Work at Home Christian – A Penny for your Thoughts
Are you a Work at Home Christian? An Internet or Affiliate Marketer just trying to Earn a Buck?
Are you having trouble getting Visitors to Your Site?
Remember this: "Give and it shall be given unto you…"
At the time of this post, I have several hundred marketers and sub-affiliates that have joined very Honest and Legitimate programs in order to Earn Money on the Internet, and now that they have been with us for awhile, there is an almost simultaneous outcry among our flock… We Need More Site Visitors in order to make More Sales!
It is a familiar message that rings loudly throughout the Internet Marketing community at large and it one of the single most important aspects of marketing and making money Online. In order to make sales, you have to get people to visit your website…
Many Christian marketers are rendered Useless when they consider what they are up against. Fierce competition and the cost of advertising strike Fear into the heart of many marketers. There is always fierce competition Online for almost any product you can think of. And advertising can cost a fortune. So how does a small, work at home, Christian marketer expect to make any money Online against such odds?
Well… There are hundreds of ways to draw visitors to your website and I don’t have time to speak on each one, so I am going to try to encourage you to use one of the most effective ways to market on the Internet. Become Social and Build Relationships with your prospective customers by Sharing your intimate and unique knowledge and perspective. In fact… whether you know it or not, you are currently engaged in my favorite technique. Blog Marketing.
Many people will ask, "How can I make money with a Blog"? Well, it just so happens that writing in a blog fulfills one of the basic Bible Principles for making money. When we are willing to freely give something of Value to people, God promises to Reward us for our efforts. But how does a blog fulfill this principle?
You may not realize this yet, but the Godly information that is stored inside you, is worth money. It has value for those who read our blog, and when they realize they can Trust you, they will be willing to share their abundance with you by buying your product. Think of it this way… When you need to buy a quart of milk on your way home, who do you buy it from? Do you stop by the grocery store, if you only need milk? Most of us will stop at a small grocer or mini-mart to buy milk, instead of going to the large grocery store, even though it can often cost twice as much… Why is this? It’s a matter of convenience for one thing, but the main factors are familiarity and trust. And Trust is an integral part of Faith.
When you are willing to share your Useful knowledge and experience with people, you build a relationship of Convenience, Familiarity and Trust. If you are trying to sell a product, Online or Offline, these elements work in your favor, and people who Trust you will buy your Product from you, even if it costs a little more than the same product they could buy elsewhere. Take a moment to consider your own buying habits… I think you will find that you are like most other human beings… and human beings are creatures of habit. We often spend more for products by shopping where it is more convenient, in an atmosphere that is more familiar, and where we have built casual relationships. You may not intimately know the owner of your local mini-mart, but most of us know them by name.
The next time you are overwhelmed with thoughts of giving up your Online business, I want you to stop and consider how many mini-marts there are in your city or town. In my home town there is at least 1 mini-mart for every four square block area. How do they all stay in business when they are faced with fierce competition from the large corporate grocery stores? The only reason they can continue to stay in business , especially in a recession, is that they offer Convenience, Familiarity and Trust that the large grocer cannot compete with. They open their doors each morning with faith that their loyal customers will stop by and buy something from them.
Of all people on planet Earth, we Christians, should understand Faith more than the average Joe. We ought to know that God is on our side and that He loves us and wants us to succeed Abundantly, as long as we keep His Will and His Kingdom first in our lives. All things considered, it is the work at home Christian marketer that has the real competitive advantage in this world. We are esteemed of utmost value by our Heavenly Father who desires to provide us with His Best Blessings. If we will Trust God enough to live by His Word and Will, we certainly have an advantage in this world, and the world to come.
It is a statistical fact that most Internet marketers flit from one program or product to another, in search of the perfect low cost, low competition Online business opportunity, and nothing like that exists. There is No such thing as a Free or Cheap Get Rich Quick, Autopilot, Guaranteed Six Figure Opportunity. My advice is to Just Pick a Good Honest Product or program and Have Faith that God can use you to fill a need for consumers.
If we desire to make a full-time job out of Internet Marketing, we need to get past our Fear of Commitment to a specific product and our Fear of Rejection and Failure. How do we do this? By engaging our Faith in God, Self and Human Nature. As long as we are willing to work hard in offering the best possible information and service to our clients, God will provide the Grace to Supply our "Needs". We can even take His promises one step further… He has promised that "if we delight ourselves in Him, He will grant us the Desires of our Heart" (don’t try to run too far with this promise, your desire must always match God’s will, but He has promised this in His Word.
We are most certainly involved in a daily battle for our attention and affection. Satan wants us to believe that we are powerless and useless, and that what we have to offer is of no consequence. That is how he immobilizes us Spiritually and Temporally. If he can get us to believe his deceptions, we will soon faint and fail. But we can Choose to ignore his lies. We can choose to place our Faith in God, and in so doing, we can find rest for our souls.
So… let me ask again… How can a small business, work at home Christian ever expect to compete against all these large corporations who are promoting the same products as we are? We cannot… But we really don’t have to, because "With God, All things are Possible". His Grace combined with our Unique Experience can produce an atmosphere of Faith around us that the Devil cannot even hope to penetrate. As long as you are willing to Socially Network and gain your customers, one relationship at a time, "Big Business" needs to Fear us. As long as we are willing to share our products in the same Honest and Heart-felt way we share the Gospel, There is no competition that can approach us.
Using Social Media (Blogging is a form of Social Media) we can build intimate relationships with customers or clients that corporations could only dream of having. We must learn to approach Internet Marketing in the same manner that we handle every other aspect of our Christian lives. One Step at a time, One Soul at a time, One Sale at a time.
A certain well known marketer recently posed this question. How do you eat an Elephant? We all know the correct answer to this question… One Bite at a Time! For my brothers and sisters in Christ I put it this way; "Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world".
If you have started an Online Biz, but decided to Give-up or Give-in, it’s time to take another look at your dream of being a work at home Christian. Nothing is impossible for God… Not Even You!
If you need to look over some options, or make a fresh start, come by and visit our website at www.Bivocation.spruz.com where we Share 2nd Income Resources, Internet and Affiliate marketing programs, training, tips, tricks, etc…
A penny for your thoughts… When Blog marketing in a Godly way, all those pennies can begin to add up to a nice Income. Don’t get me wrong… I am not promising you a "bed of roses"… you will have your share of frustration and failures, But God’s Abundant Grace will keep you working toward your goals and dreams in spite of them.
May God Bless You Richly,
Pastor Charles Beason