If you have another blog to go onto after you read this post, you are not going to make it online.
I’m not joking… in fact, that problem is one that is faced by a lot of us out there, myself included.
You see, a lot of us want to make money online… few of us actually do enough so that we can quit our regular job. Making money online, from home with working your own hours and calling yourself your boss is something that is a happy dream for most of us… that is all it will remain though if you do not heed my advice.
Weekly, if not daily we are hit with advice… some of them coming from friends, some of them coming from the blogs we read and some of them coming from various other sources like eBooks. The problem is, most of us keep reading, and only few of us start doing. It’s known by everyone that those who take action surge ahead… so why aren’t we doing so?
That latest interesting way you read to make money, the latest eBook you bought… stop the information from just sitting at the back of your mind/hard drive and start using it. In fact, start today, don’t put it off till tomorrow – set yourself a goal that you will work at least an hour daily on projects of your own, and stop procrastinating.
You see, I love blogs, and I read quite a few… I eventually realized that although reading blogs will give me some great tips, they alone will not make me money – I’d have to actually put those tips in action to start profiting. Rather than spend hours wasting time poring over the latest thing my favourite bloggers had to say, I skim through these days and use the rest of the time to work on my projects.
I do read the posts I find useful, and drop a comment as well, however there are those of you that make a habit of just reading and commenting – you are not going to get rich that way, so stop wasting time and get running; in the time you spent daily to comment you could quite easily set up your own blog/website, add content to it and even market it a little bit.
I hope that you will start putting the ideas you have read into action immediately… here’s one to get you started. Good luck!
I’m sure you all love to hear real life examples – sure, I can spout off for ages about how it’s better to start working rather than reading, but do I have any knowledge that it works? I’ll give you my own personal story. 🙂
I used to be a member of a few webmaster forums – if you’ve ever been around one of them, you’ll have seen the vast amount of eBooks and ‘coaching sessions’ on sale – all of them promising the next money making method that was going to make you a millionaire. Being an internet newbie at the beginning, I went after these like they were candy – buying eBook after eBook, week after week. Sound familiar? The thing is, sure – a lot of them were worthless, but I did get some good gems… I never tried out the methods though, and went in search of my next product to read over.
A lot of us are how like I was – we’re constantly looking for the next thing that will send us to the big time, but even when we come across something that might make us better off financially, a lot of us will pass it up, and keep looking for the next method rather than trying it out. I’m challenging you guys – the next way of making money online that you read, even if it looks half decent – try it out; the maximum you can lose is the cost for a domain (and hosting if you don’t have it) and a little bit of time.
Anyways, my personal example. I kept on buying those products, until one day when I came across a guide to creating your own eBook product – it was filled with decent information, and it was then that I decided to try it out myself. The guide spoke about writing on a topic you knew about, and were moderately good at; it promised that if you had the ability to carry out a certain method yourself, you’d have the ability to explain it well to others. At the time, I was pretty good at flipping PLR eBook websites – it brought in a few hundred a week, and I decided that rather than reading, I’d start doing, and write a report of my own.
I did not expect much from the production of the report, but even if it hadn’t sold much it would have been a decent learning experience and refined my writing skills; the report ended up selling more than 250 copies and eventually fetched $4,000 in profit over the course of three weeks – far more that I’d ever made before in my relatively short internet marketing career and the most I’ve ever made, even till this date. Having a go with that report thought me that going at things yourself could definitely make you money, and stamped in the point that there certainly was money to be made in this internet marketing game, even for relatively inexperienced people. 🙂
Remember, even if you fail at something, it’s not a complete waste of time – this gives you experience so that you know how to improve in the future. And if you hit it off, well… your financial statements will speak for themselves. If you’re finding something profitable, don’t forget to scale it!
If you’d really like to start your latest project, but are unsure about how it will go, remember that nothing prevents you from asking for help – your fellow internet marketers are usually happy to answer questions (as long as you’re polite) and should they not be, Google is your friend. Should the search engine giant not be of much use, drop me an email and I’ll answer your questions to the best of my ability 🙂
I did mention not reading blogs too much, but there’s just one more you can visit… my own, at The University Kid :P. I’m currently running a contest with $150.00 in prizes… all you have to do is subscribe to the feed 🙂