Is it even possible to make money online these days? The answer is going to be a short YES, but here is the thing. Most people asking this question will not even try to make money online. Their mindset has beaten them even before they had the chance to start.
Most of you will even call this whole “make money online” phenomena a bunch of garbage. With all of the products that I have reviewed on this website, I can fully understand where this is coming from.
Some people have bought an online course or two and received misinformation on how to make money on the internet. Some even got scammed, to say the least.
To start an online business can be a scary thought because venturing into the unknown can give you goosebumps. I know the feeling all too well if you ask me. Now unless you have experience in online business and you know the drill, then this might come easier for you.
Here is the thing:
An online business is like most skill sets where you have to learn in order to succeed. You need to put in the hours and take the time in order to learn. Just imagine you could learn a new language in just 3 days, but unfortunately, it does not work that way.
Everything worth striving for takes time and effort to learn and to implement.
I had to learn the skills in order to make money online!
And this was just what I had to accomplish. I had to learn the basic such as how to build a website, get traffic to my website and also how to make sales. I was not as fortunate as most people when I got started. To give you an example, I learned how to spam people’s emails on Craiglist in order to make sales.
I am not very proud of this and luckily my success was short lived as this was not an ethical and long-term way to make money online. After a couple of month of struggling, I came across Wealthy Affiliate which changed my life for the better.
Tips on how to get started
1. Set realistic goals
How great would it be to make $1000 per day after only 7 days of work? Would be great if this was possible, but unfortunately, life does not work this way. Personally, I like to start off with very small non-financial goals in the beginning.
Goals such as:
- Learning how to register a domain name.
- Learning how to use WordPress which is the software that you use in order to build websites.
- Learn how to create quality and helpful content on my website(s).
- Learn SEO in order to get traffic from Google.
- Learn how to optimize my articles for maximum sales.
- Set a fixed amount of time per day work on my online business.
You will notice that none of these goals involved any money $$$$$ at all. The goals above are easily measurable and attainable. Goals such as a number of hours worked per day is one of the ways I set my goals.
2. Measure your growth
Yup, a lot of people do not even do this part. So why is this actually so important? Most people measure their success in the amount of money that they make which is not wrong, but you need to be more specific.
For instance, learning how to build a blog is actually a large accomplishment. Measure your goals in small units and this way you will also learn much easier. It is better to take small bites at a time rather than swallowing the whole thing once.
Most people also quit too soon because for them it felt like they did not achieve anything, but if they actually measured their goals, they could have realized that they actually did.
3. Take action
Did you know that everything starts in the mind, but if you do not invest energy into these thoughts, then nothing will manifest?
Even if your online business only makes $10 per day then I think that we all can agree that it is better than nothing. Here is something that I have realized over the 2 years that I have been doing internet marketing.
If you can make $5 or $10 per day, then it is possible to make $50 per day. With more work into your business and you can make $100 per day.
Give yourself a year or two and you can be making between $300 up to $1000 per day. The most talented people in the world is lying in the graveyard because of people that had the brightest ideas, but they did not invest any energy into it. Please do not be that type of person.
4. Accept failure – The hidden knowledge about it
This one might sound a bit harsh, but there is a hidden knowledge to failure that almost all of the millionaires know about. Some of you might find it very obvious but some people really need to hear this. I have had the privilege to know one of these people personally and the knowledge that I received from him was priceless.
Failure is part of the process
I soon realized that all of these people embrace failure because they know that they will fail to some extent. For them, failure is part of the process and this is why they embrace it because you cannot avoid the inevitable.
Fail forward in small increments
It took me a while to understand this concept and some people also call this emotional intelligence. I have also written a post regarding the subject of emotional intelligence and why it is so important. Let me give you an example of this in internet marketing.
The bulk of your internet marketing workload is going to be writing articles for your website(s) and to let them rank in Google to get traffic to your website. Some of your articles will rank in Google while others will barely reach the 3rd page. Did you fail in your attempt to reach your goal which was to rank on the first page of Google?
The answer is going to be yes and no because most of your articles actually did reach the first page of Google. Some articles failed while other had success. I fail on a daily basis, but I also win.
The reason why the internet makes it possible to fail in small increments is because you do not need to put your house up in order to get a loan from a bank and when your business fails, you lose your house.
I can almost promise you that you do not need to take a loan from the bank because you can get your business started for less than $50 per day which is less than $2 per day.
5. Find a mentor and support
One can easily go by this path on your own, but sometimes you can speed up this whole process by taking the advice from someone that has done it before. It is almost like haveing someone over your shoulder telling you the exact blueprint on how they did it.
If you would like my personal help, then you can sign up here and you will get lessons with 1-on-1 support from me.
To your online success