You’ve probably read a few articles on this website about how I have been earning a living on the Internet for a long time. Perhaps you are thinking that it’s all “pie in the sky,” or maybe you think that it is real and some people can do it, but most people will never be able to do it.
You know what? I agree that most people will never be able to earn significant money online, at least in the coming decade or two. But, you might be surprised why I feel that way. The only reason that I feel people won’t be able to do it is because they will not even try. Or perhaps they will put out a minimal effort for a month or two, and then give up.
Well, let me tell you, making money online is work, just like having a regular job is work. You don’t just sit down at the keyboard and the dollar bills start showing up in your bank account. No, you have to define your purpose, figure out how you want to earn that money, and do the work! There is no substitute for work. Now, I will say this… working online may be much easier than some of the regular work that people do. You don’t have to go out and dig ditches or work on an assembly line. You can sit in the comfort of your air-conditioned office at a keyboard, but you have to be doing work. If you sit down at your keyboard and spend the day reading all the latest showbiz news, or cruise the net looking at pictures of pretty women… well, you aren’t going to make money doing those things. So, make up your mind to actually do some work when you sit in front of your computer. Playing Solitaire on Windows does not count!
Now, there are lots of ways you can make money online. Maybe you can start selling things online. I recently read an article about a doctor in California who started a second career on the side. She started selling on eBay. After only a year or so of selling on eBay, she was earning more money from her eBay career than she did at being a medical doctor! If you want to start selling online (on eBay or any other venue online including your own website), you need to seek out a source for products to sell. Maybe you can sell something that you make. Yesterday, I had a meeting with a lady who makes cloth diapers and a diaper cover for babies. She sews them herself, and she wants to start selling them online. Maybe you can make something to sell.
Maybe you are a writer, like me. I write articles for my websites, and I have advertisers on the sites who pay me. I also write electronic books (eBooks) on topics that people want to learn about. I sell those books to my website readers, and I do quite well with them. If you are a writer, there are a number of ways that you can make money. I am sure that you are familiar with the famous writer, Stephen King. A few years back, Stephen King tried an experiment where he wrote a book on the Internet. As I recall, he published the first chapter, or the first few chapters for free, and if you wanted to read the rest of his novel, you had to pay. He didn’t make as much money as he hoped to, so he didn’t do that again. However, in order to have a decent income, you don’t need to make the kind of money that Stephen King gets for his writing, and perhaps something like this would work nicely for you.
The thing is, there are many, many ways that you can earn a living on the Internet. There is one thing, though… if you don’t try, you won’t succeed. If you don’t get a website, you won’t ever know what might have happened, or how successful you might have been. The other thing is that you have to give it enough of a chance to work. You can’t try it for a few weeks and quit. If you do that, you won’t succeed. You need to give it time. Maybe six months or even a year before you will begin to reap the kind of rewards that you can achieve.
So, give it a try today, or soon! There is no better time than now. If you can make your own site, more power to you. If you need help in putting together a nice site, let me help you with that! Just contact me and let’s talk about it. If you don’t try, you certainly won’t succeed, so start now!