How Do You Really Make Money Online?
Is not that the most asked question?
There are so many "NETPRENEURS" scrambling to make a "bunch of money" online with their own business ventures … Everyone wants to fire their boss in their JOB, and take up the challenge of working in the relative calm of their own home, being their own boss, and making pots of money!
Is this You?
Do you want to:
? Be your own boss?
? Live the 'dream' life?
? Put thousands of dollars in your bank account every day?
? Have the freedom to go on vacation, buy your dream home, all of those things that the online 'gurus' are offering you?
Did you buy into the dream?
If you did, I'm sorry …. I'm sorry about the empty promises you've heard, I'm sorry about all of the money you've worn to spend on products that did not help you but certainly helped those you bought from. I'm sorry for the time that you've spent close away from your family, considering looking for the next "BIG THING" that was GUARANTEED to make you hit the big time – finally … BUT,
You're in the right place!
This article is designed to help you find the truth about all of the hype you read. I'm going to give you a few tips about how to read the writing on the wall of how a money-grabbing 'guru' can potentially part you from your hard-earned "Benjamins" – over and over again ….
So, let's get started.
? IF IT LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT IS !!!
If someone offers you the world – guess what, it's not the things to give, so why would you buy anything from them?
? If the ad that you are reading is full of red ink, and looks hyped up, then it probably is just that – hot air! So, if you get a headache just reading the ad, imagine what life would be like being mentored by the person who wrote it! Not too groovy of a picture is it?
? Take a good look at all the testimonials. I've seen the same picture of one guy on at least four different money-making ventures !!! Could it be that he's actually the person trying to sell you something?
? Do not be fooled into thinking that you can make millions of dollars by simply sitting at your computer for 15 mins a day, tweaking everything and you'll be done until tomorrow. In the REAL WORLD, you're going to have to spend more time than that every day just answering emails …. Sorry to be so blunt, but I live in the real world here! Do not buy into these promises!
? If you find yourself believing what you're reading, then check it out before you buy – you have nothing to lose – except maybe a little pride – if you find out that it's a bunch of baloney. Far less than if you spend your rent money on a program that's rubbish – how will you look at your kids again?
Please do not be drawn in by the people who are promising you the world and giving you nothing except an empty wallet ……
I can not emphasize that enough. I've been doing this for a while now and I've made a list of the things you really need in this business.
Here we go …
? TIME – for planning – plan how your biz will look
for exploring – look around for the best programs – choose wisely
for budgeting – watch your money – lots of good resources are free online, or you can get them cheap at Amazon.com or eBay
for completing – do not skip around, spend time on one project, complete it and then move on to the next. You only have so much energy, do not waste it jumping from one thing to another – you'll never finish anything, you'll get confused about which thing belongs to what, you ruin your chances of making money.
? MONEY – anyone who tells you that you can be successful in business without spending money is LYING to you! If you ditch your JOB then you definitely need money on which to survive. I've never heard of anyone making money instantly, or even in the first couple of weeks – mainly because I do not believe those who make the claims that they did! How can the whole world know about your website if you only launched it yesterday? Realistically it takes two or three months to even get listed in the big search engines like Google or Yahoo. There's a whole science behind that process too – tell you in a bit.
? EDUCATION – that's a big word too. Plan to spend some time each day reading and learning about what you're doing … This is a good-sized learning curve and you need time to absorb it. I used to get my brains full in an hour flat, then take some time off so I could relax my head and absorb all that I had read. There's a lot of education to be had for free, so do not spend money without you absolutely have to!
? A MENTOR – when you find a good one, you'll have hit gold! You will find someone along the way who can help you to do stuff like website building, advertising, lead capturing, list-building, keyword hunting, search engine optimizing and all of the things that will inevitably lead you to the riches you warn for! I've made a list of my trusted sources of information below, so you can go and take a look for yourself. Get to know what these people have to offer in the way of knowledge and sign up for it! They give away a lot of free info, and only charge you for the best tools out there. I'm not afraid to give these guys my money, because they have proven to be invaluable to me, and because they have a very calm way of educating you … They really educate you, no empty promises with these guys.
? A POSITIVE ATTITUDE – you will be successful if you keep trying and have a really positive attitude! An excellent resource for me is "The Attractor Factor". This book is how I stay positive every single day. You can download a copy from eBay for the simple price of $ 15 – ie not a bank-breaker! But the information and guidance inside is wonderful.
OK, so below I've given you a list of names of those I trust, and who have helped me to be where I am right now. They all have their specialty areas, just like in offline businesses, they have all cracked the code of making money online and they all have integrity – that's why I associate myself with them.
Brad Callen – this guy is the winner, hands down, when it comes to Search Engine Optimization, and Keywords. He developed a couple of free courses on these topics. You can find them at:
For some excellent software that helps you to find the best keywords for your advertising in one short step, go to
For equally good software to get your website to the top of the search engine rankings really fast, go to:
Josh Jenkins – Josh is an Australian guy whose strength is in writing articles. He's a wonderful resource when it comes to what to write, article submission, content – remember content is king! His website can be found at:
Jimmy Brown – for creating opt-in lists and generating a customer base, No-one scripts better. Jimmy has TONS of information that he gives away, or sends in email courses that are easy to digest and apply.
Stephanie Woolford-Bales – is an internet millionaire who spent tons of money on research and programming to become successful. She literally went from being homeless to her great success now. The key thing that she did was to really learn about marketing her products. She formed a joint venture with a company who give the most outstanding support and education you could ask for! They have a hugely successful business marketing system, and what she did was to combine her experiences with internet marketing as an individual with the success she had with her joint venture and she wrote a book about it! She then went one step further and put the book out there for people to download – for free!
She wants people to really be successful. She knows exactly what it's like to be where you are today!
Her book can be downloaded from:
The company she has joint venture with can be found at:
These guys have the best marketing system on the web! No doubt!
Domain Names – whatever you decide to do online, you will inevitably need to have your own unique name for your websites. There are many places competing for your business, but two that I really like are:
Money / Funding – many of you realize by now that you have to have a little money to make a lot of money! You also need to have some time to pursue your business interests. You have some options open to you but you still need to pay the mortgage, or your family will have a lot to say!
Your business is something that any H & R Block person will tell you is tax deductible, so you will be saving money one way, but what about capital to set it up? There is a really good resource here which can help finance your business or refer you to someone else who can. The good thing about this company is that you're not waiting around for days to see if you've approved. You have you answer within 72 hours. That's why they call it a "snap loan" ….
So, are we there yet? The good news is that it's supremely possible for the average Joe to make money online. The resources I've included here will help you on your way, and there will be many more who will try to get in your way. Just focus on your goal and do not give up!
All the very best of good fortune in your online endeavors!