So, When am I Going to Make Money?

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Tell Me! Tell Me Now!

Many people would love to work from home and wonder how to earn money online, but the question that I seem to hear most often is not “how do I do it,” but rather “how fast will I earn money?” This becomes their primary concern and it is fully understandable.

Perhaps they have heard about or even experienced scams online. There are plenty of them and can be difficult to avoid. Other people are willing to try just about anything in the hopes that they will be able to earn extra income, or start working at home, but they want assurances that they will start earning large amounts of money, quickly.

This, Sadly, Does Not Exist

This, Sadly, Does Not Exist

The problem is that it isn’t really possible to say how long it will take, because the most crucial ingredient is you. How hard are you willing to work? How easily can you learn new things? How much time are you willing to give yourself to succeed?

That last one in particular is important.

It Takes Time. 

I have heard that only 10% of those who try to work online are successful enough to make a living at it. Now, I am not sure that I believe that figure, but even if it were accurate, it doesn’t need to be. I firmly believe that anyone can be successful at working online, but most people give up before really investing enough time and effort.

When we go to school, the expectation is that our education will lead to a job of some sort. we don’t take one course, or study a week or two and then expect a high-paying job. We don’t finish elementary school and then wonder why we aren’t earning anything. It takes time. It takes effort. Creating an online business is, as I have said a number of times now, a business like any other. We need to learn the lessons, then start applying them. Once we do that, we have to keep doing it and keep learning more, gaining new knowledge and growing our business.

I understand that many people start looking at the possibility of working online because they are not satisfied with their jobs, or the financial situation they are in. They hope that they can start doing something to produce extra income, or perhaps earn enough to leave a job they dislike. They get scared, however, when they don’t see results as fast as they want. I find this really sad, because many people who could succeed and build a better life for themselves stop trying, sometimes giving up just short of success.

I Believe in Magic, But…

I do honestly believe that anything is possible. There are, in fact, people who have made decent money in a very short amount of time. We need to recognise however, that this is not the usual scenario. Have high hopes. Be optimistic. That is awesome. Your thoughts create your reality. If you believe you will succeed, you will, but just be sure to be kind to yourself and understanding of the fact that planting a seed doesn’t give you a tree overnight.

Focus on learning, not earning. Create the best foundation that you possibly can and just keep building on it. You can do this. The only one who can stop you is you. Don’t become discouraged and don’t give up. The sooner you start, the sooner you will start to see results, so start now. There is no reason to wait.

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Craig Williams

Working online was a dream of mine for several years, and now I am doing it. You can too! I am here to help in any way I can!

  • Paul says:

    Dear Craig,

    Thanks for the detailed post on “So, When am I Going to Make Money?” this is one of the repeated question asked to every blogger and everyone wants to earn online have this question. Its a million dollar question. Thanks for taking time to write a post on it and you provided great answer. IT TAKES TIME that’s great and truth.

    Your Friend,

    • Thanks for commenting Paul.

      I definitely understand why people want to earn money right away, but all I can say is that it takes time. The people who succeed are those who will keep working at it even when they are not earning anything, knowing that it will pay off with time.