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What’s Stopping You?: Shatter the 9 Most Common Myths Keeping You from Starting Your Own Business by PhD R. Duane Ireland, PhD Bruce R. Barringer

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Chapter 8. Myth No. 8: The Internet Isn’t What It Was All Hyped Up to Be: Truth No. 8: There Are Many Legitimate and Enjoyable Ways to Make Money Online

Introduction

An unfortunate myth that discourages people who otherwise could make a good living as business owners is the belief that the Internet isn’t all it was hyped up to be. It’s not difficult to understand where this sentiment comes from. During the Internet bubble, which lasted from 1995 to early 2001, there were predictions that the Internet would change everything and that brick-and-mortar stores were doomed. After the bubble burst, and thousands of Internet companies went out of business, it became clear that there had been some over-exuberance involved. It’s hard to forget the spectacle ...

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