I’ve been marketing online since 2014 and during this time I’ve learned a great deal about how to make money online.
As much as is humanly possible, I try to help others succeed with an internet business however only a small percentage of people will actually go on to reaches their goals. In all honesty – that really saddens me because many of those people have the “potential” to achieve amazing results but they are often a victim of their own actions. Here are the top 4 reasons:
If you’re looking for that elusive “silver bullet”, take my advice and stop hunting right now. You won’t find one.
There is no such thing as an instant result and if someone has told you otherwise, I’d be extremely cautious.
I’ve personally seen it firsthand. A lot of those who turn to the internet to make money online are so desperate for quick cash that they start chasing instant riches and then, once they’ve exhausted all their available cash or maxed out their credit cards, they throw in the towel with the belief that making money online isn’t possible.
Nothing could be further from the truth and the internet is still an incredible platform for those looking to build an extremely profitable business that will produce income for them for years to come but you need to keep in mind that the days of instant riches (if there ever was such a thing) are long gone. Be prepared to work hard and you will achieve surprising results.
At best, most people set themselves very general goals whilst others are outrageously unrealistic.
One of the most important factors in achieving success in whatever you wish to do is to set realistic goals. By setting realistic goals you are more likely to succeed because you can easily see that you are making progress towards your overall goal at each milestone.
As an example (and please keep in mind that the exact figures themselves are not particularly important here).
If you want to make $3000 per month online, then you should try and think realistically how this can be achieved.
Firstly – you would probably not expect to see $3000 per month in your first month. (If you did, that would be sensational but for 99.9% of people this won’t happen.) So be sure to set yourself a realistic goal.
Maybe in your first month, it is your goal to earn $300 (or an average of $10 per day). By achieving even this level of income, you are proving to yourself that making money online is in fact possible.
This is a biggie and it’s easy to see why this happens, especially to those who are new to the digital marketing scene. Every day, we are bombarded with money making an offer after money making an offer and 95% of them seem great on the surface of things. The problem is that, even if 50% of those offers actually worked, most people won’t stick with them long enough to see results.
My advice to anyone who asks me how to make money online is this:
Find a step-by-step blueprint that has been proven to work for others in your position or is recommended or created by someone you trust. Stick with that blueprint and do not deviate for at least 3 months… I say “at least” because virtually every good system will take a few months to start working for you – especially if you are starting out from scratch.
I see it all the time…
“I’ve been trying for the last 3 months to make money online. I’ve tried virtually everything there is out there and nothing seems to work! I’ve tried PPC, blogging, CPA, MLMs and heaps of other things but none have made me any money. I’m at my wit’s end trying to get something to work because if I don’t make money online within the next month or so, I’ll be kicked out of my apartment and living on the street. Please help.”
If only these people would stick to just one program and devote all their time to it, in many cases, they would have been successful. But instead, they are swayed by all the tempting offers out there and end up doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that but not enough to actually make any income.
It is true that that “good things take time” . You have to allow enough time to see results. If you skip to the next program without giving the previous one enough of a chance to work properly, you’re doing yourself (and the program) a disservice.
The key is truly to stay much focused on the tasks at hand and not being distracted by all the other offers out there. As tempting as they may be, becoming distracted will be a massive reason why you will not succeed at any.
Despite what many might think, there are actually too many ways that you can make money online and that can often be the biggest reason for failure for some. They just don’t know which route to take.
There is another group of people that simply freeze at the starting gate. Often these people are too scared to take ANY action and that is what holds them back from being able to make money online. It’s a shame but it’s partially the fault of there being so many choices that the individual just simply does not know where to begin.
Whatever you do – if you decide that you are going to do something, then do it. Don’t sit and procrastinate. Procrastination is time wasted. By all means, do your own “due diligence” but once you have reached a decision, don’t be afraid to take action!
Stay focused on your goals and stick with your chosen plan and I can virtually guarantee that in the months ahead, you will make money online!
Emma is an enthusiastic blogger and marketing manager. She maintains a keen interest in progress and development in the marketing and business space. She also provides consultancy to small and medium-sized companies to build their brands online, design and execute their online marketing strategy to propel business growth. You can reach out to Emma at Tistasoft.