Making Money Online – The Foolproof, No-Nonsense, Kick Start Guide – Part # 1
First the Myths.
The Internet has changed the world is ways that are too numerous to mention. But there is one specific way that it can change your world out of all recognition.
In pre-Internet days, if you had a spark of entrepreneurship you had to start your own business out there in the real world. It was tough and it was expensive. Many people made money from direct response and direct mail advertising, but the entry price was high – thousands of dollars to even test a small campaign – and the failure rate was astronomical.
Even today, the number of offline startups who survive and thrive past their first year is tiny. Starting a business offline is really for the rich and the brave.
The Internet, though, has changed all that.
Now it is possible to start a business online – that has a great chance of success – without breaking your bank, and without the risk of losing your shirt.
You can literally start an online business for the price of a domain name (less than $ 10 per year) and some cheap hosting (under $ 5 per month).
In fact, you can even start an online business for free if you use services like Blogger.com to host your first web presence. You can earn money from Internet marketing by joining affiliate programs and writing short reviews of products and services on your blog.
So how does a non Internet-savvy person get started on the road to effortless overnight Internet marketing licenses?
Before we go any further, let's dispel three thoughts you may be harboring:
- To start with, forget the overnight part. Even though starting a business online is easy and cheap, it is still a business that needs time to build up. If you need to make money to pay this month's bills, do not pin all your hopes on your fledgling online business. A regular income in three to six months is eminently achievable, but three weeks is unlicely.
- And put that word 'effortless' out of your mind. Anything worth having is worth working for, and an online business is definitely worth having. Be prepared to put in the effort and the hours. This is a business we are talking about, not a miracle!
- Finally, throw out the 'Internet riches' dream. Sure, there are some people who make six and seven figure incoming – and there is no reason why you can not too – but they almost never do it right from scratch. Success takes time to build up to. You may strike lucky, just as you might win the lottery, but the reality for 99% of people who set out to make a living online is that those who succeed make a living, not a fortune.
Most overnight successes have taken months or years preparing the groundwork.
The most likely scenario is that you'll work 12 hours a day building your online business and not see a red cent in return for several months. When income does start to flow your way, it will be small, and you'll wonder why you are bothering. But one day, in three, six or even twelve months, you'll look at your income from your online activities and realize that it really can be a living.
You'll be an Internet marketer.
Still interested? Good. You just might just have what it takes.
This Foolproof, No-Nonsense, Kick start Guide to Making Money Online series of articles will walk you through the process from the very beginning. Every detail will be covered so you will not be left scratching your head.
By the end, you will have all the knowledge and tools at your fingertips.
And if you use the knowledge and wield the tools, you will be an Internet marketer.