I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. As someone who has been making a full time living online for several years it always saddens me to see people get taken advantage of and not fulfilling their dreams of making money online. The sad thing is, it is partly their own fault. The truth is that internet marketing success can be had by anyone, as long as they avoid some basic mistakes. It’s easy to set aside your normal common sense when you are desperate, and to tell you the truth, that is what many companies count on. They thrive on taking advantage of desperate and / or greedy people. If you keep your common sense intact and let it guide you, you can achieve internet marketing success much more quickly and with a lot less hand wringing. Here is what I mean (oh, and by the way, I made all of these mistakes myself so I know what I’m talking about):
1. Before you start to build your online business, make sure you head is in the right place. If you have a car payment or a house payment due in a few weeks and you think you are going to make enough money with your new online business in that time to pay it, think again. If that is where you are at you would be better off trying to find another job. You see, building a business online is faster, cheaper and easier than most anything you could do offline. But, that does not mean it is fast, cheap or easy. It will take time, effort and a little money. If you go into it in the wrong mindset (the idea you can get something for nothing) the only thing you will accomplish is to make someone else rich. You will end up buying a ton of products that are making wild claims about how much you can make and you won’t make any money, you will only spend money.
2. You must also accept the idea that you will need to learn some basic skills to be successful online. It’s not hard, but you can’t go in totally blind with no idea of how it all works and expect to build a business. You would never do that with an offline business, would you?
3. You have to be willing to allow it to take time. I know, we live in a world where we expect everything to happen quickly but it will take time. How much time? I can’t tell you, it will depend on how much time you can devote to your business and how quickly you grasp some basic skills. I would say, though, that if you take some time to learn some basic skills, say about a month, and you take the time to put those skills to work, say another month or two, you should be able to be making some consistent money at that point. You probably won’t be rich and you may not even be making enough to quit your job yet, but you should be able to see that the method works and it is within reach. Even a few hundred extra dollars will help most people out. These simple tips will help you achieve internet marketing success much quicker and with less pain.
Howard Martell is the Owner of http://HomeProfitCoach.com/topnotch . Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter.