By Gary Ruplinger
What does it really cost to learn how to become an Internet marketer and to be able to run an online business?
Well, I have good news for you. The first is that you get to learn as you go along. It's not like being a doctor where you need to spend 8-10 years in school and then several more as a resident just to learn your trade.
You can launch an online business today and start learning immediately, which means you can also make money as you go along.
However, there is a definite cost to getting your education. And one way or another you're going to pay for it. If you insist on not buying any courses or reading any books or attending any seminars, then you're just not going to make progress as fast and maybe not at all.
Fortunately, the costs aren't anything like what going to college costs. You don't have to spend $30,000 a year just to learn the basics (basically, that's what college does, right?). Heck, there are a lot of great programs that will help you learn the ropes for under $500.
I think the first course I ever bought on Internet marketing was $167, and it certainly helped me get my career as an online business owner started (I still have it on my bookshelf).
However, it wasn't the last course I ever bought. In fact, I've bought many, many more over the past several years and I will continue to do so.
I forget who said this, but it goes a little something like this, "For the true pro, school is never out."
And in the online world truer words have never been spoken. In this world things change... fast. What worked a couple years ago may no longer work or may be less effective. It's important to stay up to date.