View Full Version : Must one be web savvy....
01-27-2008, 03:22 PM
To create prosperity and abundance?????
This is a question I have been pondering a lot lately. It seems that many of the ways to create financial abundance have to do with creating streams of revenue via blogs, e-books, products on-line, etc.
I am a complete IDIOT when it comes to internet/technology stuff. Pay pal, one line purchases, e-books, even blogging really overwhelms me! Sad, but true. But, hey, I can email!!
On StevePavlina.com he says that to have a successful blog, financially speaking, that it is a must to be WEB SAVVY.
This, I am not. How does one become web savvy without paying tons of money or what are the other options if ones mind (like mine) just have a very difficult time grasping that stuff.
I would love to hear your feedback on this.....Thanks!!
01-27-2008, 03:51 PM
No. I don't think so. But one must be willing to ask for help and to TRY to learn when she can. I started my website knowing NOTHING. Then some beautiful angel offered me help, and I was open to accepting that help. I learned what I could along the way. Then this morning I spent almost two hours on the phone with the Yahoo tech support guys.
I started my blog blind. It took me forever just to try to figure out how to get back in it after creating it, and then to figure out how to approve comments.
I started my podcast with the knowledge I learned from Revvell and Bo's free teleclass. I didn't know what the heck I was doing when it came to editing, so I had to keep starting over again from the get-go until I took the webinar class and learned how to edit. And now, I'm scrambling trying to find my notes so I can find where the info was on how to get it onto I-tunes and the other things so I can then get it on my site also.
So no, I'm not web or tech savvy. Yes, I'm a moderator here, but I was walked step-by-step on what I know how to do now, and what I don't know how to do, Rawkinlocs does.
I think you have to be more willing to take the leap of faith and just start, then you do have to be web savvy. That leap is what gets the ball rolling IMHO.:D
Sorry for the long-winded response, but I wanted you to know, you're not the only one.:o
01-27-2008, 04:31 PM
To create prosperity and abundance?????
No, but it helps. LOTS of people created prosperity and abundance before there even was an internet AND, there were fewer people. The internet just makes it easier for people who have interest in what you do or what you have to offer to find you.
Learning to navigate the internet is like anything else.... learning.
Not knowing doesn't make one an idiot. Not allowing oneself to learn, does IF you want to use it to create faster prosperity and abundance. If not, no worries.
Just from what I've seen of you, you know how to access at least 2 sites; you know how to register, sign in and navigate and you know how to start a new thread and post a response. Not all that dumb now, are you?
One reason you are "having a difficult time" grasping this stuff is because you tell yourself you are. Realize how much you know and start from there.
Here is an inexpensive place to learn a LOT of things relatively inexpensively: http://www.MyTrainingCenter.com/learnonline.php?af=661141.
01-27-2008, 05:36 PM
Hi, I agree with these two lovely ladies who posted before me. Although I have been using computers since before I hit puberty, I think there are so many ways to create prosperity on your own. There are ways to spread the word without using the internet at all. You can post ads in newspapers, post flyers, etc. For your services and products.
Yes it does help to be web savvy. But you don't need to be a programmer to learn how to use many of the tools available to you. You can often outsource or pay people to help you get set up or organized and see where that takes you.
I hope this helps. Here's to your prosperity!
01-27-2008, 07:11 PM
I agree there are other ways to create prosperity and abundance. However, the direction technology is going it would benefit you to get a basic understanding of the internet. I don't remember where I read this or how valid it is but in 3-5 years, 90% of ALL transactions will be done on the internet. And add to this the home based business marketing boom. It will be next to impossible to have a thriving business without having a website. People immediately ask "do you have a site?" as easily as they ask about the weather now.
There are tons of technical wizards out there who love to build sites and help people without charging a great deal of money. You can have someone else build it and manage it for you. But as far as having a business, it will be a definate necessity to have a website in some form to promote your business and make your sales (if it's sales based) or even simply to have an easy access on-line brochure. Just like it's important to have a bank account to manage your money. Gone are the days of mattress stuffing. You can use the same analogy with having a thriving & successful business. You don't have to be on the web to create prosperity, but it will be extremely beneficial to you if you are.
01-28-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks so much for all your thoughtful replies! It really IS directly related to what I tell myself I can or can't do.
With this whole computer thing, I better S#*T or get off of the POT. I can do it! I CAN, I CAN, I CAN!
Thanks Revvel for helping me see what I DO know instead of what I don't and thanks for that link!
Learning new stuff is rewarding but I can be very lazy when it comes to stuff I tell myself I can't/don't want to learn! Like a whiny little kid kicking and screaming. It stresses me out to think about dealing with stuff for 2 hours+ like Shine was talking about! I am way too ADD for that!! lol.
Your are so right. It is the future!! I better deal with it.
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