Can you really make money online? This is what most new Internet marketing newbies ask themselves….don’t lie, we all want to know the truth.
No one comes to the Internet and starts a blog hoping to just start a hobby. If this is the case, then you are one of the few.
Most of us are working towards financial freedom and the hopes of providing a better lifestyle for our loved ones.
Chances are you too are working towards financial freedom and want to know the quickest way to make money online.
I mean who wants to continue working the 9-5 grind?
With the way that the economy is today, there is no such thing as job security so isn’t it time you learn how to make money online to help you support your family?
How would your life change if you could just earn an extra $100 per month?
What if you method to make an extra $500 per month.
You could pay your monthly bills without having to worry about living paycheck to paycheck.
Or maybe you could start saving more money towards your retirement.
There is so much bullshit floating around on the Internet that promises you push button riches.
Don’t fall for that crap…it won’t work.
All you will end up doing is wasting money and will keep going around in circles without gaining any traction.
Then you will be one of those people who are skeptical about online ventures. After all, you have spent the last year wasting your time chasing the easy push button system.
How do I know this?
When I first started I fell for the push button riches scam.
Yes I have fallen for those scams…it is extremely easy for someone new to Internet marketing to fall for them.
I mean who does not want to make money in their sleep?
Imagine setting up a WordPress blog today and by next week you are rolling in the money.
What would you do with all that push button money?
Maybe you would go out and buy a new sports car…or maybe you would take a trip to Disney World.
Don’t look for it because it is NOT going to happen….it’s all a lie in hopes of you buying their product. This is how all those guru’s make the big bucks.
They know that online newbies want to make a quick buck. So they hype up their sales page that draws you in with all those fancy bullet points.
Now before you call it a day and quit trying to make money online….I want to tell you that yes you can really make money online.
You will not find any hype on this post..what I am going to tell you is true and it is going to take a lot of hard work on your part.
But the great thing is if you have access to the Internet, you can really make money online.
Best of all, you will be sharing your experiences with others and helping pull someone up the ladder of success with you.
2 Main Ways to I Make Money Online
While there are all kinds of methods that one can use to make money online such as:
- Taking online surveys
- Become a virtual Call Center Agent
- Sell Stuff on eBay
- Designing website logos
- Selling digital photos
- Become a mystery shopper
- Get paid to search the web
- Write and publish Kindle ebooks
This list can go on and on.
There are endless ways to make money online, especially if you have access to a computer and the Internet.
What I am going to be discussing are two main methods that you can use to make money online.
These methods actually work…how do I know?
Because these are the methods that I use to make an online income.
What Do You Have To Offer?
Now before you say that you do not have anything to offer anyone…that is NOT true.
If you are thinking I can not help others….those are your limiting beliefs speaking, and you will have to learn how to change your limiting beliefs.
I highly suggest that you get your hands this motivational book “how to earn 100k”.
It will teach how to change your limiting beliefs so you can position yourself to earn money online.
It is important to understand that your mindset has a lot to do with whether you fail or succeed online.
Your Mindset Will Help You Keep Striving Towards Your Online Goals
As I mentioned, yes you can really make money online, but chances are you will fail before you succeed.
If you have been an employee your whole life and now you have the desire to become an entrepreneur, chances are you suffer from an employee mentality.
Don’t worry we are all raised to believe that we have to go to school and get a job, it is how the educational system is setup.
You have gotten accustomed to having a boss tell you what needs to be done and how it should be done.
As an entrepreneur no one is going to tell you what needs to be done, you are your own boss and if you do not do the job, it will not get done.
As an employee you get paid by the hour.
At first when you become an entrepreneur, you will be lucky to make minimum wage.
You could probably make more by getting a job at McDonalds when you first start out online.
Yes you could probably make more just by asking people “would you like fries with your order”.
But as you continue to build your business online, you have the opportunity to surpass anything that you ever made at your day job.
The best part is that you will be building a business that you have complete control of. You will not have to worry about job security…of course if you focus on SEO only, then you will have to worry about the Google Algorithm updates.
As long as you are providing great service and building your email list then you can rest assured you can continue to grow your online business.
The best part is…..
You will be able to sleep at night like a baby, because you know you are actually providing value to others.
I do not recommend trying to scam others just to make a quick buck…..you have to live with yourself and like what you see in the mirror everyday.
Nope what I am talking about is helping others while you build your bank account.
We all have skills…some of us more than others.
If you have been asking yourself can I make money online, you may have been trying to make money with affiliate marketing or product creation for awhile.
If so then you do have some skills.
Check Your Skills Asset:
Can you setup a WordPress blog?
Can you install plugins?
Can you create videos?
Do you know how to implement SEO?
Are you good with graphics?
Do you have killer copywriting skills?
Sit down and take the time to find out what skills you can provide to your visitors.
You may have to ask your significant other or your family and friends to see what they think you are good at. Sometimes we are our worst enemy and no matter how hard you try to narrow down your skills. That little voice keeps telling you that you do not have any skills.
Even if you currently do not have a skill you can always choose something and improve your skills.
We all start somewhere and it takes training to keep improving ourselves.
Hopefully you have chosen your skill that you either have or will continue working on to improve.
It is time to start letting your visitors know what you it is you offer and how you can help them.
Do Not Be A Jack of All Trades
What do I mean by this?
Well let’s say that your toilet floods overnight. You get online or search the Yellow Pages (I don’t think that anyone has an actual phone book anymore).
Are you going to call a plumber or are you going to call a handy man who specializes in mowing lawns, replacing light bulbs, fixing broken furniture…etc.
Chances are you are going to call an actual plumber.
Especially if you want the job done correctly the first time around.
While you may have more than one skill, the truth is that people want to work with people who specialize in a niche.
Now I am not saying that you can’t have several skills…chances are you know a lot more than you think you do.
Choose a skill or service that you offer.
If you want to get into affiliate marketing, then focus on those skills and continue to expand on them until you become an expert.
Eventually you can create an affiliate marketing product or a coaching program that you can offer others.
Become A Service Provider to Help Others
Maybe you are great at working with HTML, CSS or PHP?
If so then you can offer your skills as a WordPress developer to help people with their coding issues.
You can grow an online business by providing a service to other.
The service industry is a great way to grow your business, especially if you offer great customer service to your clients.
People are constantly flocking to the Internet in hopes of making their financial dreams a reality.
Imagine being on the first page of Google if they type in a keyword based on the type of service you provide.
Do you think that someone would take the time to contact you?
Sure they would, you might have to start out offering your services at a lower price than your competitors to help you build up your profile and online reputation.
But eventually you will have people paying you the prices that you deserve.
What Is The Best Way To Get Started Online?
As I mentioned one of the most important things you can do is to sit down and find out what you want to offer to others. Choose your niche and jump in head first.
You won’t get anywhere if you keep standing on the sidelines.
Pick a niche that you are passionate about. You are going to have to write a lot of articles and content and if you pick a niche that you don’t like or don’t want to learn, chances are you will not succeed in that niche.
Of course if you are motivated by money, then you can write about anything.
I have learned that if you only focus on the money, chances are you will struggle to succeed. Focus on how can I serve others, eventually the money will follow.
If you fall, get up and dust yourself off but keep on trucking.
Next I would setup a WordPress blog and start building your online reputation. If you do not know how to setup a blog, then check out my how to setup WordPress and do it yourself.or you can follow my step-by-step guide on
Start providing useful content that your visitors will want to read.
Remember you are not writing for everyone…focus on writing for the people who are interested in your niche.
At first when you start posting articles on your blog, it is going to feel like you’re are doing it for no reason at all. You will not have any traffic.
We all start out like this…especially if you are not using paid traffic such as PPC or Facebook ads.
You have to keep your chin up and keep writing great content. Eventually, your blog will not be a ghost town and traffic will start to trickle in.
Be sure to take full advantage of your website traffic and start building your email as soon as your blog goes live.
I made the mistake of waiting two years before I started building my list.
If only I would have listened to all the gurus who said your email list is the most important asset…things would be different.
Be sure to do your keyword research and try to find some low hanging fruit that you can rank easily on. There are tons of valuable sources online that will teach you how to do proper keyword research.
Keep educating yourself and learning about your niche. Things change online so fast, if you want to make a living online then you need to keep up with the constant changes.
Don’t fall into the “shiny object syndrome” scenario and start buying everything that promises you to make money overnight.
Avoid the hype and keep working on building your business everyday. This might mean that you can’t watch your favorite television show because you have to work on your business.
Remember you are the one who wanted to know if it was really possible to make money online.
Invest In Yourself and Your Online Business
No this does not mean that you should buy every new Internet marketing product that comes online.
I mean there are a few things that you need to invest in when you get online. I know you’re probably thinking I don’t want to spend money on a business that has not made me a penny.
Come on don’t be a cheapskate….do you want to build a real business or not?
If so then you need to invest in the following:
These are the absolute bare minimums that you need to get started online.
Sure you can start building a free blog on Blogspot or WordPress.com, but I would not recommend it.
You don’t want to be building your business on someone else’s real estate. This puts your whole business in jeopardy and they could easily tear your site down and everything you have worked hard to achieve will come crashing down.
Of course the choice is yours how you decide to get started, remember you are your own boss so you get to call all the shots.
But why start building your business on sand when it doesn’t cost much to start building a real online business.
So there you have it…yes you can really make money online and sleep good at night.
So what’s been holding you back from getting started?
Even if you have never created an income online, you can get started. As long as you avoid all the hype you can have success.
Stop spending so much time in front of the television or reading the forums on how to make money online and work towards your online goals. Nothing is going to get accomplished if you do not roll up your sleeves and get started.
Have you been trying to make money online for awhile?
Are you new to Internet marketing and feeling overwhelmed by all the information that is available online?
Keep working towards your goals and stop asking yourself can I really make money online…you know you can. Like this post and share it with others so they can see what it takes to make money online.