Is It Possible To Earn Money Online?
If you landed on this page, chances are this isn’t the first time you are searching for ways to make money online! I’ve been there way too many times… but I am happy to say I finally got out of this vicious circle and now find myself fulfilled!
By fulfilled I mean doing something I love and something that pays. As a network marketer, I see thousands of people every day hoping to make an additional income online or even a full-time revenue. Sadly, most of them have been scammed once (or more) and are desperate.
People who got scammed get suspicious (and who could blame them?), yet they often remain incoherently willing to do anything, including investing in the worst opportunities. I speak from experience… There are things I did, to this day I still don’t know how I could be so naive lol… But anyway!
This Isn’t A Get-Rich-Quick Scheme
Before you continue reading this article, I would like to make it very clear that you will NOT find any quick and easy way to get rich on this page. I have been too disappointed in the past by these so-called “get rich quick schemes” to promote them myself. It would bring bad karma upon me, you know ? =) I
want to help people. This is what my website is all about. Helping others do what I do. What I offer you is a real solution to your problems, an efficient plan of actions that will materialize in the long term.
I’ll tell you what not to do, what is recommended and what turned out to be the best (and only, really lol) method to build a solid home-based business.
What An Online Business Isn’t
An online business is neither a hobby nor something that will happen while you are quietly sitting on your sofa. I’m not saying that it is not possible to be at the head of an empire that is so profitable you can sip a cocktail while the money “works”. But to get to such a high level of success, you must roll up your sleeves and give it time and sweat! =)
An online business is almost the same as a normal job, except that YOU are in charge and you define the outline. If you start trusting the wrong people and investing in scams, nothing good will happen to you or your business.
So, remember a very very important thing that will save you considerable time and money : “it is not possible to become rich overnight without doing anything.” Even the winner of the lottery had to buy a ticket! If you hear something that sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is! Overnight success takes time!
Is It Too Good To Be True?
When someone tells you they can help you earn a very big amount of money in very little time and very easily, beware! Behind what sounds like a pretty attractive offer – based on our needs and desperation – a nasty scam is hiding!
On the internet, I would say more than half the opportunities you see are based on recruiting new people, to “feed” the cash machine.
If someone promises you thousands of dollars remember that they most likely need YOU in order to earn a few extra tens or hundreds $ themselves.
People who are caught up in a scam will desperately try to scam you because they are hopeless and can not make any money without you joining the system. Roger that? So beware of these too good to be true opportunities and you’ll be fine! =)
How Bad Do You Want It ?
Okay, so now that the issue of online scams has been made clear, I have a question for you : how BAD do you want to work from home? Would it be nice? Or could you not live any other way? Because, the truth is, according to your answer to that simple question, the outcome will not be the same.
There is a difference between liking the idea of being rich from home and not bearing the idea of working for someone else. The latter was my case. Being an employee in a company simply had the faculty to make me depressed. Yet, I was a model employee, working relentlessly, loyal, cheerful and outgoing. But when you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can not put it in the service of someone else. Sooner or later it exhausts you.
When you are en entrepreneur, you need to fly with your own wings and be creative. So if you do not feel that creating your online business will excite you and make you radiant, you may be on the wrong path.
Now, I have another question for you :
What Are Your Money Goals ?
Do you need only a few extra dollars to make ends meet? Or do you dream to create your own “empire” and enjoy a comfortable residual income for many years to come?
Depending on your answer, the actions to take and the time that you will dedicate to this will not necessarily be the same.
Nevertheless, whether you want to earn an extra $ 100 per month or $10,000 you will have to show the same tenacity, commitment and caution against the many online scams.
Where Should You Get Started Then ?
Come on, you are getting closer to your goal! =) Now that we have reviewed the issue of scams and answered the question of your motivation, what’s left to do?
Nothing complicated, really. Creating an online business can be summarized in four simple steps :
1) Choose a topic
2) Create a website
3) Generate Traffic
4) Convert that traffic into money
1. Why Choose A Topic?
Well, because you want to make money from something! And what better way to generate money than using a topic that you know or are interested in?
Even better, a topic that you’re absolutely passionate about! =) Let me explain.
You will basically use one of your passions or experience, to make a name on the internet! Don’t panic, you don’t have to become super famous to achieve success online and earn money. You just need to attract enough people to your website.
Now choosing a topic requires that you take a few minutes to define what you like and want. You can make a list on a piece of paper or simply decide spontaneously the first thing that comes to mind.
As far as I’m concerned, I had to make a loooooong list because I have too many passions lol … But this selection process should not take you more than a few minutes! Be spontaneous, listen to your heart! =) And even if you chose a subject, it can always evolve or change over time!
2. Why Create A Website?
This is where things get interesting. Your website is your storefront. Your site name is your brand. And your brand is what will enable you to earn money! But how? you’re wondering. Well, by monetizing your site. In order to do this, you will learn to use the #1 technique all the online marketers use : affiliate marketing.
What is it? It is the most common way to earn money online. Simply put, you get permission from companies to sell their products, through unique affiliate links that people who visit your site will click on. For example, say you want to create a website about Thaï food.
You will choose your website name, then start creating the foundations of your site and then sign up for affiliate programs related to Thai cuisine and cuisine in general.
These affiliate programs, once they have validated your registration will allow you to enhance your website by links (to cookbooks, utensils, even consumable products, etc.)
3. Creating A Website Isn’t That Hard !
Now let’s get back to the website part! You might be thinking creating a website is absolutely out of your reach. Good news, you do not need any knowledge!
This is the 21st century, building a beautiful and professional looking website is now very easy, especially if you have the help that comes along (this will be my last point).
You do not need to know anything about IT or HTML or anything. All you have to do is choose a site name, pick a theme (something you think matches your topic!) And you’re off to go! =). This whole process only takes a few minutes, or even less if you’re quick!
Creating a website is a very exciting and rewarding step. It will grant you with a small slice of the Internet and you will be able to share with tons of people a topic that interests you. I have never met anyone who was not excited after purchasing their first domain!
You will feel so proud! =) And starting a business by feeling proud, is a great boost! =)
4. How Do You Generate Traffic ?
Getting traffic simply means getting visitors on your website! The more visitors you have each day, the more chances you will have that it converts into money (someone purchases a product, subscribes to an online training, etc.).
There is no magic rule for you to generate traffic : your website must attract people and provide them with an answer to their question(s)! You see, we all ask the internet tons of questions everyday. Indeed, when somebody searches for something on the internet, they’re looking for a solution/answer. Whether they’re trying to lose weight or to buy their first car, they need help from someone.
Let’s suppose your website discusses various methods to treat herpes (I don’t know, why not? … lol), okay? Since this is a subject that interests you (hypothetically), you’ll just have to post an article on the subject and help people find answers to their question(s). The more quality articles you’ll have, the more visitors you’ll attract. How?
Thanks to google/yahoo/bing, which will identify your website as a useful and relevant website. Briefly, google uses complicated algorithms – that are not the subject of this article – to reference within its database the websites that best answer people’s questions.
It’s All About Doing Something You Love
Perhaps you’re thinking that you are neither a writer nor a computer navvy for google to refer your website properly? Think again. If you can talk, you can write! =) Writing an article is as much a form of communication as any other.
While I’m writing this, I am not telling myself that I should produce an essai worthy of a college teacher… I am just writing things as they come, with the sole aim and desire to help you. The only thing I want for you is that, at the end of this article you can leave with answers and perhaps even a plan!
So if you decide to write about a subject that you love, you will do it very easily. And even if you have to do some research to enrich your articles, you will still have fun doing it because you will discuss a topic you have chosen in the first place! So do not worry too much about being a good writer for your website.
And anyway, in the end you’ll find out that if you follow my advice, you will learn to do all this gradually as well as get help from other entrepreneurs.
How Do You Get Conversions?
What are conversions? As I’ve already explained above, a website can become an extraordinary source of revenue. But the latter will require two elementary points :
1) to be interested in the subject you choose (or possibly deeply hate it so you have things to write about lol)
2) to learn how to generate traffic.
Once you have visitors on your website, you do not want them to read your articles and then close the web page without having done anything. You want them to do something related to what they came across your article for.
It can be anything really, from purchasing the product they were looking for before landing on your page, to subscribing to a newsletter … whatever! Every action that a visitor on your site takes will generate money !
My work here is almost complete, I have barely anything else to say on the subject lol … But I still have a very important announcement to make, an announcement that could change your life forever! =) I’m not kidding.
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