I don’t know about you, but I have read over a hundred articles about how to make money online. Most are as generic as they are general.
The problem with that is the generic and general information is helpful and does provide insight. However, that is the extent of them; they do nothing more.
The blogger spends an insane amount of time relating to you and getting you to like them so you will not realize the information they share is basic and didn’t make you a dime.
My goal is to get people to like me because I made them some money. Sure, I could spend a lot of time attacking you psychologically, but I cannot say I would be able to sleep at night. For that reason, this post is going to tell you the first 3 things you need to make money online and then from there I am going to tell you how actually do it or how it is actually done.
3 Things You Need To Make Money Online
There is one general rule I want to put out there. In my head, I think this is common sense, but honestly it wasn’t always. I cannot count how many times I fell for an ad that told me I could make money online for free.
You need money to make money EVERYWHERE!!!
If you ever see an ad that is making you believe otherwise, do not bother.
That said, money did not make my list of what you need to make money online. Why? Because unlike a traditional business you can get started without spending a dime.
The need for money does come. It gets to a point that you will have to make a decision – do you want to spend time or do you want to spend money? But this point doesn’t come for a while.
In order to make money online, you need Time, Determination, and a Website. There are other things you need that will ensure your success, but basically these 3 things are all you need with Time and Determination being the most important of the 3.
A website, you can get for free. I have settled into using the Site Rubix platform, but you can use Weebly, Wix, WordPress, Blogger, or any of the other platforms out there that will host a site for you.
However, Time and Determination comes from within and not everyone has it.
If you do not have time to learn, write, build and connect and you lack determination, there is literally no way for you to make money online. Well you can, but it won’t be as profitable as it can be. Your business will be ran on sheer luck which means it will be immeasurable.
How To Make Money Online
Once you have a website, a significant amount of time and determination, you are ready to learn how to make money online.
But first, can I even examine how to make money online without discussing all of the ways to make money online? Absolutely.
There are so many ways to make money online, it really is a sad state of affairs that all of my friends aren’t making an extra thousand dollars a month online. However, no matter which method you are using to make the money, there is only one way to make money online.
YOU DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE!!!
Bottom line. YOU DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE!!!
Let me say it one more time – YOU DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE!!!
Here is an assignment for you:
Google “how to make money online” and see how many articles tell you this.
I find it shameful how many people dance around this. How anyone writes over 500 words telling someone how to make money online without mentioning you have to drive traffic to your site is beyond me.
What Do I Mean And Why Is This Important – Here’s An Example
One of the best ways to make money is affiliate marketing. A simple Google search will tell you exactly what affiliate marketing is.
Let’s say you join an affiliate program. This is a product or service you are selling that you will receive a commission from. This affiliate program gives you tons of resources for your business with them. They give you a website, advertising banners, texts, email copy, social media status’ and more that you can use to promote your business.
It’s a great program too. It’s free to join and 10 out of 100 people who see the opportunity sign up based on the company’s statistics.
Based on the same statistics, 1 out of 10 people who join for free purchases an upgrade which is how you receive commissions.
Let’s say your commission is $10. Also, let’s say you have 3000 friends and followers combined between your social networks. If the numbers are correct, and you show your opportunity to your audience of 3000, 30 of them will sign up for free. Three of them will purchase an upgrade. Your commission is $30.
But what happens if no one shares your opportunity to their friends? Who else sees your opportunity?
If you could get your opportunity in front of 1000 new people a day, you would be making some money. There are 2 billion people online at all times. Therefore, you make money online by driving traffic.
You can be an affiliate of an affiliate program, you can have a service or product you sell, you can get paid to refer, you can have a t-shirt company or a store on Etsy, if you cannot drive traffic none of the ways to make money online matter.
My Take On The Situation
When I say there is a way to make money online for EVERYONE I am not kidding. If you want to travel, there is a way for you to make money online, if you like sneakers, there is a way for you to make money online, if you love reading, there is a way for you to make money online.
This is why before everything, you need Time and Determination because the opportunities are damned near infinite. Companies will give you a website, they will give you advertising copy, they will give you everything to run your business. They will not tell you that you need to know how to drive traffic in order to be successful.
You do not need to know how to build a website.
Holy cow, you don’t even have to know how to write.
When it comes to making money online, Time and Determination will correct everything you do. If you rely on time and determination to learn how to drive traffic, you can’t lose.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Mainly, what has been stopping you from learning how to make money online? Leave a comment below or you can join me on FaceBook where we can chat further!
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