Saturday, January 2, 2010

No, Dorothy, you can't get rich quick

Get Rich Quick? Yeah, Right
Copyright (c) 2009-2010 Scott Bywater
Copywriting That SELLS

On Friday night a mate of mine came up from Melbourne.

And we were talking about a variety of different things when the
topic came up of "get rich quick" and I said to him "Do you
know anyone who has ever managed to get rich quick and without
putting the effort in?"

He answered no.

Now we both have a friend who used to wish for just that.

He is still wishing.

So here's the next thing to think about when someone tries to
sell you on the concept you can great untold riches by this time
next month.

Ask yourself...

Do you know anyone else who has managed to do this without
putting in the effort?

Now of course, I know plenty of people who have created
incredible amounts of wealth - and often far faster than what the
average person achieved.

But there's usually a few reasons for it -

1. They work incredibly long hours.

2. They have already had success in another venture and use their
knowledge and experience to plough into their new venture.

3. They never stop thinking about their venture. They are
passionate, excited, disciplined, etc.

One things is for sure, they are not working 4 hours a week and
then lying around at the beach the rest of the time.

As far as I can see, there aren't any shortcuts.

In fact, I believe the most important skill in creating wealth is

Sending out an email a day - discipline.

Calling past customers to ask them "how are things" -

Doing your planning every week - discipline.

Spending at least 1/2 hour a day on marketing - discipline.

Developing your systems and procedures - discipline.

In fact, I believe it's virtually impossible to succeed without
some form of discipline.

Scott Bywater is a direct response copywriter and the author
of "Cash Flow Advertising" and "More Customers Made Easy".
Although Scott is accepting very few clients, he generously
shares his experience on copywriting at his web site at

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  1. Sure you can get rich, but sorry to say you have to go for the hard work.

  2. John,

    Yes. You can get rich. But if you think you can do it quickly, well, you need to win the Lotto or inherit it. ;) Thanks for your post.