Get Rich Quick?

Nope. Not here, not anywhere.

When I started learning about SEM a few years ago, the first thing I did was went and bought an ebook on it. It wasn't the Rich Jerk, although I do have that one. Most of those eBooks are the same, but the one I bought came with a personal email of the author, one I used often. The guy was great, and answered several of my questions before I even purchased his book.

The number one question when starting out is this: If so many people are making such good money at SEM, why aren't there more people doing it?

This answer is pretty easy. Even after thousands of years on earth, humans are still looking for that holy grail that will make you rich without much (or any!) work. And it's still true today. It's also true that they'll never find it, not without lots of hard work and persistence.

If you want to make money online, you can. But you can't just sign up for an affiliate, post a few links and expect to start banking. It won't happen. You're looking at some serious learnin' first.

But with that learnin' you can certainly bring in some money with a small investment. Hey, I've got 4 (hungry) kids and a busy life. I didn't start out with a lot and I'm not retired yet, but within the first year of SEM, I'm covering a house payment and have plenty of money to spare. SEM can be a good and fun, but don't think you'll get rich quick.


Will Hanke owns Saint Louis' top independent Internet Marketing firm, Red Canoe Media. In addition to helping some of St Louis' most recognizable brands with their online marketing strategy, Will also is an Amazon bestselling author, speaker and teacher.

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