The Car Auction. To buy or not. Or is that even the Question?
So here is where it started ...
I went to a car auction today. While walking past the auctioneer, he made this funny joke about wouldn\'t wanna make the big guy angry at me or anything. My head spun around looking for the big guy that the auctioneer was discussing publicly on his mic.
I did a double take as I realized, hey its me.
About two hours later, a 2004 Chevy Impala came up for auction and I heard from across the massive auction arena that it was going for 1600. I shouldered my way thru several lanes of cars to see it.
By the time I got there, a lot of people had arrived there already and the bid started moving quickly upward from 1800 dollars.
I walked quickly around it and by the time I had done that, the price was 2,000.
I looked at the odometer reading and the price popped to 2,100 dollars.
2 seconds of indecision later allowed the price to move smoothly to 2,200 dollars. In the time to put up my hand - the price popped to 2300.
Finally I was noticed and the high energy auctioneer set the price at 2350. Then an odd thing happened, everyone looked at me and the bidding simply stopped.
The funny auctioneer tried for the next half minute but no one would place another bid on the car. Finally, he made some joke about big arms and stopped the bid.
So, I got this nice 2004 Chevy, worth about 5-6,000 for a mere 2350.
Wow, sometimes size does matter. lol
So, what\'s the point of this?
I was laughingly discussing this with a friend of mine and he said that would not have happened if the auction took place online. He sure was right. As an online marketer, seller or buyer, you can do nearly anything in your pajamas. Online you can\'t be intimidated by someone\'s physical presence, their bad perfume, aggressive stance or any of those other aspects.
Picking up a niche market that you believe in, googling it, getting a domain name and using a content managment system like Joomla or Wordpress to quickly put up a site, then actively marketing that in similar discussion boards and other blogs is -- in one runaway sentence **all you need to do**
An online home business is like a dream job. Sometimes demanding, a little frustrating but definitely worth the reward for the 5% who figure out how to make it work.
If you are running a successful online business, to get out of bed or not is entirely your choice. Working with your computer on your lap, snuggled up nice and warm under your blankets while others are fighting snow drifts trying to get to work... well, that\'s the life.
And this is my favorite - Get yourself out on a comfortable beach chair somewhere warm, bring your business laptop and try not to let your Attention Deficit Syndrome get the better as the barely clad bodies get between you and your uhmmm, errhh computer screen.