Finding a Plan and Sticking to it

Make Money Online with Perseverance

I’ve been earning a living online now for about a dozen years, and I’ll freely admit that it hasn’t always been easy.   There are a lot of ways to work online from home, and that’s the problem – distractions.  For every moneymaking method that works, there are ten that don’t, but there are hundreds or even thousands of people out there peddling both the working plans and the ones that don’t.  It’s hard to separate the good ideas from the bad ones, and there’s nothing more disappointing than paying good money for a product that promises to help you make money online, only to discover that the product is worthless or that the methods it uses no longer work.

make money onlineThere are a number of forums out there that are devoted affiliate marketing or how to make money online, and they are, for the most part, useful.  The Warrior Forum is probably the best known, but there are others that are good, too.  Inside, you’ll find people who want to discuss various aspects of making money with the Internet and various tools they use, and that can be helpful.  What you’ll also find in these forums, is something that can become a huge hindrance – moneymaking products for sale.

I’ve purchased hundreds of software products and moneymaking ebooks over the years, and some of them were good, a few were great and a lot of them were terrible.  The only thing they had in common is that they all cost me both money and time.  It’s easy to get distracted when you first start out trying to make money on the Internet, and if you get wrapped up in the Warrior Special Offers forum, you can spend all of your time buying new ebooks and reading them or buying new software products and testing them and you never get around to doing what you need to be doing – putting a single, effective plan to work.

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It’s a slow grind trying to make money online.  It takes time to do research, find a product to promote or sell, build a Website to advertise it to the public and take the steps to ensure that your site gets visitors.  It’s tedious work that almost never produces instant results.  That’s why it’s so easy to get distracted when you find someone advertising a product that tells you that you an earn $1000 per day by only working thirty minutes and without spending any money.  When you’re working hard at a time consuming task that you know will pay off in the long run but isn’t likely to produce short term results, products like that can be appealing, and a lot of would-be marketers find themselves buying one product like that after another and they get caught in a loop of buying products that purport to show them how to make a lot of money but they never actually get around to doing anything with them.

shiny objectsIt goes without saying that most of these products are worthless. They’re just shiny objects intended to take your money.  Do any of these methods work?  The answer to that is both yes and no.  Chances are that if someone writes a book with a method that they say they have used personally to make money online, then there is a good chance that the method might be sound.  What the authors of these books and courses often don’t tell you is that one of these two things likely applies:

1. The method used to work, but doesn’t work anymore.
2. The book or course leaves out some very important part of the process.

If I discover a method or process that is going to allow me to earn $1000 per day by working for 30 minutes, I’m not going to write about it in an ebook and sell it to the public for $27.  Why would I?  Instead, I’m going to spend my time making money and keeping my mouth shut.  Many of these books come about because someone did discover an easy way to make money and they used it until something changed that caused that method not to work anymore.  It was only then that they decided to make some more money with the method by writing a book about and selling it in a marketing forum.

The other common tactic used in these books is to tell you most of what you need to know, but not everything.   What they leave out is often the most important part, but if they let you know that, you’d be in competition with them.  So they write a book that tells you just enough so that you think you’ve got a solid plan and then you see that it doesn’t work, but only after you’ve spent time and money on it.

It’s easy to get distracted by these things, but promises of fast money in a book or course with a really cheap price are just going to frustrate you and waste your time and your money.  What you need to do instead is find something that works and stick with it until you get results.

Make Money Online With a Proven Plan

make money online with perseveranceThat’s the appeal of affiliate marketing.  It’s a moneymaking strategy that’s older than the Internet.  Companies are willing to pay you money to send paying customers to their business.  It’s legitimate.  It produces results.  I’ll freely admit that the process sometimes sees some changes, particularly as Google regularly makes changes to their search algorithms regarding what they want to see in a Website.  That doesn’t mean that the basic process of finding a product, signing up as an affiliate, creating relevant content and promoting that product to your site visitors isn’t a worthwhile model.  It is, and it works.  If it didn’t, nobody would bother to create affiliate programs for their products anymore.  They’d find some other way to advertise.

So many would-be marketers never make a dime because they’re too busy spending all of their time trying to find a way to make money without doing any work or devoting any time to it. That’s ironic, but it’s the case.  You don’t want to be like that; you want results.  For that, you need a plan, and you need to persevere and stick to it.  Work on it.  Fine tune it.  Keep at it until it gets results.  When it does start to pay off, you’ll be reaping the rewards, while everyone else is reading their latest Get Rich Quick Ebook of the Week.

Don’t let that happen to you.

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