Making money online is easy, yet most people fail. Why is that? The answer is simple, most people are not mentally prepared for the challenges that they will have to overcome. The good news is that most of these challenges are mental, and can be overcome with proper planning, and mindset. This being the case, let’s take a look at the three rules for making money online, and how you can use them to succeed where others have failed.
If you’re like most people you have not been trained to be self-motivating. In fact, it was likely the opposite, with school and work teaching you only to do as told, rather than to take the initiative and do what you feel is best. This can lead to the mentality of waiting to take order from someone, rather than to make your own decisions and commit to your own actions.
Teaching yourself to be self-motivating starts with proper scheduling. Write down a definitive schedule of tasks you must complete each day in order to work towards your goals of making money online. This schedule should be very precise, and having a checklist can also be a big help as it will make you feel good when you mark off tasks you have completed.
Failure is a critical part on the path towards success. Plan on failing, but make sure you learn from those failures. Making money online is like an amateur throwing darts at a dart board: You probably won’t hit the bullseye on your first try, but you can learn from your misses and correct your aim, gradually getting closer until you reach your goal.
A way to mentally prepare yourself for failure is to make sure that you aren’t putting all of your eggs in one basket. For example, don’t quit your job and place your entire destiny and financial future on being able to get an online business up and running within a certain amount of time. Always have something to fallback on, and you’ll feel a lot better about facing failure since it won’t be the end of the world for you.
Be Wary of Get Rich Quick Schemes
Let’s keep it real here, nearly all of the so-called “make money online” courses, programs, and ebooks are not going to single-handedly take you to your goal of making money online. Sure, you may learn some good info from them, but in the end, they only exist to help their creators make money while promising your more info as they lead you down the sales funnel. And in many cases, you can find the same info for free if you’re willing to dig for it.
If you really want someone else to help you make money online, be prepared to pay top dollar for mentorship or coaching. People who can really help you know what their services are worth, and will charge you as such. Think about it, if you knew the secrets to making an easy living online, would you share that info for cheap? And would you be willing to mentor people for cheap? Of course not.
Also, don’t forget that even some of the coaches/mentors that charge a lot for their services are also snake oil salesmen. Be wary of who you trust when there is money involved.
Consistency is the Key
Sure, this could be said about anything, but it is extra important when you’re trying to make money online, and you’re your own boss. If you work consistently at making an online income, you will succeed eventually as long as you’re not constantly hopping from one get rich quick scheme to another. Keep your expectations realistic, work smart not hard, and have fun. If you can do this, then you will make money online, guaranteed.