vehicle but I’ve found just the opposite to be the case. Working at any real and meaningful online enterprise takes time and real effort. Building an online business is a labor of love that takes hours, and usually money! The beginning can be fast and surprising but for most there appears to be a process of trial by error and education. Even the self-anointed “gurus” out there often tell stories about years of failure before finally “getting it!” The “it” seems to be nonspecific, varying from person to person and business to business. But ultimately, success comes after struggle and a lot of education.
The usual rags to riches, Horatio Alger story must be taken with a grain of salt, of course! The same stories seem to conveniently float around the Internet! Surely, the same things, the same near death or deathbed conversions, haven’t happened quite as often as claimed? Or perhaps that is a component of success, overcoming almost insurmountable odds, to triumph! Rocky 11! The Sequel or the Sequel! Yo, Adrianne!
The fact is, a year ago I was in the hospital fighting for my life! We had gone from a comfortable existence in a western suburb of Cleveland to hours away from homelessness and death! After a missed diagnosis and a life or death fight for my life, including osteomyelitis throughout my lower thoracic and all of my lumbar spine, 15 major surgeries, 14 on my spine, congestive heart failure, insulin dependent diabetes, and a myriad of other consequences and complications, I would literally crawl to the computer and log on to the Internet every day. I started with an online tutoring business, because I have tutored and coached students and student-athletes for years, I knew them and most of the subjects they might need help with! Slowly but surely, I gained my strength back and started to prosper!
Unfortunately, the Internet is a scoundrel’s paradise! People seeking their fortune, much like the 49ers of old panning for gold, will often chase the most elusive claims in search of the first, rich strike! The majority of Internet Marketers, just as the majority seeking their fortune in any “gold rush” of the past, go away with their dreams dashed and their hopes never realized. Depending on who you listen to, between 80 & 95% of every person seeking to make a claim to their portion of the Internet Marketing Gold Rush end up making little or nothing. In most cases, they only succeed in making one “guru” or another wealthier! Whether you believe it is 80/20 or 95/5, one thing is certain, the odds are heavily stacked against you!
So how do you succeed in and at Internet Marketing?
Enter The Internet Marketing Quest Revealed!
As noted above, I have been at this for more than a year now, taking more hours of courses than I did pursuing my bachelors and doctorate combined! Most days, and nights, I spend between 15 and 18 hours online! What have a learned? A lot! I have learned that everyone and no one have the answers! I have learned that there are no true “gurus!” Or if there are, I haven’t met one yet! Well, maybe I met half of one..but even he turned out to be something of a self-indulgent wiener! Very disappointing!
What can I share with you? Plenty! But I am not going to do it fast and I’m not going to do it for just anyone! You must want it! Because you see, if you succeed, I succeed! So, I want to make darned sure I only take under my wing people who really want it!
Well, “it” is the burning desire to be the best at whatever it is you want to pursue! That ache in your gut because you want “it” so bad! The niche is irrelevant, I can help anyone achieve anything, now that I know the template for success. The systems to put into place are interchangeable and simple, once you know them and how to implement them! I can duplicate it!
No! But you will certainly avoid the traps and pitfalls I fell into, and your success is assured provided you follow the steps, one at a time, one after the other!
How did I do it? Well, that will take more time to answer than I have here and, as noted above, the education is ongoing, even for me! In fact, it never stops! Not until I am six feet under, anyway!
Suffice it to say, one day I was broke, wondering if I would ever get it right…and the next I was scratching my head, wondering how I had missed all the signs of the dynamo now roaring away and generating income, almost at will! I say “almost” because the Internet Marketing Quest Revealed has “revealed” one thing over and over again, online business is unpredictable! But one thing is an absolute fact, once the dynamo begins, at first slow and ultimately gaining force and momentum, the force is irresistible and amazing!
But you must diversify and you must adapt! “Multiple Streams of Income” is not a cliche! It is a reality! And, if you want to be more than a flash in the pan, you must have many irons in the fire! This is more true today than ever before!
So, come along for the ride! Contrary to what almost every vagabond on the Internet will tell you, it takes time and it takes real effort! But there are shortcuts, and there are ways to lighten the load…considerably! I will teach you all of them, provided you are committed, provided you are willing to work, and above all, provided you are wiling to listen!
I look forward to serving you! you see, by serving you, I hope to also serve myself…and my family! Together we prosper! Alone? We fail! So, let’s prosper in a very big way!
Professor John P. J. Zajaros, Sr.