6 Things You Need To Make A Living Online
- By Steve Lean
- Published 08/5/2009
Everywhere you look on the internet, and every day in your inbox, you will find marketers and 'Gurus' offering you the latest 'sure-fire' way
to make sackloads of money for doing very little - or even nothing!
But before you reach for your credit card yet again just take a
moment and ask yourself this: Do you realistically think that you could
set up any 'normal' business and make it successful just by buying a
$99 ebook and then sitting back while the money floods in?
No, I thought not. You will very soon be on the road to financial
ruin if you follow a path such as this in the 'real' world of commerce.
So why do you think it's possible to do it online? I'll tell you why:
Because it's the INTERNET!
We all know that millionaires are made overnight on the INTERNET, right? It's different on the INTERNET.
Well I'm sorry to pee on your fireworks, but it's NOT. It's just as
hard to make a living online as it is offline, or anywhere else. In
fact it can be even harder because the interweb waters are full of
sharks, imposters and wannabees. And they all want only one thing: YOUR
Basically you have to look at your online business in exactly the
same way as any offline business. For either to succeed you need to
concentrate on the fundamentals.
The 6 Steps To Success
1. DETERMINATION - You have to WANT it, and want it enough to see
it through, come what may. There will be many pitfalls and
disappointments along the way, so you need to be able to overcome them
and carry on regardless.
2. KNOWLEDGE - You have to be a SPONGE for knowledge, to soak up
everything you can about your chosen niche. You have to be the expert
in your field, the go-to guy who solves the problem.
3. APPLICATION - Knowledge is power, but only if you APPLY that
knowledge. Make it work for you and use it to further your business and
make more money. Use your knowledge also to empower your target market,
give them something they can't get anywhere else, then you'll have a
happy customer who'll keep coming back.
4. STAYING POWER - No matter how many 'Gurus' tell you otherwise,
it is NOT going to happen overnight. You have to stick with it and stay focussed. Whatever you do, don't start thinking, "This is too
hard, I'll try something else". You have to KEEP GOING on your chosen
track. By just doing this one thing you will have out-lasted 95% of all
the other 'online entrepreneurs' out there.
5. DISCIPLINE - Folks, someone has to tell you this: You have to
get out of bed in the morning, start up your computer and GO TO WORK!
You need discipline to do this EVERY DAY. Do NOT believe anyone who
tells you otherwise. Okay, you don't have to give up your day job in
the beginning, but if you want to make the big bucks you have to put in
the time and effort. And once you're making good bucks you CAN give up
your J-O-B! How good will that make you feel?
6. RUTHLESSNESS - Now don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting you go
out there and 'shaft' everyone while you're clawing your way to the
top. But you need to be ruthless in weeding out those daily
non-important tasks and concentrate on the things that make you MONEY!
You have to be ruthless and unsubscribe from the hundreds of
time-wasting emails you're going to get from other 'Gurus' recommending
their 'buddy's' latest system/course/ebook for making money while
sitting on your butt with your feet up.
Never forget that business is business wherever you conduct it and
the rules are the same. You will find that all the self-made
millionaires out there, online and offline, have bucket-loads of every
one of the above attributes. If you're very lucky, you might find one
of these successful businessmen/women to share his/her knowledge with
you and set you on the right road from the start.
But beware, check out their credentials thoroughly first, and look
for the proof to back up the hype. Be very careful who you listen to,
and be even more careful who you give your money to, on the big w3.
If you do find someone who's walking the walk and not just talking
the talk, grab the opportunity with both hands and GO WITH IT! You will
have just left most of your competition choking in your dust!
I hope this article has fired you up to learn more about Online
Business. If so you'll find one guy who does walk the walk at the link
below. But don't take my word for it, go there and see what he has to
offer, then make up your own mind.