Have you attempted to learn how to make money with a website in the past and failed?
Perhaps you were told of some special automated income system that will make money for you while you sleep with little to no work required on your part.
Does this sound familiar to you guys?
If so, then you’ll definitely want to stick around and read this blog post in its entirety as I’ll be sharing 5 reasons why you may have failed.
I’ll also be showing you guys how to fix these mistakes and move on and learn the proper way to build a business online that makes money.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the 5 things I’m about to share with you are things that I personally experienced myself.
When I first started out here back in 2012-2013 I made plenty of mistakes which severally impacted my business and nearly destroyed everything I have worked so hard on.
I thought I would share the experience that I have had and show you how to avoid making these same mistakes.
Sound like a plan?
Let’s get started, shall we?
1) There Is No Such Thing As An Automated Income System
This has got to be the main reason why I have always lost more money than I invested and 9 times out of 10 I would never get my money back.
These type of systems actually give the online marketing industry a bad name and are one of the main reasons why so many people fail to make money online.
If you want to build a highly profitable business online that makes money hand over foot, this is going to require an outstanding amount of hard work, motivation, and a drive to succeed to make this a reality.
For years, I believed that they were systems out there that would put money in my pocket for doing little to no work.
It wasn’t until I found the right program that showed me the proper way to build a business over time, for the long term.
They gave it to me straight & didn’t beat around the bush and tell me I would make a million dollars in my first month like most other affiliate marketings scams are known to do.
They didn’t feed me a bunch of lies and tell me how much money I would make in a specified amount of time cause there is literally NO way for anyone to know this.
This is simply due to the fact that this is all dependent on how much time you devote to it each week and how much learning you do.
Once you change your way of thinking and come to the realization that there is no such thing as an automated system you’ll be that much closer to earning your first dollar in the online space.
2) You Aren’t Treating This Like A Business
This is another one of the many mistakes that I made when I first started out and another one of the stumbling blocks that hindered me from making my first sale earlier than I did.
I was still in the employee mindset, therefore, I didn’t truly understand how building a website constitutes as a business or had anything to do with this.
I originally started out here in early 2012 but didn’t really take any action or get serious about this until nearly a year later.
Why you may ask?
This is based on the fact that I was treating this like a J.O.B and wasn’t taking this serious enough nor was I putting in the amount of effort needed to be successful online.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you guys that building a business online is easy work cause I’d be lying to you if I did.
This will require plenty of time and hard work and you may not see results for a few months or more but I can assure you that this is definitely worth its weight in gold.
Once you’re ready to buckle down and devote the amount of time and hard work that your website deserves then you’ll slowly start to see results.
3) Putting The Cart Before The Horse
It seems like we are always in a hurry to make money online which is great.
However, when you focus more on the money aspect than on creating quality helpful content, this is when it gets to be a serious problem.
This is another serious mistake that I had made and this was once again due to my 9 to 5 mindset and that I was still operating on employee mode.
Sadly enough this is why most people fail to make any money within the online world as they put the cart before the horse.
They expect to start making money when they haven’t even built the foundation of their site yet.
Before you can have a business that makes money you are obviously going to need to build your business first before this starts to pay dividends.
Have you guys heard the statement “If you build it they will come”?
This especially holds true for the online marketing industry.
Slow down and learn everything you possibly can about this business, take action on what you learned and apply it to your website.
Instead of setting a goal to earn your first $1,000 online, why not set a goal to write your first 20 blog posts instead?
If you focus on writing quality helpful content that serves a purpose & meets the needs of your website visitors then the money will definitely start pouring in.
However, before any of this can happen you’re going to need to spend a great deal of time building your business first.
Ya, feel me?
4) Change Your Mindset( Think outside the box)
This is one of the biggest factors that can solely determine whether you’ll make your first dime at this or if you’ll join the countless others who have failed at this.
When I first started out here years ago, It took me a while to get out of the employee mindset & start thinking more like an Entrepreneur.
Mindset is everything and decides whether or not you’ll make any money within the online space.
Think with me for a minute if you will.
If you aren’t truly confident that this will work for you and aren’t sure if you have what it takes to build a profitable website online then do you really think you’ll ever make your first dime?
In order for you to make money online, you’ll need to have a great deal of confidence and believing that you can do this.
If you keep doubting yourself & continue to listen to those people that also doubt you, your chances of making any type of money online isn’t looking good at this point.
Growing up, I never did have much confidence in myself and I have struggled with this most of my life.
However, I didn’t let this stand in my way as I was determined to make it, no matter what I had to do.
By changing your way of thinking & looking at things in a different way, you’ll find that everything will eventually start to fall into place.
5) Don’t Put All Your Eggs In 1 Basket
To be quite honest with you guys today, this is quite possibly 1 of my biggest mistakes that I made when I first got started here.
Whenever starting any type of business online, it’s highly imperative that you diversify your income
so that if one of your income sources either goes down then you’ll have multiple ones to fall back on.
Needless to say, this is something that I failed to do and it nearly cost me my entire business.
When my only source of income went down to practically nothing with no other income coming in at the time I had to do something fast.
There are literally millions of products and services that you could promote on your website as well as multiple opportunities for you to get revenue flowing into your business.
Why would you focus on just 1?
I now am currently earning revenue from 5 different places with this number growing whenever I discover new avenues to make money from.
This is just a few of the many income streams I have created as there are a few others but these are my main ones at this point in time.
As you can see I have started to diversify my income and I feel like this is vital for any business to thrive and be around for the long term.
If you’re just getting started tho, I would take a few months and learn as much as you can about how this business model works before jumping into this just yet.
This is more on the advanced side of things and not something that newbies need to worry about at this point in time.
If you’re just now getting started in the online world, keep this in the back of your mind to come back to at a later date once you have mastered the art of earning from 1 source first.
Do we have a deal?
Before you can excel at anything you’re going to need to be trained on how to do so first.
Just like anything in life, you need some solid training on how to do this before you can be good at it.
For years I searched for this type of training that would take me by the hand and walk me through how to set everything up step by step.
After falling for numerous scams in my journey to making money online I discovered a program called Wealthy Affiliate.
Unlike other systems of this nature that claimed I would earn a thousand dollars overnight, there was something different about WA.
They told me if I worked hard at this I could make as much money as I wanted to but this would in no way come easy.
I wasn’t afraid of hard work and this was actually right up my alley so I got started right away to see what type of results I could achieve here if I put in the time & work.
Needless to say, I have been earning an income online for several years now and while this fluctuates from 1 month to the next, I am always searching for additional ways to diversify this.
If you’re sick and tired of failing to learn the right way to make money online and you’re ready to get with the right program, I think you owe it to yourself to check out WA for yourself.
My Closing Thoughts
Learning the proper way to build a business online that generates a consistent cash flow on a daily basis takes lots of patience, drive, & a ton of hard work to make this work for you.
For me, this took longer than it probably should as you can see that I had made a ton of mistakes when I first started out here years ago.
Hopefully, you guys can learn from the mistakes that I’ve listed above and avoid making the ones that I covered in detail above.
If you use the information within this post as a guide and reference back to it from time to time, you’ll be that much closer to making your first $1 within the online world.
Anyways, I really hope this post has helped you guys out and given you some insights into a few of the many mistakes I made when I first started.
If you have any questions or there was something you didn’t quite understand I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.
Leave these for me in the comments below andI’ll get back to you ASAP with a detailed reply.
Until Next Time
~Your Friend, Scott~
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