Some believe it was written by the hand of God, others that it is nothing more than a collection of ancient sayings. But all can agree the Bible at a bare minimum contains timeless wisdom. Much of this wisdom benefits web entrepreneurs, especially by helping them keep perspective on their efforts. Are you following these timely pieces of advice?
1) “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)
Internet entrepreneurs may work for months or years before reaping a return on their investments. The Apostle Paul, who wrote this scripture, may have intended to exhort followers to remember that their faith would return a heavenly reward, but entrepreneurs are reminded that their efforts will yield an earthly reward “in due season” provided they “faint not.”
2) “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
This is good advice for anyone who depends on Google’s search results for a living. It may seem that others get away with poor web copy, but in the end, Google is sure to release an update that will set things right. Examples are the Farmer and Panda updates, which swept thousands of pages of poor writing into the dustbins of the internet. Always post good content, and reap a good reward.
3) “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” “Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” (Proverbs 4:7, 4:13)
Those who wish to make a living on the internet should understand how it works—they should constantly strive to better understand the mysteries of Google and the vagaries of search engine optimization. “Take fast hold” of good tutorials and advice, for this, as a website owner, “is thy life.”
Theologians such as Martin Luther have debated the precise meaning of this passage for those seeking salvation, but for internet entrepreneurs, its meaning is clear. It’s not enough to have faith you can succeed. You must actually work. On its own, mere belief, enthusiasm, or emotion cannot propel you to success.