How to Make Money Online: Making Money Online Is Not Easy | Making Money Online

Making money online is not easy. Even if you read books about how to make money online, it is still not easy. One of the biggest mistakes a person can make is to believe the hype gushing from people who want to offer you this program or that plan when all they want is your cash. Here is the truth, along with some tips if you are really serious.Making Money Online is Not Easy!Yep, the same as the title, that’s because it’s true. It is also true that lots of people make money online using what is vaguely referred to as ‘internet marketing,’ but many times more fail to make even what they outlay.It’s like slots – put in a $100 and get an $80 drop and you say you won. Did you heck! Pay $12 for web hosting, another $49.99 for an eBook on how to make money and $50 on AdWords advertising and make a sale of $9.99 and you think – “Hey – this could just be what I am looking for!” Forget that you are already down $102!It can get even worse, because when you start online marketing, you already have hundreds and thousands of people trying to do exactly the same as you – in your niche. If you want to know what competition you have, select a keyword that most describes your business and enter it into the Google search box.Check the Competition: It Can be HumblingCheck out the number of other results just under the search bar. My keyword ‘article services’ provided 3.17 billion other results, which is an indication of my competition for the concept of my website. When I seek the competition for the exact term by putting the search term in quotes, thus: “article services”, I get 234,000 other web pages using that exact keyword.

This will let you know what you are competing against. It’s discouraging, and almost enough to put you off even trying – almost! If you are still serious about wanting to learn how to make money online, then you at least have a chance- but it won’t be easy and it won’t be quick.Sure, you read about these guys that have made millions shortly after using their new system! They even provide proof! Photoshop and its clones can provide as much proof as they need to persuade you that their program or ‘system’ is the best thing since sliced bread!My Learning ExperienceYes, many people are able to make money in affiliate marketing – selling other people’s products for a commission. They are fundamentally salespersons who get paid for each sale. When I started out in internet marketing 8 years ago, I paid $12,500 to Cory Rudl’s mentoring program. I was mentored by a guy in Canada. He taught me what is now common knowledge: how to start up a website and advertise it – that’s about it.This guy was getting paid for teaching me what everybody already knew! Only I was too na├»ve to understand that I had very little chance of making money by doing what everybody else was doing. I failed, and do you know why? Here’s why:I decided to try affiliate marketing. It’s easy: sell somebody’s product and get paid for it. All these products have a high demand I am told, so I cannot fail. I failed! Then I came across this ‘unbeatable offer’ for software that would source the most profitable affiliate products. Only $99.95! Did it source my profitable products – nope! Then this rich jerk sold me a book showing how he did it – total con – it was what I was already doing, so total failure again!Making Money is Not Easy… But it can be done! If you have a skill (mine is writing) and there is a demand for that skill online, then you can make money. Sure, you hear about the successful affiliate marketers, or people teaching others how to make money online. What you don’t hear about are the millions upon millions of others that not only don’t make anything, but they lose money they can’t afford to lose.Use Your Skills and KnowledgeHowever, if you have a skill:

You are great at crochet or quilting

You are a snowboarding expert and can sell advice and equipment

You are a children’s entertainer that kids adore

You are a martial arts expert starting you own dojo

You are a retired teacher offering tuition

You are a great writer, and can write bespoke children’s story books or web content

You are an expert in any topic or subject and can offer online training or eBooks

then there are millions of people out there looking for what you are good at. Don’t try to copy what others are doing, but be yourself. Do your own thing, and offer it online. Don’t spend $199.99 for the next great way to make money – it might work for 1%, but the other 99% just waste their cash.How to Make Money Online – SummarySo, to sum up, I make money online writing articles and web content for my clients. Before I realized that I should be using my writing skills, I learned a great deal about failure, and what should be avoided.Unless you have no skills or knowledge whatsoever, use what you know about and focus on that. It took me time to realize that and start ignoring those who would make me a millionaire – it doesn’t happen! I maxed all my credit cards (why did they give me them?) and have only recently finished paying them off and building my credit score back up.Making money online is not easy, and forget those that will teach you how to make money online selling other people’s products that another 100,000 are also trying to sell. The statistics say you will likely lose your money – and some even lose their homes! Use the skills and knowledge you possess. Somebody wants to make use of these and you can sell it to them.

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I’ll begin this article by making a confession: I got suckered into a get-rich-quick-online scheme. I get a ton of unsolicited ads e-mailed to me day in, day out. Most of them get caught in my SPAM filter, but occasionally an ad makes its way into my inbox. I usually delete them, but for some reason, I decided to open one of them.The e-mail was very well-written. You know how sometimes you can just tell that an ad or an e-mail is a scam? This wasn’t one of those e-mails. It looked so real, so professional, that I eventually clicked over to the company’s website. It also looked very professional. Still, as I was reading about all of these people who were making big bucks online, the little voice inside of me was telling me that it was a scam.

Basically, this company claimed that for $39, they would send me instructions on how to start making money online immediately. Their website said it had something to do with putting “posts” online. Frankly, I didn’t really understand what that meant or how that would make money for me, but the offer came with a money-back guarantee, so I gave it a try.My gut told me that this was a scam and my gut was correct. They did, in fact, send me some information. Perhaps the information they sent me really would have taught me how to make money online, but it certainly wouldn’t be “easy” and it had nothing to do with simply putting “posts” online. It was all about building websites from scratch and then somehow making money from those websites. I know nothing about building websites, so I was overwhelmed by the prospect of building a website a day.I felt foolish for ever ordering this product, but happy that I had their money-back, no questions asked, guarantee. I requested a refund immediately. A few days went by, and I hadn’t received a response from the company. I contacted them again, and a few more days later, I contacted them still again. All I received was an automatic response telling me that they received my refund request and that they would work on it.$39 isn’t a big amount of money, but I felt scammed and wanted it back! I ended up contacting my credit card company and filling out a fraud report. Within a week or so, the money had been refunded to my credit card. I don’t know if I finally got my money back because I filed a fraud report or because the company just finally got around to processing my refund request. Either way, it was a huge hassle.

I understand the appeal of earning money online, really, I do. But I would warn anyone to steer clear of any company that tells you that you can make big money doing something really simple online. Listen to your gut! If it seems to be true, it is!Even if you order something that turns out to be a scam and get your money back, you will be inconvenienced and waste a lot of your time. Be very careful when it comes to making money online!