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Where Do You Fall On The Curve?
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Where Do You Fall On the Curve?

If you are serious about creating your online business at home, you need to take a hard look at your “status in life” in the online world. In the online world of Internet Marketing (IM) there are three groups of people. We all fit into one of them.

Status

All three groups are necessary and are created by the natural order of things in the online world. Simply put, they are:

  1. Those in front of the curve These are the initiators; people who understand, create, and make things happen. They make insane money!
  2. Those who hug the curve These are the innovators; people who closely follow the initiators and spin things to their financial advantage. They make great money!
  3. Those who are behind the curve These are the imitators; people who wait to see what will happen and then follow the innovators looking for financial success. They make decent money!

Self-assessment

Generally, I’m a curve hugger. Sometimes, due to the speed at which things happen and the vast amount of information and systems involving the internet, I will fall behind the curve. At some point members of all three groups will serve time in the group directly above them or below them. On rare occasions the top and bottom groups may share.

As those people in group one tend to start to throttle back and slip into semi-retirement or full retirement, they voluntarily and slowly move into group two, and then on into group three. This, of course, is where their life of leisure takes them. The same can be said for the downward trajectory chosen by those in group two.

Those in group three who decide to fall out almost always lose their income and knowledge faster and more drastically than the other two groups. It doesn’t have anything to do with “how far they have to fall” versus those in group three not possessing the knowledge level of those in the other two groups. Remember, they didn’t necessarily know anything; they only imitated what those in group two had been doing.

Movin’ On Up

There is really only one way to move up and change your permanent status regarding the curve. That is by putting in the time and effort necessary to cross over into the higher level. Once you’ve learned and experienced enough that you find yourself reacting and behaving like those in the group above you, you have probably already changed your position relative to the curve. Your income streams would have climbed and your forced study time should have decreased, as you would be spending more time applying what you’d been learning. The change would have been gradual and not marked by any major milestones. It happens all the time. So, there is continuous movement among the members of the groups.

Group Income

You can make a comfortable living online regardless of which status you find yourself, although how much you make will depend on that status. Knowing and coming to grips with your status simply gives you a target. For instance, if your self-assessment places you in group three, you know that you can stop spending money on the “newest and bestest” systems. You can stop because you know that because of who you are you won’t be able to implement them. What you can do instead is to find out how group two has implemented them and then do likewise. It will be money better spent.

On the other hand, if I am in group two I should stop trying to create and introduce my exclusive and never before seen system to the internet world. There is a reason it has not taken off and keeps failing. I should just continue to wait until someone in group one has a breakout system and then grab it, package it, and sell it.

As I said before, you will recognize when you have crossed over into a higher group. Make the best of your journey. Know who you are and where you would like to be.

Take a quick moment and leave a comment telling me where you fall on the curve?


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Interesting article! Nice job.

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks! I was attempting to start an eBook and this just came out of me instead. Oh, well, on to the eBook.

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