Did you know that nearly everyone that jumps into the “make money online” arena spend tons of cash on how to do this, and how to do that? Perhaps they’ll shoot out of the gate running and register a web domain & get hosting. They might even go so far as to put up a web page with a few affiliate links (but not likely).
It’s sad, but true. I would estimate that a good 98% out there never take any action whatsoever on the information that they purchase. You might be thinking “well maybe that’s true, but I’m an exception. One of these days I’m going to get moving and get myself online and making some serious bank, just as soon as I find the right system.”
Hmmm, I hope that everyone reading this blog succeeds. That’s the point of being here, right? The keys to success is based on two major factors. Learning to market online, of course, but it must be followed through with taking decisive action.
This means stepping outside of the comfort zone. This is unexplored territory, which is a scary place to be if you are to venture out into changing your future.
This is why 98% never actually follow through. It’s more comfortable to keep ‘working on building a business’. As long as you are ‘working on it’, you are not failing. The down side of always ‘working on it’ is that you’re not getting anywhere either. Before you know it, another year is shot and it’s time to make that new year’s resolution that THIS time, you are going to really do something.
If you fall in this category, do yourself a favor. Don’t make a resolution this year. Instead, stop what your doing right now and get that domain that you’ve been thinking about all this time. Really! I’m serious! Go get it right now… I’ll just wait here until you return…
Got it? Great…. What? No we’re not finished yet! Now let’s monetize it. No matter what you heard, you need to DO something to make money. Yes, everybody who is making anything off of the internet is selling something.
It could be affiliate marketing, or maybe you like to write and you created an ebook, report, or audio/video CD. Ok, now let’s find a decent sales page with a similar product from another site and study it. What is it that makes you want to buy their product? Nothing? Find another sales page. Ok, now what is it?
Write out that sales page by hand to train your mind how to write decent copy and to be persuasive to your visitors. This is a great way to improve your copywriting skills.
If you are into affiliate marketing instead, go out to some good affiliate review sites and do the same thing. By the way, you can learn the ropes of affiliate marketing here.
Now download a copy of Kompozer and create your sales page. Sign up for a Clickbank account and put your product into the affiliate system. The cost to register your product is $49. If you’re broke right now, get a PayDotCom account instead… Your first product is free to sell through them.
Paste your payment link into your sales page and viola! you’re in business! See? That wasn’t so hard. Now you can drive traffic to your site. That will be the subject of my next post.
Staying in a reactive cycle of broke and searching for opportunities is much easier than being proactive, getting out of your comfort zone, and going for it.
Remember what I’ve said before; being broke is a direct result of inaction. Inaction to build your business. Inaction to spend your money wisely, etc… etc.
Act on getting your online business started and you will quickly see that actually DOING is a lot easier than you think!