You can’t help but see them if you spend any length of time online: ads and posts on “how to make money online now!”
Often they will tell you that there is no money involved. Others will go as far as to say that there is no time or effort involved. All you have to do is sign up, check out some training– or “Secrets” with a capital S– and then sit back and make anywhere from $50 to $5,000 per week.
Wow! Sign me up for that!
Only… don’t sign me up for that, because the truth is, that doesn’t really exist.
Myths and Fairy Tales
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I really do, but there is no way in the world to make money without any time or effort. In fact, you need both. But the good news is that while those no-effort “systems” don’t exist, there are ways to make money online if you are willing to commit to them.
You just need to decide what is more important to you: making money online and having freedom to work at home, or being able to sit back and relax while doing nothing.
Really, it should be a no-brainer.
Lately, I have been seeing a greater-than-usual number of people wanting to make money online, but many of them are looking for opportunities similar to what I mentioned above and I really don’t understand it. For me, it’s like trying to imagine opening a restaurant, but not wanting to have any waiters or even a chef.
You aren’t going to have people just come in and pay you for nothing. Likewise, we can’t go to work each day, sit in the corner doing nothing until quitting time, and then expect to receive a great paycheque.
It just doesn’t work that way.
So what can you do to work online?
There are any number of things that you can do, but for me personally, I like connecting with people. I like trying to help people. That lends itself to what I am doing right here on this site, but also to affiliate marketing.
Maybe you are afraid of having to learn fancy, technical stuff to succeed. Or maybe you are afraid of paying large sums of money only to find out that what you signed up for isn’t a good match for you.
But if you know how to communicate with people, much like I am doing right now, then you can be an affiliate marketer. All you need to be able to do is express your thoughts and opinions.
Setting up a website is no longer a terribly hard prospect. In fact, much of the hard work is done for you. You just need to focus on content, such as reviews or blogs.
As pointed out elsewhere, traditional retail is fading away. As a result there will be an ever-growing need for affiliate marketers. Why not try it for yourself? Why not use your opinions to help others, as well as make some money for yourself?
Just remember that there is no overnight success.
That should be no problem, though. If you find an opportunity that pays you immediate, it’s because you are working to someone else’s benefit in their own establish business, and as fast as that can be given to you, it can be taken away. Creating your own opportunities ensure that you are in charge.
If you want to succeed at something, then you need to put some of yourself into it. It’s that simple. But then when it succeeds, you know that it is you who did it, not someone else working on your behalf.
Take Action, Anyway
Even if you can’t Make Money Now! you can certainly start right now to work toward making it in the future. In fact, the best time to start absolutely is right now. Try to keep in mind that what you are doing is building a business for yourself. This will be much more rewarding for you in the long run. You absolutely can make money online, but you do that by building something stable and long-lasting.
The foundation you lay today is what determines the strength of what you build tomorrow. The sooner you start, the sooner things will begin to happen for you. Knowing that, don’t you think you should take action now?
Want to learn how to make your own website? I can help. Learn how to build your site, rank it with Google, and become an affiliate to earn money while blogging about something you love. I’ll be there to help you, as will one of the most amazing communities online.