There is an OVERWHELMING number of people who want to make money online but don’t succeed. Statistics show that very few people actually achieve wealth but it definitely can be done!
WHY DO PEOPLE FAIL?
DONE FOR YOU SYSTEMS
I have been a victim of this more times than I can count! The ones that promise they will do everything for you: For example, providing leads, free traffic, sales funnels; setting up your email system. But all of these promises are really up-sells asking you for more and more money, and you are left bewildered and confused. Why? Because you didn’t really learn anything yourself, you just followed systems that set you up for failure. You spent hundreds of dollars, maybe thousands – money you really couldn’t afford to spend.
They are everywhere and cropping up every day! After a while, you will start recognizing them. The headlines are too good to be true: Make $1000 dollars a day! Generate Thousands of Leads! Get Free Traffic! Zero Experience Required!
You get the picture! If it were that simple, we would all be doing it. The real money is made by these scam artists who keep selling their systems over and over, leaving people broke, frustrated and stuck in life.
Empty promises will leave us feeling let down. We get caught up in the hype and the emotions without looking at the big picture. These companies play on our emotions and take our money without delivering.
SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME
Imagine a kid in a toy store – every toy begs to be picked up. Once done, the interest is lost and it is off to the next new toy.
For online entrepreneurs, especially new ones, it is losing sight of the big picture and going after the next website, new marketing idea, business venture, or new technology and gadget – always a new distraction, and you are off and running. This is a struggle that I personally had so I can relate.
When you first start out in the online marketing world, you want to try several things at once – maybe 2 or 3 websites (after all, you have a lot of interests, right?) Or you want to join every affiliate program out there. This is a good recipe for failure. Why?
When you are new and you try to build out so many websites, you are taking your focus away from what you really want to accomplish – making money! You need to focus on one thing and build out your business from there.
SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
“The sooner you start planning your life, the sooner you will live the life you dream of.” ~Hans Glint
THE RIGHT MINDSET
Affiliate marketing is not a 9 -5 job with a salary at the end of the week – get yourself out of that mentality!
Expect failure – It’s inevitable. Get over it! Learn from it! Think of it as an opportunity to begin again. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. A quote by Thomas Edison sums it up. Edison’s favourite response when asked about his many failures when he invented the light bulb was, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!”
Be prepared to work hard – “Effort in leads to Results out.”
Expect to make sacrifices.
Setting goals is important – daily, weekly and long term.
Be enthusiastic – LOVE what you do. Care about what you do. Provide solutions to problems.
Treat this like a business because that is what this is – a business. If your mindset is that this is just a ‘side project’ then that’s what it will become.
MASTER THE FORMULA
Now you know what kind of person you are and know what it will take to make an income from an online business. Are you ready for the formula?
Build a niche website that addresses a problem (click here to find out what a niche is)
Sell a product or service that will solve this problem.
But as I have already mentioned, this formula takes work, persistence, and dedication on your part. If you are willing and able, have the right tools, training, and support, you CAN achieve this.
REMEMBER TO STAY FOCUSED!