So I’ve been around in the make money online space for a while now. I remember when I first got started, I typed into Google, “how to make money online”.
A crap-ton of methods came up and I just didn’t know where to start. So what did I do? I dove in head first and just got started.
I went from one online business model to another in a click of a button, I was trying so many methods but wasn’t getting anywhere. I didn’t know what I was doing wrong.
I mean… I was following the tutorials exactly how they were displayed.
But here’s one thing no one likes to speak about.
If you really want to make money online, you have to stick to one method.
That’s right, pick an online business model and stick to it! You have to become a master at that particular make money online method.
You don’t have to be the best on the planet and have the most amount of knowledge on that method but you really have to know your stuff.
One of the biggest reasons why I struggled to make money online was because I switched too many times. I had the shiny object syndrome. I saw these gurus making money and watched their tutorials.
So what did I do next? I implemented what they told me of course. But here’s the problem, in these videos, you’re only taught things that just scratch the surface on a particular make money online method. There’s so much to it.
These videos are mainly created to gain views, opt you into an email list and then sell you a course. And I know you don’t like hearing this but it’s the truth. That’s exactly what happens.
People are like, “Give me 45 seconds of your time and I’ll show you how to make money from Shopify”. “Buy my affiliate marketing course to become a super affiliate”.
This is the kinda crap that’s jammed down your throat and like many other people, I also fell victim to this, to try and become a super affiliate. They make it sound so easy. You buy into their course and they teach tactics that are linear and sometimes outdated.
I’m not trying to turn you off to making money online and telling you it’s impossible. I’m just trying to open your eyes to what’s really happening out there.
You can make money online, in fact, making money online is my full time income. You just need to be skeptical.
Now, please don’t be one of those idiots who comments stupid things like “scam” into the comment section. Just be aware that the tutorials are mainly there for show and are actually very linear on how to make money online.
It’s not as simple as starting a blog, putting up a few affiliate products and making money. You can’t just turn on some Facebook ads and Google ads to start making money.
You need to MASTER these methods and actually become really good at them. And guess what? You’re going to make a ton of mistake and spend a lot of time and maybe even money.
But here’s the key. You’re going to make mistakes, there’s only so many mistakes you can avoid before you make them. The key is to make mistakes as quickly as possible so you can learn as quickly as possible.
Also, don’t get stuck in the learner mindset. Where you’re constantly reading articles, listening to podcasts and watching videos. You NEED to be taking action.
The REAL learning is done when you’re doing the job. You’re going to come across a lot of the “easy” make money online methods. But you need to be actually testing things.
If you want to learn about some proven make money online methods then check out this post on ClickDo.
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