Over the recent years, the labour market has undergone numerous changes. It is in a state of continuous evolution, as many professions disappear and new professions are born. Many people are forced to “reinvent” themselves and to re-adapt to the new realities. Most of these people decide to choose the web in order to search for a professional outlet. But how to succeed on the internet and start making money online?
It is true that the web is an invaluable resource. The Internet offers an unimaginable potential for development and so many income opportunities, but very often it is easier said than done. Many people despite all the hard work don’t get the results they want and decide to abandon the idea to start a business on the Internet and make money online.
Wrong move! Because it’s enough to follow these simple rules to increase your chances of success.
Here are some fundamental rules that will help you succeed and make a profit on the web:
1 – Be well-informed and prepared before starting anything.
Never begin a journey on the Internet without having done the necessary research and without having learned the basics of web marketing. If you have a hobby that you love (whether it is photography, fashion or writing) is not enough to be a great photographer and a talented designer to succeed online, you have to have the right knowledge in order to be able to move on the Internet.
The web is a jungle and our mere presence is not enough to get noticed, we have to do something so people can see us or start looking for us.
It is important to know the basics of web marketing to shorten the path to success.
The best choice to begin with is to create a personal blog. There are many platforms online that allow you to build a blog for free. In any case if you are a beginner it is important to be guided step-by-step.
In this case I would recommend to rely on Wealthy Affiliate. This is the only online training platform that offers a FREE initial training course and the opportunity to build two blogs with free hosting. They also offer hundreds of free tutorials, tips and valuable information for anyone looking to succeed online.
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There are also other platforms that offer many online free or good-priced courses, that will teach you how to build and monetize a blog. One great example is Udemy – an online teaching and learning marketplace with over 100.000 courses and 24 million students. All you have to do is sign up and choose your category or type the area of your interest in the search bar.
The only disadvantage of this platform is that you have to choose the courses by yourself. You will not be guided step-by-step through the whole process of building a business online, like at WA.
2 – Serious Attitude.
Being able to earn money online out of doing what you love is certainly very tempting. You are free to decide how much time to devote to your work online and the only person you have to be accountable for the results is yourself.
But it is still a job, a REAL JOB.
The effort that you put in must be important if you want to be able to have positive results. Never believe anyone who tells you that it’s easy and never trust anyone who promise you instant profits with little effort.
I know how easy it is to fall into the trap set by those who advertise ways to make money rapidly, often in exchange for an initial investment.
I want to share with you what I learnt first-hand: if it is “easy and fast” it is a scam for sure. From this point of view, the web is not that different from real life.
It is impossible to make money without putting in any effort. And, sometimes, it is necessary to make even a small investment, which may be helpful either for studying, or to gain access to services necessary for creating high-quality blogs, for doing e-mail marketing, for creating an e-commerce or an advertising campaign etc.
If you choose to take this path, be prepared to devote much of your time (especially in the beginning) and lots of hard work.
3 – Never give up!
The exclamation point indicates that this is perhaps the most important rule to follow if you want to be able to succeed and make money online.
When you are not properly ready before you do something, you are more likely to make mistakes and to fail to achieve the desired results. But in any case, we mustn’t surrender. With the right attitude and the right knowledge anyone can do it. That’s the beauty of the web! (See Rule 1.)
I remember when I was at the beginning, I struggled with my desire to start making money as soon as possible. Since I was in a hurry, I made wrong decisions, that caused me to waste a lot of time and shifted me away from my goals. This is the reason why I want to reiterate how important it is for you to be walked through in order to better understand the rules of this game!
Since it may happen to make mistakes, you don’t have to give up immediately. Samuel Beckett said:
“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
All the best successful stories have two things in common: persistence and refusal to give up.
4 – Do not expect quick cash.
Many people think that once you have created a blog or a profile on one or few of the various social networks you immediately start earning.
This is not true.
It takes effort and time to make yourself known, to build a reliable image (brand) and to convince a certain number of people to follow you.
The internet users rely on people who create quality content, who have righteous arguments, and up-to-date blogs and profiles.
The stronger the commitment, the better the quality and the performance of your audience.
5 – Follow Your Dreams!
This is another basic rule.
Always keep in your mind the main goal of this journey, and when you feel you don’t have the right motivation, you may look for inspiration in all the success stories out there or in the books written by the accomplished international business and success gurus and coaches, like Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles, Robert Hollis, Jeff Keller, Bob Proctor, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins ecc.
Here are some recommended reads:
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles
Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life! , by Jeff Keller
It’s Not About the Money, by Bob Proctor
Believe It to Achieve It: Overcome Your Doubts, Let Go of the Past, and Unlock Your Full Potential, by Brian Tracy
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom, by Anthony Robbins
Feel inspired by your dreams, always envision yourself happy and free to live your life to the fullest. Choose your path, invest a lot of passion, and you will see that success will not be slow in coming!
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