Working From Home
You would like that “edge” when developing your online business so you can achieve a reasonable income and don’t know where to start – or worse some ‘gurus’ have sold you products to earn money online and they don’t produce anything except an emptying your pockets?
From basic research, it seems that the best place to start your work is with a home online business promoting Affiliate Marketing. But, wait – it’s a little bit more than that.
And with affiliate marketing, the fastest way to make money is through your own list of targeted subscribers.
But fastest is a relative term – it doesn’t happen overnight – time and effort is required. But the good news is that set up costs to earn money online with this can be minimal.
The Right Attitude for Making Money Online
First off you have to develop the right mindset – or attitude. Get rid of the ideas about ‘get rich quick’, no work is needed etc. The ‘easy’ – for both making money and effort only comes afteryou have laid a solid foundation.
Develop an attitude of persistence and patience; a preparedness to research and learn so you can do your due diligence when assessing a program to earn money.
Also, don’t see it as ‘easy money’ – treat whatever you take on as a business – that is: be serious about it as an income earning business. This will also help you sort the wheat from the chaff!
Your desire to create an online business to make money should be your focused goal – this means planning if you eventually want to make money online and even replace your current job with a work-from-home job.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE
Your online business to get money rolling minimally needs:
A website (with domain name and hosting). Ensure your domain name contains the main keyword of your niche or work from home business. The website should have valuable content – benefiting potential visitors – don’t just hype to try and earn money – give first. See my lessons about getting Online and web sites.
Traffic generation and list building tactics to obtain visitors to your website built or squeeze page.
An auto-responder – this works with your opt-in page (squeeze page) for list building – an essential tool if you want to generate traffic and earn money online.
TAKE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!
The obvious goal of anyone entering internet marketing is to generate an honest internet income for the long-term.
Owning your own internet business is a path to financial and personal freedom. From your own internet marketing research, I am sure you know that it does not take a lot of money to start website marketing in an online business. Unlike an offline business that requires thousands to start up.
More and more folks are buying products online every single day. It amounts to billions being spent – and the website you set up wants to attract a portion of that – right?
In most cases selling information products on the internet provides a lucrative passive income. Once your website is set up, you can pretty much put it on autopilot and spend about 30 minutes a day checking sales and answering emails.
Some Benefits Of Marketing Online
- A 24 hour business, 7 days a week – all year
- A potential ‘worldwide’ market – there are more than a billion people online
- Don’t necessarily need employees
- Low overhead costs for internet marketing compared to a bricks and mortar business
In some cases an inventory isn’t needed – products can be delivered digitally
So where to begin an efficient and lean internet business?
Yes, it can be hard to know which internet marketing scheme to take on – to sort the wheat from the chaff of the myriad of offers out there. So many tout their own products it is hard to know where to exactly begin.
And, many ‘newbies’ give up before they have really begun…. Partly due to the unrelenting maze of internet courses, ebooks and other assorted sources available as you log in!
Take Affirmative Action with Your Internet Marketing
When planning to go into online or affiliate marketing, there are some initial actions to take before you even begin to choose what niche you will build your web site and business around.
Set your work and internet marketing income goals – and be prepared to review them from time to time
Do your website marketing due diligence carefully – give yourself the time to do good research – so decide what you want to search for and stick to that – remain focused and don’t go all over the shop
Commit to learning as much about internet marketing – it’s not all about selling etc – focus your learning on your niche each day – there are plenty of resources out there. In other words commit to ongoing education.
Develop a positive attitude or mindset – “I will succeed with my chosen website marketing business!”
Attitude And Mindset
Traits and Characteristics For Online Success
The following are traits or characteristics you need to have in order to be successful in internet marketing.
- Just do it
Human beings tend to over-analyze and over-complicate things and situations. This is especially true if you’re new at something. Beginners trying their hands in making money online typically suffer action-paralysis.
They are so afraid of making a wrong move that they end up not taking any action at all.
Doing something, even though it’s wrong, is still better than not doing anything at all. If you do something, you are bound to learn something and may or may not accomplish something.
Heck, even advanced Internet marketers still do wrong things every day, yet they continue to make money!
You must possess an open mindset and a desire to learn so that you can learn and absorb new things every day.
Your attitude plays a major role in determining your success in whatever field you choose to indulge in, not just in Internet Marketing.
Be confident of yourself, think positive.
- It is a real business and not just playing around
To succeed in any endeavor, you need to focus and put a lot of effort and time in doing things that will eventually lead to your goals.
You must treat Internet Marketing as a real business, just like you would if you were to open a bricks and mortar business.
You can’t say things like “Well, I’m just trying so it’s okay if I don’t do this right”, or “I’ll just try and see if this works, if not then I’ll try something else different”.
The problem with saying these kinds of things to yourself is that you don’t treat it seriously and if you don’t treat is seriously you simply can’t get any results!
- Stay consistent
Do small things on a consistent basis to ensure that you build your online assets over time.
Success in the Internet business or in any kind of business is not about doing what is required only once or twice or thrice. It’s about putting in your effortconsistently.
When you are just starting out, you can definitely start working on your Internet business part time. It’s definitely not a problem.
I started out from a basis of having to learn the whole gig.
The important thing to always remember is to build your Internet business on a consistent basis over time. This applies to me too!
Little baby steps can eventually lead to big results too.
- Don’t give up
Initially when you are just starting out, you won’t see any results. You must, however, stay motivated and just keep on going.
It’s not because it’s Internet Marketing that you are not seeing results. It takes time and dedication to see real results, and it applies to any new endeavor you embark.
When you are feeling down or discouraged, seek ways to motivate yourself by going to your local bookstore and buy motivational and inspirational books, audios, or videos. You can also go to Google and do a search on motivational sites.