Welcome, I know you’re excited to get started. But first I will share with you some wise tips in making money online before you step up to the plate. The World Wide Web can be a friendly place, but it could be a harsh place as well. Let me be your tour guide before you venture into the wild. There are guidelines I want you to read first as well as warning signs before entering this huge Internet jungle.
Are You Ready to Go Online?
The first thing is readiness. Just like a swimmer or football player who does warm-up routines, we are going to warm-up first before getting into the online world. It’s a wise thing to know your intentions first before you approach something to increase your chances of success.
- You’re just wondering off
These people are just curious to find out how making money on the Internet works. They will keep searching for ways to earn money and don’t have that much guidance. If you think you are only wondering in the Web and are not ready to make serious cash, then I suggest you try something else.
- You don’t have a job
For people out there who are not working in a company and just staying at home, I believe the Internet has a place for you. If you’re willing to work and take jobs by applying online, then you should try the path of the freelancer and work on your own schedule. Also, you could start a blog and grow your influence by constantly creating and promoting content.
- You have a job but you want more
If you think you are not earning enough and you need an extra source of income, then the Internet can help you with that. Again, you can take part-time jobs, freelance jobs, or blogging in your free time to increase your pipelines of cash. Take note that it can be exhausting at times, but with the right motivation it can be done.
- You have a tough financial situation
Are you the person who faces tough financial situation right at the present moment? It may be you’re in huge debt or you are broke. The first thing you may want to do is take a job and go for something that could help your situation right away and have the financial discipline to use your money well. There are online jobs that you can take, for as long as you’re willing to take the Internet very seriously.
- You want to take your business online
Maybe you have an actual business that is booming and plan to expand through the Internet. It is indeed doable and there are lots of ways you can do that. Talk about it with your team before you set up your online presence and try to get them in the same page. Once you’re ready, then act on the plan.
- You want to become famous on the Internet
I know you are aware of those people who became famous through online media like YouTube and Facebook. Or maybe you just want to rock the world by showing off something cool or want to become an expert or guru and showcase your knowledge and skills. Maybe you have a goal to rank #1 in Google search, gain 10,000+ followers on Facebook or Twitter, or create a viral video and become a star. It is indeed possible on the Internet and you might start making tons of cash with that.
My Beginner-Friendly Tips
I have stayed on the Internet for quite a while and I believe that there are basic rules that you should follow when it comes to making money online. Whatever means you acquire your money, may it be blogging, online jobs, or promoting your real business, the following tips will help make you wiser while trudging on this harsh Internet environment.
- Success Online Ultimately Depends on YOU
Only you can create the success you desire, and it all starts from within. So the first thing you must do is to prepare yourself for the battle. Pause for a while and do an introspection by reflecting on the reasons why you want to enter the online world in the first place. Your reasons must be strong enough to get you motivated because it will be a long haul before you see success.
- Get Clear With Your Expectations
You do this by setting your money goals and then selecting a money-making strategy that is realistic with the goal. It really depends on the length of time you are willing to invest that will determine your method. For short term, the best income would be applying for an online job and getting really good at it. For the long term, I advise that you go for blogging and creating an online business. It’s up to you.
- There is No Such Thing as Get Rich Quick
For beginners, I have to remind you that if you stumble upon a site that promises to make you rich in a short time (few weeks or months only) then don’t join it. Most likely, these people behind the website are just scammers and they simply rip you off of your cash. And besides, beginners should only focus on the things that matter first before even trying to scale up and earning more money. Start slow, guys.
- To Make Money, You Need to Provide Value
The basic definition of money is that it is used to pay for goods and services rendered. By understanding this, you will realize that it is not just about earning for the sake of earning. But rather, it’s for the sake of giving value. Whether you offer your product or service, make sure that what you are offering is of great value and that you don’t compromise on the quality of the product or service.
- There are Hundreds of Ways to Make Money Online
Earning income online can be done by either working for an online job, creating a blog on your website, or setting up an online business. Not only that, when you do a Google search, you will find at least a hundred different ways to make cash. That means you don’t have to worry about finding one because there is an abundance of ways to earn. The How’s are simple, just make sure your Why’s are ready before moving further.
- Online Job or Online Business?
Methods for generating income can be generally simplified into just two groups (let’s make things simple). The first one is more on working for money, while the other is having money work for you. So in making money online, you need to decide on whether you will work for an online job or an online business. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so choosing either of them will work just fine.
- Passion is Key
Whichever way you will make money from, just make sure that you are enjoying what you’re doing. You must commit to your method all the way through until you’ve mastered the skill. Passion is important because it will help make you focused on what you’re doing. If you chose freelance writing for example, make sure you do your best in improving your writing skills and practice everyday.
- Knowledge is Power!
Learning new things is perhaps the best investment you can have to survive in the Internet jungle. If you find a new term while searching for something, it always helps to check its definition by doing a Google search and further elaborating on the concept. To get started, I highly recommend that you learn about financial education and the subject of money first before proceeding with anything else.
- You Need Proper Guidance
If all these seem overwhelming to you, then maybe it’s time to consider signing up for a training program or having a personal coach to guide you along the way. In this way, you will minimize the number of mistakes made and therefore speed up the process in achieving success. In my case, I was guided by an online platform known as Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a great program simply because their lessons work well with beginners.
- Just Get Started!
Action always beats inaction. When you learn something new, make it a habit to apply what you have learned. As Bruce Lee says it, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” From here on, you will ultimately decide which path to take. Regardless of whether you have learned something from this article or not, the one thing that you must not forget is to take action, any action. You can do it!
Tapping into the Internet is a great way to scoop up lots of cash and is completely independent of what’s going on outside. Wherever you are in the world, for as long as you have a laptop and an Internet connection, you can literally begin right now. I know that most people who will be reading this have prior knowledge of browsing the Web. So why not make the Internet your money-maker as well?
Well, you’ve reached the end of my post. How knowledgeable are you in the subject of making money online at the present moment? Rate yourself from 1 to 10 and leave your answers in the comments below. I look forward to starting a discussion with you. Good luck with making money in the online world!