Car Auction Intimidation and making money online – related ?

So here is where it started …

I went to a car auction today. While walking past the auctioneer, he made this funny joke about wouldn’t wanna make the big guy angry at me or anything. My head spun around looking for the big guy that the auctioneer was discussing publicly on his mic.

I did a double take as I realized, hey its me.

About an hour later, a 2004 Chev Impala came down the line of cars and I heard from across the large auction area that it was going for 1600. I quickly shouldered my way thru 2 lanes of cars and people to see it.

When I finally got there, a few hordes of people had already descended on it and the bid started moving briskly upward from eighteen hundred dollars.

I walked quickly around it and by the time I had done that, the price was 2,000.

I looked at the odometer reading and the price popped to 2,100 dollars.

Pausing 2 seconds in indecision allowed the price to move smoothly to 2200. I put up my hand and it – the price went to 2300.

Finally I was noticed and the fast talking auctioneer set the price at 2,350 dollars. Then the strangest thing happened, everyone looked at me and there was silence. The bidding simply stopped.

The talkative auctioneer tried for the next 30 seconds but no one would place another bid on the car. Finally, he made some joke about big arms and frightened competition and the bidding was stopped.

So, I got this nice 2004 Chevy, worth about 5-6,000 for a mere 2350.

Guess sometimes size does matter.

So, what’s the point of this?

I was laughingly discussing this with a friend of mine and we agreed that this could not have happened online. As an online marketer, you can do nearly anything in with your teeth unbrushed and without that lip gloss. Online one can’t be intimidated by some one else’s bad-ass big arms, their bad smelling perfume, short dresses any of those other aspects.

Picking up a niche market that you believe in, googling it, getting a domain name and using a content managment system like Joomla or WordPress to quickly put up a site, then actively marketing that in similar discussion boards and other blogs is — in one runaway sentence **all you need to do**

In truth, if you hit godaddy with all of their multiple upsells ( don’t get me started… ) you would, in truth, have everything you need for the infrastructure.

If you are running a successful online business, to get out of bed or not is entirely your choice. Working with your computer on your lap, snuggled up nice and warm under your blankets while others are fighting snow drifts trying to get to work… well, that’s the life.

Or, and this is my favorite – Get yourself out on a beach somewhere warm, bring your laptop and try not to let your annoying Attention Deficit Syndrome get the better of you as the scantily clad bodies get between you and your view of the blue, blue water, ahhh I mean your computer screen.

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