There is so much information out there about making money online with the internet. But although there is a lot of information about marketing online it seems like it is hard to find the truth about internet marketing and the money that can be earned.
I wanted to write a post to help clear things up for people who are thinking about starting a home based business.
First of all there are many different ways to market online. I do affiliate marketing while many of my friends do network marketing. But generally when it comes to making money over the internet, they are all the same.
The truth is pretty simple.
It takes time and effort to make money online.
Today on a board that I visit from time to time, there was a post that said “OMG this site makes me 100$ a day !! It s totally free to join and start earning money !! Just click the link below !! ”
Is it a lie? I honestly don’t know. But I only know that in my personal experience (And I mean real experience because I got scammed and lost lots of money over the years) success doesn’t happen overnight. Nor is it easy.
It really gets my dander up when I see people misleading others by giving them the impression that all they need to do is hand over some cash for some system and magically money will come through your computer monitor.
Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a bit, but there are adds that really give the perception that you don’t need to do much work to make money.
And what about the ads out there that encourage people to “Fire Your Boss, Work From home”? I know it sounds exciting. Especially if you really hate your job. And ultimately quitting a job is the goal of many people. But we need to be real and know that running an effective business takes time and effort. Internet marketing isn’t get rich quick.
I would have to say that the worst advice I’ve ever heard about Internet Marketing is that you can “Fire Your Boss and Get Rich Working From Home”.
I just feel that all the ads out there are very misleading.
Yes, you can get rich online.
But it doesn’t happen over night and you certainly shouldn’t quit your job before you have even gotten started online.
The last thing you should do is quit your job too early.
There are many people who are what many consider rich online. And they have been able to quit the day job. But it doesn’t happen over night. You need to do the work.
If you keep your job, it will make your life so much easier while you are learning the skills you need, setting up your business, and growing your business.
This is important for those who have become unemployed. I think starting a home based business is awesome and a great way to bring in some money, but don’t stop looking for a job. Find a job too. And work that job until your business is bringing in consistent and reliable income.
How long will it take? It is different for everyone. Some people can Fire their boss within a few months. Others, it takes a few years. We are all different. It really depends on how much time you are able to invest.
I like the way my friend Kyle answers the question. I highly suggest you read “How long will it take me to make money online?”
What do you think? Do you think the hype out there is a bit misleading to newbies? I’d love to hear your thoughts.