Before you start reading this article, why don’t you perform a simple Google search on the title of the post. I just did: 54,600,000 results! And counting.
Why all this interest in making an online income, whether a supplementary income, or a main one? I don’t think there’s one definite answer, but among the reasons could be the following:
1- The economy is still soft. Finding a traditional job is not that easy anymore
2- The hype: So many people have the false impression that making money online is easy, and requires minimum, or no work at all. That’s why the failure rate is more than 95%!
3- Unlike making money off-line, scam is the mainstream of most advertised opportunities
4- A lot of workers have become fed up with corporate cultures. They want to have their own thing. Unfortunately, while the frustration is understandable, securing a viable alternative online is difficult, to say the least
Does the above mean you can’t build your own online empire? Not at all. It just sheds the light on some of the facts that most of us ignore, as we become hyped up by the attraction of easy, fast money.
Millions are being promised within a month or less. When you get in, you realize that those millions were made under very special circumstances, which you can’t imitate, unless you “upgrade” to the premium “package”, spending more money on an illusion!
So what should you do?
The first step would be to ask yourself: Why do I want to make money online? Even if the answer was clear in your head, write it down, in as much details as possible. This would be your vision.
The next question is: Do I have what it takes to create some sort of an income on the Cyberspace? To answer this one, you first need to know “What it takes”, right?
I can tell you few of the factors, but you must do your own research as well.
It takes time, dedication, the ability to work alone, or in other words, discipline. It takes time management skills, and it may take some money; a starting capital. Finally, it takes finding the right, legitimate online opportunity, that fits your needs, your resources and your skills. A business that has the potential to fulfill your vision.
The third question is: How would I find such an opportunity? And how would I know it’s legitimate, not scam? You’ve got to search for it my friend! Exactly like searching for a business opportunity off-line. It could be joining an exsiting online business as an “affiliate”, making money through commissions. Or it could be starting your own online business.
I’m going to leave you now to think about this topic. Please share your thoughts and/or questions.
In the next post, I’ll talk about different categories of online opportunities. Stay tuned!
Wish you happy and safe online “work”…
The Wealth Maker