Making money on the internet is not as cut and dried as some make it sound. While there are a lot of us making money online, for many it was a long road to get there. Is it hard? No. Is it simple? No. OK, that sounds like a contradiction, right? Let me explain…
Don’t believe the bull that you can make boatloads of money overnight as many not so reputable marketers would have you believe so that you’ll buy their products. There is no magic potion. It’s not that simple. But it is that easy. I know it sounds like I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth, but bare with me here.
There is nothing hard about building an online business. Anyone can do it. Really. However it isn’t simple. You don’t just hang your shingle on the world wide web and people flock to give you money. There is a lot to learn when building your new business and making money on the internet. But the work is not hard. It’s actually pretty darned easy, it just takes a lot of education to get it right. The technology can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of really good learning resources and workshops online today that will teach you how to build your website with no tech skills at all. As well as teaching you about autoresponders, email marketing, social media, branding and how to get traffic to your website. See what I mean? There’s a lot to it, but it’s not hard to learn. You just have to be committed to learning it as quickly as possible, then implement what you learn right away.
Here’s a list of possibilities to consider:
- Information products – teach what you know
- Build an authority site -become the “go to” person in your niche by sharing experts and their products
- Direct sales – take your direct marketing business online
- eCommerce store
- Affiliate marketing
- Sell your wares; like crafts or jewelry
- Review Blog
- eBay or other online auctions
- Article writing
- Private Label Rights Reseller
That’s just a few ideas. There is no limit to what you can do. If you can think of it, you could build a business around it. However, please be sure to do your research to be sure there is a market for it.
Let me leave you with a few more thoughts. You absolutely must treat your online business like a real business. You must to be consistent. Do something everyday in your business. Start each day with a task that will lead to income. Don’t get sucked into Shiny Object Syndrome.
And most of all, don’t try to be who you think they want – your prospects are savvy and will see through that. Be authentic, be the best YOU that you can be!
I wish you much success and happiness. You know where to find me if I can help!