It’s very popular these days, both offline and online; we all know that it is possible to make money online, and we’re ready to give it what it takes. But the question is, is it really that simple? Is making money online all sunshine and rainbows? Or is there much more to it than we care to imagine?
Before buying that course, or before starting your next website. If you really want to make money online, make sure you read this article. There are a few things you need to know about making money writing and I hope you will be able to understand them by the time you finish with this article.
1. You Need to Invest Time
Making money online isn’t an overnight thing; you can’t start today and get results today.
If you really want to make money online you should look at your efforts like any other offline business. Most people start a business online instead of offline because they think it is instantaneous, and it is only a matter of time before they discover how wrong they are.
Only scammers sell the dream of making money instantly, because it is impossible.
Making money online takes effort, and no matter the effort you put in it also takes time. You need to give it time to materialize, but that also shouldn’t stop you from trying.
2. It Takes Money to Make Money
Yeah, you’ve probably heard that somewhere before, and you’re hearing it again now.
It takes money to make money.
One major email I get from some of my readers is to only share tips on how to make money for free.Some of them even go to the extent of pleading with me not to send information that requires payment.
Making money online isn’t different from any other business, and you need to realize that before it is too late. It takes money to make money. You have to put in the time and effort, and you also have to spend.
Some things you can spend money on are:
• Registering your domain name
• Choosing a web hosting
• Buying informational products and courses
• Upgrading your online experience
And much more, of course! Don’t expect to spend the most of your days in front of your computer making thousands of dollars without putting in anything.
You have to spend when it is necessary.
3. There is No Guarantee of a Result
Yes, you heard that right.
So, don’t quit your day job to start blogging, affiliate marketing, or anything else that promises to help you start making money online. It is mostly about whom you are, what you know, your background, and your resolution to succeed.
Of course, some of the tips you come across will work, but they depend on you to work. If you’re not quality success material no amount of information will help you succeed.
You have to put in the effort, know what you’re doing, and most importantly be positive.
4. You Can’t Make Money While You Sleep
That’s the dream most people are selling these days, and it is complete BS!
You can’t make money while you sleep.
Of course, there are systems that have been developed to help you make passive income, but everything takes time and effort. You can build a site that will make money in years to come with little or no effort, but you have to do something.
Thinking that you can start a website today, publish a few articles, promote a few products and start making money in your sleep won’t work. Like any other business, you need to put in effort to make it work, and even when it works it won’t be completely dependent on itself.
Bamidele Onibalusi is the founder of YoungPrePro.com; a blog that teaches people how to make money writing. He also shares various resources to help writers make money.