Today I read a post John Chow wrote last month called, "There Is No Secret Formula." In it he writes how sometimes he get complaints from readers wanting him to stick to the subject of how to make money online. They feel that any diversion is pointless, and just want to know the secret to online success.
His response, as you can probably tell from the his post's title, is that there is no secret. There are programs, products, web sites, and tips and tricks galore all designed to fool people into thinking that if they just read, if they just watch, if they just buy, they'll learn the secret. But just like with achieving a breathtaking physique, making money online has no secrets. There's just common knowledge that most people seem to dislike.
However, I think there is another factor at work here. I think there really are secrets to getting fit, just like there are for making money online. What makes them so secret is that they're hiding in plain site. The knowledge is so apparently commonplace and straightforward that it is easily dismissed. People think, "It can't be that simple, can it?" and refuse to consider the true secrets to success. But now that we're no longer blind to the power of plain truths, we can benefit from them! So what did John Chow reveal?
Hiding in Plain Site Secret To Getting Fit:
"Eat less, workout more."
Hiding in Plain Site Secret To Making Money Online:
"Get traffic, optimize ads."
AHA!!! The Quickening empowers me! I know everything!! I am everything!!!
But wait… What are the secrets to getting traffic? What are the secrets to optimizing ads?
Well at least we've narrowed our focus. Traffic and ads, traffic and ads.If you enjoyed this post, I'd be delighted to have you as a subscriber to my RSS feed.