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Making Money Online Is NOT EASY!

I just wanted to write this post because I am extremely tired of seeing all of the different “opportunities” and “tools” being released day in and day out that promise you they will make you money or help you make money in x amount of days. Here’s the thing about making money online….it’s not likely that you’ll figure it all out from one specific product.

It’s exhausting right?


It’s borderline insanity is what it is!

Everyday I have a routine, I wake up, grab my phone from the table next to me, and I check my email.

This is mostly because I want to see exactly how many sales I’ve made while I’ve been asleep but almost always…..instead of seeing all of my sales. My Inbox is FULL of new offers for a product that promises me it will help me make money in some fashion. The hilarious part is that every week I find a new method, a new system, a new tool that promises me I will make money this much faster if only I plop down the $49.97 today only because of course this “tool” is available for a “limited time only” as it always is.

I’m surprised that everyone still falls for that every freaking time that I see one of those emails. However, if they are still sending these emails to me, it means that at least some people MUST be falling for these because they wouldn’t be sending them to us if that was the case.

It’s usually a variation of the same tools, systems, or products that you’ve probably already bought before.  Why do you think you still need to buy these if you’ve already bought them before?

Why do people feel the need to continue buying this crap?

There’s no real reason you would need to buy that many different systems or products to figure things out. It’s actually really simple to learn how to make money online.  It’s just hard work taking the actions necessary to make money. However, these products and systems are purposely designed to confuse you even more so you never really get the bigger picture.

Before I continue, I just want to say one thing…NOT EVERY PRODUCT LAUNCHED IS OUT TO GET YOU AND YOUR MONEY!

It really depends on how you choose to look at it!

questions about making money onliine

What are you purchasing? Why are you purchasing it?  What do you expect it to do?

You need to define these reasons to yourself before you ever purchase anything!

Not every product, tool, or opportunity is a scam or completely false. Every “make money online”  or “internet marketing” product that I’ve ever bought (I’VE BOUGHT LOT OF THESE PRODUCTS) had something in it that I found useful. Even if it was a small tidbit on how they marketed their product. It was worth the price of the product itself to me. That’s how I think about it when I purchase any product. Even if 99% of  the product was regurgitated garbage that I’ve seen before a million times but I find one little piece of the puzzle that I’ve never seen before.

To me, that is worth the price, even if it’s too see how this marketer has setup his sales process. The more you see and study the more that you tend to learn. That’s the important takeaway whenever you purchase something over the internet.

If you intend to make money online, you absolutely need to be paying attention to every little detail that you see when it comes to the sales process. You should be paying attention to the sales copy (What Made Me Want To Purchase This Product?), the checkout process (How Easy Was It To Go Through?), the back end offers (How did they get me to buy more stuff?) and the delivery (Did the consumption of the product make me feel good or did I get buyers remorse immediately?). These are the kind of things that you should be paying attention to as this will teach you everything that you need to know to become successful on the web.

I always wonder what people expect when they buy these products and if they’re just going to purchase the product and not put it into action then “Why Do They Buy It In The 1st Place?”

I’ll tell you why….it’s brutally honest but it’s completely true for most of those of you who think they can take a “shortcut” to making money online…

There may be many reasons as to why you haven’t had any success making money online! It’s not because you haven’t purchased the correct “product” or “system”. These reasons are exactly why products like what I was talking about still exist to this day!

Making Money Online Is Frustrating

Here’s the Top 3 Reasons why you’re still struggling to make money using the internet….

#1 You Think It’s Going To Be Easy

I know many of you have read or at least heard about these 21 year old kids who suddenly strike gold starting some simple website that turns out to be a multi billion dollar startup. You’ve heard of Facebook, Google, Youtube and Myspace before and most likely you read about some college dropout who started a website that became an instant success overnight. The media absolutely loves the hell out of these stories so they tend to sensationalize the success part of it without actually saying what really happens.

They tend to skip over the part where that 21 Year Old spent hundreds of hours creating his website and idea. Or the part where they were eating nothing but ramen noodles for 2 years straight just to keep the lights on. Or the part where that genius 21  year old spent years enduring nothing but negative feedback about his idea and that he was wasting his time.

Even the guy who founded Facebook was a Harvard Student who literally had nothing. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook from his dorm room along with his room mates and didn’t start making any money with it for at least 8 years. He had to go through a huge learning process and a ton of hard work as well as tons of his and his friends own money before he actually started making money with Facebook.

I know the way most people think that the story happened. Somehow he got “lucky” stumbled on a great idea and just rode the wave to success like it was a magical overnight journey.

The truth is, there is a LOT OF WORK and TON OF MONEY that you need to invest to get to that success that nobody ever wants to talk about.

make money online with google

You know Google Right?  Of course you know Google.

Did you also know that Google started in the garage of 2 poor Stanford University students Sergey Brin and Larry Page. It was founded in 1997 and did NOT become the household name it is now until the late 2000’s. What do you think these 2 did? Do you think they just sat back and collected money while doing nothing?

Not at all, it took them years and years of hard work and dedication to their ideas before they actually received any kind of compensation for what they created!

I guess the point I am trying to get across here is that somewhere along the line of internet history, a stereotype was created. Just because you are starting a business using nothing but a computer and internet access, that everything is going to be so easy and you won’t have to spend any money. This is not even close to the truth.

This is a BUSINESS and a business takes work, dedication, and time before it becomes successful. It’s not likely you’ll stumble upon something that will work automatically for you right away and make you tons of money while you sleep.

Although, I’m not saying that you can’t ever live the internet marketing dream lifestyle where you can make money while you sleep or while you are enjoying yourself on a sunny beach sipping margaritas but this takes time and money to get to that point.

#2 You Think It Won’t Cost Any Money

This is another common misconception that I see a lot. For some reason, people think that just because you are using the internet to make money that it won’t cost you anything and you can get started for free. This is simply not true at all. Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean that standard business principals don’t apply. You’ll always have to invest your money into something be it advertising, tools, or education.

internet marketing expenses

However, starting an internet business can be a much cheaper enterprise than your typical offline business. You don’t have to cough up a bunch of money upfront for supplies, rent, staff, and other things that you need for an offline business. You’ll have a lot more control over what you have to spend when you are starting an internet business.  This is something that is true depending on the nature of your online business.

Although, you may not need tons of dough to get started making money – you can certainly boot strap the process and you only have to pay for what you need at the time.

#3 You Think Just Because It’s The Internet, You Can Be Lazy….

This one is probably the most common type of pitch that you’ll see with Internet Marketing products. Something along the lines of  “How To Be Lazy and Make Fast Money Online” or “Automatic System Does All The Work For You While You Sit Back and Collect Paychecks”.  Sounds nice doesn’t it?

lazy internet marketing

It’s a very appealing concept but let me go ahead and let you in on a little secret….this kind of system just doesn’t exist!

In fact, if you ever encounter a internet marketing product or system that makes this statement….RUN AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE!

Think about it for a second….if their system was so easy and was so automated that they never have to do any work to keep it running then why are they selling it in the first place? They’d make a much more money using it for themselves. Why would they be selling such a valuable system? It doesn’t make sense does it?

That’s because it’s most likely a 100% scam. The scam is designed to sound easy and realistic but really preys on the unsuspecting consumer that doesn’t have a clue what to do. It’s a real shame that these scams exist nowadays but with a little experience you’ll be able to watch out and avoid them completely 😉

If it ever did exist, the last thing people would be doing is sharing it with you. They’d be using it all for themselves with NO REASON to share it at all. Don’t ever think that any business will be easy…it will never be easy.

If it was easy, everybody would be doing it!

However, Internet Business CAN be very simple to understand but putting it into action is the hard part. This requires a lot of trial and error as well as time invested before you get it just right.

I hope that you’ve read this article thoroughly because you’ll be able to use the knowledge that I’ve acquired over the years to give you a head start when it comes to starting your very own internet business from home.

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