If you’re new to internet marketing, you might be thinking it’s an easy way to make money from home, sitting there in your pajamas with your computer as your only necessary tool. You’ll just have to type a few words, click a few buttons and PRESTO, the money starts rolling in.
Darn! I wish it was that simple. Okay, I admit, the title was just to draw you in. As far as I know, there is no secret to making a six figure income in just a few days. At least not when you’re just starting out.
Heck, if there was, everybody would be doing it.
Making money online involves building a business. It will take time and money as every business does. You just won’t have to start out needing as much money as you would if you were opening a physical brick and mortar business.
There definitely are ways to start making money online in a short period of time, just not hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, if you fill in your name and email address in the sidebar opt-in form, I’ll send you a free report on how you can get started making money right now while you’re in the process of building your business.
I’ll also send you email tips to help you along the way.
Always think long term when you’re starting out online. You want a business that will last for years to come, and that takes dedication, patience, and persistence. Don’t grab every “shiny object” that comes along, thinking “maybe this will be the one that gets me that easy money”.
Find successful entrepreneurs and follow them. Invest in a coaching program from someone that’s been there and has done most of the hard work for you and is willing to teach you what to do and what not to do, which is just as important.
Starting Out on a Low Budget
If you don’t have a budget that allows you to pay for a coaching program, then you’re in the right place. I’m going to help you as much as possible to get started by sharing what I’ve learned myself in my pursuit of an online business.
One thing I know is that you do need multiple streams of income, meaning don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
One way to make money online is to create and sell Tee shirts through a company like Teespring. But let’s say you’re doing that and making some good money, but all of a sudden that site shuts down for some reason. There goes your entire income. That’s why you need other sources of income as well. If you lose one source, you’ll have others to fall back on.
Having said that, I don’t think it’s a good idea to try and set up multiple streams of income all at once. Pick something you enjoy and feel you can spend some time and a little money on and become proficient at that one thing until you’re making money with it. Then move on to the next project.
One definite hazard of starting a business online is information overload. That’s something I’m still struggling with. Here are some suggestions for organizing your information so it doesn’t overwhelm you too much:
- Bookmark sites with good info and save them in files labeled with the type of info, such as Content, Image Sites, Seo, etc.
- If you find PDFs with good information on how to write a good blog or something like that, download them and save them in a labeled file on your desktop or somewhere you can easily locate
- Use XMind to organize your information, setting up categories such as Content, SEO, Affiliate programs, etc. and then subcategories such as under Content – How to write good titles, How to find good content subjects, Where to find images, etc. and then have links to those subjects
- You can also use a spreadsheet with basically the same layout – Content, SEO, Images, How to create squeeze pages, Autoresponders (writing good emails) and the list goes on. Then put links below each category taking you to the information so you can easily find what you need when you need it.
How To Get Started Toward That 6 Figure Income
You CAN make a 6 figure income online. It’s being done every day. But just don’t expect it to come immediately. You’re going to have to work at it.
So, before you jump into internet marketing thinking you’re going to get rich in just a few weeks, decide what it is you really want to do – affiliate marketing, selling tee-shirts, taking surveys, buying and selling domains, building an ecommerce site, selling on Amazon or eBay or whatever other venture you might be interested in.
Start with that and learn all you can about it.
Figure out how much time and money you have to invest and write out some kind of business plan with your goals and the steps you need to take to get there.
Are you working at a full time business now? You may only have morning and evening time to work on your computer – set aside an hour or 2 and put away all other distractions for that time period.
Are you home bound? A stay at home mom? Did you get laid off your current job? Then maybe you have more time to devote to your computer business. But even if you have a lot of time, you still need to stay focused and organized. Set aside a certain amount of time to do research, build a blog, get traffic, learn new stuff – like maybe 20 minutes per task.
Well, I guess that’s enough for this post. I apologize that I don’t actually know of any real secret to get rich quick, but if you stick with me, I do promise to share what I know over a period of time to help you on your way to eventual riches!
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