There are many stories in the media about people having huge success making money online. At the same time making money online, like any business, is a process and like any business, there are pitfalls to avoid. There are also standard operating procedures (SOP) to learn that can make you more successful and do so faster.
During my adventure to make money online, I have made many mistakes. At the same time, I have learned alot of important lessons of both do and also to avoid. To be honest, some of my mistakes cost me thousands of dollars.
In this blog post, I will be sharing my experiences with the hope that it will make your journey a little bit easier and you will be more successful
I’m going to present a number of issues (in no particular order)
Things to know before starting the journey to make money online
1) Making money online is not a “Get Rich Quick” scheme
The first and most important thing to understand it that making money online is a marathon, not a sprint. It is not a “get rich quick” scheme. The sooner you understand this, the easier this process will be for you.
There will be a learning curve that you will have to go through and you will make (many) mistakes. It is like any other business, it takes time and lots of effort. If you set realistic expectations before you begin, you will have a lot better chance of being successful in the long run.
2) Information Overload
To Succeed in making money online, you are going to need to master a number of industry-specific skills. For some people, this will mean unlearning traditional marketing skills The good and also bad news is that there is an amazing amount of information available online. This is great as you can find lots of answers quickly. The difficult part is that quickly you will be bombarded with way too much information.
After a while I started to see that my inbox was getting emails from 50 you are harder to hire 50 different people on a regular basis and I was finding all of my time was being spent reviewing the offers and in that process, I didn’t get anything done. This is a huge trap you have to be very careful about who you learn to follow. There are also some really good places you can get information for very cheap or even free and this is where you need to focus your energy. Diligently remove people from your inbox for you to be overwhelmed.
One of the problems I found was that in the process of looking for solutions, I got pulled too many directions by too many people. This was my fault, not theirs. I found that I too easily got pulled down in different directions. The main cause of this was that going into the process of making money online, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do.
For example, did I want to start an online store, did I want to do affiliate marketing or even sell products on Amazon. I would like you to know that you will do better if you can establish the desired direction as soon as possible and then focus on this
The quality of information available online from so called “Guru’s” can vary greatly.
You most likely will be trying to educate yourself as to how to make money. learn to market products and online you’re going to have to learn new skills. Many of these skills are new or different from traditional marketing. Never before have we been able to reach so many people so easily. And this makes learning how to do it effectively.
Please be warned that the quality of information online can vary greatly. As you proceed, quickly you won’t know who to trust. There are so many people online thinking that they can make it rich by selling information products and sadly many have who should not have.
So when I started doing research I didn’t know where to begin. My partner and I bought a course from Adam Short. He implied people were easily making $10k per month. As we were newbies and motivated we naively bought into his story. We spent our herd earned dollars to buy this course. It turned to be one of my largest regrets. You see, eventually we saw his support platform and did not find one actual story of people even making $10k, let alone more than that.